All Dodger fans should know this player. He is a favorite amongst them. But he is not a fan-favorite because of his play on the field. Fans love him because of his outgoing personality and charming good looks. If he’s in the lineup, you will hear a flurry of loud screams from the ladies in the crowd.
Hernandez is an overlooked player of outside of Los Angeles. Even in LA, some fans don’t see him as a contributor. But that is not the case at all. Not only is he helping this team off the bench but he does it all while having a smile on his face which is exactly what makes him a fan favorite here.
Hernandez helps this team in many different ways. He was injured most of last season and was one of the reasons why the Dodgers struggled mightily against left-handed pitching. In 2015 Hernandez hit .423 against lefties. This season he has an elite .984 OPS off them and is tied with Cody Bellinger for the team lead in home-runs against southpaws.
Hernandez fits the mold of what the front office is looking for in a bench player. He can play virtually every position on the field. This year he has played everywhere pitcher and catcher. That’s where his value comes from. Not only can he play the position, but does it at a near elite level. Kiké is overlooked on this team, but his versatility is needed.