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  • Carlos Zambrano?
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 2/18/2007 -  0
    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 Carrasco!
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/4/2014 -  11
    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

  • Carlos the Closer
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/6/2009 -  1
    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

  • Giancarlo and Carlos
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 2/27/2013 -  17
    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

  • Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 10/20/2005 -  0
    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

  • Carlos Pena Signs a Taco
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/14/2011 -  6
    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

  • The Obvious [Carlos] Santana
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 12/1/2011 -  12
    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

  • A Plea to Carlos Quentin
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 4/10/2013 -  14
    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 Ruiz Suspended
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/27/2012 -  124
    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

  • Carlos Lee: Is There Anything Left?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/11/2011 -  2
    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

  • Bullish on Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/14/2011 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 6/14/2011 -  20
    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

  • An Inning with Carlos Marmol's Command
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/30/2013 -  19
    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

  • Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/20/2012 -  25
    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

  • Carlos Beltran Gets Scoped
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/14/2010 -  37
    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 Gomez's Symbolic Pursuit
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/23/2014 -  16
    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

  • Carlos Pena's Walk Year
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/27/2010 -  4
    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 Quentin: Best Ever?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/28/2011 -  44
    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

  • Carlos Lee to First?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/27/2010 -  20
    , 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

  • Daily Graphing - Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by Dave Studeman - 6/16/2006 -  5
    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

  • Celebrating Carlos Santana's Season
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/4/2010 -  25
    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

  • Will Carlos Pena Bounce Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/21/2009 -  2
    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

  • Is There a Trade Market for Carlos Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 12/13/2011 -  16
    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

  • Carlos Zambrano Pitched, Too
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/15/2011 -  24
    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

  • Carlos Zambrano Reborn in Miami
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 5/8/2012 -  22
    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

  • Carlos Quentin's Power in PetCo
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/2/2012 -  0
    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

  • The Power of Carlos Ruiz
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 11/16/2012 -  2
    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 Pena is Pulling a McGwire
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/26/2009 -  20
    this: 2009 Carlos Pena, 37 HRs, 35 1Bs As if you needed another reason to pay attention to an AL East team.

  • Carlos Beltran and the Inhibitors of Glory
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 6/4/2012 -  44
    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

  • Carlos Quentin's HBP Zone
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/12/2013 -  215
    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

  • Carlos Lee is a Fantasy Horse
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/20/2009 -  9
    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

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/5/2011 -  8
    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

  • Carlos Santana Catches on with Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 6/11/2010 -  20
    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 Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/8/2010 -  69
    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 Santana - Fantasy 3B?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/21/2014 -  13
    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

  • Carlos Marmol: On Thin Ice?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 8/17/2011 -  5
    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

  • The Two Halfs of Carlos Beltran
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 12/4/2012 -  6
    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

  • The Aftermath of the Carlos Santana Experiment
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 7/14/2014 -  27
    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

  • Carlos Lee and Kevin Mench
    in FanGraphs by Dave Studeman - 8/3/2006 -  0
    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

  • Carlos Silva Learns
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/28/2010 -  25
    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

  • Carlos Santana: Already Supernatural
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/15/2011 -  43
    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

  • Promotion Watch: Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 4/13/2010 -  18
    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

  • Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 1/3/2011 -  21
    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

  • Adding Carlos Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/8/2014 -  5
    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

  • Reasons to Be Wary of Carlos Pena
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 1/16/2012 -  13
    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

  • Free Carlos Martinez!
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 10/17/2014 -  31
    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

  • The Frustrating Carlos Santana
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 6/26/2012 -  32
    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

  • Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/15/2010 -  12
    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

  • Carlos Santana's Patient Approach
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/27/2011 -  13
    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

  • What's Wrong with Carlos Pena?
    in FanGraphs by Tommy Rancel - 5/2/2011 -  30
    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 Beltran's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/13/2011 -  92
    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

  • Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/5/2012 -  21
    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

  • Carlos Zambrano To The Bullpen
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/31/2012 -  2
    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 Beltran on Hitting
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/25/2014 -  24
    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

  • Carlos Quentin's Continued Struggles
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/6/2010 -  1
    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 Returns to the Trop
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/23/2012 -  3
    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

  • Don't Sleep on Carlos Carrasco
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 4/11/2013 -  16
    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

  • What's Wrong With Carlos Carrasco?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 4/17/2014 -  24
    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

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/7/2013 -  25
    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. Some relevant

  • GIF: The Terrible and Virtuous Carlos Pena
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/7/2012 -  3
    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

  • Carlos Quentin's Drop Off Continues
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/18/2010 -  20
    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

  • Carlos Beltran as Evidence of the Changing Market
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/6/2013 -  138
    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

  • Fantasy Storylines To Watch: Carlos Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 2/28/2014 -  15
    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

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Carlos Ruiz
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/30/2013 -  13
    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. Some relevant

  • Carlos Gomez: Friend & Foe to Animals
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 12/13/2012 -  5
    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 Wants Me Back
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 2/14/2014 -  2
    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! At first

  • Don't Give Up On...Carlos Zambrano
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 4/8/2010 -  20
    "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

  • Retroactively Evaluating The Carlos Zambrano Contract
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/28/2010 -  27
    -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

  • Don't Worry about Carlos Santana
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/30/2011 -  17
    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

  • Don't Forget: Carlos Ruiz Exists
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/19/2013 -  15
    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

  • Carlos Zambrano Loves Lucky Charms
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/16/2009 -  22
    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

  • Craft a Saucy Riposte to Carlos Beltran
    in NotGraphs by Zach Reynolds - 10/15/2013 -  8
    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

  • Braves Carlos Perez Struggles With Command
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 2/9/2012 -  8
    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

  • Carlos Ruiz: The Best Catcher In Baseball?
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 7/18/2012 -  37
    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: wOBA wRC

  • Carlos Gomez Extended -- Will The Power Come With?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/14/2013 -  38
    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

  • Carlos Gomez Changes, Remains the Same
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/7/2012 -  11
    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

  • Carlos Beltran: Fantasy NL Hare
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 10/12/2012 -  5
    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

  • Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
    in Community by baseballstooge - 2/28/2014 -  6
    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

  • UETAMEJ Reflects On Crazy Carlos Zambrano
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 8/15/2011 -  4
    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.

  • Is Carlos Beltran's Declining Power an Issue?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 11/24/2008 -  5
    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

  • Carlos Quentin and the Dreaded Wrist Injury
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/30/2009 -  16
    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

  • Indulging Carlos Santana At The Hot Corner
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 12/9/2013 -  21
    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

  • Moving a Player Like Carlos Santana
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/20/2014 -  20
    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

  • Carlos Ruiz Gets Bought Out
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/25/2010 -  28
    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 Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 1/5/2011 -  28
    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

  • Carlos Villanueva Keeps Rolling As Starter
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/31/2012 -  23
    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

  • Carlos Marmol And The Cubs Closer Situation
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/9/2012 -  4
    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 Santana: The Case of the Accurate Projections
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 11/16/2012 -  5
    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

  • Carlos Gomez Breaks Out, Kinda
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/5/2012 -  5
    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

  • Carlos Gomez Fully Breaks Out
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/20/2013 -  15
    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

  • Why I Love Carlos Carrasco
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 3/31/2014 -  16
    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

  • Yankees, Nationals Scouting Carlos Silva
    in FanGraphs by Tommy Rancel - 3/14/2011 -  16
    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 Beltran: A Solution to the Mariners Problems
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/8/2011 -  99
    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

  • Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/12/2008 -  0
    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

  • Carlos Gomez: Man of Many Swings
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/18/2014 -  6
    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

  • Carlos Carrasco Warms My Heart
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/4/2014 -  11
    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

  • Can Carlos Villanueva Start Effectively?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/21/2012 -  15
    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 Delgado at the Top of His Game
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 7/22/2013 -  25
    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

  • 2013 Pod Projections: Carlos Gomez
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 1/16/2013 -  50
    projecting power. 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

  • Daily Notes: Contract Crowdsourcing, LH Relievers
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/26/2012 -  4
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Venezuela Winter League Emergency Leaderboard Update 2. Video: Carlos Rivero 3. Contract Crowdsourcing

  • Probably Serious Disease: Carlos Baerga Fever
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/1/2012 -  5
    and family will die tragically from Carlos Baerga Fever, which is probably a really serious and actual thing. According the Center for Disease Control, any of the following might be symptoms

  • PSA: Carlos Rodon's Slider Remains Superlative
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/7/2013 -  3
    The purpose of this post is to remind the lusty and bespectacled readership that NC State sophomore Carlos Rodon's slider -- an example of which one see here being thrown to, and also knocking

  • Does Troy Tulowitzki Suffer Without Carlos Gonzalez?
    in Community by Devin Jordan - 8/12/2014 -  2
    Does Troy Tulowitzki suffer without Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup? Several weeks ago, in the same way my last article on rookie first and second half splits was inspired, my attention was alerted

  • Just a Video of Carlos Correa Hitting a Double
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 3/6/2014 -  6
    the futility of the every day. This is just a video of Carlos Correa hitting a double. And it's fucking perfect. (h/t Evan Drellich)

  • More Action Footage of Carlos Rodon's Slider
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/10/2013 -  5
    After striking out 135 batters in 114.2 innings last year as a freshman, NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon entered the present season as one of collegiate baseball's most notable draft-ineligible

  • Extry, Extry: Carlos Santana Has Someone
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/3/2011 -  6
    That's Indians catcher Carlos Santana pictured above. At first blush, you might think that Mr. Santana is looking a little forlorn and world-weary. However, that's highly unlikely. That's because

  • Carlos Santana Doesn't Care For Balls In Play
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 7/28/2014 -  30
    In a series of three GIFs from Friday night's baseballing match between the Indians of Cleveland and the Royals of Kansas City, I'll attempt to visually encapsulate Carlos Santana's 2014 season

  • Ongoing Carlos Rodon Excellent Breaking Ball Coverage
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/4/2014 -  1
    -hander Carlos Rodon striking out an opposing batter by way of his breaking ball. Indeed, no more than five minutes of research this afternoon has yielded the animated GIF embedded above -- of Rodon

  • GIFs: Carlos Gomez Is Easily Startled, Consoled
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 9/11/2014 -  6
    Carlos "Go-Go" Gomez is easily startled. All it takes is a sneaky umpire, sidling up to the bag Go-Go's on, and he's like an elephant that sees a mouse (or a squirrel, or some other kind

  • Carlos Gonzalez Has Quietly Been A Stud
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 6/21/2013 -  7
    . The biggest fantasy stalwart has been Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies. Gonzalez owns the fourth-best wOBA (.429) in all of baseball and has the second-most home runs with 21 in only 316 plate

  • Carlos Pena Led Off Last Night
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/23/2012 -  22
    Carlos Pena led off last night. Carlos Pena led off for the first time in his career last night. Carlos Pena led off, despite averaging about two stolen bases per season and going against one old

  • A (Large) GIF and a Tune: Carlos Gomez and Count Basie
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 9/18/2013 -  5
    of Carlos Gomez. He's swinging the bat better than he ever has this year, and, of course, is still providing stellar defense. Gomez has 20 HRs this year, but I almost think he should be credited with five

  • Carlos Guillen Named Detroit's Starting Left Fielder
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/22/2009 -  14
    Carlos Guillen was not happy with his role last season. After accruing 17.2 wins as Detroit's SS from 2004-2007, he has since spent games bouncing between 1B, 3B, LF and the DL. Guillen's move off

  • Nearly Rational Exuberance Concerning Carlos Rodon
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/26/2014 -  4
    NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon was selected third overall by the White Sox during the most recent major-league draft on the strength of a fastball/slider combination about which obscene poems have

  • Cubs Tab Carlos Pena for First Base
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 12/8/2010 -  41
    with Kosuke Fukudome, but he hasn't been a middle of the order producer. Now they're giving it another shot by signing Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million contract. Last season Pena's numbers

  • Carlos Ruiz Cannot Replicate His Breakout Year
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 10/18/2013 -  11
    , owners fought over guys such as Hisashi Iwakuma and Jose Fernandez. In 2012, though, one of the top waiver wire superstars was veteran Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies' catcher was the fourth-ranked catcher

  • Jarrod Dyson & Carlos Pena: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/25/2014 -  3
    positive value. He's not going to help you in homers or runs batted in, obviously, but he could be neutral in runs scored with that potential to help in batting average. Carlos Pena | 1B TEX | 1

  • Carlos Beltran, David Ortiz, and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/15/2013 -  143
    Over the weekend, the two most well regarded "clutch hitters" in baseball did their thing. Carlos Beltran won Game 1 of the NLCS with a 13th inning walk-off double, continuing his long trend

  • Michael Young For Carlos Lee Makes Sense
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/8/2011 -  64
    useful but overpaid player who doesn't really fit on their roster anymore - Carlos Lee. Swapping Young for Lee could help both franchises. Like Young, Lee was a good player in his prime, but his

  • Carlos Carrasco & Ezequiel Carrera: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/7/2014 -  5
    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends We're so glad you could attend Come inside! Come inside! Carlos Carrasco | SP/RP CLE | CBS 2% Owned I have a problem. I need help. I

  • The Change: Carlos Carrasco, Shelby Miller, Trevor May
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/11/2014 -  1
    We call it The Change, but in today's case, we might have three instances where change looks like it's happened... but it hasn't. Is it possible that Carlos Carrasco, Shelby Miller and Trevor May

  • Johnny Peralta and Carlos Pena: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 5/13/2011 -  12
    could end up being a great trade asset if nothing else. Carlos Pena | 48% | 50% Pena struggled mightily during the first month of the season, striking out over 36% of the time and failing to hit

  • David Murphy & Carlos Villanueva: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 8/20/2012 -  3
    -handers, which includes a .202 ISO that is his best in four years. Grab him, platoon him, profit. Carlos Villanueva | SP, RP | Blue Jays | Owned: 25% Yahoo! and 9.3% ESPN As you all know by now

  • When It's Time to Give Up on a Carlos Peguero
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/17/2014 -  35
    The other day, in making room for John Buck, the Mariners designated for assignment a player named Carlos Peguero. This means absolutely nothing to most of you, but absolutely something to some

  • Cards Spend Some Pujols Money on Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/22/2011 -  63
    How do you replace a superstar like Albert Pujols? You spread the money around. The Cardinals signed their second post-Pujols contract by hiring Carlos Beltran to patrol right field for two years

  • Carlos Carrasco's Objectively Most Impressive Changeups
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/19/2014 -  8
    Yesterday, in these electronic pages, FanGraphs contributor and Italian-American street tough Mike Petriello published a much-deserved paean to Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco, which right-handed pitcher

  • Nick Hundley and Carlos Ruiz: Catcher Injury Updates
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 5/9/2011 -  3
    contribution. Carlos Ruiz, PHI -- The Philadelphia catcher situation is actually a little easier to handle if you're a Ruiz owner.  The Phillies were hoping to not even have to put their starting catcher

  • Charlie Morton & Carlos Carrasco: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/19/2013 -  0
    Masterson. Carlos Carrasco | CLE SP | 3% Owned He's baaaack! Am I the only one excited that Carrasco has returned to the Indians rotation? Back in mid-April, I reminded you readers not to sleep on him

  • Carlos Triunfel & Elliot Johnson: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/18/2013 -  3
    We're going real deep today folks for perhaps the last deep league waiver wire piece of the 2013 season. If you're looking for middle infield help, it's your lucky day! Carlos Triunfel | SEA

  • Carlos Sanchez & Marcus Semien: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/27/2014 -  7
    . Carlos Sanchez | 2B/SS CHW | CBS 2% Owned Sanchez has started every game at second base since Beckham was traded, while possible competitor for the job Leury Garcia hasn't even received an at-bat

  • Carlos Rodon, Clay Holmes And Pitcher Efficiency
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 5/17/2013 -  6
    Pirates right-hander Clay Holmes. Five days later, North Carolina State ace Carlos Rodon pitched the Saturday night game at Georgia Tech. As of today, Rodon is the top prospect in the 2014 draft

  • Mailbag: Josh Hamilton vs Carlos Beltran
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 1/29/2010 -  14
    [Carlos] Beltran until the recent surgery (we don't have to announce our eight keepers until early March). But Josh Hamilton is also an option for me. So my question is - is it worth taking a shot

  • If Carlos Beltran is a Yankee, Sign Me Up
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 12/3/2013 -  7
    . If he's headed somewhere that I think will be a detriment to his game, I'll cross him off my draft lists. And with the latest rumors saying that Carlos Beltran is going to end up with the Yankees, I'm

  • Carlos Marmol Dares You to Hit Him
    in Community by Dan Hennessey - 5/28/2010 -  2
    At age 23, Carlos Marmol made his major league début with the Cubs as a starter.  He was mostly dreadful in 2006, finishing with an ERA over 6.00.  Since then, he’s settled in as the setup man

  • Carlos Santana Looks Backward and Moves Forward
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/31/2013 -  8
    , but Carlos Santana becoming perhaps the best hitter on the team seems significant both for this season and beyond. Santana was the big prize of the 2008 trade that sent Casey Blake to the Dodgers

  • Bargain or Bust: Carlos Gomez and Eric Hosmer
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/15/2013 -  20
    to high, too low or, right where they should be going. In the end, this should help us all when it comes time for our actual drafts. Carlos Gomez, OF MIL RotoGraphs Mock Draft Position

  • Carlos Carrasco Brings A Bullpen Ace To The Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 9/18/2014 -  9
    doesn't get enough press. For most of the last five-plus years -- yes, really, it's been that long -- Carlos Carrasco was lumped in with those failures, too. In parts of four seasons with Cleveland

  • Rather Late Quiz: How Much Does Carlos Ruiz Care?
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/29/2013 -  11
    Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley has dedicated at least a portion of his evening to reminding us, the tired surfers of the internet, that Carlos Ruiz one time conspicuously mastered his opponent

  • Daily Notes: Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/8/2013 -  28
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today's Complete

  • 20 Things You Didn't Know About Carlos Correa
    in NotGraphs by Summer Anne Burton - 6/5/2012 -  9
    17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa has made history by being the first Puerto Rican player selected first in the MLB draft when he was selected yesterday by my Houston Astros. Here's 20 things

  • GIFs: Some Carlos Rodon Sliders from, Like, 20 Minutes Ago
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/15/2013 -  7
    North Carolina State sophomore and left-hander Carlos Rodon, who struck out 135 batters last year in 114.2 innings, is pitching this very moment against Appalachian State. His slider is excellent

  • Belated GIF: Carlos Rodon's Slider vs. Cuba from Last Summer
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/6/2014 -  4
    -overall pick in the 2014 draft) -- the author has embedded here what appears to be the most recent extant footage of NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon. Rodon, in this case, appears to be protecting both

  • Phillies Re-Sign Carlos Ruiz. Don't Mock Just Yet.
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/18/2013 -  73
    Heading into the winter, it wasn't entirely clear what the market for Carlos Ruiz was going to look like. He's headed into his age-35 season, coming off his worst offensive year since 2008

  • The Ten Biggest Playoff Plate Appearances for David Ortiz and Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/14/2013 -  19
    best clutch playoff performer. Much in the way that Carlos Beltran is considered the National League's best clutch playoff performer. Over 315 career playoff plate appearances, Ortiz has batted

  • Carlos Beltran Moves Right, Angel Pagan Slides Center
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 2/28/2011 -  7
    are. This fact may be obvious to outside viewers, but on a personal level, that's a difficult admission to make. However, this morning Carlos Beltran did just that: he told manager Terry Collins he's ready

  • NL Starting Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano, Kevin Correia, Charlie Morton
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 4/20/2011 -  4
    In today's edition of NL Starting Pitchers, we look at three starters who aren't as good as they seem to be. Carlos Zambrano, Cubs A polarizing figure for the last couple seasons, Zambrano looks

  • Mike Wilson and Carlos Peguero: Deep League WW Mariners Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/11/2011 -  8
    little chance of helping your batting average. Carlos Peguero, OF | 1% Owned Peguero is 24, so unlike Wilson, could be considered a prospect based solely on his age. He also has some solid

  • Carlos Guillen and Edward Mujica: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 7/20/2011 -  2
    potentially increase your chances of finishing in that coveted money spot. Carlos Guillen, 2B DET | 5% Owned He's baaaack. Try to contain your excitement. Guillen has finally returned from

  • Did Somebody Screw Up Carlos Gomez's Scouting Report?
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/13/2014 -  26
    . To my surprise, I found somebody immediately - Carlos Gomez. Last season, Gomez saw first pitch strikes nearly 69 percent of the time, which was the highest rate among qualified batters

  • Bartolo Colon, Carlos Gomez, Johnny Damon: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 4/29/2011 -  7
    back healthy and Colon is forced back to the bullpen, he could still be worth a pickup if you have innings to spare and want to vulture a win every now and again. Carlos Gomez | 7% | 15% One

  • GIF: Mustache Watch: Report: Carlos Villanueva Has Mustache
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 4/8/2013 -  4

  • A Statistical Report for All the Caribbean Winter Leagues
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/4/2014 -  1
    21 28 5.3% 11.1% 14.7% 152 7 Kennys Vargas PUR Twins 23 1B 92 4 19 16 2.9% 17.9% 17.4% 151 8 Carlos Rivero VEN Red Sox 26 3B 152 10 15 34 6.1% 9.9% 22.4% 146

  • A Statistical Report for All the Caribbean Leagues at Once
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/23/2014 -  0
    Gonzalez VEN White Sox 23 C 20 1 7 1 2.1% 13.6% 13.8% 126 Carlos Rivero VEN Red Sox 26 3B 41 4 4 7 3.6% 9.5% 17.4% 125 Henry Rodriguez VEN Reds 24 2B 42 1 5 2

  • Daily Notes: Spring Broadcast Schedule Begins Saturday
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/19/2013 -  6
    Owings has been invited to big league camp for the Nationals. Third base prospect Carlos Rivero was among the top hitters in the Venezuelan Winter League. Toronto at Detroit | 13:05 ET • Notable