The success story that is of Jose Fernandez just got another great chapter. This afternoon it was confirmed Jose, who’s 21 years old, was to be named MLB’s Rookie Of The Year for the National League. Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays for the American League.
Coming from being a 14th pick at the 2011 amateur draft, Jose was voted as Rookie Of The Year by his peers with an overwhelming margin.
Fernandez received 64 votes, Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers received four, and St. Louis’s Shelby Miller received two, as did Atlanta teammates Evan Gattis and Julio Teheran.
Fernandez made 28 starts before the Marlins ended his season with a predetermined innings cap. He had a 2.16 ERA and led the NL by allowing just 5.8 hits per nine innings. In his 172 2/3 innings, he allowed just 111 hits, 10 homers and 58 walks while striking out 187.
“It’s hard to project that,” Hernandez said. “We knew the talent was there, and we knew he would do well, so that didn’t surprise me. But to the extent that he accomplished, even with the certain restrictions we had on him, the things he accomplished were amazing for a young fella, at his age. … I expected him to do well, but he exceeded what I expected.”
“You’ve got to watch him,” Hernandez said. “He’s worth the price of admission.
Congrats to Jose. #JOSE4ROY
Source: Sporting News