- The Chicago Green Sox
not match up to the class of 2011, which included pitchers Chris Sale, Zach Stewart, catcher Tyler Flowers, infielder Brent Morel, and outfielder Dayan Viciedo. With that said three of the rookies
- Tyler Colvin's Big Chance
in January. In 2002 came Matthew Clanton, Chadd Blasko, Luke Hagerty, and Bobby Brownlie. The next few years brought Ryan Harvey, Mark Pawelek, and then Tyler Colvin – who seemingly just made the Cubs opening
- Leveraging the Orioles Bullpen
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 2
that 3-and-0 green lights are selective for hitters who're better than average. Just because this isn't predictive doesn't mean it's not worth looking at, though, if only for entertainment. Mike Trout
- The Top Five Yankee Second Basemen
- Green's Bad Luck
fascination with bizarre in-season splits, I want to point out Sean Green of the Seattle Mariners. A somewhat sidearmer, Sean Green started building a reputation as a ROOGY with Seattle in 2006
- Green Means Go
penchant for riding the wave this year.
A little less heralded, but no less surprising, has been the play of Nick Green in Boston. All six feet, 180 pounds of Green spent 2008 in the minor leagues
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
- Green Athletic: Trevor Cahill
- Grant Green Gets An Audition in Oakland
evening by promoting Grant Green -- one of their top prospects -- to the big leagues in an attempt to upgrade their offensive output at second base.
Slotting in Green at second base will give
- April Surprise: Tyler Chatwood
As the calendar turns from April to May, perhaps the biggest surprise in all of baseball has been the batting performance of Colorado Rockie Tyler Chatwood. With an on-base percentage of 1.000
- Tyler Colvin: League Leader
Spend a little while thinking about Tyler Colvin. Since you're all FanGraphs readers, I'm going to assume that you're at least somewhat familiar with who he is. That is, if you think about the things
- Green Lights Going Wrong, 2013
the green light, he'll be sitting dead red. He'll be looking for his favorite pitch -- presumably, a fastball -- in his favorite spot. That spot won't always be right over the middle of the plate
- Godzilla in Green and Gold: A's Sign Matsui
- Meet the New Tyler Skaggs
Given his top prospect pedigree and strong minor league results pre-2013, Tyler Skaggs was already a trendy sleeper heading into spring training with his new American League ball club. Then reports
- Tyler Clippard As Closer
With Drew Storen attempting to return at the All-Star break, manager Davey Johnson stated he is opting for a "closer by committee" approach to the ninth inning in Washington. Tyler Clippard received
- Tyler Clippard's Deceptive Results
A glance at Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard's numbers will certainly impress. He has appeared in 16 games and has thrown 23.2 innings, allowing just two runs during that span. It looks like the low
- The Development of Tyler Chatwood
Tyler Chatwood has emerged as the best pitcher on the Colorado Rockies. Through 44.2 innings, Chatwood already has accumulated 1.4 WAR. Jorge de la Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin may rank ahead of him
- Tyler Skaggs is Not Trevor Bauer
There was no such clamor for Tyler Skaggs, despite the fact that he’s been nearly as good as Bauer in the minors this season. Their WHIP and ERA figures are close -- Skaggs’ WHIP was slightly better
- Tyler Colvin's Rookie Year
Tyler Colvin entered spring training as a mid-range prospect looking to land a spot on the Chicago Cubs' bench. But the 24-year-old has done far more than simply make the roster. Roaming all three
- Demystifying Tyler Glasnow
Pirates righthanded pitcher Tyler Glasnow stayed put at the trade deadline, but not before being tossed around as a centerpiece of many a trade rumor. His name, therefore, has penetrated
- Ruben Amaro, Jr. Likes Green, Trading Outfielders
Oh hi. I didn't see you there. I'm Ruben Amaro, Jr. and I was just leaning on this railing, thinking about a couple of things that I really enjoy: the color green, and trading major league
- Tyler Flowers on Framing and Umpires
Much has been written about pitch framing, and Tyler Flowers knows the subject well. The Chicago White Sox backstop has caught 255 big league games and another 362 at the minor-league level. He's
- Tyler Chatwood in the Woods, Surrounded by Chats
"Tyler Chatwood in the Woods, Surrounded by Chats".
"I went to the woods because I wished to chat deliberately..." -Henry David Thoreau
For better or for worse, this has been a NotGraphs post
- Red & Green Books Go Electronic Only
Tangotiger on insidethebook.com noted what I thought was a rather comical blog post column by Murray Chass on his outrage that the Red & Green league books will no longer be printed, but instead
- Should the Green Monster Impact Jason Bay's Projection?
runs. Bay had nine homers after the deal and six of those came on the road, which suggests that perhaps he had some issues with the Green Monster. It’s more likely a sample size issue and I think
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 1
back with a fastball in the zone, and Torrealba was given the green light. Torrealba swung right through it. Two pitches later, Torrealba struck out, and the inning was over.
- Tyler Skaggs: Stuff-Versus-Stats
To write that Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs is very good isn't exactly going out on a limb. However, with the young lefty ranking no lower than number-21 on major prospect lists
- Yankees' Tyler Austin Breaks Out
With 13 home runs and a 1.032 OPS entering today's action, it's safe to say Yankees outfield prospect Tyler Austin has officially broken out. Considering the Georgia native opened the season
- Nobody Played the Green Monster Like Carl Yastrzemski
, and most importantly, nobody played the Green Monster like Yaz. I asked my father about it, as he became eligible to vote during Yaz’s rookie season, and he put it simply: “He had it all mapped out
- First-Round Woes: Tyler Colvin
With his recent promotion to the Majors, there have been a lot of questions being asked about the Cubs' outfield prospect Tyler Colvin. The Clemson University product was originally selected
- Tyler Austin: All-Around Athlete
Tyler Austin ended 2012 being named the Yankees 'Minor League Player of the Year', after level-jumping four times, with a two-game stint for Double-A Trenton. He began this year in Double
- Tyler Flowers Moving into Mixed Leagues?
Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hasn’t exactly been a prime target for those in mixed leagues, even of the two-catcher variety (say, with 12 teams), since his 2009 debut. It’s possible
- Q&A: Nationals Closer Tyler Clippard
Tyler Clippard was the winning pitcher in last year’s All-Star game. That might come as a surprise to casual fans, because the Washington Nationals set-up-man-turned-closer isn’t exactly a household
- GIF: Maybe I Should Re-Think My Position on Tyler Skaggs
I saw Tyler Skaggs. He was 89-90 on the fastball, the curve was good, but the changeup sucked. I saw Tyler Skaggs.
What? That's his changeup now? And he was 92-93? Who's this?
- Can You Do What Shaq Green-Thompson Has Done?
Via thief of hearts Yirmiyahu comes urgent breaking news regarding the stat line of Red Sox 18th-round draft choice Shaq Green-Thompson. Mr. Green-Thompson is currently plying his trade
- FanGraphs Audio: The New York Times' Tyler Kepner
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with national baseball writer for the New York Times, Tyler Kepner.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- In-Game Update: Tyler Colvin and wOBA by Count
That footage you see there is of Chicago Cub outfielder and No. 8 hitter Tyler Colvin swinging and missing at a pitch from the newest of St. Louis Cardinals, Edwin Jackson, in the second inning
- Prospect Impact: Danny Hultzen, Matt Davidson, Grant Green
because his role is less assured now, but ultimately if he performs, he'll get a shot.
ACTION: A's trade for INF Jed Lowrie
IMPACT: INF Grant Green, A's
Earlier in the week, Mr. Howard Bender
- Chris Getz & Grant Green: Deep League Waiver Wire
Francisco's bat in the lineup. Lawrie isn't going to suddenly become the every day second baseman.
Grant Green | 2B LAA | 6% Owned
With both Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun on the shelf and Raul
- Daily Notes: Top Prospect Tyler Skaggs to Debut
debut of top prospect Tyler Skaggs.
Regarding Tyler Skaggs, Who That Is
Tyler Skaggs is a 21-year-old left-hander (although, because of his July birthday, one currently in just his age-20 season
- Tyler Flowers and Patrick Corbin: Waiver Wire
should consider whether you considered them to have decent upside before the season started. Tyler Flowers and Patrick Corbin are two players that fit that bill less than a week into the season
- Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard Are Real People
-year deal, it caught nearly everyone in the baseball world by surprise.
Storen saw the news online and immediately called his good friend and roommate, Tyler Clippard, who happens
- Prospect Notes from a Bowling Green-West Michigan Game
The author attended on Sunday a Class-A Midwest League game between Rays affiliate Bowling Green and Tigers affiliate West Michigan, at the latter's home park just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making
Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin have several things in common. Most notably, they’re among the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Both are outfielders with the potential to become
- Prospects Tyler Moore, Pat Corbin Receive the Call
Corbin, 22, was off to a very nice start in double-A, although he doesn't possess the same ceiling as fellow top prospects Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs. Prior to the season Corbin was ranked sixth
- Tyler Skaggs and Randall Delgado: Waiver Wire
Tyler Skaggs and Randall Delgado have arrived. Given their status as prospects, both pitchers should have already drawn some interest in most fantasy leagues. At the same time, owners have probably
- Cubs, Rockies Swap Ian Stewart and Tyler Colvin
, sending OF Tyler Colvin and INF DJ LeMahieu for 3B Ian Stewart and minor league RP Casey Weathers.
As my colleague Eric Seidman said to me in great confidence: "Cubs acquire Ian Stewart in the most
- Digging Deep: Andrew Werner and Tyler Cloyd
league. Two guys I like this week are Andrew Werner of the Padres and Tyler Cloyd of the Phillies. Both have decent strikeout rates in a small number of innings, so there is a chance they help even
- Shortstop Updates: Martin Prado and Tyler Greene
in a freak injury two weeks ago. Before the injury he had been spending more time at third base anyway thanks to the Astros trading for Tyler Greene on August 9th. Since the trade Greene has started nearly
- Ender Inciarte & Tyler Holt: Deep League Wire
is an excellent spot no matter who's behind you. It won't lead to many runs batted in, but a solid runs scored total.
Tyler Holt | OF CLE | 0% Owned
I hope Holt likes traveling. Check out his itinerary
- 2011 Proves Rocky for Rockies Tyler Matzek
Late in the 2010 season, I caught my third start of Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Matzek in Savannah against the Sand Gnats. At the time, Matzek was quietly floundering at the level
- Tyler Skaggs Having Trouble with Men on Base
Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs should be in the middle of a breakout season. At least, that's what his peripherals seem to suggest. Through 96 innings, Skaggs has posted a less-than-stellar 4.50 ERA
- Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Indians First-Round Pick
Tyler Naquin has “future batting champion“ written all over him. The Cleveland Indians selected the 21-year-old outfielder with the 15th-overall pick of this year’s draft, and his sweet, left-handed
- Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians Outfield Prospect
A month after being drafted 15th overall in 2012, Tyler Naquin talked about how his approach to hitting is “very simple” and about how he’d “never had a hitting instructor.” A little more than 18
- The Path to Tyler Chatwood Having Fantasy Value
If you look at anything other than ERA, it's obvious that Tyler Chatwood wasn't very good last year. Sure, his 3.15 ERA was the 24th best ERA among the 128 starters with 110 or more innings (Chatwood
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
With a glaring hole at shortstop, the Atlanta Braves are poised to hand the position over to an untested rookie who has consistently exceeded scouts' expectations. Tyler Pastornicky worked his way up
- No Bear Market: Tyler Colvin Gets Fantasy Boost After Trade Deadline
league owners are still debating whether or not Fukudome and his .364 OBP are worth a claim, the better potential fantasy value remains in Chicago as Tyler Colvin gets another shot this season to prove
- Jordan Lyles, Brandon Belt and Tyler Colvin: Mining the Minors
consideration as a spot starter at 1B, OF or Utility.
Tyler Colvin, Cubs OF
Minor-League statistics: .260 BA; .783 OPS; 1 HR; 8 RBIs; 13:2 K:BB over 50 ABs
Talent Rating: 7
Cling Factor: 8
- Jose Altuve, Jake McGee, Tyler Flowers: Mining the Minors
as the trade deadline nears.
Tyler Flowers, White Sox C
Talent Rating: 7
Cling Factor: 9
Flowers, 25, was once a highly-touted catching prospect who was expected to take over South Side starting duties