- The Kyle Schwarber-Andrew Miller Dance
So, Kyle Schwarber is apparently not rusty. His first two games in Cleveland were so impressive that the Cubs even explored whether he was healthy enough to play the field in Chicago, before doctors
- 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
- Kyle Schwarber Is Back, Wreaking Havoc
Kyle Schwarber was the show, or at least the story, in last night's Game Two of the World Series. After five plate appearances in April without a hit -- followed by a six-month layoff that prevented
- One Last Look at Kyle Schwarber
I scouted Kyle Schwarber on Saturday and wrote my thoughts here. I encourage those who have not yet read that and have instead found themselves here to go back and skim over it for context
- 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
- Kyle Schwarber on Handling High Heaters
Kyle Schwarber is a student of hitting. Even so, there are limits to how much he wants to learn. The Chicago Cubs slugger crunches video, but he draws the line at spin rates.
- Does Everybody Own Kyle Schwarber?
, and Jake Arrieta. One player who seemed to appear in every question was Kyle Schwarber.
When you have your options narrowed down to one of Betts or Schwarber, you know you're in a fantastic position
- 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
- Kyle Hendricks Has Two Changeups
It's easy to dismiss the Cubs starter for Game Three, Kyle Hendricks. I did it earlier today, when I called him a two-pitch pitcher. I mean, he throws a cutter and a curve about 10% of the time
- Optimism for Kyle Hendricks Against the Mets
League, posting both a sub-3 FIP and ERA this season, while the Cubs counter with Kyle Hendricks, a young pitcher who put together a fine year in the middle of the Cubs rotation. The Cubs, having burned
- The Mets Are Following the Kyle Schwarber Trend
the Cubs. Guys like Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber -- can't just blow it by them. There's got to be other ways to get them out.
Let's now turn our attention to Schwarber in particular
- This Is Kyle Schwarber Golfing Like a Baseballer
that the same author needed more than 20 minutes to render that very brief footage into the two even brief clips one finds here. What's essential is that the footage itself depicts giant Cubs batter Kyle
- 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
- Cubs Promote Kyle Schwarber... For Now
It's raining prospects. Every time I check Twitter, it seems, I catch wind of yet another player who's been summoned to the majors. The latest player to get the call is Kyle Schwarber, the power
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Can Studies of Bosses Help us Figure Out How Good Sports Managers Are?
- 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
- 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
- Prospect Stock Watch: Kyle Hendricks
I've received more emails asking about Kyle Hendricks than any other prospect in recent weeks. Everyone seems to be curious about the Cubs' right-handed pitching prospect who posted a 1.85 ERA in 21
- 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
- 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
- Planning for Your Future, with Kyle Farnsworth
"Hi, I'm Kyle Farnsworth. You probably know me as a longtime major-league reliever with the Cubs, Rays, Yankees, and other teams. Baseball is great, but my real passion is helping people plan
- Q&A: Kyle Kendrick, Evolution of a Repertoire
Kyle Kendrick isn’t all that remarkable. The Philadelphia Phillies right-hander has a standard pitcher’s frame and fairly average stuff. Neither his velocity nor his repertoire particularly stands
- 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
- Q&A: Kyle Farnsworth, an Intimidating Career
Kyle Farnsworth is intimidating. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander throws hard and isn’t afraid to come inside. He is also a sculpted 6-foot-4, 240 pounds with a background in martial arts. Charging
- 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 Shows Worth With Sinker
Kyle Farnsworth's free agent decision is expected to come soon, with the big right-hander having narrowed his decision down to the Tampa Bay Rays and the ever-present Mystery Team. Farnsworth lost
- Kyle Crick And Building The Scouting Profile
Kyle Crick enters 2013 as the top prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization. Having seen his final start of the 2012 season, I can attest to his having both the raw stuff and durable frame
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Things Kyle Blanks Is Standing in Front Of
In no case is this more clear than in the case of the above screenshot -- taken from last night's contest between San Diego and San Francisco. In said image, Padre outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks
- 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
- Robinson Tejeda Versus Kyle Davies
, ESPN and Yahoo! each show Kyle Davies as having a starting spot. Davies got the start today but was ineffective. He allowed 6 ER, 7 H and 3 BB (no Ks) in 2.2 IP.
Davies was relieved by Robinson
- 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