- Steve Pearce, Jake Arrieta, And Information Gaps
years - without ever understanding why they were hitting well.
On the other side of the fence, I have Jake Arrieta penciled in as the 16th starting pitcher. The bullish pick is based off his strong
- Let's Look at Jake Arrieta and Collin McHugh and Then Let's Look at Their Elbows
First you establish that Jake Arrieta and Collin McHugh both soared to new heights due to throwing their breaking balls much more than they ever had before. Then you worry about their elbows.
- Jake Odorizzi: from Breakthrough to Breakout?
This past spring, Jake Odorizzi had an opportunity, but not much in the way of expectations from fantasy baseball players. He hadn’t yet been exceptional at anything. There had existed a decent
- Jake Peavy and the Third Time Through the Order
When Game Six of the World Series kicks of tonight, Jake Peavy will be on the mound for the Giants. Perhaps the biggest question of the night, however, will be how long he stays out there. Because
- Two Jake Peavys
Two different guys named Jake Peavy pitched in the Major Leagues in 2014. One made 20 lacklustre starts for the Boston Red Sox. He was hit hard and hit often and, strangely a little wild. His walk
- Bullpen Report: September 22, 2014
• As a brilliant reader pointed out, Zach Putnam has received the last two save opportunities for the White Sox so he has moved ahead of Jake Petricka on the grid below. So naturally in tonight's
- Building Jake Arrieta
Let's go back to 1920. Let's look at starting pitchers who threw at least 75 innings in consecutive big-league seasons. Relative to last year, Jake Arrieta's K-BB% has improved by 14 percentage
- Jake Peavy On Keeping Them Guessing
When Jake Peavy came into the league, almost 85% of his pitches were either a fastball or slider. Now? "I throw just about every pitch in the book at this point," the 33-year-old pitcher said
- Is This the True Jake Arrieta?
So far this season Jake Arrieta has looked like an ace, pitching to a 2.53 ERA which is over 2 points better than his career average. His K/9 is at a career high and his BB/9 are at a career low
- Jake Odorizzi and Alex Cobb: Two Pitches, One Grip
Jake Odorizzi arrived in the Tampa Bay organization with a slew of breaking balls, a decent fastball, and questions about his changeup. After more struggle with the change, he reached out to teammate
- Who is Jake Marisnick?
I've heard of Jake Marisnick. But when I read Mike Podhorzer's article this morning about speedsters available for the stretch run, I realized I had absolutely no idea what Jake Marisnick looks like
- Kevin Kiermaier is Jake Odorizzi’s Best Friend
. August Fagerstrom and Ben Duronio said it all in their recent real baseball and fantasy articles, respectively. This article is about Jake Odorizzi.
Odorizzi is owned in just 38 percent of Yahoo
- Jake Peavy Trades Clam Chowder for Garlic Fries
It's been a disappointing season for Jake Peavy, as he posted a 4.72 ERA with the Red Sox and although meaningless on its own, sported a rather hilarious 1-9 record. And it's not even like he
- Jake Odorizzi and the 2014 Value of the Trade
. And Jake Odorizzi, well..
- The Jake Peavy Deal: Giants and Red Sox Make Win-Win Trade
The Red Sox and Giants struck a Saturday morning near-trading deadline special, with Jake Peavy headed west in exchange for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree, with the clubs
- Bullpen Report: July 24, 2014
for the time being, anyway. Zach Putnam was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation after recently feeling discomfort. With Putnam shelved, Robin Ventura suggested that “Jake Petricka
- Jake Arrieta's Eight Worst Pitches from Monday
About a week ago, Jake Arrieta tried to throw a perfect game against the Cincinnati Reds. I mean, every pitcher is always trying to throw a perfect game, but Arrieta actually made a lot of progress
- Is Jake Arrieta the New Jesse Chavez?
Corey Kluber gave us Kluberization: the ditching of a bad four-seam for a better two-seamer. Dallas Keuchel gave us The Keuchel Excercise: the turfing of a bad curve for a better slider. Is Jake
- Should You Be Buying Jake Odorizzi?
Entering spring training, Jake Odorizzi did not have a starting rotation spot in hand. But then an elbow injury to Jeremy Hellickson opened up a spot and Odorizzi won out over Erik Bedard and Cesar
- Jake Marisnick & Anthony DeSclafani: Deep League Wire
aggressive about promoting prospects, which is great for fantasy leaguers in that they keep on providing us with a new shiny toy to analyze.
Jake Marisnick | OF MIA | CBS 8% Owned
- Jake Peavy Is Living on the Edge
Generally, when you think of Jake Peavy, you often think "Cy Young winner." But that was a long time ago. These days, Peavy lives on the edge between "effective enough" and "not fooling anybody." He
- Q&A: Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Prospect
Jake Odorizzi doesn’t have a signature offering. The 23-year-old right-hander doesn’t need one. He’s the top prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization thanks to solid command of a four-pitch mix
- Can Diamondback Jake Lamb Survive?
While this article became a study of a the California League's population, the concept began when I was thinking about Jake Lamb's prospect status. Lamb signed with the Diamondbacks last June and I
- Jake Peavy and Having to Throw a Strike
in, as six Tigers reached base and five Tigers scored. Jake Peavy walked three of 17 batters in his start, but they all came in the span of four batters, following a single. The first run the Tigers
- Q&A: Jake Peavy, Red Sox Pitcher
Jake Peavy has had a rollercoaster career. The 32-year-old righthander won the National League Cy Young award in 2007 while pitching for the San Diego Padres. A three-time all-star, he twice led
- Against the Grain, with Jake McGee
out and a fly out. Up came Ryan Raburn, and out came Joe Maddon, to replace Peralta with Jake McGee. Raburn is right-handed. Peralta is right-handed, and had thrown 16 pitches. McGee is left-handed
- Establishing The Inside With Jake McGee
About half-way through May, something strange was going on in Jake McGee's world. The 27-year-old reliever was giving up hits and home runs to left-handed hitters. For a lefty with 96 mph gas
- Q&A: Jake Thompson, Tigers Pitching Prospect
That his pitching coach considered limiting the number of breaking pitches he could throw in a recent outing says a lot about Jake Thompson. It isn’t because the highly-regarded Detroit Tigers
- Jake Peavy Lands in Boston
After weeks of speculation, Jake Peavy has finally been traded. He departs the windy city for the land of clam chowder and from a team going nowhere to one right in the thick of the AL East race
- The New Jake Peavy
Jake Peavy is about to join another team. Given Peavy's status as the best pitcher on the market, the move makes sense for the Chicago White Sox. Peavy's time with the franchise has been mixed. Early
- Jake Peavy Is Not Matt Garza, Might Be Better
pitching will likely now turn their attention to Jake Peavy.
Peavy doesn't have quite same reputation as Garza does, and he probably won't command the same kind of return. But if we actually
- American League Outfield Player Watch: Jake Elmore
Two things stand out while highlighting Jake Elmore as the American League outfielder this week. First, it should be noted that Elmore does not yet have outfield eligibility. That is in the works
- Daily Notes: In Which Andy Marte and Jake Fox Are Invoked
/ @SOMPatriots' Jake Fox/@BlueCrabs' Cyle Hankerd. Monster day #YorkRevs— Paul Braverman (@PaulBraverman) July 15, 2013
The discerning reader will recognize this tweet immediately as one which
- Jake Peavy’s Quiet Comeback
It has been 40 starts for Jake Peavy since the start of 2012 and his ERA is right at 3.35. While that is a far cry away from his Cy Young caliber seasons in the mid-2000’s, his consistency
- Jake McGee Drops Arm Slot, Elevates Game
After Aroldis Chapman, it's easy to argue Tampa Bay's Jake McGee was the league's best left-handed relief pitcher last season. He recorded a 1.95 ERA (third behind Chapman and Eric O'Flaherty
- Jake Peavy Loves His Defense
Drafting Jake Peavy last year was basically an after thought. Not much demand existed for a 31-year-old pitcher coming off a season with a near 5.00 ERA and shoulder issues. He was able to come back
- Q&A: Jake Marisnick, Marlins OF Prospect
The Miami Marlins acquired a lot of young talent in last night’s reported multi-player trade with Toronto. The most intriguing prospect heading south is 21-year-old centerfielder Jake Marisnick
- White Sox Re-Sign Jake Peavy for 2/$29M
Faced with a $22 million team option for 2013 or paying Jake Peavy a $4 million buyout and letting him hit free agency, the White Sox went with Door #3; re-sign him to an extension that lowers his
- It's a Jake Sale! AL Fantasy Cy Young
the staff votes, we have a tie between Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, thus the regrettable title of this piece. And it's not hard to see why we're divided.
Sale was perhaps less the known commodity
- Is Jake Peavy A Keeper?
Jake Peavy has been one of fantasy's biggest surprises this season. While Peavy had been an ace with the San Diego Padres, his time with the Chicago White Sox left quite a bit to be desired. Though
- Jake Odorizzi Has Arrived
-tiered starters with their low-5.00 ERA and grab yourself something young; something fresh and exciting. Get yourself some Jake Odorizzi.
While the Royals have long been out of playoff contention
- O's Sweep Rays, Jake McGee Sweeps O's
Rays reliever Jake McGee has, at this writing, struck out seven consecutive batters. McGee has not, as I was led to believe by a certain other distinguished FanGraphs author, struck out nine
- Jake Westbrook Extended
The St. Louis Cardinals and Jake Westbrook have agreed to an extension. The new contract is reportedly a one-year, $8.75 million contract for 2013 with a superfluous mutual option worth $9.5 million
- ottoneu Hot Right Now: Ryan Ludwick and Jake Westbrook
are few and far between. Instead, using the sortable fantasy leader boards, we'll look at two of the hottest players in the last 30 days.
Since July 20, Jake Westbrook has been the 20th most
- Can't Shake Jake (Arrieta)
they had a trio of young studs who were supposed to carry the franchise to new heights? Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta were supposed to be The Future. Unfortunately, so were
- Jake Arrieta and Other AL SP Musings
that eventually the ERA will match it. Now for some American League starting pitcher talk...
I first talked about Jake Arrieta in early April when I noted his increased fastball velocity. I
- Jake Peavy: Buy or Sell?
Jake Peavy is back. After scuffling for nearly three season with the Chicago White Sox, it looks like Peavy may have finally returned to form. His performance has been so impressive that Peavy
- Three to Hold: Michael Cuddyer, Josh Willingham, Jake Peavy
. If he has 15 or so home runs by mid-June, that may be a better time to sell high on him to a team looking for power. For now, ride out the late-round draft choice as he builds his value.
- Discovery: Jake Peavy Is Remarkably Pleasant
video from last week of Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy discussing with equal parts enthusiasm and modesty a recent minor-league outing he made, which video reveals to anyone who cares to watch
- Jose Altuve, Jake McGee, Tyler Flowers: Mining the Minors
an immediate add in NL leagues, but I'm not ready yet to endorse him for shallower play, although I'd certainly keep my eye on him if I were in, say, a 14-team mixed.
Jake McGee, Rays RP
Talent Rating: 7
- Jake Arrieta's Breakout Year?
Jake Arrieta was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 draft and moved up through the minors relatively quickly, making his Orioles debut in 2010. With sub-3.00 ERAs at three of his four stops down
- Jake McGee's Impending Debut
date. Keep an eye out in particular for Jake McGee to fill that vacancy.
The team set a precedent in 2008 using the disabled list trick to eventually place David Price on the playoff roster. He
- Cardinals Add Jake Westbrook, Lose Ryan Ludwick
heard that the Reds probably won't make a deal, which leaves the window open for St. Louis. Adding Jake Westbrook could be a move that helps propel them to the Central crown.
The Cardinals have
- Jake Fox to the O's
Baltimore Orioles acquired DH/1B?/3B?/OF?/C? Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics for RHP Ross Wolf and cash.
In the article linked to above, Baltimore president of baseball operations Andy
- Jake Fox and the As' Roster Crunch
[Author's note: slightly modified to correct my bad arithmetic]
I recently wrote about Oakland's roster, but there is one thing I didn't get to: the fate of Jake Fox. Assuming that the As go
- Jake Fox to the A's
As a Chicago Cub, Jake Fox was a swing-from-the-heels slugger without a defensive home.
The 6-0, 210 pound Fox roamed around the diamond in the minors, logging time at catcher, first base
- Projecting Jake Peavy
-plagued looking for a fresh start. Petco wishes to help you (sorry, Mark Prior: even the Happiest Pitching Place On Earth has its limitations).
Until July of 2009, right-hander Jake Peavy enjoyed
- Free Jake Fox
For the sake of Pacific Coast League pitchers, can the Cubs call up Jake Fox already? The 26-year-old first baseman is hitting .429/.513/.968 through 150 plate appearances for Iowa, which
- Can Jake Peavy Bounce Back?
Jake Peavy has an ADP of 45 and is the sixth-highest rated starting pitcher by this ranking. On first glance, that seems a tad optimistic for a guy who saw his win total drop by nine and his ERA
- Jake Peavy Ks 16 Batters in Loss
Last night Jake Peavy struck out 16 batters in the Padres 3-1 loss to the Braves. The last time anyone struck out 16 or more was way back in September of 2004 when Mark Prior mowed down 16 Reds