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  • The Daily Grind: Lester, Nelson, Adonis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/29/2015 -  15
    Agenda It's the Standings, Stupid Daily DFS - Lester, McCullers GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Nelson, Buchanan, Adonis, Dyson Factor Grid 1. It's the Standings, Stupid

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

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Nelson, Heaney, Valencia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/29/2015 -  5
    Agenda Three Trades Daily DFS - Nelson, Anderson Tomorrow's Targets - Heaney, RdlR, Valencia, Ichiro Factor Grid 1. Three Trades I had a busy weekend from a fantasy perspective. I

  • 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 Change: New Pitches from Nelson, Eovaldi, Boxberger
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/14/2015 -  8
    Eovaldi, and Brad Boxberger. I did a full workup of Nelson's new pitch today on the front page, and it looks nice. A curveball with as much depth and velocity as his new spike curve has should

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

  • Brad Johnson 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

  • 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's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27
    , but he has to seize it before the Phillies roster other players like Jeff Francoeur (in camp as an NRI) or add external talent. If he does play, the stolen bases should follow. 9. Brad Boxberger

  • 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'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

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12
    the Phillies with 3.9 WAR. He also fell four stolen bases short of my projection. 1-f0r-8 (5 almosts) 9. Brad Boxberger will save at least 35 games Well there's no uncertainty here. Boxberger

  • The Daily Grind: 9-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2014 -  3
    to pitch at Coors Field. Too bad. Late: J.A. Happ has the not so easy task of quieting the Orioles lineup. The lefty will have to navigate potent sluggers like Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz, both

  • Rankings Are Coming: My Personal Quirks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2016 -  22
    valuation, my fellows have produced a composite rank of 38. When I'm in a draft, I'm picking him between Nelson Cruz and Carlos Gonzalez. He's not a better fantasy outfielder than Gonzalez. However

  • The Daily Grind: 9-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/1/2014 -  8
    of the 12 games are early. There are a LOT of really good pitchers lined up for today. Stacks are few and far between. Jimmy Nelson versus Jacob Turner is NOT a recipe for runs. Well it could

  • The Daily Grind: 8-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2014 -  0
    suspect they'll jump on Kendrick early before he settles in. The Pirates will see Brad Hand. He was somebody I was mildly excited about headed into the season, but his peripherals have been terrible. I

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Porcello, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2015 -  13
    recommend building your ideal lineup and then choosing a pitcher who fits. Stack Targets: Sean O'Sullivan, Kendall Graveman, Brad Hand, Colby Lewis, Jeremy Guthrie, Tyler Cravy, David Hale, Josh Collmenter

  • The Daily Grind: Jones, Corbin, Smyly, Valencia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2015 -  6
    . SaberSim likes Jimmy Nelson, but I'm not so sure. Stack Targets: Miley, Estrada, Chris Bassitt, Mike Foltynewicz, Josh Tomlin, Tyler Duffey, Holmberg, Brad Hand, Jerome Williams 3. Tomorrow's Targets

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  6
    , leaving both pitchers with a no decision. Stack Targets: Perez, Sanchez, Andrew Heaney, Jimmy Nelson 3. SaberSim Observations Cueto has the top pitcher projection on SaberSim today

  • Steven Souza and Michael Taylor: Buried in Washington
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/25/2014 -  7
     playing time. Fans certainly aren't clamoring for it to happen. Entering his age 26 season, I'm reminded of Nelson Cruz. While Souza probably doesn't have the same power upside, he has the potential

  • The Daily Grind: 5-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2014 -  8
    his 5.40 ERA, but the Tigers are not your garden variety offense. Hey, I found both Randy Wolf and Jimmy Nelson. And I'm not really sure where to put them. Nelson is mildly interesting as a guy you

  • The Daily Grind: 7-21-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2014 -  1
    this time around, which makes for a sneaky waiver wire start. Jimmy Nelson's first couple starts flashed both promise and signs for concern. Strikeouts should be a strength for Nelson, but he may

  • The Daily Grind: 7-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2014 -  1
    they normally would. However, he's throwing a ton of changeups this season, and there's no reason he should lose the speed differential on the pitch. 3. Sunday Picks Pitchers to Start: Jimmy Nelson

  • The Daily Grind: Iglesias, ARod, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2015 -  10
    roster as a growth asset. A more regrettable decision involves sitting Paul Goldschmidt against Clayton Kershaw. I had Adam Lind against the seemingly easy Jimmy Nelson. Little did I know that Nelson

  • The Daily Grind: 7-11-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/11/2014 -  4
    . Sometimes you're forced to take those risks. Go run to the wire for Jimmy Nelson. His minor league numbers suggest he could be worth rostering on a regular basis. A start against Adam Wainwright

  • Ethics And Fantasy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/13/2014 -  40
    has always been "if you get caught, serve the time." My opinions of Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, or Nelson Cruz as people were not affected by their role in biogenesis. A few other potential use cases

  • The Daily Grind: Pelfrey, Hammel, Lobstein, O'Sullivan
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2015 -  4
    Guthrie, Kyle Kendrick, Roberto Hernandez, Yovani Gallardo, Vance Worley, Jimmy Nelson 3. Tomorrow's Targets - Lobstein, O'Sullivan,  Pitchers to Start: When I stream, I take one of two approaches. I

  • Preparing For The Winter - Ottoneu Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/17/2015 -  3
    Clayton Kershaw $1 Josh Donaldson Edmonton Trappers $1 Matt Harvey Edmonton Trappers $1 Addison Russell Edmonton Trappers $1 Nelson Cruz Panda Watch $1

  • On Full Health Projections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/4/2015 -  9
    , and Nelson Cruz are all coming off big seasons. All three are the type of player who will be rostered by particularly bullish owners. Somebody will take Machado in the first. Cruz and Cespedes will go

  • 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

  • The Players' Association May Target Qualifying Offers
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2014 -  99
    With Nelson Cruz signing a one-year, $8 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles, qualifying offers are back in the spotlight. The executive director of the player's association, Tony Clark, has

  • The Daily Grind: 8-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/20/2014 -  2
    . Of those, the Nick Martinez versus Nate Eovaldi game in Miami has the worst pitchers. The ballpark and the Rangers inept offense make stacks a little difficult. R.A. Dickey and Jimmy Nelson can both

  • The Daily Grind: 8-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/25/2014 -  0
    Jorge de la Rosa. Seth Smith is viable against Jimmy Nelson. Dustin Ackley will probably bat second with Kendrys Morales hitting cleanup. Derek Norris, Jonny Gomes, Nate Freiman, and Sam

  • The Daily Grind: Moustakas, Kelly, Mayberry, Marisnick
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/21/2015 -  15
    consider: Jimmy Nelson, J.A. Happ Pitchers to Exploit: I understand that Aaron Sanchez is a well-regarded pitcher. He looks the part, but he certainly doesn't act it. He leans heavily on a plus sinker

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2015 -  31
    guess as to how he'll perform. Also consider: Steven Wright, Carlos Rodon, Lance McCullers, Mike Bolsinger, Mike Foltynewicz, Jimmy Nelson Pitchers to Exploit: I'm picking Stephen Strasburg

  • The Daily Grind: Second Half, Danks, Koehler, Paulsen
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/17/2015 -  3
    on the year, putting him among the league leaders. I anticipate a second half surge - roughly .265/.330/.400. With it should come another 15 stolen bases. He'll face Jimmy Nelson at power happy Miller Park

  • The Daily Grind: Peavy Conley, Bour, Ketel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2015 -  0
    . That's, uh, bullish. There's a chance he'll only get three plate appearances, especially if the game is close. I do like Napoli as a DFS bargain today. I just can't justify taking him ahead of Nelson Cruz

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Steaming, and More for April 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/6/2016 -  4
    , and Nelson Cruz is the top individual. Mariners, Rangers, Blue Jays, and Orioles also figure prominently on page one. Yep, those are good stacks today. 5. Tomorrow's Targets - Conley, Stephenson, Howard

  • Finding the Ideal Leadoff Hitter
    in Community by Brad Oremland - 7/3/2014 -  16
    . Baltimore Orioles (42-39) LOR Leader: Nick Markakis, .246 Markakis is batting .298/.358/.410. Those are pretty prototypical leadoff numbers. J.J. Hardy (.243) ranks second. Nelson Cruz

  • Jimmy Nelson's Rising Stock
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 4/22/2013 -  10
    Does Jimmy Nelson have the best pure stuff in the Brewers organization? The answer is yes, or at least that's what a source who has closely followed the right-handed pitcher's career told me

  • Waiting On an Ace: Jimmy Nelson
    in Community by Brian - 4/28/2016 -  0
    ” with young pitchers that might get called up in September, have a good shot of getting called up in June and potential breakout sleepers. Four years ago, one such player was Jimmy Nelson. How could a man

  • Jeff Nelson's Strike Zone
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/7/2015 -  3
    today, let's go ahead and give Jeff Nelson -- who will be behind the plate for tonight's Cubs/Pirates game -- the same treatment. With a left-handed batter up. With a right-handed batter up

  • Mighty Joe Nelson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/18/2008 -  4
    On Friday, the Florida Marlins non-tendered right-handed reliever Joe Nelson, officially allowing him to hit the open market. While the market for relief pitchers has not been as lucrative

  • What's Jimmy Nelson Brewing?
    in RotoGraphs by Josh Shepardson - 5/8/2015 -  6
    I'm enamored with Jimmy Nelson. I'll get that out of the way immediately. Fair or unfair -- and rational or irrational for that matter -- I am a sucker for big pitchers, and Nelson fits the bill

  • Warning! Beware of Nelson Cruz
    in Community by CamJKaiser - 1/30/2014 -  13
    Lately I've been hearing some rumors connecting the Tigers to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. I understand how fans have been hungry for another power bat since Prince Fielder was traded

  • Nelson Cruz and HR/LD%
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/29/2014 -  14
    Last Friday night, Nelson Cruz faced off against Felix Hernandez, and in the second inning this happened to a baseball: Your browser does not support iframes. Perhaps you might prefer

  • Nelson Figueroa Is Still Good
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 8/25/2010 -  9
    We know Ed Wade loves his former Phillies. The Astros rotation currently contains three former Phillies pitchers (J.A. Happ, Brett Myers, and Nelson Figueroa), with Figueroa being the latest to get

  • Nelson Cruz's Contact
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/16/2009 -  10
    strange. Nelson Cruz has the fifth lowest contact rate of any hitter in baseball this year, with his 67.9% rate sandwiching him right between Howard and Cust. However, his K% isn't anywhere near

  • 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

  • Nelson's Sweet Swing
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/16/2009 -  5
    At 28 years old, Nelson Cruz is not much of a prospect anymore relative to the traditional usage of the term, but he is definitely going to great lengths to rid the Quad-A reputation he has developed

  • Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Kory - 5/11/2015 -  19
    Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time

  • Jimmy Nelson Found a New Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/14/2015 -  10
    to a new pitch last year. This year, the Spring Training list was once again full. Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson is on there, and he's often been called a two-pitch guy since his changeup

  • Daily Graphing - Brad Wilkerson
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/8/2005 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 10/21/2005 -  0
    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

  • Brad Miller Is Worth Claiming
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 6/28/2013 -  43
    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
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 11/26/2012 -  8
    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

  • Mariners Reportedly Sign Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/1/2014 -  63
    The Mariners have made no secret out of their desire to trade for a right-handed slugger, so perhaps this report from the Dominican newspaper El Caribe should not surprise us too much: Nelson Cruz

  • 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

  • A Frightening List of Nelson Cruz Comparisons
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/9/2013 -  111
    I don't mean to pick on Nelson Cruz. I know I already named him as the biggest land mine of the 2014 free agent class, and I'm not trying to pile on. But down here in Orlando, it is widely expected

  • 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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/24/2008 -  4
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/26/2009 -  13
    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
    in FanGraphs by Sky Kalkman - 5/23/2006 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/31/2011 -  27
    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

  • 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

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/8/2013 -  15
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Nelson Cruz. Some relevant

  • Mariners Reward Nelson Cruz's Overconfidence
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/1/2014 -  85
    , the Giants and Padres more or less made the same offer. Sandoval didn't necessarily go to the high bidder. Nelson Cruz? Nelson Cruz went to the high bidder. That high bidder being the Seattle Mariners

  • Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/6/2011 -  2
    There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Nelson Cruz hamstring injuries. The Texas slugger missed 54 games in 2010 and was on the DL three separate times thanks to his hamstrings. He

  • Nelson Cruz: Meet Safeco Field
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 12/2/2014 -  37
    On Monday, one of the more anticipated transactions of the past two off-seasons finally came to pass: Nelson Cruz finally signed with the Mariners. Seattle's interest in him dates back to at least

  • Nelson Cruz Home Run Estimates
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/17/2014 -  9
    Nelson Cruz got a one year deal with the Orioles last year and had a career season. He had career highs in Home Runs, RBIs and Runs. Most people considered him an after thought on draft or auction

  • Jimmy Nelson And The Art Of Being Almost Ready
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 5/2/2014 -  3
    This past Sunday, I headed to downtown Oklahoma City to see the Redhawks, Houston's Triple-A affiliate, take on the Nashville Sounds. The starting pitcher for the Sounds was Jimmy Nelson, the top

  • FanGraphs Audio: Rob Nelson of Big League Chew
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/14/2011 -  9
    A Day in the Life of an Idea Man Featuring Rob Nelson, Inventor of Big League Chew Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio on the flip-flop

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Necessary Analysis of a Red-Hot Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/20/2015 -  26
    Just as I was beginning to work this up, I got an email saying Nelson Cruz had been named the American League Player of the Week, which provides for a very convenient introductory sentence. Over

  • Nelson Cruz Defies Real World Value
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/4/2013 -  9
    While Nelson Cruz might be one of the least favorite of available free agents among nerd faces, it's hard to ignore what he does rather consistently for your fantasy squad -- and that's hit home runs

  • 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

  • Nelson Cruz Could Have Been on Your Team
    in FanGraphs by J.P. Breen - 10/12/2011 -  26
    Nelson Cruz compiled yet another solid campaign for a corner outfielder, hitting .263/.312/.509 with 29 home runs in 124 games. The 31-year-old Dominican has always been known for his behemoth-like

  • 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

  • Q&A: Jimmy Nelson, Brewers Emerging Ace
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/21/2015 -  8
    Jimmy Nelson has emerged as Milwaukee's best starter thanks to a pair of tweaks. The 26-year-old righty has unleashed a spike curveball and tightened up his delivery. The results are striking. Nelson

  • 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

  • Texas Is Boring, or Why Nelson Cruz Is Underhyped
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/16/2011 -  26
    is Hamilton's fellow-outfielder-and-Ranger, the titular Nelson Cruz. On a per-PA basis, one could argue that Cruz has actually been better than Hamilton (2010's American League Most Valuable Player) over the last

  • 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):

  • Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/2/2014 -  99
    A few things to know about Nelson Cruz: Cruz is 33 years old He's coming off a PED suspension The last three years, he's been worth the same WAR as Sean Rodriguez and John Buck He's a free

  • Has Nelson Cruz Broken His Quad-A Ceiling?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/24/2008 -  8
    possess the skills to thrive at the highest level of competition. Coming into the 2008 season, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz appeared to fit the label to a T. The 6-3, 230 pounder (who also toiled

  • Quick Looks at Gausman, Carrasco, Nelson, Doubront, Turner
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/12/2014 -  12
    and then they can look lost when the two breakers are thrown. I need to go look at one of his earlier season games one day to see what chnaged. As for now, the results seem real. Jimmy Nelson Why I

  • Animated GIF File: Nelson Figueroa Is Neither Menacing, Violent
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/24/2013 -  3
    The reader might have suspected for a moment -- for a rather a long moment, in fact, full of terror on all sides -- that Reno Aces right-hander Nelson Figueroa was intent on throwing a baseball

  • Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/14/2015 -  25
    Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving

  • A Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta Suspension FAQ
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