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  • Brett Anderson Close To Return
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/20/2012 -  8
    The surging Oakland Athletics are about to receive a big boost. Brett Anderson's rehab assignment comes to an end on Monday, and he's expected to rejoin the team. Anderson has shown a lot

  • Dodgers Righty Chris Anderson Flashes Big Stuff
    in FanGraphs by Ron Shah - 8/26/2014 -  4
    be fatigued late in the season. The grades are presented as present/future on the 20-80 scouting scale and very shortly I’ll publish a series going into more depth explaining these grades. -Kiley Chris

  • Chris "K" Young
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/21/2009 -  14
    I talked briefly about Chris Young last night, but I wanted to cover him in more depth this morning. He’s an odd case. His peripheral numbers are essentially equal to B.J. Upton – 11% walks, 29

  • Pirates Lift Chris Snyder
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/31/2010 -  14
    Nobody expected the Pittsburgh Pirates to be buyers at the deadline, but here we are. Today the Pirates finalized a deal to acquire Chris Snyder (and minor league shortstop Pedro Ciriaco) from

  • Chris Sale to the Majors
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/4/2010 -  12
    and, by extension, not many would have benefited from his performances to date. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that the White Sox have called up their first round pick, Chris Sale, to work out

  • Julio Lugo and Chris Duncan Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/22/2009 -  17
    Numerous sources are reporting that the Cardinals and Red Sox have agreed to swap Chris Duncan and Julio Lugo. The move comes not too long after the Red Sox designated Lugo for assignment, giving

  • Padres Decline Chris Young's Option
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/4/2010 -  12
    Jim Jones released an album in 2006 named Product of My Environment. The most popular song off POME goes by the name “We Fly High”. The album and song name fit Chris Young’s career well

  • Brett Anderson's Elbow Eaten by Sliders?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/7/2011 -  33
    was so high, and the innings minimum non-existent, our 25-pitcher sample was made up entirely of relievers. Now with Brett Anderson reporting some general elbow soreness and a hefty slider percentage

  • The Daily Grind: Bettis, Anderson, Venable
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2015 -  5
    Agenda Trading For Closers Daily DFS - Bettis, May Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Danks, Davis, Venable Factor Grid 1. Trading For Closers In my experience, trading for a closer

  • The Daily Grind: Anderson, Rodon, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/8/2015 -  1
    Agenda More Program Notes Daily DFS - Anderson Tomorrow's Targets - Rodon, Chen, Plouffe, Lagares Factor Grid 1. More Program Notes I am reaching out to you from the distant past

  • Atlanta Signs Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/23/2009 -  0
    One of the last standing California Angels has officially moved on. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey Jr. were subjects of multiple rumors over the past few weeks as both were sought after by Atlanta

  • Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/16/2010 -  10
    Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now

  • The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/20/2015 -  7
    Agenda The Future vs. Now Daily DFS - Bettis, Walker GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Morgan, Reynolds, Spangenberg Factor Grid 1. The Future vs. Now Yesterday

  • The Daily Grind: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2015 -  6
    Agenda Bull Durham Daily DFS - de la Rosa, Lincecum GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Phelps, Norris, Burns Factor Grid 1. Bull Durham I've lived near Durham. NC

  • The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2015 -  8
    Agenda July Trade Deadline Value Changes Daily DFS - Arrieta, Anderson Tomorrow's Targets - Harrison, Shoemaker, Gennett, Espinosa Weather Warnings 1. July Trade Deadline Value

  • Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  11
    Anderson. On the surface, the deal is a bit confusing. The two are essentially equals – although Kotsay has a better bat – but Anderson is nearly seven years younger. Kenny Williams cooperated

  • Chris Cwik SuperChat - 12/22/11
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/22/2011 -  2
    Chris Cwik SuperChat

  • NL Starter Tiers -- August 2014
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/20/2014 -  33
    at the position? Let's find out. Before we start, you’ll notice this is the NL post, so you won’t see Chris Sale ranked. Despite this, someone in the comments will say “where’s Chris Sale, you

  • Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  42
    and Joe Torre. There were about a dozen different moves and tweaks to analyze from this series but one in particular stood out as worthy of examination: intentionally walking Garret Anderson. Let me set

  • Jim Edmonds for Chris Dickerson
    in FanGraphs by Pat Andriola - 8/9/2010 -  23
    The Cincinnati Reds attempted to strengthen their postseason chances by acquiring OF Jim Edmonds from the Brewers today for OF Chris Dickerson. Edmonds was apparently a decently hot commodity

  • KATOH Projections for Prospects 143-200
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/19/2015 -  3
    Taylor, CF MIL 1.7 Chris Anderson, RHP LAA 1.6 Daniel Vogelbach, 1B CHC 1.6 Tyler Anderson, LHP COL 1.6 Wilmer Difo, SS WSH 1.5 Braxton Davidson, RF ATL 1.5

  • Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat - 8/17/11
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/17/2011 -  5
    Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat

  • Chris Cwik Winter Meetings Chat
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/6/2011 -  0
    Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat

  • 2014 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/14/2014 -  42
    Zarzycki Wilson Ramos Michael Choice Masahiro Tanaka Archie Bradley Xander Bogaerts Brett Anderson Sergio Santos Sonny Gray Burch Smith Scott Spratt Scott Kazmir Billy Burns Yasiel Puig

  • What Went Wrong?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 9/19/2011 -  35
    to expectations. Better luck next season. The injury bug struck You probably came out of your draft loving Adam Wainwright and Brett Anderson as the anchors of your rotation. Justin Morneau had

  • Corey Dickerson Doesn't Care About Your Stupid Strike Zone
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 9/11/2014 -  2
    Lagares 35% 59% 1.71 Evan Gattis 41% 70% 1.72 Pablo Sandoval 44% 76% 1.73 Ryan Zimmerman 31% 53% 1.73 Howie Kendrick 38% 65% 1.73 Chris Johnson 40% 70% 1.74

  • KATOH's Top 200 Prospect List
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/20/2015 -  45
    projections can get pretty wonky when they're based on stats from short-season ball. KATOH's biggest snubs according to Kiley: Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox Kiley ranked Anderson 45th

  • Paul Konerko: Not Done Yet
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/7/2013 -  6
    0.024 -0.051 Eric Davis 0.364 0.401 0.341 0.037 -0.06 Brady Anderson 0.353 0.363 0.278 0.01 -0.085 Only six players above either saw their wOBA stay the same or improve

  • Has Age Caught Up to Joe Nathan?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/15/2014 -  8
    and Jones saw their ERAs shoot above 4.00. Anderson was still somewhat effective, but didn't pitch as much. Saito finished with a strong ERA, but his skill had eroded. His 4.25 ERA is more indicative of how

  • Anderson Dominating
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  4
    As far as AL West aces go, most people could probably give you three easily: Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez, and Jered Weaver. Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics has largely flown under the radar

  • NL Starter Tiers -- April 2014
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/2/2014 -  48
    or Leake. They lack upside, but are somehow more dependable than any other option here. Ditto for Lohse. Cersei Lannister Wily Peralta Brett Anderson Brandon McCarthy Jon Niese Trevor Cahill

  • KATOH Projections for the Top 200 Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/17/2015 -  40
    55 3.2 44 Jose Peraza 2B ATL 55 8.5 45 Tim Anderson SS CHW 55 2.2 46 Nomar Mazara RF TEX 55 5.7 47 Braden Shipley RHP ARZ 55 1.6 48 Rafael Devers 3B

  • The Chris Sale Conundrum
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/11/2011 -  44
    as both Bronson Arroyo and Chris Narveson. Even if Sale manages a season like Feliz's, he may produce the same value as a league average starter. Although Sale has experience as a starter

  • Chris Archer Conquers Lefties
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/17/2014 -  3
    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer lived up to expectations in 2014. While Archer's performance during his rookie season was strong, there were still some questions about his ability moving forward

  • Chris Tillman: Sleeper
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/21/2013 -  11
    Chris Tillman is going to be a very popular pick at the end of most drafts this season. Every year, there are a couple of guys that get touted all offseason, causing other owners to make a fuss when

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Starting Pitching
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2009 -  31
    – trade Roy Halladay - draft Zack Greinke - draft Jon Lester – draft Josh Johnson - draft Justin Verlander – draft Ricky Nolasco – trade Adam Wainwright – draft Chris Carpenter – free

  • Chris Cwik: RotoGraphs Chat
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/19/2011 -  0

  • Chris Cwik RotoGraphs Chat
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/27/2012 -  1

  • Attempting to Peg Fausto Carmona's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/13/2010 -  11
    . It’s not a great comparison, because Haren had three consecutive 200+ inning seasons with at least 4 WAR, and Carmona’s prospects are far sketchier. Nevertheless, the full return for Haren: Chris

  • UZR Tidbits Through May 17th
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/18/2009 -  22
    Almost a fourth of the way into the season, let’s take some position-by-position glances at the best and worst defenders. 1B Best: Chris Davis (3.9), Ryan Howard (3.2), Lyle Overbay (2.9) Worst

  • Addendum on Jeremy Hellickson Love
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/25/2009 -  6
    League starting pitchers and their whiff rate. The minimum xOuts/PA to qualify is 200 as we look at the top 10: Clay Buchholz (13.3%) Lucas French (11.5%) Ben Jukich (11.2%) Chris Tillman (11

  • UZR Tidbits Through 5/24
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/25/2009 -  24
    separate the two positions listed separately, so heading forward that’s what I’ll do. 1B Best: Chris Davis (3.4), Ryan Howard (3.3), Lyle Overbay (3.2) Worst: Jason Giambi (-5.3), Prince Fielder (-3.3

  • Durham or Kansas City?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/28/2010 -  69
    tomorrow, Kansas City would have something that resembles this: C Jason Kendall 1B Billy Butler 2B Chris Getz 3B Alex Gordon SS Yuniesky Betancourt LF David DeJesus CF Scott Podsednik RF Rick

  • Houston, You Are Not Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/24/2009 -  46
    , Berkman’s infield mates aren’t very good. In his absence, Chris Coste has taken over the first base duties. That leaves Kazuo Matsui, Geoff Blum, Jeff Keppinger, and Miguel Tejada rounding out

  • Padres Add Prior, Burke
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/14/2009 -  2
    Padres sign Mark Prior and Chris Burke (minor league deals) Prior is baseball’s version of Prometheus. No matter how many times he attempts to come back, it seems like that darn eagle will scoop

  • Dusty Baker is a Fan of Mismatches
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/26/2009 -  12
    such wunderkinds as Jon Weber, Ray Olmedo, Chris Richard, and Elliot Johnson. Heck, the Rays even started former Houston Astros’ starter Carlos Hernandez. So imagine the results when the Cincinnati Reds

  • Prime Pitching Performances (And Alliteration!)
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/10/2009 -  2
    storylines. It might be safe to say Chris Carpenter is healthy, for now at least. Yesterday, Carpenter made his 2009 debut, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates

  • UZR Tidbits Through April 19th
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/20/2009 -  11
    . Speaking of improved defenses, let’s hear it for the Texas Rangers and Jon Daniels. Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis, Ian Kinsler, Josh Hamilton, Omar Vizquel, and Hank Blalock are all rated as average

  • Carl Crawford Does Dexter Fowler One Better, Steals Six
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/3/2009 -  14
    2009 could be the season to knock 2000 off the throne, especially since Fowler gets to feast on Chris Young a few more times.

  • D-Backs Can Bob Melvin
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/8/2009 -  11
    of the first place Dodgers. Hinch’s lineup has holes at first base (.603 OPS), short (.666), left field (.524), and center (.521) and at this point it’s just a matter of catching Chris Young, Conor Jackson

  • UZR Tidbits Through 5/10
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/11/2009 -  13
    in play against, which is tied for the fifth lowest in the league. For what it’s worth, fellow outfielders Jerry Hairston, Laynce Nix, and Chris Dickerson also rate as above average corner outfielders

  • Look Up to the Sky
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/9/2009 -  3
    is that the previous lows for GB% with 20+ innings pitched include Mark S. McLemore in 2007, Al Reyes in 2007, and Chris Young in 2008 – who somehow maintained the feat despite starting. Each of those pitchers

  • The Maturation of David Price
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/6/2009 -  6
    % BB% Through July 5th 16.8% After July 5th 4.1% Basically that’s Chris Carpenter. Price’s skill set doesn’t match up with Carpenter’s (one is a groundball pitcher, righty, less reliance

  • The Cubs Offense Goes Bananas
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/14/2009 -  7
    He was then lifted for reliever Chris Bootcheck, who morphed into a river of gasoline: Fukudome walk Soriano single Baker single Hill strikeout Wells single Theriot pop out Fuld hit

  • Cloud Cover for the Rays
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/14/2009 -  11
    a pair of fingers on Labor Day, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. In his place is Chris Richard. The rotation is featuring three pitchers in their first full pro years, including Wade Davis

  • Mopping Up in 2009
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/19/2009 -  3
    Perdomo Padres 0.163 Josh Fogg Rockies 0.174 Chris Smith Brewers 0.266 R.A. Dickey Twins 0.293 D.J. Carrasco White Sox 0.307 Matt Palmer Angels 0.323 Leo Rosales Diamondbacks 0.344 Carlos Fisher

  • Is Hoyer the Man in San Diego?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/21/2009 -  6
    ) just how much money will they have to work with this off-season. -- *I apologize for this bit of rosterbation, but imagine Chris Young pitching to Varitek next season. Dexter Fowler is.

  • Phillies Sign Schneider
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/1/2009 -  9
    with the Mets. Chris Coste, best known for his book about being an elder rookie, signed a contract with the Mets yesterday. It seems a bit early to give a 40-man spot to someone who appears to be a pretty common

  • The Contact Tales: 2007
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/13/2010 -  3
    : Mike Bacsik 89.2% Woody Williams 88.6% Carlos Silva 88.2% Chris Sampson/Aaron Cook 88% You’ll never guess who finishes fourth in 2008. Not ever. Relief Pitchers (Min IP: 40) The Best

  • San Diego Adds Jon Garland
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/26/2010 -  28
    of secondary pitches to choose from. The problem is that the Padres really don’t need another back-end starter. If the season started tomorrow, they would have Chris Young, Mat Latos, Clayton Richard

  • Ohman is the O's Man
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/12/2010 -  5
    . The Orioles only have three lefty relievers on their 40-man roster, and that includes recently re-signed Mark Hendrickson, Alberto Castillo, and Wilfrido Perez. Former Royals’ arm Chris George

  • A Pair Using Whiffle Bats
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/28/2010 -  1
    Question: What does Chris Coghlan have in common with Juan Pierre? Answer: Those are the only two qualified batters with a .000 ISO. Seeing Pierre’s name associated with no extra base hits

  • Why the Pirates Stink
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/14/2010 -  31
    seven.) 1992: Jason Kendall (Marc Wilkins win round 47 is the only other player besides Kendall.) 1993: Charles Peterson (Chris Peters from round 37.) 1994: Mark Farris (Nobody.) 1995: Chad Hermansen

  • Logan Morrison Is Good Too
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/9/2010 -  18
    a bit harsh given the circumstances. Entering this year, he’d seen all of two games in the outfield, and he played in only 19 games in the minors before replacing the injured Chris Coghlan

  • San Francisco Moves Lincecum Up
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2010 -  19
    . Chris Young would be in line for Monday’s start, if it comes down to that, although one would have to believe Jon Garland would get the call instead. While their ERA are nearly identical (Lincecum

  • Pending Options: Catchers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/22/2010 -  1
    unlikely at the date of inking, what with Chris Iannetta in tow, but there is a decent chance the option is now mutual. Olivo played well enough to have Colorado exercise their part of the deal

  • When Interim Managers Restack
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/25/2010 -  11
    are the findings: Arizona In: Kirk Gibson Out: A.J. Hinch Mr. Gibson took over for the 80th game of the season. Up until then, Chris Young had not led off all season. Since, he’s led off every

  • Mark Prior Breaks The Cubs Ability to Draft
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/12/2009 -  13
    than a particular pair of franchises. The Astros and Cubs haven’t had a first round selection reach the major leagues since 2001. That would be Chris Burke and Mark Prior respectively. The next

  • Wanted: Middle Infielders, Please Contact Seattle if Interested
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/22/2009 -  11
    the door at second base, but the Mariners currently have little on the shelves. Chris Woodward and newcomer Josh Wilson are little more than replacement level infielders. Ronny Cedeno seems like

  • Game of the Week: 7/13-7/19
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/20/2009 -  12
    of the eighth, two runners had reached with two outs as Josh Kinney entered the game to face Chris B. Young. With Haren scheduled to bat next, and the Cardinals having a heck of a time trying to hit

  • Nolasco's Insane Performance
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/1/2009 -  47
    struck out 16 or more while facing 50+ batters in a game. Tom Cheney pitched 16 innings in 1962, striking out 21 of the 62 he saw. Nolan Ryan faced 58 and fanned 19 of them in 1974. Chris Short struck out

  • Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/16/2009 -  13
    Baltimore may not be thought of as the class of the AL East, but that’s not stopping them from making some additions. Last week they dealt reliever Chris Ray for starter Kevin Millwood and now

  • The Contact Tales: 2009
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/14/2010 -  12
    presented itself. The Worst: Sean White 86.7% Clay Condrey 86.6% Chris Jakubauskas 85.8% Bobby Keppel/Jeff Bennett 85.4% With the exception of White, each of these pitchers has changed teams

  • Jeremy Sowers to Triple-A (Punless Version)
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/31/2010 -  6
    , and Chris Nelson. Even if one ignores the signability issues associated with Jered Weaver and Stephen Drew, there were some quality players taken a few picks later, though, that would definitely help

  • The April ERA Rarity
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/4/2010 -  8
    that requirement, but just to make sure: These numbers do not guarantee future success nor do they reflect true talent levels. *‘Twas Chris Carpenter

  • The Ones That Got Away: National League West
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/4/2010 -  2
    : Round 2, Pick 50) 2010 draft connection: Chris Sale was the Rockies’ eighth round pick in 2007. Now he could be the first or second college arm off the board. Los Angeles Best positional

  • The Jorge Cantu Trade: Texas' Perspective
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/29/2010 -  15
    The gates that opened for Chris Davis once Justin Smoak arrived in Seattle are once more closed today as the Texas Rangers have acquire Jorge Cantu for two minor league arms. Davis himself really can

  • Pending Options Spotlight: Coco Crisp
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/25/2010 -  3
    his 2008-2010 tally of .270/.342/.412. On the other hand, the Athletics already have Travis Buck, Rajai Davis, Ryan Sweeney, Chris Carter, Conor Jackson, and perhaps Michael Taylor around

  • White Sox Non-Tender Jenks
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/2/2010 -  13
    for the upcoming season. With numerous alternatives in place (Matt Thornton, Sergio Santos, and Chris Sale come to mind) and the aforementioned relief market, Kenny Williams must’ve decided he could find

  • Flags Fly Forever Pt. One
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/14/2009 -  15
    ? Catchers 2006: Jason Varitek, Michael Barrett, Brian Schneider 2009: Brian McCann, Chris Ianetta This seems more lopsided than it is. Nowadays Varitek is a shell of his former self, Barrett signed

  • Peavy to the White Sox (For Real This Time)
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/31/2009 -  37
    if Chris Young, Poreda, Richard, and one (or both) of Russell/Carter make it, right?

  • Houston Extends Wade
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/22/2010 -  33
    and Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Constanzo; sending Constanzo, Matt Albers, Troy Patton, Dennis Sarfate, and Luke Scott to Baltimore for Miguel Tejada; then turning Chris Burke

  • Alex Gordon Demoted
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/2/2010 -  45
    Callaspo and Chris Getz, the Royals decided Gordon would be best suited to get consistent playing time in the minors. That is logical. It’s even defensible if they really think Gordon is not their best

  • The Ones That Got Away: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/2/2010 -  2
    : Matt Guerrier (1996: Round 33, Pick 979) Honorable mention: Chris Sampson (1997: Round 41, Pick 1,231) they just don’t pick that many interesting players without signing them. Minnesota

  • The Ones That Got Away: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2010 -  16
    draft, too. Best pitcher: Chris Young (2000: Round 3, Pick 89). Actually did sign with the Pirates, and was traded alongside Jon Searles in December of 2002 for Matt Herges. Hey, anytime you can

  • Jack Cust's Missing Power
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/23/2010 -  10
    profile, nobody reading Cust’s believed a word of it. Not until Billy Beane took him out on a second date. What a horrible fall from grace, as Cust was traded for Mike Myers and Chris Richard

  • Jon Garland the Padre
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/3/2010 -  13
    tomorrow, they would have Chris Young, Mat Latos, Clayton Richard, and Kevin Correia guaranteed rotation slots with a whole host of arms fighting for the fifth spot including Sean Gallagher, Cesar

  • Chris Cwik's Bold Predictions for 2014
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/12/2014 -  19

  • Northsiders Make a Ton of Moves
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/31/2008 -  41
    Peralta to third and Asdrubal Cabrera to short – and is owed 5.5 million in the final year of his contract. The return on DeRosa consists of a package of minor league arms: Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer

  • Remember Mike Maroth?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/1/2009 -  3
    for the O’s and is committing against rushing prospects like Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman, and Jake Arrieta. As for Hendrickson, he looks like Randy Johnson and throws like John Halama. At 6’9” you would

  • Defending Law
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/21/2009 -  123
    Note: This is not in defense of Keith Law’s voting order. Please don’t confuse it as such because my points have little to do with how Javier Vazquez or Chris Carpenter pitched in comparison to each

  • What the Washington Nationals Should Do
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/9/2010 -  23
    returns – mean a catcher isn’t necessary. Double-A Harrisburg features two of the team’s top infield prospects in Danny Espinosa and Chris Marrero. Neither is raking at the moment. Most of the team’s

  • Neftali Feliz's Future
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/1/2010 -  40
    the opportunity to swap Chris Davis for Tim Lincecum, they surely would not decline the offer because of their abundance. Answering whether Feliz as starter is worthy of a rotation spot is a difficult task

  • Chris Archer & Danny Hultzen: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/18/2013 -  3
    to consider adding Chris Archer and Danny Hultzen. Player Position Team CBSSports Yahoo ESPN Chris Archer Starting Pitcher Tampa Bay Rays 16% 2% 0% Owners should know

  • Chris Sale: More Than Just a Slider
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/19/2013 -  1
    Chris Sale was far from a polished pitcher by the time he was drafted by the White Sox. Armed with two above-average pitches, some analysts believed he was bound for the bullpen. But in his brief

  • 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

  • Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/31/2010 -  19
    reign supreme. Oakland's Brett Anderson fits the profile. One of the shiny baubles picked up in the December 2007 Dan Haren deal, Anderson ripped through the minor leagues (9.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 56.5 GB

  • Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 4/5/2009 -  5
    punch of Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson will fill out a rotation worn thin by the continued health issues of nominal ace Justin Duchscherer. Starting with Anderson, let's meet Oakland's latest

  • Garret Anderson's Gotta Go
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 8/2/2010 -  18
    Since he was drafted back in 1990 by the then-California Angels, Garret Anderson has enjoyed a fine, respectable career. The three-time All-Star established himself as a steady two-to-three WAR

  • Garret Anderson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 3/1/2011 -  23
    Today, Garret Anderson announced his retirement, ending a long 17-year career, the verdict of which depends on which L.A. team you root for. Anderson hit .293/.324/.461 for his career with 287 home

  • On Chase Anderson's Two Changeups
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/16/2014 -  4
    Chase Anderson started out with a curveball, back when he was barely a teen. But the young Diamondback starter was told to shelve it, found a changeup, and the rest is history. Except that it looks

  • Chris Davis and Normalized Home Run Rates
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2013 -  37
    Chris Davis hit his 51st home run of the season last night. 20 years ago, that would have been a pretty big deal, but the years around the turn of the century reset the bar for newsworthy home run

  • The Plummeting Stock of Lars Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/1/2012 -  39
    The Indians acquired Lars Anderson from the Red Sox on Tuesday, sending knuckleballing prospect Steven Wright -- not to be confused with this guy -- to Boston. Anderson was once considered one

  • Chris Archer, Jose Quintana, and Risk Valuation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/3/2014 -  17
    million deal with the Pirates. A couple of years ago, Madison Bumgarner, Jon Niese, Derek Holland, and Chris Sale all signed long term deals with very similar parameters at similar levels of service

  • Anderson's Step Forward
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/26/2009 -  24
    I watched Brett Anderson carve up the Mariner offense (granted, one missing both Ichiro and Adrian Beltre) last night and was highly impressed, as is getting to be routine. If you watch this 21-year

  • Chris Cwik's 10 Bold Predictions For the 2013 Fantasy Season
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/27/2013 -  16

  • Brady Anderson on Analytics
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/1/2015 -  29
    Brady Anderson's title within the Baltimore Orioles' organization is Vice President of Baseball Operations. According to the team's media guide, the 51-year-old former all-star “collaborates with Dan

  • Brett Anderson Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/22/2012 -  21
    . In one regard, this was a profoundly bad time for the A's given their position in the playoff race, but on the other hand, Colon was suspended a day after Brett Anderson made his 2012 season debut

  • Photographic Evidence of Real R.J. Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/19/2011 -  6
    For years now, the exact identity of former FanGraphs contributor (now of mortal enemy Baseball Prospectus) R.J. Anderson has been a subject of no little speculation. Was he a 13-year-old boy

  • The Other Uncertainty Regarding Brett Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/2/2015 -  16
    the official signing by the Dodgers of left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract upon which the two parties agreed in principle about two weeks ago (and which could pay even more

  • GIFs of Ecstasy: Chase Anderson's Changeup
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/2/2013 -  0
    Let's not consider, reader, what course of events has led the childless and otherwise unencumbered author not only to seek out video of Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson's plus changeup

  • Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/29/2012 -  6
    "It's his second start and he looks like he's in midseason form!" An exasperated Matt Underwood of SportsTime Ohio let out the preceding utterance after Brett Anderson dropped a 78 MPH curveball

  • 2009 Prospect Duds: Lars Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 9/15/2009 -  20
    Boston Red Sox first base prospect Lars Anderson entered 2009 as the top overall prospect in the system, according to Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus. Anderson, 21, had originally been signed

  • 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

  • Rookie Roll Call: Anderson and Cahill
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/1/2009 -  0
    are Anderson, Porcello, Cahill et. al faring so far? After taking a peek at Porcello and Perry last time around, let's now shift our focus out West to Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill. The Oakland

  • DeGrom, Whitley, Anderson: Checking on the Changes
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/23/2014 -  5
    You want to see three of the best new change-ups in baseball? Call up the highlights for Jacob DeGrom, Chase Whitley, and Chase Anderson. Of course, there's not a heralded prospect in the trio, so

  • Raul Ibañez Is for Paul Thomas Anderson...
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/22/2012 -  5
    this myth. If you like the composition of this recent image of Raul Ibañez, you might like Paul Thomas Anderson to direct. Raul said that's that, mattress man. Consider these images from

  • Should You Add Chase Anderson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 8/4/2014 -  5
    performance over the last 30 days and found Chase Anderson as the best available pitcher according to that metric. I didn't know much about Anderson other than the fact that he's from Wichita Falls

  • NERD Game Scores: A Chris Archer Resume-Building Event
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/3/2015 -  5
    compelled to dedicate much time or effort in the resume department. In fact, the present media outlet reveals that Chris Archer is currently among the most likely candidates to be recognized at year's

  • GIF: Chase Anderson's First Blessèd MLB Changeup
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/11/2014 -  3
    Earlier today, in the pages of FanGraphs proper, the author noted that Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson would be making his major-league debut against the Chicago Americans. Later today