The 2013 MLB All-Star Game featured the best players in the league as voted by the fans, and the great thing about the game was seeing the young stars perform.
Miami Marlins young phenom Jose Fernandez was among those young stars whose talents were on display. Fernandez entered the game in the sixth inning, relieving Philadelphia Phillies‘ Cliff Lee. The rookie faced Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia first and got him to strikeout with his fastball topping out at 95 mph.
Fernandez then got one of the best hitters in the game, Detroit Tigers‘ Miguel Cabrera, to foul out to the first base side. At this point, the youngster was cruising. To complete the dominant inning, the right-hander struck out AL home run leader Chris Davis.
The dominance that he showed in the inning gave Marlins fans an even bigger glimmer of hope. The organization as a whole should be extremely pleased with the way he pitched and should be looking at who else is going to perform at a high level like Fernandez will. The next crop of stars for the Marlins need to do as well as he as doing.
The future of the team lingers in the minors right now and if Fernandez is any indication of how everyone else is going to perform, then the Marlins have a very good future ahead of them.