Found March 27, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
The Miami Marlins drafted Jose Fernandez with the 14th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft out of Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, Florida. The 6-foot-3 215 pound right-hander arrived in the Tampa area after defecting from Cuba by speedboat in 2008. He subsequently led Alonso High School to state titles in two of his three seasons on the team. Baseball America indicates that Fernandez’s arsenal includes a wicked four-seam fastball — a plus-plus offering — that sits in the mid 90s and touches 99 mph on occasion. His second fastball offering, a two-seamer, is consistently in the mid-to-low 90s and strategically tossed when he needs to induce a ground ball. In addition to two devastating breaking balls (curveball and slider) that Fernandez uses to keep hitters on their heels, he can toss a “plus-changeup with deception and fade” that will likely get some polish on the farm in twenty-thirteen. Fernandez made two professional starts in 2011 after being...
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