IP 471
ERA 2.58
WHIP 1.055
BB/9 2.675
SO/9 11.255
  • Full name José D. Fernández
  • Born 07/31/1992 in Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Died 09/25/2016 in Miami Beach, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Braulio Alonso
  • Debut 04/07/2013
  • Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2011 (signed for $2,000,000).
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    Even in a strong year in Florida last year, Fernandez stood out, and opposing hitters were measured by how they fared against him. He almost didn't get to pitch this season, as he was temporarily suspended pending an investigation into how much high school baseball he played in Cuba. It took two attempts for Fernandez, his mother and his sister to escape the island nation, and he's motivated on and off the field. One scout termed his demeanor as "high-level confidence." Fernandez has those who doubt his age, and he'll be 19 before the mid-August signing date. He throws three swing-and-miss pitches: a fastball that sits 90-95 mph with heavy sink at times and a pair of breaking balls. Scouts aren't sure if Fernandez means to throw both a slider and a curve, but his slider can be sharp and his curve at times has 12-to-6 break. He's shown flashes of a changeup as well and could wind up as a four-pitch workhorse. Sturdy at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Fernandez has a mature body and will have to work to maintain his conditioning.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Miami Marlins in 2013
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Miami Marlins in 2013
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Miami Marlins in 2012

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