2022 Player Outlook
Hernandez is another Jays slugger who possesses good plate discipline. He cut his 30.4 2020 K rate to 24.9 last season. A byproduct of that decrease in strikeouts was his increased contact rate, which climbed 4.1% to 70.3. Hernandez also doubled his 2020 stolen base total and swiped 12 bags in 2021. We all know that Hernandez has the type of power that will allow him to flirt with 30 plus home runs every season, but two straight seasons with LD rates north of 25% has helped him develop into a power hitter who can also hit for a high batting average. Hernandez entered the 2020 season with a .237 career BA. With a cumulative .295 BA over his last two seasons, he’s been able to raise his career BA to .260.