Apr 15, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; A general view of Minute Maid Park during the game between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Who’s Not: Teoscar Hernandez
If there’s been one complete disappointment so far this season, it’s Teoscar Hernandez. The Dominican centerfielder has been struggling at the plate in the first 13 games, and is at risk of losing his spot in the outfield with the emergence of Tony Kemp. He didn’t get much of a chance to prove himself during Spring Training, only getting 3 at bats, so it would have been a big plus if he were able to get off to a hot start in Corpus’ regular season.
Through only 13 games, Hernandez has a .143 batting average and a .200 on base percentage while striking out 16 times and only walking 3 times. He only has 6 hits in 42 at bats, which is not very good at all. This comes as a little bit of a surprise as he actually finished last season on a high note for the Hooks, batting .284 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs in 23 games. I’m sure Teoscar knows that these numbers are not good enough to advance to the AAA level, and definitely not the major leagues. With the Astros stocked in the outfield and other outfielders performing at the AA level, Hernandez will have to do enough in the field and with his bat to stand out above the competition.
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