- Building a Farm: American League East
- Catching Up with the Rome Braves
. There’s some potential there, but he certainly has some work to do.
Possible Role Players
Williams Perez, RHP - Perez’s curveball was unhittable Tuesday night - getting 9 swings-and-misses and 7
- Building the Farm: American League West
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Building a Farm: American League Central
- Kenny Williams' Quiet Trade Deadline
Reinsdorf to act. Although the decision to trade Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen was initially viewed as puzzling, shedding payroll is likely one of the biggest reasons Williams made the move. Since he
- Sorry, Bryce: Matt Williams is Right
third and Zim playing left is something that would be good for this team. I think that should be what’s happening.”
Essentially, Harper's return forced Matt Williams to make a choice between two
- Cleaning Up Kenny Williams' Mess
spot. Mark Kotsay has received the majority of the playing time here, and he has also been the team’s least valuable hitter. Kotsay has posted a slash line of .228/.305/.378, with a wOBA of .299
- Bernie Williams, Post Season and the Hall of Fame
in at 218. Impressively, 141 of Williams' 545 plate appearances came during the World Series. For reference, Williams' World Series total is nearly three times as many as Mark McGwire, who had 53
- Mason Williams: Next Great Yankees Center Fielder?
and someone who can help your team in the AVG category.
Power is a bigger question mark in Williams’ game. A major part of the problem is, again, that he lacks the physical strength to drive baseballs
- Nick Williams' Big Bat Overshadows K/BB Issues
" means in MLB is usually something like sustaining a .320 mark, not a .370 one. Even the Ichiros of the world can't break .350 consistently. So if Williams is going to still hit in the high .200s, let
- 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
- Jerome Williams Returns to the Majors
After a hiatus of over four years, Jerome Williams is back in the majors. After coming up with the Giants as a 21-year-old in 2003, he’s bounced around to the Cubs, Nationals, Twins, Dodgers
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- Scouting Comparison: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
- Scouting Comparison: Anthony Rendon vs. Nolan Arenado
- Christian Bethancourt Suffers from Goldilocks Syndrome
- Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
- The Future of Catchers
- Building a Farm: National League West
- Building a Farm: National League East
- Building A Farm: A Summary
- Tales of the Lexington Legends
- The Visiting Asheville Tourists
- Driving to See the Greenville Drive
- Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
- A Few Good PawSox
- Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
- The Near Future of Wil Myers
- Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: An Introduction with Springer
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Struggling
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: The Scott Kazmir Resurrection
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Buster Posey Has The Fear
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Wither Danny Salazar?
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Josh Donaldson Walks it Off
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Jon's Addiction
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Chase Utley Still the Man
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Nightmare Declines
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: To Rise Again
- Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Ben Revere and Speed
- MLB's New Replay System: A Breakdown of Plays So Far
- Mason Williams Moving Up The Ranks
As an over slot fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, the New York Yankees awarded Mason Williams with the largest bonus of their draft class. Two years later, Williams possesses a strong set of tools
- Things We Now Know about Kenny Williams
If you prefer your news to be five days old, then you'll be gobsmacked to learn that White Sox GM Kenny Williams had his posh Chicago townhouse robbed and violated recently. This of course sounds
- Ask Dr. Mitch Williams, M.D.
, right? That’s why I, Dr. Mitch Williams, M.D., am here to answer your questions about healthiness.
Q: I’m a college pitcher, and after my last start my arm was feeling sore. What should I do? Do I
- Kenny Williams Makes Delicious Chicken Salad
There might not be a harder to evaluate GM in sports than Kenny Williams. Since 2006, his teams have alternated between winning and losing seasons each year, so his team's recent performance track
- Top Beard/Spectacles Combination: Matthew Williams
Currently, Matthew Williams is a right-hander for Sydney of the Australian Baseball League. Before that, he was a pitching prospect in the Twins organization for six years. Before that, he lived
- Found: Ted Williams' Self-Proclaimed Heat Map
Ted Williams didn't play during the Heat Map Era. He also didn't play during the Internet, Grunge, Civil Rights, Designated Hitter, or David Bowie Era. But Mr. Williams still understood
- Ted Williams, Even on a Gameshow, Flashes Consistency
NEW YORK -- Ted Williams, often viewed as the model for hitting consistency in baseball, flirted with perfection on Sunday when he nearly went 11 for 11 in saying the word "yes" the exact same
- Half-Baked Theories: Mose Schrute and Mitch Williams
And now here's major-league closer turned fearless opinion-shaper, Mitch Williams ...
Not many beards these days say, "I was named for an Old Testament character, and I occasionally entertain
- Kenny Williams and Mike Rizzo Fall For Different Types
Sox 4.3 MPH
Not much about Kenny Williams is predictable. When most think he’s going left, he darts right. When folks expect him to sit, he stands. When they say jump, he hovers lightly over
- Spectacles/Mustache/Mutton Chops/No Neck Package Deal: Walt Williams
Walt Williams, man. What can you say? It's one thing to have played Major League Baseball. It's another to have played Major League Baseball without a frigging neck.
Respect, Walt Williams
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- Big Question Mark
- Hyphen Out, Question Mark In
- 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
- 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'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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Offseason Notes, With a Picture of Mark Gubicza
- Great Moments in Hating Mark Teixeira
- 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: