- Should We Believe in Jose Ramirez?
As we begin to approach the 2017 season, one of the larger wild cards at the third base position is Cleveland Indians third sacker Jose Ramirez. While Ramirez is coming off of a remarkable
- Jose Bautista and Defying the Curve
So Jose Bautista will not receive the six years or $150 million he was reportedly seeking a year ago. According to Ken Rosenthal, Bautista has reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal
- James Paxton Primed to Dethrone King Felix as Mariners Ace
Cruz -- the Mariners starting pitching lagged behind. With fans hoping for a bounce-back performance from Felix Hernandez, the King waned further, seeing an increase in ERA, FIP, and walk rate
- Do the Astros Need Jose Quintana?
trade to make, as they haven't yet moved Jose Quintana, one of the game's best pitchers, and a guy who is signed for four more years at bargain prices.
And for a while now, whenever anyone asked
- A Very Stupid Jose Altuve Hypothetical
to be declined. I then quickly one-upped myself. The McCutchen answer was maybe somewhat interesting. But what about an even more team-favorable option? Enter Jose Altuve. Altuve is under guaranteed
- Jose Bautista Fighting Decline
this past year following his age-40 season.
At 36, free agent Jose Bautista is a few years older than Ortiz was back in 2008, but similar questions apply. From 2010 to 2015, the former Jays outfielder
- Jose Bautista Thinks the ALCS Is Rigged
, a little too unusual, per Mike Vorkunov's twitter account.
Jose Bautista implied today that there are "circumstances" working against the Jays & we're not talking about whatever
- On Jose Fernandez and The 2016 Cy Young
at his head. But now he's gone. He leaves behind a legacy that won't soon be forgotten -- Dave Cameron can't wait to tell his children about Jose Fernandez, and the Marlins are going to retire his
- Our Staff Remembers Jose Fernandez
As you know by now, the world lost Jose Fernandez on Sunday. Here at FanGraphs, we wanted to offer those affiliated with us an opportunity to remember Fernandez in their own way. We have collected
- Jose Abreu Is Halfway to Strikeout Bingo
Just in case you've missed it -- Jose Abreu, earlier, was a massive disappointment. For as long as the White Sox were worth paying attention to this year, Abreu was underachieving. It was one
- Jose Abreu Should Be Embarrassed
the most-outside swing attempt of the season belongs to Jose Abreu, as of Thursday night. Abreu should probably be ashamed of himself.
Though I looked at everyone, the swings at the very most-outside
- Let's Talk About Jose Ramirez
of their ballclub has been the recent emergence of Jose Ramirez. A team starved for offensive talent coming into the year has seen Ramirez serve as a catalyst in recent weeks, as they continue
- Jose Fernandez Threw a Slow Fastball
-Star Game captured the attention of my dorkiness. It was the most talked-about pitch of the contest. This is how Jose Fernandez started David Ortiz in the third inning:
The thing to notice
- The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat
Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that's not the bizarre stat. That's just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least
- Jose Altuve Scared Them Away
It was a strange start to the season, you'll remember. Even though the Astros, as a whole, were completely disappointing, Jose Altuve came out absolutely on fire. He put up numbers you'd expect from
- Using Statcast Against Jose Abreu
that we get to see, so let's roll with it. As a demonstration, I'm going to use Jose Abreu, of the White Sox. Abreu hasn't been terrible, but he hasn't quite been himself, not yet. Why is that? Could
- Declining Differentials, Or Why There May Still Be Hope For King Felix
Things do not look good for Felix Hernandez. He is striking out close to two fewer batters and walking close to two more batters per nine than he has over the course of his career. His ERA
- We've Never Seen This Felix Hernandez
I recognize that this is a sensitive subject at a lousy time. I mean, the Mariners are winning, winning on a fairly sustained basis, and Felix Hernandez owns a lower ERA than Stephen Strasburg
- Jose Altuve: Power Hitter
He's listed at a generous 5-foot-6, and he's never hit more than 15 homers, so when you look up and see that Jose Altuve has hit five home runs already this year, you really just want to shrug
- Felix Hernandez Is Not Right
It has only been three starts, but already after starts one and two, my FanGraphs colleagues have sounded the alarm bells on Felix Hernandez. Now it's my turn to speculate after outing number three
- Felix Hernandez's Ominous Company
Let's talk about the King. Felix Hernandez lost his start on opening day. In one sense, it was just the same old Mariners -- Felix allowed one earned run, and literally just one hit, a fly-ball
- Jose Bautista and the New Slide Rule
with the bases loaded and one out, Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground ball to Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. Longoria threw to second base to force out Jose Bautista, who had been running
- Let's Craft an Extension for Jose Bautista
towards a more pressing contract issue: what to do with star outfielder Jose Bautista. The face of the franchise, Bautista is in the final year of his contract, and will likely be the best hitter
- Setting a Fantasy Value on Jose Reyes
Looking over some recent real and mock fantasy drafts, one name which is coming up as a potential sleeper is Jose Reyes. His fantasy value is unknown with his projected value being quite a bit
- King Felix Remains Consistently Great, but Loses Ground
Felix Hernandez's days as an elite starting pitcher are over. That's not a knock on him, nor does that make him any less of the ace that he is for his ballclub. It's just that King Felix posted
- 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
- Reviewing Steamer and I: Jose Abreu
optimistic than Steamer on the whole. However, for Jose Abreu I was actually significantly more pessimistic.
In the review of this series, I will be including my original Pod Projection, and Steamer
- San Jose Strikes Out at the U.S. Supreme Court
When the city of San Jose, California sued Major League Baseball back in the summer of 2013, the city’s attorneys likely anticipated that they would eventually have to litigate the case all the way
- 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
- What Zack Greinke Learned from Felix Hernandez Exactly
is great -- says that Greinke is "pulling a Felix Hernandez" and the fact that the pitch is getting harder and finding great results even as it's thrown more is a strong point in that favor. So, too
- How Much Did Felix Hernandez Solve?
on track. In Chicago, Rick Porcello returned to the Red Sox and spun seven shutout innings, after entering with an ERA near 6. And Felix Hernandez turned in an effective outing at home against
- Is Felix Hernandez Hurting?
Fresh off of the worst start of his career, Felix Hernandez is in the rundown for every baseball show on television. Often so far, the producer's notes have asked the analysts to wonder if the team
- Sunday Notes: Felix, Shark, Archer, Sale, Castellanos, more
My first piece for FanGraphs was an interview with Felix Hernandez. That was in May 2011, when Hernandez was 25 years old and coming off a Cy Young season. Four-plus years later, I'm still here
- NERD Game Scores: Watch Felix Doubront for Some Reason
- Zack Greinke Is Pulling a Felix
, and there's not enough of a change of speed. The best-known exception to this idea is Felix Hernandez, who's been known to throw changeups in the low-90s. Felix's changeup is one of the best in the game, so he's served
- Jose Abreu, Pitchers, and Ongoing Adjustments
At the beginning of 2014, there were a lot of questions about how well Jose Abreu would perform in the major leagues because we didn't have any information about Abreu in the context
- NERD Game Scores: Jose Fernandez One-Man Show Event
." What one finds during a Jose Fernandez start, for example, might technically be regarded as a one-man show -- owing to how Jose Fernandez is technically one man -- and yet such events are the source
- Felix Hernandez's Other Weapon
Wednesday afternoon in Tampa Bay, Felix Hernandez wrapped up a complete-game shutout. It was just his second in the past three seasons, but you shouldn't let that fool you. He's one of the best
- 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
- The Seattle Rotation: King Felix and the Paxton Marinera
that was among the league leaders in WAR, a lineup that just added Nelson Cruz and a ballpark that caters toward pitchers.
Felix Hernandez / 29
We get it: King Felix is the ruler of all
- Henderson Alvarez Almost Has Felix's Changeup
Felix Hernandez's changeup is one of the best pitches in baseball. How can we actually know this? You could, if you wanted, look at the assigned run values. Those'll tell you what happened on Felix's
- 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
- 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
- Creating a Composite Jose Fernandez Projection
Jose Fernandez was having a dominating 2014 season until he needed Tommy John surgery last May. The 22-year-old righty could be one of the more dominant arms in the game when he returns. Fantasy
- The Most Extraordinary Thing About Jose Molina
tremendously. We were just talking about Barry Bonds and now we're going to talk about Jose Molina. Has that ever happened before? It will all make sense in a minute.
The Tampa Bay Rays released veteran
- Jose Abreu Vs. the Scouting Reports
Today's the day that Jose Abreu wins the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Seems like they're doing a whole announcement show, and nothing's official yet because they don't want to spoil
- 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
- 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
- Jose Abreu, Queller of All Concerns
Jose Abreu was the newest of a group of Cubans arriving in the Majors Leagues in the last couple of years. The most recent and notable of that group, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig, made successful
- Why King Felix Will Win the Cy Young, But Shouldn't
Corey Kluber deserves the AL Cy Young. Corey Kluber will not win the AL Cy Young. Felix Hernandez got off to a hot start, establishing himself early as the best pitcher in the AL, earning himself
- Felix Hernandez and Situational Pitching
We've got a lot of weeks ahead of debating Felix Hernandez vs. Corey Kluber, as the Cy Young race seems like it ought to be a dead heat. Several different elements come into play, and to be perfectly
- The Year in High Strikes to Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve accomplished something Tuesday night. He played in a major-league baseball game! Wow! And even more incredible than that, he broke the Astros' single-season record for hits, previously
- NERD Game Scores: David Price, Felix Hernandez Spectacular
Highly Rated Game
Seattle at Detroit | 19:08 ET
Felix Hernandez (180.1 IP, 62 xFIP-, 6.2 WAR) faces David Price (185.1 IP, 71 xFIP-, 4.0 WAR). The former is the prohibitive favorite for this year's Cy
- Felix Hernandez and the AL MVP
candidacy, but in running through the other candidates for AL MVP, I wrote this:
Robinson Cano only has eight home runs and will probably split any votes he might get with Felix Hernandez, who would
- Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez and Appreciating Greatness
It's probably not earth-shattering to point out that Clayton Kershaw and Felix
- 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
- One Thing You Probably Already Knew About Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve is awesome.
That is all.
- Taking a Closer Look at Jose Abreu
White Sox rookie Jose Abreu may have already cemented his status as the best free-agent signing from the past offseason. Through his first 77 games, Abreu has flashed elite power skills, clubbing 27
- NERD Game Scores: Entirely Gratis Felix Hernandez Event
Highly Rated Game
Seattle at Chicago AL | 14:10 ET
Felix Hernandez (128.1 IP, 61 xFIP-, 4.8 WAR) faces Jose Quintana (104.2 IP, 88 xFIP-, 2.6 WAR). After his most recent appearance, the former has now
- 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
- Felix Hernandez - Taking It To The Next Level?
performance of some of the game's elite, and determine whether they in fact have taken things to the next level. Today, Felix Hernandez.
Since his arrival at the major league level in 2005 at age
- Felix, Better than Ever, and the Best Ever
the big assumption out of the way early.
Felix now has a legitimate claim to being the best Mariner pitcher ever. Considering that he has 8 full seasons under his belt and 2 half seasons, all
- The Long Narrow Road to Felix Pie's Apartment
(Editor's note: Felix Pie is a professional baseball player currently employed by the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. He is walking home from the stadium after a game.)
- 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 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
- 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
- Jose Bautista Is Doing More With Less
Darvish, Sonny Gray and Jesse Chavez all have particularly low Z-Swing marks and Masahiro Tanaka, Stephen Strasburg, Jose Fernandez, Felix Hernandez and Greinke rate highly in O-Swing. If you can get
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- What Does Jose Quintana Do?
Take a look at Jose Quintana's collection of pitches, and there's not much there to appreciate. Kind of makes you wonder how he does what he does, even if that creep can roll. His ERA is in the top
- Jose Fernandez Ready For Year Two
- No Signs of Decline from Felix Hernandez... Yet
He's 27, so maybe it's not surprising. But over 1800 innings into his career, Felix Hernandez isn't really showing any signs of decline yet. Well, if you ignore one stat.
Far from declining
- Letting Jose Canseco Tell Us Two Things
threw down in the comments)
However, I did notice that some of you bemoaned (or just kinda weren't into) my desire to read certified masterpiece Juiced, by Jose Canseco. "What this book will lack
- 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 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
- Weekend Bat-Flip Coverage: Jose Constanza
Jose Constanza just hit a two-run single. Was the resulting bat flip a celebration of this feat, or was it an unsuccessful product of him trying to fling his bat into the stands -- giving
- 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.
- 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 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
- The Curious Case of Felix Hernandez
During last night's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable radio show that I participate in every Wednesday night, I was asked in one of our regular segments whether Felix Hernandez would remain an effective
- Jose Fernandez Adds a New Pitch
Any other year and Jose Fernandez would be getting a lot more attention. The Marlins' rookie starting pitcher recently turned 21 years old and he was promoted to the major straight from Single
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Is Jean Segura a New Jose Reyes?
Last week, I wrote about Hanley Ramirez in this space. Because it was a look at Ramirez’ success over the past eight years, the natural comparison to another top shortstop in that span, Jose Reyes
- 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 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
- 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
- Daily Notes: An Ideal Occasion for Enjoying Felix Hernandez
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Seattle at Pittsburgh, 12:35 ET
Regarding This Game, One of Its Virtues
One of the virtues of this game is how, in Felix Hernandez (50.2 IP, 65 xFIP-, 1.6
- 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
- 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
- Effectively Wild Episode 176: Jose Fernandez and Service Time/Jose Bautista and Umpire Payback
Ben and Sam talk about why the Marlins have put service-time considerations aside in Jose Fernandez's case, then discuss Jose Bautista's comments about umpires.
- 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
- GIF: Jose Bautista Will Bring You To Your Feet
Watching Jose Bautista do what he's done since arriving in Toronto has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my baseball-watching life. And Bats did it again on Wednesday night, moments
- 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 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
- Felix Fermin To Feast On Your Entrails Just As Soon As He Puts On This Cap
Former MLB shortstop and current manager of the Águilas Cibaeñas of the Dominican Winter League, Felix Fermin, is going to eat your entrails in a second, but right now he is putting on this baseball
- Felix Hernandez's Velocity
Last week, the Seattle Mariners inked their ace, Felix Hernandez, to a $175 million extension for the next seven years. The dominating righty will be entering his age-27 season this year, meaning
- Felix Hernandez, Superstars, and Frictional Costs
are apparently set to sign Felix Hernandez to the largest contract ever given to a Major League pitcher. The total commitment is $175 million over seven years. It's a staggering amount for a guy who wasn't
- Felix Hernandez Reportedly Getting Blockbuster Contract
At present, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, and Clayton Kershaw are three of the very greatest starting pitchers in the game. They're also all two years away from free-agent eligibility, so
- 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
- 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
- The Yankees and the Poor Man's Jose Molina
Kontos. That was before Kontos actually pitched well. But to understand Chris Stewart is to understand a division rival of his. A year ago, the Rays signed the old and underwhelming Jose Molina
- Andrelton Simmons: The New Jose Altuve?
, but in the world of fantasy middle infielders, is there room for a comparison? Andrelton Simmons could be the late sleeper we all need at a tough position, just like Jose Altuve was last year.
- Astros Take On Jose Veras Experiment
Jose Veras spent last season as a reliever for the Milwaukee Brewers, but in retrospect he was also something more: a year-long experiment on the value of those relievers a fan observes day
- Jose Reyes And the Pain of Moderated Expectations
were Giancarlo Stanton, the home run monstrosity and Jose Reyes.
After a pair of seasons cut short by injury, Reyes played a remarkable 160 games, which was the Marlins' team high by more than
- 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
- Felix Hernandez, John Jaso Outwit the Rays
Felix Hernandez's perfect game on Wednesday was a testament to both his excellent stuff, but also a well-deserved outcome for an excellent game plan executed by he and catcher John Jaso. A former Ray
- King Felix Is Perfect
27 batters faced, 12 strikeouts, 15 other outs.
In June, I put Matt Cain's perfect game in historical perspective. This one by Felix Hernandez might not have matched Cain's
- Buy or Sell: Felix Doubront
Felix Doubront is owned in just 39% of Yahoo! leagues, which seems excessively low given his performance in his first season as a major league starting pitcher. While the 4.24 ERA is not incredibly
- 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
- 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 Bautista Elevates In Hot Streak
Jose Bautista is back. After a horrendous April which saw him post just a .185/.298/.333 line, the Jays' star has surged. He's following up a .257/.342/.552 May with a a .258/.413/.774 June
- 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
- 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
- GIF: King Felix and Beltre Sign (Love) Language
Felix Hernandez: Why didn't you call me? I called you. I called you like eight times. Why didn't you call me?
Adrian Beltre: I called you. Oh come on. I called you. Check your messages. I
- Jose Altuve Is Starlin Castro 2.0
I've been meaning to write about Jose Altuve for a couple of weeks now, but with Ryan espousing the virtues of Starlin Castro, this seems like the perfect time to talk about Altuve. Why does
- Jose Canseco, Vampire
- 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
- Felix Hernandez and Missing Velocity
When Felix Hernandez broke into the Majors as a 19-year-old, he threw the ball really hard. Here's the Pitch F/x plot of his start against the Oakland A's on April 2nd, 2007, the first for which we
- Why Aren't We Talking About The San Jose A's?
The Oakland Athletics have pined for a move to San Jose for some time. Bud Selig and Major League Baseball recently have put the issue onto the front burner, yet no resolution seems to be within
- Jose Canseco, Steroids, and Logical Paradox
In case you weren't aware, Jose Canseco has been attempting a baseball comeback with the Mexican League. Last night, the president of the Mexican League confirmed to ESPN that Canseco had been banned
- 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
- Jose Reyes & The Abyss: Multiple Choice
- 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
- 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
- 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 Reyes Does Not Want To Be Your Friend
You may not be aware that world famous singer, wrapper, and sous chef Jose Reyes also is a shortstop of great quality and is currently unemployed, all alone, and looking for a new club that can help
- Jose Reyes: A Look to Next Year
After a sub-par 2010 and an injury riddled 2009, Jose Reyes burst back onto the scene in a big way this season. The 28-year-old had his best season per wOBA, finishing with a mark of .386, 20 points
- 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 Altuve's Size: Boon or Bane?
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." J.R.R. Tolkien
By most accounts, Jose Altuve did not have the most impressive debut for the Houston Astros on Wednesday
- 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
- 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 Finds Work With Marlins
It was not too long ago when Jose Lopez was a perfectly capable starter on a major-league team. Sure, he was far from a star, but was league-average bat with passable defense at several positions
- 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 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 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
- Q&A: Felix Hernandez
Few, if any, hurlers combine overpowering stuff and pitching acumen quite like Felix Hernandez. The Mariners workhorse has dominated the American League each of the past two-plus seasons, going
- Is Jose Bautista the Best Hitter in the AL?
Among the most talked about story lines heading into the 2011 season, few generated as much interest as Jose Bautista's attempt to follow up on his monstrous season from last year. The universal
- On The Rise: Jose Tabata and Dexter Fowler
fulfilling their projections. Owners that remain patient with players in the latter group can pick up premium talent in the last rounds of a draft. Jose Tabata and Dexter Fowler are two players that fit
- 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
- The Odd Timing of Jose Bautista's Breakout
reason: the lack of home runs. Yet Jose Bautista managed to completely reverse that league-wide trend.
Since a peak in 2000, home runs have dipped a bit. In 2010 we saw the most dramatic slide yet
- Could Jose Bautista Be Better in 2011?
Since Jose Bautista signed his shiny new contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, it has been a popular task to look for players who had comparable power spikes out of nowhere and look at how
- 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
- 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
- Who Would Want Jose Reyes?
that Jose Reyes -- who stands to be in the running for a nine-figure contract as a free agent next fall if he stays healthy and has a good year -- will be traded before the July 31 deadline
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Pending Options Spotlight: Jose Reyes
Naturally, that means that there's going to be some speculation about the future of some of the Mets talented veterans, such as shortstop Jose Reyes. The Mets hold an option
- Have Pitchers Adjusted to Jose Bautista?
With 54 home runs in all, Jose Bautista has hit at least 11 home runs in May, July, August, and September. He is crushing fastballs in particular, with 2.63 fastball runs above average according
- Jose Bautista and the Meaning of the Word "Fluke"
Today, Joe Posnanski wrote a piece about Jose Bautista's remarkable 50th home run. Bautista's the first man to crack the 50-home run barrier since 2007, just the 26th man ever to reach such a gaudy
- Felix Is King
Sunday afternoon was simply another outing for Felix Hernandez. King Felix threw eight shutout innings against the Cleveland Indians, striking out nine, walking one, and only allowing four hits
- Royals to Part Ways with Jose Guillen
For a while it seemed like Jose Guillen was at risk of spending three full years with the same team. From the start of his career, in 1997 with the Pirates, through 2007 he had spend no more than two
- 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
- 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, 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
- Is Jose Bautista The New Ben Zobrist?
This afternoon, I mentioned Jose Bautista's power surge over the last week, where he hit four home runs and upped his season total to 10, tying him for the 5th most in the major leagues. While
- 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 Extension For Felix
The Mariners have reportedly agreed to a 5 year, $78 million contract extension for Felix Hernandez. Mariner fans (including this one) are obviously thrilled with the deal from an emotional
- 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
- Jose Arredondo, Peter Pascarelli and Regression
of innings. Pascarelli came across well – he had a good voice and brought some opinions to the table. But one thing he said jumped out at me.
Pascarelli was talking about Angels reliever Jose Arredondo
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Jose Tabata
We've all sifted through Jose Tabata's dirty laundry this week thanks to his wife. But that story should not diminish the fact that the former Yankees prospect has the potential to have an impact
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 3
Continuing from the past few days, I this time separated Felix Hernandez's starts based on the percentage of fastballs he threw within the first 20 pitches. Five times during the season Felix throw
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 2
Today, moving on from yesterday where we looked how Felix's overall fastball percentage moved as the game wore on. This time, I drop the overall view and instead treat each pitch number separately
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 1
an open letter to then-Mariners Pitching Coach Rafael Chaves pleading with him to modify the game plan for Felix Hernandez when it came to starting out games. Namely, Dave pointed out
- 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
- King Felix isn't showing improvement
Felix Hernandez’s ERA has improved in every season he’s been in the majors. But don’t let that fool you: he’s not showing signs of improvement and 2008 was perhaps his worst season yet.
- 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
- 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
- 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