- Not Much of a Chase
The end of August is supposed to signal the start of the pennant chase in baseball. It is the stretch drive toward division championships and Wild Card berths to accord entry into the playoffs where
- Chase Headley: Exceeder of Dreams
I don't intend to mean-spiritedly pick on the fine folks over at Baseball Prospectus, but in this instance I can't not make a little fun. A couple excerpts from paragraphs found on Chase Headley's
- Give Chase His Due
stats and is 2nd behind Tim Lincecum in wins above replacement with 7.5.
But right there with Pujols and Lincecum is Chase Utley, with 7.2 WAR. Last year, Utley was 2nd in WAR with 8.1 and yet
- On Platooning Chase Headley
the blue pill kind of outside the box.
Enter the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad home/road split for Chase Headley.
I've never considered Headley a guy that I want starting
- Chase Utley and Purpose Pitches
Chase Utley gets hit by a lot of pitches. Pretty much always been that way. Over his career, about 8% of the time Utley has reached base, he's reached base on a hit-by-pitch. He led the league in hit
- Chase Utley Is Good
this post is about. This post is about the guy who finished 15th in the NL MVP voting - Chase Utley. We've known for quite a while that Utley's value was greatly underestimated by the average fan
- Taking a Chance on Chase Headley
Chase Headley was an exciting and very promising player in the minor leagues after being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft. Over four minor league seasons, Headley hit .301/.399/.500
- Is Chase Headley's Breakout Sustainable?
Chase Headley may have churned out the most surprising performance in baseball last season. While Headley was regarded as a decent third baseman in past seasons, he provided little power at his
- How Will Chase Utley Age?
The Phillies got some bad news over the weekend, as Chase Utley's lingering knee soreness resulted in him getting an MRI. While no structural damage was found, you can now add his knees to the ever
- Chase Utley: Is This The End?
Chase Utley wasn't a full-time player until he was 26-years-old. For the next five seasons, Utley turned in one of the most dominant stretches in fantasy baseball. At one of the weakest fantasy
- Chase Utley's Last Stand?
Before the season began and we were doing our Depth Chart Discussion series, I drew the Phillies infield as one of my assignments and had a chance to take a closer look at second baseman Chase Utley
- Q&A: Chase Headley
There is no place like home, but if you’re Chase Headley, Petco Park is anything but accommodating. The Padres third baseman is hitting .300/.397/.407 overall, and his home-road splits are glaring
- GIFs of Ecstasy: Chase Anderson's Changeup
Let's not consider, reader, what course of events has led the childless and otherwise unencumbered author not only to seek out video of Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson's plus changeup
- Phillies Pull Plug on Chase Utley
The first in a new series:
What happens if you only read the first half of a headline?
In this case... poor Chase Utley.
Much-consolidated excerpt from actual article:
- Chase Utley's Knee Injury Lingers
Last season, Chase Utley opened the season on the disabled list due to knee tendinitis. He would miss 46 games. Now, reports are surfacing at CSN Philadelphia that the 33-year-old second baseman has
- Chase Headley: Fantasy NL MVP
Pop quiz, hotshot. Guess where Chase Headley, our 2012 National League Fantasy Most Valuable Player, was ranked among third basemen prior to the season by Yahoo! Sports. 10th? 15th? Try 22nd, below
- Chase Headley: Can He Repeat?
Chase Headley emerged as an elite third baseman last season. A big reason for Headley's breakout was a increase in power. Headley hit 31 home runs last season, beating his previous career-high by 19
- Chase Headley: From Overrated to Underrated?
It's probably hard to overstate just how hyped Chase Headley was after his massive 2012, isn't it? Were it not for the presence of Miguel Cabrera at the hot corner, Headley would have been the best
- The Chase Utley-Third Base Experiment
money in that particular area.
But the Phillies also have another player they plan on evaluating for next season, and he is already a star at the major league level. Chase Utley recently approached
- Kicking Rocks: Don't Chase the Ace
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: What Chase Headley Is Discussing
On the field, Chase Headley has committed himself to excellence as both an offensive and defensive player. As the following tweet reveals -- courtesy MLB Trade Rumors and in-no-way altered from
- Chase Headley on Switch Hitting for Power in San Diego
-- that hitter spends most of his time thinking about hitting, and all of his time being himself.
So it's no surprise that Chase Headley knows best why Chase Headley showed more power in 2012
- Buy Low on Alex Gordon and Chase Headley
will pull out of his funk sometime soon. I'd be buying.
In the first half of 2012, Chase Headley hit .267/.368/.413 with 8 home runs. And then you probably remember the 23 home runs
- Kicking Rocks: Re-Visiting "Don't Chase the Ace"
Back on April 21st, I wrote a Kicking Rocks piece entitled, "Don't Chase the Ace" in which I lamented going pitching heavy in my draft. I was disgruntled with the fact that my offense was anemic
- Chase Headley and Jedd Gyorko: Waiver Wire
money selling off the parts.
Chase Headley |3B,OF| Ownership: ESPN - 67.3% Yahoo - 52.0%
The latest reports coming from ESPN's Jim Bowden are that six teams are currently involved in trade
- Video: "Baseball Friends: Ryan Howard and Chase Utley"
- Barmes To The Buccos
. Chase D’Arnaud looked overmatched in his first cup of coffee in the majors, but perhaps the organization should see what they have in him before allocating $10.5M to a league-average shortstop on a team
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Pittsburgh
with a league-average hitter – that’s a 2-3 win player. Or how about Chase D’Arnaud? Here’s a guy that scouts are saying could be average defensively (+0), stick at shortstop (+7.5), live in the two
- Juggling at Third: Chase Headley, Ty Wigginton, Greg Dobbs
been thus far. In deeper leagues, they're probably already on a roster, but their ownership rates right now suggest that there are plenty of teams that might need their services.
- Pittsburgh Pirates Infield: Depth Chart Discussions
-- and Barmes’ likely competition to start at short is Chase D’Arnaud, who provides little other than speed. I don’t sense that the Pirates view Jordy Mercer as anything more than a long-term utility guy who
- Deep SB Sleepers
and at times just not that good -- he could be a nice value. Eaton only swiped two bags in ~100 big league plate trips, but those two pushed him to 50 for the entire season across all levels.
- Underrated & Overrated Fantasy Hitting Prospects for 2013
gives me some hope that we can catch lightning in a bottle here.
Overrated: Travis D'Arnaud, C, NYM
My concerns with d’Arnaud are more general criticisms of young catchers rather than anything
- Roto Riteup: August 17, 2013
You lucky readers are treated to a Saturday edition of the Roto Riteup that isn’t written by Professor Pony.
On today’s agenda:
1. Travis D’Arnaud gets the call
2. Alexi Ogando’s shoulder gets
- 2012 Organizational Rankings: #9 - Toronto
prospects list at FanGraphs included seven Toronto farmhands: Anthony Gose, Travis d’Arnaud, Norris, Drew Hutchison, Justin Nicolino, Noah Syndergaard, and Jake Marisnick.
Financial Resources: 50 (14th
- Another Look at Day One of the FanGraphs Staff ottoneu Auction
is great deal. Derek Jeter at $6 looks awfully nice compared to the rest of the MI. And I wish I had grabbed a $5 Travis D’Arnaud. But among the highest-priced were McCutchen, Clayton Kershaw ($36
- Roto Riteup: June 27, 2012
the middle of next year.
• Blue Jays super-prospect Travis D’Arnaud is going to miss the next six-to-eight weeks of game action after tearing his PCL while playing in the PCL. The good news