- Welcome Back, Austin Kearns
Between 2005 and 2007 Austin Kearns posted wRC+ of 107, 118, and 107 with the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals. Then something happened – namely his batting average on balls in play bottoming
- New York Yankees Acquire Kerry Wood
no longer on the table, the Bombers have bolstered the DH spot with Lance Berkman and upgraded with bench with Austin Kearns. Now, the Yankees have added Kerry Wood from the Cleveland Indians in an attempt
- Austin Wilson Is Not Only All About Tools
Watch Austin Wilson do anything on the field and you're struck by his athleticism. Six-foot-five, 244 pounds of muscle, he glides across center field in the Sunken Diamond on defense. During batting
- Good Wood
Remember when Brandon Wood was a top prospect? Back in 2005, he had a ridiculous 98 extra base hits in the California League, posting a .672 slugging percentage (along with a .323 average and .383
- Kerry Wood = Very Good
The Indians recently signed Kerry Wood to a 2-year deal with a vesting option for a third year. What does this mean for your fantasy team in 2009?
The headline says it all: Wood was excellent last
- Alex Wood and Self-Recovery
Plenty of people over the years have questioned Alex Wood's ability to remain a starting pitcher, but what you at least couldn't question, for a time, was how Wood as a starter performed. He
- Welcome Back, Alex Wood
news for much of spring training, so it's worth spreading a little optimism. Players have been slowed by injuries left and right, but Alex Wood looks like he could be poised for a major rebound season
- Brandon Wood's a Free Man
For three years now, Brandon Wood has whacked AAA pitching and waited for an opening at the major league level. With Chone Figgins set to join the Mariners , it appears that Wood finally has a clean
- Travis Wood Flirts With Perfection
On Saturday night, Cincinnati Reds lefty Travis Wood nearly became the third starting pitcher to twirl a perfect game during the 2010 season (well, technically fourth, but let's not beat a dead horse
- Wood, Coghlan Flailing
What do Angels third baseman Brandon Wood and Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan have in common? They share the sordid distinction of posting the worst weighted on base averages in their respective
- Alex Wood Is for Real
When Alex Wood broke into the majors in 2013 as a member of the Braves bullpen, there were more questions than answers regarding his long-term outlook. A fastball/changeup lefty, Wood lacked
- Kerry Wood Calls It A Career
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Based on Game Score, Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game against the Astros on May 6th, 1998 is the best-pitched nine-inning game in Major League history. The 105
- Alex Wood Looks Good
everywhere, I probably never heard of him. So it should be no surprise to learn that when Alex Wood made his debut in Atlanta, I had no idea who he was. But now I do. And I'm excited.
Maybe I could
- Travis Wood's Improbable Run
Travis Wood has a 2.03 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. He's now thrown 53.1 innings and given up only 31 hits, striking out 36 opposing batters. Travis Wood will destroy all comers.
That's probably what
- The Problem With Starting Travis Wood
Yesterday, the Royals reportedly agreed to a two year, $12 million contract with free agent left-hander Travis Wood, helping round out a pitching staff that needed some additional depth due
- Promotions: Wood & Maloney
bring some fantasy potential.
The first, and more permanent of the two is 23-year-old Travis Wood, who grabbed some headlines over the weekend by taking a perfect game into the 9th against
- Austin Jackson: Breakout Candidate?
In Tuesday night's After Dark chat, several people wanted to know if Austin Jackson is having a breakout season. A triple slash line of 0.500/0.583/0.850 definitely looks impressive, but those
- Izturis Signs, Wood Update
CC Sabathia's record-breaking contract is not the only news coming out of the Winter Meetings today. According to recent reports, there are some new details regarding Kerry Wood's deal
- Recognizing Austin Jackson
fielder get the recognition he deserves for his 2012 season. And that center fielder is Austin Jackson.
24 different players were named on the 28 AL MVP ballots. Austin Jackson was not among those
- The Post-Deadline Austin Jackson
handed bat at a minimum and they managed to do just that, bringing in Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia without giving up someone like Taijuan Walker. The Mariners brass had to be particularly thrilled
- The New Austin Jackson, Again
You remember what the concerns with Austin Jackson used to be. There weren't many questions about his defense, there weren't many questions about his athleticism, there weren't many questions about
- Can Travis Wood Be Trusted?
One of the more interesting keeper choices I have in one league this offseason is Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. It was late in my auction draft and I was looking for some unheralded young arms who
- Austin Kearns's Career Revival
If anybody's career looked over after the 2009 season, it was Austin Kearns. The right fielder was coming off two seasons with wRC+ numbers of 72 and 79 respectively. He only appeared in 166 games
- Q&A: Austin Jackson
When the Tigers acquired Austin Jackson from the Yankees prior to the 2010 season, they did more than simply replace the popular Curtis Granderson in center field. They brought to Motown one
- Austin Jackson Needs to Adjust
After acquiring Austin Jackson from the Yankees last winter, the Tigers wasted no time in testing their new center fielder. Even with Johnny Damon, a career leadoff hitter, on the roster, Jim Leyland
- A Closer Look at Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson is off to a brilliant start in his major league career. But any discussion of his hot start invariably leads to discussion of his strikeout total. His 63 have him just one behind
- Aramis' Troubles with the Wood
- Promote Brandon? Wood If I Could...
Brandon Wood is a power-hitting infielder with the Los Angeles Angels and he has been considered one of the organization's top prospects since he was drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft after
- GIF: Austin Kearns is a Kitty Cat
Today, I would like to thank Austin Kearns for deflecting a ground ball in the bottom of the second inning last Saturday. Thank you, Austin Kearns; thank you for not standing and jogging, but instead
- Yankees' Tyler Austin Breaks Out
With 13 home runs and a 1.032 OPS entering today's action, it's safe to say Yankees outfield prospect Tyler Austin has officially broken out. Considering the Georgia native opened the season
- How Will Travis Wood Fare in Chicago?
they view as having the potential to close games. In that deal, they jettisoned Travis Wood along with two youths to the Chicago Cubs, where he will likely slot in as the team's #3 starter behind Ryan
- Una Selva Oscura: Alex Wood
? Do they have an edge over us, or would they have one, if they weren’t generously sharing with us what they see?
To take an example not at random: Alex Wood, as you probably know, is a left
- Will Brandon Wood Figure Things Out?
The Angels designated Brandon Wood for assignment earlier this week. He will latch on elsewhere given his former status as a top-tier prospect, but whether the 26-year old infielder can translate
- Travis Wood: Real Fantasy Pitcher?
In at least one way, Travis Wood was fantastic last season. He pitched to a 3.11 ERA over 32 starts and 200 innings. However, Wood was a source of great skepticism entering the 2014 season. His .248
- Travis Wood: NL Starting Pitcher
depth, but while Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster may soon leave NL-only owners grumbling about their loss of eligibility, Travis Wood is quietly asserting himself as a functional major leaguer
- Austin Barnes Is the Jewel of This Trade by the Projections
-second-baseman Austin Barnes as the "jewel" of today's Dodgers-Marlins trade.
Regard, by way of illustration, the current projections for all the hitters involved in the deal (prorated to 550 PA
- Trade Fallout: Austin Jackson to Detroit
Scherzer, LHPs Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke and OF prospect Austin Jackson in a three-team swap, shipping Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson out of town in the process. Let's take a closer look
- Tyler Austin: All-Around Athlete
Tyler Austin ended 2012 being named the Yankees 'Minor League Player of the Year', after level-jumping four times, with a two-game stint for Double-A Trenton. He began this year in Double
- Austin Hedges Learned How to Hit
My sense is that people used to talk about Austin Hedges more. I don't know if that's actually true, but I can't imagine I'm about to be fact-checked. Hedges has long been considered a quality
- The Obviousness of Austin Jackson and the White Sox
a playoff run.
Given the situation, Chicago decided to sign Austin Jackson for a year and $5 million. It makes for an obvious fit. It makes for maybe the most obvious fit.
To be clear, this wasn't
- Austin Jackson, Man of Action for Tigers
pedestrian 2010 form. And second base has been a pile of dreck among Brandon Inge (before he was released), Ramon Santiago, and Ryan Raburn.
The bright spot has been center fielder Austin Jackson
- Austin Hedges is Here to Help the Padres
minor league catcher in Austin Hedges, who ranked 130th overall on Kiley McDaniel's pre-season list, but was rated much higher by most other outlets. All indications are that Hedges serve as the Padres
- Pirates' Prospect Austin Meadows, Then and Now
replacement in Austin Meadows.
The 21-year-old center fielder just laid waste to Double-A and is now learning the ropes at the highest level in the minor leagues. His power has finally blossomed
- Padres Austin Hedges Is Cerebral And Skilled
Austin Hedges is considered the third-best catching prospect in baseball behind the Mariners’ Mike Zunino and the Mets’ Travis D'Arnaud. Regarded as a fantastic defender, he surprised with the bat
- Austin Jackson No Longer Cares For Ks
Austin Jackson has a fairly well-documented history of frequent strikeouts. But every day, Jackson seems to be creating a new history. That's because he's decided to stop striking out.
- Austin Jackson: Now With More Walks?
When Austin Jackson, the Tigers' centerpiece in the Curtis Granderson trade, came out of the gates flying in early 2010, baseball was abuzz about the young gun patrolling the outfield grasses
- Kerry Wood 20K: 10 Year Anniversary
The New York Daily News recaps Kerry Wood's incredible 20 strikeout performance all the way back on May 6th, 1998. The SportsCenter highlights are a must watch: (hat tip: Baseball Think Factory)
- Watch Your Back, Smoky Joe Wood
part is when threatener assures the threatened that the address on the envelope is indeed fake -- just in case Mr. Smoky Joe Wood was pondering putting the fuzz on the scent or seizing the initiative
- Wood (Blister) Back on DL; Perez to Close
Any efforts on the part of the Cleveland Indians to trade closer Kerry Wood got a little more difficult on Saturday, as the 33-year-old was placed on the DL with a finger blister. It's the second
- Alex Wood Poised to Be NL Version of Chris Sale
strong, especially if Miller can bounce back to 2013 form (3.06 ERA, 3.67 FIP). Miller will join a rotation that returns three starters in Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, and Alex Wood.
- Alex Wood & Wily Peralta: Waiver Wire
contributors. Alex Wood has seen his stock soar after a strong season in the minors, and has impressed in limited major-league action. Wily Peralta broke in with a solid rookie performance
- Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again
the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored destination
- Holding Onto Alex Wood in Long Term Leagues
Owners of Alex Wood in long term leagues will have some type of dilemma on their hands entering next year. There are so many types of keeper leagues that it is difficult to write specifically toward
- The Change: Alex Wood's Bond Between Stuff & Command
Is there a more perplexing pitcher this year than Alex Wood has been so far? His pitches are all there, in the same quantities, at the same velocities, and with the same shapes... and the results
- Kerry Wood, Joel Peralta and the 3-Year Reliever Club
and Rays each added a talented reliever for peanuts on Thursday. Kerry Wood will reportedly return to Wrigley Field on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Joel Peralta, curiously non-tendered
- Tim Kerr's Willie Wells mural in Austin, Texas
I went to the unveiling of this mural here in Austin on Saturday, installed next door to the historic home of Willie Wells. Tim Kerr is a local artist who enjoys baseball, jazz, and skateboarding
- Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and organizations, you might hear a common refrain from the batting cages. "Chop wood, chop wood," is how Bryce Harper
- Austin Jackson Doesn't Like Throwing Fish
I guess I could have said Austin Jackson hates rain since everyone thinks it pours 365 in the Emerald City, but then again, Safeco Field is civilized enough to have a roof so inclement weather
- FG on Fox: Austin Jackson's Comfort Zone
Sometimes, you can just do everything right and the results aren't coming," Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson said before a late-May game against the Athletics. And if you look at what Jackson
- Early Prospect Sleepers: Austin, Davis, Herrera, Lino
teammates include Gary Sanchez, Dante Bichette Jr. and Mason Williams.
With six hits in two games including a two-home run performance and four-hit effort with two doubles, Yankees Tyler Austin mashed his
- Prospect Stock Watch: Flaherty, Paulino, Austin
to close off to an idea of a talented pitcher turning into a starter but my feeling is that he’ll find success in the Majors as a high-leverage reliever.
Tyler Austin | OF/1B | Yankees
- Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making
Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin have several things in common. Most notably, they’re among the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Both are outfielders with the potential to become
- The Prospect Stock Watch: Austin, Light, Lindgren
-- three of whom can found playing for organizations in the AL East.
Tyler Austin, OF, Yankees: The up-and-down career of Austin may finally be running out of ‘ups.” A highly-regarded amateur when he
- New York Yankees Acquire Austin Kearns
Brian Cashman was not done after agreeing to a trade for Lance Berkman. Hours later, he went out and grabbed Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Austin Kearns for a player to be named later or cash
- Austin Brice and the Value of Release Point Repetition
Austin Brice is a legitimate prospect. The Marlins spent $205,000 to sign him out of high school in 2010, and he was ranked as the sixteenth-best farmhand in the Miami organization by Baseball
- Why Austin Jackson Should Be Just Fine
for Franklin, they acquired center fielder Austin Jackson, filling an organizational void in the hopes of making a playoff charge of their own. They fell a game short of a wild card berth
- Expanded Four Factors: Austin Jackson's BABIP
will be taking a look at Austin Jackson, who leads all qualified hitters with a .422 BABIP. That's 29 points above the second highest BABIP, Josh Hamilton's .393, and 123 points above the MLB average of .299
- The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Prospects, Severino, Wood, Moore
Programming Note: It looks like the SaberSim projections misfired today both here and on their home site. I assume they'll fix that later in the day.
2. Daily DFS - Severino, Wood
- Q&A: Austin Wilson, Seattle Mariners Outfield Prospect
The Seattle Mariners may have gotten the steal of the 2013 draft when they selected Austin Wilson in the second round. The 21-year-old outfielder is a five-tool player with a world of potential
- Austin Jackson: More Than a One Category Contributor?
Hovering around replacement level in several categories does have its value. Despite offering near replacement level production in three of the five roto categories, Austin Jackson was still the 41st
- Austin Jackson's Bothersome Batted-Ball Bind
middle infielder Nick Franklin and Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, as well as Seattle's prospective answer to its outfield problem: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson.
Since his move to the Mariners
- Projecting All the Prospects in the Latos/Wood Trade
The Dodgers, Marlins and Braves have pulled off a massive trade that sends Mat Latos and Alex Wood to the Dodgers, and a whole slew of other players (plus a draft pick) in other directions
- Daily Notes: Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Projecting Yankees Call-Ups Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin
those transactions, both Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin had already homered in the big leagues. Out with the old, in with the new.
Aaron Judge (Profile)
Judge is an impressive physical
- Wood Out 2 Months; Chris Perez Gets the 9th
According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Cleveland Indians closer Kerry Wood could miss up to two months with a strained latissimus muscle. The 32 year-old Wood, who inked a two-year, $20.5 million deal
- How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year
Kevin Pillar and Alex Wood had different draft experiences. Pillar, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was a 32nd-round pick in 2011. His signing bonus was $1,000. Wood, a pitcher
- Effectively Wild Episode 37: The Tigers' Defense is What We Thought it Was/Brandon Wood and the Quad-A Player
Ben and Sam discuss the Tigers' predictably bad defense and the unpredictably bad Brandon Wood.
- In Austin Jackson, Mariners Land Decent Player and Massive Upgrade
with David Price, but they did get themselves involved in the deal, adding Austin Jackson and subtracting Nick Franklin. Jackson has only another eight months of team control, and it would appear he
- Austin Voth: Low-Minors Ace, But What Sort of Prospect?
Austin Voth, RHP, Washington Nationals (Double-A Harrisburg)
Voth was drafted in the 5th round in 2013 out of U. Washington and has performed well since signing, but most scouts don't think the raw
- BatCast the Bat Flip Tracker: Oh, How the Wood Was Chucked
(a ruler, a stop watch, and a parabolic trajectory calculator) that I introduced last year, and booting up BatCast for a look back at the year’s most memorable wood-chucking moments.
A brief recap
- The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 351 – The Law Offices of Merrifield, Stewart, and Wood
- Effectively Wild Episode 28: Austin Jackson and Debating Defense/What Does the Mariners' Winning Streak Mean?
Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson's excellent catch, whether he's the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it's even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle's