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RIGHT; THROWS: RIGHT
200, Age 19, Freshman
High School, Oceanside, Calif.
BY NEW YORK YANKEES IN 36th ROUND
2004 SEASON: Saw action both at
catcher and designated hitter during his freshman
season, but has been sidelined with a strained
elbow since the Comets' conference opener against
San Diego City College on Feb. 28. ... Was
drafted by the Yankees as a pitcher. ... Went
2-for-4, tripled and drove in a run Feb. 7
against Santa Ana, the No. 1-ranked team in the
State in the preseason. ... Had a 2-run single
Feb. 24 vs. Orange Coast.
Played at Oceanside High School under
coach Dave Barrett. ... Was Valley League Player
of the Year and a two-time team MVP. ...
All-CIF-San Diego Section and All-North County
selection. ... Helped lead the Pirates to the
CIF-San Diego Section Division III finals in 2001
(vs. Mission Bay) and 2002 (vs. Eastlake).
CONTROL: Under control of the
New York Yankees until one week prior to the June
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 12, 1984, in
San Diego. ... Son of Jose and Cecilia Hernandez.
... Has two brothers, George, 27, and Roberto,
20. ... George Hernandez played for Occidental
College and is varsity pitching coach at
Oceanside High School. Brother Roberto played at
San Diego Mesa College and currently pitches for
Culver Stockton College.
on Aug. 14, 2004. Player biographies are updated
weekly during the season.)