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Jose Fernandez | Starting Pitcher | #16

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (14) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Fernandez was brilliant in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday, allowing just one hit over seven shutout innings.
Fernandez walked a pair and punched out seven in the contest. He departed with his club leading 2-0 and in line for his 10th victory, but the Marlins bullpen was unable to oblige. The right-hander sports an outstanding 2.36 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 125/27 K/BB ratio over 87 2/3 innings on the season. He'll do battle against the Cubs at home on Sunday. Jun 22 - 12:24 AM

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

It's part of a plan crafted before the season to limit his overall workload. Fernandez totaled just 89 1/3 innings last year between the minors and majors. He's already thrown 80 2/3 innings this year, to the tune of a 2.57 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 118/25 K/BB ratio. His next start will be June 21 against the Braves.
Jun 15 - 2:14 PM

Jose Fernandez faltered in a loss to Arizona on Saturday, giving up four earned runs to the Diamondbacks on the strength of five hits while striking out eight and walking none.

This game breaks his run of six straight games allowing one run or less. His record falls to 9-3 and his ERA ticks up to 2.57 but he will remain one of the most elite pitchers in the league as long as he remains healthy. His 13.17 K/9 leads the league by a wide margin over second-place Stephen Strasburg's 11.51 K/9.
Jun 12 - 1:28 AM

Jose Fernandez was phenomenal in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Mets, striking out 14 over seven shutout innings.

Fernandez allowed four hits (just one for extra bases) and did not walk a batter. He was fantastically efficient with his pitches, too, having thrown an even 100 over seven innings. 73 of those went for strikes. The 14 strikeouts were a season-high for the fireballing right-hander and marked his fourth double-digit strikeout effort in his last six starts. For the season, Fernandez holds a stellar 2.29 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 110/25 K/BB ratio across 12 starts (74 2/3 innings). A road showdown with the Diamondbacks shows next on his schedule.
Jun 5 - 3:51 PM

Jose Fernandez held the Pirates to three singles over seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.

The dynamic right-hander was in control from the jump. He struck out six batters and didn't walk anyone on the night and surely could have gone deeper in the game after throwing just 88 pitches through seven frames. However, the Marlins took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the inning, so manager Don Mattingly elected to turn it over to the bullpen and save some of Fernandez's bullets. Fernandez looks to have put the control issues he had been having behind him, as he's walked just two over his last three starts. He'll carry a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 96 strikeouts over 67 2/3 frames into this weekend's matchup against the Mets.
May 31 - 11:22 PM

Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out 12 in defeating the Rays on Thursday.

Fernandez isn't going toe-to-toe with Clayton Kershaw and Jake Arrieta in the ERA department, but when it comes to strikeouts, no one is matching him. He has fanned 43 batters in his last four starts and 90 batters in 60 2/3 innings for the year.
May 26 - 4:23 PM

Jose Fernandez pitched well in Saturday's win over the Nationals, striking out nine and allowing one run over six innings.

Fernandez struck out 11 Nationals in his last start. He wasn't quite able to reach those grand heights in the rematch, but nine strikeouts will do well enough. Outside of an RBI single allowed to Clint Robinson in the fourth inning, Fernandez kept the scoreboard clean. Through nine starts (53 2/3 innings), the dynamic 23-year-old right-hander holds a 3.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 78/24 K/BB ratio. A Thursday afternoon road date with the Rays awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
May 21 - 10:31 PM

Jose Fernandez was stellar in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Nationals, striking out 11 and allowing just one run over seven innings.

The Nationals managed just four hits against Fernandez. Their lone run against him came via an inside the park home run by Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth inning. Outside of that bit of excitement, the flamethrowing right-hander kept the scoreboard clean. This was his second-straight start with 11 strikeouts and his third double-digit strikeout performance through eight starts. Fernandez will carry a 3.21 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 69/23 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings into his next scheduled start, a home date with these same Nationals.
May 15 - 4:46 PM

Jose Fernandez recorded 11 strikeouts across seven shutout innings in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Brewers.

Fernandez was a little shaky at times, needing a couple double plays and key strikeouts to escape trouble. He walked four batters on the night but yielded just four hits. It was the first time this season Fernandez has gone beyond six innings, and he's now walked 20 over 40 2/3 frames. However, he's also struck out 58 and has picked up wins in four out of his last five outings. Fernandez takes on the Nationals on the road this weekend.
May 9 - 10:46 PM

Jose Fernandez only lasted five innings and gave up three runs on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, but he still managed to earn his third win.

Fernandez hasn't been able to find his groove this year. He needed 60 pitches to get through his first three innings, and that was without surrendering a single run. Those three came in the fourth and fifth frames. The 23-year-old righty has a 4.28 BB/9 and even with the some of the best stuff in the majors, he's discovering that he needs refine his command and his approach on the mound if he's going to find consistent success against big-league lineups. His ERA increased to 4.28 in 33 2/3 innings. He'll look to post gaudy numbers against a vulnerable Brewers lineup next Monday.
May 4 - 10:30 PM

Jose Fernandez pitched a respectable game in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers, striking out eight and allowing two runs over six innings.

Along with the eight strikeouts, Fernandez walked three while scattering five hits. The two runs on his line both came home to roost in the first inning courtesy of an RBI double by Yasmani Grandal and an RBI infield single by Yasiel Puig. Fernandez settled in after that frame. The flamethrower has produced a mixed-bag season through five starts, pitching to a 4.08 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 40/14 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings. He will play host to the Diamondbacks in his next start.
Apr 29 - 1:05 AM

Jose Fernandez got knocked around in Saturday’s loss to the Giants, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings of work.

Fernandez still has the dynamic fastball and power breaking ball, but his command has been uncharacteristically poor in 2016. He now has a walk rate of 4.37 BB/9 despite a career walk rate of just 2.74 BB/9 -- which would be understandable coming off Tommy John surgery if he didn’t walk just 14 batters in 64 2/3 innings in his return to the mound. To put that in perspective, he’s already walked 11 batters in 22 2/3 innings in 2016. With a 4.37 ERA, he’ll look to get back on track on the road versus the Dodgers on Thursday.
Apr 24 - 1:30 AM

Jose Fernandez recorded nine strikeouts over six frames of one-run ball on Monday in a 6-1 victory over the Nationals.

Fernandez issued four free passes, which pushed his pitch count up and led to his removal after six innings. However, he yielded just three hits and the Nats were only able to push one run across the board. Fernandez hasn't been efficient this season, as Monday's outing was the longest of his three so far. But, he's also struck out 27 over 16 2/3 innings. He'll get the Giants the next time out.
Apr 18 - 10:24 PM

Jose Fernandez lasted just five innings but allowed only one run in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Mets.

Fernandez wasn't sharp early on, giving up two hits, a walk and a run in the first inning and escaping a bases-loaded jam in the second. He settled in after that, though, retiring the last 10 batters he faced before Marlins manager Don Mattingly decided to pull him after 90 pitches. Fernandez hasn't gone six innings in either of his first two outings, but he's recorded 18 strikeouts over 10 2/3 frames. He will take on the Nationals at home early next week.
Apr 12 - 11:17 PM

Jose Fernandez had a mixed-bag debut in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Tigers, surrendering five runs while striking out 13 over 5 2/3 innings.

13 of the 17 outs Fernandez recorded on Wednesday came via the strikeout. It was his 10th career contest with double-digit whiffs. Among his notable victims: Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler twice, and Justin Upton three times. That's the good. As for the less-than-good, Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a two-run homer in the second inning. Fernandez would then surrender singles to Kinsler and Cabrera in the sixth inning before coughing up an RBI double to Nick Castellanos. That double would drive him from the game, and the bullpen then allowed Cabrera and Castellanos to score. Fernandez will look to repeat his double-digit strikeout feat (and allow a couple fewer runs) when he faces off with the Mets in his next start. If he can stay healthy, the 23-year-old right-hander has the stuff to play as an elite fantasy arm.
Apr 6 - 8:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Paul Clemens
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Mike Dunn
3Kyle Barraclough
4Bryan Morris
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Brian Ellington
9Nefi Ogando
10Carter Capps