Yankees Add Robert Hernandez To Farm System


The Yankees are continuing to look for strength in their farm system, as they signed outfielder Robert Hernandez to a minor league deal. This off-season, Hernandez complied a .264 batting average with three doubles in 20 games with a team in Venezuela.

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He was scouted during this off-season due to the fact that he was playing winter ball with a few Yankees prospects, including Jose Pirela. The Yankees must have liked what they saw coming off of his bat, but Hernandez has a long way to go in terms of making it up to the big leagues.

He hasn’t played baseball with an affiliated team in the last five seasons. Hernandez was under the radar for the first three years, until a few Arizona scouts noticed him back in 2013. Now, he is apparently a ‘big leaguer,’ who is coming off of a successful rookie season in 2014.

It will take some time for him to reach his goal and make it to the big leagues, but at least the Yankees are looking ahead for once and reserving him for later on down the road.