Marlins rookies logged their share of innings
MIAMI — Much was made over Jose Fernandez’s predetermined innings limit, but little if any attention was given to how many innings some other Miami pitchers logged in 2013.
Tom Koehler, for instance, finished with 143 innings in 29 appearances, with 23 starts.
Telling about Koehler is his innings total was the sixth most among National League rookie starters. Just ahead of the right-hander? Fernandez, who finished fifth, with 172 2/3 innings.
Also of note, reliever A.J. Ramos threw 80 innings, the 11th most innings of any National League rookie.
Ramos also paced all NL rookie relievers, finishing ahead of Milwaukee’s Brandon Kintzler (77) and St. Louis’ Trevor Rosenthal (75 1/3).
Fernandez, a strong NL Rookie of the Year candidate, entered the year knowing he was on a strict innings count. Initially, the club set a range of 150-170. But the better Fernandez performed, and the less stressful innings he had, he was able to top the 170 plateau in his last start, which came on Sept. 11.
NL Rookies Innings Pitched
1) Hyun-jin Ryu (LAD) 192
2) Julio Teheran (ATL) 185 2/3
3) Wily Peralta (MIL) 183 1/3
4) Shelby Miller (STL) 173 1/3
5) Jose Fernandez (MIA) 172 2/3
6) Tom Koehler (MIA) 143
7) Gerrit Cole (PIT) 117 1/3
8) Tony Cingrani (CIN) 104 2/3
9) Jonathan Pettibone (PHI) 100 1/3
10) Zack Wheeler (NYM) 100
11) A.J. Ramos (MIA) 80
— Joe Frisaro