Andy Fermin: New Hampshire Fisher Cats third baseman


ANDY FERMIN. C+. <p class=. 3rd. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Andy Fermin is another one of those guys that flies under the radar by consistently putting up good numbers but not spectacular numbers. Fermin spent significant time on the DL this season, while being a part-time third baseman for New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Dunedin Blue Jays.

In New Hampshire Andy Fermin played second fiddle at third to another Andy, Andy Burns, and at second to Jon Berti.  In limited action, Andy was able to generate above average ISO numbers with .167 and slightly above average OPS of .771, while setting career highs in home runs with 6 home runs and a career best 7.3 K%, showing that there might be some untapped power in that bat.

The rest of Fermin’s stats very were average with a wRC+ of 101, a very odd BABIP of .248, and wOBA of .328.

July was a very forgettable month for Fermin. One that saw him hit 2 home runs in 13GP, but hit .162/.256/.378. This despite hitting .279/.340/.442 with 2 home runs the month before. Fermin was very good against RHP hitting .283/.328/.481 and all 5 of his Double-A home runs.

Andy wasn’t very clutch in 2014. He only hit .167/.250/.306 with 2 out and RISP, and .250/.310/.417 with RISP. He hit best with base empty (.278/.313/.468) and with no outs (.318/.348/.455).

It would be interesting to see what kind of numbers Fermin could produce if he were able to stay healthy or get full-time at-bats.

Defensively, Fermin had a combined 5 errors at Dunedin and New Hampshire, between 2nd and 3rd. He generated a 2.22 RF/G with a .930 fielding% at 3rd and a 4.53 RF/G with a .986 fielding% while manning 2nd baseman.

The Future

A lot depends on what the Blue Jays staff plans to do with Andy Burns. If Burns starts the year in Buffalo, which he should, than Andy Fermin should be given ever opportunity to start everyday at third. Of course if Ryan Schimpf is still with the Jays in 2015, then it is possible for Andy Burns to start the year in Double-A again, which force Fermin to the bench…again. Now if the chips fall in Fermin’s favour and he wins the starting third baseman gig, he better impress early because Mitch Nay will be starting the season in High-A ball Dunedin.

At 24 years old, 2015 should be a very important year in Fermin’s development. He should stick with New Hampshire in 2015 and if he can stay healthy he will finally get full-time at-bats.  Tell me what you think 2015 will hold for Andy Fermin in the poll below and in the comments section.