- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
Thirteenth place. That's where Alex Rodriguez finished among third basemen in my most competitive fantasy league this season. That was behind the likes of Emilio Bonifacio, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan
- Alex Rodriguez and Friends
If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features
- Mets Trade Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers
Late last night, news broke that the Mets had traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers (along with $5 million to help off-set his contract) for two players to be named later. My immediate
- So You're Buying Into Wandy Rodriguez
Looking at the pitching waiver wire this week, the top two most-added names are newly-minted closers Jose Valverde & Edward Mujica, which is unsurprising. The third, seeing a whopping +40.2% add
- 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
- Jose Bautista's Historic Pace
In discussing Thursday how Jose Bautista has been, without question, the best and most valuable player in the American League this year, the topic of where his first "half" ranks historically
- Tigers Acquire Jose Veras
While the Tigers had been pegged by the media as buyers of expensive proven closers, Dave Dombrowski just ignored the high profile end of the relief market and found a much better value in Jose Veras
- The Next Jose Bautista
This article was originally posted at WahooBlues.com.
Jose Bautista took the baseball world by storm in 2010 when, after six MLB seasons of doing nothing in particular, he emerged as a candidate
- The Jose Bautista Club
The nature of the season brings about a plethora of articles searching for the next 'something'. Looking for the next breakout is a popular topic, meaning the search for the next Jose Bautista
- Jose 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Tony Kemp and the Inevitable Jose Altuve Comparison
, and the ending featured one of the best players on the planet. The similarities abound, but there are some notable differences between Kemp's and Jose Altuve's minor-league credentials, and those
- 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
- Alex Rodriguez News Summary
Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he
- How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez
. It's not like the Tigers have all that much youth to move around, anyway. This all led to an unsurprising end: the Tigers have picked up the more affordable Francisco Rodriguez, from the Brewers
- This Might Be the End for Alex Rodriguez
decline, and then when one or two show up, we tend to assume that's it. Good players know how to make adjustments. That's what allows them to be good players.
So with Alex Rodriguez, right now
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- Two Eras of Francisco Rodriguez
another commitment to Francisco Rodriguez, this one for at least two years and $13 million. It happened above the general manager's head, but it's not a nightmare; Rodriguez remains a useful pitcher
- Declining Peripherals and Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez had a fantastic season in 2008, where he set the single-season save record and was the most valuable relief pitcher in fantasy baseball. But conventional wisdom says to avoid
- The Power of Alex Rodriguez
! But! Two days ago Ortiz was preemptively one-upped by Alex Rodriguez. Saturday, Rodriguez hit three homers while he continued his 39-year-plus-long streak of being almost four months older than Ortiz
- The Chances of a Wandy Rodriguez Trade
This past off-season it seemed as though Wandy Rodriguez would sit near the top of available pitchers at the deadline. The Astros were going nowhere, and Rodriguez was set to hit free agency after
- $1 Infielder: Sean Rodriguez
and Yunel Escobar.
One of those $1 players is Sean Rodriguez of the Rays. The 26-year-old will be Tampa Bay's primary shortstop this season, or at least early in the season if Reid Brignac winds up
- Should Alex Rodriguez Retire?
I cannot venture to say that Alex Rodriguez is a complicated individual any more than any other person, but I can fairly easily say that Alex Rodriguez the baseball player is full of complications
- Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
Alex Rodriguez entered the Yankees ALDS against the Twins with a playoff wOBA of .377 in 170 plate appearances. Certainly an impressive mark, given a league wOBA ranging from .330 to .340
- Rodriguez Hits 600
In the first inning of today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Rodriguez blasted his 600th career home run to dead center field off of Toronto starter Shaun Marcum. You can watch the video
- Cake!: Messrs. Jeter and Rodriguez
presents your Daguerreotype of the Evening ...
As you can plainly see, the above cake recreates some randy grabbing on the part of Mr. Rodriguez -- a sequence of decisions and violations
- Alex Rodriguez and Power
Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment
- Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
I assume the one-armed man is Johnny Damon.
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez “is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history
- Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Wandy Rodriguez
Today in ADP Crowdsourcing, I go all Harry Potter and talk about Wandy Rodriguez.
Most owners probably don’t realize just how good Wandy Rodriguez was last season after he started slow
- The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez.
I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would
- 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
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike.
Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started
- Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
It began when Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez, with Ibanez instantly turning into a hero. Then Rodriguez was left out of the lineup. Then Rodriguez allegedly flirted with female fans
- Wandy Rodriguez: Underrated Quality Pitcher
Last week, the Houston Astros put Wandy Rodriguez on waivers, giving teams until Tuesday afternoon to make a claim on him. At the time, Jon Heyman noted that only "some fool" would put in a claim
- Alex Rodriguez's Almost-Great Story
With two down in the ninth inning Monday night, Alex Rodriguez came up for the New York Yankees with a chance to be the hero. It didn't work out that way, and the Yankees lost, but there was reason
- Alex Rodriguez's First Big Deal
This post is not timely whatsoever, so apologies for that; also, props to Tommy Rancel for suggesting it and helping with the research.
On July 27, 1996, Alex Rodriguez turned 21 years old. He
- The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
Another day, another wrinkle in the Alex Rodriguez-Biogenesis-MLB-Yankees-Hip-Injury Saga. Some days, there are multiple wrinkles. It's not easy to keep it all straight.
The main event, of course
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Alex Rodriguez nearly connected for his 3,000th career hit on Thursday night. Barring some very unfortunate incident, it seems like it will only be a matter of time before he does actually notch
- A Few Notes on Eduardo Rodriguez's Velocity
Eduardo Rodriguez debuted yesterday for the Red Sox. There was instantly something remarkable about him.
My goodness. Did you see it? Probably not. How about now.
Yeah. That's easy
- Joely Rodriguez: Power Lefty of Note
a closer look. One such pitcher is Pirates southpaw prospect Joely Rodriguez.
Rodriguez entered 2013 as a virtual nonentity. After all, his 2012 campaign saw him strike out a meager 32 batters in 64
- Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
environments that the club's minor league affiliates play in.
Sean Rodriguez has put up some interesting power/speed numbers in the minor leagues, including 24 home runs and 16 stolen bases in High
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
There aren’t many players who have bigger gaps in talent from one side of the plate to the other than Sean Rodriguez. The Rays shortstop has shown impressive talent against the Ned Flanderses
- Three Big Moments With Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez is reportedly slated to announce his retirement from baseball today. There will be much written about his impressive career, and much of it will focus on whether or not he will get
- Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
no reason to keep Tulowitzki on your roster in non-keeper leagues.
Recently activated from the disabled list, where he found himself after punching a wall in Triple-A Durham
- 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
- 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
- How Will Wandy Rodriguez Fare in the AL?
For the first three seasons of his career, Wandy Rodriguez was nothing more than your average, run-of-the-mill starting pitcher. He had an ERA that ranged from 4.58 to 5.64, a HR/FB rate perpetually
- Slightly Altered Photo: Captain Rodriguez
- Scouting Newly Acquired Padres Prospect Hansel Rodriguez
San Diego's sole return for Melvin Upton Jr. is 19-year old Dominican righty, Hansel Rodriguez. This trade's roots run back to 2013, when the Blue Jays selected LHP Brian Moran in the 2013 Rule 5
- The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
When reports emerged in January that the Yankees were intending to contest the home run milestone bonus agreement the team entered with Alex Rodriguez back in 2007, it was unclear whether
- Eduardo Rodriguez Shows He's Ready for the Majors
Eduardo Rodriguez's big-league debut went about as well as anyone could have expected. The hard-throwing lefty struck out seven in 7.2 scoreless innings, and allowed a mere three hits. Boston's
- Arbitrator's Decision On Rodriguez Suspension Leaves Bad Taste
Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz reduced Alex Rodriguez's suspension from 211 to 162 games in an opinion released to the parties today. Now that the arbitrator has ruled, Rodriguez's suspension
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
investigates a recent news report revealing that an apartment complex owned by Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't up to code. Coincidentally (or not!), the Preakness Stakes has announced an unusual
- Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday
- What Could The Marlins Possibly Want With Alex Rodriguez?
unsatisfying solution of newly minted free agent, Alex Rodriguez. On a visceral, gut level, this is a horrendous idea, but let’s move beyond that immediate reaction and take stock of the pros and the cons
- Daily Graphing - Matt Murton & John Rodriguez
Typically when you think of the best sluggers in baseball, names like David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero come to mind. How about the Cubs' Matt Murton or the Cardinals' John Rodriguez? Probably
- Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
One of best players of all time is available in nearly 40% of fantasy leagues. Alright, that's not entirely fair. Alex Rodriguez has performed well in his brief stint this season, but his skills
- Zobrist, Mauer, Rodriguez: 2012 Multi-Positional Players
Mauer will have value no matter where you slot him. In standard leagues the extra position is luxury that you’re probably better of not using.
Sean Rodriguez (2B, gaining SS and 3B, losing
- Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
Jeff Passan of Yahoo has submitted a science hypothesis to the teeming masses by way of media sociale, as follows:
You could substitute Alex Rodriguez's name for Lance Armstrong and pretty
- JABO: Has Alex Rodriguez Been Worth the Money?
Alex Rodriguez has had an interesting few years. Ok, so that's a big understatement. Besides the controversies, the 3,000 hits, and the various arguments with management and professional baseball
- $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
likelihood Sean Rodriguez is going to be starting for the Tampa Bay Rays on opening day. We're not just sure exactly where. Luckily for us Rodriguez has second base eligibility wrapped up. Last year
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
exacerbated in the last couple of seasons -- but another week of falling on his face and you might have a real opportunity on your hands.
ARod rolled a couple singles out
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
a career year in terms of overall counting stats, but then again he's never played in more than 97 games in a season.
On the other end of the sizzle spectrum is Sean Rodriguez who started off
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
The suspension portion of the Alex Rodriguez Legal Battle Royale Season One has finally been resolved. The Yankees and the writers who analyze them can officially remove the A-Rod variable. Yesterday
- Jose Abreu Fantasy Report
No one knows what to expect from Jose Abreu. Certainly I do not know what to expect from him. Thus, this post is not about his fantasy value, or his fantasy projections. It is merely a fantasy
- Jose Lopez, Feast and Famine
One of the more intriguing quirks of the young 2010 season has been Jose Lopez. A full time second baseman for the prior four seasons, Lopez earned a reputation as a visually unappealing glove man
- Daily Graphing - Jose Contreras
While I was waiting for the White Sox to collapse (which never happened), Jose Contreras seemed to really figure things out by putting together 8 straight wins to finish out the season. Now usually
- 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 Abreu Should Be Embarrassed
the most-outside swing attempt of the season belongs to Jose Abreu, as of Thursday night. Abreu should probably be ashamed of himself.
Though I looked at everyone, the swings at the very most-outside
- Jose Reyes' Sluggish Start
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has long been a fantasy stalwart due to his sizzling speed and surprising pop. After a lost 2009 season in which the switch-hitter injured his right hamstring
- The Difficulty in Projecting Jose Abreu
, but working with Cuban players is more like a seven-year itch in the pairing: Neither side is completely happy with what they've got. In the case of Jose Abreu in particular, the scouts have a few
- Jose Bautista's Counter-Shift
was stressing the importance of using the whole field. Seitzer came into a situation featuring Jose Bautista, who blossomed into a star by becoming an extreme pull power hitter. This season, Bautista has
- Jose Molina Misses a Pitch
Jose Bautista took him deep on an inside fastball at 98 miles per hour.
Rodney retired Edwin Encarnacion, then he walked Adam Lind. Lind didn't score, so that walk didn't really hurt. Lind walked
- In Awe of Jose Iglesias
, on July 16, 2004, Wily Mo Pena went 1-for-4 with a homer, no walks, and three strikeouts. I like a game in which a player puts everything about himself on display, and Jose Iglesias had just such a game
- Jose Bautista and the 9-3 Putout
contact that the ball he hit was going foul, despite the fact that it really wasn't even close to being foul. Jose Bautista knew better, made a great sliding stop and came up firing to first without
- Passing on Jose Reyes
. Though we felt good about our franchise players, many of the readers were quick to point out players they felt were snubbed. Of all the names mentioned, Jose Reyes has become the one player I'm
- Jose Lopez's Woeful 2010
About a month ago, Matthew Carruth wrote up Jose Lopez’s odd season. Summarizing his accomplishments to date with:
It’s not all cheery news however. While Lopez may pace the entire league
- The Dynastic Ambitions of Jose Canseco
on television, or duck calls sold, or albums sold, or games won, or descendents who wind up ruling nation-states.
Fortunately, Internet philosopher Jose Canseco is an expert on a great many things, only
- Jose Fernandez and Efficient Dominance
. And for that, they can thank Jose Fernandez.
It seems odd writing about a Jose Fernandez v. Alex Wood matchup a mere seven days after Jeff Sullivan did the same thing here, but this game
- Jose Altuve's Strike Zone
of two things. It's either any joke told by John Mulaney, or it's the fact that my Firefox spellcheck suggests replacing "Altuve" with "altitude." It's funny because it's true.
- A Week with Jose Abreu
different story with a player like Jose Abreu. He's a prospect, yes, and there's excitement there, sure, but Abreu is more of an unknown, no matter how much the White Sox committed to him. With a lot
- Is Jose Bautista's Leap Unprecedented?
As long as Jose Bautista continues to hit like this it is our duty to write articles in his honor. Earlier in the week Dave Cameron analyzed how much of a bargain Bautista's 5 yr/$65 mil extension
- Jose Valverde's Ground Assault
For most of his major league career, Jose Valverde has relied upon pure, unadulterated power to close out games. Delivering sizzling fastballs from a calm, unhurried motion that contrasts
- Jose Lopez to Colorado
In the moments leading up to the non-tender deadline, the Mariners managed to move second baseman Jose Lopez, receiving minor league pitcher Chaz Roe from the Rockies in return. Seattle was planning
- Jose Bautista Facts
, we've seen Eric Hosmer Facts.
Well, I'm here to present you with Jose Bautista Facts, but there's one slight difference - despite being just as crazy, these facts are all true (h/t to DrewGROF
- Jose Reyes Lands In Miami
The Marlins’ addition of Jose Reyes not only affects the 29-year-old shortstop, but also has a great impact on two other Miami players.
In October I penned a piece about Jose Reyes’ outlook
- Jose Lobaton and the Nearly Impossible
The reality of Jose Lobaton's walk-off home run is that we don't know what it's going to mean yet. This is going to depend in large part on series context, on how the rest of the series goes
- Jose Canseco on Taxes
From two of Jose Canseco's columns at Vice.com:
The issue is very simple: If you’ve got friends and family, the more money you make the more you spend on them. So let’s say you spend half your
- 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: 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- Jose Canseco, Vampire
- 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.
- 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
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
On Monday I addressed the Scott Kazmir deal and portrayed the player to be named later someone who probably wouldn’t impact things too much.
I was wrong.
He is Sean Rodriguez, confirmed
- Our Staff Remembers Jose Fernandez
As you know by now, the world lost Jose Fernandez on Sunday. Here at FanGraphs, we wanted to offer those affiliated with us an opportunity to remember Fernandez in their own way. We have collected
- Jose Abreu: 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
- The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
The New York Times has an article this week, titled, "Boo Rodriguez or Cheer Him? It’s Oh So Complicated." The article is a fine read, but what I found surprisingly compelling were the comments
- Let's Talk About Jose Ramirez
of their ballclub has been the recent emergence of Jose Ramirez. A team starved for offensive talent coming into the year has seen Ramirez serve as a catalyst in recent weeks, as they continue
- The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat
Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that's not the bizarre stat. That's just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least
- Jose 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
- Jose Abreu Is Halfway to Strikeout Bingo
Just in case you've missed it -- Jose Abreu, earlier, was a massive disappointment. For as long as the White Sox were worth paying attention to this year, Abreu was underachieving. It was one
- 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
- Jose Fernandez Threw a Slow Fastball
-Star Game captured the attention of my dorkiness. It was the most talked-about pitch of the contest. This is how Jose Fernandez started David Ortiz in the third inning:
The thing to notice
- The 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
- 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
- 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
- One Thing You Probably Already Knew About Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve is awesome.
That is all.
- 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
- 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
- Jose Reyes & The Abyss: Multiple Choice
- 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
- San Jose Strikes Out at the U.S. Supreme Court
When the city of San Jose, California sued Major League Baseball back in the summer of 2013, the city’s attorneys likely anticipated that they would eventually have to litigate the case all the way
- The Most Extraordinary Thing About Jose Molina
tremendously. We were just talking about Barry Bonds and now we're going to talk about Jose Molina. Has that ever happened before? It will all make sense in a minute.
The Tampa Bay Rays released veteran
- 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
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on Jose Fernandez
Dave Cameron is the managing editor of FanGraphs. During this edition of FanGraphs Audio, he discusses late Miami right-hander and divine ray of light Jose Fernandez.
- 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
- Matt Carpenter Is Going Full Jose Bautista
leaderboards. As I write this, David Ortiz owns the highest wRC+ among qualified hitters in the game. Carpenter, however, is right there in second, ahead of Jose Altuve and Mike Trout. And upon
- MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez Through 2014 Season; 12 Others Get 50 Games
took the most drastic action against Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season (49 games) and all of the 2014 season, for a total of 211 games. The suspension
- 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
- 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
- Figuring Out Jose Fernandez's Trade Value
Jose Fernandez is available!
Just posted at https://t.co/gtnhE81RUu: Untouchable? Hmmm, Marlins talking to Dodgers, others about Jose Fernandez https://t.co/cI8CdFLWt5— Jayson Stark
- 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
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's
- Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and a Nice Problem to Have
, but it really looks like it's the iffiest position on the diamond when it comes to prospects.
The reason this is even a question is Jose Ramirez. Ramirez has played regularly since the Indians sent
- Neverending Footage of Jose Bautista's Bat Flip
have witnessed Jose Bautista (first) homering and (then) hurling his bat into whatever lays beyond the eternal mise en scene.
Footage robbed without shame from Gregor Chisholm of the Internet.
- 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
- The White Sox, Black Holes, and Trading Jose Quintana
of a stars-and-scrubs team in 2015, led on offense by Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton, with a rotation fronted by typically excellent seasons out of Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. In Abreu and Sale, specifically
- Jose Ramirez Has Been Michael Brantley
-Star left fielder is to simply clone him using a 5-foot-9 utility infielder:
Jose Ramirez vs. Michael Brantley
- 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 Fernandez Has Two Breaking Balls
Sometimes you just have to ask. Different systems have different answers for the pitching mix that Jose Fernandez brings to the mound each game. So I did ask him. I said, "Do you consider your
- 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 Altuve: Fantasy Baseball's Most Valuable Hitter
Whenever I write my monthly second-base rankings, I find myself awestruck by how much better Jose Altuve is than any other option at the position. This usually leads me down an Altuve-based
- 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
- So Jose Molina Has Three Stolen Bases
was going for. The fact that he has three steals is even less of a big deal. Lots of dudes don't have many steals. As of this writng, 64 players have less than 3 steals. It is slightly noteworthy that Jose
- Jose De Leon Looked Exactly as Advertised
Jose De Leon made his debut over the weekend and he allowed four runs in six innings to a mediocre Padres lineup. Though he came away with the win, it would be easy to scan the box score and conclude