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  • The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/6/2013 -  19
    of Smith's progress as a young lefty. To address the Kansas City side first: the front office is still at work, but for now, the outfield looks like Aoki, Alex Gordon, and Lorenzo Cain. What Aoki

  • A Brief Note about Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 12/31/2014 -  9
    The Padres didn't need Seth Smith, and traded him to the Mariners. The Mariners are getting themselves a nice little hitter, especially against right-handed pitching. Jeff will likely have more

  • Skyrocket Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/19/2013 -  7
    The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left. Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels

  • Greg Smith: Scouting the Pirates Draft
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 2/22/2012 -  7
    Thanks to an infusion of high-profile prospects into the pipeline, there is a light at the end of tunnel in Pittsburgh. Scouting director Greg Smith has brought some elite talent into the system

  • The Fall of the House of Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/17/2014 -  6
    a light upon a matter of EVEN GREATER URGENCY, as well as acute personal interest. I write of the Fall of the House of Smith. Remember the halcyon days of the late eighties? (Unsettlingly, some

  • The Old Curmudgeons Are Right: Baseball Nicknames Useta Be Way Better
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 8/26/2010 -  156
    -- but this relative paucity only highlights their general absence. Many of the nicknames that break the paradigm are derivative of previous ones: Francisco Rodriguez's "K-Rod" is a takeoff on Alex Rodriguez's A-Rod

  • Andrelton and Andruw and Defense and Offense
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 9/19/2013 -  70
    shortstop ever isn't Honus Wagner or Alex Rodriguez, it's Ozzie Smith, so the offensive bar is comparatively lower. Ozzie took a lot more walks than Andrelton has, but Andrelton has greater power, and his

  • FANS vs the Depth Charts: 2016 Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 3/15/2016 -  6
    Charts: 48 IP This is where I shamelessly quote my own tweet to prove a point: Source: Astros sign , having mistaken him for Scott Feldman; forgot Feldman was already on team— Alex Chamberlain

  • Armando Galarraga's One-Hitter Was Still Rare
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 6/3/2010 -  50
    there were three no-hitters (A.J. Burnett, Hideo Nomo, and the otherwise-forgotten Bud Smith) and eight one-hitters (Buehrle, Nomo, Mike Mussina, Kerry Wood, Mark Mulder, Jon Lieber, Randy Wolf, and Todd

  • San Diego Padres Shortstops: Positional Case Study
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 10/24/2013 -  29
    by one of the most unfortunate trades in team history. The Padres have never really gotten over trading away Ozzie Smith 30 years ago. Here is who has manned short for the Friars over the last three

  • "Homer at the Bat" Turns 20. I Am So Old.
    in NotGraphs by Alex Remington - 2/21/2012 -  19
    nice," Jean said on the DVD commentary, "except for one whose name rhymes with Manseco." The Springfield Nine — Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco, Ken Griffey Jr

  • NL Outfield Rankings: March (Preseason)
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 3/29/2016 -  51
    Scott Schebler Marlon Byrd Darin Ruf Socrates Brito Angel Pagan Alex Rios Adam Duvall Jabari Blash Rymer Liriano Mallex Smith Keon Broxton Ramon Flores Jose Peraza Jesse Winker Here

  • Angels' Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 2/1/2016 -  8
    in keeper and dynasty leagues. The Profoundly Less-Eventful, and Less-Infuriating, Bullpen It's only a battle for statistical holds in Anaheim -- a battle that Joe Smith won, albeit did

  • Arlington Power Struggle: Jon Daniels vs. Nolan Ryan
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 3/7/2013 -  70
    Daniels more job security: "Ask yourself when the last time a President of Baseball Operations was fired? With the exception of Tal Smith of the Astros (which was about a new owner coming in and putting

  • Jon Sciambi on Smarter Broadcasting
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 2/25/2010 -  43
    as varied as John Sickels, Bill Simmons, and Russ Smith of SpliceToday (who quotes the beloved Craig Calcaterra for cover). Sciambi's a good broadcaster, and he clearly has his heart in the right place

  • NL Outfield Rankings: August
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 8/4/2016 -  27
    playing time and running like crazy. Horrid plate discipline thus far à la Perez, Marte, et al., so it's hard to get overly excited. But the tools are present. Tier 4 Alex Dickerson Matt Holliday

  • If You Vote for Surhoff and Tino, You Have to Vote for Everyone
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 1/6/2011 -  69
    . And so two of the greatest compiler-closers ever, Lee Smith and John Franco, would deserve your vote as well. (Of course, Smith and Franco's analogue on the other side of the bench may be Lenny

  • Rewrite the Balk Rule, Don't Expand It
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 1/17/2013 -  23
    that famously tripped up Lonnie Smith in the 1991 World Series — to the ancient hidden-ball trick. This particular move doesn't have a lot of significance in itself. As Boone Logan told a reporter

  • Which Pitchers to Start Today 9/29/15
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 9/29/2015 -  11
    is probably not today. Like Gibson, there's not a lot of upside for Wisler except for the non-zero chance that the Nats sit many of their regulars. Dan Haren @ Josh Smith Start Haren if you feel

  • NL Outfield Rankings: May
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 5/3/2016 -  38
    Domingo Santana Brandon Drury Jeremy Hazelbaker Chris Owings Nick Markakis Mallex Smith Carl Crawford Adam Duvall Scott Schebler Ramon Flores Kike "Kiké" Hernandez Jon Jay Peter Bourjos

  • Ng Disappointed at Lack of Women in MLB
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 3/17/2011 -  440
    played major or minor league baseball -- two seemingly insurmountable black marks in the old boys' club that used to constitute the GM community. Then youth took control. Randy Smith was made GM

  • NL Outfield Rankings: June
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 5/31/2016 -  33
    to stone. Had he been healthy all year, he could have threatened to lead the league in steals. And he typically hits for a high average. Be patient. Nude Beach Mallex Smith Joc Pederson Ender

  • Three Underowned NL Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 6/28/2016 -  5
    for this year. Within this tier, I also like: Michael Taylor (7% owned), Mallex Smith (DL - 5% owned) In redraft formats, I prefer Dietrich to: Domingo Santana (14% owned), Ben Paulsen (11% owned

  • Center Fielders on the Veterans Committee Bubble
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 8/15/2013 -  56
    alone that of the two best center fielders not currently in the Hall of Fame, Jimmy Wynn and Reggie Smith. Of course, the trouble for Beltran is likely to be similar. Every year, the ballot gets more

  • The First Four Red Sox Championships in Boston
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 10/31/2013 -  13
    not the strongest team of the decade. Their pitching staff was led by Jeff Pfeffer, Larry Cheney, and Sherry Smith, all of whom had fine careers but none of whom were extraordinary; the fourth pitcher was Rube

  • NL Outfield Rankings: July
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 7/6/2016 -  23
    (mid-August?): Tier 5. Growing pains. Mallex Smith (late August): Tier 3. Highly underrated speed with decent power; a bit of a Delino DeShields flavor, but we know how he turned out this year

  • 2010 MLB Draft Selections
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  20
    that drafts him must be ready to refine his arm. (Bryan Smith) 3. Baltimore Orioles - Manny Machado | SS | Florida HS Probably the best Miami-area high school prospect since Alex Rodriguez

  • Building a Farm: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/14/2013 -  20
    Medium Joseph Omogrosso RHP 17.00 23 45.0 2.0 Medium Sammy Ayala C 17.50 24 45.0 3.0 High Kevan Smith C 18.00 25 45.0 3.0 High Brandon Brennan RHP 18.75 26

  • ALCS Game 1 Review: Texas
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/16/2010 -  72
    this season (compared to the 4.1 mark by Wilson), walked both the patient hitters. Out came Oliver, and in came sidearmer Darren O’Day, with the one batter responsibility of retiring Alex Rodriguez

  • Building a Farm: National League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/21/2013 -  9
    Federowicz C 12.00 13 45.0 1.0 Low Zach Bird RHP 13.25 14 55.0 4.0 Extreme Ross Stripling RHP 13.43 15 50.0 3.0 High Alex Castellanos OF 13.50 16 55.0 1.0 Low

  • First Round History: Shortstops
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/26/2010 -  8
    : I think this number will rise by at least two before Kelly Johnson and B.J. Upton finish their careers). Here are all 23 players: Name WAR From Alex Rodriguez 105.2

  • Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  33
    ; Casey McElroy, SS, San Diego; Taylor Motter, SS, Coastal Carolina; Austin Nola, SS, LSU; Joe Panik, SS/3B, St. John's; Tyler Rahmatulla, 2B, UCLA; K.C. Serna, SS, Oregon; Adam Smith, SS, Texas A&M

  • Building a Farm: American League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/19/2013 -  9
    Tzu Wei-Lin SS 16.00 18 55.0 4.0 Extreme Alex Wilson RHP 16.50 19 45.0 2.0 Medium Jose Vinicio SS 16.80 20 50.0 3.0 High Brock Holt 2B 17.50 21

  • The Guys Besides Yunel
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/14/2010 -  13
    While it's fun to evaluate Alex Gonzalez vs. Yunel Escobar in a vacuum -- and, inevitably, come out favoring Escobar -- there were three minor league players involved in today's Blue Jays-Braves

  • 2011 Draft Summer College Notes
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/16/2010 -  8
    Player of the Year, was coming off a spring where he hit .394/.530/.801, securing his place as college baseball's most well-rounded offensive prospect since, at least, Alex Gordon. This is the second

  • Mike Minor's Up and Down Debut
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/10/2010 -  25
    people made to Jeremy Sowers would have once been a compliment, Minor seemed more like a late first round pick than someone that should be drafted ahead of Aaron Crow, Alex White, or Kyle Gibson

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL Central
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/18/2010 -  7
    that gave seven figures to four players, and at least a quarter million to four others. There's quite a bit of variety in that group, with two million dollar prep hitters (Tony Wolters, Alex Lavisky

  • Building the Farm: American League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/12/2013 -  35
    3.0 High Randal Grichuk OF 6.88 5 50.0 3.0 High RJ Alvarez RHP 8.00 6 55.0 2.5 Medium Kole Calhoun OF 8.57 7 40.0 1.0 Low Alex Yarbrough 2B 9.00 8 50.0 3.0

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Kansas City
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/15/2010 -  21
    for a successful future. Top ten picks yield prospects, and while neither Alex Gordon or Mike Moustakas or Eric Hosmer have yet had the success for which they were projected, each still harbors reasons

  • The Next First Round Shortstops
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/28/2010 -  8
    entering the organization. In 22 years, we have, I think, eight players that I think will go down as elite draft picks: Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Chuck Knoblauch

  • Houston Astros Must-Follow Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 11/9/2010 -  11
    18 batters in 140 innings at 19, but most other pitchers that reached the Majors at 20 were considerably more wild in the minor leagues. I think the best example might be Alex Fernandez, who walked 3.9

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Detroit
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/19/2010 -  27
    column for his team-controlled seasons is projecting too optimistically. Jackson will be joined as a rookie on this roster by both Scott Sizemore and Alex Avila, middle-round college guys with low

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/25/2010 -  47
    minor league arms include the names I've mentioned here, but also: Alex White, T.J. McFarland, Jess Todd, Clayton Cook, Hector Rondon, Chris Jones, Steven Wright and others. All in all, Cleveland

  • What We Learned from MiLB: Week One
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/15/2010 -  25
    in Cleveland. Through 7 games, this squad has struck out a professional baseball leading 76 batters (10.86 K/9) en route to a sparkling 1.86 ERA. Last season's top draft pick, Alex White, is there, and struck

  • Drafting the Third Plus Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  8
    , in the Major Leagues first. A win today is cheaper than it's going to be next year (in theory), and Leake already has 1.6 WAR in 11 starts. This year, many have compared Ohio State RHP Alex Wimmers

  • Dreamweaving the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/8/2010 -  12
    . They'll be hoping for production that looks like: No one could rightfully be hoping for Alex Rodriguez production, but how about Matt Williams? Same height, third overall pick, started at shortstop

  • Wait Til Next Year: Draft '11 Preview - Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  12
    to the 5-11 build and lack of a third pitch, though, some have Gray earmarked for the bullpen ... No one will beat Kentucky's Alex "Bubba" Meyer (4.28 FIP) in the size department, weighing

  • The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 2/19/2013 -  98
    a bigger sample. Arm Tool Arm Tool z rARM/3 Player ARM/3 Player 80 3 8.8 Alex Gordon 8.5 Jeff Francoeur 70 2 5.9 Jose Bautista 5.7 Alex Gordon 60 1 3.0 Jayson

  • Building a Farm: Top Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/12/2013 -  8
    66 69 65.3 63 Trevor Story 96 34 85 49 47 51 98 65.7 64 Alex Meyer 59 88 61 78 63 72 40 65.9 65 Allen Webster 49 69 63 55 88 93 71 69.7 66 Courtney

  • April Draft Report
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/20/2010 -  18
    I watched Ohio State RHP Alex Wimmers pitch against Northwestern. *** Wimmers faced Northwestern after a week off in his sixth start of the season. He pitched 7 innings, struck out a season-low

  • Good Developments on the KC farm
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/27/2010 -  9
    will always be one area that Alex Gordon holds the advantage, Moustakas is quickly closing the gap in all the other areas of the game. When the Royals minor league season began with the surprise

  • Alternate Reality: Need-Based Mock Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/4/2010 -  6
    a weakness. But while I've praised the depth of pitchers in the organization, a lot of them are guys that might end up as relievers: Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone, Alex White and others. You can

  • MLB Draft: A Recent History of Criticism
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  14
    , it’s not as if his peers are particularly outpacing him. Atlanta Braves select Mike Minor, lhp, Vanderbilt (Seventh Overall) We wondered why he went before: Mike Leake, Aaron Crow, Alex White

  • Futures Game Preview: The World Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/9/2010 -  9
    and a plus (or plus-plus) changeup. Alex Torres | LHP | Age 22 | Tampa Bay Rays | Double-A (Southern) 29.9 K% | 12.7 BB% | 0.4 HR/9 | 1.67 GO/AO It took an injury to get Torres to the Futures Game

  • The Best of the Futures Game
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/12/2010 -  35
    all day. By my game notes, the only two I can say now were Jeremy Hellickson threw an okay one in the first, and Alex Torres trusted his a bit in the third. So in a game dominated by fastballs, a good

  • The Midwest Wasteland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 9/10/2010 -  19
    seasons in the 2000's, it's an uninspiring group, names like Marcus Lemon, Vince Rooi, Alex Romero, Gorkys Hernandez, and generously (and serendipitously), Felix Pie. Owings had a pretty small sample

  • Futures Game Preview: The World Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/25/2010 -  6
    trade in a deadline deal. Alex Liddi | 1B/3B | Seattle Mariners | Age 21 | Double-A (Southern) .290 AVG / .359 OBP / .467 SLG | 24 BB / 64 K | 288 PA After a .345/.411/.594 season in the bizarro

  • Building a Farm: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/28/2013 -  26
    Alex Dickerson 1B 14.67 17 50.0 3.0 High Andrew Oliver LHP 16.00 18 45.0 2.0 Medium Victor Black RHP 16.50 19 50.0 3.0 High Phil Irwin RHP 17.00 20

  • Building a Farm: National League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/3/2013 -  17
    3.25 3 57.5 3.0 High Sean Gilmartin LHP 5.13 4 50.0 1.5 Low Christian Bethancourt C 5.25 5 57.5 3.5 High Mauricio Cabrera RHP 5.75 6 57.5 3.5 High Alex Wood

  • Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 3/18/2015 -  16
    "Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists. This is a legitimate prediction. 10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15 home runs. He's a man without a position

  • Revisiting Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 7/7/2015 -  5
    . Probability: 0.0000001% 9. Wrigley Field installs “Soler Panels” in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists. 'Nuff said. Probability: 65% 10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15

  • Checking In on Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 7/5/2016 -  5

  • Mike Morse and Seth Smith: Outfield Help on Your Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 5/25/2011 -  13
    one of them.  Whether it's to replace an injured Matt Holliday for a few games or a slumping Alex Rios for a couple of weeks, both of these guys can contribute, atleast for the short run. Seth

  • Sunday Notes: Tal Smith, Scouting, Padres, Orioles, Cloninger, more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/10/2016 -  6
    No one hacked into the Houston Astros database 40 years ago. Had that been possible, they could have gleaned valuable information by doing so. Tal Smith is the reason why. Smith was ahead of his

  • Alex Liddi and the Greatest European Players Ever
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 5/24/2012 -  85
    Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was "the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century." That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi's

  • Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 10/6/2015 -  11
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh 9. Wrigley Field installs "Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists. There's always next year. 1.5 for 9 10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero

  • Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 3/21/2016 -  22

  • Field of Streams: Episode 151 – Live With Alex Chamberlain
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 5/6/2016 -  0
    Episode 151 - Live With Alex Chamberlain The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson are joined by Alex Chamberlain in a live recording

  • Joe Nathan & Matt Capps Enter Potential Walk Years
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 3/8/2011 -  16
    -handed prospects Billy Bullock and Anthony Slama could join him. Alex Burnett, still just 23, was a key contributor for the Twins in the first half of 2010 and Jeff Manship reduced his walks last

  • A Look Ahead: The Braves And Free Agency
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 1/31/2011 -  51
    This is the first of a series of guest posts that we'll be publishing from Ben Nicholson-Smith, one of the lead writers for MLB Trade Rumors. The guys over at MLBTR have an interesting perspective

  • The Next Crop of $100 Million Players
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 2/7/2011 -  66
    Ben Nicholson-Smith is a staff member of MLBTradeRumors.com. This is the second in a series of guests posts he will be writing for FanGraphs, which will appear on Mondays. It won’t surprise anyone

  • Return to the Valley of the Dolls
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/25/2013 -  4
    WILLIE MAYS DOLL RARE Honus Wagner Baseball Composition Portrait Figure / Doll - Huge 32" Roger Maris Bobbing Nodder Head 1961 mini Barbie Baseball KEN Mariner's Seattle Alex

  • New Fantasy Baseball Web Site
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/26/2013 -  8
    ! "Megatalented young shortstops Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Alex Gonzalez and Benji Gil are maturing before their Roto owners' eyes." He may not have as many wins as some -- but according to the sophisticated

  • The Cheeseboard
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/27/2012 -  10
    . The simple answer is just a sort away: Jose Bautista, with an FBv of 92.5. There are no fewer than four Yankees in the top eight, led by Alex Rodriguez, who has faced heaters this year averaging

  • The Boys of Summer
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/16/2012 -  3
    in love with Pat Burrell.' - from Home Runs and Western Suns by 2theletter 'Derek is looking at him, searching for some sort of reaction on his face, but Alex is giving away nothing. So Alex smiles

  • Just Keep Smiling: A Francoeurspective
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 7/2/2013 -  16
    !!! God, I love horsing around with my teammates!!! These guys are AMAZEBALLS!! Melky?? What a name! Haha Stop that Alex! You know that's my tickle spot!! Haha, this is SO FUN

  • Royals Place DeJesus on DL; Recall Alex Gordon
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/23/2010 -  4
    Kansas City Royals placed OF David DeJesus (thumb) on the 15-day DL; Recalled OF Alex Gordon from Triple-A Omaha. DeJesus sprained his right thumb trying to make a catch in center field on what

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes: 5/30 Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/31/2012 -  11
    Friday." - Manny Acta "Cleveland and Baltimore are above their differences, we began to play a little better this road trip is a positive." - Alex Gordon "This just shows that our attack, now

  • Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 5/6/2010 -  114
    Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's

  • The Overlooked Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 4/8/2015 -  6
    An apology is due here, and I'm sorry. I whiffed on Seth Smith in my American League outfield rankings, even though those are mostly for 5x5 formats. I nearly blanked on him in my home league as I

  • Free Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/25/2009 -  25
    Yesterday, we talked about Troy Tulowitzki powering the Rockies resurgence in June. While he's the main reason, he's not the only cog in the Colorado offense having a good month. Seth Smith

  • Seth Smith Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 1/18/2012 -  1
    . Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s. Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland

  • Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 8/30/2011 -  3
    With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup. Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned) While Smith

  • Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 1/10/2012 -  40
    Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame. Because I don't really know. Smith appears to be more qualified than

  • New Closer: Will Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Kastava - 1/15/2016 -  15
    With the departure of Francisco Rodriguez, the Milwaukee closer role is Will Smith’s to lose. Smith took big steps last season improving his K%, BB%, ERA (or FIP, if that’s more your cup of tea

  • Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/1/2008 -  3
    it was time to rebuild and sent Haren to the desert for six prospects: Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Gregory Smith, Aaron Cunningham, and Chris Carter. Many had only heard of Eveland

  • Quick Thoughts on Iwakuma and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 3/21/2014 -  7
    rate. If you're content to stash Iwakuma on the DL for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, he could be a nice injury-sleeper on draft day. LHP Will Smith, Milwaukee Brewers

  • Why Bryan Smith Writes
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/14/2010 -  14
    be sharing their responses in these electronic pages. What follows is the product of a lightly edited email correspondence with Bryan Smith. In addition to being a bona fide prospect maven, Smith

  • Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 11/2/2012 -  11
    “Let’s start with pins,” Adam Smith says. "You want pins? The little metal things? Cost a couple of cents each? Sure. But let’s say you can’t go to the store. Let’s say there is no store, so

  • An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/5/2010 -  18
    If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website

  • Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/21/2012 -  9
    . Seth Smith (ESPN: 10 percent owned; Yahoo!: 7 percent owned) It makes complete sense for a hitter who leaves Colorado for the spacious grounds in Oakland to have a higher OPS after he lands, right

  • Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/1/2012 -  4
    Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today. Note, additionally

  • Alex Gordon is...
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/27/2012 -  9
    It's like a mad lib! Alex Gordon is... sexy? Misunderstood? Pretty good with a chance of more? Not as good as last year? Better than this year? Let's try something else. Let's try to answer

  • Burch Smith and the Problem of Holding Velocity
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/18/2014 -  8
    Right-hander Burch Smith has been traded from San Diego to Tampa Bay. "Will he start or not?" is a question a person might reasonably ask about that. What follows is an attempt to answer the question

  • Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/28/2011 -  9
    Despite the prestige of being 2011's Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea

  • Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/16/2012 -  41
    It seemed like only a matter of time until Seth Smith was shipped out of Colorado. The Rockies have depth in the outfield and the demand for a player of Smith's caliber was there. A suitor finally

  • The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich
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    and will not collapse under the weight of their fans. I propose a few new Rangers-player-themed concessions to add to the menu: 1. The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich, a two-foot-long pastrami sandwich

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    Seth Smith continues to mature as a hitter. Despite a recent cool stretch, the 30-year-old Oakland A’s outfielder is off to a .283/.366/.455 start. A career year may be in the offing, as well

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    -Smith were healthy and prepared to start.  What a difference forty days can make. Doug Fister and Jason Vargas have been among the few pleasant surprises in Seattle this season, while RRS has seemingly

  • Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
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    batters to just one hit, while striking out three and notching two holds. Carson Smith | Seattle Mariners | 1% (Y!), .2% (E) Smith is a hard throwing, lanky, right-hander that has more than 40

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    time for the Rox: Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith. While neither comes with the championship-caliber upside of a Holliday nor the scouting pedigree of a Fowler, Spilborghs and Smith could provide

  • Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
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    Just like today's other Trade Fallout subject, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Smith has also been involved in two high-profile trades over the past two off seasons. Popped in the 6th round out of LSU

  • The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
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    Seth Smith is having the best year of his career at the plate. He has slowed down during the second half of the season after a monster first half, but his overall line is still quite good. These days

  • Braves Add Speedy Mallex Smith to Their Lineup
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    In this week's third unexpected outfield prospect callup, the Atlanta Braves summoned speedy outfielder Mallex Smith from Triple-A to replace the injured Ender Inciarte. Smith's been on a tear lately

  • Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
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  • Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
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    Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he

  • Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith
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    active sellers in July. But despite all this, the Padres are apparently not done being weird. Today, the Padres signed Seth Smith to a two year, $13 million contract extension, and it's very

  • FanGraphs Audio: Bryan Smith on Prospects, Prospect Writing
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    Episode 332 Just 26, Bryan Smith has written about prospects off and on (and off and on) for about a decade. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Don't hesitate to direct pod

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  • Giants Pay Steep Price for Brewers Reliever Will Smith
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    of the bullpen, have just paid a pretty high price to get the left-handed Brewers' reliever Will Smith. Here are the full terms. Giants get: Will Smith (RHP) Brewers get: Phil Bickford (RHP

  • Seth Smith is a Must Own in Daily Formats
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    experience. As a low-OBP, glove-first shortstop with a bit of pop, Cabrera's career value was somewhere in between the Alex Gonzalezes (retired Alex S. and still-active Alex S.) and Jose Valentin

  • New Hats For Alex Torres
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    Alex Torres-- who I should have protected on my Scoresheet team!-- over the weekend became the first pitcher to wear a padded, protective, giant, silly-looking hat on the mound. Hats off

  • The Secret World of Alex Cobb
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    No, Alex Cobb was never involved in a chemical spill, doused in a secret formula and thus given special powers, however that doesn't stop him from being just as entertaining to watch as an old school

  • Don't Suspend A-Rod if He Didn't Break the Law
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    UPDATE: It appears that MLB agrees. Every so often, like most baseball writers, I look at myself in the mirror and ask myself an important question: Why am I not writing about Alex Rodriguez

  • These Days, The Waiting Game Doesn't Pay Off
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    We're pleased to welcome another new writer to the fold - Alex Remington. He'll be holding down the fort every Thursday around here. Welcome, Alex. Greetings to all! I'm Alex Remington. You may

  • Scheming For Relief: Betances, Warren, Smith and Withrow
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    . Will Smith | Brewers | 2% In eight appearances (7 IP), the former Royals middle reliever owns a 0.00 ERA (2.62 xFIP) with a 1.14 WHIP, a 32.1% K% and a 17.9% BB%. Additionally, Smith picked up his first

  • The Worst Contract Extensions in History
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    . Position players have received the other 21, and of those 21 contracts, 11 have been contract extensions, and just 10 have been free agent contracts. (Of the top five contracts in baseball history -- Alex

  • Prospect Watch: Alex Gordon
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    , but there's no denying his production. Alex Gordon, the Royals former third baseman, has put together a .377/.515/.688 line in about 100 plate appearances with the O-Royals. We've already chronicled the demotion

  • Alex Rodriguez and Friends
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    If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features

  • Investment Opportunities for Alex Gordon
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  • 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
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    Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox

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  • Daily Notes: The Effects of Burch Smith on the Human Brain
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    , What One Might Learn A thing a spectator might learn during the course of this game is what sort of claim Burch Smith might have to a starting role in the future. Despite having posted a 30.3% strikeout

  • Is 50 Games Too Weak a PED Punishment?
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    Alex Sanchez, for example. But they have much more to lose, because a positive test could just about end their career. (I've always thought it strange that the suspension for steroids is not much

  • Should MLB Punish A-Rod Based on News Reports?
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    nicknamed "BALCO East." Of course, as Cameron notes, "Rodriguez is going to get the most attention, because he’s Alex Rodriguez." The Yankees are reportedly exploring all avenues to void the last five

  • Freshmen Report: Osuna, Sano, Smith, Taylor
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    to imagine Mauer being bumped from the Twins’ lineup despite his growing irrelevance. Carson Smith, RHP, Mariners: A mostly unheralded prospect and former eighth round draft pick, Smith has found

  • The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
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    Agenda GPP Pitching Strategies Daily DFS - Smith GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Garcia, Nova, Peralta, Holt Factor Grid 1. GPP Pitching Strategies On most days, I use

  • This Might Be the End for Alex Rodriguez
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    decline, and then when one or two show up, we tend to assume that's it. Good players know how to make adjustments. That's what allows them to be good players. So with Alex Rodriguez, right now

  • Baseball's Decelerating Average Salary
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    moving downward beginning around 1980, and the trend has become even more pronounced since the year 2000. Y2K is a local maximum within the data, the year that the tech bubble burst and Alex Rodriguez

  • Change the All-Star Game or Scrap It
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    on TV makes Alex something, something.") Back before national television contracts and interleague play, the All-Star Game was one of the only times that fans could see the greatest players from

  • Did Michael Bourn & Scott Boras Wait Too Long?
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  • Leftover Auction Cash: Maybe Not a Bad Thing
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    his or her strategy, perhaps it did some good. "So, Alex, how did you in your drafts?" Great, thanks for asking! I love both my teams. Love them. Except I made the same mistake in each draft: I

  • 2016 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
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    Jonathan Lucroy Troy Tulowitzki ALEX CHAMBERLAIN Delino DeShields Denard Span Jake Lamb Byung-ho Park Stephen Piscotty Leonys Martin Xander Bogaerts RYLAN EDWARDS Christian Yelich

  • The Good Alex Rios Reappears
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    If there was a roller coaster ride named after a baseball hitter, its name would be Alex Rios. The White Sox outfielder has given fantasy owners and projection makers fits trying to make sense of his

  • Chipper Jones Out for the Year with a Torn ACL, Career in Jeopardy; Just How Good Was He?
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    Created Above Average. Chipper is 37th in all-time WAR, and sixth among third basemen (seventh if you consider Alex Rodriguez a 3B), behind Mike Schmidt, Eddie Mathews, Wade Boggs, Brooks Robinson

  • Can John Thorn Finally Erase Abner Doubleday?
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    ... and even Alex Cartwright, with whom he has formed a cordial tandem.") Thorn's list of credentials, not just on the early history of baseball, is long. He was the senior creative consultant for Ken

  • Why Einhorn Jilted the Mets
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    was like Alex Rodriguez:I got the analogy wrong. Microsoft is not A-Rod. The better analogy is that the best parts of the Microsoft product portfolio, particularly the dominant Windows Office and Enterprise

  • MLB Correctly Realizes That Beer Ban is "Asinine"
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    they successfully employed after the allegations that Alex Rodriguez participated in illegal high-stakes poker games. Here's the rough chronology: the Boston Globe article about the Red Sox appeared

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    precedent to combat overspending. But austerity programs don't work when you scrimp on efficient programs that do work; they work when you cut the fat. As long as Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, Alex Rodriguez

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    makes his annual trip to the disabled list. The names who follow, if they're not playing every day, are at least seeing more than one at-bat every two games. Alex Guerrero, LAD (10% Yahoo!, 5.2% ESPN

  • The Daily Grind: Wacha, Whitley, Buchholz
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    are some of my favorites. Carlos Santana vs. Phil Hughes Alex Rodriguez vs. Wei-Yin Chen Jose Bautista vs. Joe Kelly Oswaldo Arcia vs. Bruce Chen Denard Span vs. Julio Teheran 4. Tomorrow's

  • NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: June
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    Khris Davis Marcell Ozuna Alex Guerrero Ben Revere Nori Aoki David Peralta Jorge Soler Matt Kemp Carlos Gonzalez Michael Cuddyer Andre Ethier I love Guerrero as much as the next guy -- he

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    OF 2015 FB% Pull% Hard% ISO xISO diff Mookie Betts 45.5% 40.7% 31.0% .194 .200 -.006 The kid's a monster. He has already outdone himself, and it all seems legit. Alex

  • 2015 Roto Sigh Young
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    Alex Cobb Yu Darvish Hyun-Jin Ryu Homer Bailey Cliff Lee Marcus Stroman Zack Wheeler Only Waino, Stroman and Bailey saw any time on the mound this year, and only the former two made

  • 2015 Roto Overhyped Pitcher
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    to capture his early-career success. 4. Alex Wood, ATL/LAD 26th ADP, 73rd EOS Like Teheran -- aside from being a Brave at one point -- Wood parlayed a solid 2013 debut to an even better 2014

  • Welcome Back, Alex Wood
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    news for much of spring training, so it's worth spreading a little optimism. Players have been slowed by injuries left and right, but Alex Wood looks like he could be poised for a major rebound season

  • Should Alex Rodriguez Retire?
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    I cannot venture to say that Alex Rodriguez is a complicated individual any more than any other person, but I can fairly easily say that Alex Rodriguez the baseball player is full of complications

  • Commenters Are $#!%ing Evil! (And Other Respectful Thoughts)
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    article, "NHL Winter Classic: I’m Glad Selig Didn’t Think of That" "Alex, your sabermetrical analysis continues to amaze me. Keep up the good job of destroying FanGraphs with this political bullshit

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    ) 3. 3B Chipper Jones^ (38 years old) 4. 2B Dan Uggla (30 years old) 5. C Brian McCann* (27 years old) 6. SS Alex Gonzalez (34 years old) 7. 1B Freddie Freeman* (21 years old) 8. CF Nate McLouth

  • Leyland: Interleague Play Unfair With No DH
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    of letting their pitchers rest and using the DH when they come here, and we gotta use guys six straight days without Victor Martinez or Alex Avila or somebody. That's ridiculous. Totally ridiculous

  • World Baseball Classic All-Time Records
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    , 2009 Carlos Beltran PUR CF 17 12 2006, 2009, 2013 Nobuhiko Matsunaka JPN 1B 8 11 2006 Akinori Iwamura JPN 3B 15 11 2006, 2009 Alex Rios PUR OF 11 10 2009, 2013

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    in his 30s, the 2009 World Championship and his brilliant fill-in play for the Reds in 2008. As Reds Reporter explains, "Due to injuries to Alex Gonzalez, Jeff Keppinger, and Jolbert Cabrera

  • Hector Olivera Will Be An OK 2B Option
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    tens of millions of dollars (albeit at the expense of Alex Guerrero, Olivera's fellow countryman). Adding Olivera to the mix would further complicate the situation, but that's a non-issue to the Dodgers

  • Hitter xISO: June Update
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    batted ball profile that betrays us, not the outcomes of said batted balls. Of the incredibly poorly named exactoperformers, only Mookie Betts has lost ground. (Alex Rodriguez has, too, but his ISO

  • Chris Archer is the Game's Best Pitcher
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    so special, Alex? Why are you burying the lede? Great questions all around. Glad you asked. Archer's strikeout rate, you see, exceeds his walk rate by more than 25 percentage points -- 26.4

  • NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: July
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    already know. Blood Simple Alex Guerrero David Peralta Yasmany Tomas Matt Holliday (DL: mid-July?) Odubel Herrera Gerardo Parra Will Venable Christian Yelich Michael Cuddyer Marcell Ozuna

  • NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: August
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    he's helpful in a one o' them deep leagues. My Neighbor Totoro Wil Myers (DL: late August?) Angel Pagan Justin Maxwell Ichiro Suzuki Scott Van Slyke Alex Guerrero Marcell Ozuna (AAA) Peter

  • Delino DeShields Jr. Deserves Your Attention
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    Hamilton (35%), Alex Rios (40%), Daniel Murphy (63%), Jorge Soler (74%), Ryan Zimmerman (75%) ... in re-draft leagues.

  • Three Unowned Starters for the Home Stretch
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    : Alex Wood Player 2: Raisel Iglesias Sub-40% Blind Resume #2Owned%IPWLERAWHIPK%BB%BABIPGB%Hard%SwStr%Contact%O-Swing%Player 187%141.2974.131.4720.60%8.60%0.34753.50%27.90%9.40%79.10%30.90%Player

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    Scott Van Slyke, the burning pile of cash in the form of Alex Guerrero, the un-nicknamed Chris Heisey and even Ruggiano, it's a wonder how anyone sees any playing time. Still, Schebler does

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    ... for $1. Granted, Pollock's price was suppressed compared to average drafts, but not by much: ESPN pegged him for 41st among all outfielders (behind... wait for it... Alex Rios) at $4.30 and roughly

  • 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks: A Review
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    Linkin Park reference), as your winner was drafted 18th on average at his position with an average price tag of zero dollars and zero cents. Winner: Alex Rodriguez (David Wiers). Thirty-three homers

  • The Royals Without Alex Gordon
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    On Wednesday night, Alex Gordon strained a groin muscle chasing a fly ball. If you just adjusted in your seat, I don't blame you -- it sounds painful. He'll be out for eight weeks, which is better

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    doesn't have much of either right now. If he makes the Major Leagues, it will be as a reliever, with his career outcomes varying as wide as Colt Griffin and Jonathan Broxton. (Bryan Smith) Zach

  • New York Mets Second Basemen: Positional Study
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    : Luis Castillo 2010: Luis Castillo, Ruben Tejada, Alex Cora 2011: Justin Turner, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy, Brad Emaus 2012-2013: Daniel Murphy That isn't every player who played an inning at 2B

  • Why Aren't There More Muslims In Baseball?
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    Ryan Braun (Jewish); Bryce Harper (Mormon); and Khalil Greene (Baha'i). (For that matter, back in 2009, when he was dating Kate Hudson, Alex Rodriguez considered converting to Buddhism.) So why haven't

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Died 62 Years Ago Today
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    be seen when Major League Baseball decided to investigate Alex Rodriguez for playing poker in Miami. Joe Jackson was a brilliant hitter, one of the finest that baseball has ever seen. But it's still

  • NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: May
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    rate (3.8%), and it's not even close. Hitting tons of ground balls but could still flirt with .300. Hope he steals more. TWILIGHT PRINCESS (I regret playing it on Wii instead of GameCube...) Alex

  • How Michael Taylor Compares to His Contemporaries
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    , Marcell Ozuna, Rusney Castillo, Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo.) If you can stomach the batting average, he may provide another five home runs and 10 stolen bases and counting stats to boot. ZiPS predicts

  • Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
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    Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his

  • A Quick Look at Alex Gordon
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    Only a few of the major free-agent names remain available as we approach the new year. One of the most intriguing is Alex Gordon. He's not only been an excellent fielder over the course of his career

  • Q&A: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Comeback from Fear
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    From 2007-2009, Ryan Rowland-Smith was an effective pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. The Australian-born southpaw appeared in 88 games and logged an ERA below 4.00 for three years running. His move

  • Alex Gordon Demoted
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    prophetic. Marc Hulet will have more on that move tomorrow, but the Royals didn’t stop tinkering with their young players there. Oh no, yesterday they decided to demote Alex Gordon to the minors

  • Alex Rodriguez and Power
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    Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment

  • NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: March
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    Blanco (SFG) Scott Van Slyke / Alex Guerrero / Andre Ethier (LAD) Carlos Quentin / Will Venable / Cameron Maybin (SDP) Alcantara is yet another touted Cubs propect with quite a bit of pop

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    specifically as a valuation method. I don't know of any popular methods that aren't non-linear; this one simply best helps underscore my point.) This weekend, I made a stupid mistake: I marked Alex

  • Alex Gordon Demoted
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    A week ago, the Brewers seemingly played the service time system to postpone J.J. Hardy’s free agency by a season. Today, the Royals are following suit with Alex Gordon. Entering this year

  • The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
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    this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez. I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would

  • Alex Rios And Problems of Perception
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    to the effect of “Alex Rios is one of those players whose production will never line up with his numbers.” At first, I was offended. A player produces what he produces, his numbers reflect his

  • The Power of Alex Rodriguez
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    ! But! Two days ago Ortiz was preemptively one-upped by Alex Rodriguez. Saturday, Rodriguez hit three homers while he continued his 39-year-plus-long streak of being almost four months older than Ortiz

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
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    Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike. Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started

  • Don't Win Your Mock: Industry Mock Draft Review
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    (oh, good, another excuse, Alex)), I jumped the gun a bit. He's well-rounded, has alleged power upside, and plays for the Cubs. It could be worse. 5.50: Corey Kluber, SP (40.49) MAN CRUSH

  • The Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
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