- Talkin' About Playoffs
- Modeling Future Contract Extensions
- The Billions of Baseball
- Is Ivan Rodriguez Going to Be Part of the Class of 2017?
- The Daily Grind: Martinez, Chavez, Van Slyke
Getting It Backwards
Daily DFS - Martinez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Lyons, Van Slyke, Davis
1. Getting It Backwards
Yesterday, I recommended
- Revisiting Eric Chavez' Extension
Eric Chavez’ career could be coming to a close soon. The list of injuries associated with Chavez is long and tiresome and this news has simply thrown gas on a debate just as silly; whether Billy
- Mustache Watch: Eric Chavez
Yes, I'm positive that's not Don Mattingly. And, no, I couldn't find a better picture of Eric Chavez's new mustache.
But it's there. Look closely, and you can see it. And it's not just any
- Diamondbacks Sign Eric Chavez
The third base market continues to clear. Eric Chavez is now off the market, as the Diamondbacks signed the veteran to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday.
As the contract suggests, Chavez
- Trade Bargain: Endy Chavez
term commitment. The next name on the list is Endy Chavez, the polar opposite of the outfielder we profiled yesterday.
See, Chavez isn't much of a hitter. He hit .267/.308/.330 last year
- Who Is Johermyn Chavez?
. As someone who follows the Jays' minor league system very closely, I thought I'd chime in with my thoughts on Johermyn Chavez, the young Venezuelan outfielder who is said to be the "prospect." Most
- Surprise! It's Jesse Chavez!
We can wallow in our collective self pity, or we can attempt to pick up the pieces and move on. This is where Jesse Chavez comes in. Kind of. Maybe.
Due to injuries in the Oakland rotation
- Morrow to Jays for League, Chavez
Mariners acquired OF Johermyn Chavez and RHP Brandon League from the Blue Jays for RHP Brandon Morrow.
Marc Hulet did a fantastic job giving us a breakdown of Chavez, a 20 year-old
- Eric Chavez Reborn in New York
There was a time when Eric Chavez was on a hall-of-fame-level career path. Through 2006 -- his age-28 season and his eighth full major league campaign -- Chavez had a .271/.350/.489 batting line, 212
- Endy Chavez: The Perfect Fifth Outfielder?
, the top 100 outfielders have found their places before teams can begin filling their 5th outfielder position. The Texas Rangers fulfilled their 5th outfielder need on Monday, adding Endy Chavez
- It's Showtime In Chavez Ravine
- Is Jake Arrieta the New Jesse Chavez?
Arrieta following the Jesse Chavez Legacy? It certainly looks like he's in the process of a major change in his pitching mix, and it might be what allows him to finally make good on all the promise
- Rafael Soriano Traded to Rays for Chavez
Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Jesse Chavez.
In Tampa, Soriano becomes a prime candidate for ninth inning duty. His injury history is extensive: Soriano's 2004, 2005 and 2008 seasons were
- The Daily Grind: Dynasty, Chavez, Young
Dynasty Observations Pt 1
Daily DFS - Chavez
Tomorrow's Targets - Young, Alvarez, Davis, Guyer
1. I'm Back!
I'm back in action after two days lost
- The Startlingly Effective Jesse Chavez's Repertoire, Illustrated
On April 9th at Minnesota, Oakland right-hander Jesse Chavez recorded a 9:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 26 batters over 7.0 innings, en route to a single-game 1.79 xFIP (box). Yesterday (Monday
- Jesse Chavez Got Over Bitterness, Got Better
"A chance -- that's the biggest thing, an extended chance," that's all Jesse Chavez wanted. For a pitcher who was never once on any team's top 20 prospect list, a pitcher who has taken seven years
- Anthony Rendon Is No Mike Trout, But
We can all agree that Mike Trout is probably the best player in baseball, right? And if Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, that means Anthony Rendon is not the best player in baseball, right
- Anthony Rendon Is Healthy And In The Bigs
Any long term discussion about Anthony Rendon is full of caveats:
Yes, but He can't stay healthy -- he hasn't put up more than 160 plate appearances at any level or in any calendar year. Yes
- Anthony Rendon's Comeback Season
One player that probably didn't get far enough coverage from me throughout the 2016 season was Anthony Rendon. I was always aware of the kind of season that he was having, but there just never seemed
- Grant Balfour & Eric Chavez: Waiver Wire
this 32-appearance stretch. He might not keep the closer's job for long, but he seems to be the guy at the moment.
Eric Chavez | 3B | Yankees | Owned: 14% Yahoo!
The Yankees lost Alex Rodriguez
- Chris Denorfia: Improvement By Not Being Endy Chavez
, considering that they have been using Endy Chavez as their starting right fielder. Since the start of the 2012 season, covering his last 617 plate appearances Chavez has been worth -2.3 WAR. If ever
- Anthony Bass and the Prospect Compass
When I was in Arizona a couple weeks ago, I saw San Diego Padres pitcher Anthony Bass pitch against the San Francisco Giants. That performance was the most memorable of my first day in The Grand
- Anthony Rizzo's Swing
Few players have had the swings of fortune that Anthony Rizzo has experienced.
After being drafted in the sixth round by the Red Sox in 2007, he had an unspectacular but promising debut
- The Growth of Anthony Rendon
It's been a big sophomore season for Anthony Rendon. After a passable, but somewhat underwhelming, rookie year, Rendon has emerged as one of the Washington Nationals best players. By WAR, Rendon has
- Breakout Candidate: Anthony Rizzo
The dreaded sophomore slump.* It can turn even the most prominent rookies into pumpkins. Despite a promising rookie season, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo failed to live up to lofty
- Making Sense of Anthony Rendon
It's been a tale of two months thus far for Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon. Things started off well for the 23-year-old. In April, he hit .316, with four home runs. After the strong start
- Anthony Rizzo, Bruised Into History
This season, Anthony Rizzo has obliterated 30 baseballs into the seats for home runs. As of last night, in perfect symmetry, 30 baseballs have exacted revenge for their wounded brothers by hitting
- What To Make Of Anthony Rizzo
Coming into the 2013 season, first baseman Anthony Rizzo was considered one of the prime breakout candidates in all of baseball. He was only 23 years old on Opening Day, and he compiled a .349 wOBA
- Anthony Rizzo: Jumping the Gun
of baseball is staring at Adrian Gonzalez who leads all of MLB with a .347 average and 62 RBI. So what better way for the franchise to save face than to promote Anthony Rizzo, the biggest chip coming back
- ZiPS Breakout: Anthony Rizzo
Although he wasn't called up until late-June, Anthony Rizzo's debut with the Cubs last season couldn't have gone much better. He hit .285/.342/.463 (116 wRC+) overall and was even better against
- Toronto's Catcher Bonanza: Buck, Castro, Chavez
, and Raul Chavez to a minor league deal.
[NB: I usually prefer referring to multiple projections, but since I'm discussing more than one player, I'll keep things simple by sticking with CHONE
- Anthony Rizzo: Mining the Minors
, then it's an understandable drop. Now, onto the healthy folks.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
MIXED LEAGUE RELEVANT
Anthony Rizzo, Padres 1B
- Ottoneu Strategy Corner - Flores, Feliz, Chavez
$3 and pick up a $1 reliever? Mostly, those are the only two questions you have to answer.
Jesse Chavez, SP/RP
Stats: 3.45 ERA, 3.67 xFIP, 8.38 K/9, 3.02 BB/9
Notes: Actually pitched
- Fantasy Implications: Valencia, Chavez, Morton, & Gurriel
much fantasy value at present.
Angels sign Jesse Chavez
This one makes the piece because the Angels intend to use him as a starter. They signed the 33-year old to a $5.8 million dollar deal
- Highlight in Reverse and a Tune -- Anthony Rizzo
Was" retrospective at BuzzFeed? I can't say, though I'd like to let the editors of BuzzFeed know I am available for consultation on the matter.
Nevertheless, here's an Anthony Rizzo highlight in reverse
- The Resurgence of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo
The struggles of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo during the 2013 season were well documented. Chicago Cubs fans' hopes and dreams rested on these two young players to be the cornerstones of the long
- JABO: Making a Thief of Anthony Rizzo
with Chicago he made baserunning a priority. On the other hand, here's Anthony Rizzo, also from spring training:
"We don't steal much on this team anyway."
Rizzo, perhaps, wasn't yet used to playing
- Anthony Rizzo Keeps Getting Better
, who has been consistently elite with the bat for four seasons now and, the subject at hand, 26-year-old superstar, Anthony Rizzo.
In the previous sentence, you could argue I threw around the word
- Anthony Rizzo: Ignore the Hype and Sell
Last night was Anthony Rizzo's 2012 MLB debut and he started it off with a bang. He went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. He got the call up after hitting 0.342 with 23 HRs in AAA. While he has
- Anthony Rendon, Finding the Final Tool
We know Anthony Rendon has a diverse skill set. You could say, in fact, that he has the prototypical diverse skill set: he hits for contact and power, fields well, and as of 2014, steals bases. Even
- Anthony Gose Might Be Ready to Hit
Yesterday, against the Pirates, Anthony Gose finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He has, so far, struck out nine times in 23 plate appearances. Let's talk about why he's possibly better.
- JABO: Anthony DeSclafani On His Changeup
Thirty-three innings into his major league career, Anthony DeSclafani was traded to the Reds. The Reds braintrust must have seen a few things they liked about his arsenal, and now it looks like he's
- The Unexpected, Expected Anthony Rizzo Approach
progression was to wonder whether they'd do the same for any of the Cubs' best hitters in the Division Series.
Say, Anthony Rizzo sure has had a miserable postseason so far. After going 0-for-6 in last
- Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?
Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani
- Anthony Rizzo Jumped the Game Plan
It would've been the thrill of his life to play in his first-ever World Series game, but I don't think Anthony Rizzo's going to be telling many stories. Though just being there is an achievement
- Anthony Rizzo: Blocked in San Diego?
Last season, there was plenty of fanfare when Anthony Rizzo was brought up by the San Diego Padres. He was the prized, power hitting lefty acquired in the Adrian Gonzalez deal and with the Padres
- Anthony Rendon and the Future of Second Base
After finally giving up on the idea of Danny Espinosa being able to produce while playing with a fractured wrist, the Nationals have promoted top prospect Anthony Rendon to take his place
- It Might Be Time to Adjust to Anthony Rendon
equilibrium. Yet there's something curious I've noticed about Anthony Rendon. His name has come up when I've been researching other things.
Wednesday night. It's the first inning, and Rendon's facing
- Anthony Rizzo Lands on the North Side
Theo Epstein's and Jed Hoyer's rebuilding of the Chicago Cubs continued Friday when they acquired highly touted first base prospect Anthony Rizzo and minor league pitcher Zack Cates from the San
- Anthony Rendon: Breakout Bargain Bonanza
Anthony Rendon turned in an excellent 2014 season en route to a $26 valuation. His 111 runs were third best in the league, and his 21 home runs, 83 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and .287 average were all
- 2015 Pod Projections: Anthony Rendon
format as in years past.
The player earning the honor of the first 2015 Pod Projection is 2014 breakout star Anthony Rendon. His current NFBC ADP is 13th overall and he hasn't been picked later
- Anthony Rizzo Gets A Boost Of Speed
Anthony Rizzo ended up as the #3 overall first baseman according to Zack Sanders end-of-season rankings. Looking over Rizzo’s stat line about everything lined up with expectations. The 31 home runs
- Roger Bernadina and Endy Chavez: Deep League Waiver Wire
isn’t much in the way of a standard league option, at least not yet, but he is sure is a good guy to have around in deeper leagues thanks to his counting stats.
Endy Chavez | N/A | 0%
N/A, you say
- Hot GIF Action: Anthony Gose's Diving Catch
Anthony Gose can't hit. It stresses me out. But I'm trying to focus on the positives, you know? Life's too short, and the Blue Jays are far too bloody awful.
So, today, while I rue Toronto's
- Cubs Acquire Anthony Rizzo From Padres
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer continued their makeover of the Chicago Cubs roster by acquiring first baseman Anthony Rizzo and minor-league pitcher Zach Cates from the San Diego Padres for pitcher
- Anthony Rendon & Taylor Jordan: Waiver Wire
soon. Both Anthony Rendon and Taylor Jordan could end up playing a role on fantasy teams this season, but are they worth a pickup right now?
Anthony Rendon 3B/2B 75% owned in CBSSports.com
- Anthony Rizzo Opened Up the Lower Half
It would be easy to argue Anthony Rizzo hasn't gotten better. It wouldn't even be an insult -- last year's version of Rizzo was super good. Not many people could improve on that. The wRC+? Down, from
- Anthony Gose & Kevin Pillar: Deep League Wire
Melky Cabrera’s finger injury has ended his 2014 season, and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wants to give youngsters Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar an extended look in the season’s last month
- Anthony Rizzo, Who Now Hits Lefties
A couple months ago, Landon Jones wrote this column about Anthony Rizzo's impressive adjustments in 2014. In that piece, Landon focused on Rizzo's improvement against fastballs, as well as his
- Anthony Bass & Andy Pettitte: Waiver Wire
Got a pair of back-end starting pitchers for you this week, one young and one old...
Anthony Bass | SP, RP | Padres | Owned: 26% Yahoo! and 16.9% ESPN
The Padres currently have four starting
- Cubs Get A Steal With Anthony Rizzo Again
A little over a year ago, Jed Hoyer acquired Anthony Rizzo for the third time; he was an Assistant GM with Boston when the Red Sox drafted Rizzo in 2007, he was the Padres GM when they acquired Rizzo
- Prospect Watch: Christian Walker, Anthony Alford
, a converted catcher. Both Moss and Santana offer coveted power from the left side.
Even so, don't expect Walker to come up short in his quest for a big league promotion.
- Anthony Gose & Ryan Goins: Deep League Wire
an opportunity to garner significant playing time.
Anthony Gose | OF TOR | CBS 5% Owned
The Blue Jays outfield has been crippled by injuries and their entire starting group from the beginning
- Anthony Rizzo, is the Risk Worth the Potential Reward?
The draw in Anthony Rizzo is his very impressive power, but a career .174 ISO in over 1200 plate appearances is at least somewhat worrisome when you are looking to draft Rizzo and hoping the power
- Jake Marisnick & Anthony DeSclafani: Deep League Wire
does return, he could still earn a bit of value in NL-Only leagues.
Anthony DeSclafani | SP MIA | 4% Owned
DeSclafani was one of the beneficiaries of the Marlins' recent housecleaning efforts
- Q&A: Ben Revere and Anthony Rizzo, Adjusting to Stardom
Ben Revere and Anthony Rizzo are distinctly different hitters, but they have a few things in common. Most notable is the fact that they are rising stars: Revere with the Minnesota Twins; Rizzo
- Zach Collier, Anthony Hewitt & You: Evaluating Hitters
well in fellow outfielders Zach Collier and Anthony Hewitt. Collier is a 21 year old center fielder a former sandwich pick in 2008 from a southern California high school. He has good bat speed
- Anthony Rendon: More Aggressive and More Passive, Too
while Danny Espinosa and Jayson Werth have recently turned their early season struggles around – but the biggest contributor for the Nationals at the plate of late has been Anthony Rendon.
- Anthony Rizzo's Answered Your (My) Questions
It’s probably safe to say Anthony Rizzo has silenced skeptics this season. After showing tremendous amounts of promise upon receiving a call up in 2012, he struggled in 2013, but the sky didn’t fall
- Q&A: Anthony Gose, Blue Jay in Progress
Anthony Gose has seen his big-league career get off to a slow start. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder has hit just .183/.256/.244 in 92 plate appearances since debuting in mid-July. He promises
- Yonder Alonso & Anthony Rizzo: Post Hype Sleepers
. This drives down their value in fantasy leagues the following season, making them excellent late-round targets. Yonder Alonso and Anthony Rizzo don't fit the bill exactly, as neither player was hyped
- Eric Chavez Killed My Laptop and Isn't Even a Little Bit Sorry About It, Even Though He Should Be
This is Eric Chavez. Eric Chavez is a bad dude (just look at that evil twirly mustache that I totally didn't draw myself). Eric Chavez is a murderer. He’s not a murderer of people. No, Eric Chavez
- Scouting Comparison: Anthony Rendon vs. Nolan Arenado
of young third baseman has stagnated over the last several years. That trend may be shifting as the minor leagues play host to several players that have impact potential. The Nationals’ Anthony Rendon
- Anthony Rizzo, Now Featuring an Elite Strikeout Rate
The 2014 version of Anthony Rizzo would be great enough for just about any team out there: lots of walks, power, and contact. If you were trying to build him into the model of a superstar, the only
- Reviewing 2015 Pod Projections: Anthony Rendon
It's second base week on RotoGraphs and that gives me the opportunity to perform the first review of my 2015 Pod Projection breakdowns. Anthony Rendon enjoyed a breakout year in both real and fantasy
- Anthony Weiner Tweets Photos About Baseball
- Is Anthony Rizzo The Best Fantasy First Baseman Going Forward?
Everyone knows Anthony Rizzo is one of the premier young first baseman in the league today, saying such is certainly not stepping out on any limbs. The question of how high he should be valued
- Anthony Bass & Joe Wieland: Deep League Waiver Wire
, it is likely some of you are hunting for someone with a pulse, with the hope that this someone may not actually kill your ratios.
Anthony Bass | SD SP | 12% Owned
Although not exactly a top
- How Do We Assess Anthony Rendon's Future Value?
on writing about Anthony Rendon today. While researching another topic -- which I will save for a later date -- I went down the Rendon rabbit hole. The number of unanswered questions I found there interest
- More Keeper League Would You Rather: Paul Goldschmidt or Anthony Rizzo?
keep Paul Goldschmidt or Anthony Rizzo?
Keeping guys at first base is always a tough call given the immense depth we have at the position. It seems like every year you can always find relatively cheap
- Anthony Rendon: A Great Third Base Target After the Big Four
Last year, Anthony Rendon bounced back quite nicely from an injury-shortened, disappointing 2015 campaign. He raked in 2014, and 2016 was merely a return to form. The quartet at the top of the hot
- Clint Robinson, Charlie Blackmon, Anthony Slama: Mining the Minors
, but it's not a big one.
Anthony Slama, RP
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: 0-0 W-L, 11.57 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, 2:3 K:BB ratio over 2 1/3 IPs
40-man roster: Yes
- Never Too Late to Figure it Out ft. Anthony DeSclafani
Anthony DeSclafani has recorded the highest WAR for all pitchers in September. That's kind of a big deal. You may recall DeSclafani cruised through the first month of the season, recording a 1.04 ERA
- Effectively Wild Episode 43: The Under-the-Radar Reds/Was Anthony Rizzo's Scouting Report Wrong?
Ben and Sam talk about why they haven't talked about the Reds more often, then discuss whether Anthony Rizzo has proved his critics wrong.