- Who is Jesus Guzman?
Don't look now, but the San Diego Padres might actually have a useful fantasy hitter. Over the past 30 days, Guzman has hit .343/.384/.600 while receiving regular playing time in the Padres' lineup
- Cristian Guzman to the Rangers
prospects for veteran middle infielder Cristian Guzman according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. While the Kinsler move to the DL was more precautionary than potentially serious, the Rangers are taking
- Cristian Guzman and Position Changes
As Bill Ladson notes, the Nationals are giving strong consideration to the idea of shifting Cristian Guzman from shortstop to second base next year, due to what they consider to be diminishing range
- Guzman & Minor: Waiver Wire
As the season winds down, lets look at a pair of players that can help you make a late run...
Jesus Guzman | 1B | Padres | Ownership: 27% Yahoo!, 72.3% ESPN
Life without Adrian Gonzalez means
- Ronald Guzman and the 1B-Only Quagmire
When the Rangers signed then-16-year-old Dominican Ronald Guzman in July 2011 for a whopping $3.45 million bonus, the 6'5" hulk was said to profile as a corner outfielder with a big bat--the best
- 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
- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
(or return, if already sent down) during this season.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
Jesus Guzman, Padres 3B/1B/OF
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Juan Uribe
I legitimately have no idea what to expect for Juan Uribe's next contract. The results should be pretty interesting.
- 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
- Jesus Guzman & Ryan Flaherty: Deep League Waiver Wire
% or less of leagues on CBS.
Jesus Guzman | HOU 1B/OF | 2% Owned
I am frankly surprised his ownership rate is this low. Of course, after his home run yesterday, it's sure to increase. Now an Astro
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Juan Uribe Tumbleweed
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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%
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Nick Markakis, Juan Pierre, Denard Span: Three AL OFs You Can Cut
farm system, were going to transform into contenders by 2012 or 2013, and Markakis was going to be in the discussion for AL MVP. Sometimes we can try too hard to look smart.
Juan Pierre, White Sox