Marco Hernandez   Infield

       
 
Born: September 6, 1992
Birthplace: Santiago, DR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired as the PTNBL from Chicago (NL) for Felix Doubront (Dec. 2014)
College: -
High School: -
   

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Marco Hernandez photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 17, 2009 (CHC)
Signing Scouts: Jose Serra & Jose Estevez
Signing Bonus: N/A
   
Pro Debut: May 29, 2010 (DSL Cubs)
MLB Debut: April 17, 2016 (Bos)
   
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Released (August 2020)
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  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. Shows an 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. Solid-average potential hit tool. Began 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-plus doubles a year and around 10 home runs at his peak.

Arm: Solid-average arm strength plays at any infield position, but doesn’t stand out. Has had some issues with throwing accuracy at times, especially when playing the left side of the infield.

Field: Potential average defender. Looks most comfortable at second base. Defensive tools could play at second base or third base in an everyday role, but is not an everyday-quality defender at shortstop, where he really only fits in a backup role. Moves well and has solid range. Hands are a little rough and footwork can get sloppy.
  Run: Solid-average speed. Not a major part of his game.

Career Notes:
2017 season ended in May after undergoing surgery to stabilize his left shoulder after a subluxation. Injury lingered, leading to July 2018 surgery that also ended his 2018 season. Cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors in January 2020. Played at the Alternate Training Site in 2020 before being released.

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.


Links
Notes from the Field: Spruill, Marrero, Hernandez (9.2.15)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Notes from the Field  (4.11.17)
 
   
     
    Hitting 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 69 255 31 73 21 1 1 21 99 21 27 22 12 0.286 0.341 0.388 0.729
  2010 DSL Cubs 2 Dsl Rk CHC 17 69 255 31 73 21 1 1 21 99 21 27 22 12 0.286 0.341 0.388 0.729
  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 Hawks 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 Chiefs 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 Cougars 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 Cubs 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
  2015 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22 68 282 30 92 21 4 5 31 136 9 49 4 2 0.326 0.349 0.482 0.831
2015 Pawtucket Red Sox 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
  2016 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 23 57 223 26 69 7 4 5 29 99 12 51 4 2 0.309 0.343 0.444 0.787
  2016 Boston Red Sox 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
  2017 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 24 21 58 7 16 3 0 0 2 19 1 15 0 1 0.276 0.300 0.328 0.628
  2019 Salem Red Sox Caro A+ Bos 26 21 78 15 23 7 0 0 9 30 8 9 1 1 0.295 0.374 0.385 0.759
  2019 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 26 35 137 23 39 12 0 2 11 57 6 32 3 2 0.285 0.308 0.416 0.724
  2019 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 26 61 148 18 37 7 0 2 11 50 3 42 1 2 0.250 0.279 0.338 0.617
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com 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 Player of the Week (June 8-14, 2015)
2016 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2017 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 20-26, 2019)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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