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Dodgers: About Kiké Hernandez’s Mustache… Fans Vote on if it Should Stay or Go

It’s an off day, what more do you want from me?



Well, the Kiké Hernandez mustache era is 30 games old and the results are mixed but lean positive. Both statistically and esthetically. 

If we’re arguing stats, Enrique is the third most valuable player on the Dodgers, according to Baseball-Reference.com. However, most of that value has come on the defensive side of the ball where he leads MLB in defensive wins above replacement, which is admittedly an extremely imperfect stat.

Offensively, the numbers say Hernandez is having his worst offensive season since 2016. His OPS sits at .708 as where league average is .737. His wRC+ is only 91, his second lowest since it a 67 posted in 2016. But, as is often the case with Kiké, he’s good for timely and impactful hits and home runs at least once a week.

With all that said, and the statistical argument laid out, esthetically I’ll admit that the ‘stache works for the banana man. And looking at the below poll, I’m not alone.

64.2% of voters in this short, mid-game poll from last week are on board with the mustachioed Hernandez. Here’s what Dodgers fans had to say.

Is there more pop in the stache? Make your argument in the comments below.

Friend of the Show Jose is not a fan.

Nancy brings up a different semi-glass-shattering perspective in that Hernandez is usually good for one shtick per season. There was the tight pants era of 2019. And of course, as I alluded to earlier, everyone remembers his original endearing moment where he introduced the rally banana in 2015.

Finally in the comments from the vote, Steve sees an opportunity to mimic another famous mustached man (no, not @brookme3).

“It’s a-me, Kiké!”

Half a season of mustached Enrique down, 30 to go. Can you hardly contain yourself?

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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