- Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup.
Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned)
- Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
Seth Smith (ESPN: 10 percent owned; Yahoo!: 7 percent owned)
It makes complete sense for a hitter who leaves Colorado for the spacious grounds in Oakland to have a higher OPS after he lands, right
- Dan Uggla Is Haunted by His Forefathers
Dan and cousin Claes.
Who among us has not admired the blood coursing in Dan Uggla's redoubtable forearms? And who among us has not conjectured, perhaps aloud to our significant other
- Free Seth Smith
is hitting .417/.463/.556 in June, fulfilling GM Dan O'Dowd's preseason predictions of a breakout year.
Only, it's only sort of a breakout season, because Smith keeps finding himself on the bench
- Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
This offseason the Diamondbacks struck gold in winning the Dan Haren sweepstakes. The young, 27-year old ace looked mighty fine when placed right next to Brandon Webb. Billy Beane decided
- An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website
- Skyrocket Smith
The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left.
Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels
- His Royal Highness, Jonathan Sanchez
Well, Tuesday was certainly a busy day in the AL Central. And while I’d love to drop 1500 words or so on Bill Smith’s exit and the return of Terry Ryan, unless you’re in an AL-Only front office
- NL Starting Pitcher Ranks
as I love the knuckleballer, Dickey scares me. He had a strong August, it must be said, but I’m stuck feeling like the other shoe is going to drop.
The Agent Smith Tier
- The Waiver Wire All-Stars
players in oRank (actual rank in parentheses).
25. Chipper Jones (82)
24. J.J. Hardy (76)
23. Logan Morrison (75)
22. Jon Jay (73)
21. Seth Smith (71)
It turns out, the Twins’ front office wasn’t
- The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
- Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
baseman, where his gap power would profile better.
Follow List: Troy Channing, 1B/3B, St. Mary's; Johnny Coy, 1B/3B, Wichita State; Dan Gamache, 3B, San Diego; Mark Ginther, 3B, Oklahoma State; Greg
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Pittsburgh
. You might like Paul Maholm, or believe in the Ross Ohlendorf sinker, but generally, these aren’t the guys you win with. The first-round picks the team put together in the decade don’t really help. Dan
- Building the Farm: American League West
- Building a Farm: American League East
- First Round History: Catchers
Jason Varitek 22.6 U
Charles Johnson 21.9 U
Paul Konerko 17.2 HS
Mike Lieberthal 15.4 HS
Dan Wilson 13.7 U
Jayson Werth 13.4 HS
- Moore Analysis
perfect world that Brown was given. It passes the smell test for me, and I think Mariners fans will be happy to get 2 wins from the catching spot: Dan Wilson and Kenji Johjima only did that six times in 15
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week Two
of the previous regime like Latimore and Dan Moskos finally showing some life to go along with the bevy of prospects acquired in the last two seasons, things are looking up in Pittsburgh for the first time
- College World Series Preview: Bracket 1
be enough, because Cole, Rasmussen, and Trevor Bauer are fantastic starters, and Erik Goeddel and Dan Klein have everything you need to close out a game.
It's weird to say this in college baseball
- Haren's "Haul" (UPDATED)
, Rodriguez is a D, and Dan Haren is worth more than that.
UPDATE: The Arizona Republic has reported the Player To Be Named Later in this deal is Tyler Skaggs, the 40th overall pick from the 2009 draft
- Rated Rookies: Week One
). These are the players whose week one performances deserve recognition.
1. Dan Straily, RH SP, Athletics
If we've learned anything from Yu Darvish this season, it's that success pitching against the Astros
- April Draft Report
pitchers should push relievers back a bit. There are solid relievers, like Georgia Tech RHP Kevin Jacob, James Madison RHP Kevin Munson or UCLA RHP Dan Klein, but none have the upside of a guy like Georgia
- Age Is Relative, Anyway
% if we're still to trust Dan Szymborski's 2008 Minor League Park Multipliers.
In addition to the average age of pitchers he's faced, we must also consider the quality of stuff. And just by eyeballing
- First Round History: Third (And Second) Base
Gautreau 494 242 324 393 717
Dmitri Young 177 247 294 392 685
Mike Groppuso 411 241 314 370 684
Dan Cholowsky 254 217 340
- MLB Draft: A Recent History of Criticism
Pirates select Dan Moskos, lhp, Clemson. (Fourth Overall)
We wondered why he went before: Ross Detwiler, lhp, Missouri State. (Matt Wieters, too).
The Pirates wrote off Wieters early in the spring
- Futures Game Preview: The U.S. Pitchers
Dan Hudson | RHP | Age 23 | Chicago White Sox | Triple-A (International)
31.6 K% | 7.7 BB% | 1.30 HR/9 | 1.18 GO/AO
What an inning will look like: Hudson has the most TV-friendly delivery of any
- 2010 Draft Review: NL West
, Chris Lofton and Dan Burkhart. The latter is the team's newest arrival, but he's been excellent since moving up from the complex league. Jurica, the highest draft pick of the four, has been the worst
- Numbers for the Numbered Starters
Weaver, Ricky Nolasco, Hiroki Kuroda, Brandon Morrow, Derek Lowe, Dan Haren, Wandy Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, James Shields, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jaime Garcia, Jhoulys Chacin, Ricky Romero, Zack Greinke
- AFL Thoughts: Phoenix, Surprise Pitchers
to the middle of big league bullpens. For unknown reasons, the visiting Surprise ballclub decided to substitute one Brewer farmhand for another, opting to start lefty Dan Merklinger rather than Michael
- Chicago White Sox Farm System Depth
is that his command pushes him to the bullpen. The potential WAR here is very limited, and he's the best of the bunch. Say what we might about a guy like Kyle Bellamy or Dan Remenowsky, but the difference
- Building a Farm: Top Prospects
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
- Dan Wade's 10 Bold Predictions
- Building a Farm: National League Central
- 2010 Draft Review: NL Central
five picks were signable college guys, and all have done predictably well in short-season ball. Lefties John Gast (0.50 ERA, 18 IP) and Dan Bibona (0.61 ERA, 14.2 IP) have been ridiculous, while
- The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
Defense might be the hardest tool to look at in this situation
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/11/13
his ZiPS projections at all? 12:03Dan Szymborski: While I haven't run them, it'll make his projected decline less steep.12:03Comment From MikeThanks for chatting Dan! There are reports linking
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/9/13
11:58Dan Szymborski: Is party time.11:58Dan Szymborski: One week, I'm going to do a very angry chat with no explanation, just to confuse people. But not today.11:58Comment From ChrisDan, Dan, he’s
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/25/13
option out of him.12:01Comment From GuestHello Dan. Over or under, Michael Cuddyer is a 2 WAR player this year. 12:01Dan Szymborski: I'd take over but slightly12:01Comment From SteveFeels like Tony
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/9/13
Matthew EAmong Toronto's 2014 starting pitchers, will Roy Halladay rank in the top 5? 12:09Dan Szymborski: I've got Halladay at a 96 ERA+!12:10Comment From Interweb TrollHey Dan, remember when you
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/17/13
Dan! Let’s assume the next year’s draft is deeper than the current year’s. What keeps a team from low-balling a first round draftee in the hopes that they don’t sign netting them a 2nd first round
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/8/13
Obsessed With12:58Dan Szymborski: I actually have $200 on Scherzer winning the Cy Young (from one of my prop player bet pieces on ESPN this spring)12:58Comment From Mr. Wrestling IVDammit Dan, I thought
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/23/13
. 12:02Dan Szymborski: Well, going forward, you do expect more decline than advances12:02Comment From CMRYo Dan - Do you have a guess at what Matt Carpenter's 2014 zips projection will be? 12:02Dan
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/5/13
12:10Dan Szymborski: Welcome to this Haphazardly Scheduled Special Edition of Dan Szymborskirama.12:11Comment From juan pierres mustacheBREAKING: Szymborski suspended through 2014 for Twitter hijinks
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/13/13
series. That was cool, right? 1:08Comment From JohnAll the fangraphs guys were gaga over Burch Smith bc he can touch 98. What did you see saturday? 1:09Dan Szymborski: I didn't see his debut.1:09Dan
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/21/13
for Boston? 1:04Dan Szymborski: Yes1:04Comment From Gila MonsterActually the Padres have great arms....That are just never healthy. Luebke,Cashner,Casey Kelly,Ross,Burch Smith...That is a drool worthy
- Casting ASG 2012: The Movie
CARL LEWIS as Pablo Sandoval
WILLIE NELSON as Dan Uggla
YURI GAGARIN as Joey Votto
BRYAN ADAMS as Matt Cain
- The Cheeseboard
. But this can't be the whole story. Why does Dan Uggla lap the field so impressively? Why are there three Nats in the top five? Do pitchers overcompensate in the presence of the flamethrowing Washington staff
- My Story for ESPN.com
stature -- he's listed, generously, at 5'10" -- didn't do him any favors. And life as the oldest of six siblings made sure that young Dan grew up a lot faster than he might have liked. But whatever troubles
- Seth Smith Heads West
. Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s.
Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland
- The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
, the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs
- Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Because I don't really know.
Smith appears to be more qualified than
- The State of the NotAwards Races
have suffered from some bad luck and crappy teammates. Do you pick a guy who's been a disappointment and a potential scapegoat for a not-quite-contending team? Dan Haren or Trevor Cahill fit the bill
- Daily Notes: Featuring Some Purple Prose, and the Suspiciously Remarkable Henderson Alvarez
among qualified pitchers
Highest among qualified pitchers
Highest among all pitchers
- Why Bryan Smith Writes
be sharing their responses in these electronic pages.
What follows is the product of a lightly edited email correspondence with Bryan Smith. In addition to being a bona fide prospect maven, Smith
- Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
“Let’s start with pins,” Adam Smith says.
"You want pins? The little metal things? Cost a couple of cents each? Sure. But let’s say you can’t go to the store. Let’s say there is no store, so
- Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today.
- Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
Despite the prestige of being 2011's Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea
- Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
It seemed like only a matter of time until Seth Smith was shipped out of Colorado. The Rockies have depth in the outfield and the demand for a player of Smith's caliber was there. A suitor finally
- Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited
- Ozzie Smith Did Something the Best
-- suggest that the character is based, at least in part, on Ozzie Smith.
Because his peak ended before I was really aware of him, I never got a chance to see Smith with any frequency. But his
- Dan McShane
Dan McShane won on Jeopardy four times in a row last week, where he was introduced as a professional "Baseball Game Logger," which is 1. the coolest job ever, except for maybe "Personal Shopper