Marco Hernandez Boston Red Sox  |  Infield

     
 

Age: 24
Born: September 6, 1992
Santiago, DR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired as the PTNBL from Chicago (NL) for Felix Doubront (Dec. 2014)
ETA: 2017

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2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Average, athletic build. On the lanky side with some projection remaining.

Hit: Short, quick bat. Starts square with his hands by his chest and brings them up and back in his load. Good bat control. Shown all fields approach. Solid hand-eye coordination and solid contact skills. Aggressive at the plate, likes to attack early in the count. Doesn’t take many strikes. Can struggle against secondary offerings, especially solid breaking balls. Will never take many walks and aggressiveness could be exploited at the big league level. Average potential hit tool. Began his career as a switch-hitter but began hitting exclusively left-handed in 2014.

Power: Some loft in swing, but not a huge part of his game. Average raw power, but below-average power potential. More doubles power, could hit 25+ doubles a year and around 10 home runs in his peak.

Arm: Solid-average arm strength plays at shortstop, but doesn’t stand out. Has had some issues with throwing accuracy at times.

Field: Good actions at shortstop, though long term value at position is still to be determined. Moves well and has solid range. Hands are a little rough and footwork can get sloppy. Should be able to play shortstop in a backup role, but is not everyday quality defender. Defensive tools will play at second base.

Run: Solid-average speed. Not a major part of his game currently, though he stole around 20 bags a year while in the Cubs system.

Career Notes: Added to 40-man roster following the 2015 season.

Summation: Potential utility type at the big league level. Ceiling of a second division starter, floor of a very solid organizational player. Doesn’t have enough glove to profile as an everyday shortstop and bat doesn’t do enough to make up for that. Could be a very valuable utility player who can play an average shortstop, above-average second base and hit for average with some power.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2010 DSL Cubs 1 DSL Rk ChC 17 46 163 21 48 13 1 1 14 66 15 21 16 7 0.294 0.364 0.405 0.769
  2010 DSL Cubs 2 DSL Rk ChC 17 23 92 10 25 8 0 0 7 33 6 6 6 5 0.272 0.316 0.359 0.675
  2011 Azl Cubs Ariz Rk ChC 18 51 210 39 70 16 5 2 42 102 16 29 9 7 0.333 0.375 0.486 0.861
  2012 Boise Nwst A- ChC 19 67 269 39 77 12 4 5 38 112 10 36 8 3 0.286 0.310 0.416 0.726
  2012 Peoria Midw A ChC 19 43 157 18 33 2 3 2 12 47 9 40 2 1 0.210 0.249 0.299 0.548
  2013 Kane County Midw A ChC 20 111 417 45 106 17 3 4 34 141 16 72 21 7 0.254 0.287 0.338 0.625
  2014 Daytona FSL A+ ChC 21 122 441 61 119 13 7 3 55 155 30 90 22 8 0.270 0.315 0.351 0.666
  2014 Licey LIDOM Wint ChC 21 16 34 6 8 2 1 0 6 12 3 4 1 0 0.235 0.289 0.353 0.642
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 22 68 282 30 92 21 4 5 31 136 9 49 4 2 0.326 0.349 0.482 0.832
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 46 181 27 49 9 2 4 22 74 8 39 1 0 0.271 0.300 0.409 0.709
  2015 Licey LIDOM Wint Bos 22 42 144 17 37 6 0 2 10 49 4 21 3 2 0.257 0.277 0.340 0.617
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 57 223 26 69 7 4 5 29 99 12 51 4 2 0.309 0.345 0.444 0.789
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 40 51 11 15 1 0 1 5 19 5 10 1 0 0.294 0.357 0.373 0.730
  2016 Licey LIDOM Wint Bos 23 36 133 18 38 4 1 4 16 56 4 25 2 3 0.286 0.304 0.421 0.725
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 17, 2009
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2010 (DSL Cubs)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2015
MLB Debut:
April 17, 2016 (Bos)
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
105 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2016)
Contract (2017): ~League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2010 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2014 Florida State League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (June 2015)
2015 Eastern League All-Star
2015 Eastern League All-Star Game First Star
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (June 2016)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 8-14, 2015)
2016 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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