- Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next
- Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably
- Will Ubaldo Jimenez Bounce Back?
Through seven starts last season, Ubaldo Jimenez was the best pitcher in baseball. In 48.1 innings pitched, Jimenez allowed 28 hits while striking out 49 batters en route to a miniscule 0.93 ERA
- Appreciating and Projecting Ubaldo Jimenez
and check out Ubaldo Jimenez through the same time span:
9 W, 0.88 ERA, 61 Ks, 0.925 WHIP
Greinke was a shade better but nevertheless we as baseball fans should be more wowed by Jimenez than we
- Is Ubaldo Jimenez Inconsistent?
Over the last week, Ubaldo Jimenez has become a popular conversation piece, as he has been linked to the Yankees and Reds (among other teams) as a potential acquisition before the trade deadline
- Ubaldo Jimenez - An Outlier Impostor?
. Why do I bother with such an introduction?
Well I think this explains the case of Ubaldo Jimenez. On April 17, Jimenez became the first player in franchise history to throw a no-hitter. Jimenez’s
- The Decline of Ubaldo Jimenez
Coming off a six-win season in 2010, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez disappointed on the mound last year, splitting time between the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians. His velocity dropped
- FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston.
- Is Ubaldo Jimenez Back?
that group of starters in ERA, with a 1.94 mark. Since the beginning of June, the man in question has posted a 2.63 ERA. Of course, you know from the title that I'm talking about Ubaldo Jimenez
- An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins
- Ubaldo Jimenez Prediction Contest Results
After he got off to a 9-1 start with a 0.88 ERA, I asked readers to predict Ubaldo Jimenez for the rest of the season.
Jimenez ended up with 10 W, 153 Ks, a 3.83 ERA and a 1.264 WHIP. We had two
- Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended Five Games
The feud between Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki reached a tipping point this past weekend. After an off-season in which the two took shots at each other through the media, Jimenez hit Tulowitzki
- Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams
- Ubaldo Jimenez Proving His Worth
pacing the offense, there are still questions about the pitching staff, but Ubaldo Jimenez has returned from a terrible 2014 to provide stability for an Orioles team once again in first place
- Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets
- Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro
- Ubaldo Jimenez Back On Track With Shutout?
After a brutal start to the season, including an ERA over 5.00 and an 0-5 record, Ubaldo Jimenez appears to be righting the ship following Wednesday's complete game shutout victory over the Dodgers
- Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course
- Ervin Santana vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
While Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez certainly have their similarities, they each have different risks and benefits associated with them. They have often been connected throughout the offseason
- The Orioles Bet on the New Ubaldo Jimenez
Ubaldo Jimenez isn't what he used to be. His pitches have all declined in velocity and bite since his peak in Colorado, and his Cleveland numbers, both superficial and underlying, look pale
- Life, D'Angelo Jimenez Plod Onward
in logarithmic fashion toward Moyerdom.
D'Angelo Jimenez is still older than me. He is a thirty-four year old baseball player. Half his life ago, he was a seventeen year-old baseball player. Between
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Ubaldo Jimenez
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: Ubaldo Jimenez.
- Wanted: Ubaldo Jimenez Community Analysis
on both sides of the argument, we'd like to invite those with particularly strong thoughts and analysis on Ubaldo Jimenez's continued success to submit posts to our community blog.
We will publish
- Ubaldo Jimenez: Head-Scratcher of the Year
Last year's amazing first half and full season performance supported by luck metrics that were unsustainable caused Ubaldo Jimenez to be overvalued in 2011 drafts. Of course, although many expected
- Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen
- The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Hand, Murphy
Daily DFS - Jimenez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Wright, Hand, Murphy, Gose
1. MLBTR League
It hasn't been my best season for traditional
- Jimenez, Adams, Uehara: Trade Ramifications
The following is a quick look at how the fantasy value changed for a few players involved in trades that were made this weekend.
Ubaldo Jimenez (to Indians) – Ubaldo's fantasy value doesn't look
- The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Martinez, House
Daily DFS - Jimenez and Martinez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Norris, House, Valencia, Marisnick
1. Team Strikeouts
- Just How Far Gone is Ubaldo Jimenez?
A few weeks ago in one of my FanGraphs chats, I was asked who had a better chance of rediscovering his old self, between Scott Kazmir and Ubaldo Jimenez. I made the same sort of crack any one of us
- Just What is One Getting in Ubaldo Jimenez?
. A year ago, Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't good. Masahiro Tanaka has never pitched in the States. Hell, the surest thing might be A.J. Burnett, and he's old, and he just became an actual free agent the other
- Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve
2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
- Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler
surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily.
Valbuena and Fowler are somewhat similar players, as both draw a lot of walks and have average
- Briefly Considered: Ubaldo Jimenez at Different Velocities
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez produced his third consecutive poor start for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, recording just three strikeouts against 27 opposing batters while posting a single-game xFIP
- Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact
- Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute.
Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned
Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances
- Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns
- Hot GIF: Ubaldo Jimenez, 99 mph Splitter?
The footage you see here is from the bottom of the sixth inning of last night's Rockies-Padres game.
According to the Pitch F/x data (pitch id #321), this is Ubaldo Jimenez striking out Brad Hawpe
- Ubaldo Jimenez, More Than a Late Round "Gamble"
Do I love Ubaldo Jimenez as a pitcher? No. He is wild, he is inconsistent, and very difficult to predict on a year-by-year and start-by-start basis. However, he is looking very undervalued of late
- Jimenez Makes Playoffs More Realistic in the Cleve
a postseason berth, seemed improbable.
In fact, that's precisely what's happended, as, last night, Cleveland acquired Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez from the Rockies in exchange for minor-league pitchers
- Another Day, Another Contract: Ubaldo Jimenez
inking, Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies came to an agreement on at minimum a four-year deal with a pair of club options. If those are turned down, the deal covers Jimenez's final two club-control
- Deadline Recap: Against The Ubaldo Jimenez Trade
sorts of debate.
The Ubaldo Jimenez trade is a great example. I have conflicting emotions on this trade: while I like the total package the Rockies got back in return, I really dislike the trade
- Trevor Plouffe and Luis Perez: Deep League Waiver Wire
average. He has a little bit of speed, so could swipe a couple of bases, but you're really just banking on some long balls from Plouffe.
Luis Perez, TOR SP | 3% Owned
After pitching as a starter
- Deep League Third Base: Luis Valbuena and Ed Lucas
One of those answers seemed to be waiver wire darling Luis Valbuena, who through April and May was hitting .264/.372/.464 with six home runs and 17 RBI. He was a player that seemed to have decent
- Daily Notes: Feat. The Quite Very Effective Ubaldo Jimenez
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. The Quite Very Effective Ubaldo Jimenez
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Who Could Improve the Most with Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez?
Let's acknowledge that we can't quite figure out Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez. I've been trying, off and on, for months. Jimenez is a prize of the free-agent market. As recently as 2012 he
- Ubaldo Jimenez Sends Orioles Hurtling Toward Nelson Cruz
illustrated, or will illustrate, it's interesting that this is what Cruz was reduced to. Something else that's interesting is how the Orioles' earlier acquisition of Ubaldo Jimenez in part allowed the Cruz