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CARTER CAPPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hopped up: Carter Capps emerges as elite reliever, strikeout machine for Marlins

A collective murmur -- followed by a corresponding eruption of cheer -- echoes throughout Marlins Park as the scoreboard flashes the velocity of the first pitch of the eighth inning. The Miami Marlins lead the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 during the final game before the All-Star break. Reliever Carter Capps' first offering to Eugenio Suarez just read 101 mph on the radar gun. This has become...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Hale takes issue with Capps' delivery: 'It's not fair to the hitters'

Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps' unorthodox hop-step delivery has been the subject of much debate this season, and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale thinks the league needs to further examine the legality of his pitching motion. After watching Capps strike out two of his players in a scoreless inning during the Marlins' 3-0 defeat of the D-backs on Tuesday, Hale has strong...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reliever Capps doesn't want to talk about funky delivery anymore

Miami Marlins flame-throwing reliever Carter Capps has become the talk of the bullpen this season for his unorthodox hop-step delivery, but he would really prefer it if everyone grew accustomed to it already. "I talk about it every day," Capps told the Miami Herald. "I can't talk about the delivery anymore. I don't have to explain it. I'm just going out there and pitching." The jerkiness...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter Capps Has Become Baseball’s Most Unhittable Pitcher

Carter Capps allowed a three-run single on Tuesday. That’s both pretty bad and pretty weird. Three-run singles might be a post topic of their own, but the most interesting thing didn’t have anything to do with the play result. Before Xander Bogaerts ever swung the bat, Capps threw a fastball, and I’ll excerpt conveniently from […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Solves Carter Capps’ ‘Funky’ Delivery In Red Sox Win (Video)

BOSTON — There were a few unusual aspects of Xander Bogaerts’ game-winning hit Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins. First, you hardly ever see a batter drive in three runs with a single. (Bogaerts said he hadn’t seen it happen since little league.) Second, hitters hardly ever are tasked with facing a pitcher like Carter Capps. Capps, a 24-year-old Marlins reliever...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marlins reliever Carter Capps is the nastiest pitcher in baseball

There are some pitchers with some nasty stuff in MLB and some hurlers that can consistently reach triple digits on the radar gun, but there's one pitcher that is numerically, and anecdotally, the nastiest of 'em all. A feature piece by Grantland on perceived velocity reveals that Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps' unorthodox hop-step delivery throws hitters off in more ways than...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Pitcher Carter Capps Has Funkiest Delivery (Videos)

Carter Capps has a little extra hop in his step when he pitches. No, literally. The Miami Marlins hard-throwing right-hander boasts one of the funkiest deliveries in the game, as he actually takes a small jump off the rubber. Wait, what? http://t.co/nHMI3LAs94— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 14, 2015 lol http://t.co/mxSOdNGQbk— nick pants (@nick_pants) April 14, 2015 Spoiler alert...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Reliever Carter Capps hopeful on second opinion for elbow injury

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-handed reliever Carter Capps remains hopeful leading up to a second opinion on his right elbow sprain. Capps, who will visit Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. this Wednesday, is on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive May 26). "I won't have a level of concern until Wednesday when I get a second opinion, so right now waiting on a holding pattern,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins recall RHP Carter Capps

The Marlins recalled right-handed reliever Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans Wednesday morning. Capps was 0-1 with a 1.64 ERA in seven minor-league outings. In 11 innings he allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits with 17 strikeouts and six walks. The 23-year-old, who was acquired from the Mariners for Logan Morrison this past offseason, worked on a new delivery during...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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