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  • Waiver Wire: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/2/2011 -  1
    be able to help your squad out: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson. Ben Revere With Denard Span still on the disabled list and reportedly still feeling a tad woozy from his concussion, Ben Revere

  • Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/12/2012 -  0
    Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/22/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2017 -  0
    do you need?4:54Brad Johnson: Matt Joyce is ok at 3% owned4:54Brad Johnson: Ben Revere is predictably stealing bases4:55Brad Johnson: The Rangers claim to really like Drew Robinson. Might give him

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    Pat: Hey Brad. Arrieta or MadBum today? 1:28 Brad Johnson: Gimme the Bum 1:29 Ben: With Jose Abreu looking better lately, where do you

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/12/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/12/2017 -  1
    considering rankings, but I'd be playing the hot hand... 4:03 Brad Johnson: Hi Ben, if you're in need of SB, I'd consider it 4:03 Orange WHIPs

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  0
    in a claim. I should still be excited, right?3:17Brad Johnson: Yea I think that's fine. We used our number 1 waiver for Chase Utley in 20 team dynasty just in case Ben Zobrist falls in a hole3:17Brad

  • The Return of Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/5/2013 -  11
    Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    Johnson: Yes to Wood 1:53 Jeremy: Anything wrong with Ben Revere? 1:54 Brad Johnson: He missed a bunch of time and he was always a fringy hitter

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  0
    1:44 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started 1:45 JD: Hi Brad, should I drop any of Gausman, Conley, Roark for Rodon in a 10-teamer H2H redraft? I

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    Brad Johnson: I'll go with Pham, but my gut says I'm dumb to pick against Coors 2:49 Ben: Lucroy #1 catcher next year? 2:50 Brad Johnson: still

  • Buying Low on Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/12/2012 -  23
    It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/13/2016 -  2
    : the club is going all out on getting Ben Gamel time despite nominally contending, but I haven't seen anything said of Vogey4:09Brad Johnson: I know I'd be playing him every day4:09Brad Johnson

  • Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/25/2014 -  8
    He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2017 -  2
    :46Brad Johnson: Which to Cut?Logan Forsythe (42.2% | 41 votes) Ben Zobrist (57.7% | 56 votes) Total Votes: 973:48Stuck in a Slump: do you have high hopes for Zimmer during his call up?3:48Brad

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - March 27, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/27/2017 -  4
    ?10:46Brad Johnson: The Cubs would need a couple injuries to open up full time reps for Baez10:47Brad Johnson: he still has to share 2B with Ben Zobrist because the OF is too crowded and Zobrist sure

  • Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/10/2012 -  10
    The league leader in WAR for second basemen? Kelly Johnson. I made some pretty bold predictions in our staff-wide preseason series, one of them being that Matt Kemp will not even get to 30/30

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27
    are liable to trade Ben Revere at some point. Domonic Brown is one or two bad months from being cut. Grady Sizemore is hardly an impediment to playing time. There is a regular role available to Herrera

  • Ben Duronio's 10 Bold Predictions for 2012
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/2/2012 -  19
    with less than 30 home runs for the season. 4. Kelly Johnson will be a top 5 second baseman. Johnson has always been a streaky hitter, but he ran into some terrible luck last season. His xBABIP

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions: Negative Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/23/2017 -  16
    game power and 40 raw power. These are not the numbers of a home run hitter. Most in the fantasy world assume Peraza will be comparable to Ben Revere or Jarrod Dyson. I see potential for a touch

  • Closers Trending Up: Guerra, Johnson, Marshall
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/25/2012 -  10
    competition. Even so, it looks like he is gaining more and more control of the ninth inning in Los Angeles. Jim Johnson: Johnson was another relative uncertainty in the closer role before

  • Effectively Wild Episode 31: Davey Johnson, How Much Managers Matter, and the Ideal GM-Manager Relationship
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 8/29/2012 -  0
    Ben and Sam discuss sabermetric managerial favorite Davey Johnson's impact on the Nationals, whether certain managers can make their players play better, and what the ideal relationship between a GM

  • Braves Scoop Up Useful Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/31/2012 -  17
    The Braves are taking a long-term risk for a short-term gain in trading Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. The most talented player in the deal is obviously Arodys

  • White Sox Call Ups: Marcus Semien and Erik Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 9/3/2013 -  5
    confident that he can be a regular in the majors. His ISO numbers are not incredible in the minors, but for a middle infielder he packs an interesting combination of power and speed. Erik Johnson

  • Effectively Wild Episode 49: Another Attempt to Explain Why You Don't Need an Ace in October/The New Old Ichiro/The Steve Johnson Story
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 9/25/2012 -  0
    Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.

  • The Nick Johnson Quandry
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2009 -  44
    This winter's free agent class is full of guys with significant amounts of both talent and risk, especially on the pitching side of things. Rich Harden, Ben Sheets, Erik Bedard, Brad Penny, Brett

  • Is Jose Bautista The New Ben Zobrist?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/17/2010 -  25
    it's easy to point to Bautista's career numbers (and the leaderboards, where he's joined by Kelly Johnson and Alex Gonzalez, among others) and write this off as a small sample fluke, Dan pointed out

  • Ben Zobrist: Shortstop Once Again
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 8/14/2012 -  5
    Going on four seasons now, Ben Zobrist has been Mr. Everything to the Rays. He’s played every position besides pitcher and catcher in his tenure in Tampa Bay. This season his responsibilities have

  • Daily Notes, With Attention to Ben Sheets, His Start
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/15/2012 -  22
    Johnson was the very best pitcher in baseball that season, with a league-best WAR (among pitchers, at least) of 9.9 and league-best SIERA (among qualified pitchers, at least) of 2.58. Regarding 2004

  • Kelly Johnson: Why the Low AVG?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 5/18/2011 -  15
    Kelly Johnson came into the season a fairly decent option at second base. In one keeper league I was in, him and Ben Zobrist were both available. I considered them to be at the same talent level

  • Effectively Wild Episode 533: Life in an Indy League
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 9/12/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to 2014 St. Paul Saints pitcher Andy Johnson about what life is like in the independent leagues.

  • Bearish on Ben Zobrist
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/8/2013 -  14
    In each of the past four years, Ben Zobrist has hit 20 home runs or stolen 20 bases, but it is rather doubtful that he reaches either of those marks this season. At age 32, it is reasonable to ask

  • Ben Duronio RotoGraphs Chat
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 2/24/2012 -  0

  • Ben Duronio RotoGraphs Chat
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/9/2012 -  0

  • Ben Duronio RotoGraphs Chat
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/16/2012 -  0

  • Effectively Wild Episode 435: The Battle of Bad First-Base Contracts
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 4/24/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam banter about Josh Johnson, Michael Pineda, and more, then choose between the Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera contracts.

  • Effectively Wild Episode 881: The Big Unit's Perplexing Punctuation
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 5/11/2016 -  0
    Ben and Sam banter about Bartolo Colon's likeability, then answer listener emails about Colon, Randy Johnson, the Cubs, prescient managers and more.

  • Kelly Johnson's Return to Career-Year Form
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 6/7/2013 -  9
    , given that a combination Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez seemed slated for second, perhaps with a bit of Ryan Roberts mixed in. However, it soon became clear that Johnson was going to see most of his

  • Effectively Wild Episode 598: The A's, Rebuilding, and Ben Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 1/12/2015 -  0
    Ben and Sam banter about Ryan Lavarnway and Billy Beane fan fiction, then discuss the Ben Zobrist trade.

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/23/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/23/2017 -  0
    Today's chat transcript, starting with Sam Travis before moving on to players I like less than Yonder Alonso. 3:45Brad Johnson: Every time I open the chat early, it always amazes me how quickly

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:44Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get this things started.1:44Brad Johnson: Any deadline chatter before we get down to fantasy team questions?1

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2016 -  0
    ? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/15/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2017 -  4
    Here's the transcript from today's chat which included a surprising amount of Bogaerts panic. 3:58Brad Johnson: Welcome to rad Johnson baseball chat. I noticed the typo too late, please excuse3

  • Effectively Wild Episode 901: The Best Candidates for Weird Defense
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 6/9/2016 -  0
    Ben, Sam and FanGraphs writer August Fagerstrom banter about the allure of Kelly Johnson and the Indians' plan for winning without Michael Brantley, then talk about big league candidates for untried

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 6/13/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2017 -  3
    Here's today's chat transcript. There was an unusual number of comments (i.e. any) about Napoleon Dynamite. I only published one of them. 2:58Brad Johnson: What's up folks? We'll get started

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/1/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2017 -  4
    Here's today's transcript, starting with some trade advice. 3:58Brad Johnson: Ahoy there! I have a few excuses to make before we get started.3:58Brad Johnson: First, my laptop's AC adapter caught

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 6/27/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2017 -  1
    The results of today's chat. Very Domingo Santana focused! 3:48Brad Johnson: I'll begin with some life advice3:48Brad Johnson: If you ever see Sarah Huckabee Sanders trending on twitter, don't

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 7/18/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/18/2017 -  0
    Here's today's chat transcript. I probably could have spent more time on Correa, but you'll get over it. 3:44Brad Johnson: Oh, hello there. It's been a few weeks since we last convened. A lot has

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/26/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2017 -  0
    Here's the transcript from my final chat of 2017. See you again next year! 4:01Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get down to business. First, I need to alert the twitters4:02Fat Steve: Who

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  0
    We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then. 4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  3
    The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot. 1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  0
    The transcript is below. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross 1:46 Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/19/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/19/2017 -  1
    Here's today's chat transcript. We covered a entire slew of interesting topics. That's right, a slew. 3:59Brad Johnson: Good afternoon folks. Let's save keeper questions for the offseason

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 12/5/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/5/2017 -  0
    Here's today's chat transcript which includes a wide range of topics and a lot of focus on dynasty strategy. 2:48 Brad Johnson: Hi folks, I'm going to start a little early and work

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript in glorious HD! 1:17 Brad Johnson: Hey all, I opened the queue early to post a poll, but I'm not taking questions yet. If you submit one, I WILL skip it. See you

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  3
    to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks! 1:45 Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier

  • Brad Johnson FanGraphs Chat - 11/3/16
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  2
    Today's chat transcript is now available. Topics include Game 7, Mike Trout trades, and when/how to rebuild. 12:00Brad Johnson: Good afternoon folks. For those wondering where Eno is...well he

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2016 -  0
    Here's today's transcript. We should have more trade deadlines to stir the pot. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get rolling. Why don't we talk about some real baseball trades

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/20/2016 -  0
    Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there 1:46 Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    The results of today's chat! 1:42Brad Johnson: Howdy folks, let's get this under way1:42Brad Johnson: I briefly considered using only plagiarized responses for this chat, but that seemed like

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/29/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2017 -  0
    Here is today's transcript in which the chatters discovered my non-baseball interests. 4:00 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there! 4:00 Jim: Hi Brad

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/30/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2017 -  0
    Here's today's oddly scheduled baseball chat. Sorry left coasters. 10:29Brad Johnson: Hey folks, you have me until my tires are done rotating10:30Brad Johnson: Bryce Harper Suspension Length?1-5

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat. 1:46 Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon. 1:53 Brad

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 12/12/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/12/2017 -  3
    spike away from Marlins Park?2:56Brad Johnson: Oh, hi there folks, let's begin2:57Brad Johnson: Yelich is very likely to be traded by midseason. Given his consistently high HR/FB ratio, I don't think

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 12/19/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2017 -  0
    Here's today's chat transcript. Some Phillies spare outfielder talk mixed in with the usual range of dynasty questions. 2:45Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get started once I spam twitter a little2

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    ? 1:45 Brad Johnson: I do think they'll recover, but the damage is already done. You'll need to get lucky streaming high end relievers to make up for it 1:45 Dr

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 11/28/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/28/2017 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript which started very heavy on Joey Gallo then shifted into a bunch of dynasty topics. 2:55 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, I'll start with a couple from

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  2
    Chat Transcript below! 1:41 Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP? 1:41 Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close. 1:41 Brad Johnson: He's

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/8/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2017 -  2
    Johnson: I'm using him in DFS tonight, but that's mostly a function of his low price tag on DraftKings. Godley handled the Dodgers not too long ago. You can start him against any team

  • Field of Streams: Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 7/8/2016 -  0
    Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss their upcoming vacations, discussing pitcher options first for once due

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    2:48MLB: 11:48Comment From Fantasy GuruBrad!!!!! I need your fantasy guidance this afternoon!!! Should I start Yordano Ventura in Detroit? Over/Under an ERA of 3.50? 11:49Brad Johnson: Because you

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 1/16/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2018 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript! 2:46Brad Johnson: Hey folks, I received SO many questions already so I definitely won't get to all of them. If you asked a bunch, I'm likely to only answer the one

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  7
    Transcript from Tuesday's chat!   1:16 Brad Johnson: Ok, I've opened the chat early since I forgot to set the queue to open. You should be able to post questions now

  • Carp, Lind, Allen, Johnson: First Base Notes
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 3/29/2012 -  4
    of May last year as well. If the problem lingers into the regular season, the Jays are likely to roll with Edwin Encarnacion at first base and give either Rajai Davis or Ben Francisco regular turns at DH

  • Ben Duronio's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/17/2015 -  1

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/11/2014 -  53
    at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so. 1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox Johnson has good stuff

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - April 18, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2017 -  1
    Brad Johnson: I'm sitting here pondering the age old question of unicorns or eunuch horns. Perhaps it's time to start. 3:51 Brad Johnson: Which? Unicorns (49.0

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – April 4, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2017 -  0
    Here' the transcript for today's Kendall Graveman/Charlie Morton/Delino DeShields themed chat. 11:29 Brad Johnson: Let's talk some baseball! 11:29 Brad

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 2, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2017 -  1
    Below you will find the transcript from today's chat. It was a weird one. 3:41 Brad Johnson: So what shall we discuss today? There's always a couple recurring questions

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2016 -  25

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  0

  • Brad Johnson's Bold Predictions - A Review
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/31/2017 -  5

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - May 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/9/2017 -  1
    Today's chat transcript. 3:50Brad Johnson: Alright, let's get this going. I'm watching A.J. Griffin to see if I can spot anything positive aside from this stat line.3:50Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe

  • Brad Johnson and Paul Sporer Baseball Chat 1/9/18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/9/2018 -  0
    Paul and I teamed up for our first co-chat. It was a blast. Here is the transcript.   1:53 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, we're going to get started here in a few minutes. Paul

  • Four Dynasty Second Base Targets
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/13/2015 -  14
    counting on about 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases. There's a chance Herrera never grabs hold of a starting job. I would not expect him to do much in 2016. 3. Micah Johnson (CWS, AAA) I have Jose

  • Braves Outfield: A Whole New Look
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/12/2015 -  7
    from the depth chart. According to Baseball America's Ben Badler, Toscano is a left-handed hitter with "good bat control and strike-zone awareness." He's expected to play left field due to suspect arm

  • Ben Duronio's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/17/2016 -  9

  • Ben Kaspick's 10 Bold Predictions for 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 3/21/2017 -  17

  • Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2014 -  8
    After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension

  • The Daily Grind: Peavy Conley, Bour, Ketel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2015 -  0
    , and Syndergaard have the three top projections of the day. Greinke is next best. Shelby Miller and Erik Johnson are ranked sixth and seventh. Miller's strong projection caught me off guard. The Cardinals

  • The Daily Grind: Happ, Anderson, Werth
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2015 -  6
    Agenda First Base Dynasty Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Favs Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Wright, Werth, Tomlinson Factor Grid 1. First Base Dynasty I don't often link

  • Lessons Learned From a Shallow Linear Weights Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/12/2014 -  5
    on the draft board, although perhaps I should have overlooked that in favor of Ben Zobrist's position flexibility. In the other leagues I've drafted, first base has been very thin and I clearly didn't

  • The Daily Grind: 4-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2014 -  10
    Johnson's also been quite bad. The most worrying sign - his fastball velocity is down three mph. Get it together Johnson! Shelby Miller looks broken says Dave Cameron. Ok, let's stack against him

  • The Daily Grind: 4-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/17/2014 -  14
    % deposit bonus up to $200. Click here to win your seat ticket. 1. What not to do Yesterday I was beaten in a tournament by a guy who played Cliff Lee, Chris Johnson, Evan Gattis, and B.J. Upton

  • The Daily Grind: Yahoo Exploit, Moore, Bartolo, Zito, Reds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/29/2015 -  1
    Utley, Andre Ethier, Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau, Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli, John Jaso, Chris Coghlan, Darin Ruf, Aaron Altherr, Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson, Chris Young Hitters (speed

  • The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Agenda Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland Yesterday's Grind Early: Our

  • Effectively Wild Episode 1020: The First Baseman's Fumarole
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 2/15/2017 -  7
    Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Carter Capps's comeback, Brian Flynn's barn accident, the Reds' weights and nicknames, and C.J. Wilson's retirement town, then answer listener emails

  • Effectively Wild Episode 1066: Too Many Mascots
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 6/3/2017 -  0
    Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about teams and players of particular interest (including the Astros, Marwin Gonzalez, and Aaron Hicks), Scott Boras vs. Theo Epstein, the brawl battle

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/6/2016 -  4
    and I completed a whomper of a deal yesterday with Ben Duronio in the industry dynasty league The Devil's Rejects. It's a 20-team league with 45-player rosters and 28 keepers (no cost, keep forever

  • The Daily Grind: Phillies, Tillman, Finnegan, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2015 -  6
    agent relievers. Step 4: A veteran in the outfield. While the club has the money to target a Jason Heyward, I'd go an economical route with somebody like Kelly Johnson, Denard Span, Colby Rasmus

  • Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2014 -  17
    and draft strategies, I'm only aiming to give you a look under the hood. I hope you find something actionable. The FOX league includes writers like Howard Bender, a different Brad Johnson

  • The Daily Grind: 4-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/25/2014 -  48
    a decent pitcher. The Rays stack is fantastic tonight against Erik Johnson in Chicago. The weather conditions aren't perfect, but they're good enough for some long balls. The Brewers also have

  • The Daily Grind: 4-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2014 -  4
    , but Miguel Gonzalez is equal opportunity about allowing bombs. I think even Ben Revere could swat one of him (no, I've gone too far). I'm not sure who's pitching for the White Sox tomorrow. It might

  • The Daily Grind: Assets, Locke, Turner
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/16/2015 -  7
    Span vs. Alex Colome Ryan Howard and Ben Revere vs. Chris Tillman 4. Tomorrow's Targets - Locke, Niese, Turner, Burns Pitchers to Start: I like when forces contradict each other. Jeff Locke

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2015 -  7
    Velasquez, $5,900 Brian Johnson, $5,000 Joe Ross, or $4,600 Aaron Nola. All prices on FanDuel. If you're looking for targets, you can't ignore the Coors Field game. It's still Matt Harrison versus Kyle

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2015 -  2
    , Jim Johnson, and Luis Avilan are expected to bolster the Dodgers roster. Jose Peraza could see time in the playoffs as a pinch runner. Those who expected Peraza to be activated by the Braves right

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, McCullers, Conforto, Sweeney
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2015 -  14
    for when it comes to Michael Conforto. The Mets do bat him towards the bottom of the lineup when he starts. You could ask that he hit third instead. Also consider: Marlon Byrd, Kelly Johnson, Ben

  • The Daily Grind: Tomlin, Duffey, Holmberg, Kiké
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/25/2015 -  8
    is coming. Also consider: Chris Coghlan, Stephen Piscotty, Jake Lamb, Martin Prado, Pedro Alvarez, Scott Van Slyke, Jimmy Rollins, Justin Turner, Ben Paulsen, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Ryan

  • The Daily Grind: Bartolo, Matz, Lorenzen
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/10/2015 -  4
    and pitcher GB%, here are today’s top recommendations. Use this link for Jeff's full list. Here we go! Prince Fielder v Felix Hernandez Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau v Tyson Ross Jedd Gyorko v

  • The Daily Grind: Polanco, Gio, Matz, Stroman
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/11/2015 -  3
    . If you're feeling fade-sy, Luis Severino is $7,400 against the Blue Jays. I don't have the stomach for the matchup opposite Price. Erik Johnson ($5,000) is the bargain play. Stack Targets: Danny

  • The Daily Grind: Happ, Koehler, Porcello, Napoli
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/22/2015 -  16
    . His .270/.379/.555 slash against southpaws is rosterable in any format. Also consider: Brandon Crawford, Yangervis Solarte, Danny Valencia, Andre Ethier, Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau, Jonny Gomes

  • The Daily Grind: Porcello, Conley, Asher, Dietrich
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/23/2015 -  11
    last season, but the Marlins see something I don't. Now they're talking about using him as a less defensively talented Ben Zobrist. He's slashing .276/.368/.525 against right-handed pitching. Maybe

  • The Daily Grind: Owens, Peavy, Gutierrez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/2/2015 -  1
    for Jeff's full list. There aren't too many options available today, and the list is thinner once I skim off the dross. Rougned Odor, Will Venable v Jered Weaver Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau v

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 4
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/4/2016 -  3
    . Walks (6.75 BB/9) have also been a problem. The Brewers feature several waiver wire bargains tomorrow. Also consider: Trevor Bauer, Chase Anderson, Henry Owens, Erik Johnson, Collin Rea, Chris Rusin

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  18
    Robinson Cano 3 Daniel Murphy 4 Matt Carpenter 5 Brian Dozier 6 Jason Kipnis 7 Jean Segura 8 Ben Zobrist 9 Ian Kinsler 10 Parsing these 10 players could

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/4/2016 -  2
    much outfield work. I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold. 0-for-4 *manager demotes Johnson in the lineup 5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10

  • Reach Or Sleep
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/9/2016 -  18
    selected before it was our turn. Fulmer was the first selection of the draft while Kim was snagged eighth overall by Ben Duronio. Perez was still available at number 15, as was the recent Cuban defector

  • Why Wil Myers Will Run
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/4/2017 -  9
    replaced Rizzo), he'd have an OBP monster like Ben Zobrist behind him along with several other potent bats - Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras, Addison Russell, etc. Myers still wouldn't be likely

  • Mocking Backwards
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/20/2017 -  12
    if I wasn't selecting them. Next time I mock, I'll be sure to ignore their existence. Other players I was curious about included Anthony Rendon, Chris Davis, Ben Zobrist, Jose Ramirez, Miguel Sano

  • The Daily Grind: Tropeano, Eickhoff, Welington, Jankowski
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/20/2015 -  15
    Holmberg. Also consider: Chris Colabello, Kelly Johnson, Ben Paulsen, Andre Ethier, Enrique Hernandez, Chase Utley, Nolan Reimold, Jonathan Schoop Hitters (speed): Now that Will Venable has left

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/26/2016 -  12
    Clint Robinson 104 225 5 16 26 0 0.234 -$15.70 53 Rob Refsnyder 58 175 0 25 12 2 0.25 -$16.50 54 Miguel Rojas 123 214 1 27 14 2 0.247 -$16.80 55 Chris Johnson

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/2/2016 -  3
    698 15 105 74 7 0.318 $18.40 10 Jason Kipnis 156 688 23 91 82 15 0.275 $16.40 11 Ben Zobrist 147 631 18 94 76 6 0.272 $11.20 12 Trea Turner 73 324 13 53 40

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/22/2016 -  29
    . The Next 25 Player Rank Khris Davis 26 Jose Peraza 27 Andrew McCutchen 28 Matt Kemp 29 Ben Zobrist 30 Jackie Bradley Jr. 31 Kole Calhoun 32

  • Five Select Players, Heat Mapped
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2014 -  6
    seasons. His 128 wRC+ is matched by Adrian Gonzalez, Victor Martinez, David Wright, Matt Joyce, Jayson Werth, and Ben Zobrist. Pretty good company. Pitchers like to work Smith away, but it does

  • Kyle Seager: Just As Advertised
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/30/2014 -  9
    average and ranks 184th overall. Such powerhouses as Ben Zobrist, Eugenio Suarez, Albert Pujols, and Derek Jeter share a similar space in the standings. Seager helps himself by hitting fly balls over 40

  • Ottoneu Scrub Dumping
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/30/2014 -  5
    Lind to be sufficiently sufficient first base depth. I appended $3 ARod and $2 Ben Lively to sweeten the pot. Neither had a role with my team. In return, I bump Nick Tropeano out of the starting lineup

  • Zobrist and Harrison: Fantasy Swiss Army Knives
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/28/2015 -  31
    a fantasy Swiss Army Knife. Presently, Ben Zobrist and Josh Harrison are the highest profile names with three or more eligible positions. Marcus Semien and Martin Prado also fit the bill. Others who could

  • The Daily Grind: Storms A Coming
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2017 -  8
    a total of 6.6 points. Ouch. Prior to the slump, he was producing 20s and 30s with regularity. He costs only $6,800. Stack Targets: Nick Martinez, Alec Asher, Ben Lively, Clayton Richard, Jose

  • The Daily Grind: Stantonian
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2017 -  0
    Cowart, Miguel Cabrera (he's still mashing LHP), Ben Zobrist, and Starling Marte 5. The Daily Grind Invitational Sawyer77 stole victory with the help of Dinelson Lamet, Alex Wood, Austin Jackson

  • The Daily Grind: Good Story Bro
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2017 -  0
    are the preferred bats. I guess the Sim doesn't like Feldman. Values include Schwarber, Yoan Moncada, Ben Zobrist, and Jose Pirela. Note: SaberSim has not released FanDuel rankings as of this writing. The above

  • The Daily Grind: Martinezes Unite!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2017 -  4
    Main Slate: Jacob deGrom is the priciest pitcher thanks to a soft matchup against Ben Lively and the Phillies. Philadelphia blew through the bullpen yesterday so they're at risk of another meltdown

  • Further Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/21/2014 -  6
    receives Ben Zobrist - $40 $28 Trade #3 Bradley Boo Boo receives Charlie Blackmon - $1 Chad Young receives Tim Lincecum - $10 $9 Trade #4 Bradley Boo Boo receives Paul

  • The Daily Grind: Second Half, Danks, Koehler, Paulsen
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/17/2015 -  3
    in the next couple weeks. NL Only owners are likely to lose players entirely or see them swapped to other NL teams. The biggest names I could see landing in the NL are Ben Zobrist and Jeff Samardzija

  • The Daily Grind: SaberSim, Lamb, Tomlin
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/14/2015 -  12
    Ray Rajai Davis and Nick Castellanos v Dallas Keuchel Logan Morrison v Joe Kelly Logan Forsythe v Martin Perez Jose Bautista v Ivan Nova Ben Paulsen v Tyson Ross C.J. Cron, Mike Trout, Albert

  • The Daily Grind: ERod, Shoemaker, Coors
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/31/2015 -  5
    . Using three-year values for hitter OPS and pitcher GB%, here are today’s top recommendations. Use this link for Jeff's full list. We have 32 choices today: Justin upton v Colby Lewis Ben Revere v

  • The Daily Grind: Crowdsourced Call Ups, Banuelos, Owens
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/1/2015 -  28
    today. Michael Cuddyer, Ruben Tejada v Aaron Harang Steve Pearce, Jonathan Schoop, Manny Machado v Drew Smyly Prince Fielder v Andrew Cashner Logan Morrison v Scott Feldman Ben Paulsen v Rubby

  • The Daily Grind: Call Ups, Aces, Byrd
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/2/2015 -  5
    Perez v Randy Wolf Hank Conger, Evan Gattis, Carlos Correa v Taijuan Walker Ben Revere, Russell Martin v Trevor Bauer Nick Castellanos v Yordano Ventura Rougned Odor, Will Venable v Ian Kennedy

  • The Daily Grind: Seager, Severino, Lamb, Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/4/2015 -  12
    Ben Paulsen v Chris Heston Seth Smith, Kyle Seager, v Aaron Brooks Steve Pearce, Jonathan Schoop, Manny Machado v Drew Hutchison 4. Tomorrow's Targets - Lamb, Moore, Baez, Kelby Pitchers

  • The Daily Grind: Keepers, Zimmermann, Gutierrez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/25/2015 -  0
    . Here are my favorites: Ben Revere, Russell Martin v Jake Odorizzi Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts v Wei-Yin Chen Joc Pederson v David Hale Franklin Gutierrez v Garrett Richards Ben Paulsen

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2016 -  4
    lineup. There are gains to be had by using multiple players for the same lineup. If Anthony Rizzo drives in Ben Zobrist and you own them both, the run is double counted. It's become common knowledge

  • The Poor Man's Jose Peraza
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/2/2017 -  7
    . I wonder if it's just the NFBC crowd that's paying too much. Scott makes good points, although I have some counter arguments. Peraza is going before high floor second basemen like Ben Zobrist

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions - Positive Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/21/2017 -  11

  • Effectively Wild Episode 1104: Operation Mic Drop
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 9/1/2017 -  0
    Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about their raffle for Hurricane Harvey relief, the Justin Upton trade, walk-off hit by pitches, the brief baseball career of Olympic javelin thrower Jan

  • The Rays Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/19/2014 -  7
    , but not something to target. Secondary Options Logan Forsythe Ben Zobrist Sean Rodriguez Matt Joyce Brandon Guyer Kevin Kiermaier Let's gloss over Zobrist since he'll probably spend

  • The Daily Grind: 4-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2014 -  11
    advantage against Scott Kazmir. I hope Chris Heisey starts tomorrow. He might not. Hitters (speed): Ben Revere and possibly Tony Gwynn Jr. will have a lot of outfield to work with. If they can spray one

  • Replacement Level Depth Revisited
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/20/2015 -  59
    a lot more to me than you based on our rosters. For me, Hamilton might represent a nine point gain in steals (and some points lost elsewhere). If you own Gordon, Gomez, and Ben Revere, then you're

  • Phillies Outfield: Bleak Prospects
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/10/2015 -  4
    with solid power. Steamer projects a .239/.293/.377 line, so he'll have to play his way into the outfield rotation. The outfield may be a mess, but at least center field is solved. Ben Revere

  • Angels Outfield: Animal Style
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/18/2015 -  15
    the club, he offers seemingly great contact skills (3.3 percent whiff rate in a small sample) and speed. I'd like to see him get an extended look, just to see if he can be a poor man's Ben Revere

  • The Daily Grind: NotGraphs, Peralta, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/8/2015 -  32
    , a good day for streaming. Despite only nine scheduled games, the field of waiver wire pickups is wide and varied. One of the best options is Shane Greene. Our own Ben Duronio recently wrote about Greene

  • Kendrys Morales: Surprisingly Valuable
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/28/2015 -  3
    . The club will probably lose Ben Zobrist and Alex Gordon over the offseason, although I think there's at least a chance they'll re-sign Gordon. However, key contributors Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas

  • Danny Valencia: Now Mixed League Eligible
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/12/2015 -  5
    . The Toronto Blue Jays did because they had that many hitters. When they added Ben Revere, the team didn't think they had playing time for both Valencia and Chris Colabello. They (rightly) opted to stick

  • Miller Time And Tropicana
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/20/2015 -  6
    room for breakout in OBP leagues. The Rays will undoubtedly look to platoon Miller. I could see him filling a Ben Zobrist-type role for the organization. He may win the shortstop job outright

  • Trade Intransigence In Keeper And Dynasty Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/30/2015 -  19
    that approach with some success. We bought Ben Zobrist during the 2015 season and acquired Jayson Werth in October. The problem is that both players fit firmly in the roster glue category. We need more

  • The New Sneaky Good Phillies Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/1/2015 -  28
    snagged him in July in anticipation of the Ben Revere trade. Altherr, soon-to-be 25, offers an interesting profile. He fell off prospect lists prior to last season. Originally, scouts loved his

  • My Experience Working With A Co-Manager
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/14/2015 -  9
    for Dalton Pompey (I previously had talked Chad into dumping Pompey for Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard). My expectations for Smith are much higher than Chad's. His expectations for Pompey are much higher

  • Does Everybody Own Kyle Schwarber?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/7/2016 -  54
    to 90/15/70/20/.290. Schwarber by comparison profiles as a power and RBI guy. I picture the top of the Cubs lineup as some combination of Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist with Anthony Rizzo third

  • Rankings Are Coming: My Personal Quirks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2016 -  22
    to me, it's just not the process I used. So, in my top 125 outfielders, you will see multi-position players ranked ahead of better outfielders. Schwarber, Ben Zobrist, Brad Miller, and Danny

  • Rockies Playing Time Battles: Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/5/2016 -  2
    have shown the rarefied air increases injury risk too. First Base Mark Reynolds and Ben Paulsen are currently scheduled to share first base. The team may be uninterested in a reunion with Justin

  • Industry Mocking Gold
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/4/2016 -  11
     TEX 19.3 #219 Sean Doolittle RP OAK 8.10 #94 Alex Gordon LF KC 20.10 #238 Miguel Montero C CHC 9.3 #99 Hanley Ramirez LF BOS 21.3 #243 Will Smith RP MIL 10.10 #118 Ben Zobrist

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/27/2016 -  11
    is drool...for fans of old school baseball. Jaso probably won't hit a home run, but he could go 4-four-4 with a four. Also consider: Jeremy Hazelbaker, Nick Markakis, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy, Ben

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/9/2016 -  3
    Guyer, Steve Pearce, Daniel Nava, Brandon Drury, Ben Paulsen, Melky Cabrera, Avisail Garcia, Derek Dietrich, David Freese, Jeff Francoeur, Ryan Howard, Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis, Chris Coghlan, Stephen

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 12
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/12/2016 -  4
    for the Coors series. Also consider: Chase Utley, Seth Smith, Adam Lind, Ben Paulsen, Brett Wallace, Brandon Guyer, Steve Pearce, Pedro Alvarez Hitters (speed): The Twins, who, by the way, totally

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/13/2016 -  8
    , Adam Lind, Jarrett Parker, Jake Lamb, Ben Paulsen, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brett Wallace, Derek Dietrich, Ryan Howard, Pedro Alvarez Hitters (speed): Michael Taylor should be involved in some portion

  • Excuse Me! Five Soft Contact Kings
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/13/2017 -  3
    in early April. We should expect his soft contact rate to improve into the 20-24 percent range. Gordon's is a common profile shared by Billy Burns, Ben Revere, Travis Jankowski, Jarrod Dyson, Odubel

  • The Death of LIMA
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/25/2017 -  15
    comments. I remember owning and dropping Ben Zobrist in multiple leagues. Ditto Jose Bautista and Charlie Blackmon. All because I wanted one start from a mostly useless pitcher. Sometimes I quickly re

  • The Daily Grind: Zimmering
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/18/2017 -  1
    stacking Jays versus Teheran. That presupposes there are enough Jays to stack. I see Pillar and Smoak and uh... Top bats include Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Bryce Harper, and Addison

  • The Daily Grind: Week Eight Begins
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/21/2017 -  4
    ? Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, and Ben Zobrist are the top rated hitters. There are two answers to the question. SaberSim obviously thinks very little of Chase Anderson.

  • The Daily Grind: Man See Ya On The Bench
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2017 -  5
    : Alec Asher, Kyle Gibson, Ben Lively, R.A. Dickey, Jason Hammel, Ross, Christian Bergman, Holland, Tyler Chatwood 4. Hitters to Use Alex Avila appears to have made "the adjustment." His fly balls

  • The Daily Grind: Double Dipping
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/18/2017 -  1
    a GPP-only pick. It's a really bad day to reach below $8,000 for a pitcher on FanDuel. Mike Foltynewicz versus Miami is the one exception. Stack Targets: Bronson Arroyo, Ben Lively, Ubaldo Jimenez

  • The Daily Grind: Treat Earner Earns Stint on DL
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2017 -  4
    . Stack Targets: Mike Pelfrey, Parker Bridwell, Ben Lively, Anibal Sanchez, Matt Garza, Josh Tomlin, Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Sam Gaviglio, Jon Gray, 4. Hitters to Use Gimme Alex Avila versus Josh

  • The Daily Grind: Super Benintendo
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2017 -  6
    at the bottom of a cliff. Stack Targets: Jayson Aquino, Fister, Andrew Cashner, Jon Gray, Scott Feldman, Parker Bridwell, Ben Lively, Luis Perdomo, Daniel Norris, Matt Garza, Joe Musgrove, Jaime Garcia

  • The Daily Grind: Chat Hax
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2017 -  5
    , and Charlie Blackmon. Bargain hunters should consider Starling Marte, Joc Pederson, Miguel Cabrera, Ben Zobrist, Tyler Flowers, and Lucas Duda. 5. The Daily Grind Invitational Congrats

  • The Daily Grind: Pointless Proof in a Small Sample
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/28/2017 -  1
    , Justin Upton, and Nelson Cruz. You can probably mentally sub Mike Trout for Miggy. Cabrera also top the values list along with Jason Heyward, Andrew McCutchen, and Ben Zobrist. 5. The Daily Grind

  • The Daily Grind: Everyday Hustling
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/31/2017 -  7
    , but sometimes they'll go wild too. Stack Targets: Ben Lively, Odrisamer Despaigne, Newcomb, Jeremy Hellickson 4. SaberSim Says... deGrom, Bumgarner, Gonzalez, McHugh, and Greinke are the top rated

  • The Daily Grind: A Lively Discussion
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/6/2017 -  2
    . Lively Bat Perhaps we've found the new Micah Owings. Phillies rookie Ben Lively looks like a swing starter on the bump. The best case scenario for him is probably something like Yusmeiro Petit

  • The Daily Grind: Monster Strength
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/22/2017 -  2
    Ballpark tonight. I'm not so keen about using pitchers in Cincinnati. Alex Cobb seemingly has an easy win opposite a wild Unbalded Jimenez. Sean Newcomb, Ben Lively, Sal Romano, Garrett Richards

  • The New Fantasy Baseball: Anybody Can Be Anything
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/7/2017 -  15
    about finding the Ben Zobrist or the Jose Bautista as your big opportunity on the waiver wire. You basically had a couple chances at rostering a waiver wire savior - plus some of those random rookies

  • 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    Chris Johnson ATL 1020 -6.6 -8.6 -6 -4.9 38 Trevor Plouffe MIN 1035.2 -7.4 -8.6   -5.6 39 Paul Konerko CHW 652.2 -4.1 -8.5 -3 -9.7 40 Christian Yelich MIA 505.1

  • Field of Streams: Episode 186 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 6/24/2016 -  0
    Episode 186 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Brad's visit

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2016 -  18
    ) ($4.50) $3.70 $0.20 43 Jim Johnson 64 ($4.20) $3.00 $0.40 ($0.60) ($3.30) ($4.70) $3.70 $0.00 44 Kevin Siegrist 61 ($1.80) ($0.90) $1.00 $0.40 ($3.40) ($4.70) $3.70

  • A Look at Today's Pitchers: 10-5-13
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/5/2013 -  9
    Curt Schilling 1.15 Cliff Lee 1.19 Ben Sheets 1.22 Curt Schilling 1.24 Dan Haren 1.25 Cliff Lee 1.29 David Price 1.30 As a pitcher, you can't ask

  • Sometimes It Pays to Make a Bad Trade
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2014 -  31
    team, 5x5 format with OBP and standard thin rosters. Shallow is one word I would use to describe the league. Ridiculously shallow are two words I would use to describe it. A few days ago, I lost Ben

  • The Daily Grind: 6-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2014 -  3
    . Noesi is particularly exploitable. J.J. Hardy will eventually hit a home run. Even Ben Revere has hit a home run. Here's you regularly scheduled Matt Joyce and David DeJesus. Jonny Gomes

  • The Daily Grind: 6-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2014 -  5
    cards while everyone else had five. The tricky part is acquiring players worth starting. The Rays and Orioles have a doubleheader tomorrow. Ben Zobrist is an obvious must start, but nobody is picking

  • The Daily Grind: 6-30-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2014 -  3
    the challenge of facing the Rays at Yankee Stadium. The short porch isn't as big of a factor with the likes of Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce, and James Loney as the top threats, but it's still relevant. Joe

  • Continued Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/10/2014 -  6
    some ground in the standings, which made it easier to go for it. The fire sale isn't over. I still have plenty of mid-tier assets like David Wright, Josh Hamilton, Chase Utley, and Ben Zobrist. I

  • Selling An Elite Keeper for More Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/24/2014 -  11
    to acquire him simply because I've assumed his owner (Ben Duronio) would have a similar view to me. Maybe he'd rather have the top prospects. Were I in Eno's shoes, I'd be looking to acquire a player just

  • The Daily Grind: 9-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2014 -  2
    Brantley for a couple weeks. You need to make up five steals? Then say goodbye to your Kennys Vargas. Home runs and RBI the problem? Bring Vargas back in exchange for your Ben Revere. It's time

  • Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2014 -  9
    on Josh Harrison ($4). He's way outside my usual mold, but he impressed me when I watched him play. I think he can be a Ben Zobrist of sorts. I was upset when I didn't go the extra dollar to land him

  • Review of the Ottoneu Offseason
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/2/2015 -  8
    $2 Ben Lively 01/01/15 $8 Patrick Corbin $5 Shane Victorino 01/04/15 $4 Brandon McCarthy $7 Billy Hamilton $7 Collin McHugh $3 Julio Urias $4 Melky

  • The Daily Grind: Coors, Fiers, Pagan
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2015 -  6
    filling a Ben Zobrist-lite role. The other guy was Alex Rodriguez. Guess which one we cut. As for lessons, I suppose it comes down to this - sometimes you have to adjust your trade plans to your

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Happ, Tomas
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/25/2015 -  6
    . However, they could solve those dead spots by acquiring Ben Revere and Ryan Howard at any time. I don't know why they're waiting. As I worried entering the season, the Padres don't have a catcher

  • The Daily Grind: Yards, Hutchison, Ruf
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/11/2015 -  2
    season, but he doesn't hit enough to reach that ceiling. He has more power than say Ben Revere, but he doesn't have much. Batting at the bottom of the lineup, Alberto is a one day plug-in against Danks

  • The Daily Grind: Rain, Matz, Masterson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2015 -  0
    have to consider selling win-now talent for win-later assets. Many times, this involves ludicrous talent swaps. In one of my leagues, an owner swapped Jake Arrieta, Ben Zobrist, and Jonathan Papelbon

  • The Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/8/2015 -  24
    to develop until he's a three or four win player. He'll never be much of a power hitter, but he oozes l'eau de Ben Zobrist. He'll eventually parlay his solid plate discipline into better contact

  • The Daily Grind: Hernandez, Conger, Eaton
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/22/2015 -  11
    are listed, some are more relevant than others. Ryan Howard, Cesar Hernandez, and Ben Revere v Jake Odorizzi Will Venable v Matt Cain Matt Wieters v Ivan Nova Chris Carter v Wade Miley Howie

  • The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Conundrum, Godley, Tillman
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/23/2015 -  15
    ball data shows a fairly high soft contact rate, so it's hard to tell where his BABIP should land. Also consider: Derek Dietrich, Yonder Alonso, Seth Smith, Khris Davis, Ben Paulsen, Randal

  • The Daily Grind: Ray, Godley, Saladino
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/27/2015 -  8
    : Jeff Francoeur, Chris Young, Ben Paulsen, Eddie Rosario, Seth Smith, Scooter Gennett Hitters (speed): Last week I mentioned having a new player to add to the speed section. It's White Sox third

  • The Daily Grind: Lester, Nelson, Adonis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/29/2015 -  15
    Hitters (speed): Jarrod Dyson's role will be reduced now that the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist. Assuming Zobrist takes more starts from Omar Infante than Dyson, he could still be a useful target. Just

  • The Daily Grind: Final Trades, Ross, Garcia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2015 -  0
    ). We should continue to expect regression in his .372 BABIP. He may retain the power improvements. With Ben Revere traded to the Blue Jays, there are a wide range of possible outcomes. If he's

  • The Daily Grind: Doom, Owens, Severino, Rodon
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2015 -  5
    in the comments. Today, they've returned to their rightful place! J.D. Martinez v Danny Duffy Cameron Maybin, A.J. Pierzynski, and Freddie Freeman v Jake Peavy Russell Martin and Ben Revere v Phil

  • The Daily Grind: Utley, Strasburg, Ray, Jennings
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/13/2015 -  8
    . As it is, Ben Zobrist (or more accurately, Omar Infante) occasionally steals his starts. If he does start, I love the matchup against Jered Weaver. He's the kind of pitcher Dyson should be able to hit

  • The Daily Grind: Jones, Corbin, Smyly, Valencia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2015 -  6
    , David Peralta, Jake Lamb, Scooter Gennett, Chase Utley, Stephen Piscotty, Andre Ethier, B.J. Melvin Upton, Ben Paulsen Hitters (speed): The first time I met Carson Cistulli, he talked to me about Jace

  • The Daily Grind: Severino, McCullers, Tomlin, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2015 -  6
    of rest. If not, he'll still be fifth. Also consider: Mark Canha, David Peralta, Jake Lamb, Stephen Piscotty, Avisail Garcia, Franklin Gutierrez, Ben Paulsen, Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, Didi Gregorius

  • The Daily Grind: Thin Thursday, Godley, Roark, Hicks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/3/2015 -  6
    Smith, C.J. Cron, Marlon Byrd, Ben Paulsen, Stephen Piscotty, Eddie Rosario, Jonny Gomes, Michael Conforto Hitters (speed): Darnell Sweeney doesn't play regularly. However, he's demonstrated

  • The Daily Grind: Corbin, Dickey, Blanco
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2015 -  0
    of freely available players. Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Matt Boyd, Henry Owens, Colin Rea Hitters (power): With Justin Morneau back in action, Ben Paulsen has shifted to the outfield. Now you have

  • The Daily Grind: Closers, Dickey, Hill, Mercer
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/24/2015 -  2
    the Dodgers. He hasn't been bad either. Tomorrow's game is at Coors Field against Hale. Look for doubles and/or home runs. Also consider: C.J. Cron, Seth Smith, Andre Ethier, Justin Morneau, Ben

  • The Daily Grind: Eickhoff, Hill, Heston, Parker
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/1/2015 -  13
    consider: Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau, Jedd Gyorko, Chase Utley, Andre Ethier, Mark Canha, Franklin Gutierrez, Eddie Rosario, Aaron Hicks, Eduardo Escobar, Chris Coghlan, Cron, Logan Forsythe, Brandon Guyer

  • Trade Retrospective: The Devil's Rejects
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/23/2015 -  0
    Pearce and Jedd Gyorko 7/4 We Acquire: Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard We Trade: Dalton Pompey 8/5 We Acquire: Michael Bourn We Trade: Nellie Rodriguez This second trio of deals was all

  • The Hot Stove And Fantasy Baseball
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/9/2015 -  11
    It was a busy Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. Starlin Castro and Shelby Miller were traded, Ben Zobrist signed with the Cubs, previous signings were officially announced, and other talks progressed

  • Dynasty And Keepers: When The Dominoes Finally Fall
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/10/2015 -  14
    (not to him) away from starting for the best offense in baseball. Last year, we traded Pompey for Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard sometime around July 20. At the time, we knew Clippard would soon lose his

  • The Beauty of the Roto 5x5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/2/2016 -  48
    are singles hitters. Pitchers don't fear these types since the worst outcome is usually comparable to a walk. When Jose Fernandez works a three ball count again Ben Revere, he'll throw a 96 mph "cookie

  • Nationals Playing Time Battles: Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/27/2016 -  2
    Despite a full outfield of Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Ben Revere, and Michael Taylor, the Nationals opportunistically tried to acquire Yoenis Cespedes. That effort failed, but it might signal

  • I Don't Get The Hype: Ross, Davis, Pederson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/4/2016 -  36
    . His more reliable clone, Evan Gattis, is pick 168. Maikel Franco, Randal Grichuk, Ben Zobrist, Alex Gordon, and half the closers are among the names going after him. I'm not opposed to drafting Davis

  • Advanced Dynasty Rebuild: Scarcity Wars
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/19/2016 -  2
    leaguers with breakout potential the much more affordable asset class. In other words, try to find the next Jose Bautista, Ben Zobrist, or J.D. Martinez rather than Mike Trout. Today, I'll add

  • Cubs Playing Time Battles: Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/26/2016 -  14
    player will start more than 75 percent of the time. We'll probably see even less of them since Baez will get his share of reps too in a super utility role. If injuries crop up, Ben Zobrist may also

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2016 -  1
    . He'll probably bat fifth and put four or five balls in play. This should be a high scoring affair. I wish Solarte was a Rockie. Also consider: Mike Napoli, Ben Paulsen, John Jaso, Brandon Moss

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/9/2016 -  0
    . There's no upside here. Also consider: Travis Shaw, Logan Morrison, C.J. Cron, Jon Jay, Yangervis Solarte, Ben Paulsen, Seth Smith, Brett Lawrie Hitters (speed): With Kyle Schwarber bushwhacked

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2016 -  2
    consider: Darin Ruf, Jon Jay, Mike Napoli, Ben Paulsen, Josh Phegley, Franklin Gutierrez Hitters (speed): Turn to the nation's capitol for a classic episode of Dusty Being Dusty. Leadoff man du jour

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 12
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  6
    consider: Brandon Drury, Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal, Ben Paulsen, Scooter Gennett, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Mike Napoli, Ryan Howard, Odubel Herrera, Seth Smith, C.J. Cron, Jed Lowrie, Wilmer Flores

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streamers, and More for April 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2016 -  20
    . Hernandez isn't a bomber, but he does have a career .246 ISO versus southpaws (only 128 PA). Also consider: Howie Kendrick, Trayce Thompson, Jake Lamb, Ben Paulsen, Aaron Hill, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Joe

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  4
    with a Randy Choate or Jorge Lopez. Also consider: Melvin Upton, David Freese, Joe Mauer, Chris Heisey, Chase Utley, Jed Lowrie, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Ben Paulsen Hitters (speed): Jonathan Villar

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 25
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/25/2016 -  11
    an exploitable lefty at Coors Field. He's only seven percent owned on Yahoo. Also consider: Chase Utley, Franklin Gutierrez, Brandon Moss, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Jake Lamb, Ben Paulsen, Joe Mauer, Chris Coghlan

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/30/2016 -  1
    of run production. He's hitting .313/.451/.438 with almost no swinging strikes. If only somebody would get on base ahead of him. Also consider: Ben Paulsen, Jake Lamb, Enrique Hernandez, Seth

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/14/2016 -  7
    /.462 slash against southpaws is well above average for a catcher. Also consider: Chase Utley, Jake Lamb, Brandon Drury, Ben Paulsen, Franklin Gutierrez, Brett Wallace, Jon Jay, Adam Duvall, Ryan

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2016 -  1
    consider: Yangervis Solarte, Derek Norris, C.J. Cron, Stephen Vogt, Peter O'Brien, Rob Refsnyder, Noland Reimold Hitters (speed): Technically, Ben Revere is barely over the 50 percent ownership rate

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and Wage Talk for July 1
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/1/2016 -  17
    home runs and one steal. He's opposite Wilson. Also consider: Angel Pagan, Travis Jankowski, Joey Rickard, Ben Revere, Cameron Maybin, Whit Merrifield 6. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and Vacations for July 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/8/2016 -  6
    . Also consider: Ben Revere, Whit Merrifield 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2016 -  0
    Inciarte, Michael Bourn, Jose Peraza, Ben Revere, Trea Turner 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic

  • The Daily Grind, DFS, Streaming, and More for July 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/22/2016 -  2
    , Ben Revere, Trea Turner 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals go

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/28/2016 -  2
    . A Velasquez deal probably doesn't stop the club from trading Jeremy Hellickson too. That opens two spots in the rotation for Jake Thompson and other luminaries like Adam Morgan, David Buchanan, Ben

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 2
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2016 -  9
    a brief rookie-ball stop way back in 2009. On the other hand, he does have 18 steals in 210 plate appearances. Also consider: Ben Revere, Trea Turner 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/5/2016 -  1
    alive. He swiped two bags last night as part of a two hit game. Mayhaps he'll steal another tomorrow. Also consider: Cesar Hernandez, Travis Jankowski, Hernan Perez, Cameron Maybin, Ben Revere

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 15
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2016 -  3
    speed on the bases. Expect six steals in the final quarter-season. Also consider: Trea Turner, Ben Revere 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    or the outfield. The Bucs could easily bump Josh Harrison to third while sitting Jordy Mercer or a slumping Jung-ho Kang. Also consider: Delino Deshields, Angel Pagan, Denard Span, Ben Revere, B.J. Upton

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2016 -  4
    with excellent contact rates. For now, the power is more dream than reality. Also consider: Travis Jankowski, Michael Bourn, Ben Revere, Cesar Hernandez 5. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2016 -  1
    with some power and speed. Just don't expect an OBP help. Also consider: Jorge Polanco, Ben Revere, Angel Pagan, Denard Span 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/24/2016 -  8
    the streak. Also consider: Denard Span, Michael Bourn, Ben Revere, Jorge Polanco 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 25
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/25/2016 -  3
    Hernandez, Cameron Maybin, Ben Revere 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2016 -  5
    been around forever, but he's also only 26. Cozart's offensive breakout came in his age 29 season. Also consider: Travis Jankowski, Leonys Martin, Ben Revere, Cesar Hernandez 5. The Factor Grid

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 15
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2016 -  11
    chasing a few points in steals. Also consider: Angel Pagan, Denard Span, Travis Jankowski, Tim Anderson, Ben Revere, Roman Quinn, Cesar Hernandez 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2017 -  8
    . Ben Zobrist is the nominal starting second baseman, but we all know the job goes to Javier Baez when the chips are down. This has implications in the outfield for Jon Jay, Jason Heyward

  • It's Ottoneu Cut Day!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/31/2017 -  101
    information about the marketplace. A $26 Ian Kinsler, $26 Ben Zobrist, and $10 Jonathan Schoop were cut. Plenty of teams need middle infielders, so it's not as if I'm likely to get any of those players

  • The Daily Grind: Picking Heroes
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2017 -  8
    Gregory Bird's awesome spring amidst his unimpressive opening week? Probably not, huh? Bird also has to contend with a strong Orioles bullpen. Ben Zobrist, despite batting cleanup with a $3,000

  • The Daily Grind: Meager Monday
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/10/2017 -  4
    . His matchup against ground ball pitcher Alex Cobb at Yankee Stadium is a net positive, although it's not clear if Bird can handle the split-change. Javier Baez might find himself overshadowed by Ben

  • The Daily Grind: Yonder I Wander
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2017 -  9
    Didi Gregorius Ben Gamel Keon Broxton Mookie Betts See ya for one more on DraftKings.

  • Mistakes Were Made
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/16/2017 -  15
    ), and that's what I had hoped would happen. At least I'm left holding a talented 25-year-old in a keep forever league. Did Not Acquire Tommy Pham for Ben Zobrist or Kendrys Morales This non-move occurred

  • Never Rebuild
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/30/2017 -  33
    a first place candidate. Then Miguel Cabrera, Josh Donaldson, Carlos Santana, Aaron Sanchez, Ben Zobrist, Jose Quintana, Trevor Story, J.D. Martinez, Danny Salazar, Sam Dyson, Brandon Maurer, and others

  • Valuing Your Last Roster Spot
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/18/2013 -  15
    consider using them on an inactive player. Your roster also matters. If you have a bunch of flexible players like Ben Zobrist and Martin Prado, then you may need fewer players in order to cover

  • A Collection of Five Category Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/11/2014 -  27
    0.363 0.485 Domonic Brown 608 24 70 79 9 5 0.272 0.336 0.47 Adam Jones 578 25 72 85 9 5 0.278 0.32 0.479 Alex Gordon 660 18 90 75 9 5 0.274 0.348 0.442 Ben

  • The Daily Grind: More Deadline Deals, Salazar, Nola
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/31/2015 -  7
    , Kyle Gibson, Jeremy Hellickson, Joe Ross Pitchers to Exploit: The Athletics acquired Aaron Brooks as part of the Ben Zobrist trade with the Royals. They're going to immediately throw him

  • 25 NL Stolen Base Sleepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/31/2016 -  6
    also means no run production. Taylor is slated for a reserve role behind Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, and Ben Revere. He'll eventually get a chance at regular reps. Taylor's biggest weakness

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/17/2017 -  22
    and outfield. Cameron Maybin and Ben Revere are scheduled to share left field. They aren't going to stay healthy all season. On the pitching side, there will be opportunities for starters. None

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/21/2016 -  1
    563 31 72 83 2 0.272 11.9 28 Ben Zobrist 147 631 18 94 76 6 0.272 11.2 29 Adam Eaton 157 706 14 91 59 14 0.284 10.9 30 Trea Turner 73 324 13 53 40 33

  • Projection Leaderboard Fun Courtesy of ZiPS and Fans
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  2
    136 3.8 | Ben Revere 144 4.1 Carlos Gomez 138 3.7 | Rajai Davis 101 3.9 Everth Cabrera 109 3.7 | Jean Segura 152 3.9 Eric Young 129 3.7 | Jonathan Villar 120

  • Tyler Clippard As Closer
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/23/2012 -  8
    With Drew Storen attempting to return at the All-Star break, manager Davey Johnson stated he is opting for a "closer by committee" approach to the ninth inning in Washington. Tyler Clippard received

  • Field of Streams: Episode 250 - Live With Brad Johnson To Close It Out
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 9/30/2016 -  0
    Episode 250 - Live With Brad Johnson To Close It Out In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do the last live recording of the year to discuss the tie between the Pirates

  • SS Ben Zobrist, 2B Ben Zobrist and 1B Ben Zobrist
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 11/23/2012 -  14
    on the field. And that is because few teams -- only one, as far as league records show -- have Ben Zobrist on their roster: Here is the team's projected lineup: 1. LF Desmond Jennings 2. SS Ben

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    upside here. David DeJesus and Logan Forsythe play baseball in case Myers hits the disabled list. We could also see Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce, Sean Rodriguez, and Brandon Guyer. After all, we're talking

  • GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant

  • How Valuable is Craig Kimbrel?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/28/2012 -  10
    Bumgarner or Zack Greinke would be equal trading partners, two players I would not give up for any closer. Keep in mind that Yahoo! ranks Jim Johnson and Aroldis Chapman ahead of Kimbrel, due mostly

  • Chris Iannetta's Peculiar Season
    in Community by Ben Cermak - 9/23/2014 -  1
    The BABIP gods are a most fickle bunch. They come and go as they please, gracing the bats of some while abandoning others altogether. Take Chris Johnson, for example. Aided by a .394 BABIP (roughly

  • Chris Perez's Blown Save With Roto Implications
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/6/2012 -  8
    innings of scoreless ball with a strikeout, hit allowed, and hit batsman. He hit Kelly Johnson with a slider that generated a tremendous amount of break that hit Johnson in the lower part of his leg

  • Bullpen Report: July 30, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 7/30/2017 -  8
    . Jim Johnson pitched the bottom of the eighth in a 1-1 game. He was pulled for lefty Rex Brothers after he issued one-one walk to Tommy Joseph. It was odd to see Johnson in the eighth, as he's normally

  • Joe Blanton is Having One of the Weirdest Seasons Ever
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/31/2012 -  12
    three include Curt Schilling with 37 allowed in 2001 (I hear a lot of home runs were hit that year), Fergie Jenkins with 29 allowed in 1971, and Walter Johnson with 9 allowed in 1913. Schilling

  • The Braves Long Term Outlook at Closer
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/7/2015 -  9
    will be the ninth inning man. If he begins to struggle, Jim Johnson would be the likely successor – given he is pitching well at the time Grilli would be pitching poorly. Braves management also mentioned

  • Ryan Cook and Pedro Strop in Holds Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/18/2012 -  1
    a walk issue, with his walk percentage at 12.4% and a less than 2.00 K/BB ratio. It does help that Strop is likely the next in line to save games if something were to happen to Jim Johnson, so picking him

  • Luke Scott as a Utility Option
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/29/2013 -  8
    guy to target. He has been a consistent power threat throughout his career and the Rays coaching staff has helped revive Kelly Johnson and James Loney this season as well. If Scott’s patient approach

  • The Yankees Long Term Second Base Situation
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/9/2014 -  14
    to get his opportunity? It is a bit difficult to say. Roberts is the incumbent but if he continues to hit like he does he won’t have much of a leash left. Kelly Johnson would seemingly be the next

  • Tiny Ben Revere
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 12/13/2013 -  2
    Tiny Ben Revere would like you to take the picture now. There is a chest of Ninja Turtles back home that needs playing with. Michelangelo is his favorite, of course. What a silly question. When

  • Bullpen Report: April 23, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 4/23/2017 -  6
    scoreless appearances that each resulted in holds. Jim Johnson blew a save by allowing four singles, including the game-winner to Maikel Franco on a two-run hit with two outs and the bases

  • Is Erasmo Ramirez the Next Kris Medlen?
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 9/18/2012 -  32
    . What his heater’s velocity and command also do is set up his changeup, which is his one pitch that makes me say "wow."  Here are two .gifs from his last outing against the Blue Jays. Kelly Johnson

  • Closer Tiered Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/4/2012 -  23
    Johnson Huston Street The next tier has a few veterans who could fill out a bullpen. These guys have a pretty good hold of the closer spot, but a slew of poor performances could knock them out

  • Nick Swisher Sure Does Look Undervalued
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 2/17/2014 -  13
    to support his bat, but he is without a doubt in my mind being undervalued on draft day. What you are betting on with Swisher is consistency. Brad Johnson wrote about how consistent Swisher has

  • Picking Up Chris Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 8/18/2014 -  11
    an extremely high BABIP regularly. Essentially what we are hoping for offensively is that he is a shortstop eligible 2013 Chris Johnson with speed. This year at triple-A the stolen base efficiency

  • Johnson's Domination
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/11/2008 -  4
    Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002. For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons: 1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA

  • 2012 Organizational Rankings: #17 - Miami
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/30/2012 -  33
    Josh Johnson. Everyone wants to see Johnson healthy, but that has consistently been an issue for him throughout his career. Anibal Sanchez is one of the more underrated starters in the league and we

  • Bullpen Report: July 23, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 7/23/2017 -  10
    and two walks. Jim Johnson entered in the bottom of the 10th in a tie game against the Dodgers, and allowed the winning run to score. Aroldis Chapman allowed two hits but struck out one and notched his

  • Can Matt Garza Duplicate Last Season?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/12/2012 -  8
    agree that he is being undervalued in drafts. Mock Draft Central has Garza currently being drafted 108.1 overall, behind Gio Gonzalez, Josh Johnson, and Michael Pineda. While I do not necessarily

  • Anomalous Baserunning
    in Community by Ben Cermak - 10/10/2014 -  0
    Wilkerson -8.8 1.30% 10.5 85.50% 84.20% 1.7 8 Austin Kearns -4.6 10.30% 15.3 91.50% 81.20% 10.8 9 Reed Johnson -6.2 4.20% 10.4 85.30% 81.10% 4.3 10 Carlos Guillen

  • Mining the Braves Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/3/2015 -  9
    roster spots. The platoon partner will be likely a combination of Almonte, Kelly Johnson, or Eric Young Jr. As a platoon option, none of them are too appealing from a fantasy perspective. Overall

  • Bullpen Report: April 15, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 4/15/2017 -  14
    a moment.” Stay tuned. Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors Arizona Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Randall Delgado Atlanta Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez

  • Bullpen Report: May 7, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 5/7/2017 -  15
    as the season unfolds. Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors Arizona Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Jorge de la Rosa Atlanta Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez Mauricio

  • Bullpen Report: May 19, 2017
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    Arizona Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Jorge de la Rosa Atlanta Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez Mauricio Cabrera Baltimore Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach

  • Bullpen Report: May 21, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 5/21/2017 -  13
    : Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Jorge de la Rosa ATL Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens

  • Bullpen Report: May 28, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 5/28/2017 -  8
    and is more than capable of thriving in the role. Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Jorge de la Rosa ATL Jim Johnson Arodys

  • Bullpen Report: June 4, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 6/4/2017 -  15
    ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley JJ Hoover ATL Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt

  • Bullpen Report: June 18, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 6/18/2017 -  13
    DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley JJ Hoover ATL Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Mychal Givens Richard Bleier Zach Britton BOS

  • Bullpen Report: June 25, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 6/25/2017 -  3
    . Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley Jorge De La Rosa JJ Hoover ATL Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad

  • Bullpen Report: July 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 7/9/2017 -  7
    of the season. Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley Jorge De La Rosa JJ Hoover ATL Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez Sam Freeman Arodys

  • Bullpen Report: July 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 7/16/2017 -  12
    Johnson Jose Ramirez Sam Freeman Arodys Vizcaino BAL Brad Brach Zach Britton Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara

  • Bullpen Report: August 20, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 8/20/2017 -  2
    : Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley David Hernandez ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Mychal Givens Brad

  • Bullpen Report: April 30, 2017
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    Fernando Rodney JJ Hoover Archie Bradley Atlanta Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez Mauricio Cabrera Baltimore Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton Boston

  • Bullpen Report: May 13, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 5/13/2017 -  8
    Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez Mauricio Cabrera Baltimore Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton Boston Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson

  • The Ever-Changing Landscape of Second-Tier Relief Pitchers
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    Koji Uehara 8.6 13.2 Roberto Osuna 8.5 15 Josh Fields 8.5 14.1 Blake Parker 8.4 17.1 Raisel Iglesias 8.3 20.1 Chris Devenski 8.2 23.1 Jim Johnson 8.2

  • Bullpen Report: August 6, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 8/6/2017 -  9
    . Closer Grid: Closer First Second DL/Minors ARI Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley David Hernandez ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton

  • Bullpen Report: August 13, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 8/13/2017 -  16
    ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Mychal Givens Brad Brach BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis

  • Bullpen Report: August 27, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Kaspick - 8/27/2017 -  5
    Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS

  • Bullpen Report: September 3, 2017
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    Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards

  • Ben Revere's Poor Keyboardsmanship
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    I have, perhaps, an unhealthy love for Ben Revere, who until today seemed like the very picture of perfection as a Major League Baseball player. A lovable speedster who was constantly hustling

  • Ben Sheets, Changeup Artist?
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    and instead signed former All-Star Ben Sheets to a minor-league deal. On Sunday afternoon, Sheets made his first major-league start since 2010 and dominated the New York Mets over six scoreless innings. He

  • Ben Zobrist Playing 'Possum
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    Ben Zobrist had perhaps one of the more bizarre starts to the 2012 season. He staggered out of the gate carrying a .205 batting average in April, but walked at almost a 20% rate, giving him a .364

  • Ben Revere Rides to Philly
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    There are going to be buckets of "ones by land" in Philadelphia next year. Ben Revere has been traded to the Phillies, where he'll continue to ply his speed-based game. Most fantasy players don't

  • Jeremy Hermida = Ben Grieve?
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    career path for Hermida. Per PECOTA, Hermida's most comparable player is Ben Grieve. For those of you who don't remember, Grieve was a another big, left-handed batter who received plenty of prospect

  • Ben Zobrist's WAR
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    File this under “unlikely results”: When the Rays acquired Ben Zobrist in the Aubrey Huff trade a few years back, the most impressive tool in his shed was his ability to reach base. Throughout

  • JABO: The Downfall of Ben Cherington
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    of Baseball Operations, and as a result, current GM Ben Cherington would be leaving the organization. So, as we've done the last few weeks, let's take a look at what led to the fall of the Red Sox

  • Is Ben Zobrist Still Underrated?
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    One of 2009's biggest surprises, Ben Zobrist was an afterthought and hardly drafted before the year began. Now, he is in everyone's mind and has moved up the rankings fast. Most players that breakout

  • Ben Zobrist on Being in Sync
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/24/2016 -  6
    Better not throw a ball to Ben Zobrist right now. Better throw it in the zone. He's got the lowest swing rate in baseball this year, and a bottom-nine number since we started tracking that stat

  • The Curious Case of Ben Zobrist
    in Glossary by Steve Slowinski - 3/10/2011 -  13
    expectations blind us, leading us to view these players as inherently less valuable than others. Acquired in 2006 from the Astros in the Aubrey Huff trade, Ben Zobrist has never been a typical

  • Stick A Fork In Ben Zobrist
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 6/23/2014 -  32
    When I compiled this month's second base tier rankings, one concern I had was whether I ranked Ben Zobrist too low. I placed him at the bottom of the third tier, 14th overall

  • Ben Sheets Is Back
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/16/2012 -  3
    Ben Sheets has returned with a vengeance. In his first start since July 2010, Sheets made a big statement. Sheets pitched six innings, striking out five batters against the New York Mets on Sunday

  • A GIF and a Tune: Ben Revere and Rachmaninov
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 4/18/2013 -  8
    In the first installment of the new series A GIF and a Tune, we look at Ben Revere whilst listening to the final movement of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3. Watch:   Listen

  • What Happened To Davey Johnson?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 6/21/2012 -  8
    Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon: "I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways." Link. When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy

  • No, Twitter, I said BEN Sheets!
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/16/2012 -  3
    Sunday, 11AM. "I know, I'll write a post for tomorrow about the anticipation on Twitter regarding Ben Sheets's upcoming start for the Braves." Sunday, 11:05AM. I type into the Twitter search bar

  • FG on Fox: Ben Zobrist 2.0
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/21/2014 -  22
    For years, there's been a pretty easy answer to the common question of "Who is the most underrated player in baseball?" It's Ben Zobrist. It was Ben Zobrist last year, and the year before

  • Ben Revere's Own Personal Rosebud
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/13/2013 -  1
    Ceats— Ben Revere (@BenRevere9) November 13, 2013 At the beginning, which is also kinda the end, of Orson Welles' 1941 cinema classic Citizen Kane, newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane

  • What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  3
    Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson! The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball

  • Kelly Johnson's Redemption
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/4/2010 -  10
    Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson

  • Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/28/2012 -  25
    Is Josh Johnson still an ace? The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP

  • Randy Johnson's Countdown
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has

  • Chris Johnson and Great Players
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2013 -  63
    that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player. Johnson went from the Diamondbacks

  • Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/7/2009 -  8
    dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado

  • Ben Revere Outfield Assist Alert
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/15/2016 -  16
    to crowd-source player defense. One of the categories to be evaluated as part of the Fan Scouting Report has been arm strength. Okay, so, getting to the point, Ben Revere became a big-league regular

  • Nick Johnson to New York
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/18/2009 -  84
    The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson

  • Kelly Johnson: Slugger
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/26/2010 -  14
    As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run

  • Josh Johnson's Extension
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/15/2010 -  15
    The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10

  • A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/6/2010 -  43
    As you have surely heard, Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. Matthew took the first look at this, noting that he retires as someone who could be a three-win pitcher next year. Here

  • Don't Forget About Ben Sheets
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/12/2009 -  12
    be Ben Sheets, the former ace of the Milwaukee Brewers, who spent the entire season recovering from an elbow injury suffered at the end of the 2008 season, and whose elbow injury negated a two-year

  • Josh Johnson's Curveball
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 2/1/2012 -  10
    We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site. Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he

  • Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Ben Francisco
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/7/2011 -  11
    On Wednesday night, Ben Francisco hit his second home run of the year, which, combined with his seeming comfort in a regular role on a contending team, probably caused more than one Indians fan

  • Are You There, Ben Bernanke? It's Me, Matt.
    in NotGraphs by Matt Swartz - 1/16/2013 -  17
    Dear Ben Bernanke, As an economist and sabermetrician, my life was changed recently by the following passage from the Wall Street Journal concerning your reading habits: “Blogs have become

  • Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/3/2009 -  11
    Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players

  • The Josh Johnson Dilemma
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 11/18/2013 -  29
    Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did

  • Ben Lindbergh Dispels Postseason Myths
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/29/2014 -  5
    Grantland's Ben Lindbergh published a great piece last Friday, going through the laundry list of myths we hear rolled out every October, and showing that there is little or no evidence to support

  • Rosenthal: Royals to Acquire Ben Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/28/2015 -  39
    base. Source: #Royals getting #Athletics’ Zobrist.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2015 While Ben Zobrist isn't the defensive asset he was earlier in his career, he remains one

  • Ben Zobrist Will Not Be Underrated by the History Books
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 11/3/2016 -  41
    The nation finally got to know Ben Zobrist last year. Six years after the Rays utility-man-turned-superstar emerged as one of baseball's best players, he got to play on the game's biggest stage

  • Ben Zobrist Sacrifices Power For Contact
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 11/15/2013 -  5
    It proved to be paradoxical year for Ben Zobrist, who has been exceedingly popular in fantasy leagues in recent years due to his under-the-radar skills and positional flexibility. The 32-year-old

  • Robbing Johnson of a Shot
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 12/16/2008 -  10
    (and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves. Johnson, 25, was selected out of college

  • Is Josh Johnson Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/27/2012 -  5
    destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both. Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Ben Zobrist Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/29/2015 -  0
    The Royals have struck again. First, they pried Johnny Cueto from the Reds for young arms Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. Now they’ve landed Ben Zobrist from the Athletics for two more

  • Buy or Sell: Ben Revere's 2016
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 12/16/2015 -  9
    Apologies on this being late as my day job has been swamped in recent weeks, but I promised a breakdown of Ben Revere’s 2016 season to come, so here we are, making up for lost time. I liked Revere

  • Ben Zobrist Slips Down the Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 10/31/2013 -  4
    Ben Zobrist has been pretty freaking awesome over the last five seasons, putting up over 29 WAR and playing all over the field for the Tampa Bay Rays. Heading into the 2013 season, Zobrist was pretty

  • A Little Horsey Named Ben Revere
    in RotoGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/22/2014 -  8
    Revere ranked 25th in Zach Sanders’ 2014 rankings among outfielders. It’ll probably come off as a copout, but there isn’t much we don’t know about Ben Revere at this point. For a guy who

  • Randy Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/6/2010 -  31
    Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left

  • Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/15/2012 -  2
    So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his

  • Happy Trails, Josh Johnson
    in Community by The Kudzu Kid - 1/24/2017 -  0
    Josh Johnson could pitch. In this decade, seven players have put up a season in which they threw 180+ innings with a sub-60 ERA-: Clayton Kershaw (three times), Felix Hernandez (twice), Kyle

  • Ben Zobrist: Is the Zorilla Becoming Extinct?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/22/2014 -  7
    Since his 2009 breakout, Ben Zobrist has been a consistent all-around fantasy contributor, with his blend of power and speed. But the first chinks in the armor started to show in 2013. After hitting

  • Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/10/2009 -  29
    projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven

  • Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/22/2012 -  6
    Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy

  • Ben Heller on Reaching The Show in Pinstripes
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/12/2016 -  0
    Ben Heller was called up to the big leagues for the first time yesterday. He arrived as a member of the Yankees, having been acquired by New York from Cleveland at the trade deadline as part

  • Ben Pasinkoff's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Benjamin Pasinkoff - 3/20/2015 -  16
    is another pitcher with similar talents that could break out in 2015. 2.) Marcus Semien out performs other New A’s infielder Ben Zobrist and is a top 10 shortstop. Between AAA and the majors last

  • Comparing Ben Revere to Nook Logan
    in Community by Casper - 3/15/2015 -  1
    to compare quite favorably to another center fielder who started with an AL Central team and moved to a NL East team: Ben Revere. Logan, from a quick glance at his stats, appears to have good speed

  • Recalling Jim Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP

  • Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/30/2012 -  7
    for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners. First of all, let's establish the fact

  • No Love For Jim Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love? I did a mock draft

  • Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/8/2012 -  9
    be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed. Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned) While

  • Phillies Pay Premium For Ben Revere
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  • The Nick Johnson Stories
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 12/31/2012 -  6
    The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between

  • Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/10/2011 -  0
    There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar

  • A Dozen Super Important Facts About Ben Revere
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 5/28/2014 -  3
    home run of his career in 1566 plate appearances, “Ben Revere has destroyed maybe the most interesting thing about himself as a player. If Revere is to remain widely known now, it will be for other

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Badler of Baseball America
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/6/2012 -  0
    Episode 284 Ben Badler (@BenBadler) writes for Baseball America, for which publication he provides all manner of prospect-related coverage, with a decided emphasis on the international-type

  • Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 10/31/2009 -  4
    Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting. As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances

  • Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/26/2008 -  0
    It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak

  • Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  26
    , nearly 85% of the way through the season, is Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson - not Roy Halladay, nor Ubaldo Jimenez, not Cliff Lee, not Felix Hernandez, and not CC Sabathia. Johnson is establishing

  • Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/24/2012 -  9
    There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson's return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he's striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings

  • Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/13/2012 -  4
    The month of June has been very kind to Josh Johnson. In 14.2 innings, the big right-hander owns a 1.84 ERA with impressive peripheral numbers to match: 16 strikeouts, just four walks, and no home

  • Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/29/2008 -  3
    Moving back to the mound in our series on free agent bargains, we find an interesting name - the tallest player in baseball and a sure fire Hall of Famer, you wouldn't think Randy Johnson would fly

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Badler of Baseball America
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/10/2011 -  2
    Signing Period -- Demystified! Featuring Ben Badler, Baseball America Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio on the flip-flop. (Approximately 50

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/24/2014 -  2
    Episode 417 Ben Nicholson-Smith is a former senior writer at MLB Trade Rumors and a current editor Sportsnet. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Don't hesitate to direct pod

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Badler on Matters International
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/11/2014 -  0
    Episode 461 Ben Badler (@BenBadler) writes for Baseball America, for which publication he provides all manner of prospect-related coverage, with a decided emphasis on the international market. He's

  • Hot GIF: Ben Revere Will Break UZR
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 7/16/2012 -  9
    Posting this because of the look on Ben Revere's face as he dives and makes one absolutely splendid catch. You can actually see his eyeballs track the baseball as it lands in his glove! Never

  • Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 4/23/2013 -  9
    he will probably cease to provide the kind of value for which his new owners are hoping. Especially in light of reports that Chris Johnson wouldn’t lose playing time now that Freddie Freeman has

  • Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/8/2010 -  17
    Justin Morneau has the highest WAR in baseball right now, but you probably knew that. Know who is second? Josh Johnson. With another dominating start last night, the Marlins ace has now thrown

  • Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 7/26/2013 -  8
    Doctor Cyclops, by Will Johnson When I am sad, I like to spend money. Because I am often sad, I am in big time mondo debt, as many of you know. At the moment, my cash flow is such that I cannot

  • Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/28/2013 -  19
    This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has

  • Walking Through Ben Revere's 19 Assists
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/5/2015 -  55
    By request: @based_ball Hey Jeff, because you're great at this stuff, can you write an article GIFing all of Ben Revere's outfield assists? It'd be fun! — David Shemie (@dshemie8) January 28

  • Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/20/2013 -  44
    The news is breaking now. It seems that Josh Johnson has gotten $8 million dollars from the Padres to pitch in 2014, according to Jerry Crasnick. By itself, that is an interesting match -- Johnson

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Greenman of The New Yorker
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/15/2011 -  7
    Episode 116 If you're familiar with Ben Greenman, it's probably from his work as an editor at The New Yorker and/or as author of such book-length collections as Superbad and Celebrity Chekhov

  • FanGraphs Audio: Fantasy Friday with Ben Duronio
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/27/2012 -  4
    Episode 173 RotoGraphs contributor Ben Duronio is the guest on this Fantasy Friday edition of FanGraphs Audio. In this episode: the pod's weekly Hector Santiago Status Update, and some attention

  • FanGraphs Audio: Fantasy Friday w/ Ben Pasinkoff
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/22/2012 -  0
    Episode 203 RotoGraphs contributor and real-live Fantasy Expert™ Ben Pasinkoff is the guest on this Fantasy Friday edition of FanGraphs Audio. Discussed: • This question and the answer

  • Observed: Ben Cherington Observing Carson Fulmer
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/16/2015 -  1
    , the arrangement is different. In the United States -- or at least the United States of April 16, 2015 -- what happens is you watch Red Sox GM Ben Cherington watching draft-eligible Vanderbilt right

  • Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/21/2009 -  6
    Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were

  • Micah Johnson: Wheels...and What Else?
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 6/20/2013 -  3
    (fourth if you count the Mexican League), a full dozen behind White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson, who has blazed his way to 54 thefts in 66 contests. Anybody who produces that sort of stolen

  • 16 Facts About Ben Revere's Home Run
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/28/2014 -  18
    The world hasn't ended, or at least not the part I've been in. And while the world is indeed ending, technically, it isn't ending any faster than it was a day ago or a week ago. Ben Revere hit a home

  • How Close Ben Revere Has Come
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/12/2013 -  32
    Ben Revere has never hit a major-league home run, and that much you probably already knew. Or maybe you knew it before, and didn't know *today*, with Revere at his highest plate-appearance total ever

  • Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/31/2012 -  0
    As we continue to examine Zach Sanders' Third Base End of Season Rankings, let's scroll down to number 22 where we find Arizona's Chris Johnson who, according to the calculations, produced a $3 value

  • Ben Zobrist to the Cubs on Four-Year Deal
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/8/2015 -  41
    The Cubs have reportedly signed Ben Zobrist to a four-year deal worth $56 million. That's definitively not an $80 million deal, but at the behest of agents, all sorts of silly numbers get thrown

  • Field of Streams: Episode 147 - Featuring Ben Lindbergh
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 5/2/2016 -  2
    Episode 147 - Featuring Ben Lindbergh The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss Matt retiring from weather predictions

  • Ben Revere: Frustratingly Frustrating and False Hope-Inducing
    in Community by Christopher Kilgus - 5/27/2014 -  5
    of the leadoff spot. That player, little Ben Revere, also happened to be one of the fastest in baseball. What was there to like about need-filling Revere in the winter of 2012? Of the outfielders

  • Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/7/2011 -  11
    three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson. At a .382 wOBA against lefties since

  • Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 1/30/2013 -  22
    Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA

  • Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/29/2013 -  5
    RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.

  • Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever
    in Community by Alex Vigderman - 8/22/2014 -  9
    of discussing, but he did make a statement that I found particularly poignant. He described Ben Revere’s season as something to the effect of “the emptiest batting average ever.” By empty, he means

  • Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/12/2011 -  2
    (Get it, pitchman?) [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q80YF__M3A[/embed] Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson! This advertisement just adds

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/16/2013 -  12
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Josh Johnson. Some relevant

  • Ben Zobrist, Stealth MVP Candidate (Again)
    in FanGraphs by Jonah Keri - 6/29/2011 -  58
    He's a .266 hitter, has just nine homers, and plays for a third-place team. Yet for the second time in three seasons, Ben Zobrist is emerging as an MVP candidate. A deep sleeper, no-way-in-hell

  • Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Spratt - 5/15/2014 -  6
    % .330 Nick Castellanos 32.6% .268 Adam LaRoche 31.8% .373 Matt Carpenter 31.7% .322 Jason Kubel 31.1% .411 Chris Johnson 29.1% .353 Joe Mauer 28.1% .379

  • FG on Fox: Marlon Byrd, Ben Lively, and Deception
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/5/2015 -  3
    The Phillies just traded Marlon Byrd to the Reds for a pitcher that couldn't crack Cincinnati's top ten prospect lists. Could the Phillies have done better than Ben Lively for their asset? The answer

  • Fantasy Baseball Existentialism: Ben Revere and Speed
    in RotoGraphs by Mark Reynolds - 7/11/2014 -  7
    base or speed in general (full disclosure: I'm fast), but I just wouldn't really want a guy like Ben Revere playing center field for my favorite team. He's fast, but he doesn't walk, hit for power

  • Why Won't Oakland Trade Ben Sheets?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/19/2010 -  25
    Sifting through trade rumors this season, one thing has been constant: the Oakland Athletics seemingly have no desire to trade Ben Sheets. Sheets signed a one year contract with $10 million prior

  • Figuring Out What To Pay Ben Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/23/2015 -  29
    Ben Zobrist has been something of a polarizing figure in the game for seven years now. Ever since his 2009 breakout -- where a 28 year old with -0.4 career WAR put up an +8.6 WAR season -- his place

  • NL Outfielders: Ben Francisco, Lance Berkman
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/4/2011 -  8
    . Anything deeper than that, he's probably already owned. Ben Francisco (9% owned in Yahoo, 7.5% in ESPN) This is not to suggest that you should pick up Francisco because he hit that home run

  • Gordon Beckham & Ben Revere: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 9/24/2012 -  0
    solution might be the first round bust on the south side. Ben Revere | OF | Twins | Owned: 34% Yahoo! Minnesota has a surprisingly good offense, mostly thanks to dynamic Joe Mauer (world's

  • Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/28/2012 -  2
    you be in panic mode for wins and strikeouts, a mode in which the author of this post resides in at least two leagues. So let's get to it. Steve Johnson Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged

  • A's Complete Roster Overhaul, Add Ben Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/12/2015 -  144
    acquired Nick Franklin last summer, they were provided the flexibility to move Ben Zobrist in advance of his contract year. Zobrist, of course, appealed to just about every team in baseball, on account

  • All-Joy Team: Ben "The BZA" Zobrist
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/26/2010 -  26
    of providing joy to the sabermetrically inclined. Today, shortstop (categories in parentheses). SS: Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay (1,3,5) Sometimes you're enamored of a player because he rises from

  • Ben Revere the Newest New Blue Jay
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/31/2015 -  4
    This one isn't yet officially official, but it seems on the verge: the Blue Jays are about to pick up Ben Revere from the Phillies. No word on the return, but for this: Ruben Amaro basically said

  • Leonys Martin and Ben Revere: Streaming Speed
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 5/30/2013 -  4
    to boost your steals you can afford to miss out on the rest of the categories so long as he's swiping bases. Ben Revere, PHI |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 37.5%  Yahoo - 35.0% Revere's ownership

  • Ben Paulsen and Nick Buss: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/17/2016 -  3
    to consider. Ben Paulsen | 1B/OF COL | CBS 3% Owned Paulsen actually opened the season in a time-share with Mark Reynolds, but poor performance at the plate led to a demotion to Triple-A in mid

  • Ranking Ben Francisco's 3-Run Home Run By WPA
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 10/6/2011 -  32
    Ben Francisco slugged a pinch-hit 3-run home run for the Phillies in Game 3 of the NLDS Tuesday night. The home run was decisive as the Phillies beat the Cardinals 3-2 to take a two games to one lead

  • Q&A: Ben Revere and Anthony Rizzo, Adjusting to Stardom
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/10/2012 -  9
    Ben Revere and Anthony Rizzo are distinctly different hitters, but they have a few things in common. Most notable is the fact that they are rising stars: Revere with the Minnesota Twins; Rizzo

  • Q&A: Ben Cherington, Red Sox GM
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/13/2012 -  15
    The name and the face are different, but when it comes to the bigger picture, Ben Cherington looks, and sounds, a lot like Theo Epstein. The new Boston GM is his own man -- make no mistake about

  • Effectively Wild Episode 516: What You Missed at Saber Seminar
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 8/18/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk about Ben's weekend at Saber Seminar.

  • Effectively Wild Episode 96: What the Winter Meetings Were Like
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 12/6/2012 -  0
    Ben and Sam recap Ben's experiences on his first trip to the Winter Meetings.

  • Sherman Johnson Wasn't Selected in the Rule 5 Draft
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/8/2016 -  21
    Sherman Johnson, seen here beginning a terrific double play, wasn't selected in the Rule 5 draft. The purpose of this post is to notify the right-thinking members of the public that, contradictory