Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/6/13
With less than one month remaining in the 2013 MLB season, it’s time to seriously consider award candidates across the majors. The race for the National League Rookie of the Year award will be particularly interesting, with the contest essentially boiled down to two candidates. One of the NL Rookie of the Year candidates is Jose Fernandez, the brilliant young starter for the Miami Marlins. Fernandez has dominated throughout the entire season, posting a 10-6 record with a sparkling 2.33 ERA, good for third in the National League. He also leads the NL in a couple of categories, including hits allowed per nine innings and strikeouts per nine, as well as placing in the top three in WHIP, WAR among pitchers, and adjusted ERA. It’s worth noting he would likely win the Cy Young award were it not for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw‘s amazing season, despite being the second youngest player in the majors this year. Even so, Fernandez may not even win the Rookie of the Year award. Standing in Fer...
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