Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins apparently pitched his last game of the season on September 11th versus the Atlanta Braves as the Marlins told the media that he reached the 170-inning limit for the year. It was a very interesting game for Fernandez, to say the least. Fernandez pitched very well only giving up five hits, two runs, and earning the win. In addition, what made his performance even more impressive was Fernandez’s contributions at the plate where he went 2 for 3 with a home run. To add even more excitement, Fernandez exchanged words with some of the Braves players while rounding the bases after his home run causing both benches to clear and starting a minor scuffle. After the game Fernandez apologized for his actions.
Jose Fernandez’s performance last week improved his WAR by 0.74 bringing his season total to 6.82 and has increased his XVAL (excess value) to just over $20M for the season which currently leads all MLB pitchers. This infographic highlights Jose’s performance last week and shows how it factors in both traditional and advanced MLB stats: