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Rounding Third: The best pitcher you've never heard of

Quick, name the ace of the Miami Marlins.Better yet, name me anyone in their rotation. Actually I'd be impressed if you could give me someone on the roster period other than outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.Now diehard baseball fans may know who Jose Fernandez is, but does the casual fan realize just how good of a season the 21-year-old rookie is putting together down in South Beach?Doubtful.And why would anyone take notice of the Marlins? After a winter that saw them unload over $100 million in payroll, they are playing exactly as everyone thought they would. Heading into this weekend, the Marlins are 34 games under .500 and a whopping 32 1/2 games out of first place in the National League East.We all saw that coming, though. What we didn't see coming was the performance from Fernandez, a former first-round pick, who until this year hadn't pitched above Single-A.Fernandez essentially was handed a rotation spot this spring thanks to injuries to Henderson Alvarez and Nathan Eovaldi. Team pr...

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