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  • The Tampa Bay Rays and the Advantages of Pulling the Ball
    in Community by Jake B - 6/3/2016 -  1

  • The Small Things Do Matter: Lack of Hustle by the Cubs
    in Community by Jake McGuiggan - 11/2/2016 -  5

  • Bucking the Trends
    in Community by Jake McGuiggan - 11/18/2016 -  0

  • Jake Fox to the A's
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/4/2009 -  10
    As a Chicago Cub, Jake Fox was a swing-from-the-heels slugger without a defensive home. The 6-0, 210 pound Fox roamed around the diamond in the minors, logging time at catcher, first base

  • Who is Jake Marisnick?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/4/2014 -  26
    I've heard of Jake Marisnick. But when I read Mike Podhorzer's article this morning about speedsters available for the stretch run, I realized I had absolutely no idea what Jake Marisnick looks like

  • Two Jake Peavys
    in FanGraphs by Drew Fairservice - 10/24/2014 -  12
    Two different guys named Jake Peavy pitched in the Major Leagues in 2014. One made 20 lacklustre starts for the Boston Red Sox. He was hit hard and hit often and, strangely a little wild. His walk

  • An Early Jake Lamb Update
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 4/26/2017 -  7
    position has to offer in Jake Lamb. That intrigue stems from a tremendously strong start last year, followed by a notably terrible decline that was largely attributed to injuries (as well as perhaps

  • Fact-Checking Jake Arrieta
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 10/27/2016 -  8
    , and of his 87 pitches, just 53 were strikes. Jake Arrieta started for Chicago, and of his 98 pitches, just 55 were strikes. Tough game to watch, all around. So, rather than dissect the game, let's

  • Jake Fox and the As' Roster Crunch
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/24/2010 -  20
    [Author's note: slightly modified to correct my bad arithmetic] I recently wrote about Oakland's roster, but there is one thing I didn't get to: the fate of Jake Fox. Assuming that the As go

  • Jake Arrieta's Sweet... Sinker?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/7/2015 -  28
    Jake Arrieta's multi-faceted single-grip slider is sweet, but he's had that for a while. There has to be something he changed to get better this year. There is something he's changed, actually. He's

  • There's Nothing Wrong With Jake Lamb
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 8/16/2017 -  3
    How long did you think you were going to get away with this column not being devoted to Jake Lamb in a given week? Regardless, as I listened to the hyperbolic Arizona sports radio throughout

  • Establishing The Inside With Jake McGee
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/26/2013 -  5
    About half-way through May, something strange was going on in Jake McGee's world. The 27-year-old reliever was giving up hits and home runs to left-handed hitters. For a lefty with 96 mph gas

  • Jake McGee's Impending Debut
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/30/2010 -  2
    date. Keep an eye out in particular for Jake McGee to fill that vacancy. The team set a precedent in 2008 using the disabled list trick to eventually place David Price on the playoff roster. He

  • Against the Grain, with Jake McGee
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/3/2013 -  15
    out and a fly out. Up came Ryan Raburn, and out came Joe Maddon, to replace Peralta with Jake McGee. Raburn is right-handed. Peralta is right-handed, and had thrown 16 pitches. McGee is left-handed

  • Building Jake Arrieta
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/18/2014 -  9
    Let's go back to 1920. Let's look at starting pitchers who threw at least 75 innings in consecutive big-league seasons. Relative to last year, Jake Arrieta's K-BB% has improved by 14 percentage

  • Jake Peavy: Buy or Sell?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/30/2012 -  14
    Jake Peavy is back. After scuffling for nearly three season with the Chicago White Sox, it looks like Peavy may have finally returned to form. His performance has been so impressive that Peavy

  • Is This the True Jake Arrieta?
    in Community by Paul Mammino - 8/31/2014 -  0
    So far this season Jake Arrieta has looked like an ace, pitching to a 2.53 ERA which is over 2 points better than his career average.  His K/9 is at a career high and his BB/9 are at a career low

  • Free Jake Fox
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/19/2009 -  38
    For the sake of Pacific Coast League pitchers, can the Cubs call up Jake Fox already? The 26-year-old first baseman is hitting .429/.513/.968 through 150 plate appearances for Iowa, which

  • Jake Peavy Is Living on the Edge
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 5/9/2014 -  9
    Generally, when you think of Jake Peavy, you often think "Cy Young winner." But that was a long time ago. These days, Peavy lives on the edge between "effective enough" and "not fooling anybody." He

  • Jake Arrieta Is Probably Okay
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/19/2015 -  88
    Last night, the Cubs saw their ace, Jake Arrieta, give up four runs in five innings in their Game Two loss to the Mets. Given how recently he seemed completely impossible to hit, it was bit jarring

  • Projecting Jake Peavy
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/1/2009 -  20
    -plagued looking for a fresh start. Petco wishes to help you (sorry, Mark Prior: even the Happiest Pitching Place On Earth has its limitations). Until July of 2009, right-hander Jake Peavy enjoyed

  • Jake Fox to the O's
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/23/2010 -  1
    Baltimore Orioles acquired DH/1B?/3B?/OF?/C? Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics for RHP Ross Wolf and cash. In the article linked to above, Baltimore president of baseball operations Andy

  • Is Jake Peavy A Keeper?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/1/2012 -  3
    Jake Peavy has been one of fantasy's biggest surprises this season. While Peavy had been an ace with the San Diego Padres, his time with the Chicago White Sox left quite a bit to be desired. Though

  • The New Jake Peavy
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/29/2013 -  6
    Jake Peavy is about to join another team. Given Peavy's status as the best pitcher on the market, the move makes sense for the Chicago White Sox. Peavy's time with the franchise has been mixed. Early

  • Can't Shake Jake (Arrieta)
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 7/11/2012 -  89
    they had a trio of young studs who were supposed to carry the franchise to new heights? Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta were supposed to be The Future. Unfortunately, so were

  • Jake Westbrook Extended
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 8/22/2012 -  21
    The St. Louis Cardinals and Jake Westbrook have agreed to an extension. The new contract is reportedly a one-year, $8.75 million contract for 2013 with a superfluous mutual option worth $9.5 million

  • Jake Arrieta Stole a Base
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/8/2015 -  71
    , and the release was violent, paroxysmic. Rodriguez thought of nothing other than resolution through his fists. Wednesday night, at nearly the exact same time, Jake Arrieta's anger was provoked. That which

  • Jake Arrieta's Breakout Year?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/19/2011 -  8
    Jake Arrieta was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 draft and moved up through the minors relatively quickly, making his Orioles debut in 2010. With sub-3.00 ERAs at three of his four stops down

  • Jake Odorizzi Has Arrived
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 9/19/2012 -  2
    -tiered starters with their low-5.00 ERA and grab yourself something young; something fresh and exciting.  Get yourself some Jake Odorizzi. While the Royals have long been out of playoff contention

  • Jake Peavy Lands in Boston
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 7/31/2013 -  12
    After weeks of speculation, Jake Peavy has finally been traded. He departs the windy city for the land of clam chowder and from a team going nowhere to one right in the thick of the AL East race

  • Discovery: Jake Peavy Is Remarkably Pleasant
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/31/2012 -  8
    video from last week of Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy discussing with equal parts enthusiasm and modesty a recent minor-league outing he made, which video reveals to anyone who cares to watch

  • What on Earth Happened With Jake Arrieta?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/5/2017 -  34
    in the runs, but the star was Jake Arrieta, who spun six innings with just an unearned run going against him. He piled up six whiffs, and it was a good way for him to get things going. If the Cubs have

  • A (Potentially) Final Ode To Jake Lamb
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 10/4/2017 -  5
    Given my standing as the President of the Jake Lamb Fan Club, I would be remiss in my responsibilities if I did not revisit his 2017 season one final time, in the event that the Snakes are sent home

  • Jake Peavy Loves His Defense
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 12/12/2012 -  1
    Drafting Jake Peavy last year was basically an after thought. Not much demand existed for a 31-year-old pitcher coming off a season with a near 5.00 ERA and shoulder issues. He was able to come back

  • Jake Arrieta Gets His Celebration
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/31/2015 -  42
    the reality that said pitcher is an ace. Jake Arrieta spun a no-hitter on Sunday, after having made several earlier attempts. Arrieta was a No. 1 before the weekend, but now he's more widely recognized as part

  • Is Jake Lamb's value still in question?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 12/21/2016 -  5
    When Torey Lovullo was hired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, one of the early remarks that was made centered around Jake Lamb. In that, Lovullo stated that Lamb would be the team's everyday

  • Jake Lamb's Ugly Second Half
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 9/21/2016 -  3
    I'm a big fan of Jake Lamb. This is likely well known throughout the land at this point. And in the first half of the season, boy, did Lamb justify every bit of praise that was showered upon him. He

  • Is Jake Arrieta the New Jesse Chavez?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/19/2014 -  20
    Corey Kluber gave us Kluberization: the ditching of a bad four-seam for a better two-seamer. Dallas Keuchel gave us The Keuchel Excercise: the turfing of a bad curve for a better slider. Is Jake

  • Jake Odorizzi: from Breakthrough to Breakout?
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 12/9/2014 -  1
    This past spring, Jake Odorizzi had an opportunity, but not much in the way of expectations from fantasy baseball players. He hadn’t yet been exceptional at anything. There had existed a decent

  • Can Jake Peavy Bounce Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/13/2009 -  14
    Jake Peavy has an ADP of 45 and is the sixth-highest rated starting pitcher by this ranking. On first glance, that seems a tad optimistic for a guy who saw his win total drop by nine and his ERA

  • Can Diamondback Jake Lamb Survive?
    in FanGraphs by JD Sussman - 11/25/2013 -  8
    . While this article became a study of a the California League's population, the concept began when I was thinking about Jake Lamb's prospect status. Lamb signed with the Diamondbacks last June and I

  • Jake Odorizzi's Search for a Third Pitch
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 4/8/2016 -  5
    Useless and true: Jake Odorizzi is currently the major league's pitching WAR leader. He's made one start! Danny Salazar has made zero starts. All this means is that Odorizzi's first start was a good

  • Jake Arrieta's Dominant, Dreadful Start
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 6/6/2016 -  25
    CHICAGO -- Cubs ace Jake Arrieta continued his year-long run of brilliance on Sunday afternoon, striking out 12 batters with one walk in a 3-2 home loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year

  • The Cubs Might Be a Problem for Jake Arrieta
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/9/2018 -  86
    I'm writing this Thursday for publishing Friday, and that's always a risk when you're dealing with a player on the market, because you never know when circumstances might change. My topic is Jake

  • Jake Lamb: A Viable Option in the Desert
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 4/20/2016 -  8
    following since before the season started is Jake Lamb. Perhaps more than anyone else, Lamb has emerged as that guy behind Goldschmidt, and is suddenly becoming a viable fantasy option at the hot corner

  • Jake Peavy’s Quiet Comeback
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/21/2013 -  7
    It has been 40 starts for Jake Peavy since the start of 2012 and his ERA is right at 3.35. While that is a far cry away from his Cy Young caliber seasons in the mid-2000’s, his consistency

  • Q&A: Jake Marisnick, Marlins OF Prospect
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 11/14/2012 -  2
    The Miami Marlins acquired a lot of young talent in last night’s reported multi-player trade with Toronto. The most intriguing prospect heading south is 21-year-old centerfielder Jake Marisnick

  • Jake Odorizzi Is Probably an Adjustment Away
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/18/2018 -  12
    Last March, I approached Jake Odorizzi in the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training clubhouse to learn more about the cult of the high fastball he was leading among the club's pitchers. The Rays led

  • Should You Be Buying Jake Odorizzi?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/19/2014 -  11
    Entering spring training, Jake Odorizzi did not have a starting rotation spot in hand. But then an elbow injury to Jeremy Hellickson opened up a spot and Odorizzi won out over Erik Bedard and Cesar

  • Jake Arrieta's Elevated Walk Rate
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 6/29/2016 -  0
    When looking at Jake Arrieta’s season thus far, it’s really hard to complain. His 1.74 ERA and 0.98 WHIP are virtually indistinguishable from his 2015 combo of 1.77/0.86. Expanding out further

  • I See You, Jake Arrieta
    in Community by Tim Jackson - 3/12/2018 -  1
    In the last week Ichiro, Tim Lincecum, Carlos Gonzalez, Jonathan Lucroy, Mike Moustakas, and Lance Lynn have all signed. On Sunday, Jake Arrieta joined them, agreeing to a three-year, $75-million

  • Jake Odorizzi and the 2014 Value of the Trade
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 7/29/2014 -  41
    . And Jake Odorizzi, well.. 2014 GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP GB% HR/FB ERA FIP xFIP WAR James Shields 22 143.1 7.53 1.82 1.00 0.316 45.8% 10.9% 3.58 3.69 3.53 2.3 Jake

  • No $200 Million Deal for Jake Arrieta
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 3/12/2018 -  127
    Jake Arrieta received the highest AAV of the winter, but only the fifth-largest deal overall.(Photo: Arturo Pardavila III) The combination of a Cy Young award, a strong postseason track record

  • Jake Peavy and Having to Throw a Strike
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/17/2013 -  24
    in, as six Tigers reached base and five Tigers scored. Jake Peavy walked three of 17 batters in his start, but they all came in the span of four batters, following a single. The first run the Tigers

  • Jake Peavy On Keeping Them Guessing
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/11/2014 -  7
    When Jake Peavy came into the league, almost 85% of his pitches were either a fastball or slider. Now? "I throw just about every pitch in the book at this point," the 33-year-old pitcher said

  • Jake Arrieta: King of Weak Contact
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/22/2016 -  53
    , he also happens to throw 95. Of course, we're talking about Jake Arrieta, who threw another no-hitter last night, this one coming just 14 starts after his first no-hitter, back on August 30th

  • Jake Arrieta Has Developed a Problem
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/30/2016 -  25
    Any Cubs fan could tell you Jake Arrieta just doesn't seem quite right. This has been the case for a number of weeks, or months, and we've touched on it before. It's funny to think about the hand

  • Jake Arrieta Has Not Been Good
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/15/2017 -  25
    When Jake Arrieta made his 2017 season debut, he raised a certain amount of alarm. Although he held the Cardinals to all of one single unearned run over six innings, his velocity was sharply down

  • Effectively Wild Episode 868: Jake Arrieta is Reaganing
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 4/22/2016 -  0
    Ben and Sam banter about this spring's Tommy John toll, tanking, Barry Bonds, closer erosion, and a replay wrinkle, then discuss the dominance of Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.

  • Jake Peavy Ks 16 Batters in Loss
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/23/2006 -  1
    Last night Jake Peavy struck out 16 batters in the Padres 3-1 loss to the Braves. The last time anyone struck out 16 or more was way back in September of 2004 when Mark Prior mowed down 16 Reds

  • Jake Arrieta and the Rarity of a Pitcher Going Oppo
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/28/2015 -  10
    What the video here depicts is Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta -- not unlike an illusionist who's been hired to participate in orientation week at an area liberal arts college -- is Jake Arrieta

  • On Jake Arrieta, Aaron Slegers, and Extreme Release Points
    in Community by Tom Froemming - 1/17/2018 -  0
    Jake Arrieta turning himself from a Baltimore castoff to a Chicago Cy Young Award winner was a fascinating thing to watch, especially considering how it happened. This wasn’t just a guy who benefited

  • Jake Arrieta's Been Off for Several Weeks
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/5/2016 -  21
    people start to worry. Over his last...I don't know, eight starts, Jake Arrieta has a 3.77 ERA. He's allowed a slugging percentage of .331. This is Jake Arrieta in a rut. I mean, this really is Jake

  • It's a Jake Sale! AL Fantasy Cy Young
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/10/2012 -  10
    the staff votes, we have a tie between Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, thus the regrettable title of this piece. And it's not hard to see why we're divided. Sale was perhaps less the known commodity

  • Jake Arrieta’s Weak Contact and Strong Defenses
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Spratt - 11/30/2017 -  3
    Jake Arrieta may be the most important free agent pitcher this winter. He’s not the best pitcher available. At least by Dave Cameron’s criteria, that would be Yu Darvish. But he’s been good enough

  • Jake Arrieta's Argument for the Best Season Half Ever
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/28/2015 -  48
    Sunday night, Jake Arrieta came within sniffing distance of doing the almost unthinkable. By which I mean, Arrieta made a serious bid to hit two home runs. He also, at the same time, flirted

  • Jake McGee Drops Arm Slot, Elevates Game
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/9/2013 -  12
    After Aroldis Chapman, it's easy to argue Tampa Bay's Jake McGee was the league's best left-handed relief pitcher last season. He recorded a 1.95 ERA (third behind Chapman and Eric O'Flaherty

  • NERD Game Scores: Jake Arrieta Awareness for America
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/4/2015 -  7
    some kind of regularity, about Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta -- it's possible that the reason for this absence in their lives is because they don't particularly care for the sport of baseball

  • Jake Peavy and the Third Time Through the Order
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/28/2014 -  54
    When Game Six of the World Series kicks of tonight, Jake Peavy will be on the mound for the Giants. Perhaps the biggest question of the night, however, will be how long he stays out there. Because

  • Scouting Jake Thompson and Other Phillies Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/6/2016 -  10
    I'll be in California for the next few days at the Area Codes and some Cal League stuff, but below are some thoughts on three Phillies prospects I've seen recently, including Jake Thompson, who

  • Steve Pearce, Jake Arrieta, And Information Gaps
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/26/2014 -  12
    years - without ever understanding why they were hitting well. On the other side of the fence, I have Jake Arrieta penciled in as the 16th starting pitcher. The bullish pick is based off his strong

  • Jake Peavy Is Not Matt Garza, Might Be Better
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/25/2013 -  60
    pitching will likely now turn their attention to Jake Peavy. Peavy doesn't have quite same reputation as Garza does, and he probably won't command the same kind of return. But if we actually

  • Pinpointing the Moment Jake Lamb's Season Changed
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 9/30/2016 -  7
    and finish last in the NL West. You'd think that Jake Lamb offensive exploits would be among the club's few points of pride this season. In 2015, Lamb recorded a 91 wRC+; he's raised that figure

  • Jake Lamb's Remarkable May & Continued Outlook
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 5/24/2017 -  5
    In the unlikely event that you follow me on Twitter dot com, you're well aware of my...we'll call it infatuation with Jake Lamb and his penchant for murdering baseballs. I've made no secret

  • What Separates Jake Arrieta From Trevor Bauer?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/26/2016 -  10
    If you attempted to characterize the starters for Game Two of the World Series merely by arsenal alone, you might end up somewhere you didn't expect: the same place. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta

  • Cardinals Add Jake Westbrook, Lose Ryan Ludwick
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 7/31/2010 -  23
    heard that the Reds probably won't make a deal, which leaves the window open for St. Louis. Adding Jake Westbrook could be a move that helps propel them to the Central crown. The Cardinals have

  • Blue Jays Prospect Jake Thomas Is an OBP Machine
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/12/2017 -  12
    Jake Thomas is flying under the radar with a sky-high OBP. Playing on a Lansing Lugnuts team that features some of the top prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays system, the 23-year-old outfielder has

  • Jake Marisnick & Anthony DeSclafani: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/18/2014 -  3
    aggressive about promoting prospects, which is great for fantasy leaguers in that they keep on providing us with a new shiny toy to analyze. Jake Marisnick | OF MIA | CBS 8% Owned After being

  • Jake Peavy Trades Clam Chowder for Garlic Fries
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 7/30/2014 -  5
    It's been a disappointing season for Jake Peavy, as he posted a 4.72 ERA with the Red Sox and although meaningless on its own, sported a rather hilarious 1-9 record. And it's not even like he

  • Colin Moran & Jake Marisnick: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/18/2016 -  5
    value. Jake Marisnick | OF HOU | 1% Owned Carlos Gomez's placement on the disabled list opens up the center field job and Marisnick figures to be the primary beneficiary. You might remember him

  • Q&A: Jake Thompson, Tigers Pitching Prospect
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/16/2013 -  5
    That his pitching coach considered limiting the number of breaking pitches he could throw in a recent outing says a lot about Jake Thompson. It isn’t because the highly-regarded Detroit Tigers

  • Jake Arrieta's Eight Worst Pitches from Monday
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/1/2014 -  16
    About a week ago, Jake Arrieta tried to throw a perfect game against the Cincinnati Reds. I mean, every pitcher is always trying to throw a perfect game, but Arrieta actually made a lot of progress

  • Kevin Kiermaier is Jake Odorizzi’s Best Friend
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Spratt - 7/31/2014 -  0
    . August Fagerstrom and Ben Duronio said it all in their recent real baseball and fantasy articles, respectively. This article is about Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi is owned in just 38 percent of Yahoo

  • Jake Arrieta's One-Grip Multi-Slider
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/18/2015 -  1
    It has one grip, and one sign, but Jake Arrieta's slider has many shapes. Ask him if it's a slider or a cutter, and he says it's both, and more. As much as anything was the secret to his breakout

  • Jake Arrieta and Other AL SP Musings
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/3/2012 -  20
    that eventually the ERA will match it. Now for some American League starting pitcher talk... I first talked about Jake Arrieta in early April when I noted his increased fastball velocity. I

  • American League Outfield Player Watch: Jake Elmore
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 7/24/2013 -  11
    Two things stand out while highlighting Jake Elmore as the American League outfielder this week. First, it should be noted that Elmore does not yet have outfield eligibility. That is in the works

  • Greg Garcia & Jake Smolinski: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 7/20/2016 -  2
    is that he's set for some additional playing time in the wake of the Peralta injury and he's a classic "won't hurt you" type of acquisition. Jake Smolinski | OF OAK | 1% Owned Unless you're a hardcore

  • Is There A Looming Consequence of Jake Lamb vs. Lefties?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 10/25/2017 -  6
    to start than with the player that has become my personal special boy, of sorts (really in every way possible), in Jake Lamb. Lamb has experienced an uptick in production overall, especially

  • Q&A: Jake Peavy, Red Sox Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/9/2013 -  9
    Jake Peavy has had a rollercoaster career. The 32-year-old righthander won the National League Cy Young award in 2007 while pitching for the San Diego Padres. A three-time all-star, he twice led

  • O's Sweep Rays, Jake McGee Sweeps O's
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/14/2012 -  10
    Rays reliever Jake McGee has, at this writing, struck out seven consecutive batters. McGee has not, as I was led to believe by a certain other distinguished FanGraphs author, struck out nine

  • Jake Arrieta's Mechanics: Learning from the Past
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/20/2015 -  12
    When we took a look at Jake Arrieta's multi-faceted slider on Wednesday, the pitcher gave credit to 'old-timers' for the idea to use his legs to deaden the pitch. It turns out, there's more old

  • Jake Odorizzi: A Budding Craftsman on his Development
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/14/2016 -  4
    Jake Odorizzi is a wanted man. The 25-year-old right-hander is reportedly a trade target for multiple teams this offseason. It’s easy to see why. Last year, in his second full season with the Tampa

  • Jake Lamb on Being a Gap-to-Gap Diamondback
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/6/2016 -  2
    Jake Lamb is off to a solid start in the production department. The left-handed-hitting third baseman homered in Arizona’s opener, and he doubled in game two. There’s more where that came from. Lamb

  • The Cubs’ Season Depends on Jake Arrieta's Slider
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/1/2016 -  4
    It says something when a pitcher wins 18 games, records a 3.10 ERA, and people are still left wondering what went wrong. Nevertheless, that's the case for Jake Arrieta and his 2016 season. Because

  • Jake McGee Knows His Spin Rates
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/16/2017 -  2
    a month of training in a different environment during spring, as well. Perhaps it is information that can better guide Rockies' pitcher in making adjustments from location to location. Jake McGee

  • Let's Do the Math on Miguel Montero and Jake Arrieta
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/28/2017 -  57
    , notably Trevor Bauer in Arizona. He was at it again after last night's game, directing blame toward starting pitcher Jake Arrieta. [embed]

  • Rockies Boost Bullpen with Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 12/13/2017 -  1
    $27 million with former Cleveland pitcher Bryan Shaw. It looks like they are also in the process of retaining Jake McGee to a three-year deal with a fourth-year option. Bryan Shaw might not have

  • Jake Arrieta Lands Middle Case Scenario
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/12/2018 -  4
    Narratives are the life blood of sportswriters. And so, it's easy to summarize Jake Arrieta with a series of narratives. Scott Boras overreached, leading to a complicated three-year, $75 million deal

  • Jake Arrieta: NL Contact Manager Of The Year
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 10/15/2015 -  15
    them past the Pirates in the wild card game, ace starter Jake Arrieta. These Cubs have been built quickly, and have excelled in many talent procurement areas. Hitting on high-end position player

  • The Jake Peavy Deal: Giants and Red Sox Make Win-Win Trade
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 7/26/2014 -  74
    The Red Sox and Giants struck a Saturday morning near-trading deadline special, with Jake Peavy headed west in exchange for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree, with the clubs

  • Jake Arrieta Joins Phillies Club Marching Towards Relevance
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/11/2018 -  44
    with some of the unmixed Falernian -- to announce a deal of some note. In this particular case, what Philadelphia has done is to sign free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta. Bob Nightengale was among

  • Mock Battle: Zack Greinke vs Jake Arrieta ('s ADP)
    in RotoGraphs by Daniel Schwartz - 1/7/2015 -  8
    Sean Doolittle RP 0 65 4 2.2 1 77 28 4.05 4.34 Jake McGee RP 0 65 4 2.26 1.02 80 28 3.97 4.26 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 31 192 13 3.52 1.17 155 0 3.92 4.21 Koji

  • The Sleeper and the Bust Episode 303 – Corey Dickerson/Jake McGee Trade
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 1/29/2016 -  5
    The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live! Follow us on Twitter @sporer @enosarris Notable Transactions/Rumors Corey Dickerson - Jake McGee trade (2:20) Doug Fister

  • Jake Lamb vs. Chip Hale & Left-Handed Pitching
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 6/15/2016 -  4
    in the Southwest has had more success accompany it than that of Jake Lamb, who we've already discussed among the third base group on one occasion earlier this season. In that post, I listed Lamb

  • Jake Fishman On His Draft Process, Gaining Velocity, and Spin vs. Location
    in Community by OTBB_Sean - 6/26/2016 -  0
    name like football star Russell Wilson for some good publicity. The selection might lead you to believe that Jake Fishman is a little crafty lefty who tosses batting-practice fastballs. Well

  • White Sox Re-Sign Jake Peavy for 2/$29M
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/30/2012 -  29
    Faced with a $22 million team option for 2013 or paying Jake Peavy a $4 million buyout and letting him hit free agency, the White Sox went with Door #3; re-sign him to an extension that lowers his

  • Daily Notes: In Which Andy Marte and Jake Fox Are Invoked
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/16/2013 -  8
    / @SOMPatriots' Jake Fox/@BlueCrabs' Cyle Hankerd. Monster day #YorkRevs— Paul Braverman (@PaulBraverman) July 15, 2013 The discerning reader will recognize this tweet immediately as one which

  • Jake Lamb's Revamped Swing Made Him an All-Star (Snub)
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 7/11/2016 -  17
    It's important to note, considering the title of this post, that Jake Lamb is presently not a member of the National League All-Star team. It's certainly not for lack of production. Lamb's played

  • Let's Look at Jake Arrieta and Collin McHugh and Then Let's Look at Their Elbows
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/15/2014 -  26
    First you establish that Jake Arrieta and Collin McHugh both soared to new heights due to throwing their breaking balls much more than they ever had before. Then you worry about their elbows. I