Top Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez repped by Scott Boras

One of the game's best prospects hooked up with the game's best agent. (USATSI)

Top Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez is now represented by Scott Boras, reports MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Boras and the right-hander met following the 2012 season and agreed to join forces.

“We are very excited about having Jose,” said Boras to Frisaro. “He has the potential to be a future ace.”

Fernandez, 20, signed for $2 million as the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He has emerged as one of baseball's very best prospects -- Baseball America recently ranked him as the game's fifth-best prospect -- after pitching to a 1.75 ERA with 158 strikeouts and only 35 walks in 134 Single-A innings last year.

Fernandez, who is in big league camp for the first time, has had a pretty eventful spring. First he admitted he didn't know who manager Mike Redmond was, then he hit franchise corner Giancarlo Stanton in the head with a pitch during a simulated game.

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