The 25-year-old Fernandez posted a 4.14 ERA across three levels of the Boston minor league system in 2023, posting a 6.16 ERA in Triple-A Worcester but showing promise by striking out 35 batters in 30.2 Triple-A innings.
While it’s been out in the ether that the St. Louis Cardinals were set to welcome retired franchise catcher Yadier Molina back into the organization in an official capacity, the team and the former player spent several weeks circling the drain on a specific job description.
The Cardinals landed the 7th overall selection, meaning their name was not called among the six teams drawn as part of the lottery atop the first round of the draft. It was a mathematical disappointment relative to their 5th-highest odds at earning the No. 1 pick.
While Mozeliak was clear in his press conference that Tuesday was just a day in time and “not the finish line” for what the Cardinals intend to do this off-season, it remains to be seen the level of elite starting pitcher the club will be able to obtain to anchor the rotation.
Good luck going anywhere these days without hearing or seeing something that has to do with Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce or his younger brother, Travis Kelce, the star tight end of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Cody Schrader put together one of the most impressive performances in Missouri history Saturday night, running for 205 yards and a touchdown, catching five passes for 116 yards, and leading the No. 16 Tigers to a 36-7 rout of No. 14 Tennessee.