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League mourns death of Jose Fernandez

The PGBL is stunned and saddened by the sudden death of Flagstaff Elk pitcher Jose Fernandez. A two-time All-Star, Fernandez went 22-11 with two saves over three seasons – including 15-9 as a rookie starter in 2014, leading the South League with 227 strikeouts. His career numbers show a 2.92 ERA and 467 strikeouts. In Memoriam.

Year ERA W L S G INN ER K HR
2014 3.53 15 9 0 35 216.2 85 227 27
2015 2.13 6 2 1 59 114.1 27 138 10
2016 2.40 1 0 1 46 82.1 22 102 5
Total 2.92 22 11 2 140 413.3 134 467 42

Elk, Cardinals exchange young outfielders

A month of silence on PGBL trade fronts ended when Chicago and Flagstaff swapped young outfielders Aaron Hicks and Dalton Pompey.

The Elk also picked up a fifth-round pick in the upcoming draft along with Pompey in exchange for Hicks, who hit .198 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 118 games over two seasons with Flagstaff. Pompey has yet to make his PGBL debut.

The trade was the first in the league since London sent Adam Jones, Yordano Ventura and Zach Wheeler to Boston for prospect infielder Corey Seager, the third major move of the offseason for the Arsenal.

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