USC Baseball vs. Nebraska
Feb. 17, 2013
Photos by Pierson Clair
2012 As a sophomore in 2012, Hernandez appeared in 42 games, making 26 starts, mostly as a designated hitter or catcher ... He hit .286 (26-for-91) with 15 RBIs and four doubles ... He also scored eight runs ... Had an on-base percentage of .340 and slugging percentage or .330 ... Tallied a season high three RBIs at Washington State (3/31), on a 3-for-4 day ... Also had a two RBI-performance at Washington State (3/30) and vs. Pepperdine (4/3) ... First two-RBI day was at North Carolina (3/4) ... Also drew five walks on the season ... Tallied season high three hits at Washington State (3/31) and vs. Oregon State (4/27) ... Also had a season-high two doubles vs. Oregon State (4/27) ... Only made three errors in the field all season.
2011 In 32 games, he made 12 starts as a freshman...batted .200 (12-for-60) with two doubles and six RBI...finished the season with a pinch-hit single on May 29 against Washington State...recorded a 2-for-4 day with a double and one RBI on Feb. 25 at No. 22 Rice...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his collegiate debut on Feb. 20 against North Carolina.
High School He was a four-year letterwinner at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., under coach Dominique Copas...rated No. 77 in the nation among high school players by Baseball America after earning All-CIF first team and Rawlings High School All-America honors as a senior...also earned All-Inland Valley and All-Baseline League honors...earned All-Baseline League second team honors in his freshmen, sophomore and junior seasons...drafted in the 22nd round of the 2010 major league baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers.
Personal He is majoring in kinesiology...parents are Albert, Tom (stepfather) and De Ana...has one brother Damien and two sisters, Jackie and Brittany...lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero...favorite movies are The Hangover, Superbad and The Sandlot...favorite television shows are Family Guy, Two and a Half Men and anything on ESPN, The Food Network or The Discovery Channel...listens to Lil Wayne, Drake, 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Sublime and Nirvana...birthdate is June 5, 1992.