All-Decade team: Starting Pitcher Jose Fernandez
While the Marlins have had plenty of productive starting pitchers over the last 10 years, the pitcher of the decade has to be Jose Fernandez. Over parts of four seasons, Fernandez electrified the crowd and puts fans in the seats, perhaps more so than any Marlin since Dontrelle Willis. Prior to his tragic passing, Fernandez registered a 38-17 record with a 2.58 ERA, 1.054 WHIP and 589 strikeouts. He tallied a 12.8 WAR as a Marlin.
HIs breakout campaign in 2013 saw him go 12-6 and post a 2.19 ERA and 0.976 WHIP over 172.2 innings pitched. He earned his first of two All-Star births (2013, 2016) and won the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year. He set a single-season franchise mark with 253 strikeouts in 2016. His energy and passion for the game were infectious.
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All-Decade team: Closer A.J. Ramos
A.J. Ramos was the Marlins’ most productive closer this decade. He pitched in Miami from 2012 to 2017 and earned a record of 15-16 with a 2.78 ERA and 6.4 WAR. He finished with 92 saves and 379 strikeouts for the Marlins. He earned an All-Star birth out of the bullpen in 2016.
Steve Cishek was also up for consideration here. He’s third all-time in saves (94) for the franchise. He pitched for parts of six seasons from 2010 to 2015 and posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 289.2 innings pitched. He racked up 312 strikeouts and a 4.9 WAR.
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