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Olympic baseball rosters: José Bautista, Melky Cabrera playing for Dominican; White Sox open to trading sluggers Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia. José Abreu and the White Sox aren't a random player and team. Their relationship is complex, and painting this as solely a pay-for-production. Why is Gurriel even mentioned with Abreu? His numbers aren't even close to Jose's stats in the MLB & in Cuba.

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Here is one of my favorite clips of the season:

That&#;s Ronald Torreyes, attempting a delayed and perfunctory swing at a pitch-out to try to protect the running Aaron Hicks, who ends up in a heap on the ground after getting jarred in the marbles. Torreyes swings for no reason other than he&#;s always been told to swing in these situations, so the decision was entirely out of his hands. You can see that he&#;s temporarily overruled by his own brain, which properly identified that a swing would come with no upside. But then the training kicked in, and Torreyes whispered the bat in a vaguely forward direction while Hicks sprinted like the dickens, unaware the situation would end with teammates discussing his sterility.

Pretty obviously, no swing has been attempted this season at a more-outside pitch. Yet I don&#;t know if that should really &#;count,&#; since Torreyes didn&#;t swing because he wanted to. The swing was mandated by the hit-and-run play. So let&#;s take that off the table. Now 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 pitches have been attempted by righties. Allow me to read off to you the top three:

  1. Ronald Torreyes, June 30, swinging pitch-out
  2. Jose Abreu, August 25, swinging strike
  3. Jose Iglesias, May 24, swinging pitch-out

The only worse swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing at a non-pitch-out was at a pitch more than five inches closer to the plate. That swing was also with two strikes, attempted by Javier Baez. Baez will do that sometimes. So, evidently, will Abreu.

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Exclaimed Mariners announcer Dave Sims, after Abreu&#;s strikeout with runners in scoring position:

Swing and a miss, he got him! What a big pitch.

It&#;s easy to get fooled on the fly. Strikeouts are strikeouts, and when the batter swings, that implies a pitch could have been only so bad. Abreu chased this slider from Steve Cishek; therefore, it must have been a good slider from Steve Cishek. Yet it&#;s not hard to see how that could have been a disastrous slider from Steve Cishek. You don&#;t want a pitch in that situation to get away. And Abreu had never before swung like this. I went to Baseball Savant. I plotted all of Abreu&#;s career swings. The swing above is highlighted below.

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I mean-

Eleven inches. The difference between that pitch and the next-most-outside pitch Abreu had chased is 11 inches. Nearly a whole damn foot. There&#;s really no excuse for that kind of swing. The easy explanation is &#;Abreu was trying to do too much,&#; but trying to do anything with that pitch is trying to do too much. It&#;s a brain fart. It has to be a brain fart. I don&#;t know what else it would be unless, as of Thursday night, in the seventh inning, Jose Abreu suddenly became, on camera, the single worst hitter in Major League Baseball.

By the way, the Baez swing? The one that&#;s the next-worst of the season?

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That swing was also against a Steve Cishek slider. It&#;s probably just a coincidence. But, maybe I&#;m the one who doesn&#;t get it.





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Matt (@MattWi77iams). Mike (@mjgovier), and Carmen (@carmclubhouse) break down Wednesday's action in #fantasybaseball - Mize vs Dunning - Time to sell Civale? - Franber legit? - Flaherty/Urias early exit - Is Kimbrel back?
The Morning Relay: Wednesday August 19th
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Turn Two - Would You Rather? (Player Values/Trades)
Matt (@MattWi77iams), Jeff (@JeffwZimmerman), and Brad (@BaseballATeam) play a game of "Would You Rather" with a #fantasybaseball theme. - How many hitters in front of Bieber? - Is Tatis the ? - Lowe vs Gleyber vs Hiura - Bundy vs Wheeler - Mondesi vs Pollack vs Grisham - Arenado vs Chapman - Rafael Devers vs anyone
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Matt (@MattWi77iams), Mike (@mjgovier), and Paul (@pmamminofantasy) break down last night's games & look forward to Friday's action - Darvish Near No-No - Glasnow Wrecked - McNeil Injured - Rio Ruiz for Real? - Lamet vs Kelly
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Matt (@MattWi77iams). Mike (@mjgovier), and Brad (@BaseballATeam) break down last night's action while looking to the day ahead in #fantasybaseball - Eddie Rosario/Machado big nights - Ian Happ legit? - Can Blackmon keep jose abreu fangraphs up? - Fringe Breakouts  - SP for Wednesday
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Turn Two Podcast: Hits & Misses
The band is back together! Matt (MattWi77iams) & John (@MLBMovingAvg) go over their hits and misses so far in Some players highlighted: - Shane Bieber, Yu Darvish, and Frankie Montas - Whit Merrifield, Luis Robert, and Charlie Blackmon
The Morning Relay: Episode One
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Buy Low & Sell High Candidates
Matt (@MattWi77iams ) & Jeff (@JeffwZimmerman) discuss some Buy Low/Sell High candidates in #fantasybaseball - Scherzer/Ohtani injuries - Replacement SP for 12/15 Team Leagues - Droppable Players - The Offspeed Revolution
What We Have Learned So Far
Matt (@MattWi77iams) & Jeff (@JeffWZimmerman) discuss what they have learned so far in the first couple weeks of #fantasybaseball.   - Value of SB - Is chasing saves worth it? - Tim Anderson Fallout - Chatwood/Turnbull - Cespedes Opt-Out
Early Season Trends & Streaks
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MLB Outbreak & Opening Weekend Recap
Matt (@MattWi77iams) & Jeff (@JeffWZimmerman) give their honest thoughts about the current MLB/COVID situation & do their best to frame it for #fantasybaseball for you.    - MIA/BAL PHL/NYY Games Cancelled - Marlins Quarantined - What to do w/ weekly lineups - Opening Weekend Recap
Opening Day(s) Recap & Takeaways
Matt is joined by Mike Govier and Carmen Mariorana to discuss Opening Day Parts 1/2 and discuss our takeaways   - Beiber, Gray, Hendricks dealing - Velocity concerns w/ Morton & others - Hosmer launch angle - Cespedes is a hero - Exciting end to A's/Angels - Bullpen update
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Matt (@MattWi77iams), Jeff (@JeffwZimmerman), and Chris (RotoClegg) are pumped for Opening Day!   - Streaming SP (Singer?) - Vlad Jr GB% - Keiboom value - Austin Riley - Good news on Stroman
Real Baseball is Back (FAAB/Strategy/News)
Matt (MattWi77iams), Chris (@RotoClegg), and Jeff (@JeffwZimmerman) discuss the first FAAB run of the season & how our strategies jose abreu fangraphs changed since the day season was announced until now.   - Mercado, Kingery, Cano Lineup Positions - Red Sox Rotation Value? - Ryan Braun injured? - Robbie Ray's new mechanics
Turn Two Podcast - FAAB Weekend is HERE!
Matt (@MattWi77iams) & Jeff (@JeffwZimmerman) go through recent news & notes before diving into the first FAAB weekend of the season.  - Value shifts from March drafts - Closer speculation - Nick Solak time? - Where to value Rich Hill - Planning ahead
Turn Two - Last Minute Strategy
Matt (@MattWi77iams) is joined by NEW co-hosts Jeff Zimmerman (@jeffwzimmerman) & Chris (@RotoClegg) to discuss the latest rumors and news that may impact #fantasybaseball - Closer Carousel of Pain - Means Velo Gains - Injury Risk vs Reward - Vlad to first base - Joey Bart value?
Turn Two Podcast - Welcome to Summer Camp
Matt (@MattWi77iams) & Mike (@mjgovier) take a look around the league to break down important news & updates that could impact #fantasybaseball.  - Dark Horse MVPs on RotoFanatic - COVID drafting strategy - Closer by committee (Edwin Diaz) - Trevor Bauer debate
Ball Park Factors Part 2 (Starting Pitchers)
Matt (@MattWi77iams) takes a look a the game season to determine which SP will have an advantage or disadvantage w/ park factors in their schedule. - What to look for in Park Factors - Hitter vs Pitcher PF - Verlander narrative bump - All the Yu Darvish - Avoid Max Scherzer?
Short Season Directional Park Factors
Matt (@MattWi77iams) takes a close look at the game MLB schedule & how 30% of games played in opposite league ballparks will impact #fantasybaseball - Division by division ballpark factors - Which hitters will be impacted the most - Importance of directional ball factors over general grades - Players to bump up or fade - Players highlighted: Rhys Hoskins, Jeff McNeil, Marcell Ozuna, Paul Goldschmidt, Javier Baez, Bryan Reynolds, Starling Marte, Eric Hosmer, & the Dodgers.
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Surprise, Surprise: José Abreu and the White Sox Stay Together

Yesterday, the White Sox did something they haven’t done before. They signed Yasmani Grandal to the largest contract in team history, and I’m a huge fan of that move. Today, they did something they have done before &#; commit to José Abreu. He signed a three-year, $50 million contract extension replacing the qualifying offer he had accepted, which will keep him with the team through

If you’re determined to see this deal through a cold, analytical lens, you might wonder whether it makes sense. $50 million is a lot for a first baseman, after all, and it’s particularly a lot for a first baseman who finished 14th in WAR at the position in and who will be 35 by the end of the extension.

If you’re feeling uncharitable, you might impugn Chicago’s process. Abreu was an All Star, received MVP votes, and led the AL in RBI. In a previous era, no one would question this deal (assuming the money were era-adjusted). It’s tempting to say that the Sox are stuck in the past, the front office equivalent of a Hall of Fame ballot blank save for Jeter &#; that signing Grandal was a rare moment of timeliness from a broken clock.

But to me, that’s a poor reading of this story. José Abreu and the White Sox aren’t a random player and team. Their relationship is complex, and painting this as solely a pay-for-production decision simply doesn’t capture the totality of what this deal means. From a pure numbers standpoint, the deal may not stand up &#; but that’s not what this contract is all about.

Abreu signed with the White Sox in after defecting from Cuba. He was an established star in the Serie Nacional; a league MVP who shared the island’s single-season home run record. The six year, $68 million contract he signed wasn’t that of an intriguing prospect, but a sure thing; it remains the second-largest contract given out to a Cuban player immediately after their defection, narrowly behind Rusney Castillo’s ill-fated seven-year pact with Boston.

He was a lynchpin of the team from the first day he appeared in the majors. He missed time in due to injury, but he has cracked PA in every other season, with a batting line at least 15% better than league average every bank of america activate prepaid debit card. He’s been the 26th-best hitter in the majors over that time frame, and exactly three players have more plate appearances with a better batting line: Anthony Rizzo, José Altuve, and Paul Goldschmidt.

Just as importantly, Abreu has been a strong mentor to younger Cuban players on the White Sox. When Yoán Moncada joined the big league team, Abreu literally picked him up from the airport. They were both born in Cienfuegos and had known each other since childhood. Abreu helped Moncada adjust to the big leagues, and Moncada raved about his wisdom.

When the team signed Luis Robert, he cited the team’s strong Cuban tradition and the comfort of working with Abreu as key factors in his decision to sign with them. Abreu didn’t disappoint, working with Robert in spring training and generally making him more comfortable with a difficult transition.

Eloy Jiménez, another young slugger, had this to say: “For me, it’s been like a father. He gives me advice, he always tries to help me. And when you find people like that, you don’t know how to explain how great of people they are.” Lucas Giolito sang the same tune: “He can make everyone feel at home because he’s been around the organization for a long, long time. He’s super positive. … I’ve never seen him get like super mad or overthink anything. He keeps it very, very simple. And I think that’s very good for our team.”

To hear the players tell it, Abreu is the beating heart of this team. And while it would be foolish to take testimonials from friends as a quantitative measure of value, it would be equally foolish to assume that these soft skills hold no value whatsoever. Abreu has been the clubhouse leader and elder statesman for the bumper crop of young White Sox players, putting up face-of-the-franchise numbers during the lean years of non-contention. Now he’ll be there as the team presumably takes a step forward over the next few years.

Of course, just because this extension wasn’t solely focused on Abreu’s on-field contributions doesn’t mean we can’t consider that side of it. And there, the picture is decidedly cloudy. The White Sox have a place to put Abreu now, but their farm system is awash with players who profile as 1B/DH types, and some of them will be knocking on the door of the majors soon.

Jimenez plays left field, but it’s not hard to imagine a world where he’s an everyday DH who occasionally dons a glove. Grandal figures to receive playing time at first and DH to save wear on his knees and give playing time to James McCann. Andrew Vaughn, their first-round draft pick, is a polished college first baseman who tore through three levels of the minors in Zack Collins, who can theoretically catch but is likely headed for first, mashed in Triple-A and is probably ready for the majors.

That doesn’t mean the signing makes no baseball sense, jose abreu fangraphs. Abreu is no slouch with the bat. Steamer projects him for the third-best batting line on the team next year, behind only Jiménez and Grandal. It would be asinine to suggest that he doesn’t make the team better today, even if you’re the most devout prospect hound on earth.

In fact, Abreu’s looked better under the surface than it did if you only look at his wRC+. He posted the highest hard-hit rate of his career, and he barreled up batted balls at the best rate sincethe year Statcast data starts. If you’re a believer in xwOBA, he’s been metronomically consistent since

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He’s also done this despite never truly optimizing his batted ball mix. He’s always had groundball tendencies, even in his spectacularand he pulled fewer fly balls and line drives than league average. It would be worth sacrificing elsewhere to tap into his pull-side power; he has produced a wOBA on pulled balls in the air in his career, against only on other air balls. Pull a few more flies, and he might ascend towards his former greatness.

It’s fair to be skeptical of these numbers. If he were going to suddenly become a dead pull hitter, he probably would have done it by now. Time wounds all heels, and Abreu can’t afford any wounds. If this decision came purely down to the maximization of on-field production relative to cost, it would be a strange one. And clearly, those factors matter. Abreu’s mentorship wouldn’t merit a $50 million contract if he were producing like Daniel Palka, who the team DFA’d to make room for Grandal.

But it’s good that baseball isn’t a monolith of surplus value. Abreu is important to the White Sox, and the team has made no secret of it. It won’t be easy to navigate the roster in upcoming years, and this extension doesn’t make it any easier. But in exchange, the team showed its players that it values the atmosphere Abreu helped create, that it thinks of its players as more than simply widgets.

This probably isn’t a move that will tip the team’s playoff odds decisively upward. But those moves can still happen &#; signing Grandal yesterday was one of those, and they’ve been linked to Zack Wheeler in early free agency discussions. This is a move that’s about a team and player who want to stay together. Abreu intimated as much this season, and now it’s happening. In an offseason full of sign-stealing and stadium closing, it’s good to see something else for a change.

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Andrew Clayton Vaughn (born April 3, ) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). I think he will hit for average with some pop, … Kiley McDaniel (ESPN) – Andrew Vaughn #8 overall. 7Day Sign In. As mentioned John Rooney might have been a bit of a surprise as a third round selection but not to those around him, including himself. FanGraphs Membership. FanGraphs gives Vaughn a 65 future value rating for his hit tool and a 60 for his game power, on the scouting scale. Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B R Born: 04/03/ Age: 23 FanGraphs Player Page. 1B/OF FanGraphs Points Breaking news headlines about Los Angeles Angels linking to 1,s of websites from around the world FanGraphs Points Breaking the group down: there are three first round picks (Peterson, Benintendi, and Lewis and a fourth that is a lock to join them in (Vaughn). Positions: First Baseman, Relief Pitcher and Leftfielder Bats: Right • Throws: Rightlb (cm, 97kg). 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Median $ % Games. but he was starting a fair amount over Andrew Vaughn so it would reason to think his demotion means Vaughn will play more. Games. White Sox – Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal In the event Vaughn/Bleday goes first and Witt goes at two, this is Rutschman’s floor, however unlikely that scenario is. Average $ Median $, Roster% Average $ Paul and Justin do a news and notes episode discussing the likes of Carlos Rodon, Corbin Burnes, Julian Merryweather, Andrew Vaughn, and more! Signed By WTF for $5. One projection certain to disappoint is that of Andrew Vaughn, a player who the White Sox are making noise about promoting aggressively this year. Andrew Vaughn is slated to best cd rates discover the White Sox young, star-studded lineup soon. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. Andrew Vaughn Will Win Rookie of the Year If the first two predictions were mostly analytical — add up the playing time and look for weaknesses — this is more of a feel pick. While FanGraphs’ Longenhagen noted that Vaughn spent at the “unscoutable alternate site,” MLB Pipeline’s reports include his work at the alternate site, and they’re surmised by highlighting his, ability to thrive against advanced pitchers in Schaumburg. Vaughn took a few balls off the wall and took in some advice on how to play left field at the … by Retrosheet. Baseball statistics for Major League baseball and Minor League baseball with statistical analysis, graphs, and projections Signed By … Dan Szymborski is a senior writer for FanGraphs and the developer of the ZiPS projection system. FanGraphs Membership. Dewees and Stafford were taken in the second and third rounds, respectively. 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Bryan Abreu

Dominican baseball player

Bryan Enrique Abreu (born April 22, ) is a Dominican professional baseballpitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Abreu signed with the Astros as an international free agent in He made his major league debut in July

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Abreu signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in November [1] He made his professional debut in with the Dominican Summer League Astros, going with a ERA over 22 relief innings.

He returned to the DSL inpitching to a record and a ERA over 14 games (ten starts). Inhe began the year with the Greeneville Astros before being reassigned to the Gulf Coast League Astros. Over innings, he went with a ERA.

He returned to Greeneville incompiling a record with a ERA in eight games (six starts),[2] and inhe pitched for both the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Quad Cities River Bandits, going with a ERA over 14 games (seven starts).[3]

The Astros added Abreu to their man roster after the season.[4] Inhe began the year with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers before being promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks, with whom he was named a Texas League All-Star.[5]

On July 31,the Astros promoted Abreu to the major leagues.[6] He made his major league debut that night, pitching a scoreless inning in relief.[7] The following day, he was optioned back to Double-A Corpus Christi.[8] InAbreu struggled with accuracy, walking seven batters and hitting two in innings before being optioned off of the roster.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^Batterson, Steve. "It begins with trust for Bandits' Abreu". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved December 14,
  2. ^"StackPath". mynewextsetup.us Retrieved
  3. ^Sonny Jones. "Woodpeckers: 64 days and counting - Baseball America's rankings - Entertainment & Life - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC". mynewextsetup.us Retrieved
  4. ^"Astros add Garrett Stubbs, Rogelio Armenteros, Bryan Abreu to man roster - mynewextsetup.us". mynewextsetup.us. November 20, Retrieved December 14,
  5. ^"Four Hooks players named to Texas League All-Star Game". 15 June
  6. ^"Abreu becomes 1st Woodpecker to reach majors". The Fayetteville Observer. July 31, Retrieved July 31,
  7. ^"Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians Box Score, July 31, ". mynewextsetup.us. Retrieved August 1,
  8. ^"Astros' Bryan Abreu: Optioned to Double-A". mynewextsetup.us. August 1, Retrieved August 14,
  9. ^"Astros: Can Bryan Abreu make the big league roster?". 19 February

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Bryan Abreu

Dominican baseball player

Bryan Enrique Abreu (born April 22, ) is a Dominican professional baseballpitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Abreu signed with the Astros as an international free agent in He made his major league debut in July

Career[edit]

Abreu signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in November [1] He made his professional debut in with the Dominican Summer League Astros, going with a ERA over 22 relief innings.

He returned to the DSL in , pitching to a record and a ERA over 14 games (ten starts). In , he began the year with the Greeneville Astros before being reassigned to the Gulf Coast League Astros. Over innings, he went with a ERA.

He returned to Greeneville in , compiling a record with a ERA in eight games (six starts),[2] and in , he pitched for both the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Quad Cities River Bandits, going with a ERA over 14 games (seven starts).[3]

The Astros added Abreu to their man roster after the season.[4] In , he began the year with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers before being promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks, with whom he was named a Texas League All-Star.[5]

On July 31, , the Astros promoted Abreu to the major leagues.[6] He made his major league debut that night, pitching a scoreless inning in relief.[7] The following day, he was optioned back to Double-A Corpus Christi.[8] In , Abreu struggled with accuracy, walking seven batters and hitting two in innings before being optioned off of the roster.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^Batterson, Steve. "It begins with trust for Bandits' Abreu". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved December 14,
  2. ^"StackPath". mynewextsetup.us Retrieved
  3. ^Sonny Jones. "Woodpeckers: 64 days and counting - Baseball America's rankings - Entertainment & Life - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC". mynewextsetup.us Retrieved
  4. ^"Astros add Garrett Stubbs, Rogelio Armenteros, Bryan Abreu to man roster - mynewextsetup.us". mynewextsetup.us. November 20, Retrieved December 14,
  5. ^"Four Hooks players named to Texas League All-Star Game". 15 June
  6. ^"Abreu becomes 1st Woodpecker to reach majors". The Fayetteville Observer. July 31, Retrieved July 31,
  7. ^"Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians Box Score, July 31, ". mynewextsetup.us. Retrieved August 1,
  8. ^"Astros' Bryan Abreu: Optioned to Double-A". mynewextsetup.us. August 1, Retrieved August 14,
  9. ^"Astros: Can Bryan Abreu make the big league roster?". 19 February

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Grandal and García Help White Sox Deny Astros ALDS Sweep, Force Game 4

Most sports fans likely would&#;ve guessed that the weirdest thing they would see Sunday had already occurred. Hapless NFL kickers, a bizarre ground rule double, and an unlikely walk-off home run had peppered the first two-thirds of the day. Then the Astros and White Sox combined to score fifteen runs during the first four innings of their Game 3 tilt in Chicago, with an epic and somewhat controversial crescendo packed into a wild 90 minutes at a boisterous Guaranteed Rate Field.

Dylan Cease blazed through the top of the first inning, which ended with an emphatic mph fastball blown past Alex Bregman. After that moment, the game became a grinding, roller coaster affair, with several haymakers thrown over the next few innings, culminating in a five-run third and three-run fourth for the White Sox, respectively the largest and the decisive blow in their 12–6 victory to keep the season alive for a Game 4 on Monday.

Chicago chipped away immediately as part of a high-stress first inning for Astros starter Luis Garcia, who was constantly blowing into his pitching hand as if he were cold. Turns out, he was. A Tim Anderson leadoff single would eventually score via an Eloy Jiménez knock to center field, but there were signs of danger beyond that. Garcia fell behind hitters, got away with a grooved 2–0 fastball to José Abreu, and watched Yasmani Grandal crush a ball into foul territory, as all three outs he got in the first were put in play at 95 mph or above. The White Sox only got one run out of it, but the pitch first inning for Garcia, lasting nearly 30 minutes, was a portent of doom for Houston.

That wasn’t clear right away, though. When Cease returned to the mound for the second, he was not nearly as sharp as he looked in the first. Two consecutive walks to start the frame prompted a mound visit from pitching coach Ethan Katz, followed by the white-hot Kyle Tucker opening his hips and turning on a mph fastball on the inner third of the plate, sending it flying into the right-center gap for a two-run double. Tucker moved to third on a Yuli Gurriel fly out, then rookie surprise Jake Meyers ripped a hotshot single past Yoán Moncada to score him, chasing Cease in the process. It was the shortest start of his career.

For a moment, it looked as though Garcia (who struck out the first two batters in the second) and White Sox reliever Michael Kopech would stabilize things and usher us into the middle innings. Instead, all hell broke loose for the next hour and a half. After a Houston runner was put on via a deflected infield hit in the third, Tucker ambushed a first-pitch fastball and homered the opposite way, pushing the Houston lead to four runs and making him 4-for with two homers in this series.

In the bottom of the third, Luis Robert fought back from an 0–2 hole to draw a leadoff walk against Garcia. Two batters later, Grandal crushed another one, this time in fair territory, for a two-run shot to pull Chicago within two, prompting a mound visit and action in the Astros&#; bullpen. A pair of two-out singles and two errant pitches to White Sox utility man Leury García brought Dusty Baker out of the dugout to remove his starter in the middle of the at-bat in favor of righty reliever Yimi García. But his third pitch was a piped mph fastball that was deposited feet away to dead center field, the longest homer of Leury&#;s career, to cap a five-run White Sox eruption in the third and give them a 6–5 lead.

Again, Houston fought back. After two punchouts to start the inning, Kopech gave the Astros oxygen with a two-out walk to Jose Altuve. He fell behind the next two hitters (Michael Brantley and Bregman), who each jumped on pitches, notching back-to-back singles that plated Altuve and tied the game.

The game entered the Twilight Zone in the bottom of the fourth. The top of Chicago&#;s order managed three consecutive singles off of Yimi García, plating a run and setting the table for Grandal, who had runners on the corners with no outs. His opponent: potential future Hall of Famer and former Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke, now on in relief. The switch-hitting catcher sent a firm grounder toward Gurriel at first base, who charged it and looked to go home to try to nab Robert attempting to score. But Grandal instantly went so far inside the foul line that he was running on the grass rather than the dirt surrounding it, blocking Gurriel’s throwing lane to the plate. A “subtle” extension of his elbow deflected the toss wide of catcher Martin Maldonado, and Robert scored.

Not only did the run score, but Gurriel’s decision to throw home rather than go to a different base also meant that, after the dust settled, the White Sox still had nobody out and a couple runners on. Five more Chicago hitters came to the plate in the frame, helping to scratch another crooked number onto the scoreboard and creating a deficit that would prove insurmountable for Houston.

White Sox deadline acquisition Ryan Tepera came in and stabilized the entire game, working two perfect innings. He, fellow former Cub Craig Kimbrel, lefty Aaron Bummer, and Liam Hendriks combined to work five perfect innings, striking out nine Astros (Houston had MLB’s lowest strikeout rate during the regular season) without allowing a baserunner. The three insurance runs Chicago tacked on late in the game are a notable formality because they came off of Houston’s only relief lefty, Brooks Raley, who appeared particularly vulnerable to the pieces on Chicago’s bench.

The Astros will send year-old Mexican righty José Urquidy to the mound to try to finish the series; a changeup artist, he has dramatic reverse splits that might prompt Tony La Russa to fill his lineup with more righties than usual. The White Sox will call upon All-Star lefty Carlos Rodón, who dealt with a second-half shoulder injury and has exhibited a drop in velocity, to stave off elimination once more. Rodon has a tendency to work inefficiently, so it’s likely we see a good bit of Chicago&#;s bullpen again on Monday; Bummer, Tepera, Kimbrel and Hendriks have all thrown two of the last three days, but they should all be available, as should everyone for the Astros.

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Surprise, Surprise: José Abreu and the White Sox Stay Together

Yesterday, the White Sox did something they haven’t done before. They signed Yasmani Grandal to the largest contract in team history, and I’m a huge fan of that move. Today, they did something they have done before &#; commit to José Abreu. He signed a three-year, $50 million contract extension replacing the qualifying offer he had accepted, which will keep him with the team through

If you’re determined to see this deal through a cold, analytical lens, you might wonder whether it makes sense. $50 million is a lot for a first baseman, after all, and it’s particularly a lot for a first baseman who finished 14th in WAR at the position in and who will be 35 by the end of the extension.

If you’re feeling uncharitable, you might impugn Chicago’s process. Abreu was an All Star, received MVP votes, and led the AL in RBI. In a previous era, no one would question this deal (assuming the money were era-adjusted). It’s tempting to say that the Sox are stuck in the past, the front office equivalent of a Hall of Fame ballot blank save for Jeter &#; that signing Grandal was a rare moment of timeliness from a broken clock.

But to me, that’s a poor reading of this story. José Abreu and the White Sox aren’t a random player and team. Their relationship is complex, and painting this as solely a pay-for-production decision simply doesn’t capture the totality of what this deal means. From a pure numbers standpoint, the deal may not stand up &#; but that’s not what this contract is all about.

Abreu signed with the White Sox in after defecting from Cuba. He was an established star in the Serie Nacional; a league MVP who shared the island’s single-season home run record. The six year, $68 million contract he signed wasn’t that of an intriguing prospect, but a sure thing; it remains the second-largest contract given out to a Cuban player immediately after their defection, narrowly behind Rusney Castillo’s ill-fated seven-year pact with Boston.

He was a lynchpin of the team from the first day he appeared in the majors. He missed time in due to injury, but he has cracked PA in every other season, with a batting line at least 15% better than league average every year. He’s been the 26th-best hitter in the majors over that time frame, and exactly three players have more plate appearances with a better batting line: Anthony Rizzo, José Altuve, and Paul Goldschmidt.

Just as importantly, Abreu has been a strong mentor to younger Cuban players on the White Sox. When Yoán Moncada joined the big league team, Abreu literally picked him up from the airport. They were both born in Cienfuegos and had known each other since childhood. Abreu helped Moncada adjust to the big leagues, and Moncada raved about his wisdom.

When the team signed Luis Robert, he cited the team’s strong Cuban tradition and the comfort of working with Abreu as key factors in his decision to sign with them. Abreu didn’t disappoint, working with Robert in spring training and generally making him more comfortable with a difficult transition.

Eloy Jiménez, another young slugger, had this to say: “For me, it’s been like a father. He gives me advice, he always tries to help me. And when you find people like that, you don’t know how to explain how great of people they are.” Lucas Giolito sang the same tune: “He can make everyone feel at home because he’s been around the organization for a long, long time. He’s super positive. … I’ve never seen him get like super mad or overthink anything. He keeps it very, very simple. And I think that’s very good for our team.”

To hear the players tell it, Abreu is the beating heart of this team. And while it would be foolish to take testimonials from friends as a quantitative measure of value, it would be equally foolish to assume that these soft skills hold no value whatsoever. Abreu has been the clubhouse leader and elder statesman for the bumper crop of young White Sox players, putting up face-of-the-franchise numbers during the lean years of non-contention. Now he’ll be there as the team presumably takes a step forward over the next few years.

Of course, just because this extension wasn’t solely focused on Abreu’s on-field contributions doesn’t mean we can’t consider that side of it. And there, the picture is decidedly cloudy. The White Sox have a place to put Abreu now, but their farm system is awash with players who profile as 1B/DH types, and some of them will be knocking on the door of the majors soon.

Jimenez plays left field, but it’s not hard to imagine a world where he’s an everyday DH who occasionally dons a glove. Grandal figures to receive playing time at first and DH to save wear on his knees and give playing time to James McCann. Andrew Vaughn, their first-round draft pick, is a polished college first baseman who tore through three levels of the minors in Zack Collins, who can theoretically catch but is likely headed for first, mashed in Triple-A and is probably ready for the majors.

That doesn’t mean the signing makes no baseball sense, though. Abreu is no slouch with the bat. Steamer projects him for the third-best batting line on the team next year, behind only Jiménez and Grandal. It would be asinine to suggest that he doesn’t make the team better today, even if you’re the most devout prospect hound on earth.

In fact, Abreu’s looked better under the surface than it did if you only look at his wRC+. He posted the highest hard-hit rate of his career, and he barreled up batted balls at the best rate since , the year Statcast data starts. If you’re a believer in xwOBA, he’s been metronomically consistent since

Abreu&#;s Production Over Time

YearwOBAxwOBA

He’s also done this despite never truly optimizing his batted ball mix. He’s always had groundball tendencies, even in his spectacular , and he pulled fewer fly balls and line drives than league average. It would be worth sacrificing elsewhere to tap into his pull-side power; he has produced a wOBA on pulled balls in the air in his career, against only on other air balls. Pull a few more flies, and he might ascend towards his former greatness.

It’s fair to be skeptical of these numbers. If he were going to suddenly become a dead pull hitter, he probably would have done it by now. Time wounds all heels, and Abreu can’t afford any wounds. If this decision came purely down to the maximization of on-field production relative to cost, it would be a strange one. And clearly, those factors matter. Abreu’s mentorship wouldn’t merit a $50 million contract if he were producing like Daniel Palka, who the team DFA’d to make room for Grandal.

But it’s good that baseball isn’t a monolith of surplus value. Abreu is important to the White Sox, and the team has made no secret of it. It won’t be easy to navigate the roster in upcoming years, and this extension doesn’t make it any easier. But in exchange, the team showed its players that it values the atmosphere Abreu helped create, that it thinks of its players as more than simply widgets.

This probably isn’t a move that will tip the team’s playoff odds decisively upward. But those moves can still happen &#; signing Grandal yesterday was one of those, and they’ve been linked to Zack Wheeler in early free agency discussions. This is a move that’s about a team and player who want to stay together. Abreu intimated as much this season, and now it’s happening. In an offseason full of sign-stealing and stadium closing, it’s good to see something else for a change.

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Colorado Rockies: making the case for acquiring Jose Abreu

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox beats the tag of Martin Maldonado #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to score on an RBI double by Nicky Delmonico #30 (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 27, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Defensively, Abreu is not particularly an excellent defender but he has improved his defense since his rookie season. In , he had Defensive Runs Saves, according to Baseball Reference. However, last season, he had zero Defensive Runs Saved, which is league average.

Also, according to Fangraphs, Abreu’s UZR (or Ultimate Zone Rating, which compares similarly hit balls to others to determine if a specific fielder is better or worse than their counterparts) was An even zero is considered to be league average so Abreu is just slightly above average on it.

Baserunning

While Abreu is not really a threat to steal bases (he has stolen six bases in his four year career and he didn’t steal any in either or ), he is not necessarily a bad baserunner.

Through mynewextsetup.us’s Statcast technology, they have a database of the sprint speeds of players. 23 feet per second is considered poor and 30 feet per second is considered to be elite with 27 feet per second being league average. Abreu averaged feet per second, or below league average. Essentially, Abreu is at league average.

For comparison of players currently on the Rockies, Nolan Arenado averages feet per second, or feet per second less than Abreu. DJ LeMahieu averages feet per second, or feet faster than Abreu. As you can see by these comparisons, Abreu is not a bad baserunner but he won’t necessarily be breaking world records.

Final Thoughts

Jose Abreu is an elite power hitter that would help fill a spot for the Rockies at first base and he would give the team a big power bat in the lineup. Also, he would not be a liability in the field defensively and he is not a bad baserunner.

He has two years left before he becomes a free agent so with that, it would take a decent amount of prospects to get him. I would guess that the White Sox would want four prospects and at least one of them would have to be the Rockies top five prospects. Also, it should be considered that Abreu has made between $10 and $13 million in the last two seasons. Being arbitration eligible and making that the past two seasons, I would venture to guess that he will make north of $15 million in

Next: The case for signing free agent JD Martinez

The Rockies can afford that but it’s just a matter of whether they want to stretch their payroll on one player.

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Here is one of my favorite clips of the season:

That&#;s Ronald Torreyes, attempting a delayed and perfunctory swing at a pitch-out to try to protect the running Aaron Hicks, who ends up in a heap on the ground after getting jarred in the marbles. Torreyes swings for no reason other than he&#;s always been told to swing in these situations, so the decision was entirely out of his hands. You can see that he&#;s temporarily overruled by his own brain, which properly identified that a swing would come with no upside. But then the training kicked in, and Torreyes whispered the bat in a vaguely forward direction while Hicks sprinted like the dickens, unaware the situation would end with teammates discussing his sterility.

Pretty obviously, no swing has been attempted this season at a more-outside pitch. Yet I don&#;t know if that should really &#;count,&#; since Torreyes didn&#;t swing because he wanted to. The swing was mandated by the hit-and-run play. So let&#;s take that off the table. Now 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 pitches have been attempted by righties. Allow me to read off to you the top three:

  1. Ronald Torreyes, June 30, swinging pitch-out
  2. Jose Abreu, August 25, swinging strike
  3. Jose Iglesias, May 24, swinging pitch-out

The only worse swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing at a non-pitch-out was at a pitch more than five inches closer to the plate. That swing was also with two strikes, attempted by Javier Baez. Baez will do that sometimes. So, evidently, will Abreu.

abreu-cishek

Exclaimed Mariners announcer Dave Sims, after Abreu&#;s strikeout with runners in scoring position:

Swing and a miss, he got him! What a big pitch.

It&#;s easy to get fooled on the fly. Strikeouts are strikeouts, and when the batter swings, that implies a pitch could have been only so bad. Abreu chased this slider from Steve Cishek; therefore, it must have been a good slider from Steve Cishek. Yet it&#;s not hard to see how that could have been a disastrous slider from Steve Cishek. You don&#;t want a pitch in that situation to get away. And Abreu had never before swung like this. I went to Baseball Savant. I plotted all of Abreu&#;s career swings. The swing above is highlighted below.

abreu-career-swings

I mean-

Eleven inches. The difference between that pitch and the next-most-outside pitch Abreu had chased is 11 inches. Nearly a whole damn foot. There&#;s really no excuse for that kind of swing. The easy explanation is &#;Abreu was trying to do too much,&#; but trying to do anything with that pitch is trying to do too much. It&#;s a brain fart. It has to be a brain fart. I don&#;t know what else it would be unless, as of Thursday night, in the seventh inning, Jose Abreu suddenly became, on camera, the single worst hitter in Major League Baseball.

By the way, the Baez swing? The one that&#;s the next-worst of the season?

baez-cishek

That swing was also against a Steve Cishek slider. It&#;s probably just a coincidence. But, maybe I&#;m the one who doesn&#;t get it.





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Jeff made Lookout Landing a thing, but he does not still write there about the Mariners. He does write here, sometimes about the Mariners, but usually not.

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Should Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu Be Hall of Famers?

Recently, my colleague Kevin Goldstein shared his experience of scouting José Abreu back in as a member of Houston&#;s front office. Kevin suggested that if Abreu had been able to play his entire career in the majors, I would be writing pieces about the slugger&#;s chances of reaching even bigger milestones. And since I probably would be, why not actually do that?

Abreu&#;s not the first player whose success in a foreign league and long enough career in MLB have compelled us to ask what if? Ichiro Suzuki is another such player, and in , I ran his NPB translations alongside his actual major league statistics. I&#;ve since added his final MLB numbers to this chart:

Ichiro Suzuki&#;s Career Numbers w/NPB Translations

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSB
9232140042123
623112013280
67226431233818
871771063415343
92187770366032
83237876393836
70285659283710
68213957284811
64172561344119
348869305356
278851686231
2981362366934
245860496336
21121568486633
209949497145
227668497737
207642516543
883141146327126
74303643458642
80223547396940
77286955226129
57153735266320
45132122216815
459156121315111
4895155122304210
19506032017351
590000370
5000000110

The translations bring him tantalizingly close to Ty Cobb and Pete Rose, giving us an even better understanding of his abilities over his full career. Joining the 4,hit club is cool and all, but Ichiro aged so well and continued to play for so long that you don&#;t really need his NPB career to give him a Cooperstown case. Abreu&#;s a different story. Unless he proves to be as amazingly durable as Ichiro did and cranks out another six or seven years of plus homers, he&#;s not going to hit the important thresholds for home run hitters when it comes to Hall voting. ZiPS projects a fairly normal decline path for a mids slugger:

ZiPS Projection &#; José Abreu

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSBOPS+DRWAR
7630128421-2
652712398361-3
54221177929196-4
3984151115520185-4
24559163412176-4

Eighty-nine additional homers (85 in those projections and four more in ) get Abreu to MLB home runs, and I don&#;t think that quite does it, leaving him in the mythical Hall of Very Good along with sluggers like Joe Adcock and Torii Hunter. But what if? We have Abreu&#;s stats from his time in Cuba and a history of players who have gone from Cuba to other professional leagues, so we can at least estimate what his performance would have looked like in the majors:

ZiPS Translations &#; José Abreu

YearABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
2257503217771
16305131212670
439015383922831
33658262616640
356117093119581
4475171134215940
6189202195442671
5470110215137441
5888141225842551
4674110133834541
Totals107

Even with the Serie Nacional de Béisbol playing just over half the games per season as MLB when Abreu was playing there and some pretty steep adjustment factors, the translations still add another homers to the tally. While this is speculative, it feels right for Abreu, given that he basically played at the level of his final Cuban two-year average in the US. His projections at that point look like a typical Abreu season:

ZiPS Projection &#; José Abreu (Pre)

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBOPS+DRWAR
822112574572-1
792212572562-1
77221247056992-2
74211236753932-2
69191216250882-2
63181185647822-3
5799161155042731-3
5191141134437651-3
4483120113831561-4
3364807282240188-4

Abreu has actually been a little better than ZiPS expected, so it&#;s hard to say the translations overrate him. ZiPS had him at WAR through , which is pretty darned close to the he is at now (and ZiPS didn&#;t know about COVID in !):

José Abreu Career Numbers + Translations and Projections

YearGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
712257503217771
3716305131212670
84439015383922831
8533658262616640
71356117093119581
814475171134215940
896189202195442671
665470110215137441
875888141225842551
774674110133834541
8035236513
8834330390
6732125470
9543633353
683612278372
8538133362
604376150196018590
8930233561
7630128421
652712398361
54221177929991
873984151115520701
5824559163412431

Combined, while I&#;m still not sure I&#;d vote for José Abreu for the Hall &#; his is a career that looks like Jim Rice&#;s, who also a very borderline candidate for me &#; it&#;s a case I&#;d have to seriously consider before not ticking the box next his name. With an excellent reputation both generally and for mentoring other Cuban players specifically, and with no suspensions for PEDs hanging over his head, I think this version of Abreu gets into the Hall of Fame.

Along those same lines, we talked a bit about Yuli Gurriel on our Twitch watch-along of last week&#;s Mariners-Astros game. Gurriel didn&#;t even get the advantage of playing his late 20s in the majors; Abreu was in his sixth season of MLB play at the same age Yuli debuted with the Astros. He&#;s proven to be amazingly resilient to the vagaries of aging, showing little indication of decline, and at 37, Gurriel is arguably having his best season in the majors, hitting // in games for WAR. ZiPS has regularly been low on his projection for the simple reason that the computer doesn&#;t understand why the fourth dimension doesn&#;t apply to him!

Given that we know he could play in MLB, and that he was already a legend in Cuba by the time he came to the US, it makes sense to give his Cuban numbers the same treatment. With his translations, ZiPS projects another hits from Gurriel, putting him at 1, hits starting at age

Yuli Gurriel Career Numbers + Translations and Projections

YearGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
8939921935356455
874585152114133558
56326711462914345
9555124165321638
89368410363417321
885221093933319
794879111154431272
8458174155631318
8963131206036394
8754161144931232
8950921401549404610
79398214253228276
894786192114436438
754121970266814
54407017010352653
361334703155121
69431187522623
70331138523635
854023137655
274912162212270
81320168360681
62261146940561
4598191105028411
76327212163519291

Even with the huge hit in the numbers from a translation, Gurriel still ends up with just under 2, hits despite never getting to a play in a game season until he was in his 30s.

This kind of exercise brings up some philosophical issues with our conception of the Hall of Fame. We wouldn&#;t put Mark Prior in Cooperstown for projections, but projections and translations aren&#;t really the same thing. Translations just try to adjust for context, no different than park-adjusting or league-adjusting stats, even though the calculations are trickier. A career projection for Prior involves giving him credit for seasons he never played, but Abreu and Gurriel actually played those years of baseball; through little fault of their own, that play just happened to be in leagues that MLB does not consider to be major leagues.

But when you examine MLB&#;s history, what constitutes a major league is quite gray, especially in the early years. While we can say that today&#;s Triple-A leagues are not the majors, I&#;d argue that from a competitive standpoint, 19th-century baseball didn&#;t consist of major leagues either, a state of affairs even perhaps stretching into the s and &#;20s. The standard deviations of numbers for starters around the league didn&#;t start to resemble those of modern baseball until the mids (you expect more competitive leagues to have tighter spreads of ability than less competitive leagues do). And even if we say &#;No, the American League from and the National League before that are still major leagues,&#; MLB gives credit for stats from the Players League, the Union League, and the Federal League, all extremely uneven leagues, with the first two also being very unstable (as was the early American League).

If we have a good faith basis to believe that Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu didn&#;t suddenly become awesome baseball players the minute they were able to play in the US, why should the performances that pre-date their debuts here be summarily ignored when bestowing baseball&#;s highest honor? I&#;m not sure either Gurriel or Abreu have the career numbers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but let&#;s make sure we&#;re considering all the times they played this grand game. It&#;s messy to estimate what could have been, but just because answering a question is difficult doesn&#;t mean we shouldn&#;t try.

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Here is one of my favorite clips of the season:

That&#;s Ronald Torreyes, attempting a delayed and perfunctory swing at a pitch-out to try to protect the running Aaron Hicks, who ends up in a heap on the ground after getting jarred in the marbles. Torreyes swings for no reason other than he&#;s always been told to swing in these situations, so the decision was entirely out of his hands. You can see that he&#;s temporarily overruled by his own brain, which properly identified that a swing would come with no upside. But then the training kicked in, and Torreyes whispered the bat in a vaguely forward direction while Hicks sprinted like the dickens, unaware the situation would end with teammates discussing his sterility.

Pretty obviously, no swing has been attempted this season at a more-outside pitch. Yet I don&#;t know if that should really &#;count,&#; since Torreyes didn&#;t swing because he wanted to. The swing was mandated by the hit-and-run play. So let&#;s take that off the table. Now 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 pitches have been attempted by righties. Allow me to read off to you the top three:

  1. Ronald Torreyes, June 30, swinging pitch-out
  2. Jose Abreu, August 25, swinging strike
  3. Jose Iglesias, May 24, swinging pitch-out

The only worse swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing was at a pitch-out. The next-worst swing at a non-pitch-out was at a pitch more than five inches closer to the plate. That swing was also with two strikes, attempted by Javier Baez. Baez will do that sometimes. So, evidently, will Abreu.

abreu-cishek

Exclaimed Mariners announcer Dave Sims, after Abreu&#;s strikeout with runners in scoring position:

Swing and a miss, he got him! What a big pitch.

It&#;s easy to get fooled on the fly. Strikeouts are strikeouts, and when the batter swings, that implies a pitch could have been only so bad. Abreu chased this slider from Steve Cishek; therefore, it must have been a good slider from Steve Cishek. Yet it&#;s not hard to see how that could have been a disastrous slider from Steve Cishek. You don&#;t want a pitch in that situation to get away. And Abreu had never before swung like this. I went to Baseball Savant. I plotted all of Abreu&#;s career swings. The swing above is highlighted below.

abreu-career-swings

I mean-

Eleven inches. The difference between that pitch and the next-most-outside pitch Abreu had chased is 11 inches. Nearly a whole damn foot. There&#;s really no excuse for that kind of swing. The easy explanation is &#;Abreu was trying to do too much,&#; but trying to do anything with that pitch is trying to do too much. It&#;s a brain fart. It has to be a brain fart. I don&#;t know what else it would be unless, as of Thursday night, in the seventh inning, Jose Abreu suddenly became, on camera, the single worst hitter in Major League Baseball.

By the way, the Baez swing? The one that&#;s the next-worst of the season?

baez-cishek

That swing was also against a Steve Cishek slider. It&#;s probably just a coincidence. But, maybe I&#;m the one who doesn&#;t get it.





Projecting Phillies Call-Up Jorge Alfaro

 

Ivan Nova Is Getting Happed

Jeff made Lookout Landing a thing, but he does not still write there about the Mariners. He does write here, sometimes about the Mariners, but usually not.

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Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried ignored in mid-season MVP discussions

Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

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Sure, it&#;s only been thirty games, but the Atlanta Braves have been riding on Max Fried&#;s arm.

It&#;s a tradition, I suppose:  the middle of the baseball season and people want to project MVP&#;s.  Except that there&#;s always some names missing, and the Atlanta Braves certainly have reason to gripe.

Now granted:  if your world view philosophy is that only hitters should win the MVP awards, then perhaps you should move on to the next column.  That tends to be the norm for this trophy, but it also clearly hasn&#;t been a hard-and-fast rule, either.

Naturally, ESPN is firmly in that camp regardless:

Tatis Jr., Harper, and Betts.  3 NL hitters.  As it happens, it&#;s arguable (and we&#;re gonna make the argument) that two of them don&#;t even belong on their ballot.

Let&#;s look at the current state of the stats, shall we?  Let&#;s start with the current MLB hitting leaders in WAR, according to Fangraphs:

For the record, Bryce Harper is well back at , admittedly with only 25 games played.  The others noted above all are at 30+, excepting Rendon&#;s

How about the pitchers, though?

Looks like Bieber should be in the thick of the conversation, eh?  But all we hear are crickets from ESPN on this.

There&#;s a catch, though:  fangraphs leans heavily on strikeout prowess for pitchers (and by extension, FIP &#; Fielding Independent Pitching) when calculating WAR&#; so let&#;s also check mynewextsetup.us, which considers things like&#; oh, Earned Runs allowed as being more important.

So in looking at Baseball-Reference&#;s numbers, here&#;s what you get (combining pitchers and hitters for sake of some brevity):

Big difference, eh?  But this gets to my long-standing argument that FIP ignores roughly 2/3rds of the game:  the batted ball and the quality of the stroke as the ball leaves the bat.

This is also why pitchers like Luis Castillo of the Reds have a fangraphs WAR despite a ERA.  He strikes out a bunch of hitters ( per 9), but he&#;s also on the season with an opponent&#;s batting average on balls in play (BABIP).  But I digress.

Thus Fried should be standing alone as he does in the B-R WAR rankings:  he&#;s tied with Bieber for best ERA (), has a higher ground ball percentage, and lower BABIP thanks to inducing hitters to make weak contact.

Yes:  I could argue some stats that Bieber has been better than Fried, but it&#;s really pointless as both pitchers should now be leading the discussion for MVP in their respective leagues.

Why Fried is the Mid-point NL MVP

So let&#;s concentrate on the NL side now and the very definition of &#;MVP&#;.  In other words, who has been most valuable to their team?

  • TATIS.  He&#;s got the strongest argument, since he&#;s arguably carrying the Padres:  hitting , OPSing over , a wRC+ of with 13 homers and 30 RBI (unwritten rules of grand slams aside).
    • His bWar is still well below Fried
    • His team is certainly helping on offense:  2nd in MLB in run-scoring and in OPS+
    • In other words, he&#;s very valuable, but take him out of the lineup and the Padres are still doing pretty well.
  • BETTS.  Likewise, the Dodgers don&#;t necessarily need him in this stacked lineup.
    • They&#;ve outscored the Padres by 9 and out-homered them, too.
    • Their run-differential is staggering
    • They also have the lowest team ERA in the majors&#; and it&#;s not that close.
    • Ergo, Betts is being Betts, but that&#;s just icing on the Dodger cake:  they would still be in first place without him.
  • YASTRZEMSKI.  Here&#;s an argument:  think the Giants would be in third without him?
    • 23rd in pitching ERA
    • Only 11th in Runs per game
    • Still, he has others in the lineup (Donovan Solano, Brandon Belt) hitting around him.
    • That&#;s pretty valuable, but not &#;first place&#; valuable.
  • HARPER.
    • The Phils are 4th in runs per game
    • Harper is hitting like a madman ( OPS), but is he even the MVP of his own team?
    • J.T. Realmuto has a OPS with more homers (9 to 7) and more RBI (25 to 20)&#; and he&#;s an everyday catcher.
  • STORY.
    • Eh, call me when the Rockies are relevant again.
  • deGrom?
    • Not a terrible choice, but Max Fried has out-pitched him ( ERA).

By contrast, can you imagine how bad things would be for the Atlanta Braves without Fried? 

While the rest of the Atlanta pitching staff (the rotation, at least) is being held together with duct tape and baling wire, he&#;s taken them all up on his shoulders and kept marching along.

Fried is making every start and giving up virtually nothing:  his worst outing was 2 earned runs against the Mets on the second day of the season.  Since then:  1 or none over six more starts.

The Braves have won all seven of those games:  39% of their 18 wins.

He&#;s been the rock that hasn&#;t moved while the landslide has continued around him.

So&#; pick a mid-season MVP if you want.  Pick hitters, pick pitchers&#; I don&#;t care.  The numbers and the results point to one guy&#; and he&#;s an Atlanta Brave.

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Should Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu Be Hall of Famers?

Recently, my colleague Kevin Goldstein shared his experience of scouting José Abreu back in as a member of Houston&#;s front office. Kevin suggested that if Abreu had been able to play his entire career in the majors, I would be writing pieces about the slugger&#;s chances of reaching even bigger milestones. And since I probably would be, why not actually do that?

Abreu&#;s not the first player whose success in a foreign league and long enough career in MLB have compelled us to ask what if? Ichiro Suzuki is another such player, and in , I ran his NPB translations alongside his actual major league statistics. I&#;ve since added his final MLB numbers to this chart:

Ichiro Suzuki&#;s Career Numbers w/NPB Translations

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSB
9232140042123
623112013280
67226431233818
871771063415343
92187770366032
83237876393836
70285659283710
68213957284811
64172561344119
348869305356
278851686231
2981362366934
245860496336
21121568486633
209949497145
227668497737
207642516543
883141146327126
74303643458642
80223547396940
77286955226129
57153735266320
45132122216815
459156121315111
4895155122304210
19506032017351
590000370
5000000110

The translations bring him tantalizingly close to Ty Cobb and Pete Rose, giving us an even better understanding of his abilities over his full career. Joining the 4,hit club is cool and all, but Ichiro aged so well and continued to play for so long that you don&#;t really need his NPB career to give him a Cooperstown case. Abreu&#;s a different story. Unless he proves to be as amazingly durable as Ichiro did and cranks out another six or seven years of plus homers, he&#;s not going to hit the important thresholds for home run hitters when it comes to Hall voting. ZiPS projects a fairly normal decline path for a mids slugger:

ZiPS Projection &#; José Abreu

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSBOPS+DRWAR
7630128421-2
652712398361-3
54221177929196-4
3984151115520185-4
24559163412176-4

Eighty-nine additional homers (85 in those projections and four more in ) get Abreu to MLB home runs, and I don&#;t think that quite does it, leaving him in the mythical Hall of Very Good along with sluggers like Joe Adcock and Torii Hunter. But what if? We have Abreu&#;s stats from his time in Cuba and a history of players who have gone from Cuba to other professional leagues, so we can at least estimate what his performance would have looked like in the majors:

ZiPS Translations &#; José Abreu

YearABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
2257503217771
16305131212670
439015383922831
33658262616640
356117093119581
4475171134215940
6189202195442671
5470110215137441
5888141225842551
4674110133834541
Totals107

Even with the Serie Nacional de Béisbol playing just over half the games per season as MLB when Abreu was playing there and some pretty steep adjustment factors, the translations still add another homers to the tally. While this is speculative, it feels right for Abreu, given that he basically played at the level of his final Cuban two-year average in the US. His projections at that point look like a typical Abreu season:

ZiPS Projection &#; José Abreu (Pre)

YearBAOBPSLGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBOPS+DRWAR
822112574572-1
792212572562-1
77221247056992-2
74211236753932-2
69191216250882-2
63181185647822-3
5799161155042731-3
5191141134437651-3
4483120113831561-4
3364807282240188-4

Abreu has actually been a little better than ZiPS expected, so it&#;s hard to say the translations overrate him. ZiPS had him at WAR through , which is pretty darned close to the he is at now (and ZiPS didn&#;t know about COVID in !):

José Abreu Career Numbers + Translations and Projections

YearGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
712257503217771
3716305131212670
84439015383922831
8533658262616640
71356117093119581
814475171134215940
896189202195442671
665470110215137441
875888141225842551
774674110133834541
8035236513
8834330390
6732125470
9543633353
683612278372
8538133362
604376150196018590
8930233561
7630128421
652712398361
54221177929991
873984151115520701
5824559163412431

Combined, while I&#;m still not sure I&#;d vote for José Abreu for the Hall &#; his is a career that looks like Jim Rice&#;s, who also a very borderline candidate for me &#; it&#;s a case I&#;d have to seriously consider before not ticking the box next his name. With an excellent reputation both generally and for mentoring other Cuban players specifically, and with no suspensions for PEDs hanging over his head, I think this version of Abreu gets into the Hall of Fame.

Along those same lines, we talked a bit about Yuli Gurriel on our Twitch watch-along of last week&#;s Mariners-Astros game. Gurriel didn&#;t even get the advantage of playing his late 20s in the majors; Abreu was in his sixth season of MLB play at the same age Yuli debuted with the Astros. He&#;s proven to be amazingly resilient to the vagaries of aging, showing little indication of decline, and at 37, Gurriel is arguably having his best season in the majors, hitting // in games for WAR. ZiPS has regularly been low on his projection for the simple reason that the computer doesn&#;t understand why the fourth dimension doesn&#;t apply to him!

Given that we know he could play in MLB, and that he was already a legend in Cuba by the time he came to the US, it makes sense to give his Cuban numbers the same treatment. With his translations, ZiPS projects another hits from Gurriel, putting him at 1, hits starting at age

Yuli Gurriel Career Numbers + Translations and Projections

YearGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLG
8939921935356455
874585152114133558
56326711462914345
9555124165321638
89368410363417321
885221093933319
794879111154431272
8458174155631318
8963131206036394
8754161144931232
8950921401549404610
79398214253228276
894786192114436438
754121970266814
54407017010352653
361334703155121
69431187522623
70331138523635
854023137655
274912162212270
81320168360681
62261146940561
4598191105028411
76327212163519291

Even with the huge hit in the numbers from a translation, Gurriel still ends up with just under 2, hits despite never getting to a play in a game season until he was in his 30s.

This kind of exercise brings up some philosophical issues with our conception of the Hall of Fame. We wouldn&#;t put Mark Prior in Cooperstown for projections, but projections and translations aren&#;t really the same thing. Translations just try to adjust for context, no different than park-adjusting or league-adjusting stats, even though the calculations are trickier. A career projection for Prior involves giving him credit for seasons he never played, but Abreu and Gurriel actually played those years of baseball; through little fault of their own, that play just happened to be in leagues that MLB does not consider to be major leagues.

But when you examine MLB&#;s history, what constitutes a major league is quite gray, especially in the early years. While we can say that today&#;s Triple-A leagues are not the majors, I&#;d argue that from a competitive standpoint, 19th-century baseball didn&#;t consist of major leagues either, a state of affairs even perhaps stretching into the s and &#;20s. The standard deviations of numbers for starters around the league didn&#;t start to resemble those of modern baseball until the mids (you expect more competitive leagues to have tighter spreads of ability than less competitive leagues do). And even if we say &#;No, the American League from and the National League before that are still major leagues,&#; MLB gives credit for stats from the Players League, the Union League, and the Federal League, all extremely uneven leagues, with the first two also being very unstable (as was the early American League).

If we have a good faith basis to believe that Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu didn&#;t suddenly become awesome baseball players the minute they were able to play in the US, why should the performances that pre-date their debuts here be summarily ignored when bestowing baseball&#;s highest honor? I&#;m not sure either Gurriel or Abreu have the career numbers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but let&#;s make sure we&#;re considering all the times they played this grand game. It&#;s messy to estimate what could have been, but just because answering a question is difficult doesn&#;t mean we shouldn&#;t try.

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