- Young Cal Ripken, Jr.
Note to acolytes of "Great" Dayn Perry: I do this with Dayn's blessing, though he may regret that soon enough...
Young Cal Ripken, Jr., at just eleven years old, was already a shortstop
- Dodgers Grab Gwynn Jr.
outfielder role, but the only zombie star power relating to his name ends where the “Jr.” portion begins.
Signing Tony Gwynn Jr. for under $700K is a coup for any big league team. Although Gwynn’s 2009
- Tony Pena Jr., The Pitcher
Tony Pena Jr.’s quest to reach the majors as a pitcher is going swimmingly. Over the weekend Pena Jr. made his tenth appearance as a minor league pitcher. This marked his first as a pitcher in Triple
- Jerry Jr. and The Amazing Hairstons
baseball families — his grandfather Sam, father Jerry Sr., uncle Johny, and brother Scott all reached the major leagues — and Jerry Jr. had more plate appearances than the rest of them combined
- The Cautionary Tale of J.R. Richard
was on players who “coulda been great”. J.R. Richard was one of those featured, and his numbers warrant a mention.
Beginning in 1975 and running through 1980, Richard had a streak of throwing least
- Ken Griffey, Jr.: Crimestopper
attention, courtesy of Albany's WNYT (which, I'm told, offers "coverage you can trust"):
ALBANY - Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie baseball card has led to the arrest of two men by Albany Police as detectives
- Who Shot J.R.(Towles' Career)?
Remember J.R. Towles? A few years back, Towles was the cream of a rather barren crop of Astros prospects. Baseball America rated the backstop as Houston's top farm talent prior to the 2008 season
- Spotted: Ken Griffey Jr.'s Van
, immediately, I know what you're thinking: That can't be Ken Griffey Jr.'s van. But, look, here's my point, and please, hear me out: It probably is.
Either that's Ken Griffey Jr.'s van, or there's another
- Ruben Amaro, Jr. and the Art of Deflection
right now, waiting to be printed -- to change the world forever.
Here are a few such books:
The Art of Deflection by Ruben Amaro, Jr.
The Phillies GM and former player provides sage advice
- Jackie Bradley Jr. and The Hype Machine
Spring Training stats don't mean much of anything, but the Red Sox couldn't ignore the .419/.507/.613 batting line Jackie Bradley Jr. put up in camp. With a spare bench spot thanks to David Ortiz's
- Eric Young Jr: Like Father, Like Son
I have to start this post off by admitting that I am un-apologetically one of the biggest Eric Young Jr. fans around, who has been lobbying for his presence amongst the Rockies' best prospects
- Delino DeShields Jr. Resembles Dad... Sort Of
first round picks in second baseman Delino DeShields Jr., third baseman Mike Kvasnicka and pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. And while "Folty" was not in the cards, the two first rounders, power hitting first
- John Mayberry Jr's Strikeout Rate
- New Opportunities: Brandon Allen & Jerry Hairston Jr.
Jr. Will they play a significant role in the last few weeks of your fantasy season?
Brandon Allen has been written about quite a bit on FanGraphs -- particularly because our own Eno Sarris
- For Sake of Reference: Footage of Tony Pena Jr. Pitching
of former major-league shortstop and current minor-league pitcher Tony Pena Jr.
What this post at NotGraphs is all about is rendering that service real hard. "To what end?" the reader might ask
- Ken Griffey Jr. Hates Norm MacDonald
for baseball fans, is Ken Griffey Jr.'s reaction to MacDonald's set. First, after Norm makes a Hideki Irabu joke (around 1:05 on the video), the camera pans over to Griffey, who is not pleased at all
- Gary Matthews Jr. is Available! A Contract Retrospective
the news that Gary Matthews, Jr. is available (the Angels are apparently emboldened by the Dodgers' trade of fellow 2006-07 crazy-contract recipient Juan Pierre) brought such a smile to my face. I can hear
- More On Ken Griffey Jr.'s Career
Of course Ken Griffey Jr. is going to be a Hall of Famer. He's going to be a first ballot hall of famer at that, and deservedly so. "The Kid" was among the best in Major League Baseball throughout
- Ruben Amaro, Jr. Likes Green, Trading Outfielders
Oh hi. I didn't see you there. I'm Ruben Amaro, Jr. and I was just leaning on this railing, thinking about a couple of things that I really enjoy: the color green, and trading major league
- Nyjer Morgan, Eric Young, Jr: NL Outfielders
averages. Expect him to manage at least .280 in that category. This is one of those flawed real-life players that should be owned in most leagues that have twelve or more teams.
Eric Young Jr. (Yahoo
- Stupid Photo Essay: Eric Young Jr. vs. Benihana
are but blood enemies to be vanquished, raped and slaughtered. So it was with Eric Young Jr. and his recent trip to the finest in Oriental-themed Occidental steakhouses ...
As you are no doubt aware
- Highs and Lows of UZR 2007-9: Griffey Jr.
5th, Jason Bay -64.9 runs to average.
Tonight, the fourth worst player from 2007-9: OF Ken Griffey Jr.
Griffey managed to get himself on this list despite spending
- John Mayberry Jr.: King of the Pinch Hitters in 2014
There were other players who struggled nearly as much as Dobbs. Chris Denorfia was 3 for 32 as a pinch-hitter. Tony Gwynn, Jr. was 2 for 30. Little Nicky Punto was 0 for 14.
- Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Triple-A Study Assignment
Jackie Bradley Jr.'s fantastic spring did not turn into April results. The highly regarded Red Sox prospect was sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket following Thursday's game after he managed just three
- Target J.R. Graham In Dynasty League Drafts
J.R. Graham recently was drafted in the third round of an expert league dynasty league I participate in. While that sounds early, consider that each of the 20 teams has 28 keepers, so a majority
- Career Year, Meet Gary Matthews Jr.
Following the 2006 season, Gary Matthews Jr. signed a much maligned 5-yr/$50 mil contract with the Los Angeles California Angels of Los Anaheim. The deal was predicated on the assumptions
- J.R. Murphy: New York Yankees Catching Prospect
Barring unforeseen circumstances, J.R. Murphy isn’t going to be the New York Yankees’ starting catcher anytime soon. Not with Brian McCann inked to a five-year contract worth $85 million
- Non-Roster Invitee Madness: J.R. Towles
: J.R. Towles.
Towles was once a shiny prospect in the Astros organization, a catcher that could hit, flashed a little bit of power, and could throw out a few runners -- enough to make it possible
- Q&A: Jackie Bradley Jr., BoSox Blueprint
When it comes to hitting approach, Jackie Bradley, Jr. fits the Red Sox blueprint. A common catchphrase within the organization is “selectively aggressive,” and that's exactly the mindset the 21-year
- Q&A: Delino DeShields, Jr., Stealing 101
Delino DeShields, Jr. was clearly overshadowed this season. The 20-year-old Houston Astros prospect stole 101 bases, but thanks to Billy Hamilton‘s record-setting 155, his own thievery went largely
- The Horrors of Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 2014 Season
Jackie Bradley Jr. is not a terrible baseball player, and honestly he probably didn’t have a terrible 2014 season. Well at least, it wasn’t as bad as what people perceived. That, however, is due
- Lessons in Procrastination II: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
Were there an award for longest NotGraphs post title, I'd have just won it. And were I to give a speech celebrating the acceptance of said fictional award, I'd only thank Ken Griffey Jr
- Game One According To Ken Griffey Jr. Presents MLB
video games. We'll start it out with an old standby: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the Super Nintendo.
Remember kids, illegal emulation is wrong, except when it feels oh, so
- Eric Young Jr. and Nick Hundley: Late Season Waiver Wire Help
, but at this stage of the game, the depth of your league shouldn't matter much. If a guy can help, he can help. Here's two to consider...
Eric Young, Jr. |2B, OF| Ownership: ESPN - 4.6% Yahoo - 4.0
- Ruben Amaro Jr. Says Teams “Over-Covet” Prospects; Is He Right?
Many are questioning the thought process behind Ruben Amaro Jr. standing pat at the non-waiver trade deadline. The Phillies have a lot of veterans under fairly large contracts. According
- Sunday Notes on Tuesday: Defense, Defense, Defense -- Jackie Bradley Jr & more
Jackie Bradley, Jr. might win a Gold Glove tonight. He should. The Red Sox centerfielder is an American League finalist at his position along with Adam Eaton and Adam Jones. He easily outpaced both
- A Video for If You Want to Like Tony Gwynn Jr. More
- Banknotes Harper Just Fired the Crap Out of Cal Ripken Jr.
- Happy Al Martin Luther Hackman Jeff King Ken Griffey Jr. Day