Biographical

Portrait of Yonder Alonso

Yonder Alonso 1BPadres

Padres Player Cards | Padres Team Audit | Padres Depth Chart

2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
403 .268 9 43 45 4 .272 1.0
Birth Date4-8-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.72011
2.02012
0.62013
1.52014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 CIN 23 22 29 29 2 6 2 0 0 8 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 .207 .207 .276 .167 -1.6 0.7 -0.1
2011 CIN 24 47 98 88 9 29 4 0 5 48 10 21 0 0 0 15 0 0 .330 .398 .545 .316 7.3 -0.5 0.7
2012 SDN 25 155 619 549 47 150 39 0 9 216 62 101 3 4 1 62 3 0 .273 .348 .393 .275 13.2 5.9 2.0
2013 SDN 26 97 375 334 34 94 11 0 6 123 32 47 2 7 0 45 6 0 .281 .341 .368 .262 2.7 2.8 0.6
2014 SDN 27 84 288 267 27 64 19 1 7 106 17 36 1 3 0 27 6 1 .240 .285 .397 .254 2.3 2.4 0.5
Career40514091267119343751275011212156141152151.271.334.395.26823.911.33.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 SAR A+ 6 25 .317 .255 .321 .376 .246 .429 100 1.6 0.8 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 SAR A+ 49 201 .312 .253 .320 .366 .254 .333 95 11.1 5.9 -3.8 0.7 -0.7 14.0 1.5 14.0 1.5
2009 CAR AA 29 121 .320 .252 .329 .369 .265 .330 92 7.6 3.4 -2.2 2.1 -0.0 9.8 1.2 9.8 1.2
2009 RDS Rk 6 18 .175 .231 .288 .333 .244 .143 89 -1.7 0.6 -0.4 0.0 -1.4 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2010 CIN MLB 22 29 .167 .262 .333 .417 .274 .316 99 -2.7 0.8 -0.2 0.7 -0.3 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2010 CAR AA 31 121 .273 .263 .330 .388 .261 .293 98 1.6 3.5 -1.5 -0.8 -1.0 3.9 0.3 3.9 0.3
2010 LOU AAA 101 445 .279 .268 .336 .424 .259 .340 99 9.7 13.5 -7.7 -1.7 -4.3 13.5 1.1 13.5 1.1
2011 CIN MLB 47 98 .316 .249 .312 .384 .254 .387 103 5.4 2.6 -0.5 -0.5 0.9 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2011 LOU AAA 91 409 .282 .259 .327 .400 .254 .324 95 10.6 12.7 -4.6 -6.8 -2.2 17.3 1.0 17.3 1.0
2012 SDN MLB 155 619 .275 .252 .315 .398 .258 .318 95 9 17.0 -10.7 5.9 -5.3 13.2 2.0 13.2 2.0
2013 SDN MLB 97 375 .262 .257 .315 .399 .259 .306 99 0.7 9.9 -6.2 2.8 -3.0 2.7 0.6 2.7 0.6
2013 TUC AAA 4 14 .355 .276 .337 .413 .267 .571 111 1.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2014 SDN MLB 84 288 .254 .256 .315 .394 .264 .251 94 -1.6 7.4 -4.6 2.4 1.3 2.3 0.5 2.3 0.5
2014 ELP AAA 5 17 .009 .269 .326 .424 .270 .267 106 -0.3 0.0 0 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2014 PDR Rk 2 8 .369 .261 .325 .356 .287 .333 101 1 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 SAR A+ 25 1 6 1 0 0 2 5 5 0 0 .316 .458 .368 .053 .317 1.5 0.2 0.2
2009 RDS Rk 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .133 .278 .133 .000 .175 -2.9 0.0 -0.3
2009 CAR AA 121 12 31 11 0 2 14 14 15 1 0 .295 .378 .457 .162 .320 9.8 2.1 1.2
2009 SAR A+ 201 21 53 13 0 7 38 24 30 0 1 .303 .387 .497 .194 .312 14.0 0.7 1.5
2010 CIN MLB 29 2 6 2 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .207 .207 .276 .069 .167 -1.6 0.7 -0.1
2010 CAR AA 121 19 27 5 0 3 13 19 16 4 2 .267 .388 .406 .139 .273 3.9 -0.8 0.3
2010 LOU AAA 445 50 120 31 2 12 56 37 76 9 1 .296 .356 .470 .175 .279 13.5 -1.7 1.1
2011 LOU AAA 409 46 106 24 4 12 56 46 60 6 5 .296 .374 .486 .190 .282 17.3 -6.8 1.0
2011 CIN MLB 98 9 29 4 0 5 15 10 21 0 0 .330 .398 .545 .216 .316 7.3 -0.5 0.7
2012 SDN MLB 619 47 150 39 0 9 62 62 101 3 0 .273 .348 .393 .120 .275 13.2 5.9 2.0
2013 TUC AAA 14 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .571 .571 .571 .000 .355 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2013 SDN MLB 375 34 94 11 0 6 45 32 47 6 0 .281 .341 .368 .087 .262 2.7 2.8 0.6
2014 ELP AAA 17 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .235 .000 .009 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0
2014 SDN MLB 288 27 64 19 1 7 27 17 36 6 1 .240 .285 .397 .157 .254 2.3 2.4 0.5
2014 PDR Rk 8 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .750 .375 .369 1.1 0.1 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 100 0.5800 0.6300 0.6667 0.7931 0.4048 0.7391 0.4706 0.3333
2011 372 0.4731 0.4409 0.7927 0.6875 0.2194 0.9174 0.4419 0.2073
2012 2203 0.4857 0.4823 0.8098 0.7308 0.2471 0.9003 0.5571 0.1902
2013 1322 0.4917 0.4735 0.8435 0.6800 0.2738 0.9412 0.6087 0.1565
2014 1006 0.4861 0.4751 0.8598 0.6994 0.2631 0.9386 0.6618 0.1402
Career50030.48830.47840.82460.70910.25850.91690.58150.1754

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-13 2014-09-29 60-DL 47 44 Right Forearm Tendon Injury -
2014-06-17 2014-07-26 15-DL 39 32 Right Wrist Tendonitis -
2014-03-19 2014-03-21 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-08-31 2013-09-28 DTD 28 26 Right Hand Strain - -
2013-06-01 2013-07-12 15-DL 41 39 Right Wrist Contusion - -
2012-08-07 2012-08-08 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-06-24 2012-06-26 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Strain Bothered for a Few Days Cortisone Injection - -
2012-05-11 2012-05-11 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-09-20 2011-09-20 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Soreness Continued Soreness - -
2011-08-08 2011-08-09 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness Stepped on Sprinkler Head - -
2009-06-19 2009-08-22 Minors 64 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture 2009-06-23

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $980,000
2013 SDN $1,120,000
2012 SDN $1,400,000
2011 CIN $1,000,000
2010 CIN $900,000
2010 CIN $900,000
2009 CIN $800,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$6,120,000
2011Current$980,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$7,100,000
6 yrTotal$7,100,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 116 dDan Lozano1 year/$0.98M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.98M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$1.12M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 5 years/$4.55M (2008-12). $2M signing bonus. 08:$50,000, 09:$0.4M, 10:$0.5M, 11:$0.6M, 12:$1M. Signed Major League contract with Cincinnati 8/15/08. Award bonuses. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2008 (1-7) (Miami).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 643 76 173 34 2 15 77 67 101 7 2 .303 .376 .450 .302 27.9 1B 6 3.6
80o 626 72 161 31 2 14 73 63 101 7 2 .290 .361 .431 .291 20.3 1B 6 2.8
70o 613 68 155 30 2 14 70 60 100 7 2 .281 .351 .417 .283 15.1 1B 5 2.2
60o 602 66 148 29 2 13 67 57 100 6 2 .274 .343 .406 .276 10.8 1B 5 1.8
50o 592 63 142 28 2 12 65 55 99 6 2 .267 .335 .395 .269 6.9 1B 5 1.3
40o 582 60 136 26 2 12 62 53 99 6 2 .259 .327 .385 .263 3.1 1B 5 0.9
30o 571 58 130 25 2 11 60 50 98 6 2 .252 .318 .374 .256 -0.7 1B 5 0.5
20o 558 55 123 24 1 11 57 48 98 5 2 .243 .308 .361 .248 -5.1 1B 5 0.0
10o 541 51 113 22 1 10 53 44 96 5 2 .231 .294 .343 .236 -10.8 1B 5 -0.7
Weighted Mean5946414428213655510062.268.337.398.2717.81B 51.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 47% 5% 14% 89%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201528293356813173227493.257.326.393.2601.28.8-2.0-4.214.90.12.4
2016294555310219194645813.250.324.369.2530.61.4-3.1-6.514.9-3.93.8
201730622751392611568641124.253.330.387.2610.82.2-4.3-8.914.90.45.2
201831640721422611263591223.247.316.360.248-0.1-5.9-4.4-9.114.9-7.35.3
201932613731422611465581102.258.328.384.2590.71.6-4.2-8.714.9-0.45.1
202033625711332611363591191.239.311.361.245-0.2-6.9-4.3-8.914.9-8.65.2
202134608681292211258591160.237.311.346.241-0.4-8.9-4.1-8.714.9-11.15.1
202235604671272111158581160.236.309.343.240-0.5-9.8-4.1-8.614.9-12.05.0
202336635711302211260641270.230.309.337.238-0.7-11.5-4.3-9.114.9-13.15.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
20.110.47.47.75.43.451

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Dan Johnson 2007 .280
2 85 Gaby Sanchez 2011 .290
3 84 Daniel Murphy 2012 .268
4 83 Ryan Garko 2008 .264
5 82 Jason Kubel 2009 .302
6 82 Kendrys Morales 2010 .299
7 82 James Loney 2011 .276
8 82 Matt LaPorta 2012 .208
9 82 Mitch Moreland 2013 .269
10 79 Willy Aybar 2010 .243
11 79 Travis Ishikawa 2011 .000 DNP
12 79 Garrett Atkins 2007 .274
13 78 Matt Carpenter 2013 .312
14 78 Lastings Milledge 2012 .000 DNP
15 78 Daric Barton 2013 .296
16 77 David Murphy 2009 .272
17 76 Luis Valbuena 2013 .260
18 76 Danny Valencia 2012 .177
19 76 Seth Smith 2010 .272
20 76 Steve Pearce 2010 .322
21 76 Jed Lowrie 2011 .247
22 76 Blake DeWitt 2013 .312
23 75 Ruben Gotay 2010 .000 DNP
24 75 David DeJesus 2007 .259
25 75 Jon Jay 2012 .283
26 75 Todd Helton 2001 .330
27 75 Andy Dirks 2013 .255
28 75 Wally Joyner 1989 .280
29 75 Alvin Davis 1988 .307
30 74 Brendan Harris 2008 .255
31 74 Travis Buck 2011 .231
32 74 Rafael Palmeiro 1992 .295
33 74 Alberto Callaspo 2010 .238
34 74 John Olerud 1996 .287
35 74 Trevor Plouffe 2013 .261
36 73 Roger Bernadina 2011 .245
37 73 Bryan Petersen 2013 .000 DNP
38 73 Adam Lind 2011 .260
39 73 Carlos Quentin 2010 .272
40 73 Lucas Duda 2013 .286
41 73 Chris Carter 2010 .265
42 73 Mike Hargrove 1977 .315
43 73 Mike Carp 2013 .322
44 73 Chris Snelling 2009 .000 DNP
45 73 Justin Morneau 2008 .304
46 73 John Bowker 2011 .153
47 73 Justin Turner 2012 .274
48 72 Shane Costa 2009 .000 DNP
49 72 Neil Walker 2013 .278
50 72 Ben Francisco 2009 .275
51 72 Kent Hrbek 1987 .308
52 72 Andy LaRoche 2011 .214
53 72 Andy Marte 2011 .000 DNP
54 72 Matt Murton 2009 .263
55 72 Ryan Sweeney 2012 .234
56 72 Matt Hague 2013 .000 DNP
57 72 Ron Blomberg 1976 .029
58 72 Jordan Brown 2011 .000 DNP
59 72 Geovany Soto 2010 .321
60 72 Cliff Pennington 2011 .254
61 72 Billy Butler 2013 .283
62 72 Ole Sheldon 2010 .000 DNP
63 71 Felix Pie 2012 .000 DNP
64 71 Nate Schierholtz 2011 .288
65 71 Keith Hernandez 1981 .314
66 71 Sean Casey 2002 .244
67 71 Miguel Montero 2011 .284
68 71 Gabe Gross 2007 .252
69 71 Adrian Gonzalez 2009 .341
70 71 Chris Coghlan 2012 .156
71 71 Chase Headley 2011 .291
72 71 Jeremy Reed 2008 .245
73 71 Nick Evans 2013 .000 DNP
74 71 Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2011 .000 DNP
75 71 Jeff Clement 2011 .000 DNP
76 71 Brennan Boesch 2012 .235
77 71 Brad Nelson 2010 .000 DNP
78 71 Casey Kotchman 2010 .216
79 71 Javier Brito 2010 .000 DNP
80 71 Brian Giles 1998 .291
81 71 Chris Snyder 2008 .275
82 71 Chris Burke 2007 .224
83 71 Angel Pagan 2009 .296
84 71 Xavier Paul 2012 .289
85 70 Russ Adams 2008 .000 DNP
86 70 Mark Grace 1991 .264
87 70 Lou Marson 2013 .260
88 70 Alex Gordon 2011 .303
89 70 Denny Walling 1981 .274
90 70 Travis Denker 2013 .000 DNP
91 70 Chris Nelson 2013 .211
92 70 Alex Presley 2013 .258
93 70 Mike Sweeney 2001 .298
94 70 Don Mattingly 1988 .300
95 70 Edwin Encarnacion 2010 .264
96 70 Matt Wieters 2013 .262
97 70 Justin Huber 2010 .000 DNP
98 70 Trevor Crowe 2011 .189
99 70 Rusty Staub 1971 .314
100 70 Asdrubal Cabrera 2013 .262

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .248 .308 .351 .241
11 vs R (Multi) .291 .359 .397 .280
18 Split (Multi) .043 .050 .046 .039
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .242 .296 .341 .224
31 vs R (2013) .296 .357 .379 .274
38 Split (2013) .055 .061 .038 .050
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Alonso came to San Diego in the December 2011 trade that sent Mat Latos to the Reds. The stocky, slow-footed native of Cuba features a smooth swing that doesn't generate much loft. He has never hit more than 17 homers in any professional season but has good knowledge of the strike zone and used Petco Park's large power alleys to maximum advantage, hitting 23 doubles there last year. He is a liability on the bases, and his glove work isn't great, although he improved as the season progressed. Alonso would be a perennial threat to hit .300 if not for a complete absence of foot speed. He profiles as a useful but not exciting cog in the mold of Lyle Overbay.
2012 Alonso, selected seventh overall by the Reds in the 2008 draft, is increasingly being stalked by the specter of adequacy as a producer at a key power position. He is headed into his age-25 season with good-not-great numbers at Triple-A and has seen his prospect status slip every year. The Reds gave him some looks in left field in the hope of getting his and Joey Votto's bat into the lineup at the same time, but Alonso's lack of speed and mobility suggests that his future lies at first base. Coming to San Diego as part of the haul for Mat Latos, the University of Miami product now gets to contend with Petco Park, which is not kind to left-handed power hitters. Although his ceiling is lower than it was three years ago, he is closer to contributing at the big-league level than Anthony Rizzo, whose tenure as the Padres first baseman of the future may have ended by the time this book reaches the shelves.
2011 In his age-23 season, Joey Votto hit 22 homers in Triple-A and posted a .227 isolated power in his first taste of the majors. At the same age, Alonso managed just 12 long balls for Louisville and looked outmatched in an even briefer major-league cameo. Given that Votto has blossomed into the NLís best hitter, a failure to match the Canadianís early offensive output hardly qualifies as a kiss of death. Still, when you share both a position and a team with a superstar, itís best not to fall too far behind. Alonso hit much better during the second half of the minor-league season, but the southpaw has yet to exhibit the kind of power expected of a first-round first baseman. The 30 games he spent in left last year were likely just a taste of whatís to come, since last seasonís closest thing to a Triple Crown winner isnít about to be dislodged by a player who hasnít managed a .500 slugging percentage at any level.
2010 A big-hitting first-base prospect in an organization that already boasts a 26-year-old stud first-sacker, the Cuban-born Alonso is blocked in the bigs, but just as they were when they drafted him seventh overall out of the University of Miami in 2008, the Reds are hoping Alonsoís bat will force its way into their lineup anyway, most likely by pushing Joey Votto to left field. If thatís going to happen, Alonso will need to solve lefty pitching and show some more pop. When Votto was 22, he slugged .547 with 22 home runs at Double-A. Alonso, meanwhile, slugged just .395 in the hittersí paradise that is the Arizona Fall League. That came after suffering a broken hamate bone in late July, but depending on your outlook, the injury could increase concern rather than dissuade it.
2009 A 1311 OPS during his junior year at Miami convinced the Reds to take Alonso with the seventh overall pick in the 2008 draft. He's has the two skills you look for in a slugging first basemanótons of power and excellent plate discipline. His position and advanced skills put him on a collision course with current Reds first baseman Joey Votto; the fact that he's already on the 40-man roster (a result of the four-year, $4.5 million big-league contract it took to sign him) means that the reckoning between them will likely come soon. The Reds drew some criticism for taking Alonso because of this, but when you have a pick that high, you really should take the best player and let the rest sort itself out.

BP Articles

Yonder Alonso is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: 2014 Expert-League RecapsMike Gianella2014-09-29
The Week in Quotes: August 11-17, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-08-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThey Hold No Quarter: First BaseBP Fantasy Staff2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 7, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-07
The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute TradesBaseball Prospectus2014-07-30
Overthinking It: Josh Byrnes Breaks Streak; Padres Face Uncertain FutureBen Lindbergh2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Exception to the RaulR.J. Anderson2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Players PECOTA Has MissedBen Lindbergh2014-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Masterson Makes an AdjustmentDaniel Rathman2014-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the FriarsChris Mosch2014-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the FriarsMorris Greenberg2014-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Expert League Assessment: First QuarterMike Gianella2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Go Fix Yourself, San DiegoR.J. Anderson2014-05-09
The Week in Quotes: April 14-20Nick Bacarella2014-04-21
The Week in Quotes: April 14-20Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-04-21
The Week in Quotes: April 14-20Morris Greenberg2014-04-21
Overthinking It: Lessons We Learned YesterdayBen Lindbergh2014-04-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Now is the Season of My DiscontentMike Gianella2014-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Up and AdamsR.J. Anderson2014-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Why Every Team Needs Kendrys MoralesBen Lindbergh2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
BP Unfiltered: 2013 32 Predictions Contest ResultsSky Kalkman2014-02-19
Fantasy Freestyle: BP's Mixed LABR DraftBret Sayre2014-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Who's Faster, Mike Trout or Peter Bourjos?Sam Miller2014-01-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First BasemenBret Sayre2014-01-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tier Rankings: First BasemenMike Gianella2014-01-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: San Diego PadresCraig Goldstein2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastTodd Gold2014-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastPatrick Ebert2014-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-01-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Looking Ahead to 2014Bret Sayre2013-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Drawing a Line in the SandBret Sayre2013-07-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seeing the List in ActionBret Sayre2013-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: All Killer, No FillerBret Sayre2013-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Remembering the Medlen EffectBret Sayre2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut DebateBret Sayre2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super TwoBret Sayre2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Blanks Shoots Padres to TopDaniel Rathman2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Another Year of Chien-Ming Wang in Your LIfeR.J. Anderson2013-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?Bret Sayre2013-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 8th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Red-Hot PotentialDaniel Rathman2013-04-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week ThreeJosh Shepardson2013-04-15
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 12Larry Granillo2013-04-13
BP Unfiltered: 32 Predictions Contest Response SummarySky Kalkman2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: When Yu Hot, Yu HotDaniel Rathman2013-04-03
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 1Larry Granillo2013-04-02
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 2, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-02
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-02
Fantasy Mailbag: Profar or Taveras?BP Fantasy Staff2013-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tier Rankings: First BasemenJosh Shepardson2013-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pieces of PeoriaGeoff Young2013-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The End of First Basemen?Sam Miller2013-03-11
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-02
The Lineup Card: 11 Potential TradesBaseball Prospectus2012-12-13
Internet Baseball Awards: National LeagueDave Pease2012-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYoung and on Their Way: Top Prospect Trade CandidatesJason Churchill2012-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Year Baseball Went Missing in San DiegoGeoff Young2012-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH ReviewMichael Street2012-09-25
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 22Larry Granillo2012-09-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/20/12Michael Street2012-09-20
Western Front: Chase Headley is AwesomeGeoff Young2012-09-18
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 16Larry Granillo2012-09-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/11/12Michael Street2012-09-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/4/12Michael Street2012-09-04
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 27Larry Granillo2012-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/28/12Michael Street2012-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/21/12Michael Street2012-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Clubhouse ScornedJohn Perrotto2012-08-16
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, August 15Daniel Rathman2012-08-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/14/12Michael Street2012-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12Michael Street2012-08-07
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 5Larry Granillo2012-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/31/12Michael Street2012-07-31
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 29Larry Granillo2012-07-30
BP Unfiltered: Mario Guerrero’s Scoring ProblemGeoff Young2012-07-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/24/12Michael Street2012-07-24
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 17Larry Granillo2012-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/17/12Michael Street2012-07-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/10/12Michael Street2012-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/3/12Michael Street2012-07-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 6/26/12Michael Street2012-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Cincinnati Reds and the Benefits of Being HomegrownBen Lindbergh2012-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 6/18/12Michael Street2012-06-19
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 13Larry Granillo2012-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 6/12/12Michael Street2012-06-12
Overthinking It: Bryce Harper's Brain is a Neural Net ProcessorBen Lindbergh2012-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/22/12Michael Street2012-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/15/12Michael Street2012-05-15
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 11Larry Granillo2012-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12Michael Street2012-05-08
Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High RoadBen Lindbergh2012-05-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 4/13/12Rob McQuown2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: It Only Seems Like the SuburbsGeoff Young2012-04-10
Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: West DivisionJay Jaffe2012-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/3/12Michael Street2012-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Division-Winning Royals and PadresJohn Perrotto2012-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Building Benches FasterR.J. Anderson2012-03-28
Pre-Season Predictions: Staff Picks for 2012Baseball Prospectus2012-03-27
The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2012-03-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL OutfieldersDerek Carty2012-03-20
The BP First Take: Monday, March 12Daniel Rathman2012-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: ShortstopsDerek Carty2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewGeoff Young2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewJay Jaffe2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Mayday for MaybinR.J. Anderson2012-03-05
The Lineup Card: 14 Choices for 2012 Breakout PlayersBaseball Prospectus2012-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEveryone's Perfect: The Myth of SleepersEriq Gardner2012-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The NL's Shallow First Base PoolJason Collette2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason PreviewMichael Jong2012-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason PreviewDerek Carty2012-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The All-NRI TeamBen Lindbergh2012-02-16
The BP First Take: Wednesday, February 15Daniel Rathman2012-02-15
Future Shock: Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Bronx BombshellsDerek Carty2012-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/11/12Rob McQuown2012-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Sparing Cash(ner) for RizzoKevin Goldstein2012-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Crispy New OutfieldersDerek Carty2012-01-05
BP Unfiltered: Quentin Trade ThoughtsDaniel Rathman2012-01-03
Transaction Analysis: A Petco Precursor?R.J. Anderson2012-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Winners and LosersDerek Carty2011-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Santa Comes Early for San DiegoR.J. Anderson2011-12-19
The BP First Take: Monday, December 19Daniel Rathman2011-12-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Rumor Mill for 10/20/11Derek Carty2011-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay RaysBen Lindbergh2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay RaysESPN Insider2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Tampa Bay RaysKevin Goldstein2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansSteven Goldman2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansESPN Insider2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansKevin Goldstein2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A'sKevin Goldstein2011-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A'sBen Lindbergh2011-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland A'sESPN Insider2011-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati RedsSteven Goldman2011-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati RedsESPN Insider2011-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati RedsKevin Goldstein2011-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh PiratesBen Lindbergh2011-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh PiratesESPN Insider2011-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh PiratesKevin Goldstein2011-09-19
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 17Larry Granillo2011-09-18
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 2Larry Granillo2011-09-03
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 28Larry Granillo2011-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/15/11Michael Street2011-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Taking Central StageJohn Perrotto2011-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Nicasio's NeckCorey Dawkins2011-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Nicasio's NeckBen Lindbergh2011-08-08
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 6Larry Granillo2011-08-07
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 5Larry Granillo2011-08-06
Transaction Analysis Blog: Reds Trade Gomes, Promote AlonsoR.J. Anderson2011-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospecting for Trade ChipsKevin Goldstein2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Five Non-Trade SolutionsKevin Goldstein2011-07-15
Spitballing: The Future is NowJeremy Greenhouse2011-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: First BaseJason Parks2011-06-21
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 1Kevin Goldstein2011-06-02
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May12Kevin Goldstein2011-05-13
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 11Kevin Goldstein2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 9thKevin Goldstein2011-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: An Ideal Road TripKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospect Preview: NL CentralKevin Goldstein2011-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Cincinnati RedsCorey Dawkins2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Cincinnati RedsMarc Normandin2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Profile: Yasmani GrandalDavid Laurila2011-03-15
Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-07
Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft PrepRob McQuown2011-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Cincinnati RedsSteven Goldman2010-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: San Diego PadresChristina Kahrl2010-11-12
Between The Numbers: Glove checksColin Wyers2010-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Five Deals That Must HappenChristina Kahrl2010-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: NL CentralKevin Goldstein2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 23Kevin Goldstein2010-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 17Kevin Goldstein2010-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 9Kevin Goldstein2010-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 3Kevin Goldstein2010-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 28Kevin Goldstein2010-07-29
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 27Kevin Goldstein2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 19Kevin Goldstein2010-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 7Kevin Goldstein2010-07-08
Minor Issues: Glitz and Glamour, with Chris ValaikaDavid Laurila2010-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Making a Match for Cliff LeeKevin Goldstein2010-07-07
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 6Kevin Goldstein2010-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 5Kevin Goldstein2010-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The All-Star EffectWill Carroll2010-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 1Kevin Goldstein2010-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Draft Wrap: NL CentralKevin Goldstein2010-06-15
Future Shock: Mock Draft 2010Kevin Goldstein2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 31Kevin Goldstein2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monday UpdateWill Carroll2010-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 18Kevin Goldstein2010-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-03-10
Prospectus Q&A: Chris HeiseyDavid Laurila2010-02-14
Prospectus Q&A: Terry ReynoldsDavid Laurila2010-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Reds Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2009-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Buyer's RemorseKevin Goldstein2009-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: September 7Kevin Goldstein2009-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Big Steps BackwardsKevin Goldstein2009-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leaps ForwardKevin Goldstein2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: June 2Kevin Goldstein2009-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: 2008 Draft Review: NLKevin Goldstein2009-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Way Too Early Mock DraftKevin Goldstein2009-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Trawling for ProspectsBryan Smith2009-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2009-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central ObsessionsChristina Kahrl2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2009-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mariners Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTop 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2009-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Hawaiian Winter League PreviewKevin Goldstein2008-09-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Rangel Ravelo will ever start hitting for power? If he does, is he one of the best 1B prospects in the minors?
(SK from Boston)
I doubt it. There's some raw there, but it's likely more of a fringy power game. At his absolute peak, he's Yonder Alonso. Not really much to write home about. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)5x5 keeper lg, should I trade Saltalamacchia for Yonder Alonso? Thx much. Also what would you do if your girl deleted your MLB The Show career save file? Gotta dump her, right?
(Babe Gross from Auburn)
In a vacuum I'd keep Salty. I don't think Alonso is special and the catcher position is harder to figure out in my opinion. Yeah, that's an obvious no go. Priorities. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)At 1B next year, who puts up better numbers Matt Adams or Yonder Alonso?
(higgsboson from Guelph)
Gimme Adams. Power has always been Alonso's issue (well that and platoon splits), and I am not too confident that the power is going to develop. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Medica. What's the deal? Pads must have some expectations to bring him up before the TL Championship series. Can he hit enough to play 1B in the bigs?
(Bill from San Diego)
I believe Medica is Rule 5 Draft eligible this offseason. While he's not a big prospect, the injury to Yonder Alonso created some room, so why not see what he can do? Medica is limited to 1B defensively and doesn't have a ton of upside, but he's got some pop and has a track record of crushing left-handed pitching in the minors. So I think it's worthwhile to at least see if there's some Nate Freiman-style platoon potential in the bat. Doesn't profile as an everyday guy for me but has an outside shot to be a role player. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)There is some great fantasy coverage here at BP, but I think there's a gap in the overall literature here and elsewhere. You see a lot of work being done with recommending players that are owned in only a small percentage of leagues. The idea being "here are guys you can go get right now". What that doesn't really tell you, though, is whether those guys are actually better than the ones you have. For example, I have Kyle Seager, Jedd Gyorko, and Daniel Murphy filling out my 2B, MI, and CI slots. Would I be better off dropping Seager for a guy like Yonder Alonso? How do you evaluate a decision like that?
(ravenight from Boston)
I would not get rid of Seager for Alonso. The reason that we can't necessarily outline whether the available players will be better than who you have is bc it's impossible to know everyone's situation so we try to recommend guys for you to consider if you want to make a move. Of course, our Twitter availability, the comments sections, and chat like these are a great forum for the specific questions like yours! For me, the question is whether or not Alonso offers something I need. I think he and Seager offer similar things with Seager having 3B elig. so might as well hold Seags. I do like Yonder, though. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, love your podcast with PaulS. What do you foresee in Yonder Alonso's future? Double power turning into homer power somewhat like Country Breakfast in 2012? cheers, Hoppy
(Hoppy from Scotland)
Thanks, we love recording it for everyone. I see James Loney in his future to be honest. He'll hit for average and drive in runs, but 20 HRs would be a reach for him. (Jason Collette)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team mixed keeper league. Is it worth holding onto Hosmer? He's my only 1B and is KILLING me. Yonder Alonso, Matt Adams, James Loney, and Mitch Moreland are the only decent names on waivers? Would you take any of them over Hosmer or try to make a trade for someone better?
(kcasey1029 from Denver)
I'd prefer a trade since 1B is an elite offensive position, but in the meantime scoop Alonso to get some 1B production going. Hang onto Hosmer (unless he's part of the trade), but go and sit him for a bit. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I try to understand the PECOTA approach since a few weeks now and with all my drafts in the books I wondered when I compare the PECOTA list with the draft tools offered on the web how potential new-comers (prospects) always fall short on the PECOTA list. Anybody who can help me to understand this better? Any comment would be appreciated. regards Udo
(bechtudo from Knoxville, TN)
I reached out to a colleague at BP for an answer here (as it's a bit left of my comfort zone). Here's what he said:

"In general, I think a lot of this is due to overly high expectations from rookie players by most, and the fact that a good projection is going to take into account a statistical expectation, not a "best case" (or even "above average") scenario. It's easy to remember the Amazing Mike Trout season, and Bryce Harper's very good season. But entering 2012, I thought catchers Mesoraco and Lavarnway would do quite well. Many thought guys like Yonder Alonso, Chris Parmelee, and (especially) Jesus Montero would do well. And even guys like Nieuwenhuis, Pastornicky, and Lombardozzi had reasonably adequate expectations from many. The really deceptive aspect of projecting rookies is that if they aren't good, they often get demoted, so their struggles aren't showcased, while the ones who do well get to keep playing and everyone notices, so there's a perception bias with regards to how well rookies actually did."

Hope that helps! (Nick Faleris)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How likely is it that Yonder Alonso's college career at Miami was tainted by steroids? 60-40?
(Matt from Chicago)
Matt, based on my knowledge of the situation, I'll put the likelihood at somewhere between 0 and 100%. (Geoff Young)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are my Padres ever going to make a run again, or was 2010 the closest we're going to get? What does the future of the Padres organization look like, what is the state of our minor league system?
(I aint Quentin from Beutiful San Diego)
The Padres have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and the key is whether that depth can overcome the lack of starpower. We've started to see some of the pieces of a future Padres contender already, with Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso, and on the offensive side, Rymer Liriano should be coming sometime in 2013. Getting Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin from the Rangers for Mike Adams at last year's deadline was a very nice move, and the Padres should be able to acquire more talent this July for Street. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've got Hafner as my DH at the moment, but Both Smoak and Yonder Alonso have been dropped. Which of those three would you want?
(JayT from San Francisco)
I'm assuming this is a relatively standard mixed league, 12 teams or so, in which case I'd grab Smoak. They're all close enough in value where you can gamble on his upside, and if he falls on his face, then you should still be able to get someone decent off the waiver wire. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)What rookies do you see making an impact for the Padres this season? Spangenberg? Grandal? Gyorko?
(Michael from Green Bay)
Spangenberg is pretty far away. I wouldn't expect to see him up before mid-2014 at the earliest. The other two could see action in San Diego this year, but probably as September callups. Impact this year? Yonder Alonso will start at first base. Maybe Brad Boxberger in the 'pen. Alonso is the best bet. (Geoff Young)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lawrie, Jennings, Ackley... Are you high on any prospects likely to be called up soon?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
Yup, I like all three. You can also keep an eye on guys like Mike Moustakas, Jemile Weeks, Yonder Alonso, Anthony Rizzo, Lonnie Chisenhall, and a number of others. (Derek Carty)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long do you think the Reds can stay this hot and could they actually be buyers this season with talent like Yonder Alonso on the way?
(SprungOnSports from Long Island)
There's a lot of good young talent in Cincy, particularly in the rotation, where there's upside galore even if Aroldis Chapman doesn't show up, which he probably will. If Dusty Baker can stop with the self-destructive lineup assembly (.191/.263/.291 from the leadoff spot!) then I think they could be buyers, but I'm not sold on Alonso (.267/.388/.406 in Double-A, and apparently recently promoted to Triple-A) as being tremendously helpful at the moment. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)You've been reasonaly high on Yonder Alonso in the past, what made him drop off the list this time when a guy like Carter is so high?
(Lincoln from Dallas)
The fact that he showed little power and did utterly nothing against lefties. I've written many times my feelings on first base prospects. If you don't look like some kind of No. 3 or 4 hitter on a championship level team, just how good of a first base prospect are you? (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, Thanks for the chat. Just curious, do you have any "pet" players you secretly cheer for? Guys like total tool-monsters who suddenly have the light bulb glow, less talented scrappy guys who won't be denied their opportunity, or a guy who masters a new pitch and worm-burns his way to a career? Maybe this seems more like a coaching question, but certainly the majors are filled with plenty of alternate path-to-glory stories.
(JimmyJack from Issaquah, WA)
I actually root for most players believe it or not. I certainly want the rankings to look good, but I hardly would want anyone to fail just to make me look smart. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's true. I totally want Yonder Alonso to hit 40 home runs this year and make me look bad, I just don't think he will. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any concerns about Yonder Alonso hitting left-hand pitching? Does he eventually supplant Votto at first?
(NeilEdwards6 from Cincy)
I have a lot of concerns about Alonso. Add him to my over-hyped list, actually. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Joe-thanks for the chat. Reds question-do the Reds move Joey Votto to LF when Yonder Alonso is ready, or trade Alonso?
(raygu1 from burlington, NJ)
Neither guy can play left field well enough. I think they'll trade Votto just because he'll have a lot more perceived value by the time a deal has to happen. I'm not completely sold on the idea that Alonso will force this issue. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Anything to the Rolen for Yonder Alonso rumor?
(Rob from Alaska)
That's not the vibe I'm getting. Reds would be willing to give Edwin Encarancion up but not Alonso. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jerry Hairston? Did they miss Angel Berrora??
(Eli from Brooklyn)
Actually, he's a very good bench player, a nice addition for a team that usually has lousy benches.

Since we're here, it's interesting to note that what we start with isn't always what we end up with, which is why I wait for final confirmation before discussing these deals. The Hairston deal was first reported as Austin Jackson for him. Yonder Alonso was initially mentioned in the Rolen deal--he's not.

I really, truly hate analyzing rumors. It's a half-step up, maybe not that, from writing fiction. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were drafting at 10, 20 and 30, and were limited to college players, who do you like?
(Tucci from Draft Day)
If I was to have to reach at each of those benchmarks, I'd take Jared Mitchell at 10, Chad Jenkins at 20, and Rich Poythress at 30. I love Mitchell's potential, even if there's a long way to go both in the field (where he's mistake-prone) and at the plate. Chad Jenkins has become one of my favorite first round arms, as I'm a sucker for a power sinker. And Poythress is just going to mash. I see less differences between him and Yonder Alonso than their respective draft standings would suggest. (Bryan Smith)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)I'll buy your next reuben if you answer my previous Reds question :) (answer in LF - (1) Owings, (2) trade, (3) Votto next year). By the way, when I went to law school in Toledo I used to love listening to you on 1470. Keep up the good work.
(Derek from Ohio)
Thanks for the kind words and mmmmm... though I don't see a previous question in the chat.

It's fun to ponder, but I don't see them moving Owings to the outfield anytime soon. Votto to the outfield at some point makes sense, particularly with Yonder Alonso on the way, but I'm not sure when that has to happen. Which leaves them needing a trade. Holliday could be a good fit there, perhaps, but I'm not a great matchmaker for deals, particularly with an eye on the clock as I have now. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC