- Wily Peralta, Alex Liddi, David Cooper: Mining the Minors
ETA: For the Mariners' sake, any day now would be a good idea, but certainly in September, Liddi will get a chance, probably in a near-everyday role.
David Cooper, 1B/DH
- Cooper & Rogers: Deep League Waiver Wire
, read on.
David Cooper | TOR 1B | CBS 3% Owned
The latest injury to Adam Lind opens up first base for the 25-year old Cooper. He has made excellent contact at Triple-A over the last two
- Eric Cooper's Strikezone
17 year veteran Eric Cooper is going to be behind the plate for the Wild Card game. Per Baseball Heat Maps, here's Cooper's called strike zone compared to the league average (warmer
- Astros Fire Cecil Cooper
Allow me to be forthcoming and honest when I say I have no idea whether Cecil Cooper managed well or poorly over the course of his time in Houston. I can look at the numbers, I can read opinions
- Daily Graphing - David Wells
Apparently the Padres are interested in re-acquiring David Wells from the Red Sox. Over the past four years David Wells is tied for the 8th most wins in baseball with a record of 61-29. Over
- David Price Progressing
an, "is that it?" reaction from fans when they merely hold their own in the early stages of their respective big league careers.
Take Tampa's David Price. The 1st overall pick in the 2007 draft abused minor league
- Missing: David Price's Slider
The talents of Tampa Bay Rays southpaw David Price are undeniable. The Vanderbilt product slings low-to-mid-90's gas with seeming ease, overwhelming hitters with a deadly combination of speed
- David Wright's Wacky 2009
. They lost up-the-middle stars Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, 1B Carlos Delgado and ace Johan Santana, among others, for big chunks of the season.
Third baseman David Wright wasn't immune
- David Cone on Pitching
David Cone was a thinking-man's pitcher before he became a thinking-man's analyst. The New York Yankees' television color man took the mound for five teams in 17 major league seasons, and he logged
- Q&A: David Ortiz and Justin Verlander
It goes without saying that David Ortiz and Justin Verlander are among the most dominant players of their era. The Red Sox slugger has a career .284/.379/.545 slash line and 391 home runs; the Tigers
- David Brown FanGraphs Chat - 1/9/15
: He's become a better hitter against lefties almost!12:03Comment From Rickey Henderson (Hall of Fame)David Brown you are great, but Rickey say that James is the greatest Brown of all-time 12:03Dave
- Q&A: David Murphy, Underrated Ranger
David Murphy isn’t a star. The former first-round draft pick -- 17th overall by the Red Sox in 2003 -- has never been able to establish himself as more than a solid player. Coming into the season
- Did Zach Putnam "Deserve to Lose" with His Splitter?
with ulnar neuritis.) I did check in with his catcher, Alex Avila, and his pitching coach, Don Cooper. Both defended the split-heavy ratio.
“His fastball isn’t the reason he’s in the big leagues,” Cooper
- That Time Kirby Puckett Was on David Letterman
of Fame legitimacy. Other -- more rightly so -- scowl at the off-the-field acts for which he was accused.
Nevertheless, this clip involves David Letterman, and a player that still carries a lot of clout
- David Stearns on Offseason Preparation and Rebuilding the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers had a good offseason. As Dave Cameron wrote earlier this week, “If you want to see a blueprint for how to rebuild, look at what the Brewers did this winter.”
- Q&A: David Cone, Stat-head All-Star
As many FanGraphs readers know, David Cone is more than a former All-Star pitcher and current color commentator for the New York Yankees. He is also a stat-head. The borderline Hall of Famer -- he
- Chris Davis and David Murphy, in the [Pitching] Zone
For Chris Davis and David Murphy, “in the zone” doesn’t extend to the mound. Each has a successful pitching performance on his resume, but in neither case was there a feeling of being in command
- David Wallace, Future Big League Manager
Young, first-year managers are a growing trend in Major League Baseball. That’s good news for David Wallace. The 34-year-old wasn’t a candidate for any of this off-season’s openings, but he almost
- David Murphy on Four At-Bats vs Seattle
On June 10, David Murphy went 2 for 4 in a 9-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field. The Indians outfielder faced right-hander Taijuan Walker in his first three plate appearances. His
- David Stearns on His Vision for Building the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers have had nine winning seasons during David Stearns' lifetime. Over that span, they've won 90 or more games just four times. Their last World Series appearance was in 1982, three
- David Ross: Future Big-League Manager
David Ross would like to manage in the big leagues some day. According to several of his peers, he’ll be a worthy candidate. The 38-year-old Chicago Cubs catcher was by far the most popular choice
- David Wiers' 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
thanks to the David Freese signing. That he needs a mere 405 trips to the plate to set a career high speaks to the possibility of this prediction being right, and just how unhealthy Jaso has been over
- David Wiers' 10 Bold Predictions For the 2014 Season
- David Wiers' 10 Bold Predicitions For 2015
- Pitcher Pace (Time Between Pitches)
and pitching coach Don Cooper. Even Jake Peavy trimmed 1.5 seconds off his pace with the White Sox this year. I'd say it's worth researching further.
- Q&A: Nate Jones, Unorthodox Power in Chicago
-- including his funky delivery -- on a recent visit to Fenway Park. Also weighing in were former teammate, and current Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton, and White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper
- Pirates Sign Dotel, Snag B. Jones Off Waivers
80 percent of the time, supplementing the pitch with a low-80's slider. Dotel's Pitch F/X page suggests that he picked up the Cooper Cutter: there is a pronounced difference in vertical and horizontal
- Video: Larry David on the Role of Religion in Sports
episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Roll those eyes all you want, this is a perfectly good use of my time. The star of the show, Larry David -- or at least the character version of himself that he plays
- Sunday Notes: Grichuk's Barrel, Kohl Stewart's Moxie, Opening Day Is Here
of the latter came in post-season action.
The Cardinals knew they were getting a potential impact bat when they acquired Grichuk (and Peter Bourjos) from the Angels in exchange for David Freese
- Michael Ynoa Gets New Life With White Sox
and a plus slider and a feel for two other pitches, as well.”
Listen carefully. That's the sound of White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper cracking his knuckles.
Given the cost of scouting him
- Gavin Floyd Flying Under the Radar?
and cutter combined is +0.58 during the course of his big league career.
With more whiffs, fewer walks and the patented "Cooper Cutter" in his arsenal, Floyd was one of the better starters in the A.L.
- Minor To The Majors
with a 17/0 K/BB ratio and one run allowed. He also got 16.2 innings of work in the Arizona Fall League, surrendering 10 runs with a 12/6 K/BB. According to BA's J.J. Cooper, Minor averaged about 90.9 MPH
- Slideshow: David Temple's Ten Bold Depictions
- NotGraphantasy Draft Domination, per David G Temple
- Q&A: Chili Davis
. This interview was excerpted from a conversation about hitting philosophy.
David Laurila: Who did you least like to face? For instance, Ryne Sandberg told me that the pitcher who gave him the most
- Sunday Notes: Refsnyder's Plan, Dozier's Bananas, Santana, Hardy, Wainwright, more
Dan Duquette has mixed feelings about David Ortiz. The Orioles’ executive vice president of baseball operations respects what Ortiz has accomplished in the game, but he’s no fan of what he’s done
- David Wiers' 10 Bold Predictions For The 2013 Fantasy Season
- I'm Awful at These: David Wiers' 10 Bold Predictions Revisited
- It Finally Happened! Reviewing David Wiers' 10 Bold Predictions for 2015
- Q&A: Hector Santiago, Screwball Artist
of Buddy Bell and Cappy [Nick Capra] and a couple of other pitching coaches. Kirk Champion, Curt Hasler, and Coop [Don Cooper] were there. Once I was done with my bullpen, Buddy Bell came up to me. He said
- Carson Fulmer: A White Sox Rookie on his Enigmatic Identity
this spring, from my Double-A pitching coach, J.R. Perdew, and I’ve been working on it a lot with Coop (pitching coach Don Cooper). It’s been starting in the zone and falling out, and I need