MIAMI (WSVN) - The Miami Marlins have announced that Jose Fernandez has been voted National League Comeback Player of the Year by Sporting News.
The announcement was made on Twitter, Tuesday morning, by the team.
According to Sporting News, voting took place in September among National League players. Sporting News said a majority of the ballots were submitted before Fernandez’s death. The website stated that this is “the first time in 80 years that a Sporting News baseball honor has been given to a player posthumously.”
The voting results, with the number of first place votes to the right of each name, were as follows:
1. Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins–70
2. Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals–27
3. Rich Hill, Los Angeles Dodgers–17
4. Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals–14
5. Jean Segura, Arizona Diamondbacks–12
6. Dustin McGowan, Miami Marlins–10
7. Wil Myers, San Diego Padres–10
8. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals–5
9. Dan Straily, Cincinnati Reds–4
Fernandez pitched a career 2.58 ERA, with 589 strikeouts and a 38-17 record as a starting pitcher, according to Baseball-Reference.
Miami’s ace tragically died in a boating accident where he and two of his friends died after, authorities said, the 32-foot boat they were riding on slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach. He was only 24 years old. An investigation into the accident continues.
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