The Whites ace failed to make the cut despite his impressive goal and assist tally for the Elland Road side.
The 34-year-old Spaniard has been an indispensable member of Marcelo Bielsa's side this season, weighing in with 12 goals and 11 assists according to Transfermarkt.
Indeed, Hernandez's contributions have gone a long way to ensure that Leeds remain in the hunt for an automatic promotion finish, the Whites second in the table with four games to go.
However, when it came to the Team of the Year, although Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips were named in the XI, Hernandez was not, which prompted widespread outrage amongst some of the Leeds faithful.
In conversation with Leeds Live, Forshaw commented on his fellow midfielder, admitting he was confused about the omission, before going on to praise the team as a whole.
“If you are going to be up there in the league you need players to have outstanding seasons and they all have. I think there have been a few more in the team who have done really well too, so it is all positive.”
Hernandez was nominated for March's Championship Player of the Month award but he missed out on recognition there too, with Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi picking up the accolade.
The Spain international joined Leeds initially on a six-month loan from Qatari club Al-Arabi in August 2016 and he has impressed so much for the Elland Road side over the years that he is now on a contract until 2020 (Transfermarkt).