Teoscar Hernández

Teoscar José Hernández (born October 15, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Houston Astros.

Teoscar Hernández
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Hernández with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 37
Born: (1992-10-15) October 15, 1992 (age 28)
Cotuí, Sánchez Ramírez, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 12, 2016, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through April 8, 2021)
Batting average.244
Home runs77
Runs batted in189
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Houston AstrosEdit

Hernández with the Houston Astros in 2016

Hernández signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in February 2011.[1] He made his professional debut that season for the Dominican Summer League Astros. Hernández played 2012 with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Astros and the Class-A Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League. He appeared in 59 total games, and recorded a .243 batting average, five home runs, 23 runs batted in (RBI), and 11 stolen bases.[2] He played the entire 2013 season with the Class-A Quad City River Bandits, and hit .271 with 13 home runs, 55 RBI, and 24 stolen bases.[2][3] During the offseason, Hernández appeared in 23 games for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League.[2]

Hernández started 2014 with the Lancaster JetHawks of the Advanced-A California League, and was promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Double-A Texas League during the season.[4] In 119 games, Hernández hit .292 with 21 home runs, 85 RBI, and 33 stolen bases.[2]

He played the entire 2015 season with Double-A Corpus Christi, batting .219 with 17 home runs, 48 RBI, and 33 steals in 119 games.[2] After the season, he was selected to the roster for the Dominican Republic national baseball team at the 2015 WBSC Premier12.[5]

Hernández began the 2016 season with Corpus Christi, and was promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in late June.[2] On August 12, 2016, the Astros promoted Hernández to the major leagues.[6] He remained with the Astros through the end of the 2016 season, and hit .230 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 41 games.[7] In the minors that year, Hernández batted .307 in 107 games, with 10 home runs, 53 RBI, and 34 stolen bases.[2]

On March 21, 2017, Hernández was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.[8] On April 25, 2017, the Astros promoted Hernández to the major leagues to replace an injured Jake Marisnick.[9] However, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day.[10]

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On July 31, 2017, the Astros traded Hernández and Nori Aoki to the Toronto Blue Jays for Francisco Liriano.[11] Hernández was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.[12] On August 31, Blue Jays' manager John Gibbons announced that Hernández would be called up on September 1.[13] On September 10, 2017 Hernández hit his first home run as a Blue Jay against the Detroit Tigers. The game also marked the first multi home run game of his career.[citation needed] In 26 games played, Hernández hit .261 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs.[7]

Hernández started the 2018 season with Buffalo, and was recalled on April 13, 2018 when Josh Donaldson was placed on the disabled list.[14] When Hernández returned to Houston with the Blue Jays on June 25, he was presented with a 2017 World Series ring alongside Blue Jays teammate Tyler Clippard.[15] Though he struggled defensively in left field during his first full major league season, Hernández emerged as one of Toronto's top offensive players, slugging 51 extra-base hits in his first 100 games.[16] In 134 games for the Blue Jays, he hit .239 with 22 home runs. He struggled through the first 2 months of the season in 2019, hitting .189 with 3 home runs. He was optioned to AAA on May 16 for 2 weeks and returned to the Major league team to play center field much improved. He would finish the season with 26 home runs in 125 games.

On July 27th, 2020, Hernandez hit two home runs against the Washington Nationals, after replacing fellow teammate Bo Bichette at the leadoff spot who was scratched minutes prior to the game due to left hamstring tightness. [17] Overall with the 2020 Blue Jays, Hernández batted .289 with 16 home runs and 34 RBIs in 50 games.[18] Hernandez won the AL Silver Slugger Award for right field in the shortened season, recording the fourth-best at-bats per home run average in the American League.[19]


  1. ^ "Hernandez homers twice, continues to rake". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Teoscar Hernandez Minor & Winter League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Steve Batterson. "River Bandits' Hernandez making a name for himself". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Astros reward top prospects Hader, Hernandez". CSN Houston. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "DOM Roster". World Baseball Softball Confederation: WBSC. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Kaplan, Jake (August 12, 2016). "Astros call up outfielder Teoscar Hernandez". chron.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Teoscar Hernandez Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Houston Astros on Twitter". Twitter. March 21, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  9. ^ Dunsmore, Ryan (April 25, 2017). "Astros place Marisnick on DL; call up Hernandez". crawfishboxes.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  10. ^ Kaplan, Jake (April 26, 2017). "Astros call up Tony Kemp to replace injured Teoscar Hernandez". chron.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  11. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 31, 2017). "Toronto gets Aoki, prospect for Liriano". MLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Bisons activate OF Teoscar Hernandez". Buffalo Bisons. August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Teoscar Hernandez highlights first wave of Blue Jays' September call-ups". Sportsnet. August 31, 2017. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "Blue Jays lose Donaldson (shoulder) to DL". April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Blue Jays' Hernandez, Clippard appreciative of time with Astros". June 25, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernate01.shtml Teoscar Hernandez @ Baseball Reference
  17. ^ "Hernández answers leadoff call with 2 HRs". MLB.com. Retrieved 2020-07-31.
  18. ^ https://www.mlb.com/player/teoscar-hernandez-606192?stats=career-r-hitting-mlb&year=2020
  19. ^ "Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez wins Silver Slugger Award | CBC Sports". CBC. Retrieved 2020-11-06.

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