- Quarterly Report: Jose Abreu, Who Mashes
, but ultimately a meaningless one, as "other circumstances" force us to look elsewhere.
Like Matt Williams, Tony Armas' age-27 season occurred in a strike year. He tied for the AL homer lead (22) and also
- Mark Trumbo's Upside and Reality
- The Winter of Position-Player Roster Turnover
Page, Tony Armas, Jim Tyrone and Manny Sanguillen. Armas turned out to be the only player with a future among the newcomers, who went 63-98 after nine consecutive winning seasons by their predecessors
- The Tony Campana Song
slide? -- that is the diminutive Tony Campana.
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Enjoy singing that for the rest of the day
- Tony Cingrani Is Venn-Dominant
Provocative Cincinnati Reds prospect Tony Cingrani will make his first Major League start on Thursday, and the pant-groins of stat nerds everywhere are dampening.
This past Sunday, on the way
- Tony Gwynn Was Always in Control
It's rare that a player becomes synonymous with his team. Tony Gwynn was one such player. He is literally known as Mr. Padre. The address of Petco Park is 19 Tony Gwynn Drive. When John Moores owned
- Tony Wolters, Catching Convert
Rarely do players successfully transition to more difficult positions, but the Cleveland Indians believe second base prospect Tony Wolters can be the next infielder to be successful converted
- 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
- In Defense of Tony Sanchez
The Pirates were pilloried for "playing it safe" with their selection of Boston College catcher Tony Sanchez as the 4th overall pick on draft day. Most draft gurus and pundits seemed to think
- The Young and Skinny Tony Gwynn
Braun, and Buster Posey on their list, but there is always a few fringe prospects that could be of interest that no one else is thinking about. For me, one of those guys is Tony Gwynn, Jr. Following
- Sizing Up Tony Cingrani
took the mound in Louisville awaiting to hear whether he would replace Cincinnati's ace. In three Triple-A starts, Tony Cingrani destroyed the International League: he struck out 26 batters in 14.1
- Tony Cingrani Hearts the Fastball
generally throw at least three. But Tony Cingrani is built from a different mold. It seems that Mr. Cingrani hearts the fastball.
You see, Cingrani posted the 18th highest fastball percentage
- Tony La Russa, Diplomat
. Nothing else is even close.
How could Tony La Russa not get involved?
Addressing the media yesterday, La Russa fumed that the Major League Baseball Players Association is trying to "beat up
- Tony LaRussa by the Numbers
Tony LaRussa announced yesterday that he will not return to manage the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. He used the word "retirement" so we'll take him at his word that after 5,097 Major League Baseball
- Tony Montana Campana
situation is the one left behind on the rebuilding squad. You know what Tony Campana has coming to him? The world, Chico, and everything in it. (Or a one-month shot at staking out the center field job
- Tony Plush Coming Back?
- FanGraphs Audio: A Conversation with Tony Blengino
Tony Blengino has worked, at points, in the front offices both of the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners. Not for nothing, he's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio
- Tony Campana Knows Too Much
The heinous act above -- the silencing of Tony Campana -- was captured by a brave Getty Images photographer last Thursday. Naturally, as you've by now come to expect, we sent one of our
- The Prospect Stockwatch featuring Tony Wolters
organizations: Carlos Santana (Dodgers), Yan Gomes (Blue Jays), and Lou Marson (Phillies). The club's Top 20 prospect list didn't feature a catcher until the announcement was made that Tony Wolters
- The Cano Decade
Hey, Tony Blengino here. You might remember me from such Mariner classics as "MMIX - Negative Run Differential Theater" , or "2010 - A Spaced Odyssey". For some years, I was a scout with the Brewers
- The August Waiver Trading Period
plus a third outfielder, Tony Longmire, in exchange for a cooked Carmelo Martinez. Chamberlain turned into a somewhat productive big leaguer, a platooner on the 1993 NL champs, and the Phillies got
- Giancarlo Stanton's Present and Future
There's a whole lot more to being a successful major league hitter than pure explosiveness, though. The late Tony Gwynn may be the best evidence of that. Hitting a ton of line drives and never
- Dazzy Vance, The Ultimate Outlier
- Is Dustin Ackley Fixed?
. Who went right behind Ackley? How about the triumvirate of Donavan Tate, Tony Sanchez and Matt Hobgood. Our backup plan to Ackley was likely Reds' right-hander Mike Leake, who has enjoyed a fine career
- The Forefathers Of The 2014 Royals
, coming within a win of a championship despite an overall batting line of .260-.305-.331, well below the MLB regular season average of .263-.331-.415. Tony Pena - who batted all of .214-.281-.307
- How Good Were The 2014 Royals?
liners into hard fly balls.
On the flip side, check out Tony Pena's career path to see what might be in store for Salvador Perez offensively, while Infante and Aoki are heartbeats away from batted
- Ball-in-Play Leaders and Laggards: American League Hitters
as this era's Tony Pena, an exceptional defensive receiver with some good offensive seasons early, ultimately evolving into a glove-only player. The popup laggards who actually hit the ball hard on occasion
- Bryce Harper, Four Years In
) qualified as MLB regulars since 1901. Only 23 19-year-olds since 1901 fit that criterion, including Harper, who was the fifth most productive offensive player among that group, behind Mel Ott, Tony
- Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame
homers as Edgar. But believe it or not, Junior's career SLG was only .023 points higher; he ranks #47 in the stat catalogued in the table above.
The batting average/hits guys like Tony Gwynn or even
- Mike Trout, When It's All Said And Done
of the names of this list wound up among the 15 best offensive players in the history of the game. Of course, we can't overlook the tragic shortening of the career of Tony Conigliaro, who was on his
- The Perils of Very Long Contract Extensions for Pitchers
and Mike Trout, which included two lists of comparable players through the two stars' respective current ages. Tony Conigliaro stood out like a sore thumb on Trout's comp list - he was that much
- Best and Worst of the Recent World Series Finales
off of the foul pole in the 12th. Game 7 wasn't too bad, either. The Red Sox quickly jumped ahead 3-0, but Tony Perez' two-run shot off of Bill Lee's eephus pitch made it a game in the sixth. Want
- Trading-Deadline Minor-League Talent Arsenals - AL
for the top spot. Their position-player depth is unmatched; some combination of OFs Domingo Santana, Brett Phillips and Derek Fisher, 1Bs Singleton and A.J. Reed, and 2B Tony Kemp could
- Some Early-Season Macro Trends and Observations
1/3 combined IP from Tony Cingrani and Homer Bailey). Their decline from 2nd in 2013 starting pitcher innings per start to 14th thus far in 2014 is just as concerning, however. Cingrani and Bailey
- Tony La Russa's Missed Opportunity
To see the definition of an expertly handled bullpen we need to merely look three days in the past, to Tony La Russa's masterful performance Sunday against Philadelphia. After Chris Carpenter
- Reds Tony Cingrani Sails to Cincy
With a 1.73 ERA including a 172/58 strikeout-to-walk ratio across two levels, Cincinnati Reds prospect Tony Cingrani was arguably the best pitcher in minor league baseball from a statistical
- Tony Campana: Not-So-Princely Cub
Tony Campana will never be confused with Prince Fielder. As a matter of fact, outside of being left-handed hitters, the two couldn’t more different. For Cubs fans who dreamed of having Fielder
- A Point in Defense of Tony La Russa
, the Diamondbacks are receiving attention in August, their philosophy being brought back into the spotlight. And Tony La Russa, who works for the organization now, has spoken up in response
- Tanaka-Fest: This Is Going To Be Insane
- The Hall of Fame Mess: How Did We Get Here?
- What's in Store for the HOF in 2015?
- A-Rod as a Player, If We've Seen the Last of Him
- Quantifying the Impact of K and BB Rates on Offensive Production
- Fun With Pitchers' K and BB Rates and Batted-Ball Profiles
- The Next Tier of Starting Pitching
- What If Mike Trout Had Average Speed?
- The Pros and Cons of Pulling the Baseball
- Batted Ball Profiles for Remaining Free Agent Hitters
- Arroyo and Burnett's Batted Ball Profiles
- Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt - The New 1B Royalty
- Justin Masterson - Elite Starting Pitcher?
- Derek Jeter, Offensive Shortstop
- Looking for the Next Max Scherzer
- Area Scouting, the Home Visit and the Phillies/Wetzler Affair
- Will Andrelton Simmons Hit?
- The Next Scherzer: Low Strikeout Candidates
- Ranking the Minor League Systems by Impact: #16-30
- The Value of Impact Prospects
- Ranking the Minor League Systems by Impact: #1-15
- The Most Interesting AL Contender: Boston Red Sox
- The Most Interesting AL Rebuilder: Chicago White Sox
- The Most Interesting NL Contender: St. Louis Cardinals
- The Most Interesting NL Rebuilder: Colorado Rockies
- Miguel Cabrera, When It's All Said And Done
- The Potentially Historic Comeback of Michael Pineda
- The A's Low-Risk, Reasonably High-Reward Rotation
- The Baseball Equivalent of Hitting on 16
- Some Hitters to Start Worrying About
- The Magic of Playable Speed
- Starter Durability, Overtaxed Bullpens and the Upcoming Summer of Attrition
- The Charlie Blackmon Phenomenon
- The Indians' Paradoxical Pitching Staff
- The Wild, Woolly — and Mediocre — American League
- Quarterly Report: Masahiro Tanaka's Dominance
- Quarterly Report: Yasiel Puig is Really Good
- Quarterly Report - Troy Tulowitzki
- Quarterly Report - Mark Buehrle
- The Road to the Draft
- What Happens in the Draft Room
- The Art of the Sell
- The Selling Process: Trade Deadline Season
- Felix Hernandez - Taking It To The Next Level?
- The Understated Greatness of Tim Hudson
- Jose Bautista: Force of Nature
- Chris Young: Is It Real, Or Is It Safeco?
- The Greatest Pitcher of This Era
- The Brewers' Healthy, Stealthy Starting Rotation
- How Much Better Does "The Trade" Make the A's?
- The Most Unlikely All Star of All
- Is This The Real Justin Verlander?
- Huston Street Deal: A Good Omen for the Sellers
- What Happened To Chase Headley?
- The Jake Peavy Deal: Giants and Red Sox Make Win-Win Trade
- The Effects, Or Lack Thereof, Of The New HOF Voting Rules
- The New And Improved Jon Lester
- Don't Write Off The Rays End Of The David Price Deal Just Yet
- The Padres Offense: Historically Bad, Unlucky, Or Both?
- Limiting Hard Contact: The AL's Two Stars
- Limiting Hard Contact: NL Leaders, and a Laggard
- Michael Brantley: Stealth AL MVP Candidate
- The Cubs' Historic Offensive Infusion
- Danny Duffy: Simultaneously Unlucky, Lucky And Pretty Good
- Building a Great Bullpen
- Chris Davis, 2014: What Happened?
- Examining the A's Epic Collapse
- Evaluating Giancarlo Stanton's Award-Worthiness
- More On The Pirates' Ground-Balling Pitching Staff
- Why Starting Edinson Volquez Isn't A Bad Idea
- The AL Cy Young Award Battle
- The Bullpen Narrative
- The New And Not-So-Improved Mike Trout
- Buster Posey: The Best Player Still Standing
- Examining the World Series Ballparks
- One Enduring Reason Why The Royals Are Still Playing
- How the Giants Beat the Royals at Their Own Game
- How Good Were The 2014 Giants?
- Michael Cuddyer and Citi Field: A Park Factor Story
- The Curious Case Of Max Scherzer
- Giancarlo Stanton, Ball-Striking, And The Future
- Russell Martin And Big Contracts To Older Catchers
- Hanley, Panda and the Monster
- Nelson Cruz: Meet Safeco Field
- Some Belated Thoughts On The Josh Donaldson Deal
- How Will Jon Lester Age?
- Looking For the Real Chase Headley
- Matt Kemp and the Petco Park Problem
- Ball-in-Play Leaders and Laggards: National League Hitters
- My Two Cents On The 2015 Hall of Fame Voting
- Ball-In-Play Leaders and Laggards: AL Pitchers
- Ball In Play Leaders And Laggards: NL Pitchers
- Max Scherzer's Future in Washington is Bright
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: AL West
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: NL Central
- Whither James Shields?
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: NL East
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: AL East
- Two Pitchers Underrated By Both ERA and FIP
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: NL West
- Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: AL Central
- Two Pitchers Overrated By Both ERA And FIP
- Locking Up Brian Dozier
- Why Austin Jackson Should Be Just Fine
- J.J. Hardy's Hidden Offensive Collapse
- Why Billy Butler To The A's Makes Perfect Sense
- Danny Santana's Upcoming Offensive Collapse
- Taking A Step Back: Steve Pearce and Lorenzo Cain
- Christian Yelich: His Upside and His Limitations
- Matt Holliday: The Game's Most Underrated Star
- Dallas Keuchel and Weak Contact
- Taking a Step Back: Matt Adams and Brandon Crawford
- The Historical Significance Of A Potential A-Rod Resurgence
- Profiles In Decline: Aramis Ramirez
- Getting The Most Out Of Batted-Ball Data: The Basics
- Batted-Ball Data: Not All Fly Balls Are Created Equal
- The Pros And Cons Of Pulling The Baseball
- Contact Quality: Just a Part of the Puzzle, 2014 AL Hitters
- Contact Quality: Just a Part of the Puzzle, 2014 NL Hitters
- Contact Quality: Just a Part of the Puzzle, 2014 AL Pitchers
- Contact Quality: Just a Part of the Puzzle, 2014 NL Pitchers
- Contact Quality: Excessive Ground-Ball Pullers, 2014 AL
- Contact Quality: Excessive Ground-Ball Pullers, 2014 NL
- The Wild, Woolly — and Mediocre — AL, 2015 Edition
- The Most Authoritative Hitters Of All Time
- The Least Authoritative Hitters of All Time
- The Contact Score Multiplier
- The Most Productive Low-Authority Hitters of All Time
- The Least Productive High-Authority Hitters of All Time
- Contact-Score Leaders and Laggards at the Break
- Trading-Deadline Minor-League Talent Arsenals - NL
- Minor-League Trading Arsenals - Pre-Deadline Update
- Minor League Trading Arsenals: Post-Deadline Aftermath
- The Limitations Of The 2015 StatCast Data
- The Fly-Ball/Line-Drive Park Factor
- Who Is the Real Mike Montgomery?
- Is Erasmo Ramirez for Real?
- Is Taylor Jungmann for Real?
- Who Is the Real Taijuan Walker?
- The 2015 NL Wild Card Game: A Singular Baseball Event
- The NL Cy Young Showdown
- Ranking the 30 Minor League Systems Statistically
- The AL Cy Young Discussion
- Sonny Gray: The Anti-Chris Sale
- Statcast Data Limitations - Year-End Update
- Marco Estrada: AL Contact Manager of the Year
- Jake Arrieta: NL Contact Manager Of The Year
- Let's Talk About Daniel Murphy
- What Sets the Mets Apart?
- What Sets the Royals Apart?
- The Mets Were a Bad Defensive Club
- Some Belated Thoughts on the Miller-Karns Deal
- What's Up With Jeff Samardzija?
- Year-to-Year Predictability of Pitcher Ball-in-Play Data
- A Ball-in-Play Analysis of Nine Free-Agent Pitchers
- Mike Trout, Four Years In
- The Upcoming Mike Leake Mistake
- Winning the Pitching Offseason
- Binge-Watching Season One of "The Jerry Dipoto Show"
- The Iwakuma Files
- Chris Davis and the Free Agent Bottleneck
- Still on the Board: Wei-Yin Chen
- Still on the Board: Yovani Gallardo
- Still on the Board (for Now): Ian Kennedy
- Resetting the Market for Yoenis Cespedes
- 2016 Breakthrough Candidate: Kevin Gausman
- 2016 Breakthrough Candidate: Raisel Iglesias
- Two Reasons to Consider the Tigers in the AL Central
- Stephen Strasburg: This Could Be the Year
- 2015 Positional Ball-In-Play Retrospective - 1B/DH
- 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
- Tony Cingrani, Now In A Position To Succeed
Tony Cingrani is going to the Reds bullpen, having already been ruled out of the Cincinnati starting competition. If that’s a surprise, it’s only because after they shed Alfredo Simon and Mat Latos
- Who Else Did Tony La Russa Call?
I believe we may have a meme on our hands.
First, Tony La Russa called a dog, who was very quick to note that he is, indeed, a dog.
Yo, dog. Thanks, dog.
Then, Tony La Russa was apparently
- Photo: Tony La Russa Tries Texting
He was practicing for game six.
What Tony La Russa was thinking: "How the f*ck do you spell Rzepczynski?"
Image courtesy Reuters via Daylife.
- 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
- FanGraphs Audio: Tony Cingrani on His Fastball, For Example
Tony Cingrani is a young and talented left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds whose fastball induces swings and misses at a rate above league average. He's also the guest
- GIF: Umpire Tony Gets It Right in the Randazzos
of it -- of umpire Tony Randazzo's encounter with an Ivan Nova pitch in the dirt Saturday night.
- Extry, Extry: Tony Phillips Still a Baseball Player
Click to maximize big-ness.
If someone were to ask you what you know about Tony Phillips and your reply were something to the effect of, "He was a great, if underrated, player
- Sample GRE Essay Prompt: On Tony LaRussa
manager Tony LaRussa and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true
- Astros sign Tony Sipp to Three-Year Deal
a trade for the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen ace in Ken Giles. Today, the Astros secured a piece of their playoff club long-term, bringing back Tony Sipp, as first reported by Evan Drellich. Ken
- Diamondbacks Acquire Tony Campana's Base Stealing
The Arizona Diamondbacks outfield roulette continued today, as they announced they'd shipped a pair of low level minor leaguers to Chicago in exchange for Tony Campana. Yes, the Diamondbacks just
- FG on Fox: Tony Cingrani, Multiple Trick Pony
get the oohs and aahs -- and the appreciation of your coaching staff. Tony Cingrani has heard all about it on his way up to the big leagues.
As he progressed through the Reds' system, the former
- Q&A: Tony Perez, an RBI approach to the HoF
Tony Perez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000, a reward for 23 years of productivity, the first 16 of which were spent with the Cincinnati Reds. A respected hitter from 1964 through
- Q&A: Tony Kemp, the Astros Next Altuve
. The player in question is Tony Kemp.
A fifth-round pick this year out of Vanderbilt, the 21-year-old Kemp is looking to forge his own identity in pro ball. He did so as a collegian. The Nashville native
- The 2013 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award
little toys to recognize different kinds of offensive contributions. One of these is the basis for the Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award, which annually recognizes the hitter whose RBI total most overstates
- The 2014 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award
Carter-Tony Bautista Award.
I started handing out the John Carter-Tony Bautista Award back in 2009, and it has been an annual rite of fall (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). One can go back and read earlier
- Tony Cingrani, Shelby Miller and the Two-Pitch Approach
The rookies are taking over. After a handful of major-league starts, Tony Cingrani and Shelby Miller have exceeded early expectations. While they were never compared to each other in the minors, both
- An Enthusiastic Note on Tony Cingrani's Early Success
Tony Cingrani struck out 80 of the 191 batters (41.9%) he faced in the Rookie-level Pioneer League last season. The achievement was mitigated considerably by the fact that the left-hander
- Tyler Saladino & Tony Cingrani: Deep League Wire
with everyday opportunity who is probably available in your league.
Tony Cingrani / SP / Cincinnati Reds / 13%
The lefty has been on the shelf since mid-June with a strained shoulder, but he’s looked good
- Tony Cingrani’s Early-Frame Foul-Ups
On Wednesday, Tony Cingrani put forth another disappointing outing, the third of his in 2014 in which he failed to complete more than five innings. Two of those starts have come against the Chicago
- Tony Bucciferro and the 23-Year-Old Strike-Thrower Question
prospect Tony Bucciferro.
*Minimum 80 IP. Giants relief prospect Derek Law had a lower FIP in 77 2/3, but I wanted to isolate starters.
Bucciferro’s 2013 numbers are certainly something to behold
- NotGraphs Video Scouting: Tony Cingrani, LHP, Cincinnati
- Tony Reagins and Arte Moreno: Two Wild and Crazy Guys
Rivera. I have a feeling that the first line of negotiations went something like this.
ALEX ANTHOPOLOUS: Hey Tony, hey Arte. Sorry I'm late.
TONY REAGINS: No hassles, man. Hey, listen
- Who Else, Else Did Tony La Russa Call?
When a meme beckons, we are powerless to resist its mandate.
So Tony La Russa seizes the horn during the most fraught moments of Game 5 ...
- GIF: Tony Cingrani's 11th Strikeout, From a Minute Ago
In the time it took the author to capture and render into GIF form the footage here of Cincinnati prospect Tony Cingrani's 11th strikeout tonight (against Detroit minor-leaguer John Lindsey
- A Video for If You Want to Like Tony Gwynn Jr. More
There's no obvious reason why it would be the case, but if the reader woke up this morning with a newfound resolve just to like the hell out of Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn, this video of him
- Daily Notes: Mostly Regarding Tony Cingrani's First Start Ever
it represents the first ever major-league start for Cincinnati left-hander Tony Cingrani.
Regarding Tony Cingrani, Who That Is
Tony Cingrani is a pitcher who, prior to this season, posted entirely
- Video: Tony Conigliaro's First Major-League Home Run
century has produced an offensive line better relative to league average than noted Italian-American Tony Conigliaro did in 1964, when he posted a 137 wRC+ for the Boston Red Sox as a 19-year-old
- A Clamping Impact Man: Tony La Russa's Press Conference, Translated
Tony La Russa's Monday press conference seems to have caused further confusion about his use of pitchers during Game 5 of this 2011 World Series. I thought I should try to parse La Russa's
- Tony Cruz & Kevin Correia: Deep League Waiver Wire
league waiver wire.
Tony Cruz / C / St. Louis Cardinals
1 percent Yahoo / .2 percent ESPN / 3 percent CBS ownership
It’s always awful when a player goes down with a serious injury -- much less
- Tony La Russa GIF: Something Something. Go Crazy?