Dodger’s super utility man Enrique Hernandez has long been a favorite whipping boy of this site over the last several seasons. It’s primarily due to his terrible batting and on-base skills. This year is no different with Hernandez batting a minuscule .215 and posting a .287 OBP over 286 plate appearances.
However Hernandez does have his strengths as well. We know he’s got power as evidence by his 13 home runs and 41 runs driven in. He also plays just about every position with ease. He’s a good defensive player and has versatility all over the diamond. He also has a great personality.
The Dodgers are in Colorado and in the ninth inning of their 12-8 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Thursday night, Hernandez was being heckled. Three salty Colorado fans sitting behind home plate were teasing Hernandez for being small. This to me is a pretty dumb thing to tease Enrique about.
Kiké Hernández hits a home run then blows some kisses to the guys who were heckling him, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/l65To6AVel
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) June 28, 2019
I mean if you’re going to tease him, then you have plenty of ammunition based on his paltry .215 batting average. If you are going to tease Hernandez then his .287 OBP should give you all the ammo you need. But to tease him about his diminutive size seems pretty stupid if you ask me. Check out what Hernandez does after he hits a big three-run home run. He gives the haters some love.