Baseball Mourns Jose Fernandez

In something that does not seem real, news broke early Sunday morning that Marlins ace Joe Fernandez (24) had passed away due to a boating accident off of Miami Beach the Marlins announced.

His death came five days after his Instagram posted a picture of his wife, alluding to the fact that the two were expecting a child.

"The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez," a tea statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time." 

If you did not know baseball, or did but didn't know Fernandez, it's extremely hard to put into words the kind of player and person Fernandez was. As a Red Sox fan, he was all I heard about for about a month. A player that is worthy of both Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts, and maybe even Xander Bogaerts speaks volumes on how great of a player Fernandez was. An electrifying presence in the dugout, Fernandez was often the center of celebrations and excitement when it came to the Marlins dugout. And on the field, he was almost unstoppable. 

Fernandez's short career was highly decorated, never posting an ERA above 3.00 and, and was good enough to be named to an All-Star Game his rookie season and this season. Fernandez was also the Rookie of The Year in 2013. His baseball-reference page can be found here

Some of our favorite moments in baseball that involved Fernandez:

[Jose Fernandez hits first home run, benches clear]

[Fernandez robs Tulo with quick snag on liner [Awesome!]]

[Jose Fernandez Highlights 2013 HD]

A true pleasure to watch, and gone too soon. RIP Jose Fernandez. Keep on smiling.

- Happy Hour Sports