Rookie Watch: Fernandez shoots to the top

Originally Published: November 5, 2008
By David Thorpe | ESPN.com

With the season under way, some rookies find themselves in the rotation. Others find themselves out of the rotation. The rest are forced to live in that scary spot between the two, never knowing whether their next mistake will be the one that sends them to the bench.

The rookies in the rotation are afforded the luxury of not having to worry about one particular mistake, and that allows them to play with some confidence. But their challenges are great: adhering to the plan and executing ...

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