- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
Adrian Gonzalez was a disappointment last season. While his overall slash line of .299/.344/.463 isn't terrible for most players, it represented a pretty big fall from the elite production he's
- Adrian Gonzalez, Crushing and Missing
has been shockingly useful so far... and because Adrian Gonzalez has been surprisingly powerful.
Gonzalez is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak. He's had at least one extra base hit
- Is Fenway Helping Or Hurting Adrian Gonzalez?
(.390 wOBA) in the past two seasons in San Diego, Gonzalez has started off his tenure in Boston on a blistering pace. He now has a .434 wOBA -- second-best in the American League behind only Jose
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- Is Jose Bautista the Best Hitter in the AL?
Miguel Cabrera: .307/.396/.567, .408 wOBA
Adrian Gonzalez: .311/.402/.551, .404 wOBA
Jose Bautista: .261/.378/.548, .403 wOBA
Considering that Bautista is third on this list, and has
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Crawford and Gonzalez
Sox this week. That's right, over the last five years, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have been virtually identical in value.
They're nine months apart in age. Gonzalez has a shoulder problem
- A Silver Lining From the Jose Reyes Injury
When Jose Reyes slid awkwardly into second base in Kansas City on Friday night and twisted his ankle badly enough that it will keep him out until July, it wasn't just Toronto Blue Jays fans who
- Betting Big on Bats: The Jose Abreu Quandary
According to multiple reports, the White Sox have agreed to terms with free agent first baseman Jose Abreu on a six year, $68 million contract. Abreu, who turns 27 in January, has been a star
- SEO Gargantua: Jose Fernandez Bat Toss Weight-Loss Trick
Sources close to the situation -- and also just the box score itself -- suggest that right-hander Jose Fernandez has homered tonight off Mike Minor in the sixth inning of Miami's game against
- 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
- The Adrian Gonzalez that Isn't Anymore
The Dodgers are still alive in large part thanks to Adrian Gonzalez, and for Gonzalez, it's been a series somewhat defined by the inside pitch. The crucial double he hit off Adam Wainwright
- Is Gio Gonzalez Worth the Hype?
Step aside, C.J. Wilson. There's a new pitcher in town commanding the attention of major league teams. Following his best season as a pro, the Oakland Athletics are looking to deal Gio Gonzalez
- Alex Gonzalez's Hot Start
Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox
- Adrian Gonzalez and the Petco Challenge
When fantasy players think of the top first basemen in the game, Adrian Gonzalez is not the first name that comes to mind. But the first overall pick in the 2000 draft put up his third straight
- Adrian Gonzalez to Boston
While the deal is not quite official, the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox have agreed in principle to a swap that would send 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Beantown in exchange for RHP Casey Kelly, 1B
- Adrian Gonzalez's Walks
speculation is Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres star first baseman. With two years remaining on an unbelievably team friendly contract (he's owed just $10.25 million over both years), and coming off a +6.3 win
- Gonzalez vs Teixeira
Adrian Gonzalez is the new Roy Halladay. Given his agent's statements that he is not willing to give San Diego a hometown discount and sees Mark Teixeira's contract as the comparison for what his
- Is Gio Gonzalez Learning?
As a lefty who can spin curves that put Beyonce to shame (okay, not really), Gio Gonzalez garners attention. Gio whiffed 10.3 batters per nine innings on the farm and rated among Baseball America's
- Joey Votto or Adrian Gonzalez?
seasons, with one posting the third-best wOBA in the majors at first base, and the other ranking sixth at the position.
Cincinnati's Joey Votto and San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez seem to be valued about
- Gonzalez vs Beltre
Faced with a decision between two Adrians, the Red Sox finally settled on the younger, left-handed one, and have agreed to a deal that will bring Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. In return, the Padres
- Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
it appears likely that Mike Gonzalez will join the fray on a two-year deal worth at least $12M and up to as much as $16M. The deal is currently contingent on Gonzalez passing a physical – usually a given
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Adrian Gonzalez: Resetting Expectations
If you’d done nothing in 2012 but read the local papers, you might think that Adrian Gonzalez was among the biggest busts of modern times. Coming off a stellar 2011 Boston debut, his production
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
Adrian Gonzalez has been pretty much everything the Red Sox expected him to be and then some after sending three top prospects (and Eric Patterson) to the Padres to acquire the now-29-year-old
- The Power Will Not Return for Adrian Gonzalez
At the beginning of last year, we took some heat for leaving Adrian Gonzalez near the top of the first base rankings. Our reasoning, if I can speak for the consensus ranking crew, was that power
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
When I published our updated first base tier rankings last week, I mentioned that Adrian Gonzalez had hit just 13 homers in his previous 478 plate appearances dating back to last year. That stretch
- Calling a Pitch to Adrian Gonzalez
disagreement. Moments later, the Dodgers had the only run they'd need.
Make no mistake: the Cardinals lost Game 3 for a variety of reasons. They didn't lose because Adrian Gonzalez fisted a ball over
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Adrian Gonzalez
When I first wrote this, Gonzalez was still on the road to being a Red Sox. Then, I edited it when the deal fell through, and again when the deal ended up getting done. However, the question set I
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
Yesterday, Fredi Gonzalez became the second third managerial casualty of the year, following Trey Hillman's ouster in Kansas City (update: and Dave Trembley in Baltimore. Thanks, Rob Stratmeyer
- Adrian Gonzalez 2.0
or you can roll with the punches, accept the need to adapt and thrive through change. Last season Adrian Gonzalez found himself at one of those evolutionary crossroads, made the conscious decision
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
at it again this week, signing Carlos Gonzalez to a seven-year deal for around $80 million. That's a pretty massive contract for a player who has played one full season and parts of two others. It also seems
- Toying with the Adrian Gonzalez Market
(and represented in the Total category) rather than making everyone translate the wOBA to runs and figure things out from there.
Now obviously, we’re talking about acquiring Adrian Gonzalez – who
- Examining Gio Gonzalez
Lost in the improbable and rather infatuating season from R.A. Dickey and yet another commanding performance by Clayton Kershaw sits Gio Gonzalez and his measly 5.4 WAR season.
Gonzalez went 21-8
- Crowdsourcing Results: Gonzalez and Reynolds
Here are your results from this week’s round of topical crowdsourcing.
Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox / Padres)
My vote: 16 / 25
Average: 13.3 / 23.2
Median: 12 / 23
Std Dev: 5.3 / 6.6
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- How Good Is Gio Gonzalez?
Yesterday, the Nationals gave up four prospects, including three of their top 10 guys, for the right to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland A's. This follows on the heels of the Mat Latos trade
- Mike Gonzalez Traded to Rangers
Gonzalez from the Orioles for a PTBNL.
On the surface, this is a relatively minor move. Ooo, the Rangers add another veteran arm to help them shore up their bullpen down the stretch -- not such a big
- 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
- Q&A Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez is a student of hitting, which should come as no surprise given that he is one of the game’s premier sluggers. The left-handed-hitting first baseman has a career slash line of .288
- 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
- Adrian Gonzalez's Evolution, Part I
This is the first of a two-part series on Adrian Gonzalez's evolution as a hitter.
Writing for ESPN.com last year, Dave Cameron suggested that then-newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez
- Carlos Gonzalez's Improved Plate Discipline
It's not often that a young player receives a seven-year deal for $80 million before he hits his arbitration years, but Carlos Gonzalez is receiving just that from the Colorado Rockies this week
- Trade Fallout: Carlos Gonzalez to Colorado
A gifted center fielder with well-regarded hitting skills, Carlos Gonzalez has now been involved in two blockbuster trades over the past two off seasons. Originally signed by the Arizona
- Nationals Tie Knot With Gio Gonzalez
The Nationals have not been shy about their dealings with Gio Gonzalez. First, they dealt three of their top 10 prospects -- including two of their top three -- for the 26-year-old hurler. Then, over
- Gio Gonzalez: Walks and K's Galore
Since he was taken in the supplemental first round of the 2004 draft, Gio Gonzalez has alternately enticed and unnerved major league talent evaluators.
If you squint a little bit, the left-hander
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez has no doubt seen his fair share of U-Haul trucks. The former supplemental-first-round selection out of a Miami high school during the 2004 draft has played for the White Sox, Phillies
- Brewers Lose Gonzalez to Injured Knee
disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Finally, over the weekend against the San Francisco Giants, shortstop Alex Gonzalez landed on the disabled list with what appears to be a very serious leg
- A Low Cost Gio Gonzalez Alternative
Last week, reports began to surface that the Marlins were interested in acquiring Gio Gonzalez from the A's. Depending on how much credibility you put in various rumors, the A's have asked
- Strikeout Rates: Bumgarner & Gio Gonzalez
Overall, the predicted drop in K
- Q&A: Jordan Zimmermann & Gio Gonzalez
Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez have a few notable things in common. The Washington Nationals mound duo have outstanding stuff and rely more on pitching to their strengths than on scouting reports
- Gonzalez, Kemp, Bonifacio, Bourn, and Young
What do these fellow batsmen have in common?
• Adrian Gonzalez
• Matt Kemp
• Emilio Bonifacio
• Michael Bourn
• Michael Young
Well, probably a lot, seeing as how they all share a profession
- 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
- When Should San Diego Trade Adrian Gonzalez?
While it has generally been assumed that Adrian Gonzalez won't be in San Diego much longer, the Padres front office confirmed these beliefs with some public comments last week, stating
- 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
- 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
- Adrian Gonzalez’s Evolution, Part II
Part two of a two-part series.
In Part I of this series, I dove into some Pitch F/X data to try and tease out how Adrian Gonzalez changed his approach after leaving San Diego in 2011. Overall
- Were The Padres Right to Trade Gonzalez Now?
, Adrian Gonzalez played in the regular season finale that proved to be a bittersweet ending to a surprise run that lasted all season. The team fell just short of the playoffs, but still won 90 games
- Adrian Gonzalez Has Gotten to Second Base with the Desert
that Adrian Gonzalez has completed such a task. For photographic evidence suggests that Adrian Gonzalez, first baseman of your Los Angeles Dodgers, has gotten to second base with the whole desert.
- 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
- Braves Choose Fredi Gonzalez to Replace Cox
achieved under his guidance. They will turn to a former third base coach under Cox and previous Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez, 46, has been managing and coaching between the minors
- 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
- Carlos Gonzalez Has Quietly Been A Stud
. The biggest fantasy stalwart has been Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies.
Gonzalez owns the fourth-best wOBA (.429) in all of baseball and has the second-most home runs with 21 in only 316 plate
- 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
- Gio Gonzalez, Pitcher Abuse, and a Modern-Day Record
Last season, after joining the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez threw 3,198 pitches in the regular season, plus 209 more in the playoffs. That is an awful lot of pitches, but this article isn't about
- 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
- Request-a-GIF: Gio Gonzalez Mostly Sliding
Reader and home-surgery enthusiast Brian writes in thusly:
In the bottom of the Nats 5th today, Gio Gonzalez slid into third base. I was listening on radio, and the play by play guys had a hard
- 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
- Fredi Gonzalez's Decision-Making Is Not Helping the Braves
in BABIP against, and they are tied for 29th in run differential. Not all of this can be blamed on the manager and it is only four games, but Gonzalez is in line for criticism for his bullpen usage
- 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
- FanGraphs Audio: Fredi Gonzalez, Andrelton Simmons
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- Gonzalez Loves Mountains; Headley Hates Beaches
Well, actually I have no idea if Carlos Gonzalez loves the mountains or if Chase Headley hates the beach, but if my home/road splits looked like their's, I would certainly start to appreciate/blame
- 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
- 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
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Gio Gonzalez
-hander Gio Gonzalez -- the pitcher who currently has the highest strikeout rate (31.5%) and fifth-best SIERA (2.81) and third-highest WAR (2.0) among qualified pitchers.
What Might Be Surprising
- 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 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 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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.
- Josh Reddick and Alex Gonzalez: Waiver Wire Help
Alex Gonzalez, MIL |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 21.5% Yahoo - 16.0%
Gonzalez might be a tough sell for a lot of you, but given his power production and the current state of the shortstop
- Upton, Gonzalez and McCutchen: Tier Two NL Outfielders
season. On the other hand, he's only 24. If he does get better, he could have a scary good year.
It might be tempting to draw a corollary between Gonzalez heading into 2011
- Jose Canseco, Vampire
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Heisey & Gonzalez
as he's starting, he may even earn some shallow mixed league value.
Alex Gonzalez | 3% Owned
What is this, 2010 (when Gonzalez actually earned positive fantasy value)? The 37 year old former
- Gonzalez and DeJesus: Arm Injuries Still Not Healed
, but please let me know of any previously injured players you want examined.
Adrian Gonzalez (shoulder): Adrian was one a great acquisitions for the Boston Red Sox this off season. He came in and played
- 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
- Adrian Gonzalez Saves Team from Death or Worse
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Gonzalez Strands Prado
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Jose Fernandez Ready For Year Two
Jose Fernandez made the Miami Marlins watchable last season. Given that the team won just 62 games, and was without Giancarlo Stanton for some time, that's quite a task. At age-20, Fernandez somewhat
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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 Bautista Is Doing More With Less
active streaks in baseball ended recently, and I bet you didn't know anything about it. No, not the end of Nolan Arenado's 28-game hitting streak, as nice as that was. Jose Bautista went 0-4
- Marwin Gonzalez & Justin Ruggiano: Deep League Waiver Wire
Marwin Gonzalez / SS / Houston Astros
3 percent Yahoo / 1.6 percent ESPN / 5 percent CBS ownership
Jonathan Villar and his .597 OPS have been banished to Triple-A for the time
- Jose Reyes & The Abyss: Multiple Choice
- I Hate to Travel in Winter: On Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino
No, in fact there are no real surprises on this list until we get down to numbers 44 and 45, where we find Messrs Gio Gonzalez and Felipe Paulino, respectively. Regard:
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- Video: Jose Valverde Has Body, Rocks Party
It's common practice for one, when dancing, to shake what his mama gave him. If the video here -- from a Detroit-area benefit held in August -- is any indication, Tiger reliever Jose Valverde
- Actual Photo: Jose Molina Frames the Constitution
Rays catcher Jose Molina is of course famously renown for his ability to frame pitches for strikes. Less heralded is his ability to frame founding documents -- documents smithed in gory glory
- A GIF and a Tune: Jose Altuve and Culture Club
hope is but a degrading granule of sugar in the boiling bathtub of water that is Houston fandom, remember this; Jose Altuve will tumble for you.
- A Strained Analogy Featuring Jose Fernandez and Rick Steves
beyond Europe's most obvious (and expensive) tourist activities and experiencing the continent more like a native might.
One senses from the animated GIFs below -- of Jose Fernandez striking out
- A GIF and a Tune: Jose Fernandez and Talking Heads
(Note: This is technically not a GIF, since it's length prohibits it from GIFation. Please accept my repentance for duping you.)
This past Friday, Marlins starter Jose Fernandez had himself a day
- Stealing a Base, with Billy Hamilton and Jose Molina
joke that Hamilton is so fast he's already finished reading this article.
Run-of-the-mill paragraph pointing out how slow Jose Molina is. Note that Molina is perhaps the game's slowest runner
- Breakout Impossible: Don't Compare Jose Bautista to Others
Jose Bautista came out of nowhere two-and-a-half seasons ago and hit 54 home runs at the age of 29. At a time when most players' careers are declining, Bautista's taking off. In fact, his breakout
- Prospect Watch: Jose Ramirez, James Jones
1st 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.
Jose Ramirez, 2B
- Scouting Report: St. Paul Saints' Jose Hernandez
and trivia and people getting dunked in cottage cheese between the innings, but I pay more attention than most to what's going on during the game. It's because of this that I got to see Jose Hernandez
- Extry, Extry: Lenny Dykstra To Fight Jose Canseco
Breaking news from WPVI-TV Philadelphia's Jeff Skversky:
As much as this just sounds like Lenny Dykstra is canceling his autograph session to have a street fight with Jose Canseco (which I
- Jose Canseco Tweets Al Gore is Dead
in peace buddy hug for u— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 28, 2012
- Jose Quintana Is Better Than You Think
There were a lot of good pitchers in the American League last year. Jose Quintana was one of them. There are a lot of good pitchers in the American League this year. Jose Quintana is one of them. You
- Jose Bautista's Historic Season and the Hall of Fame
Jose Bautista is in the midst of a historic year. Jose Bautista will in all likelihood not make it into the Hall of Fame.
Much has already been said about the unique career arc of Joey Bats
- Did Jose Molina Frame the Red Sox?
from the Rays' strike zone? Two main items stick out to me: (1) The left-handed strike zone was uncharacteristically rule-bookish. Only the top left corner had the customary flexibility. And (2) Jose
- Jose Altuve: Little Player, Big Game
At just 5'5 and 175 pounds according to our data, Jose Altuve is tiny, at least compared to his colleagues in the professional athlete world. In fact, his size is so much fun to discuss that a new
- Jose Iglesias and Jordy Mercer: Waiver Wire Shortstops
With the news that Jose Reyes is being activated from the disabled list here on Wednesday, there's a fairly good chance that whoever owns him in your league might have a shortstop to send back
- Jose Veras Joins Bad Astros Bullpen
Jose Veras signed with the Astros. Dude's 32 and has a career walk rate around five per nine. His career swinging-strike rate is below average. Why does he deserve a post again?
- Should Owners Walk Away From Jose Guillen?
If you like your baseball careers unpredictable, than you will love Jose Guillen. The Pirates made him a full-time starter at the age of 21 and he looked overmatched. And then he regressed. After
- Marlins Get a Potential Bargain in Jose Reyes
Before the off-season started, we asked you guys to project how much the primary free agents would sign for this winter. The FanGraphs Crowd tabbed Jose Reyes for a six year, $101 million contract
- Waiver Wire: Luke Scott and Jose Altuve
, though he already has two away from the Trop. If you’re searching for someone with cheap power potential then there’s currently no better option than Scott and his Wolverine-style beard.
- Jose Bautista: Not As Good, Still Really Good
The amazing thing about Jose Bautista's breakout 2010 (54 homers, .422 wOBA) and arguably even better 2011 (43 homers, .443 wOBA) is that even when he's not really able to come close to sustaining
- Jose Reyes Trade Talk: Why NOT the Giants?
There's been some talk that the San Francisco Giants are having internal discussions about trading for Jose Reyes this year. At first blush, it makes sense - the Giants are trying to get back
- How Would Jose Reyes Fit on the Marlins?
In thinking of the likely landing spots for Jose Reyes, few, if any, would have guessed the Florida... er, Miami Marlins. But with multiple reports speculating on such a possibility, it’s worth
- Is Jose Reyes Suffering From Crawford Backlash?
Last week, the Marlins made an offer to every free agent with a pulse. At the heart of their "Sign Everyone!" plan is Jose Reyes, who reportedly received a six year, $90 million offer to move
- Szu-Chi Chou, Taiwan's Jose Bautista
-- despite his late-career Jose Bautista'ing -- is probably not MLB material. He could maybe work in the high minors for a few years, but the WBC is likely going to be the biggest stage of his career.
- Quarterly Report: Jose Abreu, Who Mashes
of this season's more noteworthy players and performances to date. "Noteworthy" doesn't always mean "best", though it does in most cases. Today, we'll take a look at the first quarter season of Jose Abreu's
- Red Sox Jose Vinicio's Value On The Upswing
As if the Boston Red Sox really needed to add another shortstop prospect to their impressive collection, Jose Vinicio made a successful, but injury shortened full season debut in Greenville. At 18
- On the Recent Alterations to Jose Abreu's Steamer Projection
In the past week, the Steamer projections for Cuban emigre and presumptive White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu have changed a couple of times, from a line of .292/.381/.554 to .279/.364/.518 to .272
- 2012 Pod Hitter Projections: Jose Altuve
sackers. As expected with any set of rankings from multiple people, there were many examples where our opinions diverged. Jose Altuve was one such player, so I thought it would be fitting to jump back
- Jose Altuve Might Actually Be Good Now
Is that an inflammatory headline? It feels like it might be. It's not like Jose Altuve was bad before, of course. But this is the Internet, where it's important to entice people to click on stories
- Jose Reyes: Three Year Deal Candidate?
are preparing to offer Jose Reyes a three-year deal, I had to chuckle to myself. There's the small market Marlins we know and love (/not really). They can talk the talk all they want, but if they're
- Jose Reyes And Other Big Money Shortstops
The Marlins made the first big move of the winter meetings Sunday night, agreeing to sign Jose Reyes to a six-year contract worth $106 million. It's obviously the largest contract in franchise
- Chris Archer, Jose Quintana, and Risk Valuation
of the contract signed by Chris Archer yesterday, and by Jose Quintana with the White Sox on March 24th.
- Jose Ceda and Alexander Torres: Mining the Minors
the Rays are holding up in the AL East, and if they need any pitching reinforcements.
Jose Ceda, RP
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: 1-1 W-L; 10 SVs; 0.56 ERA; 0.88 WHIP; 19
- Too Close To Call: Gordon Beckham and Jose Altuve
, but there is substantial concern over whether he ever will reach that point again.
On the other side is the Astros’ young Venezuelan second baseman, Jose Altuve, who came up at the end of July and hit
- Jose Altuve: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Jose Altuve is like Major League Baseball's version of Earl Boykins; whenever you watch him standing at the plate you can't help but think "wait, the Little League World Series started already?" He
- 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.
- MLB Court Filing: It Rejected A's Proposal For San Jose Ballpark
In a court filing late Friday night, Major League Baseball told the federal judge hearing San Jose's lawsuit against the league that MLB rejected the Oakland A's proposal to move to San Jose in June
- 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
- Tussle Over Proposed A's Ballpark in San Jose Heats Up
The Oakland A's want to move to San Jose, approximately 45 miles south of Oakland and 50 miles southeast of San Francisco. The Giants oppose the move on the ground that the A's granted the Giants
- San Jose's Case Against MLB Down To One State Claim
Federal Judge Ronald Whyte today dismissed the City of San Jose's federal and state antitrust claims against Major League Baseball but permitted a claim for tortious interference with contract