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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
1 day 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
7 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
12 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
20 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon's inside-the-park homer helps Marlins beat Giants 5-3

MIAMI (AP) Major league batting leader Dee Gordon hit the first inside-the-park homer in the four-year history of Marlins Park, and the three-run shot helped Miami beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 Tuesday night. Miami's Justin Bour also homered, giving a welcome jolt of power to a team without injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Buster Posey hit his 12th homer for the Giants. He...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins use power, speed to hold off Giants

MIAMI (AP) -- Major league batting leader Dee Gordon hit the first inside-the-park homer in the four-year history of Marlins Park, and the three-run shot helped Miami beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 Tuesday night. Miami's Justin Bour also homered, giving a welcome jolt of power to a team without injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Buster Posey hit his 12th homer for the Giants....
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins use power, speed to hold off Giants

MIAMI (AP) -- Major league batting leader Dee Gordon hit the first inside-the-park homer in the four-year history of Marlins Park, and the three-run shot helped Miami beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 Tuesday night. Miami's Justin Bour also homered, giving a welcome jolt of power to a team without injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Buster Posey hit his 12th homer for the Giants....
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 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

Carter Capps working to remove hop from his delivery

Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps has become known for his jerky hop-step pitching motion, but now he's working to take the idiosyncratic step out of his delivery. As he transfers weight from his lower body to his upper body, Carter hops off the mound towards home plate. He constantly reaches the upper-90s with his fastball despite the erratic delivery, but there are some drawbacks...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: MLB contacted Marlins over Carter Capps’ weird delivery

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, MLB has contacted the Miami Marlins regarding Carter Capps illegal delivery. #Marlins heard from MLB about Capps’ delivery. League clarified what made some pitches legal and others not… — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 17, 2015 Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told Rosenthal that Capps’ issue “has been worked on and...
Via Baseball Essential
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB has issues with the weirdest pitching delivery in the game

If you missed it earlier this week, Marlins pitcher Carter Capps showed off the funkiest delivery in the major leagues. In a relief appearance against the Braves onTuesday, the reliever was hopping off the rubber and takes a step before hurling a pitch. You can see more of Capps' unorthodox style, with a full breakdown from the broadcasters, in the video below. Capps was sent down...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter Capps, Jordan Walden, and Legal Deliveries

Yesterday, the Marlins called up Carter Capps from the minors, and Capps went on to make his season debut in last night’s game against the Braves. He pitched well, getting all three batters he faced out, one of them by strikeout. But a reliever getting called up and throwing a scoreless inning isn’t worthy of […]
Via Fangraphs
April 14, 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 reinstate pitchers Carter Capps, Dan Jennings from disabled list

On the first day of expanded rosters, the Miami Marlins reinstated left-handed reliever Dan Jennings and right-handed reliever Carter Capps. Jennings, who was struck by Jordy Mercer's liner to the head Aug. 7, was on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. He didn't allow a run on three hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in four minor-league appearances between the Gulf...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Updates: No TJ for Carter Capps, Brad Hand rehab results

Not only did the Miami Marlins (31-28) beat their Florida rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, on Wednesday night, pulling within 1/2 game of the Division-leading Atlanta Braves, but they also got good news on the injury front:  Right-handed reliever Carter Capps, on the 60-day DL with a sprained right elbow will not required Tommy John surgery; and lefty Brad Hand, on the 15-DL since May...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carter Capps receives good news from Dr. James Andrews about elbow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps has gotten some good news about his strained right elbow. Marlins manager Mike Redmond says Capps got a second opinion Wednesday from Dr. James Andrews. The noted orthopedist agreed with team doctors that the right-hander doesn't need surgery and that he can resume playing catch after a month of rest. Capps was 0-0 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Carter Capps to see Dr. Andrews

Marlins reliever Carter Capps was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a right elbow sprain and Juan Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that he’ll see Dr. James Andrews on June 4.#Marlins RHP Carter Capps to see Dr. Andrews Wednesday.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) May 31, 2014 #494292627 / gettyimages.comCapps was acquired in the trade that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 01, 2014  |  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 Injury Update: Carter Capps to DL with elbow sprain

The Miami Marlins have a very short disabled list so far in 2014, but they have just added one player to it. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have placed reliever Carter Capps on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 26. The Marlins will recall Arquimedes Caminero from Triple-A New Orleans to fill in the roster spot.#Marlins place Carter Capps on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins place reliever Carter Capps on DL with right elbow sprain

Miami Marlins right-handed reliever Carter Capps was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 26) with a right elbow sprain Tuesday afternoon. It is the same injury that initially sent ace Jose Fernandez to the DL on May 12. Capps, whom the Marlins acquired in the Logan Morrison trade and who started the season in Triple-A New Orleans, was 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in nine...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Ranklin` Franklin by R.J. Anderson

The Mariners send Nick Franklin back down, the Twins know when to Fuld `em, and Carter Capps will face harder chaps.
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 25, 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

Marlins trim roster to 34

The Marlins trimmed their roster by four Tuesday morning with Opening Day less than a week away. Right-handed relievers Arquimedes Caminero and Carter Capps were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Caminero, who earned his call-up last season and allowed four runs over 13 innings, went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in seven spring appearances. He struck out nine batters and walked just one....
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Rolling the dice It’s been a rough go if you’ve been a fan or employee of the Seattle Mariners lately. Over the last few season now, the team has looked more like a three ring circus than a professional baseball organization. Whether it was the talent or the management, there has always been a source of blame. Eight of the last ten seasons saw the team finish with a losing record...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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