With 225 plate appearances, Enrique Hernandez is the most seasoned veteran of all the GCL Astros.
How did he get here?: Drafted, 6th round (2009)
Stats: 5'11", 170 lbs, Bats: Right; Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 18
Season line: 53 games, 225 PAs. 61x207 - .295/.336/.396 - 16XBH-27RBI. 28K:10BB
vs. LHP (62ABs): .290/.338/.306, 8K:3BB, 1XBH-8RBI
vs. RHP (145ABs): .297/.335/.434, 20K:7BB, 15XBH-19RBI
Home (104ABs): .288/.336/.385, 16K:5BB, 6XBH-11RBI
Away (103Bs): .301/.336/.408, 12K:5BB, 10XBH-16RBI
Runners on (96ABs): .302/.343/.385, 13K:5BB, 6XBH-26RBI
w/RISP (55ABs): .327/.361/.436, 6K:3BB, 4XBH-25RBI
June (18ABs): .333/.429/.333, 4K:2BB, 0XBH-1RBI
July (99ABs): .313/.337/.434, 11K:3BB, 9XBH-19RBI
August (90ABs): .267/.316/.367, 13K:5BB, 7XBH-7RBI
K/PA rate: 12.4%
XBH/H rate: 26.2%
K:BB ratio: 2.8
Hernandez started 25 games at short, but 31 games at second base. Shortstop proved to be a smidge difficult, as he made nine errors in 84 chances for an .893 fielding percentage, while at second, he made seven errors in 144 chances for a much higher .951 FP.
Hernandez led the team in PAs, Runs, Hits, Doubles, and RBI, and was pretty easily the team MVP this season. His lefty/righty splits are encouraging, as are his numbers with runners on base. Hernandez really only saw an offensive dropoff in the month of August, towards the end of his first professional season.