Yadiel Hernandez

Yadiel Hernandez

35-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Washington Nationals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
For the second straight season, the Nationals played Hernandez out of necessity, and for the second straight year, he performed at a league average level. The problem is he's 35-years-old and the club really needs to find someone younger to develop. Perhaps that's why Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the season. There still isn't much in Washington's outfield, so Hernandez's may be required again. He strikes out around the league average, but rarely draws a walk. Hernandez has plus power, but it's capped by a groundball rate north of 50%. If he's forced into regular playing time, Hernandez can masquerade as a back-end mixed league outfielder, but like the Nationals, you play him out of necessity, not because you want to. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a $200,000 contract with the Nationals in September of 2016.
Outrighted to Triple-A
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
November 15, 2022
Hernandez was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
ANALYSIS
As a 35-year-old left fielder who has been worth exactly -0.1 fWAR in each of the past three seasons, it's easy to see why Hernandez was cast off the 40-man roster. This greatly diminishes his deep-league value, as the Nationals have one of the shallowest depth charts in the league, so Hernandez's value was solely tied to getting playing time for Washington in the short term.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
10
26
24
10
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .762 145 13 4 21 1 .285 .324 .438
Since 2020vs Right .720 494 53 15 57 4 .264 .314 .407
2022vs Left .612 55 1 0 7 0 .264 .291 .321
2022vs Right .745 272 29 9 34 2 .270 .316 .429
2021vs Left .861 86 12 4 13 1 .300 .349 .513
2021vs Right .690 203 21 5 19 2 .261 .320 .370
2020vs Left .750 4 0 0 1 0 .250 .250 .500
2020vs Right .684 19 3 1 4 0 .211 .211 .474
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .695 306 29 10 41 2 .251 .294 .401
Since 2020Away .763 333 37 9 37 3 .285 .336 .426
2022Home .680 156 12 6 24 0 .233 .276 .404
2022Away .760 171 18 3 17 2 .302 .345 .415
2021Home .708 132 14 3 12 2 .276 .326 .382
2021Away .771 157 19 6 20 1 .270 .331 .440
2020Home .722 18 3 1 5 0 .222 .222 .500
2020Away .600 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
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Stat Review
How does Yadiel 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.
  • 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
22.6%
 
BABIP
.326
 
ISO
.141
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.312
 
SLG
.410
 
OPS
.722
 
wOBA
.317
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.8%
 
Barrels/PA
6.1%
 
Expected BA
.244
 
Expected SLG
.407
 
Sprint Speed
22.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
51.1%
 
Line Drive %
21.5%
 
Fly Ball %
27.5%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Hernandez made his major-league debut during the shortened 2020 campaign at 32 years hold, and he ended up appearing in 112 games for the Nationals last season. He hit .273/.329/.413 with nine home runs and 32 RBI, which was good for a 98 wRC+. Juan Soto is locked in right field for Washington, but Lane Thomas and Victor Robles don't have firm grips on the other two outfield spots. Hernandez should open the campaign as the No. 4 outfielder, but he could see at least semi-regular playing time given the low floor and inconsistency of the group behind Soto, though it may not end up making him a factor for fantasy purposes.
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Done for season
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
Calf
August 27, 2022
Hernandez (calf) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on injured list
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
Calf
August 20, 2022
Hernandez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left calf strain, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Not starting Friday
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 19, 2022
Hernandez isn't starting Friday against the Padres.
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Remains out of lineup
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 17, 2022
Hernandez isn't starting Wednesday against the Cubs, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
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Held out Tuesday
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 16, 2022
Hernandez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
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