- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
the call as the Padres departed for American League ballparks in Minnesota and Boston. But he's in the bigs to do more than simply hold down the DH role through interleague play, as Brad Hawpe (finger
- Miller Time in Florida
Andrew Miller may have been the unluckiest pitcher in baseball in 2008.
Miller posted a 5.87 ERA in 107 innings, and eventually earned a ticket back to triple-A. However, Miller’s BABIP was .346
- Shelby Miller's Debut, Animated
Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was ranked fourth overall among all prospects by our Marc Hulet on his preseason top-100 list and within the top 10 on most other lists of that sort. Despite
- Andrew Miller's Vesting Option
- I would also accept "sneakiest" - one yet. As first reported by Alex Speier, Boston struck a deal with Andrew Miller that essentially circumvents the waiver process.
Here's the basics - Miller
- Andrew Miller's MLB Return
For a 26-year-old with an even 300 innings pitched in the majors, Andrew Miller has worn many labels throughout his career. He was a college ace at North Carolina and a top-10 pick by the Tigers
- Andrew Miller's Iffy Future
Andrew Miller has two articles linked on his page. One directs to a RotoGraphs piece written by the Talented Mr. Bendix and clicking the other will lead to a detailed look at the tallest rotations
- Is Shelby Miller ready?
Yes. No. Maybe? I don't know. 2012 has been an enigmatic year for the 21-year-old Texan. After being rated highly coming into the year Shelby Miller is the not-so-proud owner of a 5.19 ERA
- Marvin Miller's Legacy, and the Decline of Labor
; — Interview with Marvin Miller, 2008, after asking the Hall of Fame to stop nominating him
Since Marvin Miller's death, there has been a small but respectful chorus of voices calling for Miller's
- Sam Miller Is the Boss of Word Clouds
It's without a trace of chagrin that I reproduce in these pages -- despite it having already been produced in everybody else's pages -- Sam Miller's word cloud experiment from his Angels Blog
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Adam Miller
What should we make of Adam Miller?
The right-handed pitching prospect has been frustrating the Cleveland Indians organization and its fans since he was selected out of a Texas high school
- Will Steinbrenner Beat Out Miller for HOF
of looking at the Veterans Committee vote, and specifically the absence of Marvin Miller from the Hall, the question comes down to either, “How can you not have Miller in the Hall of Fame?”, or “Miller’s
- Daily Graphing - Brad Wilkerson
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
- Daily Graphing - Brad Lidge
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's see
- Andrew Miller and The Art of the Dumpster Dive
Facing one of the worst offenses in baseball last night, Andrew Miller yielded 10 baserunners, became the first pitcher to give up a home run to Orlando Hudson all season, and walked away
- Steven Spielberg's [Brad] Lincoln
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
- Brad Ziegler's Excellent Adventure
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?
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
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
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
- Daily Graphing - Brad Penny
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
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
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
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
- Brad Lidge's Memorable Moment
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
- Daily Notes, Featuring the Miller's Tale
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Milwaukee at Washington, 13:05 ET
Regarding the Original Miller's Tale
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a miller tells a story about a carpenter
- Daily Notes, Feat. a Summary of Shelby Miller's Debut
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Note Regarding the Regular Season
2. Summary: Shelby Miller's First MLB Start
3. Forthcoming Games
- Duane Kuiper Enjoys Jon Miller... and a Bottle of Pinot
Strange thing. There's something in here about Duane Kuiper typing in 'FanGraphs' on a computer and a revealing Jon Miller popping up with a bottle of Pinot Noir. I can't make heads or tails
- Tony Cingrani, Shelby Miller and the Two-Pitch Approach
The rookies are taking over. After a handful of major-league starts, Tony Cingrani and Shelby Miller have exceeded early expectations. While they were never compared to each other in the minors, both
- Effective Andrew Miller Helping Boston's Bullpen
is the easiest way to change performance.
Among the replacements was former Miguel Cabrera trade bait Andrew Miller, who is finally starting to pitch like the sixth overall pick in the country is expected
- GIFs: Brad Peacock Has a Curveball
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
- FanGraphs Audio: Sam Miller, OC Register
-- Bandied About!
Sam Miller, OC Register
Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.
Audio on the flip-flop. (Approximately 65 min play time.)
- FanGraphs Audio: Sam Miller of the OC Register
about Sam Miller of the OC Register. In this episode, Sam talks at some length about the effects of the Albert Pujols signing. Also discussed: why not to write a novel, lowered expectations.
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Brad Hand, Practicing Dramaturgist
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):
- Brad Hawpe: Back From The Dead
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
- The 2011 Brad Emaus All-Stars
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
- A Chat With "Moneyball" Star Brad Pitt
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
- Brad Lidge, Velocity and Trevor Hoffman
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
- Brad Peacock: New Plumage in Houston
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
- Brad Grant on Scouting Francisco Lindor
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
- Spotted: Chris Sabo Jersey at Miller Park
Went to the Brewers-Reds game last night at Miller Park. Decent amount of Reds fans there in a modest crowd (27,000-ish).
Often, I make a point of taking noticing the most popular jerseys worn
- Q&A: Jon Miller, Hall of Fame Broadcaster
The voice is instantly recognizable. So is the easygoing style and depth of knowledge that makes him one of the best play-by-play announcers in baseball. No one calls a game quite like Jon Miller
- FanGraphs Audio: Inside the Clubhouse w/ Brad Lidge
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with Washington Nationals reliever Brad Lidge about playing with a pair of phenoms, great sliders of yore, and the prospect
- A Complete Log of Brad Boxberger's Defensive Chances
If you are a casual baseball fan, you probably haven't heard of Brad Boxberger. If you are a casual baseball fan, though, you probably aren't hanging out at FanGraphs, clicking on posts about Brad
- Video: Andrew Miller's Entire Sunday Appearance in 30 Sec.
Andrew Miller pitched for Boston on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, against the New York Yankees. He threw 15 pitches and struck out all three batters he faced. His entire appearance lasted just three
- Brad Bergesen: Look Over Your Shoulder
Having good pitching depth within an organization means that a MLB starter should never get too comfortable. Orioles right-hander Brad Bergesen is no doubt looking over his shoulder after two poor
- Tigers Add Brad Penny for Rotation Depth
represent a quality one-two punch, the rest of the rotation remains a question. The Tigers helped strengthen the crew today by signing Brad Penny to a one-year, $3 million deal that could become $6
- Brad Penny Leaves Solid Legacy In America
Brad Penny's career in American professional baseball may not be officially over quite yet, but it has been put on hold. The 33-year-old right-hander will instead pitch for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
- Oakland Uses Brad Ziegler to Free Brandon Allen
, they used Brad Ziegler to (hopefully) free Brandon Allen.
First, the Diamondbacks' perspective. As much of a head-scratcher as this trade seems to be, there is probably only one redeeming factor. Ziegler
- Daily Notes: Feat. No Fewer Than Two Graphs in re Shelby Miller
and prized right-hander Shelby Miller.
Regarding Shelby Miller, His Performance to Date
Regarding Shelby Miller's performance to date, it wouldn't be inaccurate at all to characterize it as excellent
- The Parallels Between Brad Emaus and Dan Uggla
While the team has made no official announcement, it has become clear this week that the Mets intend to name Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus the starting second baseman. The first indication came on Monday
- FanGraphs Scouting: Bird-Dogging Brad Mills
of the Padres organization is definitely on the mound but the upper ranks of the system is a little bare. As such, I strongly recommend that you considering posing offers for Toronto's Brad Mills
- Audio: Former Catcher Brad Ausmus on Fresh Air
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
- Divine Intervention: Brad Mills Traded to the Angels
Save for San Diego, it's hard to envision a more heavenly landing spot for a pitcher like Brad Mills than the Angels. An extreme fly ball lefty prone to whiplash, Mills bombed in three brief big
- From Busch to Miller, Kyle Lohse Finds a New Home
he put together last season.
The move to Miller Park will also do the right-hander no favors. While Busch Stadium doesn’t rival PETCO Park or Target Field as a pitcher-haven, it is more forgiving
- Brad Hawpe Hits Free Agency A Few Weeks Early
When we heard that the Rockies placed OF Brad Hawpe on waivers, it came as no surprise. Most players on a 40-man roster are placed on waivers in August, since the process presents no downside
- Brad Lidge and Travis Snider: Waiver Wire Preparation for the Second Half
for your second half push. Players coming back from injury are always a good target as well as players recently called back up from the minors. Here are two for you to consider...
Brad Lidge |RP
- Brad Peacock (again!), Ryan Flaherty and Addison Reed: Prospect Chatter
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
- Kyle Blanks, Trayvon Robinson, Brad Brach: Mining the Minors
, but the trade for Rivera likely puts Robinson in a holding pattern. Expect him to get the call this year, but it may not come before September now.
Brad Brach, RP
- Leonys Martin, Brad Peacock and Garrett Richards: Mining the Minors
might not be a bad consolation prize.
ETA: Mid- to late-August, so he can be eligible to play in the postseason if the Rangers make it.
Brad Peacock, SP
- Brett Jackson, Phillippe Aumont, Brad Peacock: Prospect Chatter
reliever with some holds in NL leagues.
3) Brad Peacock
As I've written before, perhaps no prospect's performance in 2011 was more meaningful to his long-term projection than Peacock's. Prior to last