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2 Nico Hoerner SS

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
27%15%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
533.28312110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC135311153123800.321.491.283

Player Updates

September 22, 2019 11:08 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Connects for third home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.

Hoerner connected off Ryan Helsley in the sixth inning to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead. In 13 games since his MLB debut on Sept. 9, Hoerner is 15-for-53 (.283) with 12 RBI.

September 14, 2019 06:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hits second MLB home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Saturday's 14-1 win over the Pirates.

Hoerner connected off Clay Holmes in the sixth inning with two aboard to balloon the Chicago lead to 13-1. In six games since his MLB debut on Monday, Hoerner is 10-for-24 (.417). The 22-year-old should see regular playing time with Javier Baez (thumb) and Addison Russell (head) both out.

September 14, 2019 02:32 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hits first MLB home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 2-for-5 with a walk, a two-run home run, two runs scored and four total RBI in Friday's 18-7 win over the Pirates.

Hoerner connected off Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault in the first inning for his first career MLB home run. The 22-year-old shortstop, who is one of the top prospects in the Cubs' system, has shined since his MLB debut Monday. In five games, he's slashing .350/.435/.600, and with Javier Baez (thumb) and Addison Russell (head) both out, Hoerner should continue to see regular playing time.

September 10, 2019 09:28 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Shines in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and four RBI in his big-league debut Monday in San Diego.

Hoerner would not even be in the majors if the Cubs hadn't been decimated by injuries at shortstop, but he made the most of his opportunity in his first game. The Cubs fans traveled well and were cheering on the top prospect throughout his excellent debut. Not only did he impress at the dish, but he made some excellent plays at shortstop and scored from third on a heads-up baserunning play. If he continues to produce, he could displace Addison Russell (head) even when the latter is healthy.

September 9, 2019 07:00 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Gets call to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cubs will call up Hoerner from Double-A Tennessee ahead of Monday's game against the Padres, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. He's starting at shortstop and hitting sixth in his big-league debut.

Hoerner is one of the top prospects in the Cubs' farm system, but the 22-year-old wasn't expected to make his big-league debut until 2020 before late-season injuries to Javier Baez (wrist) and Addison Russell (head) decimated the team's depth at shortstop. Expect Hoerner to immediately step in as the Cubs' everyday option at the position while the aforementioned two players are unavailable, but he shouldn't be counted on to provide a major fantasy impact in his first taste of the majors. Hoerner boasts strong bat-to-ball skills and could deliver a useful batting average in September, but he's unlikely to offer much counting-stats production while presumably occupying a spot near the bottom of the order.

July 2, 2019 01:28 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hot on rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in a rehab game with the Cubs' rookie-level affiliate Monday.

The 22-year-old has played in four Arizona League games since getting the green light to return to game action, and he has recorded multiple hits in all four. Hoerner, the No. 24 overall pick in last year's draft, landed on the 7-day IL in late April with what was diagnosed initially as a hand bruise. Things didn't go well when he tried to ramp up in May, and a CT scan later revealed a hairline fracture in his wrist. Now that the wrist is seemingly healed, it probably won't be too long before he's back with Double-A Tennessee.

June 24, 2019 09:40 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) could begin playing in rehab games in Arizona this weekend, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Hoerner is nearing a return to game action after spending the past two months on the shelf with a wrist injury. Prior to landing on the shelf near the end of April, the well-regarded youngster slashed .300/.391/.500 with one homer and one stolen base in 18 games with Double-A Tennessee.

May 20, 2019 06:16 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Diagnosed with hairline fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner was diagnosed with a hairline wrist fracture, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hoerner apparently suffered a setback after beginning a hitting progression last week, and a CT scan revealed a hairline fracture in the wrist area, per Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. The injury will leave Hoerner in a splint for at least the next three weeks.

May 14, 2019 06:40 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Nearing hitting progression
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) is expected to begin a hitting progression in Arizona later in the week, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

Hoerner has been on the 7-day injured list since the end of April due to a bruised hand, but he's set to ramp up his baseball activities within the next few days. The Cubs have yet to reveal a concrete timetable for his return.

April 27, 2019 02:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (bruised hand) was placed on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 24, Double-A Tennessee broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.

The 21-year-old prospect left Tuesday's game after a pitch hit his left wrist. No structural damage occurred, and he's expected to return at the beginning of May.

April 25, 2019 01:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Escapes with bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner was diagnosed with a bruised wrist, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hoerner exited Tuesday's Double-A game after being hit by a pitch in the wrist area, but he appears to be fine after initial tests cleared him of any fracture. The 21-year-old shortstop should be considered day-to-day for now. He's off to a hot start with Double-A Tennessee, slashing .293/.288/.483 with a homer and a steal through 17 games.

April 24, 2019 01:12 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Exits after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner left Double-A Tennessee's game Tuesday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist area, Smokies' broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.

Hoerner has gotten off to a hot start this season with the Smokies by slashing .298/.385/.491 through 16 games. There should be some clarity on the injury within the next few days.

April 22, 2019 10:48 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Pops first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner, who went 1-for-7 with his first home run of the season in a doubleheader Monday, is batting .304 at Double-A Tennessee with an .885 OPS.

Hoerner is generally considered the Cubs' top prospect, and the 21-year-old is off to a good start at Double-A. He's already moved fairly aggressively through Chicago's system after getting drafted in the first round in 2018, so a move to Triple-A this year isn't out of the question for Hoerner.

March 28, 2019 11:12 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Opens at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner will open the year at Double-A Tennessee, Evan Altman of CubsInsider.com reports.

Hoerner, the Cubs' top prospect, was the rare player who played in the Arizona Fall League the same year he was drafted (2018) and the Cubs will continue to give him aggressive assignments. He is not a great defender, but is a very advanced hitter and appears to be on a fast track to the majors.

March 14, 2019 11:04 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Could begin season at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said the organization hasn't determined whether to push Hoerner and start him at Double-A Tennessee, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The fact that this is even being discussed is indicative of just how impressive Hoerner has been this spring, albeit in only nine Cactus League at-bats. The 2018 first-round pick has a 2.194 OPS and has looked the part of a major league regular in camp. Hoerner finished last season by playing four games with Low-A South Bend, so he was expected to start 2019 at that level or maybe with High-A Myrtle Beach, but it sounds like he could move up the ladder quickly.

March 9, 2019 03:08 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Impressing manager
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Hoerner is "showing pretty well" this spring, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.

Hoerner has three hits in four Cactus League at-bats, and Maddon said he's impressed with the 21-year-old's approach at the plate and added that he's "not far off" from the majors. A first-round pick out of Stanford in last year's draft, Hoerner will likely start the season at Low-A or High-A but could move up the ladder quickly if he plays well.

October 25, 2018 11:52 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner has played in nine games in the Arizona Fall League after missing the final six weeks of the minor-league season due to a ligament strain in his left elbow.

The infielder has gone 11-for-39 (.282 average) with seven RBI during his brief time back on the field this fall. More importantly, it doesn't appear as though he's having any issues with the elbow. In addition to playing his typical shortstop position, he's started a few games at second base, which is a spot where the 21-year-old saw some time back in his collegiate days at Stanford. After the fall league wraps up in November, Hoerner will rest for six weeks before returning to Arizona for instructional league ball.

September 2, 2018 02:25 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Will play in AFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (elbow) is set to play for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 21-year-old was shut down with a ligament strain in his left elbow but is set to compete in the tuneup league to continue his prospect development. In three low-level farm stops this season before he was deactivated in July, Hoerner went .327 (16-for-49) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and six stolen bases, with his last stop coming at Low-A South Bend.

July 19, 2018 05:44 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Suffers elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner has been shut down for the season due to a ligament strain in his left elbow, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Hoerner suffered the injury during a game at Low-A South Bend while diving for a ball. Although the young shortstop won't require surgery, he'll be held out of baseball activities for the next 4-to-6 weeks as a precaution. Hoerner is slated to head to Arizona to rehab sometime in August with the hope that he'll be healthy enough to play during the fall.

July 12, 2018 04:52 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Moves to Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner was promoted to Low-A South Bend on Wednesday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Hoerner was selected in the first round of the 2018 first-year player draft by the Cubs. After hitting .318 with a home run and two RBI through seven games at Eugene, he'll move on to the next level.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1221 .167 .417 .167
vs Mikolas (Career)000000
vs RHP45122 .313 .444 .267
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC135311153123800 .321 .491 .283
Total 135311153123800 .321 .491 .283
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019CHCSS1313601941081.000
Total  1313601941081.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019CHC012600012
Total 012600012
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
5/13/1997
Age:
22
Hometown:
Oakland, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
1