Cesar Hernandez Back to Being Specatacular


Mar 4, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry (19) is forced out at second as Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez turns a double play to end the bottom of the fifth inning of a spring training game at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Cesar Hernandez was scaring us there for a second.

We watched in horror as his batting average dipped under .300 with the IronPigs.  Had we been wrong?  Had this kid been overhyped?  Should we blow it up?  Better blow it up.  YO GUYS.  HIT THE BUTTON.  WE’RE BLOWING IT ALL UP BECAUSE CESAR HERNANDEZ DIDN’T GET A HIT A COUPLE TIMES.

Fortunately, this week, Cesar proved all the people shouting in all caps on their blogs wrong by going 12-for-32 with a double and a singles barrage.  It evened out to a .375 average for the week, putting him over the top to win International League Player of the Week honors.

The 23-year-old Hernandez is second on the IronPigs in hits with 89, behind Cody Asche’s 93, and 13th in the IL overall.  He also needs to hurry up and get to the big leagues with Freddy Galvis and Cody Asche so we can be all about youth and also start using all these “Hail, Cesar!” jokes we’ve got lying around.