Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez #16

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/215
  • Age: 23


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Jose Fernandez Stats

6-1 2.92 64.2 79 1.16

Jose Fernandez MLB Career Stats

22-9 2.40 289.0 336 1.01

Jose Fernandez Bio

  • Full Name: Jose D. Fernandez
  • Born: 7/31/1992 in Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Draft: 2011, Florida Marlins, 1st rd. (14th overall)
  • High School: Braulio Alonso, Tampa, FL
  • Debut: April 7, 2013
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2015 Stats 6 1 2.92 11 11 0 64.2 79 1.16
MLB Career Stats 22 9 2.40 47 47 0 289.0 336 1.01
  • Status: Active

Jose Fernandez Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Marlins NL 477 Four-seam FB 96.41 96.65 2433.00 6.64 90.91
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 92.53 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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October 8, 2015 at 7:58 AM ET

Fernandez dazzles in return from surgery

Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez finished the 2015 regular season with a 6-1 record, a 2.92 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP and 79 strikeouts across 64 2/3 innings.

September 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Fernandez could spin a gem on Friday

One of baseball's best pitchers, right-hander Jose Fernandez -- a DraftKings Daily Pick -- is set to deliver a stellar start against the Braves on Friday.


Jose Fernandez Awards

NL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Miami NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Miami NL

NL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
04/2014 Miami NL

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2013 Miami NL
08/2013 Miami NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/29/2013 Miami NL
08/26/2013 Miami NL
04/07/2014 Miami NL

Rookie of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2013 Miami NL

Baseball America Major League Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Miami NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2013 Miami NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Greensboro SAL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Jupiter FSL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Miami NL Staff Choice for Best Starting Pitcher

Year Team League
2012 Jupiter FSL

Topps Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Jupiter FSL

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/30/2012 Greensboro SAL
05/29/2012 Greensboro SAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Greensboro SAL

Jose Fernandez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2013 2.19 2nd in NL


Season W Rank
2013 12 21st in NL


Season SO Rank
2013 187 14th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2013 0.98 3rd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2013 .182 1st in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2013 3.22 25th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2013 58 21st in NL

Jose Fernandez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 12, 2015 Miami Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 15-day disabled list.
August 11, 2015 Miami Marlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2015. right biceps strain
July 2, 2015 Miami Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 60-day disabled list.
June 27, 2015 Miami Marlins sent RHP Jose Fernandez on a rehab assignment to Jacksonville Suns.
June 6, 2015 Miami Marlins sent RHP Jose Fernandez on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
April 18, 2015 Miami Marlins transferred RHP Jose Fernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from May 2014 Tommy John surgery
April 5, 2015 Miami Marlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Recovering from May 2014 Tommy John surgery
October 30, 2014 Miami Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 60-day disabled list.
June 1, 2014 Miami Marlins transferred RHP Jose Fernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from May 2014 Tommy John surgery
May 12, 2014 Miami Marlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2014. Right elbow strain.
March 31, 2013 Miami Marlins selected the contract of RHP Jose Fernandez from Jupiter Hammerheads.
January 28, 2013 Miami Marlins invited non-roster RHP Jose Fernandez to spring training.
July 15, 2012 Jose Fernandez roster status changed by Jupiter Hammerheads.
July 9, 2012 Jupiter Hammerheads placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the temporarily inactive list.
June 25, 2012 RHP Jose Fernandez assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from Greensboro Grasshoppers.
April 1, 2012 Jose Fernandez assigned to Greensboro Grasshoppers from GCL Marlins.
September 3, 2011 Jose Fernandez assigned to GCL Marlins from Jamestown Jammers.
September 2, 2011 RHP Jose Fernandez assigned to Jamestown Jammers from GCL Marlins.
August 25, 2011 Jose Fernandez assigned to GCL Marlins from Florida Marlins.
August 15, 2011 Florida Marlins signed RHP Jose Fernandez.

Jose D. Fernandez Bio Info

Jose D. Fernandez...drafted by Marlins out of Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla., where the two-time state champion went 13-1 with a 1.35 ERA in 16 starts in his senior season.


Had second Major League season cut short after undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 16 by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. In eight starts for Miami, went 4-2 with 2.44 ERA (51.2 IP/14 ER)...On March 31, became just second Cuban-born pitcher to make an Opening Day start for Marlins, joining Livan Hernandez in 1998. Ironically, Hernandez was also last Cuban-born pitcher to make an Opening Day start in Majors, doing so for Washington in 2011. - Elias...Became only second pitcher to earn a win on Opening Day after being voted Rookie of the Year in previous season. Only other pitcher to do that was Giants' John Montefusco, who was National League's top rookie in 1975 and then started and won San Francisco's season opener in 1976...Became just second pitcher to tally nine strikeouts while issuing no walks on Opening Day in last 16 seasons, and just 10th pitcher to do so in MLB history: Angels' Jered Weaver was last to do so on Opening Day 2012. - Elias...Earned National League Co-Player of the Week Award for Opening Week (with Charlie Blackmon), marking third career weekly award. Took home two Co-NL Player of the Week honors in 2013: first with Steve Cishek (July 22-28), and second with Jeff Samardzija (August 19-25)...Tied career-high with 14 strikeouts in 1-0 win at Atlanta on April 22. In that start, he and Alex Wood combined for 25 strikeouts (Fernandez 14; Wood 11), marking first time since July 31, 1901 that two starters younger than 24 each struck out more than 10 batters in a game. The 1901 contest saw Cincinnati's Noodles Hahn (22) strike out 11, while the Cubs' Long Tom Hughes struck out 15...Went career-best 19.2 consecutive innings without allowing a run from April 16-May 4. Previously tossed 18.1 scoreless from July 28-August 8, 2013...Named National League Pitcher of the Month for April, going 4-1 with 1.59 ERA (39.2 IP/7 ER), marking first career POM award. Held opponents to .174 average and struck out 55, with just eight walks (6.88 so/bb ratio). Averaged 12.48 so/9, second among NL starters, behind Stephen Strasburg (14.03)...Recorded 10 strikeouts on May 4 vs. the Dodgers, marking 252 strikeouts over first 35 career starts. Became 10th pitcher since 1914 to record 250+ strikeouts over first 35 career starts. Dwight Gooden topped list with 302 over first 35, followed by Kerry Wood (284), Hideo Nomo (282), Yu Darvish (279), Mark Prior (274), Herb Score (267), Bob Feller (264), Vida Blue (258) and Matt Harvey (257). - STATS LLC...Went 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA (34.2/3) in five home starts, improving lifetime mark to 12-0, 1.09 (132.2/16) in 20 starts at Marlins Park. Holds Club record for most consecutive home starts without a loss to begin a career, and is just second pitcher in Modern Era to go undefeated in his first 20 career starts at home, trailing record of 21 set by David Palmer from 1979-84. - STATS LLC and Elias


After being slated to open season at Double-A Jacksonville, made Marlins' Opening Day roster due to injuries and went on to become National League All-Star and NL Rookie of the Year after going 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA (172.2 IP/42 ER) in 28 starts for Miami. Set Club rookie records in ERA, strikeouts (187), average against (.182) and WHIP (0.98). Finished with second-lowest ERA and WHIP (min. 162.0 IP) in Club history for any pitcher, behind only Kevin Brown in 1996 in both categories (1.89 and 0.94, respectively). According to Elias, last rookie to finish with WHIP under 1.00 (min. 150.0 IP) was Toronto's Mark Eichhorn in 1986 (0.96), while last NL rookie was St. Louis' Dick Hughes in 1967 (0.96). Held opponents to a .182 average (111x611), best in Majors; last rookie to lead Majors in opponents' average was Kerry Wood in 1998 (STATS LLC). His 2.19 ERA ranked second in Majors, behind Clayton Kershaw (1.83). Became first pitcher to hold opponents to a .182 average or lower since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (.167). According to STATS LLC, since 1969, top five single-season BAA marks are: .167 - Pedro Martinez (2000, BOS), .171 - Nolan Ryan (1972, CAL), .172 - Nolan Ryan (1991, TEX), .181 - Sid Fernandez (1985, NYM), .182 - Hideo Nomo (1995, LAD). According to Elias, tied Nomo (1995) for lowest ML rookie mark (min. 150.0 IP) since 1900. Among rookie pitchers with at least 15 starts, owned lowest ERA and opponents' average, in addition to recording most strikeouts . Posted 9-0 record and 1.19 ERA (98.0/13) in 15 starts at Marlins Park. His 15 home starts without a loss set a Major League record for a rookie season, according to STATS LLC. Home ERA and opponents' average (.164) led Majors, while nine home wins ranked tied for sixth (T-4th in NL). In addition, 15 consecutive starts at home without a loss marked Club record for a Marlin to start career. His 1.19 home ERA was lowest in team history. From June 1 to end of season, 1.50 ERA (120.1/20) was lowest in Majors (min. 110.2 IP), and .161 (67x415) opponents' batting average also led MLB. Made Major League debut on April 7 at Mets, allowing one run on three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over 5.0 innings. With start, became third youngest player in Marlins history to make debut (20.250), behind Miguel Cabrera (20.064) and Giancarlo Stanton (20.212). Prior to Fernandez, RHP Yorman Bazardo held mark of youngest Marlins pitcher to appear in a game, making his debut on May 26, 2005 at 20 years and 319 days old. - STATS LLC. According to STATS LLC, was youngest pitcher on a 2013 Opening Day roster, as well as youngest Marlin to appear on an Opening Day roster in Franchise history. Became youngest pitcher to register eight or more strikeouts in Major League debut since June 27, 1973, when Rangers' David Clyde (18 years old) struck out eight Minnesota Twins. Recorded 13 strikeouts over first two career starts, tied with Tony Saunders for fourthmost in Marlins' history by a pitcher over first two starts. Chuck Smith tallied 17 in 2000, Scott Olsen struck out 15 in 2005 and Dontrelle Willis retired 14 in 2003 (STATS, LLC). According to ESPN Stats, Fernandez was first pitcher 20 years old or younger to allow one run or fewer and three hits or fewer in first two Major League starts since Rudy May of the Angels in 1965. Tied a Club rookie record (fifth time) by retiring 17 consecutive batters on May 4. According to STATS LLC, Dontrelle Willis (4/16/03), Andy Larkin (7/24/98), Tony Saunders (4/5/97) and Kurt Miller (6/16/94) are others to accomplish feat. On June 1 against Mets, became first rookie pitcher in 12 years to pitch at least 7.0 shutout innings and have two hits and an RBI at the plate. Jason Jennings had been last to do so, on August 23, 2001 for Colorado (also against Mets, in a 10-0 win). Held Padres to just two hits and one walk in 8.0 scoreless innings on July 1 at Marlins Park. According to STATS LLC, became just third pitcher age 20 or younger since 1921 with 10-plus strikeouts, two hits or fewer and one walk or fewer in a game, joining Dwight Gooden in 1984 and Kerry Wood in 1998. On July 7, became youngest Marlin ever selected to the All-Star Game and youngest Cuban-born player in history to earn All-Star honors. Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in Midsummer Classic on July 13 at Citi Field, striking out two of three batters faced. Became third pitcher in All-Star history to record two strikeouts in All-Star appearance prior to 21st birthday, following likes of Dwight Gooden and Bob Feller. Became just fifth pitcher to appear in All-Star Game prior to 21st birthday, along with Gooden, Feller, Fernando Valenzuela and Jerry Walker. Earned National League Rookie of the Month honors for months of July and August. Was first pitcher to win award twice in same season since Craig Kimbrel in 2011 (June and August), and was first pitcher to win in consecutive months since Josh Johnson in 2006 (May and June). Claimed July honors after going 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA (35.0/8) in five starts, leading all rookies with 40 strikeouts. Honor followed up NL Co-Player of the Week award (with Steve Cishek) for July 22-28. Won award for August after finishing month with a 3-1 mark and 1.15 ERA (39.0 IP/5 ER). ERA for month ranked third in Majors, behind Alex Wood (0.90) and Kershaw (1.01). Held opponents to a .158 average, best in MLB, and 49 strikeouts, ranked second, behind Yu Darvish (64). Had most dominant stretch of season over two starts: July 28 vs. Pittsburgh (13 K, 0 BB) and August 2 vs. Cleveland (14 K, 1 BB). According to Elias, was one of four pitchers to strike out 13 batters without issuing a walk before the age of 21 in modern Major League history (since 1900). The others: Gary Nolan (15 K in 1967), Dwight Gooden (two 16-K games in 1984) and Kerry Wood (20 K in 1998). Nolan and Gooden accomplished feat as teenagers. On August 2, became first Marlins' rookie starter to have consecutive 10-plus-strikeout games since Jesus Sanchez in 1998, and first Marlins' starter overall to do so since Ricky Nolasco in 2008 (fifth time overall). The 27 combined strikeouts over those two starts were most ever by a Marlin in consecutive starts. According to Elias, was just fifth pitcher under age of 22 since 1900 to record consecutive 13-plus-strikeout games, joining Dennis Eckersley (1976), Dwight Gooden ('84), Jose Rijo ('86) and Kerry Wood ('98). Recorded four 10-plus-strikeout games, a Club record for a rookie starter in a single season, and became first National League rookie to post four 10-plus-strikeout games since Cole Hamels in 2006. Also, became first Major League pitcher to record consecutive 13-plus-strikeout games (July 28 and August 2) since Randy Johnson in 2004, and first rookie to do so since Kerry Wood in 1998. Additionally, was first pitcher with consecutive games of 13-plus strikeouts and one-or-fewer walks since Curt Schilling in 2002. Held opponents to two runs or less in each of last 11 starts, going 7-1 with a 1.34 ERA (74.0/11) in those outings, with 88 strikeouts to 21 walks (two intentional). On August 26, was named National League Co-Player of the Week for August 19-25, along with Jeff Samardzija. Was 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (13.0/1) over week and became second Marlin ever to win Player of the Week twice in one season, joining Miguel Cabrera (2007).


Started 2012 season at Single-A Greensboro, making 14 starts with 'Hoppers with a 7-0 record and 1.59 ERA (79.0 IP/14 ER). Promoted to Single-A Jupiter and went on to go 7-0 with a 1.96 ERA (55.0/12) in 11 starts. Led all Marlins' Minor Leaguers in wins and strikeouts (158) and ranked second among all Single-A pitchers in wins, third in average against (.191) and fifth in strikeouts. Earned South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week honors for April 23-29, allowing just one run in 11.1 innings with a 2-0 record and 0.79 ERA. Also, took home SAL Pitcher of the Week honors for May 21-27, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings while striking out 15 and walking just one. Rated as Marlins' top prospect by Baseball America heading into 2013.