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44 Junior Fernandez RP

St. Louis Cardinals

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Player Updates

July 20, 2021 06:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Optioned to Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Fernandez has thrown 17.2 innings at the big-league level this season but has failed to find much success. He's posted a 5.60 ERA and 1.98 WHIP, striking out 11 batters while walking 13. Johan Oviedo was recalled in a corresponding move and will start Tuesday against the Cubs.

July 18, 2021 09:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Positive start to second half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez fired a scoreless ninth inning in a loss to the Giants on Friday, allowing a hit and a walk.

The right-hander bounced back nicely from a rocky appearance July 9, when he gave up two earned runs over two-thirds of an inning to the Cubs. Fernandez has otherwise been very sharp since mid-June, with Friday's scoreless effort his seventh in his last eight trips to the mound.

June 28, 2021 03:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Impressive stretch continues Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed three hits and a walk while recording two strikeouts in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

The right-hander now has five consecutive scoreless appearances following a brief rough patch where he allowed six earned runs over a pair of early-June outings. Fernandez has managed to coax his ERA and WHIP back down to 5.28 and 1.96, respectively, during that sample, and manager Mike Shildt continues to afford him a fairly consistent workload that nevertheless has yet to yield a hold opportunity.

June 9, 2021 07:08 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Going through rough patch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez has allowed six earned runs on eight hits while recording three strikeouts over the two innings covering his last two appearances.

The right-hander has seen his ERA and WHIP quickly balloon up to 8.38 and 1.97, respectively, due to the pair of rocky outings. Fernandez had fired 6.2 perfect fames across three appearances leading into his current struggles, however, so there's certainly reason to believe he can bounce back from his current downturn.

May 31, 2021 02:04 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Effective in majors return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez fired two scoreless innings during which he issued two walks but allowed no hits in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The right-hander fired 25 pitches during his outing, which afforded the rest of the Cardinals bullpen some rest in the latter portion of the lopsided loss. Fernandez is likely to continue mainly drawing multi-inning assignments while up with the big-league club.

May 29, 2021 04:40 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Recalled by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was recalled by the Cardinals on Saturday.

Fernandez was sent down Friday, but he'll return to the major-league bullpen just one day later. Right-hander Johan Oviedo was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

May 28, 2021 06:24 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

Fernandez was recalled by the Cardinals on Sunday and made just one relief appearance during his time with the major-league club. During that outing, he allowed three hits and no walks while striking out one in 2.2 scoreless innings. Right-hander Johan Oviedo was recalled by St. Louis in a corresponding move.

May 23, 2021 02:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was sent to the minors Tuesday but will rejoin the Cardinals with Miles Mikolas (forearm) heading back to the injured list. Fernandez surrendered three runs over one inning during his lone appearance of the season.

May 18, 2021 06:32 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Fernandez spent just three days on the big-league roster, allowing three runs in one inning of work in his lone appearance. He'll make way for Daniel Ponce de Leon (shoulder), who returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.

May 16, 2021 06:48 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Hit hard in '21 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez, recalled by the Cardinals earlier in the day, allowed three earned runs on two hits and two walks over one inning in relief in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

Fernandez got only 12 of 28 pitches into the strike zone during an arduous fifth inning against a hot-hitting Padres squad. The 24-year-old hasn't seen any real success against big-league bats since 2019, as he also pitched to an 18.00 ERA and 2.67 WHIP during a brief three-appearance, three-inning majors stint in 2020. Needless to say, Fernandez figures in for only low-leverage scenarios during his current tenure with the Cardinals.

May 15, 2021 06:40 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Called up by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was recalled by St. Louis on Saturday.

Fernandez is a 24-year-old with some potential as a possible future high-leverage reliever, but he hasn't been particularly effective in 14.2 innings at the highest level over the last two seasons. He likely deserves better than his 7.98 ERA, but his combination of a 25.7 percent strikeout rate, 11.4 percent walk rate and 45.0 percent groundball rate hardly turns heads. That should limit him to lower-leverage opportunities for now. Johan Oviedo was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 14, 2021 12:04 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to minor-league camp by the Cardinals on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was competing for a spot in the St. Louis bullpen, but he was unable to crack the Opening Day roster after surrendering three runs on five hits in two appearances this spring. Fernandez has a 7.98 ERA over 14.2 big-league innings in his career and should begin the 2021 campaign with Triple-A Memphis.

September 22, 2020 06:52 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Sent to alternate training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to the alternate training site Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Fernandez joined the big-league club last week and delivered a scoreless inning during his lone appearance. The 23-year-old has allowed six runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks over three innings this season.

September 16, 2020 04:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals recalled Fernandez from their alternate training site Wednesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

He'll claim the 28-man active roster spot of reliever Nabil Crismatt, who was optioned to the Cardinals' alternate site in a corresponding move. Fernandez has previously made two relief appearances with St. Louis this season, tossing a scoreless frame in the first outing and giving up six runs in one inning in the second outing.

August 29, 2020 01:16 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Sent down by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to the Cardinals' alternate training site Saturday.

Fernandez struggled mightily in Friday's contest, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning. He'll attempt to sort things out at alternate camp as the Cardinals made several changes to their bullpen Saturday.

August 27, 2020 01:16 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Activated Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to Thursday's doubleheader against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

He will stick on the active roster, as the Cardinals will need as many fresh arms available as possible as they embark on a stretch of playing 15 games in 13 days. Fernandez struck out one in a scoreless frame back on July 26 -- his lone appearance of the season.

August 25, 2020 01:44 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Could throw live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (illness) may throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports.

Fernandez was deemed ready to start throwing bullpen sessions over the weekend, and facing live hitters would naturally be another positive step toward activation. The right-hander will slot back into the bullpen whenever he is deemed to be ready for action.

August 23, 2020 03:36 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Ready for bullpens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (illness) is ready to start throwing bullpen sessions at the Cardinals' alternate training site in Springfield, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Fernandez is one of a multitude of Cardinals players working their way through the COVID-19 reentry protocols. He was cleared for baseball activities Thursday, and he's expected to eventually progress to facing live hitters before activation is considered. The right-hander made one appearance before his season was paused, firing a scoreless inning with one strikeout against the Pirates on July 26.

August 21, 2020 04:24 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Cleared for baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (illness) has been cleared to resume baseball activities, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Fernandez can finally resume workouts at the team's alternate site following a multi-week layoff due to a positive COVID-19 test. Once he's ready to return, likely following a brief build-up period, the right-hander should reclaim a middle-innings role for the Cardinals.

August 4, 2020 05:20 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Placed on COVID-19 injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday.

Fernandez gave the Cardinals permission to announce his positive test amid the team's COVID-19 outbreak, and a spot on the active roster will be made available after he was placed on the injured list. The right-hander will be eligible to return to the team once he produces two consecutive negative tests. Both Fernandez and fellow right-handed reliever Kodi Whitley tested positive, so the team should be calling up some replacements in the coming days.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/16vs SFL 2-71.01010
07/09@ CHCL 5-100.22211
07/07@ SFL 2-50.20000
06/27vs PITL 2-72.03012
06/24vs PITL 2-81.00011
06/22@ DETL 2-81.02010
06/17@ ATLL 0-41.01021
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021STL005.60140000017.7221111101311
2020STL0018.003000003.06661022
2019STL015.40130000311.797724616
Total016.7500000332.0372424442129
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021STL124141.7000011.3101.9818417.83
2020STL0331.0000000.4292.6671624.00
2019STL01362.2000002.2041.2865414.66
Total140231.7020013.2871.81215417.44
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014R-Dsl Cardinals 28.07600501312295.791.464
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 6.22100005281.451.613
2015R-Gcl Cardinals 51.011903205815543.881.353
2016AFX-Peoria Chiefs 78.1141406506334713.341.344
2016AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 43.210602202520485.421.574
2017AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 90.1161615305839823.701.343
2018AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 9.28001037290.001.196
2018AAX-Springfield Cardinal 21.016000001716195.141.667
2019AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 11.290000411881.611.429
2019AAX-Springfield Cardinal 29.018001154211181.551.000
2019AAA-Memphis Redbirds 24.118002122711171.491.162
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/180
Birthdate:
03/02/1997
Age:
24
Hometown:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
1