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  • Your Move, Mickey Hatcher
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/17/2011 -  1
    Ol' Chuckles Hatcher would like nothing more than for you to think he was the first to brandish a giant glove, but the great Al Schacht would like a word with you ... That's how it's done

  • Mickey Hatcher Had a Giant Glove
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/20/2011 -  5
    Joe West would not have countenanced such tomfoolery, but Mickey Hatcher had a giant glove ... I don't know much, but I know that Mickey Hatcher had a giant glove.

  • Mickey Hatcher's Giant Glove, Deux
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/21/2011 -  6
    Commenter/muscled philosopher Dave, sensing my ignorance of post-mid 1980s baseball cards, observes that there's another extant image of Mickey Hatcher and his hulksome fly-catcher. Please enjoy

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Chris Burke
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/15/2008 -  11
    On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks decided not to tender an offer of arbitration to Chris Burke. After coming over from the Astros in the Jose Valverde trade, Burke was a massive disappointment

  • Chris Davis is Not on Steroids
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 7/1/2013 -  14
    @MichiganMagic1 No— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavis_19) June 30, 2013 When he's not quoting the Bible, Chris Davis takes time on Twitter to answer those who've been watching his incredible

  • Daily Graphing - Chris Carpenter
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/10/2005 -  0
    Today my faith in the Baseball Writers' Association of America was restored after they voted to give Chris Carpenter his first Cy Young award. Despite Dontrelle Willis' MLB high 22 wins, and Roger

  • Poor Chris Snyder
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 2/19/2013 -  9
    Chris Snyder who suffered an injury that can be considered "unfortunate."   You know what hurts? Getting a shot to the giggle beans. You know what really hurts? Getting hit in the giggle

  • The Two Faces of Chris Archer
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 12/10/2012 -  1
    Opinions™ on the matter. I feel no need to offer more of these, but I do feel a need to talk about Chris Archer's face. With the subtraction of James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays’ rotation

  • Chris Sale and a Dominant June
    in Community by Stats All Folks - 7/11/2015 -  1
    Now that Chris Sale’s historic strikeout streak has ended, it seems an appropriate time to marvel at the dominance Sale has shown. Over an eight-game stretch from May 23 through June 30, Sale had

  • FanGraphs Chat - 1/17/11
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/17/2011 -  6
    Chris Cwik and Zach Sanders are co-hosting a chat today, so bring either MLB or fantasy related questions to the party. FanGraphs Chat

  • Chris Youngs and Occupying Extremes
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/6/2012 -  7
    are interesting. There are two Chris Youngs in baseball, and they're independent of one another, linked only by profession and coincidence. Still, it's fun to compare them on account of their names

  • Chris Heisey is Comparable to the 2009 Chris Heisey
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/16/2014 -  3
    Chris Heisey made his big-league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. A year earlier he put up a .900 OPS with 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases between Double-A and Triple-A. Following his break

  • Mustache Watch: Chris Iannetta
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/1/2011 -  14
    . In this inaugural (and maybe only ever) edition of Mustache Watch, we present Chris Iannetta, sporting a handlebar situation. Iannetta, as you're well aware, is competing with new Texas Ranger Mike Napoli

  • Chris Davis Scouting Report
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/7/2012 -  33
    Baltimore's Chris Davis made his major-league pitching debut against Boston on Sunday, earning the win with two innings of scoreless work while striking out two, walking one, and allowing two hits

  • FanGraphs Chat - 12/28/10
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/28/2010 -  1
    Chris Cwik will swing by at 3:00 pm eastern time for his inaugural chat here on FanGraphs. Come meet the new guy and talk baseball for an hour or so. FanGraphs Chat

  • The Two Chris Youngs
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/6/2012 -  12
    We all know there's the absurdly tall Chris Young, the talented pitcher who refuses to stay healthy and then there's also the absurdly athletic Chris Young who patrols center field in Arizona and has

  • The Curious Case of Chris Coghlan
    in Community by byrnsiey330 - 8/12/2014 -  6
    pick up came from a minor league contract and has been undervalued by the Cubs fan all season. I’m here to talk about the Curious Case of Chris Coghlan. Chris Coghlan was the Rookie of the Year

  • Daily Graphing - Chris Young
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/21/2005 -  0
    In what was a surprise move to me, the Rangers sent Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez, and Terrmel Sledge to the Padres for Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, and a minor leaguer. In Chris Young's first full

  • FanGraphs Audio: Chris "Cwik"
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/10/2011 -  3
    Episode Ninety-Seven Contributor Chris Cwik elaborates on his post from Thursday regarding the Marlins' free-agent spending power and also gives his expert opinion on whether or not Arizona's recent

  • The Chris Sale Diet
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 5/21/2013 -  4
    The Wall Street Journal writes about "historically skinny" Chris Sale and his amazing feats of culinary indulgence: In a four-hour masterpiece, Sale packed two ice cream sundaes and, by one

  • Hot Pickup: Chris Coghlan
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/1/2013 -  14
    Gotta pick him up. Chris Coghlan won a rookie of the year, y'all. And he's got a job. Sort of -- a platoon with Justin Ruggiano -- but he's got a job in center field in Florida and he's a former ROY

  • Daily Graphing - Chris Ray
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 2/14/2006 -  0
    With B.J. Ryan and Jorge Julio's departure from the Orioles, it looks like Chris Ray will get a shot at closing games. Ryan saved 36 games last year, blowing only 5 saves with an 2.43 ERA. Those

  • 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

  • Chris Sale's Rarest of Mistakes
    in Community by davehecht - 6/16/2016 -  0
    Chris Sale is unusually skilled at throwing a baseball left-handed. This process is not generally viewed as aesthetically pleasing, but it is generally effective. It is particularly so against left

  • A League of Chris Davis' Own
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/1/2013 -  66
    , then, one has to be careful not to be too casual about drawing comparisons. There is no more flattering offensive comp, so few will ever exceed the threshold of acceptability. But Chris Davis

  • Chris Young and Dropping the Fastball
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/22/2014 -  6
    a look at that for 2014, inspired by something I've noticed about Chris Young. I've had a note to write about this for a week or two. I guess now I've waited long enough. The idea: We're going

  • The New Chris Capuano
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/14/2011 -  11
    There was some grumbling in Milwaukee when Chris Capuano signed with the New York Mets. After all, the 32-year-old lefty was a popular Brewer who had just survived his second Tommy John surgery

  • Chris Tillman Finally Arrives?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/5/2012 -  36
    The trade that sent Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners is famous for bringing Adam Jones to Camden Yards. Jones wasn't the only big talent included in the infamous deal, though -- Chris Tillman, a 6

  • The Other Chris Carter
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/26/2009 -  6
    When you share a name with perhaps the most powerful man in the minor leagues (Oakland's Chris Carter), and you have been toiling away for the past three years in one of the deepest organizations

  • Meet Chris Davis
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/27/2008 -  6
    just .225/.309/.339 as a group. From Ben Broussard to Chris Shelton, they simply haven't been able to find a hitter who could provide legitimate offense, and so now their search has taken them to 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

  • Chris Carpenter: 2012 Debut
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/24/2012 -  4
    Chris Carpenter debuted on Friday night. He came away with decent results, 5 IP, 2 Runs allowed, 0 HR. Chris is usually a fantasy workhorse, but shoulder surgery has all but eliminated his 2012

  • Is There Room for Chris Young?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/18/2015 -  15
    . This is the season of minor-league contracts, as the pool of available free agents has been reduced to a puddle on an otherwise dry concrete foundation. But of those names still out there, Chris Young has

  • Chris Iannetta's Peculiar Season
    in Community by Ben Cermak - 9/23/2014 -  1
    The BABIP gods are a most fickle bunch. They come and go as they please, gracing the bats of some while abandoning others altogether. Take Chris Johnson, for example. Aided by a .394 BABIP (roughly

  • 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

  • Chris Young the Outfielder
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/25/2009 -  5
    the problems that lineup would normally entail. With that strategy in mind, is Chris Young a viable option in 2010? If Bill James is to be believed, Youngs' power and speed could return and answer

  • Chris Davis and His Pillars
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/17/2012 -  3
    Chris Davis was the bane of my fantasy teams for a couple of years. After breaking out in 2008 with 17 home runs in 80 games, he was my ace-in-the-hole of draft/auction day. The results were horrible

  • Why Chris Tillman Will Disappoint
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 1/22/2013 -  13
    Yesterday, fellow RotoGrapher Chris Cwik outlined why he considered Orioles starter Chris Tillman a sleeper. He made some valid points and even sprinkled in some of the negatives that make my

  • On the Surging Chris Carter
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/13/2014 -  9
    Chris Carter, as of this writing, has hit 28 home runs this season. That's more than Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson, David Ortiz and Jose Bautista. Only Nelson Cruz, Jose Abreu, and Giancarlo Stanton

  • Be Excited about Chris Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 11/17/2008 -  8
    Power hitters playing in Texas are a fantasy player’s dream. Chris Davis certainly fits the bill. Throughout his minor league career, all Davis has done is mash. Despite being young for his level

  • Chris Sale the Starter?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/16/2011 -  6
    Hot off the presses, White Sox GM Kenny Williams has announced that Chris Sale, who has not started a game since college, will be in their starting rotation next season. So what might we expect from

  • Picking Up Chris Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 8/18/2014 -  11
    With Hanley Ramirez out another week with his oblique injury, picking up and starting Chris Taylor as the Mariners play in Philadelphia and Boston looks like a decent replacement option in weekly

  • Chris Coghlan Promoted
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/8/2009 -  2
    recalled top prospect Chris Coghlan from Triple-A, where he was hitting .348/.425/.565 with a 12/10 BB/K ratio to go along with 12 extra base hits. The power was the nice surprise so far, as no one

  • 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

  • Pitcher Spotlight: Chris Sale
    in FanGraphs by Drew Sheppard - 6/28/2013 -  37
    . This week’s subject is 24-year-old Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, who is fresh off a dominating 13 strikeout performance in his last start.  Sale is a deceptive low arm-slot lefty who fully utilizes

  • Explaining the Chris Capuano Bargain
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/31/2014 -  47
    in seemingly every FanGraphs chat I either run or read, and my automatic answer has long been Chris Capuano. I don't even think about it anymore. It's Capuano, and then it's on to the next question. I don't

  • The Unhittable Chris Archer
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/8/2015 -  22
    A little over a month ago, Owen Watson wrote a piece here entitled "Chris Archer and His Elite Slider, and in the piece, he noted that Archer had ramped up the usage of his off-speed stuff this year

  • Chris Sale: New and Improved?
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 5/10/2016 -  17
    -fielding and weak-hitting Chisox of 2015 are a distant memory. A fine starting staff, led by perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale and his wingmen Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon and Mat Latos, are thrilled

  • Chris Coghlan and the Future Marlins
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 3/15/2011 -  25
    Chris Coghlan the starting center fielder. While Coghlan has experience in the outfield, he has never played center as a professional, and his defensive numbers in left field have been below average

  • Chris Davis Is Hitting Everything
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/5/2013 -  32
    The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA -- 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk

  • Chris Carter: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/14/2013 -  11
    Chris Carter (ESPN: 21.7 percent owned; Yahoo!: 23 percent owned) In the minor leagues, he never had a full season OPS under .800, nor has he hit fewer than 10 home runs in a season, yet Chris

  • Valuing Chris Carter
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 10/13/2014 -  4
    Just in case you didn't know, Chris Carter finished the season tied for second in home runs with Giancarlo Stanton. Also in the top five were Nelson Cruz, Mike Trout and Jose Abreu. One

  • Chris Young's Fatal Flaw
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/28/2009 -  27
    keeping Fowler out of the line-up. However, this post isn't about Fowler. This post is about Chris Young. The tall pitching one, not the hack-at-everything center field version. See, Young

  • 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

  • Chris Coghlan Gets the Call
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 5/9/2009 -  1
    The Florida Marlins club has recalled its top middle infield prospect. Second baseman Chris Coghlan, who can also play third base, was brought up when right-hander Anibal Sanchez was placed

  • In Celebration of Chris Sale
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/8/2014 -  41
    as the AL's premier starting pitcher. But the more I watch him pitch, the more I think I might just pick Chris Sale. Let's start off with some numbers. Here's the AL leaderboard since Sale

  • Chris Young Challenges the Data
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/29/2014 -  51
    "You should go look at the research again and see what the charts say," Chris Young, the Seattle Mariners pitcher, emphatically told me one afternoon this season. We were talking about high fastballs

  • Chris Sale and Death by Diversity
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/9/2015 -  40
    We tend to take the greatest players for granted, so it ought to tell you something when even one of the established elites is raising eyebrows. Chris Sale's one of the very best starting pitchers

  • Chris Archer Produces a Masterpiece
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 8/21/2015 -  11
    Amid the ever-increasing dominance of pitching this season, Chris Archer has been a singular figure among the leaderboard of best pitchers during 2015: he's not only a newcomer to the best handful

  • Chris Young: Is It Real, Or Is It Safeco?
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 7/1/2014 -  16
    the vagaries of context. This just in, though - FIP is far from perfect itself. Case in point - Chris Young, the NBA-sized righty now plying his trade for the Seattle Mariners, currently possesses

  • Chris Carpenter is Back
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/13/2009 -  8
    be a good time to mention it. Chris Carpenter effectively lost the last two years to injury, so coming into this year it was a question if he could stay healthy, and, if so, how effective he would

  • Chris Tillman Throws No-No in AAA
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 4/29/2010 -  4
    -league door, yet again. Chris Tillman, once the club's top pitching prospect, made 12 starts in the Majors last season at the age of 21. The pitching depth in the organization allowed the club to send

  • The Fascinating Story of Chris Resop
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/11/2010 -  17
    Chris Resop knew that last night was going to be his last in Triple-A. Signed to a minor league contract by the Braves this spring, his agent included an unusual out clause in the deal; if he

  • Digging Into Chris Sale's Slider
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 9/4/2012 -  8
    Samardzija has relied heavily on his split-fingered fastball and has had a solid season; Lance Lynn was an all-star; and then there's Chris Sale — the player who made the most seamless transition

  • Chris Iannetta's Transformation
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/29/2015 -  6
    By framing runs above average on StatCorner, Chris Iannetta was 54th of 78 catchers that caught at least 1000 pitches last year. This year, he's first. All it took was a little studying. After

  • Valuing Chris Davis in 2010
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/10/2009 -  12
    After an outstanding half season in 2008, Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis generated quite a bit of buzz leading into fantasy drafts in 2009. Davis hit .285/.331/.549 with 17 homers and 55 RBI

  • Chris Coghlan: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 4/28/2011 -  17
    - more often than not he's dumped when the hot hitting ends. A lot of fluky things can happen over the course of ~100PA. It's up to you to decide what is legitimate and what isn't. Take Chris Coghlan

  • Chris Will No Longer Be On Sale
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/14/2012 -  10
    What a season for Chris Sale. I was a huge fan of his before the year began, going as far as predicting that he would outearn every White Sox and Diamondbacks starting pitcher. Although I ended up

  • Chris Sale Keeps on Sailing
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/30/2013 -  1
    , then the following year I will switch gears and suggest that same player won't be worth his price. This is precisely what happened with Chris Sale. In 2012, he transitioned into the White Sox rotation and I

  • Ticking Up: Chris Tillman
    in RotoGraphs by Josh Shepardson - 4/15/2016 -  8
    players who are disabled-list eligible in my leagues so that that I can speculate on players who flash something intriguing in the season's first few weeks. Chris Tillman is just the type of player

  • The Plays Behind Chris Heston
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/10/2015 -  16
    the theory up, and without doubt, there are easier plays made, and more difficult plays made, every single time. One of the interesting things about Chris Heston's no-hitter is that no defensive plays

  • Chris Sale and Leverage
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/25/2016 -  48
    Over the weekend, Chris Sale decided that he really didn't want to wear the White Sox' throwback uniforms, believing they were too heavy to pitch in and might impact the team's performance. Unhappy

  • The Legend of Chris Sale Grows
    in RotoGraphs by Alex Chamberlain - 12/28/2015 -  8
    I wrote last week about Max Scherzer, who, in 2015, reached new heights. It was, is, painfully cliché, but it's true. The same could be said for Chris Sale, who also (1) reached new heights and (2

  • Chris Coghlan and Brett Carroll
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/20/2009 -  10
    The Florida Marlins’ left fielder Chris Coghlan has received rookie of the year consideration from quite a few sources this year, on the wings of his impressive .372 wOBA rookie season. This puts

  • Promotion: Chris Carter
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 8/10/2010 -  7
    One of the six players they received from the Diamondbacks in the Dan Haren trade, the Athletics are actually Chris Carter's third organization. He was originally a 15th round pick by the White Sox

  • 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

  • Chris Young the Athletic
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/8/2012 -  0
    No, I'm not alluding to Alexander the Great or commenting on Chris Young's agility, which I'm sure he possesses boatloads of. Back on October 20, Young came to the Beane, as he was traded to Oakland

  • Chris Coghlan: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/4/2013 -  9
    . Others, like Bobby Crosby, Dontrelle Willis, and Angel Berroa collect their trophy and promptly crater. It’s too early in Chris Coghlan’s career to unceremoniously drop him in that second category just yet

  • Q&A: Chris Sale on the Draft
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 6/6/2011 -  6
    One year ago tomorrow, Chris Sale nervously awaited word on where he would begin his professional career. The Florida Gulf Coast left-hander didn’t have to wait long to find out, as the White Sox

  • Chris Coghlan on Hitting
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/7/2015 -  2
    Chris Coghlan isn't the same hitter he was when he captured NL Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. His numbers aren't quite as good, but the Marlin-turned-Cub nonetheless feels he's better. At age 30

  • Chris Young Against the Core
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/20/2015 -  1
    . So there's some discomfort there, some uncertainty, and now in a short while the Royals are going to throw Chris Young at the best offense in the league in the center of a homer-happy ballpark

  • Chris Tillman's Travails
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/20/2010 -  1
    Right-hander Chris Tillman is expected to play a prominent role in the Baltimore Orioles' attempt to climb from the depths of the AL East standings. The 22-year-old, picked up as part of the February

  • Chris Archer's Luck Turns
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/22/2014 -  13
    Heading into the season, Chris Archer was a pretty popular starting pitcher target in fantasy leagues. He was one of those non-sleeper sleepers, if such a term exists. You know, the guy everyone

  • Chris Davis, Swallowed By the Shift
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/15/2014 -  16
    heart sink. Chris Davis ranked 20th among first basemen and amazingly was outearned by the likes of teammate Steve Pearce and power-starved James Loney. This was not the follow-up we expected

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Dustin Ackley Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/30/2015 -  9
    8 1.07 F.P. Santangelo 580 4.4 9 1.07 Jaff Decker* 53 0.0 10 1.07 Chris Carter 1,898 2.1 11 1.09 Hank Conger* 907 2.4 12 1.11 Mitch Moreland 1,744 1.6

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Chase Utley Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/20/2015 -  1
    nearest and dearest to Sweeney's, ranked from most to least similar. Rank Mah Dist Age PA thru 28 WAR thru 28 1 0.40 Chris Latham 238 0.0 2 0.64 David Newhan 97 0.0

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Andrelton Simmons Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/13/2015 -  11
    The Angels and Braves swung a trade last night that sent Andrelton Simmons and catching prospect Jose Briceno to LA in exchange for Erick Aybar and pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis

  • Yankees Call Up Powerful Catcher Gary Sanchez
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/13/2016 -  15
    1 Victor Martinez 8.3 17.0 2 Humberto Cota 6.5 0.9 3 Chris Snyder 7.1 5.1 4 Javier Cardona 6.0 0.4 5 Josh Phelps 7.3 3.5 6 Chris Widger 5.3 2.0 7

  • Why Haven't the A's had Any Good Pitch-Framers?
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 8/29/2014 -  4
    , Chris Stewart, and of course, Jose Molina. MLB front offices have taken notice. Several teams, including the Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Pirates, Padres, and Brewers have begun hoarding good-framing

  • Mets Sign a Pair of Tommy John Survivors
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/5/2011 -  15
    surgery. While both Chris Capuano and Taylor Buchholz pitched in the majors last season, they were only able to accumulate 78 innings combined. The Mets realized the risks involved, however, signing

  • Rockies Relying on Draftees
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/3/2011 -  29
    will need strong seasons from Dexter Fowler, Chris Iannetta, Seth Smith and Ian Stewart in order to make another run at Rocktober. Based on the Rockies' recent history in the draft, counting

  • Angels Acquire Iannetta
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/30/2011 -  57
    Chris Iannetta is finally free. After employing the worst starting catcher in baseball last season (min 250 plate appearances), the Los Angeles Angels decided to seek out an upgrade. Despite some

  • Waiver Wire: Borbon and Tillman
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/3/2011 -  11
    , and there aren't any performances we can fully trust, it's risky to fully commit to these types of players. That said, Julio Borbon and Chris Tillman are two players that aren't owned in many leagues that could

  • Tony Cingrani, Shelby Miller and the Two-Pitch Approach
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/29/2013 -  17
    that sticks out is Chris Young. Young has able to get by with a middling fastball due to the deception in his size and delivery. The term "deception" is often mentioned with both Cingrani and Miller

  • Astros Throw Lance McCullers into the Fire
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/18/2015 -  23
    players whose performances were nearest and dearest to McCullers', ranked from most to least similar. Rank Name IP thru 28 WAR thru 28 1 Chris Withrow* 56 0.2 2 Doug Million 0 0.0

  • The Present and Future of Rob Refsnyder
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/13/2015 -  25
    to least similar. Rank Mah Name PA thru 28 WAR thru 28 1 0.37 Callix Crabbe 39 0.0 2 0.57 Chris Clapinski 121 0.3 3 0.74 Johnny Giavotella* 770 0.0 4 0.89

  • Daric Barton Returns, Brandon Allen Free Again
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/10/2012 -  17
    rated as a passable first baseman. The problem is that Oakland's current first basemen are a bit of a motley crew. The team already had Barton, Allen and Chris Carter last season; but the team chose

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Ben Zobrist Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/29/2015 -  0
    Doug Davis 663 9.5 3 0.50 Mike Judd 75 0.0 4 0.66 Everett Stull 47 0.0 5 0.70 Chris Dwyer* 3 0.0 6 0.83 Kip Wells 983 9.4 7 0.88 Donnie Elliott 35 0.0

  • 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

  • Is Josh Harrison's Approach a Concern?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 9/24/2014 -  5
    % Salvador Perez45.800%68.100%55.600%78.100%93.200%86.200%43.800% Chris Johnson44.200%71.200%56.200%51.600%88.300%72.300%44.500% Marlon Byrd42.900%76.900%57.900%55.700%81.600%70.900%44.00% Matt

  • Starlin Castro Turns it All Around
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/5/2014 -  16
    Starlin Castro31865.200%15.600%0.2840.3250.4100.32118.911.2 Robin Yount31715.200%9.800%0.2780.3150.3980.31959.916.4 Chris Speier252210.500%12.500%0.2500.3340.3590.31949.212.7 Matt Williams14115.00

  • Another Year of Yordano Ventura
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/10/2014 -  2
    DeLeon192.119.300%11.600%3.743.333.2 Chris Carpenter17518.300%8.200%4.374.053.1 Yordano Ventura18320.300%8.800%3.23.62.8 Dave Righetti18320.300%13.400%3.793.592.8 Brian Matusz175.218.800%8.300

  • Using low-A Stats to Predict Future Performance
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 7/18/2014 -  0
    performance, but isn't entirely guilty of "scouting the stat line." It's come to my attention that Chris St. John of Beyond the Boxscore is doing something very similar with his JAVIER projection

  • Brandon Moss has Become a Little Too Patient
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 9/4/2014 -  0
    , placing him third in baseball behind Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera over that span. Moss kept up the hot hitting to start the 2014 season, as well. The 30-year-old 1B/OF/DH posted a 162 wRC

  • Steven Souza: The 26-year-old Rookie
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/27/2015 -  11
    WAR/600 2003 Bobby Crosby 23 623 2.6 2.5 1994 Marty Cordova 24 579 3.6 3.7 2007 Ben Francisco 25 499 1.7 2.0 2008 Chris Dickerson 26 299 1.7 3.4 2005 B.J.

  • KATOH Projects: San Francisco Giants Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/28/2016 -  0
    Chris Stratton RHP 1.0 35+ 12 DJ Snelten LHP 1.0 Cistulli's Guy 13 Ty Blach LHP 1.0 40 14 Chase Johnson RHP 1.0 45 Once a top Rays prospect, Hak-ju Lee's

  • The White Sox Rotation: Can the Top Make Up for the Bottom?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/11/2015 -  1
    %0.2970.400%38.00%12.700%4.754.834.290.5 6Carlos Rodon2212.034.0%15.1%0.34677.8%N/AN/A3.002.61N/AN/A Chris Sale There's very little to say about Sale at this point. Sure, there are always going

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Aroldis Chapman Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/30/2015 -  8
    Hallberg 2.41 0 0.0 7 Ryan Theriot 2.57 3,615 7.2 8 Chris Getz 2.61 1,574 1.2 9 Tom Sergio 2.73 0 0.0 10 Jesus Azuaje 2.93 0 0.0 11 F.P. Santangelo 2.95

  • Jorge de la Rosa Stays in Colorado
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    We're excited to be debuting two new writers today, of which Chris is the first. We think he'll be a great addition to the site and think you'll enjoy his writings on a regular basis here. While

  • Is Matt Dominguez the Answer?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/18/2011 -  22
    with Omar Infante and Chris Coghlan. As Joe Pawlikowski recently explained, the Marlins could choose to alter their lineup due to the versatility of Coghlan and Infante. Both players have limited

  • The White Sox Can't Close the Deal
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/14/2011 -  44
    velocity appears fine, which could mean that a bullpen session will fix these early struggles. Chris Sale emerged as a potential candidate for saves this season as well, but he's also experienced some

  • The Kids Will Play
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/4/2011 -  25
    . While Gordon Beckham and Chris Sale reached the majors shortly after being drafted, it's tough to get too excited about their performances. After two seasons of regression, it looks like Beckham may

  • Harrison Over Holland?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/27/2011 -  7
    to throw Chris Carpenter, will Washington try and go with his higher upside starter? If the Cardinals elect to throw Kyle Lohse, will Washington be more comfortable knowing Holland can enter the game

  • Volstad Heads to Chicago
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/4/2012 -  37
    Chris Volstad. While Volstad hasn't established himself as a top of the line pitcher in the majors, this deal might just work out in the Cubs' favor. Chicago had lots of reasons to deal Zambrano

  • Marlins Make Offer to Cespedes
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/11/2012 -  37
    , $30.25 million contract from the Cincinnati Reds. Signing Cespedes would be a huge gain for the Marlins, who currently lack a true center fielder on their roster. The Chris Coghlan experiment

  • Projecting the Prospects the Angels Traded for Outfielders
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/29/2015 -  2
    players. Rank Mah Dist Name PA thru 28 WAR thru 28 1 0.24 John Barnes 64 0.0 2 0.62 Fausto Solano 0 0.0 3 0.69 Chris Demetral 0 0.0 4 0.75 Dan Masteller 219

  • Projecting Boog Powell
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/6/2015 -  6
    Romine 447 0.2 0.90 10 Evan Frey 0 0.0 0.92 11 Darin Erstad 4,190 22.4 0.97 12 Chris Nowak 0 0.0 1.08 13 Kevin Young 1,351 2.4 1.10 14 Paco Figueroa 0 0.0

  • Projecting Derek Fisher, Part of the Return for Ken Giles
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/11/2015 -  4
    0.0 10 Chris Bostick* 1.37 0 0.0 11 Ryan Lane 1.38 0 0.0 12 Rickey Cradle 1.39 8 0.0 13 Michael Crouse* 1.47 0 0.0 14 Ezequiel Carrera 1.49 670 0.8 15

  • Projecting Cubs Call-Up Jeimer Candelario
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/5/2016 -  0
    Over the weekend, the Cubs called up third baseman Jeimer Candelario to replace the injured Chris Coghlan on the roster. Candelario enjoyed a breakout season last year, when he hit .277/.339/.431

  • Projecting Rockies Power-Speed Threat David Dahl
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/26/2016 -  2
    there for fun. David Dahl's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Mah Dist Name KATOH+ Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 2.05 Chris Young 14.6 14.9 2 2.05 David Dellucci 6.1 3.4 3 2.56 Adam Jones

  • Projecting Orioles Call-Up Trey Mancini
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/22/2016 -  5
    4 Ron Witmeyer 2.03 2.6 0.0 5 Chris Duncan 2.08 1.5 4.0 6 Dan Johnson 2.14 3.2 2.7 7 Tagg Bozied 2.14 1.6 0.0 8 Joe Koshansky 2.15 1.4 0.0 9 Kevin

  • New Opportunities: Brandon Allen & Jerry Hairston Jr.
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/1/2011 -  2
    , but we can't be certain at this point. Jackson will be a free-agent at season's end and Barton will not be ready early on next season; leaving Chris Carter as the only real competition

  • Is Grady Sizemore Still Fantasy Worthy?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/28/2011 -  4
    they might affect him going forward). Since we cannot really know the true extent of Sizemore's health, we have to trust the Indians' thought process behind the signing. Indians' GM Chris Antonetti

  • Keep an Eye on José Quintana?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 6/18/2012 -  8
    . This year, however, things are a bit different. They've received surprise performances by Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, but their normal rotation stalwarts -- John Danks and Gavin Floyd -- have floundered

  • Kevin Youkilis Changes Sox
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 6/25/2012 -  11
    healthy in the mid-to-late-2000s, and has properly managed Jake Peavy and Chris Sale this season. Outside of John Danks' injury this season, the White Sox's three main starters for quite some time -- Danks

  • Finding Value in the Rockies
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 9/24/2012 -  4
    on huge hot streaks. If you're looking for one last move to push you over the edge, the Rockies may allow you to play "spoiler" during your championship. Don't look now, but Chris Nelson

  • Is Jake Peavy A Keeper?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/1/2012 -  3
    Chris Sale's innings this season, even though many expected him to be an injury risk. Even though Peavy stayed healthy this season, there's no telling how he'll perform next season. Perhaps

  • Is Curtis Granderson Slipping?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 12/5/2012 -  4
    is tough to swallow. As Adam Dunn, Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez can attest, there's still some value in striking out in nearly 30 percent of your plate appearances if you can hit for monstrous power

  • Waiver Wire: Youngish First Basemen
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/15/2013 -  13
    , starting Davis against Chris Capuano. If you're desperate for power, Davis could be a nice pickup down the stretch. He's not a must-add yet in mixed leagues, but he could be useful as a platoon first

  • Finding Comps for Brandon Finnegan Using PITCHf/x
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 10/4/2014 -  0
    . The ERA's were calculated over the last seven years: 2008-2014. Pitcher Simalarity ERA Tony Watson 13% 2.63 Chris Sale 7% 2.76 Patrick Corbin 6% 3.80 Tony Cingrani 6

  • One Reason Steven Matz Struggled Against the Miami Marlins
    in Community by chris zaccherio - 4/15/2016 -  1
    % of the time.  Making matters worse, Matz walked the following batter, Chris Johnson.  Five of the next seven batters ground out hits, including a Giancarlo Stanton man-bomb home run to left field, knocking

  • 2012 Organizational Rankings: #24 -- Chicago White Sox
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/28/2012 -  38
    since coming over from San Diego, but his 3.21 FIP last season offers some promise. Phil Humber was a big surprise early last season before fading down the stretch. Chris Sale will be making

  • The Francisco Lindor Era Begins in Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/17/2015 -  6
    Ochoa 1,469 4.4 9 1.46 Greg Garcia* 18 0.0 10 1.48 Omar Infante 2,815 6.5 11 1.49 Eric Patterson 575 0.0 12 1.55 Brandon Phillips 3,004 10.2 13 1.60 Chris

  • Cubs Promote Kyle Schwarber... For Now
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/18/2015 -  33
    Singleton* 362 0.0 20 1.93 Chris Duncan 1,317 3.3 *Batters who have yet to play their age-28 season. And here's a list containing only players who made the majority

  • Tempering Expectations for Atlanta's Matt Wisler
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/30/2015 -  14
    Name IP thru 28 WAR thru 28 1 0.07 Chris Tillman* 752 6.0 2 0.12 Ricky Bones 1,040 3.8 3 0.25 Dicky Gonzalez 66 0.9 4 0.39 Beiker Graterol 4 0.0 5 0.46 Zach

  • Projecting Yankees Catching Prospect Gary Sanchez
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/14/2015 -  14
    Marrero 1,461 4.7 65 1.47 Chris Widger 1,233 0.0 73 1.52 Willie Morales 11 0.1 103 1.76 Chris O'Brien* 0 0.0 119 1.85 John Baker 656 2.9 125 1.87 Tim Laker

  • Noah Syndergaard's Comps Imply Ace Potential
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 10/30/2015 -  19
    4 2014 Gerrit Cole 23 104 88 0.8 -0.3 0.8 1.3 15.2 5 2012 Chris Sale 23 72 78 1.1 -0.7 0.2 0.0 17.0 6 2012 Stephen Strasburg 23 80 72 2.3 -0.3 -0.1 1.4 17.2

  • KATOH Projects: Chicago White Sox Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/3/2016 -  4
    Years Dan's FV 5 Corey Zangari 1B 1.6 45 6 Chris Beck P 1.4 45 7 Jeremy Dowdy C 1.1 Unranked 8 Cleuluis Rondon SS 1.0 Unranked Zangari is likely the most

  • White Sox Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/4/2013 -  5
    obviously believes in their current group, and will return the same cast of characters in the rotation this season. Chris Sale even surprised his most ardent defenders last year. The 24-year

  • On Orlando Arcia's Lack of Power
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/1/2015 -  13
    Darrell Sherman 0.0 74 0.0 Chris Getz 1.3 1,309 0.6 Melvin Dorta 0.0 20 0.0 Ryan Theriot 5.8 1,417 2.5 Omar Luna* 0.0* 0*  0.0* *Batters who have yet to play

  • KATOH Projects: Atlanta Braves Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/1/2016 -  5
    -league ladder. Jon Gant's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Chris Capuano 2.4 8.9 2 Ryan Vogelsong 2.0 0.7 3 Heath Murray 2.7 0.0 4

  • KATOH Projects: Texas Rangers Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/18/2016 -  1
    . Nomar Mazara's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Billy Butler 8.4 8.5 2 Grady Sizemore 9.1 30.6 3 Trey Beamon 10.0 0.0 4 Chris Lubanski

  • 2011 Organizational Rankings: #15 - Baltimore
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/28/2011 -  81
    , Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta (to name a few) start to reach their potential, the Orioles major league talent could experience a significant jump in the rankings. The farm system

  • Second Half Stories to Follow
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/14/2011 -  63
    on pace to reach the mark; while Ian Kinsler, Andrew McCutchen, Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Young all have an outside shot at reaching the milestone with strong second halves

  • Should Cleveland Go All In?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 7/28/2011 -  13
    reach, Indians' general manager Chris Antonetti announced that the team is going to be active around the trade deadline. While making the post-season would go a long way towards satisfying a long

  • Royals Take A Page From Rays, Extend Perez
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/28/2012 -  40
    $5M $9.81M Carlos Ruiz 28 $425K $475K $1.9M $2.75M $3.7M $9.25M Kelly Shoppach 27 $404K $1.95M $2.25M $3M $1.35M $8.95M Chris Iannetta 24 $396K $415K $1.75M $2.55M

  • 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

  • Joey Gallo's Strikeouts Shouldn't Alarm You
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/13/2015 -  89
    despite their swings and misses. Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Dunn, Ryan Howard and Chris Davis come to mind. At the same time, though, all of the power in the world won't do a hitter any good of he can't

  • Ketel Marte Continues to Fly Under the Radar
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/7/2015 -  4
    Hernan Perez* 233 0.0 16 2.64 Alejandro Machado 6 0.1 17 2.67 Adam Kennedy 2,835 11.2 18 2.69 Chone Figgins 2,323 8.4 23 2.76 Chris Burke 1,354 1.1 26 2.98

  • Yankees Free (Greg) Bird
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/17/2015 -  11
    Utley 2,419 23.8 6 0.62 Neil Walker 2,823 13.1 7 0.64 Chris O'Brien* 0 0.0 8 0.65 Edwin Encarnacion 3,078 7.4 9 0.71 Elijah Dukes 970 2.3 10 0.72 Cody

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Shelby Miller Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/10/2015 -  4
    Talbot 0.12 233 0.7 7 Tommy Harrison 0.13 0 0.0 8 Vinnie Chulk 0.13 233 1.5 9 Chris Seddon 0.13 74 0.3 10 Mark Kiefer 0.13 79 0.0 11 Chad Jenkins* 0.13

  • Projecting Willson Contreras
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/17/2016 -  6
    7 Darrin Fletcher 6.3 4.9 8 Chris Snyder 7.1 5.1 9 Jayson Werth 10.1 7.2 10 Javy Lopez 12.0 13.8 This list backs up Contreras' strong KATOH forecast. Even some

  • Projecting Nationals Right-Hander Lucas Giolito
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/28/2016 -  7
    interesting names that sometimes feel spot-on, but they're mostly just there for fun. Lucas Giolito's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Chris Carpenter 4.9 10.4 2

  • The Good Outweighs the Bad with Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/7/2016 -  6
    there for fun. Tyler Glasnow's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Mah Dist Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 4.0 Scott Elarton 10.8 4.9 2 15.8 Aaron Sele 7.7 11.6 3 17.9 Chris

  • Projecting D-backs Debutant Braden Shipley
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/26/2016 -  3
    Blood 2.0 0.0 6 0.36 Jeremy Sowers 2.8 1.3 7 0.38 Chris Holt 3.3 8.9 8 0.40 Steve Dreyer 2.9 0.3 9 0.41 Joe Grahe 4.1 1.3 10 0.44 Robert Rohrbaugh 2.1 0.0

  • Projecting Astros Call-Up Teoscar Hernandez
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/15/2016 -  7
    3.3 0.0 2 Chris Durbin 0.80 1.7 0.0 3 Cole Gillespie 0.91 2.0 0.1 4 Steve Hosey 0.95 1.5 0.0 5 Seth Smith 1.05 1.8 8.0 6 Troy O'Leary 1.14 2.1 8.1 7

  • Projecting Alex Jackson, Max Povse and Rob Whalen
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/29/2016 -  2
    Mathieson 3.3 0.0 6 0.2 Julio Valera 3.6 3.4 7 0.2 Garrett Olson 2.0 1.1 8 0.2 Steve Bourgeois 1.7 0.0 9 0.3 Chris Narveson 1.7 4.1 10 0.3 Rett Johnson 1.8

  • Making Sense of Justin Ruggiano
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/14/2013 -  8
    , as the club decided to begin last season with Emilio Bonifacio and Chris Coghlan in center. It was hard to blame the team in that instance, not only was Ruggiano unimpressive as a 29-year-old

  • Rays Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/18/2013 -  0
    him worthwhile in all but the deep fantasy leagues. Control issues are the only thing holding Chris Archer back at this point in his career. He's already shown an ability to strikeout major-league

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Late Bloomer?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/16/2013 -  4
    , the list is littered with extreme power hitters like Jim Thome, Adam Dunn and Chris Davis. While Saltalamacchia's recent power-surge has been impressive, it doesn't put him in their company. Even

  • 2014 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/14/2014 -  42
    Polanco Jose Abreu Yasmani Grandal Sergio Santos Gerrit Cole Kevin Gausman Chris Cwik Anthony Rizzo Edinson Volquez Robinson Cano Kolten Wong Jose Abreu Yasmani Grandal Joaquin Benoit

  • Using Triple-A Stats to Predict Future Performance
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 7/27/2014 -  3
    % Taylor Lindsey LAA 22 97% Domingo Santana HOU 21 97% Enrique Hernandez HOU 22 96% Chris Taylor SEA 23 95% Jake Marisnick MIA 23 95% Mikie Mahtook TBR 24

  • Carlos Correa Is Coming
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/15/2015 -  38
    Mike Cameron 2,857 19.5 4.1 Chris Young 3,588 15.3 2.6 Mike Trout* 2,334 31.7 8.1 Desmond Jennings* 2,090 12.3 3.5 Marlon Byrd 1,454 2.9 1.2 Joc Pederson* 167

  • Joey Gallo Arrives in Texas
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/3/2015 -  28
    Snider* 1,826 3.1 Carlos Peguero* 317 0.5 Jason Stokes 0 0.0 Tony Clark 2,715 9.8 Nate Rolison 16 0.0 Chris Haas 0 0.0 Willie Greene 2,183 4.4 Jack Cust

  • Projecting the First Wave of September Call-Ups
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/2/2015 -  7
    0.0 9 0.63 Steve Soderstrom 13 0.1 10 0.68 Zack Wheeler* 285 3.5 11 0.74 Felipe Paulino 385 4.5 12 0.75 Chris Seelbach 9 0.0 13 0.76 Jarrod Parker* 384 5.0

  • KATOH Projects: Washington Nationals Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/20/2016 -  4
    Rafael Guerrero 8.2 0.0 2 Josh Hamilton 7.3 7.8 3 Chris Snelling 7.3 1.1 4 Roger Cedeno 6.8 3.6 5 Ben Grieve 8.6 6.7 6 Johnny Damon 9.8 18.9 7 Felix

  • Projecting the First Wave of September Call-Ups
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/7/2016 -  3
    Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Mah Dist KATOH+ Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Chris Seelbach 0.42 3.1 0.1 2 Jesus Colome 0.45 1.6 0.8 3 Ben VanRyn 0.48 1.3 0.0 4 Jon

  • KATOH Projects: New York Yankees Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/16/2016 -  3
    KATOH. Gary Sanchez's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Josh Phelps 7.3 3.5 2 Javier Cardona 6.0 0.4 3 Humberto Cota 6.5 0.9 4 Chris Widger

  • Projecting the College Players Taken on Day Three of the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/13/2016 -  0
    6% 0.0 17 504 Chris Baker Padres SS 20% 0.2 17 508 Nick Sciortino Red Sox C 6% 0.1 17 516 Zach Gibbons Angels OF 11% 0.2 17 517 Brian Howard Astros RHP 25

  • Applying KATOH to Historical Prospects
    in Community by Chris Mitchell - 8/9/2014 -  2
    2011 23 AAA 97% Grant Green 2011 23 AA 97% Manny Machado 2011 18 A+ 97% Nolan Arenado 2011 20 A+ 96% Chris Carter 2011 24 AAA 96% Travis D'Arnaud 2011 22

  • KATOH Projects: Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/23/2016 -  3
    the right adjustments. Tyler Glasnow's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Scott Elarton 12.1 5.6 2 Aaron Sele 7.7 11.6 3 Chris Carpenter 5.9

  • Trade Targets: Center Field
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 6/1/2011 -  40
    in the wings, meaning they could choose to make Mike Cameron available in July. The Marlins could use some more stability in center. Acquiring Cameron allows the Marlins to end the Chris Coghlan

  • The Best Pitches of 2011: Sliders
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/14/2012 -  22
    : Chris Sale technically had a higher wSL, but I'm giving the nod to Venters based on his exceptional 4.48 wSL/C. Per one hundred pitches, Venters' slider was the best pitch thrown by a reliever this past

  • Positional Power Rankings: Second Base
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/6/2012 -  91
    0.320 0.384 -3.0 550 1.5 Reserve Chris Getz L 0.266 0.323 0.320 1.0 100 0.5 Super Utility Yuniesky Betancourt R 0.262 0.283 0.385 -8.0 50 0 The Royals have a ton

  • Should Anyone Sign Derrek Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/8/2012 -  35
    in slugging percentage and think Lee will be miles better than either guy, there's no telling how much Oakland's park would suppress his numbers. Oakland also has Chris Carter coming up and looking

  • On Terrance Gore's Upside
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/25/2015 -  10
    25 0 0.0 1990 Ellerton Maynard 24 0 0.0 2009 Jose De Los Santos 24 0 0.0 2003 Chris Morris 23 0 0.0 1999 Nelson Castro 23 0 0.0 1996 Kyle Towner 23 0 0.0

  • Meet Odubel Herrera: The Phillies Opening Day Center Fielder
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/31/2015 -  16
    deviations of Herrara's marks from Double-A. Name PAs thru 28 WAR thru 28 Brian Buchanan 858 0.4 Cory Sullivan 1,272 -0.4 Chris Aguila 248 -0.7 Brian Barden 193 0.0

  • Projecting Kris Bryant
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/17/2015 -  44
    hitter. Adam Dunn, Chris Davis, Giancarlo Stanton and George Springer all rocked the high-strikeout, good-everything-else offensive profile, and made it work. Bryant can make it work too, as long as he

  • Austin Hedges is Here to Help the Padres
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/5/2015 -  13
    and Chris Stewart managed to stick around so long. But even if he's Ivan Rodriguez 2.0 behind the plate, Hedges will need to hit at least a little bit to be anything more than a backup

  • A Look at Wilmer Difo, the Newest National
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/20/2015 -  23
    Nathan Panther 0 0.0 Tom Sergio 0 0.0 Alonzo Harris 0 0.0 Chris Heisey 1,153 5.3 Mike Carter 0 0.0 Kyle Logan 0 0.0 Ryan Strausborger* 0 0.0 *Batters

  • Byron Buxton Gets the Call to Minnesota
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/16/2015 -  9
    Demond Smith 0 0.0 16 2.72 Luis Gonzalez 3,098 17.7 17 2.73 Chris Young 3,588 15.3 18 2.79 Alen Hanson* 0 0.0 19 2.83 Gookie Dawkins 110 0.0 20 2.89 Kevin

  • The Domingo Santana Experiment Comes to Houston
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/19/2015 -  14
    . And here he is looking even more lost against the soft-tossing righty, Chris Young. Santana's inability to make contact is concerning, but the 22-year-old has plenty of other things going for him. He

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Johnny Cueto Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/27/2015 -  17
    11 0.75 Travis Wood* 805 8.6 12 0.75 Ruben Quevedo 326 0.0 13 0.80 Chris Tillman* 785 7.1 14 0.81 Aaron Myette 154 0.0 15 0.81 Gavin Floyd 959 12.1 16 0.84

  • Projecting the Prospects in the David Price Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/30/2015 -  13
    Sean Douglass 207 0.0 6 0.77 Travis Miller 263 2.3 7 0.81 Ray Ricken 0 0.0 8 0.84 Chadwick Bell* 0 0.0 9 0.84 Chris Haney 651 7.5 10 0.93 Gary Rath 8 0.0

  • Projecting Yankees' Speedy A-Baller, Jorge Mateo
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/13/2015 -  14
    1,273 2.0 9 Chris Morris 4.54 0 0.0 10 Tyrone Pendergrass 4.55 0 0.0 11 Delvi Cid* 4.76 0 0.0 12 Carlos Gomez 5.02 3,364 22.5 13 Anton French 5.02 0 0.0

  • Projecting the Prospects Traded on August 31
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/1/2015 -  5
    , the Royals landed Jonny Gomes, the Giants swung a deal for Alejandro De Aza and the Dodgers acquired Justin Ruggiano and Chris Heisey in separate deals. The Jackson, Ruggiano and Heisey deals all

  • The Near-Term Outlook for Tommy Pham, 27-Year-Old Rookie
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 10/12/2015 -  10
    0.91 1999 Chris Latham 0 0 5 1.53 1991 Cecil Espy 211 84 6 1.61 1997 Benny Agbayani 16 -13 7 1.69 2001 Casey Blake 22 40 8 1.70 2013 Matt Angle 0 0 9

  • Roberto Osuna and the Aging Curve for Young Relievers
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 10/21/2015 -  21
    82 22.3 0.5 15 2011 Chris Sale 22 66 74 22.8 22.8 16 2005 Marcos Carvajal 20 109 103 23.2 0.0 17 2014 Carlos Martinez 22 105 80 26.2 5.0 18 2006 Brandon

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Craig Kimbrel Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/16/2015 -  18
    Jason Varitek 0.62 3.9 16 Justin Sellers 0.62 0.6 17 Doug Saunders 0.63 0.0 18 Jamie D'Antona 0.64 0.0 19 Luis Exposito 0.67 0.0 20 Chris Martin 0.68 0.0

  • KATOH's Top 100 Prospect List for 2016
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/30/2015 -  104
    of my math: KATOH's top 100 list. I know you probably know this, but I’d like to reiterate that you shouldn’t think of this as “Chris Mitchell’s Top 100 List,” and certainly not “FanGraphs’ Top

  • KATOH Projects: Oakland Athletics Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/18/2016 -  0
    for a middle infielder. Chad Pinder's Mahalanobis COmps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Enrique Cruz 0.9 0.0 2 Chris Valaika 1.8 0.5 3 Tim Olson 0.8 0.0 4

  • Mazara Mania Comes Early in Texas
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/11/2016 -  11
    Mazara's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Billy Butler 8.4 8.5 2 Grady Sizemore 9.1 30.6 3 Trey Beamon 10.0 0.0 4 Chris Lubanski 8.1 0.0

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Aroldis Chapman Deal
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/26/2016 -  8
    . That's no bueno for a guy with such minimal power. Billy McKinney's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Mah Dist Name KATOH+ Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 0.96 Chris Magruder 1.2 0.8 2 1.22

  • Projecting Dodgers Left Fielder Andrew Toles
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 10/7/2016 -  8
    Rank Player Mah Dist KATOH+ Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Nate McLouth 2.26 4.0 8.9 2 Adam Stern 2.38 5.0 0.0 3 Marvin Benard 2.39 2.6 7.3 4 Chris Pettit 2.43 3.2

  • Projecting the Minor-League Free-Agent Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 11/15/2016 -  4
    Chris Jones Angels LHP 0.8 19 Paolo Espino Nationals RHP 0.8 20 Carlos Pimentel Padres RHP 0.8 21 Jason Stoffel Orioles RHP 0.8 22 Michael Brady Nationals RHP 0.8

  • Cardinals Rotation: Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 2/27/2013 -  11
    . There was some thought that Lynn would wind up back in the bullpen based on the Cardinals' young pitching talent, but Chris Carpenter's injury all but assures Lynn will reprise his role as a starter. As Jim

  • Early RotoGraphs Mock: Let's Get it Started
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/5/2015 -  22
    an argument for at the end of the first round. Is Felix Hernandez or Chris Sale a better pick than Gomez? Maybe, but I get not wanting to take a pitcher that high. - Actually, a little more on Tulo

  • The Cubs Rotation: Arrieta, Lester, Hope it don't fester
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/4/2015 -  13
    that his numbers stayed the same in the few months he has in Oakland. On top of that, he'll be working with Chris Bosio, who is quickly becoming one of the better pitching coaches in the league. Bosio has

  • The Nine-Man Defense
    in Community by Chris Ford - 9/4/2013 -  26
    that's it.  That's all the rules have to say about the catcher.  It's almost silly how few references there are to the role of the catcher in the rulebook. “Okay, Chris.  I acknowledge that there may be some

  • 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 Projects: Houston Astros Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/18/2016 -  7
    Terrmel Sledge 2.2 1.8 10 Chris Carter 7.4 3.7 2. Tony Kemp, 2B (Profile) KATOH Projection: 5.0 WAR Dan's Grade: 45+ FV Kemp annihilated Double-A pitching to the tune

  • Projecting the College Players Taken on Day One of the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/10/2016 -  26
    . Chris Okey, C, Cincinnati Proj. WAR thru age-27: 0.9 Okey showed a fair amount of power at Clemson, but had some trouble putting the ball in play. His high walk rate is a point in his favor

  • Dalton Pompey: Center Fielder of the Present?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 2/24/2015 -  18
    hand, hasn’t done much of anything in parts of two seasons with the Blue Jays, and at 26, he's unlikely to get much better than he currently is. Non-roster veterans Chris Dickerson, Ezequiel Carrera

  • Devon Travis Gets His Shot in Toronto
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/1/2015 -  11
    , Chris Getz and Steve Tolleson. Unsurprisingly, this quintet ranked last in our preseason, second base positional power rankings with a collective projection of 0.1 WAR. Nonetheless, the Jays rolled

  • Thor's Hammer: A First Look at Noah Syndergaard
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/12/2015 -  26
    Drew Pomeranz* 237 2.1 1.3 Jason Young 29 0.0 0.0 Heath Murray 146 0.0 0.0 Sean Douglass 207 0.0 0.0 Chris Tillman* 712 5.8 0.0 Glendon Rusch 1,033 14.3

  • Looking for the Next Paul Goldschmidt
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/20/2015 -  37
    2.4 Bryan Baar 0 0.0 16 2.4 Brian Dopirak 0 0.0 17 2.5 Koby Clemens* 0 0.0 18 2.5 Brian Turner 0 0.0 19 2.5 Scott Van Slyke* 586 4.6 20 2.5 Chris Kirgan

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Hamels Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/30/2015 -  6
    2 0.32 Scott Barnes* 27 0.0 3 0.48 Rick VandenHurk 184 0.2 4 0.52 Chris Schwinden* 29 0.1 5 0.53 Russ Ortiz 924 10.8 6 0.57 Wilton Chavez #N/A 0.0 7

  • Projecting the Prospects from Smaller, Miscellaneous Trades
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/1/2015 -  14
    0.77 Sean Henn 81 0.0 12 0.85 Jeremy Powell 148 0.0 13 0.86 Zach Day 372 2.3 14 0.91 Merrill Kelly* 0 0.0 15 0.92 Chad Gaudin 670 3.3 16 0.92 Chris

  • Projecting Yesterday's Rule 5 Selections
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/11/2015 -  21
    Deolis Guerra Los Angeles (AL) Pittsburgh 0.7 NA Daniel Stumpf Philadelphia Kansas City 0.2 0.3 Chris O'Grady Cincinnati Los Angeles (AL) 0.1 0.5  Zack Jones Milwaukee

  • KATOH Projects: New York Mets Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/9/2016 -  3
    Urena 3B 1.3 40 10 Joel Huertas LHP 1.3 Unranked 11 Wulimer Becerra OF 1.2 45 12 Chris Flexen RHP 1.2 40 13 Robert Gsellman RHP 1.1 40 14 Seth Lugo RHP 1.1

  • KATOH Projects: Arizona Diamondbacks Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/16/2016 -  2
    . Braden Shipley's Mahalanobis Comps Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR Chris Enochs 1.1 0.0 Matt Belisle 1.4 3.1 Aaron Cook 1.4 8.9 John Van Benschoten 1.9 0.0

  • Fun with Game Score: xW, xL, and xND
    in Community by Chris Jeske - 2/27/2016 -  0
    expected record of 12-9. Colby Lewis also outperformed his expected wins. His actual record of 17-9 was much better than his expected record of 12-12. The Unlucky Chris Bassitt

  • KATOH's In-Season Prospect Update
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/20/2015 -  34
    on his "Minor-League Pop-Up Guys List." I know you probably know this, but I'd like to reiterate that you shouldn't think of this as "Chris Mitchell's Top 100 List," and certainly not "FanGraphs' Top

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Todd Frazier Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/17/2015 -  11
    Young Jr.. 30 1.16 1,683 2.9 5 Eric Owens 44 1.17 2,577 0.0 6 Willie Harris 37 1.33 2,816 3.7 7 Chris Burke 35 1.41 1,443 0.8 8 Chad Curtis 46 1.45 4,650 11.5

  • KATOH Projects: Los Angeles Dodgers Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/11/2016 -  8
    of buying it. Zach Lee's Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Shane Reynolds 3.6 13.3 2 Chris Holt 3.5 8.1 3 Joel Adamson 3.1 0.3 4 LaTroy

  • KATOH Projects: Minnesota Twins Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/7/2016 -  14
    Mahalanobis Comps Rank Name Proj. WAR Actual WAR 1 Joe Thurston 6.2 0.2 2 Chris Stynes 7.9 5.9 3 Danny Klassen 5.4 0.1 4 Tony Graffanino 5.8 3.9 5 Frank

  • KATOH Projects: Tampa Bay Rays Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/12/2016 -  4
    4.4 6.4 7 Tim Forkner 4.4 0.0 8 Simon Pond 3.1 0.0 9 Chris Weinke 2.8 0.0 10 Fernando Cortez 2.6 0.0 3. Willy Adames, SS (Profile) KATOH Projection: 5.9

  • KATOH Projects: San Diego Padres Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/24/2016 -  1
    Carlos Gomez 7.5 22.7 5 Peter Bergeron 9.8 0.5 6 Chris Young 10.9 15.2 7 Elijah Dukes 9.4 2.7 8 Ricky Otero 7.1 0.1 9 Juan Encarnacion 9.9 6.1 10 Mark

  • Projecting the College Players Taken on Day Two of the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 6/11/2016 -  6
    Cody Rangers RHP 25% 0.7 6 190 Chri