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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 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

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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

Jose Fernandez looked sharp in his final Grapefruit League start on Friday, striking out seven over four innings of one-run ball against the Yankees.

Fernandez allowed just two hits and didn't issue a walk in the contest. The only blemish on his day was a solo home run off the bat of Brett Gardner in the fourth inning. While there's some concern about a potential innings limit in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the 23-year-old hurler has done nothing but dominate over 289 big league innings and there is no reason to expect anything different in 2016.
Apr 2 - 12:33 AM

Jose Fernandez struck out six while allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 4-2.

It was an inefficient Fernandez today, but his stuff has looked strong all spring. He's about as good of a bet as anyone to function as fantasy baseball's top SP for the first couple of months of the season.
Mar 27 - 3:56 PM

Jose Fernandez tossed five hitless innings Tuesday in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Red Sox.

With seven starters in the lineup, the Red Sox managed just one single and one walk versus Fernandez and three relievers. Fernandez walked Travis Shaw in the first, but he retired the other 15 batters he faced, striking out four. It was quite a bounce-back performance after he gave up six runs in his previous outing. He's just about ready to rock.
Mar 22 - 3:43 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that half of Jose Fernandez's starts this season will come with an extra day of rest.

Fernandez will also start the Marlins' second game of the season rather than the first as the club monitors his workload in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. Miami hasn't revealed a strict innings cap for the right-hander, but the feeling is that he'll likely top out around 180 frames.
Mar 20 - 11:01 AM

Jose Fernandez was tagged for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Mets on Thursday.

Fernandez looked very strong early, but the Mets got to him for two runs in the third and four in the fourth (the last two of which came after he departed). His stuff is fine, so there's no special reason for concern right now.
Mar 17 - 3:56 PM

Jose Fernandez opened his spring with two hitless innings Monday against the Nationals.

Fernandez walked one and threw a wild pitch, but he was strong in his spring debut. He'll serve as the Marlins' Opening Day starter, of course, and he should be one of the NL's very best pitchers if he stays healthy.
Mar 7 - 4:31 PM

Jose Fernandez will make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday against the Nationals.

The star right-hander has been limited to 116 1/3 innings combined the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and a biceps injury, and he will be capped at around 180 innings in 2016. Still, that's more than enough time for Fernandez to unleash his dominance on the National League and perform as one of the top overall hurlers in the game. The 23-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.40 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 336/85 K/BB ratio in 289 career major league frames.
Mar 6 - 8:10 PM

Marlins baseball operations president Michael Hill indicated that the team's built a "tentative game plan" for Jose Fernandez in terms of innings for the 2016 season.

Hill wrote in an email that "we will review [the tentative plan] with Jose in spring training." Fernandez is represented by Scott Boras, who himself chimed in on the matter when he said, "There’s going to be a range [of innings] discussed with the team and the doctors involved." The 23-year-old right-hander was limited to just 11 starts in 2015 as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi is hearing that while the will be an innings limit here, the Marlins do not want to place a "hard cap" on Fernandez and would rather settle, Morosi writes, "on a range that could be scaled based on the number of stressful innings encountered during the year."
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 16 - 8:44 AM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears that the Marlins "are resigned to losing" Jose Fernandez eventually.

Jackson says that Fernandez's camp believes the pitcher "could make $30 million annually as a free agent after 2018." It's a very realistic expectation provided that Fernandez stays healthy and continues his current career arc, as he won't turn 24 until after the 2016 All-Star break. The Marlins have entertained trade offers for the hurler this winter, although they never appeared remotely close to a deal and Jackson says the club is "no longer getting trade calls" for Fernandez. However, it's a virtual certainty that they'll eventually deal him before he reaches free agency, as they don't appear anxious to give him a Giancarlo Stanton-esque contract.
Source: Miami Herald
Jan 26 - 10:01 PM

Marlins and RHP Jose Fernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

He can earn an additional $200,000 based on the number of games he starts. Fernandez was limited to just 11 starts last season as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery and will be under an innings cap in 2016.
Jan 15 - 1:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Craig Breslow
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Cody Ege
10Carter Capps