- Felix Hernandez and the AL MVP
candidacy, but in running through the other candidates for AL MVP, I wrote this:
Robinson Cano only has eight home runs and will probably split any votes he might get with Felix Hernandez, who would
- Daily Notes: An Ideal Occasion for Enjoying Felix Hernandez
- Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez and Appreciating Greatness
in the last 100 seasons, making it notable but perhaps not unthinkable. Second, obviously, are the flaws inherent to ERA, most importantly that it's not adjusted for ballpark or league. Pedro Martinez (2000
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Happy Birthday, Keith Hernandez
In honor of the 58th birthday of Keith Hernandez -- board-certified Magnificent Bastard -- I'm re-posting Rob Perri's objectively perfect short film titled "I'm Keith Hernandez." I might just make
- 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
- Feast of St. Hernandez the Prolific
Hernandez throws a pitch called The Leg of the Devil.
Today, February 20th, we acknowledge and celebrate the life of Hernandez the Prolific.
Hernandez the Prolific
Life: A Cuban emigre
- The Cultural Importance of Keith Hernandez
Some younger fans might think of Keith Hernandez as nothing more than the guy who sawed logs in the Mets' broadcast booth. But back in the day, Hernandez was -- and affected eloquence has no place
- 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
- Keith Hernandez Is Not Himself
The Hollywood, California picture-show movie executive thought he was making a demand that would be met. "You'll play yourself," he thundered at Keith Hernandez and then offered a liver-spotted hand
- 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
- Angel Hernandez Is Scaring You
This is a video still of third-base umpire Angel Hernandez, from the 8th inning of last night's Indians-Royals game.
As someone who watched this game in its entirety, I can assure you
- Side by Side: Liriano and Hernandez
They say that 50 is the new 40, but I like to say that Francisco Liriano is the new Felix Hernandez. Seattle's Hernandez made a splash in his major debut last year, going 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA
- Rays Sign Roberto Hernandez
The Rays began life after James Shields in earnest with their first transaction since the big move Wednesday. The club is reportedly close to inking pitcher Roberto Hernandez -- formerly and better
- 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
- Mustache Watch: Keith Hernandez
Breaking mustache news in The New York Times last week:
Keith Hernandez’s mustache has rarely left its perch below his nose in his adult life. It is the thicker, longer cousin to his eyebrows
- 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
- Welcome To The Show, David Hernandez
are in town to take on the Orioles. Making his major league debut, David Hernandez will be starting for the O's.
Hernandez is one of those divisive prospects who puts up numbers that dwarf his
- Livan Hernandez's Crazy Streak
Since 1998, three things have been constant: death, taxes, and Livan Hernandez starting at least 30 Major League Baseball games. Hernandez, despite bouncing between eight teams in these 12 seasons
- 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
- Roberto Hernandez is Not Fausto Carmona
Yes, well obviously Roberto Hernandez is not Fausto Carmona. The name Fausto Carmona belongs to someone else, and though the history of Cleveland Indians starting pitcher "Fausto Carmona" belongs
- 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
- Iannetta, Hernandez: Catchers On The Move
continue to be among the top half of fantasy catchers next season.
To replace Iannetta the Rockies signed veteran Ramon Hernandez. The soon to be 36-year-old hasn’t collected more than 352 plate
- Felix Hernandez's Velocity
Last week, the Seattle Mariners inked their ace, Felix Hernandez, to a $175 million extension for the next seven years. The dominating righty will be entering his age-27 season this year, meaning
- Daily Graphing - Orlando Hernandez
Pending commissioner approval, the White Sox will send Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez to the Diamondbacks along with Luis Vizcaino, and minor league outfielder Chris Young in exchange for Javier
- The Curious Case of Felix Hernandez
During last night's Fantasy Baseball Roundtable radio show that I participate in every Wednesday night, I was asked in one of our regular segments whether Felix Hernandez would remain an effective
- Felix Hernandez and Missing Velocity
When Felix Hernandez broke into the Majors as a 19-year-old, he threw the ball really hard. Here's the Pitch F/x plot of his start against the Oakland A's on April 2nd, 2007, the first for which we
- 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
- Q&A: Felix Hernandez
Few, if any, hurlers combine overpowering stuff and pitching acumen quite like Felix Hernandez. The Mariners workhorse has dominated the American League each of the past two-plus seasons, going
- Felix Hernandez and Situational Pitching
We've got a lot of weeks ahead of debating Felix Hernandez vs. Corey Kluber, as the Cy Young race seems like it ought to be a dead heat. Several different elements come into play, and to be perfectly
- 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
- Livan Hernandez: Beginnings, Ends, and Middles
It would be hard to call Livan Hernandez's retirement surprising, but some people such as myself were probably a bit taken aback because we assumed he had already retired. That is not meant
- 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
- The Value of Ramon Hernandez is Dropping Fast
on the wall and it's only a matter of time before Ramon Hernandez becomes a wasted pick for you. Wilin Rosario is the catcher-of-the-future in Colorado and when he made the 25-man roster over this past
- Phillies Grab Whatever Roberto Hernandez Is
is and isn't sustainable. All of us want to be fortune tellers.
The Phillies signed Roberto Hernandez today, as a starting pitcher. He's going to get a base salary around $4.5 million, and with incentives he
- 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
- Orioles Pick Hernandez Over Tillman
that David Hernandez, and not Tillman, would be the team's fifth starter. Tillman will head down to AAA where he can continue honing his craft with an eye at a mid-season call-up.
- Nothing to Say About Angel Hernandez
ball to have bounced off a railing behind the official yellow line. The video was conclusive -- Rosales hit a home run, and the A's had the game tied. Then Angel Hernandez and the umpiring crew re
- Colorado Selects Hernandez as Bridge to Rosario
will replace Iannetta at backstop with the second move, the signing of Ramon Hernandez to a two-year, $6.5 million contract.
As far as catchers go, it's difficult to find any with the on-base
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Roberto Hernandez
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: Robert Hernandez.
- Roberto Hernandez Heads to the Land of Cheesesteak
No, not the Roberto Hernandez who saved 326 games and spent his career in the bullpen, silly. It's the Roberto Hernandez who became the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona of course! After
- 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
- Felix Hernandez - Taking It To The Next Level?
performance of some of the game's elite, and determine whether they in fact have taken things to the next level. Today, Felix Hernandez.
Since his arrival at the major league level in 2005 at age
- Numbers as Narrative: Bell, Hernandez, Pujols
, or Wikipedia. Is he okay?
David Hernandez, RHSP, Baltimore
Let's play a game. The game is called One of These Things Is not Like the Other. The first thing you do is look at some numbers. Second
- 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
- 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
- Felix Hernandez, Superstars, and Frictional Costs
are apparently set to sign Felix Hernandez to the largest contract ever given to a Major League pitcher. The total commitment is $175 million over seven years. It's a staggering amount for a guy who wasn't
- 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
- Nickname Seeks Player: Livan Hernandez
- Livan Hernandez and the Strike Zone He Made
As our own brilliant and enviably popular Jeff Sullivan demonstrated recently, Livan Hernandez -- who announced his retirement on Wednesday -- survived in baseball for 17 years by making his own
- 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
- Felix Hernandez Reportedly Getting Blockbuster Contract
At present, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, and Clayton Kershaw are three of the very greatest starting pitchers in the game. They're also all two years away from free-agent eligibility, so
- Scouting Report: St. Paul Saints' Jose Hernandez
and trivia and people getting dunked in cottage cheese between the innings, but I pay more attention than most to what's going on during the game. It's because of this that I got to see Jose Hernandez
- Nickname Seeks Player: Vote on "Livan Hernandez"
. Which player should be nicknamed "Liván Hernández"? Make with the democracy below ...
Which player should be nicknamed "Livan Hernandez"?
- No Signs of Decline from Felix Hernandez... Yet
He's 27, so maybe it's not surprising. But over 1800 innings into his career, Felix Hernandez isn't really showing any signs of decline yet. Well, if you ignore one stat.
Far from declining
- 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
- Baseball Card Tourney: Backman vs Hernandez
on. This week we have two classic Mets figures going head to head. Could we have another fire and ice pairing? Looks like it.
#2 1981 Donruss Keith Hernandez
Listen, the stratedery is clear. I've got
- Christian Vazquez & Enrique Hernandez: Deep League Wire
that by saying they should have an excellent offense -- and he should garner the majority of the at-bats behind the plate. In a deep league, that's all you need to warrant an add.
- Felix Hernandez, John Jaso Outwit the Rays
Felix Hernandez's perfect game on Wednesday was a testament to both his excellent stuff, but also a well-deserved outcome for an excellent game plan executed by he and catcher John Jaso. A former Ray
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 1
an open letter to then-Mariners Pitching Coach Rafael Chaves pleading with him to modify the game plan for Felix Hernandez when it came to starting out games. Namely, Dave pointed out
- Astros Release Livan Hernandez, Braves Swoop In
In perhaps the fasteset set of transactions I've ever seen, the Astros announced that they were releasing Livan Hernandez at 12:07 pm eastern time, and then Jon Heyman reported that Livan was signing
- 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
- Roberto Hernandez & Marcell Ozuna: Deep Waiver Wire
that was just called up.
Roberto Hernandez | TAM SP | 8% Owned
The artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona is back with a new name and pitch mix. On the main FanGraphs blog, we have already
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 2
and soak that in first; on average, 16 of the first 20 pitches that Hernandez offers at the beginning of a game are a fastball. That's predictability to an extreme and if I can spot it, you better be sure
- Felix Hernandez and His Fastball, Part 3
Continuing from the past few days, I this time separated Felix Hernandez's starts based on the percentage of fastballs he threw within the first 20 pitches. Five times during the season Felix throw
- 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
- Keith Hernandez Mustache Watch Breaking News Follow-Up
Three weeks ago, the New York Times ran an incredibly important article about Keith Hernandez's mustache that, of course, we here at NotGraphs had to cover.
This past weekend, the crucial
- Livan Hernandez, Who Made His Own Strike Zone
Livan Hernandez is retiring, officially. Two things: Hernandez didn't pitch in 2013. And Matt Klaassen is already writing something up about his career. Which means this is two posts about Livan
- Audio: Michael Wacha Scouting Report c/o Keith Hernandez
Pitching against the Mets on Wednesday, Cardinals right-handed prospect Michael Wacha recorded five strikeouts in 3.0 innings.
Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez was impressed by Wacha's outing
- Position Battles: Mets' 5th Starter, Pt. 3: Livan Hernandez
our attention to the man with a recent track record perhaps more dubious than either Garcia's or Redding's: Livan Hernandez.
Hernandez, who turned 34 this past week, has racked up an astonishing
- LINK: Angel Hernandez, Lousy Minor League Umpire in 1991
You've probably heard that MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is in the news again, because he's awful at his job and does embarrassing things to the sport on a too regular basis. You may also know
- Video Replay Reveals: Angel Hernandez an Actual Angel, of Death
Upon reviewing video of Wednesday night's controversial ninth-inning hit by Oakland's Adam Rosales, Major League Baseball has determined that umpire Angel Hernandez is a paranormal and likely
- Let's Consider Eric Gregg and Livan Hernandez in the 1997 NLCS
but still somewhat often make references to Livan Hernandez. References to Livan Hernandez often lead to recollections of the 1997 NLCS, and Eric Gregg's strike zone in Game 5. Consensus
- 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
- Roberto Hernandez: New Name, New Team, New Pitcher?
Not long ago, Roberto Hernandez was considered to be an up-and-coming starter for the Cleveland Indians. He was also known as Fausto Carmona. But regardless of what it said across his back, his 3.06
- NERD Game Scores: David Price, Felix Hernandez Spectacular
Highly Rated Game
Seattle at Detroit | 19:08 ET
Felix Hernandez (180.1 IP, 62 xFIP-, 6.2 WAR) faces David Price (185.1 IP, 71 xFIP-, 4.0 WAR). The former is the prohibitive favorite for this year's Cy
- 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
- NERD Game Scores: Entirely Gratis Felix Hernandez Event
Highly Rated Game
Seattle at Chicago AL | 14:10 ET
Felix Hernandez (128.1 IP, 61 xFIP-, 4.8 WAR) faces Jose Quintana (104.2 IP, 88 xFIP-, 2.6 WAR). After his most recent appearance, the former has now