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Ramon Hernandez

38-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 218   DOB: 5/20/1976   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Royals in March of 2014.

March 29, 2014  –  Ramon Hernandez News

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Hernandez (knee) was released by the Royals on Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ramon Hernandez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 28 AAA POR 7 21 19 2 6 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .316 .381 .368 .749
2005 29 MAJ SDG 99 392 369 36 107 33 19 2 12 58 1 0 18 40 1 3 1 .290 .322 .450 .772
2006 30 MAJ BAL 144 560 501 66 138 54 29 2 23 91 1 0 43 79 0 5 11 .275 .343 .479 .822
2007 31 MAJ BAL 106 409 364 40 94 27 18 0 9 62 1 3 36 59 0 3 6 .258 .333 .382 .714
2008 32 MAJ BAL 133 507 463 49 119 38 22 1 15 65 0 0 32 62 1 6 5 .257 .308 .406 .714
2009 33 MAJ CIN 81 331 287 25 74 19 13 1 5 37 1 0 33 34 4 4 3 .258 .336 .362 .699
2010 34 MAJ CIN 97 352 313 30 93 26 18 1 7 48 0 0 29 49 3 2 5 .297 .364 .428 .792
2011 35 MAJ CIN 91 328 298 28 84 25 13 0 12 36 0 0 23 41 0 2 5 .282 .341 .446 .787
2012 36 AAA COL 4 14 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .167 .286 .417 .703
2012 36 MAJ COL 52 196 184 16 40 15 10 0 5 28 0 1 6 32 2 2 2 .217 .247 .353 .600
2013 37 AAA BUF 5 19 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .105 .105 .105 .210
2013 37 MAJ LAD 17 55 48 4 10 5 2 0 3 6 1 0 6 7 0 1 0 .208 .291 .438 .729
3-Year Averages     53 190 176 16 44 14 8 0 6 23 0 0 11 26 0 1 2 .250 .300 .398 .698
Career  (View All)     1526 5,701 5,105 580 1,346 439 262 8 169 757 9 5 430 734 40 52 74 .264 .327 .417 .745

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Ramon Hernandez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 11 2 2
2012 46 2
2011 82 1
2010 91 5
2009 55 30 1

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Ramon Hernandez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013131130.231.538.805
2012462040.152.196.348

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013353231.200.400.700
2012138145240.239.406.683

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013241131.125.250.404
2012103134210.262.466.733

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013243230.292.6251.039
2012813170.160.210.435
Ramon Hernandez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 28 AAA POR 21 19 9.5% 14.3% 0.67 84% .375 .052
2005 29 MAJ SDG 392 369 4.6% 10.2% 0.45 89% .300 .160
2006 30 MAJ BAL 560 501 7.7% 14.1% 0.54 84% .288 .204
2007 31 MAJ BAL 409 364 8.8% 14.4% 0.61 84% .287 .124
2008 32 MAJ BAL 507 463 6.3% 12.2% 0.52 87% .269 .149
2009 33 MAJ CIN 331 287 10% 10.3% 0.97 88% .278 .104
2010 34 MAJ CIN 352 313 8.2% 13.9% 0.59 84% .335 .131
2011 35 MAJ CIN 328 298 7% 12.5% 0.56 86% .294 .164
2012 36 AAA COL 14 12 7.1% 7.1% 1.00 92% .100 .250
2012 36 MAJ COL 196 184 3.1% 16.3% 0.19 83% .238 .136
2013 37 AAA BUF 19 19 0% 15.8% 0.00 84% .125 .000
2013 37 MAJ LAD 55 48 10.9% 12.7% 0.86 85% .184 .230
3-Year Averages     190 176 5.8% 13.7% 0.42 85% .264 .148
Career     5,701 5,105 7.5% 12.9% 0.59 86% .280 .153

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Ramon Hernandez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hernandez (knee) continues to be limited to just first base and DH duties, while he rests his body in hopes of earning a backup catcher spot, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hernandez signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Hernandez was released from his minor-league contract with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

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Hernandez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Sunday and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Hernandez was released by the Dodgers on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Hernandez was designated for assignment Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and his first home run with the Dodgers in Wednesday's win against the Brewers.

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Hernandez will likely serve as the DH on Friday in Baltimore, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ramon Hernandez.

2013

After opening last season as the team's starting catcher, Hernandez returns to the Rockies strictly as a veteran mentor to Wilin Rosario, who led all NL rookies with 28 home runs last season. While he has a much weaker bat, Hernandez is far more polished defensively than Rosario, who committed 13 errors and 21 passed balls last season - both tops among all catchers. Those defensive shortcomings should at least allow Hernandez to see two starts per week in the early going, especially as the team looks to improve the game-calling for its oft-erratic pitching staff. When given regular starts in the past, Hernandez has shown he can provide average production at the position, but his batting tailed off dramatically to a .217/.247/.353 line last season. While it seems likely his numbers will not fall that low in 2013, the presence of Rosario might not afford Hernandez many consecutive starts to establish any sort of rhythm.

2012

What you see with Hernandez is what you get. He'll hit for reasonably decent average, some token power and a lot of double plays - that's what happens when a batter makes a lot of contact and can't run. Now with the Rockies, Hernandez will mentor Wilin Rosario and perhaps give way to Rosario more often over the second half of the season. It might not be the worst tactic to draft him for the first half of the season and then trade him near the All-Star break.

2011

Hernandez no longer has the 20-homer power upside he once had, instead settling in at the 5-10 homer level with the Reds. He's back for another season in Cincinnati in a timeshare with Ryan Hanigan, and this time might end up playing less than Hanigan. He's a bad bet to repeat the .297 batting average he had in 2010 - he's one of the slower runners in the game, and he hit an unsustainable .335 on balls in play.

2010

With a strong start to the 2009 season, Hernandez earned favored status from manager Dusty Baker that lasted through the rest of the year, even after he slumped. He's in the decline phase of his career, slugging just .362 last year despite playing half his games at Great American Ballpark. When he's behind the plate his offensive output is acceptable, but when he's at first base (as he was for 30 games in 2009), it's a disaster. He signed on the cheap for 2010 with the Reds after they initially declined his $8.5 million option, and will start ahead of Ryan Hanigan once again.

2009

Despite showing up to spring training in the best shape of his career, Hernandez did not post better numbers in 2008, finishing at .257 and 15 home runs. With phenom Matt Wieters on his way, the O's cleared the way, trading him to the Reds during the Winter Meetings. He'll find himself as the clear starter, with only Ryan Hanigan as competition, and no clear prospect ready in the next two years. The Reds will now have a club option on Hernandez so he could feel some extra motivation in a contract year.

2008

Hernandez got off on the wrong foot with a spring training oblique injury, and never really got back into his 2006 form. Late in the season, he was criticized by manager Dave Trembley for his effort, and he fell apart at the plate along with his teammates down the stretch. A pattern might be starting to develop here - Hernandez's first year with the Padres was far better than his second, and he burned a few bridges along the way by the time he was gone.

2007

What you may know is that Hernandez was one of the top fantasy catchers in 2006, as he was second in homers (23) and fourth in RBI (91) among major league backstops. What you may not have known is how much he was aided by the cozy confines of Camden Yards. Hernandez batted .320/.385/.574 with 17 homers in 256 at-bats at home, while only batting .229/.299/.380 with six homers in 245 at-bats on the road. Hernandez will turn 31 in 2007, so his numbers shouldn’t be much better, but if he can improve his production on the road he will remain as one of the top fantasy catchers in 2007.

2006

Hernandez will likely hit well enough to get the majority of work behind the plate for the Orioles this year, but probably won't eclipse 20 home runs again, even if he does stay healthy enough to get 450 AB. After the first half-dozen catchers are gone in your draft, Hernandez may provide as much value as any other backstop left on the board.

2005

Hernandez's 18 home runs tied Benito Santiago's 1987 season for the most by a Padres catcher, and his .477 slugging surpassed any backstop mark previously. Acquired for his defense, he produced similar, often better, offensive numbers than his career year in Oakland despite missing time with a knee injury. With two quality seasons now under his belt, it's safe to say the 28-year-old has arrived as a decent offensive catcher who will start as often as the schedule permits.

2004

Hernandez had the same poor walk rate in 2003 that he's had most of his career. His overall improvement basically was just getting 14 more hits than in previous seasons, and they all happened to clear the fence. He's not as bad as he was in 2002, and he's not as good as the 2003 version. Hernandez creamed right-handed pitching (.859 OPS), which he hadn't shown the ability to do before. Traded in the Mark Kotsay trade, Hernandez fills a yawning gap at catcher for the Padres.

2003

A terrible season at the plate came right after the A's locked him up for three more years at about $2.5 million per annum. It's a contract they would love to get out from under, but Jeremy Brown is a few years away before he replaces Hernandez behind the plate. Only good thing about his 2002 season is that it finally ended, as he slugged just .313 the final month. He's the type where his low batting average combined with his high at-bat total destroys any value a potential 15 home runs might add.