News: Phillies first-base coach Mickey Morandini said he is encouraged by the progress Hernandez has made improving his stolen base technique this spring, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Morandini has been working with Hernandez on getting better jumps on his stolen base attempts. The second baseman is 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts after stealing only 17 bags out of 30 attempts last season. Hernandez has been clocked by Statcast going from home to first base at speeds comparable to Dee Gordon, so he is plenty quick. It is his technique that has held him back. If he can carry his spring improvements into the regular season, stealing 30 or more bags is a real possibility.