- CAIN: Counting a Pitcher's HR/FB Out-Performance
- Finding Value in Pitcher Inconsistency
- Relief Pitching in Context
- Freddie Freeman, the Cardinals, and Coming Through When it Counts
- Joey Votto and the Value of a Walk
- Hunter Pence's Homerun Face
Hunter Pence is on the verge of exploding at all times.
That is all.
- A Tweet By Torii Hunter, Illustrated
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Today, a liberally literal interpretation of this fine tweet by Torii Hunter.
- Tommy Hunter's High Curves
Over the weekend R.J. Anderson, Zach Sanders and others tweeted about Tommy Hunter's curveball. R.J. noted that Hunter's curve was way up in the zone during Hunter's start on Saturday. I
- Torii Hunter: Newest Tiger
Torii Hunter is now back in the AL Central after spending the last 5 seasons with the Angels. The 38-year-old will provide needed support to a punch-less Tigers'lineup with the exceptions of Prince
- Torii Hunter, Right Fielder
further; tonight, Bourjos will make his major league debut, and he'll do so in center field. No, Torii Hunter is not getting a day off - the guy who has won nine consecutive Gold Gloves as a CF
- Torii Hunter's New Approach
Torii Hunter is a changed man. Remember when he was a power-hitting centerfielder in the middle of the lineup? Torii Hunter is the same man. See that smile? And that stolen home run? Hunter might
- Tommy Hunter's Closing Opportunity
After the contract with Grant Balfour to be Jim Johnson's replacement as the Orioles closer fell apart, Tommy Hunter stands out as the most obvious candidate to take over the job. The team
- Fantasy MVP Hunter Pence
Well, Chris Davis is obviously the "real" Fantasy MVP. His ADP according to FantasyPros was seven spots worse than Hunter Pence's, and he ended up eight spots better in the final rankings
- The Value of Hunter Pence
Over the weekend, the Giants made the first big signing of the off-season, even though it wasn't technically the off-season yet. Rather than let Hunter Pence get to free agency and potentially start
- News Illustrated: Hunter Fights Pujols
Last week, CBS reported that tensions in the Angels' clubhouse last season grew so high that Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols nearly ended up in a fight. Leading to this informative news illustration
- Kyle Lohse Propaganda
of baseball fans want no part of free-agent starter Kyle Lohse. Lohse is still out there, ready to be signed, but a market doesn't seem to have developed, and no team seems to be the frontrunner. No fan
- Hunter Pence's Sliding Production
product of Houston's barren player development outlet that figured to bear fruit was Hunter Pence. Plucked out of the University of Texas-Arlington in the 2nd round of the 2004 draft, Pence quickly
- Hunter Pence's Impatience
The biggest hacker, aside from Humberto Quintero, has been right fielder Hunter Pence. Houston's second round pick in the 2004 draft broke into the big leagues in 2007, hitting .322/.360/.539
- Existential Crisis and Kyle Seager
"Kyle Seager is having a terrible season."
I heard that at the bar three times last night. From three different sources. "Is he?" was my response.
Now, most fantasy enthusiasts would likely
- Daily Graphing - Kyle Farnsworth
Reports are that free agent Kyle Fransworth will likely be signed by the Yankees to a three year contract somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 million dollars. This past year he had his best season
- The “Exceptional” Kyle Lohse
After the 2012 season, Kyle Lohse declined the qualifying offer of the St. Louis Cardinals, and hit the free agent market. Lohse’s 2012 season was exactly what any starter would want
- His Name Is Hunter Pence...
- Torii Hunter Is Playing to His Contract
When the Angels signed Torii Hunter to a five-year, $90 million contract after the 2007 season it seemed like an overpay. In fact, given the teams competing for Hunter's services, it almost certainly
- Age is Just a Number for Torii Hunter
Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter continues to churn out effective seasons despite his age. The 38-year-old outfielder may no longer be in his prime, but that didn't stop him from ranking 17th
- Believing In Kyle Seager
the last 30 days. No one should be surprised by that. The second-highest wOBA (.470) in the last 30 days belongs to third baseman Kyle Seager. Considering he's been a four-win player already this year
- Free Kyle Blanks?
In 2009, at the precocious age of 22, Kyle Blanks stormed into the Show and promptly swatted 10 big flies, and his .372 wOBA -- in a limited sample -- was third-best on the Padres. In other words, he
- Is Kyle Seager Fantasy Relevant?
I think it was Edison that once said something to the effect of "opportunity occurs when good fortune meets preparation." While motivational quotes might not inspire Kyle Seager, this should
- Kyle Seager, an Excellent Keeper
This is now two seasons of Kyle Seager we have under our belts and the two seasons look very similar with modest improvements in some key areas, which has pushed Seager from being a slightly above
- Kyle Lohse: Is He A Fluke?
Kyle Lohse turned in the best season of his career at age-33. Since joining the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008, Lohse has flashed the ability to be an effective pitcher. It wasn't until his walk year
- A Kyle Lohse Back-and-Forth
Below, a back-and-forth.
Michael Bourn finally got signed, right before the start of spring training. Bourn's signing leaves only Kyle Lohse among available free agents
- Kyle Farnsworth, Starting Pitcher?
The Royals haven't gotten much of a return on their 2 year, $9 million investment in Kyle Farnsworth so far. Rather than proving to be a relief ace to stabilize the bullpen, he's continued to be his
- This Is Not the Kyle Seager You're Looking For
. Small sample sizes may be the tools of the foolhardy, but that doesn't mean they don't produce a little bit of fun along the way. Take for instance the performance of Kyle Seager. No really, take
- The Change: Kyle Gibson
This week's column is about a surprisingly good change-up. Because as Kyle Gibson ascended the ranks in Minnesota's farm system, there were questions about his change piece. He's thrown over 300
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Tommy Hunter
is a sign of good things to come from the 2009 rookie class.
Texas Rangers prospect Tommy Hunter has a good chance to see significant time in Arlington this season, even though he will begin 2009
- Promotion: Kyle Drabek
Less than nine months after being the centerpiece of the Roy Halladay trade, 22-year-old Kyle Drabek will make his first big league start tomorrow night against the Orioles in Baltimore. Doug's son
- The New and Improved Kyle Kendrick
Though he was originally called up as a full-time starter in 2007, Kyle Kendrick has been anything but full-time since 2009. In 2007 and 2008, Kendrick made 51 appearances and 50 of them were starts
- Kyle Blanks: Waiver Wire
There’s nothing like the threat of being sent down to light a fire under a player, and while Kyle Blanks had started his climb out of the depths before he was given his reprieve, Yonder Alonso’s
- Kyle Seager: Mining the Minors
Late Wednesday night, the Mariners called up Kyle Seager. In a related story, this edition of Mining the Minors got much more interesting just before midnight.
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- Kyle Blanks Seeks Brand Ambassador
Kyle Blanks is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced brand ambassador . This position requires proven and tested customer service excellence, an outgoing “people person” personality
- A Very Quick Note on Hunter Pence
On Monday, we'll have a more thorough write-up of Hunter Pence's new $90 million contract with the Giants. For now, though, I figured this comparison was kind of fun: Here's Nick Swisher in the three
- The Stealth MVP Candidacy of Hunter Pence
I'll say it up front; the headline you just read is a little bit of a trick. This post is about Hunter Pence perhaps being more valuable this year than most of us realized, but because I have an NL
- Injuries Equal Opportunity For Hunter Morris
In Milwaukee, Hunter Morris will battle former shortstop Alex Gonzalez and fringe big leaguer Taylor Green for the opening day nod at first base. On paper, it seems like the odds are in his favor