Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!
Jun 17, 2005 - Jun 19, 2005   9-Orange
  4

Turner Field - Atlanta, GA
John Fernandez
SS 5-10 176   S/R

FB
60
7.04
40
OF
IF
85
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
John Fernandez is a 2006 shortstop/outfielder from Pembroke Pines, FL with a medium build at 5-10, 176 lbs. He is the son of former Major League star shortstop Tony Fernandez. Fernandez has good present strength and it shows in the way he swings the bat. He is a switch hitter with plus bat speed, especially from the left side of the plate. Fernandez has very quick hands from the left side and gets good extension through the ball. He can drive the ball hard up the gaps now and projects power in the future. Fernandez tends to reach a bit more right handed but still has bat speed and is a legitmate switch hitter. Defensively, Fernandez doesn't show his dad's Gold Glove flair at shortstop but he has a very strong arm and smooth athletic actions. He has a quick release and very good range. Fernandez also has played a lot of outfield and is the type of player who you could put at any of six defensive positions and he would play them well. We feel that Fernandez is going to be a top flight hitter at the upper levels. We also were very impressed with the way he played the game, he's a hustler who loves being on the field. Highest level prospect.
PG Grade 9.5




Jun 11, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005   19-Navy
  34

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
John Fernandez
SS 5-10 176   S/R

FB
60
7.14
40
OF
84
IF
83
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Fernandez is a 5-10 shortstop from Florida and the son of former ML great Tony Fernandez. He has very easy and athletic actions on the baseball field and does everything with tempo and rhythm. It's obvious that Fernandez has spent a good deal of his life on the baseball field by the way amd ease with which he plays the game. He's a smooth defender at shortstop with easy actions and 83 mph arm strength He has also played outfield and shows similar actions and arm strength there. Fernandez is a switch hitter with a very high ceiling offensively. From the left side he has professional level bat speed with power potential and the ability to drive the ball hard in all parts of the zone. He's polished and the ball really jumps off his bat. From the right side Fernandez tends to reach a little more but still shows top level bat speed and athletic leverage to the ball. Overall Fernandez is a born ball player who should be playing the game for a long time.
PG Grade 9.5