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Jonathan Herrera

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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Herrera showed nice versatility early in the season while the Cubs were waiting for Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and others to join the team, and the Cubs paid Herrera back by pretty much never playi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 11/3/1984   BORN: Maracaibo, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed to a minor league deal with the Cubs in December 2014.

November 5, 2015  –  Jonathan Herrera News

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Jonathan Herrera 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
2006 21 A A 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 22 AA TUL 131 573 509 65 131 31 24 4 3 40 18 12 36 68 17 3 8 .257 .315 .338 .653
2008 23 AAA COL 66 250 226 40 70 10 7 0 3 31 15 2 19 30 2 1 2 .310 .367 .381 .748
2008 23 MAJ COL 28 66 61 5 14 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 4 10 1 0 0 .230 .277 .279 .556
2009 24 AAA COL 119 450 381 63 102 18 11 5 2 33 16 5 49 51 14 3 3 .268 .353 .339 .692
2010 25 AAA COL 58 260 222 30 58 9 6 1 2 17 3 3 27 29 7 3 1 .261 .340 .324 .664
2010 25 MAJ COL 76 257 222 34 63 9 6 2 1 21 2 2 25 36 7 3 0 .284 .352 .342 .694
2011 26 MAJ COL 104 320 281 28 68 9 5 1 3 14 4 4 28 40 10 0 1 .242 .313 .299 .612
2012 27 AA TUL 5 19 17 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .176 .176 .353 .529
2012 27 AAA COL 4 12 12 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
2012 27 MAJ COL 86 250 225 29 59 13 9 1 3 12 4 1 16 39 7 0 2 .262 .317 .351 .668
2013 28 MAJ COL 81 215 195 16 57 10 7 2 1 16 3 2 14 24 4 2 0 .292 .336 .364 .700
2014 29 AAA PAW 13 61 55 11 17 3 2 1 0 4 1 1 4 11 1 1 0 .309 .350 .382 .732
2014 29 MAJ BOS 42 104 90 10 21 3 1 2 0 9 1 3 7 24 3 1 3 .233 .307 .289 .596
2015 30 MAJ CHC 73 132 126 14 29 8 5 1 2 14 3 0 2 23 4 0 0 .230 .242 .333 .575
3-Year Averages     57 116 108 12 25 5 3 1 1 11 2 1 4 23 3 0 1 .231 .265 .306 .571
Career  (View All)     490 1,344 1,200 136 311 54 34 10 10 89 18 13 96 196 36 6 6 .259 .316 .329 .645

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Jonathan Herrera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 29 16 1
2014 1 9 14 16 2
2013 22 5 42 2 2
2012 19 13 42
2011 62 9 21
2010 57 16 7

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Jonathan Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015354041.286.457.743
2014364041.250.278.595

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201591102102.209.286.512
2014546050.222.296.596

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20157010132.214.300.514
2014397050.308.359.723

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20155641111.250.375.651
2014513041.176.235.498
Jonathan Herrera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 21 A A 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 22 AA TUL 573 509 6.3% 11.9% 0.53 87% .292 .081
2008 23 AAA COL 250 226 7.6% 12% 0.63 87% .347 .071
2008 23 MAJ COL 66 61 6.1% 15.2% 0.40 84% .275 .049
2009 24 AAA COL 450 381 10.9% 11.3% 0.96 87% .305 .071
2010 25 AAA COL 260 222 10.4% 11.2% 0.93 87% .293 .063
2010 25 MAJ COL 257 222 9.7% 14% 0.69 84% .335 .058
2011 26 MAJ COL 320 281 8.8% 12.5% 0.70 86% .273 .057
2012 27 AA TUL 19 17 0% 0% 0.00 100% .125 .177
2012 27 AAA COL 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .182 .083
2012 27 MAJ COL 250 225 6.4% 15.6% 0.41 83% .306 .089
2013 28 MAJ COL 215 195 6.5% 11.2% 0.58 88% .329 .072
2014 29 AAA PAW 61 55 6.6% 18% 0.36 80% .386 .073
2014 29 MAJ BOS 104 90 6.7% 23.1% 0.29 73% .318 .056
2015 30 MAJ CHC 132 126 1.5% 17.4% 0.09 82% .267 .103
3-Year Averages     116 108 3.4% 19.8% 0.17 79% .286 .075
Career     1,344 1,200 7.1% 14.6% 0.49 84% .303 .070

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Jonathan Herrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Herrera flied out as a pinch hitter Monday.

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Herrera went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves.

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Herrera took advantage of a rare start at third base Thursday against the Mets, going 1-for-2 with a three run homer -- his first of the year -- and a walk.

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Herrera got the start at second base Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

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Herrera failed to get off the bench Thursday against the Mets and has just two at-bats in May.

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Herrera will make his fourth straight start at second base Sunday against the Padres, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Herrera is getting the start at third base for the Cubs on Sunday in place of the injured Mike Olt (wrist) Sunday.

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Herrera made the Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Herrera, Matt Szczur, and Ryan Sweeney are battling for the final two spots on the Cubs' bench, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Herrera signed with the Cubs on a minor league deal, CBS Sports reports.

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Herrera will become a free agent after declining his assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

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2015

Herrera, who was acquired by Boston from Colorado in the offseason leading up to the 2014, broke camp with the Red Sox as the team's utility infielder. With his ability to switch-hit, he offered a left-handed complement at three positions: for Will Middlebrooks at third, Xander Bogaerts at short and Dustin Pedroia at second. He got a smattering of playing time, but eventually was pushed aside by the legend of Brock Holt, whose emergence eventually forced Herrera down to Triple-A Pawtucket. He hit well for the PawSox, but his season ended early due to bone chips in his elbow. The Red Sox outrighted him off the 40-man roster and Herrera elected to become a free agent instead of joining Pawtucket's roster. He'll compete for a roster spot with the Cubs during spring training after signing a minor league deal in December.

2014

Herrera filled his familiar infield super-sub role for the Rockies in 2013, seeing his biggest spike in playing time in June and July when Troy Tulowitzki was sidelined with a rib injury. Although he offered little production in terms of counting stats, Herrera proved to be tough out in his 215 plate appearances, slashing .292/.336/.364. The Rockies tendered Herrera a contract in the offseason, but with up-and-coming utility options in D.J. LeMahieu and Charlie Culberson also pushing for roster spots, he was traded to the Red Sox in December. His value to a major league club is almost solely tied to his dependable glovework, making him mostly an afterthought in the fantasy game.

2013

Herrera served primarily as a late-inning defensive replacement last season, but any sort of excitement about his multi-position eligibility was subdued by his limited home run and stolen base totals, especially considering both actually tied career-highs. At this stage in his career, Herrera's value is exclusively tied to his glove, which is not entirely a bad thing on a team with the worst pitching staff in baseball last season. Because of the below average defensive ability of Jordan Pacheco at third base and Chris Nelson at both spots on the left side of the infield, Herrera should contend for a utility spot to open the season, but will not see many at-bats unless injury strikes.

2012

A switch-hitting middle-infielder, Herrera has limited upside due in large part of his lack of power and stolen bases between Triple-A and Colorado over the last two seasons. His versatility should help him stick on the roster when Opening Day rolls around, but Herrera has never slugged .400 at a minor league level or stolen 20 bases in a season before. With the Rockies' second-base spot in flux again at press time, he could force his way into the mix with a strong spring, but that skill set doesn't portend much value outside of deep NL-only leagues despite the fact that he'll carry shortstop eligibility in many leagues.

2011

Troy Tulowitzki's wrist injury opened the door for Herrera to get playing time in 2010. With the help of a .330 BABIP, he posted a .284/.352/.342 batting line with 21 RBI and 34 runs in 222 at-bats. The rest of his time was spent in Triple-A Colorado Springs where he posted a .261/.340/.324 batting line with similar counting stats. Defensively, he can play at most spots, but middle infield is his primary home. Entering into his age 26 season, he offers little in the way of power or speed and will likely not see the field enough to warrant much fantasy consideration given the Rockies' depth up the middle.

2009

Herrera, long ago lapped by Troy Tulowitzki, was non-tendered in the offseason then signed to a minor-league deal. He might be better suited to the utility role than Clint Barmes thanks to better speed, contact ability and defense. Cheap steals play in a very deep league.

2008

A contact hitter with some pop and a lot of speed, Herrera spent 2007 at Double-A Tulsa. He struggled a little at the plate hitting .257/.315/.338 with 18 stolen bases in 30 attempts. He's only 22 and will likely start the season at Double-A again. At the major league level, Herrera is blocked by Troy Tulowitzki, so he maybe moved to second base with the Rockies looking at potential long-term solutions.

2007

The 5-9 Herrera gets overshadowed in a system that includes, among others, Troy Tulowitzki and Ian Stewart. In 2006, however, he made a bit of a name for himself with a solid season in the California League. Continuing that level of performance in Double-A could lead to a future as a utility man. His ability to play multiple positions helps his cause.