- Cubs Call Up Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson
The future is now for the Chicago Cubs. With very little to play for this season, the Cubs have called up prospects Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson. Entering the season, Marc Hulet ranked Jackson
- George Brett, Bo Jackson, and the Finger of Honor
the result of that cause.
What one will find in this photo, after the appropriate measures have been taken, is Hall of Famer George Brett and teammate Bo Jackson, circa 1989, presenting from the lush
- Brett Jackson, Phillippe Aumont, Brad Peacock: Prospect Chatter
DeJesus is a good thing, whether Jonathan Papelbon killed the fantasy value of a Phillies' relief prospect and how owners are going to wind up hating Chien-Ming Wang.
1) Brett Jackson, Cubs
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- Edwin Jackson's Increased Slider Use
I was listening to yesterday's excellent FanGraphs Audio with Carson, Jack and Matt, and they brought up Edwin Jackson. In the episode, they noted Jackson's soaring O-swing rate last year; wondered
- Prospect Watcher: Brett Gardner
Games: Sunday, April 12, 2009
Brett Gardner | CF | New York
Versus Kansas City and RHP Gil Meche
Result: Single to center
Pitcher: Gil Meche (RHP)
Situation: Leading off
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Edwin Jackson, $9,743 - Since I recommended the most expensive pitcher, I'll give you a cheap option so you have at least a decent amount of money to spend on the rest of your lineup. Jackson
- Which Pitchers Are Getting Hit the Hardest?
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skills thanks to Arizona's defense which leads the league in defensive runs saved.
Martin Perez, $12,991 - Death, taxes, and pitchers facing the White Sox, especially left-handers.
Edwin Jackson, $7,844
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. But they strikeout in 23.8% of their plate appearances, and only have a 94 wRC+ against left-handed pitching like Bumgarner.
Edwin Jackson, $10,904
First of all, Jackson is due for some serious positive
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- Guys to Target Using Pitch Usage and Pitch Values
- Taking a Look at Changes in Contact Rate
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wOBA v. LHP
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) compared to their K% since the beginning of 2012.
K%, Last 30
wRC+, Last 30
- Checking in on Brett Lawrie
In the preseason I hypothesized that Brett Lawrie was not going to be a post-hype sleeper. This past week one of my best Twitter friends, Moe Koltun (@moeproblems), asked if my thoughts on Lawrie had
- Prospect Impact: Bundy, Wheeler, Jackson
, the power right-hander is even more tempting, especially given his home park.
ACTION: The Cubs sign OF Scott Hairston
IMPACT: OF Brett Jackson, Cubs
My thoughts on Jackson have been well documented
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- Why Austin Jackson Should Be Just Fine
, increasing his overall production despite a freakishly low liner percentile rank of 3. Brett Gardner was basically the lefthanded equivalent of Jackson's directionally in 2013, with a fly ball pull
- Brett Lawrie: Probably Not a Post-Hype Sleeper
When we were divvying up guys for third base week, I selected Brett Lawrie assuming I could take the angle that he was poised to be a post-hype sleeper. When he came up in 2011 as a 21 year old
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eight at the position.
Third Base - Brett Lawrie finishes as a top eight fantasy third baseman.
- Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions Revisited
being more valuable than Zobrist this year.
Third Base – Brett Lawrie finishes as a top eight fantasy third baseman.
When I wrote about Lawrie in May, I talked about how more fly balls and a return
- Brett Talley's 10 Bold Predictions for 2013
- The Amazing Instability of Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson is not happy with the way his market is playing out. News came out Tuesday, via Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, that Jackson has multiple three-year offers but would instead prefer
- Edwin Jackson in Control
It wasn't too long ago that Edwin Jackson was considered a bit of a bust after failing to produce with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his early career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Through his first
- The New Austin Jackson, Again
You remember what the concerns with Austin Jackson used to be. There weren't many questions about his defense, there weren't many questions about his athleticism, there weren't many questions about
- Athletics Acquire Conor Jackson
at that position today, acquiring Conor Jackson from the Diamondbacks.
This is a classic buy low from Beane. Conor Jackson has been struggling since an unfortunate encounter with valley fever in 2009. In his
- Austin Jackson Needs to Adjust
After acquiring Austin Jackson from the Yankees last winter, the Tigers wasted no time in testing their new center fielder. Even with Johnny Damon, a career leadoff hitter, on the roster, Jim Leyland
- Gauging Edwin Jackson
By the time right-hander Edwin Jackson got shipped from Tampa Bay to Detroit for OF Matt Joyce, he had acquired the pejorative "thrower, not a pitcher" tag.
You're likely familiar with Jackson's
- Assessing Conor Jackson
Going into the 2009 season, one player on top of everyone's "Must Watch" list was Diamondbacks 1B/LF Conor Jackson. Jackson, a former first round pick out of UC-Berkeley (smart guy), had put up a 3.0
- Edwin Jackson's New Slider
Edwin Jackson’s prospect status has always attracted a claque yet his performance through 2008 hardly warranted the hype. A lively arm capable of touching the upper-90s with a blazing fastball
- Is Edwin Jackson Clutch?
14 wins, a 4.42 ERA and 108 strikeouts. Not bad for a late-round flier, right?
Indeed, Edwin Jackson may have been the best fifth starter in baseball this year, and was a big reason why the Tampa
- Edwin Jackson's Great Start
In a matchup against his former team - although not against many of his former teammates - Edwin Jackson carved through the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon. Over eight innings he struck out 13
- The Post-Deadline Austin Jackson
handed bat at a minimum and they managed to do just that, bringing in Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia without giving up someone like Taijuan Walker. The Mariners brass had to be particularly thrilled
- Is Edwin Jackson Throwing a Cutter?
Jackson – is already showing signs of possibly throwing a cutter despite still being fresh-faced to the team.
For those unaware, Jackson has made five starts for the Pale Hose. Racking up over
- Edwin Jackson's Two Seasons
During the first half of the year Edwin Jackson looked like a different pitcher. For years his hype had preceded his performance, so much so that you began wondering whether he was ever going
- Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson
Last winter, I was flummoxed at the league's apparent lack of interest in Edwin Jackson. He'd just put up his third straight solid season at age 27, and had established himself as a durable
- A Closer Look at Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson is off to a brilliant start in his major league career. But any discussion of his hot start invariably leads to discussion of his strikeout total. His 63 have him just one behind
- The Benefits of Trading Conor Jackson
Trading season has officially opened. This morning the Arizona Diamondbacks, last place in the NL West by 7.5 games, traded outfielder Conor Jackson to the Oakland A's for 24-year-old minor league
- Recognizing Austin Jackson
fielder get the recognition he deserves for his 2012 season. And that center fielder is Austin Jackson.
24 different players were named on the 28 AL MVP ballots. Austin Jackson was not among those
- A's Acquire Conor Jackson
Oakland Athletics acquired OF/1B Conor Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Sam Demel.
Jackson, 28, is under team control through the 2011 season. The 2003 first-round pick out of Cal
- Jackson Goes To Washington
When Scott Boras and company decided they didn't like the smell of the longer term offers Edwin Jackson was receiving and started kicking the tires on a one-year deal, it was almost tailor made
- Austin Jackson: Breakout Candidate?
In Tuesday night's After Dark chat, several people wanted to know if Austin Jackson is having a breakout season. A triple slash line of 0.500/0.583/0.850 definitely looks impressive, but those
- Q&A: Austin Jackson
When the Tigers acquired Austin Jackson from the Yankees prior to the 2010 season, they did more than simply replace the popular Curtis Granderson in center field. They brought to Motown one
- Brett Lawrie Is Doing Something
A tweet from Brett Lawrie:
So he’s working out with some degree of zeal. He’s doing deep knee bends, leg lifts and trunk twists and then finishing up with a slimming routine, especially after
- Songs Not Inspired by George Brett
A story that broke today was, like so many stories during the early off-season, about a young songstress from New Zealand and George Brett. As it happens, the title of the very popular Lorde song
- George Brett Poops Himself
This past weekend at the FanGraphs gathering in Phoenix, Mr. Carson Cistulli stated that he had never seen the George Brett-poops-himself video. I couln't believe it, so I decided to hook him up
- Brett Gardner: Elite Player
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner. His total of 9.2 is closer to fifth place then it is to 13th place. Perhaps he hasn't done it in the traditional way -- blasting the ball across the ballpark and hitting
- Trade Fallout: Austin Jackson to Detroit
Scherzer, LHPs Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke and OF prospect Austin Jackson in a three-team swap, shipping Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson out of town in the process. Let's take a closer look
- Brett Gardner's New Life
, his decline is overstated. Travis Hafner clubbed a two-run dinger. Sounds like ol' Pronk! Brett Gardner mashed a three-run dinger of his own. Well, not unheard of. It was Gardner's sixth dinger
- Brett Lawrie: Anticipate Retaliation
motion for Brett Lawrie retribution. Miller:
"In Cali, we don't take that kinda crap."
• Vote; motion approved double-unanimously. (160 for, 0 against, 6 absent)
• T. Welke moves
- Edwin Jackson and His New Contract
Earlier this week, the Arizona Diamondbacks settled with former Dodgers/Rays/Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson, buying out his last two years of arbitration for $13.35 million. According to Cot's
- Edwin Jackson Is In Love With His Slider
Jackson has little use for this piece of baseball wisdom, as 2011 has seen him throw his slider more than ever in his career. Last night's World Series Game 4 was no exception, as Jackson offered
- Visualizing Edwin Jackson's Trade History
Edwin Jackson is a pitcher everyone wants to acquire, but then seemingly can't wait to unload as soon as possible.
Or at least, that's the impression you get from looking at his trade history
- Edwin Jackson's Struggles a Desert Mirage
A mid-90's fastball. A biting, mid-80's slider. A sturdy 6-3, 210 pound frame. Since his days as a prized Dodgers prospect, Edwin Jackson has been touted as a potential ace. However, Baseball
- Austin Jackson No Longer Cares For Ks
Austin Jackson has a fairly well-documented history of frequent strikeouts. But every day, Jackson seems to be creating a new history. That's because he's decided to stop striking out.
- Edwin Jackson: NL Starting Pitcher
It’s way too early for “I told you so” except, of course, in situations that have already come to their conclusion. Three starts aren’t enough to make concrete judgments from
- Nationals Sign Jackson, But to What End?
Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, 28-year-old right-hander Edwin Jackson and the Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth somewhere in the $8-12 million range. Pending
- Austin Jackson, Man of Action for Tigers
pedestrian 2010 form. And second base has been a pile of dreck among Brandon Inge (before he was released), Ramon Santiago, and Ryan Raburn.
The bright spot has been center fielder Austin Jackson
- Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now
- The Surprising Reality of Brett Gardner
Yesterday, the Yankees gave Brett Gardner $52 million to not exercise his right to become a free agent next winter. Instead, he'll now stay in New York and play left field alongside Jacoby Ellsbury
- Trade Fallout: Jackson Jumps to Motown
In terms of flashy major league debuts, no one can top Edwin Jackson. On his 20th birthday, the fireballing Dodgers rookie defeated Randy Johnson, punching out four batters in six scoreless innings
- Brett Mooneyham and Prospect Perception
Last Friday night, Washington Nationals 2012 third-round pick Brett Mooneyham made his professional debut in Auburn, New York, against the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
punch of Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson will fill out a rotation worn thin by the continued health issues of nominal ace Justin Duchscherer. Starting with Anderson, let's meet Oakland's latest
- Arguing with Myself: Brett Lawrie
out which side, if any, I am actually on and let me know in the comments if you were right. So, without further ado, I present to you Bull Mike and Bear Mike arguing about Brett Lawrie's 2012 fantasy
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Chicago's Perspective
One of the league’s most active teams when it comes to the trading deadline, the Chicago White Sox have acquired Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks for pitchers Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg
- Missing: The Consistency of Brett Myers
For a few years running Phillies pitcher Brett Myers has entered the season with the "he could (insert positive breakout pitching feat)" analysis seemingly attached to his hip. Following stellar
- Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
Oakland's Brett Anderson fits the profile. One of the shiny baubles picked up in the December 2007 Dan Haren deal, Anderson ripped through the minor leagues (9.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 56.5 GB
- Promotion Watch: Brett Wallace
It's not common to see a highly regarded prospect traded twice less than two years after being drafted, but that's exactly what happened to now Blue Jays' farmhand Brett Wallace. As you know
- New Astro: Brett Wallace
For a player taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2008 draft, Brett Wallace sure has spent a lot of time packing suitcases. The Arizona State Sun Devil star was originally selected
- Brett Anderson Close To Return
The surging Oakland Athletics are about to receive a big boost. Brett Anderson's rehab assignment comes to an end on Monday, and he's expected to rejoin the team. Anderson has shown a lot
- Brett Myers is a Starter Again
The "will he start or will he relieve?" game continues on as Brett Myers is once again moving back into the rotation. This time, he heads to Cleveland after apparently agreeing to a one-year deal
- The Ballad of Brett Lawrie
pitchers began taking advantage of his lack of patience at the plate.
1431 PA, .265/.323/.426, 104 OPS+
"He" is Brett Lawrie, and those are his stats through his age 24 season (2011-2014). Just four
- Chris Coghlan and Brett Carroll
by a rookie.
Another less heralded rookie for the Marlins saw significant time at the other corner outfield position this year. Brett Carroll played 73 games (32 starts) in RF and also saw time in 43
- Brett Cecil's Descent?
Are we witnessing the same fate for Toronto Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil? Following his disastrous 2011 — during which he spent a stint in the minors — Cecil reported to camp this year having shed more
- The Edwin Jackson Trade: Arizona's Perspective
to bite the organization, the D-Backs managed to get good value today in sending Edwin Jackson to the Chicago White Sox for Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg.
Jackson, 26, was picked up by Arizona
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of that particular handedness that is one or more standard deviations above the mean.
The Daily Five
Brett Lawrie, $7,052 - As you'll see below, I picked a good day to talk about the most homer prone
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in the order and Roberts/ Johnson should be at the bottom of the order. You could bridge the gap with Yangervis Solarte ($5,387) who should hit in between all the lefties.
Blue Jays Stack - Brett
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as well, Mark Teixeira ($7,155) and Brett Gardner (8,068) have been the best lefties for the Yankees this year. They should be hitting first and fourth with Jacoby Ellsbury ($7,629) in between them
- Pitchers That Projection Systems Like More Than ADP
, Wade Davis, Sergio Romo, Tony Watson, Brett Cecil, Danny Farquhar, Jordan Walden, Marco Estrada
- How to Handle Different Categories: OBP
- Indians Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
in the park, he could be useful outside of ten and twelve team leagues.
Cleveland also made two acquisitions to bolster their staff. One of them, the signing of Brett Myers, is wholly unexciting
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Hernandez has been much, much better against right-handers this year. He has a 2.65 xFIP against them compared to a 4.26 xFIP against left-handers. Robinson Cano and Brett Gardener will be obstacles
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points higher than his wOBA against righties. And his slugging percentage against lefties is .501 compared to .423 against righties. Today he'll face left-hander Brett Oberholtzer who has struggled
- The Astros Rotation: Collin McHugh and Dallas Keuchel
if he doesn't.
The next three guys in the rotation per our depth charts are not very exciting. Scott Feldman, Brett Oberholtzer, and Brad Peacock are all projected to have ERAs in the mid-to-high 4.00's
- Selling High on Bad Closers
- Edwin Jackson Heads to the Windy City
Yesterday, the Cubs officially inked Edwin Jackson to a four-year contract. Good for Edwin, now he has a chance to actually be with one team for four seasons. In just 10 seasons in the Majors, he has
- The Astros Infield Is Interesting
the same number of innings at first as Brett Wallace last year, so I guess technically he's to be discussed here. But he also spent some time in the outfield and quite a bit of time at DH. He probably
- Sleeper Candidates According to Steamer
drafts last year were Brett Lawrie, Pablo Sandoval and Chase Headley who finished 34th, 9th and 24th at the position. So don't worry about the downside at that point in the draft. Just consider
- Austin Jackson: Now With More Walks?
When Austin Jackson, the Tigers' centerpiece in the Curtis Granderson trade, came out of the gates flying in early 2010, baseball was abuzz about the young gun patrolling the outfield grasses
- The Edwin Jackson/Matt Joyce trade
of payroll. Well, yesterday, he took all that good will and gave it right back, making a ridiculously bad trade with Tampa Bay, sending outfielder Matt Joyce to the Rays for RHP Edwin Jackson.
- Minnesota Twins Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
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- Atlanta Braves Bullpen: Depth Chart Discussions
- Good Matchups: Three Starters for Week One
- Guys to Target and Avoid Using Platoon Splits
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week Two
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week Three
- Pitchers & Catchers to Exploit, Avoid When Chasing Steals
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week Four
- Early Velocity Gainers and Losers
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week 5
- Comparing April Velocites to April 2012 Velocities
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week 6
- Cheap Starters: Options for Daily Leagues in Week Seven
- Examining Changes in Fly Ball Rate
- Mixing it Up: Changes in Pitch Usage
- Muscling Up: ISO Surgers
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- May wOBA Leaders: Buy High?
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- 10 Bold Predictions Revisited
- Anibal Sanchez - Fantasy MVP, Jarrod Parker - Fantasy LVP
- Free Agent Catchers: Brian McCann and A.J. Pierzynski
- Chris Davis: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?
- Robinson Cano: First Round Pick?
- Everth Cabrera: Hopefully the New Michael Bourn
- Jay Bruce: He Is Who You Think He Is
- Justin Upton and the Allure of Upside
- Jordan Zimmermann: More Changeups, Please
- How Rick Porcello Can Take a Big Step Forward
- Chris Archer May Not Be Using His Best Out Pitch
- Jeff Samardzija's Two Bad Months
- The Path to Tyler Chatwood Having Fantasy Value
- Craig Kimbrel: Pay for Saves If You Don't Pay Attention
- Scheppers, Smyly...Starters?
- The Padres Rotation: Pitching in Petco
- The Diamondbacks Bullpen
- Fading (most of) The Rangers Infield
- The Cubs Outfield Has a Sleeper
- The Cardinals Infield: Meh
- The Tigers Rotation
- The Indians Infield
- The Nationals Bullpen
- The Red Sox Rotation
- The Orioles Infield
- The Nationals Infield
- How to Handle Different Categories: OBP
- How to Handle Different Categories: SLG and OPS
- How to Handle Different Categories: K/9 and QS
- Bizarro Bold Predictions
- Jurickson Profar's Injury and the State of Second Base
- The Right Way to Platoon a Spot on Your Fantasy Roster
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- Hell Is a Never Ending Ride on the Closer Carousel
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- Is One Man's Trash Another Man's Treasure?
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- Using Closers in Daily Fantasy Contests
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- Examining Changes in Steamer Projections
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- Examining Changes in Steamer Projections Part Two
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- Do Doubleheaders Impact Run Scoring?
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- A Somewhat Unnecessary Examination of K-BB% Splits
- The Best and Worst Starters Against LHB and RHB
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- The Best Fantasy Relievers of the Year so Far
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- The Best Fantasy Hitters of the Past Calendar Year
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- The Best Fantasy Starters of the Past Calendar Year
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- The Best Fantasy Relievers of the Past Calendar Year
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- Revisiting Jordan Zimmermann
- The Best and Worst Bullpens for Daily Fantasy
- Differences in Daily Scoring Systems -- Hitters
- Differences in Daily Scoring Systems -- Pitchers
- Should You Add Chase Anderson?
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- J.A. Happ Hasn't Been J.A. Happ Lately
- Trying to Measure Contact Management
- Who Has Generated the Most Weak Contact This Year?
- Are We Putting Too Much Stock In Matchups?
- Not Drafting James Shields Next Year
- Not Knowing What to Make of Chris Tillman
- The Third Time (Through the Lineup) Is a Charm
- Way Too Early Top 10 SP for 2015
- Taking a Closer Look at Starter/Reliever Pitchers
- Using Ball in Play Data to Identify a Sleeper
- Hopefully Yadier Molina Comes at a Discount
- Valuing Chris Carter
- Did Rougned Odor Improve as the Year Went Along?
- How Much Can Nick Castellanos Improve?
- Bust Candidates According to Steamer
- Starting Pitcher Bust Candidates According to Steamer
- Starting Pitcher Bust Candidates According to Steamer, Part II
- Starting Pitcher Sleeper Candidates According to Steamer
- The Rangers Infield: Jokers to the Right
- The Astros Outfield: Love Me Some George Springer
- Not as Much Value as Hoped in the Rangers Rotation
- Cardinals Rotation Will Try to Avoid the Regression Monster
- The Diamondbacks Rotation: There Will be (NL-Only) Value
- The Angels Rotation: Garrett Richards and Downside
- The A's Rotation: Fifty Shades of Kazmir
- More Love for Cleveland's Rotation
- The Brewers Rotation: Seemingly Stable with a Bit of Upside
- Cain the Giants Rotation Provide Value?
- Starters That Projection Systems Like Less Than ADP
- The Mystifying Reds Rotation
- Nothing But Negative Predictions
- Shortstop Tiers: March
- The Tigers Rotation: Not as Good, But You Knew That
- Using ZiPS Hitter Splits for DFS
- Differences in Daily Scoring Systems
- Most Added/Dropped Shortstops
- Lloyd McClendon's History With Closers
- Which Hot Hitting Shortstops to Buy
- Getting to Know Arquimedes Caminero
- Shortstop Tiers: May
- Should Injured Closers Get Their Job Back?
- Actual Shortstop Decisions
- Looking at Leverage Index
- Troy Tulowitzki's Fantasy Trade Value
- Shortstop Tiers: June
- Carlos Correa's Fantasy Value
- Potential Closer Changes
- Francisco Lindor's Fantasy Value
- Factoring Bullpens Into DFS Decisions
- Bradding Miller
- Talent Versus Opportunity in the Bullpen
- Tiered Shortstop Rankings: July
- Filling Categorical Needs at Shortstop
- Bounce Back Candidates According to Steamer
- Differences in Daily Scoring Systems -- Pitchers
- Tiered Shortstop Rankings: August
- Readings: Reggie Jackson, Part III
I say that the basic idea is to share lightly annotated passages and ideas from interesting baseball-related books.
Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October
- GIF: High-Fiving Brett Lawrie
We've all got that one friend who goes HAM on high fives, who treats every high five like it's their last. For members of the Toronto Blue Jays, that friend is Brett Lawrie.
- Readings: Reggie Jackson, Part II
Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October by Dayn Perry
A Note on the Notes
Today's edition of Readings is both bullet- and trivia-heavy
- Brett Myers's Bobblehead As Angry As He Is
Astros hurler Brett Myers (Throws: Right; Bats: Right; Breathes: Mouth) has a bobblehead. The discerning observer who discerns will notice that Myers and his totem-self share the innermost wrath
- Brett Anderson Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
. In one regard, this was a profoundly bad time for the A's given their position in the playoff race, but on the other hand, Colon was suspended a day after Brett Anderson made his 2012 season debut
- Brett Myers: The Cardinals' Final Obstacle
All that stands between the St. Louis Cardinals and (at the very least) a 163rd game playoff for the National League is Brett Myers, a 31-year-old pitcher with all of 1.3 wins above replacement
- FG on Fox: Austin Jackson's Comfort Zone
Sometimes, you can just do everything right and the results aren't coming," Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson said before a late-May game against the Athletics. And if you look at what Jackson
- Austin Jackson's Bothersome Batted-Ball Bind
middle infielder Nick Franklin and Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, as well as Seattle's prospective answer to its outfield problem: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson.
Since his move to the Mariners
- Call-Up Time: Brett Wallace
to work him into the everyday line-up in The Bigs. This would of course be Brett Wallace, acquired in the Roy Halladay trade this off-season in a three-way deal involving Philadelphia and Oakland. Brett
- Video: Brett Lawrie is Probably Superman
. It's a pleasant reminder that the days of watching Edwin Encarnacion at the hot corner are long gone, never to return. Brett Lawrie is very, very good. (And only 22!) Not many guys make that play. Seriously
- Implications of Houston's Move on Brett Wallace
by the move is Brett Wallace.
First of all, you have to admit that it's a fitting punctuation to Wallace's travels that his entire team is moving divisions. After being the first selection in the 2008 draft
- Traded: Edwin Jackson, Curtis Granderson, Max Scherzer
The Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks have just finished up a deal that involves Max Scherzer, Edwin Jackson, Curtis Granderson, Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson.
Yankees Receive: Granderson
- Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
"It's his second start and he looks like he's in midseason form!"
An exasperated Matt Underwood of SportsTime Ohio let out the preceding utterance after Brett Anderson dropped a 78 MPH curveball
- Brett Gardner: Buy Low Candidate
of another owner in a trade. If you aren't currently scouring your fantasy leagues, looking for undervalued trade-targets, you better start now. Until then, I'm here to help. Today, we'll look at Brett
- Strong Finishers: Edwin Jackson and Brian Matusz
is often viewed as a player on the rise. Edwin Jackson and Brian Matusz are two players that fall into that category this season. Despite their strong finishes, both players still enter 2011
- Baseball Bets: Forget Rose, Wattabout Joe Jackson?
No! Not this Joe Jackson! Oh well, he's alright too. The early stuff, at least.
Ol' Pete Rose seems to work on a lunar calendar. Because like any holiday based on a lunar calendar -- such as my
- Readings: Reggie Jackson by NotGraphs' Dayn Perry
Boston's David Ortiz gets to second base with Reggie Jackson.
Recently, in these pages, I made a case for a way of discussing books in a manner conducive to NotGraphs. You can read those exact
- Expanded Four Factors: Austin Jackson's BABIP
will be taking a look at Austin Jackson, who leads all qualified hitters with a .422 BABIP. That's 29 points above the second highest BABIP, Josh Hamilton's .393, and 123 points above the MLB average of .299
- The Other Uncertainty Regarding Brett Anderson
the official signing by the Dodgers of left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract upon which the two parties agreed in principle about two weeks ago (and which could pay even more
- One Last Try for Brett Wallace?
Last year across the majors and minors Brett Wallace hit 25 home runs. This year between the majors and minors he has hit 15. His ISO at triple-A was .227 and at the MLB level it’s at .235. The issue
- The Bloom Is Off Brett Lawrie's Rose
In 150 at-bats back in 2011, Brett Lawrie captured our attention and imagination. “If he could hit nine homers in such a short time, Lawrie could have 30-homer potential over the course of a full
- So You Think You Know Brett Lawrie
You might think you know Toronto Blue Jays third-baseman Brett Lawrie. You might have even read an article or two about him, looked at his stats, drafted him for your fantasy baseball team
- Brett Cecil Shows Flash of Perfection
It hasn't been a great season for the Toronto Blue Jays, but the club keeps tantalizing fans with glimpses of the future promise. Sophomore southpaw Brett Cecil took a perfect game into the seventh
- Brett Lawrie: Now in the Majors, Eh?
The Toronto Blue Jays promoted third basemen Brett Lawrie from Triple-A Las Vegas yesterday, putting a Larry Walker sized weight on the Canadian born 21 year old’s shoulders. That isn’t to say he’ll
- Time to Worry About Brett Lawrie?
Brett Lawrie has been a bit of a disappointment. His performance hasn't been awful, but he hasn't lived up to expectations, either. Last season, Lawrie hit .293/.373/.580 in just 171 plate
- Brett Myers, Houston's New Closer
This was unexpected, to say the least. The Astros have named Brett Myers as their closer before spring training games have even started, which finally helps us figure out who will pitch the ninth
- Brett Myers, Sell High Closer
In late February, the Astros shocked the baseball world by announcing they’d be converting longtime starter Brett Myers into the bullpen to serve as closer. Considering that the Houston rotation
- Edwin Jackson's Changeup Doing Him No Favors
Last night Edwin Jackson experienced the worst start of his career. It isn't particularly close, either. The 10 runs he surrendered in just 2.1 innings trumps his next worst start, his final one
- Edwin Jackson and Brandon McCarthy: Pitchers to Watch
struggles on the market last season, Edwin Jackson is going to be an interesting player to watch this offseason. Jackson has proven himself to be a useful player, finishing with an ERA under four
- 2013 Pod Projections: Brett Lawrie
Tying for the second most number of votes for a full Pod Projection was Blue Jays third sacker Brett Lawrie. After sky high expectations resulting from an exciting debut that mixed power and speed
- Austin Jackson: More Than a One Category Contributor?
Hovering around replacement level in several categories does have its value. Despite offering near replacement level production in three of the five roto categories, Austin Jackson was still the 41st
- Austin Jackson Doesn't Like Throwing Fish
I guess I could have said Austin Jackson hates rain since everyone thinks it pours 365 in the Emerald City, but then again, Safeco Field is civilized enough to have a roof so inclement weather
- John Danks: The Left-Handed Edwin Jackson
save themselves the hassle of giving up talent and just sign Edwin Jackson instead.
I know that on the surface, they don't seem all that similar. Danks is a lefty, Jackson is a righty. Jackson
- FanGraphs Audio: Three Aces (and Edwin Jackson)
FanGraphs Audio surprises even itself sometimes.
In which the panel considers pitchers young and old-ish.
Second Half Jackson
Scherzer to the Max
The First Word
- Kuroda & Jackson: One-Year (Contract) Wonders
the Pedro Martinez/Roger Clemens route and sign midseason. The other two guys -- Hiroki Kuroda (#8) and Edwin Jackson (#10) -- signed nearly identical one-year contracts. Eight months later
- Edwin Jackson's HR Prevention Against LHBs
At the risk of Edwin Jackson overexposure I wanted to look at one more thing that piqued my curiosity when I was putting together my post last Thursday. Guys who predominately throw sliders
- Luke Jackson and A.J. Cole: High-A Flamethrowers Of Note
someday join that club: Texas prospect Luke Jackson and Washington prospect A.J. Cole. Both righthanded pitchers are having excellent campaigns in High-A and have big velocity behind those numbers. Let's
- NLCS Statistical Scouting: Jackson vs. Marcum
now we move on to tonight's NLCS matchup: Edwin Jackson vs. Shaun Marcum.
Talking through Jackson's history as a pitcher would take well over 1,000 words and probably bore
- Brett Gardner, Good Eye or Non-Swinger?
On the surface, Brett Gardner looks like a Bobby Abreu protege (without any power). Since 2010, Brett has shown off his great eye for pitches, posting the 2nd lowest chase rate in baseball at 18.1
- Fan Projection Targets: Jackson, Kemp, Markakis
will do in 2011. The projection targets offered for your consideration this afternoon are three outfielders facing different sorts of questions going into the next season: the Tigers' Austin Jackson