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Huyler Westervelt  1894 - 1894P
Oscar Westerberg  1907 - 1907SS
Frank West  1894 - 1894P
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Jim Westlake  1955 - 1955PH/PR
Wally Westlake  1947 - 1956OF
Max West  1928 - 1929OF
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Al Weston  1929 - 1929PH/PR
Mickey Weston  1989 - 1993P
Wes Westrum  1947 - 1957C
Sam West  1927 - 1942OF
Aron Weston  11/5/1980OF
Kevin West  1/1/1980DH/OF
Brian West  8/4/1980P
Jeremy West  11/8/19811B/DH
Matthew Maniscalco  2/18/1981SS
Matthew Perks  8/20/1985P
Chris Westervelt  11/20/1981C/DH
Matthew Spath  10/21/1986OF
Matthew Gomez De Segura  5/9/1983P
Matthew Williams  2/28/1987P
Jim West  12/21/1984P
Matthew Long  2/23/1984P
Matthew Sulentic  10/6/1987OF
Matthew Klimas  7/3/1987C
Matthew Enuco  1/21/19842B
Matthew Sweeney  4/4/19883B/DH
Matthew North  5/23/1988P
Matt Weston  5/20/19841B/DH/OF
Matthew Small  12/29/1987P
Matthew Mccarney  8/17/1988DH/OF
Matthew Reed  8/24/19821B
Travis Westerfeld  12/17/1983C
Matthew Mitchell  3/31/1989P
Jareck West  4/30/1985OF
Matthew Tucker  6/5/19833B
 
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  • Is the NL West in Jeopardy?
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/20/2009 -  29
    On May 1st, the Dodgers stood at 16-8 and already had a 3.5 game lead in the NL West, at the time over the 11-10 San Francisco Giants. By June 1st, the lead had grown to 8 as the Giants remained

  • Not So Fast Out West
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/12/2009 -  13
    and widely written that the Angels, roundly considered to be either slight favorites or slight underdogs to Oakland for the AL West would just try to weather the storm of injuries through the first two months

  • AL West: An Overlooked Division?
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/30/2008 -  8
    There is still a lot of off season to go, but as it stands right now the AL West division might be a tougher battle than most would think given how it shaped up this past season. The key

  • The NL West From '08 to '09
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/16/2009 -  15
    and the like thrown in, to determine the ranking of teams' true talent levels, this year I will use WAR as provided here on FanGraphs. Part Two: The NL West The ranks last year were Las Angeles (9th

  • The AL West from '08 to '09
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/23/2009 -  4
    and the like thrown in, to determine the ranking of teams' true talent levels, this year I will use WAR as provided here on FanGraphs. Part Five: The AL West The ranks last year were Anaheim (13th

  • Media eInterviews: Matthew Leach
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/22/2011 -  0
    Continuing our series of email interviews with some of our favorite writers around the web, we move to Matthew Leach of MLB.com. Leach, as he points out below, has wandered a meandering path that has

  • The New Playoff Probabilities in 2013
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 11/17/2011 -  24
    . The squads in the AL West only have three foes to compete with for a division crown while the Astros and others in the NL Central have five each. Furthermore, American League teams only have ten

  • Seedings
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 9/8/2008 -  2
    in as well, though their lead on the Wild Card isn't as sacrosanct as Boston's is in the junior circuit. Arizona and Los Angeles are fighting it out for the West division and that's a winner take all

  • Two Months In: Oakland Athletics
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/1/2009 -  5
    starts off with Oakland in the AL West. Coming into the year, Oakland seemed like a potential favorite for the division, especially after the Angels' early injuries. The starting rotation seemed

  • Two Months In: Anaheim Angels
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/4/2009 -  16
    West champions. The Angels were the favorite to repeat this season, with a slight acknowledgment that Oakland might give them a run at the title. That threat has vanished as Oakland has completely

  • Two Months In: Seattle Mariners
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/4/2009 -  25
    hitters as he could find. For a while, it worked. Racing out to a 15-10 start, the Mariners at one point stood atop the AL West by 3.5 games and had a PECOTA-predicted chance of postseason play over

  • What the Anaheim Angels Should Do
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/8/2010 -  26
    OVERALL The Angels came in to today’s games trailing the Rangers for first place in the AL West by 5.5 games. They are also fifth in the Wild Card a half game behind Minnesota, two behind Chicago

  • What the Texas Rangers Should Do
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/24/2010 -  15
    SUMMARY At 56-40, the Texas Rangers start today six games clear of the Anaheim Angels and 7.5 games ahead of Oakland for the AL West crown. CoolStandings.com gives the Rangers an 86% chance

  • Reevaluating the Rangers Offense
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/15/2009 -  7
    since. After May 17th, the Rangers had won seven in a row and sat 4.5 games clear in the AL West with a 23-14 record having scored 5.65 runs per game. Since then, the Rangers are 12-13 and the scoring

  • Ichiro Suzuki Placed on DL
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 4/3/2009 -  1
    , and continues the incredible rate of attrition going on amongst name players in the AL West this Spring, but the good news is that it is nothing more serious than this. According to reports

  • Year over (1/2)Year UZR Figures
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/1/2009 -  8
    the Rangers and Mariners hang around in the AL West and it is giving the Tigers a lead in the AL Central. Keep in mind that these are just differences from 2008. The Rays are ten runs worse than

  • Upcoming Races
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/9/2009 -  21
    (currently five teams within four games of the lead) and AL West (currently three teams within five games of the lead). It is a shocking display of parity amongst a vast majority of the teams

  • Previewing the Playoff Matchups: AL
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 9/25/2009 -  23
    October. Lets start in the American League. Three of the four playoff spots are all but fixed at this point. New York will win the East, Anaheim the West and Boston the Wild Card. Because of the rule

  • Previewing the Playoff Matchups: NL
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 9/30/2009 -  4
    their current three game lead over the Braves, who would then being paired up with the Dodgers, should they maintain the best NL record. If both NL West teams collapse and the Braves prevail

  • GMs Sacked: Kevin Towers
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 10/3/2009 -  16
    will not even be worth the value of his contract in the coming seasons. Under Towers, the Padres won the NL West in 1996, 1998, 2005 and 2006. They also game oh so close to making the postseason in 2007

  • Fastball Losses
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 2/9/2010 -  16
    Young. Ervin Santana's recovery from injury in 2009 was far from 100% and how his fastball shows up in 2010 could have a major impact on the close AL West race. The Yankees might be starting to worry

  • Staying Grounded
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 4/9/2010 -  9
    that Jakubauskas has such a good pitch at his disposal. Tying that mark was another AL West hurler, Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez is a weird specimen, racking up huge strikeout rates but possessing no ability

  • Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/11/2011 -  46
    If the Athletics make a play on the AL West crown, it's likely to be led by their run prevention and the most important single person in that unit is probably Brett Anderson. He made just 19 starts last

  • Season in Review: San Francisco Giants
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/2/2008 -  6
    easily and cheaply, so really it comes down to overhauling their infield. With the weakened NL West, there is a chance for the Giants to make strides quickly.

  • Season in Review: Seattle Mariners
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/8/2008 -  5
    West title in 2008. While they did over perform in 2007, so did the Angels and a revised division standings had all four teams within just a few games of each other. Seattle's collapse in 2008

  • Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Mariners
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/31/2010 -  26
    candidates vying for time in between Milton Bradley suspensions. The Mariners, as built on paper, are going to contend in what looks to be a slightly watered down AL West division. Given the savvy

  • Musing on Boredom and Conversion
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/26/2010 -  19
    I have not been posting much lately and that is because my usual writing slot is the late night shift, a shift that does not do well with my recent fortnight of 4am west coast wakeups in order

  • Josh Hamilton's Hitting Breakout
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 7/27/2010 -  17
    It looks increasingly likely that the Rangers will win the American League West division. If that happens, a big reason for their success will be Josh Hamilton and his monstrous season at the plate

  • Rolling Snake Eyes
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/6/2010 -  10
    are used to that this season, but in the case of gambling on an injury-prone pitcher they are not alone in the AL West this season. The Rangers gave $7.5 guaranteed million to Rich Harden coming off

  • Lackey's Lefty Blindspot
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 8/23/2010 -  20
    did not mean a change in leagues. While the AL East might appear to pose stiffer competition than the AL West did, when discussing an individual pitcher, the sample sizes vary too much

  • Adrian Beltre's Possible Suitors
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 12/22/2010 -  63
    and they’ll need the payroll room in the near future with their young talent getting more expensive. Also in the west, the Rangers have also mostly whiffed this winter and though Michael Young sits

  • Season in Review: Colorado Rockies
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 11/7/2008 -  2
    to prominence for them and how long it takes for them to climb back into the NL West depends a bit on their return on Holliday and a lot on just how bad the rest of the division remains in the near

  • Season in Review: San Diego Padres
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 11/14/2008 -  1
    West clubs.

  • Jarrod Washburn's Improvement, Part 2
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/10/2009 -  5
    is south, +90 is west and -90 is east. The final number is the sample size. Pitches missed, 2008, under 85: 10.1, 9.0, 41 Pitches missed, 2009, under 85: 09.9, 8.8, 25 Pitches !missed, 2008, under 85

  • Sheets to Oakland
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/26/2010 -  49
    switch into the American League and even at full health, I'm not confident Ben Sheets is better than 3.5 wins. The signing does not come in a vacuum though. The AL West is very tight based

  • What the Seattle Mariners Should Do
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/16/2010 -  77
    Overview While the rest of the AL West has played out just about as we predicted it would, the Seattle Mariners have not even come close to living up to their promise for 2010. The Mariners were

  • What The Oakland Athletics Should Do
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 6/25/2010 -  30
    Overview For a little while, it seemed the Oakland Athletics could emerge as the victors from 2010’s AL West survivor pool. At the close of May, the A’s were 28-24 and led the division. They have

  • Top Beard/Spectacles Combination: Matthew Williams
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/30/2012 -  5
    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

  • Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/12/2011 -  35
    It was a disappointing 2010 season for Anaheim. They finished in third place in the AL West and with a below .500 record for the first time since 2003. With lots of money to spend and a natural

  • The As and the AL West
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/31/2010 -  15
    Before the 2010 season began, many thought that the American League West was the tightest division in baseball. Everyone had their favorite, of course: the Rangers had taken a step forward in 2009

  • Joe West at the Olympics
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/25/2011 -  2
    Joe West. Umpire. Singer-songwriter. Golfer. President. Equipment -- "West Vest" -- designer. Actor. Cowboy. Adventurer. The Great Ejector. Last, and probably most impressive of all

  • Joe West on the Moon
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/8/2011 -  3
    If you thought the amazing Joe West Montage meant the end of the Adventures of Joe West, you were sorely mistaken. The Soviet Union wasn't there, on the moon, on June 20th, 1969

  • Joe West Tossing Knowledge
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/21/2011 -  2
    NBC Universal's "The More You Know" star doesn't toss itself, you know. Big ups: Shockingly enough, to NBC Universal. And Joe West. Always Joe West.

  • Joe West Tosses SOPA
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 1/18/2012 -  8
    Joe West wants the Internet to be free. We stand united. SOPA: You're outta here. Original image credit: Salon.com.

  • Joe West ... In Peril?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/15/2011 -  3
    The latest dispatch from Joe West is perhaps the most haunting and worrisome of all ... It may be that Joe West is merely ejecting a fiery celestial body from the firmament

  • Joe West Ejects Pilot
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/15/2011 -  4
    In the most recent adventure of Joe West's remarkable career, brilliant and undoubtedly handsome commenter Matt Defalco dubbed our Lord of the Umpires, "The Great Ejector." I don't know about

  • Joe West in the Garden of Eden
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/29/2011 -  4
    "And therefore Joe West sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken." - Genesis 3:23

  • Joe West in a Dark Alley
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/14/2011 -  7
    Joe West will meet you -- and toss you -- any time, any place, boy. Original image credit: Daily Dose of Imagery.

  • Today in the Adventures of Joe West
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/22/2011 -  3
    It warms my most Canadian of Canadian hearts to know that I'm not the only one enjoying the incredible Adventures of Joe West. You, dear readers, have too embraced The Great Ejector. Joe West's

  • Joe West Was There in Spirit
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/11/2011 -  12
    West knows about it. It's innate. The Great Ejector closes his eyes and, boom, he's there, tossing whoever needs to be tossed. Sunday afternoon on the South Side of Chicago, when Joe Maddon ejected

  • The Joe West Montage
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/7/2011 -  4
    Proceed to the nearest mountaintop and bellow: "Joe West will stop ejecting the world when the world stops doing things that merit ejection." [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-tOsMq_QFY

  • Prehistoric Joe West
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/18/2011 -  6
    Just so we're clear, there was no meteor. There was -- and always will be -- fearless Joe West. High five, down low, to my esteemed -- and much, much smarter -- colleague Albert Lyu

  • Joe West Tosses 2011
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 12/30/2011 -  4
    get funner." Oh yeah: 2011, you're gone! On Friday March 4, 2011, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, reader Matt. D. sent us a whited-out picture of Joe West, along with the words

  • Joe West in Front of Imploding Kingdome
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/4/2011 -  5
    Click image for great pleasure. In the spirit of Newt Gingrich in Front of Stock Photos, here's umpire Joe West -- in front of an imploding Kingdome. Thanks to reader Matt D. for whited-out Joe

  • This: A Thing Joe West Will Not Abide
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  4
    There are things in this world that Joe West will not abide: bad clams, people talking over his Artie Shaw records, barmen given to ungenerous pours of the Maker's Mark, use of the Single-Windsor

  • Giants Want the NL West
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/12/2008 -  3
    out of the playoff race they have actually gained three and a half games on Arizona. Yes, since May 25, the best team in the NL West has been the 19-23 Giants. The others? Well, the Padres have

  • Joe West at Richard Nixon's Ejection
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/15/2011 -  2
    I promise I'll tire of the Adventures of Joe West soon. Eventually. Maybe. But admit it: You thought President Richard Nixon resigned, didn't you?

  • The "West Coast Joe Blanton"
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Cain - 4/8/2011 -  4
    to the bored, I'd say, sure you're usually right. But McCarthy - or as he dubbed himself, "the West Coast Joe Blanton" aka WCJB - has made having an account well worth my vastly dispensable time

  • Joe West Ejects NotGraphs Reader
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/9/2011 -  8
    The results of the poll are in: Andy Tworischuk hates fun. You mess with NotGraphs, you mess with Joe West. At least that's what Joe West told the NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation

  • Handicapping the NL West Race
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/21/2010 -  19
    There are two weeks left in the regular season, and over in the NL West, things are getting fun. Here are the current standings as we head down the stretch: San Francisco, 84-66 San Diego, 83-66

  • The NL West Race Is Over
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/6/2009 -  77
    can happen. The D'backs went 20-7 last year to start the year and didn't win the division. That's okay - I'm still more than willing to say that the NL West race is over and done with. Thanks

  • Joe West Appreciates Street Justice
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/6/2011 -  2
    assume the hitter had it coming because otherwise Joe West would've done what he does and ejected the offending pitcher. In this righteous instance, though, it wouldn't surprise me if Joe West deputized

  • Sophomores: The NL West
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 6/25/2009 -  2
    This column is the final part of a six-part part series looking at the sophomore players around the Major Leagues. We finish up with a look at the National League West, which introduced some very

  • Joe West Tosses Frank McCourt
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 11/4/2011 -  6
    Recently, after a raucous night of country music and beers, Joe West looked at us, the NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation Team, and wistfully said, "I hate what's become

  • Joe West in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/6/2011 -  5
    Click image for great pleasure. Umpire Joe West is off on a great adventure.

  • Prospect Update: NL West
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 4/18/2011 -  11
    It's been more than a week since the minor league season got underway so let's check in with some of the top prospects in each of the National League West organizations. I'll be focusing pretty

  • Sophomores: The AL West
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 6/18/2009 -  3
    Over the next few days, we're looking at sophomore players in the Major Leagues. Today's post is looking at the American League West division, which was home to quite a few interesting rookie names

  • The Real Life Adventures of Joe West
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 5/5/2011 -  12
    . Anyway, you can imagine my chagrin upon learning that I missed a Joe West ejection, two Chad Fairchild ejections, and all the drama that accompanied them. Life isn't fair. Thankfully, though

  • Hot Tip: Joe West Show at the Guggenheim
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 2/28/2013 -  23
    at the Guggenheim. It's called "(R)Ejecting the Status Quo: 600 Years of Joe West Images," and though the title pretty much speaks for itself, here's a bit from the official description as well as a few

  • Joe West Does Us a Solid
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 9/12/2012 -  8
    would go away and leave us to our base-ball. You know, they call Joe West a cowboy because he is exactly that. For instance, upon discovering that this town was not big enough for both him

  • Ejecting The Joe West Google Alert
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/4/2011 -  3
    In order to properly keep myself up to date on all things Joe West, I did what all rational human beings under the ever watchful gaze of SkyNet Google would do in the same situation: I set up

  • Joe West Ejects Barry Zito's Mustache
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/4/2011 -  18
    It gives me great pleasure to announce that, yes, friends, memes -- Adventures of Joe West and Mustache Watch -- have collided. And we have FanGraphs reader SYH to thank. You may remember SYH

  • A's Win AL West: Baseball!
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/3/2012 -  107

  • Joe West on the Playground
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 3/6/2011 -  2

  • Joe West on a Balcony
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/17/2011 -  8

  • Jed Lowrie Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 12/23/2011 -  2

  • Seth Smith Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 1/18/2012 -  1

  • Cody Ross Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/24/2012 -  0