- Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2016 Bold Predictions
, "Alex, you don't know how [to] use [brackets]." Pffffft, whatever, Justin.
I would say I'm proud of these predictions, but honestly, I barely remember half of them. There are three I remember
- Alex Reyes Might Have Saved the Cardinals' Season
Alex Reyes was only called up in August. He's appeared in just 10 games, started just three and thrown only 35 of the Cardinals' 1352.1 innings. He is certainly not the most valuable player
- Meet Alex Dickerson, Early 2017 Sleeper
I'm an Alex Dickerson fan, but I don't know if anyone else is. He at least appears to have gone largely without fanfare thus far, as evidenced by his lowly ownership rates (4.7 percent at ESPN, 5
- Mike Montgomery is No Ordinary Sixth Starter
- The Dividends of Alex Bregman's Non-Adjustment
While trolls and naysayers on Twitter were crying bust after Houston Astros’ top prospect Alex Bregman began his major-league career by going 0-for his first 17 and 1-for his first 32, manager A.J.
- NL Outfield Rankings: September
Tier 3: The Rising and the Beleaguered
Mallex Smith (DL60)
- Keon Broxton, the Almost Comp-less Boy Wonder
- Robbie Ray Already Made Adjustments We Should Care About
- What Could The Marlins Possibly Want With Alex Rodriguez?
unsatisfying solution of newly minted free agent, Alex Rodriguez. On a visceral, gut level, this is a horrendous idea, but let’s move beyond that immediate reaction and take stock of the pros and the cons
- Should Alex Rodriguez Retire?
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
- Projecting Cardinals Call-Up Alex Reyes
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled top prospect Alex Reyes yesterday and, a few hours later, the hard-throwing right-hander recorded his major-league debut, striking out one in a clean inning of relief
- Hernan Perez's Best Starling Marte Impression
- NL Outfield Rankings: August
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.
- Giants Pay Steep Price for Brewers Reliever Will Smith
of the bullpen, have just paid a pretty high price to get the left-handed Brewers' reliever Will Smith.
Here are the full terms.
Will Smith (RHP)
Phil Bickford (RHP
- Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
, the Cubs made one more move to set up their bullpen for this year's championship run.
Jesus Castillo, the RHP acquired by #Angels in Joe Smith deal, is not ranked among #Cubs top 30 prospects by https
- Alex Dickerson & Aaron Altherr: Deep League Wire
No, your computer screen hasn't frozen from several weeks ago, nor is FanGraphs on repeat. Instead, I'm double dipping, reiterating two recommendations I have made over the past month.
- Projecting Astros Call-Up Alex Bregman
A mere 13 months ago, the Houston Astros selected Alex Bregman with the second pick in the amateur draft. Tonight, he'll suit up for the Astros, after he gave Houston no choice but to call him up
- Scouting Astros Call-Up Alex Bregman
At birth, Alex Bregman was touched by the Baseball Gods. He is not very big, not very fast, not especially graceful, and yet he somehow finds a way to do everything you can ask of a baseball player
- Roark and Hendricks: Kings of Contact Management
- Hitter xBABIP v2.0: A Long-Needed Update
- Five Surprises Among the Last 30 Days' Best xFIPs
- NL Outfield Rankings: July
(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
- Checking In on Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
- Jose Ramirez is a Legit Mixed-League Shortstop
- This Might Be the End for Alex Rodriguez
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
- Alex Dickerson & Xavier Cedeno: Deep League Wire
It's time to speculate on a breakout minor leaguer and the potential for saves.
Alex Dickerson | OF SD | CBS 1% Owned
So Jon Jay was officially placed on the disabled list yesterday
- Three Underowned NL Outfielders
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
- Jeremy Hellickson is Spotting His Change-Up
- 2016's Biggest xISO Disparities
- Why Haven't We Talked About Jonathan Villar Yet?
- This is Not the Matt Shoemaker We Once Knew
- NL Outfield Rankings: June
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.
- The RotoGraphs x-Stats Omnibus, with Embedded Calculators
Alex Chamberlain's xBABIP 2.0
Author: Alex Chamberlain
Original post URL: 2.0: July 13, 2016 (1.0: May 6, 2015)
Source data: FanGraphs' batted ball data, courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions (BIS
- Jackie Bradley Jr. Doesn't Look That Different
- The Marlins Outfield is Surprisingly Good
- Aaron Nola's Sinker and the Looking Strike
- Blind Résumés: Musings on Perceived Value
- Three Name-Brand Starting Pitchers to Consider Selling
- Field of Streams: Episode 151 – Live With Alex Chamberlain
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
- NL Outfield Rankings: May
Kike "KikÃ©" Hernandez
- Mallex Smith: Atlanta's Speedy Role Model Smells the Roses
Mallex Smith is a speed burner. He’s also a big leaguer. Atlanta called up the 22-year-old outfielder earlier this month when Ender Inciarte went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He’s
- Five Starters Overachieving in Strikeouts
- Mark Trumbo's Hot Start a Bit of Déjà Vu
- Una Selva Oscura: Alex Wood
? Do they have an edge over us, or would they have one, if they weren’t generously sharing with us what they see?
To take an example not at random: Alex Wood, as you probably know, is a left
- An Obligatory Look at Philly's Trio of Young Arms
- Braves Add Speedy Mallex Smith to Their Lineup
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
- Is This the Gregory Polanco We've Been Waiting For?
- Let's Talk About a Comp for Trevor Story, with Caution
- NL Outfielders: Opening Day Small-Sample Heroes
- 2016 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
- Welcome Back, Alex Wood
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
- NL Outfield Rankings: March (Preseason)
- A Response to a Diatribe Regarding Player Values
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
- Sunday Notes: Rays' Motter, Carson Smith, Rangers, Brewers, Angels, more
for balls. I want to be known as the guy who comes off the field dirty.”
Carson Smith has a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm and will begin the year on the disabled list. That’s
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- FANS vs the Depth Charts: 2016 Pitchers
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
- FANS vs the Depth Charts: 2016 Hitters
- Don't Win Your Mock: Industry Mock Draft Review
(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)
- Alex Wood and Self-Recovery
Plenty of people over the years have questioned Alex Wood's ability to remain a starting pitcher, but what you at least couldn't question, for a time, was how Wood as a starter performed. He
- Athletics' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Reds' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Brewers' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- BABIP on Oppo Ground Balls (Plus Crowdsourced Sleepers)
- ADP, Pt. III: In Which Rounds Do Sleepers Sleep?
- 36% of Your Draft Will Suck: More Thoughts on ADP
- Dodgers' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Angels' Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
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
- Padres' Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
- ADP Attrition / Bust Frequency, by 2015 Numbers
- Indians' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Blue Jays' Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
- New Closer: Will Smith
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
- 2015 Hitter BABIP on Pulled Ground Balls, Part II
- 2015 Hitter BABIP on Pulled Ground Balls, by Handedness
- Sunday Notes: Tal Smith, Scouting, Padres, Orioles, Cloninger, more
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
- A Quick Look at Alex Gordon
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
- Royals Win Again, Keep Alex Gordon
Two weeks. Two weeks is all it took. Shortly before Christmas, it looked like there was almost no chance Alex Gordon would return to Kansas City. He had too big of a market, and the Royals were
- Royals Re-Sign Alex Gordon
The free agent outfield logjam may be starting to break. This morning, Alex Gordon agreed to a four year, $72 million deal to return to Kansas City. This is significantly less than both I (4/$92M
- Pricing Alex Gordon on a Three-Year Deal
cheaper than deals signed in November and December.
So perhaps messages like this one shouldn't be that surprising:
The Chicago #WhiteSox want to sign free agent OF Alex Gordon or Yoenis Cespedes
- King Felix Remains Consistently Great, but Loses Ground
- The Legend of Chris Sale Grows
- Scherzer Reaches New Heights
- Projections vs. the Fans: Starting Pitcher Edition
- 2015 Visualized: Starting Pitchers
- Billy Hamilton's Spiritual Contract, Complete with Upside
- Carlos Gomez is No Longer Elite
- Christian Yelich is Kind of an Historically Unique Hitter
- The Tigers' Next Move Should Be Alex Gordon
So, how do we get the Tigers a substantial improvement in the outfield while leaving enough money for another starter and some relief help? My suggestion: outbid everyone for Alex
- 2015 Expected ISO (xISO) in Review
- Alex Gordon a Value Buy in Free Agency
Alex Gordon has been a really good, perhaps slightly underrated, player over the last five seasons for the Kansas City Royals. An untimely injury limited his role during this most recent regular
- 2015 Visualized: Outfield
- Projections vs. the Fans: Who Won? Hitter Edition
- 2015 Visualized: Shortstop
- 2015 Visualized: Third Base
- Alex Gordon and the Royals' Defensive Dominance
Alex Gordon is going to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market. Little thought will be given to exercising his current 2016 option, and then he'll be available to anyone and everyone
- Devon Travis and the Especially Ludicrous Spray Chart
- 2015 Visualized: Second Base
- Alex Anthopoulos and Title Inflation
Yesterday, Alex Anthopolous left the Blue Jays, turning down a contract to remain with the team because, as he said in his conference call, he didn't think it was a good fit anymore.
"I don't know
- Alex Anthopoulos Leaves Blue Jays
Well, this is a bit surprising.
Sources: Alex Anthopoulos leaving #BlueJays after turning down extension: https://t.co/XgO8q7D1J3— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) October 29, 2015
- JABO: Alex Gordon Proves Jeurys Familia Is Human
- 2015 Visualized: First Base
- 2015 Roto Overhyped Pitcher
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
- 2015 Visualized: Catchers
- Alex Rios: Likely Royal, Unlikely Hero
. The Royals had not done a whole lot to make themselves better and expecting their good fortune to continue for another year did not make for a good bet.
One of their acquisitions last winter was Alex Rios
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks: A Review
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
- 2015 Roto Sigh Young
Only Waino, Stroman and Bailey saw any time on the mound this year, and only the former two made
- Three Things I Re-Learned in 2015
... 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
- Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2015 Bold Predictions
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
- Which Pitchers to Start Today 9/29/15
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
- Never Too Late to Figure it Out ft. Anthony DeSclafani
- Yoenis Cespedes Upends the Status Quo
- Trying to Capture the BABIP Penalty for Lefty Hitters
- NL OF: Deep, Deeeeep Finds for Your Playoffs
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
- Z-Contact% as a Function of Strictly a Pitcher's Fastball
- On the Efficacy of Hard Hits to the Opposite Field
- Three Unowned Starters for the Home Stretch
: Alex Wood
Player 2: Raisel Iglesias
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
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: September
- Is Justin Verlander Back?
- Another Case Study: Joc Pederson v. Kyle Schwarber
- Freshmen Report: Osuna, Sano, Smith, Taylor
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
- Delino DeShields Jr. Deserves Your Attention
Hamilton (35%), Alex Rios (40%), Daniel Murphy (63%), Jorge Soler (74%), Ryan Zimmerman (75%) ... in re-draft leagues.
- How Michael Taylor Compares to His Contemporaries
, 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 Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again
the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored destination
- Michael Wacha Has Four Above-Average Pitches
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: August
he's helpful in a one o' them deep leagues.
My Neighbor Totoro
Wil Myers (DL: late August?)
Scott Van Slyke
Marcell Ozuna (AAA)
- Would Ian Kennedy Benefit from a Pitcher's Park?
- Obligatory Monthly Update on Carlos Gonzalez
- The Power of Alex Rodriguez
! 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
- ERA-FIP, and the Importance of Situational Context
- Three (or Four) Undervalued Starters for Your Consideration
- Gerardo Parra: Career Year or Productive Mirage?
- Reintroducing David Peralta, Underrated Triples Machine
- Birchwood Derby Midseason Re-Draft Recap
- The Royals Without Alex Gordon
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
- Kevin Gausman and the Elevated Fastball
- Chris Coghlan: Finally Relevant Again
- Revisiting Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs “Soler Panels” in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: July
Matt Holliday (DL: mid-July?)
- JABO: Has Alex Rodriguez Been Worth the Money?
Alex Rodriguez has had an interesting few years. Ok, so that's a big understatement. Besides the controversies, the 3,000 hits, and the various arguments with management and professional baseball
- Seven Consistent xFIP Improvers
- A Different Take on NL Outfield Prospects: June 2015 Update
- The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
GPP Pitching Strategies
Daily DFS - Smith
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Garcia, Nova, Peralta, Holt
1. GPP Pitching Strategies
On most days, I use
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Alex Rodriguez nearly connected for his 3,000th career hit on Thursday night. Barring some very unfortunate incident, it seems like it will only be a matter of time before he does actually notch
- Chris Archer is the Game's Best Pitcher
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
- In Memoriam: Soler's 2015 ROY Hopes
- Alex Rodriguez's Almost-Great Story
With two down in the ninth inning Monday night, Alex Rodriguez came up for the New York Yankees with a chance to be the hero. It didn't work out that way, and the Yankees lost, but there was reason
- xBABIP Updates, and a Strategy for the Hopelessly Hopeful
- The Curious Case of Alex Guerrero
great numbers but hasn’t seen the same hype or support from analyst and in ways, even his team, that the others have. I’m talking about Alex Guerrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers of course. Technically
- Joc Pederson as George Springer as Evolving Juggernaut
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: June
I love Guerrero as much as the next guy -- he
- Hitter xISO: June Update
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
- Cameron Maybin Wants Your Attention
- Alex Reyes's Weakness Isn't That Strong
Cardinals pitching prospect Alex Reyes is putting up some gaudy numbers in High-A Palm Beach. Through seven starts, the 20-year-old owns a sparkling 1.78 ERA and an equally sparkling 1.80 FIP. FIPs
- Matt Kemp's Historically Bad Month (for Him)
- An Investigation (and Validation) of Rubby's Improvements
- The Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
sprinkling in extra base hits and free passes.
Carson Smith, RHP, Mariners: Current Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has been successful in nine of 10 attempts but his ERA currently sits at 5.65
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
- An Expansion on xISO, Plus 10 Noteworthy Names
The kid's a monster. He has already outdone himself, and it all seems legit.
- The Daily Grind: Wacha, Whitley, Buchholz
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
- NL Outfield Power/ISO Buy-Low Candidates
- New Hitter xBABIP Based on BIS Batted Ball Data
- The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
When reports emerged in January that the Yankees were intending to contest the home run milestone bonus agreement the team entered with Alex Rodriguez back in 2007, it was unclear whether
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: May
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...)
- Blind Résumés: Cheap Stolen Bases
- The Change: Alex Wood's Bond Between Stuff & Command
Is there a more perplexing pitcher this year than Alex Wood has been so far? His pitches are all there, in the same quantities, at the same velocities, and with the same shapes... and the results
- The New Alex Guerrero Problem
Back at the beginning of Spring Training, I wrote a piece here called Trying to Solve the Alex Guerrero Problem. In that piece, I noted that the Dodgers were in a bit of a difficult position
- Modeling Salary Arbitration: Introduction
This post is part of an ongoing arbitration research project and is coauthored by Alex Chamberlain and Sean Dolinar.
Feb. 25: 2015 MLB Arbitration Visualized
* * *
Sean and I share a mutual
- Has Granderson Carved Out a New Niche for Himself?
- One (1) Precedent for Not Bailing on Chris Carter
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- Reasserting My Love for Three Unowned NL Outfielders
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
- Stolen Base Streamers: April 16-19
- Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
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
- Streaming SBs by Opposing Pitcher, April 10-12
- The Overlooked Seth Smith
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
- Incredibly Small Samples: Fun, Agony & Something Helpful
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
Best Sophomore Pitcher
- NL Outfield Breakout Candidates by Spring Plate Discipline
- Leftover Auction Cash: Maybe Not a Bad Thing
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
- Ongoing Coverage of LSU Freshman Alex Lange's Curveball
Recently in these electronic pages, the author -- an amateur in all the saddest ways -- utilized the few skills he possesses to compose a paean in praise of LSU freshman right-hander Alex Lange's
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: March
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
- Doc Holliday and the J-Hey Kid: The 2015 St. Louis Outfield
- Acquaint Yourself with LSU Freshman Alex Lange's Curveball
a number of players who currently rank among the SEC's top hitters by (maybe) predictive stats -- including, for example, LSU shortstop Alex Bregman and Arkansas center fielder Andrew Benintendi.
- Two Martes and a MVP: The 2015 Pittsburgh Outfield
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions
"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
- Matt Holliday: Designer Brand, Warehouse Price
- Hector Olivera Will Be An OK 2B Option
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
- Top NL Outfield Prospects: A Different Take
- Dissecting Pitcher xBB% Differentials
- Trying to Solve The Alex Guerrero Problem
for Alex Guerrero, who just publicly said he has no interest in being optioned back to the minors again this year.
And because of a provision in his contract, Guerrero has the right to refuse
- NL OF Projections: Steamer vs. the Fans
- Pitch Sequencing and Pitcher xBB%: We're Getting There
- The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight
into the Royal’s offseason moves in depth in December, so I’ll just give us the necessary information to frame the issue we’re addressing today: in addition to Morales, Alex Rios joined the offensive party
- Yasmany Tomas' Plate Discipline Makes Me Nervous
- xK%, History and Speculating on Dellin Betances
- Alex Cobb’s Pitching Adjustments
As most of you already know Alex Cobb is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is projected to be their “ace” in the upcoming season. In fact many people would argue that he’s the best pitcher
- Alex Wood Poised to Be NL Version of Chris Sale
strong, especially if Miller can bounce back to 2013 form (3.06 ERA, 3.67 FIP). Miller will join a rotation that returns three starters in Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, and Alex Wood.
- A Brief Note about Seth Smith
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
- Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
remaining $105 million on his contract...), the San Diego Padres find themselves with an opportunity to move 2014 right fielder Seth Smith. Kemp's days as an everyday center fielder have long passed
- Burch Smith and the Problem of Holding Velocity
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
- Alex Rios And Problems of Perception
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
- Alex Wood Is for Real
When Alex Wood broke into the majors in 2013 as a member of the Braves bullpen, there were more questions than answers regarding his long-term outlook. A fastball/changeup lefty, Wood lacked
- Alex Cobb: Approximation of an Ace?
Some fantasy baseball players here and there, sort of, in a way, kind of think that already. But they may not be eager to draft Alex Cobb like one, and they shouldn’t need to do so. In terms
- Alex Gordon Barely Had a Chance
at-bat. So many have turned to the play before, when Alex Gordon was stopped at third after sprinting on a single and an error. It's a frantic search for closure that resembles a frantic avoidance
- The Value of Alex Gordon Not Using His Arm, Redux
Three and a half months ago, I wrote about Alex Gordon's arm. Among regular outfielders, Gordon has one of the very best throwing arms in baseball, and that's allowed him to pile up valuable runner
- The Good That Alex Gordon Got From Being Bad
Alex Gordon, as we know him now, is a top-five outfielder on a team surging in the playoffs. We can't forget the Alex Gordons who came before, though. Because it was those struggles that minted
- The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
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
- Alex Colome & Christian Walker: Deep League Wire
actually contribute to your money spot finish.
Alex Colome | SP TB | CBS 3% Owned
After his last start on September 6, Rays starter Drew Smyly was shut down for the remainder of the season
- Request for the Texas Rangers: Allow Alex Claudio to Start
is as follows: that they (i.e. the Texas Rangers) allow pitcher Alex Claudio to start one and/or more than one baseball games this September.
For those readers who are less well acquainted with fringe
- Caption Contest: Mini-Yu
- Alex Gordon, UZR, and Bad Left Field Defense
Since Alex Gordon moved into first place in position player WAR (although he's now second again), quite a bit of back-and-forth discussion has occurred on if he is this season's best position player
- Investment Opportunities for Alex Gordon
Alex Gordon says he will pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016, delaying free agency for a year and, assuming he plays well next year, taking a risk that he'll decline or get
- Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever