- Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were
- Brian McCann: Disappointingly Decent
I had big hopes for Brian McCann this season. He moved from a pitcher friendly stadium in Atlanta to arguably the best hitting venue for lefties in all of baseball (I'm willfully ignoring Coors Field
- Brian Matusz and Jarrod Washburn Offer Fantasy Dilemma
, languishing in last place and under .500 for the 12th consecutive season since cutting ties with Davey Johnson, started Brian Matusz, the team's first-round draft pick in 2008, who was making his major
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
Here's the transcript of today's chat. Lot's of fun topics.
Breakout Stars..?: Brandon Drury, Danny Valencia?
Brad Johnson: What are you looking
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
Brad Johnson: Myers
Brad Johnson: No supporting staff so even if he hits, it can't be THAT good
Brian: 16 team dynasty 6x6
- FanGraphs Audio: Both Touki Toussaint and Brian Johnson
Touki Toussaint is a right-hander in the Arizona system who was selected 16th overall in the most recent draft. Brian Johnson is a left-hander in the Red Sox system, currently playing
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
Brian: You starting verrett tomorrow?
Brad Johnson: No
Brad Johnson: Ok time to wrap it up, I'll pick out one more good one
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so.
1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox
Johnson has good stuff
- The Best of Brian Schneider
It has been a rough week for the population of former Montreal Expos in the major leagues. On the heels of Nick Johnson's retirement, former Expos, Nationals, Mets, and Phillies catcher Brian
- The Inevitable Absence of Brian Roberts
Out of my various fantasy leagues, only one is auction-style. Near the end of our draft last week, I picked up Brian Roberts for $1, grumbling the entire time that the software was forcing me to pick
- Advancing Age and Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts is a three-category fantasy star at a tough defensive position. While he does not have the cachet of playing for the World Series winner, like Chase Utley, or as his league’s reigning
- Waiver Wire Watch for Week 24
Brian Duensing (26%) – After 14 outings in relief, the Twins moved Duensing to the rotation, where he has enjoyed more success. In his six starts, Duensing is 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA and a 1.139 WHIP
- Brian McCann and Position Scarcity
After a down season in his sophomore year in the majors in 2007, Brian McCann bounced back last year to be in the top four among catchers in AVG, HR, RBI and Runs. The projection systems predict
- Interesting Week Five Two-Start Pitchers
Paulino out for virtually the entire 2008 season. He opened this year in the minors but was promoted when Brian Moehler hit the DL in mid-April. Since then the 25-year old with the 95 mph fastball has
- Mock Draft: An Interesting Failure
Jorge de la Rosa
- Week Six Trade Possibilities
for much power. Hart’s .164 ISO would be a career low.
Randy Johnson – Everyone is pulling for Johnson to reach 300 career wins and he picked up his 298th Monday night. But Johnson hardly pitched well
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
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: Josh Johnson.
- Interesting Week 13 Two-Start Pitchers
be on the fence) putting into your lineup for Week 13.
Brian Bannister gets two home starts this week, where he has an ERA over a full run lower than his road mark. The second start of the week also comes
- Stealing on Catchers (Not Named Molina)
- Interesting Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers
. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Santana, Carpenter, Beckett, Shields, J. Johnson, Je. Weaver, Lowe, Peavy, Lee, Lilly
- Over and Under-Performances in Baserunning
- 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part II
of the season than the first, this was a clear victory for FIP.
Josh Johnson – Both systems had Johnson as a keeper, but xFIP did a better job predicting his 3.50 post All-Star break mark
- Mock Draft: Punting HR
Carlos Marmol (137)
James Shields (128)
Yunel Escobar (152)
Jorge Cantu (168)
James Loney (180)
Chad Qualls (208)
Todd Helton (196)
Mike Gonzalez (192)
AJ Pierzynski (235)
- Mock Draft: Auction Style
Johan Santana $15
Josh Johnson $15
Bobby Abreu $14
Jay Bruce $12
Adam Dunn $16
Francisco Cordero $12
Jonathan Papelbon $12
Miguel Montero $9
Rafael Soriano $8
Juan Rivera $2
- FIP Challenge Results Part II
in the second half for Verlander, with FIP being the most optimistic. Verlander pitched well, but saw his ERA go up, making this a win for xFIP.
Brian Bannister – A 3.66 ERA in the first half made
- Interesting Week Six Two-Start Pitchers
, Kershaw, Floyd, Johnson, Duke, Jimenez, Arroyo, Garland, Parra, Sonnanstine, Wellemeyer, Moyer, Sanchez, Pavano, Feldman, Cabrera, Miner, Park, Silva, Sowers, Ponson, Hendrickson, Ortega.
- Interesting Week Seven Two-Start Pitchers
remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Sabathia, Haren, J. Johnson, F. Hernandez, Hamels, Shields, Lilly, Lee Buehrle, Jurrjens
- Interesting Week 22 Two-Start Pitchers
. Johnson, Burnett, Harden, Hammels, Oswalt, Jackson, Floyd, Wolf, Shields, Pineiro, Wells, Danks, Pettitte, Holland, Pelfrey, Saudners, D. Davis, A. Sanchez, G. Gonzalez, Maholm, Looper, Hochevar, Guthrie
- FIP Challenge Results Part I
- Should Fantasy Owners Pay for Jorge de la Rosa's Wins?
than normal, including Randy Johnson, Al Leiter and Sandy Koufax. But while there is no proof that lefties develop later than righties, it would be foolish to ignore the possibility that de la Rosa
- Interesting Week 11 Two-Start Pitchers
pitchers in Week 11 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
J. Santana, Wainwright, J. Johnson, Sabathia, Price
- FIP Challenge 2010
- Week 17 Two-Start Pitchers
in Week 17 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen during the week.
F. Hernandez, J. Johnson, Sabathia, Greinke, Liriano, Danks, Lee, Cain
- Interesting Week 21 Two-Start Pitchers
and will happen between now and next week.
Wainwright, J. Johnson, T. Hudson, Hamels, Cain, Liriano, Pavano, Floyd, Lackey, E. Santana, Myers, Morrow, Shields, Volquez, G. Gonzalez, Carmona, L. Hernandez
- 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part I
- Two Start Pitchers: Week 3
and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Halladay, Johnson, Lincecum, Marcum, Price, T. Hudson, Danks, B. Anderson, Romero, E. Jackson, Liriano, Scherzer, Kuroda, E. Santana, Shields
- Should Fantasy Owners Use FIP?
We have 34 people with a 0.50 or greater difference between their FIP and xFIP
- Interesting Week 18 Two-Start Pitchers
remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
J. Santana, Verlander, Greinke, Cain, J. Vazquez, Haren, J. Johnson, Lackey, Kershaw
- Interesting Week 25 Two-Start Pitchers
25 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Greinke, Beckett, J. Johnson, Cain, Marquis, Pineiro, Floyd
- Interesting Week Four 2-Start Pitchers
that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Halladay, F. Hernandez, Weaver, J. Johnson, Beckett, Carpenter, Haren, Gallardo, Greinke, Liriano, Sanchez, Hudson
- Interesting Week Seven 2-Start Pitchers
and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
Carpenter, J. Johnson, Halladay, F. Hernandez, Greinke, J. Santana, Gallardo, Cain, Weaver, Price, Hughes, Danks, C. Wilson, J. Sanchez, Niemann
- Week 14 Trade Possibilities
guide over at Last Player Picked, Liriano has been worth $11 this year, far off the $30+ pace of Adam Wainwright, Josh Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez. While he may not be quite in their class, do
- Two-Start Pitchers: Week 7
are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week.
F. Hernandez, Lee, Hanson, Price, Johnson, J. Garcia, Cain, Shields
- American League Team Depth
Johnson who combine for a negative WAR projection. That is what makes their depth look so weak. They are also missing a good backup everywhere except for Emilio Bonifacio who will help out at several
- Reviewing Some Preseason Predictions
included ones for Markakis, Bay, K. Johnson, Victorino, A. Soriano and Haren. I was more bullish than the ADPs for Choo and Mauer although both outperformed my expectations for them.
- Stacking Pitching To Flip Midseason
- Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
Josh Johnson nor Chris Volstad appeared Saturday, meaning that the biggest local star for the Marlins was 2009 Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan. The Marlins hope they will have another candidate
- Week Two Trade Possibilities
points to a player being a Buy or a Sell, you are unlikely to find an owner willing to be your trading partner with that player. Not many owners are going to sell you Josh Johnson now for pennies
- Micah Johnson, Gordon Beckham And Chicago's Crowded Keystone
On Tuesday, the White Sox promoted second baseman Micah Johnson from Double-A to Triple-A. In 2013, Johnson split the season between A and High-A, with a brief taste of Double-A, compiling a .312
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
Here's the transcript from today's chat!
1:44Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get this things started.1:44Brad Johnson: Any deadline chatter before we get down to fantasy team questions?1
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
Here's the transcript from today's chat!
1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance
- How Brian Dozier Put Together a Season for the Ages
in the game's history.
Those trends are real, and they should help shape the way we evaluate hitter's performances in 2016. But don't let those trends fool you: Brian Dozier is truly having
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then.
4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
Today's chat transcript. Covered a lot of topics...
2:28Brad Johnson: Alright folks let's get the ball rolling. Looks like there's a smaller group hanging out today2:29JD: I've got a hole at 1B
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
). phelps, samardzija, or yordano for decent production until stras is back?
Brad Johnson: As long as you can stream, I'd go start by start rather than picking one guy
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot.
1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
The transcript is below.
Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross
Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly
- Daily Notes: Mostly Ambulant Nick Johnson Retires
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Table: Nick Johnson's Walk Rate in Context
3. Three Images: Venezuelan Winter
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started
JD: Hi Brad, should I drop any of Gausman, Conley, Roark for Rodon in a 10-teamer H2H redraft? I
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
Here's the transcript in glorious HD!
Brad Johnson: Hey all, I opened the queue early to post a poll, but I'm not taking questions yet. If you submit one, I WILL skip it. See you
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks!
Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
Here's today's transcript. We should have more trade deadlines to stir the pot.
Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get rolling. Why don't we talk about some real baseball trades
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions.
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there
Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
The results of today's chat!
1:42Brad Johnson: Howdy folks, let's get this under way1:42Brad Johnson: I briefly considered using only plagiarized responses for this chat, but that seemed like
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
The chat is complete, here's the transcript.
Brad Johnson: Alrighty, let's kick this off. I'll be right back with some water.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
Here's the transcript from today's chat.
Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
Here are the results of today's chat!
4:00Brad Johnson: Today's chat is brought to you by Yasmany Tomas4:00Brad Johnson: 29 home runs, -0.1 WAR4:01Brad Johnson: aka switch-hitting Jermaine Dye4
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
Chat Transcript below!
Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP?
Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close.
Brad Johnson: He's
- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
2:48MLB: 11:48Comment From Fantasy GuruBrad!!!!! I need your fantasy guidance this afternoon!!! Should I start Yordano Ventura in Detroit? Over/Under an ERA of 3.50? 11:49Brad Johnson: Because you
- Brian Wilson, The Winter's Most Unique Free Agent
Brian Wilson is a weird guy. You know that because you have eyes and watch baseball, and you’ve heard all about the beard and the Taco Bell ads. Honestly, I'm really not sure anything I say can sum
- How Much is Jim Johnson Really Worth in Fantasy
Yup, so there's Jim Johnson, hanging out around the half
- Field of Streams: Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson
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
- Four Dynasty Second Base Targets
counting on about 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases. There's a chance Herrera never grabs hold of a starting job. I would not expect him to do much in 2016.
3. Micah Johnson (CWS, AAA)
I have Jose
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- Red Sox Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
the favorite to be the fifth starter. John Farrell has reportedly promised him the job. Others in the mix include prospects Henry Owens and Brian Johnson. Steven Wright is a distant also ran, but he's also
- The Yankees Infield
The Fab Five
I wrote about about McCann when he joined the Yankees from a non-fantasy perspective. I love
- The Daily Grind: A Dare, Moore, Nola, Harrison
Rodriguez, Carlos Martinez, Steven Matz, Brian Johnson, and Cody Anderson are all just $8 to keep. Four of those guys look like locks.
That's all interesting background and whatnot, but today's
- Reviewing My Mediocre Predictions
1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox
Um. This looks silly in retrospect. It's almost like I forgot Jose Quintana existed. My thought process
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
could play third base, but that's assuming that Brian Roberts can top the 77 games he played last season - and that was the most he's played since 2009. Never mind that Johnson has almost no experience
- The Daily Grind: 7-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
don't do witty quips, so let's just do the analysis. He's a back of the rotation quality pitcher. The Giants have enough offense to score a handful of runs.
Hitters (power): Kelly Johnson and Brian
- The Daily Grind: 7-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
player. For the next two months, he'll call one of the best hitter stadiums home. Of course, I predicted big things for Brian McCann and Kelly Johnson this season, and we all know how that's turned out
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension
- Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
and draft strategies, I'm only aiming to give you a look under the hood. I hope you find something actionable.
The FOX league includes writers like Howard Bender, a different Brad Johnson
- The Daily Grind: 4-2-13 - Presented by FanDuel
can snag Kelly Johnson or Brian Roberts.
I'm looking forward to watching Roenis Elias and Jesse Chavez tomorrow. I've seen neither pitcher start and have watched Elias precisely zero times
- The Daily Grind: 5-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
many cookies or tipping his pitches, he might give up a couple more home runs at home today.
A game between Kris Johnson and Red Patterson will produce entirely unexpected results. I'm referring
- The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
Velasquez, $5,900 Brian Johnson, $5,000 Joe Ross, or $4,600 Aaron Nola. All prices on FanDuel.
If you're looking for targets, you can't ignore the Coors Field game. It's still Matt Harrison versus Kyle
- The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
, Jim Johnson, and Luis Avilan are expected to bolster the Dodgers roster. Jose Peraza could see time in the playoffs as a pinch runner. Those who expected Peraza to be activated by the Braves right
- The Reds Shortstop Logjam
/.310/.459 with nine home runs in 214 plate appearances.
Cozart is an extreme pull hitter. In many ways, he's not dissimilar to Brian Dozier. Cozart makes more contact than the Twins star
- The Daily Grind: Fear, Duffey, Ross, Span
. Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, and even Didi Gregorius are worth a look.
5. Tomorrow's Targets - Ross, Wolf, Cron, Span
Pitchers to Start: Joe Ross
- Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher
of exciting tools. He primarily splits his time between shortstop and second base. The injury to Mark Teixeira along with the frequent rest required by Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts have pressed Anna
- DJ On The Dance Floor
So who had DJ LeMahieu as the fourth most valuable second baseman? According to our mathery, LeMahieu was worth a hair under $19 - more than Brian Dozier, Jason Kipnis, and Robinson Cano. Only Dee
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
to share designated hitter with Soriano, Brian McCann, and Derek Jeter (at least). He'll be a little frustrating to own if you don't have a deep roster. When he does start, a defensive replacement is almost
- The Yankees and McCann: A Perfect Match
available for seven jobs. Now it's three catchers for six jobs after the New York Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year contract yesterday. And Kudos to Woodrum for predicting this signing in his
- Nathan Eovaldi and the Top Heavy Repertoire
and Jacob Turner for the second spot in the rotation. Brian Flynn or Kevin Slowey look like the early front runners for the last spot. As such, the Marlins don't have the depth to try Eovaldi in the pen
- The Daily Grind: 9-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
is a good move in my book.
Hitters (power): Regular pick Seth Smith is an option.
Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier have the platoon advantage.
Hitters (speed): Whoever starts between Norichika Aoki
- The Daily Grind: 9-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
. I picked up a streamed home run the other day. Take another shot tomorrow.
Maybe it's the kind of day to try Brian McCann, Stephen Drew, or Chase Headley.
Trevor Plouffe has the platoon
- Doubling Up With Jonathan Lucroy
, Brian McCann socked 23 home runs with a 280 foot average fly ball. And lest you think it's purely park effects, Miller Park is quite home run friendly.
He managed 655 plate appearances by mixing
- A.J. Pollock's Mini Breakout
, and Brian Dozier.
In my experience, the guys who do well hitting home runs with an average fly ball distance rely on pulling the ball. As you'll see in the spray charts below, Pollock's power came up
- Giants Bullpen: This Looks Familiar
, there has been very little turnover in the unit.
Since Brian Wilson surrendered the job, the closer's role has bounced between Casilla and Romo
- Cervelli Finally Gets His Chance
Pittsburgh definitely got the better end of the deal, Wilson was a key cog in the Yankees bullpen. In the real world, Cervelli flat outperformed Yankees star Brian McCann. That's before considering
- A Distinct Odor
field. The other guys with higher pull rates are mostly very large power monsters. And Brian Dozier (60% pull rate).
To me, this looks like an exploitable shortcoming to his offensive profile
- Is A.J. Pollock A Top Pick?
in HR/FB. He was adjacent to Brian Dozier and Jay Bruce. His average fly ball went 293 feet - 60th best and farther than Dozier or Bruce (both 285 feet).
While his flies tend to have some oomph behind
- Does Everybody Own Kyle Schwarber?
catchers get Sundays off (and any day game after a night game) which means you can't just roster Brian McCann and Wilson Ramos to get to 162 games played. They'll often share off days.
- Lessons From a Botched Yahoo Draft
, who I thought I could nab for under $20 (wrong). In the end, my "big ticket" expenditures were Craig Kimbrel (25), Kyle Seager (18), Brian McCann (17), and Elvis Andrus (16). I'm not pleased with any
- The Players' Association May Target Qualifying Offers
Kuroda all fall into this bucket. The other group is comprised of free agent powerhouses - Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann. To a lesser extent, Carlos
- Bryce Harper: A Catch-34
maintaining a league average BABIP. Harper does hit enough balls to the left side of the infield to make teams think twice about employing a shift. If you view other commonly shifted players like Brian
- Lessons From My First Mock
- The Daily Grind: 5-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
has his day in the sun. David Ross should start too, but he doesn't always get to face the lefties.
Corey Dickerson may play against Bailey.
Look to Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello
- The Daily Grind: 5-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
specialist Brian Shouse.
3. Saturday Slaw
Pitchers to Start: Tomorrow lacks for waiver starters. The closest thing is Dallas Keuchel. He's a top play against the Seattle Mariners, but he's also
- Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage - Lessons
, Brian Dozier, or Corey Dickerson, I might still be gunning for it. Instead, my big find was a $1 Justin Morneau. A cheap Morneau is great and all, but it meant I had to sit one of Joey Votto, Wright
- The Daily Grind: 7-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Tanaka. The second worst part is the park factors for home runs to right field at Progressive Field. Aside from Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira, the Yankees don't have much left-handed pop
- The Daily Grind: 8-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
are they throwing in the strike zone. Check it out.
Mike Petriello posted about Brian McCann yesterday. I know I've been sitting on him in several leagues, but Mike's post reinforces that it's ok to quit
- Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
players. With that in mind, Andrew Miller, Julio Teheran, Brian Dozier, Daniel Murphy, Sonny Gray, Jose Fernandez, and Jorge Soler look like odd choices. In reviewing the picks of others, a few noteworthy
- Ridiculous Depth For 12 Team Leagues
- The Daily Grind: Iglesias, ARod, Greene
and price are advantageous. Brian Dozier is a nice option for a second baseman. Both hitters have big platoon splits.
Late: Eight games are late, although two may be rained out. Atlanta and Texas
- The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
: Chad Bettis, Mark Buehrle, Trevor May, Chris Capuano, Taijuan Walker
Hitters (power): If you're looking for a platoon bat in the Twins lineup, it's Brian Dozier. If you're looking for one you can
- The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Porcello, Taylor
wRC+. That may not seem too imposing, but it's because the performance is lumpy. Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier are particularly potent against southpaws. They could impregnate Rodriguez.
- Trade Retrospective: The Devil's Rejects
made four trades before I joined the team. He added J.D. Martinez, Jose Quintana, Russell Martin, Bradley Zimmer, Dalton Pompey, and Moore while dealing away Brian Dozier, Michael Cuddyer, and Lance
- Advanced Dynasty Rebuild: Scarcity Wars
second quality basemen (Jose Altuve, Odor, Brian Dozier, Joe Panik). To play all four, he'll have to use both his DH spots on a traditionally low offense position. He may do that, or he may just hold
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 19
and highly rated. I can tell SaberSim wants to hype Twins. Miguel Sano makes sense at sixth overall. Brian Dozier is near the bottom of the top 30. Eduardo Nunez is around the 20th best hitter? No way
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 19
is opposite a tepid Royals offense. KC usually avoids strikeouts, but they aren't a team to fear. Moreover, Salazar should receive plenty of run support versus southpaw Brian Flynn.
Speaking of run
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 24
Johnnyboy1852005 continued his domination of the DK leaderboard with yet another win. It was a close race at the top. Now he has a comfortable lead. He leaned on Jose Abreu, Brian Dozier, and Nolan Arenado
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 7
Duffy's Cy Young chances have dwindled with his last few starts, but he still has an excellent matchup against a floptastic Twins offense. Aside from suddenly unbeatable Brian Dozier, most of the better
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 22
Alex Cobb, Brian McCann delivered a double dong. This time it was Sanchez. The leaderboard is updated.
We'll use the same parameters tonight - 15 users, $2, and top three paid on DraftKings.
- The Pitcher Who Did the Most With the Least
that year, so he's off the list.
Garrett Olson never found success at the major league level. He's out. The same goes for Jeremy Sowers, Brian Tallet, Brandon Backe, and Micah Owings. Jeff Suppan
- Waiting On an Ace: Jimmy Nelson
- 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
a clubhouse cancer? Will Brian McCann assassinate him? These are questions that may interest journalists but not our projection systems. Last season, Puig did two things that would usually cause us FanGraphs
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- Kelly Johnson and Scott Sizemore: Deep League MI Options
Brad Johnson looked at what the A-Rod suspension means for the Yankees yesterday. Not long thereafter, New York added Scott Sizemore and Ken Rosenthal reported that the Yanks are unlikely to add another
- Field of Streams: Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss the return of Francisco Cervelli, picking on Jacob
- Field of Streams: Episode 245 - Live With Brad Johnson: Early Edition
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
- GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant
- Johnson's Domination
Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002.
For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons:
1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA
- The NotGraphs Roast of Brian Wilson
I'd like to thank you all for attending this roast of the man of the hour, Brian Wilson. This, of course, is not the Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys -- the drug-addled man child who famously spent
- Brian McCann Glimpses the Unthinkable
Abhorrence of Abhorrences lurking behind the potted palm, Brian McCann sees you. If it's any consolation, Abhorrence of Abhorrences, you are absolutely as mortifying as you think you are. At least
- On Brian McCann and Arn Anderson
Brian McCann is the hard-hitting catcher for the Atlanta Braves. Arn Anderson once teamed with Tully Blanchard to haunt the squared circle and our dreams. Both are Gentlemen of Verona. They are also
- Daily Graphing - Brian Lawrence
Yesterday the Nationals traded Vinny Castilla to the Padres and in return Brian Lawrence. Trading the 38 year old 3rd baseman to make way for Ryan Zimmerman was a good idea, but how excited should
- I Am Not Brian Wilson
chanting: "Brian. Wilson." Clapclap, clapclapclap.
This is why:
But I am not, in fact, Brian Wilson, though my face proteins may resemble his. Let us examine the differences:
- Brian Kenny, Sabermetric Colonialist
Some idjit named “Mike Bates” was riling up the masses over on SBNation this morning, comparing stathead culture warrior Brian Kenny to a British colonialist barreling through Africa and the Middle
- Brian Wilson's Fantastic Offseason
On January 30 of this year Brian Wilson and the Giants came to an agreement on a one year deal for $4.4 million to avoid Wilson's first year of arbitration. Based on our standard expectation
- Brian McCann: Fun Police
is whenever someone is being joyful or doing something remotely interesting, angry dad Brian McCann was there to tell them to tone it down and cut the fun short:
This is part of Brian McCann’s
- What Happened To Davey Johnson?
Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon:
"I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways."
When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy
- Brian McCann Is Good
Yesterday I wrote about how Yovani Gallardo’s season had slipped through the cracks. Tonight is Brian McCann’s time for shine; apologies in advance to Braves’ fans if Brian McCann decides to pitch
- Brian Matusz Debuts
into the season, and one of those pitchers is 2008 first round pick Brian Matusz, who made a solid debut last night against the Detroit Tigers.
Outside of somewhat of a rocky 2nd inning in which
- The Life of Brian's Fastball
The Giant’s Brian Wilson is a fun player. He looks more rock star than ballplayer, what with his mop hair, tattoos and tight pants. He even brings his own brand pyrotechnics to the mound
- Brian Matusz' Year to Date
Brian Matusz is not a fan of the baseball scheduler makers. Or, maybe he is. He’s gotten the call to face the Tampa Bay Rays twice, and his combined line to date is:
12.3 IP, 15 SO, 6 BB, 0 HR
- Brian Roberts' Next Injury
BALTIMORE-- Brian Roberts strained a flexor tendoligastring yesterday while riding a stationary bike, when the bike suddenly became not-stationary and started moving. Roberts, unprepared
- Locking Up Brian Dozier
' second baseman Brian Dozier. His is an interesting case; this is no flashy, long-time high-end prospect we're discussing here. Dozier has kind of crept up on people, quietly becoming a better major
- What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson!
The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson
- Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
Is Josh Johnson still an ace?
The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP
- Breaking Down Brian Matusz
A four-pitch lefty taken fourth overall in the 2008 draft, Brian Matusz shredded minor league bats during his pro debut -- in 113 innings split between the High-A Carolina League and the Double
- The Brian McCann Replacements
Unless Keanu Reeves has been working on calling signs, you won't be able to replace Brian McCann with a player off the wire with his upside. Now that the 27-year-old Brave has had his career year
- Daily Graphing - Brian Roberts
When Brian Roberts was on pace for 73 home runs just 11 games into the 2005 season, I made a bet with one of my buddies that he wouldn't hit more than 10 home runs on the year. When I saw him drive
- Brian Wilson Gets to Hit
To the best of my knowledge, nobody has appointed me as president of label assignments, but I think calling Brian Wilson a great reliever is a worthwhile argument. He holds a 3.04 FIP over his
- A First for Brian Dozier's Career
interesting. And while I didn't get enough of interest on Bautista, it wasn't much later that Brian Dozier pulled off a career first. I have to apologize for the lack of timeliness; this is a post about
- The Good and Bad - Brian Roberts
There are only two major league hitters right now with a WPA of 2.00 or above that have single-digit home run marks: Joe Mauer (8) and Brian Roberts (9). Mauer gets plenty of pub regardless of his
- Dodgers Snub Brian Barton
The Dodgers released Brian Barton. Meanwhile, Garret Anderson will evidently make the opening day roster. There’s something amusing about these two statements.
Anderson is a veteran. He’s fought
- Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
Early in the season Eno Sarris introduced us to Brian Wilson's flithy two-seam fastball, a pitch Wilson claims to have added this year. Sarris's GIF showed Jamey Carroll flailing wildly at Wilson's
- Brian Bannister on Changeups
As a FanGraphs reader, you’re probably familiar with Brian Bannister. The former big-league right-hander — and current director of pitching analysis and development for the Boston Red Sox — has been
- What to do With Brian Matusz?
a look at a pitcher giving some people fits this year.
Brian Matusz is only owned in 24% of Yahoo leagues, and for good reason - he has had some clear faults that are plaguing him this year. While
- Randy Johnson's Countdown
Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has
- Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had
- Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter
In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercostal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his
- Chris Johnson and Great Players
that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player.
Johnson went from the Diamondbacks
- Brian McCann: No Sure Thing
Brian McCann was as consistent as they come until last season. At a generally weak position, McCann's solid batting average and above-average power numbers led him to finish at the top of catcher
- What Happened To Brian Dozier?
I've been a believer in Brian Dozier for quite some time now. Since his breakout around the midway point of last season, Dozier has consistently been one of the most valuable second basemen
- Anatomy of an Adjustment: Brian Dozier
In July, I wrote a column detailing my concerns about Brian Dozier. Dozier came into July with 51 walks compared to 65 strikeouts, and that plate discipline was a big part of his move into the top
- Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run
- The Disappointments of Youth: Brian Matusz
A player can be disappointing or overrated without actually being bad, it’s really more of a question of the expectations he was facing going into the season. Brian Matusz was disappointing
- Brian Dozier's Incredible Turnaround
Brian Dozier is a streaky hitter. We know this to be true, much like the world is round, or the sun rises in the east. In the last two seasons, he's pushed the boundaries of what I thought 'streaky
- Q&A: Andy Johnson, College Pitcher who had Tommy John Surgery (Part 2)
Yesterday I posted Part 1 of this Q&A with Andy Johnson, a Bradley University reliever who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. This is part 2. Out of 2. Or 6. No, I'm kidding. Just 2
- Josh Johnson's Extension
The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10
- A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
As you have surely heard, Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. Matthew took the first look at this, noting that he retires as someone who could be a three-win pitcher next year. Here
- The Return of Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven
- Josh Johnson's Curveball
We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site.
Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- The Josh Johnson Dilemma
Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Buying Low on Josh Johnson
It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having
- Robbing Johnson of a Shot
(and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves.
Johnson, 25, was selected out of college
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both.
Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had
- Randy Johnson Retires
Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left
- Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy
- Recalling Jim Johnson
to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth
- Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners.
First of all, let's establish the fact
- No Love For Jim Johnson?
and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love?
I did a mock draft
- Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed.
Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned)
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- The Feast of Brian Jordan, Run Saver
Like the better films of Woody Allen and/or a gun that shoots knives, today's feast day is aimed simultaneously at the heart and the head.
Brian Jordan, Run Saver
Life: Along with Bo Jackson
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar
- Brian O'Neill: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Post-Gazette's "Stats Geek" (Brian O'Neill) did a piece today on the Pirates lack of big hits in terms of Win Probability and Win Probability Added. If you're a Pirates fan:
Click here to see
- What Did Brian Cashman See?
Brian Cashman got a voicemail notification. The caller was listed as BLOCKED. He slid his finger across the notification. He entered his voicemail password. He only had one voicemail
- Brian Cashman, Rendered Comic-Stripally
today, however, when Sullivan gave us this -- i.e. a comic strip rendering of Brian Cashman introducing new Yankee Rafael Soriano, the relief pitcher whom he (i.e. Cashman) has reluctantly signed
- Brian Anderson Calls It What It Is: A Pad
the Brewers play-by-play man Brian Anderson was a bit excited. His partner, former Brewers catcher and longtime color man Bill Schroeder, initially said the original ruling probably wouldn't be overturned
- Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting.
As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Brian McCann
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: Brian McCann.
- Brian Wilson's Cavalcade of Sex Metaphors
Internet computers everywhere are no doubt aware of Brian Wilson's championship appearance on something called "Lopez Tonight," but we'd be remiss if we didn't post it anyway. As you'll soon see
- Your Move, Brian Wilson's Beard
Yeah, Brian Wilson's two-seamer (featured below!) is impressive enough, and I can forgive his reluctance to brawl with randomly outraged A's fans. What I shall not abide is if Mr. Wilson and his
- Hopeless Joe Sympathizes With Brian Cashman
Oh, Brian Cashman. It is a shame that your ex-mistress's lawyer is partners with Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, and that there's now a conflict of interest requiring him to reveal that you told your
- Brian Dozier's Path Out of the Slump
As May came to an end, I made my way cautiously over to Brian Dozier, who was slashing .202/.294/.329 at the time. Approaching a player in the midst of a slump can go one of two ways -- you can
- Brian Giles Owns the Strike Zone
Brian Giles wasn't supposed to be this good. A 17th-round selection by the Cleveland Indians all the way back in 1989, Giles was seen as a short, stocky kid without much "projection." The El Cajon
- Early-Season Stud: Brian Dozier
players you should bail on when the going first gets rough.
Brian Dozier has been overlooked this spring because he's being dragged down by a .219 batting average, but he's actually the second-ranked
- Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
, nearly 85% of the way through the season, is Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson - not Roy Halladay, nor Ubaldo Jimenez, not Cliff Lee, not Felix Hernandez, and not CC Sabathia. Johnson is establishing
- Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
For the second time in a week the Boston Red Sox make a move with a player previously designated for assignment. This time they swap Mark Kotsay (and cash) to their brothers in stockings for Brian
- The Life of Brian's Fastball Part 2
Yesterday I talked about San Francisco's closer Brian Wilson and his breakthrough season. I mostly attributed his recent success to an increase in horizontal movement on his
- Who Might Replace Brian Wilson?
happened to closer to Brian Wilson as well. Romo recorded two quick outs before giving up a double to Melvin Mora, then was replaced by Jeremy Affeldt who got the lefty swinging Seth Smith to ground
- Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson's return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he's striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings
- Aggressively Go After Brian McCann
After making the All-Star game in every full season of his career, Brian McCann ran into an injury plagued 2012 that saw him post a wRC+ of just 86, 30 points lower than his career average. To top
- Brian McCann's Move to the AL East
This article was inspired by the phenomenal work on 2013 shift data at THT by Jeff Zimmerman:
Brian McCann's 5 year 85MM signing
- Projecting the Prospects in the Brian Matusz Trade
Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric
- Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
The month of June has been very kind to Josh Johnson. In 14.2 innings, the big right-hander owns a 1.84 ERA with impressive peripheral numbers to match: 16 strikeouts, just four walks, and no home
- Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
Moving back to the mound in our series on free agent bargains, we find an interesting name - the tallest player in baseball and a sure fire Hall of Famer, you wouldn't think Randy Johnson would fly
- More on Catcher's Fielding...WP&PB
pitch rates go to Bruce Benedict, Yogi Berra and Mike Redmond at .010; Brian Downing, Del Crandall and Jason Varitek at .011; and Rod Barajas, Manny Sanguillen, Bill Freehan, Kirt Manwaring, Sherm
- Brian Dozier And Extensions for Position Players
players. Numbers from 2014 season.
- Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
he will probably cease to provide the kind of value for which his new owners are hoping. Especially in light of reports that Chris Johnson wouldn’t lose playing time now that Freddie Freeman has
- Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
The league leader in WAR for second basemen? Kelly Johnson. I made some pretty bold predictions in our staff-wide preseason series, one of them being that Matt Kemp will not even get to 30/30
- Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
Justin Morneau has the highest WAR in baseball right now, but you probably knew that. Know who is second?
Josh Johnson. With another dominating start last night, the Marlins ace has now thrown
- Behind the Numbers: Brian Bogusevic in the DWL
for Brian Bogusevic because of his batting average, which is the third best in the DWL so far, or for his overall .317/.446/.500 line, solid though it is. What intrigues me about Bogusevic’s production
- Brian Dozier Bulldozes Preseason Expectations
I think it's fair to see that no one saw what Brian Dozier did this year coming. And it's not to say that Dozier was anything special, but preseason projections figured he would be pretty useless
- Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers Update
WAS – Stephen Strasburg
LAD – Hiroki Kuroda
BAL – Kevin Millwood
TOR – Brian Tallet
HOU – Brian Moehler
OAK – Vin Mazzaro
PIT – Jeff Karstens
Pitchers from Friday no longer scheduled for two starts
- Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
Doctor Cyclops, by Will Johnson
When I am sad, I like to spend money. Because I am often sad, I am in big time mondo debt, as many of you know. At the moment, my cash flow is such that I cannot
- Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has
- Look For Matt Lindstrom Late
as the team’s closer, Lindstrom will be setting up Joe Nathan, Brian Fuentes, Jonathan Broxton and others.
While that is a concern, it should not override a guy with an excellent shot of posting 30
- Is Brandon Phillips a Top Tier Second Baseman?
baseman. It is just beneath what you should expect from, say Dustin Pedroia or Brian Roberts, with the latter trailing Phillips' ADP of 29 according to the latest information from Mock Draft Central
- Real Draft: Embracing Injury Risks
with this squad
- Week 2 Two-Start Pitchers Update
and he potentially has some favorable pitching matchups.
In his first game this week, Francis squares off against Brian Duensing and the Twins. In his first start, Duensing’s velocity was down 2 mph
- Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
The news is breaking now. It seems that Josh Johnson has gotten $8 million dollars from the Padres to pitch in 2014, according to Jerry Crasnick. By itself, that is an interesting match -- Johnson
- Mock Draft: AL-Only
Ken Griffey Jr.
For my first pick, I