- Meet Edwin Diaz, Your Newest Relief-Pitching Overlord
. But on the other hand, there's the case of Edwin Diaz. Before the year, Baseball America ranked Diaz as the No. 2 prospect in an admittedly lousy Mariners system. Early in the season, the Mariners
- Prospect Stock Watch: Cecchini, Diaz, Kepler, Moncada
coming up through the system, that’s good news for the likes of Noah Syndergaard and Steve Matz — as well as “grizzled veteran” Matt Harvey. [Value Up]
Edwin Diaz, RHP, Mariners: The Mariners have
- Diaz to Pittsburgh
In a deal that resembles the Ryan Church move from last season, the Pirates added outfielder Matt Diaz on a two year contract Tuesday night. With Lastings Milledge non-tendered, the Pirates had room
- If Diaz, Why Not Scott Hairston?
players generate a ton of interest. This year Matt Diaz ranked among them. Despite his injury-shortened 2010 season, plenty of teams saw value in his bat, especially in a platoon role. The Pirates won
- Aledmys Diaz, the Improbable All-Star
I'm very comfortable asserting this: Whoever might be the best shortstop in baseball, I believe it is not Aledmys Diaz. Diaz isn't a premium baserunner, nor is he a premium defender. Remember, he
- Robinzon Diaz... Not Your Typical Catcher
Robinzon Diaz is not your typical catcher. The Dominican, who was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000, came into the 2008 season with a .305 career minor league
- Edwin's New Home
Edwin Encarnacion's eight-year stint with the Jays is over, as he has decided to move his talents to Cleveland. This leaves a gaping hole in the Jays lineup. During his six and a half seasons
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- Is Edwin Jackson Clutch?
14 wins, a 4.42 ERA and 108 strikeouts. Not bad for a late-round flier, right?
Indeed, Edwin Jackson may have been the best fifth starter in baseball this year, and was a big reason why the Tampa
- Pirate Diaz Could Steal Treasured Role from Jaramillo
With a wrist injury sidelining No. 1 catcher Ryan Doumit for eight to 10 weeks, the backstop duties will fall to a pair of rookies: Jason Jaramillo and Robinzon Diaz. The former Phillies prospect
- Edwin Jackson's Two Seasons
During the first half of the year Edwin Jackson looked like a different pitcher. For years his hype had preceded his performance, so much so that you began wondering whether he was ever going
- Pitchers Can't Seem to Get the (A)Led(mys Diaz) Out
has seen his production decline, another surprise has risen in the form of Aledmys Diaz, the Cuban-born shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. While many players have come over from Cuba after having
- The Major Impact of Edwin in Cleveland
Recently, the Cleveland Indians signed slugger Edwin Encarnacion in a bold move to get their formerly middle-of-the-pack offense kick-started. The deal, which pays $65 million to Encarnacion over
- Edwin Jackson's New Slider
Edwin Jackson’s prospect status has always attracted a claque yet his performance through 2008 hardly warranted the hype. A lively arm capable of touching the upper-90s with a blazing fastball
- Edwin Jackson in Control
It wasn't too long ago that Edwin Jackson was considered a bit of a bust after failing to produce with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his early career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Through his first
- The Argument Against Edwin Encarnacion
The title of this post serves is a warning, but not an absolute one. There's a price at which just about any player becomes palatable. If Edwin Encarnacion were available to a team for just $1
- Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson
Last winter, I was flummoxed at the league's apparent lack of interest in Edwin Jackson. He'd just put up his third straight solid season at age 27, and had established himself as a durable
- Gauging Edwin Jackson
By the time right-hander Edwin Jackson got shipped from Tampa Bay to Detroit for OF Matt Joyce, he had acquired the pejorative "thrower, not a pitcher" tag.
You're likely familiar with Jackson's
- Intent, Execution, and Edwin Encarnacion
Thursday afternoon, I wrote something up regarding Edwin Encarnacion's power-hitting hot streak. Within a few hours of publishing, Encarnacion hit another home run, and within an hour or so
- Cleveland Signs Edwin Encarnacion
, the profit did indeed come, because the market for Edwin Encarnacion cratered just enough for Cleveland to step into the void and give their fans a very merry Christmas (or whichever holiday
- Is Edwin Jackson Throwing a Cutter?
of the pitch, including John Danks, who has quickly morphed into one of the finest pitchers in the American League. It should be no surprise that the White Sox’s biggest trade deadline acquisition – Edwin
- Edwin Jackson's Great Start
In a matchup against his former team - although not against many of his former teammates - Edwin Jackson carved through the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon. Over eight innings he struck out 13
- The Amazing Instability of Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson is not happy with the way his market is playing out. News came out Tuesday, via Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, that Jackson has multiple three-year offers but would instead prefer
- Edwin Encarnacion is Hunting
Tulowitzki. Springer's been one of the best power hitters in the world, and over that month, he's also hit 40% fewer home runs than Edwin Encarnacion.
Encarnacion stands at 15 dingers in 30 days
- Edwin Encarnacion: Fantasy Fluke?
It's hard to find a player who increased his fantasy value last season more than Edwin Encarnacion. For years, he was considered a late-round flyer. The type of player who would breakout and hit 30
- The Edwin Encarnacion Revival Project
Edwin Encarnacion was signed in the off-season to a pretty club-friendly deal with the expectation that he would DH and occasionally play some first base. After the Toronto Blue Jays made a rather
- Edwin Encarnacion: Who Knew?
Edwin Encarnacion had a breakout that few predicted and he carried many a fantasy team with Pujolsian-like production for bargain basement prices. Since this is kind of what we do -- that is, try
- Visualizing Edwin Jackson's Trade History
Edwin Jackson is a pitcher everyone wants to acquire, but then seemingly can't wait to unload as soon as possible.
Or at least, that's the impression you get from looking at his trade history
- Edwin Jackson Heads to the Windy City
Yesterday, the Cubs officially inked Edwin Jackson to a four-year contract. Good for Edwin, now he has a chance to actually be with one team for four seasons. In just 10 seasons in the Majors, he has
- Edwin Jackson: NL Starting Pitcher
It’s way too early for “I told you so” except, of course, in situations that have already come to their conclusion. Three starts aren’t enough to make concrete judgments from
- Edwin Jackson's Increased Slider Use
I was listening to yesterday's excellent FanGraphs Audio with Carson, Jack and Matt, and they brought up Edwin Jackson. In the episode, they noted Jackson's soaring O-swing rate last year; wondered
- Edwin Encarnacion Is Not Your Typical Slugger
Hank Aaron. Barry Bonds. Albert Pujols. Edwin Encarnacion.
If one of those names doesn’t seem to fit, perhaps you haven’t been paying close enough attention in 2013. (And you probably didn’t read
- Let's Find a Home for Edwin Encarnacion
. And in 48 hours, two teams that looked like potential landing spots for Edwin Encarnacion opted to go with short-term commitments for older players, rather than trying to win the bidding war
- The Edwin Jackson/Matt Joyce trade
of payroll. Well, yesterday, he took all that good will and gave it right back, making a ridiculously bad trade with Tampa Bay, sending outfielder Matt Joyce to the Rays for RHP Edwin Jackson.
- Edwin Jackson and His New Contract
Earlier this week, the Arizona Diamondbacks settled with former Dodgers/Rays/Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson, buying out his last two years of arbitration for $13.35 million. According to Cot's
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Arizona's Perspective
to bite the organization, the D-Backs managed to get good value today in sending Edwin Jackson to the Chicago White Sox for Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg.
Jackson, 26, was picked up by Arizona
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Chicago's Perspective
One of the league’s most active teams when it comes to the trading deadline, the Chicago White Sox have acquired Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks for pitchers Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg
- Edwin Jackson Is In Love With His Slider
There is an old adage when it comes to pitching that you have got to establish your fastball first and foremost. The other pitches are deemed 'secondary pitches' for a reason." Apparently, Edwin
- Edwin Jackson's Struggles a Desert Mirage
A mid-90's fastball. A biting, mid-80's slider. A sturdy 6-3, 210 pound frame. Since his days as a prized Dodgers prospect, Edwin Jackson has been touted as a potential ace. However, Baseball
- Edwin Encarnacion Continues To Walk The Parrot
There’s not a lot of guesswork about Edwin Encarnacion anymore; we can be relatively certain there’s nothing fluky about his ascension to the second tier of fantasy first basemen, as odd as it may