- Ten Pat Venditte Facts
1) Italian-American switch-pitching Pat Venditte uses both hands to express himself on the podium.
2) It takes Pat Venditte twice as long as to stretch, and to get warm.
3) Pat Venditte's six
- FanGraphs Audio: Pat Venditte & Pitching Coach Curt Young
Pat Venditte is the switch-pitcher originally drafted by the Yankees who recently made his major-league debut with Oakland. Curt Young is the current pitching coach for the latter
- Pat Venditte Arrives
pitcher. Settle in for some fun!
We’re not in the habit here at FanGraphs (or, really, anywhere else) of cataloguing the debuts of old relievers, but this one is odd enough to be special. Pat Venditte
- Pat Venditte and the Ultimate Baseball Rarity
, yes, but it also brings disappointment for a whole group of players that are on the outside looking in when the cuts come.
Pat Venditte is likely to be one of those players. You’ve probably heard
- Pat Neshek Kind of Needs Your Help
to keep three of anything is treated as neglecting some deep-seated psychological issue, and the more useless the object, the deeper the person’s shame.
Pat Neshek, as is so often his wont, ignores
- Q&A: Pat Tabler on the 1980s Cleveland Indians
From 1983-1988, Pat Tabler was a good hitter on some not-so-good Cleveland Indians teams. Bouncing between the outfield and the infield corners, he hit .294/.356/.408. Overall, “Tabby” was a career
- Prospects Tyler Moore, Pat Corbin Receive the Call
The demotion of Josh Collmenter from the starting rotation to the bullpen in Arizona is not a surprise. However, the prospect tapped with replacing him in the rotation may be. Southpaw rookie Pat
- Short Poem with a Line by Pat Listach
Here's a poem with a line by Pat Listach -- the line itself from an inspirational bookmark (embedded to the left and embiggenable).
Short Poem with a Line by Pat Listach
Easy payday loan? More
- Was Pat Burrell a Bust?
Yesterday, Pat "The Bat" Burrell retired, seeing his playing days end due to a combination of chronic foot problems and a lessening need for a bat-only player who flopped in his one audition as a DH
- Q&A: Pat Hentgen
Pat Hentgen had a lot of success against American League hitters in the 1990s, but he couldn’t solve Cecil. The Blue Jays right-hander had 19- and 20-win seasons, earned three All-Star berths
- Pat Burrell Rides the Pine
"Pat the Bat Goes Splat" was the alternative headline, but with widespread rumors that he is, in fact, Brian Wilson's neighbor, "The Machine", I thought it best to keep it simple and spare the little
- Pat Burrell and Hank Conger: Waiver Wire
early in the season and there's a chance to grab some power before other owners realize what's out there. Pat Burrell and Hank Conger are two players that should help you out in the power department
- Pat Venditte Has a ZiPS Forecast!
Above you see Yankee both-hander Pat Venditte. Yes, Mr. Venditte is a switch-pitcher, which is beautiful and angelic on a number of levels. As someone whose left arm is barely prehensile
- The Roy Oswalt Decision
- The Old Guy Discount
- Can Pat White Play Baseball?
The Kansas City Royals last week flashed back to the past by signing NFL quarterback Pat White in a move that conjures up memories of the old Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy which I wrote about
- Some More Risers and Fallers
- Biggest WAR Risers From 2009
- Biggest WAR Fallers from 2009
- Nelson Figueroa Is Still Good
Spring Training (and have gone on to watch Fernando Nieve and Pat Misch start games in 2010, let alone Oliver Perez do it seven times) where he was quickly snagged up by the Phillies.
- Derrek Lee to the Braves
- This Isn’t Barry’s Lineup Anymore
of the way, although that may be a conservative estimate given his season thus far. Another new guy has been Pat Burrell, who apparently just needed to come back to the good ol' National League. Since
- The Return of Pat the Bat
In the 2008-2009 off-season Pat Burrell was in an excellent situation. After nine seasons in Philadelphia he had finally won a World Series. He had endured plenty of criticism while playing
- Getting Ahead
- Derrek Lee’s Down Year
- Jim Edmonds for Chris Dickerson
- Cole's Cutter
- Why Not Understanding Marginal Utility Is a Circular Problem
- Adam Dunn: What Now?
- Dotel to the Dodgers
- Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers
- Cristian Guzman to the Rangers
- Juan Uribe Bounces Back
- The 2004 Phillies and Fly Balls
- A Closer Look at Gregerson's Slider
- Teams Should Be Allowed to Trade Draft Picks
- Is Billy Wagner a Hall of Famer?
- Foul Pelfrey
- He Looks Like a Ballplayer
- Looking at Greinke's Fastball
- Montero May Be the Better Value
- Sell-High Candidates
- Jamie Moyer Is Not Pitching Well
- Three Rookies Under the Radar
- Joey Votto: The Most Underrated Player in Baseball?
- The Older Guys
- Counterpoint: Why Branyan, Why Now?
- Making Sense of the Fourth Outfielder Fallacy
- Who You Face Matters
- Jason Bay's Swing
- Another Look at Price's Curve
- 2008 Trade Deadline Deals
- Pedro and the Phils
- Should the Mets Trade for a Starting Pitcher?
- Looking Back at Some Pre-2009 Trades
- Those Surprising Jays Sluggers
- For the Love of Rod...
- Better in the Bigs
- The Marlins Find Talent
- Assessing Conor Jackson
- Where Is Robert Manuel?
, and instead be anxious to give Theo a nice pat on the back for this one. He deserves it.
I'm starting to take my hand off of Theo's back pretty quickly. Manuel, a 26-year-old, 6'3" right-hander who
- Can Ryan Howard Hit Lefties?
- Philosophy and Jim Joyce
- Andres Torres: Where Did He Come From?
- Ryan Howard's Odd Decline
We want to welcome a new writer to the fold today - Pat Andriola has joined the team, and will be contributing daily in this slot.
Ryan Howard certainly has not produced as Phillies fans would
- Checking In On Baseball Oddity Pat Venditte
In case you're not familiar, Pat Venditte is a pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system who has made some waves for his remakarkable talent: he's a switch pitcher. Venditte pitches
- The Lesson of Pat Burrell
It felt like it had been coming forever, but it wasn't until Saturday that the Tampa Bay Rays finally designated Pat Burrell for assignment. Signed from the the Rays' 2008 World Series opponent
- Florida Standing Pat
- Valuing Pat Burrell
Pat Burrell is playing the role of "The Forgotten" thus far this off-season. The Phillies have all ready replaced Burell, an awful defender, with another awful fielder in Raul Ibanez. That would seem
- Still Appreciating Pat Burrell
In my inaugural post here at Fangraphs, back on April 14th (seems like forever ago), I wrote about Phillies leftfielder Pat Burrell and how he had been extremely consistent in his productivity over
- Appreciating Pat Burrell
with Dave Cameron around the comment threads.
For my inaugural post I am going to take a look at Phillies leftfielder Pat Burrell - a guy that somehow has the ability to garner the monikers of both