The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year race was full of great young players. Shelby Miller, Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig all dazzled for their respective teams this summer, but baseball is a game of numbers and this Miami Marlins‘ pitcher featured a few stats that might just blow your mind. First off, Fernandez posted a 2.19 ERA in 2013 which was second to only Clayton Kershaw in all of MLB! On top of that, the woeful Marlins were 18-10 in games that Fernandez pitched — winning in Miami is nearly impossible and Fernandez did just that.
Thankfully, the baseball writers of the world got this one right and voted Fernandez the rookie of the year as this right hander totally deserved it. Now, the narrow-minded baseball fans out in LA might be screaming Puig’s name in disappointment, but let’s understand that Yasiel’s rise to the top was aided by the Los Angeles media. Not to mention, this Los Angeles Dodgers‘ outfielder really hit a wall toward the end of the season. At the end of the day; Fernandez deserved this award and the Marlins’ fan base finally has a reason to cheer.
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