- Pedro Alvarez = Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Alvarez was supposed to be a middle-of-the-order force by now, threatening to sink boaters in the Allegheny River with each mighty cut and working walks with his keen eye. Instead, the second
- Guerrero, Andrus, and Swing%
Guerrero is the leader in this stat this season, swinging at 60.7% of all pitches. On the other end of the leaderboard, his Rangers' teammate Elvis Andrus is 6th this season in the least percentage
- The Curious Case of Alex Guerrero
great numbers but hasn’t seen the same hype or support from analyst and in ways, even his team, that the others have. I’m talking about Alex Guerrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers of course. Technically
- Vladimir Guerrero's Value
With an eyes-to-ankles strike zone, mammoth power and uncanny contact ability, Vladimir Guerrero has long made a mockery out of the concept of plate discipline.
From Montreal to L.A., Vlad has
- Vladimir Guerrero's Lack of Power
[Statistics presented are prior to last night's game]
Rangers fans are likely quite happy with their new DH's production through his first 17 games. Vladimir Guerrero has posted a .409 wOBA
- Pedro's Future
Reports recently circulated that Pedro Martinez definitely plans on pitching in 2009, if not longer than that. Having just turned 37 years old, he certainly would not be the oldest pitcher
- Pedro and Scene
A brief episode observed by the author this afternoon, during the pre-game hours at Fenway Park.
Artwork by the actual Pedro Martinez himself, courtesy Nick Taveras.
- The New Alex Guerrero Problem
Back at the beginning of Spring Training, I wrote a piece here called Trying to Solve the Alex Guerrero Problem. In that piece, I noted that the Dodgers were in a bit of a difficult position
- Free Vladimir Guerrero
Punctuation is so fascist. Throw punctuation on this title and you rob it the statement of its' many possible meanings. While we can say that Vladimir Guerrero is now a free agent after the Blue Jays
- 1999 Pedro
been the best pitcher in the league by a pretty good margin. His 2.34 FIP looks like something right out of Pedro Martinez's prime. But that thought process led me to look up Pedro's page
- Pedro Martini
can get, have a few drinks, and then look at Pedro Martinez's 1999 and 2000 season statistics. Then drink some more. It's really quite enjoyable, I've found. Cheers.
A longing gaze across the bar
- Calling Pedro
After it became abundantly clear that the Mets were going in a different direction to fill the back of their rotation, Pedro Martinez had very limited options. Teams certainly had interest in his
- Is Vladimir Guerrero a Hall of Famer?
in, there was still going to be a log jam. How would that impact the players who are coming onto the ballot next year? There are three who have a real case for being in the Hall of Fame: Vladimir Guerrero, Manny
- Pedro Alvarez
With the second pick in the draft this afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez. I got a chance to watch Alvarez play for Team USA a couple of summers ago
- Vladimir Guerrero Is No Mariano Duncan
It's May 3rd and Vladimir Guerrero still has not drawn a walk. He's come to the plate 113 times and refused to take a free pass in any of them, a pretty remarkable accomplishment. Well, it seems
- Pedro and the Phils
With the Phillies struggling in third place this yer after back-to-back National League Championships, GM Ruben Amaro has been toying around with an old idea:
Pedro Martinez appears to have his
- Vlad Guerrero and the Threat of Unemployment
a notch below that, and Josh Willingham and Carlos Pena a notch below that. Aside from Pujols, no player on the free agent market has accomplished more in his career than Vladimir Guerrero, the once
- Vladimir Guerrero is Safe at Home
Vladimir [Guerrero]. What else do we have to do but come around the bag and keep running? If it's a double play, the inning is over anyway.
I thought Vlad had slowed down when rounding third base, so I
- Vladimir Guerrero and Quantifying Pitcher Fear
; other times, the reasons make less sense. One situation where my conclusions appear to differ from conventional wisdom comes in the form of Vladimir Guerrero and his case for the Hall of Fame. When
- Trying to Solve The Alex Guerrero Problem
for Alex Guerrero, who just publicly said he has no interest in being optioned back to the minors again this year.
And because of a provision in his contract, Guerrero has the right to refuse
- The Angels Should Sign Vladimir Guerrero
, and there's a player on the market who could help them both in 2011 and beyond, and if they signed him, he could end up earning his entire salary back and then some.
That player is Vladimir Guerrero, who looks
- The Feast of Vladimir Guerrero (Among Others)
1. Vladimir Guerrero
You've taught us that not only is it impossible
to walk off the island, but also to walk
out of Montreal, Orange County, and the Dallas Metro area!
- The Daily Grind: Odorizzi, Wandy, Guerrero
Daily DFS - Odorizzi
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Wandy, Latos, Guerrero, Lagares
1. Daily DFS - Odorizzi
Early: Just like yesterday
- The Daily Grind: Guerrero, Buehrle, Frias
Farnsworth on Guerrero
Daily DFS - Buehrle
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Frias, Fiers, Alonso, Grossman
1. Farnsworth on Guerrero
I've asked our
- Vlad Guerrero Stumbling to Start 2011
Sometimes a running narrative can really help a player. This offseason, Vladimir Guerrero took advantage of his bounceback 2010 and turned it into a one-year, $8 million contract with the Orioles
- Pedro Meets The Yankees Again
The last time Pedro Martinez faced the New York Yankees in the post-season came back during the 2004 American League Championship Series. Some may recall that series because (a) it launched a million
- Pedro Martinez's Possible Suitors
Rumors surfaced today that Pedro Martinez was nearing an agreement with the Houston Astros. While the rumors seem at press time to be holding no water, it does appear likely that Pedro Martinez
- Other Pedro Martinez Day
Today, November 29, I hereby declare to be Other Pedro Martinez Day. As you surely know, Other Pedro Martinez, also known as Pedro A. Martinez and Pedro Martinez Aquino, born on this date in 1968
- Pedro's New Digs
On July 14th, the Philadelphia Phillies officially signed Pedro Martinez to a one year, $1 million contract with bonuses for performance and time on the active roster. He was immediately placed
- Is Pedro Martinez Finished?
Regardless of what happens from this point forward, free agent Pedro Martinez will be known as one of the very best pitchers in the history of the game. A string-bean righty who was seen as too
- Pedro Showing Off
Last night, Pedro Martinez reminded everyone why he's going to Cooperstown when he retires. Unable to find a job until the second half of the season, Martinez was something of an experiment
- Pedro Immortalized at the Smithsonian
Artiste de l'art: Susan Miller-Havens. Artiste de la vie: Pedro Martinez.
Kind of piling it on at this point in our private life-achievements competition, Pedro Martinez will have his portrait
- The Pedro Cerrano All-Stars
Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come.
- $7 Mil No Good For Pedro?
Pedro Martinez is no doubtedly a Hall of Fame pitcher and one of the best in the history of the sport. In fact, many feel that his 1999-2000 seasons are the best of all time. Right now, though, his
- Idle Observations from a Single Game of Alex Guerrero
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cuban emigre and infielder Alexander Guerrero this offseason, with a view (it would seem) towards installing him at second base for the 2014 season. Because Guerrero
- WS Coverage: Pedro's Fastballs
Tonight Pedro Martinez takes the mound again for the Phllies. Dave C noted before the series that Martinez is still a solid pitcher, but very prone to giving up the long ball. That is just what we
- Maddux, Clemens, Pedro... Brown?
that includes: Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Curt Schilling. This post isn't about Mussina, though, who is usually nestled between Glavine
- Pedro Alvarez - Is the Breakout Real?
Expectations were pretty low for Pedro Alvarez coming into 2012. He had the pedigree of being the second overall draft pick in the 2008 draft, but he only hit four home runs (HR) and struck out (K
- What Won't Pedro Ciriaco Swing At?
As noted in our parent pages a while back, Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco never met a pitch he didn't like. But are his wild-swinging tendencies limited to just baseballs?
It's time to play
- In Defense Of Signing Pedro Feliz
Last week, Chris Cwik weighed in with his thoughts on the Royals signing Pedro Feliz, and suffice it to say, he wasn't a big fan of the move. I have a somewhat different take on the signing
- Promotion Watch: Pedro Alvarez
leagues. In all likelihood, the next mega-prospect to get the call will be Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates, and there are indications that he will join the team as soon as tomorrow.
If you're reading
- Buying High on Pedro Alvarez
If you had the patience to stick with Pedro Alvarez or the wherewithal to acquire him during his huge early season slump, you have been amply rewarded for your decision over Alvarez’s last month
- Pedro Feliciano's Elastic Arm
Without any inside knowledge about Pedro Feliciano’s personality or attitude toward New York, I have to imagine he is thrilled to be nearing free agency. That’s because over the last few seasons
- Pedro Alvarez An Answer In Pittsburgh?
to the rumor mill, but one solution may be sitting in Triple-A right now. That solution is Pedro Alvarez, who recently returned from a quadriceps injury and is tearing up the International League
- Pedro Alvarez's Cardinal Destruction
, but the Cardinals have had greater struggles against the Braves (1-5) and, oddly enough, the Phillies (2-5). No, the Cardinals must be glad because they've seen the last of Pedro Alvarez, at least until
- Prospect Watch: Pedro Alvarez
be the next big-named prospect to make his major league debut, but there should be some eyes on Pittsburgh, too.
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez, the second overall pick of the '08 draft out of Vanderbilt
- The Disappointments of Youth: Pedro Alvarez
is Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez had a good, if not great, 95 game call up in 2010, hitting 16 home runs with a livable .256/.326/.461 slash line. At the age of 23, that’s a pretty appealing line, and one that had
- Vladimir Guerrero and the Best Truly Bad Ball Hitters
Maybe the most painful part of writing about baseball for a living is that your biases -- the same biases of which we're all guilty -- are constantly laid bare for everyone to see. Vladimir Guerrero
- Dodgers Sign Cuban Alex Guerrero For Second Base
Abreu on the way, and it seems like a trend. The Dodgers got in line Monday, signing Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million deal that could be worth as much as $32 million according to Jesse
- Free Agent Fantasy Impact: Vladimir Guerrero
Vladimir Guerrero's monster contract with the Angels has run out, and it's time for him to hit the open market.
In 2009, Guerrero hit .295 with 15 dingers and 50 RBI in 100 games with the Angels
- Pedro Martinez Country Music Album
Because the waking life holds nothing for me, I took an afternoon nap recently. Within the gauzy bounds of that nap, I learned that Pedro Martinez, baseball merchant of the sublime, had recorded
- JABO: Searching for Pedro's Arsenal in 2015
a string of seasons between 1997 - 2003 that are collectively among the most dominant ever when compared to league average. That pitcher, of course, was Pedro Martinez.
Though there might never
- Pedro Alvarez's Place in Recent History
Pedro Alvarez isn't incapable of making a good defensive play. Here is one from not long ago!
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Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been far too common
- Become Intimate with Pedro Martinez's Changeup
to their YouTube channel -- including (and, for the purposes of this post, limited to) one particularly hot and sexy and hot video featuring right-hander Pedro Martinez in the bloom of goddamn youth.
- Pedro Feliciano's Endless Work Week
managers. Bennett focused on streaks by relievers in which they recorded one or fewer days of rest and found multiple Braves near the top of the list.
Shockingly Pedro Feliciano – whom Amazin
- Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez, and Perception
someone like Trumbo.
That player is Pedro Alvarez. The similarities are actually quite amazing. The following table contains combined information from the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the two years
- Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year
We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive
- Pedro Martinez on the Art and Science of Pitching
Pedro Martinez was a genius with a baseball in his right hand. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time, he didn't just overpower hitters. He outsmarted them. When he was on top of his game
- Vladimir Guerrero Rock Song, and more hidden YouTube gems
In celebration of Vladimir Guerrero's retirement, I offer this video from the YouTube archives, from 1999, celebrating his time as an Expo. There is some terrible hero/Guerrero rhyming going
- How Did Pedro Martinez Get Bombed?
were 17% of Kershaw's regular-season total. In July, I tried to investigate what went wrong.
Kershaw, in 2014, had one of the better pitcher seasons ever. Pedro Martinez, in 1999, had maybe the best
- Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson at Their Best, Today
Among others, baseball's Hall of Fame will prepare to welcome Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. For them, there was zero suspense: Hall of Famers don't get more automatic, and as easy
- Players' View: Who Was Better, Pedro or Ryan?
a right answer.
Who was better: Pedro Martinez or Nolan Ryan?
The question was phrased exactly that way. It was up to the people responding to interpret the meaning of “better” and to elaborate
- Kershaw Is Forcing Us to Confront the Pedro Question
, but here's one that's been bubbling to the surface lately. Full disclosure: I've been partially responsible for said bubbling.
Pedro vs. Kershaw
- Ways Chris Carter Is and Is Not Like Pedro Cerano
. The following are differences and similarities between Astros first baseman/outfielder/DH Chris Carter, and fictional baseball player Pedro Cerano.
(EDIT: Fine Internet User @KevinBassStache alerted me
- Putting Pedro Martinez's Minus Stats in Context
Although Pedro Martinez may not have had the longevity or durability of some of baseball's other pitching greats, there is little doubt that his peak years were some of the best, if not the best
- FG on Fox: A True Myth About Pedro Martinez
64 beers on a flight once. It has been said that peak Pedro Martinez had four pitches and each was the best of its type in baseball. Legit or legend?
The current crop of Hall of Fame inductees
- JABO: Jacob deGrom Goes Full Pedro
offenses in baseball in what was one of the most dominant postseason debuts in recent history.
Earlier this season, when Pedro Martinez was about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, I wondered: what
- Luke Scott on Hula Hoop Swing Paths & Vlad Guerrero
“As for the art of hitting, there are those who don’t understand hitting but are great hitters. They’ve mastered the art. I played with Vladimir Guerrero and he’s one of the best examples I’ve seen
- Effectively Wild Episode 287: Preparing for Postseason Narrative-Building/Guerrero, Helton, and the Hall of Fame
Ben and Sam discuss the onslaught of articles about which teams are best-suited for October, then talk about the Cooperstown cases of Vladimir Guerrero and Todd Helton.
- A Nightmare Scenario for Pedro Alvarez: Playing for Cleveland
With apologies to Clevelanders everywhere, I can think of a number of reasons why Pedro Alvarez would rather be in Pittsburgh than in Cleveland, or C-Town, or The Mistake on the Lake, whichever you
- Ryan Cook and Pedro Strop in Holds Leagues
Ryan Cook has now pitched 19.2 scoreless innings in a set up role for the Athletics, while Pedro Strop has a vultures three wins, six holds, and a 1.23 ERA in 22 innings pitched. Let's see
- Effectively Wild Episode 875: The Pedro-Kershaw Peak Comparison
Ben and Sam banter about their book release, Dylan Bundy, and juiced baseballs, then revisit the Pedro Martinez-Clayton Kershaw comparison.
- Pedro Alvarez Powers Way Into Top 10
I have made it very well known that I wasn't particularly optimistic about Pedro Alvarez's fantasy value this season. We all figured him for a poor batting average, so he would have to make it up
- Pedro Alvarez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Usable Power
in the persons of Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez and Toronto first-base/DH-type Edwin Encarnacion. Of Messrs. Alvarez and Encarnacion, one can make three true statements, as follows -- namely
- Pedro Alvarez More Than Platoon Option?
to August 1, Alvarez is hitting .262/.342/.529 with 13 of his 21 HR's coming during that span. This is the Pedro Alvarez that fantasy owners have been waiting for.
Over the course of the season, he's been
- Pedro Ciriano & Alex Cobb: Waiver Wire
Pedro Ciriaco | 2B, SS, 3B | Red Sox | Owned: 21% Yahoo! and 29.9% ESPN
Ciriaco, 26, got his shot with the Red Sox early last month due to various injuries and has quickly established himself
- Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager and Degrees of Bad
Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager entered the season ranked 19th and 13th, respectively, in the Rotographs consensus rankings back in March. Although neither were likely to be your first choice to occupy
- Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt: Mining the Minors
highlights the likelihood that a player will remain in the majors during the year.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
MIXED LEAGUE RELEVANT
- Run, Don’t Walk, to Buy Pedro Alvarez Stock
At first glance, it looks like Pedro Alvarez is doing exactly what we thought he would this year. He’s hit 8 long balls and is sporting a Mendozian .210 average, which somehow falls below his pre
- Pedro Martinez, Tim Hudson & Madison Bumgarner on Bat Waggles
First, Pedro Martinez pointed out something really fun about hitters at the plate, and how they basically tell the pitcher where they want the ball as they step into the box. Watch the waggle
- Pedro Alvarez and Chone Figgins: Coming to a Waiver Wire Near You
success nor pedigree that Aramis Ramirez boasts, Pedro Alvarez and his start to the 2011 season reminds me a lot of this situation. Being your third base guy for the season, I wanted to take a deeper
- Juan Perez and Pedro Fernandez: Young Latin American Arms
, but given his distance to the majors, those dreams aren’t the likeliest outcome.
Pedro Fernandez, RHP, Lexington Legends (KC Low-A—Viewed 7/7/14 at Hickory)
Fernandez is 6’0/175, 20-year-old Dominican