- Young Power / What Could Have Been if Miguel Sano Didn’t Need Tommy John Surgery
Three favorites are Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. According to the Oliver five year projection system, each of these players will reach over 150 home runs by the end of his age 25
- Better Arm: Bryce Harper or George Washington?
(i.e. Harper or Washington) is the strongest-armed.
To sort out this mystery, we turn -- via poll -- we turn to the metaphorical (and, in about 30% of cases, actual) sons and daughters of George
- High-End Free Agents: Do They Exist?
- Which Center Fielders Made the Plays that Mattered Most?
- They Can't All Be George Springer
This just in -- George Springer is really good. Like Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig, and seemingly a bevy of other players the past few years, Springer is making it look super easy
- Bryce Harper's Platinum Feat
That teenager with the eye black in Washington is setting records as he blazes a trail through his rookie season, but today Bryce Harper broke a record that he may not brag about. In seven plate
- Another Look at Tom Glavine’s Generous Strike Zone
- Gravity (Not the Movie)
- Peter O’Brien’s Raw Power: Estimating Batted-Ball Velocities in the Minor Leagues
- Dellin Betances's Jedi Mind Tricks
- Domingo Santana Is Making the George Springer Adjustment
If George Springer's rookie season was like a breath of fresh air, then last year represented a sigh of relief. The breath of fresh air, because Springer was not only great, but great
- Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Joc Pederson on the Top Hand
) usually is how they can best tap into their abilities. It is said that George Brett credits his mid-career power spike to learning how to throw with his left arm. Harper just tells himself to act like he's
- Walk Rate Stabilization: Holy Crap Bryce Harper and More
interesting numbers. Statistics are through May 6.
The Walkers (yeah, yeah, yeah... not the ones from AMC): Three highest walk rates
Bryce Harper (20.8 BB%) - This constitutes a fairly remarkable
- The George Springer Who Isn't George Springer
to know who George Springer is.
Who am I kidding, of course you know who George Springer is. He was a first round draft pick. He's been one of the best prospects in baseball for years. He slugged
- Songs Not Inspired by George Brett
A story that broke today was, like so many stories during the early off-season, about a young songstress from New Zealand and George Brett. As it happens, the title of the very popular Lorde song
- George Brett Poops Himself
This past weekend at the FanGraphs gathering in Phoenix, Mr. Carson Cistulli stated that he had never seen the George Brett-poops-himself video. I couln't believe it, so I decided to hook him up
- Highlight in Reverse: George Springer
Because I've been searching for a new theme/writing crutch, I present Highlights in Reverse.
Here's George Springer doing a barrel roll, flipping the ball back the plate, and backpedaling to right
- George Plimpton Is Not Impressed by the Atari
of the second gentleman that would drive such a nice guy to such an uncharacteristic furor. That man was none other than the famous author and editor of the Paris Review, George Plimpton.
- George Steinbrenner Passes
George Steinbrenner, perhaps the most famous owner in sports, passed away today. Since I have no personal anecdotes to share, we'll simply stick to the numbers.
He was in his 37th year of owning
- Domingo Santana as George Springer
, and we dream big.
I'm here to talk about Domingo Santana. But first, I want to talk about George Springer.
There was a point in time that the Houston Astros envisioned an outfield of the future
- George Springer and Maximizing Contact
, people were very worried about George Springer after an underwhelming first couple weeks. Of course, Springer didn't have Encarnacion's track record, and of course, Springer was a rookie getting
- Dodgers Acquire George Sherrill
Ned Colletti couldn’t come up with Cliff Lee so instead, today he adds a different southpaw pitcher in the form of George Sherrill; in the process giving up prospects in the form of third baseman
- Preparing for the George Springer Experiment
Among the brightest of potential stars is 24-year-old George Springer. The former first-round pick ought to debut somewhere in 2014, and Springer is nearly the perfect prospect. He has
- George Steinbrenner's Teams
As you likely have already heard, George Steinbrenner died today of a heart attack at the age of 80. Steinbrenner has been a gigantic figure in the baseball world since his purchase of the New York
- Theo Epstein Loves George Kottaras
2002: Theo Epstein works for the San Diego Padres; Kottaras is selected in the 2002 draft by the Padres.
2006: Theo Epstein, GM of the Red Sox, trades for George Kottaras.
2013: Theo Epstein
- Why Not George Kottaras?
the plate over George Kottaras? Has the curmudgeonly Phillip Seymour Hoffman taken over the body of Bob Melvin and ignored the wishes of Brad Pitt Billy Beane who brought in an underrated Kottaras
- The Royals, George Kottaras, and Cash
Back in March, I wrote about the alleged spring training positional battle story for the Royals' backup catcher spot between George Kottaras. For all of Kottaras' defensive liabilities, it was pretty
- George Springer, In Progress
out in my mind, because it stuck out in my mind back then. George Springer neither started the rally nor ended it, but he did keep it alive with the bases empty and the Astros down to their last strike
- Bryce Harper's Weakness
Few players can hold a candle to Bryce Harper. At an age where most kids are still in college, Harper has already emerged as one of the best players in baseball. After a strong rookie year, Harper
- Bryce Harper's Quiet Reversal
I think we've established by now that it's the year of Bryce Harper. He's the current major-league leader in Wins Above Replacement, and in case you're not a real big fan of WAR, Harper's also
- My Bryce Harper Experience
reputation to reality with many of the players I write about. No player in this league comes in with a reputation larger than Bryce Harper, so to see him play one game and take two batting practices
- What's Next For Bryce Harper?
Bryce Harper arrived much earlier than anyone expected. When the Nationals called up their 19-year-old uber-prospect, it was simply because injuries forced them into the situation. The initial word
- Bryce Harper: Better in 2016?
Every writer and fan in America seems obsessed right now with Bryce Harper's hypothetical-in-name-only free agency after the 2018 season. Clearly, to say Harper is an intriguing player and free agent
- Bryce Harper: A Catch-34
Yesterday was Leonys Martin day. In the introductory paragraph of that article, I noted that Martin was worth roughly the same $12 as Bryce Harper. So for today, let's talk about Harper.
- Bryce Harper Optioned To Triple-A
The Washington Nationals optioned top prospect Bryce Harper to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday afternoon, ending the discussion of whether or not the 19-year-old phenom would begin the season
- Bryce Harper Promoted to Nationals
It wasn’t the way the Nationals envisioned it, but nevertheless, Bryce Harper has graduated to The Show. With Ryan Zimmerman heading to the disabled list for the second straight season, the team
- Bryce Harper on His Breakout
"Lots of people say I've changed, and that I've done that or done this, but I've done this my whole life," Bryce Harper said when I approached him about his breakout season so far. To some extent
- Bryce Harper in Graphs
Bryce Harper is having a career year emerging as one of baseball’s elite players. He leads all qualified batters in Major League Baseball in wins above replacement (WAR), weighted on-base average
- Bryce Harper's Not 100% Yet
Bryce Harper's production has not be at high level since he has returned from the disabled list. Some people, including his manager, are saying his timing is off. In my opinion, I think his left
- LINK: Bryce Harper's Swing
. Even if you're tired of the amount of coverage Bryce Harper gets, you should read this just for what it shows about what baseball journalism can be. And I, for one, am not at all tired of Bryce
- Bryce Harper Looks Average
Bryce Harper is in a slump. Not a daily, weekly, or monthly slump, but a slump that has been going on since the beginning of May — nearly two months. Coming off a breakout season in 2015, Harper
- Trout or Harper: The Great Debate
Tonight, Mike Trout is going to be named the American League Rookie of the Year, and it's almost certainly going to be unanimous unless one voter is just completely out of his mind. Bryce Harper
- Bryce Harper, Outfielder
In approximately seven hours, the Washington Nationals will select Bryce Harper with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft. In a couple of months, they'll sign Harper to a lucrative contract
- Bryce Harper, Four Years In
with the guy who had an even better 2015, National League MVP Bryce Harper.
Mike Trout snuck up on a lot of people in the 2009 draft. His athleticism was unquestioned, but believe it or not, Trout's
- Bryce Harper and Babe Ruth
I’m a little late on this, but regardless of timeliness, Kevin Goldstein did some reporting on Bryce Harper last week. Goldstein talked to a few scouts and … well; the reviews on Harper’s intangible
- Bryce Harper Is Making History
The fact that Bryce Harper got to the Major Leagues at age 19 is pretty remarkable, as not many players are talented enough to earn the call to the bigs before they turn 20. The ones that do stick
- Bryce Harper and Teenage Slugging
Sometime soon, Bryce Harper will be hittin' bombs and blowin' kisses as the Washington Nationals' right fielder. But could "soon" actually be this spring? The most hyped prospect in draft history
- Regarding Bryce Harper and Options
Let’s talk about how the new draftees with major league deals in hand and options work -- starting first and foremost with 17-year-old Bryce Harper. The precocious talent very well could reach
- Is Bryce Harper Worth the Money?
Bryce Harper, hitting prodigy extraordinaire. Dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the baseball’s Lebron James, Harper is the most hyped prospect since, well, Steven Strasburg, who was drafted just last
- Mark DeRosa on the Late George Sauer
This past weekend the New York Times ran an obituary for a 69-year-old former football player named George Sauer. Mr. Sauer was an accomplished wide receiver who made four Pro Bowls. In 1967, he led
- Prospect Watch: George Springer Edition
of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
*** George Springer, OF, Houston
- JABO: George Springer, Fastballs, and Effort
It takes a lot of muscle to square up a big fastball. In the case of George Springer, it might also take some relaxation.
Heading into the series that had the Astros in town, I asked hitting
- George Springer: Power and Speed Outfielder
Houston Astros outfield prospect George Springer has some of the loudest tools in the minor leagues. He’s a fantastic athlete with a combination of power and speed that’s rarely found in a player
- Assessing George Springer's Contract Situation
As many should know by now, George Springer is a highly touted and talented player, a huge part of the Houston Astros' future. He has been on the brink of 40 home runs and 40 steals in both 2012
- 2015 Pod Projections: George Springer
decided to take commenter Cason Jolette's (Jason Colette's mysterious brother?) suggestion to discuss former uber prospect, Astros sophomore outfielder George Springer. His coming out party was cut
- What's in Banknotes Harper's Amazon Cart?
Via a series of Action-News FOIA Requests, your correspondent was able to steal a glimpse of Banknotes Harper's Amazon.com shopping cart. Presented largely without comment, here is said cart