Gorkys Hernández

Gorkys Hernández

Gorkys Hernández
Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012
Kansas City Royals
Born: (1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 26)
Güiria, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 21, 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting Average .192
Hits 30
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 13

Gorkys Gustavo Hernández (born September 7, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the Kansas City Royals organization of Major League Baseball.


Detroit Tigers

Hernandez signed with the Detroit Tigers in April 2005. In 2007, as a member of the West Michigan Whitecaps, he was named a Midwest League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star, was named Midwest League MVP, and competed in the All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. On October 29, 2007, Hernández was traded by the Detroit Tigers along with pitcher Jair Jurrjens to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Edgar Rentería.[1]

Atlanta Braves

Hernández was called the fifth-best prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization by Baseball America. On June 3, 2009, the Braves traded Hernández along with Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Nate McLouth.[2]

Pittsburgh Pirates

On May 18, 2012, he was called up to the big league club. He made his major league debut on May 21, and struck out as a pinch hitter. On May 27, he got his first major league hit, a 2-run single off Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden.

Miami Marlins

On July 31, 2012, the Pirates traded Hernández and a 2013 draft pick to the Miami Marlins for Gaby Sánchez and Kyle Kaminska.[3]

Kansas City Royals

On July 23, 2013, the Marlins traded Hernández to the Kansas City Royals for Alex McClure. Hernández was assigned to the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Royals' Triple-A affiliate.[4]

Awards and honors


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Gorkys Hernández' Minor League statistics