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Rockies' Yanquiel Fernandez: Added to 40-man
The Rockies selected Fernandez to their 40-man roster Tuesday.
Fernandez, 20, put up a .799 OPS with 25 home runs and 92 RBI over 117 games this past season between Low-A Fresno, High-A Spokane and Double-A Hartford. The young outfielder is now protected from selection in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yanquiel Fernandez: Makes return at Double-A
Fernandez has gone 5-for-12 with three doubles, two walks, three RBI and two runs in three games for Double-A Hartford since returning from the 7-day injured list Saturday after missing time with an unspecified injury.
The 20-year-old outfield prospect was sidelined for about 10 days with what was apparently a minor injury. Since getting a promotion from High-A Spokane on June 20, Fernandez is hitting .237/.309/.443 with five home runs across 110 plate appearances with Hartford.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yanquiel Fernandez: Homers in first Double-A game
Fernandez went 1-for-4 with a home run and two strikeouts in his debut for Double-A Hartford on Tuesday.
The Cuban slugger took full advantage of the advantageous hitting conditions at High-A Spokane, slashing .319/.354/.605 with 17 home runs in 58 games before getting promoted to Double-A. Hartford is a more neutral park, so this will be a big test for the 20-year-old as he will routinely be facing pitchers several years his senior. Fernandez's raw power is a clear strength, but he rarely sees a pitch he doesn't like, so it wouldn't be surprising if he goes through some growing pains as one of the youngest players at Double-A.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yanquiel Fernandez: Swats 10 homers in May
Fernandez hit .385 with 10 home runs and 19 strikeouts over 28 games in May for High-A Spokane.
He is a very aggressive hitter (five percent walk rate this season), but Fernandez is a natural run producer. He drove in 109 runs in 112 games at Single-A last season and already has 46 RBI in 44 games this year. The 20-year-old Cuban right fielder has a plus arm, but he will need to stay on top of his conditioning to remain a viable option in the outfield in his mid-20s.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 198 lbs
|Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
|Bats/Throws: L, L