Teoscar Hernandez
Teoscar Hernandez
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hernandez struggles defensively and has an unsightly 31.8 K% across nearly 1,200 MLB plate appearances. When he manages to put bat to ball, Hernandez does damage, as evidenced by an average exit velocity in the 85th percentile last season. The 27-year-old's sprint speed ranked even higher, in the 94th percentile. Those tools have carried Hernandez to this point in his career, and what's encouraging is that Hernandez has been above league average the past two seasons despite his plate-discipline woes. Hernandez's walk rate improved last season, providing a shred of hope that the batting eye may come along yet. The power is very real, and Toronto's talented young core should provide him with RBI opportunities. If you build up a strong batting-average foundation early, you can safely roll the dice on a player like Hernandez who projects as a BA detriment with 30-homer upside. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $602,200 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Slots into outfield spot
OFToronto Blue Jays
March 10, 2020
Hernandez (groin) will start in right field and hit sixth in Tuesday's spring game against the Yankees, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Hernandez saw DH duty Monday after a missing of week of action but will start in the outfield a day later, signaling he has put his injury behind him a couple weeks before Opening Day.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
3
1
13
12
19
10
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
1
4
13
10
5
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+57%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .778 357 46 19 47 4 .228 .303 .475
Since 2017vs Right .790 725 95 37 95 7 .242 .305 .486
2019vs Left .834 164 20 8 25 2 .246 .341 .493
2019vs Right .748 300 38 18 40 4 .222 .287 .462
2018vs Left .744 166 22 9 17 2 .217 .283 .461
2018vs Right .783 357 45 13 40 3 .250 .311 .472
2017vs Left .647 27 4 2 5 0 .192 .185 .462
2017vs Right 1.014 68 12 6 15 0 .290 .353 .661
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
+67%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .829 530 70 29 72 5 .247 .313 .516
Since 2017Away .745 552 71 27 70 6 .228 .295 .450
2019Home .830 231 26 15 34 4 .240 .316 .514
2019Away .727 233 32 11 31 2 .220 .296 .431
2018Home .769 255 33 9 27 1 .238 .302 .468
2018Away .772 268 34 13 30 4 .241 .302 .469
2017Home 1.149 44 11 5 11 0 .333 .364 .786
2017Away .690 51 5 3 9 0 .196 .255 .435
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Stat Review
How does Teoscar 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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
33.0%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.242
 
AVG
.230
 
OBP
.306
 
SLG
.472
 
OPS
.778
 
wOBA
.338
 
Exit Velocity
91.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.8%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
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97 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Let's get the bad out of the way: Hernandez whiffed a bunch (31.2 K%), gave his manager headaches on defense (minus-5 outs above average) and might struggle with future playing time. However, Hernandez's 2018 issues shouldn't completely erase his former hype. After all, he tied for ninth with a 9.4 Brls/PA mark (after 9.5 in limited 2017 action) and sat among the top 25 in average exit velocity (91.8 mph) and contact distance (201 feet). Toronto appears focused on improving his fielding to justify fitting him in the lineup. The 26-year-old should still see opportunities at designated hitter and left field, and maybe he'll revisit a fraction of the base-stealing that helped him swipe 16 bags in the minors in 2017, if new skipper Carlos Montoyo gives him the green light more often. Those who go back to the well and target him as a depth player could wind up with a high-impact breakout. Just don't get too attached.
Hernandez was a popular late-season pickup in 2017 during his September callup, thanks to his combined .265/.351/.490 line with 18 homers and 16 stolen bases between Triple-A Buffalo and Fresno. Toronto gave him an audition and Hernandez impressed, generating two six-game hit streaks, a pair of two-homer games, and a stretch of six homers in six games. There's more pop in his bat than his 6-foot-2, 198-pound frame suggests, though his flyball-centric profile comes with a lot of swing-and-miss, making him a potential batting average liability, and a player susceptible to lengthy slumps. Still, he boasts a walk rate that could make up for that. The 25-year-old, who has shown 30-steal speed on multiple occasions in the minors, could emerge as a surprise power-speed producer if he's given a starting job for 2018. Even if he's projected for a fourth-outfielder role coming out of spring training, Hernandez has a combination of tools that could force the Jays' hand to an increase in playing time at some point this season.
Hernandez earned his first taste of the big leagues in 2016 after rocketing through the upper levels of the minors. The toolsy 24-year-old outfielder hit a combined .307/.377/.459 with 10 home runs, 53 RBI and 34 stolen bases (on 49 attempts) in 107 games between Double-A and Triple-A, parlaying that success into a promotion to the majors. He appeared in 41 games for the big club, though he was often just used as a pinch hitter against lefties. His power, particularly against lefties, is at least 50-grade, so he has the potential to someday post double-digit steals and homers in a season, but he lacks a true plus tool. In another organization, Hernandez might be poised for everyday duties heading into 2017, but the Astros depth dictates that his best chance of making the big league club out of camp is as the right-handed side of a platoon.
Hernandez emerged as one of the Astros' most exciting prospects in 2014 after putting up huge numbers in the California League, but that excitement faded a bit after his first full season with Double-A Corpus Christi. Hernandez certainly fits the profile for the Astros, combining power and speed with a ton of strikeouts, but he'll need to improve his ability to get on base (6.4-percent walk rate) to take the next step forward in his development. Despite his struggles last season, a jump to Triple-A is likely at some point in 2016.
Signed by the Astros out of the Dominican Republic in 2011, Hernandez emerged as one of the team's most exciting prospects last season. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, the 22-year-old mans center field with a rocket arm (11 outfield assists in 2014) that could eventually warrant a move to right field as he develops. Hernandez also has the power and speed combo that fantasy owners crave, hitting .292/.362/.535 with 37 doubles, nine triples, 21 home runs, 85 RBI and 33 steals in 119 games between High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi last season. With exceptional work ethic and five average or better tools, Hernandez is someone to keep an eye on as he reaches the upper levels of the Astros' farm system. A jump to Triple-A is likely at some point in 2015.
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Could return to outfield Tuesday
OFToronto Blue Jays
Groin
March 9, 2020
Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Hernandez (groin) could be ready to play the outfield as soon as Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Back in lineup
OFToronto Blue Jays
Groin
March 9, 2020
Hernandez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter in Monday's split squad game against the Pirates.
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Nursing sore groin
OFToronto Blue Jays
Groin
March 6, 2020
Hernandez has been held out of game action with groin soreness, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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Dabbling at first base
OFToronto Blue Jays
November 13, 2019
General manager Ross Atkins said Tuesday that Hernandez has been working out at first base during the offseason, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Big game in season finale
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 30, 2019
Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI in Sunday's season finale victory over the Rays.
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