Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on February 17, 2011 (HOU).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .307 with 10 homers, 53 RBIs and 34 steals in 107 games between Corpus Christi (Double-A) and Fresno (Triple-A) with 28 doubles and a .459 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Fresno August 12 when OF Preston Tucker went on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 8/12/2016
|August 12, in a 5-3 win against the Blue Jays. The starting center fielder, he batted eighth and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run, and a walk. In his first big-league at-bat in the first inning, he grounded into a force out at second base with the bases loaded to end the inning. In the third inning, he drew a leadoff walk against starting pitcher Francisco Liriano. After moving to second on a walk by George Springer and then to third on an infield single by Alex Bregman, Hernandez scored the Astros’ first run of the game on a two-out two-run single by Carlos Correa. In the fourth inning, he flew out to center field. In the sixth, still with Liriano on the mound, he blasted a two-out home run to left field. In the seventh inning, he hit a one-out infield single.|
|Hernandez, who already ranked as having the best outfield arm in the organization as well as possessing that elusive and appealing combination of power and speed, showed the Astros what he could do in terms of adjustments when he raised his batting average over 100 points between 2015 and 2016. In ’15, at Corpus Christi, he batted just .219 with 17 homers, 48 RBIs and 33 steals. IN 2014, between Lancaster (High A) and Corpus Christi, he’d hit .292 with 21 homers, 85 RBIs, and 33 steals. Still just 23, the sky is the limit for the true center fielder.|