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Jose Fernandez 2013 Outlook

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He just got called up by the Marlins from High-A. He's one of the top prospects in the game. What can we expect?

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Oh yes, adding him, he had a great spring!

http://www.fishstripes.com/2013/3/14/4102350/miami-marlins-prospects-jose-fernandez-debut

Everything about Jose Fernandez that I have either seen or heard has been positive. Scouts seem to love him. Baseball America considers both his fastball and curveball to be the best in the Marlins' entire farm system. The general consensus seems to be that both pitches are plus (or plus-plus) pitches that are complemented with an about average change-up. Fernandez has three plus pitches, including an elite, plus-plus fastball. That is the makings of one good pitcher

Jose Fernandez's superb talent was reflected in his season statistics. Fernandez's absurd line at Single-A Greensboro included a sub-2.00 ERA and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings, and his success continued when he was promoted to High-A Jupiter. Not only do scouts like what they see, but Fernandez 's minor league statistical performance clearly shows his value.

Jose Fernandez has all the makings of a premier player. When people watch him, they like him. When he plays in games, he plays well. He is doing everything perfectly, and that is one easy way to get noticed and move to the next level. Jose Fernandez is very much deserving of moving on to the next level, but the majors is not the next level for him, Double-A is.

Jose Fernandez has done everything right thus far. Hopefully this means he will keep doing everything right, But there is no reason for him to be playing for the Miami Marlins in 2013. He should continue to progress in the minors and refine his abilities, making him a better player when he makes his debut. If the Marlins wait to call him up and delay the start of his club control years, then he should both be a better and cheaper player and, most importantly, the Marlins should be more competitive in the future. Fernandez's value would be better served on as good of a team as can be built around him. A 2014 major league debut for Fernandez sounds ideal, but my one real request is that the Marlins do not rush him.

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Wow.. they're really rushing him. That's a pretty big jump. Not even any experience in Double A. Still worth a flier to see what he can do.

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Wow! I just picked him up in a Yahoo League. I wasn't expecting to find him. I'm taking a flier on him.

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I'm really shocked by this move. I thought theyd keep him down all year.

It's the Marlins, what did ya expect? Ha!

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Grabbed him. Let's see what the kid can do. Probably won't stick once either Alvarez or Eovaldi come off the DL but who knows. Guess they have to give fans a reason to show up at the park.

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Grabbed him. Let's see what the kid can do. Probably won't stick once either Alvarez or Eovaldi come off the DL but who knows. Guess they have to give fans a reason to show up at the park.

If he's doing good, they can't send him down. Their roster has minimal talent and he's the future for them at the top of the rotation.

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Have heard very very good things about him, and I'm a sucker for a high 90s fastball. If you have space on your bench there's no reason not to take the shot when the cost is nothing.

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Sun Sentinel's Miami Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez:

Beinfest on Fernandez, who has not pitched above high-A: "It just seems like he's ready to do this. This is where he should be."

#Marlins will limit Jose Fernandez to 150-170 innings. Beinfest expects him to log them all in majors.

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Can't believe he got the call!! I am big on this kid...to put it in perspective, we can only hold 5 SP in my points league and have 40 transaction cap....with that in mind I dumped Mike Minor for him...might be alittle crazy but its worth a shot

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The jump from High A to MLB is just so ridiculously huge. I absolutely love Fernandez, but I can't see him having a ton of success this year facing far better hitters on a daily basis then he's ever seen.

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The jump from High A to MLB is just so ridiculously huge. I absolutely love Fernandez, but I can't see him having a ton of success this year facing far better hitters on a daily basis then he's ever seen.

On a start by start basis it's not so bad. 4/5 of the Mets lineup belongs in High A anyway.

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The fact that they are planning to keep him up only sweetens the pot for me. Dropping a bench guy for a talent like this is a no-brainer. He could struggle sure, but definitely worth taking for a spin early in the season.

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The jump from High A to MLB is just so ridiculously huge. I absolutely love Fernandez, but I can't see him having a ton of success this year facing far better hitters on a daily basis then he's ever seen.

Given how cheap Loria is, there's only one explanation here - ticket sales & PR is so bad that the Marlins need to have a face-of-the-franchise besides Stanton. Given MIA's target population, getting Fernandez up seems like a move geared at trying to get the fanbase to start to forgive.

(If you think I'm kidding - http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/miami-marlins-latest-ploy-sell-tickets-groupon-223644707--mlb.html).

Don't get me wrong, I think the guy is absolutely an elite dynasty talent - top 3 MILB SP right now. But he needed the time in AA/AAA, because the jump is just that huge. Think of Matt Moore's 2012 as a reference - negated by the fact the NL < AL, but countered by the fact he will have major growing pains in not just 1 order of magnitude between levels of talent to get used to, but 2 orders of magnitude, given the jump is even higher (high-A to AA/AAA is a big jump, AA/AAA to MLB is another major jump).

Nothing wrong with using a WW claim to get him - just keep expectations in check. If he gets off to a fast start, and people think this is Doc Gooden v2, can't hurt to see his trade market (although the 150-170 IP will certainly keep any H2H leagues' trade value down - of course talking redraft - in dynasty/keepers, this guy was already gold).

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Man, I've never heard of this guy but with everyone creaming their shorts over him, I really want to grab him. I don't have anyone to drop though. :(

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His debut is against the Mets...lord knows there's not a better lineup to debut against.

That being said I added him.

what rotation spot is he taking...and what day is his debut?

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The jump from High A to MLB is just so ridiculously huge. I absolutely love Fernandez, but I can't see him having a ton of success this year facing far better hitters on a daily basis then he's ever seen.

Given how cheap Loria is, there's only one explanation here - ticket sales & PR is so bad that the Marlins need to have a face-of-the-franchise besides Stanton. Given MIA's target population, getting Fernandez up seems like a move geared at trying to get the fanbase to start to forgive.

If you think I'm kidding - http://sports.yahoo....44707--mlb.html

Don't get me wrong, I think the guy is absolutely an elite dynasty talent - top 3 MILB SP right now. But he needed the time in AA/AAA, because the jump is just that huge. Think of Matt Moore's 2012 as a reference - negated by the fact the NL < AL, but countered by the fact he will have major growing pains in not just 1 order of magnitude between levels of talent to get used to, but 2 orders of magnitude, given the jump is even higher (high-A to AA/AAA is a big jump, AA/AAA to MLB is another major jump).

Nothing wrong with using a WW claim to get him - just keep expectations in check. If he gets off to a fast start, and people think this is Doc Gooden v2, can't hurt to see his trade market (although the 150-170 IP will certainly keep any H2H leagues' trade value down - of course talking redraft - in dynasty/keepers, this guy was already gold).

I like this approach. I would ride him for 3 or 4 great starts then look to trade him for the reasons you listed above. But then again, there's the Doc Gooden example you gave which would have me kicking myself for making the move. Do you really think they keep him at 170 if he's pitching like Doc age 20?

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His debut is against the Mets...lord knows there's not a better lineup to debut against.

That being said I added him.

what rotation spot is he taking...and what day is his debut?

Sunday against the Mets. And he's taking Henderson Alvarez's (hurt) spot. There's really no better team to debut against now that the 'Stros are in the AL. The Mets are God awful.

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His debut is against the Mets...lord knows there's not a better lineup to debut against.

That being said I added him.

what rotation spot is he taking...and what day is his debut?

Sunday against the Mets. And he's taking Henderson Alvarez's (hurt) spot. There's really no better team to debut against now that the 'Stros are in the AL. The Mets are God awful.

Well, there IS a better team to debut against, but he'll be pitching for them.

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