- Gary Sanchez Was the Rookie of Your Heart
, and his underlying metrics are decently fond of him. Here's to you, Mr. Fulmer. You shoved. You earned it. But damn if Gary Sanchez wasn't really good too.
If you read this site, you're almost
- Willie McCovey's Advantage over Gary Sanchez
Gary Sanchez may or may not be named American League Rookie of the Year tonight. Either way, the New York Yankees catcher made a huge splash in his truncated campaign. In 53 games, he slashed .299
- Gary Sanchez Does New York City
Gary Sanchez wasn't the most valuable catcher in 2016. He earned his owners just $8.60 per the FanGraphs Auction Calculator. He also posted a ludicrous .299/.379/.657 line with 20 home runs 34 runs
- Dr. Hendricks and Mr. Gray
- Aaron Sanchez Will Try to Save the Blue Jays' Season
A year ago, mentioning Aaron Sanchez and "save" in the same sentence might have been regarded as a commentary on the right hander's potential future in the closer role. After excelling in the bullpen
- Someone Give Juan Uribe a Job
Todd Frazier has 38 home runs this year. That's probably a strange way to start off a post about Juan Uribe but hang with me.
Todd Frazier has 38 home runs this year. Todd Frazier also has a wRC
- Gary Sanchez as Rookie of the Year
contender, who goes by the name of Gary Sanchez. Sanchez wasn't supposed to get to this point. He'd made one single appearance before the month of August. But -- well, you know. You know all about Gary
- Gary Sanchez Homers His Way Into History
Shockingly, it has been nearly 100 plate appearances since Gary Sanchez was recalled by the Yankees for a full-time role and this is his first dedicated RotoGraphs post. Of course, in itself
- Gary Sanchez Is No Jesus Montero
stood as a cautionary tale to those who've been high on Gary Sanchez. Not only did they rise through the same system -- Montero and Sanchez have had similar roles and similar strengths, with similar
- The Ridiculousness of Aaron Sanchez's Sinker
Aaron Sanchez was optioned to High-A Dunedin over the weekend, though of course that's not indicative of his performance at work. Sanchez is a legitimate Cy Young contender this year, maybe even
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Sanchez and Suzuki
Gary Sanchez (1% Yahoo, 0.7% ESPN, 12% CBS) – one of the best pieces of player news I read last week was a recent report that the Yankees’ top catching prospect started fielding grounders at first while
- Aaron Sanchez Is Looking Like an Ace
It's probably no secret that, when the Blue Jays decided to try Aaron Sanchez as a starter, we were skeptics. It was nothing against Sanchez personally; from my perspective, at least, it was really
- Got Projections?
- Yankees Call Up Powerful Catcher Gary Sanchez
The Yankees have called up 23-year-old Dominican-born catching prospect Gary Sanchez from the minor leagues. Sanchez was off to an excellent start in Triple-A this year, slashing .288/.336/.541 in 27
- 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
- Aaron Sanchez Aced His Test
to write about Aaron Sanchez's secondary stuff, regardless of how he actually did on Tuesday. The way I figured, one way or the other, it was going to be worth an article. Now, what I didn't know
- Aaron Sanchez's Place in Toronto's Rotation
Aaron Sanchez wants to be a starter. Most pitchers want to be a starter. Jesse Chavez and Gavin Floyd want to be starters, too, and they all might deserve it, which is the current conundrum
- 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
- Coors Field: Blessing or Curse?
- Projecting Yankees Catching Prospect Gary Sanchez
clubs were eliminated from their respective playoffs. The most notable of the rookies called up over the weekend was probably Gary Sanchez, a catcher in the Yankees organization.
Sanchez has been
- Anibal Sanchez: Embodiment of the 2015 Tigers
their season: Anibal Sanchez.
Injuries to players like Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander have played a role in Detroit’s disappointing 54-57 season, but Cabrera hit incredibly well for half
- 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 Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
A Quick Programming Note
Daily DFS - Sanchez, Fiers, Hutchison
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Holmberg, Ethier, Peterson
1. A Quick Programming
- 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 Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
is getting closer to returning from the disabled list so Lobstein may have to shift to the bullpen in June, unless (or, perhaps, until) another injury crops up.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, White Sox
- The Daily Grind: Sanchez, Gee, Fister
Three Minor Leaguer Catchers
Daily DFS - Sanchez, de la Rosa
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Gee, Fister, Forsythe, Iglesias
1. Three Minor League
- The Daily Grind: Cash Games, Sanchez, Lester
DFS Cash Game Strategy
Daily DFS - Sanchez
Tomorrow's Targets - Porcello, Lester, Valencia, Orlando
1. DFS Cash Game Strategy
Those of you already playing DFS
- 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
- Sanchez Gives Braves Offseason Even Bigger Prospect Haul
It came as a bit of a surprise to see that the Angels sent teenage lefty Ricardo Sanchez to Atlanta in exchange for Kyle Kubitza (whom Kiley will write up shortly) and Nate Hyatt. Not that Sanchez
- 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
- Carlos Sanchez & Marcus Semien: Deep League Wire
Carlos Sanchez | 2B/SS CHW | CBS 2% Owned
Sanchez has started every game at second base since Beckham was traded, while possible competitor for the job Leury Garcia hasn't even received an at-bat
- Time for Giants to Part Ways with Hector Sanchez
San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is a ball magnet.
Every single time he plays — and this is no exaggeration — he takes a savage beating behind home plate. Foul tips rock his
- Aaron Sanchez or Aaron Sanchez?
, now maybe too experienced and/or risky to be considered one.
8. Is on my fantasy team.
9. Eats food.
10. Cooks food.
Aaron Sanchez: 1,3,5,9,10,maybe 7
Aaron Sanchez: 2,4,6,7,8,probably
- Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment
On Thursday night, preseason consensus top-50 prospect Aaron Sanchez made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Anibal Sanchez: A Strikeout Rate To Believe In?
Among qualified starters, right-hander Anibal Sanchez has arguably been the best pitcher in all of baseball. His 1.45 FIP leads Major League Baseball, and if you're one who favors SIERA over FIP, his
- 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
- Sanchez versus Syndergaard: Prospect Showdown
require Travis d'Arnaud to make a deal, but would they demand another player, too? Noah Syndergaard and Aaron Sanchez vaulted up prospect lists this season as pitchers in the Lansing Lugnuts' rotation
- Tigers Pick Anibal Sanchez Over Rick Porcello
Despite a winding road of reports over the last two days, Anibal Sanchez will remain a Detroit Tiger after all. The club signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a five-year, $80 million deal, keeping
- Anibal Sanchez and the Rebuilding Cubs
that Anibal Sanchez was signing with the Cubs. That comes from Bob Nightengale. Nightengale has written up a whole article about this, but no one else is yet confirming his report -- Ken Rosenthal says
- 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
- Q&A: Aaron Sanchez, Jays Top Pitching Prospect
Aaron Sanchez is the top pitching prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system for a reason. That reason is power, as the 20-year-old right-hander features a mid-90s fastball and a sharp-breaking
- 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
- Pirates Take Calculated Risk In Acquiring Sanchez
that essentially swap out Casey McGehee for Gaby Sanchez.
The first, and more important deal, sends outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and a 2013 competitive balance draft picks to the Marlins for Gaby
- Anibal Sanchez Moves to the AL
Yesterday, Anibal Sanchez was traded to the Detroit Tigers. It was a bold move by the Tigers to help them make the playoffs. Today, I am going to look at a few changes that can be expected from him
- Tigers Retool With Infante, Sanchez
-- a package featuring top prospect Jacob Turner for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante -- fills their greatest short-term needs and readies the team for postseason play.
Their 83-year-old pizza magnate owner
- Rockies, Royals Swap Guthrie, Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie and Jonathan Sanchez -- both acquired in deals this past offseason -- were supposed to help the Rockies and Royals, respectively, find some stability in their rotations. That never
- What Went Wrong With Jonathan Sanchez
On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and rightleft-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from
- 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
- 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:
- Yankees Gary Sanchez Draws Mixed Reviews
The third time was the charm in Rome, Georgia as Gary Sanchez finally donned the tools of ignorance and led the Charleston Yankees against the Rome Braves. Having missed him twice previously, I found
- 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
- De La Rosa, Sanchez, and Schumaker: DL Fliers
much hand wringing, just drop him and move on.
Sanchez is one of those that might be placed on the DL before camps end and come back after the first week or so of the season, which
- 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
- His Royal Highness, Jonathan Sanchez
league, that’s not exactly fantasy relevant. Also, if you’re in a league that counts front office members, tell me in the comments, I’d love to see that.) The Sanchez-for-Cabrera swap, on the other hand
- Jonathan Sanchez Isn't As Good As His K%
From 2008 to 2011, Jonathan Sanchez has the fourth highest strikeout rate (24.1%) of any starting pitcher in baseball (500 IP minimum), ranking behind only Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, and Yovani
- 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
- Tomlin, Peralta, Baker, Sanchez, Santana: DLWW
% owned) and Jonathan Sanchez (Ankle - 35.6% owned) – Both look to return this season, but will be limited to bullpen use only. Owners planning on starts from them will need to look else where.
- 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
- 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
- Anibal Sanchez: The Race-Changer
Johnson has garnered the headlines, his rotation mate Anibal Sanchez has quietly matured into a terrific pitcher in his own right. His career has been cut short by numerous injuries, but as we noted last
- 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 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
- What's Right With Anibal Sanchez?
Is it possible that, 500-plus innings into the career of Anibal Sanchez, we only know as much about his true talent level as your typical sophomore starter? It's something worth pondering, because
- Jack Hanahan and Eduardo Sanchez: Waiver Wire May 4th
in the pool of unwanted free agents...
Eduardo Sanchez |RP| Ownership: Yahoo - 10%
Looking for some cheap saves help? While the Cardinals bullpen situation remains sketchy at best, Sanchez just
- 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
- 2nd Basemen Making an Impact: Sanchez, Cabrera and Lopez
as fantasy options and here is a look at a few of them.
Owned % is from Yahoo
Stats are AB/AVG/HR/SB
Angel Sanchez - 15% owned – 43/0.395/1/1 – Sanchez stepped in once Clint Barmes (hand) went
- Has Jonathan Sanchez Been the Same Pitcher?
ERA in order to make a quick evaluation. Jonathan Sanchez has improved his ERA dramatically in the past few seasons, going from a 5.01 ERA in 2008 to a 4.24 ERA in 2009 to a 3.07 ERA in 2010. When
- 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.
- Sanchez's Triple
and five walks. He certainly received some defensive help from some unlikely candidates in Pablo Sandoval and Juan Uribe.
Instead, it was Sanchez's bat which became a story. In the bottom
- Anibal Sanchez Is Finally Healthy
In 2006, Anibal Sanchez burst on the scene as a 22-year-old, throwing a no-hitter and posting a 2.83 ERA in his rookie season, though his xFIP was two runs higher than his ERA. He never really had
- 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
- Gaby Sanchez Does Not Want to Be a Placeholder
the prospect for an upgrade at another position? This feeling has to grow intensity for a player who just won the position. That appears to be the case for Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez
- Anibal Sanchez's Value
Anibal Sanchez has endured a star-crossed career. The former Red Sox farmhand, picked up by the Marlins as part of the Josh Beckett/Mike Lowell/Hanley Ramirez mega-deal in November of 2005, punched
- 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
- Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
for Rookie of the Year Award honors this year with Gaby Sanchez, who won the first base job in Spring Training.
Most people consider Logan Morrison to be the Marlins’ first baseman of the future
- Scouting Jonathan Sanchez
Prior to July 10th, 2009, Giants southpaw Jonathan Sanchez was just a high-octane, low-command curiosity to those outside of the Bay Area. No-hitters have a way of raising one's profile, however
- 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
- Winter Signings: Freddy Sanchez
The San Francisco Giants re-signed second baseman Freddy Sanchez to a two-year deal late last week. The deal is worth $12 million in total, and it eliminates an $8.1 million option that the club held
- The Mets Meet Anibal Sanchez
a slimmer of playoff hopes and sit pretty at second place in the National League East. Anibal Sanchez isn’t great (4.72 FIP and 5.38 tRA in 41 innings this year) but against the Mets lineup, it looked like
- Freddy Sanchez for... Who?! Seriously?
better than current second baseman Juan Uribe's triple-slash line of .284/.314/.431? Is the slight offensive edge plus Sanchez' glove really worth Alderson?
Sanchez is a nice complementary player
- 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
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
The Pirates were pilloried for "playing it safe" with their selection of Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez as the 4th overall pick on draft day. Most draft gurus and pundits seemed to think
- 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
- 2009 Impact Rookies: Gaby Sanchez
the time a player enters his first or second year of arbitration eligibility. The first-base position is no different this season, with Gaby Sanchez as the favorite to replace the dearly-departed Mike
- 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
- Breakout candidate: Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez misses a LOT of bats.
Unfortunately, sometimes that’s because he throws too many balls. But he also induces a lot of strikeouts. And he’s primed to break out in 2009.
- 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