2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injured Starters With Second-Half Value, Part 2

In part one of this series, I looked at three arms returning this week giving them more immediate value to fantasy owners, but there are still several arms working their way back who can deliver real upside this summer and should be given serious consideration if you’re in dire need of arms. The league recommendation tables that will follow each player assume you need pitching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An exclusive interview with the New York Mets 2014 13th round pick Erik Manoah

With the 13th round pick in the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft, the New York Mets selected Erik Manoah, an 18-year-old RHP from South Dade high school in Homestead, Florida. Manoah comes in at 6’2, 210 pounds, with a fastball in the 89-92 MPH range. The young right-hander has been playing baseball since the age of 3, but did not start pitching until his sophomore year in high school...
Via NYMetsLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins 2014 midseason review

MIAMI -- Things are much different for the Miami Marlins one game past the halfway point of the 2014 season than they were a year ago en route to 100 losses. Still, as June becomes July, Miami (39-43) hopes to rebound from a rough month in which the club won four of the first five games only to finish with an 11-16 record. The Marlins are four games below .500 for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins plan to bolster their roster at the trade deadline

The Marlins lost 11-5 to the Mets on Sunday afternoon, falling to 37-38 in third place, but they remain just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Great starts by Giancarlo Stanton, Henderson Alvarez, and Steve Cishek have contributed to the club being in a much better spot than expected, even after losing phenom Jose Fernandez to injury. In an interview with MLB Network...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking professional, Toussaint ready to begin career

PHOENIX -- With a checkered red bow tie on his neck and a BMW on his shopping list, Diamondbacks first-round draft pick Touki Toussaint made a striking impression at his introductory press conference on Saturday. Toussaint, a shortstop turned right-handed pitcher, always believes in shooting high. He grew up idolizing Jackie Robinson and considers Pedro Martinez and Jose Fernandez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and Public Enemy No. 1.5

Think if you will, for a moment, about Jose Fernandez. What’s impressed you most about the healthy Jose Fernandez? Probably, it’s all the strikeouts, many of them coming on his breaking ball. This year, Clayton Kershaw has Jose Fernandez’s strikeout rate. Now veer off and think instead about Koji Uehara. The most amazing thing, probably, […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins sign 2014 top pick Tyler Kolek

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins officially announced Monday morning the signing of their first-round pick, right-handed pitcher Tyler Kolek Kolek, taken second overall, went 5-2 with a 0.35 ERA with 126 strikeouts and eight walks in 60 1/3 innings during his senior season at Shepherd High School in Texas. His 102 mph fastball was the fastest clocked for a high-school player. The 18-year...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins take high-school righty Tyler Kolek with second pick in draft

The Miami Marlins selected right-hander Tyler Kolek with the second pick in the 2014 draft Thursday night. A 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Shepherd High School in Texas, Kolek posted a 0.35 ERA in 10 games his senior season. He struck out 126 batters and walked eight in 60 1/3 innings with an upper-90s fastball and power curveball. Miami last took a high-school player in the first round...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Henderson Alvarez expects to start Tuesday

MIAMI -- After losing ace Jose Fernandez to Tommy John surgery, having another starter exit a ballgame with right elbow tightness can be worrisome. Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez, however, expects to make his next start Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays visit Marlins Park. "I'm going to throw a bullpen tomorrow 15-20 pitches," Alvarez said through a translator...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez to get cast off Tuesday, begin rehab Wednesday

The road to recovery from Tommy John surgery begins Tuesday for Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. Fernandez took to his Instagram account Monday night to detail the process. The 21-year-old had the procedure performed May 16 in Los Angeles by Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The average timetable for a return ranges from 12 to 18 months. Miami is 7-9 since Fernandez'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gaping void in Marlins rotation proving difficult to fill

MIAMI -- When it became clear that ace Jose Fernandez would require Tommy John surgery, the Miami Marlins turned to a rookie for the first two starts in his place. Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani won his major-league debut in Los Angeles before dropping his second outing at home. In both games, veteran Randy Wolf came on in relief, present as an obvious backup plan. On Sunday afternoon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Photo of Jose Fernandez Is So Damn Sad

The baseball world was devastated to learn that the electric Jose Fernandez would miss the rest of this season (and likely at least part of next) to Tommy John surgery. The young Marlins pitcher went under the knife last Friday and, from the looks of things in the photo above, he looks just as sad as we are. Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Competitive nature may have played part in Jose Fernandez's season-ending injury

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez appears superhuman on the mound, but his mortal flaw -- a relentless competitive nature -- may have been his undoing that led to season-ending Tommy John surgery. Fernandez, sporting a black sling and white cast for his right arm, walked with manager Mike Redmond into the home clubhouse at Marlins Park on Tuesday afternoon before the team...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reader Survey, Week 8: Post-Fernandez Panic

Last week’s Reader Survey asked our audience seven questions about the 7th week of the MLB season. Responses were cast and tallied, and I’m here to bring you the results! (And another survey.) Fill out the Week 8 survey! (Week 7 responses below.) Loading… Week 6 Responses 1. Would you rather own Homer Bailey or Rick Porcello (rest of season)? Bailey certainly won’t be...
Via Baseball Professor
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambulance Chasers, Week 8: The Princess Diaries

This is starting to get a little ridiculous now.  It seems as if I can't even make it through my lunch break without hearing of some catastrophic injury news.  No matter how well teams manage their young hurlers' inning limits (Jose Fernandez), or how many times we yell to ourselves, "Stop sliding head-first on the base paths!" (Ben Zobrist), the injuries just...
Via Razzball
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins fan shaves head, beard in support of Jose Fernandez

Losing one of the game's top pitchers was a blow not only to the Miami Marlins but their fans. Twitter user Andres Salgado (@latinoloco4rwf) posted a video on YouTube showing his support for Jose Fernandez, who underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery last Friday in Los Angeles. In the clip, Salgado shaves his head and beard, promising not to cut his hair or shave his face...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Wrap-Up: May 10th – May 17th

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up, a column dedicated to the latest transactions, rumors, and performances from around the league.  Centrally focused on providing insight and analysis on the latest happenings, this weekly article is geared towards delivering a concise report on the news from the past seven days. Without further ado, here’s your Monday morning breakfast reading material...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez: Why His Loss Is Not Just About The Statistics or The Miami Marlins

Earlier this week we were all shocked and very apprehensive about the news that Jose Fernandez would be placed on the DL with elbow discomfort. We all knew deep down where this was headed.After a less than impressive outing on May 9th against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, we learned that Fernandez had been ill before taking the mound that night. We figured, well, after vomiting...
Via The Sports Blogette
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Coach Has Interesting Idea For Reducing Pitcher Injuries

Major League Baseball has a huge issue on its hands, as pitchers are going down with serious injuries at an alarming rate. No one has an answer for the crazy pandemic, but there certainly are some interesting suggestions surfacing across the league. Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez recently became the 18th pitcher this year to require Tommy John surgery, and there doesn’t appear...
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rep for Marlins ace Jose Fernandez details Tommy John surgery, injury

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had successful Tommy John surgery Friday, according to a release from one of the pitcher's representatives. Fans had been made aware that Fernandez would undergo surgery in Los Angeles when the 21-year-old took to his Instagram account Thursday night to announce it But they had waited for the inevitable news for a few days as Fernandez and his family...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Fernandez Is Not The End Of The World For Marlins

Jose Fernandez Marlins – Photo Credit: Paul Hadsall The past couple of years have not been kind to young phenom pitchers in the NL East. Starting with Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and the injury problems that he had to endure, including being shut down heading into the 2012 playoffs, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who started last year’s All-Star game (as a...
Via Hot Stove MLB
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The financial cost of Tommy John surgery to young pitchers

Jose Fernandez. Patrick Corbin. Jarrod Parker. A.J. Griffin. Luke Hochevar. Matt Moore. Brandon Beachy. Cory Luebke. Bruce Rondon. Bobby Parnell. Kris Medlen. Ivan Nova. And now Martin Perez. Top and mid-tier pitchers in the early stages of their professional careers who have had Tommy John surgery this season, or in the case of Perez, are […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jose Fernandez will have surgery today and rehab for a year

Tomorrow, Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins will join nineteen other major league pitchers who are rehabbing from Tommy John surgeries performed in 2014. If I left anyone out, sorry—this list is from the MLB site.Angels Brian Moran Astros Jose Cisnero Athletics A.J. Griffin, Jarrod Parker Braves Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Cory Gearrin Diamondbacks Patrick...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hitter Streamers For Week 8: Waiver Wire Targets

  Week 8 Lineup Tools: Hitter Streamers It’s been a sad week for baseball. Losing Jose Fernandez to what’s looking like season ending Tommy John surgery isn’t just a blow for fantasy owners, it’s a body blow to baseball as a whole. Fernandez is one of those few players who makes you want to drop [...]
Via RotoBaller
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Fail With Ticket Offer Promoting Jose Fernandez

The Miami Marlins sent out a ticket offer promoting ace pitcher Jose Fernandez. The only problem? He's undergoing Tommy John surgery. Fail.
Via Gamedayr
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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