The Texas Rangers could use more table-setters like Hernandez in the big leagues
What do you with a player with a .424 OBP in 192 minor league at-bats? Call him up!
Look, the Texas Rangers’ big league lineup isn’t exactly a juggernaut, so why not add a player who has a knack for getting on base to this group in hopes of creating more scoring opportunities? That’s what Yonny Hernandez can bring to the table.
At 23, Hernandez isn’t a top organizational prospect either, but that’s even better for his chances of making the big leagues because he’s not someone that needs to be relied upon for the future.
Hernandez’ .424 OBP would lead the Rangers right now at the big league level, and his career .394 OBP suggests that he really does have this ability in his skillset.
Not to mention, the infielder hits pretty well, coming in at a solid .747 OPS. That number may not jump off the screen, but that .424 OBP definitely should. Even if Hernandez can simply come up and draw walks or manufacture runs by getting on base, that adds value to this team down the stretch.