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  • Waiting On an Ace: Jimmy Nelson
    in Community by Brian - 4/28/2016 -  0

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    ? 2:13 Brad Johnson: Myers 2:14 Brad Johnson: No supporting staff so even if he hits, it can't be THAT good 2:14 Brian: 16 team dynasty 6x6

  • 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

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  4
    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

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  7
    Brian: You starting verrett tomorrow? 2:45 Brad Johnson: No 2:45 Brad Johnson: Ok time to wrap it up, I'll pick out one more good one 2

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

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19

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

  • Brian Bannister on Changeups
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 3/8/2016 -  8
    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

  • Red Sox Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/22/2016 -  5
    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

  • Advanced Dynasty Rebuild: Scarcity Wars
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/19/2016 -  2
    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

  • Does Everybody Own Kyle Schwarber?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/7/2016 -  54
    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. Schwarber

  • Is A.J. Pollock A Top Pick?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2015 -  35
    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

  • The Reds Shortstop Logjam
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/19/2015 -  11
    /.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

  • Four Dynasty Second Base Targets
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/13/2015 -  14
    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

  • A Distinct Odor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2015 -  13
    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

  • DJ On The Dance Floor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/4/2015 -  3
    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

  • Trade Retrospective: The Devil's Rejects
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/23/2015 -  0
    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

  • Cervelli Finally Gets His Chance
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/22/2015 -  2
    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

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12

  • A First for Brian Dozier's Career
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/29/2015 -  6
    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 Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Agenda Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland Yesterday's Grind Early: Our

  • The Daily Grind: Fear, Duffey, Ross, Span
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/26/2015 -  10
    . 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

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2015 -  2
    , 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 Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2015 -  7
    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: A Dare, Moore, Nola, Harrison
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/20/2015 -  16
    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

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Porcello, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2015 -  13
    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. E-Rod

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2015 -  31
    : 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

  • FanGraphs Audio: Both Touki Toussaint and Brian Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/21/2015 -  3
    Episode 554 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

  • The Daily Grind: Iglesias, ARod, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2015 -  10
    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

  • Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 3/30/2015 -  11
    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

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27

  • Ridiculous Depth For 12 Team Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/16/2015 -  17
    $36 Lance Lynn $7 Giancarlo Stanton $36 Danny Salazar $8 Carlos Gomez $22 Drew Smyly $5 Leonys Martin $13 Homer Bailey $6 Brian McCann $17 Ken Giles $8 Ryan

  • Locking Up Brian Dozier
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 3/5/2015 -  9
    ' 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

  • Giants Bullpen: This Looks Familiar
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/23/2015 -  0
    , there has been very little turnover in the unit. Who Closes? Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Since Brian Wilson surrendered the job, the closer's role has bounced between Casilla and Romo

  • American League Team Depth
    in Community by Brian Henry - 2/6/2015 -  0
    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

  • A.J. Pollock's Mini Breakout
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/14/2014 -  2
    , 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

  • Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2014 -  9
    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

  • Anatomy of an Adjustment: Brian Dozier
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 10/20/2014 -  4
    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

  • Doubling Up With Jonathan Lucroy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/9/2014 -  2
    , 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

  • Brian McCann: Disappointingly Decent
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/8/2014 -  2
    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

  • Reviewing My Mediocre Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/2/2014 -  2
    word. Anyway... 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

  • The Daily Grind: 9-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/3/2014 -  3
    . 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

  • The Daily Grind: 9-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/2/2014 -  6
    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: 8-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2014 -  2
    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

  • What Happened To Brian Dozier?
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 7/28/2014 -  22
    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

  • The Daily Grind: 7-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/23/2014 -  4
    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

  • The Daily Grind: 7-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/10/2014 -  5
    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: 7-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2014 -  6
    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

  • Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage - Lessons
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2014 -  14
    , 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

  • Over and Under-Performances in Baserunning
    in Community by Brian Henry - 6/11/2014 -  3
    1996 Fernando Vina 1982 Garry Templeton 1990 Lance Johnson 2001 Luis Castillo 1994 Luis Polonia 1984 Rudy Law 1990 Sammy Sosa 1991 Steve Finley

  • The Daily Grind: 5-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/23/2014 -  5
    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

  • Micah Johnson, Gordon Beckham And Chicago's Crowded Keystone
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 5/16/2014 -  2
    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

  • The Daily Grind: 5-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2014 -  7
    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: 5-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/1/2014 -  12
    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

  • Early-Season Stud: Brian Dozier
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 4/21/2014 -  31
    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

  • Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/21/2014 -  29
    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

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    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

  • The Daily Grind: 4-2-13 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/2/2014 -  22
    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

  • Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2014 -  17
    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

  • Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/25/2014 -  8
    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

  • 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    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

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    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

  • Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2014 -  8
    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

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

  • Lessons From a Botched Yahoo Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  32
    , 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

  • Brian McCann's Move to the AL East
    in Community by scotman144 - 3/2/2014 -  11
    This article was inspired by the phenomenal work on 2013 shift data at THT by Jeff Zimmerman: http://www.hardballtimes.com/expanded-2013-infield-shift-data/ Brian McCann's 5 year 85MM signing

  • The Players' Association May Target Qualifying Offers
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2014 -  99
    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

  • The Yankees Infield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/20/2014 -  5
    are uninterested. The Fab Five Brian McCann Mark Teixeira Brian Roberts Derek Jeter Kelly Johnson I wrote about about McCann when he joined the Yankees from a non-fantasy perspective. I love

  • The Pitcher Who Did the Most With the Least
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/17/2014 -  35
    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

  • Lessons From My First Mock
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/31/2014 -  35
    2 0.304 C Brian McCann 71 24 80 2 0.255 1B Brandon Belt 59 15 65 7 0.278 2B Chase Utley 63 16 64 8 0.263 SS Hanley Ramirez 70 20 74 15 0.279 3B Ryan

  • No Love For Jim Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    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

  • Kelly Johnson and Scott Sizemore: Deep League MI Options
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/13/2014 -  1
    . 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

  • What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/12/2014 -  83
    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

  • Nathan Eovaldi and the Top Heavy Repertoire
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/9/2014 -  4
    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 Yankees and McCann: A Perfect Match
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2013 -  97
    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

  • Bryce Harper: A Catch-34
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/21/2013 -  15
    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

  • Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/20/2013 -  44
    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

  • The Josh Johnson Dilemma
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 11/18/2013 -  29
    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

  • Brian Wilson, The Winter's Most Unique Free Agent
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 11/4/2013 -  18
    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

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/16/2013 -  12
    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. Some relevant

  • The NotGraphs Roast of Brian Wilson
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 10/4/2013 -  13
    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: Fun Police
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 10/2/2013 -  16
    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

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Brian McCann
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/30/2013 -  26
    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. Some relevant

  • Brian Kenny, Sabermetric Colonialist
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 9/13/2013 -  10
    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

  • Hopeless Joe Sympathizes With Brian Cashman
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/22/2013 -  3
    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

  • What Did Brian Cashman See?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/20/2013 -  5
    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

  • Chris Johnson and Great Players
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2013 -  63
    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

  • Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 7/26/2013 -  8
    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

  • Micah Johnson: Wheels...and What Else?
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 6/20/2013 -  3
    (fourth if you count the Mexican League), a full dozen behind White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson, who has blazed his way to 54 thefts in 66 contests. Anybody who produces that sort of stolen

  • The Return of Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/5/2013 -  11
    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

  • Brian Roberts' Next Injury
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 5/16/2013 -  4
    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

  • Aggressively Go After Brian McCann
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/10/2013 -  26
    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

  • Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 4/23/2013 -  9
    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

  • The Inevitable Absence of Brian Roberts
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/5/2013 -  18
    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

  • The Best of Brian Schneider
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/30/2013 -  8
    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

  • Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 1/30/2013 -  22
    Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA

  • Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/29/2013 -  5
    RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.

  • Daily Notes: Mostly Ambulant Nick Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/29/2013 -  9
    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

  • Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/28/2013 -  19
    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

  • The Nick Johnson Stories
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 12/31/2012 -  6
    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

  • Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/28/2012 -  25
    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

  • Brian McCann: No Sure Thing
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/15/2012 -  3
    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

  • Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/15/2012 -  2
    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

  • Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/31/2012 -  0
    As we continue to examine Zach Sanders' Third Base End of Season Rankings, let's scroll down to number 22 where we find Arizona's Chris Johnson who, according to the calculations, produced a $3 value

  • Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/22/2012 -  6
    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

  • Q&A: Andy Johnson, College Pitcher who had Tommy John Surgery (Part 2)
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 9/18/2012 -  0
    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

  • How Much is Jim Johnson Really Worth in Fantasy
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/10/2012 -  33
    40 Frank Francisco 41 Brandon League 42 Mariano Rivera 43 Heath Bell 44 Henry Rodriguez 45 Brian Fuentes Yup, so there's Jim Johnson, hanging out around the half

  • Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/30/2012 -  7
    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

  • Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/24/2012 -  9
    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

  • Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/12/2012 -  0
    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

  • What Happened To Davey Johnson?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 6/21/2012 -  8
    Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon: "I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways." Link. When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy

  • Brian Anderson Calls It What It Is: A Pad
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 6/19/2012 -  3
    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

  • Brian McCann Glimpses the Unthinkable
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/16/2012 -  14
    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

  • Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/13/2012 -  4
    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

  • Buying Low on Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/12/2012 -  23
    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

  • I Am Not Brian Wilson
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/4/2012 -  6
    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: 1) Though

  • Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/10/2012 -  10
    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

  • Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/8/2012 -  9
    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) While

  • On Brian McCann and Arn Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/7/2012 -  6
    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

  • Is Josh Johnson Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/27/2012 -  5
    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

  • Josh Johnson's Curveball
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 2/1/2012 -  10
    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

  • The Disappointments of Youth: Brian Matusz
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 1/25/2012 -  4
    next. 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

  • Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/10/2011 -  0
    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

  • GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    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

  • The Brian McCann Replacements
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/27/2011 -  7
    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

  • Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 7/14/2011 -  20
    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

  • What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  3
    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

  • Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/7/2011 -  11
    three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson. At a .382 wOBA against lefties since

  • Two-Start Pitchers: Week 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/13/2011 -  3
    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

  • Your Move, Brian Wilson's Beard
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/19/2011 -  9
    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

  • Two Start Pitchers: Week 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/15/2011 -  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

  • The Feast of Brian Jordan, Run Saver
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/29/2011 -  6
    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

  • Brian Wilson's Cavalcade of Sex Metaphors
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/31/2011 -  2
    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

  • Brian Cashman, Rendered Comic-Stripally
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/19/2011 -  0
    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

  • Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/12/2011 -  2
    (Get it, pitchman?) [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q80YF__M3A[/embed] Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson! This advertisement just adds

  • 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/29/2010 -  4
    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

  • 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/29/2010 -  7
    . Johnson 3.8 1.70 2.31 3.06 3.50 Matsuzaka 4.1 4.56 3.83 4.98 4.79 J. Santana 4.5 2.98 3.62 4.69 3.00 Vargas

  • Brian Wilson Gets to Hit
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/13/2010 -  16
    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

  • Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  26
    , 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

  • Brian McCann Is Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/1/2010 -  31
    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

  • Interesting Week 21 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/21/2010 -  5
    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

  • Breaking Down Brian Matusz
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 8/18/2010 -  4
    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

  • Week 17 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/26/2010 -  8
    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

  • FIP Challenge 2010
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/14/2010 -  19
    4.26 J. Johnson 3.8 1.70 2.31 3.06 Matsuzaka 4.1 4.56 3.83 4.98 J. Santana 4.5 2.98 3.62 4.69 Vargas

  • Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/8/2010 -  17
    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

  • Week 14 Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/7/2010 -  12
    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

  • Interesting Week 11 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/11/2010 -  13
    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

  • What to do With Brian Matusz?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/28/2010 -  13
    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

  • Interesting Week Seven 2-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/14/2010 -  4
    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

  • Kelly Johnson's Redemption
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/4/2010 -  10
    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

  • Who Might Replace Brian Wilson?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 5/1/2010 -  4
    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

  • Kelly Johnson: Slugger
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/26/2010 -  14
    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

  • Interesting Week Four 2-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/23/2010 -  5
    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

  • Week Two Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/14/2010 -  19
    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

  • Brian Matusz' Year to Date
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/14/2010 -  19
    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

  • Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/7/2010 -  2
    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

  • Dodgers Snub Brian Barton
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/1/2010 -  18
    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 Fantastic Offseason
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/26/2010 -  25
    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

  • Mock Draft: Auction Style
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/4/2010 -  12
    Lee $17 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 Ryan

  • Mock Draft: An Interesting Failure
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/26/2010 -  5
    Nelson Cruz Josh Beckett Matt Wieters Jason Bartlett James Shields John Lackey Huston Street Scott Baker Gavin Floyd Jorge de la Rosa Chad Qualls Brian Anderson Leo Nunez Julio Borbon Nick

  • Mock Draft: Punting HR
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/23/2010 -  23
    ) 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) Nick Johnson

  • Should Fantasy Owners Pay for Jorge de la Rosa's Wins?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/29/2010 -  8
    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

  • Josh Johnson's Extension
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/15/2010 -  15
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/6/2010 -  43
    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

  • Randy Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/6/2010 -  31
    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

  • Nick Johnson to New York
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/18/2009 -  84
    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: A DeRosa Alternative
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/7/2009 -  8
    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

  • Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 10/31/2009 -  4
    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

  • Stacking Pitching To Flip Midseason
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/21/2009 -  8
    CC Sabathia 2 6.9 2 3.5 5 11.9 3 7.0 5 13.2 1 2.9 Josh Johnson 2 8.0 2 6.5 2

  • FIP Challenge Results Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/19/2009 -  8
    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

  • FIP Challenge Results Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/19/2009 -  4
    4.94 5.71 4.65 5.54 Geer 18.5 5.79 5.87 4.61 7.07 Harden 18.6 5.47 5.17 3.91 2.55 R. Johnson 18.9

  • Reviewing Some Preseason Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/8/2009 -  2
    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.

  • The Nick Johnson Quandry
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2009 -  44
    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

  • Interesting Week 25 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/18/2009 -  0
    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

  • The Life of Brian's Fastball Part 2
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 9/16/2009 -  8
    Illustrated edition. 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

  • Waiver Wire Watch for Week 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/15/2009 -  2
    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

  • The Life of Brian's Fastball
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 9/15/2009 -  15
    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

  • Interesting Week 22 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/28/2009 -  0
    . 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

  • Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/10/2009 -  29
    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

  • Brian Matusz and Jarrod Washburn Offer Fantasy Dilemma
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/5/2009 -  2
    , 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

  • Brian Matusz Debuts
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/5/2009 -  3
    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

  • Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/3/2009 -  11
    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

  • Interesting Week 18 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/31/2009 -  5
    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

  • Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  11
    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

  • Should Fantasy Owners Use FIP?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/16/2009 -  36
    Harden 18.6 5.47 5.17 3.91 R. Johnson 18.9 4.81 4.92 3.83 We have 34 people with a 0.50 or greater difference between their FIP and xFIP

  • Interesting Week 13 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/26/2009 -  2
    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

  • Interesting Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/5/2009 -  5
    . 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

  • Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/21/2009 -  6
    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

  • Interesting Week Seven Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/15/2009 -  6
    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

  • Week Six Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/12/2009 -  9
    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

  • Interesting Week Six Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/8/2009 -  1
    , Kershaw, Floyd, Johnson, Duke, Jimenez, Arroyo, Garland, Parra, Sonnanstine, Wellemeyer, Moyer, Sanchez, Pavano, Feldman, Cabrera, Miner, Park, Silva, Sowers, Ponson, Hendrickson, Ortega. Check back

  • Randy Johnson's Countdown
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    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

  • Interesting Week Five Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/1/2009 -  2
    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

  • Brian McCann and Position Scarcity
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/9/2009 -  13
    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

  • Stealing on Catchers (Not Named Molina)
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 1/27/2009 -  18
    3.5 0.325 68 17 0.200 86 15 0.149 Snyder, Chris 4.5 5.2 0.324 49 19 0.279 63 15 0.198 Schneider, Brian 2.7 3.1 0.312

  • Advancing Age and Brian Roberts
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/30/2008 -  0
    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

  • Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/26/2008 -  0
    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

  • Robbing Johnson of a Shot
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 12/16/2008 -  10
    (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

  • Brian Giles Owns the Strike Zone
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/18/2008 -  1
    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

  • Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/29/2008 -  3
    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

  • The Good and Bad - Brian Roberts
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/2/2008 -  2
    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

  • Johnson's Domination
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/11/2008 -  4
    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

  • Recalling Jim Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    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

  • Brian O'Neill: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/15/2006 -  2
    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

  • Daily Graphing - Brian Roberts
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 2/9/2006 -  0
    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

  • Daily Graphing - Brian Lawrence
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/4/2005 -  0
    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