Anderson Hernandez...Wife's name is Anais...One son; Anderson Andres (10/21/05)...Is a 2001 graduate of San Jose Fe Alegria High School in Santo Domingo, where he played baseball and ran track...Signed with Detroit as an 18-year-old non-drafted free agent on 4/23/01.
Spent entire season with Oklahoma City (Astros' AAA)...Made 63 appearances (58 starts) at second base, 48 appearances (42 starts) at shortstop and 41 appearances (31 starts) at third base...Also made one appearance in left field on 5/13 vs.
Tacoma...Hit .301 (116-for-386) vs. RHP and .298 (37-for-124) vs. LHP...Had the longest hitting streak in Triple-A, a 30-game streak from 8/2 thru 9/2 (50-for-130, .385) - it was also the longest hitting streak in Oklahoma City club history...Had a pair of four-hit games;
6/1 at Omaha and 7/28 vs. Nashville...Was hitting .256 thru the end of June...Batted .353 (30-for-83) in July and .380 (49-for-129) in
August, hitting safely in 47 of his 56 games during the two months...Had season-high five hits on 8/7 at Tucson...Hit .365 (72-for-197) and
produced a .430 on-base percentage after the All-Star Break...Participated in the Dominican Winter League and batted .305 (58-for-190) with 18 RBI and a .367 OBP in 48 games with Tigres del Licey.
Spent the season between Cleveland (22 gms) and Houston (32 gms)...hit a combined .220 (24x109) in 54 games between the two leagues...in his 32 games for Houston, hit .188 (9x48) with two doubles, seven runs scored, one RBI and two stolen
bases...started nine games for the Astros, seven at second base and two at shortstop...reached base safely in eight of his final 18 pinch-hit plate appearances of the season...had his contract purchased by the Astros from Triple A Round Rock on Aug. 20...hit .241 (7x29) with one RBI and two stolen bases in seven games for Round Rock from Aug. 9-18...hit .246 (15x61) with two RBI in 22 games for the Indians before being claimed by Houston off waivers on July 21...was designated for assignment by CLE on July 18...in 47 games for Triple A Columbus, hit .234 (40x171) with a HR and 17 RBI...spent 2010 Spring Training with the Mets but was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on March 17...hit .444 (4x9) with two RBI and one stolen base in 10 Spring games for
the Mets...in his 13 games for the Indians at Spring, hit .250 (7x28) with three RBI and a stolen base.
Acquired from the Washington Nationals on August 6th in exchange for minor league infielder Greg Veloz...Hit .303 (53-175) with 20 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 18 RBI in 58 road games...Began the season on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left hamstring injury...
Appeared in one game with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League on April 12th...Activated from the 15-Day Disabled List on April 13th and started for Washington that day against the Phillies...Hit safely in each of his first four
games of the season...Tied his career-high with three hits in back-to-back games on April 27th and
April 29th at Philadelphia...Stole a career-high two bases on June 2nd at San Francisco...Connected for his first home run of the season, June 16th at New York (AL), a
three-run shot off CC Sabathia...Finished the game 2-3 with a run scored, a double, a
home run and three RBI...Batted .343 (12-35) with nine RBI with runners in scoring position after joining the Mets...Hit .328 (19-58) with runners
on base...Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak from August 23rd-August 30th...Hit .407 (11-27) over that span...Tied his career-high with three hits on August 27th at Florida...It was the sixth time this year and ninth time in his career that he collected three hits in a game...Hit his second home run of the season on September 13th at Philadelphia (off Kyle Kendrick) in the first game of a doubleheader...The two home runs established a career-high...Hit his third home run of the year, a solo shot, on September 27th at Florida...Hit .259 with three doubles and two triples in 32 games for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent majority of season with New Orleans of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, but with trade to Washington, seized opportunity and showcased talent in season's final 5 weeks...with Washington, hit .333 (27-for-81) with 4 doubles, 17 RBI and 11 runs scored in 28 games, 20 of which came against winning ballclubs...made 18 starts (15 at 2B, 3 at SS) and
tallied 9 multi-hit efforts, including a quartet of games with at least 3 hits...when in Manny Acta's starting lineup, hit .361
(26-for-72) with 16 RBI...went a remarkable 12-for-22 (.545) with runners in scoring position...posted more walks (10)
than K's (8)...hit .365 with 29 RBI in 50 games for Licey and finished 2nd in Dominican Winter League MVP voting.
Was recalled by New York for a third time on September 16th...Also was with the Mets from August 19th-August 21st and July 21st-July 28th...Had a pitch-hit single on July 28th vs. Washington...Entered the game on July 22nd at Los Angeles as a pinch-runner and scored the tying run in the ninth inning in a contest the Mets
eventually won, 5-4, in 10 innings...Named the Sterling Organizational Player of the Year, emblematic of the top offensive minor league player...Hit .301 (167-554) with 84 runs scored, 28 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 42 RBI with 31 walks and 16 stolen bases in 128 games for New Orleans...Batted .371 (23-62) in July and .333 (38-114) in June with the Zephyrs...Compiled a 10-game hitting streak from May 6th-May 15th, a 12-game hitting streak from August 6th-August 18th and an 11-game hitting streak from August 23rd-September 2nd...Finished second in the Pacific Coast League in hits.
Had a career-high two RBIs on Oct. 1 at Washington and collected his first Major League triple...Belted his first Major League home run and RBI on Sept. 19 vs. Florida (Scott Olsen)...Also tied his career-high with two hits
in that contest...Had two hits on April 9 vs. Florida...Made his first start since April 17 on Sept. 2 at Houston...Recalled from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on Aug. 31...With Norfolk, he played in 72 games at shortstop and 31 games at second base...Batted .293 (34-116) vs. left-handed pitching at Norfolk...For the Tides, had 17 games with two hits, two games with three hits and three games with four hits: May 15 vs. Columbus, July 28 and Aug. 16 vs. Indianapolis...Was recalled from his Minor League rehabilitation assignment, reinstated from the 15-Day DL and optioned to Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on May 22...Played two games during a Major League Rehabilitation assignment with St.Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, May 8 and May 9...Began the season on the Opening Day roster...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 20, retroactive to April 18, with a
bulging disc in his back...Won the Dominican Winter League postseason batting crown with a .402 average for the Tigres del Licey...Added one home run with 12 RBIs and 22 runs scored in 23 games...In 25 regular season games, he batted .287 with nine RBIs.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in his first postseason game when he pinch-hit in Game Two of the NLCS vs. St. Louis.
Recorded his first major league hit, a single, October 2nd vs. Colorado in the ninth inning off Aaron Cook...Made five starts at second base and played two games at shortstop (September 29th and October 2nd vs. Colorado)...Made his major league debut, starting at second base, on September 18th vs. Atlanta...Had his contract purchased by the Mets on September 17th from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League...Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the team MVP, at Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Appeared in 37 games at second, 30 at shortstop and one as the designated hitter with Norfolk...Batted .348 (39-112) with eight RBI and 11 stolen bases in 28 games in August with the Tides...Compiled a 20-game hitting streak from June 14th-July 3rd, encompassing his final 10 games with Binghamton and his first 10 at
Norfolk...Hit .384 (33-86) during that stretch...Began the year with Binghamton and joined Norfolk after the All-Star break...Was fourth in the EL in batting at the time of his promotion...Stole three bases on June 28th vs.Toledo...With the Tides, he also had four other games with two stolen bases...Batted .390 (39-100) with three home runs and 16 RBI in 24 contests in May...Hit .365 (69-189) in his final 44 games with the B-Mets...Played in 57 games at shortstop, eight at second base and two as the designated hitter with Binghamton...Went 3-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI in a 9-2 win on May 20th vs. Altoona...Collected four hits on two occasions: May 15th at Norwich and May 10th vs. Bowie...For the season, he had 34 games with two hits and 14 games with three hits...Was named Rookie of the Year in the Dominican Winter League...Hit .307 (51-166) with 23 runs, four doubles, three triples, one home run, 22 RBI and seven stolen bases in 40 regular games for
Licey of the Dominican Winter League...Was seventh in the League in batting average and tied for third in triples...Batted a League-high .455 (15-33) with four doubles, two triples, four RBI with a .471 on-base percentage and a .697 slugging percentage in seven post-season contests to lead Licey to the Dominican Winter League Title.
Began the year with Lakeland (A) of the Florida State League...Was promoted to Erie (AA) of the Eastern League on May 27th...Stole three bases on August 16th vs. Akron...Started 99 games at shortstop and was the designated hitter in two contests in Double-A...Batted .250 (4-16) with one double in seven games for Licey of the Dominican Winter League.
Had a 12-game hitting streak from August 12th-August 27th (20-51, .392)...Rated as the best defensive infielder with the best arm in the Detroit Tigers' organization by Baseball America
Led the Florida State League shortstops with 209 putouts and 88 double plays...Hit a combined .308 (53-172) in 50 games in June and July.
Paced the Gulf Coast League with 11 triples and 34 stolen bases...His 11 triples also led all short-season players and he finished second among short-season performers with his 34 stolen bases...Stole five bases on June 20th against the Gulf Coast League Phillies...Named the second best prospect in the Gulf Coast League by Baseball America...Named to the League's Mid-Season All-Star Team.