Baseball America has him ranked as the #5 overall prospect. MLB has him ranked #7 prospect. At 20 years old he is light years ahead of where he should be. A master of four pitches he has A+ all over him.
Projected as a top ace. At this age who knows what will actually come of this guy. Why not take the chance though?!?!???
Are they doing a free preview of the Extra Innings package to start the year? I'd really like to watch his first start, but I'm guessing the Marlins aren't going to be nationally televised all that often...
wow took a shot on him in my keeper as a "stash", feeling like I just struck fantasy gold!!!
but how's he play in re-drafts? I'm very tempted to add him across the board, based off talent alone... im just worried about how 'raw' he is, and obviously the fish wont be very good, maybe scrappy but not good.
14Team-Keeper C Gattis 1B Votto 2B NFranklin 3B Frazier SS Zobrist OF Trout OF Elsbury OF Puig Ut Crawford,Morales BN LMartin,RMartin,Profar SP Stras SP Scherzer RP Veras RP Parnel P Kimbrel P Fernandez P Archer BN Turner,Nolasco,Gee,Pineda DL Wandy
He hasn't pitched above A-ball. I'd at least need to see what he can do in AA before getting excited and spending too much. Temper your expectations. Prospect lists are made with the long-term in mind more so than short-term.
Metropolitans wrote:wow took a shot on him in my keeper as a "stash", feeling like I just struck fantasy gold!!!
With two minor league slots in my keeper league, I JUST drafted Fernandez with my final reserve pick, in anticipation of either Wil Myers or Zack Wheeler being promoted in the near future and would place Fernandez in the vacant ML slot. I'm pretty stoked about the news.
C-Doumit, Salty 1B- Fielder 2B-Pedroia SS-Reyes 3B-Longoria CI- Morneau MI- Kipnis OF- Myers Jennings Heyward U- Ellsbury, B. Upton, Bruce
SP-Price Fernandez Miller Wheeler, Kluber RP-Grilli, Farquhar, Crow, Veras
I think pitchers have a better chance of succeeding early compared to hitters...really with these young guys it's all about command. His stuff is there but if he can't locate or just throw strikes then that is what will do him in. But having plus stuff gives him a real shot of having a solid season even so young without a lot of minor league innings...as long as he has command.
With that said, I agree with Havok, not a smart move.