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44 Junior Fernandez RP

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
30001822
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019STL015.40130000311.297724616
2020STL000.001000001.00000001

Player Updates

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.

August 5, 2020 04:52 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez tested positive for COVID-19.

He is one of six Cardinals players who gave the team permission to announce his positive test. Fernandez has pitched just one inning in the majors this season -- a scoreless frame July 26. Fellow righty reliever Kodi Whitley also tested positive, so the Cardinals should have bullpen reinforcements on the way from the alternate training site in the coming days.

July 8, 2020 01:16 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Throws live BP on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez, who was just cleared to participate in summer camp, threw live batting practice Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander will try to make a case for an Opening Day roster spot during camp, with Fernandez facing a crowded bullpen field. The 23-year-old had been optioned back to Triple-A Memphis back on March 26, but his high-90s fastball could certainly play well in the later innings in a season when relievers could have a bigger role than customary, particularly in the early going as starters build up their arms.

March 26, 2020 04:08 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Fernandez made his big-league debut in 2020, posting a 5.40 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 16:6 K:BB across 11.2 innings. While Fernandez held his own across six appearances before camp was postponed, the righty will begin the season back at Triple-A, where he owns a 1.48 ERA across 24.1 innings.

September 26, 2019 10:32 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Takes first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez (0-1) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch across one-third of an inning.

Fernandez simply didn't have it Wednesday, putting the first two hitters he faced on via a walk and a wild pitch, the latter which brought home a run. Two more Diamondbacks would subsequently cross the plate in relatively innocuous fashion courtesy of a fielder's choice and single, but Fernandez wrapped up his forgettable outing by yielding a two-run home run to Wilmer Flores. The right-hander had been largely reliable until Wednesday, allowing just three earned runs overall across 10.1 innings over his first 12 big-league appearances.

September 2, 2019 12:00 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Recalled to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was recalled by the Cardinals on Sunday.

Fernandez made his big-league debut earlier in the season, striking out seven and posting a 3.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across five innings. He's been dominant this season across three levels of the team's farm system -- spanning from High-A to Triple-A -- posting a combined 1.52 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 80 strikeouts covering 65 innings.

August 23, 2019 12:36 AM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Fernandez has electric stuff, and it was on display in his first big-league stint. He struck out seven while walking three and giving up two earned runs in five innings (five appearances). Dominic Leone will take his place in the big-league bullpen. Fernandez should be back up in September.

August 6, 2019 03:36 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Earns promotion to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez had his contract selected from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Fernandez will join the big-league club after posting a 1.31 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 23 strikeouts over 20.2 innings this season at Triple-A. Adalberto Mejia was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

May 1, 2019 02:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Back at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was promoted from High-A Palm Beach to Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

Hernandez spent the final two months of the 2018 campaign with Springfield but found little success in his first taste of the Texas League, managing a 5.14 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 17:16 K:BB in 21 frames. Those poor results prompted the Cardinals to send him back to High-A to begin 2019, but he only needed six appearances with Palm Beach to earn a chance at redemption. If the hard-throwing right-hander can show improved control in his return to Springfield, he could be rewarded with a second-half promotion to the St. Louis bullpen.

July 11, 2018 12:40 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Moved up to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez was called up to Double-A Springfield on Wednesday, Rob Rains of Stlsportspage.com reports.

Fernandez transitioned to a relief role with High-A Palm Beach this year and hadn't allowed a run across 9.2 innings of work at the time of this promotion. The 21-year-old sported a 1.20 WHIP to go along with three saves and a 7:2 K:BB. This will mark his first opportunity at the Double-A level.

July 29, 2017 05:00 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Dealing with arm soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez, who was removed from a Wednesday start for High-A Palm Beach due to soreness near his biceps, has been placed on the 7-Day disabled list, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The hard-throwing right-hander will go through a battery of exams before he's deemed ready for return. Fernandez has enjoyed a solid season, posting a 5-3 record and 3.69 ERA over 90.1 innings across 16 starts for Palm Beach.

March 7, 2017 01:12 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Returns to minor league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez returned to minor league camp on Tuesday.

While he has good stuff, Fernandez is starting to look like a better bet for the bullpen than the rotation, given his mediocre control. He should head back to High-A Palm Beach at the start of the season, and will need to improve his fastball command if he wants to revive his prospect status.

February 18, 2017 11:00 PM
Cardinals' Junior Fernandez: Added to major league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fernandez has been added to major league camp, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The 19-year-old went 8-7 with a 4.06 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 122 innings at Low-A Peoria and High-A Palm Beach last season. Fernandez was excellent over his final three starts of 2016, generating an 0.71 ERA. He could open the season at Double-A Springfield after becoming the youngest player in the Florida State League last season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 3.000 6.00054
vs RHB 8.200 5.190112
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/26PIT0001.00001
8/28CLE0001.06621
9/17@PIT0001.00000
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020STL0018.003000003.06661022
2019STL015.40130000311.797724616
Total018.1600000314.315131334818
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020STL0331.0000000.4292.6671624.00
2019STL01362.2000002.2041.2865414.66
Total01691.8020002.2591.6057016.95
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:
3/2/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
2