By the numbers: Jose Fernandez was a Hall of Fame talent

The truth is, I don’t really want to talk about Jos Fernndez as a baseball player.That’s not how I’ll remember him in a week or in two years or 10 years from now. I’ll remember his smile and his zest for life and his love for the game of baseball, for his courage in escaping Cuba and his devotion to his family and the way he made everyone he came in contact with leave with a better outlook on life.As we try to somehow wrap our minds around Fernndez’s tragic and incomprehensible death, there are lots of folks out there telling stories about baseball’s most engaging personality. You should read every single one of those stories. They are all worth your time.MORE: Notable sports deaths for 2016I’m going to read everything I find. It will be very worth my time.Here, I’m going to try and https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/starlin-castro-jersey tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans, tetracycline powder good for humans. talk about Jos Fernndez, the baseball player. Because, damn, Fernndez was one hell of a baseball player (btw, it’s beyond heartbreaking to use the past tense was in that sentence). He was a Hall of Fame talent. Fernndez made his debut on April 6, 2013. He struck out the side in the second inning of that game against the Mets. He retired the first 10 major-league hitters he faced. By the time his outing was done, he had thrown 80 pitches in five innings, striking out eight and giving up just three hits and one run. In his second start, he threw six shutout innings and allowed just two hits. Fernandez was just getting started. This is random, of course, but Fernndez was brilliant in his first start of the month for his entire rookie season. Look at this May 4: 7 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 9 strikeoutsJune 1: 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 8 strikeoutsJuly 1: 8 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 10 strikeoutsAugust 2: 8 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 14 strikeoutsSeptember 6: 7 innings, 1 hit, 0runs, 9 strikeouts Fernndez finished his rookie season with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings. He won the NL Rookie of the Year, earning 26 first-place votes (Yasiel Puig got the other four), and finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting (Clayton Kershaw was first and Adam Wainwright was second). He also was the easy winner for Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year, voted on by his peers. Fernndez started his sophomore season as brilliantly as he ended his first season. Through eight starts, he had a 2.44 ERA and 2.18 FIP. In 51 2/3 innings, Fernandez allowed just 36 hits and struck out 70 hitters. That season, of course, ended when an elbow injury nece sitated Tommy John surgery. He came back from that recovery on July 2, 2015, and produced a 2.92 ERA in 11 starts, while striking out https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/giancarlo-stanton-jersey 79 batters in 64 2/3 innings.MORE: What baseball lost | Fernndez brought humanity to baseball | MLB mourns Fernndez got off to a relatively slow start to the 2016 season, posting a 4.28 ERA in his first six outings of the year. From there, though, he roared into the Cy Young discu sion. Look at his numbers over a nine-start stretch, from May 9 until June 26 1.18 ERA, 61 innings, 35 hits, 14 walks, 91 strikeoutsIn that stretch, he struck out at least 11 batters in five times in those nine starts. Of those 35 hits allowed, only nine went for extra bases (five doubles, three homers, one triple).* His final numbers for 2016 place him in the NL Cy Young conversation. Fernndez, who was named to his second All-Star team, leads all of baseball in FanGraphs WAR, at 6.2. He leads the NL in FIP (2.29) and strikeouts per nine innings (12.5). He finished with a 2.86 ERA in 29 starts and struck out 253 batters in 182 1/3 innings. Let’s look at where Fernndez ranks among all MLB starters since his debut in 2013 (minimum 400 innings):ERA1. Clayton Kershaw, 1.872. Fernndez, 2.583. Jake Arrieta, 2.62FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching)1. Kershaw, 2.002. Fernndez, 2.433. Matt Harvey, 2.77Strikeouts per nine innings1. Yu Darvish, 11.622. Fernndez, 11.253. Max Scherzer, 10.58Strikeout percentage1. Darvish, 31.5 percent2. Fernndez, 31.2 percent3. Kershaw, 30.7 percentPercentage of pitches put in play1. Darvish, 15.0 percent2. Fernndez, 15.6 percent3. Danny Salazar, 16.1 percentOpponents’ OPS1. Kershaw, .5112. Arrieta, .5563. Fernndez, .579Hits per nine innings1. Kershaw, 6.202. Arrieta, 6.213. Fernndez, https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/jose-fernandez-jersey 6.82

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