Jose Fernandez was an American baseball pitcher who used to play baseball in the MLB (Major League Baseball) for the Miami Marlins until his death. He joined the team in 2013 and was with them till 2016. After his death, the Marlins retired his uniform number to honor Fernandez. He has also played in many minor leagues. Now let’s have a close look on Jose Fernandez’s net worth in 2018.
Jose Fernandez Early Life
José Delfín Fernández Gómez was born and raised in Santa Clara, Cuba on July 31, 1992. In 2008, he moved to Tampa. Florida, the USA with his mother and sister.
For his schooling, Fernandez went to Braulio Alonso High School located in Tampa. He used to play baseball for his school’s team and was the Florida Class 6A state champions.
As a senior in his high school, he pitched a win-loss record of 13-1.
In 2015, Jose Fernandez became a United States citizen.
Fernandez was in a relationship with his girlfriend Maria Arias. At the time of his death, she was pregnant with Fernandez’s first child. In February 2017, she gave birth to a daughter named Penelope Jo Fernandez.
Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident on September 25, 2016, off Miami Beach, Florida. He died due to the impact of the crash.
Jose Fernandez Career, Awards & Achievement
In 2011 MLB Draft, Jose Fernandez was selected by the Florida Marlins. In the 2012 Season, he had a win-loss record of 14-1. Out of the 134 innings pitched, he had 158 strikeouts and a 1.75 ERA.
In the 2013 season of Baseball America, Jose Fernandez was the best prospect for the Miami Marlins. He then went on to play for the Marlins and became the second youngest National Player that year. In his MLB debut, he pitched 5 innings and eight strikeouts against the New York Mets.
He made 70 strikeouts and 2.44 ERA in the 2014 Season of MLB. His career was prematurely ended for the rest of the season, as he had a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent a surgery in May 2014.
He continued to recover from his surgery in 2015 and made his comeback in July 2015. Fernandez pitched 6 strikeouts in 6 innings in his debut comeback.
Jose Fernandez appeared in the MLB All-Star Game of 2016. His last game was on September 20, 2016. In his career, he had a win-loss record of 38-17, with 2.58 ERA and a winning percentage of .691.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Jose Fernandez was named as the National League Rookie of the Year. He has been a two-time MLB All-Star, in 2013 and also in 2016. He has also been named as the Rookie of the Month twice in 2013. He has also received the 2013 Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award and was third in the Cy Young Award.
Net Worth of Jose Fernandez
Jose Fernandez had an estimated net worth of more than $3.5 million. Although the professional MLB star had a short career, he made an illustrious career during his career. He received a signing bonus worth $2 million from the Florida Marlins in 2011. Fernandez appeared in a total of 38 professional games in his career.
Jose Fernandez is considered one of the most professional baseball pitchers in the world. He played many professional games in his career for the Miami Marlins. On the day of his death, the Marlins canceled their game scheduled on the day against Atlanta Braves. Many teams in the major leagues honored the death of Jose Fernandez. In his honor, the entire city of Miami held a public memorial in his funeral procession on the 28th of September 2016.