Monday, June 6, 2011
MLB Draft Live Blog
The Marlins select High school pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez has a big arm, touching 97mph at times. He back that up with two breaking balls, a mid 70s curve and a low 80s slider, the latter being the more devastating pitch. Fernandez's release points on the breaking balls are inconsistent, which has led to shoddy control of both secondary pitches. Unless he develops a pitch to get lefties out AND gets those secondary pitches under control, he'll end up as a reliever. That is ultimately what I think will happen. Look for him in a Marlins bullpen near you in a few years, as Fernandez is physically developed for a high schooler and will move quicker than others his age.