- Roberto Osuna and the Aging Curve for Young Relievers
Way back in April, the Blue Jays turned some heads when they filled out their bullpen with a couple of 20-year-old A-Ballers: Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna. Few doubted that these young arms had
- Miguel Castro, Roberto Osuna and the A-Ball Jump
the creme of the crop. That's about as unexciting as it gets. However, there are some wildcards in the bullpen mix. There are rumblings that a couple of 20-year-olds -- Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna
- Jarrod Dyson & Carlos Pena: Deep League Wire
positive value. He's not going to help you in homers or runs batted in, obviously, but he could be neutral in runs scored with that potential to help in batting average.
Carlos Pena | 1B TEX | 1
- Wily Mo Pena Goes Crank-a-Doodle-Doo
That was Wily Mo Pena's second homer of the game, and it was a doozy. The stadium, at its deepest, is 400 feet. That homerball Apollo'd about 490 feet -- or it would have if it didn't
- Let's Watch Brayan Pena Try to Beat the Shift
across the board.
It isn't just the greats that get shifted against, which is how you end up with situations like the Pirates shifting against Brayan Pena. It doesn't matter that Brayan Pena isn't
- The Untold Story of Roberto Clemente's Plane Crash Litigation
The Fatal Crash
Roberto Clemente was both a remarkable ballplayer and genuine folk hero. As an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente was a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove recipient. He
- 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
- 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
- Switching Out Hanigan for Pena
Today, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign Brayan Pena to a two year contract. Brayan Pena is a generic replacement level catcher, so you probably don't care too much about him. You might care
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Roberto Hernandez
- 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
- 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
- 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
- For Sake of Reference: Footage of Tony Pena Jr. Pitching
of former major-league shortstop and current minor-league pitcher Tony Pena Jr.
What this post at NotGraphs is all about is rendering that service real hard. "To what end?" the reader might ask
- Papelbon vs. Pena: an Exercise in Waiting
, and also for whole teams and leagues. It is a statistic not unworth examining.
In the past, I've played with opposite extremes. In September, I wrote about Mark Buehrle facing Carlos Pena. Pace tells us
- 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
- Carlos Pena Led Off Last Night
Carlos Pena led off last night. Carlos Pena led off for the first time in his career last night. Carlos Pena led off, despite averaging about two stolen bases per season and going against one old
- 1B Stock Watch: Pena & Morse
The season is barely more than a week old, but let's quickly take stock of two first baseman headed in opposite directions...
Stock Up: Carlos Pena | Rays | Owned: 74! Yahoo! and 100.0% ESPN
- GIF: The Terrible and Virtuous Carlos Pena
thought occurred to Carlos Pena during Tampa Bay's game yesterday against New York -- during the first inning of which game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi ordered an intentional walk of shortstop Sean
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
Carlos Pena is a Tampa Bay Ray again. While it's easy for fantasy owners to reminisce about the 116 home runs Pena hit between 2007-2009, Pena's 2010 was the worst offensive showing on his career
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
When Carlos Pena had his breakout season for Tampa Bay in 2007, it wasn't as a member of the Rays. Pena was instead just another of the hapless Devil Rays, slogging along in soulless Tropicana Field
- Reasons to Be Wary of Carlos Pena
upside, but not much.
As a result of this dearth of offense, one player is beginning to get some attention on the rumor mill: Carlos Pena. Pena looks like the best remaining free agent option
- Bell, Pena Staying Put
Heath Bell and Carlos Pena were each claimed on waivers earlier this week, though it appears that neither player will be moving.
The Giants claimed Bell, most likely to bolster their bullpen
- The Rays Breakouts: Pena and Kotchman
Four years ago, the Rays discovered a hidden gem. It took a last-minute injury for them to even place Carlos Pena on the roster, but that turned out to be one of the most beneficial injuries in team
- Roberto Alomar: A Video Essay
claim to. Enjoy.
It doesn't happen often: A player for the ages turning up on your favorite team. In a perfect world, Roberto Alomar would have stayed a Blue Jay longer. In a perfect world
- Wily Mo Pena: Deep League Waiver Wire
instead, you get a super dosage of...
Wily Mo Pena, ARI OF | 5% Owned
Remember him?! He has not been mentioned in a FanGraphs article since February 2009! Still just 29, Pena was known for his
- Johnny Peralta and Carlos Pena: Waiver Wire
could end up being a great trade asset if nothing else.
Carlos Pena | 48% | 50%
Pena struggled mightily during the first month of the season, striking out over 36% of the time and failing to hit
- Kotchman & Pena: 1B Risers
shows signs of slowing down.
Carlos Pena | Cubs | Ownership: 48% Yahoo!, 55.5% ESPN
Pena's tenure on Chicago's north side didn't exactly start as planned. He had just two hits (but also three walks
- What's Wrong with Carlos Pena?
power bat of Carlos Pena and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field seemed like a perfect marriage on paper. From 2007 to 2010, Pena averaged 36 home runs per season. His 144 bombs over that time frame
- Carlos Pena Signs a Taco
This video of Carlos Pena signing a taco is actually the third in a series of three taking place over three consecutive spring trainings. I'll submit that, while Episode Two is certainly
- Pena The Cubbie
First baseman Carlos Pena revived his career in Tampa, transforming from a disappointing former top-10 draft pick who passed through Texas, Oakland, Detroit, the Bronx and Boston to an offensive
- Cubs Tab Carlos Pena for First Base
with Kosuke Fukudome, but he hasn't been a middle of the order producer. Now they're giving it another shot by signing Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million contract.
Last season Pena's numbers
- Carlos Pena's Walk Year
Once a cherished prospect, ranked among the top 10 farm talents in the game by Baseball America before the 2002 season, Carlos Pena took a circuitous route to major league success. The 10th overall
- Branyan, Pena, and Trading
rumblings of the Rays interest in Russell Branyan, I have to think that Carlos Pena is more likely to be the big power hitter getting moved at the deadline.
The Rays are always planning ahead
- Tony Pena Jr., The Pitcher
Tony Pena Jr.’s quest to reach the majors as a pitcher is going swimmingly. Over the weekend Pena Jr. made his tenth appearance as a minor league pitcher. This marked his first as a pitcher in Triple
- Carlos Pena is Pulling a McGwire
2009 Carlos Pena, 37 HRs, 35 1Bs
As if you needed another reason to pay attention to an AL East team.
- The Tony Pena-Brandon Allen Trade
in recent history agreed to $30 million bucks worth of Octavio Dotel and Scott Linebrink, and now he pulls the trigger to get another strong armed reliever in Tony Pena, giving up a solid prospect
- Will Carlos Pena Bounce Back?
Carlos Pena followed up his monster 2007 season with a disappointing year. Last year’s highlights for Pena were hitting 31 HR and driving in 102, which led to a $10 season according to Last Player
- Daily Graphing - Wily Mo Pena
With the departure of Sean Casey from Cincinatti, it looks like Adam Dunn will be moved to first base leaving a full time opening in the outfield for Wily Mo Pena. Wily Mo Pena has been unable