Hernandez batted .304/.345/.436 in 103 games for the Reading Phillies and.248/.270/.298 for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2012.
He recorded 30 doubles, 12 triples, and 21 steals in all, yet he was caught 15 times. He had the most triples among Phillies farmhands, was second in caught stealing, and eighth in doubles.
He tied Aaron Hicks for the most three-baggers (11), had the most errors (15), and was fourth in times gunned down running in the Eastern League.
Baseball America named him the league’s best defensive second baseman despite the fact that he merely led the EL in miscues.
In the winter, he hit .266/.345/.357 with the Bravos. He stole 14 bases in 18 attempts, one behind leader Gorkys Hernandez, and was tied for second in triples with three.
With Lehigh Valley, he started the year nicely (.305/.382/.428, 15 SB, 4 CS, 28 R in 49 G). He had the most triples (6) and was in the top ten in steals in the 2013 IL.
When Michael Young was placed on the bereavement list, Hernandez got his first taste of the majors.
With a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning on May 29, 2013, he pinch-hit for Antonio Bastardo. He flew out to Jacoby Ellsbury to face Andrew Miller of the Boston Red Sox.
After a double switch, he stayed in at second base, replacing Kevin Frandsen. That day, he had one more at-bat, grounded out against Koji Uehara.
In 34 games that season, he hit.289, and in 66 games in 2014, he hit .237.
How Tall Is César Hernández?
César Hernández’s height is 1.78 m.