- GIF: Jose Bautista High Fives, Then Sacks, Henderson Alvarez
Jose Bautista puts the "Hot" in Hot GIF Action. He also gives new meaning to "Up high, down low" high five etiquette.
Poor Alvarez. The perils of being a rookie in Major League Baseball
- Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Jose Alvarez's Sunday Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Jose Alvarez's Sunday Start
2. Today's MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- The Absolutely Fascinating Henderson Alvarez
Henderson Alvarez isn't the best starter on the Marlins, obviously. He isn't the second-best either, unless you really dislike Nathan Eovaldi. Tom Koehler has his supporters, and a lower ERA. Andrew
- Prospect Watch: Pedro Alvarez
be the next big-named prospect to make his major league debut, but there should be some eyes on Pittsburgh, too.
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez, the second overall pick of the '08 draft out of Vanderbilt
- The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
More Trade Talk
Daily DFS - Carrasco, Holmberg
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - ERod, RdlR, Alvarez, Rajai
1. More Trade Talk
Yesterday included two trades
- Pedro Alvarez and Chone Figgins: Coming to a Waiver Wire Near You
of replacement level talent to hold down the fort until Alvarez catches fire. I'd be surprised if he was sent packing to the minors to rediscover his stroke, but in a world where Jose Lopez is preferred
- The Disappointments of Youth: Jose Tabata
2011 was supposed to be Jose Tabata’s coming out party, his first full season in the majors, the year that made his production a bigger story than his troubled ex-wife, but it just didn’t happen
- Yadier Alvarez Emerges While Other Cubans Move Closer to Deals
were big-time prospects, the well-known and hyped 29-year-old 2B Hector Olivera and the brand new name, 18-year-old righty Yadier Alvarez. Here's my notes and video on those two, along with some quick
- Jose Bautista: Force of Nature
of the game's elite and determined whether they have taken things to the next level. Today: Jose Bautista.
Jose Bautista's path to greatness has been far from traditional. Any list of the game's greats
- Have A Day, Jose Fernandez
As spring training gave way to the regular season, the Marlins turned some heads when they announced that Jose Fernandez had made the team. No, not just made the team, but that he wasn’t even
- Pedro Alvarez
With the second pick in the draft this afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez. I got a chance to watch Alvarez play for Team USA a couple of summers ago
- Jose Abreu Vs. the Scouting Reports
hit-ability? That sounds like Pedro Alvarez, but good, which sounds reasonable now. Jose Abreu is a lot like Pedro Alvarez when he's going well. And that guy's an All-Star.
"If he is simply what
- Time For Henderson Alvarez To Shine
Perhaps no player will benefit more from the Toronto-Miami mega-trade than Henderson Alvarez. Opinions are definitely mixed on the 22-year-old starter. Alvarez has shown impressive stuff
- Pedro Alvarez's Cardinal Destruction
, but the Cardinals have had greater struggles against the Braves (1-5) and, oddly enough, the Phillies (2-5). No, the Cardinals must be glad because they've seen the last of Pedro Alvarez, at least until
- Henderson Alvarez, Strikeouts and You
Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez is an enigma. Despite a fastball that regularly hits the mid-90s, he doesn't strike anybody out. While strikeouts aren't the key to being a good pitcher
- Buying High on Pedro Alvarez
If you had the patience to stick with Pedro Alvarez or the wherewithal to acquire him during his huge early season slump, you have been amply rewarded for your decision over Alvarez’s last month
- Pedro Alvarez An Answer In Pittsburgh?
to the rumor mill, but one solution may be sitting in Triple-A right now. That solution is Pedro Alvarez, who recently returned from a quadriceps injury and is tearing up the International League
- How Close To The Playoffs Would the Marlins Be With Jose Fernandez?
When Jose Fernandez blew out his elbow in May, the baseball world wept, rightfully so. It didn't matter if you were a Marlins fan or not, it only mattered that one of the brightest young stars
- Pedro Alvarez = Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Alvarez was supposed to be a middle-of-the-order force by now, threatening to sink boaters in the Allegheny River with each mighty cut and working walks with his keen eye. Instead, the second
- The Disappointments of Youth: Pedro Alvarez
is Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez had a good, if not great, 95 game call up in 2010, hitting 16 home runs with a livable .256/.326/.461 slash line. At the age of 23, that’s a pretty appealing line, and one that had
- Promotion Watch: Pedro Alvarez
leagues. In all likelihood, the next mega-prospect to get the call will be Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates, and there are indications that he will join the team as soon as tomorrow.
If you're reading
- Marlins Rotation: Jose Fernandez and the Also-Starters
, with a trio of Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich expected to deliver at least competent glovework.
- Kubel and Alvarez: Waiver Wire
Alvarez (ESPN: 11 percent owned; Yahoo!: 23 percent owned)
Like Kubel, Alvarez got off to a rancid start, hitting .067/.097/.267 through the Pirates’ first 10 games. His two hits during that time were
- Pedro Alvarez - Is the Breakout Real?
Expectations were pretty low for Pedro Alvarez coming into 2012. He had the pedigree of being the second overall draft pick in the 2008 draft, but he only hit four home runs (HR) and struck out (K
- Pedro Alvarez's Place in Recent History
Pedro Alvarez isn't incapable of making a good defensive play. Here is one from not long ago!
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Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been far too common
- Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez, and Perception
someone like Trumbo.
That player is Pedro Alvarez. The similarities are actually quite amazing. The following table contains combined information from the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the two years
- Yadier Alvarez's Unclear Signing Status
I keep getting asked if Cuban RHP Yadier Alvarez will be eligible to sign in this international signing period or be forced to go into the 2015 July 2nd pool. The short answer is that nobody knows
- Jose Molina on Jose Molina
Fun fact: Jose Molina's FanGraphs player ID number is 25. Mike Trout's is 10155. All right.
According to numbers provided to me by Matthew Carruth, last year there were 78 catchers in baseball who
- Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year
We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive
- Jose Fernandez Is Coming Back, Marlins Should Be Sellers Anyway
The Miami Marlins are about to get a lot better as a baseball team. Jose Fernandez, one of the most exciting and superlative pitchers in major-league baseball, is set to return next week. Martin
- Fantasy: Don't Fear Jose Altuve Late in First Round
I got caught up in an interesting Twitter debate Friday afternoon regarding Astros 2B Jose Altuve with FantasyAlarm.Com's Ray Flowers that prompted a detailed response from Flowers about our Altuve
- Henderson Alvarez Almost Has Felix's Changeup
A year ago, I was talking to a major leaguer, and when we somehow got to the topic of Henderson Alvarez, the player remarked that Alvarez seemed like he was one little tweak away from becoming
- Henderson Alvarez and Being Worse Than a Coin
You don't know how long I've been waiting for this to happen. Sure, probably nobody else noticed that it happened, and Henderson Alvarez himself probably didn't notice that it happened, but, let's
- Spiritual Exercise re: Henderson Alvarez & Tom Milone
, with a view towards helping to tighten and tone the spirits of the readership.
The price of spiritual infirmity: death by bears.
Notes: Toronto right-hander Henderson Alvarez and Oakland
- Pedro Alvarez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Usable Power
in the persons of Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez and Toronto first-base/DH-type Edwin Encarnacion. Of Messrs. Alvarez and Encarnacion, one can make three true statements, as follows -- namely
- Jose Barista
Jose Bautista has been many things. A Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick. An Oriole, Devil Ray, Royal, Pirate, and Met, all in the same season. A Rule 5 Draft pick. A Blue Jay. The Home Run King. One
- Toronto's Alvarez Abandons Change, Succeeds Harder
no reason to doubt it."
And here's another, also entirely possible, exchange on a similar theme:
Person No. 1: "Toronto right-hander Henderson Alvarez struck out seven batters in as many innings
- A Nightmare Scenario for Pedro Alvarez: Playing for Cleveland
With apologies to Clevelanders everywhere, I can think of a number of reasons why Pedro Alvarez would rather be in Pittsburgh than in Cleveland, or C-Town, or The Mistake on the Lake, whichever you
- Jose is Okay
Two years ago, when Jose Bautista was enjoying his 50 HR breakout, I was enjoying slotting him in to my lineup on a daily basis in the original ottoneu league. A $1 in-season auction pickup, Joey
- Pedro Alvarez Powers Way Into Top 10
I have made it very well known that I wasn't particularly optimistic about Pedro Alvarez's fantasy value this season. We all figured him for a poor batting average, so he would have to make it up
- Pedro Alvarez More Than Platoon Option?
Ahem, no. Let's just get that out of the way.
The fact is, Alvarez is hitting .196/.260/.380 off left handed pitchers and his strikeout rate is 37%. For a bigger sample size, in nearly 300 plate
- Is it Safe to Joe Saunders or Henderson Alvarez Yourself?
Hey, sometimes you have to dig deep, right?
If you're in a hole in innings pitched and/or you're scrambling for wins any way you can find them, there are a couple names in Henderson Alvarez
- Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager and Degrees of Bad
Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager entered the season ranked 19th and 13th, respectively, in the Rotographs consensus rankings back in March. Although neither were likely to be your first choice to occupy
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
, he actually becomes pretty useful even in standard leagues and ought to qualify in all formats at third base by now.
Bringing up the rear here is Pedro Alvarez whose recent trend does as much
- Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt: Mining the Minors
Talent Rating: 9
Cling Factor: 10
The No. 2 overall pick in 2008, Alvarez was a preseason breakout candidate after hitting 16 homers in half a season
- Jose Abreu Fantasy Report
No one knows what to expect from Jose Abreu. Certainly I do not know what to expect from him. Thus, this post is not about his fantasy value, or his fantasy projections. It is merely a fantasy
- Jose Lopez, Feast and Famine
One of the more intriguing quirks of the young 2010 season has been Jose Lopez. A full time second baseman for the prior four seasons, Lopez earned a reputation as a visually unappealing glove man
- Daily Graphing - Jose Contreras
While I was waiting for the White Sox to collapse (which never happened), Jose Contreras seemed to really figure things out by putting together 8 straight wins to finish out the season. Now usually
- Daily Notes: Featuring Some Purple Prose, and the Suspiciously Remarkable Henderson Alvarez
of it due to the fact that the man impersonating Henderson Alvarez is on the verge of being unmasked.
You might remember that Alvarez last year was not so good. You might, in the pitiable event that you
- The Timeless Wisdom of Jose Mota
I scarcely need to remind you of this unfading chestnut -- one applicable not only to baseball but also to a gentleman's efforts in office-gym-bedroom -- but it's something else entirely for Jose
- Finding a Suitor for Jose Fernandez
One of the league's most coveted starting pitchers, Jose Fernandez, had his names floating around in rumors all through the winter meetings. Marlins' President Mike Hill was adamant that Fernandez
- This is Jose Fernandez' Third Pitch
There's a lot of Jose Fernandez talk going around. And he looks to be a legit young starting pitcher -- his gas sat above 95 mph, his slurve/slider thing got plenty of whiffs, and he lived
- Better Understanding Jose Fernandez
As good as Jose Fernandez is, there still exists a critical angle. Fernandez, of course, pitches for the Marlins, and the Marlins get a lot of things wrong. The Internet usually doesn't let those
- Jose Reyes' Sluggish Start
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has long been a fantasy stalwart due to his sizzling speed and surprising pop. After a lost 2009 season in which the switch-hitter injured his right hamstring
- The Difficulty in Projecting Jose Abreu
, but working with Cuban players is more like a seven-year itch in the pairing: Neither side is completely happy with what they've got. In the case of Jose Abreu in particular, the scouts have a few
- Jose Bautista's Counter-Shift
was stressing the importance of using the whole field. Seitzer came into a situation featuring Jose Bautista, who blossomed into a star by becoming an extreme pull power hitter. This season, Bautista has
- Jose Molina Misses a Pitch
Jose Bautista took him deep on an inside fastball at 98 miles per hour.
Rodney retired Edwin Encarnacion, then he walked Adam Lind. Lind didn't score, so that walk didn't really hurt. Lind walked
- In Awe of Jose Iglesias
, on July 16, 2004, Wily Mo Pena went 1-for-4 with a homer, no walks, and three strikeouts. I like a game in which a player puts everything about himself on display, and Jose Iglesias had just such a game
- Jose Bautista and the 9-3 Putout
contact that the ball he hit was going foul, despite the fact that it really wasn't even close to being foul. Jose Bautista knew better, made a great sliding stop and came up firing to first without
- Passing on Jose Reyes
. Though we felt good about our franchise players, many of the readers were quick to point out players they felt were snubbed. Of all the names mentioned, Jose Reyes has become the one player I'm
- Jose Lopez's Woeful 2010
About a month ago, Matthew Carruth wrote up Jose Lopez’s odd season. Summarizing his accomplishments to date with:
It’s not all cheery news however. While Lopez may pace the entire league
- The Dynastic Ambitions of Jose Canseco
on television, or duck calls sold, or albums sold, or games won, or descendents who wind up ruling nation-states.
Fortunately, Internet philosopher Jose Canseco is an expert on a great many things, only
- Jose Fernandez and Efficient Dominance
. And for that, they can thank Jose Fernandez.
It seems odd writing about a Jose Fernandez v. Alex Wood matchup a mere seven days after Jeff Sullivan did the same thing here, but this game
- Jose Altuve's Strike Zone
of two things. It's either any joke told by John Mulaney, or it's the fact that my Firefox spellcheck suggests replacing "Altuve" with "altitude." It's funny because it's true.
- A Week with Jose Abreu
different story with a player like Jose Abreu. He's a prospect, yes, and there's excitement there, sure, but Abreu is more of an unknown, no matter how much the White Sox committed to him. With a lot
- Is Jose Bautista's Leap Unprecedented?
As long as Jose Bautista continues to hit like this it is our duty to write articles in his honor. Earlier in the week Dave Cameron analyzed how much of a bargain Bautista's 5 yr/$65 mil extension
- Jose Valverde's Ground Assault
For most of his major league career, Jose Valverde has relied upon pure, unadulterated power to close out games. Delivering sizzling fastballs from a calm, unhurried motion that contrasts
- Jose Lopez to Colorado
In the moments leading up to the non-tender deadline, the Mariners managed to move second baseman Jose Lopez, receiving minor league pitcher Chaz Roe from the Rockies in return. Seattle was planning
- Jose Bautista Facts
, we've seen Eric Hosmer Facts.
Well, I'm here to present you with Jose Bautista Facts, but there's one slight difference - despite being just as crazy, these facts are all true (h/t to DrewGROF
- Jose Reyes Lands In Miami
The Marlins’ addition of Jose Reyes not only affects the 29-year-old shortstop, but also has a great impact on two other Miami players.
In October I penned a piece about Jose Reyes’ outlook
- Jose Lobaton and the Nearly Impossible
The reality of Jose Lobaton's walk-off home run is that we don't know what it's going to mean yet. This is going to depend in large part on series context, on how the rest of the series goes
- Jose Canseco on Taxes
From two of Jose Canseco's columns at Vice.com:
The issue is very simple: If you’ve got friends and family, the more money you make the more you spend on them. So let’s say you spend half your
- Consistency, Steals and Jose Reyes
One thing that fantasy players value in their picks is consistency. And for the past three seasons, Jose Reyes has been one of the most consistent players around. According to the RotoTimes Player
- What is a Jose Quintana?
The White Sox aren't close, but they're building a long-term core. Earlier in the week they signed starting pitcher Jose Quintana to a five-year contract with two more years of club options
- Jose Bautista's Historic Pace
In discussing Thursday how Jose Bautista has been, without question, the best and most valuable player in the American League this year, the topic of where his first "half" ranks historically
- Tigers Acquire Jose Veras
While the Tigers had been pegged by the media as buyers of expensive proven closers, Dave Dombrowski just ignored the high profile end of the relief market and found a much better value in Jose Veras
- The Astros Get Their Jose Molina
any sort of household name, you could say the Astros just got their Jose Molina. Have I mentioned lately that the Astros employ Mike Fast? Do I even need to?
On the surface, it's a C-list
- Appreciating Jose Quintana
If you sort our leaderboard by WAR from 2013-2015, guess who's ninth? It's noted White Sox lefty... Jose Quintana? Using RA9-WAR he falls to 17th. Of course, his teammate deservedly receives more
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Jose Bautista
and don’t want to vote on those numbers, it’s fine, and I have not made it a required question. Let me know if you like it.
I’m surprised we haven’t done Jose Bautista yet over the course
- Trade Me Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes was drafted as a three category juggernaut in a prime position. Owners expected him to be near the top of the league in steals, average, and runs as he will hit atop a lineup
- Doing the Best With Jose Valverde
All offseason long, the Detroit Tigers denied interest in re-signing free-agent closer Jose Valverde. Every other team in baseball also effectively denied interest in signing Valverde. The Tigers did
- Jose Fernandez, Etched in Stone
had Jose Fernandez on the mound, and before the Marlins equivalent of a full house, Fernandez did everything in what would be his final start of the season. There were twists, there were turns
- Jose Abreu's First and Worst
It's been a hell of a stretch for Jose Dariel Abreu. Coming out of Cuba, he signed with the White Sox for life-changing money. He put together a decent spring training under completely unfamiliar
- Daily Graphing - Jose Valverde
. Jose Valverde was next in line and after saving 8 games in 10 chances, he too was forced to go on the disabled list for the remainder of the season.
In steps Greg Aquino who converted 16 of 19
- Jose Reyes: Then and Now
While taking full advantage of my MLB Extra Innings package last night a scrolling bottom line informed me that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes hit his 7th home run. At that point it dawned on me
- Hackin' Jose Reyes
With a healthy, productive season, Jose Reyes will become a very wealthy man next winter. The switch-hitter, eligible for free agency following 2011, could hit the market as a 28-year-old
- Is Jose Ramirez a Starter or Reliever?
Jose Ramirez's live arm was on display against Kevin Gausman this past Friday. The New York Yankees' minor-leaguer consistently unleashed 94 mph to 95 mph four-seam fastballs against the Bowie Baysox
- Forgetting Jose Veras
Jose Veras -- not the most glamorous name that comes to mind when you're thinking about closers for next year, but if you're one of those fantasy owners who hates investing heavily in a position
- Jose Quintana's Steady Improvement
It's been an improbable ride for Jose Quintana. After signing with the White Sox as a minor-league free-agent last season, Quintana held his own in 22 starts in the majors. While nothing about his
- Jose Quintana: Stud or Dud?
of today's analysis, Jose Quintana. He's coming off a season in which he threw over 200 innings with nine wins, 178 strikeouts, a 3.32 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. You might be surprised to learn the total
- The Un-comparable Jose Bautista
There are several issues complicating Jose Bautista’s impending arbitration status. For starters, there’s the fact that last season was a career year for him, something that was completely out
- Jose Iglesias on the Comeback Trail
Molina and Jose Iglesias, their defensive skills so outweighed their offensive ineptitude that they were brought to the major leagues without the ability to hit anywhere near a major-league level
- Jose Bautista's Strange Season
Jose Bautista is once again performing at a very high level after a slow start to the season. He has produced 2.4 WAR in 72 games, and ranks 11th in the American League with a .381 wOBA. He is tied
- Jose Iglesias: Defense in Detroit
to weak-hitting shortstops with elite defensive ability. A few paragraphs later, I brought up Jose Iglesias.
Whether Iglesias fits that profile is a matter of debate. The 24-year-old ended up far
- Jose Valverde to Detroit
According to MLB.com's Jason Beck, free agent reliever Jose Valverde has come to terms with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year, $14 million contract, with a $9 million option for the 2012 season
- The Next Jose Bautista
This article was originally posted at WahooBlues.com.
Jose Bautista took the baseball world by storm in 2010 when, after six MLB seasons of doing nothing in particular, he emerged as a candidate
- The Jose Bautista Club
The nature of the season brings about a plethora of articles searching for the next 'something'. Looking for the next breakout is a popular topic, meaning the search for the next Jose Bautista
- The Case for Jose Bautista
think, despite the presence of other viable candidates just as Jacoby Ellsbury and maybe Justin Verlander, Jose Bautista is my choice for the American League's Most Valuable Player of 2011.
- Jose Bautista Cashes In
As first reported by Enrique Rojas, the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista have apparently agreed to terms on a five year, $65 million dollar contract. That is a lot of money for a guy who has had one good
- Jose Bautista Is a Massive Bargain
When the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista to a five-year, $65 million contract extension before spring training, I said the following:
I get why Toronto made this deal. I think there’s a pretty decent
- Jose Abreu's Swing
There has been no shortage of opinions regarding the Chicago White Sox' signing of Jose Dariel Abreu. We have seen how his statistics match up to other recent Cuban defectors before the jump
- Jose Fernandez: Preventable or Inevitable?
Jose Fernandez is broken. After allowing him to throw ridiculous pitches that opposing hitters simply couldn't touch, his elbow threw in the towel in the fifth inning of his start on Friday night
- The Jose Bautista of the Ivy League
of contact and power roughly equivalent to Jose Bautista's in the majors. Which is not to say that Craig is Bautista's equal, but which is to say that as Bautista is to Major League Baseball, so Craig
- Looking For the Next Jose Bautista
the season like with Jose Bautista and Curtis Granderson in the past couple of years. Here is a look at some players that may be turning their game around for the better
The data I use
- Jose Campos: What's Left?
of the four in that deal who was healthy and remotely effective for the duration of the 2013 season was the throw-in on the other side, Jose Campos. Of course, the level he was effective at was Low
- Jose Altuve and Expectations of Regression
What will the fantasy baseball market look like for Jose Altuve in 2015? The Houston Astros’ second baseman, as a top-five commodity overall who wasn’t, on average, drafted as a top-five player
- GIF: Jose Molina Super Toss
Framing is an alright talent, says Jose Molina, but if you want a real unique skill, try to match this:
Your move, Jonathan Lucroy.
- Jose Canseco, Vampire
- Run, Don’t Walk, to Buy Pedro Alvarez Stock
At first glance, it looks like Pedro Alvarez is doing exactly what we thought he would this year. He’s hit 8 long balls and is sporting a Mendozian .210 average, which somehow falls below his pre
- Ceremonial First GIF: Jose Fernandez
Miami right-hander and 20-year-old Cuban emigre Jose Fernandez has, just seconds before the composition of these very words, finished his first inning as a major-league pitcher, retiring the New
- Jose Bautista - Also Good at Internetting
I make no secret of my soaring admiration for all things Jose Bautista, for whom my love is both boundless and without bound. As such I was pleased to learn that Joey Bats is as adept at Internetting
- Jose Abreu: Now a Complete Hitter
You might not have heard, but Jose Abreu is a pretty good hitter.
Who am I kidding, you've heard about that by now. You also probably heard he just wrapped up a 21-game hitting streak