Miami Marlins Labor Day Special: Top Five Marlins of 2015
Aug 27, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez looks into the stands during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. The Pirates won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
5. Jose Fernandez (1.7 WAR)
Jose Fernandez, despite being sidelined for the majority of 2015, ranks fifth on the team in WAR. When he did play, Jose drew fans into the stadium and posted eye-popping numbers.
2015: 4-0, 2.30 ERA, 1.75 FIP, 11.09 K/9, 2.09 BB/9
Pitching stats don’t come much more efficient than that. For a pitcher that hasn’t lost at home in his career, it’s truly a shame that he can’t seem to remain on the field.
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Without a doubt, Miami’s ace would rank higher if he kept healthy. And yes, this can be stated for many Marlins, but most of them don’t come as injury-plagued as Fernandez does.