Darell Hernaiz

Darell Hernaiz

22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Oakland Athletics
60-Day IL
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 7/9/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
It's too bad Hernaiz's context isn't better, because he's an underrated talent. His lack of impact speed, terrible home park and sub-standard teammates cap his ceiling, but he's a strong draft-and-hold target or AL-only bench option due to his floor and path to playing time. Hernaiz only hit nine home runs last year while stealing 13 bases, but he hit .321 with a 13.4 K%, 105.4 mph 90th percentile EV and a 112 mph maxEV (very good data for a 22-year-old shortstop). It wouldn't be surprising to see him hit .275 with 10 homers and 15 steals if he were in the big-league lineup for 135 games or so. The depth chart is wide open, with Nick Allen and Aledmys Diaz the only other shortstops on the roster. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#399
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2024.
Sheds walking boot
SSOakland Athletics
Ankle
June 11, 2024
Hernaiz (ankle) is out of his walking boot and will begin a strength and fitness program this week, MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old has been making very slow progress from his severe ankle sprain, but it appears his recovery is starting to gather some momentum just over a month after he initially suffered the injury. Hernaiz's next step after the strength and fitness program will be to resume baseball activities, with the start date for that benchmark still to be determined.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
6
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
3
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+57%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+57%
OPS vs LHP
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .534 32 4 0 3 1 .276 .258 .276
Since 2022vs Right .341 43 3 0 3 0 .108 .233 .108
2024vs Left .534 32 4 0 3 1 .276 .258 .276
2024vs Right .341 43 3 0 3 0 .108 .233 .108
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .390 52 4 0 6 0 .174 .216 .174
Since 2022Away .504 23 3 0 0 1 .200 .304 .200
2024Home .390 52 4 0 6 0 .174 .216 .174
2024Away .504 23 3 0 0 1 .200 .304 .200
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Darell Hernaiz 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
8.0%
 
K Rate
21.3%
 
BABIP
.231
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.182
 
OBP
.243
 
SLG
.182
 
OPS
.425
 
wOBA
.200
 
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.6%
 
Barrels/PA
1.3%
 
Expected BA
.258
 
Expected SLG
.328
 
Sprint Speed
24.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
51.9%
 
Line Drive %
17.3%
 
Fly Ball %
30.8%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Promotion could be on horizon
SSOakland Athletics
August 18, 2023
Robert Murray of FanSided.com speculates that Hernaiz could be the next prospect called up by the Athletics.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old is one of Oakland's top prospects and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas in mid-July after opening the campaign with Double-A Midland, where he had an .872 OPS in 72 games. Hernaiz is hitting even better at Triple-A with a .351/.419/.526 slash line through 129 plate appearances. Fellow prospect Zack Gelof has impressed at second base in his first taste of the majors this summer, but Nick Allen's .518 OPS at shortstop leaves the door open for Hernaiz to make his MLB debut down the stretch.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
SSOakland Athletics
Ankle
May 15, 2024
The Athletics transferred Hernaiz (ankle) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.
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Dealing with severe ankle sprain
SSOakland Athletics
Ankle
May 8, 2024
Hernaiz, who was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Wednesday, has been diagnosed with a severe left ankle sprain and will visit with a foot specialist, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on injured list
SSOakland Athletics
Ankle
May 8, 2024
The Athletics placed Hernaiz on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left ankle injury.
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Early exit with injury
SSOakland Athletics
Lower Leg
May 7, 2024
Hernaiz was lifted for a pinch runner and limped off the field after stepping awkwardly on first base Tuesday against Texas, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Getting regular run at shortstop
SSOakland Athletics
May 1, 2024
Hernaiz will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
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