Padres To Sign Jeremy Hermida

The Padres reached an agreement with outfielder Jeremy Hermida on a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  They had non-tendered him last week.  Hermida, a former Marlins top prospect, hit .319/.400/.524 in 450 plate appearances for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate this year.  The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Padres in August and designated for assignment in early December upon the team's acquisition of Huston Street.  Hermida received some feelers from Japanese teams this offseason, Crasnick notes.

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  1. AkuCin48 4 years ago

    um dude, if u bat .320 in minors for a yr, ur 27 and you have over 2000 at bats in majors, when is time to play on mlb team? lol

    • When it comes to Hermida, hopefully never. Hitting .320 in Tucson = hitting .220 or less in San Diego.

      He was never an above average ML player at the plate or in the field as evidenced by career OPS+ numbers and UZR, but two years of hitting combined .211/.274 is a huge sign that he is not going to rebound much if any.

      I would love to be wrong and see him return to his 2007 level of production,

  2. AkuCin48 4 years ago

    He is a power hitter? lol, I know the steroid era is over but damn, if hermida is considered a power hitter, i’m strappin um back up and giving it a go! He has pop, but is not a power hitter. He has never hit more then 18 home runs in any level.

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