- Ismael Valdez Depresses You
Pity the poor Ismael Valdez, whose pitching so uninspired the photographers at Upper Deck that they denied him his very livelihood on this circa-2000 baseball card. It’s like they knew his career
- One Night Only: Hail Cesar Valdez!
-Backs: Cesar Valdez (R)
23.2 IP, 9.51 K/9, 1.90 BB/9, .328 BABIP, 56.2% GB, 12.0% HR/BIA, 3.75 FIP (Triple-A)
Projected FIP: N/A (FAN) 5.22 (CHONE) 5.36 (ZiPS)
Astros: Felipe Paulino (R)
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Probably Serious Disease: Carlos Baerga Fever
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
- GIF: Carlos Gomez Not Uncertain About Home Run
As a rule, life is characterized predominantly both by crippling doubt and also other kinds of doubt. Less susceptible to that sort of doubt is Houston outfielder Carlos Gomez, depicted here
- PSA: Carlos Rodon's Slider Remains Superlative
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?
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
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
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
- Carlos Carrasco's Change Doesn't Really Have a Comp
comps love Marcus Stroman. Not coincidentally, I also love Marcus Stroman, but this is going to be about a different guy -- this is focusing on Carlos Carrasco. And while I've written about Carrasco
- Extry, Extry: Carlos Santana Has Someone
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
- Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment
. We love comps for young players, because they allow us to pretend like we can see their futures. This is kind of along those lines, at least with regard to the unproven. Carlos Martinez is unproven
- Carlos Santana Doesn't Care For Balls In Play
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
- Confirmed: Carlos Frias Still Has a Curveball
Before his start on Thursday in Milwaukee, Dodgers right-hander Carlos Frias -- celebrated on multiple occasions by the present author in these same pages -- Dodgers right-hander Carlos Frias had
- Ongoing Carlos Rodon Excellent Breaking Ball Coverage
-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
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
. 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 Correa's Rookie Season Hints at Greatness
impressive rookie campaign -- at least on a per-game basis -- might very well belong to Carlos Correa, who's developing into a superstar right before our eyes. Although he's completed just his age-20 season
- Carlos Pena Led Off Last Night
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
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
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
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
- Let's Watch Carlos Correa Do Something Amazing
When you promote someone as young as Carlos Correa, the most you can realistically hope for is that the player's able to hold his own. Sure, it would be possible for a 20-year-old to become
- Cubs Tab Carlos Pena for First Base
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
, 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
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
- Coming to Terms with Carlos Carrasco's Trade Value
The rumors began back in July, and they've persisted since. "Cleveland has been willing to listen on pitching, particularly Carlos Carrasco," read Jeff Passan's tweet. That came a week before
- Indians Go Long with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco
The Cleveland Indians already had much of their team in place for many years on the position player side after extensions for Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes, and Carlos Santana. In one
- How Unlucky Has Carlos Gonzalez Been?
Carlos Gonzalez is showing the worst power he's shown since he was a rookie. He's healthy, maybe, but he's not producing, not yet. He's still only 29, and there are signs of life -- mostly centered
- Carlos Beltran, David Ortiz, and the Hall of Fame
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
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
- NERD Game Scores: An Emergency Involving Carlos Frias
finds the relevance of tonight's Marlins-Dodgers game -- in particular, the part of it including Los Angeles right-hander Carlos Frias. Frias, a relative unknown before joining the Dodgers bullpen last
- NERD Game Scores: Climax for a Carlos Frias Story
by which to better understand Dodgers right-hander Carlos Frias. Because Frias is the man in the story, is why. But in addition to the man, he's also the girl. And in addition to those two, he's also
- Carlos Carrasco & Ezequiel Carrera: Deep League Wire
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
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
- Reviewing 2015 Pod Projections: Carlos Carrasco
We finally move along to our first starting pitcher Pod Projection recap of the offseason. I will start with final 10 starts of the 2014 season breakout Carlos Carrasco, who finally made good on all
- Johnny Peralta and Carlos Pena: Waiver Wire
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
-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
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
- Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips
and Colorado Rockies are in a decent position to move two hitters, neither of whom are rentals nor franchise cornerstones. Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez are remarkably similar players and both could
- Astros Acquire Acceptably Healthy Carlos Gomez
Here's a trade that's as much about a trade that didn't happen as it is about itself. Yeah, it's independently interesting that the Brewers traded Carlos Gomez to the Astros. It's made all the more
- Cards Spend Some Pujols Money on Carlos Beltran
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Did the Rockies Miss Their Window to Trade Carlos Gonzalez?
Carlos Gonzalez is slumping. That isn't news to you, unless you don't really pay that much attention to the Colorado Rockies. Even then, it still might not be news to you. Gonzalez, who from
- 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
- Cody Allen, Carlos Carrasco, & Where to Subtract in Cleveland
, as they old saying goes, and I'm not sure it doesn't rob Peter's wife, and their neighbor Frank as well. The cost of giving up a Carlos Carrasco or Kluber is significant. Sure, you're saying, the Indians would
- Carlos Rodon Is Going to Break Out, or Already Has
It's anecdotal of course, of little value maybe, but when you're talking to Carlos Rodon these days, you get a different feeling than you might have last year. He's more... comfortable. He's
- Carlos Rodon, Clay Holmes And Pitcher Efficiency
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
[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
. 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
- Dealing Carlos Gomez in Keeper and Dynasty Formats
In keeper and dynasty leagues, keeping one on the present and the other on the future is the norm. Balancing now with later results in some difficult decisions, and moving a player of Carlos Gomez's
- Carlos Marmol Dares You to Hit Him
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
, 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
- 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
- Two Comps for Two Views of Carlos Rodon
and deeper. And as you get to thinking about the White Sox's upside, you get to thinking about Carlos Rodon, who's going to slide into the rotation behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. It wouldn't
- Bargain or Bust: Carlos Gomez and Eric Hosmer
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
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?
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