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Posts tagged ‘Jose Tabata’

Roster Moves – Week 21 – August 16, 2011


  • OF Jose Tabata
  • SP Charlie Morton


  • OF Jon Jay
  • RP Wilton Lopez


  • Tabata returned from the 15-Day DL for his strained quad injury, which had kept him out since June 24th.

Roster Moves – Week 14 – June 28, 2011


  • OF Nate McLouth
  • OF Chris Heisey
  • CM Jeff Baker
  • SP Kyle Lohse


  • OF Jose Tabata
  • OF Charles Blackmon
  • CM Anthony Rizzo
  • SP Edinson Volquez
  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday 6/24 with a strained quad muscle.

Tabata Getting On Base Well in Leadoff Spot

Jose Tabata went 3-for-3 as Pittsburgh’s leadoff hitter on Wednesday. Tabata wants to add power to his game this year, but now that he’s in the leadoff spot, with Andrew McCutchen moving down to third, the Pirates probably want him concentrating on getting on base. He’s 5-for-12 with a two steals so far this spring. (Rotoworld)

Roster Moves – Protection Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submitting Protected Rosters for the upcoming season.  Players not being protected will then be released back into the player pool:


  • Atomic Roadrunners receive:
    • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25, 2 years)
  • Shoeless Jews receive:
    • SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers ($27, 2 years)

Protect for 2011:

  • C Buster Posey, Giants ($1)
  • 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers ($29)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies ($31)
  • 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs ($25)
  • OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals ($35)
  • OF Hunter Pence, Astros ($26)
  • OF Drew Stubbs, Reds ($5)
  • OF Jose Tabata, Pirates ($5)
  • SP Mat Latos, Padres ($5)
  • SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks ($2)
  • SP Edinson Volquez, Reds ($2)
  • RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers ($5)
  • RP Joel Hanrahan, Pirates ($5)
  • RP John Axford, Brewers ($12)


  • 1B Adam LaRoche, $25 (Nationals)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips, $32 (Reds)
  • 3B Casey Blake, $5 (Dodgers)
  • OF Marlon Byrd, $9 (Cubs)
  • OF Roger Bernadina, $5 (Nationals)
  • OF Trayvon Robinson, $5 Minors (Dodgers)
  • RP Aroldis Chapman, $11 (Reds)
  • SP Randy Wells, $7 (Cubs)
  • SP Wade LeBlanc, $5 (Padres)
  • RP Tyler Clippard, $5 (Nationals)


  • Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain ($13) was traded to the Royals on December 19th, 2010 as a part of a multi-player trade that netted the Brewers SP Zach Greinke.
  • The protected list leaves the Roadrunners with $193 in protected salary, with $67 available for 9 players, for an average of $7.44 per player.

Speedy Tabata Wants to Boost His Power

Jose Tabata has a goal to hit more home runs this season. “Yeah, I’m bigger,” said Tabata. “I worked out in the gym every day this winter. I want to be bigger and stronger. This year, my idea is to hit more home runs.” Tabata hit just four dingers in his first 441 major league plate appearances with the Pirates last season. He didn’t have great power numbers in the minors, hitting 29 home runs over 2,008 plate appearances. He can still provide fantasy value via stolen bases, but the power thing is a pipe dream. (Rotoworld / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Roster Moves – Week 11 – June 15th, 2010


  • OF Jose Tabata
  • RP Drew Storen


  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)


  • 3B Casey Blake (from UT)
  • SP John Ely


  • Pirates OF Jose Tabata was called up Wednesday, June 9th.  He’ll get the bulk of starts in left field, moving Lastings Milledge to right, and Garret Jones to 1B.

Tabata Sparking the Pirates Offense

Jose Tabata went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk atop the lineup on Saturday. He single-handedly got the Pirates back in the game, turning an eighth-inning single into a double, stealing third, and then scoring with a drawn-in infield. Tabata is now 4-for-12 with two doubles and two stolen bases since coming up from Triple-A.(Rotowire)

Overnight Dispatches – June 11th, 2010

Josh Johnson fired eight shutout innings on Thursday as the Marlins topped the Phillies 2-0. Johnson improved to 7-3 on the year while out-dueling the best pitcher in the National League: Roy Halladay. He struck out five batters and allowed only one hit while keeping a talented Phillies lineup to three hits. Leo Nunez earned his 13th save of the season with a nearly spotless ninth inning. (Rotoworld)

Tyler Clippard struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth inning to notch the first save of his career on Thursday. Matt Capps has been used heavily lately, so Clippard was given the opportunity to close it out on Thursday. It’s interesting to note that prized rookie Drew Storen did not get the ball in the ninth inning, but rather Clippard. (Rotowire)

Jose Tabata (hamstring) was back in the Pirates’ lineup Thursday. Tabata collected his first career RBI with an opposite field double against Livan Hernandez Thursday night. Tabata hustled on his double and ran hard down the first base line on an infield groundout. It looks like the Bucs dodged a bullet with Tabata, but the promising rookie has dealt with a history of hamstring injuries throughout his minor league career. The rookie was lifted from Wednesday’s game with a cramp, but clearly it was just a precautionary measure. Tabata hit .308/.373/.423 for Triple-A Indianapolis before getting promoted to the big leagues earlier this week and is expected to bring a spark to the Pirates’ starting lineup. (Rotowire)

Madison Bumgarner has been fined and suspended three games for his actions in a Triple-A game on Monday. Bumgarner melted down after a runner was called safe after a pickoff attempt at first base. With Todd Wellemeyer likely headed to the disabled list before his next start, this could make Bumgarner less likely to be called up to take his place. Still, his suspension, which will cost him a start in Triple-A, keeps him eligible to be join the Giants before Wellemeyer’s next scheduled start. (Rotoworld)

Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with a two-run triple as part of an eighth-inning rally in the Reds’ 7-6 win over the Giants on Thursday. After Phillips’ triple tied the game at six, Joey Votto singled the second baseman in for the go-ahead run. Phillips had his big game while hitting leadoff for the first time since April 13, 2007 and just the 12th time in his career. He’s actually done quite well in those games, hitting .280 with three homers, seven RBI, nine runs scored and six walks. (Rotoworld)

Mat Latos allowed two runs and two hits over six innings Thursday as the Padres beat the Mets 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. He struck out eight in outdueling Johan Santana. Latos retired the final 13 batters he faced, but the Padres still chose to take him out after 99 pitches. Of course, that was an easier call with their bullpen. Luke Gregerson, Mike Adams and Heath Bell all pitched perfect innings after Latos left. He improved to 6-4 with the victory, bouncing back from a shaky outing against the Phillies in his last road start. Earlier this season, it looked like Latos would have to be streamed for his home starts, but he’s looking like a viable option even in shallow mixed leagues for most of his matchups thanks to a 64:20 K:BB ratio in 72.1 innings. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Overnight Dispatches – June 10th, 2010

Clayton Kershaw fanned 10 while allowing three runs over seven innings Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals. Kershaw outdueled Adam Wainwright in the 4-3 game. All three runs came in the fourth, when he gave up a single to Aaron Miles, a walk and then a three-run homer to Ryan Ludwick. He allowed just two hits and one walk in the other six frames. After a rough start, Kershaw is now 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA. (Rotoworld)

Ian Kennedy threw seven scoreless innings on Wednesday night, giving up only three hits against the Braves. He walked five and struck out six leaving the game with a no decision. Kennedy has really excelled at home – opponents are hitting just .190 against him there this season. (Rotowire)

Marlon Byrd hit two home runs and tallied three RBI to lift the Cubs over the Brewers 9-4 on Wednesday night. Byrd has been on fire since the start of June and is entering must-own status once again for mixed leaguers. Counting tonight’s impressive performance, he’s hitting .321 with nine home runs and 34 RBI. The Cubs, though, are just 27-32 and buried in the middle of the NL Central. (Rotoworld)

Buster Posey hit his first career MLB home run on Wednesday in the Giants’ loss to the Reds. Posey’s shot traveled an estimated 439 feet, finding a final resting place in the upper deck of Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark. He’s been on a tear since his promotion and needs to be owned in all formats. (Rotoworld)

Earlier, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that he has no intention of sending Buster Posey back to the minor leagues. “There wasn’t any intent when we brought him up that he’d go back,” said Sabean. “It helps he has two positions in his pocket. We knew he’d help the roster. Once he got here, we knew he’d help in more ways than one.” Well, duh. There was some question about where the pieces would fit if Mark DeRosa managed to make his way back from the disabled list, but he could be sidelined for the rest of the season now. Posey should naturally be owned in all formats moving forward. (Rotoworld)

Jose Tabata left Wednesday’s game with a cramp in his right hamstring. Not exactly the debut he was hoping for, we’d guess. He did finish 2-for-4 with a run scored, but may need to sit out of Thursday’s game. Tabata may have to miss a game or two as a precautionary measure, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Past hamstring issues have caused Tabata to miss time. “I feel great to be out there,” Tabata said. “But something happened in my leg.” Manager John Russell envisions Tabata as a spark plug atop Pittsburgh’s lineup. “He’s got a great approach,” Russell said. “Lays off pitches. Uses the whole field. Uses his speed. He’s going to be a big boost for our offense. We scored some runs tonight, and he was a big part of that.” (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Edinson Volquez (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Single-A Lynchburg on Saturday. Though he threw 30 pitches in extended spring training on Tuesday, Volquez hasn’t pitched in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. His 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs expires on June 13, so provided he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, he could return sometime in July. (Rotoworld)

Madison Bumgarner was fined an undisclosed amount by the Giants for his actions during the seventh inning of Monday’s game with Triple-A Fresno. Bumgarner had to be physically restrained from an umpire after a runner was called safe on a pickoff attempt. The young left-hander hurled a baseball into center field on the way back to the dugout. Bumgarner released a statement via a Giants spokesperson on Tuesday that read: “I am a highly competitive person, but I let my emotions get the better of me. I want to apologize to the Giants organization and to the fans of Fresno and throughout baseball.” Still, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the incident will not impact Bumgarner’s standing in the organization and that he is “real close” to earning a promotion the major leagues. (Rotoworld)

Christian Friedrich is having a rough go of it at Tulsa this year. (0-3, 40 IP, 47 H, 14 BB, 5 HR, 37 K, 4.72 ERA, 1.53 WHIP). The whiff rate is fine, but all of the other numbers are off and – unlike Kelly – Friedrich isn’t young enough to simply write all of this off due to age. He’s too much of a talent to simply write off, but if you were hoping for a contribution this year, you’re almost definitely going to be disappointed. Curiously, he’s being pounded by left-handed batters while doing OK if not great against righties. He’s not finished as a prospect, but Friedrich is going to need to turn it around soon (he’ll be 23 next month) or risk falling into the second tier. (RotoThinkTank)

Overnight Dispatches – June 9th, 2010

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates will call up prospect right-hander Brad Lincoln and outfielder Jose Tabata before Wednesday’s game against the Nationals. Lincoln was widely expected to make his major league debut on Wednesday, but the promotion of Tabata comes as a minor surprise. The 21-year-old outfielder is batting .308/.373/.424 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 224 at-bats with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. The Pirates will likely give plenty of playing time to Tabata, making the supposed 21 year-old a worthy fantasy pickup right off the bat. We’re still eagerly awaiting Pedro Alvarez’s debut, but the two are a nice infusion of youth for a team that was dominated by Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night. (Rotoworld)

Casey Blake was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the starting lineup against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Blake missed the last five games due to back spasms. (Rotoworld)


Chris Volstad allowed six runs — five earned — over four innings in a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday. The Phillies offense was on and Volstad just wasn’t up to the task, allowing eight hits, including two homers. He didn’t help his own cause by walking three and striking out just two. Volstad does struggle with consistency, but has big upside. There was a chance that the line might have been much uglier for Volstad, as he left three men on base when he exited, and only one of those runners scored. He allowed two home runs in the contest for his first mulit-home run performance since April 25 when he pitched at Coors Field. He has gone more than a month without a win (May 7). In other words, he’s a matchup starter in mixed leagues. Against Tampa Bay this weekend, you’re going to have to have a strong stomach to use him. (Rotoworld)

Omar Infante went 3-for-5 with a steal in the Braves’ win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday. He got to start at second with Martin Prado nursing a finger injury, but the regular is expected to return Wednesday. Infante might be hard-up for playing time now that Chipper Jones has returned to third base. (Rotowire)

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds’ loss to the Giants Tuesday. He picked up three hits against a gem-ing Matt Cain, but he was caught stealing for the sixth time this year. (Rotowire)


The Padres moved Chase Headley to the No. 2 spot in the lineup Tuesday, the team’s official site reports. Manager Bud Black wanted to move David Eckstein into the leadoff spot, which prompted him to move Headley into the now-vacant two-hole. Headley will now bat ahead of Adrian Gonzalez instead of behind him. (Rotowire)

Aroldis Chapman had his worst outing as a pro on Monday, giving up seven runs on six hits and six walks with one strikeout in just two-plus innings, the Reds’ official site reports. Chapman’s walk-rate was already a concern before this outing, and it should help slow down the cries to call him up. He’s got a 61:34 K:BB in 54.2 innings. (Rotowire)