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Jose Mesa Jr.  8/13/1993P
 
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  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, All Eyes on Mesa
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/24/2016 -  0
    2:05 Eric A Longenhagen: Hey everyone. I'm at Sloan Park in Mesa for BP. I'll probably hold tight to an hour today to grab a seat. I'll try to hustle through as many questions

  • Scouting the Mesa Brothers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel - 10/22/2018 -  14
    On Monday, the Marlins officially signed Cuban OFs Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. for approximately $5 million and $1 million, respectively, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. Below

  • AFL Thoughts: Mesa at Phoenix
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/25/2010 -  6
    , and stadiums where you could hear a pin drop. The intimacy and inexpensiveness make it a must-see for prospect fans. Today's game between the Mesa Solar Sox and the Phoenix Desert Dogs did not meet

  • AFL Preview: Mesa Solar Sox
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 9/2/2009 -  8
    roster. Today, let's view the Mesa Solar Sox roster. The Mesa Solar Sox (Click HERE for the entire roster) Minnesota, Chicago (NL), Los Angeles (AL), Florida, Boston Andrew Cashner | RHP | Chicago

  • The Difficulty in Projecting Jose Abreu
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/16/2014 -  5
    , but working with Cuban players is more like a seven-year itch in the pairing: Neither side is completely happy with what they've got. In the case of Jose Abreu in particular, the scouts have a few

  • Arizona Fall League Breakdown: Mesa Solar Sox
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 8/30/2012 -  7
    to the league - unless they're attempting to make up for lost innings due to injuries. The Mesa Solar Sox club consists of players from five organizations - Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles NL

  • Jose Molina on Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/26/2013 -  21
    Fun fact: Jose Molina's FanGraphs player ID number is 25. Mike Trout's is 10155. All right. According to numbers provided to me by Matthew Carruth, last year there were 78 catchers in baseball who

  • Jose Barista
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/18/2012 -  5
    Jose Bautista has been many things. A Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick. An Oriole, Devil Ray, Royal, Pirate, and Met, all in the same season. A Rule 5 Draft pick. A Blue Jay. The Home Run King. One

  • Jose is Okay
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 6/5/2012 -  7
    Two years ago, when Jose Bautista was enjoying his 50 HR breakout, I was enjoying slotting him in to my lineup on a daily basis in the original ottoneu league. A $1 in-season auction pickup, Joey

  • The Next Jose Bautista Is Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/31/2017 -  11
    Over the winter, Jose Bautista was forced to settle on a one-year contract of about $18 million, or roughly the price of a qualifying offer. Given Bautista's performance over the previous half-dozen

  • Jose Abreu Fantasy Report
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 2/11/2014 -  6
    No one knows what to expect from Jose Abreu. Certainly I do not know what to expect from him. Thus, this post is not about his fantasy value, or his fantasy projections. It is merely a fantasy

  • Jose Lopez, Feast and Famine
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/19/2010 -  9
    One of the more intriguing quirks of the young 2010 season has been Jose Lopez. A full time second baseman for the prior four seasons, Lopez earned a reputation as a visually unappealing glove man

  • Daily Graphing - Jose Contreras
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/19/2005 -  0
    While I was waiting for the White Sox to collapse (which never happened), Jose Contreras seemed to really figure things out by putting together 8 straight wins to finish out the season. Now usually

  • The Timeless Wisdom of Jose Mota
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/26/2012 -  6
    I scarcely need to remind you of this unfading chestnut -- one applicable not only to baseball but also to a gentleman's efforts in office-gym-bedroom -- but it's something else entirely for Jose

  • Finding a Suitor for Jose Fernandez
    in Community by isasson - 12/18/2015 -  0
    One of the league's most coveted starting pitchers, Jose Fernandez, had his names floating around in rumors all through the winter meetings. Marlins' President Mike Hill was adamant that Fernandez

  • This is Jose Fernandez' Third Pitch
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/8/2013 -  10
    There's a lot of Jose Fernandez talk going around. And he looks to be a legit young starting pitcher -- his gas sat above 95 mph, his slurve/slider thing got plenty of whiffs, and he lived

  • Better Understanding Jose Fernandez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/5/2013 -  23
    As good as Jose Fernandez is, there still exists a critical angle. Fernandez, of course, pitches for the Marlins, and the Marlins get a lot of things wrong. The Internet usually doesn't let those

  • Jose Abreu Should Be Embarrassed
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/26/2016 -  12
    the most-outside swing attempt of the season belongs to Jose Abreu, as of Thursday night. Abreu should probably be ashamed of himself. Though I looked at everyone, the swings at the very most-outside

  • Jose Reyes' Sluggish Start
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/15/2010 -  9
    New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has long been a fantasy stalwart due to his sizzling speed and surprising pop. After a lost 2009 season in which the switch-hitter injured his right hamstring

  • Jose Bautista's Counter-Shift
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/3/2014 -  53
    was stressing the importance of using the whole field. Seitzer came into a situation featuring Jose Bautista, who blossomed into a star by becoming an extreme pull power hitter. This season, Bautista has

  • Jose Molina Misses a Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/23/2013 -  26
    Jose Bautista took him deep on an inside fastball at 98 miles per hour. Rodney retired Edwin Encarnacion, then he walked Adam Lind. Lind didn't score, so that walk didn't really hurt. Lind walked

  • In Awe of Jose Iglesias
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/13/2013 -  127
    , on July 16, 2004, Wily Mo Pena went 1-for-4 with a homer, no walks, and three strikeouts. I like a game in which a player puts everything about himself on display, and Jose Iglesias had just such a game

  • Jose Bautista and the 9-3 Putout
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 6/2/2014 -  77
    contact that the ball he hit was going foul, despite the fact that it really wasn't even close to being foul. Jose Bautista knew better, made a great sliding stop and came up firing to first without

  • Passing on Jose Reyes
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 6/21/2011 -  57
    . Though we felt good about our franchise players, many of the readers were quick to point out players they felt were snubbed. Of all the names mentioned, Jose Reyes has become the one player I'm

  • Jose Lopez's Woeful 2010
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/23/2010 -  10
    About a month ago, Matthew Carruth wrote up Jose Lopez’s odd season. Summarizing his accomplishments to date with: It’s not all cheery news however. While Lopez may pace the entire league

  • The Dynastic Ambitions of Jose Canseco
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 1/23/2013 -  1
    on television, or duck calls sold, or albums sold, or games won, or descendents who wind up ruling nation-states. Fortunately, Internet philosopher Jose Canseco is an expert on a great many things, only

  • Jose Fernandez and Efficient Dominance
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 4/30/2014 -  13
    . And for that, they can thank Jose Fernandez. It seems odd writing about a Jose Fernandez v. Alex Wood matchup a mere seven days after Jeff Sullivan did the same thing here, but this game

  • Jose Altuve's Strike Zone
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/25/2013 -  20
    of two things. It's either any joke told by John Mulaney, or it's the fact that my Firefox spellcheck suggests replacing "Altuve" with "altitude." It's funny because it's true. Jose Altuve

  • A Week with Jose Abreu
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/7/2014 -  33
    different story with a player like Jose Abreu. He's a prospect, yes, and there's excitement there, sure, but Abreu is more of an unknown, no matter how much the White Sox committed to him. With a lot

  • Is This the End for Jose Bautista?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2017 -  64
    Ten months ago, Jose Bautista hit the free-agent market. Even coming off a down year, he looked like one of the best hitters available. However, Bautista was caught up in the cratering market for bat

  • Is Jose Bautista's Leap Unprecedented?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/20/2011 -  91
    As long as Jose Bautista continues to hit like this it is our duty to write articles in his honor. Earlier in the week Dave Cameron analyzed how much of a bargain Bautista's 5 yr/$65 mil extension

  • Jose Valverde's Ground Assault
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/10/2010 -  2
    For most of his major league career, Jose Valverde has relied upon pure, unadulterated power to close out games. Delivering sizzling fastballs from a calm, unhurried motion that contrasts

  • Jose Lopez to Colorado
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/3/2010 -  17
    In the moments leading up to the non-tender deadline, the Mariners managed to move second baseman Jose Lopez, receiving minor league pitcher Chaz Roe from the Rockies in return. Seattle was planning

  • Jose Bautista Facts
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/16/2011 -  181
    , we've seen Eric Hosmer Facts. Well, I'm here to present you with Jose Bautista Facts, but there's one slight difference - despite being just as crazy, these facts are all true (h/t to DrewGROF

  • Jose Reyes Lands In Miami
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 12/6/2011 -  0
    The Marlins’ addition of Jose Reyes not only affects the 29-year-old shortstop, but also has a great impact on two other Miami players. In October I penned a piece about Jose Reyes’ outlook

  • Jose Lobaton and the Nearly Impossible
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/8/2013 -  28
    The reality of Jose Lobaton's walk-off home run is that we don't know what it's going to mean yet. This is going to depend in large part on series context, on how the rest of the series goes

  • The True Arrival of Jose Berrios
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/25/2017 -  41
    . This is one of the reasons why there's been so much hype around Jose Berrios. Berrios, last year, had a chance to make an impression. I suppose he did make an impression, but it wasn't the one anyone

  • The Peculiarity of Pitching to Jose Altuve
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/24/2017 -  8
    Jose Altuve is short. Relative to the standard major-league baseball player, Jose Altuve is a little man. You've heard about this. Very recently, you've heard about this! Jose Altuve is short. Aaron

  • The Basepath Misadventures of Jose Pirela
    in FanGraphs by Stephen Loftus - 8/17/2018 -  13
    sprint speed. Jose Pirela isn't slow by any stretch of the imagination. His sprint speed -- according to Statcast -- is 28.6 ft/s, good for 78th-best in baseball. He's not Byron Buxton, but he's

  • Jose Canseco on Taxes
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 9/26/2012 -  19
    From two of Jose Canseco's columns at Vice.com: The issue is very simple: If you’ve got friends and family, the more money you make the more you spend on them. So let’s say you spend half your

  • Consistency, Steals and Jose Reyes
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/28/2008 -  0
    One thing that fantasy players value in their picks is consistency. And for the past three seasons, Jose Reyes has been one of the most consistent players around. According to the RotoTimes Player

  • What is a Jose Quintana?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/27/2014 -  20
    The White Sox aren't close, but they're building a long-term core. Earlier in the week they signed starting pitcher Jose Quintana to a five-year contract with two more years of club options

  • Jose Bautista's Historic Pace
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/15/2011 -  84
    In discussing Thursday how Jose Bautista has been, without question, the best and most valuable player in the American League this year, the topic of where his first "half" ranks historically

  • Tigers Acquire Jose Veras
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/29/2013 -  27
    While the Tigers had been pegged by the media as buyers of expensive proven closers, Dave Dombrowski just ignored the high profile end of the relief market and found a much better value in Jose Veras

  • Projecting Jose De Leon
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 1/25/2017 -  6
    At long last, the Dodgers found a solution to their hole at second base, acquiring second baseman Logan Forsythe from the Rays on Monday night in exchange for top pitching prospect Jose De Leon

  • A New Jose Quintana Idea
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 1/27/2017 -  76
    We've been waiting for Jose Quintana to get traded for a while now. Chris Sale's move to Boston signaled the start of a fire sale for the White Sox, and Adam Eaton soon followed him out the door

  • Jose Bautista: Force of Nature
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 6/27/2014 -  10
    of the game's elite and determined whether they have taken things to the next level. Today: Jose Bautista. Jose Bautista's path to greatness has been far from traditional. Any list of the game's greats

  • The Astros Get Their Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/6/2014 -  63
    any sort of household name, you could say the Astros just got their Jose Molina. Have I mentioned lately that the Astros employ Mike Fast? Do I even need to? On the surface, it's a C-list

  • Appreciating Jose Quintana
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 10/2/2015 -  21
    . If you sort our leaderboard by WAR from 2013-2015, guess who's ninth? It's noted White Sox lefty... Jose Quintana? Using RA9-WAR he falls to 17th. Of course, his teammate deservedly receives more

  • Jose Bautista Fighting Decline
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 11/17/2016 -  3
    this past year following his age-40 season. At 36, free agent Jose Bautista is a few years older than Ortiz was back in 2008, but similar questions apply. From 2010 to 2015, the former Jays outfielder

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Jose Bautista
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/26/2011 -  1
    and don’t want to vote on those numbers, it’s fine, and I have not made it a required question. Let me know if you like it. I’m surprised we haven’t done Jose Bautista yet over the course

  • Trade Me Jose Reyes
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/5/2012 -  10
    Jose Reyes was drafted as a three category juggernaut in a prime position. Owners expected him to be near the top of the league in steals, average, and runs as he will hit atop a lineup

  • Doing the Best With Jose Valverde
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/4/2013 -  35
    All offseason long, the Detroit Tigers denied interest in re-signing free-agent closer Jose Valverde. Every other team in baseball also effectively denied interest in signing Valverde. The Tigers did

  • Jose Fernandez, Etched in Stone
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/12/2013 -  81
    had Jose Fernandez on the mound, and before the Marlins equivalent of a full house, Fernandez did everything in what would be his final start of the season. There were twists, there were turns

  • Jose Abreu's First and Worst
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/11/2014 -  29
    It's been a hell of a stretch for Jose Dariel Abreu. Coming out of Cuba, he signed with the White Sox for life-changing money. He put together a decent spring training under completely unfamiliar

  • By the Way, Jose Alvarado Was Impossible
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/8/2019 -  23
    Let me explain how I landed on Jose Alvarado. Alvarado is a reliever for the Rays. I actually wrote about him last June, but not because of his pitching. Right. So why Alvarado, on today

  • Daily Graphing - Jose Valverde
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 3/10/2006 -  0
    . Jose Valverde was next in line and after saving 8 games in 10 chances, he too was forced to go on the disabled list for the remainder of the season. In steps Greg Aquino who converted 16 of 19

  • Jose Reyes: Then and Now
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/29/2008 -  10
    While taking full advantage of my MLB Extra Innings package last night a scrolling bottom line informed me that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes hit his 7th home run. At that point it dawned on me

  • Hackin' Jose Reyes
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/11/2011 -  28
    With a healthy, productive season, Jose Reyes will become a very wealthy man next winter. The switch-hitter, eligible for free agency following 2011, could hit the market as a 28-year-old

  • Is Jose Ramirez a Starter or Reliever?
    in FanGraphs by JD Sussman - 5/22/2013 -  21
    Jose Ramirez's live arm was on display against Kevin Gausman this past Friday. The New York Yankees' minor-leaguer consistently unleashed 94 mph to 95 mph four-seam fastballs against the Bowie Baysox

  • Forgetting Jose Veras
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 2/1/2013 -  9
    Jose Veras -- not the most glamorous name that comes to mind when you're thinking about closers for next year, but if you're one of those fantasy owners who hates investing heavily in a position

  • Jose Quintana's Steady Improvement
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/17/2013 -  15
    It's been an improbable ride for Jose Quintana. After signing with the White Sox as a minor-league free-agent last season, Quintana held his own in 22 starts in the majors. While nothing about his

  • Jose Quintana: Stud or Dud?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/16/2014 -  6
    of today's analysis, Jose Quintana. He's coming off a season in which he threw over 200 innings with nine wins, 178 strikeouts, a 3.32 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. You might be surprised to learn the total

  • The Un-comparable Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 2/16/2011 -  20
    There are several issues complicating Jose Bautista’s impending arbitration status. For starters, there’s the fact that last season was a career year for him, something that was completely out

  • Have A Day, Jose Fernandez
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 4/8/2013 -  16
    As spring training gave way to the regular season, the Marlins turned some heads when they announced that Jose Fernandez had made the team. No, not just made the team, but that he wasn’t even

  • Jose Iglesias on the Comeback Trail
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/18/2015 -  9
    Molina and Jose Iglesias, their defensive skills so outweighed their offensive ineptitude that they were brought to the major leagues without the ability to hit anywhere near a major-league level

  • The Poor Man's Jose Peraza
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/2/2017 -  7
    On Monday, Scott Strandberg wrote that everybody is paying too much for Jose Peraza. The statement is based on NFBC ADP which has him going a round or two earlier than what I've seen in expert mocks

  • Jose Bautista's Strange Season
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/25/2012 -  52
    Jose Bautista is once again performing at a very high level after a slow start to the season. He has produced 2.4 WAR in 72 games, and ranks 11th in the American League with a .381 wOBA. He is tied

  • Jose Iglesias: Defense in Detroit
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/31/2014 -  24
    to weak-hitting shortstops with elite defensive ability. A few paragraphs later, I brought up Jose Iglesias. Whether Iglesias fits that profile is a matter of debate. The 24-year-old ended up far

  • Jose Altuve: Power Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/22/2016 -  22
    He's listed at a generous 5-foot-6, and he's never hit more than 15 homers, so when you look up and see that Jose Altuve has hit five home runs already this year, you really just want to shrug

  • Jose Valverde to Detroit
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 1/15/2010 -  10
    According to MLB.com's Jason Beck, free agent reliever Jose Valverde has come to terms with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year, $14 million contract, with a $9 million option for the 2012 season

  • The Disappointments of Youth: Jose Tabata
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 2/7/2012 -  1
    2011 was supposed to be Jose Tabata’s coming out party, his first full season in the majors, the year that made his production a bigger story than his troubled ex-wife, but it just didn’t happen

  • The Next Jose Bautista
    in Community by Lewie Pollis - 1/13/2011 -  15
    This article was originally posted at WahooBlues.com. Jose Bautista took the baseball world by storm in 2010 when, after six MLB seasons of doing nothing in particular, he emerged as a candidate

  • The Jose Bautista Club
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/11/2011 -  23
    The nature of the season brings about a plethora of articles searching for the next 'something'. Looking for the next breakout is a popular topic, meaning the search for the next Jose Bautista

  • The Case for Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/21/2011 -  22
    think, despite the presence of other viable candidates just as Jacoby Ellsbury and maybe Justin Verlander, Jose Bautista is my choice for the American League's Most Valuable Player of 2011. As I

  • Jose Bautista Cashes In
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/16/2011 -  103
    As first reported by Enrique Rojas, the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista have apparently agreed to terms on a five year, $65 million dollar contract. That is a lot of money for a guy who has had one good

  • Jose Bautista Is a Massive Bargain
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/16/2011 -  166
    When the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista to a five-year, $65 million contract extension before spring training, I said the following: I get why Toronto made this deal. I think there’s a pretty decent

  • Jose Abreu's Swing
    in FanGraphs by Dan Farnsworth - 10/28/2013 -  55
    There has been no shortage of opinions regarding the Chicago White Sox' signing of Jose Dariel Abreu.  We have seen how his statistics match up to other recent Cuban defectors before the jump

  • Jose Fernandez: Preventable or Inevitable?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/13/2014 -  189
    Jose Fernandez is broken. After allowing him to throw ridiculous pitches that opposing hitters simply couldn't touch, his elbow threw in the towel in the fifth inning of his start on Friday night

  • The Jose Bautista of the Ivy League
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/27/2015 -  31
    of contact and power roughly equivalent to Jose Bautista's in the majors. Which is not to say that Craig is Bautista's equal, but which is to say that as Bautista is to Major League Baseball, so Craig

  • Jose Bautista and Defying the Curve
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/17/2017 -  17
    So Jose Bautista will not receive the six years or $150 million he was reportedly seeking a year ago. According to Ken Rosenthal, Bautista has reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal

  • Looking For the Next Jose Bautista
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/22/2011 -  15
    the season like with Jose Bautista and Curtis Granderson in the past couple of years. Here is a look at some players that may be turning their game around for the better The data I use

  • Jose Campos: What's Left?
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 9/5/2013 -  3
    of the four in that deal who was healthy and remotely effective for the duration of the 2013 season was the throw-in on the other side, Jose Campos. Of course, the level he was effective at was Low

  • Jose Altuve and Expectations of Regression
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 10/22/2014 -  6
    What will the fantasy baseball market look like for Jose Altuve in 2015? The Houston Astros’ second baseman, as a top-five commodity overall who wasn’t, on average, drafted as a top-five player

  • Pros & Cons: Jose Berrios
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 8/17/2017 -  6
    Jose Berrios was a heralded prospect coming up through the minors for the Minnesota Twins. The big expectations were unmet a year ago as he struggled mightily through his MLB debut. He managed just

  • Jose Canseco, Vampire
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 4/26/2012 -  3

  • The Jose Altuve Adjustments
    in Community by ColinBaseball - 4/28/2017 -  0

  • GIF: Jose Molina Super Toss
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/15/2013 -  14
    Framing is an alright talent, says Jose Molina, but if you want a real unique skill, try to match this: Your move, Jonathan Lucroy.