Marlins' Jose Fernandez named finalist for NL Cy Young, ROY
Miami's Jose Fernandez isn't only a finalist for NL Rookie of the Year, but the NL Cy Young award too.
By CHRISTINA De NICOLA FS Florida
After a spectacular rookie season,
Jose Fernandez was named a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year and NL Cy Young honors on Tuesday night.
Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA in 28 starts before being shut down with an innings limit in mid-September. He recorded the second-lowest ERA in the majors. During 10 second-half starts, Fernandez went 7-1 with a 1.32 ERA, best in the big leagues.
On Monday, the 21-year-old was named NL Outstanding Rookie at the MLBPA Players Choice Awards, as voted on by his peers.
While the franchise boasts three Rookie of the Year winners -- Dontrelle Willis (2003), Hanley Ramirez (2006) and
Chris Coghlan (2009) -- no Marlins pitcher has ever won the Cy Young.