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Jose Fernandez | Starting Pitcher | #16

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (14) / MIA

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Jose Fernandez was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for NL Comeback Player.
The players voted on this award just five days before Fernandez tragically passed away in a boating accident on September 25 in Miami. The exuberant fireballer was fantastic in his return from Tommy John surgery in 2016, registering a 2.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 253/55 K/BB ratio over 29 starts covering 182 1/3 innings. Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:10:00 PM

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According to toxicology reports released on Saturday, Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he and two friends were killed in a tragic boating accident in late September.

His blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit and he had detectable traces of cocaine in his system. It remains unclear who was driving the boat at the time of the crash, but the report concludes that the driver of the boat had been driving with "recklessness" which was "exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol". It's a sad development in this tragic story.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 02:47:00 PM

Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ reports that Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident.

He was one of three people killed in a crash off of Miami Beach. The Marlins have cancelled Sunday's game against the Braves following this unfathomably tragic news. Fernandez turned just 24 at the end of July and, of course, had already been through plenty with what he experienced in defecting from Cuba. Our thoughts go out to Fernandez's family and the Marlins during this horrific tragedy.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Jose Fernandez will have his start pushed back to Monday.

He was slated to get the ball Sunday versus Atlanta but now he'll start against the Mets on Monday. Fernandez has already logged 182 1/3 innings this year and there's a good chance the Marlins will shut him down after his next start. Adam Conley will toe the rubber in Sunday's series finale.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Jose Fernandez was dominant Tuesday, striking out 12 while allowing only three hits across eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Nationals.

Tanner Roark pitched well himself in this one, but Fernandez wasn't going to be denied. The big righty didn't walk anyone and allowed just one runner to reach second base through his first seven frames. He pitched out of a jam in his last inning with runners on the corners and one out, getting a strikeout and groundout. Fernandez now has nine 11-plus strikeout games this season and an absurd 253 strikeouts over 182 1/3 innings on the year. The Marlins could shut him down after Sunday's start against the Braves if they fall out of contention next week.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:40:00 PM

Jose Fernandez said Monday that he's preparing for two more starts.

The Marlins have wanted to keep Fernandez in the range of 180 innings in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and he's currently sitting at 174 1/3 innings for the year. As of now, he's lined up to start Tuesday against the Nationals and Sunday against the Braves. The Marlins are back at .500 and sit four games back in the Wild Card race, so he could be ready to go for the final week of the season if they make a late push. He's likely to be shut down for the final week if they are officially eliminated.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Jose Fernandez was charged with four runs in seven innings but earned a win as the Marlins beat the Braves 7-5 on Wednesday.

All four of the runs scored in the second inning. Fernandez made a mistake to Nick Markakis that left the yard for a two-run dinger. He gave up another pair of runs before escaping the frame. The one bad inning was a glitch on an otherwise solid night. He went on to pitch an additional five scoreless frames before being relieved after 106 pitches. All told he struck out three, walked two and gave up six hits on the evening. Fernandez now holds a 2.99 ERA, which amazingly enough is the worst of his career. He will put his 15-8 record on the line against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Jose Fernandez dominated the Dodgers for seven shutout innings on Friday, racking up 14 strikeouts in the Marlins' 4-0 victory.

It was a thoroughly impressive showing. The lofty strikeout total led to a high pitch count, forcing his removal after 102 pitches. His record improves to 14-8 with a 2.90 ERA in 167 1/3 innings. He is second in the major leagues with 238 strikeouts, trailing only Max Scherzer.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly acknowledged to reporters Wednesday that the team could shut down Jose Fernandez if they fall out of playoff contention.

"We'll look at that as it goes," said Mattingly. "Obviously, we've been paying attention to his innings all along." Fernandez is approaching 180 innings, which was the tentative limit the Marlins set for him at the beginning of the season. With Miami quickly fading in the NL Wild Card race, this looks like it might actually happen. Right now, the ace right-hander is at 160 1/3 innings (3.03 ERA, 224 strikeouts) with a little over three weeks to go in the 2016 campaign.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Jose Fernandez gave up seven runs on 12 hits over five innings in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Fernandez was staked to a three-run lead but clearly it wasn't his night. He gave up six extra-base hits among his 12 hits allowed, also walking two while striking out five. The poor start came on the heels of two scoreless outings for the 24-year-old, so it was just a hiccup in another otherwise strong year. Fernandez will carry a 3.09 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 224/50 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Dodgers.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Jose Fernandez was handed a no-decision against the Mets on Monday after tossing six scoreless innings.

Fernandez wasn’t at his best, as he walked four and needed 113 pitches to get through six innings, but the short-handed Mets couldn’t get anything going against him. He struck out six and currently ranks second in the majors with 219 strikeouts in 154 2/3 innings. The Marlins’ ace owns a 2.79 ERA through 25 starts and lines up for a start against the Indians on the road this weekend.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that Jose Fernandez suffered a cramp in Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Disaster seemingly averted for the Marlins. Fernandez grabbed his calf and limped off the field after striking out the final batter of the seventh inning, but Mattingly said after the game that it was only a cramp. The ace fireballer should be good to go next time he's scheduled to toe the rubber barring an unforeseen setback. Fernandez worked seven scoreless innings Wednesday night versus Kansas City, striking out nine.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:10:00 PM

Jose Fernandez suffered a possible calf injury in Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Fernandez recorded a strikeout to end the seventh inning, but he grabbed his calf afterward before limping off the field. Adding a little insult to injury, his night probably would have been done after that inning. The Marlins should pass along word as to the exact nature of Fernandez's injury in due time.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Jose Fernandez lasted just four innings Thursday, allowing five runs on seven hits in a loss to the Reds.

A three-run home run by Ramon Cabrera -- the first of the season for the backup catcher -- did the bulk of the damage, and the four-inning start was the shortest of the season for Fernandez. The 24-year-old has been uncharacteristically mediocre over his last four starts, in fact, twice allowing five runs while going 0-3 in that stretch. Of course, it's all relative, as Fernandez is still 12-7 with a 3.05 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 204/42 K/BB ratio. He'll look for a better showing Wednesday against the Royals.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Jose Fernandez will be skipped on his next turn through the Marlins' rotation.

It's part of a plan to limit his workload -- a plan that could include another skipped start in September. Tom Koehler is going to take the bump in his place Sunday at home against the White Sox. Fernandez, 24, has a 2.81 ERA and 198 strikeouts in 137 2/3 innings this season for the Wild Card-contending Marlins.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:37:00 AM

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