- Cesar Izturis’ Inexplicable Continued Employment
WAR since 2004, Izturis is certainly doing pretty well for himself. After all, he gets to start every day for a major league team.
Nathan Biemiller is a junior at Franklin and Marshall College who
- Atlanta Wins for Hanson
not quite to the same level of Hernandez - namely, Tommy Hanson's 10-11 win-loss record. Hanson has started 33 games for the Braves this year, compiling a 3.31 FIP and even a 3.41 ERA and yet he still
- Hanson Ready for Spring
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Tommy Hanson will be ready for spring training. Hanson was on his way to another strong season when a small tear in his rotator cuff was discovered in August
- Tommy Hanson's Bandwagon
A question without a correct answer: Who is the National League’s version of Brett Anderson? The answer that felt right to me at the time of this writing: Tommy Hanson.
As common readers
- Tommy Hanson's Rookie Year
made a strong last-season return.
A rookie did his best to steal the show, however. Tommy Hanson has laid waste to pro hitters since the Braves inked the 6-6 righty as a 2005 draft-and-follow
- Hanson Hooks on with Rangers
Once upon a time, Tommy Hanson's career seemed like it would be spun into legend. He was one of the best young pitchers in baseball, in one of the best organizations. Now, heading into his age-27
- Sitting Beckett and Hanson
to keep you alive for another week, but if you have the ability to avoid starting these pitchers, I would advise to do so this weekend.
Both Josh Beckett and Tommy Hanson are coming off two relatively
- Tommy Hanson Will Help Atlanta in 2009
. The starting rotation, to a degree, has fallen into disarray in recent seasons.
But help is on the way.
Right-hander Tommy Hanson was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2005 draft out of Riverside
- Don't Panic over Tommy Hanson
Atlanta Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson came into the 2010 season as a prized fantasy pick. Standing 6-6 and weighing 220 pounds, Hanson used low-90's heat and a pair of plus breaking pitches
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Tommy Hanson
will likely take the fifth spot in the rotation with Campillo sliding to the bullpen.
Should a starting pitcher succumb to injury, though, Tommy Hanson will be waiting in the wings to prove himself
- A Fantasy Baseball Optimist on Tommy Hanson
There's a possibility that Tommy Hanson will be both over- and under-rated this year. There's strong reasoning on both sides, but perhaps a recent tidbit of news can tip the scales in one direction
- Discovery: Tommy Hanson and Timothy Busfield
of great accomplishment.
Here we see two men: one, Atlanta Brave starter Tommy Hanson; the other, actor Timothy Busfield of Thirtysomething and West Wing and Revenge of the Nerds and Field of Dreams
- Joe Nathan Returns
Nine pitches; six strikes. That's all it took for Joe Nathan to rack up his five saves of the season, and second since reclaiming the closer role over Matt Capps. Capps had been terrible in July
- Replacing Joe Nathan
For the past six seasons the Twins haven't had to think about the ninth inning. If they had a lead in a close game, Joe Nathan was there to ensure victory. In only 25 of 272 instances did he fail
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Joe Nathan
at noon (eastern) today, so don’t forget to check that out.
Joe Nathan has long been a fantasy stud, because he can give you close to 100 strikeouts a year from the relief pitcher position. Plus
- Crowdsourcing Results: Nathan and A-Rod
Here are the results from this week’s groundbreaking editions of ADP Crowdsourcing, as it was our first time trying out a closer, a player who missed all of 2010, and a top-25 talent.
- Career Retrospective: Joe Nathan
Joe Nathan has had Tommy John surgery before. Joe Nathan will need to have Tommy John surgery again. He has proclaimed that he intends to come try to return, but the odds are against that -- 41-year
- When Tommy Hanson Made it Happen, Once
, there's Tommy Hanson, at -70. Keep in mind that these are large negative numbers and wRC+ has a plus sign built right into the name. By this measure, current Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has
- Is Age to Blame for Joe Nathan's Decline?
Tigers closer Joe Nathan hasn't had the type of season fantasy owners were expecting. While Nathan has notched 32 saves, things haven't come easy. Through 50 innings, Nathan has a 5.04 ERA
- The Current Key for Nathan Eovaldi
, to some extent, goes for Ivan Nova. Nathan Eovaldi has fewer of the injury questions. Just last year he was an out shy of 200 innings. But Eovaldi's still trying to get close to his ceiling. The upside
- Mailbag: Keeping Morales, Ethier, Hanson or Hamels?
Lincecum, Joey Votto, Kung-Fu Panda, Kendry Morales, Jonathan Broxton, Andre Ethier, Tommy Hanson, Cole Hamels.
Straight up keepers. Draft position from last year is not a factor.the draft
- Joe Nathan, Tiger For Two Years
of the bullpen and are finalizing the details for a two-year contract with Joe Nathan. They had the money because of recent cost-saving measures, and they had the need, and the contract isn't long. What's
- Johan Santana & Tommy Hanson On the Comeback Trail
real, live data on two immensely talented starters each attempting to return from serious injuries, Johan Santana & Tommy Hanson.
Santana's situation is well-known at this point, so we'll just
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Joe Nathan
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: Joe Nathan.
- Nathan Eovaldi: Somehow Still Not Great
you are. This is what makes Nathan Eovaldi so fascinating and yet so curious. Eovaldi has the fastest average fastball velocity of any starting pitcher in baseball at 95.8 mph. He started against
- Q&A: Alan Nathan on the Physics of Pitching
What is the relationship between spin axis and the backup slider? Alan Nathan knows the answer. He also knows why fastballs move more than curveballs and why split-finger fastballs drop. A physics
- Nathan Eovaldi: Velocity Without the Strikeouts
Nathan Eovaldi's fastball velocity ranked fourth among qualified starters this year. However, it hasn't actually translated into strikeouts. In fact, the 10 pitchers with the highest velocity
- Nathan Eovaldi and the Top Heavy Repertoire
If you sort last season's starting pitchers by average velocity and set a filter for 50 innings pitched, you'll find Nathan Eovaldi at the top of the list with a 96.2 mph fastball. He shares
- Item: 1977 Nathan Hale High School Yearbook
Podcast veterans and those of right-wise inclinations will know of my affections for Nathan Hale, who invented the gun and the traveler's check. So it is with a swollen and veiny pride that I present
- Marlins Exchange Nathan Eovaldi for Depth
A move that wasn't a Padres move happened Friday.
Yankees send to Marlins:
Marlins send to Yankees:
- Angels Replace Risky Dan Haren with Risky Tommy Hanson
to the Braves in exchange for the troubled Tommy Hanson. Unlike with Haren, we don't have to speculate that something might be up with Hanson, physically -- we know that his shoulder has been groaning
- Has Age Caught Up to Joe Nathan?
Tigers closer Joe Nathan once again finds himself in a desirable fantasy situation. By moving from Texas to Detroit, Nathan gets to close for another contending club. Nathan is also coming off one
- Photo: Great Moments in Being Joe Nathan
Before the existence of the NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation Team, what happened in the Texas Rangers dugout, stayed in the Texas Rangers dugout. No more.
Joe Nathan: You nasty
- Closers Update: Joe Nathan and Ryan Franklin
a few saves in a row? If you’re named anything other than Mariano Rivera you’re likely in trouble. That was the fate endured by Joe Nathan and Ryan Franklin over the weekend.
At the beginning
- Tigers Add Joe Nathan To Uncertain Bullpen
to Washington for some stocking stuffers; on Tuesday, reports surfaced that they'd signed closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal, after reportedly being rebuffed by Brian Wilson.
Dave went over
- Nathan Eovaldi: Bartolo Colon Meets Yordano Ventura
While there's a chance you have your own personal anecdotes, most of us are familiar with Nathan Eovaldi for one thing: He's a starting pitcher who throws super hard. I guess that's two things
- One Way to Get Excited About Nathan Eovaldi
There are plenty of ways to poo-poo Nathan Eovaldi. Dude has thrown 300 changeups and they've been bad, for the most part. Dude has gas, but his four-seamer gets only gets average whiffs. Dude's
- Nathan, Volquez, Zimmermann: Tommy John Surgery Returnees
Every year a dozen or so MLB pitchers need to have TJS (Tommy John surgery) done on their elbows. Today I will look at 3 of those pitchers (Joe Nathan, Jordan Zimmermann and Edinson Volquez) that had
- Nathan Eovaldi Key Piece In Hanley Ramirez Trade
As the key piece received by Miami in the Hanley Ramirez trade, Nathan Eovaldi ranks as one of the better pitching prospects I've scouted during the past couple of seasons. And while his fastball
- Yankees Turn Martin Prado Into Nathan Eovaldi
by the Padres this morning, the Yankees and Marlins have also reportedly struck a deal. According to Jack Curry, the Yankees have traded Martin Prado and David Phelps to Miami for Nathan Eovaldi and Garrett
- Nathan Eovaldi & Taylor Jordan: Deep League Wire
Desperate for pitching in your deep league? Of course you are! So that means that this is your lucky day as I feed you a spoonful of starting pitcher options for your consideration.
- Joe Nathan & Matt Capps Enter Potential Walk Years
agent deals this winter, signing for a combined $39 million in guaranteed money as free agents.
It could happen again after the 2011 season, since Matt Capps is set to hit free agency and Joe Nathan
- Texas Rangers Sign Joe Nathan; World Raises Brow
Obviously it is the horse talking.
News broke Monday night that the Texas Rangers signed once-great, maybe even possibly still-great, reliever Joe Nathan to a 2-year contract for $7M a year, plus
- Can Joe Nathan Still Make You Stand Up and Shout?
For reasons I’ve yet to really hammer out, the status quo hasn’t been the case for the Minnesota Twins. Neither of the last two pitchers they had undergo the procedure, Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan
- What Can Nathan Eovaldi Learn from Brandon McCarthy?
it once, can they do it again? Or at least try to?
Enter Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi has impressed scouts for years with a blazing mid-90's fastball. Unfortunately, the results haven't matched his potential
- Sunday Notes: Nathan & Perkins, McHugh, Norris Debut, Rowdy Tellez, Giants' Arroyo
Joe Nathan and Glen Perkins agree that closers could earn more multiple-inning saves and throw more overall innings. But they don't necessarily feel they should, and they certainly don't see