Enrique J. (Kiké) Hernández...nickname pronounced KEE-kay...attended American Military Academy in Puerto Rico...appeared as himself in an episode of the popular soap opera "The Bold and The Beautiful" on Sept. 12, 2016...selected by the Astros in the sixth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
In his third season with the Dodgers, he set career-best marks in games (140), runs (46), hits (64), doubles (24), home runs (11), RBI (37), walks (41) and stolen bases (3)...posted a .215 batting average (64-for297), while 37 of his 64 hits this season were extra-base hits (24 2B, 2 3B, 11 HR)...Appeared at every position except for pitcher and catcher, as he posted a combined .972 fielding percentage (6 E/682.2 IP)...played 34 games (16 GS - .97 7 fielding pct.) in center field, 28 games (12 GS - 1.000) in left field, 18 games (15 GS - 1.000) in right field, 24 games (16 GS - .959) at shortstop, 14 games (8 GS - .955) at third base, nine games (2 GS - .941) at second base and three games (2 GS - 1.000) at first base...according to STATS, LLC, he is the first Dodger in franchise history to make at least two starts at every position but pitcher and catcher...Posted a .270 (41-for-152)/.367/.579 slashline with 13 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 27 RBI against left-handed pitchers...finished the season with the 11th best slugging percentage and 15th best OPS against left-handers in the NL...Belted a career-high tying two home runs on July 16 at Chicago-AL, recording his second career multi-homer game (also: April 15, 2016 vs. SF)... In 13 Postseason games, he slashed .320 (8-for-25)/.452/.720 with three home runs and eight RBI...stroked his first three career Postseason home runs in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cubs, becoming the first Dodger to belt three homers in a single Postseason game and just the 11th Dodger to record a multi-homer game in a Postseason contest...stroked a grand slam in the third inning, becoming just the fourth Dodger in franchise history to hit a grand slam in a Postseason game, joining James Loney (2008 NLDS, G1), Ron Cey (197 7 NLCS, Game 1) and Dusty Baker (197 7 NLCS, Game 2)...according to Elias, he is also just the fifth player in big league history to hit three homers in a series-clinching Postseason win, joining Babe Ruth (1928 World Series), Reggie Jackson (197 7 World Series), Adam Kennedy (2002 ALCS), and Adrian Beltre (2011 ALDS)...drove in seven runs in that game, which is a new single-game record for a League Championship Series contest and also tied Troy O'Leary (1999 ALDS) for the most in a series-clincher (source: Elias Sports Bureau)...Prior to the beginning of the season, he joined Team Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, going 4-for-15 (.267) with one run, one triple and two RBI in six games...the team lost in the finals at Dodger Stadium against Team U.S.A.
Batted .190 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 18 RBI in 109 games with Los Angeles...Posted a combined .982 fielding percentage, appearing in games at left field (41 G, 22 GS), center field (22 G, 16 GS), right field (7 G, 1 GS), third base (5 GS, 1 GS), second (11 GS, 5G) and shortstop (2 G, 1 GS)…recorded four outfield assists this season... Registered his first career multi-home run game on April 15 against the Giants, slugging his first career leadoff home run in the first inning and a solo shot in the third, both off of Madison Bumgarner…also drove in a career-high four RBI in that game...Placed on the DL with a left ribcage inflammation from June 29-July 31, missing 26 games.
Appeared in 76 games in his first season with the Dodgers, batting .307 with seven homers and 22 RBI. ... Posted the Majors' top batting average (min. 100 AB) from July 1-conclusion of the season, hitting .351 (40-for-114) with six doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBI during that 40-game span…reached base safely in 15 consecutive games from July 24-Aug. 19. ... Led the Majors (min. 75 AB) in batting average (.423), on-base percentage (.471) and slugging percentage (.744) against lefthanded pitchers, going 33-for-78 with nine doubles, two triples, four homers and 16 RBI. ... Hit .352 with runners on base (25-for-71) and batted .343 (12-for-35) with runners in scoring position. ... Committed only three errors and posted a .983 combined fielding percentage in games at second base (20 games, 15 starts), third base (one start), shortstop (16 games, 11 starts), left field (17 games, five starts), center field (19 games, 18 starts) and right field (two games, one start). ... Entered the game as a pinch-runner and scored the game's only run on June 18 vs. Texas, forcing pitcher Keone Kela to balk him in from third for the game-winning "balk-off." ... Missed nearly a month on the DL with a left hamstring strain, Aug. 31-Sept. 28. ... Saw his first postseason action last year and started four NLDS games against the Mets, three in center field and one in left field…went 4-for-13 (.308) with a .400 on-base percentage, a stolen base and three runs scoredOn Nov. 4, underwent an arthroscopic debridement (clean up) of his right shoulder, a 30 minute procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. ... Opened the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City before being called up to the Majors for good on April 28…went just 10-for-59 (.169) with two doubles, a homer and nine RBI in 16 games with OKC.
Opened season at Double-A Corpus Christi, batting .325 (13-for-40) in 10 games before promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 17...Hit .337 (89-for-264) in 67 games with Redhawks, with 17 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 31 RBI...Selected to Major League roster on July 1 by Houston and made MLB debut that night vs. Seattle as defensive replacement at second base in seventh inning…knocked an RBI double off Dominic Leone in his first at-bat and went 2-for-2 after entering the game in the seventh inning...Blasted his first homer, a solo shot off Chris Young, in his first start (at DH) on July 2, 2014...Traded by the Astros with Austin Wates and Jarred Cosart to the Miami for Francis Martes, Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick and 2015 compensation draft pick on July 31...Made Miami debut on August 1 as pinch hitter vs. Cincinnati (0-for-1)…appeared in four games before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on August 8…was recalled by Miami on September 2...Blasted his first grand slam in the ninth inning of the second game of the Marlins' Sept. 26 doubleheader at Washington off Nats reliever Craig Stammen...Overall, combined to hit .319 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in the Minors...Played in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season, batting .279 with six doubles and six RBI in 15 games with Gigantes de Carolina
Spent entire 2013 campaign with Double-A Corpus Christi in Houston system, batting .236 in 116 games...Batted .280 (30-for-107) with runners in scoring position, with five doubles, a triple, two home runs, 33 RBI, 15 walks and a .368 on-base percentage…also, batted .429 (6-for-14) with bases loaded, with a triple and 12 RBI...Appeared in Puerto Rican Winter League with Gigantes de Carolina, hitting .260 (39-for-150) in 37 games, with three home runs and 21 RBI
Spent most of 2012 with Single-A Lancaster (100 games) before being promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on August 10 for final 23 games of season...Appeared in 122 games at second base and six in the outfield
Appeared in just 62 games with Single-A Lexington to two stints on disabled list for right ankle sprains from April 17 to May 13, and again from July 28 through end of season...Showed his versatility in the field, appearing in games at second base (12), third base (4), shortstop (3) and left field (32)
Spent the entire season with Short-Season A Tri-City, batting .280 with 18 doubles, three homers and 33 RBI in 60 games...Was named Tri-City Offensive Player of the Month for August after hitting .265 (26-for-98) with 16 runs, six doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI...Season was cut short on August 28 by trip to disabled list for right ankle sprain
Named Gulf Coast League Astros Team MVP, hitting .295 with a homer and 27 RBI in 53 games in his first professional season...Began pro career batting .316 (37-for-117) in 30 games in June & July, with 19 runs scored, six doubles, three triples and 20 RBI