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September 22, 2020 10:44 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Pops third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.

He opened the scoring with a first-inning blast off Reynaldo Lopez. Hernandez extended his hitting streak to six games in the process, and on the year he's slashing .279/.349/.405 with three homers, 16 RBI and 32 runs through 53 games.

September 17, 2020 11:32 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Scores three runs
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Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Tigers.

Hernandez provided insurance with an RBI double in the eighth inning, giving Cleveland a 10-0 lead. However, he was busy throughout the contest, collecting three hits for the second time in his past three starts. Hernandez has provided steady contributions throughout the campaign, maintaining a .272/.340/.390 line with two home runs, 26 runs scored and 14 RBI across 217 plate appearances.

September 16, 2020 08:32 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Back from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was activated from the paternity list Wednesday.

The 30-year-old will rejoin the active roster for Wednesday's contest, though he isn't in the lineup for the series finale against the Cubs. Hernandez has a .720 OPS through 46 games and should reclaim the starting gig at the keystone after the brief time away from the team.

September 15, 2020 04:44 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Placed on paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was placed on the paternity list Tuesday.

Hernandez will be unavailable for several days following the birth of his child. Mike Freeman will take over at second base Tuesday and could continue to do so while Hernandez is away from the team.

September 13, 2020 08:00 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Singles three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Twins.

Hernandez collected three singles Sunday, scoring his only run in the third inning on a Franmil Reyes sacrifice fly. His first multi-hit game since Sep. 5 brought his batting average to .266 in 188 at-bats this season.

September 6, 2020 01:08 AM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Collects three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Brewers.

Hernandez has been able to get on base at a strong .360 clip through 176 plate appearances this season. This performance was no exception, with the highlight coming on a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning off Josh Hader. Hernandez how has four multi-efforts in his last 13 starts and has racked up 20 runs scored to this point in the campaign as Cleveland's leadoff hitter.

August 24, 2020 11:48 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Swats leadoff homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.

Hernandez got things started early with his leadoff shot in the bottom of the first inning. After going 26 games to start the season without a homer, the 30-year-old infielder has gone deep in back-to-back games. He's slashing .281/.364/.430 in 130 plate appearances.

August 24, 2020 12:16 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Enjoying nice series versus Detroit
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Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Saturday in the Indians' 6-1 win over the Tigers.

Hernandez is now up to five hits through the first two games of the series with Detroit after recording a double and a single in Friday's 10-5 loss. The second baseman is holding down a .279/.370/.375 slash line on the season, production that should keep him locked in as the Indians' top table setter. He's leading off again Sunday in the series finale, marking his 27th start atop the lineup in the Tribe's 28 games.

August 7, 2020 01:04 AM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Productive night against Reds
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Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's 13-0 win over the Reds.

Hernandez is now batting .319 with a .429 on-base percentage, though he's still without a homer or a steal this season. The second baseman's average exit velocity is up but he's been driving the ball into the ground way too much; only a handful of MLB regulars have a higher groundball rate right now.

July 28, 2020 07:16 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: On bench for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run scored during the matinee, but he'll head to the bench for Game 2. Yu Chang will take over at the keystone and bat seventh for Cleveland.

July 25, 2020 04:40 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Plates run in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI during Friday's 2-0 win over the Royals.

Hernandez scored the insurance run for the Indians on a double to left field that scored Roberto Perez. The second baseman was the leadoff hitter in this one, and he is expected to hold that role through most of the season. He is coming off a 2019 season in which he hit .279 with 14 home runs, 71 RBI and a .333 on-base percentage.

July 13, 2020 01:40 AM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Expected to lead off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez is expected to lead off this season, Mandy Bell of reports.

Oscar Mercado was the presumed leadoff hitter, but it sounds like he may end up hitting in the bottom half of the lineup. This bumps up Hernandez's value as he could now be a major factor in runs scored. Francisco Lindor will be the team's No. 3 hitter.

March 21, 2020 01:48 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Candidate to lead off
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Hernandez could hit atop the Indians' order, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The club has discussed moving Francisco Lindor out of the leadoff spot in an effort to better utilize his power. If that happens, Hernandez would be a prime candidate to hit first in the Indians' order, particularly because he has walked at over a 10 percent rate in three of the past four seasons. The move would certainly be beneficial for Hernandez's run-scoring potential as he would likely be immediately followed by the likes of Oscar Mercado, Jose Ramirez and Lindor.

December 23, 2019 12:52 PM
Indians' Cesar Hernandez: Signs with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez signed a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Indians on Monday, Jeff Passan of reports.

Hernandez was non-tendered by the Phillies at the beginning of December despite earning consistent playing time during his tenure with the team. The 29-year-old hit .279/.333/.408 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI in 2019 and will likely begin the season as the Indians' primary second baseman.

December 2, 2019 08:52 PM
Cesar Hernandez: Non-tendered by Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was non-tendered by Philadelphia on Monday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Hernandez has been a key utility man for the Phillies over the last two seasons, playing in all but eight games. He hit .266 with 29 home runs and 131 RBI over that stretch but will be in search of a new home following Monday's transaction.

September 26, 2019 10:40 PM
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Hernandez cranked his 13th homer of the season in the form of a solo shot off Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning to cut the Phillies' deficit in half. The 29-year-old leads Philadelphia this year in both batting average (.280) and hits (167).

September 19, 2019 07:44 PM
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Reaches base three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 3-for-5 with an RBI on Thursday against the Braves.

Hernandez reached base three times, all of which came on base knocks. After a slow start to the month, he's recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 11 starts. He's also scored six runs and driven in nine in that span. Overall, he's maintained a .285/.339/.409 line across 150 games this season.

September 13, 2019 12:04 AM
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and another RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Hernandez got the Phillies on the board with a solo shot off Julio Teheran in the first inning. The 29-year-old second baseman also tacked on an RBI single in the sixth to cap off a successful night at the plate and help lead the Phillies to a crucial victory amid the wild-card race. He now has 11 long balls with a team-leading 153 hits on the season.

September 8, 2019 06:28 AM
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Swats ninth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Mets.

He led off the game with his ninth homer of the year, and that was all the offense Drew Smyly and the Phillies bullpen would need. The long ball was the first for Hernandez in over a month, but his .281/.333/.397 slash line is solid and he's now tied his career high in RBI with 60.

August 29, 2019 03:00 PM
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Tallies three RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs Wednesday in the Phillies' 12-3 win over the Pirates.

The three RBI matched Hernandez's output from his previous 13 games combined. The second baseman served as the Phillies' leadoff man throughout the three-game series in Miami over the weekend, but he's since moved down to the sixth spot in the order following Bryce Harper's return from paternity leave. The drop in the lineup may hurt Hernandez's ability to score runs, but batting behind the likes of Harper, Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura should translate to an uptick in RBI opportunities.

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