- Stuck With Stewart
Chris Ian--, I mean Ian Stewart (26) has been horrible in almost every way possible at the plate so far this season. The Colorado Rockies obviously thought so right away, and optioned him to Triple
- Breakout candidate: Ian Stewart
In 2008, Ian Stewart posted a .259/.349/.455 line with ten homers in 266 at bats. However, Stewart also struck out in 35% of his at bats. His .259 batting average was inflated by a .362 BABIP – yes
- Future Ian Stewart Tweets
Ian Stewart got in some trouble Monday night when he complained on Twitter about how the Cubs didn't want to call him back up to the majors. He has since apologized, and been suspended without pay
- Feast of St. Stewart the Menacing
Today, February 19th, we remember and celebrate the life of Stewart the Menacing.
Stewart the Menacing
Life: Stewart is known for his intimidating mound presence and durability
- Ian Stewart: In Need Of A Good Home
It should come as no surprise that the Rockies are shopping Ian Stewart. The former top prospect is now seven years removed from being named as one of the top five prospects in the game by Baseball
- Ian Stewart Performing in Full-Time Role
After spending time in limited roles over the last two seasons, it appears that Ian Stewart has finally locked down a permanent spot at third base with the 2010 Rockies. Wednesday night was supposed
- Cubs, Rockies Swap Ian Stewart and Tyler Colvin
Artist rendering of Ian Stewart in a Chicago Cubs uniform.
Yesterday evening, as the last of the winter meetings expired, the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies finalized a four-player swap
- Can Ian Stewart Return from Purgatory?
The Chicago Cubs recently acquired Ian Stewart, ostensibly to man the position vacated by Aramis Ramirez. While those are pretty big shoes to fill, Stewart certainly has some intrigue relative to his
- Surkamp and Stewart: Deep League Waiver Wire
, he is worth taking a shot on.
Zach Stewart, SP CHW | 7% Owned
After taking a perfect game into the 8th inning during his last start, Stewart is now on many more fantasy radars than he was before
- Zack Greinke, FanGraphs Reader
I don't have much to add to this article. It's just fun.
"That’s pretty much how I pitch, to try to keep my FIP as low as
possible,” Greinke said."
You're pretty good at it, Zack.
- Zack Wheeler's Catching and Zack Wheeler's Pitching
a few of the spotlights away from Zack Wheeler, but Harvey going down bumped Wheeler front and center. Wheeler, now, is the great hope for 2014, and should he be able to reach his lofty potential
- Zack Greinke Traded to the Brewers
Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt have been traded to the Brewers for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Odorizzi, and Jeremy Jeffress. Royals fans have been bracing for a trade since Friday
- All Hail Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke is about half way through the 2009 MLB season and to date he has been worth 5.5 wins. He is roughly on pace to accumulate 11 wins. As a pitcher. In the last four years, no pitcher has
- We Are All Zack Greinke
post -- the very video I am about to embed -- was the first video exposure I had to the event.
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Even at the first watching, I couldn't help but notice Zack
- Classic F___ing Brawls: The Soup-Bones of Dave Stewart
Major-league purveyor of street justice Dave Stewart knows that it's not nice to wallop one's elder with the implement of destruction known as Dave Stewart's igneous right hand, but when said elder
- Isolating Zack Greinke
To a certain extent, it seems like almost the entire market is waiting on free-agent starter Zack Greinke to make a decision. Greinke seems to be choosing between the Dodgers and the Rangers
- The Zack Greinke Alternative
There's not a whole lot of question right now regarding just who is the top free-agent starting pitcher available. When in doubt, follow the Dodgers. It was thought that re-signing Zack Greinke would
- Zack is Wheeling a Couple Concerns
Zack Wheeler's major league debut played second fiddle to Matt Harvey's pre-Tommy John surgery season. Wheeler was a fairly highly-touted prospect since being drafted in 2009 by the Giants
- Zack Greinke on Curveballs
Earlier in the week, we talked about the evolution of Zack Greinke's pitches. Mostly the piece was about the dalliance of his slider and his cutter over his career. Left on the cutting room floor
- Zack Cozart: More on the Horizon
Another week, another position. If you haven't already, then take a look at Zach Sanders' Shortstop End of Season Rankings and we can scroll down together to find Cincinnati's Zack Cozart, probably
- Zack Greinke and Pitch Sequences
to know how and when to use it. One such pitcher is Zack Greinke. The owner of a nasty slider, the Brewers' ace racks up strikeouts and swings-and-misses, thanks primarily to his slider. The pitch
- Zack Greinke Will Get Paid
Zack Greinke is putting himself in a great situation. Not only is the 28-year-old Milwaukee Brewers' ace dominating hitters again, he's doing it in a contract year. With the Brewers allegedly
- Zack Wheeler And "The Zing"
Zack Wheeler's spring debut set the prospect world abuzz as the right-hander showed elite stuff in two scoreless innings of work. Having seen him pitch twice for the Augusta GreenJackets in 2010
- It's Zack Wheeler Time
It's the moment San Francisco Giants fans have dreaded since that fateful day in 2011: Right-handed pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has been promoted to the big leagues and will make his first start
- Zack Greinke In 'The Peripheral Disconnect'
numbers aren't as fruitful. On the other side of the spectrum are pitchers like Zack Greinke, who, as Chris Cwik pointed out yesterday, has a vast disconnect between his ERA and FIP. In fact, it's been
- FSU's D.J. Stewart Offers First-Round Tools in Unusual Package
Florida State outfielder D.J. Stewart was regarded as a first-round talent heading into his junior season, but after seeing him during an Easter weekend series at N.C. State in Raleigh, I came away
- A Thing Zack Greinke Might Be Missing
In advance of the trade deadline, the Angels seemed poised to make a run, and that was before they traded for Zack Greinke. The Angels traded for Zack Greinke and at least on paper, that made
- Zack Greinke Finds His Zone
Every season, there's one pitcher whose results completely undersell his skills as a pitcher. This year, it's Zack Greinke. Through his first nine starts, Greinke's strikeout to walk ratio sat at 70
- Zack Greinke Can't Catch a Break
The Milwaukee Brewers' acquisition of Zack Greinke was arguably the biggest move of the offseason. With Greinke and Yovani Gallardo at the top of the Brewers' rotation -- and Shaun Marcum slotting
- Zack Greinke's Babe Ruth Season
, but that's not important, for this. The matchup on the mound was Zack Greinke vs. Gio Gonzalez. In the top of the third, Greinke batted and led off with a first-pitch double to deep center. Mark Ellis, Yasiel Puig
- FG on Fox: Zack Greinke's Tinkering
can't do the same thing every time out.
For Zack Greinke, much of that story of adaptation revolves around his slider.
There were the heady times, of course. The 2009 season with Kansas City brought
- Zack Wheeler Is Tipping His Pitches
Apparently, Zack Wheeler is tipping his pitches, and it's so obvious that the Mets manager Terry Collins got ten text messages on the subject during the game in Chicago on Tuesday. Is it obvious
- Zack Greinke's Turned Into an Actual Hitter
There was a time last season that Zack Greinke was batting over .400. At that time, no other pitcher in baseball was batting over .300. So people had some fun with that, because it's fun when
- A Hypothetical Angels Trade for Zack Greinke
A couple days ago in these pages, I looked at what sort of trade package, in terms of prospects, might be necessary for a team trying to acquire either Zack Greinke or Cole Hamels before the July
- Zack Greinke Dazzles Once More
In a season of grand performances, Zack Greinke added one more to the portfolio with his outing last night. The line: 8 innings pitched, 5 hits allowed, 1 home run, 1 walk, and 15 strikeouts; with 11
- Sunday Notes: Grichuk's Barrel, Kohl Stewart's Moxie, Opening Day Is Here
wishes some things were otherwise, he's satisfied with his lot.
“I've stuck to my strengths and still have a jersey,” said Reynolds. “It's all good.”
Kohl Stewart doesn't lack confidence
- Zack Greinke in His New Home
The trade deadline rush has not disappointed so far, and the latest big news is that Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin delivered on his promise to move Zack Greinke. Greinke is now an Angel. Marc
- Something About Zack Greinke Is Consistent
Zack Greinke pitched well this season. At first blush, his ERA does not suggest that to be the case. A 4.23 figure is more than two runs higher than his impossible to replicate 2.16 ERA from 2009. He
- A Brief Interview with Zack Greinke's Money
number of characters fewer than 140, Zack Greinke's decision to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers -- despite whatever affections the right-hander might have had for Milwaukee -- was likely influenced
- Change of Scenery Suits Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke has been among the top tier of starting pitchers going on five seasons now, and yet he remains somewhat mercurial. Taken as a whole, his body of work as a starter in this time span
- A Spiritual Exercise Concerning Zack Greinke
the Chicago Cubs, Zack Greinke struck out five of the 20 batters he faced while conceding only a single walk and zero home runs (box). Such a performance, extrapolated over nine innings, would typically
- Zack Greinke: NL Starting Pitcher
Conclusions first: Those who drafted Zack Greinke didn’t do so to have him sitting on their bench for half of his starts. Those who have invested either the draft pick or the talent it would take
- Zack Cozart: Zero Category Contributor?
The biggest story involving Zack Cozart this year was most certainly related to his spot in the batting order. He actually opened the season batting seventh, but after his scorching start
- Twitter Predicts The Free Agent Signings: Zack Greinke
#Brewers need to pick up Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton!!!— ✅MãRk (@MarkySQUAD) October 29, 2012
Only good thing about the baseball season being over, is its 2nd season beginn. Zack
- Examining the Young Zack Wheeler Replacements
News broke on Monday that Zack Wheeler had a tear in his UCL, and would need to undergo Tommy John Surgery. This sucks. It sucks every time we lose an exciting, young arm to injury, and this case
- The Ryan Braun/Zack Greinke Clubhouse Dynamic
Zack Greinke models the "Remetee."
One of the most underrated aspects of the blockbuster trade which brought Zack Greinke to Milwaukee is the potential clubhouse relationship between Greinke
- Zack Cozart: Deep League Waiver Wire
Zack Cozart | SS, Reds | 4% Owned (Y!) | 4% Owned (ESPN)
Prior to hyperextending his elbow during Saturday’s game against the Braves, Cincinnati Reds’ shortstop Zack Cozart was providing his ball
- Dodgers Sign Zack Greinke, Spur Market
One of my favorite* old writer techniques was when people would try to analyze Zack Greinke's decision-making process based on the fact that he had social anxiety disorder. It was as if the condition
- Zack Wheeler's Historic Two-Strike Streak
have a lot to be excited about, thanks to some combination of Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero and Dillon Gee making up one of most promising young
- Q&A: Zack Wheeler, Future Mets' Ace
Zack Wheeler hadn’t been pitching particularly well when he agreed to do this interview late last season. During his previous seven outings -- three with Double-A Binghamton and four with Triple
- Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, and #2 Hitters
Before yesterday's game, Dusty Baker talked about his line-up choices, specifically his decision to stick with Zack Cozart in the #2 spot in the order despite his .261 on base percentage. From John
- Zack Wheeler Likely Needs Tommy John Surgery
Zack Wheeler, last week, in explaining why his current elbow soreness was no big deal.
The second issue -- recurring soreness in his right elbow -- raises red flags.
"It's something that I've
- Zack Wheeler: Jered Weaver-like Swing Prevention
After evaluating Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom in my previous post on the 2015 Mets Commanding Rotation, I was hoping to follow-up by looking at pitch release point consistency for a number
- Steven Matz's Timeline After Zack Wheeler's Injury
Losing a young pitcher like Zack Wheeler is never an easy thing, but there are not too many teams positioned well enough to handle a season-long injury to a young starter as well as the Mets
- Examining Why Kansas City Dealt Zack Greinke
The declarations on how Kansas City fared on the Zack Greinke return varies by expert. Kevin Goldstein tabbed himself a fan of the deal while Keith Law and our own Marc Hulet shared the sentiment
- Sabean Plays Russian Roulette with Zack Wheeler
Potential aces don't grow on trees. So it came as quite a shock that the New York Mets acquired the San Francisco Giants' top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, for free-agent-to-be Carlos Beltran
- The Things Zack Greinke Makes Me Think About
For my birthday, I’m giving myself a present.
That present? A good scolding.
Because maybe I've made too many excuses for Zack Greinke over the course of his career. Maybe I've wishcasted him
- Steamer and I: Zack Greinke & James Shields
As per SIERA, Zack Greinke is coming off the second best skills of his career, driven in part by a rebound in his slider usage. He's managed to post sub-3.00 ERAs for two straight
- High and Tight: Zack Greinke's Missing Curves
Since he's become a regular starter, it's tempting to look at Zack Greinke's career and say that he's been about the same pitcher with an outstanding peak in 2009. Other than that wonderful year
- Zack Greinke's Strange Brew: Prospect Package
The Milwaukee Brewers finally pulled the trigger on the trade that everyone was expecting: The team traded starting pitcher Zack Greinke. In return, the Los Angeles Angels sent a three-prospect
- How Much Does Zack Greinke Improve the Angels?
On Friday night, the Angels landed the big prize of this trade deadline season, acquiring Zack Greinke from Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg
- Action Footage: Zack Wheeler Strikes Out Chad Tracy
Talented Mets right-handed prospect Zack Wheeler is pitching today (Saturday) against the Nationals in a spring training game. After four batters, he's walked one and struck out two, including
- Mock Battle: Zack Greinke vs Jake Arrieta ('s ADP)
is my self-battle on Zack Greinke. After 63 picks in, I tweeted an image of my rankings, which had Zack Greinke literally all alone at #23 overall. Everyone else in the top 40 were gone by pick 63 except
- Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Zack Wheeler's Debut Start
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Zack Wheeler's Debut Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Daily Notes: Zack Wheeler Debuts Today, For Your Information
., by another day.
The Purpose of This Post, Less Predominantly
The purpose of this post less predominantly is to announce how largely celebrated right-handed prospect Zack Wheeler is starting this game
- Zack Greinke Reverses FIP-ERA Gap But Loses Strikeouts
Zack Greinke had another excellent season in 2013, placing 14th in the end-of-season starting pitcher rankings and sporting the league’s fifth-best ERA at 2.63.
But how did Greinke rank outside