- Finding the Next Kyle Hendricks
Over 450 innings into his major-league career, Kyle Hendricks possesses both an ERA under 3.00 and a third-place finish in Cy Young voting. That's impressive. Even after accounting for the regression
- The Kyle Seager Appreciation Article
in the MVP voting every full season he's spent in the big leagues.
Kyle Seager has never finished first or second in MVP voting. He received one MVP vote in 2014. He came in 12th this year. He's
- The Unlikely Kyle Schwarber Defense
inning. And, rather than Andrew Miller, it was Bryan Shaw who faced lefty Kyle Schwarber when he came off Chicago's bench.
Everyone in the stadium was waiting to see when Schwarber would get his at-bat
- The Evolving Curveball of Kyle Hendricks
As you've likely heard, the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in seven decades will be played this evening. The starting assignment belongs to Kyle Hendricks, the soft-tossing right-hander
- The Kyle Schwarber Decision
A year ago, Kyle Schwarber took over October with his bat, launching monstrous home runs and putting himself on the map as one of the better young hitters in baseball. This summer, Schwarber took
- Kyle Hendricks as Arrieta's Opposite
, Arrieta has been fighting uphill. He needs to get himself right before the playoffs.
Arrieta remains plenty good, but he has some stuff to work out. Kyle Hendricks, meanwhile, has nothing to work out
- The Value of Kyle Schwarber
and Jay Bruce. And because of the dearth of quality players likely to change teams over the next week and a half, the guy who is generating the most conversation leading up to the deadline is... Kyle
- Kim and Parker: Deep League Waiver Wire
of leagues so if you’re looking for OF help, particularly in OBP formats, look no further than the former Doosan Bear.
Jarrett Parker (1% Yahoo, 0.4% ESPN, 4% CBS): **Uber-Deep League Alert
- Kyle Gibson's Ceiling
Kyle Gibson ranked 64th in Zach Sanders’ end of season rankings, which in terms of real-life utility puts a guy somewhere between Nos. 2-3 starter territory, but depending on the league, on the back
- Is Kyle Drabek Done?
this: there's a chance he can survive, if only a small chance.
Kyle Drabek is rowing against a mighty tide that seeks to dash what's left of his career against the jagged rocks. The former Phillies first-round pick
- The Daily Grind: Eickhoff, Hill, Heston, Parker
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Heston, Williams, Parker, Venable
We're down to last minute
- Kyle Schwarber, Second Rounder?
In 157 plate appearances, Kyle Schwarber has posted a .406 wOBA. He's a rookie. And a catcher (well, half the time). If he qualified for the leaderboard, that wOBA mark would easily rank highest
- Kyle Gibson on Pitching to Contact
Kyle Gibson is a tall pitcher with a low K rate. The Minnesota Twins right-hander is 6-foot-6 and has fanned 5.76 batters per nine innings this season. Last year, that number was an even-more-contact
- Kyle Seager and the Weaponized Bunt
the shift. Sometimes, it's smart to bunt not against the shift, if you're quick. Sometimes, yes, it's smart to drop down a sacrifice. And Tuesday night, Kyle Seager demonstrated another sort of intelligent
- Baseball, Regression to the Mean, and Avoiding Potential Clinical Trial Biases
- Why the Chicago Cubs Should Keep Starlin Castro
you would have a top prospect at every position in the future. For example C: Kyle Schwarber (if he can stick at C), 1B: All-Star Anthony Rizzo, a combination of Baez, Castro, and Russell all fitting
- Monitoring Kyle Gibson Trends
Gibson ranked 109th on Zach Sanders’ postseason starting pitcher rankings.
Tommy John surgery cost Kyle Gibson a significant part of 2011, and nearly the entire 2012 season. As a result
- Could Pro Sports Lead Us to Wellness?
- Kyle Seager: Just As Advertised
Entering the season, a typical projection for Kyle Seager was about 75 runs, 20 home runs, 75 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and a .260 average. What we got was slightly better - 71/25/96/7/.268. Headmaster
- Evaluating the Eno Sarris Pitcher Analysis Method
- 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
- Baseball Analytics, Arthritis, and the Search for Better Health Forecasts
- Prospect Watch: Heaney, Pino and Parker Debut
the lens of this decision. Another important note is that Heaney's call-up should have been late enough in the season to prevent him from becoming Super-Two eligible.
***Kyle Parker, 1B/OF
- Trading Kyle Parker in Long Term Leagues
A former first rounder and college quarterback, Kyle Parker has finally been called up to the Colorado Rockies. Parker seemed like he was going to get an opportunity to start at first base this year
- Big Data and Baseball Efficiency: the Traveling Salesman had Nothing on a Baseball Scout
- 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
- 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
- Jarrod Parker: Outstanding in One Way
Let's not dance around the subject, Jarrod Parker has an outstanding change-up. Since his first full season in 2012, Parker has teased fantasy analysts with a below average strikeout rate and above
- Q&A: Kyle Parker, Colorado Rockies Power-Hitting Prospect
Kyle Parker has a simple approach to hitting. The 24-year-old Colorado Rockies prospect likes to hunt fastballs, and when he gets one, he takes a healthy rip. Parker has power. He hit 23 bombs
- Can Studies of Bosses Help us Figure Out How Good Sports Managers Are?
- Jarrod Parker, Now Healthy
On May 7th, Jarrod Parker woke up with a pain in his neck. He'd been dealing with it for a while, and it had a lot do with his 7.34 ERA and the fact that he was giving up more than two home runs per
- 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
- Poem: To a Photograph of Dave Parker
To a Photograph of Dave Parker
In love poems we talk about eye color.
Your eyes are the color of the virginity that Brooke Shields just lost
And the luxury Oldsmobile she’ll give
- 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
- Major League Baseball Should be All Over the Quantified Self Movement
- Dave Parker Was, And Is, The Man
Not everyone liked Dave Parker. Certainly the fans who threw things at him in the Pittsburgh outfield, slashed the roof of his convertible and even threatened his life could be counted in this camp
- 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
- CAIN: Counting a Pitcher's HR/FB Out-Performance
- Making Sense of Jarrod Parker
Jarrod Parker wasn't right early in the season. Through April, Parker had given up 43 hits in 29.1 innings, and carried a bloated 7.336 ERA. There were some analysts who started to wonder
- Thinking About Jarrod Parker
Right-hander Jarrod Parker was one of my biggest sleepers coming into the season. He quietly compiled a 3.47 ERA with a 3.43 FIP last year, and I predicted the strikeout rate would jump in 2013
- 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
- AL SP Stock Watch: Parker, Buchholz & McAllister
League starting pitchers making waves early on.
Parker was a popular late round pick this season coming off a strong rookie campaign last year in Oakland. However, I wasn't
- Jarrod Parker On Tommy John Surgery and Sliders
The ranking might change day-by-day, Jarrod Parker said, but he agreed: "Overall I would say the fastball and changeup are my two better pitches." And that changeup is special -- he threw it more
- Trouble With the Change, Starring Jarrod Parker
Jarrod Parker has failed to make it out of the fourth inning in two of his three starts this season. After Sunday's drubbing from the Detroit Tigers, it's time to start wondering what's wrong
- 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 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
- Parker and Recreations
Given his previous prospect pedigree, it wasn't terribly shocking to see Jarrod Parker perform so well in his first season in the big leagues. However, throw in the fact that he missed the entire
- 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
- Jarrod Parker: Stubborn Voter's Rookie of the Year
, there's not much room for argument in the 2012 AL RoY. But what follows is an argument in favor of Oakland's Jarrod Parker.
In case there's any doubt, let it be known that I do not support
- Jarrod Parker Did It
Monday night, the Athletics played a critical game against the Rangers, which is not what this is about. The starter and the winning pitcher for the Athletics was Jarrod Parker, which is more what
- Collage Most Murderous: Dave Parker
From the depths of newspaper morgue and the dead-letter office come this Collage Most Murderous ...
Dave Parker is not on the loose on the streets of your town, but that's only because Dave
- 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
- Q&A: Jarrod Parker: A's Ace-in-the-Making
The strength of the A’s is their pitching staff. And the strength of the A’s pitching staff -- at least as far as the future is concerned -- is Jarrod Parker. The 23-year-old right-hander
- Daily Notes: Parker Debuts Again, For First Time
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Brief Previews of Select Games
2. Lightly Annotated Video: Jarrod Parker's Repertoire
- Parker and Clevenger: Waiver Wire
Even though the A’s didn’t take Parker with them on their trip to Japan, no one expected him to languish in Triple-A for very long. After 20 innings in Sacramento, Parker finally
- 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
- 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
- Kyle Parker Debut A Mixed Bag For Rockies
Colorado Rockies 2010 first round pick Kyle Parker posted impressive power numbers, but lofty strikeout totals in his full season debut in the South Atlantic League. Given his being age appropriate
- Jarrod Parker Debuts For Diamondbacks
Lost in the shuffle of Tuesday night's historic comeback by the Arizona Diamondbacks was the major-league debut of D-Backs prized prospect, Jarrod Parker. A top-10 selection in the 2007 draft, Parker
- Jarrod Parker Deserves a September Call Up
Parker has varied wildly. From Tommy John surgery, to questions surrounding his recovery, the past couple of years has brought more questions than answers about the young right-hander.
In mid-July, I
- Jarrod Parker Has Priorities
Around 2pm ET yesterday, amid the experiment in exhaustion that was the author's Twitter feed ahead of the 4pm ET trade deadline, Arizona pitching prospect Jarrod Parker reminded us all of what'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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- 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
- 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
- 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