- 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
- Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
a career year in terms of overall counting stats, but then again he's never played in more than 97 games in a season.
On the other end of the sizzle spectrum is Sean Rodriguez who started off
- 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
- Alex Rodriguez News Summary
Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he
- 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
- How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez
. It's not like the Tigers have all that much youth to move around, anyway. This all led to an unsurprising end: the Tigers have picked up the more affordable Francisco Rodriguez, from the Brewers
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
Thirteenth place. That's where Alex Rodriguez finished among third basemen in my most competitive fantasy league this season. That was behind the likes of Emilio Bonifacio, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan
- Two Eras of Francisco Rodriguez
another commitment to Francisco Rodriguez, this one for at least two years and $13 million. It happened above the general manager's head, but it's not a nightmare; Rodriguez remains a useful pitcher
- Declining Peripherals and Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez had a fantastic season in 2008, where he set the single-season save record and was the most valuable relief pitcher in fantasy baseball. But conventional wisdom says to avoid
- The Power of Alex Rodriguez
! But! Two days ago Ortiz was preemptively one-upped by Alex Rodriguez. Saturday, Rodriguez hit three homers while he continued his 39-year-plus-long streak of being almost four months older than Ortiz
- The Chances of a Wandy Rodriguez Trade
This past off-season it seemed as though Wandy Rodriguez would sit near the top of available pitchers at the deadline. The Astros were going nowhere, and Rodriguez was set to hit free agency after
- $1 Infielder: Sean Rodriguez
and Yunel Escobar.
One of those $1 players is Sean Rodriguez of the Rays. The 26-year-old will be Tampa Bay's primary shortstop this season, or at least early in the season if Reid Brignac winds up
- 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
- Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
Alex Rodriguez entered the Yankees ALDS against the Twins with a playoff wOBA of .377 in 170 plate appearances. Certainly an impressive mark, given a league wOBA ranging from .330 to .340
- Rodriguez Hits 600
In the first inning of today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Rodriguez blasted his 600th career home run to dead center field off of Toronto starter Shaun Marcum. You can watch the video
- 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
- Cake!: Messrs. Jeter and Rodriguez
presents your Daguerreotype of the Evening ...
As you can plainly see, the above cake recreates some randy grabbing on the part of Mr. Rodriguez -- a sequence of decisions and violations
- Alex Rodriguez and Power
Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment
- Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
I assume the one-armed man is Johnny Damon.
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez “is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history
- 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.
- Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his
- Alex Rodriguez and Friends
If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features
- $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
- 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
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Wandy Rodriguez
Today in ADP Crowdsourcing, I go all Harry Potter and talk about Wandy Rodriguez.
Most owners probably don’t realize just how good Wandy Rodriguez was last season after he started slow
- The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez.
I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike.
Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started
- 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
- 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
- Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
It began when Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez, with Ibanez instantly turning into a hero. Then Rodriguez was left out of the lineup. Then Rodriguez allegedly flirted with female fans
- 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
- Wandy Rodriguez: Underrated Quality Pitcher
Last week, the Houston Astros put Wandy Rodriguez on waivers, giving teams until Tuesday afternoon to make a claim on him. At the time, Jon Heyman noted that only "some fool" would put in a claim
- Alex Rodriguez's Almost-Great Story
With two down in the ninth inning Monday night, Alex Rodriguez came up for the New York Yankees with a chance to be the hero. It didn't work out that way, and the Yankees lost, but there was reason
- Alex Rodriguez's First Big Deal
This post is not timely whatsoever, so apologies for that; also, props to Tommy Rancel for suggesting it and helping with the research.
On July 27, 1996, Alex Rodriguez turned 21 years old. He
- 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
- The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
Another day, another wrinkle in the Alex Rodriguez-Biogenesis-MLB-Yankees-Hip-Injury Saga. Some days, there are multiple wrinkles. It's not easy to keep it all straight.
The main event, of course
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Alex Rodriguez nearly connected for his 3,000th career hit on Thursday night. Barring some very unfortunate incident, it seems like it will only be a matter of time before he does actually notch
- 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!
Your browser does not support iframes.
Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been far too common
- A Few Notes on Eduardo Rodriguez's Velocity
Eduardo Rodriguez debuted yesterday for the Red Sox. There was instantly something remarkable about him.
My goodness. Did you see it? Probably not. How about now.
Yeah. That's easy
- Mets Trade Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers
Late last night, news broke that the Mets had traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers (along with $5 million to help off-set his contract) for two players to be named later. My immediate
- Joely Rodriguez: Power Lefty of Note
a closer look. One such pitcher is Pirates southpaw prospect Joely Rodriguez.
Rodriguez entered 2013 as a virtual nonentity. After all, his 2012 campaign saw him strike out a meager 32 batters in 64
- Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
environments that the club's minor league affiliates play in.
Sean Rodriguez has put up some interesting power/speed numbers in the minor leagues, including 24 home runs and 16 stolen bases in High
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
There aren’t many players who have bigger gaps in talent from one side of the plate to the other than Sean Rodriguez. The Rays shortstop has shown impressive talent against the Ned Flanderses
- So You're Buying Into Wandy Rodriguez
rate in ESPN leagues and 24% raise in start rate in CBS leagues, is none other than Pittsburgh's Wandy Rodriguez.
I get why, of course. You look at the surface-level stats and they seem impressive
- Three Big Moments With Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez is reportedly slated to announce his retirement from baseball today. There will be much written about his impressive career, and much of it will focus on whether or not he will get
- 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.
- Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
no reason to keep Tulowitzki on your roster in non-keeper leagues.
Recently activated from the disabled list, where he found himself after punching a wall in Triple-A Durham
- 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
- How Will Wandy Rodriguez Fare in the AL?
For the first three seasons of his career, Wandy Rodriguez was nothing more than your average, run-of-the-mill starting pitcher. He had an ERA that ranged from 4.58 to 5.64, a HR/FB rate perpetually
- 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
- Slightly Altered Photo: Captain Rodriguez
- 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
- The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
When reports emerged in January that the Yankees were intending to contest the home run milestone bonus agreement the team entered with Alex Rodriguez back in 2007, it was unclear whether
- Eduardo Rodriguez Shows He's Ready for the Majors
Eduardo Rodriguez's big-league debut went about as well as anyone could have expected. The hard-throwing lefty struck out seven in 7.2 scoreless innings, and allowed a mere three hits. Boston's
- 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
- Arbitrator's Decision On Rodriguez Suspension Leaves Bad Taste
Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz reduced Alex Rodriguez's suspension from 211 to 162 games in an opinion released to the parties today. Now that the arbitrator has ruled, Rodriguez's suspension
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
investigates a recent news report revealing that an apartment complex owned by Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't up to code. Coincidentally (or not!), the Preakness Stakes has announced an unusual
- 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
- Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday
- 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
- Daily Graphing - Matt Murton & John Rodriguez
Typically when you think of the best sluggers in baseball, names like David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero come to mind. How about the Cubs' Matt Murton or the Cardinals' John Rodriguez? Probably
- Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
One of best players of all time is available in nearly 40% of fantasy leagues. Alright, that's not entirely fair. Alex Rodriguez has performed well in his brief stint this season, but his skills
- Zobrist, Mauer, Rodriguez: 2012 Multi-Positional Players
Mauer will have value no matter where you slot him. In standard leagues the extra position is luxury that you’re probably better of not using.
Sean Rodriguez (2B, gaining SS and 3B, losing
- Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
Jeff Passan of Yahoo has submitted a science hypothesis to the teeming masses by way of media sociale, as follows:
You could substitute Alex Rodriguez's name for Lance Armstrong and pretty
- JABO: Has Alex Rodriguez Been Worth the Money?
Alex Rodriguez has had an interesting few years. Ok, so that's a big understatement. Besides the controversies, the 3,000 hits, and the various arguments with management and professional baseball
- 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
- $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
likelihood Sean Rodriguez is going to be starting for the Tampa Bay Rays on opening day. We're not just sure exactly where. Luckily for us Rodriguez has second base eligibility wrapped up. Last year
- 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
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
exacerbated in the last couple of seasons -- but another week of falling on his face and you might have a real opportunity on your hands.
ARod rolled a couple singles out
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
The suspension portion of the Alex Rodriguez Legal Battle Royale Season One has finally been resolved. The Yankees and the writers who analyze them can officially remove the A-Rod variable. Yesterday
- 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
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
On Monday I addressed the Scott Kazmir deal and portrayed the player to be named later someone who probably wouldn’t impact things too much.
I was wrong.
He is Sean Rodriguez, confirmed
- 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
- The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
The New York Times has an article this week, titled, "Boo Rodriguez or Cheer Him? It’s Oh So Complicated." The article is a fine read, but what I found surprisingly compelling were the comments
- 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
- MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez Through 2014 Season; 12 Others Get 50 Games
took the most drastic action against Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season (49 games) and all of the 2014 season, for a total of 211 games. The suspension
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's