Javier Herrera (minors03)
Javier Armando Herrera
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.
Outfielder Javier Herrera played professionally from 2002 to 2018.
He was signed by scout Julio Franco for the Oakland A's in July 2001. He made his pro debut for the DSL Athletics East the next summer. He came stateside in 2003, with the AZL Athletics, hitting .230 in 17 games. With the Vancouver Canadians in 2004, he hit .331 with 12 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 65 games. Herrera played for the Kane County Cougars (94 games) and Sacramento River Cats (five games) in 2005, hitting a combined .280 with 14 home runs and 27 stolen bases. He missed all of 2006, but in 2007 he hit a combined .269 with 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases for the Stockton Ports and Midland RockHounds.
In 2008, he played for Midland, hitting .267 with nine home runs and eight stolen bases in 61 games. He began 2009 with Midland and played in only one game. He played in 14 games for the independent Yuma Scorpions in 2010, hitting .368 with two home runs and 14 RBI. He did not play in 2011. He played for the Rockford RiverHawks and Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier League in 2012 and hit a combined .319 with 14 home runs and 78 RBI in 93 games. He returned to affiliated baseball in 2013 after signing a contract with the San Francisco Giants. Playing for their Double-A squad, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, he hit .296 with 16 home runs, 37 doubles, 74 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 131 games. He was injured for most of 2014 and hit .273 with no home runs and four RBI in 13 games for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. Between Richmond and the independent Trois-Rivieres Aigles in 2015, Herrera hit .259 with seven home runs and 39 RBI. Back with Trois-Rivieres in 2016, Herrera batted .290/.392/.435 with 8 homers and 36 RBI in 57 games. With the same club in 2017, he hit .323/.400/.532 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI in 98 games. He then slashed .261/.344/.421 with 16 home runs, 63 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 101 games for the Aigles in 2018.