Jose Miguel Fernandez
Jose Miguel Fernandez
30-Year-Old First Baseman1B
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jose Miguel Fernandez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in January of 2018. Released by the Angels in November of 2018.
Signs with Korean club
1BFree Agent  F
December 26, 2018
Fernandez agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract Wednesday with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organziation, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
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The 30-year-old will head overseas after making his MLB debut in 2018 with the Angels, appearing in 36 contests and slashing .267/.309/.388 across 123 plate appearances. Fernandez likely would have been forced to settle for a minor-league deal had he chosen to keep his career going in North America, so the move to Korea should afford him some greater financial security. He'll also have a chance to earn an additional $350,000 in performance-based incentives.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .579 19 2 0 1 0 .263 .263 .316
Since 2016vs Right .719 104 7 2 10 1 .268 .317 .402
2018vs Left .579 19 2 0 1 0 .263 .263 .316
2018vs Right .719 104 7 2 10 1 .268 .317 .402
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .757 52 3 2 7 0 .265 .308 .449
Since 2016Away .653 71 6 0 4 1 .269 .310 .343
2018Home .757 52 3 2 7 0 .265 .308 .449
2018Away .653 71 6 0 4 1 .269 .310 .343
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jose Miguel Fernandez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
4.9%
 
K Rate
12.2%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.121
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.309
 
SLG
.388
 
OPS
.697
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
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2015
2013
Fernandez was one of the top players in Cuba before defecting in December 2015. However, he did not sign a contract with an MLB team in 2016 even though he was eligible and exempt from the international bonus pools. Despite a pedigree that made him the No. 3 hitter for Cuba's 2013 World Baseball Classic team, Fernandez's current skill set is uncertain. Scouts raved about his quick swing and strong plate discipline. He also had the athleticism to play second base, but he hasn't played professional baseball since October 2014 when he was suspended from Cuba's professional league for trying to defect. Fernandez was rumored to be nearing a minor league contract with the Dodgers in January but nothing was official at press time.
Fernandez had been one of the top players in Cuba and was the No. 3 hitter for Cuba's 2013 World Baseball Classic team. He hit .326/.482/.456 in the Serie Nacional, Cuba's professional league, in 2014-15, and Baseball America at the time ranked him as the No. 3 player in Cuba. Fernandez tried to leave the country in October 2014, but was caught and suspended for the rest of the 2014-15 Serie Nacional season. He was successful in his second attempt to leave Cuba in December 2015 and will try to sign with a MLB team for the 2016 season. As a 27-year-old player he will be exempt from international bonus pools. He's seen as major league ready and could be a starter at second base for a MLB team, but the long layoff from playing baseball could mean that he spends time in the minors initially.
Fernandez has been one of the top players in Cuba and was the No. 3 hitter for Cuba's 2013 World Baseball Classic team. He hit .326/.482/.456 in the Serie Nacional, Cuba's professional league, in 2014-15, and Baseball America ranked him as the No. 3 player in Cuba. He defected from Cuba in October and will try to sign with a team before the 2015 season. Fernandez could be an immediate starter at second base in the majors.
Starting 2B and No. 3 hitter on Cuba's 2013 WBC team.
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Granted release
1BFree Agent  F
November 21, 2018
Fernandez was granted his unconditional release by the Angels on Wednesday.
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DFA'd by Angels
1BLos Angeles Angels  F
November 20, 2018
Fernandez was designated for assignment Tuesday by Los Angeles.
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Sitting versus lefty
1BLos Angeles Angels  F
September 30, 2018
Fernandez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Maria Torres of Los Angeles Times reports.
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Heads to bench Wednesday
1BLos Angeles Angels  F
September 26, 2018
Fernandez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
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Back in action Monday
1BLos Angeles Angels  F
September 24, 2018
Fernandez (hand) is starting at second base and hitting cleanup Monday against the Rangers.
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