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  • Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/1/2016 -  20
    : Top Hamilton Comps Player Sim Score Billy Hamilton 0.0 Julio Cruz 1.5 Omar Moreno 2.3 Ozzie Smith 2.4 Willy Taveras 2.5 Milt Cuyler 2.8 Josh Barfield

  • Giants Pay Steep Price for Brewers Reliever Will Smith
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/1/2016 -  2
    of the bullpen, have just paid a pretty high price to get the left-handed Brewers' reliever Will Smith. Here are the full terms. Giants get: Will Smith (RHP) Brewers get: Phil Bickford (RHP

  • Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/1/2016 -  1
    , the Cubs made one more move to set up their bullpen for this year's championship run. Jesus Castillo, the RHP acquired by #Angels in Joe Smith deal, is not ranked among #Cubs top 30 prospects by https

  • The Latest Billy Hamilton Development
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 6/9/2016 -  10
    It doesn't take much with the bat for Billy Hamilton to be a great player. He's a world class defensive center fielder. Of course he's a world class base-runner. Just between his defense and base

  • Mallex Smith: Atlanta's Speedy Role Model Smells the Roses
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/28/2016 -  7
    Mallex Smith is a speed burner. He’s also a big leaguer. Atlanta called up the 22-year-old outfielder earlier this month when Ender Inciarte went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He’s

  • Braves Add Speedy Mallex Smith to Their Lineup
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/13/2016 -  7
    to harness his 80-grade speed, he could easily rack up 2+ WAR year after year a la Billy Hamilton. If he doesn't, well, that's what most scouts are afraid of. A Mallex Smith with iffy defense may not be good

  • The Year of the Billy Burns Ambush
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/2/2016 -  8
    Billy Burns was going to be one of those interesting test cases. His numbers in the minor leagues were strong -- he drew walks about 12% of the time, and he infrequently struck out. He could motor

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

  • The Braves Might've Fleeced the D-Backs Out of $225 Million
    in Community by Billy Dennis - 12/21/2015 -  22

  • The Poor Man's Billy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/8/2015 -  5
    At some point in the next few days, or perhaps in the hours between when I wrote this and when it will be posted, you'll be treated to an article about Billy Hamilton. Said post will come courtesy

  • Billy Hamilton, As Advertised
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/30/2015 -  47
    Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals

  • The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2015 -  0
    Agenda GPP Pitching Strategies Daily DFS - Smith GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Garcia, Nova, Peralta, Holt Factor Grid 1. GPP Pitching Strategies On most days, I use

  • Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Alan Harrison - 4/10/2015 -  10
    batters to just one hit, while striking out three and notching two holds. Carson Smith | Seattle Mariners | 1% (Y!), .2% (E) Smith is a hard throwing, lanky, right-hander that has more than 40

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

  • Who Won the Kimbrel Trade?
    in Community by Billy Dennis - 4/7/2015 -  9

  • Billy Hamilton, 2nd Rounder
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 2/12/2015 -  106
    very well be aware of the firestorm that erupted after my second round selection. I drew the #11 draft slot, which meant that my second round pick was the 20th. I settled on Billy Hamilton and I

  • Improving Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/3/2015 -  29
    of 2014, which at one time promised to be The Year Of Billy Hamilton. And, to be fair, it was in a sense The Half-Year Of Billy Hamilton, but then Hamilton fell on harder times, losing a Rookie

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

  • Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
    in Community by Brian Baker - 12/19/2014 -  5
    remaining $105 million on his contract...), the San Diego Padres find themselves with an opportunity to move 2014 right fielder Seth Smith. Kemp's days as an everyday center fielder have long passed

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

  • The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 9/22/2014 -  8
    Seth Smith is having the best year of his career at the plate. He has slowed down during the second half of the season after a monster first half, but his overall line is still quite good. These days

  • The Year's Best Minor-League Base-Stealers, Feat. Billy Burns
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/29/2014 -  6
    , through yesterday: # Name Org Age PA SB CS wSB 1 Rafael Bautista Nationals (A) 21 394 57 8 8.3 2 Billy Burns Athletics (AA) 24 421 51 5 8.3 3 Mallex Smith

  • Let's Talk About Billy McCool
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/15/2014 -  4
    Last month, NotGraphs lost a piece of magic as Billy McCool, left-handed pitcher and actual person, passed away. Let us take a moment to adore the man, the lefty, the only fella who could make your

  • Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/2/2014 -  89
    active sellers in July. But despite all this, the Padres are apparently not done being weird. Today, the Padres signed Seth Smith to a two year, $13 million contract extension, and it's very

  • Billy Hamilton, Who is Not a Caricature
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/30/2014 -  42
    A common question in our chats has asked how much longer the Reds can put up with Billy Hamilton and his lousy numbers out of the leadoff slot. Hamilton was known to be a question mark coming

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

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes: 2014 Preview Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/1/2014 -  21
    Army "The opening is the league, but there are other people like." - Billy Hamilton "As we had some bad luck. Common, which is a party to the agreement, I think we're a bunch of tough, and I want

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

  • 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

  • The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/6/2013 -  19
    , the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs

  • Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/25/2013 -  7
    Joe Smith, who has long contended with Scott Baker and Jim Johnson for The Most Boring Name in Baseball, reportedly signed a three-year, $15.75 million deal with the Angels over the weekend

  • For Billy Beane, As Game Three Begins
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/7/2013 -  1
    "Sonny gets sunnier day by day by day…" –Paul Simon Billy Beane’s not a player, he just walks a lot— well, mostly it’s pacing through the muck through the bleach smell the rare scintilla from

  • Examining Chad Durbin's Hall of Shame Credentials
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/26/2013 -  9
    that Durb just didn't log enough time to warrant consideration. To them I say that Bruce Sutter pitched 1042.1 innings, and he is in the Hall of Fame. Billy Wagner pitched 903 innings, and a case has been

  • Catching Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/26/2013 -  35
    The big secret isn't much of a secret. As a base-stealer, Billy Hamilton has seemed automatic — but he did get thrown out in the minors. In fact, he got thrown out a whole mess of times. Since

  • Your Billy Hamilton Factoid of the Day
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/19/2013 -  41
    2.1 8 Juan Pierre 319 1.8 8 David Wright 465 1.8 8 Billy Hamilton 9 1.8 Our hero, Billy Hamilton, is tied for 8th in the NL in stolen base runs. He made his major league

  • Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 9/5/2013 -  19
    in the .060-.080 range. Boni’s speed, however, gave him high enough BABIPs to remain viable. Prospect Focus: Billy Hamilton Year Age Lg Lev G PA BA OBP SLG K% BB% ISO BABIP 2009

  • The Obviousness of Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/4/2013 -  88
    -runner otherwise. Much about baseball can be surprising. The same cannot be said for much of baseball strategy. Billy Hamilton made his major-league debut Tuesday night, in a scoreless game between

  • On the Beauty of Pudge
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/27/2013 -  6
    discerned -- edging out such lovelies as Billy Nash and Dom DiMaggio -- it's Ivan Rodriguez: That is one hell of a picturesque curve. The El Capitan of careers, you might say. Its one real blemish

  • The Near Future of Wil Myers
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 6/12/2013 -  31
    that might be a bit light for shortstop. There’s major-league value here, but it’s not likely to be at short or of the impact variety. I’ll also give a brief follow-up on Billy Hamilton. The speed

  • Shocking New Clues in the Gochnaur Case
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/7/2013 -  4
    year for this club was a perfectly capable shortstop in 33-year-old Billy Clingman -- a man of defensive repute coming off a respectable, .932-fielding full season with the Senators, who managed to bat

  • Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 5/7/2013 -  30
    Billy Hamilton is one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball. In a game where home runs are king, Hamilton’s speed still excites the imagination in a Pete ‘Wheelie’ Wheeler way. Drafted

  • Q&A: Seth Smith, Evolution of an Approach
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/6/2013 -  5
    Seth Smith continues to mature as a hitter. Despite a recent cool stretch, the 30-year-old Oakland A’s outfielder is off to a .283/.366/.455 start. A career year may be in the offing, as well

  • FanGraphs Audio: Bryan Smith on Prospects, Prospect Writing
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/3/2013 -  0
    Episode 332 Just 26, Bryan Smith has written about prospects off and on (and off and on) for about a decade. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Don't hesitate to direct pod

  • Driving to See the Greenville Drive
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/24/2013 -  1
    as he’s rail-thin, and I’m not exactly sure where he’d add a substantial amount of weight. He fills out his uniform in a similar way to Billy Hamilton, which is to say almost not at all. What Vinicio

  • Building a Farm: Top Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/12/2013 -  8
    11 38 17 22.4 21 Carlos Correa 13 26 24 34 24 12 30 23.3 22 Billy Hamilton 20 14 30 30 14 55 11 24.9 23 Archie Bradley 25 31 29 26 21 26 24 26.0 24

  • The Ex-Cubs Factor: A Look at Its Implications for 2013
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/11/2013 -  9
    -old Curse of the Billy Goat. The Cubs themselves are in little danger of overturning it, and yet there is indirect evidence for a weakening in its considerable force. I refer of course to the CBG's

  • Building a Farm: National League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/3/2013 -  17
    High William Beckwith 1B 22.00 27 - - - Billy Bullock RHP 22.00 28 45.0 3.0 High Cory Gearrin RHP 23.00 29 - - - Nathan Hyatt RHP 24.00 30 45.0 3.0 High

  • Building a Farm: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/28/2013 -  26
    -reward prospect, had the widest range of rankings in the system after an iffy first professional season. Cincinnati Reds Player Pos AVG RANK GRADE RISK RISK Billy Hamilton OF 1.13

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

  • Walk Up, Walk Tall
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 1/31/2013 -  8
    No More" (Billy Ray Cyrus) "Crazy Arms" (Ray Price) "Falls Apart" (Sugar Ray) "Too Drunk to Fish" (Ray Stevens) "Beg, Steal, or Borrow" (Ray LaMontagne) "Sexy Can I" (Ray J

  • New Billy Hamilton Seeking to Replace Old Billy Hamilton
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/28/2013 -  11
    Those in the know know that Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is not content with merely pilfering bases and scampering home. Rather, it is his roguish aim to scrub from history the other, older Billy

  • Other Pedro Martinez Day
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/29/2012 -  20
    Other Other Randy Johnson Other Billy Williams Other Chris Carpenter

  • Valley of the Dolls
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/12/2012 -  3
    Rare Baseball Bobblehead S.S Corp Japan c1969 OAKLAND A'S BASEBALL BOBBLE HEAD DOLL IN ORIG BOX HUGE 1960's BASEBALL BOBBLE HEAD DOLL/BANK Super RARE Gay billy Tyson baseball doll Vintage Cloth

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

  • Where Did Billy Beane Eat?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 10/30/2012 -  4
    Athletics Nation has an awesome interview with Billy Beane, conducted right after the A's were eliminated. A couple of highlights: Bleszinski: What about Brandon Moss? Beane: David (Forst

  • For Billy Beane, On the Eve of Game Five
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/11/2012 -  2
    Billy, holy wow. Holy crap, Billy, did you see that? The elfin sprite that stole my hat, I see now how he floated away from me so fast: he was possessed of an afro puff, Billy, and was he

  • For Billy Beane, on the Eve of Game Four
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/10/2012 -  3
    Billy. Someone photoshopped that helmet in someone scribbled your name someone who once liked your good face now gags when they see it. That's how it goes. How did it go last night? I

  • For Billy Beane, on the Eve of Game Three
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/9/2012 -  5
    Billy! -- I say it with my Rosie Perez voice like you are Woody Harrelson, but you are not Woody Harrelson, let's face it -- you are too much a lover of soccer -- Billy, who should laud you

  • Billy Hamilton's Other Tools
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 8/15/2012 -  87
    With about a month left in the minor league baseball season, one of 2012's worst kept secrets has been the prodigious speed of Cincinnati Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton. With 139 stolen bases

  • Q&A: Reggie Smith, Borderline Hall of Famer
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/30/2012 -  18
    was Reggie Smith. Some might argue that Dwight Evans or Bobby Bonds would be a better call, but Smith certainly has his bona fides. As a seven-time all-star, he accumulated 71.8 WAR between 1966

  • Deep Impact: Billy Hamilton
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 7/6/2012 -  25
    If starting Billy Hamilton guaranteed your team would win steals, where would you draft him? It would be arguable Hamilton is the best fantasy baseball prospect in the minor leagues, if that were

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

  • Is Billy Butler's Power Real?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/4/2012 -  8
    Billy Buter, AKA Country Breakfast, may finally be worth a slot as a full-time first baseman in standard formats. Butler's often had to be utilized as a fill in at the position or someone to stick

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

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

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

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

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

  • Billy the Marlin Is Rather Gauche
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/30/2011 -  7
    For as long as anyone can remember, Billy the Marlin has been the standard bearer for men's fashion. However, as you will soon see, this is no longer the case. Bear chagrined witness

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

  • Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
    in FanGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/8/2011 -  22
    The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited

  • Ozzie Smith Did Something the Best
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/28/2011 -  3
    -- suggest that the character is based, at least in part, on Ozzie Smith. Because his peak ended before I was really aware of him, I never got a chance to see Smith with any frequency. But his

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

  • Billy Martin Is Impressed by the Atari
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 7/19/2011 -  1
    Man of a Thousand Employers Billy Martin knows a thing or two about a thing or two about real baseball. As such, it should come as no surprise that Martin is profoundly impressed by the Realistic

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

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

  • Billy Flips The Script
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/12/2010 -  69
    acquisitions, and when Billy Beane acquired him, we all just nodded our heads and said "yeah, of course." Apparently Billy woke up this morning annoyed with his own predictability, because this afternoon, he

  • ALCS Game 3 PreGame Chat
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/18/2010 -  0
    Bryan Smith will be around to talk about the playoffs tonight, starting at 5 pm. ALCS PreGame Chat

  • Is Billy Wagner a Hall of Famer?
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 7/21/2010 -  67
    Yesterday, R.J. Anderson discussed just how impressive Billy Wagner's career has been and how magnificently he is pitching this season: FIP supports that Wagner has pitched extremely well. His 2.12

  • Billy Wagner Is Still Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/19/2010 -  19
    Billy Wagner turns 40 on the 25th of this month. His left arm, attached to a 5’10” frame, has tossed more than 870 innings and more than 8,300 pitches since 2002. The used car of free agent closers

  • The Next First Round Third Basemen
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/4/2010 -  6
    Trout (NJ) 2008 - Brett Lawrie (Canada) 2007 - Devin Mesoraco (PA), Jon Gilmore (IA) 2006 - Billy Rowell (NJ), Travis Snider (WA), Preston Mattingly (IN) 2004 - Neil Walker (PA), Blake Dewitt (MO

  • Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
    in Community by Brendan Gawlowski - 5/21/2010 -  5
    -Smith were healthy and prepared to start.  What a difference forty days can make. Doug Fister and Jason Vargas have been among the few pleasant surprises in Seattle this season, while RRS has seemingly

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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Kansas City
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/15/2010 -  21
    for optimism. Behind Greinke, the best draft pick from this decade has been Billy Butler, who I still believe will flourish into a dominant hitter during his forthcoming arbitration seasons. And while

  • WAR's Favorite Position
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/2/2010 -  58
    similar examples: Billy Butler, Conor Jackson, Brian Dopirak, Jason Stokes, Mike Cuddyer, J.R. House, Pat Burrell, Paul Konerko, Dave McCarty, Tim Costo, Todd Zeile. This is surely not the most

  • Billy Buckner: Sleeper?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/10/2010 -  2
    At first blush, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Billy Buckner looks like a toxic fantasy option. After all, he's an exiled Kansas City Royal who posted a-shield your eyes!-6.40 ERA in 2009. Why

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

  • Billy Wagner to Atlanta
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/2/2009 -  26
    We saw the first big move of free agency late last night, as the Atlanta Braves signed closer Billy Wagner. With the potential losses of Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez looming large, Frank Wren

  • Signed: Billy Wagner with the Braves
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/2/2009 -  4
    Marking the first major move of the offseason, the Atlanta Braves are all set to acquire Billy Wagner if he passes their physical examination. The deal is for a reported $7 million this year

  • Billy Wagner Returns
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/21/2009 -  10
    Assuming Billy Wagner’s appearances are nothing but an audition for another team, his first act went about as well as the Mets could script. Wagner entered last night’s game in the eighth

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

  • Covert Colorado OF, Pt. 2: Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/25/2009 -  1
    time for the Rox: Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith. While neither comes with the championship-caliber upside of a Holliday nor the scouting pedigree of a Fowler, Spilborghs and Smith could provide

  • Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/12/2008 -  1
    Just like today's other Trade Fallout subject, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Smith has also been involved in two high-profile trades over the past two off seasons. Popped in the 6th round out of LSU

  • Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/1/2008 -  3
    This offseason the Diamondbacks struck gold in winning the Dan Haren sweepstakes. The young, 27-year old ace looked mighty fine when placed right next to Brandon Webb. Billy Beane decided