Biographical

Portrait of Jared Fernandez

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 108.7 4 7 0 61 5.05 0.9
Birth Date2-2-1972
Height6' 2"
Weight223 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2001 CIN 29 5 2 12.3 7.3 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 57 13 9 6 1 19 6 6 2 5 4.38 5.20 4.82 0.8 0.1
2002 CIN 30 14 8 50.7 42.7 8.0 1 3 0 0 4 0 231 59 31 25 5 90 24 23 3 36 4.44 4.34 4.76 6.2 0.7
2003 HOU 31 12 6 38.3 30.0 8.3 3 3 0 0 1 0 161 37 17 17 2 50 12 10 2 19 3.99 3.76 4.58 4.7 0.5
2004 HOU 32 2 1 1.0 0.3 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6 6 6 0 7 5 5 0 0 54.00 17.95 12.41 -1.7 -0.2
2006 MIL 34 4 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 11 7 7 2 22 1 1 0 1 9.95 7.37 8.27 -2.5 -0.2
Career3717108.780.328.347005049412670611018848457615.054.535.067.60.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 CIN MLB 5 2 12.3 4.82 94 .286 .255 .325 .409 .258 .279 95 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.1
2002 CIN MLB 14 8 50.7 4.76 99 .275 .254 .318 .399 .251 .331 105 4.8 0.5 6.2 0.7
2003 HOU MLB 12 6 38.3 4.58 105 .240 .261 .328 .418 .258 .278 103 5.0 0.5 4.7 0.5
2004 HOU MLB 2 1 1.0 12.41 -93 .584 .275 .350 .462 .278 .667 90 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 MIL MLB 4 0 6.3 8.27 -2 .393 .253 .314 .401 .254 .333 84 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 CIN MLB 0 1 0 5 2 12.3 13 6 5 1 53% .279 9.5 4.4 0.7 3.6 1.54 4.38 0.8 0.1
2002 CIN MLB 1 3 0 14 8 50.7 59 24 36 5 54% .331 10.5 4.3 0.9 6.4 1.64 4.44 6.2 0.7
2003 HOU MLB 3 3 0 12 6 38.3 37 12 19 2 52% .278 8.7 2.8 0.5 4.5 1.28 3.99 4.7 0.5
2004 HOU MLB 0 0 0 2 1 1.0 6 5 0 0 33% .667 54.0 45.0 0.0 0.0 11.00 54.00 -1.7 -0.2
2006 MIL MLB 0 0 0 4 0 6.3 11 1 1 2 34% .333 15.6 1.4 2.8 1.4 1.89 9.95 -2.5 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 MIL $337,000
2004 HOU $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$662,000
2 yrTotal$662,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 7 d1 yr/$0.2M (07)

Details
  • signed with Hiroshima Carp 12/06, 1 year/$0.2M (07)
  • FA 10/06
  • designated for assignment 5/06 recalled 5/06 contract purchased 4/06 signed as a free agent from CIN 11/05, 1 year/$0.337M (06) (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from HOU 12/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 4/04 contract purchased 4/04 FA 1/04, 1 year/$0.325M (04)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/03
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/03 contract purchased 7/03 sent to minor-league camp 3/03 signed as a free agent from CIN 12/02 (minor-league contract) 12/02
  • released 12/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 contract purchased 7/02 sent to minor-league camp 3/02 Triple-A 10/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Fernandez is unique among his species in that he puts his knuckles, not fingertips, on the ball, enabling him to throw a “hard knuckleball.” When Joey Hamilton’s tightrope act began regularly ending in disaster, Fernandez was recalled to rescue an overworked bullpen. He actually pitched fairly well, but wasn’t allowed to work late in games and eventually returned to Louisville because Boone was scared to use him in tight situations. In an era when managers are afraid of being second-guessed, anything unconventional becomes increasingly rare. One of the last of a dying breed, the Reds released Fernandez to make room for the three damaged pitchers Bowden lassoed in the Rule 5 draft. He signed a minor league contract with the Astros.
2002 Fernandez was released and re-signed to a minor-league deal after the season, so the Reds will have the opportunity to see whether he’s going to become a useful commodity in his thirties. Reds Director of Player Development Tim Naehring claimed that just having a knuckleballer makes other pitchers’ stuff better, but the research that’s been done by BP doesn’t support that claim. A study by Chris Kahrl revealed that there are no day-after effects on hitters in the next couple of games after facing a knuckleballer. So while the idea sounds cool, it just isn’t true, at least not in a way we can detect.
2000 One Pawtucket observer said of Fernandez, listed at 6'2" and 223 pounds, "No player I know in the system looks less like an athlete than he does." Strong words, considering Rich Garces is in the organization. Used more in relief in the past, he started 17 games at Pawtucket last year, pitched well and ate innings (hmmm...poor choice of words). While he's already 28, he is a knuckleballer, so the usual age issues don't apply. Fernandez could be a cheap Wakefield replacement, and his being in an organization that has had experience and success with a knuckleballer can't hurt.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Minor Issues: Broadcasting the Minors, with Andy Freed; part 2David Laurila2010-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part OneEric Seidman2009-08-28
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: 11/03/06Carlos J. Lugo2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18Christina Kahrl2006-05-19
Prospectus Notebook: Brewers, PadresBaseball Prospectus2006-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-14Christina Kahrl2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 2-4Christina Kahrl2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-17Christina Kahrl2006-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: January 5, 2006Carlos J. Lugo2006-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: December 8, 2005Carlos J. Lugo2005-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Yankees-Rangers, Live on PESNJim Baker2004-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 13-18, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Raspberry BereWill Carroll2004-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Houston AstrosWill Carroll2004-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2004-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Reverse LepidopterySteven Goldman2004-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IVBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsRany Jazayerli2003-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2003-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-19, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-22
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
Transaction Analysis: August 19-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-12
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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