- Mark Appel Proved Wednesday The Big Stuff Is Back
Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros (Arizona Fall League)
Kiley went long-form on Appel in today's Astros list and it's long enough that we won't re-publish the whole thing here.
- Defining Balanced Lineups
- Mark Sappington Moves To The Pen, Throws Harder
Mark Sappington, RHP, Inland Empire 66ers (LAA, High-A – most recently viewed 9/8 at Inland)
Sappington was a classic small school, power arm pop-up guy in the 2012 draft out of Rockhurst U
- Cat Days of Summer: The Tigers and Schedule Effects
- Game Pace and the Mark Buehrle Effect
that pass between pitches. At least, that's how people frequently feel. They don't feel like that so much when Mark Buehrle's on the mound.
Buehrle's an old veteran approaching retirement
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Dumpster Dive
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Ben Revere and Speed
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: To Rise Again
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Nightmare Declines
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Chase Utley Still the Man
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Jon's Addiction
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Josh Donaldson Walks it Off
- Quarterly Report - Mark Buehrle
of this season's more noteworthy players and performances to date. "Noteworthy" doesn't always mean "best", though it does in most cases. Today, we'll take a look at the first quarter performance of Mark
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Wither Danny Salazar?
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Has The Fear
- The Old Mark Buehrle's New Trick
Dave observed the other day on Twitter that, over the past calendar year, Mark Buehrle has been one of the better and more valuable starting pitchers in baseball. A lot of that has had to do
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Troy Tulowitzki Saves All
some power upside, but he's currently hitting a crisp .162/.237/.353. Here are some other options on the waiver wire: your namesake Mark Reynolds, Cody Asche, Lonnie Chisenhall, David Freese (currently
- Adam Dunn and Mark Teixeira, Back to Being Useful
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Scott Kazmir Resurrection
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Struggling
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: An Introduction with Springer
- MLB's New Replay System: A Breakdown of Plays So Far
- Mark Trumbo is Enjoying His New Home Park
Perhaps due to schedule shenanigans, Arizona's Chase Field has only been home to one Mark Trumbo home run this season. That's fine. The park has already helped Trumbo become a better hitter.
- Mark Buehrle's Perfect Imperfect Game
The fastest pitch Mark Buehrle threw Wednesday was just shy of 84 miles per hour. For Buehrle, in early April, that's not out of the ordinary, and he's long been a guy who's managed to make it work
- What Mark Reynolds Means To Milwaukee
here I am, talking about Milwaukee's decision to add Mark Reynolds to the first base mix on a non-guaranteed contract, partially because it seems likely that he will have a real impact on the team
- Good Luck, Mark Mulder: You'll Need It
like Mark Mulder signing a contract with the Angels on New Year's Day, attempting a comeback after not having appeared in the bigs in the previous five seasons.
It's incredibly unlikely to work
- Q&A: Mark Appel, Houston Astros Pitching Prospect
Mark Appel learned a lot in his four years at Stanford University. The 22-year-old right-hander graduated with a degree in management sciences and engineering. Along the way, he aced Pitching 101
- Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez, and Perception
: the well-documented Mark Trumbo trade.
Plenty of writers have covered why this trade looks like a poor move for the Diamondbacks so I won't dive deeply into that. I desire to understand how Trumbo
- Seven Degrees of Mark Ellis
Hard for me to believe Mark Ellis is only 36.
Mark Ellis played with Randy Velarde on the 2002 A's.
Randy Velarde played with Joe Niekro on the 1987 Yankees.
Joe Niekro played with Ernie
- The Cardinals, Mark Ellis, and Depth
The Cardinals have reportedly signed Mark Ellis to a one-year deal. Ellis will turn 37 next season, but played well enough the last couple of years with the Dodgers that he was sure to find a job
- Inserting Mark Teixeira into Popular R&B Singles, Again
- Mark Trumbo's Upside and Reality
slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, young starting pitchers Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs to Anaheim, and catalyst CF Adam Eaton to Chicago. Dave and Jeff have already checked in with analysis
- The Overrated and Underrated Mark Trumbo
, and that is certainly a club to which Cruz belongs.
That description also works pretty well for the eminently available Mark Trumbo. His name is perhaps the most popular of the morning
- Mark DeRosa Retires
Mark DeRosa announced his retirement Wednesday, after a 16-year career in which he played for eight teams, played six positions, hit exactly 100 home runs, and made approximately $29 million
- Mark Trumbo Is What He Is
Remember when Mark Trumbo came up in 2011 and finished second in the Rookie of the Year balloting, thanks largely to things like “29 homers and 87 RBI”, and we all laughed because his .291 OBP made
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Mark Ellis
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: Mark Ellis.
- Inserting Mark Teixeira into Popular R&B Singles
- Mark DeRosa Surprised to Find Mark DeRosa Still in Majors
A new discovery has left Mark DeRosa scratching his head.
After sitting down to eat breakfast on Wednesday morning over the previous night's edition of MLB.com's FastCast recap program, Toronto
- Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
- Even Mark DeRosa Believed
The Toronto Blue Jays have let me down before. Many times. Regularly, in fact. But they haven't let me down like this. Worst of all: they let down Mark DeRosa.
The season's over. The eulogy
- Mark Reynolds and his Ilk
Note: I have no idea if I'm the first to do this, but quite frankly I don't care.
Today, it was reported that seven-year veteran and noted ump hater* Mark Reynolds was released by the Indians
- Mark Melancon Rises
The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone all in on Mark Melancon's rebound. After a disastrous season with the Boston Red Sox, Melancon has returned to form. With Jason Grilli currently on the disabled list
- Catching Up with the Rome Braves
- The Near Future of Wil Myers
- Mark Appel and a New Kind of Leverage
without a valid alternative sign for a deep discount. That theory holds in some cases, but Mark Appel is about to demonstrate that leverage can come in other forms as well.
The Astros used the #1
- Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
- A Few Good PawSox
- Q&A: Mark Reynolds, Strikeouts and Bombs
Mark Reynolds knows who he is. The Cleveland Indians corner infielder is a slugger in the three-true-outcomes mode. His walk rate is maybe a little short of a purist’s TTO, but the long balls
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
- Mark DeRosa on the Late George Sauer
professional football “a grotesque business” that “both glorifies and destroys bodies.” Lacking the passion to continue, he retired at age 27.
Mark DeRosa isn’t sure what to make of Sauer’s long-ago
- Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
- Mark Trumbo Knows, Improves Himself
"I'm not a tremendously gifted athlete," Mark Trumbo said. "I have to work at it, and be smart out there." That might be surprising given how country strong the six-foot-four, 225-pound outfielder
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Driving to See the Greenville Drive
- The Visiting Asheville Tourists
- Tales of the Lexington Legends
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Is Mark Buehrle Going to Lose to a Teammate?
, the second one done by Franklin all on his own. Two, in April 2005, Franklin went head-to-head against Mark Buehrle in Chicago in a game between the Mariners and the White Sox, and it was all over
- Building A Farm: A Summary
- Building a Farm: National League East
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- Building a Farm: National League West
- Building a Farm: American League East
Jose A Ramirez
- Building a Farm: American League Central
- Building the Farm: American League West
- Mark Teixeira and Still Not the End of the Yankees
broken, and he will be missing for several weeks. Now Mark Teixeira's got one of his tendons bothered, and he will be missing for several weeks. For at least a little more than a month, the Yankees
- Mark Teixeira the Latest Damaged Yankee
manager. Now they get to deal with a damaged Mark Teixeira on top of everything else. The word:
The Yankees' injury-riddled spring took another serious hit on Wednesday, as the team announced Gold
- The Future of Catchers
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
- The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
Bautista continues to sit just below the threshold, which basically means he could be included. Down at the bottom, we again find Pena, Bell, Mathis, and Burriss all just a hair above the .204 mark
- The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
You can certainly argue with the statistics I choose for each of these tools, but I preferred to use statistics with which
- Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
- Christian Bethancourt Suffers from Goldilocks Syndrome
- Necessarily Censored Tweet: What Mark McGwire Is Signing
Home-run legend and current Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire will sign anything, it appears -- as the following (and necessarily) censored tweet suggests:
- 2013 Pod Projections: Mark Trumbo
The tribe has spoken. Thanks for all the player votes you included in your comments of the first edition of this year's Pod Projections. The winner was Mark Trumbo with 5 total votes. Clearly, many
- Mark Reynolds Enters the Land of Cleve
A couple of weeks ago, free agent slugger Mark Reynolds signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians to man first base on a full-time basis. He's coming off a disappointing season that saw a drop
- Mark Trumbo: Just a Slump, Or A Sign Of Things to Come?
Headed into 2012, Mark Trumbo stood pretty close to the top of the “most overrated lists” from the perspective of most advanced baseball sites. Yes, 29 homers, 87 runs batted in, and a second-place
- Mark Trumbo: Fantasy AL Hare
into it and who else Mark Trumbo edged out for the honors.
For the record, there were 17 of us who voted on these awards and in this category, there were four players who received votes. Officially
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Mark Reynolds' Left Bicep
- Physics to Mark Teixeira: Don't Dive
Most people will remember the bad out call of Mark Teixeira by Jerry Meals from Saturday's game against the Orioles. While Teixeira was obviously safe on replay, but perhaps the entire thing could
- Mark Reynolds is On Fire
Somehow, despite having the top OPS over the past calendar month, Mark Reynolds is still owned in just 51% of Yahoo! Leagues. Now, in most very competitive leagues, Reynolds is off the waiver wire
- GIF: Mark Reynolds Has No More Use for His Bat
There's a thing that Mark Reynolds intended to do with his bat, and then he did that thing.
Now, Mark Reynolds has no more use for his bat.
- Mark Trumbo's Month as Somebody Awful
know it, I haven't looked it up. Huh. The answer might be Mark Trumbo. If the answer isn't Mark Trumbo, then Mark Trumbo is probably close to being the answer, because over the past month or so, Mark
- Wilin Rosario and Mark Reynolds: Waiver Wire
again and the power totals are spiking as a direct result. The .277 BABIP indicates that it's more than just luck, so look out for him over the final month of the season.
Mark Reynolds, BAL |1B, 3B
- Mark Rogers' Repertoire, Illustrated
Milwaukee right-hander Mark Rogers made his sixth start on Sunday since his late-July recall from Brewers Triple-A affiliate Nashville -- and, while he was slightly less impressive yesterday (5.0 IP
- How Mark Buehrle Is Having One of His Best Seasons Yet
Mark Buehrle is the definition of a crafty lefty. His career high strikeout percentage is 16.2% and he has struck out more than six batters per nine innings just one time in his career. Despite his
- Mark Trumbo Makes a Name for Himself
Mark Trumbo was the least recognizable player in the Home Run Derby. Sure, Trumbo finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting last season, but he lacked the star power of a true
- Dear Mark Cuban, Please Come Own My Baseball Team
analysis owner -- Mark Cuban -- clobber most cruelly an old-school television sensationalist -- Skip Bayless -- during the post-championship live analysis.
- A Poem for Mark Prior
Mark Prior is making a comeback. Here is a poem in commemoration.
a rising and daring,
a burning without exhaustion,
a heat with dangerous form
- MLB TeeVee: Will (Clark) and (Mark) Grace
This is the eighth in a series of short excerpts from MLB Network's entirely imaginary new fall sitcoms. More details here.
Today's show: WILL (CLARK) AND (MARK) GRACE
- Mark Trumbo Turning Patience Into Power
Mark Trumbo has put the Angels offense on his back this year. His walk-off home run in last night's game against the Yankees pushed his total for the season to eight and his wRC+ of 172 sits sixth
- Mark Reynolds Bites Again; Cody Ross Needs a Nap
You might remember a complacent Mark Reynolds munching some sunflower seeds after a Red Sox homerun last year. NotGraphs' Navin Vaswani commented upon what quickly became one of the years biggest
- Great Moments in Hating Mark Teixeira
- Mark Trumbo, Chone Figgins: Stock Watch At Third Base
, the actual roles of players can be telling.
As much as I doubted that Mark Trumbo would see much action at third base, the two games he's started have both been at the hot corner and it very much seem
- Mark Melancon and Joel Peralta: Early Waiver Wire Closers
to go up by the time this is published.
Mark Melancon, BOS |RP| Ownership: ESPN - 5.9% Yahoo - 42.0%
With Daniel Bard winning a spot in the rotation and Alfredo Aceves landing one by default
- The Musical Decisions of Mark Trumbo
Angels slugger Mark Trumbo is famous for his power potential and his power potential. Insofar as musical tastes are concerned, however, Mr. Trumbo embraces a pregame oeuvre at which
- Marketing Mark Reynolds
The Orioles are reportedly looking to trade "third baseman" Mark Reynolds and reliever Kevin Gregg. You think so, doctor? It would be strange if the team really waited until this late to start
- Mark Appel's Development
It's the seventh inning of the first game in the opening series of the year. At about 55 degrees, the clear Palo Alto night is brisk but comfortable. Top prospect Mark Appel has held No. 10
- Sleeper Watch: Mark Buehrle
Calling Mark Buehrle a sleeper feels somehow wrong. He absolutely fits the criteria; he’s being drafted late in drafts with potential for a strong year, but he isn’t exactly under-the-radar the way
- Scouting Comparison: Anthony Rendon vs. Nolan Arenado
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
- Scouting Comparison: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon
- Offseason Notes, With a Picture of Mark Gubicza
- C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle, and The Manic Marlins
: the Angels and Marlins. The common assumption was that the Marlins would pull out of the Wilson sweepstakes after landing Mark Buehrle last this afternoon, but at the moment, they have left their six-year
- Marlins Keep Adding With Mark Buehrle
big-name free agent signing, reeling in Mark Buehrle from the White Sox on a four-year, $58 million contract.
Buehrle is coming off a four-year, $56 million deal with the White Sox
- Mark Ellis: Back To California Where It's Warm
Their 30-something middle infielder of choice snatched out from underneath them, the Dodgers signed Mark Ellis to a two-year deal worth just under $9 million with a club option for a third year
- Mark Trumbo's Uncertain Future
, and Mark Trumbo and his .291 OBP came in second. Both Hellickson and Trumbo finished heads and tails ahead of the rest of the competition, despite posting Wins Above Replacement totals that ranked them
- Trying to Figure Out Mark Buehrle
whether you look at ERA or xFIP, the reality is that predicting how a given pitcher will do going forward is challenging.
So, it's understandable why Mark Buehrle is such an attractive free agent
- Mark Cuban for Dodgers Owner
TMZ recently asked Mark Cuban if he'd be interested in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"If the deal’s right and they’re fixable, then, yeah, I’m very interested," he said
- Kid in Yankee Cap Gets His at 1:34 Mark
- Mark Reynolds: Perhaps Not As Complacent As We Once Thought
When we last saw Mark Reynolds, he was being complacent and inspiring an internet meme.
With one poorly/perfectly timed mouthful of sunflower seeds, hundreds of photoshops were born
- Mark Buehrle Hates the Disabled List
Mark Buehrle will be a free agent after this season. It couldn't come at a better time for the 32-year-old, who will get plenty of interest from teams that need pitching because the thin free-agent
- Mark Reynolds Is Horri-Bad at Defense
this illustrious group? Mark Reynolds. After spending most of the season at third base or first base, Reynolds currently has the worst UZR score in the majors: 22 runs below average. And not only
- Mark Ellis: Deep League Waiver Wire
Mark Ellis | 9% Owned (Y!) | 12% Owned (ESPN)
If you look up “pesky” in the dictionary, you may very well find yourself staring at a picture of Mark Ellis. His photograph also happens to grace
- Mark Reynolds, Sunflower Seeds, and Complacency
reader Nate -- is worth at least 3,321 of them.
My initial reaction, upon seeing the photo in my inbox: Mark Reynolds and Kevin Gregg have nothing in common. Followed by: I wonder what flavor
- What We Know About Mark Reynolds
Just when you were getting used to the "new normal," it normalizes on you.
A lot has been written about Mark Reynolds this year, and rightly so, as he's had one of the more head-scratching
- Athletics Deal Mark Ellis, Commit to Jemile Weeks
wOBA and a 131 wRC+. The second baseman of the future for the Athletics has quickly become the second baseman of the present.
Just as quickly, Mark Ellis became the second baseman of the past
- Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
to have "plenty" of distance. Part of his current success is found in his splits as he's absolutely killing left handed pitchers this year to the tune of .379/.474/.712.
- Mark Reynolds' Odd Season
Very few fantasy players come with more risk than Mark Reynolds. His strengths can be great, but his flaws can completely tank your fantasy team. This made Reynolds one of the more controversial
- Q&A: Mark Buehrle
When Mark Buehrle takes the mound tonight, against the Tigers, he may or may not throw an indoor sinker to a right-handed hitter, which he recently did for the first time in several years. He might
- Can Mark Trumbo Hack It as a Full-Time Starter?
With Kendrys Morales' recovery from last May's grand slam, walk-off celebration of doom taking longer than expected, Mark Trumbo began the 2011 season as the Angels' starter at first base. This past
- Mark Reynolds Cuts Down On K's, and Everything Else
During the Friday RotoGraphs chat, Mark Reynolds came up a lot, and let's just say much of the sentiment could be described as vitriolic. There's a lot of head scratching, hand wringing
- Gerardo Parra and Mark Melancon: Deep League Waiver Wire
if that strike out rate does come down.
Mark Melancon, RP | 2% Owned
Face it, Brandon Lyon sucks. I know that on the surface this has not been so obvious, with ERAs of 3.12 in 2010 and 2.86
- Whither Mark Teahen?
Earlier this week, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Chicago White Sox are interested in moving Mark Teahen. With rookie Brent Morel seemingly slated to start at third this season, Teahen (last
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Mark Reynolds
In today’s edition of ADP Crowdsourcing, we stay in the news and revisit our old voting format.
While Werth and Gonzalez were stealing headlines, Mark Reynolds was dealt to the Orioles in a deal
- The Mark Reynolds Trade: Arizona's End
-of-the-order hitter and be able to get a strikeout.
Towers began the rebuilding process on Monday, acquiring David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio from the Orioles for Mark Reynolds. While Hernandez
- The Mark Reynolds Trade: Baltimore's End
a guy who strikes out even more often than Upton: slugging third baseman Mark Reynolds. Baltimore is sending back young relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio to acquire Reynolds, who hit below
- Taking a Swing at a Mark Reynolds Trade
Mark Reynolds’ skill set is one of the most combustible in the majors and this season he busted more than he boomed. That Kevin Towers is supposedly looking to shear some strikeouts from his new
- Mark Reynolds’ Whiffs by Pitch Type
Mark Reynolds is perhaps one of the more interesting power hitters heading into his prime this season. He has led the entire league in strikeouts since 2008, holding the all-time record for most
- xBABIP Experiment: Mark Kotsay
I am tired of Mark Kotsay. I am tired of his automatic 4-3 ground outs. I am tired of his lazy fly balls to left center. I am tired of his .190 batting average with runners in scoring position. I am
- Sizing Up Mark Cuban; Potential Owner Of The Rangers
will be good or bad is always a matter for history to decide. Looking to the past to try and predict the future is, at best, a tenuous endeavor. But, when Mark Cuban is one of those possibly in play to own
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Mark Ellis
We've updated both the shortstops and the second basemen fairly recently, so it's time to take a look at a deep-league middle infield option. Full disclosure: I own Mark Ellis in the Blog Wars
- Mark Reynolds' Path to Success
Mark Reynolds is a special breed. The stereotype of the slugger swinging from his heels is well known, but Mark Reynolds has been setting a new benchmark for that this season, far eclipsing his peers
- Hyphen Out, Question Mark In
- Mark Buehrle and the Hall of Fame
as Mount Elephant.
Mark Buehrle is well-accomplished. He has a World Series ring. He’s thrown a no hitter. He even threw a perfect game that was preserved by one of the more miraculous catches
- Mark Teahen's Curious Deal
Since a promising 2006 season, Mark Teahen's career has been on a downhill slide. Perhaps this off season will mark a turning point for him professionally. Traded away from Kansas City to the White
- The Market for Mark DeRosa
Figgins signed with Seattle at 4/$36M. Mark DeRosa’s agents must be feeling pretty relaxed going forward, with the market ostensibly being set. They’ve let their demands be known that their client
- Traded: Mark Teahen for Chris Getz, Josh Fields
/outfielder Mark Teahen.
With a .323 wOBA in '09, Teahen is nothing special as a hitter, especially for someone who spends most of his time at third base or in right field. The 28-year-old posted
- Jorge de la Rosa's Question Mark
- Fantasy Owners Whiff on Mark Reynolds
In 2008, Mark Reynolds put up a .239-28-97-87-11 fantasy line as a 24-year old. The RotoTimes Player Rater valued that season at $12.14, making Reynolds the 76th most valuable hitter in fantasy
- 2009 Prospect Duds: Mark Hallberg
Infielder Mark Hallberg entered the 2009 season as the fourth-best prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks system, according to Baseball America. The 23-year-old hitter was originally selected
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
, but that’s quite a haul for a pitcher with a career FIP of 4.95.
Maybe Victor Zambrano could be the gift that keeps on giving for another few years, much like the Mark Langston deal
- Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
For the second time in a week the Boston Red Sox make a move with a player previously designated for assignment. This time they swap Mark Kotsay (and cash) to their brothers in stockings for Brian
- The Mark DeRosa Trade
Mark DeRosa was moved to the Cleveland Indians for a trio of C grade pitchers, it was a salary clearing move to enable the Cubs to sign Milton Bradley, who has predictably been unable to stay
- Mark Prior Breaks The Cubs Ability to Draft
than a particular pair of franchises.
The Astros and Cubs haven’t had a first round selection reach the major leagues since 2001. That would be Chris Burke and Mark Prior respectively. The next
- Big Question Mark
- The Consistently Excellent Mark Teixeira
Over the last four seasons, Mark Teixeira has averaged a .298-35-120-100 fantasy line. Last year he nearly perfectly matched those numbers. Teixeira is one of a dozen or so players to consider
- The Consistently Inconsistent Mark Buehrle
The past eight seasons, Mark Buehrle has been guaranteed to pitch 200 innings and win in double digits. That marks him as one of the most durable pitchers around. But from a fantasy standpoint
- Oft-Injured SP Profile: Mark Mulder
Today we tackle Mark Mulder.
When the Cardinals dealt Dan Haren (amongst others) for Mulder prior to the 2005 season, they assumed an ace was on the way. In 2005, Mulder looked like a good enough
- Free Agent Values: Mark Teixeira
Like we did this afternoon with CC Sabathia, let's take a look at what we think Mark Teixeira should sign for this winter if the market is somewhat rational. The first step in ascertaining
- What's Up with Mark Teixeira?
Mark Teixeira hasn't had a good first half. He's batting .282 with an OBP of .366, figures that are very much in line with his performance the last three years. But he's only hit eight home runs