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  • When to Walk Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 10/19/2011 -  19
    . Given the specific games states involved, they are actually rare. Despite a 2011 that was poor by his standards, Albert Pujols is still probably the best hitter in baseball (Joey Votto, Jose Bautista

  • An Alternative to Pujols in St.Louis
    in FanGraphs by Ryan Campbell - 11/4/2011 -  83
    manager, but they have to decide what to do with the only first baseman the city has known for the better part of a decade: Albert Pujols. There are numerous factors that are going to affect whether

  • Albert Pujols Can Create Contenders
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/6/2011 -  33
    The Albert Pujols-Miami Marlins contract negotiations are heating up, and at this point it seems more than a possibility that El Hombre could be among the first to don a uniform with Miami across

  • The Angels Are Kind of Right About Albert Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/27/2017 -  85
    , Pujols has been a below-average bat. One of the worst bats around, in fact. By WPA/LI, you find him on the leaderboards around names like Jose Iglesias and Maikel Franco. However, WPA is more

  • Can the Marlins Really Sign Reyes, Pujols and Buehrle?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/14/2011 -  25
    that the team entered the 2011 offseason targeting Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, three of the top free agents available. Signing all three might seem like a long shot, but the Marlins

  • 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

  • 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 Bautista: Force of Nature
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 6/27/2014 -  10
    given season might have its Yasiel Puig breaking through, or its Albert Pujols conceding his seat. But the core membership is fairly predictable. What might happen in any given year, though, is one

  • Teixeira Is No Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/15/2011 -  139
    While I commend the team of Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi for thinking outside the box, I'd like to offer one simple image as to why the Cardinals should not swap Albert Pujols for Mark Teixeira

  • Pujols to the Cubs?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/24/2011 -  100
    Even before the self-imposed deadline passed, the Chicago media planted the seed. Now that Albert Pujols will put off negotiations until the completion of the season, the media has run wild

  • on Pujols
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/17/2006 -  4 is currently running a feature on the great Albert Pujols. I was lucky enough to have my PitchZone charts included. You can find the article and all the PitchZone goodness here

  • The Pujols Contract
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/14/2011 -  150
    Earlier this week, Cardinals owner Bill Dewitt told Jon Paul Morosi that he was "hopeful" that his team would be able to come to terms on a contract extension with Albert Pujols, who is scheduled

  • Pricing Pujols
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 8/27/2013 -  9
    As David Wiers mentioned about a week ago, Albert Pujols is done for the year, and his value in 2014 will likely be all over the board. In re-draft leagues, you have the pleasure of writing Pujols

  • The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 6/15/2016 -  27
    Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that's not the bizarre stat. That's just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least

  • Who Would Want Jose Reyes?
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/31/2011 -  59
    that Jose Reyes -- who stands to be in the running for a nine-figure contract as a free agent next fall if he stays healthy and has a good year -- will be traded before the July 31 deadline

  • The Great Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/9/2009 -  58
    This morning, when debating what to write about today, I thought about penning something about Albert Pujols. It's tough to say anything new and interesting about the man, because after all, what

  • Is Jose Bautista the Best Hitter in the AL?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/25/2011 -  97
    Among the most talked about story lines heading into the 2011 season, few generated as much interest as Jose Bautista's attempt to follow up on his monstrous season from last year. The universal

  • Jose Bautista Is Doing More With Less
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 5/13/2014 -  19
    active streaks in baseball ended recently, and I bet you didn't know anything about it. No, not the end of Nolan Arenado's 28-game hitting streak, as nice as that was. Jose Bautista went 0-4

  • Breakout Impossible: Don't Compare Jose Bautista to Others
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 7/27/2012 -  57
    127 124 Albert Pujols 126 118 Sammy Sosa 179 112 Jim Thome 138 103 Mike Schmidt 124 97 David Ortiz 136 92 Ted Kluszewski 131 69 Jose Bautista 124 43

  • Jose Bautista Gets One More Chance
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 4/19/2018 -  27
    to bounce back while Player A, Jose Bautista, had no decent offers and has taken a minor-league deal that pays him $1 million if he makes the majors. Now, Pujols has the greater track record -- he's an all

  • Jose Altuve's Historic July and His MVP Momentum
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/4/2017 -  41
    Jose Altuve is a conventional contender for the MVP award, but at the same time, he really isn't. As the best player on the best team in the American League -- by a fairly large margin -- Altuve

  • Jose Bautista's Historic Season and the Hall of Fame
    in Community by The Nicker - 7/7/2011 -  8
    Jose Bautista is in the midst of a historic year. Jose Bautista will in all likelihood not make it into the Hall of Fame. Much has already been said about the unique career arc of Joey Bats

  • Is Pujols an Injury Risk?
    in FanGraphs by Jason Roberts - 12/8/2011 -  62
    With their 10-year, $250 million commitment to Albert Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are making a huge bet that Pujols will continue to be one of the game's premier offensive threats

  • Albert Pujols Grounded Into History
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/16/2017 -  42
    on a grounder to short. That brought to the plate Albert Pujols, and Cotton gave Pujols a first pitch that he liked. Pujols saw the pitch, and he swung at it. His swing still basically looks the same

  • The Nature of Albert Pujols' Revival
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 6/22/2015 -  18
    Watching all-time great baseball players age is both a frustrating and fascinating experience. Albert Pujols will never be able to recapture the dominance that gave him one of the greatest first

  • Albert Pujols Bunted Once
    in Community by Brian Reinhart - 7/11/2013 -  11
    One time, Albert Pujols bunted. If we include minor-league play, he's bunted twice in his professional career. But in the major leagues, the major leagues where he's played for 12.5 years and hit

  • Betting on an Albert Pujols Rebound
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 2/25/2014 -  27
    battled plantar fasciitis all season, he didn’t hit over 20 home runs, and he didn’t even hit .260. With that said, I am betting on Pujols this year. I put a bid on him in our staff ottoneu league

  • The Difficulty in Valuing Jose Abreu and Wil Myers
    in RotoGraphs by Rylan Edwards - 11/1/2016 -  15
    $1.75 $6.85 Albert Pujols $18.50 $14.95 $3.55 Brandon Moss $3.70 $0.60 $3.10 Joey Votto $28.20 $25.80 $2.40 C.J. Cron $2.30 $0.50 $1.80 Mark Reynolds $1.00

  • Szu-Chi Chou, Taiwan's Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 3/1/2013 -  10
    would look like if the Dictator of High-A ball forced said player to stay in High-A. If Evan Longoria or Albert Pujols were trapped in High-A until they were both 28, what kind of stats would

  • Effects of the Pujols Injury
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/20/2011 -  64
    News came out about an hour ago that Albert Pujols has a fracture in his left forearm and will miss four to six weeks while recovering. Any time you lose the best player in baseball, it's a pretty

  • Pujols, Age, and the Midwest League
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/6/2011 -  43
    Down here in Dallas, speculation about Albert Pujols' future has hit a fever pitch. The Marlins have apparently offered a 10 year contract, and are pushing for a decision in the not too distant

  • Betting Big on Bats: The Jose Abreu Quandary
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/18/2013 -  126
    According to multiple reports, the White Sox have agreed to terms with free agent first baseman Jose Abreu on a six year, $68 million contract. Abreu, who turns 27 in January, has been a star

  • Rationalizing the Next Pujols Contract
    in Community by Craig Edwards - 2/16/2011 -  8
    If you haven’t heard anything about what Albert Pujols’ value will be over the next 7-10 years, I suggest you go here…Or here…Or here…Or take a look at the discussion here. Haven’t had enough? Read

  • Pujols Deemed Most Valuable
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 11/18/2008 -  3
    Well, thank goodness for that. The process is still broken and the results still head-scratchingly inane at (often) times, but at least the end result was on the money today as Albert Pujols nabbed

  • Quarterly Report: Jose Abreu, Who Mashes
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 5/20/2014 -  6
    of this season's more noteworthy players and performances to date. "Noteworthy" doesn't always mean "best", though it does in most cases. Today, we'll take a look at the first quarter season of Jose Abreu's

  • Albert Pujols or Albert Einstein?
    in Community by Lewie Pollis - 4/9/2011 -  23
    This article was originally published on There's no question that Albert Pujols is one of the greatest players in the history of Major League Baseball. As the active leader in wOBA

  • Death, Taxes — and Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/12/2011 -  50
    When he accepted a 10-year, $254 million offer from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week, free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols ended a tremendous chapter in his baseball career. He also

  • Albert Pujols Is Back!
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 5/8/2012 -  11
    On Sunday, Albert Pujols broke his season-long homer drought. Which means only one thing. Albert Pujols is back. All season, we've been telling you it's been bad luck, small sample size, just

  • Albert Pujols' Contract in NPV
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/9/2012 -  56
    A month ago, Albert Pujols agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was a deal that the media and public mostly ignored due to the intense coverage of the trade that sent Nick

  • Albert Pujols' Swift Descent
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/24/2013 -  16
    lose it", they say. And Albert Pujols was the epitome of safety. From his rookie 2001 season through 2011, he was a near lock for a .300+ average, 100+ runs batted in and 35+ home runs. That is a long

  • Regression and Albert Pujols’ Slump
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 4/13/2011 -  35
    the beginning of the season: “Oh, Albert Pujols is hitting .200, but it’s early so he’s bound to regress.” “Nick Hundley is slugging over .700, but that’s sure to regress.” This seems like

  • Thank You, Albert Pujols
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/31/2011 -  36
    of appreciation; a chance to thank one of the greatest baseball players of the new millennium for something which he gets very little credit or notoriety.  Thank you, Albert Pujols, for changing the game

  • Pujols Bats Fourth
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/19/2010 -  17
    National attention is required anytime the best hitter in baseball moves down in the lineup. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday’s lineup swap is getting more play, though, because St. Louis Post

  • Pujols Having Best Season?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/25/2008 -  17
    Look, we all know Albert Pujols is an absolutely tremendous baseball player. He is arguably the best player in baseball right now (Yuniesky Betancourt would give him a run), is a clear-cut hall

  • Is It Time to Bench Pujols?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 5/16/2012 -  50
    go wrong? Pretty much everything. It couldn't happen again I figured, so this season I drank the Albert Pujols flavored Kool-Aid. With him getting up in the years, he would be able to get a rest from

  • Replacing Pujols (And Failing)
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 6/23/2011 -  15
    When Wilson Betemit ran into Albert Pujols' left wrist a few days ago, it took arguably the best player in the game away from fans and fantasy owners for what is expected to be four-to-six weeks

  • Albert Pujols - LVP (Historically)
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/10/2013 -  17
    Last season Albert Pujols was drafted in the mid- to late-first round. Some people expected a bounce-back after a disappointing 2012 season. All they got from him was a dead cat bounce. He ended up

  • Straily and Pujols: A Little of This and That
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 8/6/2012 -  13
    and change-up was only 7 MPH. A difference around 10 MPH would be more encouraging. Albert Pujols – This past week while building a house, I heard some announcer on the radio state that Albert

  • News Illustrated: Hunter Fights Pujols
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/27/2013 -  2
    Last week, CBS reported that tensions in the Angels' clubhouse last season grew so high that Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols nearly ended up in a fight. Leading to this informative news illustration

  • Wainwright and Pujols: Rough Starts
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 4/23/2012 -  33
    though to return to his glory of 2009 and 2010. Right now expect him to be an average to above average pitcher. Anything more should just be icing on the cake. Albert Pujols – Albert has not been

  • Albert Pujols Finds Center Field
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 5/18/2012 -  11
    Big news in Los Angeles of Anaheim these past couple days: Albert Pujols has hit home runs in back-to-back games. Just as after Pujols hit his first homer of the season back on May 6th, one question

  • 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

  • Some Unreported Details of the Pujols Contract
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/19/2011 -  6
    Over the weekend, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports provided some details on Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels, noting that the first baseman will receive $3 million for his 3,000th career hit and $7

  • Important Year Ahead for Pujols and Baseball
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/12/2010 -  87
    On October 6th, the St. Louis Cardinals picked up Albert Pujols's $16 million dollar option. Perhaps it's because of the playoffs that this move went relatively unnoticed and unheralded, perhaps

  • For the Fashionably Dressed Pujols Fan
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/30/2011 -  5

  • Completely Unscientific Projections For Albert Pujols
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 1/2/2012 -  6
    A few weeks ago, the venerable Prof. Cyril Morong executed a rather interesting projection for Albert Pujols, comparing similar and even dissimilar players to Pujols to get a feel for how well he

  • Three More Albert Pujols Bunts
    in Community by Brian Reinhart - 7/15/2013 -  8
    Mea culpa. After posting an in-depth look at Albert Pujols' lone sacrifice bunt, readers both friendly and unfriendly pointed out to me that there is record of three more major-league Pujols bunt

  • Cardinals Offense Picking Up For Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/3/2011 -  18
    That the Cardinals lead the majors on wOBA is not that huge a surprise. They brought back an elite core of hitters in Colby Rasmus, Albert Pujols, and Matt Holliday, and then added a number

  • TLDR: Albert Pujols's Consistency Problem
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 12/9/2011 -  8
    No, it's not what you think. Albert Pujols is the very model of consistency as a baseball player. The man's WAR has WAR. It's not about Pujols deciding to spend the next decade in Anaheim either

  • Albert Pujols: Fighting Father Time
    in RotoGraphs by Landon Jones - 10/14/2014 -  11
    It’s quite possible Albert Pujols’s obituary was written a little too soon. I wrote him off; not entirely, but basically. Projection systems liked him fairly well early on; I didn’t, mainly due

  • The Fielding Edge: Why Pujols is No Cabrera
    in Community by SocraticGadfly - 4/27/2014 -  2
    When Miguel Cabrera signed his big new contract with Detroit earlier this year, the response of this blogger and many other fans was — No! Specifically, the seeming albatross of Albert Pujols

  • Holliday and the Cardinals' Post-Pujols Plan
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 8/9/2013 -  23
    projected value over the life of the contract, it would make it difficult to retain other stars in the future given their budget -- namely, Albert Pujols. It made sense at the time. And despite the down

  • Albert Pujols and the Crawl to 3,000 Hits
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 5/3/2018 -  67
    Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Alex Rodriguez: at some point soon, Albert Pujols will join this exclusive company, the list of players who have attained both the 3,000-hit and 600-home-run milestones

  • Albert Pujols Is Here for Your Jerseys
    in FanGraphs by Rian Watt - 3/9/2018 -  18
    that made me certain that it had happened before and would happen again. I saw Albert Pujols messing with an opposing player's jersey. Here's what I saw, specifically: That's Albert Pujols, Los

  • Angels Bet the Future on Albert Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/8/2011 -  162
    bidding. This year, however, the Angels decided to blow the doors off the Albert Pujols sweepstakes, and they got their man by outbidding everyone else in a pretty significant way. The reported

  • On an Intentional Ball Thrown to Albert Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/30/2013 -  34
    . With two out in the top of the 11th inning, Grant Balfour intentionally walked Albert Pujols. We consider the 3-and-0 pitch. Already, these were unusual circumstances. In extras, the Angels had

  • Wainwright's Injury: Key to Signing Pujols?
    in FanGraphs by Jonah Keri - 2/24/2011 -  24
    Adam Wainwright's date with Tommy John surgery certainly hurts the Cardinals' chances for success in 2011. But there could be an unexpected benefit: signing Albert Pujols. Two days ago

  • Albert Pujols and the Effects of the Wrist Injury
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/22/2011 -  3
    When Albert Pujols fractured his wrist this last weekend, fantasy owners scrambled to find a replacement for him. Besides finding a replacement, owners may be wondering what type of production

  • Numbers as Narrative: Bell, Hernandez, Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/22/2009 -  25
    improve, but the fact remains that he's fairing at the major league level almost exactly how his scouting reports and pedigree suggested he would. Fin. Albert Pujols, Crusher, St. Louis El

  • MASH Report: Scherzer, Wheeler, & Pujols
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 2/17/2017 -  1
    drops down to the next pack with Thor, Sale, and Bumgarner. • Albert Pujols may not be ready for the season’s start because of foot surgery he had in December. "I think it's just like I did last

  • 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

  • How Much Would You Pay for Albert Pujols?
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 2/16/2011 -  126
    Albert Pujols and the Cardinals being unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension has been the big news of the week and provoked a lot of commentary speculating on the motives of all those

  • 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

  • Albert Pujols Still Loves Having Ducks on the Pond
    in Community by The_BaseballKid - 5/20/2017 -  0
    While Albert Pujols is the active leader in RBI and is 13th all-time with 1,849, there is something different about how he is getting them this year. He has 32 RBI, good for second-best in baseball

  • How Much Is Too Much for Albert Pujols?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/7/2011 -  142
    While we wait through the last few hours of the Marlins and Cardinals jockeying for Albert Pujols, the reported offers are going up, and it's now looking like Pujols is going to get a 10 year deal

  • Current Edwin Encarnacion vs. Vintage Albert Pujols
    in Community by JoseCansecoForMayor - 11/6/2013 -  20
    qualified hitters struck out at a lower rate than Encarnacion. None of them had more than 17 home runs. In fact, you’ll have to go back to the glory days of Albert Pujols (2001-11) to find someone

  • Albert Pujols: "I'm Suing NotGraphs Too."
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/12/2013 -  9
    Piggybacking on Albert Pujols's decision to sue former host of "American Bandstand" Jack Clark for declaring on the radio that he "knows for a fact" that Pujols used steroids, the Angels star has

  • In-Game Update: Pujols and the Value of a Foul Ball
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/21/2011 -  8
    Just minutes ago, during the Cardinals-Mets game currently unfolding in Queens, Albert Pujols hit a home run off of Jonathon Niese. The home run is notable because (a) it came at the end of a nine

  • Angels Corner Infield: Bour, Ohtani, & Pujols
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 12/14/2018 -  9
    appearances last season. This signing made perfect sense for the Angels who will have Shohei Ohtani rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and Albert Pujols being a member of the walking dead. Overall

  • Nolan Ryan Prefers Mitch Moreland to Albert Pujols?
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 11/11/2011 -  42
    that they are focusing on acquiring pitching, as one of the large market teams with a weak first baseman, most people expected them to be players in the bidding for Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols. Well

  • Cards Spend Some Pujols Money on Carlos Beltran
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/22/2011 -  63
    How do you replace a superstar like Albert Pujols? You spread the money around. The Cardinals signed their second post-Pujols contract by hiring Carlos Beltran to patrol right field for two years

  • Albert Pujols and Linear Dollars Per Win
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/22/2011 -  53
    Kenny Williams, on whether he would sign Albert Pujols. “If [Jerry Reinsdorf] gave me $30MM dollars right now, I’m not going to spend it on one guy. Sorry White Sox fans,” the GM said. “But I tell

  • Post-Pujols Cardinals Re-Sign Furcal
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/10/2011 -  35
    While a substantial portion of St. Louis Cardinals fans may still be in shock over the loss of Albert Pujols to the Angels, the front office has not stopped working. The team has reportedly signed

  • Pujols's Knee Injury More Serious Than First Expected
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/18/2012 -  5
    Joe Strauss reports today at the St. Louis-Post Dispatch that Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols underwent knee surgery last week in St. Louis. However, while Strauss's source has

  • 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

  • Report: Why Pujols Really Threw His Glove at Aybar
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/11/2012 -  15
    Minneapolis -- Considerable speculation has flooded the internet blogs regarding Albert Pujols's motives for throwing his glove at Angels teammate Erick Aybar following the club's 6-2 victory

  • 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

  • How the Angels Could Get Out of Paying Albert Pujols
    in FanGraphs by Sheryl Ring - 4/25/2018 -  86
    Albert Pujols is signed through 2021 on a 10-year, $240-million deal that is widely considered the worst contract in baseball. In 2011, his last season with St. Louis, Pujols posted a then-career

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Jose Canseco on Taxes
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 9/26/2012 -  19
    From two of Jose Canseco's columns at 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

  • 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'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 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.

  • Ceremonial First GIF: Jose Fernandez
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/7/2013 -  8
    Miami right-hander and 20-year-old Cuban emigre Jose Fernandez has, just seconds before the composition of these very words, finished his first inning as a major-league pitcher, retiring the New

  • Effectively Wild Episode 228: Matt Harvey and Clubhouse Hazing/Albert Pujols at Present/Underrated Slash Line Stars
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 6/20/2013 -  0
    Ben and Sam discuss Matt Harvey's response to hazing, Albert Pujols' recent resurgence, and players we're underrating because of the run environment.

  • Jose Bautista - Also Good at Internetting
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 8/22/2011 -  34
    I make no secret of my soaring admiration for all things Jose Bautista, for whom my love is both boundless and without bound. As such I was pleased to learn that Joey Bats is as adept at Internetting

  • Our Staff Remembers Jose Fernandez
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/27/2016 -  18
    As you know by now, the world lost Jose Fernandez on Sunday. Here at FanGraphs, we wanted to offer those affiliated with us an opportunity to remember Fernandez in their own way. We have collected

  • Jose Abreu: Now a Complete Hitter
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/5/2014 -  69
    You might not have heard, but Jose Abreu is a pretty good hitter. Who am I kidding, you've heard about that by now. You also probably heard he just wrapped up a 21-game hitting streak

  • On Jose Fernandez and The 2016 Cy Young
    in Community by OTBB_Sean - 9/30/2016 -  4
    at his head. But now he's gone. He leaves behind a legacy that won't soon be forgotten -- Dave Cameron can't wait to tell his children about Jose Fernandez, and the Marlins are going to retire his

  • Let's Talk About Jose Ramirez
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 8/24/2016 -  3
    of their ballclub has been the recent emergence of Jose Ramirez. A team starved for offensive talent coming into the year has seen Ramirez serve as a catalyst in recent weeks, as they continue

  • Jose Bautista Thinks the ALCS Is Rigged
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 10/17/2016 -  44
    , a little too unusual, per Mike Vorkunov's twitter account. Jose Bautista implied today that there are "circumstances" working against the Jays & we're not talking about whatever

  • Effectively Wild Episode 736: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and the Angels' Attempt to Stay Alive
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 10/1/2015 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to OC Register writer Pedro Moura about the odd career paths of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, the Angels' recent resurgence, and the team's search for a new GM.

  • Effectively Wild Episode 202: Bryce Harper Hits the Wall/Albert Pujols' Pain
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 5/14/2013 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk about how a player's willingness to crash into walls affects their expectations for him, then discuss whether Albert Pujols can improve if he keeps playing.

  • Painting a New Picture of Jose Ramirez
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/11/2017 -  10
    In your mind, you might have an idea of the relative strengths of the Indians' Jose Ramirez. He's what many might term a "good little player" -- and that's not a comment on his 5-foot-8 stature

  • Jose Bautista and the Meaning of the Word "Fluke"
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 9/23/2010 -  59
    Today, Joe Posnanski wrote a piece about Jose Bautista's remarkable 50th home run. Bautista's the first man to crack the 50-home run barrier since 2007, just the 26th man ever to reach such a gaudy

  • Jose Canseco, Steroids, and Logical Paradox
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 3/8/2012 -  66
    In case you weren't aware, Jose Canseco has been attempting a baseball comeback with the Mexican League. Last night, the president of the Mexican League confirmed to ESPN that Canseco had been banned

  • Jose Abreu Is Halfway to Strikeout Bingo
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/22/2016 -  18
    Just in case you've missed it -- Jose Abreu, earlier, was a massive disappointment. For as long as the White Sox were worth paying attention to this year, Abreu was underachieving. It was one

  • The Yankees and the Poor Man's Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/9/2013 -  17
    Kontos. That was before Kontos actually pitched well. But to understand Chris Stewart is to understand a division rival of his. A year ago, the Rays signed the old and underwhelming Jose Molina

  • Jose Fernandez Threw a Slow Fastball
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/13/2016 -  14
    -Star Game captured the attention of my dorkiness. It was the most talked-about pitch of the contest. This is how Jose Fernandez started David Ortiz in the third inning: The thing to notice

  • Jose Quintana's K/9 and SwStr% Disconnect
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 2/1/2018 -  14
    Last week, I profiled Jose Quintana as a pitcher’s whose ADP and our auction value differed. In my analysis, I noticed that his swinging strike rate (SwStr%) and strikeout rate (K/9) didn’t move

  • Effectively Wild Episode 886: Take My Pujols, Please
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 5/18/2016 -  0

  • The Year in High Strikes to Jose Altuve
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/17/2014 -  15
    Jose Altuve accomplished something Tuesday night. He played in a major-league baseball game! Wow! And even more incredible than that, he broke the Astros' single-season record for hits, previously

  • Should We Believe in Jose Ramirez?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 1/18/2017 -  5
      As we begin to approach the 2017 season, one of the larger wild cards at the third base position is Cleveland Indians third sacker Jose Ramirez. While Ramirez is coming off of a remarkable

  • Pending Options Spotlight: Jose Reyes
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/25/2010 -  18
    season together. Naturally, that means that there's going to be some speculation about the future of some of the Mets talented veterans, such as shortstop Jose Reyes. The Mets hold an option

  • Jose Lopez Finds Work With Marlins
    in FanGraphs by Tommy Rancel - 6/10/2011 -  5
    It was not too long ago when Jose Lopez was a perfectly capable starter on a major-league team. Sure, he was far from a star, but was league-average bat with passable defense at several positions

  • Astros Take On Jose Veras Experiment
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/19/2012 -  3
    Jose Veras spent last season as a reliever for the Milwaukee Brewers, but in retrospect he was also something more: a year-long experiment on the value of those relievers a fan observes day

  • Andrelton Simmons: The New Jose Altuve?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/8/2013 -  17
    , but in the world of fantasy middle infielders, is there room for a comparison? Andrelton Simmons could be the late sleeper we all need at a tough position, just like Jose Altuve was last year. Neither

  • Creating a Composite Jose Fernandez Projection
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 12/11/2014 -  11
    Jose Fernandez was having a dominating 2014 season until he needed Tommy John surgery last May. The 22-year-old righty could be one of the more dominant arms in the game when he returns. Fantasy

  • Jose Fernandez Adds a New Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/20/2013 -  20
    Any other year and Jose Fernandez would be getting a lot more attention. The Marlins' rookie starting pitcher recently turned 21 years old and he was promoted to the major straight from Single

  • Jose Altuve Scared Them Away
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/7/2016 -  4
    It was a strange start to the season, you'll remember. Even though the Astros, as a whole, were completely disappointing, Jose Altuve came out absolutely on fire. He put up numbers you'd expect from

  • 2009 Impact Rookie: Jose Tabata
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 3/29/2009 -  1
    We've all sifted through Jose Tabata's dirty laundry this week thanks to his wife. But that story should not diminish the fact that the former Yankees prospect has the potential to have an impact

  • On The Rise: Jose Tabata and Dexter Fowler
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/13/2011 -  4
    fulfilling their projections. Owners that remain patient with players in the latter group can pick up premium talent in the last rounds of a draft. Jose Tabata and Dexter Fowler are two players that fit

  • Jose Fernandez Ready For Year Two
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/11/2013 -  6
    Jose Fernandez made the Miami Marlins watchable last season. Given that the team won just 62 games, and was without Giancarlo Stanton for some time, that's quite a task. At age-20, Fernandez somewhat

  • Reviewing Steamer and I: Jose Abreu
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/29/2015 -  6
    optimistic than Steamer on the whole. However, for Jose Abreu I was actually significantly more pessimistic. In the review of this series, I will be including my original Pod Projection, and Steamer

  • Setting a Fantasy Value on Jose Reyes
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/11/2016 -  12
    Looking over some recent real and mock fantasy drafts, one name which is coming up as a potential sleeper is Jose Reyes. His fantasy value is unknown with his projected value being quite a bit

  • Have Pitchers Adjusted to Jose Bautista?
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 10/1/2010 -  19
    With 54 home runs in all, Jose Bautista has hit at least 11 home runs in May, July, August, and September. He is crushing fastballs in particular, with 2.63 fastball runs above average according

  • Jose Bautista Elevates In Hot Streak
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/21/2012 -  22
    Jose Bautista is back. After a horrendous April which saw him post just a .185/.298/.333 line, the Jays' star has surged. He's following up a .257/.342/.552 May with a a .258/.413/.774 June

  • Jose Abreu Vs. the Scouting Reports
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/10/2014 -  36
    Today's the day that Jose Abreu wins the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Seems like they're doing a whole announcement show, and nothing's official yet because they don't want to spoil

  • Jose Arredondo, Peter Pascarelli and Regression
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/25/2009 -  3
    of innings. Pascarelli came across well – he had a good voice and brought some opinions to the table. But one thing he said jumped out at me. Pascarelli was talking about Angels reliever Jose Arredondo

  • Could Jose Bautista Be Better in 2011?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/18/2011 -  72
    Since Jose Bautista signed his shiny new contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, it has been a popular task to look for players who had comparable power spikes out of nowhere and look at how

  • Jose Altuve Is Starlin Castro 2.0
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/8/2012 -  66
    I've been meaning to write about Jose Altuve for a couple of weeks now, but with Ryan espousing the virtues of Starlin Castro, this seems like the perfect time to talk about Altuve. Why does

  • Using Statcast Against Jose Abreu
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/18/2016 -  8
    that we get to see, so let's roll with it. As a demonstration, I'm going to use Jose Abreu, of the White Sox. Abreu hasn't been terrible, but he hasn't quite been himself, not yet. Why is that? Could

  • Jose Quintana Is Finding His Level
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/24/2018 -  4
    Jose Quintana's season is a little difficult to figure out. In three of his first four starts, he allowed 17 runs combined; in that fourth appearance, he pitched six shutout innings. Over four of his

  • Jose Abreu, Pitchers, and Ongoing Adjustments
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 7/10/2015 -  6
    . At the beginning of 2014, there were a lot of questions about how well Jose Abreu would perform in the major leagues because we didn't have any information about Abreu in the context

  • Is Jose Bautista The New Ben Zobrist?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/17/2010 -  25
    This afternoon, I mentioned Jose Bautista's power surge over the last week, where he hit four home runs and upped his season total to 10, tying him for the 5th most in the major leagues. While

  • The Odd Timing of Jose Bautista's Breakout
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 2/22/2011 -  44
    reason: the lack of home runs. Yet Jose Bautista managed to completely reverse that league-wide trend. Since a peak in 2000, home runs have dipped a bit. In 2010 we saw the most dramatic slide yet

  • The Astros Extend Jose Altuve... Again
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/16/2018 -  27
    The Astros have reportedly come to an agreement on a second extension for their second baseman, and the reigning AL MVP, Jose Altuve. Only, this time, Altuve did not sign as cheaply. [embed]https

  • Jose Reyes: A Look to Next Year
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 10/11/2011 -  5
    After a sub-par 2010 and an injury riddled 2009, Jose Reyes burst back onto the scene in a big way this season. The 28-year-old had his best season per wOBA, finishing with a mark of .386, 20 points

  • What Does Jose Quintana Do?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/30/2013 -  15
    Take a look at Jose Quintana's collection of pitches, and there's not much there to appreciate. Kind of makes you wonder how he does what he does, even if that creep can roll. His ERA is in the top

  • Taking a Closer Look at Jose Abreu
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/9/2014 -  10
    White Sox rookie Jose Abreu may have already cemented his status as the best free-agent signing from the past offseason. Through his first 77 games, Abreu has flashed elite power skills, clubbing 27

  • A Very Stupid Jose Altuve Hypothetical
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/14/2016 -  40
    to be declined. I then quickly one-upped myself. The McCutchen answer was maybe somewhat interesting. But what about an even more team-favorable option? Enter Jose Altuve. Altuve is under guaranteed

  • Is Jean Segura a New Jose Reyes?
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 7/16/2013 -  14
    Last week, I wrote about Hanley Ramirez in this space. Because it was a look at Ramirez’ success over the past eight years, the natural comparison to another top shortstop in that span, Jose Reyes

  • Why We Missed: Jose Peraza
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 11/2/2018 -  8
    Even though Jose Peraza had only a little more than a full season's worth of major league playing time entering 2018, it seemed fair to think we had a strong grasp of what kind of hitter he

  • Royals to Part Ways with Jose Guillen
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 8/5/2010 -  19
    For a while it seemed like Jose Guillen was at risk of spending three full years with the same team. From the start of his career, in 1997 with the Pirates, through 2007 he had spend no more than two

  • Jose Altuve's Size: Boon or Bane?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/21/2011 -  31
    "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." J.R.R. Tolkien By most accounts, Jose Altuve did not have the most impressive debut for the Houston Astros on Wednesday

  • Can Jose Quintana Save the Cubs?
    in FanGraphs by Stephen Loftus - 10/19/2017 -  6
    . But this isn't about Kershaw. It's about the man the Cubs send to the mound opposing him. Jose Quintana, whom the Cubs received for a very reasonable return, was acquired for this very reason

  • Jose Reyes And the Pain of Moderated Expectations
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 11/6/2012 -  3
    were Giancarlo Stanton, the home run monstrosity and Jose Reyes. After a pair of seasons cut short by injury, Reyes played a remarkable 160 games, which was the Marlins' team high by more than

  • Jose Abreu, Queller of All Concerns
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/16/2014 -  6
    Jose Abreu was the newest of a group of Cubans arriving in the Majors Leagues in the last couple of years. The most recent and notable of that group, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig, made successful

  • Jose Berrios Is Bucking the Wildness Trend
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/8/2018 -  0
    pitcher. That pitcher is Jose Berrios. It's not easy to assess whether pitching with greater control has been a good development for the 23-year-old, because he's had an uneven season so far. His first

  • The Daily Grind: Jose's Favorite Cookies
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/14/2018 -  2
    the charts. Looks right to me. Kennedy, Alex Wood, Verlander, and Pivetta are playable bargains. On the hitting side, Paul Goldschmidt, J.D. Martinez, Freddie Freeman, Giancarlo Stanton, and Jose

  • Let's Craft an Extension for Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/9/2016 -  29
    towards a more pressing contract issue: what to do with star outfielder Jose Bautista. The face of the franchise, Bautista is in the final year of his contract, and will likely be the best hitter

  • Jose Bautista and the New Slide Rule
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 4/6/2016 -  179
    with the bases loaded and one out, Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground ball to Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. Longoria threw to second base to force out Jose Bautista, who had been running

  • Do the Astros Need Jose Quintana?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/20/2016 -  61
    trade to make, as they haven't yet moved Jose Quintana, one of the game's best pitchers, and a guy who is signed for four more years at bargain prices. And for a while now, whenever anyone asked

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Jose Quintana Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/14/2017 -  7
    The first domino of the 2017 trade deadline fell yesterday, as the Cubs swung a deal with their crosstown rivals for Jose Quintana. Quintana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball the past few

  • Jose Altuve's Evolution to MVP Candidate
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/6/2017 -  34
    Perhaps we ought to have have written more about Jose Altuve at FanGraphs this season. The last, and only, FanGraphs post dedicated solely to Altuve this year was published on Aug. 4, when

  • Jose Reyes & The Abyss: Multiple Choice
    in NotGraphs by Cody Wiewandt - 12/12/2011 -  11

  • One Thing You Probably Already Knew About Jose Altuve
    in NotGraphs by John Paschal - 8/1/2014 -  41
    Jose Altuve is awesome. That is all.

  • An Opening Day Overreaction: Jose Ramirez the MVP Candidate
    in Community by guster9285 - 4/5/2017 -  0
    Jose Ramirez broke out for the Indians last season. Long seen as just a placeholder for Francisco Lindor, Jose hit well enough all year to keep getting starts in a utility role, and eventually moving

  • Weekend Bat-Flip Coverage: Jose Constanza
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 9/30/2013 -  8
    Jose Constanza just hit a two-run single. Was the resulting bat flip a celebration of this feat, or was it an unsuccessful product of him trying to fling his bat into the stands -- giving

  • Letting Jose Canseco Tell Us Two Things
    in NotGraphs by Zach Reynolds - 11/7/2013 -  3
    threw down in the comments) However, I did notice that some of you bemoaned (or just kinda weren't into) my desire to read certified masterpiece Juiced, by Jose Canseco. "What this book will lack

  • Effectively Wild Episode 176: Jose Fernandez and Service Time/Jose Bautista and Umpire Payback
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 4/8/2013 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk about why the Marlins have put service-time considerations aside in Jose Fernandez's case, then discuss Jose Bautista's comments about umpires.

  • Jose Reyes Does Not Want To Be Your Friend
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 11/10/2011 -  3
    You may not be aware that world famous singer, wrapper, and sous chef Jose Reyes also is a shortstop of great quality and is currently unemployed, all alone, and looking for a new club that can help

  • San Jose Strikes Out at the U.S. Supreme Court
    in FanGraphs by Nathaniel Grow - 10/5/2015 -  48
    When the city of San Jose, California sued Major League Baseball back in the summer of 2013, the city’s attorneys likely anticipated that they would eventually have to litigate the case all the way

  • The Most Extraordinary Thing About Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 11/25/2014 -  31
    tremendously. We were just talking about Barry Bonds and now we're going to talk about Jose Molina. Has that ever happened before? It will all make sense in a minute. The Tampa Bay Rays released veteran

  • Why Aren't We Talking About The San Jose A's?
    in FanGraphs by J.P. Breen - 3/14/2012 -  138
    The Oakland Athletics have pined for a move to San Jose for some time. Bud Selig and Major League Baseball recently have put the issue onto the front burner, yet no resolution seems to be within

  • GIF: Jose Bautista Will Bring You To Your Feet
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/4/2013 -  10
    Watching Jose Bautista do what he's done since arriving in Toronto has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my baseball-watching life. And Bats did it again on Wednesday night, moments

  • FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on Jose Fernandez
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/26/2016 -  4
    Episode 685 Dave Cameron is the managing editor of FanGraphs. During this edition of FanGraphs Audio, he discusses late Miami right-hander and divine ray of light Jose Fernandez. This episode

  • Video: Jose Valverde Has Body, Rocks Party
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/30/2011 -  5
    It's common practice for one, when dancing, to shake what his mama gave him. If the video here -- from a Detroit-area benefit held in August -- is any indication, Tiger reliever Jose Valverde

  • Actual Photo: Jose Molina Frames the Constitution
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/3/2013 -  7
    Rays catcher Jose Molina is of course famously renown for his ability to frame pitches for strikes. Less heralded is his ability to frame founding documents -- documents smithed in gory glory

  • A GIF and a Tune: Jose Altuve and Culture Club
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 3/25/2014 -  1
    hope is but a degrading granule of sugar in the boiling bathtub of water that is Houston fandom, remember this; Jose Altuve will tumble for you. Watch:   Listen: