- Andres Torres vs. Angel Pagan
Aside from age, Andres Torres and Angel Pagan have much in common. Both are swift switch-hitters who impressed in brief big league playing time in 2009 and broke out while holding full-time gigs
- Andres Torres: Where Did He Come From?
Alicea and Carlos Beltran pulled him aside that he realized how much he had left to learn.
"They told me I wasn't loading with my hands at all, and I had no idea," Torres said. "I didn't care about
- Andres Torres and Confirmation Bias
In September, Andres Torres hit .164/.188/.328 in 69 plate appearances, finishing with his worst month of the season. In the NLDS, Torres hit .125/.176/.125, striking out six times in 18 trips
- The Next Andres Torres?
leagues. However, there's a contemporary example of this exact same development path currently having a monster year in the majors - Andres Torres.
Like Rodriguez, Torres was a no-power slap
- FanGraphs Scouting: Alexander Torres in Action
I had an opportunity to watch Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Alexander Torres make a start against the prospect-laden Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds). At first glance, Torres needs to tighten up
- Jose Ceda and Alexander Torres: Mining the Minors
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: 2-3 W-L; 2.21 ERA; 1.42 WHIP; 45:23 K:BB over 36 and 2/3 IPs
40-man roster: Yes
Opportunity Rating: 6
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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