- Quick Looks: Eickhoff, Lopez, and Ross
Jorge Lopez (50 CV/60 FV)
9/29/15 vs Padres
• I watch Lopez after getting offered him in a trade in a deep league. I really didn’t expect much from him, but came back
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Exclusive Video: Yoan Lopez, Young Hurler of Baseballs
, but... there's not much video of Yoan Lopez out there, so maybe you'd like to see a little of this 21-year old Cuban pitcher the Diamondbacks signed this year.
Kind of looks like a scout's wet dream
- 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
- Arizona Signs Yoan Lopez, But May Pay Very High Price
This morning, Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that the Diamondbacks have agreed to sign Cuban right-handed pitcher Yoan Lopez to a deal that includes an $8.25 million signing bonus
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Eric Hosmer versus Javier Lopez
. But in practice, it was a workmanlike effort and a mistake that finally ended the battle between Eric Hosmer and Javier Lopez.
The first pitch was a mistake from Lopez. High in the zone
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- Contextualizing Adam Lopez's Low-Minors Dominance
excellence and future potential. One player very much in this mold is White Sox pitching prospect Adam Lopez.
"Unheralded" is a word that most certainly applies to Lopez. He was drafted in the 21st
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- Rockies Continue to Confuse, Acquire Wilton Lopez
In a vacuum, you could probably make a decent enough case in favor of exchanging Alex White for Wilton Lopez. As Jeff wrote last week, Lopez is the game's most extreme high GB/low BB reliever
- 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
- The Extremity of Wilton Lopez
-- they haven't had very many good players. One of their few good players has been reliever Wilton Lopez. Now Wilton Lopez isn't an Astro anymore.
Basically. The Astros and Phillies have unofficially
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.
- Jose Lopez Finds Work With Marlins
It was not too long ago when Jose Lopez was a perfectly capable starter on a major-league team. Sure, he was far from a star, but was league-average bat with passable defense at several positions
- 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
- 2nd Basemen Making an Impact: Sanchez, Cabrera and Lopez
, but with his versatility in playing both the 2B and SS position, he could be a nice injury plugin.
Jose Lopez – 14% owned – 29/0.241/2/1 – The season started good for Lopez when he got the first 5
- 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
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Chris Getz, Rick Ankiel, Felipe Lopez
you some homers, hopefully without killing your batting average.
Felipe Lopez | 1% | 1%
Michael Barr touched on Lopez on Saturday, and I’ll add a little bit more here. Lopez may have been
- 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
- 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
- Rodrigo Lopez: Better Than You Think
for 2011. Player B is Rodrigo Lopez, who signed a non-guaranteed, minor league contract with an invite to spring training yesterday.
Now, let's be clear - there are differences between Arroyo
- Jose Lopez to Colorado
In the moments leading up to the non-tender deadline, the Mariners managed to move second baseman Jose Lopez, receiving minor league pitcher Chaz Roe from the Rockies in return. Seattle was planning
- 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
- Cardinals Release Felipe Lopez
The Cardinals released super-utility infielder Felipe Lopez yesterday after what can only be described as a disappointing 2010 season. Lopez hit only .231/.310/.340 for the Cardinals and rated
- No Free Passes Against Lopez
pitcher: Wilton Lopez of the Astros. Lopez's 0.73 BB/9 rate in 62 IP leads all relievers, and it makes him a rarity: a productive reliever who doesn't rely on the strikeout. Lopez is the only reliever
- Jose Lopez's Woeful 2010
About a month ago, Matthew Carruth wrote up Jose Lopez’s odd season. Summarizing his accomplishments to date with:
It’s not all cheery news however. While Lopez may pace the entire league
- 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
- 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
- Jose Lopez, Feast and Famine
One of the more intriguing quirks of the young 2010 season has been Jose Lopez. A full time second baseman for the prior four seasons, Lopez earned a reputation as a visually unappealing glove man
- 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
- Felipe Lopez Will Wear the Red Bird
If Felipe Lopez earns the maximum payout on his 2010 player contract, he will earn roughly $2.2M from the Cardinals. Lopez was worth nearly 5 wins last season and roughly 3 wins in the three seasons
- Felipe Lopez Latches On with St. Louis
Fresh off of a 2009 season in which he posted 4.6 Wins Above Replacement, Felipe Lopez entered the off-season anticipating free agent riches. However, with general managers likely anticipating
- Which Teams Could Most Use Felipe Lopez?
players appear a bit more impatient. Count Felipe Lopez among the latter crowd. He fired Scott Boras over the weekend, reportedly over frustration that he, like 10.6 percent of Americans, lacks a job. His
- 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
- 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
- Felipe Lopez's Outstanding Season
Remember, way back in the day, when Felipe Lopez was talked about as a future superstar? Shortly after the turn of the decade Lopez became the toast of the Jays’ middle infield prospects*. He would
- 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 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 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 Felipe Lopez Trade
Yesterday the Diamondbacks traded Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for a pair of minor leaguers -- outfielder Cole Gillespie and right-handed reliever Roque Mercedes.
Well out of contention, Arizona
- 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
- 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 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
- $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
- 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'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
- 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 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