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  • THE BAT Projection System Joins FanGraphs!
    in RotoGraphs by Derek Carty - 3/19/2018 -  38
    What’s up, FanGraphs!  My name is Derek Carty.  If you’ve been into sabermetrics long enough, perhaps you recognize me from my time managing the fantasy sections for Baseball Prospectus

  • A Short History of Starters Who Fail to Record an Out
    in Community by Derek Albin - 3/11/2015 -  5

  • Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/12/2009 -  11
    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

  • Should Alex Rodriguez Retire?
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/12/2016 -  79
    I cannot venture to say that Alex Rodriguez is a complicated individual any more than any other person, but I can fairly easily say that Alex Rodriguez the baseball player is full of complications

  • The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 5/27/2011 -  96
    it feels like to fail. But anyway, enough with that digression: I'm here to talk about the Yankees, and no, not Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada. While both players have dominated the tabloid headlines

  • Is Dereck Rodriguez for Real?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/26/2018 -  14
    and even higher projections. Also remember, he had no prospect status. Pitchers can emerge from nowhere and be productive. With Derek Rodriguez's background as an outfielder, he could

  • Texting Derek Jeter
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 12/3/2010 -  5
    on Clifton Phifer's estate by a friend. Brilliant. Why didn't I think of that? Anyway, the electronic banter between buddies Kinsler and Lee got me thinking: What have Derek Jeter's former -- for now

  • Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/30/2011 -  0
    ; his FIP of 3.43 at home is still excellent. Rodriguez has only faced Wilson seven times, so the small sample alert applies, but has two hits, including a home run and a walk. Derek Holland has more

  • The New (Old) Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  35
    2008 looked like the beginning of the end for Derek Jeter. His OPS dipped below .800 for only the second time this decade, his ISO fell off, and his home run rate dropped. Maybe he was simply

  • Joely Rodriguez: Power Lefty of Note
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 10/24/2013 -  7
    James Paxton, Enny Romero, Danny Duffy, Derek Holland, David Price, Chris Sale, Brad Hand, Martin Perez, Francisco Liriano, Jon Lester, Clayton Kershaw, Gio Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Matt Moore, Ross

  • The Great Derek Jeter Conspiracy
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 1/17/2009 -  56
    or Part III of 'Things Aren't Always as They Appear". How is it that Derek Jeter can win three consecutive Gold Glove awards (2004-2006) for being the best defensive shortstop in the American

  • Derek Jeter, Offensive Shortstop
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 2/18/2014 -  87
    As you might have heard, Derek Jeter is set to take his final lap around the major leagues. I have always found Jeter fascinating, for many reasons. Obviously, he was the key defining link - along

  • Will Derek Jeter Be Good Again?
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 9/10/2013 -  40
    For the fourth time this season, Derek Jeter has been sidelined. There is no timetable for his return, and unless the Yankees reach the postseason -- and there is still hope on that front

  • Moving on from the Derek Jeter Era
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 5/12/2017 -  61
    As you may have heard, the Yankees are retiring Derek Jeter's number on Sunday. ESPN's coverage of the ceremony -- and the subsequent game, of course -- will begin at a surprisingly early 8:00 a.m.

  • Q&A: Derek Norris, an A's Catcher Progresses
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/30/2013 -  2
    Three years ago, Derek Norris was a highly-regarded catcher in the Washington Nationals system. Known more for his bat than for his glove, he was battling injuries and scuffling at the plate

  • Q&A: Derek Lowe on Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 6/22/2012 -  23
    take it, and he did. DL: Derek Jeter flew out and Alex Rodriguez grounded out in that inning. Rodriguez had homered against you in Game 5. Lowe: The home run he hit against me was on a flat

  • Alex Rodriguez News Summary
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 10/22/2012 -  4
    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

  • How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/18/2015 -  9
    . 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

  • This Might Be the End for Alex Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/30/2016 -  26
    decline, and then when one or two show up, we tend to assume that's it. Good players know how to make adjustments. That's what allows them to be good players. So with Alex Rodriguez, right now

  • Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/20/2011 -  3
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/3/2011 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/26/2015 -  5
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/16/2008 -  2
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Kory - 7/27/2015 -  44
    ! 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
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/11/2011 -  55
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 4/9/2012 -  4
    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

  • An Appreciation of Francisco Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/8/2017 -  15
    Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has

  • Rodriguez Hits 600
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/4/2010 -  76
    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

  • Cake!: Messrs. Jeter and Rodriguez
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 9/21/2011 -  3
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/4/2010 -  13
    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

  • Eduardo Rodriguez: Turning a Corner
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/25/2017 -  8
    When Eduardo Rodriguez came up in 2015, he relied heavily on his four-seam fastball, throwing it 69% of the time, the greatest frequency in major-league baseball among pitchers with at least 100

  • Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 7/24/2013 -  12
    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

  • Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/19/2013 -  31
    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
    in NotGraphs by Craig Robinson - 2/5/2014 -  18
    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

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Wandy Rodriguez
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/24/2010 -  7
    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

  • Challenging Alex Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 4/17/2015 -  27
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/1/2010 -  16
    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

  • Young Derek Jeter
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/19/2011 -  11
    Young Derek Jeter's mother dressed him in a sensible collared Le Tigre for school pictures, but Young Derek Jeter removed it in the boys' bathroom in favor of the Georgetown sweatshirt he keeps

  • Derek Jeter Fashion Show
    in NotGraphs by Leo Martin - 12/2/2010 -  5
    Dood, Jetah has weahd ahms. This item broke pre-Thanksgiving, but sports card publication company Beckett Media recently posted some mocked-up images of Derek Jeter in all 30 MLB uniforms

  • Derek Jeter: The Curse of the Captain
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 11/30/2010 -  4
    need a little self assurance every now and then? Last week, as contract negotiations between the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter went from bad to worse, Yahoo! user snc413 became rightfully

  • Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/18/2012 -  41
    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

  • Derek Jeter Is Grateful
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/13/2011 -  4
    It should come as no surprise to you that Derek Jeter knows what the ladies like. And what the ladies like, particularly after a session of boozy coitus 'neath a mirrored ceiling, are things they can

  • No Enthusiasm Curbed for Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/1/2009 -  38
    UZR and like minded fielding statistics were almost mentioned by name on tonight's Curb Your Enthusiasm when Larry David got into a fight with a stonemason about whether or not Derek Jeter sucks

  • A Tweet by Derek Holland, Illustrated
    in NotGraphs by Summer Anne Burton - 10/14/2011 -  6
    click to enlarge Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, whose twitter name is Dutch_Oven45 (let's just leave it), posted this tweet last week: fantasy football can deff make u very frustrated

  • The Twitter Habits of Derek Holland
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/21/2012 -  2
    Rangers baseball pitcher Derek Holland seems like a lovely young man. Part of that loveliness -- a necessary part, I would submit -- is that his Twitter predilections are as nude of airs and fronts

  • Wandy Rodriguez: Underrated Quality Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/24/2011 -  47
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/16/2015 -  24
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/10/2010 -  17
    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

  • In Defense of Derek Jeter
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/19/2013 -  4
    Okay, I know the fashionable stance to take on Derek Jeter's defense is that it's bad. But surely it's not this bad. From, your official home for ballboy news.* I thought I

  • Derek Jeter, Angel
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/4/2014 -  4
    I can't imagine how the guy could be an angel like this...It is human to err...Derek hasn't made many errors that I've been able to witness. - Joe Namath On Monday in Tampa, footballing legend

  • The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 8/20/2013 -  55
    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
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 6/19/2015 -  56
    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

  • A Few Notes on Eduardo Rodriguez's Velocity
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/29/2015 -  44
    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

  • Michael Young = Derek Jeter?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/12/2011 -  41
    ) on the revamped box scores. But maybe Winfield went a little too far when he said "Michael Young is the Derek Jeter of the Texas Rangers." Derek Jeter still plays shortstop and owns all those

  • Mets Trade Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 7/13/2011 -  78
    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

  • Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 1/28/2009 -  0
    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

  • Appreciating Derek Lowe
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 6/22/2011 -  2
    Ever since he became a full-time member of Red Sox the starting rotation in 2002, Derek Lowe has been one of the best in the game at eating innings and simply inducing ground balls. Lowe has made

  • Derek Jeter Day, 2038
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 9/10/2014 -  20
    know what that means? It’s Derek Jeter Day.” “That’s great, buddy. Happy Derek Jeter Day.” “Can we open presents now?” “Not yet, Danny. Daddy needs to sleep. The gift baskets will still

  • Derek Lowe Says Farewell
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 7/18/2013 -  34
    Today, Derek Lowe announced he's leaving baseball behind. I’m officially no longer going to play the game... It's still enjoyable, but the role I was having wasn't fulfilling... If you’re

  • Setting a Derek Lowe Baseline
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/6/2013 -  16
    of going elsewhere for help: Source: Rangers on verge of signing RHP Derek Lowe to minor league deal, but he will make club, probably in swing role. Story coming. — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant

  • Daily Graphing - Derek Lowe
    in FanGraphs by Sky Kalkman - 5/16/2006 -  0
    With all the injuries suffered by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's been the starting trio of Brad Penny, Brett Tomko, and Derek Lowe that's kept their record at .500. Lowe's had an interesting career

  • So You're Buying Into Wandy Rodriguez
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/26/2013 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 4/23/2012 -  20
    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

  • Derek Lowe & Contact
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/24/2009 -  13
    When someone discusses Derek Lowe’s pitching strategy, the term “pitching to contact” arises more often than not. It sounds good. Lowe uses his sinking fastball to generate groundballs in which his

  • The Impressive Derek Holland
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/25/2009 -  12
    Tonight, Derek Holland takes the mound for the Rangers. On the surface, he might look like a disappointing young pitcher who has found the transition to the majors to be a bumpy road. After all

  • Derek Lowe's Big Night
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/15/2010 -  6
    When the Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe before the 2009 season, they probably never envisioned him producing strikeout totals that mimic the Johnsons of the pitching world (Walter, Randy, or Josh

  • Derek Jeter's 4-6-3 Nightmare
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/5/2010 -  62
    . These fellows will be pitching to one Derek Jeter, who happens to be amongst the tops in the league when it comes to rolling into double plays. Twenty-two times in 120 opportunities results in 18

  • What's Wrong with Derek Jeter?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 5/5/2011 -  50
    At 36 and just after signing a three-year deal, Derek Jeter is off to a horrible start in 2011. With 120 plate appearances Jeter has a wRC+ of just 57, and the main reason is his complete lack

  • Appreciating Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 7/9/2011 -  162
    tossed at Derek Jeter as he’s approached 3,000 hits. That’s simply how things go these days. Jeter's among the biggest sports celebrities of the past 15 years, and it’s become cool to hate him. Heck, I

  • Baseball Players Twerking: Derek Jeter
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/26/2013 -  10
    Derek Jeter is very excited to rejoin the Yankees lineup today. This has been Baseball Players Twerking.

  • Bagwell, Raines, and Rodriguez Enter the Hall
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/18/2017 -  27
    The 2017 Hall of Fame class is a party of three, and voting totals suggest the electorate is becoming more accepting and forgiving. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were inducted

  • Shortstop Injuries: Tulowitzki, Rodriguez, Furcal
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/18/2012 -  3
    no reason to keep Tulowitzki on your roster in non-keeper leagues. Sean Rodriguez: Recently activated from the disabled list, where he found himself after punching a wall in Triple-A Durham

  • 2010 Sleeper: Derek Holland
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 1/2/2010 -  2
    Along with RHP Neftali Feliz, lefty Derek Holland is supposed to anchor the Texas Rangers pitching staff for years to come. The lanky, 6-2 Holland was taken in the 25th round of the 2006 draft

  • Derek Jeter and the 3000-Hit Club
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 7/9/2011 -  34
    Today with a single and a home run Derek Jeter got his 2999th and 3000th hits, joining a group of just 27 other players to do so. Jeter is the fourth youngest player to reach the mark, having turned

  • Derek Lowe the Brave
    in RotoGraphs by Ryan Glass - 1/13/2009 -  3
    Since Derek Lowe was moved back to the starting rotation in 2002, he has been a model of consistency. Between the Red Sox and Dodgers over that time frame, an average season looked like this: 15-11

  • Derek Lowe and Red Flags
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/30/2009 -  18
    Prior to the 2009 season, the Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe to a four year, 60 million dollar contract. One year and 15 million dollars later, the Braves seem to be having second thoughts

  • Derek Jeter's Home Cooking
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 2/12/2010 -  17
    Derek Jeter's resurgent year has been well chronicled. He excelled in pretty much every facet at the game, posting a 142 wRC+ and a well above average UZR. Overall, at 7.4 WAR, he was simply one

  • Contract Crowdsourcing: Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/7/2010 -  88
    Well, this one should be interesting. Derek Jeter is widely expected to re-sign with the New York Yankees when the season ends. A lifelong Yankee, it's nearly impossible to imagine him going

  • Derek Holland's High Heat
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/11/2011 -  1
    Derek Holland hit 96 MPH and sat at 94 MPH with his fastball during game two of the ALCS. That sort of velocity from a left-hander means he's on the right track for future value. His problem Monday

  • The Troubling Derek Norris Trend
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 3/21/2016 -  5
    to covet an upgrade at catcher, though their top target may not be Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy, as previously expected, but rather Padres' backstop Derek Norris. The Rangers like Norris because he's cheaper

  • Derek Jeter's Dimming Star
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/6/2008 -  24
    , Derek Jeter's 2008 campaign was the worst of his career. This past season, Jeter posted just a 0.26 WPA/LI, the lowest full-season mark of his distinguished career and a middling 8th among 17

  • The Universally Available Derek Dietrich
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 8/10/2015 -  8
    Every year, there are players who -- for whatever reason -- go completely overlooked in fantasy leagues, despite providing solid value. This year is no different. For today’s example, take Derek

  • Yankees Trade for Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/11/2013 -  45
    there've been rumors about Joba Chamberlain, and about maybe trading Phil Hughes for a hitter. But Thursday, the Yankees went ahead and exchanged Travis Ishikawa for Derek Jeter. Jeter was inserted

  • Reflection and Speculation: Derek Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 10/8/2014 -  4
    The Oakland Athletics are undoubtedly quite pleased with the breakout at the plate of Derek Norris in 2014. He batted .270/.361/.403 in 442 plate appearances, posting obvious career bests in AVG

  • What Happened to Derek Norris?
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 10/22/2015 -  2
    Derek Norris was drafted as the 18th catcher off the board last spring and wound up eighth by season’s end. It’s pretty hard to label that anything other than a success, and yet it still feels a bit

  • Not Saying Derek Jeter is a Genius, but....
    in Community by RealCarlAllen - 4/11/2018 -  7
    a wildcard or two. But mediocrity is pointless in a business that overtly rewards losing. You're saying you want us to lose? No, we've BEEN losing. What I want is for us to finish dead last. -Derek

  • How Will Wandy Rodriguez Fare in the AL?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 11/19/2011 -  4
    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

  • Contents of the Derek Jeter Gift Basket
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 12/15/2011 -  7
    [Read this post from yesterday if you don't know what I'm talking about, then come back.] 1. Derek Jeter signed baseball. 2. Bottle of Driven, Derek Jeter's personally-designed cologne

  • Slightly Altered Photo: Captain Rodriguez
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 12/28/2012 -  4

  • The Miracle of Derek Lowe's Home Run
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/31/2011 -  17
    There is a small, good, round miracle to be found in the moving video images that follow. The miracle is not that Derek Lowe has finally hit his first major-league home run. No, the miracle

  • Derek Jeter Cheated. So What?
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 9/16/2010 -  163
    the game, and it creates a major moral hazard problem, because it incentivizes every other player to lie." So guess who else was incentivized to lie? Derek Jeter. Last night, in the middle

  • Derek Dietrich: All-Time Leader
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/21/2018 -  26
    Many of you are home, or traveling home, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Not only aren't you in the mood to read about baseball -- I bet you're especially not in the mood to read about Derek Dietrich

  • Scouting Newly Acquired Padres Prospect Hansel Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/27/2016 -  0
    San Diego's sole return for Melvin Upton Jr. is 19-year old Dominican righty, Hansel Rodriguez. This trade's roots run back to 2013, when the Blue Jays selected LHP Brian Moran in the 2013 Rule 5

  • The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
    in FanGraphs by Nathaniel Grow - 5/6/2015 -  85
    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

  • The Magical Art Paintings of Derek Erdman
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/3/2011 -  6
    I've embedded after the jump. What you'll see are paintings by Derek Erdman, a person who, if we're in the habit of trusting Wikipedia, is a Seattle-based painter and contributes to that city's

  • Eduardo Rodriguez Shows He's Ready for the Majors
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/2/2015 -  29
    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

  • Arbitrator's Decision On Rodriguez Suspension Leaves Bad Taste
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 1/11/2014 -  207
    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

  • Derek Holland, Rangers Talking Extension
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 12/16/2011 -  5
    Early Thursday afternoon, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that the Texas Rangers were working on a long-term deal with starter Derek Holland. As an unabashed fan of Derek Holland (yes

  • Derek Lowe: Sell High Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 5/3/2011 -  17
    with familiar names who, while off to great start, isn't likely to keep up his current level of performance, creating an excellent sell high candidate. Derek Lowe is a strange dude this season

  • Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
    in NotGraphs by Andy Kelly - 4/6/2011 -  5
    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

  • Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 1/14/2014 -  232
    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

  • Projecting Astros Outfielder Derek Fisher
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/15/2017 -  10
    With Josh Reddick sidelined by a concussion, the Astros summoned 23-year-old center fielder Derek Fisher to the big leagues yesterday. The early returns are good: in his debut, Fisher went 2-for-3

  • Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Derek Jeter
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/7/2010 -  33
    The crowd has spoken, and Derek Jeter will not be getting anything close to the 5 year, $100 million deal that was rumored before the season. His relatively poor performance this year, combined

  • Derek Jeter Announces Impending Retirement
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/12/2014 -  141
    Derek Jeter announced today that the 2014 season will be his last, bringing an end to a career that will have spanned 20 years. And while Jeter may be most famous in the statistical community

  • What Could The Marlins Possibly Want With Alex Rodriguez?
    in FanGraphs by Corinne Landrey - 8/15/2016 -  24
    unsatisfying solution of newly minted free agent, Alex Rodriguez. On a visceral, gut level, this is a horrendous idea, but let’s move beyond that immediate reaction and take stock of the pros and the cons

  • Derek Norris, 2016 -- A Season to Forget
    in Community by wesleypasfield - 12/14/2016 -  0
    While it may not be the most exciting Nationals story of the offseason, Wilson Ramos signing with the Rays and the subsequent trade for Derek Norris to replace him is a very big change for the Nats

  • Free Agent Bargain: Derek Lowe
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/30/2008 -  16
    For our final free agent bargain, we take a look at another starting pitcher who simply doesn't get the recognition he deserves - Derek Lowe. I've written about him several times this year

  • Troy Tulowitzki and Derek Jeter: Superheros
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 8/30/2011 -  1
    of baseball he’s ever played. He’s back to being the force of nature we’re accustomed to seeing, and it’s been fantastic to watch. Derek Jeter is enjoying a fine second half of the season

  • Why The Braves Needed to Sign Sean Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/25/2016 -  21
    $11.5 million is what the Braves will give Sean Rodriguez over the next two years, and that seems fine even if he reverts to a utility infielder that faces mostly lefties. But there's a few things

  • Daily Graphing - Matt Murton & John Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 2/6/2006 -  0
    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

  • Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/22/2013 -  4
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/16/2011 -  1
    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

  • Derek Holland Changes, Slides to the Top
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 5/13/2013 -  3
    Derek Holland is starting to figure things out. After four up-and-down seasons, the 26-year-old lefty is pitching like a top-of-the-rotation starter. Holland has always shown the ability to surprise

  • Derek Holland Is All Grown Up
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/11/2013 -  4
    The kid with the creepy mustache turned in his finest season in 2013. Although it wasn't backed up by the win column, Derek Holland was one of the finest starters in the American League, besting

  • Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/20/2013 -  12
    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?
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 6/29/2015 -  9
    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

  • Derek Holland's All About The Slider
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/17/2014 -  1
    . That's probably also why more lefties use changeups than righties -- the pitch is more effective against opposite-handed batters. Well, Derek Holland's changeup has seen better days, he'll admit it. And he

  • Derek Jeter's Double Play Condition
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/24/2010 -  20
    Heading into the 2009 season, Joe Girardi knew he had a small problem on his hands. By most measures, his Nos. 1 and 2 hitters, Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter, ranked among the best in the league

  • Indians Bet on Derek Lowe - and FIP
    in FanGraphs by Jason Roberts - 10/31/2011 -  26
    The Braves and Indians consummated the first trade of the off-season today, with the Braves trading Derek Lowe to the Indians for a minor-league pitcher Chris Jones. As a 23-year-old reliever who

  • Derek Jeter: A Simple Approach to Hitting
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/7/2014 -  18
    Derek Jeter has over 3,600 hits since debuting with the Yankees in 1995. If the all-time great can be taken at his word, virtually every one of them has come via the same, simple approach: See

  • The Change: Derek Holland Hasn't Changed?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/8/2014 -  2
    Derek Holland is back. Two starts in, things look pretty good. He still owns a 4.30 career ERA, and is coming off of major knee surgery. Is there anything in his profile that should make us worry

  • Is Ivan Rodriguez Going to Be Part of the Class of 2017?
    in Community by Anthony Calamis - 1/18/2017 -  0
    Is Ivan Rodriguez going to make the Hall of Fame when the results are announced today? In my opinion, it’s close to a toss-up. Does the man they called Pudge deserve to be enshrined, though? Most

  • A Major League Maturation of Derek Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 6/17/2014 -  12
    to maintain his health. Naturally, this carried other implications, the primary of which is that right-handed-hitting catcher Derek Norris appeared to be in line for a spike in playing time. The A’s

  • Derek Holland Can Help, Maybe
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/10/2014 -  2
    , Derek Holland was pretty much a lost cause in both real and fantasy baseball. By the time he returned, the Rangers were in the cellar and there wasn't much reason for Holland to go out

  • $1 Second Basemen: Rodriguez, Espinosa, Hill
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 2/24/2011 -  5
    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

  • No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/17/2012 -  11
    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. Alex Rodriguez ARod rolled a couple singles out

  • Trending Third Basemen: Freese, S. Rodriguez, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/25/2012 -  13
    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

  • What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/12/2014 -  83
    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

  • Hot GIF: Disembodied Derek Holland Does Weather
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 2/13/2012 -  4
    It is the offseason, and baseball players are not playing baseball. They are instead abetting weathermen. In the case of Derek Holland, his disembodied head and arms are abetting the false

  • Soriano: "Derek Jeter is like a father to me"
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/9/2014 -  13
    Derek Jeter in the New York Post on Alfonso Soriano being designated for assignment: "He is like a brother to me. He should be proud of what he was able to do." Soriano, in response

  • Giant Photo of Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly Kissing
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/26/2011 -  8
    , here is an obscenely large photo of Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly locked in captive embrace and Frenching like teenage thunder ... Seriously, click to embiggen: This thing is huge!

  • Begrudgingly Truncated Tweet: Derek Jeter's Situation
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/19/2013 -  3
    what’s possible." In this case, of course, "what's possible" is a joke about Derek Jeter's gentleman's ass -- nor is the present author inclined to contradict the universe on this matter. To wit

  • Derek Jeter Expands Gift Basket Roster
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 9/10/2012 -  9
    MLB rosters expanded to 40 spots back on September 1. Following suit today, Mr. Yankee Derek Jeter expanded the roster of those who are eligible to receive a Derek Jeter Gift Basket™

  • REPORT: Derek Jeter Severely Disturbed by Cowboy Boots
    in NotGraphs by Zach Reynolds - 4/3/2014 -  12
    The ever-intrepid NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation Team has procured a revealing psychological evaluation of Derek Jeter shortly after he received a pair of absolutely hideous, ungodly

  • CC Sabathia, Derek Lowe: Off Season Moves
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/1/2011 -  3
    with CC. He has not shown any signs of slowing down and could continue pitching 230+ innings well into the future. Derek Lowe (Traded from Braves to Indians) Indians perspective: After trading

  • Projecting Derek Fisher, Part of the Return for Ken Giles
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/11/2015 -  4
    On Wednesday night, the Astros acquired lights-out reliever Ken Giles from the Phillies in exchange for Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, Thomas Eshelman and outfield prospect Derek Fisher

  • Win a Derek Jeter Watch That I Don't Want
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/28/2012 -  37
    bands), you must satisfy only two rules: 1) You must mention Derek Jeter. 2) You must amuse me. Now, considering that I am not necessarily a fan of the Yankees, you'd be right to focus

  • Offseason Notes, Featuring the Words "Derek Jeter"
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/22/2010 -  22
    Blah blah blah blah Derek Jeter blah blah blah. Marginally Important News In which the author examines some news that's maybe less-than-fit to print. Arbitration Deadline Tomorrow A total

  • Didi Gregorius vs. Derek Jeter, Importantly
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/28/2013 -  21
    about them here. Arizona drew some criticism, as people weren't sure Gregorius would stick as a regular shortstop, but general manager Kevin Towers saw to it to compare Gregorius to a young Derek

  • Derek Jeter: Not Just a Good Hitter for a Shortstop
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/26/2014 -  226
    Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium ended like a Disney movie. That's not an insult; moments like this are one of the reasons why we love baseball. Your browser does not support iframes

  • Derek Hill: First Round Pick, Still Underrated
    in FanGraphs by Zeke Fine - 10/15/2014 -  3
    Derek Hill, CF, Detroit Tigers (Rookie-Level GCL) Hill went in the first round this past June (23rd overall) out of a NorCal high school, but that wasn't surprising since his father, Orsino

  • Should There Be Any Expectations for Derek Jeter in 2014?
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 7/23/2013 -  6
    It’s not exactly news that Derek Jeter returned from the disabled list only to hop right back on to it recently. Jeter appeared in just a single game, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run. After

  • Game 4 ALCS Review: Derek Holland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/20/2010 -  18
    pitcher, Derek Holland. After entering the game in an impossible position -- to quote Joe Sheehan's Twitter account, "100 minutes late, the Rangers get their fourth-best starter into the game" -- Holland

  • Losing Derek Holland and a Simple and Critical Truth
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/13/2014 -  45
    making moves. But something did happen to shake things up right before the weekend. That something is that Derek Holland hurt himself on his own staircase. It sounds too absurd to take real

  • The Other Half of the Story About Derek Jeter's Defense
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/26/2014 -  441
    This article originally ran in February, and is now being re-posted on account of Derek Jeter. ----- Run a Google search for "Derek Jeter" and "defense" and you get almost 700,000 results. Run

  • The Manager's Perspective: Derek Shelton on Managerial Philosophy
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/9/2018 -  0
    [nav_widget title="The Manager's Perspective" termid="3879"] Derek Shelton is a bit of an outlier in this series. Unlike the 11 subjects who preceded him, he isn’t currently a manager. Shelton

  • Will Derek Holland Finally Get a Chance to Shine?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/3/2011 -  2
    Derek Holland fell off of prospect lists in 2009 by pitching 138+ innings, but he's still unproven and holds the excitement of unfulfilled potential. So far, the excuse has been the crowded house

  • Derek Dietrich & Kyle Blanks: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/16/2013 -  5
    on the forthcoming PoemGraphs, where we calculate RARP (rhymes above replacement poet) and discuss the ridiculousness of haikus (really, a poem that doesn't rhyme? that's NOT a poem). Derek Dietrich

  • Odubel Herrera Is Chasing Derek Jeter's Record
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/18/2018 -  11
    start. With good play in the outfield, that's a six-win player. If you have any interest in the trivia of the game Herrera might be of interest, as he's also chasing Derek Jeter for the longest on-base

  • Derek Jeter: Volume Isn't a Bad Thing
    in RotoGraphs by Colin Zarzycki - 11/9/2012 -  0
    Every spring fantasy columns tend to say the same old thing about Derek Jeter. "He's old. He's getting older. He can't keep doing this forever. Let someone else pay the pinstripe tax." Maybe owners

  • You Actually Will Believe Who Signed Derek Norris
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/28/2017 -  23
    season for the Nats, the position's second-most production. Over the weekend, the Rays reportedly agreed to terms with Derek Norris, a player with whom the Nationals recently cut ties

  • Derek Dietrich & Eury Perez: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/24/2015 -  7
    to give you NLers some love. Derek Dietrich | 2B MIA | CBS 6% Owned Martin Prado's shoulder injury opened up the door for Dietrich to take over at third base for the Fish. It surprised me to see

  • Q&A: Derek Fisher, Philly's New Outfield Prospect
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 12/10/2015 -  3
    Thirteen months ago, Houston scouting director Mike Elias described Derek Fisher as “A big kid who can run and has a good swing with some power.” Last night, the Astros sent the 37th-overall pick

  • Relative Waiver Wire: Dylan Bundy, Derek Dietrich
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 6/25/2014 -  8
    -be postseason team’s best option at closer, against a backdrop of Zach Britton and Tommy Hunter. Either way, the 21-year-old Bundy could play a part in the final act for 2014 title winners. 2B Derek Dietrich

  • Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/2/2009 -  22
    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

  • Inserting Derek Jeter into the 20 Basic Plots of All Fiction
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/18/2014 -  9
    shortstop Derek Jeter hadn't even been born yet -- the work was dismissed as the product of senility. Maslow would die of a heart attack in June of that year, the original iteration of Hierarchy the only

  • Thought Experiment: Air Bud, with Derek Jeter Instead of a Dog
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 7/2/2013 -  5
    . Bringing a Derek Jeter on the field! Woof! Woof! That's cheating! You can't have a Derek Jeter on the field!   There's nothing in the rule book that says a Derek Jeter can't

  • The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/29/2013 -  12
    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

  • Fantasy Implications: Segura-Walker Trade, Castro & Rodriguez Sign
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/28/2016 -  0
    be around 0.10 ERA for them. The gain is not a game changer for Twins pitchers, but he should help them be a bit better over the course of the season.   Sean Rodriguez signs

  • The Real Truth Behind Derek Jeter’s Gold Glove — Revealed!
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 11/11/2010 -  78
    Yesterday, Major League Baseball announced that Derek Jeter just won his fifth Gold Glove at the age of 36. Many people greeted this news with a grin or an eye-roll; Aaron Gleeman pretended

  • Audio: Dan Duquette Thought Derek Lowe Was Left-Handed
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/12/2013 -  3
    In 1997, then-Boston GM Dan Duquette traded reliever Heathcliff Slocumb to Seattle, a club en route to winning its second division title in three years, for pitcher Derek Lowe and catcher Jason

  • Effectively Wild Episode 252: Yankees Beat Writer Andy McCullough on the Absurdity of Alex Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 7/26/2013 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to Star-Ledger beat writer Andy McCullough about the experience of covering the Alex Rodriguez story, and how it will all play out.

  • Effectively Wild Episode 363: Yankees Beat Writer Andy McCullough on Alex Rodriguez, Again
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 1/13/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to Andy McCullough about the latest legal developments in the Alex Rodriguez saga, the A-Rod episode of 60 Minutes, and more.

  • Field of Streams: Episode 119 - My Cuddle Buddy Derek Dietrich
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 9/23/2015 -  0
    Episode 119 - My Cuddle Buddy Derek Dietrich The latest episode of "Field of Streams" is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss the elevator story (again), Daniel