June 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm #93036
Junior is pitching lights out lately. HIs last 6 games:
13 1/3 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 21 strikeouts\
A 21:1 K/BB rate and a 1.5 groundball/flyball rate
He truly MIGHT have a chance to make it to St Lou this year.June 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm #93175
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WOW! Those are incredible numbers. Will be interesting to see how he matures and what kind of player he ends up being.July 31, 2019 at 6:37 am #100047
If the Cardinals want extra bullpen help why don’t they add Fernandez to the 40 man roster and call him up?July 31, 2019 at 7:21 am #100051
If they don’t make any additions in the next 8 hours, I would bet that happens very quickly. They at least need to try and trim up the 40 man today regardless of anything major.July 31, 2019 at 7:33 am #100054
By all means call up Fernandez ASAP. It just occurred to me, since they won’t be back until September 1st minimally, and they need roster spots, they can put REyes and Gomber on the 60 day DL.July 31, 2019 at 8:03 am #100059
It could be because he’s a trade target for other teams? After today we will know I guess…July 31, 2019 at 8:40 am #100070
I hope we don’t trade him.July 31, 2019 at 8:56 am #100076
I agree, GC…with the caveat that I’d be ok with including him in a deal for a starter with team control. If it’s a rental I’ll take the 6 years of Fernandez.July 31, 2019 at 1:16 pm #100109
Regardless of the player, I’d have to assume Carlson, Gorman, Knizner and Fernandez are untouchable for any rental. The only way I’d see is it would be a package rental for MadBum and Smith which would drastically improve them in 2019, that’s the only way I see them giving any of them up.
Two hours away, the Giants need to start the sale and get this moving!July 31, 2019 at 8:44 pm #100301
Regarding Reyes and Gomber, as I have reminded before, minor league players would have to be called up to the major leagues before going on the big-league 60-day IL. That means they get MLB pay and service time while injured. Teams usually avoid this.July 31, 2019 at 10:05 pm #100339
Dodgers are calling up their top pitching prospect from AAA, while cardinals continue to trot out Webb and MayersAugust 1, 2019 at 6:32 am #100382
Webb is fine… Mayers should be replaced with Fernandez.August 1, 2019 at 10:16 am #100442
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I thought Ponce should have been given a shot in the pen. His stuff might play better for one inning.August 1, 2019 at 8:40 pm #100556
If injuries hit, they may need Ponce de Leon to start again as the Memphis cupboard is pretty bare. It would be hard to build him back up again if he moves to a reliever’s routine.
However, at least at this point, he is not listed among upcoming Memphis starters for the next five days. OF course, that could change.August 4, 2019 at 7:44 pm #100920
I think that it is time to bring him up.August 4, 2019 at 8:32 pm #100922
Can he hit?August 4, 2019 at 8:41 pm #100925
Merging the new Junior Fernandez thread into the old Junior Fernandez thread.
Please remember and use the thread on this same subject that you already started rather than open a second one. Thank you.August 4, 2019 at 10:04 pm #100932
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Junior Fernandez is only 22 years old. Lately he’s been walking almost 5 batters per 9 innings pitched. I’m not saying they won’t bring him up. But it sure doesn’t look like he’s quite ready yet.August 4, 2019 at 11:02 pm #100936
Fernandez’s walk rate is a little high, but hitters are hitting .174 against him for 2019. I see no reason why he isn’t ready for the Cardinals. And he is an upgrade to Mayers. How Helsley fares will tell the tale. And it is too bad we didn’t upgrade our second lefty. Webb simply isn’t good enough, unless we carry 3 lefties.August 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm #101166
Mike Mayers outrighted to Memphis and Adalberto Mejia DFA’dAugust 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm #101168
It’s annoying the Cards’ FO thinks it’s wise to hold in-game low-probability tryouts during the midst of a close pennant run.August 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm #101178
Over/under on the number of appearances before fans are clamoring to send him back to Memphis…5.5?August 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm #101180
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Depends on the results.August 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm #101185
He’s pitched the last two days for Memphis so I’d be surprised if he pitches tonight.August 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm #101217
Euro, was your “in-game, low-probability tryout” comment about Mejia or Fernandez? The former, I agree, though his poor numbers preceded him. The latter, not.
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