Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez Should Win NL Rookie Of The Year

By Ryan Gaydos
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It will be interesting to see who will win the National League Cy Young award between Los Angeles Dodgers‘ Clayton Kershaw and New York Mets‘  Matt Harvey. Both players have been performing extremely well this season, and the writers will have a hard time picking between the two.

Next season, you may even see Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez creeping into the voting.

First, Fernandez should win the National League Rookie of the Year award this season. Since making his first start of the season back on April 7 against the Mets, Fernandez has dazzled. He has struck out 10 or more batters four times, including striking out 13 on July 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and 14 batters against the Cleveland Indians Aug. 2.

In 22 games, he has posted a 2.58 ERA and already has 143 strikeouts to lead all rookies this season. He also has the most wins on the Marlins and is the only Miami pitcher with a winning record. Need I remind you that he is only 20-years-old?

The statistics speak for themselves. Fernandez is an energetic kid that has given the franchise an ounce of hope and with the way the team is going, Miami needs all the hope it can get. He is the future of the rotation and the future of the franchise. He is perfect for the award this season and should win it over other contestants like the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, who has also captivated baseball fans with his performances on the field.

Ryan Gaydos is a MLB columnist for Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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