Natalie Hernandez

Position: IF | Number: 16
Bats: Right | Throws: Right
Daye of Birth: 01/04/1992 | Height: 5' 5"

Resides: Glendora, Calif.

Pro Experience:
4th Season: CHI (2014-present)

College Experience:
Illinois-Chicago

TRANSACTION HISTORY: 
  • Signed with the Bandits following open tryouts prior to the 2014 season
  • Re-signed with the Bandits for the 2015 season on October 15, 2014
  • Re-signed with the Bandits for the 2016 season on December 30, 2015
  • Re-signed with the Bandits for the 2017 season on February 2, 2017
2016 SEASON (CHI)
  • Held a .255 clip at the plate in 44 games and was a key contributor in the lineup when outfielder Emily Allard went down with a season-ending injury.
  • Smacked four home runs and nine extra-bases during the season.
  • Recorded 21 RBI to rank among the top five on the team in that category.
  • Increased her playing time with the Bandits for a third consecutive season.
2015 SEASON (CHI)
  • Saw a jump in playing time, appearing in 28 games, including 14 starts
  • Was a key contributor off the bench, leading all backups with 11 hits, including six extra-base knocks
  • Improved in nearly every major offensive category from her rookie season
  • Smacked a home run, triple and single during a two-game stretch while filling in for an injured Emily Allard against the Pennsylvania Rebellion in July
2014 SEASON (CHI)
  • Made her professional debut against the Akron Racers on May 29, 2014
  • Recorded her first career hit, home run, RBI and run scored against the Akron Racers on May 30, 2015
  • Appeared in 19 games during her rookie season and held a quality at-bat percentage of 44 percent
COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO): 
  • Became just the second player from UIC to ever play professionally, and the first since 1997
  • 2014 All-Horizon League First Team selection
  • 2x Horizon League All-Tournament Team member
  • Named Batting Champion of the 2014 Horizon League Tournament
  • 2011 All-Horizon League Newcomer honoree
PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of Max and Bonnie Hernandez
  • Has one sister, Katrina
  • Greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship and competing at the NCAA Regional Tournament
  • Currently enrolled as a Exercise Science/Health Promotion major

STATS

Hitting Stats »

Year League Club AB H AVG SLG OB% R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
2016 NPF Bandits 102 26 .255 .402 .276 10 4 1 3 20 0 16 0
2015 NPF Bandits 54 11 .204 .407 .218 3 3 1 2 6 0 18 0
2014 NPF Bandits 39 7 .205 .282 .200 4 0 0 1 5 0 9 0