Marco Hernandez
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Marco Hernandez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $507,500 contract with the Red Sox in March of 2016.
Rewarded with another start
2BBoston Red Sox
July 7, 2019
Hernandez will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Tigers.
He'll draw a second straight start after pounding out three base hits across five at-bats in Saturday's 10-6 win. Hernandez is now hitting .348 over 47 plate appearances in the majors this season, but he'll likely struggle to earn regular starts with primary second baseman Brock Holt (.774 OPS in 114 plate appearances) also thriving at the dish.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left .620 36 2 0 3 1 .286 .306 .314
Since 2017vs Right .797 80 15 2 6 0 .312 .329 .468
2019vs Left .579 19 1 0 2 1 .263 .263 .316
2019vs Right 1.017 37 9 2 5 0 .371 .389 .629
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .665 17 1 0 1 0 .313 .353 .313
2017vs Right .612 43 6 0 1 0 .262 .279 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
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OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .663 71 10 0 6 0 .275 .286 .377
Since 2017Away .866 45 7 2 3 1 .349 .378 .488
2019Home .721 39 5 0 5 0 .297 .316 .405
2019Away 1.176 17 5 2 2 1 .412 .412 .765
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .594 32 5 0 1 0 .250 .250 .344
2017Away .665 28 2 0 1 0 .308 .357 .308
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Stat Review
How does Marco Hernandez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Exit Velocity
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April 9, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at the available talent in the American League and thinks Jose Berrios is still worth scooping up despite last season's poor big-league debut.
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August 28, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks at the AL free agent pool prior to September call-ups and finds a trio of veteran outfielders making a late push to save their seasons, including the Tigers' Justin Upton.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hernandez spent most of the 2016 season at Triple-A Pawtucket, earning multiple callups throughout the year due to his solid play. The 24-year-old slashed .309/.343/.444 across 223 at-bats in Pawtucket and did well adjusting his bat to the big leagues, producing a .294/.357/.373 line over 51 at-bats in Boston. With his ability to play shortstop as well as second and third base, Hernandez makes himself an attractive option for the Red Sox next season, especially if he continues to hit for a solid average. The utility man featured at each of those infield positions for Boston last year, although his defensive skill set will likely work best at second base going forward. He will likely be at Triple-A to start the season, however, his versatility should quickly earn him some opportunities for the Red Sox.
Hernandez began the calendar year as a member of the Cubs but was traded to Boston prior to spring training as the player-to-be-named later in the 2014 deal that sent Felix Doubront to Chicago. The 23-year-old shortstop had a bit of a breakout year in his first season in the Red Sox organization. He started at Double-A Portland where his .326/.349/.482 slash was fueled by a .382 BABIP, and the numbers dropped after a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. He’s overly aggressive and swings early in counts, such that he doesn’t draw many walks. Major-league pitchers will surely take advantage of that tendency. He has moderate power and could develop 10-homer potential in the majors. He’s still a bit raw in the field in terms of footwork and hands and may not stick long-term at short. He played some second base at Pawtucket and will probably be developed as a utility player with a good stick. Hernandez will open the year at Triple-A Pawtucket.
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Belts decisive home run
2BBoston Red Sox
July 4, 2019
Hernandez entered the game as a pinch hitter and hit a solo home run in a victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
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Makes first start in week
2BBoston Red Sox
June 24, 2019
Hernandez started at second base and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
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Sends game into extras
2BBoston Red Sox
June 17, 2019
Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-6 extra-inning win over Baltimore.
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Whacks third double
2BBoston Red Sox
June 11, 2019
Hernandez had a pinch-hit double in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Rangers.
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Drives in lone run
2BBoston Red Sox
June 10, 2019
Hernandez started at second base for the second consecutive game and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Rays.
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