Jose D. Fernandez
current status: Right elbow injury, 60-day DL
#16 SP | 6'2", 225 lbs. | Miami
Birth Date:July 31, 1992 (22 years old) Place of Birth:Santa Clara, CUB Hometown:Tampa, FL
Drafted:Drafted by Florida in 2011 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Florida in 2011 (1st round).
|Assets:||Owns a fantastic arsenal of pitches, plus great command of all of them. Has the makings of a true workhorse starter thanks to a great lower base. Is plenty confident in his abilities.|
|Flaws:||Can get into trouble when he tries to overthrow his fastball, instead of just keeping things loose and free. Since he has so many pitches, he doesn't always throw the right one at the right time.|
|Career Potential:||Talented starter with huge upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NL||Rookie of the Year||2013|
Movements & Injuries
|6/01/2014||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow injury).|
|5/12/2014||Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 10th, 2014).|
|3/31/2013||Contract purchased from Jupiter (A).|
|3/13/2013||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/06/2011||Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2011.|
Jose Fernandez undergoes successful surgery | 05/16/2014 7:03 PM
NewsJose Fernandez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Friday.
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ImpactHe will now return to Miami where he will begin the rehabilitation and recovery process. If all goes well, Fernandez could be looking at a return to the Marlins before the end of the 2015 season, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on any serious returns until the 2016 campaign.
Fernandez to have Tommy John surgery Fri. | 05/15/2014 2:11 PM
NewsJose Fernandez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Friday.
ImpactFernandez was diagnosed earlier this week with a significant tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and can now be ruled out through the first couple months of the 2015 season. The 21-year-old right-hander has been a dominant force in his young career, boasting a 2.25 ERA and 10.13 K/9 in 224 1/3 total major league innings. He'll be missed while he's gone.
Marlins: Fernandez has 'significant' UCL tear | 05/13/2014 11:08 PM
NewsMarlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Tuesday that Jose Fernandez has a "significant" tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
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ImpactIt's what has been reported by others previously, but this is the first time the Marlins have confirmed the unfortunate news. Hill said that Fernandez is still weighing whether to undergo Tommy John surgery, but there's little doubt that that's the direction this is headed. Fernandez is expected to miss 12-18 months.
Fernandez expected to have TJS this week | 05/13/2014 10:18 PM
NewsJuan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery by the end of the week.
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ImpactWe're pretty much just waiting on official word from the Marlins at this point, as every media outlet is reporting that season-ending surgery is in the offing for the young right-hander. Fernandez will be sidelined for the next 12-15 months. Obviously, it's rotten news for the 21-year-old, the Marlins and baseball as a whole.
Fernandez has UCL tear, surgery recommended | 05/13/2014 2:29 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and surgery was recommended by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the initial diagnosis.
Fernandez likely facing Tommy John surgery | 05/12/2014 8:32 PM
NewsJuan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins anticipate Jose Fernandez needing season-ending elbow surgery.
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ImpactIt had been trending that direction, but this is the first we've heard of a Marlins source conceding that Tommy John surgery is a likely outcome. Fernandez has already undergone a pair of MRIs and a decision about his status should be made soon. The stud young right-hander has put up a 2.44 ERA and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings this season.
Fernandez has already had a second MRI | 05/12/2014 7:22 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) recently underwent a second MRI.
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ImpactThe fact that he's already getting a second opinion likely means that the first one didn't go well. As Rosenthal's source noted, "This isn't promising." Fernandez was placed on the DL Monday with what's being called for now a right elbow sprain, but it's sure sounding like Tommy John surgery is a high possibility. The Marlins haven't announced who will replace Hernandez in the rotation, but it's likely to be Kevin Slowey or Brad Hand for now. Top prospect Andrew Heaney could also be an option before long.
Jose Fernandez lands on DL with elbow sprain | 05/12/2014 6:31 PM
NewsMarlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with a right elbow sprain.
Jose Fernandez's injury is arm related | 05/12/2014 6:11 PM
NewsJuan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Jose Fernandez's injury is arm related.
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ImpactThe Marlins are expected to address Fernandez's situation shortly, but we know so far that he's expected to undergo an MRI on his pitching arm and he will be placed on the disabled list regardless of the findings. Obviously, fantasy owners and the Marlins are holding their breath in hopes that the injury isn't a serious one.
Jose Fernandez to be placed on disabled list | 05/12/2014 5:35 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jose Fernandez is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
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ImpactNo word yet on the exact nature of the injury, but Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that he was undergoing an MRI in Los Angeles. Fernandez was reportedly sick during his most recent outing on Friday, where he gave up six runs (five earned) in five-plus innings in a loss to the Padres. The 21-year-old owns a 2.44 ERA and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings this season.
Jose Fernandez had upset stomach on Friday | 05/10/2014 6:23 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was throwing up before his rough start Friday night against the Padres.
ImpactSan Diego lit him up for six runs -- five earned -- in five-plus innings. Fernandez has a tough matchup next week at Dodger Stadium, but he should be able to bounce back. The 21-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.44 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 total innings this season.
Jose Fernandez gives up six runs in loss | 05/10/2014 1:54 AM
NewsJose Fernandez had a rare off night on Friday, yielding six runs -- five earned -- in five-plus innings against the Padres.
ImpactOf all of the times to fall apart, Fernandez did it against the Padres in Petco? His velocity was down some tonight, but he still might have put together a solid enough outing if not for Jedd Gyorko and his well-timed two homers. He'll get the Dodgers as the Marlins continue their West Coast swing next week.
Fernandez allows three runs in no-decision | 05/04/2014 4:21 PM
NewsJose Fernandez yielded three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.
ImpactFernandez struck out 10 batters but was otherwise a bit shaky, surrendering four walks and five hits. He still owns a sparkling 1.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the year, and should return to dominance next time out against the Giants.
Fernandez goes eight scoreless against Braves | 04/29/2014 9:32 PM
NewsJose Fernandez dominated the Braves for the second time in a week Tuesday, allowing just two hits while striking out eight over eight shutout innings in the Marlins' 9-0 win.
ImpactThe Braves are tired of this movie. Fernandez has now thrown 16 scoreless innings, striking out 22 while allowing just five hits and two walks in his last two starts, both against Atlanta. He hasn't been much nicer to the rest of the competition, as he's now 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 55/8 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. Fernandez will set his sights on the Dodgers on Sunday.
Fernandez punches out 14 Braves in 1-0 win | 04/22/2014 9:41 PM
NewsJose Fernandez struck out 14 batters over eight scoreless innings in the Marlins' 1-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
ImpactFernandez was straight dealing in the outing, giving up just three singles and no walks over his eight shutout innings. Of his victims, Fernandez fanned Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis three times apiece while getting Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman twice each. The win moved him to 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 0.92 WHIP this April. He'll have a shot at this same Braves lineup when the teams meet again on Tuesday.
Fernandez strikes out 10 in Marlins loss | 04/16/2014 10:10 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed three runs (none earned) in seven innings, taking home the no decision as the Marlins lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.
ImpactFernandez allowed four hits, walked none, and struck out 10. The only blemish came on Jayson Werth's game-tying three-run home run in the sixth inning, which was set up by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throwing error. As all three runs were unearned, Fernandez lowered his ERA to 2.66. He now has 33 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings. Fernandez will face the Braves in his next start.
Jose Fernandez with a rare poor outing | 04/11/2014 10:58 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was knocked around for a career-high six earned runs over four-plus innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.
ImpactFernandez entered Friday's outing with a streak of 20 straight starts with three runs or fewer allowed, but he just didn't have it Friday. He gave up eight hits and four walks before getting pulled in the fifth inning. The only bright spot was a stretch where he struck out six consecutive batters. He'll attempt to dust himself off and bounce back next week against the Nationals.
Fernandez to make next start Friday | 04/08/2014 9:49 AM
NewsJose Fernandez will make his next start Friday against the Phillies.
ImpactBecause of Monday's scheduled off-day, the Marlins had the option of using Fernandez on regular rest for Thursday's series finale against the Nationals, but they aren't making any changes to their rotation. Now all of Mike Redmond's starters will get an extra day of rest.
Jose Fernandez fans nine in victory | 03/31/2014 10:57 PM
NewsJose Fernandez limited the Rockies to one run in six innings and struck out nine to win on Monday.
ImpactFernandez was a strike-throwing machine tonight, and only one outstanding swing from Carlos Gonzalez kept him from going six or maybe seven scoreless -- if he had thrown a few less pitches in the sixth, he might have been allowed to work the seventh. As it were, he was done after 94.
Jose Fernandez gives up five runs | 03/25/2014 5:13 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was charged with five runs -- four earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Cardinals.
ImpactFernandez got off to a really rough start, allowing three runs in the first. He ended up surrendering nine hits, but only one -- a Daniel Descalso triple -- went for extra bases. He probably won't have many days like this during the regular season. Fernandez's Opening Day start will come against the Rockies.
Jose Fernandez strikes out eight Cardinals | 03/20/2014 4:06 PM
NewsJose Fernandez struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings Thursday in the Marlins' 4-2 win over the Cardinals.
ImpactAll three runs came in the fifth. Fernandez, the Marlins' Opening Day starter, has struck out 16 while allowing four runs in 15 2/3 innings this spring.
Jose Fernandez gives up one run to Nats | 03/15/2014 4:06 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Nationals.
ImpactFernandez limited the damage, but he wasn't at his best today. He walked four, and he didn't get a single out on the ground. The run was the first he's allowed in 9 2/3 innings this spring.
Jose Fernandez goes 3 1/3 scoreless in win | 03/05/2014 5:15 PM
NewsJose Fernandez started and threw 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball as the Marlins defeated a Mets split-squad 5-2 on Wednesday.
ImpactThe Marlins decided against going slowly with Fernandez this spring; he's up to 5 1/3 scoreless innings after two starts.
Jose Fernandez named Opening Day starter | 03/02/2014 10:50 AM
NewsMarlins manager Mike Redmond on Sunday named Jose Fernandez his Opening Day starter.
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ImpactIt was obviously a formality. The studly young right-hander took home National League Rookie of the Year honors last season after posting a 2.19 ERA with 187 strikeouts over 172 2/3 innings. Fernandez has set a goal of a 1.95 ERA for the 2014 campaign.
Jose Fernandez goes two scoreless | 02/28/2014 4:36 PM
NewsJose Fernandez pitched a couple of scoreless innings, striking out two, versus the Cardinals on Friday.
ImpactFernandez, beginning his quest for the sub-2.00 ERA, allowed a pair of singles and walked no one in his spring debut.
Fernandez aims for 1.95 ERA this season | 02/25/2014 1:46 PM
NewsJose Fernandez confirmed Monday that his goal is to post a 1.95 ERA this season.
Impact"I know, I know," said Fernandez. "You can't have too many bad innings. But I expect to pitch a lot of good innings. I'm not saying I'm going to get 1.95. But that is my goal. It's what I want to do." We can't blame the guy for having something to shoot for, but fantasy owners will be plenty satisfied if he comes close to the 2.19 ERA he posted as a rookie last season.
Jose Fernandez trained on bike this winter | 02/17/2014 9:43 AM
NewsJose Fernandez averaged 600 miles per week on a bike over the offseason.
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ImpactFernandez bought a Specialized S-Works Venge racer for around $10,000 and fell in love with it. He wound up losing 25 pounds. "On the bike you can do intervals," he told reporters Monday in Marlins camp. "You go hard and then slow down. It's kind of like an inning, is the way I see it. I'm going really hard for 10, 12 minutes and then I slow down for 5 or 6 minutes. Conditioning-wise, it's amazing."
Jose Fernandez takes home NL ROY award | 11/11/2013 6:57 PM
NewsThe BBWAA has announced Jose Fernandez as the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year winner.
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ImpactYasiel Puig and Shelby Miller both had terrific rookie years and probably would have won had they been in the AL, but Fernandez was the clear choice here. He received 26 of the 30 first-place votes, with Puig getting the other four. The Marlins right-hander skipped over Double- and Triple-A to post a 2.19 ERA with 187 strikeouts over 172 2/3 innings.
Jose Fernandez among NL ROY finalists | 11/05/2013 6:07 PM
NewsJose Fernandez, Shelby Miller and Yasiel Puig have been announced by the BBWAA as finalists for National League Rookie of the Year.
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ImpactThere are no surprises among this group, though it's a bit of a surprise that Hyun-Jin Ryu didn't make the cut. As good as Miller and Puig were, this award will go to Fernandez. The Marlins' right-hander skipped over Double- and Triple-A but managed to posted a 2.19 ERA with 187 strikeouts over 172 2/3 innings in an outstanding rookie campaign.
Fernandez stifles Braves, wins in final start | 09/11/2013 10:34 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed just one run over seven innings in the Marlins' 5-2 win over the Braves on Wednesday.
ImpactFernandez has been stellar all season and he was in his final start as well. The right-hander gave up just an Evan Gattis solo home run for all the damage against him on the evening. And Fernandez helped himself at the dish, blasting his first home run of his major league career for the exclamation point on his fantastic campaign. He finishes with a 12-6 record, 2.19 ERA and 187/58 K/BB ratio in 172 2/3 innings.
Fernandez fires seven one-hit innings in win | 09/06/2013 9:45 PM
NewsJose Fernandez turned in another outstanding performance in Friday's victory over the Nationals, allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings.
ImpactThe phenomenal young right-hander fanned nine while walking two in the game. An infield single by pinch-hitter Zach Walters in the sixth inning was the only blemish on Fernandez's evening. He's exceeded even the most optimistic of expectations this season, posting an 11-6 record, 2.23 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 182/55 K/BB ratio over 165 2/3 innings. He'll make his final start of the season at home against the Braves next week.
Fernandez less than 12 innings from limit | 09/04/2013 1:09 PM
NewsIf the Marlins stick with their stated goal of shutting Jose Fernandez down around 170 innings, he will only make a maximum of two more starts.
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ImpactFernandez sits at 158 2/3 innings after working 134 innings on the farm last season. "I was long shut down at this time last year," Fernandez said recently. Fernandez was supposed to start on Wednesday in Chicago against the Cubs, but the Fish pushed him back two days. He's scheduled to start on Friday at home against Washington. If Fernandez remains on normal rest, he would slot in opposite the Braves on September 11 in what could be his final outing of 2013. The 20-years-old right-hander boasts a 10-6 record, 2.33 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 173/53 K/BB ratio.
Jose Fernandez whiffs eight in loss to Braves | 08/30/2013 10:44 PM
NewsJose Fernandez turned in another strong performance in Friday's loss to the Braves, allowing two runs on three hits over his six frames.
ImpactFernandez racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while walking two. The only damage against him came courtesy of a two-run homer off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the first inning. The phenomenal young right-hander now owns a 10-6 record, 2.33 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 173/53 K/BB ratio through 158 2/3 innings on the season. Still just 20-years-old, it's scary to think how good Fernandez can become. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday.
Fernandez fans 8 over seven scoreless in win | 08/24/2013 9:58 PM
NewsJose Fernandez delivered another outstanding performance in Saturday's victory over the Rockies, scattering just four hits over seven scoreless innings.
ImpactFernandez piled up eight strikeouts without walking a batter. The 21-year-old right-hander has been incredible this season, posting a 10-5 record, 2.30 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 165/51 K/BB ratio over 152 2/3 innings. Even with Yasiel Puig tearing up the National League, Fernandez has to be the current favorite to earn NL Rookie of the Year honors. He hasn't lost since July 7, and will look for his second straight victory when he takes on the Braves in Atlanta on Friday.
Jose Fernandez strikes out eight Dodgers | 08/19/2013 10:36 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings and struck out eight in a victory over the Dodgers on Monday.
ImpactIt took an infield single and an error to fuel the Dodgers' only rally off Fernandez, and just when it looked like they might really get something going, he fanned Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez to end the inning. Fernandez improved to 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA. He likely has four starts left before he's shut down.
Jose Fernandez to be shut down at 170 innings | 08/19/2013 3:52 PM
NewsJose Fernandez is expected to be shut down around 170 innings.
ImpactFernandez is currently at 139 2/3 innings, so he's on pace to be shut down during the first week of September. The 21-year-old right-hander has posted a dominant 2.45 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 23 starts this season.
Fernandez goes seven shutout against Royals | 08/14/2013 12:06 AM
NewsJose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings but took a no-decision against the Royals on Tuesday.
ImpactFernandez was on-point all night, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out six. His offense unfortunately couldn't give him his ninth win, keeping his record at 8-5 on the year. He owns a stellar 2.45 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 23 starts. He's got a tough assignment Monday against the Dodgers, but it's tough to go against the 21-year-old at this point.
Fernandez goes five innings in no-decision | 08/08/2013 4:40 PM
NewsJose Fernandez yielded two runs over five innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Pirates.
ImpactFernandez was coming off 27 strikeouts over his last two starts, but he wasn't nearly as sharp this time around. The rookie right-hander gave up five hits and matched a career-high with four walks while fanning five batters. He now owns a 2.58 ERA and 143/47 K/BB ratio over 132 2/3 innings this season. The Marlins plan to shut him down later this summer, but he remains a must-start in fantasy leagues until that happens.
Jose Fernandez fans career-high 14 in win | 08/02/2013 10:10 PM
NewsJose Fernandez delivered an absolutely dominating performance in Friday's victory over the Indians, striking out a career-high 14 over eight shutout innings.
ImpactHe limited the Tribe to just three hits and a walk during the impressive effort. Fernandez became the first major league hurler to fan 13 or more batters in consecutive starts since Randy Johnson did so in 2004. The 21-year-old phenom now owns a remarkable 2.54 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 138/43 K/BB ratio in 127 2/3 innings on the season, and appears to be getting stronger as the season wears on. He'll look to continue his impressive run when he takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Fernandez strikes out career-high 13 batters | 07/28/2013 5:05 PM
NewsJose Fernandez fired eight innings of two-run ball and struck out a career-high 13 batters in Sunday's victory against the Pirates.
ImpactHe scattered five hits and didn't issue a free pass. Pittsburgh scratched together two runs in the second inning. Outside of that, the Buccos had difficulty getting the ball out of the infield against Miami's prized young hurler. The quality start was the fifth consecutive for the 20-year-old, who now sits at 7-5 to go with a 2.71 ERA. Fernandez will face workload limitations later this summer, but continue to confidently trot him out until he's shut down.
Fernandez holds down Rockies for sixth win | 07/24/2013 1:46 AM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed two runs over seven innings to earn the win against the Rockies on Tuesday.
ImpactFernandez was strong, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out eight in seven innings of work. The quality start was the fourth consecutive for the 20-year-old, and he now owns a 6-5 record despite pitching for one of the worst teams in baseball. The Pirates will be his next test when they meet on Sunday.
Jose Fernandez pitches well in no-decision | 07/13/2013 11:10 PM
NewsJose Fernandez pitched well in a no-decision against the Nationals on Saturday, surrendering just one run on four hits over his six innings of work.
ImpactFernandez walked three and struck out four on the evening. Jayson Werth's fourth inning sacrifice fly provided the only damage against him, and would have handed Fernandez his sixth loss of the season, had Rafael Soriano not blown a save chance in the ninth. Fernandez wraps up a stellar first half with a 5-5 record, 2.75 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 103/40 K/BB ratio in 104 2/3 innings. He'll be facing workload limitations in the second half, but the 20-year-old phenom should continue to dominate.
Jose Fernandez allows three runs in loss | 07/07/2013 4:59 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed three earned runs in six innings Sunday as the Marlins lost to the Cardinals.
ImpactFernandez gave up a solo blast to Matt Holliday in the bottom of the first inning and let two more runs trickle through in the bottom of the third. He yielded only four hits but he also walked four batters and the dangerous St. Louis offense was able to take advantage of those gifted baserunners. Fernandez will be looking to bounce back next time out against the Nationals. He still has a cool 2.83 ERA.
Jose Fernandez strikes out 10 in victory | 07/01/2013 10:47 PM
NewsJose Fernandez blanked the Padres for eight innings, combining with two relievers on a three-hit shutout for his fifth win on Monday.
ImpactWhen the Marlins established an innings limit in the 150-170 range for Fernandez this year, they probably didn't see him having many outings of eight innings and 100 pitches. Not that they're complaining. Fernandez struck out 10 and walked just one tonight. He's now up to 92 2/3 innings, which would seem to suggest that he'll make 10-12 more starts.
Jose Fernandez goes 5 IP, 1 ER in no-decision | 06/25/2013 10:30 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed just one run in five innings of a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.
ImpactFernandez worked around four hits and three walks to allow just one run, striking out three. The 20-year-old's ERA is now under three on the year, as he's 4-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 15 starts. The only thing keeping him from being talked about more is the fact that he plays on the worst team in baseball. He'll start again Monday against the Padres.
Jose Fernandez gets a tough-luck loss | 06/19/2013 6:41 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was a hard-luck loser Wednesday after being charged with two runs in 7 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactBoth of those runs scored on a Cody Ross three-run homer after Fernandez departed. Fernandez allowed just three hits for the third time in his last four starts. He has a 1.65 ERA in 27 1/3 innings during June.
Jose Fernandez Ks 10 in win over Cardinals | 06/14/2013 10:19 PM
NewsJose Fernandez struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings as part of a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.
ImpactImpressive. Fernandez is the first pitcher under 21 years old to reach-double strikeouts since Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez did it in 2007. The rookie right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in eight out of his last nine starts and owns an excellent 3.11 ERA and 77/27 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings this season. An innings-limit looms, but he's a must-own in all fantasy formats.
Fernandez gives up one run in no-decision | 06/08/2013 5:34 PM
NewsJose Fernandez held the Mets to one run in six innings Saturday, but was handed a no-decision.
ImpactFernandez walked three and gave up just three hits while fanning seven. The only run scored on a double by Juan Lagares in the bottom of the second inning. The young right-hander has dominated the Mets to the tune of a 1.64 ERA in four starts this season. He'll have a much tougher assignment next Friday against the Cardinals.
Jose Fernandez goes seven scoreless in win | 06/01/2013 7:14 PM
NewsJose Fernandez blanked the Mets for seven innings, allowing just three hits, in a victory Saturday.
ImpactThe 20-year-old struck out eight today, coming up one short of his season high. He's allowed one or no runs in five of his 11 starts, but he has just three wins to show for it. Such is life as a Marlins pitcher.
Jose Fernandez struggles in loss to Rays | 05/27/2013 7:03 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was tagged for seven runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Monday.
ImpactIt was not a happy homecoming for Fernandez, as it was the shortest outing of his brief major league career. The rookie right-hander was touched up for six runs in the second inning and was charged with another after he was pulled in the fourth inning. He gave up five hits (including a three-run homer by Kelly Johnson), three walks and also hit a batter. Fernandez won't get many wins with the Marlins and he'll continue to be on a pitch count moving forward, but we're expecting better things in his next outing against the Mets this weekend.
Fernandez strong in no-decision loss to Phils | 05/21/2013 11:06 PM
NewsJose Fernandez allowed just one run over five innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision as the Marlins lost to the Phillies.
ImpactA Delmon Young solo homer was the only damage done to Fernandez on the night, but his offense let him down once again. The 20-year-old owns a respectable 2-2 record and 3.31 ERA, all things considered, and he seems to be continuing to get better as the season goes on. His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Rays.
Jose Fernandez wins second straight | 05/11/2013 1:46 AM
NewsJose Fernandez evened his record at 2-2 after allowing three runs in six innings Friday against the Dodgers.
ImpactIt wasn't Fernandez's best outing, but it was the first time in seven starts that the Marlins had scored more than three runs with him on the mound. They won 5-4 tonight to send the Dodgers to their eighth straight loss.
Jose Fernandez dominates Phils for first win | 05/04/2013 9:40 PM
NewsJose Fernandez yielded just one hit over seven scoreless innings Saturday in a 2-0 defeat of the Phillies.
ImpactFernandez was dynamite, striking out six batters while issuing only one walk to earn his first major league win. He won't pull in too many more victories this year on a bad Marlins team, but the 20-year-old is a huge talent with a 3.48 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 31 innings. Fernandez needs to be owned in all mixed leagues.
Jose Fernandez pulled after four | 04/30/2013 12:56 AM
NewsJose Fernandez was removed after allowing two runs in four innings Monday against the Mets.
ImpactFernandez was shaky and needed 81 pitches to get through four, so the Marlins decided to send him to the showers early. It's a move they likely regretted by the time the 13th and 14th innings rolled around. With his command getting worse by the outing, Fernandez is a mediocre play in mixed leagues right now.
Jose Fernandez gives up four runs to Twins | 04/23/2013 5:07 PM
NewsJose Fernandez lost after allowing four runs in five innings versus the Twins on Tuesday.
ImpactFernandez has seen his strikeout total go from eight to five to four to two in his four big-league starts. He's a lot better than that, but since he's only going to pitch five or six innings per start, he's handicapped as far as being a big strikeout guy anyway. Mixed leaguers should hang on to him, but the early exits and poor team around him will combine to hold him down.
Fernandez struggles in Cincy | 04/18/2013 10:39 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was tagged for five runs on six hits and three walks over just four innings in Thursday's loss to the Reds.
ImpactIt was easily Fernandez's toughest matchup in his three starts so far, and he wasn't very sharp. The first run for the Reds scored on a wild pitch, and they got to the youngster for four runs in the fourth on four hits and a walk. The 20-year-old was going to hit a bump eventually, and this is his first one. He's still a good mixed league play and should bounce back next week in Minnesota.
Fernandez fires six scoreless in second start | 04/13/2013 10:12 PM
NewsJose Fernandez tossed six scoreless innings Saturday in the Pirates' 2-1 victory over the Phillies.
ImpactFernandez was also impressive last Sunday in his major league debut and now boasts a 0.82 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 13/3 K/BB ratio through the first 11 innings of his career. The 20-year-old right-hander needs to be owned in all mixed leagues even though he won't get many wins on a horrible Marlins team. He was stuck with a no-decision on Saturday because the Fish couldn't muster their second run until the bottom of the ninth inning.
Jose Fernandez whiffs eight in stellar debut | 04/07/2013 5:13 PM
NewsJose Fernandez was electric in his major league debut Sunday, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in a loss to the Mets.
ImpactHe permitted only three hits while walking one and exited in line for the win before the Marlins' bullpen blew it. Fernandez's fastball was sitting regularly in the 95-96 mph range, and he threw a bunch of nasty curveballs and changeups as well. The 20-year-old will surely hit some bumps in the road, but he looks ready to help out in mixed fantasy leagues right now. He'll face the Phillies next weekend.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
|Braulio Alonso HS (Tampa, Fla.)||HS||16||16||13||1||9||4||0||93||51||27||18||-||21||134||1.35|
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||8.0||2 times-last: vs. Atl||last: Apr 29||8.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||14||at Atl||Apr 22||14|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||172.2||2013 (Mia)|
|Games Started||28||2013 (Mia)|
|Hits Allowed||111||2013 (Mia)|
|Runs Allowed||47||2013 (Mia)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||42||2013 (Mia)|
|Home Runs Allowed||10||2013 (Mia)|
|Earned Run Average||2.19||2013 (Mia)|