- Phase One of Juan Nicasio's Reclamation Is Complete
Sullivan noted in Spring Training that Juan Nicasio might be Searage's lastest success story. After Wednesday night's game against the Cardinals, the first phase of Nicasio's transformation is complete
- 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
- Juan Nicasio: Ray Searage's Newest Success?
In a spring-training game on Wednesday afternoon, Juan Nicasio struck out 10 Orioles. In fairness, everybody who pitched in the game for the Pirates struck out 10 Orioles, and I just struck out 10
- What Kind of Impact Will Juan Uribe Have On the Tribe?
The Indians have signed veteran third baseman Juan Uribe to a one-year deal. On the outside this looks like a very modest move, but looking more in depth it’s quite the improvement to the Indians
- 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
- Coors Field: Blessing or Curse?
- Is Jose Bautista Better When He's Angry?
running high would be a gross understatement, especially for the Blue Jays.
So, when Bautista stepped to the plate in the bottom of the inning during a tie game that hung in the balance, it’s
- 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.
- A Quick Look at the Prospects in the Juan Uribe Trade
In an attempt to strengthen their under-achieving lineup, the Mets swung a deal for infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves on Friday evening. In exchange for the infielders
- The State of Juan Lagares' Defense
; they've had Wilmer Flores at shortstop, after all, and Michael Cuddyer in an outfield corner. More of a shock is what's been taking place in the outfield middle. Juan Lagares has been playing defense like
- The Mets Go Defensive, Lock up Juan Lagares
With yesterday’s news that the Mets signed Juan Lagares to a new four-year, $23 million contract, another puzzle piece for the Mets’ future plans was put into place. Calling the deal an extension
- 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
- Yusmeiro Petit and Juan Perez: Finding the Better Baseball! Moment
around the corner. I mentioned that something strange happened yesterday, too. Madison Bumgarner didn't need the help, but in the bottom of the eighth, Juan Perez faced Wade Davis and drilled a ball off
- Dee Gordon: The New Juan Pierre?
batted ball profile looks a lot closer to Juan Pierre's now, which is where it needs to be. He'll need a high BABIP though because he strikes out far more than Pierre ever did.
Gordon ended up leading
- Juan Lagares & Dilson Herrera: Deep League Wire
with the bat lately, the other a newcomer to The Show — who could offer assistance to owners in NL-only leagues.
Juan Lagares / OF / New York Mets
3% Yahoo / 3.2% ESPN / 11% CBS ownership
- Juan Perez and Pedro Fernandez: Young Latin American Arms
explaining these grades. – Kiley
Juan Perez, RHP, Johnson City Cardinals (STL, RK-Advanced—Viewed 7/23 at Princeton)
Perez is a 6’2/195, 19-year-old Venezuelan righty that signed for $80,000
- Relative Waiver Wire: Juan Francisco, Trevor Cahill
teammates of his were healthy. Today’s second entry hasn’t really had much because his organization wanted him to continue to pitch, just not for the parent club, understandably.
- 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
- Jose Bautista's Counter-Shift
was stressing the importance of using the whole field. Seitzer came into a situation featuring Jose Bautista, who blossomed into a star by becoming an extreme pull power hitter. This season, Bautista has
- Jose Bautista and the 9-3 Putout
contact that the ball he hit was going foul, despite the fact that it really wasn't even close to being foul. Jose Bautista knew better, made a great sliding stop and came up firing to first without
- Jose Bautista Is Doing More With Less
Note: This was written just before Monday night's game, in which Bautista had three hits and a homer. So, most of his 2014 stats are even better than they appear below.
One of the more impressive
- Adding Juan Francisco in Daily Leagues
We all know the story with Juan Francisco. He hits for an insane amount of power, strikes out a ton, and generally does not play great enough defense to warrant regular play. The latter is actually
- Juan Francisco & Andrew Romine: Deep League Waiver Wire
is extremely helpful when you're faced with so few pickup options.
Juan Francisco | 1B/3B TOR | CBS 2% Owned
He's baaaaack! Now on his fourth team in four years, the large-sized Francisco gets
- How Much to Make of Juan Lagares' Defense
If you're not much of a hitter, you might be considered to play a lot anyway for one of two reasons: you're a pitcher, or you're an outstanding defender. Juan Lagares isn't much of a hitter, and he
- A World Where Juan Uribe Is Desirable
Last year, in the electronic pages of FanGraphs+, I wrote this about Juan Uribe: "There's your run-of-the-mill 'being terrible at baseball,' and then there's the performance art piece put on by Juan
- Juan Uribe Tumbleweed
- Jose Bautista: Not As Good, Still Really Good
The amazing thing about Jose Bautista's breakout 2010 (54 homers, .422 wOBA) and arguably even better 2011 (43 homers, .443 wOBA) is that even when he's not really able to come close to sustaining
- Postseason Bat-Flip Coverage: Juan Uribe
Juan Uribe's exploits, in GIF form, are best paired with the following Henry Miller quote:
"For every million born 999,999 are doomed to die and never be born again. But the one that makes
- Juan Uribe The Unlikely Postseason Hero, Again
Angeles, the hero was Juan Uribe and his towering two-run home run into the left field bullpen that sent Dodger Stadium into a frenzy in the bottom of the 8th inning and sent the Braves home to Atlanta
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Juan Uribe
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Juan Uribe.
- Juan Lagares: Assassin of Runners
a little while to recognize the name "Juan Lagares." I'd never heard of Lagares when he started getting playing time with the Mets, and I was left unimpressed by a glance at his statistical track record
- Juan Perez Knows Himself
The Giants called up Juan Perez, a 26-year-old center fielder in Triple-A who had never seen the bigs before, because they were short on center fielders with Angel Pagan out. The young man has tools
- Juan Francisco & Jason Bay: Deep League Wire
he's just as worthy of joining your squad as these fine lads.
Juan Francisco | MIL 3B | 9% Owned
Two days ago, the Brewers, clearly tired of trotting out the plethora of non-first basemen
- Jedd Gyorko and Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire Help
make for a fantastic play in your infield and depending on your league's position eligibility requirements, he could even more valuable with both second and third base eligibility.
Juan Pierre, MIA
- Juan Uribe, Walk Machine
/leaders.aspx?p…— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 2, 2013
Assuming you read the headline to this post, I've already spoiled the answer, but I'm not sure that knowing that Juan Uribe
- 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
- Szu-Chi Chou, Taiwan's Jose Bautista
run leaders board:
That of course, is not to suggest he can maintain the new home run rate. For every Jose Bautista, there are ten Brady Andersons, and Chou is only one year into his apparent
- Juan Pierre Returns to Miami
On Saturday night, the Marlins followed up their latest salary dump by welcoming back Juan Pierre. With Logan Morrison expected to become the team's starting first baseman, assuming he's not traded
- Rajai Davis and Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire Speed
for it if it did. Check your place in the standings and see. If you can gain a few points in the steals category, then get Davis onto your team.
Juan Pierre, PHI |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 16.6% Yahoo
- 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
- Juan Oviedo & Chris Tillman: Deep League WW
on a vacation. Joining the 21st century is a nice thing. As a result, I found two free agent gems for you deep leaguers!
Juan Oviedo | RP FLA | CBS 7% Owned
For those thinking who
- Franklin Morales & Juan Pierre: Waiver Wire
of the ingredients are there though, meaning the velocity, the four-pitch mix, ability to miss bats, and left-handedness, so now's the time to pounce if you're looking to add an arm.
Juan Pierre | OF | Phillies
- Jose Bautista's Strange Season
Jose Bautista is once again performing at a very high level after a slow start to the season. He has produced 2.4 WAR in 72 games, and ranks 11th in the American League with a .381 wOBA. He is tied
- Jose Bautista Elevates In Hot Streak
Jose Bautista is back. After a horrendous April which saw him post just a .185/.298/.333 line, the Jays' star has surged. He's following up a .257/.342/.552 May with a a .258/.413/.774 June
- This Is Juan Berenguer
I had no idea who Juan Berenguer was, had never heard of him, not once, until I saw that, above, at Old Time Family Baseball.
Baseball players come and go. Thousands of them, over a lifetime
- Juan Francisco & Norichika Aoki: Deep League Wire
that they could maintain their skills over every day at-bats.
Juan Francisco | ATL 3B | 5% Owned
Surprise, surprise, Chipper Jones is injured again. While his current ailment isn't serious
- New! Juan Pierre App for iPhone Lets You Filter Juan Pierre Through the Cultural Filter of Your Choice!
A new app, exclusively for iPhone and available for $4.99, allows you to filter any image of Juan Pierre through a variety of cultural filters. A few examples for your enjoyment:
- GIF: Jose Bautista High Fives, Then Sacks, Henderson Alvarez
Jose Bautista puts the "Hot" in Hot GIF Action. He also gives new meaning to "Up high, down low" high five etiquette.
Poor Alvarez. The perils of being a rookie in Major League Baseball
- The Complete Juan Francisco (Abridged)
of now-Braves third baseman Juan Francisco remarkable.
Over the course of just two plate appearances during yesterday's victory over the Mets (box), Francisco behaved exactly like Juan Francisco would
- Braves Trade J.J. Hoover to Reds for Juan Francisco
With Chipper Jones on the DL for the first two weeks of the season, the Braves traded one of their top pitching prospects, J.J. Hoover, to acquire Reds third base prospect Juan Francisco. Hoover
- Snapshots from the 1980s: Juan Samuel
Editor’s note: This previously unpublished interview was conducted in 2008.
Juan Samuel wasn’t the best second baseman of the 1980s, but he was definitely among the most exciting. The former
- Looking For the Next Jose Bautista
the season like with Jose Bautista and Curtis Granderson in the past couple of years. Here is a look at some players that may be turning their game around for the better
The data I use
- The Case for Jose Bautista
think, despite the presence of other viable candidates just as Jacoby Ellsbury and maybe Justin Verlander, Jose Bautista is my choice for the American League's Most Valuable Player of 2011.
- Juan Rivera Hits Paydirt, But Why?
The news out of Los Angeles is that the Dodgers have inked outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera to a one-year guaranteed deal worth $4.5 million, with a club option for 2013. This deal is puzzling
- Juan Rivera and Juan Francisco: Waiver Wire Injury Replacements
might be enough to carry you to the end. For you NL-only leaguers and deep mixed league owners, here are two you might consider.
Juan Rivera |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 4.6% Yahoo - 4.0%
- Admiring Juan Francisco's Home Run
In case you missed it -- and I sincerely doubt that's possible -- Juan Francisco hit a really long home run last night against the Cubs. Compagno Cistulli already detailed the home run for us
- Video: Juan Francisco Invents New Kind of Home Run
When baseball analysts look at Juan Francisco, they see a player who "doesn't play defense that well" and "has little understanding of the strike zone -- a.k.a. a really important thing
- 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 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
- Juan Rivera and Kyle Weiland: Deep League Waiver Wire
League Debut and avoid losing your entire readership. I could do no wrong!
Juan Rivera, LAD OF | 6%
Usual lefty-mashing Marcus Thames was released yesterday and the Dodgers subsequently replaced him
- 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
- Juan Pierre and Avon Barksdale: A Shaggy Dog Story
the show. It's just really, really good.
With that said, I will close with a The Wire reference. The real reason for this post:
"I'm just a gangsta, I suppose." -- Juan Pierre
(h/t to NotGraph
- Why Juan Pierre?
who has produced in his limited appearances.
The White Sox list of problems starts at the top of the order. In 72 of the Sox 76 games Juan Pierre has hit leadoff, and he has produced a .274 wOBA
- The Bautista: A Visual Look at Homerun Paces
We all know that Jose Bautista is destroying worlds this season: the Bautista (hat tip: Bradley Woodrum) has mashed 20 homeruns and posted a .513 wOBA, accumulated 5 WAR in only 61 games. To put
- Juan Nicasio Is Just as Surprised as You Are
Nicasio reacts to news of his promotion.
Colorado Rockies' prospect Juan Nicasio will make his major-league debut Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the above photo indicates, he is very
- Juan Nicasio and Andrew Oliver: Mining the Minors
that a player will make his way to the majors during this season.
Juan Nicasio, SP
Current Level: Double-A
Statistics: 5-1 W-L; 2.22 ERA; 1.02 WHIP; 63:10 over 56 2/3 IPs
- Juan Miranda: Rising First Base Option
The Diamondbacks stated the season with an odd three-man platoon at first base, using Xavier Nady against lefties and both Juan Miranda and Russell Branyan against righties. Branyan's .285 wOBA in 69
- Power Swings, Zobrist, and Bautista
In the wake of his demolition of the Twins the previous weekend, last week was apparently the Nerdosphere's official Jose Bautista Fest. As we bask in the the heat generated by the re-entry
- Is Jose Bautista's Leap Unprecedented?
As long as Jose Bautista continues to hit like this it is our duty to write articles in his honor. Earlier in the week Dave Cameron analyzed how much of a bargain Bautista's 5 yr/$65 mil extension
- Jose Bautista Facts
, we've seen Eric Hosmer Facts.
Well, I'm here to present you with Jose Bautista Facts, but there's one slight difference - despite being just as crazy, these facts are all true (h/t to DrewGROF
- Jose Bautista Is a Massive Bargain
When the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista to a five-year, $65 million contract extension before spring training, I said the following:
I get why Toronto made this deal. I think there’s a pretty decent
- Juan Uribe, Todd Helton and Omar Infante: Waiver Wire
In today's edition of the Waiver Wire, we look at three players who have all been around awhile.
Juan Uribe | 53% Owned (Y!) | 53% Owned (ESPN)
While Uribe isn’t exactly a stud, he does have
- Juan Uribe Isn't Always Melancholic
quietly to the grass.
In those moments, take heart. Emo Juan Uribe knows your pain.
H/T R.J. Anderson
- 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
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Juan Miranda and Jayson Nix
for some free agent bait.
Juan Miranda, ARI, 1B | 5% Owned
Despite only accumulating eight at-bats over the team's first four games, manager Kirk Gibson reported today that Miranda
- The Odd Timing of Jose Bautista's Breakout
reason: the lack of home runs. Yet Jose Bautista managed to completely reverse that league-wide trend.
Since a peak in 2000, home runs have dipped a bit. In 2010 we saw the most dramatic slide yet
- Could Jose Bautista Be Better in 2011?
Since Jose Bautista signed his shiny new contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, it has been a popular task to look for players who had comparable power spikes out of nowhere and look at how
- Jose Bautista Cashes In
As first reported by Enrique Rojas, the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista have apparently agreed to terms on a five year, $65 million dollar contract. That is a lot of money for a guy who has had one good
- The Un-comparable Jose Bautista
There are several issues complicating Jose Bautista’s impending arbitration status. For starters, there’s the fact that last season was a career year for him, something that was completely out
- Crowdsourcing Results: Mauer and Bautista
’re arguing over nothing here, so let’s move on to Bautista.
Jose Bautista (Expected, You)
My Pick: 25, 92
Average Pick: 34.1, 41.9
Median Pick: 35, 40
Pick Deviation: 19.6, 24.5
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- ADP Crowdsourcing: Jose Bautista
and don’t want to vote on those numbers, it’s fine, and I have not made it a required question. Let me know if you like it.
I’m surprised we haven’t done Jose Bautista yet over the course
- The Next Jose Bautista
This article was originally posted at WahooBlues.com.
Jose Bautista took the baseball world by storm in 2010 when, after six MLB seasons of doing nothing in particular, he emerged as a candidate
- The Jose Bautista Club
The nature of the season brings about a plethora of articles searching for the next 'something'. Looking for the next breakout is a popular topic, meaning the search for the next Jose Bautista
- Dodgers Give Juan Uribe Three Years
At this point last winter Juan Uribe was still more than a month away from signing. The year before he was two months away from signing a minor league deal. This year he has found a deal before
- Arizona Acquires Juan Miranda
, Towers sent a teenage arm to the New York Yankees to pick up a long-time minor leaguer with a LaRoche-like skill set.
Arizona acquired first baseman Juan Miranda from the Yankees in exchange
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Juan Uribe
Juan Uribe, playoff hero*, is not worth much more than Jhonny Peralta, says the crowd. Or, at least, the expectation is that the contracts they sign this winter will be similar, which either bodes
- Peter Bourjos or Juan Pierre?
A couple of weeks back, I was talking to the great Carson Cistulli, and he posed an interesting question: Peter Bourjos, or Juan Pierre? Now, because of the nature of the conversation, I had
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Juan Uribe
I legitimately have no idea what to expect for Juan Uribe's next contract. The results should be pretty interesting.
- 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
- Bautista Hits #50
With a solo home run against Felix Hernandez in the first inning of today's game against the Mariners, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays hit his 50th home run of the season, becoming the first player
- 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
- Bautista Does More Than Slug
Everybody knows that Jose Bautista has put up ridiculous power numbers this year. Bautista's 43 home runs are eight more than second place Albert Pujols and his .355 ISO is 53 points above Miguel
- Bautista's Surge Continues
Since September 1st, 2009, Jose Bautista has played 152 games and received 647 plate appearances. That's one season's worth of playing time. In those 152 games, he has launched 50 home runs
- Can Juan Uribe Keep it Up?
In 2004, Juan Uribe posted a 108 wRC+ as a 24-year old. He had position eligibility at 2B, 3B and SS and was one of the most exciting middle infielders in fantasy baseball. Flash forward to 2010
- Juan Uribe Bounces Back
For most baseball players, having Juan Uribe's recent track record after the 2008 season meant you had a nice little career and could either retire or play independent league ball somewhere. Uribe
- 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
- Royals Flush Juan Cruz
the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it.
When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth
- Juan Pierre on the South Side
The Chicago White Sox have pulled off another of their trademark surprising trades by acquiring Juan Pierre from the Dodgers for two players to be named later [as of this writing, I'm reading
- Traded: Juan Pierre to the White Sox
Lost in the awesomeness of the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee blockbuster, the Dodgers have traded outfielder Juan Pierre to the Chicago White Sox for minor leaguers Jon Link and John Ely. The White Sox have
- Juan Pierre Is Not Hot
offense a boost, but it has also caused some consternation among some who believe that Juan Pierre has played well enough in Manny's absence that he should keep playing regularly.
And it's true
- Kindling Juan Morillo's Heat
Juan Morillo is 25-years-old with an average fastball velocity near 97 miles per hour. As far as baseball chances go, the only thing that Morillo could do to make himself more endearing to a long
- Royals Sign Juan Cruz
For the last few weeks the big news around Juan Cruz has been speculation surrounding a sign-and-trade deal involving the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. Understandably, the Diamondbacks
- Is Nyjer Morgan the next Juan Pierre?
leadoff man and everyday left fielder.
If Morgan holds down the starting job all season his upside is 2003-vintage Juan Pierre. That year, Pierre hit .305, stole 65 bases and had roughly a $30 season
- Free Agent Bargain: Juan Rivera
who won't cost an arm and a leg. That guy is Juan Rivera.
Two years ago, Rivera hit .310/.362/.525 for the Angels, racking up a 2.45 WPA/LI mark that made him a very solid contributor to Anaheim's
- Juan Pierre...is...Clutch??
As I write this, Bill Plaschke's "Pierre-dar 2008" is informing him something wonderful has just happened. You see, it appears that Juan Pierre has been one of the clutchiest players this season
- Daily Graphing - Juan Padilla
with this formula that I quickly threw together, it will definitely point you in the direction of some of the biggest luck offenders. I couldn't help but laugh when, at the very top of the list, I saw Juan
- Daily Graphing - Juan Pierre
Rumor has it that the Cubs are close to trading for the Marlins' center fielder Juan Pierre. We all know about Juan Pierre's speed. He was second in the National League in stolen bases and over
- Daily Graphing - Juan Uribe
After a solid season last year, it looked like Juan Uribe might be ready to breakout. Looking at his final year end numbers, it really looks like he took more of a step backwards. The graphs