Jose Hernandez

Rosters Number: 1
Position: SS
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Caguas, PR

Jose started every game (59) at shortstop as a freshman. He batted .283 and had an on-base percentage of .425.  The right-handed hitter showed some good plate discipline in 2016: in 228 plate appearances, he struck out only 21 times while drawing a team high 39 walks.  Jose also displayed his talents on the defensive end. After averaging nearly one error per game through his first 15 games, he settled in and had a very solid year defensively.  In acknowledgment of his fine defensive play he was selected to the Region 24 Gold Glove Team. One of his top offensive performances came vs. Lincoln Land, with Jose posting 3 hits, a double, a triple and an RBI.

After spending much of last year batting second in the line-up, Jose should remain at the top in 2017, either as the lead-off man or in the 2-hole.