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  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    and RBI in a roto league? Do it? 1:34 Brad Johnson: Davis please 1:34 Nora: Melvin Upton becoming mixed league material? 1:35 Brad

  • 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 RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2016 -  0
    -draft. 2:07 Brad Johnson: That flattens post draft. Getting back to who to target, I'd still try to aim higher than reasonable for a Chris Davis or someone else between

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  3
    been working on something 1:59 Bill: My Chris Davis for his Kenta Maeda and Alex Bregman? It's a 12 team keeper, cats are 5x5 + OPS and K/BB 1:59 Brad

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  0
    : maybe a very slight under 2:10 Kerry: Khris Davis a legit 35 HR bat? 2:10 Brad Johnson: On a lucky year 2:10 Brad Johnson

  • 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 - 5/3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  0
    Davis. Did I do good? 2:23 Brad Johnson: Awesome in a redraft 2:23 Brad Johnson: less good in a keeper 2:23 Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    . 1:54 Brad Johnson: You've got it already 1:54 I did it all for the Mookie: Will Khris Davis commence with the Khrushing some time soon

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    2:24 Brad Johnson: JDM for me 2:24 fool me once: are we really trusting Davis to come back and close effectively again this year? I have to activate him

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  2
    2:01 Jon Snow: Khris Davis should be dropped in 18 team league? 2:01 Brad Johnson: No 2:02 Rick: I have Ortiz and trumbo to play first. Should I

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27
    and slider were particularly good. A step forward from both will have them in the same echelon as Wade Davis. Progression is a dangerous assumption...unless you're making bold predictions. 5. Zach

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    explain 12:02Brad Johnson: Eno is on a plane to Jamaica12:02Comment From LenardLost Ramos and was offered Posey, Desmond, and Donaldson in return for Wright, Trumbo, and Gyorko. I can slide Brad Miller

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2016 -  0
    fall into streaming territory though1:01Sean: I know these things are hard to predict, but what kind of absence are we likely looking at with Wade Davis? A few weeks or could we be talking more than

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  0
    /aren't inspiring.1:49Brad Johnson: Try Merrifield until he turns pumpkin1:50Brad Johnson: Rajai will keep playing and shouldn't cost much1:50Bossman Junior: Hi Brad. With Leonys Martin coming back

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/13/2016 -  2
    :01EB: Hey Brad. Hope all is well. I'm in contention in my AL-only league and it's slim pickings on the waiver wire in terms of SP. I would greatly appreciate if you could please rank the following

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2016 -  0
    . Posey replacement would be Norris or Joseph.2:03Brad Johnson: I'd probably go Sale, depends on your category needs though2:03Jimmer: Hi Brad! When Orlando Arcia gets called up, where do he and Jonathan

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  3
    for a monster of some kind.1:56Josh: Hey Brad! 12 team mixed league: I can only roster 3 of these 6 due to some forthcoming DL activations. Which 3 stay out of this group? Heyward, L Martin, Valencia

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  0
    Johnson: without knowing the keep situation on Britton, I'd probably pass on this2:38Avi: Brad, isn't the bone spur surgery at this point of the year a season ending injury?2:38Brad Johnson: surgery

  • Brad Johnson FanGraphs Chat - 11/3/16
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  2
    that gamble.12:36Brad Johnson: It was super lucky that the Astros took Mark Appel over Kris Bryant12:37Moog: Can we all just take a moment to appreciate Rajai Davis? I love role players, and particularly

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  0
    of his second start4:33Brad Johnson: assuming it's Yahoo or another platform that lets you manage an illegal roster4:33Kevin: What the heck am I doing with Brad Miller on the cheap in my ottoneu

  • The Daily Grind: Travis, Norris, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2015 -  2
    Agenda On Behavioral Framing Daily DFS - Travis, Flores, Owings GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Norris, House, Canha, Davis Factor Grid 1. On Behavioral Framing Yesterday, I

  • Indians Bullpen: The Next Wade Davis?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/13/2015 -  13

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12
    . Zach McAllister will be this season's Wade Davis Hmm...I regret my lack of specificity. McAllister thrived in the bullpen with 10.94 K/9, 3.05 BB/9, 2.49 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a 3.06 FIP over 65

  • I Don't Get The Hype: Ross, Davis, Pederson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/4/2016 -  36
    noticing that his owners are picking him for a prominent role in their rotation. There's nothing wrong with taking a flier, just try to avoid relying upon him. Davis Unlike Ross, Khris Davis

  • The Daily Grind: Severino, McCullers, Tomlin, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2015 -  6
    Bulls games. Yesterday, I saw the much anticipated matchup between Matt Moore and, um, Brad Penny. As you would expect of such a pairing, Penny outdueled Moore. The old man fired six innings of two-hit

  • The Daily Grind: Bad Picks, Flores, House, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/10/2015 -  18
    Agenda A Disclaimer About Bad Picks Daily DFS - Flores Tomorrow's Targets - Bradley, House, Fowler, Davis Factor Grid 1. A Disclaimer About Bad Picks Sometimes, a pick goes

  • The Daily Grind: Heston, Heaney, Davis, DeShields
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/6/2015 -  0
    Agenda The Daily Grind Invitational Daily DFS - Heston, O'Sullivan Tomorrow's Targets - Heaney, Bettis, Lyons, Cooney, Davis, DeShields 1. The Daily Grind Invitational In case you

  • The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Iglesias, Davis, Phillips
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/12/2015 -  18
    Agenda Two Ways to GPP Daily DFS - Eovaldi and Bolsinger GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Iglesias, Elias, Davis, Phillips Factor Grid 1. Two Ways to GPP I focus all of my

  • The Daily Grind: Phillies, Tillman, Finnegan, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2015 -  6
    Agenda A Phillies Remodel Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Observations Tomorrow's Targets - Matz, Finnegan, Davis, Aybar Factor Grid 1. A Phillies Remodel I'm going

  • The 2011 Brad Emaus All-Stars
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 4/19/2011 -  50
    is no different, and with an idea sparked from Eric Seidman’s piece yesterday on Brad Emaus -- an article that the Mets completely ignored when they waived him today -- I present the 2011 Brad Emaus

  • Khris Davis Reveals His Secret
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 8/27/2013 -  24
    Back in March, Khris Davis described his power as his secret weapon. “Me being kind of small, no one looks at me and is like, 'He's got power,'” Davis told Brewers.com beat writer Adam McCalvy. “I do

  • Mining the Minors: Cozart, Davis, Mathieson
    in RotoGraphs by Jason Catania - 4/8/2011 -  19
    " becomes too much to stomach. Chris Davis, 1B Organization: Rangers Current Level: Triple-A Opportunity Rating: 3 Talent Rating: 7 Obstacle(s): Mitch Moreland; Jon Daniels It's tough to get

  • 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

  • Field of Streams: Episode 156 – Live With Brad Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 5/13/2016 -  0
    Episode 156 - Live With 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 picking against Shelby

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    ). phelps, samardzija, or yordano for decent production until stras is back? 12:30 Brad Johnson: As long as you can stream, I'd go start by start rather than picking one guy

  • 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 Miller Becomes a Slugging Corner Infielder
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 8/19/2016 -  3
    Ranks, 2016 Rank Name ISO 13 Brian Dozier 0.264 14 Nelson Cruz 0.261 15 Daniel Murphy 0.260 16 Yoenis Cespedes 0.259 17 Khris Davis 0.259 18 Mike Napoli

  • 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

  • Audio: Former Catcher Brad Ausmus on Fresh Air
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/19/2011 -  1
    As a Dodger, Ausmus would often accidentally freeze mid-swing. Fans of the Astros might've have been very ready for catcher Brad Ausmus's departure from that team. The available numbers from

  • Brad Ausmus Hates Your Fantasy Team
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 3/11/2014 -  13
    OK, so not really. In fact, if you don't know Brad Ausmus personally, then he probably doesn't even know you have a fantasy team, let alone care about it. But the headline is a good attention-grabber

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19
    timid predictions for the 2016 season. 1. Brad Boxberger will miss approximately eight weeks - and possibly more Reports from sources both myriad and sundry state that Brad Boxberger

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    , Hill, Nola, Shoemaker.2:17Brad Johnson: Hill2:17big al kiddie's pal: hi brad, what are your thoughts on alex reyes for this season? is he going to have any kind of impact as a reliever? or should i

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/11/2014 -  53

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

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

  • Projecting the Return for Khris Davis: Derby and Nottingham
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/16/2016 -  7
    The Brewers continued the rebuilding process on Friday dealing power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Athletics in exchange for prospects. Here's what my fancy computer math thinks

  • Field of Streams: Episode 221 - Live With Brad Johnson: Director's Cut
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 8/19/2016 -  0
    Episode 221 - Live With Brad Johnson: Director's Cut In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Yasiel Puig's future, Zach Britton's case for awards

  • SP Eligible Relievers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/12/2015 -  39
    similar advantages. The poster child in 2014 was Wade Davis. Alas, he's lost his starter eligibility. He posted nine wins, 109 strikeouts, a 1.00 ERA, and 0.85 WHIP in 72 innings. A Cy Young caliber

  • 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

  • Field of Streams: Episode 211 - Live With Brad Johnson Another Time
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 8/5/2016 -  0
    Episode 211 - Live With Brad Johnson Another Time In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Tim Lincecum's notoriety in a bad way, a fun Ryan Schimpf

  • Field of Streams: Episode 245 - Live With Brad Johnson: Early Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 9/23/2016 -  0
    Episode 245 - Live With Brad Johnson: Early Edition In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Steve Clevenger being a dummy, the Orioles' fun gift

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  5
    , Khris Davis, Seth Smith, Adam Lind, John Jaso, Chase Utley Hitters (speed): Did I mention the Reds bullpen is bad? Rajai Davis has an opportunity to offer both power and speed. Teams like to run

  • Elite, Non-Closers in the 22nd Round
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/15/2015 -  22
    screams for situational usage. Last, but certainly not least, is Wade Davis. The best non-closing reliever in the league is marooned behind dominant closer Greg Holland. Davis' 2014 included zero

  • The Daily Grind: 5-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2014 -  7
    is starting for the Tigers in place of Bruce Chen. So you can hang on to Rajai Davis. Duffy is more than a little wild, so anything could happen. The last time I saw him pitch, he nearly broke Melky

  • The Daily Grind: 5-15-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/15/2014 -  10
    Pirates have a couple left-handed batters to fear. David Phelps will try to steer them away from the short porch, but will he be successful? The Orioles lack big, bad lefties aside from Chris Davis

  • Reliever Strategy Musings
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/17/2014 -  16
    relievers. A guy like Sean Doolittle or Francisco Rodriguez would make a better poster child for positive volatility. Succeeding with a LIRA approach comes down to selecting a Wade Davis or Dellin Betances

  • Orioles Playing Time Battles: Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/28/2016 -  2
    using the Depth Chart Discussions tag. With Chris Davis back in the fold, the Orioles have a surprisingly settled roster. Presently, the battles are all constrained to the outfield and designated

  • The Daily Grind: 9-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2014 -  0
    close to returning. To top it off, Glen Perkins and Greg Holland are day-to-day. Jared Burton, Casey Fien, and Wade Davis are the short term beneficiaries. The Red Sox will limit their use of Koji

  • Wade Davis Might Want To Ditch His New Approach
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/10/2011 -  2
    tendencies to compensate. Among qualified starters, Davis' 5.1 swinging strike percentage places ahead of only Brad Penny, Ivan Nova, Kyle McClellan and Dustin Moseley. For reference, the big league

  • The Daily Grind: Correa, Hand, Shoemaker
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2015 -  6
    Agenda Correa Daily DFS - Hand Tomorrow's Targets - Shoemaker, Jungmann, Aviles, Davis Factor Grid 1. Correa Well, it's official - Carlos Correa will be activated in time

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/14/2016 -  8
    without the help of the big name, you'll be a (small) step ahead of the competition. Of course, you still need to successfully identify who will play the role of Khris Davis, not to mention actually roster

  • Way Too Early Rankings: First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/27/2016 -  23
    Miguel Cabrera 3 Joey Votto 4 Edwin Encarnacion 5 Freddie Freeman 6 Wil Myers 7 Chris Davis 8 Carlos Santana 9 Jose Abreu 10 Hanley Ramirez 11 So

  • The Daily Grind: Bettis, Anderson, Venable
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2015 -  5
    Agenda Trading For Closers Daily DFS - Bettis, May Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Danks, Davis, Venable Factor Grid 1. Trading For Closers In my experience, trading for a closer

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/4/2016 -  2

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/21/2016 -  26
    17 Francisco Rodriguez 18 Wade Davis 19 A.J. Ramos 20 Kelvin Herrera I'm sure I'll catch flak for listing Familia 11th after he led the league in saves. The Mets

  • The Daily Grind: 5-11-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/11/2014 -  9
    to Start: Chris Davis is on the mends and will probably be back in the lineup by tomorrow (if not today), but I'm not too worried about Rick Porcello against the Orioles lineup all the same. Cesar Ramos

  • The Daily Grind: 9-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/18/2014 -  4
    is a factor in his favor, but the Pirates lineup is deceptively deep. They could give Workman fits. The Nationals will face a mediocre southpaw - Brad Hand. The Nats hit lefties pretty well, which

  • The Daily Grind: 9-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/25/2014 -  2
    . Anthony Swarzak will absorb another loss for a lost Twins team. Expect the Tigers to pummel him in one of the few meaningful games of the day. Brad Peacock and his high walk rate will face

  • The Daily Grind: 9-26-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2014 -  2
    . Rapid Fire: Anthony Swarzak has the unfortunate Tigers matchup. The Mets can break out some lefty bats to abuse Brad Peacock. Nick Tepesch is the Ranger of the day. Eric Jokisch will make his debut

  • A Place To Celebrate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2014 -  28
    . Continuing the reliever theme, Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, Brad Boxberger, and Andrew Miller put in frequent appearances on my rosters. I managed to scrounge a filthy rotation off the waiver wire

  • Fun With Reliever Leaderboards
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/23/2015 -  0
    , Craig Kimbrel, David Robertson, Brad Boxberger, and Steve Cishek. Will Smith, ranked sixth, is the first pitcher who doesn't look the part of a closer. Chris Sale is the only starter in the top 15

  • The Daily Grind: Trade Foibles, May, Nicolino, Rosario
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/25/2015 -  4
    is useful. Overall, he's a mediocre player in a good role. Also consider: Brad Miller, Seth Smith, Preston Tucker, Jason Castro, David DeJesus, Justin Turner, Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke, Mike

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/17/2016 -  0
    also doesn't draw walks which is a big reason why he wasn't already on the active roster. Also consider: Chris Young, Mark Reynolds, Ryan Raburn, Chase Utley, Howie Kendrick, Logan Morrison, Brad

  • The Daily Grind: 8-5-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/5/2014 -  1
    like Josh Tomlin a lot. In fact, I'm using him all over the place. But that doesn't change the fact that he's a fly ball pitcher with a high HR/FB ratio. Long balls are a DFSer's friend. Brad Hand

  • The Daily Grind: 8-14-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/14/2014 -  0
    probably allow some runs, but he's not likely to melt. Webster has struggled with the transition to the MLB hill, a trend which may continue into today. Personally, I think Brad Penny could pitch

  • The Daily Grind: Thor, Flande, Adonis, Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2015 -  8
    Estrada, Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon, Colby Lewis, Jerome Williams, Brad Hand Hitters (power): The other day, swing guy Dan Farnsworth told me to use Adonis Garcia against left-handed pitching

  • The Daily Grind: SaberSim, Lamb, Tomlin
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/14/2015 -  12
    descriptions have me worried about out pitches. We'll see how the debut looks. Stack Targets: Brad Mills, Ivan Nova, Joe Kelly, J.A. Happ, Bartolo Colon, Martin Perez, Danny Duffy, Jered Weaver

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2016 -  3
    Agenda Brad Johnson Comments About Taillon The Daily Grind Invitational and Leaderboard Daily DFS SaberSim Observations Tomorrow's Targets Factor Grid 1. Brad Johnson

  • The Daily Grind: 5-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2014 -  15
    , Target field and chilly night conditions hurt offensive expectations. The Mariners lefty stack is viable Brad Peacock on the hill. He's opposed by Felix Hernandez, so today does not look good

  • The Daily Grind: 6-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2014 -  7
    -tier against right-handed pitching, but that includes a lot of time without Chris Davis. Speaking of guys outperforming their peripherals, Daisuke Matsuzaka has some real luck on his side. His BABIP

  • The Daily Grind: 6-9-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/9/2014 -  2
    -handed pitchers (or the worst). Adam Jones is running hot and Chris Davis is always an attractive pick against mediocre righties. Despite losing two straight shutouts, the Toronto Blue Jays sure know

  • The Daily Grind: 8-21-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/21/2014 -  1
    . He has to survive the Detroit juggernaut. It's kind of shocking that Franklin Morales continues to draw starts. Brad Mills has flipped all over the league this year. He's a much better candidate

  • The Daily Grind: Choking, Happ, Ray, Robinson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/28/2015 -  5
    . The three that are contenders are still alive. I even pulled off a Christmas miracle over the weekend via four home runs from Jose Bautista and Khris Davis. I'm in the finals in my two H2H leagues, and I

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 1
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2016 -  1
    . In other news, Wade Davis' forearm strain is back. Expect him to opt for TJS any day now. I'm only a quarter kidding. Kelvin Herrera is back in business as a result, and the Davis trade rumors

  • Out of Nowhere: 2017 Breakout Candidates at First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/28/2016 -  18
    , five of the eight were outfield eligible. You probably drafted and used Murphy as a second baseman. Some of the other top first basemen like Kris Bryant, Todd Frazier, Kendrys Morales, Brad Miller

  • Three Underrated Heroes in the Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/29/2016 -  0
    Have Been a Star If Rajai Davis had entered the league last season, he would have started for 30 teams. Instead, he was used as a platoon outfielder for his entire career. The NFBC crowd selected

  • The Daily Grind: Tropeano, Eickhoff, Welington, Jankowski
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/20/2015 -  15
    Gonzalez, Mike Foltynewicz, Martin Perez, Josh Tomlin, Brad Hand, Jerome Williams, John Lamb, Yohan Flande 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended based on the works of Shane

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/26/2016 -  12
    13 Chris Carter 160 644 41 84 94 3 0.222 $12.90 14 Chris Davis 157 665 38 99 84 1 0.221 $11.80 15 Adrian Gonzalez 156 633 18 69 90 0 0.285 $9.40 16

  • The 30 Gassiest Relievers - Ridiculously Early Results
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  11
    11 of the 30 pitchers on this list fall into the closers and setup men bucket. You might have the opportunity to grab Jake McGee, Pedro Strop, Joaquin Benoit, Wade Davis, or Tom Wilhelmson. You might

  • The Pitcher Who Did the Most With the Least
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/17/2014 -  35
    Doug Davis 6 8 26 146 6.9 3.95 0.8 0.322 72.5 % 47.0 % 9.2 % 4.32 4.15 4.27 2.3 2009 Doug Davis 9 14 34 203.1 6.46 4.56 1.11 0.291 76.0 % 43.1 % 11.6 % 4.12 4.84 4.63

  • The Daily Grind: 4-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2014 -  9
    only at extreme necessity. Jesse Chavez is growing in popularity. He has a good chance to win against Brad Peacock. Robbie Erlin is fairly talented plus he's a lefty at Petco - always a good thing

  • The Daily Grind: 4-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/20/2014 -  15
    . And speaking of good stacks, Erik Johnson draws the Rangers matchup in Texas. My last stack pick is the A's against Brad Peacock. I could go deeper - Roberto Hernandez is in Denver today

  • The Daily Grind: 4-29-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2014 -  35
    Pitchers to Start: Brandon Cumpton is a no frills, get-the-job-done kind of guy. With Chris Davis on the disabled list and a tendency towards ground balls, his matchup isn't terrifying. He's opposed

  • The Daily Grind: 5-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/7/2014 -  6
    , the Twins don't have many of those to start against Danny Salazar. On the other hand, the Indians can start eight of them against Ricky Nolasco. Brad Peacock has to work his way through a potent Tigers

  • The Daily Grind - 5-13-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/13/2014 -  10
    . Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte will try to dink one down the line. Matt Joyce and David DeJesus, come on down. And while we're at it, let's see Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, and Brad

  • The Daily Grind: 5-28-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2014 -  9
    in their lineup, but Chris Davis might be enough by himself against Astros' starter Brad Peacock. His problem (Peacock) is a 14.6 percent walk rate, which works out to 6.0 BB/9. Angels starter Wade LeBlanc

  • The Daily Grind: 6-30-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2014 -  3
    -handed pitching. Brad Mills will have a tough time holding them down. His pitching style is much better suited to the Coliseum. Lesser targets include Justin Masterson, Scott Carroll, Ricky Nolasco

  • The Daily Grind: 7-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/2/2014 -  3
    righty Brad Peacock. If you have the option, the Nationals face Tyler Matzek. The Rockies string of promotees all had a reputation as high upside pitchers before the fizzled out. It feels weird

  • The Daily Grind: 7-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/12/2014 -  1
    I thought Brad Hand was a potential breakout candidate. He's posted strong strikeout and walk numbers in his recent minor league stops, but he's failed to translate those to the majors. Bruce Chen

  • The Daily Grind: 7-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/24/2014 -  3
    . He's at home tomorrow against the Cardinals. Brad Hand at Houston seems like a sink or swim type outing. The Astros strike out plenty and George Springer is out of action. However, Hand has lousy

  • The Daily Grind: 7-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/25/2014 -  0
    of meltdowns this season, so don't rule out a high scoring game. Brad Hand is once again troubled by walks. It's an old problem for the 24-year-old lefty, but I do think he'll eventually shake

  • The Daily Grind: 7-30-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2014 -  7
    exploitable among the early pitchers is lefty Brad Hand. He's opposed by a lefty-mashing Nationals lineup. Hand walks more guys than he should, which increases the damage against him. Righty Kyle

  • The Daily Grind: 8-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2014 -  0
    , there are also Khris Davis, Matt Adams, Lucas Duda, Michael Morse, and most shockingly, Allen Craig among the powerful types. Next we find some slappy guys like Adam Eaton, Everth Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain, Scooter

  • The Daily Grind: 8-22-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2014 -  0
    a pitcher's value quickly. Just ask Jose Fernandez. 2. Daily DFS Yesterday's Grind Early: Kevin Gausman and Jake Arrieta hog the early slot. DFS owners can forget about them. Late: Brad Peacock

  • The Daily Grind: 8-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2014 -  0
    reading for fantasy owners down the stretch. He highlights a few players within the post. The data are most useful to identify players who require further analysis. For example, Khris Davis is probably

  • The Daily Grind: 8-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/24/2014 -  2
    after 4:00 ET. Today's recipe for runs comes to us from Coors Field, where lefty Brad Hand will oppose righty Christian Bergman. Both pitchers are known to spontaneously combust. Kevin Correia

  • The Daily Grind: 9-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/24/2014 -  3
    of the Brew Crew. As I said yesterday, Brad Hand versus Kyle Kendrick would be a recipe for runs if either offense had any potency. The game is at Marlins Stadium, which only further serves to limit

  • The FSWA Draft And H2H Wrinkles
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2015 -  19
    and then use a waiver platoon like Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose. Again, the transaction limit forced me to aim for everyday production, which led to a few interesting roster decisions. The Team

  • The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Martinez, House
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2015 -  13
    of House and we have a recipe for cheap production. Also consider: Seth Smith, Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller, Ryan Raburn, Daren Ruf, Jeff Francoeur Hitters (speed): Jake Marisnick is becoming

  • The Daily Grind: Fiers, Wright, Wilson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/27/2015 -  9
    Kazmir, Sean O'Sullivan, Rick Porcello, Phil Hughes, Marco Estrada, Jeff Samardzija, Brad Hand, Kyle Kendrick 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended based on the works of Shane

  • The Daily Grind: Leverage, Godley, Owens
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/3/2015 -  9
    for a lengthy outing. I'll be surprised if he gets to five innings. Nuno actually has some upside as a starter. He's like a softer throwing Happ. Also consider: Jerome Williams, Danny Duffy, Brad Hand

  • The Daily Grind: Eaton, Salazar, Chi-Chi
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2015 -  10
    Rollins, Shane Victorino, Stephen Piscotty, Khris Davis, Chris Coghlan, Seth Smith, Ryan Raburn, Chris Johnson, Trevor Plouffe Hitters (speed): Brad Miller has quietly accomplished what was expected

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Duffy, Duffey
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2015 -  12
    expect the Orioles to drub him out of the game in three innings. Also consider: Miguel Gonzalez, Josh Tomlin, Ivan Nova, Martin Perez, Alfredo Simon, Wade Miley, John Lamb, Jerome Williams, Brad Hand

  • The Daily Grind: Tomlin, Duffey, Holmberg, Kiké
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/25/2015 -  8
    Williams, John Lamb, Chad Bettis, Brad Hand, Mike Foltynewicz, Matt Cain, Ivan Nova, Jered Weaver, Alex Wood, Alfredo Simon, Derek Holland, Mark Buehrle 3. SaberSim Hi/Lo Wrong: I fail to see how

  • The Daily Grind: Seager, Severino, Lamb, Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/4/2015 -  12
    couldn't handle his fastball, but that won't be the case in the majors. Also consider: Terry Doyle (or Mike Wright), Alec Asher, Wade Miley, Ervin Santana, Brad Hand, Jake Peavy, Chad Bettis, Jered

  • The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Sampson, Alfredo Simon, Ervin Santana, Brad Hand, Jake Peavy, Chad Bettis, Jered Weaver 2. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended based on the works of Shane Tourtellotte and Dan

  • The Daily Grind: Bullpen Games, Strasburg, Koehler, Wolf
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2015 -  4
    . With Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, and Adam Lind either sidelined or platoon neutralized, Garcia need only survive one hot hitter - Khris Davis. After clinching the AL pennant, the Royals can queue up

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streamers, and More for April 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/23/2016 -  3
    jumps to the forefront per the numbers. 4. Tomorrow's Targets - Blair, Hutchison, Hicks, Rollins Pitchers to Start: I've always thought Aaron is an odd name for a human (not that Brad is particular

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/28/2016 -  2
    franchises looking for a bargain closer. The Mariners would be wise to shop Cishek as a cheaper option than Wade Davis or David Robertson and a better alternative than Jeremy Jeffress or Jeanmar Gomez

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/29/2016 -  5
    lefties this season. Also consider: Rickie Weeks, Chase Utley, Aaron Hill, Eugenio Suarez, Zack Cozart, Alex Dickerson, Avisail Garcia, Melky Cabrera, Jose Ramirez, Brad Miller Hitters (speed

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/3/2016 -  0
    was having a terrible time at the plate prior to his most recent injury. He's opposed by Finnegan. Also consider: Brad Miller, Scott Schebler, Tommy Joseph, Pedro Alvarez, Hyun-soo Kim, Stephen Vogt

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/5/2016 -  1
    Zunino, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Derek Dietrich, Preston Tucker, Wilmer Flores, Brad Miller Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis has been slumpy. However, I can report that he's still

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/24/2016 -  2
    the Astros. Honestly, who knows what to expect? Stack Targets: Sean Gilmartin, Aaron Blair, Anderson, Jarred Cosart, Brad Peacock, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Duffer, Taylor Jungmann, Alec Asher, Wade

  • Six Swingers to Avoid
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/8/2014 -  31
    . He doesn't even have a platoon split to recommend him in certain situations. He's just hard to use for more than the occasional spot start off the waiver wire. 4. Khris Davis: .233/.246/.405, 0.8

  • The Daily Grind: Welcome, Betts, Hahn, Pagan
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/6/2015 -  12
    Agenda What Is This? Daily DFS - Bargain Betts? Tomorrow's Targets - Hahn, Peavy, Davis, Pagan Some Notable Pitchers on the Wire The Factor Grid 1. What Is This? Many of you

  • The Daily Grind: Rogers Centre, Nelson, Peavy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/16/2015 -  5
    Agenda Thoughts About Ackley Daily DFS - Rogers Centre GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Nelson, Peavy, Davis, Peralta Factor Grid 1. Thoughts About Ackley I've found myself

  • The Daily Grind: Dynasty, Chavez, Young
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/21/2015 -  13
    Agenda I'm Back! Dynasty Observations Pt 1 Daily DFS - Chavez Tomorrow's Targets - Young, Alvarez, Davis, Guyer Factor Grid 1. I'm Back! I'm back in action after two days lost

  • Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/18/2014 -  28
    AVG OBP SLG OPS BABIP Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 25 3 0.560 0.593 1.000 1.593 0.611 Chris Davis 1B BAL 22 3 0.500 0.560 1.000 1.560 0.533 Mike Moustakas 3B KC 35

  • The Royals: Curiouser and Curiouser
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/3/2014 -  10
    of Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, and Wade Davis for a spot in the rotation. According to manager Ned Yost, the job is his to lose. From a roster and payroll perspective, the pair of moves will cost

  • The Cruel Power of Suggestion
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2014 -  12
    in starting positions. Usually an owner knows on some level that a certain player and his expected performance is necessary for success. So when you offer Yu Darvish and Addison Reed for Chris Davis

  • The FanDuel Daily Grind 3-30-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/30/2014 -  8
    to roster four players from the same lineup, usually batting consecutively against a bad starting pitcher. That way, when Ian Kinsler drives in Rajai Davis, you get two points instead of one. When

  • Some Thoughts Regarding Holds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2015 -  54
    . Holds can occur in any inning, but it's easiest to accrue them with an setup ace like Clippard or Wade Davis. These same relievers are closers in waiting, so if anything happens to the primary guy

  • The Daily Grind: Pelfrey, Hammel, Lobstein, O'Sullivan
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2015 -  4
    Agenda Programming Notes Daily DFS  - Pelfrey, Hammel Tomorrow's Targets - Lobstein, O'Sullivan, Mayberry, Davis Factor Grid 1. Programming Notes Usually, my Saturday mornings

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2016 -  2
    consider: Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Seth Smith, Dan Vogelbach, Michael Saunders, Ryan Rua, Chris Coghlan, Justin Bour, Freddy Galvis, Josh Bell Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis

  • Mike Trout's Effect on Roster Building
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/2/2017 -  8
    ceiling than Bogaerts, but the risk is nontrivial. What if he's the Chris Davis of shortstop? That sounds like a really good thing, right? Don't forget Davis hit .196/.300/.400 with 26 home runs in 2014

  • The Daily Grind: GPPs, Harang, Simon
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/24/2015 -  21
    Agenda DFS Tournament Strategy Daily DFS - Harang and Smyly GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Simon, Danks, Davis, De Aza Factor Grid 1. DFS Tournament Strategy Yesterday we

  • The Daily Grind: Martinez, Chavez, Van Slyke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/15/2015 -  9
    Agenda Getting It Backwards Daily DFS - Martinez GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Lyons, Van Slyke, Davis Factor Grid 1. Getting It Backwards Yesterday, I recommended

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2015 -  31
    Agenda A Friendly Reminder Daily DFS - Rodriguez, Paxton Tomorrow's Targets - de la Rosa, Strasburg, Plouffe, Davis Factor Grid 1. A Friendly Reminder This is a friendly reminder

  • The Daily Grind: Rain, Matz, Masterson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2015 -  0
    Tillman, J.A. Happ, Donn Roach 3. Tomorrow's Targets - Matz, Masterson, Davis, Espinosa Pitchers to Start: Yep. You probably already missed your chance to grab Steven Matz. Through five minor

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2015 -  7
    Agenda Farnsworth on three players (in brief) Daily DFS - Younglings, Coors GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Ray, Beeler, Cingrani, Piscotty, Davis Factor Grid 1. Farnsworth

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, McCullers, Conforto, Sweeney
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2015 -  14
    Nuno 3. SaberSim Hi/Lo Wrong: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is the 26th rated hitter today. I had to double check the pitching matchup, but he is facing a righty - Yovani Gallardo. Davis

  • The Daily Grind: Crowdsourced Call Ups, Banuelos, Owens
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/1/2015 -  28
    Agenda September Call Ups Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Owens, Conley, Davis, Ichiro Factor Grid 1. September Call Ups I must admit, I'm a bit

  • How to Judge Pitcher Conversion Projects for Fantasy Purposes
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/18/2016 -  6
    What was Wade Davis like as a starting pitcher? Boring, hittable, and barely a major leaguer. As a reliever? Possibly the top player at the position. Davis has an interesting history - he

  • 18 AL Stolen Base Sleepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/30/2016 -  18
    , strikeout, and batted ball numbers imply he was better versus right-handed pitching. Indians - Jose Ramirez, Tyler Naquin, and Rajai Davis Ramirez is one of the sleepiest names on this list

  • 2016 Retrospective: A Year of Dynasty Trades
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/11/2016 -  1
    Davis Jed Lowrie 6/12/16 Matt Shoemaker Lucas Duda Josh Naylor 6/13/16 James Paxton Joey Rickard Tyler O'Neill 6/23/16 Miguel

  • 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    , so there's that. 6. Michael Cuddyer, OF Cuddy is really terrible in the outfield. That hasn't stopped the Rockies in the past (ahem, Brad Hawpe), but they do have four center fielders

  • Finding the Ideal Leadoff Hitter
    in Community by Brad Oremland - 7/3/2014 -  16
    , .253 t56    Jack Glasscock, .253 t58    Ed Delahanty, .252 t58    Harvey Kuenn, .252 t58    Nap Lajoie, .252 t58    Honus Wagner, .252 t58    Dixie Walker, .252 t63    George Davis, .251 t63

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2016 -  18
    $2.60 $1.20 ($3.10) $3.20 $3.70 $7.90 12 Brad Brach 79 $0.60 ($1.10) $3.30 $1.50 ($2.00) $2.30 $3.70 $7.00 13 Francisco Rodriguez 58 ($3.60) $8.50 $0.00 $0.10 ($4.20

  • 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

  • Projection Leaderboard Fun Courtesy of ZiPS and Fans
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  2
    0.389 Chris Davis 149 612 0.377 | Joe Mauer 147 649 0.386 Jose Abreu 130 538 0.375 | Ryan Braun 152 665 0.386 Prince Fielder 155 669 0.372 | Prince Fielder 156

  • Michael Bourn: To Steal a Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/2/2013 -  0
    be abandoned entirely on draft day, but there is a distinct possibility that you could beat his performance in all five categories with a waiver wire platoon of Rajai Davis and Raul Ibanez (as an example

  • Dallas Keuchel, Further Reviewed
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/29/2014 -  21
    rate. Even though he's sitting down 22 percent of batters with a 11.5 swinging strike rate, he only has a 7.77 K/9. As such, you'll want to pair him with a top reliever like Wade Davis

  • Tactics and Strategy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/27/2014 -  19
    with a super cheap pen. If you can reasonably expect to grab a Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, and Ken Giles on a $1-2 contract as needed, why should you pay $20 for Craig Kimbrel? The lesson today

  • An Alternative To Punting
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/4/2015 -  17
    relievers will usually work their way into save situations. Some might be cursed with a bad team (think Cole Hamels) or stuck behind another relief stud (Wade Davis), but those counting stats are likely

  • Paul Gold Standard
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/29/2015 -  7
    valuable first baseman at a hair under $37. Other first basemen matched the Gold Standard in part, but none kept pace with his five category domination. Chris Davis had similar run production and 14

  • Relievers Who Have SP-Eligibility in Yahoo
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/28/2014 -  16
    in his return last season. His strikeout rates have always been middling in the majors, but his stuff suggests potential for a leap forward. Wade Davis: The Royals tried to Davis as a starter last

  • The Daily Grind: 5-5-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2014 -  8
    George Springer, Chris Carter, and Jesus Guzman are worthy of consideration against Ray. Lonnie Chisenhall and David Murphy will go to work against Samuel Deduno. Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: 8-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2014 -  2
    are hittable, although both lineups are mediocre. Hitters (power): Again with the Seth Smith. Parra was ostensibly acquired by the Brewers to platoon with Khris Davis. This is one of those days

  • The Daily Grind: 8-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2014 -  3
    shortstop, batted second last night Rajai Davis - Tigers leadoff against a lefty Sam Fuld - A's leadoff against a righty Ender Inciarte - Dbacks leadoff against a righty Other down-in-the-order

  • The Daily Grind: Audits, Salazar, Stubbs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2015 -  5
    against lefties - .280/.353/.460. As an added bonus, he also has a .834 OPS against fly ball pitchers. Also consider: Justin Ruggiano, Rickie Weeks, Ike Davis, Mike Aviles, Kevin Kiermaier, Brock

  • The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Conundrum, Godley, Tillman
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/23/2015 -  15
    veteran. Two of the players would be keepers. If/when Springer returns, he replaces my platoon of Brandon Moss, Rajai Davis, and Melky Cabrera. He's a much more modest upgrade than I'd receive from

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2015 -  2
    count it out. Also consider: Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke, Jake Lamb, Preston Tucker, Geovany Soto, Yonder Alonso Hitters (speed): It's Rajai Davis day. This is usually where I comment about him

  • The Daily Grind: DL, Heaney, Ray, Bourn
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/7/2015 -  4
    in the minors - and that came way back in 2012. We're probably dealing with a high BABIP hitter. He'll face Sampson. Also consider: David Peralta, Brayan Pena, Khris Davis, Jayson Werth, Chris

  • The Daily Grind: SaberSim, Shoemaker, Gray
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/27/2015 -  18
    page. Listed 17th (15th after removing injured guys) is Rajai Davis. Once again, he's being ranked between stalwarts like Starling Marte and Brandon Belt. Davis is not facing a lefty and has a luck

  • Stars and Scrubs and Ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/2/2016 -  13
    Rajai Davis $1 Dom Nunez $1 Delino Deshields Jr. $1 Brandon Phillips $1 Daniel Hudson $1 Bobby Bradley $1 Greg Holland $1 John Murphy $1 Tony Zych $1 Mike Napoli

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2016 -  1
    , Daniel Nava, Franklin Gutierrez, Chase Utley Hitters (speed): Leadoff man Rajai Davis will have the platoon advantage against Danks. Unless a miracle has occurred, Danks is probably still an easily

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/28/2016 -  2
    : Chase Utley, Chris Coghlan, Jed Lowrie, Mark Reynolds, Ryan Raburn, Brandon Drury, Martin Prado, Aaron Hicks, John Jaso, David Freese, Mike Napoli Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis will take

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/18/2016 -  9
    (power): If you're in need of a plug-and-play catcher, Miguel Montero will be the most available Cub versus Guerra. He even stole a base yesterday! Also consider: Khris Davis, Danny Valencia, Chase

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/19/2016 -  6
    on the leaderboard. In fact, all of the top three finishers were new to the leaderboard - welcome! Johnny Cueto, Nate Eovaldi, and Rajai Davis carried the day. By popular demand, today's not-so-Thin

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/20/2016 -  6
    , Carlos Santana, Jeff Francoeur, Rajai, Davis, and Jose Reddick were my big picks. The leaderboard is updated. We're back on DraftKings today where the prices on every ace not named Jake Arrieta

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2016 -  7
    : Steven Brault, Jake Thompson, Rafael Montero, James Shields, Dillon Gee, Hector Santiago, Wade Miley, Matt Andriese, Zach Davis, Kenta Maeda, Marco Estrada, Jon Gray 4. SaberSim Observations

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  10
    could have a solid outing. I'm betting against it. He's a homer prone fly ball pitcher with 1.49 HR/9. He's pitching against a team with Khris Davis and Marcus Semien (among other lesser power threats

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Third Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/8/2016 -  22
    improves, he's a Rendon clone or better. Sano may have been the hardest player to rank. How did he only hit 20 home runs? Someday, Sano will go full Chris Davis and launch 50 or more homers. Maybe

  • Out of Nowhere: Breakout Candidates at Third Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/18/2016 -  0
    may finally tap into his 40 home run potential after fizzling in 2016. I view Sano as the Chris Davis of third base. Remember how long it took Davis to establish himself. Alex Bregman is the top

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2017 -  6
    , and Albert Almora. Schwarber's usage at catcher is relevant here too. The rotation is five players deep and...cliff (not Lee). Tyson Ross would have been a nice addition. In the bullpen, Wade Davis

  • Leonys Martin: To Platoon or Not to Platoon
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/20/2013 -  4
    Martin are available at some point every season (ahem, Rajai Davis). His only standout category was stolen bases, while the rates he posted in other categories were average or slightly below. In Ottoneu

  • The Daily Grind: 4-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/1/2014 -  10
    in Arlington, TX. Hitters (power): The Mets have selected the contract of Bobby Bonilla after Ike Davis hurt himself yesterday. Again. Bonilla comes with the standard "best shape of his life" moniker

  • The Daily Grind: 4-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2014 -  4
    matched Pena's production, the bigger problem with my team was Buster Posey, Chris Davis, and the Rick Porcello. Don't get me wrong, the Pena's of the world have their place, especially if you're

  • The Daily Grind 4-27-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/27/2014 -  2
    of the quotation marks. If you used one or both of these pitchers yesterday, you probably lost. Maybe Tanner Roark saved you? Chris Davis landed on the disabled list with an oblique strain, Ryan

  • The Daily Grind: 6-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/15/2014 -  3
    Hyun-Jin Ryu. Similarly to Martinez, if Davis is in, he's a smart play. Leadoff man Brock Holt is a strong play against Correia. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have

  • Death To One-Size-Fits-All
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/22/2014 -  12
    of this as being ready to hit all pitches. You might go into the draft prepared to hammer a fastball. Then Chris Davis doesn't show up for the year, and Bryce Harper fizzles, and...you get the picture. Life

  • Ottoneu Rebuild Strategy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/2/2014 -  12
    Any keeper league that allows offseason trading will have its share of rebuilding teams. The guy who drafted Chris Davis, Joey Votto, and Cliff Lee will need time to recover from those dreadful picks

  • Exploring My Personal Biases With Adam Jones
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/29/2014 -  17
    article, OrangeBlackBird looked for evidence to support or refute my concern. He found Chili Davis, Jack Clark, and Reggie Smith exhibited similar skill sets and performed well for years after their age 29

  • Fantasy Conundrum: Depth At Replacement Level
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/13/2015 -  41
    situationally. To put a name on it, let's say Rajai Davis is a replacement level outfielder in your league. If you can afford to use him only against left-handed pitchers, the numbers that get counted for your

  • How I View Starting Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/27/2015 -  27
    benefits by himself, but a composite ace approach does offer some advantages. The best case scenario is something like Collin McHugh with Wade Davis. Had you grabbed both players, you would have

  • The Daily Grind: NotGraphs, Peralta, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/8/2015 -  32
    of squaring up a ball on any day. Also consider: Kendrys Morales, Luis Valbuena, Ike Davis, Navarro Hitters (speed): Michael Bourn is a difficult player to analyze. He was a fantasy beast in 2012 - his

  • The Daily Grind: Milone, Montero, Reddick
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/27/2015 -  11
    at Target Field. They'll face southpaw Tommy Milone. He's benefited from a .196 BABIP. The Tigers' righty-heavy lineup usually mashes mediocre lefties. Detroit will be without Rajai Davis - he strained

  • The Daily Grind: Farmer, Rodon, Welington
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/24/2015 -  7
    Young, Preston Tucker, Jason Castro, Danny Espinosa, Kelly Johnson, Yasmany Tomas, Chris Coghlan, Delmon Young, Nolan Reimold, Steve Pearce Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis activate! It's a tough matchup

  • Preparing For The Winter - Ottoneu Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/17/2015 -  3
    Old Farms Winged Beavers $1 Mike Trout $5 Chris Davis Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers $1 Corey Kluber $4 Carlos Correa Bang the Woodrum $2 Zack Greinke $3 Xander Bogaerts

  • The Daily Grind: Untimely DFS Advice
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/2/2015 -  23
    there making picks. Rajai Davis versus a lefty? He's a good bargain, but I'll look elsewhere for myself. I assume DraftKings' contractors are doing the exact same thing. They probably make picks in good

  • On Full Health Projections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/4/2015 -  9
    or huge rebounds like Chris Davis.  There's something to be said for making your own luck. Gambling on so-called injury prone players can be the easiest way to chase unexpectedly good performances

  • Assorted Notes: Turner, Sano, Chapman
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2016 -  16
    the "replace" route. He's so good that four-fifths of a season still places him among the top relievers. He's fifth on my board now behind Craig Kimbrel, Wade Davis, Kenley Jansen, and Zach Britton

  • 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 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  1
    , then Santana is an upgrade. He's opposed by Gee. Also consider: Tony Kemp, Aaron Hicks, Rajai Davis, Cesar Hernandez, Eduardo Nunez 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/9/2016 -  1
    . He'll eventually regress but first he has a plus matchup versus the suddenly crafty CC Sabathia. Also consider: Rajai Davis, Albert Almora 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/21/2016 -  0
    , Cameron Maybin, Ender Inciarte, Jace Peterson, Roman Quinn, Rajai Davis, Jarrod Dyson, Terrance Gore 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters

  • Bill James Awards
    in Community by Brad Oremland - 10/24/2014 -  4
    give Revere the Jesús Alou Demerit for being way worse than his .306 batting average implies. On the other side, players who out-performed their BA, we find Chris Davis (88 H, 155 SecB, 137 R+RBI

  • Lessons From a Botched Yahoo Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  32
    Chris Davis 21 keeper 2B Jason Kipnis 22 keeper SS Elvis Andrus 16 draft 3B Kyle Seager 18 draft CI Adam Lind 6 draft MI Daniel Murphy 10 draft OF Carlos

  • Blockbusting Ottoneu Style
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/5/2016 -  13
    Blackmon $12 Eric Thames $2 Odubel Herrera $3 George Springer $24 Second Basemen Hyun-soo Kim $4 Jason Kipnis $21 Rajai Davis $3 Matt Carpenter

  • Brad Peacock (again!), Ryan Flaherty and Addison Reed: Prospect Chatter
    in RotoGraphs by Jason Catania - 1/10/2012 -  0
    In this edition... A second take on Brad Peacock, a first look at a couple of Ryans and another reason rookie Addison Reed could be the White Sox's new closer. When teams make moves, trades

  • Elite Relievers in an Ottoneu Points Format
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/17/2014 -  8
    that lists the common players among Ottoneu winners last season. The top of the list is dominated by a certain type of player, guys like Donaldson, Adam Wainwright, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Davis, and Francisco

  • Ottoneu Strategy Corner: Various Offseason Trade Strategies
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/20/2014 -  6
    Wade Davis. My theory was that if I could get somebody to accept him via trade, then they would be more inclined to keep him, thus wasting $12. Ideally, you can target players you would like

  • The Pirates Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/4/2014 -  15
    dissimilar to Chris Davis. You need not draft him, but it might be worth remembering that he exists. Snider will probably battle Decker for the fourth outfielder role. Whoever wins should see more

  • So Your Keeper League Has Too Many Fire Sales...
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2014 -  32
    traded him last week, but that's beside the point). Aside from Mike Trout, the best keepers in this league are the Chris Davis's and Jose Bautista's of the world. In that first year draft, a fellow

  • The Daily Grind: 4-6-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/6/2014 -  11
    a lot of sense. Yesterday's hero Ike Davis is expected to start. Who started him? (crickets) Here's something I didn't expect to recommend...try stacking the Marlins against Ian Kennedy

  • The Daily Grind: 4-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/17/2014 -  14
    facing Drew Hutchison. Hitters (speed): Ben Revere and Tony Gwynn Jr. (if he starts) are solid speed plays. Maybe Charlie Blackmon will be leading off for the Rockies. Rajai Davis is facing

  • The Daily Grind: 4-28-14 - Present by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/28/2014 -  34
    . If Adam LaRoche is available in your league, he's a great play tomorrow. Corey Dickerson should be back in the lineup after a couple days off. Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis will leadoff

  • Sometimes It Pays to Make a Bad Trade
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2014 -  31
    current closers plus another top reliever. There are only five reliever slots in this league, but my Jenrry Mejia and Wade Davis can be used as starters. The trade I eventually made was Brantley for Dee

  • The Daily Grind: 5-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/25/2014 -  11
    in Ottoneu. Matt Joyce is startable against Drew Hutchison. Yan Gomes has hit pretty well recently. He'll have the platoon advantage against Quintana. Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis finally has

  • The Daily Grind: 5-27-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/27/2014 -  6
    is quite a bit uglier than his 4.17 xFIP. His peripherals have declined this season, but not very much. The Orioles have a decent offense and Chris Davis is supposed to return tonight. At the end

  • The Daily Grind: 5-31-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2014 -  6
    Buehrle. Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis also faces Elias. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight

  • The Daily Grind: 6-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/18/2014 -  0
    . Hitters (speed): Adam Eaton gets the first look at Pino. James Jones and Endy Chavez can swipe bags, assuming they reach base. Scooter Gennett is still doing the leadoff thing. Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: 6-27-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2014 -  18
    , but he will play twice tomorrow. Actually, Dan Uggla is liable to start one game just to get him work. Rajai Davis has a decent matchup if he plays. 4. Table The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: 7-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2014 -  1
    ): If B.J. Upton is available, he'll probably leadoff against Stults. Rajai Davis may get another start if they decide to take it easy with J.D. Martinez. 4. Table The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: 7-28-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/28/2014 -  0
    and speed, which makes them nice pick ups. Rajai Davis would be a great pick if he weren't frequently left on the bench. If he does play, he'll have the platoon advantage against Jose Quintana. 4

  • The Daily Grind: 7-31-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/31/2014 -  5
    not be worth it. With the Lester-Cespedes trade in the books, look for Billy Burns to play more frequently than originally expected. Think Jarrod Dyson with a poor man's Billy Hamilton upside. Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: 8-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/12/2014 -  9
    Drew aren't big power hitters, but you don't have to be in order to swat one at Camden Yards. Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds appear to be the available Brewers these days. Derek Norris and Jonny

  • The Daily Grind: 8-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/18/2014 -  3
    . John Jaso is one away from matching his career high in home runs. He's been a nice valuable piece for streaming owners this season. Mark Reynolds, Khris Davis, and Rickie Weeks are some

  • The Daily Grind: 9-11-14 - Presented by FanGraphs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/11/2014 -  0
    it was advantageous. What can I say, I'm not a perfectionist. The data Daniel is offering has more granularity. You can attempt to use individual BABIPs. For example, my method was far to friendly to Chris Davis

  • The Pit Of Despair
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/10/2014 -  37
    in question doesn't have enough bench space to roster part-timers. I spent some time with Dellin Betances and Wade Davis, only to stream them away for position player plugs. In this case, I don't

  • The Daily Grind: Iglesias, ARod, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2015 -  10
    lefty CC Sabathia tomorrow. Also consider: Ryan Raburn, Ike Davis, Stephen Vogt, Luis Valbuena, Dustin Ackley Hitters (speed): Dalton Pompey has a prominent role in the Blue Jays. However, he

  • The Daily Grind: Moustakas, Kelly, Mayberry, Marisnick
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/21/2015 -  15
    Alonso, David Peralta, Ike Davis, Seth Smith Hitters (speed): In his third shot for a major league job, Jake Marisnick is showing improved contact. The result is a .324/.351/.529 line. If he can

  • The Daily Grind: Guerrero, Buehrle, Frias
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/6/2015 -  13
    bat down in the order and could swipe a base. Also consider: Nori Aoki, Ender Inciarte, Kevin Kiermaier, Rajai Davis 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best

  • The Daily Grind: Maxwell, Eovaldi, Pearce
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/11/2015 -  9
    , Derek Norris, Justin Bour, Ike Davis, Mark Canha Hitters (speed): The White Sox have stuck with Adam Eaton as their leadoff man against right-handed pitchers. Presumably, they expect his .235 BABIP

  • The Daily Grind: Estrada, DeSclafani, Wright
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2015 -  6
    the worst team again left-handed pitchers with a 28 percent strikeout rate Strangely, the Buccos have a 19.6 percent punch out rate against righties...Regression? Colby Rasmus, Chris Davis, Mike Zunino

  • The Daily Grind: deGrom, Salazar, Van Slyke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/26/2015 -  11
    against O'Sullivan if you need a swipe. Also consider: Adam Eaton, Rajai Davis 4. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color

  • The Daily Grind: Anibal, Chi Chi, Ruf
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/29/2015 -  14
    rejected the idea and re-offered $11 Yu Darvish and $1-8 Kyle Schwarber. I consider those players to be worth a marginal non-keeper like Ryan Zimmerman (Darvish) or Khris Davis (Schwarber). If I

  • The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2015 -  6
    to offer much excitement with his four category profile. He's opposed by Williams of the Jerome variety. Not Perez. I like plural first names. Also consider: Brandon Guyer, Rajai Davis, Jace Peterson

  • The Daily Grind: Fading, Wada, Bour
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/5/2015 -  6
    , but he could score a couple runs. Also consider: Ender Inciarte, Rajai Davis, Billy Burns 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Aces, Moore, Miley
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/1/2015 -  1
    , Mike Aviles, Giovanny Urshela Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis has a tough matchup against Francisco Liriano. The Pirates southpaw has reverse platoon splits due to an excellent change up. Alas, your

  • The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2015 -  8
    Eaton, Ichiro Suzuki, Rajai Davis 4. Weather Warnings New York, Pittsburgh, Texas, and Colorado all have storm risks. Monitor the situation as they could all be delayed or even postponed

  • The Daily Grind: Buchanan, Rubby, Kang
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/11/2015 -  1
    this season. Also consider: Nick Hundley, Nick Markakis, Khris Davis, Eddie Rosario, Chris Young Hitters (speed): Freddy Galvis isn't a big base runner, but he could swipe 10 to 15 a season

  • The Daily Grind: Franco, Erasmo, Gray
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/18/2015 -  2
    discipline is slightly better against southpaws. A matchup against Jon Niese makes Reynolds a league average hitter. Also consider: Randal Grichuk, Khris Davis, David DeJesus, Kevin Kiermaier

  • The Daily Grind: Hernandez, Conger, Eaton
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/22/2015 -  11
    a better version of Rajai Davis. It's risky, but I've already targeted Hernandez as a keeper in a couple leagues. In one, I traded Lance Lynn to acquire him. 2. Daily DFS  Early: Participants

  • The Daily Grind: Final Trades, Ross, Garcia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2015 -  0
    below, but he's one of the best free plays for home runs. Also consider: David Murphy, David DeJesus, Andre Ethier, Stephen Piscotty, David Peralta, Eddie Rosario, Khris Davis, Chris Coghlan

  • The Daily Grind: Eaton, Buehrle, Cravy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/12/2015 -  7
    home run threats at Kauffman Stadium, but they could offer a couple doubles. Watch out for the Royals ridiculous bullpen. Also consider: Andre Ethier, Khris Davis, Chris Coghlan, Eddie Rosario, Aaron

  • The Daily Grind: Utley, Strasburg, Ray, Jennings
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/13/2015 -  8
    , Preston Tucker, Khris Davis, Utley, C.J. Cron, Adonis Garcia, David Peralta, Jake Lamb, Hitters (speed): If it were up to me, Jarrod Dyson would start against every righty while Alex Gordon is out

  • The Daily Grind: Sleepers, Hi/Lo, Dickey, Holland
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/18/2015 -  8
    Davis, Will Venable 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: Splits Issues, Nola, Medlen, Schoop
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/28/2015 -  12
    , Welington Castillo, Eddie Rosario, Khris Davis, Eugenio Suarez, C.J. Cron, Josh Harrison, Jedd Gyorko, Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, Stephen Piscotty, Michael Conforto Hitters (speed): Denard Span is back

  • The Daily Grind: Corbin, Dickey, Blanco
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2015 -  0
    venue for lefty power. Also consider: Khris Davis, Elian Herrera, Domingo Santana, Jason Rogers, Jimmy Rollins, Justin Turner, Scott Van Slyke, Jake Lamb, Chris Colabello, Logan Forsythe Hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Smyly, Corbin, Gyorko
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/18/2015 -  13
    . Also consider: Dustin Garneau, Wilin Rosario, A.J. Pierzynski, C.J. Cron, Eddie Rosario, Scooter Gennett, Khris Davis, Jonny Gomes, Brandon Guyer, Logan Forsythe, Richie Shaffer, J.P. Arencibia

  • The Daily Grind: Porcello, Conley, Asher, Dietrich
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/23/2015 -  11
    are without Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun. That leaves Adam Lind and Khris Davis as the only two hitters of note. Every other Brewer has a Triple-A quality bat. He should do fine. Will he though? My

  • The Daily Grind: Smyly, Corbin, Hicks, Rollins
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/30/2015 -  1
    the Cashner recommendation. He's posted pedestrian numbers on the season, but his talent is still readily apparent. The Brewers offense is a skeleton crew. Only Adam Lind and Khris Davis produce

  • Crazy Crazy Crazy Drafts
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/8/2016 -  15
    . The eight $1 players are also diversified. Andre Ethier was a top 12 hitter against right-handed pitching last year. I was pleased to land him early in the draft. Rajai Davis is a platoon bat who should

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/8/2016 -  11
    probably hit at the bottom of the order against Doug Fister. I foresee another ugly season for the soft-tossing sinkerballer. Also consider: Leonys Martin, Joey Rickard, Rajai Davis 5

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2016 -  2
    a regular streaming target despite the massive and obvious flaws. Also consider: Tyler Goeddel, Peter Bourjos, Cory Spangenberg, Rajai Davis, Angel Pagan 5. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 12
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  6
    outfield gives him extra opportunities to spray singles. Also consider: Jonathan Villar, Rajai Davis, Cory Spangenberg, Michael Taylor, Joey Rickard, Craig Gentry 5. The Factor Grid The table

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2016 -  4
    improve over time. He tends to bat second against righties like Cain. Also consider: Angel Pagan, Rafael Ortega, Jimmy Rollins, Rajai Davis 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/21/2016 -  0
    link, please drop a note in the comments or on Twitter. Yesterday blended my two least favorite aspects of DFS. On DraftKings, I had enough money for Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo, so I upgraded from

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/22/2016 -  6
    is still very real. Also consider: Franklin Gutierrez, C.J. Cron, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Brandon Moss, Jake Lamb, Chase Utley, Javier Baez, Scooter Gennett, Mark Canha, Khris Davis, Jed Lowrie Hitters

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/30/2016 -  1
    Smith, Adam Lind, Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis, Stephen Vogt, Chris Coghlan, Eddie Rosario, Orlando Arcia, Derek Dietrich, Justin Bour, Adam Duvall Hitters (speed): Anthony Gose has shown more power than

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  8
    Guyer. The 30-year-old is off to a strong start this year and has a .271/.366/.436 career line versus southpaws. He's against Wood. Also consider: Cesar Hernandez, Rajai Davis, Leonys Martin, Rafael

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2016 -  4
    , Oswaldo Arcia, Jake Lamb, Darin Ruf, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis, Stephen Vogt Hitters (speed): Coco Crisp might offer a little power AND speed at Camden Yards. He's opposed

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  5
    tanking. Also consider: Jonathan Villar, Cesar Hernandez, Rajai Davis 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2016 -  10
    consider: Chase Utley, Drew Stubbs, Jake Lamb, Steven Moya, John Jaso, Nolan Reimold, Seth Smith, Adam Lind Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis doesn't have the platoon advantage. Use him anyway. He'll reach

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 26
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/26/2016 -  3
    opposed by Manaea. The lefty prospect has been a disappointment in his debut. Also consider: Tony Kemp, Jimmy Rollins, Ichiro Suzuki, Rajai Davis, Jose Ramirez 6. The Factor Grid The table

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/27/2016 -  6
    : Tony Kemp, Rajai Davis, Eduardo Nunez 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 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/3/2016 -  3
    projection. This is mostly just a reminder that he's still freely available in 62 percent of Yahoo leagues. He was drafted in all of mine... Also consider: Jarrod Dyson, Rajai Davis, Eduardo Nunez

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 4
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2016 -  0
    Asche, Jeff Francoeur, Chase Utley, Trayce Thompson, Dae-ho Lee, Chris Iannetta, Robbie Grossman, David Freese, Sean Rodriguez, Kevin Pillar Hitters (speed): With Marlon Byrd suspended, Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/6/2016 -  4
    be a regular stolen base threat. How else will the Braves score runs? Also consider: Mallex Smith, Rajai Davis 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/10/2016 -  5
    years. 2. The Daily Grind Invitational and Leaderboard It was a low octane day on the DFS front. Chris Davis provided the big thump while Adam Wainwright's tepid line was good enough for top

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/11/2016 -  2
    , Chris Coghlan, Jon Jay, Brett Wallace Hitters (speed): It's a Rajai Davis day. He'll lead off against Huff. Also consider: Michael Taylor, Cameron Maybin 5. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2016 -  1
    this year. He should still get the start tomorrow at Coors Field. Also consider: Whit Merrifield, Rajai Davis, Tyler Naquin, Cameron Maybin 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2016 -  0
    Iwakuma, but I'd rather not target the Tigers offense. Kevin Gausman, Zach Davis, Collin McHugh, and R.A. Dickey all have good matchups and the potential for a 60 point outing on FanDuel. They should

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  7
    leaning on Brewers versus the Braves. If Perez isn't available, try Gennett or Arcia. Also consider: Tim Anderson, Hernan Perez, Scooter Gennett, Orlando Arcia, Rajai Davis, Denard Span, Angel Pagan

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/10/2016 -  2
    only get the one category from him. Also consider: Rajai Davis, Jace Peterson, Ender Inciarte, Hernan Perez, Ryan Gennett, Orlando Arcia 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/11/2016 -  2
    in a one-off sense. Also consider: Orlando Arcia, Tim Anderson, Travis Jankowski, Rajai Davis 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/20/2016 -  0
    Invitational and Leaderboard No contest today! Jschwietzer won yesterday with massive 40 point performances from Evan Gattis, Khris Davis, and Jose Altuve. I'll update the leaderboard on Monday. 3. Daily

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2016 -  5
    as the Phillies leadoff man. He even has a pair of home runs in his last five games. Hernandez is opposed by the ludicrously terrible stage magician, The Great Ranaudo. Also consider: Rajai Davis, Jorge Polanco

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/31/2016 -  2
    that my Indians stack went wild, Mike Trout and Kris Bryant both double-homered, and Tyler Anderson tossed a gem. Aside from a big game from Rajai Davis, none of that really happened. And to add insult

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/9/2016 -  0
    league quality pitcher, giving DeShields a good chance to reach base and scamper. Also consider: Delino DeShields, Angel Pagan, Denard Span, Orlando Arcia, Jace Peterson, Ender Inciarte, Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/28/2016 -  4
    consider: Angel Pagan, Carlos Asuaje, Jose Peraza, Jarrod Dyson, Ender Inciarte, Jace Peterson, Cesar Hernandez, Rajai Davis 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have

  • An Early Look at 2017 Positional Depth
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/12/2016 -  6
    land on the disabled list (Wade Davis), others flop (Trevor Rosenthal), and still others emerge out of nowhere (Edwin Diaz) or finally get a chance to close (Dellin Betances). In most leagues, you

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  18
    . Just bear in mind, a regressed Turner could still pop 15 home runs, steal 50 bases, and bat .280. Those steals give you breathing room to pursue home runs in flawed containers (i.e. Khris Davis

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/21/2016 -  1
    Carlos Gonzalez 150 632 25 87 100 2 0.298 18.2 12 Christian Yelich 155 659 21 78 98 9 0.298 17.2 13 Khris Davis 150 610 42 85 102 1 0.247 17 14 Starling Marte

  • Out of Nowhere: Speedy Outfielders
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    percent strikeout rate. His contact issues are consistent with the minor league track record. Since Broxton walks frequently, think of him as the stolen base version of Chris Davis. Except Broxton

  • Three Guys Built For 40 Home Runs
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    wall. Suddenly, Bird's not looking much different than Chris Davis despite costing a MUCH later pick. Remember, this projection was built on a series of shaky assumptions. If it works out, we'll

  • Leadoff Rating 2.0
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    Tigers: Rajai Davis, .345 LOR, .294/.336/.422 Detroit has three hitters with a wOBA of at least .380. If you bat them somewhere in the 2-5 spots, Davis is probably the best leadoff, especially now

  • Valuing Your Last Roster Spot
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/18/2013 -  15
    deploy your last roster spot in an optimal manner. Say you roster Rajai Davis so as to add about 20 marginal steals (you wouldn't play him every time he starts), but then end up winning the category

  • Nomination Strategy Guide
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    caliber players go for more than I expected. I only needed a CI after keeping Chris Davis and my fallback plan was Abreu. I should have put him forward early to see if I could sneak him off the board. What

  • The Daily Grind: Fear, Duffey, Ross, Span
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/26/2015 -  10
    on rehab assignment. Also consider: Tyler Saladino, Cesar Hernandez, Darnell Sweeney, Gregor Blanco, Rajai Davis 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2016 -  6
    back to The Daily Grind. I've been hosting this column since 2012. I dug up this gem from April 24 featuring recommendations to try Chris Sale, Carlos Gomez, and Chris Davis. Also blasts from

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    and Angel Pagan. #13 Tigers Name PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR Fld WAR Torii Hunter 595 .285 .330 .431 .333 5.0 -0.6 -0.5 1.9 Rajai Davis   70 .261 .306

  • MLB 2014 All-Loser Team
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    too hot after seeing Betances' stats, but McGee was third in the majors (among relievers) in each category, trailing only Betances and Wade Davis. McGee also had very low walk and home run rates

  • Arrieta and Davis
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    Jacob Arrieta and Wade Davis are both aged 24, right-handed, and rookie starting pitchers cutting their teeth in the frenzied American League East. Neither is recording the kind of whiffs their stuff

  • Get to Know Brad Boxberger
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 1/23/2014 -  4
    Get to know new Tampa Bay Ray Brad Boxberger. He likes running water. No running water in hotel... Great job @HolidayInn— Brad Boxberger (@Brad_Boxberger) August 6, 2013 He hates

  • Daily Graphing - Brad Wilkerson
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    ESPN is reporting that Nationals players Brad Wilkerson, Terrmel Sledge, and a player to be named will be headed to the Rangers in exchange for Alfonso Soriano. After Brad Wilkerson hit a career

  • Chris Davis is Not on Steroids
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    @MichiganMagic1 No— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavis_19) June 30, 2013 When he's not quoting the Bible, Chris Davis takes time on Twitter to answer those who've been watching his incredible

  • Daily Graphing - Brad Lidge
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    There's been a lot of talk recently about the reason for Brad Lidge's NLCS game 5 blown save. One of the most common answers to that one blown save has been, "he's overworked". Let

  • The Area Where Khris Davis Became Chris Davis
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 3/23/2016 -  6
    Chris Davis earned a seven-year, $161 million contract with the Orioles this offseason. Khris Davis was traded to the A's for a couple low-minors prospects. Chris Davis is a lefty, and plays first

  • Brad Ziegler Is a Freak
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    bizarreness aside, good relievers aren't cheap anymore. Well, unless they're good in a really weird way, anyway. Wherever he ends up, Brad Ziegler is expected to land ~2 years, $17 million. Not bad

  • Brad Miller Is Worth Claiming
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    Unable to stomach Brendan Ryan and his .230 wOBA as the team's primary shortstop any longer, the Seattle Mariners have reportedly called up 23-year-old Brad Miller in an attempt to breathe some life

  • Steven Spielberg's [Brad] Lincoln
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    Brad Lincoln is hunched in the waiting room of a doctor's office, world-weary and rain-soaked. Outside, rain falls steadily. Lincoln is approached by two children who, to his surprise, know who

  • Khris Davis: Kind of Like Chris Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 11/26/2014 -  2
    The Milwaukee Brewers’ outfield is home to a pair of highly sought outfielders in fantasy baseball leagues. Khris Davis, after a .279/.353/.596 showing in 153 plate appearances in 2013, was the clear

  • Brad Ziegler's Excellent Adventure
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/3/2008 -  0
    Oakland A's submariner Brad Ziegler took a rather circuitous route to major league success. Originally a 20th round selection by Philadelphia Phillies in the 2003 amateur entry draft, Ziegler

  • Brad Bergesen: Servicable or Bust?
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Budreika - 3/6/2010 -  4
    Brad Bergesen's player profile here at FanGraphs has been playing mind games with me for a few days. Simply put, it's tough to get a good handle on what to expect from this guy. I really do enjoy

  • Meet Brad Ziegler
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    that simply can't be hit in the air (Brandon Webb, Chien-Ming Wang). And then there's Brad Ziegler. He's a side-arm reliever for the A's, and his fastball tops out at about 86 MPH. It's basically

  • The Underrated Brad Bergesen
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    Yards, Brad Bergesen and his 89 MPH fastball has snuck into the team photo and is threatening to stick around. I'm going to go so far as to say he's the best pitcher that most people have never heard

  • Tightening Brad Miller's Leash
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 4/22/2014 -  29
    Brad Miller is no longer taking walks or getting hits. That’s obviously a problem, because it means he’s killing your team in average, failing to drive in runs and not getting on base to score runs

  • Daily Graphing - Brad Penny
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    Brad Penny and Hee Seop Choi for Guillermo Mota, Paul LoDuca, and Juan Encarnacion. That trade made two years ago was most likely Paul DePodesta's defining transaction as GM of the Dodgers. Nobody

  • Brad Lidge's Issues
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/27/2009 -  17
    Of all of the pitchers struggling on the Phillies, Brad Lidge is the most surprising. A glance at the relievers’ WAR board has Lidge firmly at the bottom of the totem pole; something unimaginable

  • Replacing Brad Lidge
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    is closer Brad Lidge, who will miss 3-6 weeks before he can begin throwing again. When healthy, Lidge has proven to be one of the most dominant relievers in the game. To replace that dominance

  • Brad Hawpe Resurrects in Texas
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/21/2012 -  2
    The likelihood of the Texas Rangers signing Prince Fielder grew even slimmer on Friday when the team opted to take a cheaper route and sign Brad Hawpe to a minor league league deal.  Hawpe, who

  • Chris Davis Is Hitting Everything
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/5/2013 -  32
    The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA -- 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk

  • Ike Davis and the Malfunctioning Parachute
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/10/2013 -  28
    Ike Davis homered in the season's second game. He homered twice a couple weeks later, then he homered again a week after that. That makes it sound like Davis hit a flurry of home runs, which he

  • Brad Lidge's Memorable Moment
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 12/19/2012 -  35
    If we were to sit down and create a list of the five most memorable baseball moments of the 21st century, the home run Albert Pujols hit off Brad Lidge in Game Three Five of the 2005 NLCS would

  • Be Excited about Chris Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 11/17/2008 -  8
    Power hitters playing in Texas are a fantasy player’s dream. Chris Davis certainly fits the bill. Throughout his minor league career, all Davis has done is mash. Despite being young for his level

  • A Fun Tidbit on Rajai Davis
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/10/2013 -  25
    According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the Tigers have agreed to terms on a two year contract with Rajai Davis. Davis will give the Tigers a little outfield depth and form a nifty little

  • The Unexciting Rajai Davis
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 11/19/2014 -  8
    At a glance the 2014 season for Rajai Davis is mostly interchangeable with many of his previous years. He ranked as the 32nd best outfielder in Zach Sanders' End of Season rankings, a nice surprise

  • Chris Davis Scouting Report
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/7/2012 -  33
    Baltimore's Chris Davis made his major-league pitching debut against Boston on Sunday, earning the win with two innings of scoreless work while striking out two, walking one, and allowing two hits

  • Valuing Chris Davis in 2010
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/10/2009 -  12
    After an outstanding half season in 2008, Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis generated quite a bit of buzz leading into fantasy drafts in 2009. Davis hit .285/.331/.549 with 17 homers and 55 RBI

  • Wade Davis' Lack of Whiffs
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/25/2010 -  0
    Heading into the 2010 season, Wade Davis looked poised to shoulder a full season's workload and join the Tampa Bay Rays' cavalcade of impressive young starting pitchers. Selected out of a Florida

  • Wade Davis Debuts
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/7/2009 -  6
    out the side to start your major league career of course. Wade Davis did just that yesterday against the Detroit Tigers. A (somewhat) local product, Davis’ jitters were likely intensified pitching

  • Rays Extend Wade Davis
    in FanGraphs by Tommy Rancel - 4/2/2011 -  11
    Following the blueprint they used to sign a pre-arbitration eligible James Shields prior to the 2008 season, the Tampa Bay Rays signed 25-year-old Wade Davis to a contract extension on the eve

  • Ike Davis and the Missing HR
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 5/27/2014 -  9
    Anyone who regularly reads my work knows that Ike Davis has been a favorite of mine for years. More often than not, that love has proven to be misguided, leading me to spend money on a player who has

  • The Tale of Tommy Davis
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/31/2009 -  24
    who chose to read on, consider Tommy Davis. He has more than a few things in common with Bay. Both are left fielders, stand around 6’2”, and weigh around 200 pounds. Davis even played with the Mets

  • Ike Davis Looks to Connect
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 2/24/2015 -  11
    is simply noise. Among players who had at least 300 PA in 2013 and 2014, two stood out as having the biggest contact rate improvements. Yasiel Puig and Ike Davis both had improvements of 7

  • Wade Davis, Starting Pitcher
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/11/2012 -  7
    Davis will attempt to buck these trends and be useful next year. C.J. Wilson lost three miles per hour off his fastball when he went to the starting rotation from the bullpen, but he had a decent

  • Meet Chris Davis
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/27/2008 -  6
    Davis, newly promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma. If there is one thing we know about Davis, it's that he can hit the baseball a long way. Between Bakersfield and Frisco last season, playing at age

  • Historic Season for Rajai Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/24/2011 -  12
    Rajai Davis was enjoying mixed results this season as the Blue Jays' center fielder before he endured a season-ending hamstring injury. He didn't hit for average (0.238) or hit home runs (1), but he

  • A League of Chris Davis' Own
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/1/2013 -  66
    , then, one has to be careful not to be too casual about drawing comparisons. There is no more flattering offensive comp, so few will ever exceed the threshold of acceptability. But Chris Davis

  • The Jays Acquire Rajai Davis
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/17/2010 -  27
    of their outfield logjam by sending Rajai Davis to the Toronto Blue Jays for a pair of arms (with bodies attached!) named Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar. The Jays get the only player in the deal

  • Wade Davis, Dominant Reliever
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 5/16/2014 -  20
    , and Max Scherzer near the top. All three are in the top 15, but a surprising name owns the top spot on that leaderboard - Wade Davis. Davis leads all pitchers with a 43.8% strikeout rate as he has

  • Doug Davis and the Milwaukee Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/22/2010 -  9
    on Wednesday as the Brewers picked up Doug Davis on a 1 year, 4.25M contract with a mutual option for 2011. Davis is an underwhelming talent, but he's managed to get outs over his career. Despite

  • Craig and Davis: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/1/2012 -  11
    leagues as a solid OF3 or bench option. Chris Davis (ESPN: 27 percent owned; Yahoo!: 34 percent owned) One of the question we’ve seen in a few different iterations in the Rotographs mailbag

  • Chris Davis and His Pillars
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/17/2012 -  3
    Chris Davis was the bane of my fantasy teams for a couple of years. After breaking out in 2008 with 17 home runs in 80 games, he was my ace-in-the-hole of draft/auction day. The results were horrible

  • Chris Davis, Swallowed By the Shift
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/15/2014 -  16
    heart sink. Chris Davis ranked 20th among first basemen and amazingly was outearned by the likes of teammate Steve Pearce and power-starved James Loney. This was not the follow-up we expected

  • Davis & Montero: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 9/12/2011 -  3
    Let's take a look at a pair of two young AL East players that can provide a quick boost for your team down the stretch... Wade Davis | SP | Rays | Ownership: 13% Yahoo!, 21.3% ESPN The Rays

  • Viciedo and Davis: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/22/2012 -  6
    , but in leagues where strikeouts are a negative category or where OBP has replaced AVG, Viciedo should be rostered with care. The upside is real, but the cost to K or OBP is a virtual certainty. Rajai Davis

  • Q&A: Chili Davis
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/20/2011 -  38
    Whether he's offering a strong opinion or he's waxing philosophical, Chili Davis is always engaging. The former slugger can hold court on any number of subjects -- he was born in Jamaica and coached

  • Eric Davis's Rather Large Firearm
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 7/1/2011 -  8
    and quite possibly in charge, that you see alongside Mr. Davis. The obvious one, I suppose, is that Mr. Davis's baseball-ing chops are so substantial, so prepossessing, so like a large gun

  • GIFs: Brad Peacock Has a Curveball
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/15/2011 -  6
    Washington National righty Brad Peacock made his first major-league start Wednesday night -- an appearance that was much anticipated by the present author, if by few others. The 23-year-old

  • Important Life Questions And Brad Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 6/17/2014 -  15
    . I've been dealing with a lot of this philosophical life stuff recently, and it's been difficult. I'm talking, of course, about Brad Miller, and it seems I'm not alone, as the baseball community

  • Wade Davis, the Ultimate Deadline Gamble
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/28/2016 -  8
    The Royals are apparently listening to offers for Wade Davis. The Royals would be stupid if they didn't listen to offers for Wade Davis. Any team would be stupid if it didn't listen to offers

  • Brad Hawpe: Back From The Dead
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 5/19/2011 -  4
    I'm not sure about you, but there always seems to be that one player that ends up on my team(s) year after year. Right now that guy is Ryan Raburn, but over the least few years it was Brad Hawpe

  • A Chat With "Moneyball" Star Brad Pitt
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 9/20/2011 -  17
    This past weekend, I had the great honor of sitting down with two-time Academy Award nominated actor and star of the upcoming film "Moneyball," Brad Pitt. In the film, Pitt plays Oakland Athletics

  • Where Chris Davis is Really Struggling
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2014 -  12
    It's not so bad in the bigger picture. Since the start of last season, Chris Davis has been worth more than seven wins, equal on our pages to the contribution from Jayson Werth. That's not quite

  • Khris Davis Has Four Assists
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/16/2016 -  19
    Khris Davis has four career outfield assists. Have you ever been curious about how he got them? Of course you haven't. You're a grown person, with responsibilities. A person trying to answer the big

  • Revisiting Chris Davis' Troubling Trend
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/23/2016 -  15
    Few players can heat up the way Chris Davis can. Baltimore’s left-handed slugger has homered five times in his last six games, and over the last two weeks has ran a .432 ISO and 183 wRC+. It’s

  • Brad Boxberger Has Arrived, In Reverse
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 8/20/2014 -  15
    Brad Boxberger, of course. He's 26. He's in his third major league season and his third major league organization. He was once a first-round pick -- if you can really say "No. 43 overall is a first

  • Brad Lidge, Velocity and Trevor Hoffman
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/26/2011 -  32
    Brad Lidge didn't top 90 on the radar gun Monday. Sure, yesterday was a big first step for the 34-year-old reliever. The first appearance of the year -- especially when it happens this late

  • Breaking down Brad Miller for 2014
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 9/10/2013 -  11
    Believe it or not, when I solicited future shortstop topics last week, the name that came up the most was Brad Miller of the Seattle Mariners. Don’t get me wrong, I like Miller just fine, and I

  • Free Agent Projection: Chris Davis
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    Baltimore Orioles first baseman, Chris Davis, is in the final year of his contract where he is making $12 mil/yr. At age 29, Davis has had a roller-coaster of a career starting in Texas where he

  • Brad Peacock: New Plumage in Houston
    in RotoGraphs by Colin Zarzycki - 2/5/2013 -  8
    of the Bay Area is Brad Peacock, former Nationals blue-chipper who was moved to Oakland last offseason in the Gio Gonzalez deal. Many may remember there was a fair amount of sleeper buzz last spring

  • How Rare Is a Chris Davis Comeback?
    in Community by Elliott Evans - 9/15/2015 -  1
    , are just a half-game above the last place Red Sox. However, the standings don’t appear to be having an effect on Chris Davis, the slugging Orioles first baseman who is in the midst of a hot streak

  • Chris Davis: A Risk in Free Agency
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 11/19/2015 -  39
    Chris Davis is a man of prodigious strength. His efforts, or sometimes lack thereof, have been chronicled by FanGraphs multiple times. Since Davis’ first season with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, he

  • Chris Davis' Incredible Feat of Strength
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/18/2015 -  24
    Hitting a home run in Major League Baseball requires a considerable amount strength. It's probably fair to presume, however that, having previously hit 53 of them in a single season, Chris Davis

  • Wade Davis: The Best Case Scenario
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/11/2012 -  10
    In the wake of the Kansas City and Tampa Bay trade from Sunday night, many have speculated upon -- and Jeff Sullivan has considered with something not unlike aplomb -- how Wade Davis might perform

  • The Other Side of the Chris Davis Contract
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/16/2016 -  51
    At the kind of money he wanted, Chris Davis basically had a one-team market. Other big-spending teams didn't have openings at first base, and other big-spending teams weren't buying Scott Boras

  • Brad Grant on Scouting Francisco Lindor
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 2/20/2012 -  4
    When the Indians took Francisco Lindor with the 8th-overall pick in last year’s draft, they brought into the fold -- in the opinion of scouting director Brad Grant -- “a potential Gold Glove

  • Totally Unaltered Tweet: Brad Hand, Practicing Dramaturgist
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/16/2013 -  3
    The following tweet -- concerning primarily Miami left-hander Brad Hand's involvement in the theater arts -- is entirely and in-no-way altered from the original (click to embiggen):

  • Deciding Whether or Not to Trade Ike Davis
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/18/2012 -  39
    In a piece of news that would have seemed impossible at one time, there's scuttlebutt that New York Mets might be open to trading Ike Davis this offseason. A source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNY

  • Wade Davis Is Going on the Disabled List
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/5/2016 -  6
    , the injury bug is apparently moving over to the pitching side of things too. Wade Davis is going on the disabled list with a right forearm strain. Brooks Pounders is being called up.— Rustin

  • A Gerry Davis Game 1 Preview
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/24/2012 -  8
    in anticipation of the start of the World Series. For tonight's Game 1, the crew chief and guy behind the plate will be Gerry Davis. You might remember Gerry Davis for drawing some strike-zone criticism

  • In Appreciation of Chris Davis Home Runs
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 1/4/2017 -  18
    with mechanics like that probably means he deserves no fewer than 20 awards.) The prospect of a Chris Davis home run has become a mundane event. The big man is paid to hit dingers, and lots of them. He

  • Sleeper: Rays Pitcher Wade Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Budreika - 12/23/2009 -  4
    With the Red Sox and Yankees recently adding big names to their respective rotations other guys like Wade Davis tend to slip under the radar. Davis doesn't have the name recognition of a John Lackey

  • Ike Davis Sheds the Bust Label
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/6/2009 -  9
    When the season is over and people start producing Top Prospect rankings, Ike Davis will likely be in the middle of a top 100 list. That is not surprising for someone of his pedigree, a first-round

  • Chris Davis, 2014: What Happened?
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 9/16/2014 -  31
    Unless the Baltimore Orioles advance to the World Series, the 2014 book is closed on their slugging first baseman, Chris Davis. After breaking out in a big way with a 53-home-run tour de force

  • Don't Forget About Wade Davis... But...
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 6/24/2008 -  0
    pitchers. Wade Davis was nabbed in the third round of the 2004 draft out of a Florida high school. The right-hander made 13 starts in his pro debut but was roughed up and had an ERA over 6.00 and allowed

  • Chris Davis Suspended for Amphetamine Use
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/12/2014 -  47
    Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun broke the news, since confirmed by MLB: Waiting on official word but hearing Chris Davis has tested pos for amphetamines. 25 game suspension— Dan Connolly

  • Chris Davis and the Free Agent Bottleneck
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 12/30/2015 -  24
    , Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Gordon, to name just three, are still on the board. So is first baseman Chris Davis, whose recent offensive contributions outstrip even those three. The Orioles reportedly offered

  • AL Sophomore Starters: Davis and Matusz
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 3/22/2011 -  3
    The American League Rookie of the Year award may have gone to Neftali Feliz last season, and deservedly so, but the two sophomores I'm looking most forward to following this season are Wade Davis

  • B.J. Upton, Chris Davis and Breakouts
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 7/17/2013 -  16
    Chris Davis owners are experiencing an unexpected surprise this season. Instead of a possible corner infield or injury replacement, they have one of the top players in the league for pennies

  • Ike Davis: A Tale of Two Seasons
    in RotoGraphs by Colin Zarzycki - 10/16/2012 -  5
    You'd be hard-pressed to find many guys listed on more "sleeper" lists last spring than Ike Davis. The 25 year-old Mets first baseman showed signs of breaking out in 2011, putting up an impressive

  • 2012 Pod Projections: Ike Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 1/30/2012 -  13
    as their keeper league fantasy owners. Ike Davis is certainly to be one of the primary beneficiaries of the change. With Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols' departure to the other league this off-season

  • Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Rizzo & Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/26/2016 -  1
    his batting average some. Projection: 670 PA, 94 Runs, 32 HR, 109 RBI, 3 SB, .285 AVG, .385 OBP 2017 Projection: Chris Davis Chris Davis had a disappointing 2016 season with a BABIP driven drop

  • The Blue Jays' Version of Wade Davis
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 1/6/2015 -  18
    ) is going to make all kinds of sense. It’s Wade Davis. Davis had an ERA of 1.00 and was worth 3.1 WAR in 72 innings after being something between unremarkable and bad in 135 innings of work in multiple roles