- Is Delmon Young About to Break Out?
- Other Pedro Martinez Day
Today, November 29, I hereby declare to be Other Pedro Martinez Day. As you surely know, Other Pedro Martinez, also known as Pedro A. Martinez and Pedro Martinez Aquino, born on this date in 1968
- What To Make Of J.D. Martinez
With 3 home runs and a .371 average, J.D. Martinez is one of the big pickups in roto over the past week. The question around Martinez is sustainability. Obviously he won't hit .371 all season
- Victor Martinez is One of a Kind
are over 80%. Number two is Nick Markakis, nearly five full percentage points below Martinez. After Markakis are Jose Altuve, Dustin Pedroia, Denard Span and Kurt Suzuki. You may have noticed something
- Pedro Martinez's Possible Suitors
Rumors surfaced today that Pedro Martinez was nearing an agreement with the Houston Astros. While the rumors seem at press time to be holding no water, it does appear likely that Pedro Martinez
- J.D. Martinez Broke His Elbow
offensively right now. In addition to Martinez, Jose Iglesias, Victor Martinez, James McCann and Ian Kinsler have a wRC+ north of 140 this month, and overall the Tigers' 129 wRC+ ranks second
- Victor Martinez's Unlikely and Unique Comeback
Victor Martinez is in his age-35 season. He spent nearly a decade in the majors playing catcher, the most physically demanding position for a hitter to play. He missed the entire 2012 season after
- My Fantasy co-MVPs: Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez
, making awards more personal for those who play in leagues with uncommon scoring methods. In standard mixed leagues, of 10, 12, or 15 teams, the award could go to Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley
- The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Martinez, House
Abreu, and Adam Eaton vs. Miguel Gonzalez
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez vs. Phil Hughes
Chris Carter vs. Andrew Cashner
Jose Bautista vs. Porcello
Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Chase Headley
- The Daily Grind: Marisnick, Martinez, Gonzalez
Farnsworth on Marisnick
Daily DFS - Martinez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Karns, Gonzalez, Uggla, Stubbs
1. Farnsworth on Marisnick
We're through about
- Short-Term Tigers Re-Sign Victor Martinez
Castellanos and Jose Iglesias. One can only wonder where the Tigers would be without the J.D. Martinez discovery, but it's clear that the system is thin, as a consequence of winning and trying to keep
- Trevor Story Sorta Looks Like J.D. Martinez
BABIPs -- Jose Bautista and Brian Dozier being two notable examples -- Martinez has avoided that particular pitfall, which helps offset the strikeouts.
Of course, we don't know that Story is going
- 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
- Have A Day, Jose Fernandez
- The Daily Grind: Martinez, Chavez, Van Slyke
Getting It Backwards
Daily DFS - Martinez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Lyons, Van Slyke, Davis
1. Getting It Backwards
Yesterday, I recommended
- Daily Notes: Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete
- 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
- 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
- Martinez To Boston
. The one they landed on, Victor Martinez, is a great fit for their roster.
Martinez can catch when Varitek isn't, can play first when Lowell needs a day off, or can DH when Francona wants to give
- How Jose Altuve Got to 200 Hits
Jose Altuve's career is notable because he is a 5-foot-5 man from Venezuela making a living as a professional athlete in America. Jose Altuve's season is notable because of hits. Lots and lots
- 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
- Twins Pitcher Jose Berrios Should Be Fun to Watch
Jose Berrios has a 6.75 ERA. His FIP is 5.63. He's walked 16% of the batters he's faced this season. He's averaging more than 20 pitches per inning, and in two starts he has completed just 9.1
- 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
- NERD Game Scores: Jose Fernandez One-Man Show Event
- Carlos Martinez's Change is Working
In seven innings this season, including six in his start on Sunday, Carlos Martinez has faced 10 right-handed hitters. None of them has reached base and four hitters have struck out. Martinez's early
- Lover, Not Fighter: Dennis Martinez
One night in 1977, Dennis Martinez was confronted by a decision: fight or go make love somewhere ...
When faced with an onrushing and plainly nettled George Scott, a gentleman scampers
- The Sustainable J.D. Martinez
Coming into 2015, baseball fans everywhere had the same question on their collective minds: “Is J.D. Martinez sustainable?” The question was more than fair, as there were plenty of indicators
- Daily Notes: On Jose Fernandez's Last Two Starts, Briefly
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. On Jose Fernandez's Last Two Starts, Briefly
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Dennis Martinez and French Perfection
Much like you, I slogged through this day encumbered by the grim assumption that, once again, I would not see the final outs of Dennis Martinez's 1991 perfect game broadcast in French. Thankfully
- Is Victor Martinez a Fit in Detroit?
Last week, on Boston radio station WEEI, Peter Gammons stopped by and made quite the bold statement:
I don’t expect Victor Martinez to come back, I think Detroit is going to give him four or five
- Victor Martinez To Detroit
as the reliever he wanted to acquire, and made them offers they couldn't refuse. Now he has reportedly lured Victor Martinez to Detroit with a four year, $50 million deal. Was Dombrowski's decision to outbid
- Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame
Edgar Martinez presents one of the most interesting debates about the hall of fame to date. Certainly, he was a hall of fame caliber hitter, regardless of the metrics you use. For his career, he
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Victor Martinez
Yesterday, the news came out that Victor Martinez had rejected a two year contract extension that the Red Sox had offered, and is now set to test free agency. In the words of his agent, Alan Nero
- Is Pedro Martinez Finished?
Regardless of what happens from this point forward, free agent Pedro Martinez will be known as one of the very best pitchers in the history of the game. A string-bean righty who was seen as too
- Free Carlos Martinez!
Heading into the 2012 season, Carlos Martinez was the 22nd-best prospect in the game, according to ESPN, and the 27th-best according to Baseball America. He was ranked in everyone else's top 100
- Projections & Victor Martinez
Over the last four or five years, Joe Mauer, Brian McCann, and Victor Martinez have been the gold standard for fantasy catchers. Jorge Posada was a fine fourth wheel for a while, and now Buster Posey
- Martinez heads to Detroit
The first big name free agent came off the board earlier this week, when the Tigers finalized a four-year, $50MM contract with catcher/first baseman/designated hitter Victor Martinez. GM Dave
- Adding Carlos Martinez
As a rather big fan of Carlos Martinez, it was disappointing to see him relegated to bullpen duty to start the season. Fortunately, that created a bit of leeway to get him on the cheap once he became
- Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame
worthy candidates the game's ultimate honor.
Edgar Martinez is one of these players, and arguably might be the one single player (perhaps along with Mike Mussina) whose candidacy has been damaged
- Aoki and Martinez: Waiver Wire
be poised for a solid second half than owners will want to get in on.
J.D. Martinez (ESPN: 23 percent owned; Yahoo!: 17 percent owned)
Martinez showed up on a number of rosters after an April in which
- Hamels vs Martinez
rotation, and reports are surfacing that he may go with Pedro Martinez in the second game in lieu of Cole Hamels. The rationale appears to be based on recent performance - Hamels has struggled
- Victor Martinez: Stock ?
In our ridiculously early draft, I picked Victor Martinez in the 10th round. I like the idea of picking up Martinez on the cheap, but I wasn't exactly sure what his value would be after missing all
- Victor Martinez, First Baseman?
If your league counts all players that have started once at a position as eligible there, well then Victor Martinez can catch for you next year. And you're luckier for it. But anyone else that played
- Edgar Martinez on Hitting
To say Edgar Martinez knows hitting would be to state the obvious. The Seattle Mariners legend slashed .312/.418/.515 between 1987 and 2004, and he won a pair of batting titles along the way. He
- What's Changed for J.D. Martinez?
Before the 2012 season, some folks drafted J.D. Martinez as a deep sleeper, coming off a decent debut with the Astros in 2011 and a solid minor league profile. He went on to slug only 11 HR in 439 PA
- The Potential New J.D. Martinez
he's going to do. Baseball's no less mysterious to those who get to play it.
But what I'm struck by are the similarities between this case and last year's case of J.D. Martinez. Martinez, this year
- Victor Martinez and the < 1 Club
, the fourth member is Victor Martinez. While not a power threat of the Albert Pujols or Ryan Howard ilk, he has hit 16-25 home runs each of the last four years with a steadily increasing OPS of .851-.879
- NotGraphs Q&A: Tino Martinez
NotGraphs reached out to Tino Martinez for some thoughts about hitting, coaching, Derek Dietrich, and bunny rabbits.
On hitting: "You've just got to make the f****** bat hit the f****** ball
- 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
- Is Fernando Martinez Worth a Waiver Claim?
Fernando Martinez's time as a New York Met might be coming to an end. To make room for Ronny Cedeno and Scott Hairston on its 40-man roster, the Mets placed Martinez on waivers. While it seems
- 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
- Carlos Martinez Found His Pitch
Carlos Martinez is a starting pitcher now. He's not some guy who throws 75 pitches and four innings a game. This year he's often exceeded triple digits, and he's one of the big reasons why the St
- Will Victor Martinez Bring Fantasy Spoils?
Victor Martinez was the top catcher on most draft boards prior to the 2008 season. He had an ADP of 29 following his 2007 season where he hit .301-25-114-78-0. Of course Martinez ended up a big
- A Sad Farewell to Victor Martinez's Streak
that called strikeouts happen, and that's even inevitable for Victor Martinez, But for the longest stretch, he was clean. For 641 consecutive plate appearances, he was clean.
Understand what we're talking
- Is Carlos Martinez the Next Carlos Carrasco?
Carlos Martinez. A starter throughout his minor league career, Martinez has started just eight games for the Cardinals, versus 70 relief appearances. It seemingly wasn't due to the Cardinals organization
- How Great Was Edgar Martinez's Bat?
While we've spent the last few days talking about the Hall of Fame, and this post is somewhat inspired by discussions about Edgar Martinez's worthiness for enshrinement in Cooperstown, this isn't
- Pedro Martinez Country Music Album
Because the waking life holds nothing for me, I took an afternoon nap recently. Within the gauzy bounds of that nap, I learned that Pedro Martinez, baseball merchant of the sublime, had recorded
- Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
is essentially between Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez. There really is no clear favorite, as Kelly is the incumbent, but Martinez carries much greater upside. The pitcher that fails to capture the 5th slot
- Nick Martinez is Different, Maybe Better
lines, especially when dealing with metrics that are designed to be useful over larger samples. Enter Nick Martinez.
Martinez was the 564th pick in the 2011 draft and likely only has a safe spot
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Victor Martinez
Well, we have our first Contract Crowdsourcing result that really surprises me. The votes are in, and you guys think that Victor Martinez is in line for a a pretty sweet deal.
- J.D. Martinez Finds His Stroke
talking about J.D. Martinez. He had changed his swing over the offseason and could tap into his latent power with a clean, easy stroke. The Astros were going to be pleasantly surprised.
It turned out
- Nick Martinez: Ranger Under the Radar
for Andrew Miller at last year's trade deadline, the promising 22-year-old left-hander will be making his big-league debut.
Nick Martinez will be on the mound for Texas. The fact that he'll be playing
- Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
, $50 million contract Victor Martinez received from the Tigers in free agency prior to the 2010 season. The Diamondbacks do have Montero under contract for 2012 (the last of his team-controlled
- Fantasy Storylines To Watch: Carlos Martinez
history, the news was not shocking. It's the repercussions of the injury that are interesting for fantasy owners. Right-handers Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez now find themselves locked in a battle
- Victor Martinez Needs Surgery On Bat
Before the season started, the catcher consensus rankings put Victor Martinez sixth overall and one ranker had him as high as fourth. Now that we're two months in, Victor Martinez ranks dead last
- Lance Berkman, Edgar Martinez, and Cooperstown
the last couple of years rejecting a candidate with a similar resume.
In terms of rate stats, Berkman and Edgar Martinez are pretty darn similar. Martinez also had a delayed start to his career, so
- J.D. Martinez on His Many Adjustments
J.D. Martinez is a thoughtful baseball player who has made major changes to his swing mechanics. As much as writing is what gets me out of bed on Monday mornings, it seems a shame to sully this one
- Become Intimate with Pedro Martinez's Changeup
to their YouTube channel -- including (and, for the purposes of this post, limited to) one particularly hot and sexy and hot video featuring right-hander Pedro Martinez in the bloom of goddamn youth.
- Martinez, Crawford and Trumbo: Injury Update
Martinez torn his ACL on Tuesday and will likely be done for the season. The true nature of his injury, and therefore his return time, will not be known until he has surgery
- Pedro Martinez on the Art and Science of Pitching
Pedro Martinez was a genius with a baseball in his right hand. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time, he didn't just overpower hitters. He outsmarted them. When he was on top of his game
- J.D. Martinez Changes Everything, Changes Everything
The top Tigers regulars by wRC+, with first names left out in order to generate a surprise I've already ruined:
- Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment
. We love comps for young players, because they allow us to pretend like we can see their futures. This is kind of along those lines, at least with regard to the unproven. Carlos Martinez is unproven
- Everything (Or Nothing) Is Different About J.D. Martinez
If you'd just oblige me by briefly viewing one screenshot and four .gifs, I believe I'll be able to neatly tie together all the different things that have been going on with J.D. Martinez this season
- Miracle GIF: J.D. Martinez vs. Gravity
The footage you see here comes to us courtesy (a) the eighth inning of Sunday's Giants-Astros game and (b) Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez's Arm of Wonder.
If we presume that the above
- Edgar Martinez Following Reese's Unfortunate Path
in Cooperstown. A few took steps forward -- Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, and Tim Raines enjoyed substantial gains. Others, like Mark McGwire, took steps back.
Edgar Martinez was a member of the final
- 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
- So How Good Has J.D. Martinez Become?
Chisenhall posted a 163 wRC+. In the second half of this season, he's posted just about the same wRC+, except without the 1 in it. Chisenhall's gotten much much worse. Early on, J.D. Martinez was another
- Grant Balfour Utilizes Socratic Method with Victor Martinez
an urgent line of inquiry to better understand Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez's impressions of the world.
Asks Balfour of Martinez: "Why the fuck you looking at me, man?" And also: "What's your
- 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
- J.D. Martinez: Right-Handed Lefty Power Hitter
If you’ve been paying attention to baseball during the past month, you probably know that J.D. Martinez has been on a pretty good run. That might be an understatement: he’s hit 15 home runs
- 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
- 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
- How Can the Tigers Replace Victor Martinez?
Catching is supposed to be the activity that slowly robs young men of their athleticism, but it was training that felled Victor Martinez. After keeping his legs fresh while being a primary catcher
- 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
- How Did Pedro Martinez Get Bombed?
were 17% of Kershaw's regular-season total. In July, I tried to investigate what went wrong.
Kershaw, in 2014, had one of the better pitcher seasons ever. Pedro Martinez, in 1999, had maybe the best
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson at Their Best, Today
Among others, baseball's Hall of Fame will prepare to welcome Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. For them, there was zero suspense: Hall of Famers don't get more automatic, and as easy
- FG on Fox: A True Myth About Pedro Martinez
64 beers on a flight once. It has been said that peak Pedro Martinez had four pitches and each was the best of its type in baseball. Legit or legend?
The current crop of Hall of Fame inductees
- 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 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
- 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 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 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
- The Daily Grind: Age Bias, Martinez, Ramirez
, if not the star-level talent he’s been for 597 PA since the start of 2014.
2. Daily DFS - Martinez, Ramirez, Stacks Aplenty
Carlos Martinez (7:15 PM ET start)/Erasmo Ramirez (6:10 PM ET
- Rule 5 Dark Horse: J.D. Martinez
the change in rules for eligibility a few years ago. Outfielder J.D. Martinez was removed from the 40-man roster November 20th while putting together an impressive winter league season in Venezuela
- Putting Pedro Martinez's Minus Stats in Context
Although Pedro Martinez may not have had the longevity or durability of some of baseball's other pitching greats, there is little doubt that his peak years were some of the best, if not the best
- Q&A: Dennis Martinez, El Presidente Legacy
Dennis Martinez is among the least-appreciated pitchers in recent generations. Fans in Montreal certainly remember “El Presidente,” but the Nicaraguan-born right-hander is far from a household name
- Jose Canseco, Vampire
- Quick Looks at Buchanan, Fiers, Martinez and deGrom
be the backbone of his, or any pitcher's, production.
Why I watched: K-BB% of -0.6 in 1H and 7.3% in 2H
Game Watched: 8/26 vs Mariners
• Works fast.
- 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.
- Q&A: Dave Martinez, Tampa Bay Bench Coach
Dave Martinez is expected to become a big-league manager someday, and he’ll be well prepared when he gets the opportunity. The Tampa Bay Rays bench coach couldn’t ask for a better mentor. Following
- Quick Looks: Martinez, Eovaldi, Webster and McCutchen
Why I watched: He has been getting a little love and hate here at FanGraphs. Also, I wanted to see why the Cardinals are hesitant to make him a starter.
Game(s) Watched: 9/18/14
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- One Thing You Probably Already Knew About Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve is awesome.
That is all.
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- Nate Schierholtz and J.D. Martinez: Outfield Help From the Waiver Wire
playing time now.
J.D. Martinez |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 14.7% Yahoo - 4.0%
When the Astros began trading off their team, a door opened up for both you and Martinez. He gets promoted from Double
- J.D. Martinez & Chris Capuano: Deep League Waiver Wire
could guess which is which.
J.D. Martinez | OF DET | CBS 3% Owned
After being released by the Astros toward the end of spring training, the Tigers signed Martinez, perhaps as an option
- Jose Reyes & The Abyss: Multiple Choice
- Danny Hultzen, Fernando Martinez, Andrew Brackman: Prospect Chatter
leaguers, too, but more as a spot starter.
2) Fernando Martinez, Astros
Though no longer eligible to be a prospect based on the number at-bats accumulated during fits and starts over three different
- Fernando Martinez & Matt Dominguez: Deep League Waiver Wire
thing about being a weak team is that most of your players are unowned in fantasy leagues. So that gives me multiple options for this very column.
Fernando Martinez | HOU OF | 3% Owned
- Victor Martinez: The Best Fielding First Baseman in the Majors (No, Really)
Note: I have no idea if I’m the first to do this, but quite frankly I don’t care.
It's been one crazy season for Victor Martinez. In the first half, he was one of the worst players in baseball
- Hank Conger, Fernando Martinez, Adam Eaton: Mining the Minors
and leagues that require two starting catchers.
POTENTIAL FANTASY ROLE: C1 in 12-team AL-only leagues or C2 in mixed 12-team leagues
Fernando Martinez, Astros OF
- 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