The Miami Marlins have received yet another strong performance from Jose Fernandez who has established himself firmly as the ace of this staff. His latest performance versus the Los Angeles Dodgers last night left his ERA at 2.41 and his FIP at 2.77. In just 145 2/3 innings pitched he is ten strikeouts away from breaking Scott Olsen's 2006 Marlins rookie record of 166 strikeouts in a rookie year. His season had been worth between 3.3 and 4.5 Wins Above Replacement depending on what version of WAR you like to use for your pitchers. Fernandez was the Fish's lone All-Star and in his All-Star appearances he dominated three of the better hitters in baseball.

All of this is fantastic but it is soon coming to an end in 2013. Fernandez is now around 24 innings away from the team's innings limit for this season for him.