- Charlie Blackmon and the Good Side
Take a look at Charlie Blackmon's defensive charts and you'll notice that he has a good side, one where he's made a higher percentage of catches than the other. On the one hand, that seems strange
- Charlie Blackmon and Chris Denorfia on Launch Angles
Charlie Blackmon and Chris Denorfia share a similar philosophy when it comes to swing paths and launch angles. Each eschews chopping wood and champions the value of hitting the ball in the air
- Allow Me to Sell You on Charlie Morton
, and there's only one Rich Hill to go around. Everyone knows the market is bad. Even the pitchers who make up the market know the market is bad. Out of this bad market, the Astros have plucked Charlie Morton
- Astros Sign Charlie Morton; AL West Lefties Rejoice
This morning, the Astros announced that they have signed Charlie Morton to a two year, $14 million contract, bringing the right-hander to Houston to bolster their pitching depth. And as Mike
- Field of Streams: Episode 223 - No Charlie Chaplin
Episode 223 - No Charlie Chaplin
The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!
In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss Matt's emotional evening in the world
- Charlie Blackmon Has Zeroed In
the past month or two, I've been paying the Rockies extra attention out of curiosity, and that's given me reason to write now about Charlie Blackmon. I know this year's Rockies aren't going
- Scouting Charlie Tilson, New White Sox Outfield Prospect
In exchange for LHP Zach Duke, the White Sox received fourth-outfield prospect Charlie Tilson from St. Louis. Tilson is a plus-plus runner with good bat-to-ball skills but doesn't project
- Charlie Blackmon on Beating the Shift
"I'll be honest. I think pulling the ball is the best way to get hits," Charlie Blackmon said before a game against the Athletics, as we went over the various changes in his hitting profile from year
- It’s Time to Get Charlie Morton On Your Roster
As Charlie Morton embraced his two-seam fastball and turned into a severe groundball pitcher, he has become a solid, but underrated fantasy asset. In 2013-14, Morton put up a 3.52 ERA and 1.28 WHIP
- The Mariners Already Have Charlie Blackmon
for pitching. The piece notes that the Mariners had previously expressed interest in Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Drew Stubbs, though Blackmon is mentioned most prominently in the piece
- Charlie Blackmon's Improbable Season
Writing on the subject of Charlie Blackmon, Carson Cistulli once quipped, he's "neither black nor Jamaican." Our own FG+ player cap described him as "unlikely to ever be better than a fourth
- Streaming Charlie Morton and Cory Rasmus
Yes, Charlie Morton is 5-12 and just coming back from the disabled list due to a sports hernia, but I like him this week as he faces the Red Sox in a home matchup on Tuesday evening
- The End of Charlie Morton's Run at History
As of this writing, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a better than one-in-four chance of making the postseason. One of their pitchers, Charlie Morton, was recently placed on the disabled list with hip
- Highlight In Reverse - Charlie Blackmon
While, at first blush, this GIF of Charlie Blackmon (courtesy of Twitter user @ChadMoriyama) may seem like an actual low-light as far as Charlie Blackmon is concerned, it's only because we
- The Charlie Blackmon Phenomenon
When discussing the positive surprises of the first month of the 2014 baseball season, the words "Milwaukee Brewers" and "Charlie Blackmon" are sure to come up very early in the conversation. While
- Would Charlie Root Really have Beaned Babe Ruth?
at bat in the fifth inning, after making some sort of gesture before that, it seems, at Cubs pitcher Charlie Root (sic, per Baseball-Reference, Wikipedia and elsewhere; FanGraphs' "Charley" is much
- Effectively Wild Episode 437: Charlie Wilmoth on the Pirates and the Psychology of Rooting for a Perennial Loser
Ben and Sam talk to Charlie Wilmoth about his new book about the Pirates and the psychology of Pirates fans.
- We Gotta Talk About Charlie Blackmon
If you're participating in a fantasy baseball league and even paying moderate attention to what's happening in that league, you're likely aware that Charlie Blackmon is blistering the baseball
- Charlie Blackmon and Mike Trout in the Same Sentence
players, and real good players, and some early surprises, and among the early surprises is Colorado's Charlie Blackmon.
If you read FanGraphs, you're more than a casual baseball fan, so you're more
- The Charlie Blackmon Omnibus
Charlie Blackmon in Front of Angry, Red Bill Cosby (i.e. Art)
At certain points in the not very distant past, the present author has utilized his editorial privileges to the end of celebrating
- Happ Yuself a Berry Liddi Crispmas
- Locking Up the Second Charlie Morton
is that J.A. Happ is closer to being Cliff Lee than you are, presuming you're not Cliff Lee or someone better than J.A. Happ.
Talk about Charlie Morton and, at least on the Internet, you'll
- Video: Mariano Rivera on Charlie Rose
- Jobs for Charlie Manuel
You may remember a while back when then-Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel was fired in the midst of a disappointing season. There was a mixture of anger, confusion, and sadness entwined in this event
- Charlie Morton's Kryptonite
beating Wainwright in St. Louis. To win this game, though, they're going to need a strong performance from Charlie Morton, or at least, several innings that keep the score close before the battle
- Time to Pick Up Charlie Morton in All Leagues?
We haven't been reporting all the Charlie Morton news that's fit to print. Our last update on "mini Roy Halladay" came in mid-June and was for a Deep League Waiver Wire piece. He's advanced a little
- NotGraphs Haiku: Uncle Charlie
Dear Uncle Charlie,
Twelve-to-six, or two-to-eight,
You're my favorite.
This has been a NotGraphs Haiku.
And this was entirely an excuse to post the above GIF, for which all praise goes
- Charlie Morton & Carlos Carrasco: Deep League Wire
leads to a surge in strikeout rate. These two pitchers embody this theme perfectly.
Charlie Morton | PIT SP | 3% Owned
About a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Charlie Morton
- The Charlie Manuel-Charlie Manuel Duel
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is known in proper quarters as "Uncle History," and there's a reason for this. The reason is that Charlie Manuel is history made noble savage. Charlie Manuel, you see
- Charlie Blackmon Info: Charlie Blackmon Homered Today
assign their posts, there's one called Charlie Blackmon Info.
"Why is there a category called Charlie Blackmon Info?" a reader might ask -- nor does the author have any intention of discouraging
- Charlie O'Products
Recall former major league catcher Charlie O'Brien, backstop for eleven Cy Young Award winners, personal catcher to Greg Maddux, inventor of hockey-style catcher's mask.
And, in his retirement
- Charlie Hough Does What He Pleases
Charlie Hough does what he pleases, people.
If Charlie Hough were a dandy fop, he would keep handy a dainty kerchief at all times, with which to wipe his brow or nose with victorian decorum
- Charlie Manuel Tries Corpse of Pope Formosus
back yonder in the year 897 -- when even those who weren't coconuts were coconuts. However, as the history of history teaches us, it was not Pope Stephen VI but rather Charlie Got Damn Manuel who
- Deep Sleeper SP: Charlie Furbush
One of the things I'll be watching this Spring is how the Seattle Mariners are using Charlie Furbush and what kind of results Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi are getting. If you listen
- Charlie Blackmon's Dream, Interpreted via Science
an optimistic description of how the author proposes to interpret Charlie Blackmon's dream with a turtle in it. "Interpret," itself, is also not quite accurate.
"By copying down entries from The Little
- When Charlie Manuel Forged America
Young fans of base and ball are likely aware that Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is known colloquially as "Uncle History," but they may not be aware of the endeavors that earned him that hallowed
- Young Charlie Manuel
Young Charlie Manuel fills his shotgun shells with dried black-eyed peas. That way it just stings a little.
Young Charlie Manuel once benched all of West Virginia for not hustling.
- Zen Koan with Charlie Blackmon's Name in It
Is Charlie Blackmon just 3-for-21 since his recall this past Saturday (to replace Carlos Gonzalez, who's on the bereavement list) -- or is he 1-for-1 in an at-bat that will repeat ad infinitum?
- Found: Quintin BERRY
I have recently discovered Roar of the Tigers, and my life has improved immeasurably. Mostly due to the incredible illustrations of Quintin Berry, by Samara Pearlstein, below.
- Charlie Furbush, Not Just a LOOGY
Charlie Furbush's transition to reliever has certainly worked out well. After starting 12 games last season and throwing 59.1 innings, Furbush had a 6.83 ERA and a 2.67 K/BB ratio -- with 12 home
- Cheap Steals: Berry, Revere and Cabrera
, where several players can provide stolen bases for the bargain hunting consumer.
Quintin Berry (8% owned)
Berry, the 27-year-old rookie outfielder, is seeing a majority of the at bats in left
- ottoneu Hot Right Now: Furbush, Villarreal, Berry, Miley
whether or not to bid on this fab four, I'll let you know what I am planning for each of them.
Quintin Berry (OF, DET) - David Wiers gave a pretty good run-down of why you should be bullish on Berry
- Q&A: Quintin Berry on Stealing Bases
Quintin Berry is off to a fast start. The Detroit Tigers outfielder is hitting .290/.372/.406 in his first 18 games as a big leaguer. He is also stealing bases, which should come as no surprise
- Rajai Davis & Quintin Berry: Cheap Speed on Wire
, but what you will get is a slew of stolen bases and that's going to have significant value.
Quintin Berry, DET |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 2.2% Yahoo - 2.0%
When Tigers beat reporter
- FanGraphs Audio: Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout
Charlie Wilmoth is both the manager of SB Nation's Pirates blog Bucs Dugout and an actual, real-live music scholar. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Topics
- The Decidedly Photogenic Ryan Berry
, however, I feel very comfortable in stating that Baltimore Oriole right-handed pitching prospect Ryan Berry -- that's Berry with an e, America -- is more photogenic than both (a) his quasi-namesake
- Charlie Blackmon in a Tiger Shirt and Your Memories
When I look at a child, I see the future. When I look at my wife, I see the woman with whom I'll be spending the rest of my life. And, increasingly, whenever I look at Charlie Blackmon, I see
- Charlie Blackmon Has Beard, Twitter Account
The reader might have found himself under the impression of late that, owing to how Charlie Blackmon recently injured himself, that the present author would be looking to use his white-hot prose
- Q&A: Charlie Haeger on the Knuckleball
Charlie Haeger is a practitioner of an increasingly-rare baseball art form. The 27-year-old right-hander is a knuckleball pitcher, meaning he lives and dies with the game’s most unpredictable
- Charlie Blackmon Breaks Foot, Author's Heart
, is the news -- courtesy Hardball Talk's Matthew Pouliot and the internet, generally -- that beautiful stranger Charlie Blackmon has fractured his left foot playing the only game he ever loved.
- MLB.com "So Done with Charlie Morton"
Charlie Morton's name.
"What gives?" you're probably thinking -- which, that happens to be the very same question NotGraphs asked of Major League Baseball itself.
"We're just effing bored of him
- Charlie Blackmon Hits First Home Run, Is Handsome
- Charlie Blackmon: Deep League Waiver Wire
Today's look at the Deep League Waiver Wire could be very well be construed as sacrilege.
Charlie Blackmon | 0% Owned (Y!) | 1% Owned (ESPN)
While our very own Carson Cistulli is very high
- Charlie Blackmon in Front of Things
In 1997, noted critic Arthur C. Danto proclaimed the end of art.
In 2011, art is back... and it's spectacular.
Charlie Blackmon in Front of Mattress Discounters Location
- Charlie Blackmon Info: Blackmon to Start Tuesday
Per Baseball Press, Charlie Blackmon appears set to play left and bat seventh against Tim Stauffer tonight.
- FanGraphs Scouting: Bird-Dogging Charlie Furbush
is left-handed, triple-A starter Charlie Furbush. The organization's first call-up option from the triple-A rotation should be Andrew Oliver, leaving his fellow southpaw as an expendable item
- Charlie Morton's Crazy Platoon Splits
After Charlie Morton's first three starts of the season, his ERA stood at 1.64, and I noted that his revamped style of pitching simply wouldn't let him keep this up for much longer. Since I wrote
- Excellent Interview with Pirate Charlie Morton
Excellent Interview with Charlie Morton
During the pregame show for WPGB's broadcast of yesterday's Dodgers-Pirates game, Bob Walk interviewed Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
- Rex Brothers, Charlie Furbush, Josh Reddick: Mining the Minors
annual trip to the DL.
Charlie Furbush, SP
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: 2-1 W-L; 1.90 ERA; 0.85 WHIP; 32:5 K:BB over 23 2/3 IPs
40-man roster: Yes
- Clint Robinson, Charlie Blackmon, Anthony Slama: Mining the Minors
or Butler, don't bet on seeing him before September.
*Give or take.
Charlie Blackmon, OF
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: .328 BA, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 5 SBs, 7:8 K:BB ratio over 61
- NL Starting Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano, Kevin Correia, Charlie Morton
once and awhile. If he played for a team other than the Pirates, he would be owned at a much higher rate.
Charlie Morton, Pirates
Another swashbuckler, Morton’s ERA is even more far fetched than
- Charlie Morton's Dilemma
Last year, Charlie Morton had an ERA of 7.57, had a stint on the disabled list, and was bounced from the Pirates rotation and ended up back in Triple-A. This year, he has a 1.64 ERA, is averaging
- Charlie Hustle and the Technicolor Dream Coat
- Video: Charlie Sheen Jacks a Donger
- Offseason Notes: Charlie Blackmon > Brandon Belt
for more on SCOUT, the metric that's "sweeping" the "nation.")
• Charlie Blackmon's AFL motto is veni, vidi, vici. He has a .279/.375/.459 line, but the same exact number of home runs
- NLDS Game Three Preview: Chance and Charlie Manuel
, however, there appears to be one resident of Philadelphia who's not feeling too much of it presently -- namely, Mr. Charlie Manuel. With Cole Hamels set to start Game Three this evening (at 8:07 ET
- Things You Might Not Have Known About Charlie Morton
completely fallen off this year. Pittsburgh got three players in return, though the most major league ready was Charlie Morton. He broke camp in the Pirates' rotation this year, and has been one
- Don't Give Up On...Charlie Morton
The Pittsburgh Pirates thought they had snagged an under-the-radar starter when the club acquired Charlie Morton (along with prospects Jeff Locke and Gorkys Hernandez) in a June 2009 trade
- Charlie Morton and the Buccos' Rotation
Charlie Morton – 2 GS, 9.1 IP, 7.31 FIP
Ross Ohlendorf – 1 GS, 5 IP, 7.03 FIP
(Yes, I know the samples are small. The FIP is there just to illustrate how awful some oe the performances have been
- FanGraphs Audio: Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout
… and other timeless classics!
Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout
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- Sleeper Alert: Charlie Morton
Charlie Morton never lit up prospect lists nor was he once deemed an impact player in the Atlanta Braves minor league system. Last year he found himself traded away to the Pirates in the Nate McLouth
- Charlie Hayes and MVP Voting
, Charlie Hayes got four points, good enough to finish 16th in the MVP voting. Four voting points equals four tenth place votes, two tenth place votes and one ninth place vote, two ninth place votes