- It's Time to Buy into Daniel Murphy
Yesterday, Daniel Murphy went 4-5, hitting his fourth home run of the season in the process, and driving his batting line for 2016 up to .398/.449/.663. His 192 wRC+ ranks third best in the big
- Sleeper: Chad Bettis
- Where to Rank the Young Aces?
- 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers Cont'd and Ending the Position Scarcity Argument
, Neil Walker, Daniel Murphy, Jung-ho Kang, Brett Lawrie
3B: Chase Headley, Trevor Plouffe, Jake Lamb, Pablo Sandoval, David Wright and Evan Longoria
C: Buster Posey, Kyle Schwarber and Derek
- 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers
, Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Murphy, Ben Zobrist) relative to those who are perhaps over-drafted...
There are a number of NAMES at middle infield who are being over-drafted: Addison Russell
- Nationals Settle for Daniel Murphy's Adequacy
, but the big thing they've actually done is sign Daniel Murphy, pending a physical. According to reports, it's to be a three-year contract, worth $37.5 million.
You remember Murphy for his
- 2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (w/ Steamer Proj's)
- Daniel Murphy and the Costliest Errors in World Series History
I know this isn't going to help, Mets fans. And I know this might seem like I'm picking on Daniel Murphy which isn't fair because Daniel Murphy, by himself, has never lost the Mets a game and Daniel
- How Unlikely Is Daniel Murphy's Streak?
Daniel Murphy chose a really good time to play some really good baseball. He's hit home runs in six straight games, with a chance to extend that streak once the World Series commences on Tuesday
- Let's Talk About Daniel Murphy
, the two-headed Kershaw/Greinke monster from Los Angeles, the Cubs' young bats, and the Mets' young arms.
Enter, against this backdrop, Mets' second baseman Daniel Murphy, who prior
- A Brief Post Capitalizing on Daniel Murphy's Unlikely Success
The purpose of this post, nominally, is to provide some manner of brief but substantive comment on the exploits of second baseman Daniel Murphy, which player just recorded his sixth home run
- JABO: The Making of Postseason Legend Daniel Murphy
is waving it fair. And a Yankee Stadium crowd is yelling “Reggie. Reggie. Reggie.” They’re all there, because they’re now part of who we are as a collective baseball mind.
And so we come to Daniel
- JABO: Daniel Murphy's Most Surprising Home Run
The postseason always provides some surprising storylines, but this year, nothing has been more unexpected than Daniel Murphy turning into Babe Ruth. The Mets second baseman is mostly known for his
- Daniel Norris and His 54-Pitch Inning
Daniel Norris began this season fighting for a rotation spot with the Toronto Blue Jays. At just 21 years of age to start the season, the Blue Jays prospect, who made news in Spring Training
- Daniel Norris and Rougned Odor in Long Term Leagues
Two of the younger players in the American League, Rougned Odor and Daniel Norris, were popular on draft day in many leagues, especially deeper leagues or long term leagues such as dynasty formats
- Waiver Wire Assessment: Contact, ISO and BABIP
- Ryan Zimmerman, Jacob deGrom and Sitting on a Fastball
- First Starts Validating our New Studs
- Auctions: All About the Bass
Starters: Carlos Carrasco, Jacob deGrom, Drew Hutchison, Henderson Alvarez, Shane Greene, Kyle Lohse, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Rodon, Daniel Norris and Rafael Montero.
Relievers: Brett Cecil
- Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda: Rodon, Betts, Cron and Closers
on the depth of my rotation. I have a sundry of sleepers that could provide supplemental value: Daniel Norris, Randall Delgado, Jaime Garcia, Rafael Montero, Trevor Cahill and Robbie Erlin
- My NFBC Draft Champions Review
- Reintroducing Daniel Norris
Most people know Daniel Norris as the bearded guy who lives out of his VW van. Despite the fact that he prefers the coast instead of down by the river, it's still a pretty unique background
- ADP - Draft Position Consistency
- Dan Schwartz's Bold Predictions for 2015 Fantasy Baseball
- Two Last Draft Tools
- May this Schwartz be with you: 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings
- Marcus Stroman: Your AL East Jordan Zimmermann
- Orioles Bullpen: Thy Sinker
- Mets Bullpen: Fishing and Stomping
- Ultimate Bullpen Guide: Arsenal Score, xBABIP & Rankings
- Mock Draft Review and Best of the Rest
- The 2015 Michael Brantley: A.J. Pollock
- Balls In Play Expected Homers Leaderboard
- Mock Battle: Position Scarcity vs Best Actual Value
- Mock Battle: Zack Greinke vs Jake Arrieta ('s ADP)
Teheran was auto-drafted to him; I only had Aroldis Chapman until Matt Harvey and Carlos Carrasco back-to-back in rounds 8 and 9; and the Blue Sox didn't have a single pitcher until David Robertson
- Wilmer Flores - Just You Wait
I am a chronic off-season Mets rosterbater. Many of my potential Mets trade Tweets are far from rational. Some have included proposals for Troy Tulowitzki, which then leads to trading Daniel Murphy
- Pitch Arsenal Score Part Deux
- David Robertson's Awesome, Strange Arsenal
record -- that's what the past shows. And so if we look at David Robertson, and the four-year, $46 million deal he just received from the White Sox through that lens, we won't find happiness
- White Sox Sign David Robertson
confirms: #WhiteSox signing David Robertson to four-year deal for at least $40M. First reported: @bobnightengale.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2014
The White Sox bullpen
- Ballsy with Trevor Cahill
- Daniel Murphy: Underwhelming or underappreciated?
In 2013, Daniel Murphy defied all expectations by vaunting into the top-five tier of fantasy second basemen, making him one of the best bargains at the keystone sack and a tempting draft target back
- What Happens When Madison Bumgarner is Really On?
- 2015 Steamer (Position-Adjusted) Fantasy Baseball Rankings
- Travis d'Arnaud: TDA less TBD
- Russell Martin: Lucky son of a BIP(s)
- Building a Closer Through Outcomes
Shields and who?!; Ken Giles if the Phillies can somehow find a trade partner for the grundle-grabber; and Brad Boxberger if not Jake McGee. I assume David Robertson signs elsewhere and Dellin Betances
- End of Season Bullpen Report: "Expected" Fantasy Rankings
, Randall Delgado, Aroldis Chapman, Glen Perkins, Andrew Miller, David Robertson, and Jenrry Mejia not too far behind all have significant differences in a good way i.e. we would have expected even better
- Guarantee Fairy: Deep League Options
- Imagine Yusmeiro Petit with Velocity?
- Bullpen Report: September 20, 2014
- Bullpen Report: September 19, 2014
- Zack Wheeler: Jered Weaver-like Swing Prevention
- 2015 New York Mets: Commanding Attention
- Bullpen Report: September 13, 2014
- Updated Hitter Shift Data: Effect on xBABIP
- Bullpen Report: September 6th, 2014
- Verifying xBABIP potential
- Adjusting Fantasy Value with xBABIP and xHR: AVG/OBP/OPS League Rankings
- Early 2015 Projections: Adjustment for Position
- Bullpen Report: August 30, 2014
- Bullpen Report: August 29, 2014
pitches: 6 for strikes. Only 3 were swung at (no whiffs induced).
Yankees at Blue Jays: David Robertson racks up save #35 and 1 SO in 1.1 perfect innings. Oh look, a bar of soap.
Ah well...No Brad
- Bullpen Report: August 23, 2014
White Sox at Yankees: David Robertson furnished save #34. D-Rob has only blown 2 saves all year this year and has done an awfully good job displacing Mariano Rivera. In fact, as a closer, Mariano
- Pitcher Over/Under Performers
- Bullpen Report: August 20, 2014
- Daniel Norris: Next Blue Jay in Line
Just two starts into his Triple-A career, it’s clear why the Blue Jays gave Daniel Norris a $2M signing bonus when they drafted him in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Science Hill High
- Bullpen Report: August 16, 2014
bullpen, then you’re a happy guy (or gal) as both Joe Smith and Jason Grilli also provided Holds.
Yankees at Rays: David Robertson gets the save through 0K, 0BB and a 0.000 BABIP, but I’ll attend more
- Corey Dickerson: Thanks "Splits" Page
now, and only Freddie Freeman, Matt Wieters and Daniel Murphy are guys you own that have better rates. While the HR/FB ratio is elite and it would be nice to have more fly balls for home run
- Do We All Still Underrate Daniel Murphy?
for draft picks and prospect upgrades. (Without boring you with too many details, each of the 12 teams keeps eight major-league players per year.)
Daniel Murphy is one guy I was openly shopping
- Brad Hand & Daniel Nava: Deep League Waiver Wire
Daniel Nava / OF / Boston Red Sox
4 percent Yahoo / 1.2 percent ESPN / 10 percent CBS ownership
Yes, we know that Nava isn’t quite as good as his solid 2013 campaign at times suggested
- Daniel Murphy, Paternity Leave, Boomer Esiason's Lobotomy, and the White House
Mets second baseman and sports'-only-parental-role-model Daniel Murphy was in the news in April when he missed the first two games of the season to be with his wife for the birth of their son
- David Robertson’s Success(ion)
an established, consistent closer a decade before.
That unprecedented track record of consistent effectiveness makes big shoes for an heir to fill. David Robertson has already suffered from those
- Daniel Nava: More Than a Platooner?
with Shane Victorino moving to center and Daniel Nava playing left. But the Sox are obviously kicking the tires on a few others and apparently, one thing helping them is Nava's versatility. With his
- Daniel Murphy: A Surprise in the Top 5
In his fourth full big league season, Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy finally fulfilled his fantasy promised and delivered great value to his owners. Likely drafted in the last two rounds or simply
- Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Throwing Out the Platoon
together a cost-effective and productive platoon situation in 2013.
Returnee Daniel Nava would hit the righties (and he did, with a .392 wOBA), and free agent acquisition Jonny Gomes would hit
- Young Dad Moustachios: Daniel Straily
My fancies were tickled when I tuned into the A's-Indians game just in time to watch Carlos Santana -- a player whom I very much like to watch -- bat against Daniel Straily, another player I like
- Q&A: Daniel Norris, Blue Jays Pitching Prospect
Daniel Norris seemed intrigued when I suggested he might be the next Drake Britton. It is an apples-to-orange comparison -- the latter underwent Tommy John surgery and Norris‘s worst malady has been
- GIF, Flip and a Tune: Daniel Vogelbach
field, play this adaptation instead:
Is he Daniel Vogelbach? Is he Vogelbux? Is he Vogelbored? Vogelbroken? Vogelballin?
Today, maybe we decide.
- Daniel Webb: Potential Closer
saves in the big leagues.
I think White Sox pitching prospect Daniel Webb merits such a prediction, though.
Webb was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 18th round of the 2010 draft out
- Patience Pays Off for Daniel Nava, Red Sox
You’ve probably heard the Daniel Nava story before. He went undrafted out of college, was initially cut by the independent Chico Outlaws, and when the Red Sox did sign him, they only paid $1. (Boston
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
and Daniel Corcino of the Reds organization.
Let’s start with Morgan. He has a lean frame, and I’d say he might even be a touch taller than his six-foot-one-inch listing. His delivery is pretty standard
- Daniel Murphy & Power Potential
Daniel Murphy has started to command more attention from fantasy owners. He amassed 600 plate appearances for the first time last year and has really locked down the everyday role at second base
- Daniel Nava and Yonder Alonso: Waiver Wire Help
are a couple of guys who might be helpful adds as part-time injury fill-ins who could blossom into full-time fantasy stars.
Daniel Nava, BOS |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 26.2% Yahoo - 9.0%
With David Ortiz
- Holds Targets: Bailey, Gregerson and Robertson
if the brittle Huston Street were to get bit by the injury bug again in 2013, but Luke Gregerson is the only other Friar reliever on my draft board in holds + saves leagues.
David Robertson | RP
- Dramatic Leg-Kick Alert: Tulane's Daniel Rankin
Tulane freshman right-hander Daniel Rankin made the first appearance of his college career about 15 minutes ago. In so doing, he introduced America -- or at least, like, 1/100,000,000 of America
- David Robertson, or: Location, Location, Location
handing the ball to David Robertson. Minutes later, they felt a lot worse.
We all know Robertson for being a terrific reliever. He was posting silly strikeout rates before every reliever
- Daniel Straily: A Portrait Of Love
Daniel Straily has been called up, analyzed, gushed over, and well-wished. Now he has also been drawn in a manner attempting to channel my inner seventh-grader with a crush. Consider this his
- Daily Notes, Featuring a Daniel Straily Debut Event
as poorly as you would treat me.
Featured Game: Toronto at Oakland, 22:05 ET
Regarding This Game, What's Notable About It
What's notable about this game is how 23-year-old right-hander Daniel
- Daily Notes, Featuring Daniel Straily Information News
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. All the Important Daniel Straily News
2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
- Daily Notes: Not for Nothing, Daniel Straily
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes.
1. Not for Nothing, Daniel Straily
2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today's Complete
- The REAL Problem with Daniel Bard
The real problem with Daniel Bard -- certainly way more pressing than any velocity or command issues (ahem, Dave Cameron) -- is that he's in space without a space suit. According to Wikipedia
- The Problem With Daniel Bard
On Sunday, Daniel Bard faced thirteen Blue Jays — he got four outs, walked six, hit two more, and gave up a home run for good measure. Despite that being the only hit he allowed, he gave up five runs
- Daniel Bard in the Rotation: So Far, So Good
The Red Sox moving Daniel Bard to the rotation has been a hotly debated move in Red Sox Nation this spring. But after two starts, it’s clear that Boston at least had the right idea in letting Bard
- Microfiction: The Particular Anxiety of Daniel Bard
Daniel Bard was sitting at the breakfast table, considering his spring-training performance with some anxiety.
"More walks than strikeouts?" he said to no one -- as no one was there. "How
- Cards at Second: Daniel Descalso to the Rescue?
; Daniel Descalso and Tyler Greene. Let’s take a look at each.
The 25-year-old spent last season as a utility infielder, playing most of his 148 games, including 61 starts, at third
- Q&A: Daniel Bard: Data-Influenced Conversion
Daniel Bard is moving into the Red Sox rotation this summer, and according to the stat-savvy flamethrower, data supports the decision. Bard went 2-9, 3.33 as a set-up man last year, but those aren’t
- David Robertson's Injury Worse than First Thought
New York Yankees set-man David Robertson’s status for opening day could be in question. The key high-leverage reliever injured his foot while stumbling on a set of stairs. Robertson - who
- Daniel Bard's Undefined Role
cemented that Papelbon was gone, but there was a good deal of speculation that Daniel Bard was the heir apparent to the fireman's role as he was coming off a dominant 2010 campaign.
- GIF of Wonder: Daniel Bard's 94 mph Changepiece
Daniel Bard threw 17 pitches in the Red Sox' victory over the Yankees on Sunday night, but only one those (i.e. those pitches) was a changeup -- the 3-2 pitch to Mark Teixeira you see GIF'd below
- Downs, Robertson, Samardzija: Climbing Depth Charts
% LOB rate), but he's getting consistent late innings work and will help pad that holds total if that's all your looking for.
David Robertson | Yankees
Injuries to Rafael Soriano and Joba
- Daniel Hudson vs. Border Sauce
case, between innings during Daniel Hudson's most recent start, Border Sauce Mild apparently found itself out of position and, instead of taking the safe way around, challenged Hudson -- and, one might
- Daniel Murphy, Laynce Nix and Casey Blake: Deep League Waiver Wire
Daniel Murphy | 1% Owned (Y!) | 0% Owned (ESPN)
After the ousting of Brad Emaus as the Mets’ everyday second baseman, Murphy backed his way into consistent playing time in New York. Murphy
- Daniel Bard's Filthy Whiffmaker
The pitch you see here was (a) thrown by Daniel Bard to Nick Swisher last year and (b) appears to possess changeup-type (or at least two-seam fastball-type) movement while also traveling at 99
- Daniel Hudson and Upside
When the Arizona Diamondbacks received Daniel Hudson from the White Sox in exchange for Edwin Jackson, there were questions about Daniel Hudson major league future, namely about his potential. We
- Recent Promotion: Daniel Nava
- Fish Hook Robertson, Lame Puns Ahoy
Earlier today, the Detroit Tigers traded Nate Robertson to the Florida Marlins for minor leaguer Jay Voss. The move is essentially a body dump for the Tigers, since they’ll be paying for 96% of his
- Marlins Trade for SP Robertson
Florida Marlins acquired LHP Nate Robertson from the Detroit Tigers for LHP Jay Voss.
According to Joe Frisario's MLB.com article, the Tigers are picking up $9.6 million of Robertson's $10
- AL $1 Option: Nate Robertson
Last season was a year to forget for Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson. A sprained thumb suffered during Spring Training contributed to him opening the season in the bullpen, a place he was unfamiliar
- On Daniel Bard and the "Untouchable" Tag
Daniel Bard is a fantastic arm with an ethereal fastball, but the idea that he is untouchable seems chimerical at best and foolish at worst. Since Epstein took over, he’s shown to be willing
- Welcome to the Majors, Daniel Schlereth
This time last year, Daniel Schlereth was waiting to be drafted by a team. The University of Arizona reliever found himself chosen by the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round. A few days
- Future Closer: Daniel Schlereth
Reliever Daniel Schlereth was promoted from double-A on May 29. The hard-throwing left-hander was the club's first round draft pick (26th overall) out of the University of Arizona in the 2008 MLB
- Back-End Bucco Starter: Daniel McCutchen
prospect named McCutchen: Daniel McCutchen.
Like Ohlendorf, McCutchen is a 26 year-old college product. The Yankees selected the Oklahoma Sooner in the 13th round of the 2006 amateur draft. That the 6-2
- Daniel Cabrera Heads to Washington
Several years back, Daniel Cabrera was one of the more intriguing young arms in the American League East. A hulking 6-9, 270 pound righty who missed plenty of bats (and often the strike zone) while
- Can Daniel Murphy Survive BABIP Drop?
Daniel Murphy entered the 2008 season not even among the Mets’ top 10 prospects according to Baseball America. Prospect maven John Sickels gave him a “C” grade but called him a sleeper. Yet Murphy
- Buying Low: Nate Robertson
are going to spend a lot of money on mediocre pitching, leaving the smart teams to mostly look elsewhere.
So, smart teams, I've got a suggestion. Call the Tigers about Nate Robertson.
- Daily Graphing - Daniel Cabrera
Everywhere I turn, someone seems to be enamored by Orioles pitcher Daniel Cabrera. And why shouldn't they be? He had the 4th highest strikeouts per 9 innings (K/9) of any starting pitcher in 2005