Jose Hernandez

Jose Hernandez #18

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/190

Jose Hernandez MLB Career Stats

.252 168 603 41 .729

Jose Hernandez Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Antonio Hernandez
  • Born: 7/14/1969 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
  • College: Inter American (PR)
  • Debut: August 9, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/1/2006
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MLB Career Stats 4618 623 1166 168 603 41 .252 .312 .729


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Jose Hernandez Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Milwaukee NL

Jose Hernandez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2002 .288 25th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1995 4 23rd in NL
1997 5 19th in NL
1998 7 8th in NL


Season SO Rank
1998 140 7th in NL
1999 145 3rd in NL
2000 125 10th in NL
2001 185 1st in NL
2002 188 1st in NL
2003 177 2nd in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2000 7 24th in NL

Jose Hernandez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 16, 2009 Leones de Yucatan released 1B Jose Hernandez.

Jose Antonio Hernandez Bio Info

Full name JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ...He and his wife, Melanie, have two children, daughter, Jolanie, and Jose...Resides in Dorado, PR...Graduated from Maestro Ladi High School in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico in 1987...Played baseball, basketball and volleyball...Attended Interamerica University in Bayamon, Puerto Rico...His cousin, Figueroa, saw big league action with the Pirates and Mets...Set a Puerto Rico Winter League record with 20 home runs for Mayaguez during the 1997-98 winter ball campaign. 2006 Acquired from Pittsburgh on Aug. 22 for cash, with the Phillies being his ninth Major League team. ... Hit .237 as a pinch-hitter. ... Hit his sixth career grand slam on Sept. 18 against Chicago. 2005 A much-traveled Hernandez did prove versatile in his ability to play several positions, but his bat was a disappointment. He hit .231 in 234 at-bats, a total that included 60 strikeouts. His .338 slugging percentage was among the lowest on the team. 2004 The 2002 All-Star is entering his 19th professional season...Spent the entire 2004 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers in utility role, hitting .289 (61-211) with 12 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs & 29 RBI in 95 games the NL West Division champions...Hernandez recorded 26 extra base hits and a .540 slugging % in just 211 bats and only Anaheim's Troy Glaus (207AB, 18HR) hit more home runs in the big leagues in 2004 among players with 215 or fewer at bats. The versatile infielder started at four different positions for LA (2B, SS, LF, 3B) and appeared in 50 games second base, 13 games at shortstop, 12 games at third, 8 games at first and 9 games in the outfield...He hit .310 (39-126) off left-handed pitchers w/11HR, 20RBI and a .627 slugging %...For the season had a .540 slugging Hit .344 (11-32) with 4HR & 6RBI in July and .321 (36-112) on the road...Hit .297 (19-64) in spring training and appeared at all 4 infield positions...Appeared in 1 game in the ALDS vs. St. Louis but did not bat...Enjoyed his 7th career 2HR game on May 7 at Pittsburgh, his first since 7/14/02...Hit his 150th career home run on May 16 Cincinnati, his 3rd career PH HR...Was 2 for 19 w/a HR as a PH (.105)...Had hits in 7 straight at bats, May 26- 30...Had a career-high 4 walks on June 4 at Arizona...Had a season-high 5RBI on August 11 at Cincinnati. 2003 Hernandez played in 69 games with the Rockies, starting 68 (67 at shortstop, one at first base)...was leading the major leagues with 95 strikeouts at the time of his trade, averaging one every 2.7 at-bats (257 AB)...batted only .186 with runners in scoring position (16-for-86) ...tied his career high with a 10-game hitting streak April 5-15 (fourth time)...was a part of Rockies history on April 10 vs. St. Louis, as recorded two outs of the first triple play in franchise history (3-6-6 putout)...was batting .320 through the end of April (32-for-100) but then hit just .185 over the next month-anda- half (29-for-157)...belted a home run in back-to-back games May 20-21 and in three of four games May 20-23...started at first base on June 8 vs. Kansas City, his third career start and 1B (Aug. 14, 1997 at San Francisco and July 14, 1998 at Pittsburgh). 2002 Hernandez was named to his first All-Star team, setting career highs with a .288 average and 151 hits ... played in 152 games, tying his personal best of a year ago ... led all National League shortstops in home runs (24) and ranked second to St. Louis' Edgar Renteria (83) in RBI with 73 ... set a Brewers franchise record with 188 strikeouts, falling just one shy of tying Bobby Bonds' major league record set in 1970 ... was 5-for-12 (.417) with 9 RBI with the bases loaded ... hit .287 with 13 homers and 40 RBI over the first half of the season en route to earning his first All-Star nod ... went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in the Mid-Summer Classic at his home ballpark in Milwaukee ... posted a .289 (68-235) average with 11 home runs and 31 RBI after the Break ... batted over .300 in two different months, including a season-best .321 mark in April ... recorded his fifth career multi-homer game on May 9 at Wrigley Field ... tied his career best with 4 hits on June 4 vs. the Cubs and then again Aug. 24 vs. Pittsburgh ... on his 33rd birthday, July 14 vs. Pittsburgh, Jose belted 2 home runs with 4 RBI (sixth career multi-HR game) ... on July 30 at Atlanta, he became the first Brewers shortstop to hit 20 or more home runs in consecutive seasons (25 in 2001) ... tied his career high with a 10-game hitting streak, Aug. 10-21 ... hit .417 (15-for-36) over the streak with 3 doubles, 3 homers and 7 RBI ... broke Rob Deer's franchise record with his 188th strikeout on Sept. 18 vs. Houston ... Deer fanned 187 times in 1987 ... played in only three of Milwaukee's final 11 games. 2001 Set career highs in games played, at-bats, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, sacrifice flies and strikeouts . . . equaled his career high with 135 hits and led Major League Baseball with 185 strikeouts one shy of Rob Deer's franchise record . . . appeared in 150 games at shortstop (147 starts), one game as a pinch hitter and one game in left field . . . became just the second Brewer in franchise history, joining Ted Kubiak (July 19, 1970 at Boston), to drive in seven runs in a game when he did so on April 12 vs Houston . . . went 2-5 with two home runs that day . . . connected on a 1-1 pitch from Nelson Cruz on April 12 for his fourth career grand slam and third as a Brewer . . . tied for third in franchise lore with three grand slams in a Brewers' uniform alongside Sixto Lezcano, Don Money, Darrell Porter, Devon White and Robin Yount . . . hit his 100th career home run on July 7 at San Francisco off Ryan Vogelsong in the fifth inning . . . tied for second in franchise history with Dale Sveum (1987) for home runs by a Brewers shortstop in a single season . . . equaled the Brewers franchise record after striking out five times in a 13 inning game on July 8 at San Francisco . . . ranked second among National League shortstops with 25 home runs trailing San Francisco's Rich Aurilia (37) and third with 78 runs batted in trailing Aurilia (97) and Montreal's Orlando Cabrera (96) . . . hit 17 homers against the NL Central teams . . . recorded a .972 fielding percentage committing 18 errors in 649 total chances . . . committed just seven errors after the All-Star Break. 2000 Was the starting third baseman during the majority of the season despite battling back problems during the second half . . . posted his 500th career hit on April 4 at Cincinnati with a run-scoring single in the eight off Scott Sullivan . . . hit second career grand slam on May 20 vs San Francisco off Mark Gardner . . . homered in three straight games May 20-22 (#1) . . . blasted his third career grand slam, second of the season, on May 23 vs Atlanta off Kevin Millwood . . . became the first Brewer to hit multiple grand slams in the same season since 1995 when John Jaha (three) and Matt Mieske (two) accomplished the feat . . . began to find his stroke in August hitting .400 (10-25) prior to being placed on the 15-Day Disabled List August 14, retroactive to August 10, with a strained lower back . . . batted .533 (8-15) with two home runs, 23 runs batted in, a .933 slugging percentage and a .474 on-base percentage with the bases loaded . . . committed just three errors after the All-Star break. 1999 Split the season between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves...set career highs in at-bats (508), hits (135), walks (52) and stolen bases (11)...appeared in 137 games at shortstop, 14 games in center field, seven games in left field, two games in right field and two games at first base...tied career high with 10-game hitting streak from May 20-30 batting .317 during this stretch...went 3-4 with a home run tying a career-high with five runs batted in on July 31 vs New York (N), his final game as a Cub...tied career-high with five RBI on August 16 at Colorado...hit 18 of his 19 home runs as a shortstop and one as a centerfielder...had a two-run pinch-hit single in the sixth inning of Game Six of the National League Championship Series at New York on...October 19 with Atlanta pulling out a 10-9, 11-inning victory, securing themselves a spot in the World Series. 1998 Was a versatile everyday player for the Cubs, seeing action at seven different positions during the course of the campaign batting .254 with career highs in home runs (23) and runs batted in (75)...played in 72 games at third base (54 starts), 45 games at shortstop (37 starts), 31 games in leftfield, 31 games in centerfield (25 starts), three games at first base (two starts), two games at second base (one start) and two games in rightfield...of his 23 home runs, eight were hit as a third baseman, seven as a centerfielder, six as a shortstop, one as a second baseman and one as a pinch hitter...hit his second career pinch hit homer April 24 at Los Angeles off Ismael Valdes...homered in three straight games June 6-8 driving in nine runs...tied his career-high with five RBI in the June 7 contest against their cross town rival, the Chicago White Sox, with a three-run homer and a two-run double...had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from June 12-21 batting .372...recorded his second career two-homer game on June 17 vs Milwaukee driving in four runs...had his second career four-hit game on August 18 vs St. Louis going 4-4...was 5-11 with one home run and an RBI as a pinch hitter...was 2-7 in the Division Series against Atlanta in his first career post-season action. 1997 Became the first Cub to start at all four infield positions in a decade, seeing action in 121 overall contests...made 12 starts at third base, five starts at shortstop, 10 starts at second base, one start at first base and one start in leftfield...the last Cub to start at all four infield positions in one season was Manny Trillo in 1987...overall, he played in 47 games at third base, 21 at shortstop, 20 at second base, six in leftfield and one at first base...batted .268 with seven doubles, five triples, three home runs and 13 RBI in games he started...batted .286 as a pinch hitter with four runs batted in and his first pinch hit home run on July 13 off St. Louisb Todd Stottlemyre at Wrigley Field. 1996 Spent almost half of the season as the Cubsb starting shortstop after beginning the campaign as the clubbs Opening Day third baseman...played in 87 games at shortstop (71 starts), 43 games at third base (11 starts), one game at second base and one game in centerfield...made his first Opening Day start on April 1 at third base against San Diego...entered the Cubsb June 3 contest vs Philadelphia as a defensive replacement at shortstop for the injured Rey Sanchez and hit a game-ending home run off Ken Ryan...went on to start the next 33 games at short...notched a career-high four hits and scored the winning run in the Cubsb 16-inning 9-6 victory at San Diego June 22. 1995 Saw action in 93 games and batted .245 with 13 home runs and 40 runs batted in...of his 60 hits, 28 were for extra bases...averaged one home run every 18.9 at-bats and one RBI every 6.1 at-bats...had his first Major League multi-homer game on August 31 hitting two home runs at Florida, including a grand slam off Buddy Groom...appeared in 43 games at shortstop (19 starts), 29 games at second base (26 starts) and 20 games at third base (10 starts). 1994 Was a versatile utility player in his first season with the Cubs appearing in 28 games at third base (nine starts), 21 games at shortstop (13 starts), eight games at second base (two starts) and one game in centerfield...hit his first Major League home run on May 12 off St. Louisb Tom Urbani at Busch Stadium. 1993 Began the season with Canton-Akron, the Double A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, hitting .200 with nine stolen bases in 45 games...was assigned to Orlando, Double A affilate of the Chicago Cubs, after being traded on June 1...batted .304 in 71 games with eight home runs and 33 RBI...had a 22-game hitting streak July 30-August 23 batting .359...received a late season promotion to Triple A Iowa on August 30. 1992 Claimed off waivers by Cleveland on April 3...played in 130 games for Canton-Akron, the Eastern League champions...hit .255 with 56 runs scored and 46 RBI...played in three games for Cleveland after being recalled September 25...went hitless in four at-bats. 1991 Spent most of the Minor League campaign with Tulsa, the Double A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, recording a Texas League best .968 fielding percentage at shortstop...was promoted to Triple A Oklahoma City June 27...batted .304 in 14 games before returning to Tulsa July 13...saw his first Major League action, appearing in 45 games with Texas after being recalled from Tulsa on August 9...had four hits and a walk in his first five plate appearances, including a single off Milwaukeebs Chris Bosio in his first Major League at bat August 9...began Major League career red hot hitting .333 in his first 12 games...had a .975 fielding percentage in 44 games at shortstop...also played in one game at third base...fractured his left collarbone and shoulder blade in a collision with teammate Kevin Reimer on October 4. 1990 Led Florida State League shortstops with a .959 fielding percentage at Class A Charlotte, Florida...was second among shortstops in assists (372). 1989 Saw action at third base, shortstop, second base and outfield at Class A Gastonia. 1988 Led Gulf Coast League third basemen in fielding percentage (.950), putouts (47) and double plays (11) at Rookie League Gulf Coast...appeared in games at all four infield positions and in the outfield. 1987 Began his professional career at Gulf Coast appearing in 24 games.