- Steamer and I: Carlos Rodon - A Review
Let's take a short break from my Pod Projection recaps (only two left!) to review another Steamer and I, where I identify players I'm far more bullish or bearish on than Steamer is. Carlos Rodon
- Carlos Gomez Has a Home in Texas
to the long-term outlook. Enter Carlos Gomez on a one-year deal. It'll be an important year for both parties. Gomez is looking for a pillow season, a chance to re-establish some value in a friendly place so
- The Change: Finding the Next Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana had/is having quite the season. It's his best by virtually any metric. Pick slugging, isolated slugging, strikeout rate, batting average, hits, home runs, even baserunning runs
- Four Hot Finishers: Tomas, Alvarez, Dickerson and Paxton
, but Davis serves as a decent blueprint for Tomas sustaining fantasy success.
Pedro Alvarez - 1B/3B - Baltimore Orioles (CBS: 43% ESPN: 29.2%, Yahoo!: 30%)
I'll keep the write-up for Alvarez short
- Prospect Stock Watch: Kopech, Alvarez, Montas
healthy minor league system but is a little light on upper-level impact arms so Kopech’s continued development (and improved maturity) is important.
Yadier Alvarez | RHP | Dodgers
- Carlos Correa Looks Historically Great
Carlos Correa placed second last week on the trade-value list that Dave Cameron puts together every season. That placement seemed to surprise some, given that Correa is having a very good
- Buying or Selling Carlos Gomez
What are you to do with a former fantasy superstar who hasn't lived up to expectations? For some, the answer's easy; Carlos Gomez has already been dropped in over 25% of leagues on both ESPN
- Carlos Beltran Won't Come Down
the effects of age-related decline, it was troubling when, after signing a three-year deal as a 37-year-old, Carlos Beltran proceeded to record a poor 2014 campaign. After Beltran began the 2015 season
- Scouting the Dodgers' Electric Cuban Righty, Yadier Alvarez
Cuban righty Yadier Alvarez was the $16 million crown jewel of the Dodgers' 2015/2016 international free-agent class. It was the second-highest bonus ever given to an international amateur
- Scheming For Relief: Thornburg, Alvarez, Neris and Devenski
and arbitrary data selected prior to setting the comments on fire.
Jose Alvarez - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 0% Y! - Alvarez is a 26-year-old southpaw that owns a 0.00 ERA (1.33 FIP) in five
- Steamer and I: Carlos Rodon
Carlos Rodon was the third overall pick in the 2014 June Amateur Draft and if there was a better term than "flew" to describe his time through the minors, then that term applies. Because if you
- The Decline of Carlos Gonzalez: Star Player
. Following Tuesday's acquisition of Gerardo Parra, it's a near-certainty that the Rockies will be trading an outfielder. The most probable outfielder to be moved is Carlos Gonzalez, at least
- What Happened To Carlos Gomez?
I think we all know what happened to Carlos Gomez. He was hurt. If the frequent injury updates didn't convince you, just look at the Mets who walked away from an all-but-executed trade.
- Carlos Carrasco - Top Five Starter?
Last winter, I became known as the Carlos Carrasco guy. I started by bullishly ranking him fifth among starting pitchers. He had so many factors in his favor - a great Arsenal Score, an outstanding
- Carlos Gomez is No Longer Elite
Carlos Gomez stunk in 2015. That statement is relative, of course -- Gomez is a good ballplayer, and 2.6 wins above replacement (WAR) in 115 games ain't so shabby -- but for a consensus top-10
- Is Aaron Hicks The Next Carlos Gomez?
The Minnesota Twins dealt Aaron Hicks after parts of three uninspired seasons and I’m sure many of you were like me and thought this could be a case similar to Carlos Gomez. Gomez came up as a Mets
- Carlos Correa: Future Roto Star
You have to scroll all the way down to the 24th ranked shortstop, Eugenio Suarez, to find a hitter who recorded fewer at-bats than Carlos Correa did this season. And yet, Correa still managed
- Carlos Correa Did It Again
Early in Monday's game between the Royals and Astros, Yordano Ventura tried to come inside against Carlos Correa, and he hit him. A little less early in the same game, Ventura again tried to come
- Sneaking Up on the Competition With Carlos Correa
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa turned 21 years old just three days ago. That would have been a much more dramatic opening line if we weren't living through the Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Manny
- Effectively Wild Episode 716: Appreciating Carlos Correa
Ben, Sam, and Erik Malinowski banter about Madison Bumgarner the batter, then discuss Astros rookie Carlos Correa's early achievements.
- The Winding Road to a Normal Carlos Gonzalez Season
For those casual baseball fans who might have found residence under a slab of basalt for the past two months, let’s get you up to speed: Carlos Gonzalez has been locked-in recently. Post All-Star
- Is Carlos Correa Already Baseball's Best Shortstop?
Why yes: performance. If you want to argue that Carlos Correa is already baseball's best shortstop, you can simply point to his performance, and to the performances of the other shortstops. What
- How Legit Is Carlos Correa?
Hearing Carlos Correa's name can lead to polarizing reactions. If you're one of the lucky few who managed to snatch him up in fantasy, then you celebrate every time he is mentioned. If you're
- Projecting the Prospects in the Carlos Gomez Trade
Days after acquiring Scott Kazmir, the Astros went out and bought more players last night. This time around, they acquired Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers in exchange for four prospects: Brett Phillips
- The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
More Trade Talk
Daily DFS - Carrasco, Holmberg
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - ERod, RdlR, Alvarez, Rajai
1. More Trade Talk
Yesterday included two trades
- Obligatory Monthly Update on Carlos Gonzalez
It's time for another monthly analysis of Carlos Gonzalez's tumultuous 2015 season. When we first tuned in, Carlos Gonzalez was bad. Like, really bad. Despite peripherals that suggested some bad luck
- Two Carlos Carrascos In Two Weeks
Carlos Carrasco's Wednesday night ended with a smile, but few others were smiling, as Joey Butler broke up a would-be no-hitter in the ninth with two outs and two strikes. Throw in the fact
- A Nightmare Scenario for Pedro Alvarez: Playing for Cleveland
With apologies to Clevelanders everywhere, I can think of a number of reasons why Pedro Alvarez would rather be in Pittsburgh than in Cleveland, or C-Town, or The Mistake on the Lake, whichever you
- Carlos Martinez Found His Pitch
Carlos Martinez is a starting pitcher now. He's not some guy who throws 75 pitches and four innings a game. This year he's often exceeded triple digits, and he's one of the big reasons why the St
- JABO: Carlos Correa and Projecting Power
On Tuesday night, in just his second game since being promoted to the big leagues, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa launched the first home run of his Major League career. Houston fans certainly hope
- Carlos Correa's Fantasy Value
Baseball Twitter was all atwitter on Sunday night as news of Carlos Correa's call-up broke. Questions about Correa's fantasy value immediately popped up in my notifications. Given that I'm tasked
- Carlos Rodon Isn't a Finished Product
Carlos Rodon is attempting a very rare transition. Less than a year removed from starting at North Carolina State, Rodon is attempting to navigate major-league lineups at just 22 years old. Only Jose
- Carlos Carrasco & Carlos Carrasco
It's no secret that I loved Carlos Carrasco heading into the 2014 season. His spectacular performance over his final 10 starts last year vaulted him into the not actually a sleeper sleeper territory
- Carlos Correa Is Coming
use in the season's second half. The immediate future looks pretty bleak for the Astros at short, but help is on the way. The Astros promoted top prospect Carlos Correa to Triple-A on Tuesday
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
Yesterday, I noted that Carlos Gonzalez's isolated power, as determined by my expected isolated power (xISO) equation, mirrored his current production. This would be great news if we were talking
- For Your Improvement: Carlos Carrasco's Changeup
. What follows, however, represents an opportunity for that same reader to indulge his inclination to an even larger and more substantial degree.
As of press time, talented Cleveland starter Carlos
- This Is What Carlos Rodon Looks Like
Carlos Rodon -- looks like when the latter is making his major-league debut, which thing he did on Tuesday night in the sixth inning of Chicago's game at Cleveland (box).
In terms of both of fielding
- Carlos Martinez's Change is Working
In seven innings this season, including six in his start on Sunday, Carlos Martinez has faced 10 right-handed hitters. None of them has reached base and four hitters have struck out. Martinez's early
- Carlos Beltran Heading to the Finish Line
-analysis. Carlos Beltran has had little difficulty delivering in October, with 16 home runs and a .333/.445/.683 line in 219 postseason plate appearances, but this April, coming off his worst season in 15
- Zach McAllister's Attempt at the Carlos Carrasco
Carlos Carrasco is probably not the first to pull off the Carlos Carrasco, so perhaps I shouldn't be terming it as such, but, recency wins over everything. Carrasco, for quite some time
- Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year
We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive
- 2015 Pod Projections: Carlos Carrasco
to be thankful for last year in baseball, it was Carlos Carrasco. I had written a lot about him heading into the season and his performance upon returning to the rotation prompted more articles salivating over
- Yadier Alvarez's Unclear Signing Status
I keep getting asked if Cuban RHP Yadier Alvarez will be eligible to sign in this international signing period or be forced to go into the 2015 July 2nd pool. The short answer is that nobody knows
- Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment
- Carlos Carrasco's Change Doesn't Really Have a Comp
- Carlos Gonzalez and Risk in the Outfield
and the gang, and excited to get cracking.
Everyone forgot about Carlos Gonzalez. Maybe that's not right. How's this: We got tired of dealing with Carlos Gonzalez. Looking at his rankings this year
- Yadier Alvarez Emerges While Other Cubans Move Closer to Deals
were big-time prospects, the well-known and hyped 29-year-old 2B Hector Olivera and the brand new name, 18-year-old righty Yadier Alvarez. Here's my notes and video on those two, along with some quick
- Henderson Alvarez Almost Has Felix's Changeup
A year ago, I was talking to a major leaguer, and when we somehow got to the topic of Henderson Alvarez, the player remarked that Alvarez seemed like he was one little tweak away from becoming
- Properly Valuing Carlos Carrasco
To start off, Jeff Sullivan wrote an awesome piece on Carlos Carrasco on the main site. If I could make a request, it is that you read the above link prior to reading this piece on Carrasco’s fantasy
- Maybe the Last Key for Carlos Carrasco
By this point you might feel like you know enough about the Carlos Carrasco story. Carrasco is coming off what looks like a breakthrough season. It was also his age-27 season, and previously, he
- Henderson Alvarez, Strikeouts and You
Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez is an enigma. Despite a fastball that regularly hits the mid-90s, he doesn't strike anybody out. While strikeouts aren't the key to being a good pitcher
- Is Carlos Martinez the Next Carlos Carrasco?
Carlos Martinez. A starter throughout his minor league career, Martinez has started just eight games for the Cardinals, versus 70 relief appearances. It seemingly wasn't due to the Cardinals organization
- Ranking Carlos Carrasco
I bared my moderately flawed initial fantasy rankings for public consumption yesterday. Perhaps the most divisive selection is Carlos Carrasco as the fourth ranked starting pitcher
- Carlos Carrasco Warms My Heart
It was a tough year for my fantasy teams and various preseason predictions. But there was at least one bright spot and it came in the form of Carlos Carrasco. I had been touting him since April
- Carlos Gomez: Man of Many Swings
If I had my way, I would field a team of hitters who can play a variety of positions and contribute steadily across all five fantasy categories. Carlos Gomez meets the second of those conditions. His
- Free Carlos Martinez!
Heading into the 2012 season, Carlos Martinez was the 22nd-best prospect in the game, according to ESPN, and the 27th-best according to Baseball America. He was ranked in everyone else's top 100
- Henderson Alvarez and Being Worse Than a Coin
You don't know how long I've been waiting for this to happen. Sure, probably nobody else noticed that it happened, and Henderson Alvarez himself probably didn't notice that it happened, but, let's
- Carlos Carrasco!
Unless you've been living under a rock (do we have any rock-dwelling readers?), then you should be well aware that I have an infatuation with Carlos Carrasco. It actually began last year, when I
- Pedro Alvarez's Place in Recent History
Pedro Alvarez isn't incapable of making a good defensive play. Here is one from not long ago!
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Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been far too common
- The Aftermath of the Carlos Santana Experiment
it takes a while."
Carlos Santana started this game at first base for the Indians. Lonnie Chisenhall played third. Nick Swisher served as the designated hitter.
There's a reason I've presented those
- Adding Carlos Martinez
As a rather big fan of Carlos Martinez, it was disappointing to see him relegated to bullpen duty to start the season. Fortunately, that created a bit of leeway to get him on the cheap once he became
- Carlos Gomez's Symbolic Pursuit
Way back at the beginning of May, the Diamondbacks were preparing to play the Brewers, and Kirk Gibson warned his pitchers about Carlos Gomez. He tipped them off about his aggressive tendencies
- Run, Don’t Walk, to Buy Pedro Alvarez Stock
At first glance, it looks like Pedro Alvarez is doing exactly what we thought he would this year. He’s hit 8 long balls and is sporting a Mendozian .210 average, which somehow falls below his pre
- The Absolutely Fascinating Henderson Alvarez
of them featured a higher K/9 than Alvarez' 2012; of the ones that didn't, Kirk Rueter and Carlos Silva accounted for three apiece. Nate Cornejo threw five more major league games after his low-whiff
- Carlos Beltran on Hitting
Carlos Beltran understands who he is as a hitter. But that doesn't mean he's always the same hitter. The 37-year-old New York Yankees outfielder adapts according to feel and he focuses better in some
- What's Wrong With Carlos Carrasco?
Welcome to your regularly scheduled Carlos Carrasco update. It's another season, but two starts in, Carrasco has already disappointed his biggest fan. It's easy to point to his 3.51 SIERA, ridiculous
- Why I Love Carlos Carrasco
Though my love for Carlos Carrasco is no longer a secret, I feel like I haven't shared my optimism as much as I did for my favorite sleeper from last season, Andrew Cashner. However, I did first
- Fantasy Storylines To Watch: Carlos Martinez
history, the news was not shocking. It's the repercussions of the injury that are interesting for fantasy owners. Right-handers Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez now find themselves locked in a battle
- Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
is essentially between Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez. There really is no clear favorite, as Kelly is the incumbent, but Martinez carries much greater upside. The pitcher that fails to capture the 5th slot
- Carlos Gomez Wants Me Back
was a baseball. And sure enough! It was a baseball! And on it, the head of Carlos Gomez!
Thankfully, not the actual head of Carlos Gomez.The Brewers need him to play centerfield this season!
- Carlos Santana - Fantasy 3B?
Smarter minds than mine have addressed the Indians experimenting with Carlos Santana at 3B, but those minds have looked at things like "defense" and "what the Indians need" and "does this make any
- Moving a Player Like Carlos Santana
We've already written about Carlos Santana's third-base transition once. Mike Petriello jumped on that story almost as soon as it came out, and he figured it was worth a winter attempt. What's
- Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez, and Perception
someone like Trumbo.
That player is Pedro Alvarez. The similarities are actually quite amazing. The following table contains combined information from the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the two years
- Indulging Carlos Santana At The Hot Corner
incredibly fun story pass us by.
27-year-old Indians catcher Carlos Santana, who hasn't played third base with any regularity since way back in Single-A in 2006 (for a town [Vero Beach
- Carlos Beltran as Evidence of the Changing Market
In the winter of 2011, Carlos Beltran hit free agency. He was heading into his age-35 season, but he was also coming off a pretty great walk-year, as he posted a 152 wRC+ in 598 plate appearances
- Carlos Gomez Fully Breaks Out
Once a speedy, excellent defensive center fielder with questionable offensive skills, Carlos Gomez has made himself into a five category fantasy contributor. And with the value of his glove added
- Pedro Alvarez Powers Way Into Top 10
I have made it very well known that I wasn't particularly optimistic about Pedro Alvarez's fantasy value this season. We all figured him for a poor batting average, so he would have to make it up
- Craft a Saucy Riposte to Carlos Beltran
muster our wits and wiles to launch counter-sallies to Carlos Beltran, who took issue with Yasiel Puig enjoying a sporting event. Said Beltran:
"As a player, I just think [Puig] doesn't know [how to act
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Beltran
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Carlos Beltran.
- Pedro Alvarez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Usable Power
in the persons of Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez and Toronto first-base/DH-type Edwin Encarnacion. Of Messrs. Alvarez and Encarnacion, one can make three true statements, as follows -- namely
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Ruiz
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Carlos Ruiz.
- Daily Notes: Featuring Some Purple Prose, and the Suspiciously Remarkable Henderson Alvarez
of it due to the fact that the man impersonating Henderson Alvarez is on the verge of being unmasked.
You might remember that Alvarez last year was not so good. You might, in the pitiable event that you
- Is it Safe to Joe Saunders or Henderson Alvarez Yourself?
Hey, sometimes you have to dig deep, right?
If you're in a hole in innings pitched and/or you're scrambling for wins any way you can find them, there are a couple names in Henderson Alvarez
- Carlos Delgado at the Top of His Game
Carlos Delgado's official retirement in 2011 sort of slipped under the radar. It was understandable, since it came in April right after the beginning of the season. It was a bit unfortunate, though
- Buying High on Pedro Alvarez
If you had the patience to stick with Pedro Alvarez or the wherewithal to acquire him during his huge early season slump, you have been amply rewarded for your decision over Alvarez’s last month
- Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Jose Alvarez's Sunday Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Jose Alvarez's Sunday Start
2. Today's MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- An Inning with Carlos Marmol's Command
Carlos Marmol doesn't have the highest career walk rate in baseball history. That honor belongs to Mitch Williams, who walked one of every six guys he faced. But Marmol isn't far behind, and he's
- Don't Forget: Carlos Ruiz Exists
Last year, there were exactly three catchers who had at least 15 homers and a .390 on-base percentage: Miguel Montero, Buster Posey, & Carlos Ruiz.
Let's look at those three again
- Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager and Degrees of Bad
Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager entered the season ranked 19th and 13th, respectively, in the Rotographs consensus rankings back in March. Although neither were likely to be your first choice to occupy
- Carlos Quentin's HBP Zone
This post is going to be short and sweet, but given what transpired last night and David Temple's plea to Quentin on Tuesday, I got curious about where the pitch locations of Carlos Quentin's HBPs
- Don't Sleep on Carlos Carrasco
upon a time, Carlos Carrasco was the top prospect in the Phillies organization. In fact, Baseball America ranked him first in the team's farm system in 2007 and 41st overall. After the completion
- A Plea to Carlos Quentin
Dearest Carlos Quentin,
Watch the above GIF. That looks like it hurts. I'm no doctor, and I did go to public school, but I would reckon that doesn't feel good. I can tell by that face you made
- Carlos Gomez Extended -- Will The Power Come With?
Carlos Gomez will be a Brewer for another four years, it looks like.
With 3 year $24 million extension thru 2016 #Brewers have committed 4 years and $28.3 million to Carlos Gomez over next 4
- Giancarlo and Carlos
cites an agent to compares Stanton to the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez after his 2010 season, when he signed for seven-years and $80 million dollars. That comparison makes sense in that Gonzalez
- 2013 Pod Projections: Carlos Gomez
I decided to start this season's series with Carlos Gomez. RotoGrapher Howard Bender analyzed Gomez through the lens of ADP yesterday. After checking out the Bill James and Fans
- Can Carlos Villanueva Start Effectively?
The Cubs agreed to terms with 29-year-old career swingman Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday. With Scott Baker's early season availability in question as he rehabs from April Tommy John surgery
- Carlos Gomez: Friend & Foe to Animals
As my colleague David G. Temple discovered yesterday, the Twitter account of Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez is a veritable visual muse.
In addition to revealing an unlikely friendship
- Carlos Gomez Breaks Out, Kinda
Raise your hand if you realized that Carlos Gomez, he of the 25 career home runs over 1,539 at-bats heading into 2012, hit 19 long balls this season. Like many young players, the belief
- The Two Halfs of Carlos Beltran
Players don’t usually get better as they graduate to their mid-30’s. It’s just good science. At the ripe old age of 35 Carlos Beltran had his best fantasy campaign since 2008 from a pure numbers
- Carlos Ruiz Suspended
a big power surge, especially later in his career, there will always be folks claiming that they had some chemical assistance. And they do it because of cases like Carlos Ruiz.
Ruiz had a breakout
- The Power of Carlos Ruiz
During the 2008 World Series a few friends and I began calling Carlos Ruiz “Babe Ruiz”. The light hitting 29-year-old catcher in his second season was destroying the Tampa Bay Rays. He hit .375/.500
- Carlos Santana: The Case of the Accurate Projections
It seems as though Carlos Santana has been all figured out. I don't mean that opposing pitchers have figured him out — that certainly isn't the case. While pitchers struggle to get him out, various
- Time For Henderson Alvarez To Shine
Perhaps no player will benefit more from the Toronto-Miami mega-trade than Henderson Alvarez. Opinions are definitely mixed on the 22-year-old starter. Alvarez has shown impressive stuff
- Pedro Alvarez - Is the Breakout Real?
Expectations were pretty low for Pedro Alvarez coming into 2012. He had the pedigree of being the second overall draft pick in the 2008 draft, but he only hit four home runs (HR) and struck out (K
- Carlos Beltran: Fantasy NL Hare
be Bryan LaHair in a runaway, but once I started thinking about my options, he barely remained in my top three.
In the end, the vote winner was Carlos Beltran, though perhaps things might have been
- Toronto's Alvarez Abandons Change, Succeeds Harder
no reason to doubt it."
And here's another, also entirely possible, exchange on a similar theme:
Person No. 1: "Toronto right-hander Henderson Alvarez struck out seven batters in as many innings
- Carlos Villanueva Keeps Rolling As Starter
bright spot has emerged. Rotation replacement Carlos Villanueva continued to groove as a starter Thursday against the Rays, tossing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts and just six baserunners
- Pedro Alvarez's Cardinal Destruction
, but the Cardinals have had greater struggles against the Braves (1-5) and, oddly enough, the Phillies (2-5). No, the Cardinals must be glad because they've seen the last of Pedro Alvarez, at least until
- Carlos Gomez Changes, Remains the Same
Carlos Gomez looks like a different man these days. Gone is the platoon label. Gone is the no-power speedster label. Gone is the defensive replacement label. At least right now, he seems like a new
- Pedro Alvarez More Than Platoon Option?
Ahem, no. Let's just get that out of the way.
The fact is, Alvarez is hitting .196/.260/.380 off left handed pitchers and his strikeout rate is 37%. For a bigger sample size, in nearly 300 plate
- Carlos Zambrano To The Bullpen
The honeymoon is over for the Miami Marlins and Carlos Zambrano. Big-Z may have gotten off to a great start in Miami, but a recent swoon, in which he has given up 35 earned runs in his last 41.1
- Carlos Ruiz: The Best Catcher In Baseball?
than 33-year-old Carlos Ruiz. Say it with me now: "...Him?"
In fact, if you look at the offensive leaderboard, you'll see these five hitters sitting at the top of the list:
- Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee
Carlos Lee is heading to Miami. While the 36-year-old first baseman vetoed a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, Lee accepted a deal was sent to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Lee is clearly
- The Frustrating Carlos Santana
on Carlos Santana piece wasn't convincing anyone and some even pointed out that perhaps yours truly was just taking one for the team here and picking a side he may not wholeheartedly believe in. But here we
- Carlos Beltran and the Inhibitors of Glory
or the Mets. It most certainly did not stem from a liking for the Cardinals. In fact, the desire only reared its head when Carlos Beltran faced Santana. I thought it would be cool if Beltran rocked one
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
, he actually becomes pretty useful even in standard leagues and ought to qualify in all formats at third base by now.
Bringing up the rear here is Pedro Alvarez whose recent trend does as much
- Carlos Marmol And The Cubs Closer Situation
After Carlos Marmol's three walk, -.701 WPA outing against the Reds one week ago, he was removed from the closer spot in Chicago, but the Cubs have yet to state whether James Russell or Rafael Dolis
- Carlos Zambrano Reborn in Miami
Through all the tirades and tantrums that marred his eventual exit from Chicago, it can be easy to forget Carlos Zambrano is just 30 years old. This season, Zambrano is showing the world that he just
- Kubel and Alvarez: Waiver Wire
Alvarez (ESPN: 11 percent owned; Yahoo!: 23 percent owned)
Like Kubel, Alvarez got off to a rancid start, hitting .067/.097/.267 through the Pirates’ first 10 games. His two hits during that time were
- GIF: Jose Bautista High Fives, Then Sacks, Henderson Alvarez
Jose Bautista puts the "Hot" in Hot GIF Action. He also gives new meaning to "Up high, down low" high five etiquette.
Poor Alvarez. The perils of being a rookie in Major League Baseball
- Spiritual Exercise re: Henderson Alvarez & Tom Milone
, with a view towards helping to tighten and tone the spirits of the readership.
The price of spiritual infirmity: death by bears.
Notes: Toronto right-hander Henderson Alvarez and Oakland
- GIF: The Terrible and Virtuous Carlos Pena
thought occurred to Carlos Pena during Tampa Bay's game yesterday against New York -- during the first inning of which game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi ordered an intentional walk of shortstop Sean
- Braves Carlos Perez Struggles With Command
After gaining significant helium during the 2010 off-season, prospect followers expected young left-hander Carlos Perez to firmly establish himself as the best of the next wave of young Braves
- The Disappointments of Youth: Pedro Alvarez
is Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez had a good, if not great, 95 game call up in 2010, hitting 16 home runs with a livable .256/.326/.461 slash line. At the age of 23, that’s a pretty appealing line, and one that had
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
Carlos Pena is a Tampa Bay Ray again. While it's easy for fantasy owners to reminisce about the 116 home runs Pena hit between 2007-2009, Pena's 2010 was the worst offensive showing on his career
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
When Carlos Pena had his breakout season for Tampa Bay in 2007, it wasn't as a member of the Rays. Pena was instead just another of the hapless Devil Rays, slogging along in soulless Tropicana Field
- Reasons to Be Wary of Carlos Pena
upside, but not much.
As a result of this dearth of offense, one player is beginning to get some attention on the rumor mill: Carlos Pena. Pena looks like the best remaining free agent option
- Carlos Quentin's Power in PetCo
It may seem like a bit of a head-scratcher to see the Padres acquire a power bat in the middle of their perennial rebuilding process -- especially one so flawed as Carlos Quentin. Then again
- Is There a Trade Market for Carlos Lee?
Last Saturday, Jon Heyman mused via Twitter that he hadn't yet seen any trade interest develop in Astros' first baseman/outfielder Carlos Lee. The tone of Heyman's tweet was one of surprise; he noted
- The Obvious [Carlos] Santana
to expect these Internets to store and retrieve for us whatever the heck we want to look upon.
Expect the Internets to waste your time.
I assumed that the Carlos-Santana-(Cleveland-Catcher)-Carlos
- Pedro Alvarez = Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Alvarez was supposed to be a middle-of-the-order force by now, threatening to sink boaters in the Allegheny River with each mighty cut and working walks with his keen eye. Instead, the second
- Carlos Lee: Is There Anything Left?
Carlos Lee is best known for the 6 year, $100M contract he signed with the Astros. While he has not lived up to it as a player, he has be a serviceable fantasy option. His home run power has been
- Don't Worry about Carlos Santana
Few players are able to immediately dominate once promoted to the majors. Last season, Carlos Santana was the exception. In 192 plate appearances, Santana terrorized opposing pitchers, posting a .401
- Carlos Marmol: On Thin Ice?
You've surely heard by now, but Carlos Marmol blew the routinest of saves last night, coughing up a three-run lead against the Astros. He got a fly ball for the first out, but then came a single
- Carlos Zambrano Pitched, Too
Carlos Zambrano is back in the news. Unfortunately, in the world of Carlos Zambrano, no news is good news. This time, Zambrano exploded after giving up five home runs to the Atlanta Braves on Friday
- UETAMEJ Reflects On Crazy Carlos Zambrano
to Carlos Zambrano for putting in ten years at the most backward baseball organization outside of Kansas City. I would've gone nuts in four.
- Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt: Mining the Minors
Talent Rating: 9
Cling Factor: 10
The No. 2 overall pick in 2008, Alvarez was a preseason breakout candidate after hitting 16 homers in half a season
- Pedro Alvarez An Answer In Pittsburgh?
to the rumor mill, but one solution may be sitting in Triple-A right now. That solution is Pedro Alvarez, who recently returned from a quadriceps injury and is tearing up the International League
- Carlos Beltran: A Solution to the Mariners Problems
Publish on yesterday's article on the Mariners putrid offense, a few friends and I started talking about the issue. That's when one friend said it. Couldn't Carlos Beltran help the Mariners in every
- Carlos Quentin: Best Ever?
Pierre did earlier this year.
But, among these great luminaries of our time, there is one White Sox player who threatens to be the best ever at what he does: Carlos Quentin. That's right, in more
- Bullish on Carlos Santana
Just moments ago, Howard put on his eviscerating goggles and made his best stab at informing us why we should all be disappointed in Carlos Santana this season. I understand this perspective, I
- Bearish on Carlos Santana
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we'll look at the positive/negative side of Carlos Santana. Expect the opposite side shortly.
- Carlos Beltran's Trade Value
The vastly under-appreciated Carlos Beltran hit three home runs last night, boosting his line for the season to .296/.387/.590 (.417 wOBA). Although the Mets are, as expected, not in contention
- Pedro Alvarez and Chone Figgins: Coming to a Waiver Wire Near You
success nor pedigree that Aramis Ramirez boasts, Pedro Alvarez and his start to the 2011 season reminds me a lot of this situation. Being your third base guy for the season, I wanted to take a deeper
- What's Wrong with Carlos Pena?
power bat of Carlos Pena and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field seemed like a perfect marriage on paper. From 2007 to 2010, Pena averaged 36 home runs per season. His 144 bombs over that time frame
- Carlos Santana's Patient Approach
of Texas). Yet amid all that, they haven't yet clicked on all cylinders. That's because Carlos Santana has gotten off to something of a slow start. But there are plenty of indications that his
- Yankees, Nationals Scouting Carlos Silva
Carlos Silva has drawn attention this spring for his dugout brawl with teammate Aramis Ramirez. According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago, he is gaining interest for what he does on the field as well
- Carlos Santana: Already Supernatural
Carlos Santana has only played forty major league games, but he's already topped one significant leaderboard with his play. Consider this little nugget: Last year, he put up the best OPS by a switch
- Carlos Pena Signs a Taco
This video of Carlos Pena signing a taco is actually the third in a series of three taking place over three consecutive spring trainings. I'll submit that, while Episode Two is certainly
- Carlos Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
It's not often that a young player receives a seven-year deal for $80 million before he hits his arbitration years, but Carlos Gonzalez is receiving just that from the Colorado Rockies this week
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Carlos Santana
will be drafted (just like we did before), but also where you would take him.
Before Buster Posey took the league by storm, there was Carlos Santana. Santana was called up by the Indians in mid
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- Carlos Lee to First?
, the Houston Astros. Cafardo reports that in an attempt to increase Carlos Lee's trade value, the team will move the struggling outfielder to first base to start the 2011 season.
Lee has had a terrible
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Carlos Quentin's Drop Off Continues
Shortly after Arizona traded him to the White Sox before the start 2008 season, Carlos Quentin unleashed a monster season on the American League. Since then, Quentin’s performances have been
- Celebrating Carlos Santana's Season
given their spot in the cellar of the AL Central.
Even though it has been shortened or even prematurely ended, Carlos Santana's 2010 season deserves celebration. Santana has been everything we
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Retroactively Evaluating The Carlos Zambrano Contract
-Times about the Carlos Zambrano contract, which was signed in August of 2007 with free agency looming for the Cubs ace. The $91.5 million contract is now seen as an albatross. Here's how it breaks down
- Promotion Watch: Pedro Alvarez
With Jason Heyward, Stephen Strasburg, Mike Stanton, Buster Posey, Neftali Feliz, and Carlos Santana now in the big leagues, just four of Marc's preseason top ten prospects are left in the minors
- Carlos Santana Catches on with Cleveland
that had me scratching my head from the moment in was announced. In return for Blake, the Indians received breakout prospect Carlos Santana and minor league reliever Jonathan Meloan. Perhaps
- Carlos Quentin's Continued Struggles
Carlos Quentin crushed the ball during his first season with the White Sox, batting .288/.394/.571 with a .414 wOBA in 2008. Though The Cell is a power-friendly venue (increasing runs by nine percent
- Carlos Pena's Walk Year
Once a cherished prospect, ranked among the top 10 farm talents in the game by Baseball America before the 2002 season, Carlos Pena took a circuitous route to major league success. The 10th overall
- Carlos Silva Learns
Among early season performances, there is one that is the most shocking.
Carlos Silva, vs left-handed batters:
2008: .348/.381/.555, 2.19 BB/9, 4.37 K/9, 44.5% GB%, 14.6% HR/FB%, .355 BABIP
- Prospect Watch: Pedro Alvarez
With the recent promotion of Texas' top hitting prospect Justin Smoak, the 2010 MLB prospect call-up watch is in full effect. There's a lot of speculation that Indians catcher Carlos Santana may
- Promotion Watch: Carlos Santana
will summon uber-prospect Carlos Santana from Triple-A, who they comically acquired from the Dodgers for Casey Blake and whatever was left on his contract. Our own Marc Hulet ranked him
- Don't Give Up On...Carlos Zambrano
"Don't Give Up On..." will be a weekly feature this season, highlighting players who have proven that they're better than their current slumps would suggest.
No, Chicago Cubs righty Carlos
- Carlos Ruiz Gets Bought Out
Reportedly, Carlos Ruiz has resigned with the Phillies for three years and nine million dollars, which covers his remaining years of arbitration. Since these are arbitration years, figuring out what
- Carlos Beltran Gets Scoped
Carlos Beltran had arthroscopic surgery yesterday on his right knee and, as a result, seems likely to miss the month of April. Needless to say, the Mets are not pleased about Beltran missing time
- Carlos Zambrano Loves Lucky Charms
Would you believe that for the first time since 2004 Carlos Zambrano’s tRA is under 4.5? Heck, for the first time since 2005 his FIP is under 4. I would heap praise on Zambrano’s improvement
- Carlos Pena is Pulling a McGwire
2009 Carlos Pena, 37 HRs, 35 1Bs
As if you needed another reason to pay attention to an AL East team.
- Will Carlos Pena Bounce Back?
Carlos Pena followed up his monster 2007 season with a disappointing year. Last year’s highlights for Pena were hitting 31 HR and driving in 102, which led to a $10 season according to Last Player
- Carlos Lee is a Fantasy Horse
One of the most undervalued fantasy players year-in and year-out is Carlos Lee. Last year, Lee was on pace for one of his best seasons ever before a finger injury ended his season in early August
- Carlos Quentin and the Dreaded Wrist Injury
Carlos Quentin was one of the front runners to win the MVP Award last year before his season ended in September with a broken wrist. All indications are that his recovery has gone without a hitch
- Carlos the Closer
Due to a combination of a tremendous strikeout mark, a solid ERA and a nice WHIP, Carlos Marmol had a fantasy value of roughly $6 in a 12-team mixed league last year. That figures to go up
- Is Carlos Beltran's Declining Power an Issue?
at Ryan Howard and Carlos Beltran. Howard gives you HRs and RBIs and people drool over those numbers. There have been 2009 mock drafts with Howard going in the first round despite being
- Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
A gifted center fielder with well-regarded hitting skills, Carlos Gonzalez has now been involved in two blockbuster trades over the past two off seasons. Originally signed by the Arizona
- Pedro Alvarez
With the second pick in the draft this afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez. I got a chance to watch Alvarez play for Team USA a couple of summers ago
- Carlos Zambrano?
There's been a ton of news about Carlos Zambrano's contract recently, and how the Cubs may or may not give him a five year deal and how he deserves more money than Barry Zito, etc.... Now it's true
- Carlos Lee and Kevin Mench
A week ago, the Rangers and Brewers swapped leftfielders and a few other players. Texas acquired Carlos Lee and minor leaguer Nelson Cruz for Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix, Francisco Cordero and a minor
- Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
With Albert Pujols on the sidelines, the best player in baseball right now is Carlos Beltran. Beltran is fourth in the league in Runs Created, behind Pujols and two Designated Hitters (Thome
- Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the Red Sox have offered Manny Ramirez to the Mets for Carlos Beltran. If this were to happen, talk about a blockbuster trade! Lets take a closer look