Jose moves up rookie hits ladder

MIAMI — Jose Fernandez’s prowess on the mound is well documented.

The 21-year-old is a strong National League Rookie of the Year candidate. He’s already set the Marlins record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie.

On Friday, Fernandez also moved up the charts with his hitting.

Fernandez had two singles, giving him nine hits on the season, which is the third most ever by a Marlins’ rookie pitcher.

Dontrelle Willis set the club mark with 14 hits in 58 at-bats (.241) in 2003. Scott Olsen was 11-for-58 (.190) in 2006.

Fernandez is now 9-for-46 (.196).

Most Hits by Marlins rookie pitcher

1) Dontrelle Willis 14 (2003)

2) Scott Olsen 11 (2006)

3) Jose Fernandez 9 (2013)

4) Jason Vargas 8 (2005)

Joe Frisaro

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