Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Phillies Prospect Nick Hernandez Talks Injury & Rehab

Nick Hernandez, a 22-year-old pitching prospect, has had an injury plagued 2010 season. In 8 starts with the Phillies Class A affiliate Lakewood BlueClaws, Hernandez posted a 3-1 record with a 1.61 ERA and a .197 batting average against.

A 12th round draft pick out of the University of Tennessee in the 2009 amateur draft, Hernandez was sidelined in May with a shoulder injury. Despite that, Nick was selected to represent Lakewood in the mid-season South Atlantic League All-star game.

Nick had a pair of brief stints with the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies in July and August, while he rehabbed his shoulder, but experienced a set back and wasn't able to display the same dominance in Florida as he did with Lakewood earlier in the year.

Recently, I spoke with Nick about the status of his shoulder, his rehab work, his outlook for next season and more. Check out the media player below to listen to the full interview.



To read my previous interview with Nick, click here.

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