- The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
July Trade Deadline Value Changes
Daily DFS - Arrieta, Anderson
Tomorrow's Targets - Harrison, Shoemaker, Gennett, Espinosa
1. July Trade Deadline Value
- Prospect Stock Watch: Anderson, Law, Musgrove, Sisco
We've hit the midway mark in the 2015 season and it's time to start thinking about players that might help in 2016 -- especially if you play in a keeper league.
Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox
- The Sophomore Report: Anderson, Betts, Panik, Shoemaker
of the sophomore class to help determine whose rookie season was a harbinger of even better things to come, and whose was blanketed in smoke and mirrors.
Chase Anderson, RHP, Diamondbacks: A ninth
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/15
, and ignore it.12:20Comment From GSonKluber/Bauer/Carrasco/Salazar/Anderson: Is there a better young starting five in all of baseball? 12:20Dave Cameron: I'll take the Mets group.12:20Comment From
- The Daily Grind: Bettis, Anderson, Venable
Trading For Closers
Daily DFS - Bettis, May
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Danks, Davis, Venable
1. Trading For Closers
In my experience, trading for a closer
- Dave Stewart's Misguided Comments on Market Value
, but they'll never know, because the D'Backs front office didn't even try to find out.
2. Dave Stewart apparently believes that the slot-value of a draft pick is equivalent to that player's market
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/24/15
to think about alternatives already. He'll still bring a good return, but definitely less than he would have a month ago.12:10Comment From SvenHi Dave! What are your thoughts on Dylan Bundy? do you see
- The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
The Future vs. Now
Daily DFS - Bettis, Walker
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Morgan, Reynolds, Spangenberg
1. The Future vs. Now
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/17/15
Cameron: Yeah, there's probably a threshold at which the information is no longer useful.12:27Comment From Nick in ClevelandHi Dave. I'm curious, what are the kind of things you look before concluding
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/10/15
:06Comment From PhilipHi Dave! I just read your article on Matz & Super Two status and I was wondering if a player is called up and is placed on the DL at some point in the season, does the days on the DL
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/1/15
a lot of infield flies, which are basically the equivalent of strikeouts. Power-sinker guys do not induce infield flies.12:16Comment From BretHey Dave - with the draft approaching, teams will begin
- The Daily Grind: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
Daily DFS - de la Rosa, Lincecum
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Phelps, Norris, Burns
1. Bull Durham
I've lived near Durham. NC
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/20/15
to handicap in a long time. And then, on the other hand, there's the AL, where every team sucks.12:29Comment From Chicago MarkHey Dave, What do you think the Cubs do in left field? Will they keep
- The Daily Grind: Hutchison, Anderson, Weaver, Blanks
Daily DFS - Hutchison
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Weaver, Blanks, Aoki
1. Raisel Recap
After writing yesterday's Grind, I
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/13/15
a legitimate suitor.12:47Comment From BenHey Dave. Assuming Xander is in do you think the Red Sox would have the trade chips to land both Tulo and a Hamels or Cueto type pitcher? I'm not holding my breath
- The Daily Grind: Anderson, Rodon, Plouffe
More Program Notes
Daily DFS - Anderson
Tomorrow's Targets - Rodon, Chen, Plouffe, Lagares
1. More Program Notes
I am reaching out to you from the distant past
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/6/15
Dave! Velocity data has been pretty fashionable lately, with the limited Statcast data we have, but between Jeff's article last week re: 100 mph ground balls or measurement errors, I'm skeptical of both
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/4/14
Anderson? If I cut him will I regret it? I figure he'll be a star, but I cant wait; I hypothesize he'll hit his stride sometime next year. Your thoughts on the matter? 12:41Dan Szymborski: Walker has
- Brady Anderson on Analytics
Brady Anderson's title within the Baltimore Orioles' organization is Vice President of Baseball Operations. According to the team's media guide, the 51-year-old former all-star “collaborates with Dan
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/29/15
Chris HHello Dave - What's your take on Starling Marte's April thus far? He seems to be selling out for power (and it's working). I know the pop was always in his bat but does this feel like
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/22/15
time commitment -- then start selling off in June. So two months.12:20Comment From L. ScottHello Dave! Houston has the overall worst team BA (.210) yet are the only winning team so far in the AL West
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/15/15
BretHey Dave! 1) Not trying to make tons out of one week, but Devon Travis' line looks like something that would be reasonable to see out of him for the year, based on his peripherals, at least to me. Can
- The Daily Grind: Bankroll, Graveman, Anderson, Stubbs
Daily DFS - RAIN, Graveman
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Milone, Freese, Stubbs
1. Bankroll Management
I occasionally receive questions about how I
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/8/15
on velocity and strikeouts.12:09Comment From Status: Lunch BreakHi Dave! I'm a recent college grad about to enter the work force full-time (I've been an intern for about 2 years now) and I've been thinking
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/1/15
Papelbon.12:50Dave Cameron: If he lasts that long.12:50Comment From ffsRegarding some of the non-baseball stuff in this thread: I, for one, would read the shit out of a Dave Cameron personal finance blog
- Division Preview: NL West
. Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson are both significant health risks, and even Zack Greinke isn't quite up to speed after starting camp late because of a seemingly minor elbow issue. If there's a way
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/25/15
for making a service year a very small number of days.12:13Dave Cameron: And then the union gets something in exchange.12:15Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I know Jeff usually is the Community Blog czar
- The Case of the Curious Diamondbacks
, or Dave Stewart's months-old comments about the D'Backs being a "true baseball team"; their opinions just seem to run counter to the rest of the sport at just about every single turn.
- Paul Sporer FanGraphs Chat - 3/20/15
not over those two vets I mentioned... or at least not both.11:59Comment From CrewAre you a believer in Chase Anderson? What's his upside? 12:00Paul Sporer: Eno has sold me on his talent. I watched him
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/18/15
work from home, you can go a few days without talking to anyone besides your spouse. So you get a dog and talk to them instead.12:00Comment From NickHi Dave. How do you think the Indians will/should
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/11/15
: But it was pretty obvious which guy spends a lot of time in the batting cage and which ones don't.12:06Comment From MattHey Dave. Big fan of all your stuff. Quick question about the Dodgers. In one
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/25/15
a robot.12:09Comment From Pale HoseAre you annoyed or amused when you get confused for that other Dave Cameron on twitter? 12:09Dave Cameron: It's usually funny.12:09Comment From Phillies113The Phillies
- Why I Might Rather Trade for Cliff Lee
where Brett Anderson gets $10 million in guaranteed money, asking teams to be on the hook for Lee's $12.5 million buyout isn't outrageous at all.
If I'm Boston, San Diego, or St. Louis, Lee
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/18/15
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/11/15
dash, who's side are you on? 12:39Dave Cameron: Dash is an incredibly dumb name.12:39Dave Cameron: for the team, I mean. It's an okay name for a kid, maybe.12:40Comment From Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/4/15
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/28/15
on habitually injured players? I am thinking guys like Josh Johnson and Brett Anderson as examples. 12:26Dave Cameron: For a high revenue team that can afford alternatives if it doens't work, it's a good
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/21/15
haven't heard from us. The responses were overwhelming, so it will take us a bit longer to read everything.12:09Comment From JeremyThanks Dave. Would Rougned Odor get a Strasburg conversation started? 6
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/14/15
: Here's liners. Use the splits drop down box to pick GB and FB. http://www.fangraphs.com/le...12:20Comment From ZacHey Dave. It's your high school baseball coach here. I realize now, I should have listened
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/7/15
: The Nats or the Dodgers? 12:09Dave Cameron: Nats have a much easier division, so I'll give them the better record.12:09Comment From Art VandelayCongratulations Dave! What are the odds that Shields
- The Other Uncertainty Regarding Brett Anderson
the official signing by the Dodgers of left-hander Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million contract upon which the two parties agreed in principle about two weeks ago (and which could pay even more
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/17/14
to boot.12:20Comment From PhilHi Dave. Why is everyone so high on Hedges? I've read about him plenty but looking at those minor league numbers...he doesn't look so great! I know stats only mean so much
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/10/14
/Reds guys all needed Lester to sign first.12:06Comment From BatHi Dave. I just learned from fellow FanGraphs commenters Bill, HoJo, and Rod, that you can't extend a QO to a player traded midseason – I
- White Sox Reportedly Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija
has suggested that the team is interested in both major league infielder Marcus Semien and minor league infielder Tim Anderson. Kiley McDaniel just rated Anderson as the White Sox #2 prospect
- Chase Anderson and the Value of One Elite Pitch
Only seven starters had changeups with better whiff rates than Chase Anderson in 2014. That's enough to put him on my radar in the coming year. But how excited we should actually be about him depends
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat: 12/3/14
is appreciated.12:00Comment From CecilFieldersButtPlugHey Dave. Just read your article about righ handed power. Want to note the part about the guys who throw righty and bat lefty. I myself am one of them
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/1/14
about and reference projections - for context12:23Dan Szymborski: I didn't even realize I could type in bold.12:23Comment From hscerAre you glad Dave appears to still be alive after the Cruz news? 12
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/26/14
due to Stanton's massive contract? 12:10Dave Cameron: They made an offer to LaRoche, so it seems like more the former.12:10Comment From RayHappy Thanksgiving, Dave. What can the Dodgers expect
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/19/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/12/14
an elite prospect for a walk year guy.12:13Comment From GSonGood afternoon Dave. a bit of a cold snap heading your way this morning/afternoon to the west of the piedmong... BRRR... First question
- 2015 Free Agent Predictions
for Colorado to land a significant haul in talent without completely cashing in the next few years.
Dave Stewart is going to make more trades than anyone else this winter, I
- Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat - 11/7/14
how big of a concern is Tim Anderson's plate discipline?
Kiley McDaniel: I'm not too concerned. I'd like to see him make some adjustments, but he barely played
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/5/14
field. Should they go for Aoki, Markakis, Melky, or Rasmus? 12:22Dave Cameron: Trade for someone younger.12:22Comment From That One GuyHi Dave. Do you think the Red Sox would consider a Mookie Betts
- 2014 Free Agent Leaderboards
that don't want to bid $150 million for a big name. Especially if you're willing to take a risk on a guy with some medical issues in his past. Brandon McCarthy, Francisco Liriano, and Brett Anderson can all
- Quick Looks at Heaney, Anderson, Pineda, Hale
is right I would have no problems owning him.
Why I watched: Just another young pitcher with good strikeout numbers?
Game(s) Watched: 9/13/14 vs the Padres
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/29/14
in DCHey Dave -- I say this as a big fan of your work, so I can't figure out a polite way to ask this. I mean no offense: what makes you an expert? I really like this site. I really like your
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/27/14
on a bounce back contract - Billingsley, Floyd, Brett Anderson 12:04Dan Szymborski: Probably Anderson. Though I have little faith in the him (or any of the 3) to not be injured.12:04Comment From
- Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat - 10/24/14
a couple of those guys, usually scouts or front office types.12:17Comment From GSonDoes TJ Anderson of the Rockies make up for lost time and become the prospect SP they thought when they drafted him
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/20/14
Royals post, Dave. Would adding another round to the postseason and shortening the regular season weed out the "mediocre" qualifiers, or would variance still be the big factor it is in the current setup
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/15/14
if Shields doesn't exhaust that many pitches? 12:22Dave Cameron: Ventura, Duffy/bullpen game, Shields/Vargas tandem.12:23Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyI know there is a lot of evidence that over
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/8/14
was an accountant before this became my job. Probably something in finance.12:47Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyCan you think of a recent historical comparison to how we'll look back on the Tigers
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat: 10/1/14
HenryHow much sleep did you end up getting Dave? 12:25Dave Cameron: About six hours. More than I expected!12:25Comment From GSonthe trade rumors blather will have Heyward and Stanton as the biggest
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/29/14
by Dave Cameron. Who Are You!!?? 12:16Dan Szymborski: The chat is by Dan Szymborski. The post linking to Dan Szymborski chat is by David Cameron.12:16Dan Szymborski: The post announcing the chat
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/24/14
JordanHey Dave - just to clarify, you're saying Mookie Betts has made a jump from not even being mentioned in the July 2014 trade value column to being a top 25 guy? Or is it structured differently
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/17/14
- On Chase Anderson's Two Changeups
Chase Anderson started out with a curveball, back when he was barely a teen. But the young Diamondback starter was told to shelve it, found a changeup, and the rest is history. Except that it looks
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/10/14
:44Dave Cameron: I'm in the Atlanta chapter.12:45Comment From Dave MIs there an easy way to explain to someone why strikeouts can be so important for pitchers, but not necessarily a big deal for hitters
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/27/14
for a fixed percentage of revenues, but I doubt the owners will go for that.12:55Comment From GrantAll modesty aside, fill in the blank: Dave Cameron would be better than [ ] current GMs
- Dodgers Righty Chris Anderson Flashes Big Stuff
Anderson, RHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD, High-A – most recently viewed 8/17 at Rancho)
Anderson was a little-known, late-blooming cold-weather kid from Minnesota playing at a smaller
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/20/14
is not park or league adjusted; WAR is. The AL and their home park move them up. If you want park/league adjusted FIP, use FIP-.12:04Comment From StephenHey Dave, read your article on Alex Gordon
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/11/14
, look under the Batting page.12:42Comment From Baron Von WafflesWhat do you think of Chase Anderson moving forward into future seasons? Also, I heard that ZIPs and FIP all miscalculate pitchers
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/6/14
:06Dave Cameron: I guess I should note for those who didn't see it on Twitter: Drew Fairservice, formerly of The Score, is going to write for us. He debuts soon.12:07Comment From Nathan KHey Dave
- Should You Add Chase Anderson?
performance over the last 30 days and found Chase Anderson as the best available pitcher according to that metric. I didn't know much about Anderson other than the fact that he's from Wichita Falls
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/30/14
, though I will note that it's not an original content deal like we have with Fox, so they'll be running articles that have appeared on FanGraphs.12:20Comment From American League HustleAccording to Dave
- Brett Anderson's Breaking Ball: Slurve's Not a Dirty Word
their pitchers learn. Brett Anderson is a product of a baseball family and one such organization, and yet he continues to ply his trade mostly by throwing a strong breaking ball or two, when he's
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/23/14
attention. We've hired a bunch of guys who showed that they could write there.12:07Comment From LarsHey Dave, what team is most likely to take Colon off the Mets hands without making them pay any of his
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/16/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/9/14
base is their best path forward.12:02Comment From Pale HoseHey Dave. Can you explain how to scale FIP to runs allowed? I'm trying to replicate the walkthrough but it's hard to follow. 12:03Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/14
:05Comment From AJHey Dave. How much could the ChiSox realistically get in returns for Alexei, Beckham, Viciedo, and Danks? Thanks. 12:05Dave Cameron: I think Ramirez will get them a decent prospect
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/25/14
:04Dave Cameron: Given all the teams who need a second baseman, I think the Mets can get something pretty shiny for him.12:05Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I liked your piece on Price/Zobrist
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/18/14
it. Find a good local mechanic and help them while saving money.12:21Comment From GuestWhat kind of replacement options does Dave have if his car requires an extended DL stint? 12:21Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/11/14
like Chase Utley at all when I saw him as a prospect. I loved Andy Marte, and thought he would be a star.12:11Comment From DeweyThanks for the chat Dave. Read a comment from a reporter type
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/2/14
things at a more granular level.12:34Comment From CuriousGive us the Dave Cameron scouting report back in your playing days. Each tool on the 20-80 scale 12:35Dave Cameron: Relative to my high school
- DeGrom, Whitley, Anderson: Checking on the Changes
You want to see three of the best new change-ups in baseball? Call up the highlights for Jacob DeGrom, Chase Whitley, and Chase Anderson. Of course, there's not a heralded prospect in the trio, so
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Responds to Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio -- during which edition he responds to his response
- GIF: Chase Anderson's First Blessèd MLB Changeup
Earlier today, in the pages of FanGraphs proper, the author noted that Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson would be making his major-league debut against the Chicago Americans. Later today
- Chris Archer, Jose Quintana, and Risk Valuation
for the teams either. Nick Blackburn says hello. Ricky Romero. Brett Anderson. Cory Luebke. Ian Snell. Pitchers go sideways, even ones who look very promising.
But these deals are cheap enough
- Julio Teheran and Hidden Inflation
that we've seen. Matt Moore got $14 million guaranteed, Wade Davis got $12.6 million, Brett Anderson got $12.5 million, and Cory Luebke got $12 million, with all of those deals signed between 2010 and 2012
- The Freddie Freeman Deal as a Market Correction
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/3/14
12:03Dan Szymborski: OH GOD WE'RE LATE TYPE 3% FASTER!12:03Dan Szymborski: NO TIME TO UNCHECK CAPS LOCK12:04Comment From Dave Cameron Diaz12:04Comment From LosNo. Don't type faster. Extend chat
- Winter Meetings Chat - 12/11/13
are comfortable with Ryan Goins at 2B"? 11:10Dave Cameron: A lot of salt.11:10Comment From CMRHi, Dave - How much did the Fister trade affect players'/agents'/writers' perceptions of the trade market
- Oakland Sends Lottery Ticket Brett Anderson To Colorado
If it's possible to both buy low and sell low simultaneously, then that might be just what the Rockies and Athletics did by swapping 25-year-old lefty starters Drew Pomeranz and Brett Anderson
- FanGraphs Chat - 12/4/13
:22Dave Cameron: More than 2/12.12:22Comment From Dave from PittsburghI get insanely bitter every time the Yankees go on a massive spending spree. Remind me again why people think that the MLB is fair? 12
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/3/13
. Hanson is still only 27!
Hudson – So Talented, So unfortunate with injuries. He’s 26!
A team could also trade for Brett Anderson now the A’s have Kazmir in the fold. He earns 8 million in 2014
- A's Add Scott Kazmir, Keep Doing A's Things
to the Astros and acquired Jed Lowrie, who had a history of both hitting well and breaking down regularly.
They've done it with pitchers too, acquiring guys like Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, and Jarrod
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/28/13
be worth +30 runs on defense.1:00Comment From SchmiggyA's deal Reddick? 1:00Dan Szymborski: They certainly should listen.1:00Comment From SchmiggyBrett Anderson for Colby Rasmus a fair swap of players
- Chris Davis and Normalized Home Run Rates
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/1/13
, Cahill/Cashner if I'm playing it safer.12:55Comment From CrustyWhen a writer like Dave Cameron openly postulates in a piece that Utley should be dealt to the A's, does it make it more or less
- Dave Cameron Power Rankings
the relevant Dave Cameron could have a person just, like, assassinated or whatever.
Using that same flawless methodology, here are the five most powerful Daves or Davids Cameron at the moment
- The Hidden Juggernaut in Oakland
round in 2009. The only premium arms they've relied on are Jarrod Parker (acquired from the Diamondbacks for Trevor Cahill) and Brett Anderson (acquired in the Dan Haren trade), and Anderson has been
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/29/13
Anderson? 12:46Comment From JohnThoughts on Moose Tacos? Hard not to improve ROS, but does he get sent down or will he figure things out soon? 12:46Dan Szymborski: STOP MAKING QUESTIONS WITH THE ANSWER
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/22/13
it worse was that the guy wasn't a huge Hall of Fame guy or anything - he was also arguing that Dave Winfield *shouldn't* be in the Hall
Comment From Raymond
Stanton's struggles: Is this just
- 2013 Positional Power Rankings: Starting Pitchers (#1-#15)
I'm a known Brett Anderson fanboy, so I'll take the over on this forecast, which could propel the A's forward a couple of spots. Also, I'll note
- Lars Anderson's Google Map Directions, 2012-13
- Dave Bush Fails In Absentia
regularly underperforms his own peripherals, the author has always had an especially soft spot for one Dave Bush, Starting Pitcher and Eternal Disappointment.
It may be difficult to recall now
- GIFs of Ecstasy: Chase Anderson's Changeup
Let's not consider, reader, what course of events has led the childless and otherwise unencumbered author not only to seek out video of Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson's plus changeup
- Big Leaguers, Prospects, and Uncertainty
for Shields straight up. There's a reason Oakland turned down Myers for Brett Anderson straight up. Despite the scouting reports that glow and the awards he won this year, the 22-year-old Myers remains
- Raul Ibañez Is for Paul Thomas Anderson...
If you like the composition of this recent image of Raul Ibañez, you might like Paul Thomas Anderson to direct.
Raul said that's that, mattress man.
Consider these images from
- A's Should Also Skip the Starter
McCarthy and Brett Anderson - are injured and will be unavailable to pitch tomorrow. You can probably add Travis Blackley and Jarrod Parker to the list of unavailables as well, as they started
- Collage Most Murderous: Dave Parker
From the depths of newspaper morgue and the dead-letter office come this Collage Most Murderous ...
Dave Parker is not on the loose on the streets of your town, but that's only because Dave
- Play-In Game Strategy: Skip the Starter
deep in the playoffs comes from Brett Anderson getting two starts in the ALDS. By shifting innings to the relievers to start the game, these teams can ensure that their best pitchers pitch the most
- Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
"It's his second start and he looks like he's in midseason form!"
An exasperated Matt Underwood of SportsTime Ohio let out the preceding utterance after Brett Anderson dropped a 78 MPH curveball
- Brett Anderson Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
. In one regard, this was a profoundly bad time for the A's given their position in the playoff race, but on the other hand, Colon was suspended a day after Brett Anderson made his 2012 season debut
- Bartolo Colon Reportedly Fails a Drug Test
of Brett Anderson from the disabled list now looks like incredibly valuable. Anderson might not be able to pitch at the same level that Colon did, but he should be able to replace most
- Brett Anderson Close To Return
The surging Oakland Athletics are about to receive a big boost. Brett Anderson's rehab assignment comes to an end on Monday, and he's expected to rejoin the team. Anderson has shown a lot
- The Plummeting Stock of Lars Anderson
The Indians acquired Lars Anderson from the Red Sox on Tuesday, sending knuckleballing prospect Steven Wright -- not to be confused with this guy -- to Boston. Anderson was once considered one
- Today's Trades
Red Sox send 1B Lars Anderson to the Cleveland Indians for SP Steven Wright.
You can find stats for each player by clicking on their name above, and find analysis of the deals in the posts here
- Brian Anderson Calls It What It Is: A Pad
the Brewers play-by-play man Brian Anderson was a bit excited. His partner, former Brewers catcher and longtime color man Bill Schroeder, initially said the original ruling probably wouldn't be overturned
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly appearance.
• Luck and unsustainability, the difference therein (especially as regards Tim Lincecum).
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron
Managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly Monday appearance -- this time on a Tuesday. Topics discussed: the sanest possible discussion of the Cole Hamels-Bryce Harper kerfuffle
- On Brian McCann and Arn Anderson
Brian McCann is the hard-hitting catcher for the Atlanta Braves. Arn Anderson once teamed with Tully Blanchard to haunt the squared circle and our dreams. Both are Gentlemen of Verona. They are also
- FanGraphs Audio: Brian Anderson on the '97 Series
audio from a recent interview with Rays broadcaster and former Cleveland Indian Brian Anderson regarding the latter's experience, as a Cleveland native, in the heartbreaking 1997 World Series.
- Positional Power Rankings: Starting Pitchers, 16-30
Okay, let's talk about the elephant - ZIPS loves Tom Milone. Well
- Ten Things I Know About Bob Anderson
1) He's serious.
2) He was involved in one of the craziest plays in the history of baseball.
3) The scoring of said play was: Walk; Musial out at 2B/3B-SS.
4) Bob Anderson had a 99 FIP
- Orioles Hire Brady Anderson, Usher in Sideburns Era
Last week, the Baltimore Orioles hired long time Oriole outfielder, one-time Oriole home-run phenom Brady Anderson to a Special Assistant role with the club. Outside of bringing the wisdom surprise
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron
Will it be possible to sign Yu Darvish without overspending on him? That's a question managing editor Dave Cameron answers on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Another one is this: Why
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron not only defends, but more or less celebrates, the Giants' end of the Melky Cabrera-Jonathan Sanchez deal with the Royals. Other topics include David Wright
- Vlad, Scott, Danks, Strasburg, Anderson: DLWW
on the DL, it might be a good time to pick him up and see if he will pitch in the majors this season.
Brett Anderson (36% ESPN, 48% Yahoo) – Stick a fork in him and send him to the WW. TJS has him out
- Brett Anderson's Elbow Eaten by Sliders?
was so high, and the innings minimum non-existent, our 25-pitcher sample was made up entirely of relievers. Now with Brett Anderson reporting some general elbow soreness and a hefty slider percentage
- Are the Pirates Making a Mistake with Cole?
, Bryan Bullington, Matt Anderson, Kris Benson, Paul Wilson, Brien Taylor, Ben McDonald, Andy Benes, Tim Belcher, Mike Moore, Floyd Bannister, and David Clyde. That's 14 pitchers, and the best one
- Photographic Evidence of Real R.J. Anderson
For years now, the exact identity of former FanGraphs contributor (now of mortal enemy Baseball Prospectus) R.J. Anderson has been a subject of no little speculation.
Was he a 13-year-old boy
- The Trend Toward Team Options
Anderson, Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo, Ricky Romero, Chad Billingsley, and Johnny Cueto all under long term contracts that include at least one team option at the end of the deal, and in many cases, two
- Dave Righetti: Lord Of The HR/FB Rate
are the Cardinals' Dave Duncan, the White Sox's Don Cooper, the Cubs' Larry Rothschild and the Twins' Rick Anderson. True, Rothschild is now with the Yankees, but since the time frame is 2002-2010, he is safe
- Garret Anderson Retires
Today, Garret Anderson announced his retirement, ending a long 17-year career, the verdict of which depends on which L.A. team you root for. Anderson hit .293/.324/.461 for his career with 287 home
- Could Jose Bautista Be Better in 2011?
the rest of their careers unfolded. With legitimate reason, Bautista has been compared to Brady Anderson, Luis Gonzalez, Rich Aurilia, and Carlos Pena, and his 2010 season does bear some resemblance
- The Jose Bautista Club
. The big shock here is how badly Bonds obliterated the mark, not breaking the 50-mark.
Brady Anderson (50, 1996): Some would call Anderson the grandpappy of the Bautista familia of unlikely home run
- The Pirates' Blues
Perhaps no division has seen its pitching staffs improve as much as the National League Central. Additions of Zack Greinke and Matt Garza, the re-signing of Jake Westbrook, and the expulsion of Dave
- The Tigers' Weakness
The oddball of the trio, Coke is a reliever who used to be a starter who is trying his hand at starting once again. Dave Cameron covered this exact scenario last year here. The takeaway: Coke’s changeup
- Were The Padres Right to Trade Gonzalez Now?
is estimated to be $5.2 million. The value of the sandwich round pick comes out to be $2.6 million. Dave Cameron projected Gonzalez to be worth at least 5.5 wins next season. His salary is an insanely
- The Jays Acquire Rajai Davis
of Louisville) they attempted to convert him to the rotation (as they are wont to do with college relievers; i.e. Dave Bush and Brett Cecil) the transformation failed and Magnuson went back to relieving. His
- Why Did the A's Bid for Iwakuma?
in a similar way, but also offers the potential to be a better starter than everyone on the staff not named Brett Anderson. As a strike-throwing groundballer from Japan, the comparisons to Hiroki Kuroda
- Taking a Swing at a Mark Reynolds Trade
in an era where high-power, strikeout-heavy hitters are romanticized more than ever before.
Finding a comparable is difficult. Dave Kingman struck out a lot, but as much as Reynolds has over
- The Hotter Rock
Yesterday, Dave laid out the case for Troy Tulowitzki and the National League Most Valuable Player award. While Dave’s case went deeper than Tulowitzki’s September, there is a case to be made that he
- Adam Jones Is Never Room Temperature
There are numerous methods for one to illustrate the streaky tendencies in a batter’s season. If I were to gamble on such a topic, I would feel safe guessing that Dave Allen would whip up a nifty
strikeouts and walks alike, no earned runs, and 26 balls in play. Seventeen – or 65% -- scored as groundballs, with three as liners and the rest as flies.
Many credit Dave Duncan for positively
- Anderson Dominating
As far as AL West aces go, most people could probably give you three easily: Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez, and Jered Weaver. Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics has largely flown under the radar
- Scutaro's Caught Lookings
. I wanted to see just what Scutaro is looking at and as such took his pitchfx data this season and plotted it like such:
I’m no Dave Allen, but I did add a little Paint to the image with those
- Garret Anderson's Gotta Go
departed the LAA organization -- Anderson was 0.9 wins below replacement with the Atlanta Braves in 2009. This past March, the Dodgers picked him up on a minor league contract. And, as Dave Cameron
- The Scott Podsednik Trade: LA's perspective
to stop using Garret Anderson.
It's hard to overstate how bad Anderson has been this year. He's been worth -13.8 runs in just 112 plate appearances, a historically awful offensive performance
- Accepting Randomness
, it is not evidence that randomness can be ruled out.
Maybe Haren is doing something wrong. Maybe there is a reason for all these no-hitters. Maybe there's an explanation for Brady Anderson's
- Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
and Joe Torre. There were about a dozen different moves and tweaks to analyze from this series but one in particular stood out as worthy of examination: intentionally walking Garret Anderson.
Let me set
- The Second Half Begins
this place and to have David Appelman’s and Dave Cameron’s brilliant leadership to guide everyone is luck too.
And you know, that we all have you folks reading on a daily basis is luck too. You
- 2010 Trade Value: Introduction
of financial commitment.
Brett Anderson, SP, Oakland - As Bryan Smith will tell you, I am an Anderson fanboy. He is pretty much everything I love in a pitcher, as a lefty with good command of terrific
- Kevin Correia's GB/FB
) giving up. The agreement was that skews his figure when compared to other pitchers with differentiating line drive rates. If that point sounds familiar, it’s because Dave Cameron wrote a similar article
- Suppan's Return
and hopeful Cardinal supporters will point to Suppan’s success under Dave Duncan nearly half a decade ago. The reality is, though, that Suppan wasn’t all too different of a pitcher then than he
- Tommy Hunter's High Curves
Over the weekend R.J. Anderson, Zach Sanders and others tweeted about Tommy Hunter's curveball. R.J. noted that Hunter's curve was way up in the zone during Hunter's start on Saturday. I
- Do Better Players Have More Twitter Followers?
I was reading R.J. Anderson's recent article on Jason Heyward and Twitter when this question struck me. Obviously better players tend to be more popular, but Twitter offers access to a player's
- More on the Rays' Offense
A few weeks have passed since Dave Cameron wrote about the Rays’ offense and its affinity for hitting with runners on. They’re now hitting .284/.357/.435 with men on – which gives them the seventh
- Contreras's Second Arm Slot Redux
Anderson, here I plotted small histograms for each of Contreras's appearances going back to the beginning of 2009. The x-axis is the horizontal release position in feet (0 is the middle of the rubber
- Elvis Andrus, Jason Heyward, and Walks
To piggyback off Dave Cameron's earlier post.
Jason Heyward and Elvis Andrus are two of the game’s youngest everyday players, known for their upside more than anything. Perhaps the most underrated
- Aramis' Troubles with the Wood
league pitcher, a promise of future employment to Dave Littlefield, and Bobby Hill (much to the chagrin of Randall Simon, this was not the animated character who adores fruit pies). The Cubs were
- Anderson Used to Shift His Position on the Mound
We here at Fangraphs are big Brett Anderson fans: Dave Cameron has a huge crush on him; I fawned over his crazy slider; Marc Hulet saw him as the AL ROY favorite last August and then was devastated
- Mark Buehrle and the Hall of Fame
5.27 figure undoubtedly skews his career 4.17 FIP higher than the rest of his career would suggest.
During the opening day chat, Dave Cameron suggested Buehrle is on his way towards the Hall
- FanGraphs Audio: More Like "Best" Anderson
In which the panel turns their respective guns around.
Brett Anderson? More Like Best Anderson.
Houston: Bad or Superbad?
Colby Lewis: America's Sweetheart
- Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now
- The Dave Duncan Effect
Last week Dave, in his piece on Real Groundball Rates, and Erik, in a piece on Brad Penny's first start, referenced Dave Duncan’s ability to get his pitchers to generate a great deal of groundball
- Masterson Impresses
gets some grounders. His career rate is just shy of 54%.
Gets whiffs, gets groundballs, and throws strikes. That’s a combination to work with. Dave Cameron compared Masterson’s upside to Gil Meche
- O's/Rays Observations
Dave Trembley’s managing
In the seventh inning, he had to decide whether Will Ohman or Cla Meredith would face Ben Zobrist. I do not envy him.
This is running long, and that’s without mentioning
- Off to the Races
Dave Cameron’s 2009 early season posts: Wins in the bank.
Dave’s original post was followed by Sky Kalkman expanding on the topic by applying it to the CHONE standings through that point. The concept
- Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
Oakland's Brett Anderson fits the profile. One of the shiny baubles picked up in the December 2007 Dan Haren deal, Anderson ripped through the minor leagues (9.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 56.5 GB
- Auction Draft: How I Lost Brett Anderson
The one player I really, really wanted and didn't get was Brett Anderson. I was laying in the weeds on him for the entire draft and he didn't get nominated until the 18th round. I
- Russell Martin's Injury
For one, those attending the Dodgers’ spring games will mostly see Brad Ausmus or A.J. Ellis behind the dish. Dave Cameron discussed Ellis here. The book on Ellis is simple: He walks quite a bit
- The All Reject Team
: Hank Blalock
Second Base: Rich Aurilia
Shortstop: Ramon Martinez
Third Base: Joe Crede
Left Field: Garret Anderson
Center Field: Darin Erstad
Right Field: Jermaine Dye
Designated Hitter: Gary
- Hochevar's Odd 2009
) and his slider was the best.
So, like Dave Cameron did last week, allow me to question the Royals fans (and Dave Allen) out there: What changed in July that caused Hochevar to transform from
- Edwin Jackson's Increased Slider Use
it north of 30% as Ryan Dempster and Brett Anderson have.
- The Dodgers' Fifth Starter
slots in reality by tRA in late 2008. He found that number five starters were something like 24% below league average. Dave Cameron chimed in below in the comments section and it’s worth a read
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- Jeff Weaver's Back to Being Blue
in much smaller sample sizes. Fittingly, Dave Cameron just wrote about platoons and bullpens yesterday, which is something that can be discussed and applied to this signing. Weaver is a ROOGY
- The Contact Tales: 2002
with the White Sox, in large part thanks to learning a cutter that helped extend his career.
Relief Pitchers (Min IP: 40)
Eric Gagne 61.5%
Dave Coggin 63.1%
Ugueth Urbina 64.2%
- Cameron of Boston
, reportedly worth roughly $15.5M.
Dave actually covered the Cameron versus Bay angle here, surmising that Cameron, not Bay, was the better alternative to Holliday. Their games differ greatly
- Scutaro Joins Boston
Dave Allen penned a masterful breakdown of Scutaro’s game here, and there’s not much to add. He is 34 years old and coming off what appears to be an anomalous performance. His 2010
- A Look at Jason Bartlett's Projections
rate and nearly double Dave Studeman’s LD% + .120 trick of the olden days. Bartlett is 30 years old now and while it’s not unheard of, he’s beyond the age where you start thinking about guys hitting
- Defending Law
and usually thought-provoking if nothing else. The same can be said for Dave Cameron, Sky Kalkman, Rob Neyer, Tom Tango, and whomever else. Law and I have exchanged some emails over the years. He’s always been
- Minimizing Risk In Atlanta
opportunities and how this could work practically.
Atlanta, Left Field
The Braves want to upgrade their output for 2010, and the natural spot to do that would be left field. Garret Anderson
- Greinke's Slider
. On a total runs saved level, it was second only to Brett Anderson's slider, which I profiled earlier. But Anderson throws his more often, so on a per slider basis, Greinke's was even better
- The Phillies Bid Feliz Farewell
) an average season of UZR and a ~.700 OPS. Dave Cameron pointed out Feliz’ run of consistency here, and Feliz responded by blowing it within the final weeks of the season and dropping his OPS by a dozen
- More on the Pirates Front Office
Dave went in-depth on the aesthetic appeal of yesterday’s Iwamura deal and I covered the gritty baseball details last night, but some of the quotes from Pirates general manger Neal Huntington show why
- Pirates Set to Acquire Akinori Iwamura
As Dave alluded to earlier, the Pirates are set to acquire second baseman Akinori Iwamura from the Rays for (per Ken Rosenthal) right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez.
In a vacuum, this is a win
- A Brief Review of Recent World Series
definition of a save situation – i.e. some were come-from-behind or extra inning walkoff victories – which lessens the significance that the two closers could play in the decision.
I’ll echo Dave’s
- Giants Hand Out Extensions
: Aaron Rowand, Barry Zito, Dave Roberts, and Matt Morris; made a really poor trade for A.J. Pierzynksi, and also found some nice young talent.
It’s easy to excuse one year of down play, because bad
- 2009 Awards
Albert Pujols. The best player in the game is also the most consistent. Truly, one of the greatest hitters of all time.
Best Rookie, American League:
Brett Anderson. A legitimate front
- The Underheralded Rookie Pitchers
expecting, there's a whole lot of talent in this rookie pitching crop.
I talked about the emergence of Brett Anderson a month ago. He's not only got a bright future, but he's showing that he's
- How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Starting Pitching
Gallardo – drafted
Gavin Floyd – trade
Brett Anderson – trade
Jorge de la Rosa -- trade
Jason Hammel - trade
CC Sabathia – free agent
Ryan Dempster – free agent
Roy Oswalt – draft
- Cahill's Tough Year
Coming into the season two members of the A's youthful rotation were particularly exciting to watch. Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson were both top prospects and linked by a host of similarities
- GB% and G/F Rate
from this year.
Who has been more of a groundball pitcher this year - Jason Hammel or Brett Anderson? Hammel has the higher G/F rate, 1.46 to 1.36, though the difference is small enough that you
- 2009 Prospect Duds: Lars Anderson
Boston Red Sox first base prospect Lars Anderson entered 2009 as the top overall prospect in the system, according to Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus. Anderson, 21, had originally been signed
- Angels re-sign Teixeira... sort of
fairly quickly, however, so while there are examples of Brady Anderson style flukes, we have to assume that our previous beliefs about how much thunder exists in Morales' bat were wrong. It's really
- Joe Mauer and Free Agency
afford to re-sign him following next season. Well, nobody but the Twins themselves.
Will the Twins be able to afford Mauer?
"Yeah, we can afford him," team President Dave St. Peter said
- A Quiz
Last week Dave and MGL both made points about how just about anything can happen in 40 inning stints. To hammer that point home a little harder, let’s do an exercise that shows just how much variance
- Anderson's Step Forward
I watched Brett Anderson carve up the Mariner offense (granted, one missing both Ichiro and Adrian Beltre) last night and was highly impressed, as is getting to be routine. If you watch this 21-year
- The Problem With Magglio
Contractual ethics are always fun to discuss. Whether they be service time (Dave will cover that) or based on incentives. The philosophy of handing out playing time incentives is pretty simple
- The Alcides Escobar Era Begins
, and was a season from free agency (more on that from Dave tomorrow), so it was clear that Escobar was the Brewers shortstop heading forward. The estimated time of arrival was up in the air, with Hardy
- Moyer the Reliever
Dave (surname: Allen) covered Moyer’s new fastball-heavy approach last month. The updated news is that it still seems to be working out horribly. Take a look at his wFB/C over the past few years:
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
Anderson. Johnson's four-seam fastball induces 50% ground balls, even though it has 10 inches of rise. He is able to do this by locating it low in the zone.
The difference appears subtle, but over
- A Rare Bright Spot for the A's
is Brett Anderson. He has a FIP right at 4 and had the third best FIP in July.
Throughout his minor league career Anderson has been known for his very good command and great ground ball numbers
- Peavy to the White Sox (For Real This Time)
and Chicago gets a recovering Peavy with a torn ankle tendon. Back in May, Dave covered the Peavy aspect of a potential deal, but this was prior to his injury which could leave him sidelined
- Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
Anderson. On the surface, the deal is a bit confusing. The two are essentially equals – although Kotsay has a better bat – but Anderson is nearly seven years younger. Kenny Williams cooperated
- In a Half Hour
Dave covered Mark Buehrle’s perfect game earlier, but the most impressive aspect of the performance might be the time it took for him to do the feat. The Rays television crew recorded exactly how
- Julio Lugo and Chris Duncan Swapped
Chris Duncan is the son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan. As you can imagine, Pops reportedly wasn’t too thrilled, nor was manager Tony LaRussa. Whether the pair threatened to quit
- Chris "K" Young
. LaRoche 32.8
C. Duncan 33.1
B. Upton 37.5
B. Anderson 39
C. Young 40.3
Young takes the most pitches in the zone, nearly 40
- The Man and The Machine
Stan Musial’s legacy has come under discussion with the All-Star festivities taking place in St. Louis. Dave Brown at Yahoo! Sports asks why the guy isn’t more celebrated. Joe Posnanski is easily one
- Is Pinerio's Newfound Groundball Success Sustainable?
Dave covered Joel Pineiro’s defensive dependent tendencies earlier this season. Part of Pineiro’s success can be traced to an increased groundball rate. Pineiro’s stuff is generating over 60
- Morgan = Dunn
. The Nationals were destroyed for giving up on a "talent" like Lastings Milledge to acquire Morgan. Analysts I have quite a bit of respect for, like Keith Law, Dan Szymborski, and our own R.J. Anderson, hailed
- Miguel Cabrera Strikes Back
Sometimes trades fail to work out immediately. Dave Dombrowski traded the farm prior to the 2008 season for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis – the perceived final pieces of a championship puzzle
- The Worst Regular in Baseball
is down from .150 to .083, although as Dave pointed out in the off-season, the inverse relationship between fastballs seen and ISO likely explains some of this decline.
I’m sure the Padres were a bit
- Ervin Santana to the DL?
of the reason for the increased contact rates is the velocity of Santana’s fastball. No longer is Santana flashing a fastball that sits in the mid-90s; instead, he’s barely touching that point. Dave
- What We Learned In Week Nine
finally have a rotation.
After cycling through pitchers all year, the young hurlers currently in the Oakland rotation want to stay put. Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill, Josh Outman, Dallas Braden
- Super Upton Bros.
with their leather this season and coincidentally both share a blood link. Genealogy aside, Justin Upton and B.J. Upton present two very different sets of skills.
Dave has talked about Justin at depth
- The Nationals Dimming Playoff Chances
cloned a dozen times, it probably won’t be enough.
I know I said that we shouldn’t be declarative, but the Nationals have about as much chance of making the playoffs this season as Dave Cameron
- What We Learned In Week Eight
be a decent idea?
Josh Outman's quiet breakout continues.
Heading into the season, the kids getting all the attention in the A's rotation were Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill, but Outman
- I Heart Appelman
Willis' performance deserves a post of its own, but it will have to wait, because as I was writing it up, I got an email from R.J. Anderson to our author mailing list. It read as follows:
- Rookie Roll Call: Anderson and Cahill
are Anderson, Porcello, Cahill et. al faring so far? After taking a peek at Porcello and Perry last time around, let's now shift our focus out West to Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill.
- There Must Be 50 Ways to Build a Bullpen
their grips on perhaps baseball’s most practical pitch.
Going beyond that “add-on” pitch, the two teams have a similar outlook on what makes for a good relief staff.
Dave covered the Rays bullpen
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
punch of Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson will fill out a rotation worn thin by the continued health issues of nominal ace Justin Duchscherer. Starting with Anderson, let's meet Oakland's latest
- Sheffield To The Big Apple
The Gary Sheffield sweepstakes didn't last long, as the mercurial slugger signed with the Mets this afternoon. He will reportedly replace Marlon Anderson on the roster, so he's being given
- The Cajun God of Baseball
infielder who could make all the difference for the Rays future plans.
Dave mentioned Reid Brignac last week as a player most teams would love to have. Brignac turned 23 in mid-January
- Organizational Rankings: #1
is certainly good enough to win right now.
Minor League Talent: B+
The system has more quantity than high level quality, with Lars Anderson as the elite prospect and then a bunch of good
- Organizational Rankings: #11
premium talents headed for the Bay Area. Few organizations have two arms that can match up with Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill, and Vin Mazzaro provides some extra depth behind the big two. Michael
- The Hero of the Netherlands
in the minors.
The story is interesting when you consider how many 19-year-olds find the majors and encounter close to zero success at the major league level. Dave covered the 19-year-olds with at least
- Dusty Baker is a Fan of Mismatches
Dave mentioned this tidbit yesterday, but I figured I would expand on it.
The first game of spring training usually serves as a dress rehearsal. The starters – those who are not partaking
- #2 Hitters
to the #2 spot in the order. However, I do believe that players like Garret Anderson - moderate power free swingers who get a lot of breaking balls because they'll chase them - could make a lot of sense
- Atlanta Signs Anderson
One of the last standing California Angels has officially moved on. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey Jr. were subjects of multiple rumors over the past few weeks as both were sought after by Atlanta
- FB% And ISO
Two other interesting players are Johnny Damon and Garret Anderson. They have identical .161 ISOs over the last three years, but Anderson has seen the fewest fastballs of any hitter
- The Abreu Impact
in replacing Mark Teixeira after he headed to the Yankees and told Garret Anderson to enjoy the rest of his career elsewhere. However, with the price for Bobby Abreu crashing through the floor
- Teahen's Big Move
, at second the Royals have a bit of a jam as well: they only acquired Albert Collaspo last season and don’t forget about Willie Bloomquist.
Dave has beat the third and second base comparisons
- Padres Add Prior, Burke
– that’s good for 6.8 wins. Tim Lincecum’s 2008 was worth 7.1 wins. That should give you an idea of just how special Prior was and had the chance to be.
Dave covered Burke in more depth following his non
- Giant of a Steal
rotation is something like: Lincecum, Matt Cain, Johnson, Sanchez, and Barry Zito. That very well could be the best rotation in the National League.
Dave and Matthew have written extensively about
- Will Be-able?
Can you name the last 10 opening day centerfielders for the San Diego Padres? Most likely not, so I’ll provide them in list form:
2008 – Scott Hairston
2007 – Mike Cameron
2006 – Dave Roberts
- A.J. Burnett to the Yankees
dreams (and everyone else's nightmare) is becoming a reality.
Kudos to Dave for nailing the years/money here, A.J. Burnett is a 3 WAR starter, and he's being paid as one. This is a buyers market
- Reviewing The Rule 5 Draft
is a close mimic of his career line, .264/.336/.336. Corona also stole some bases, and was 24 for 28. Dave likens him to the Mariners new version of Willie Bloomquist.
Padres: Everth Cabrera, MIF
- Sabathia to the Yankees
Dave covered the signing of CC Sabathia on the front page, but what about CC's fantasy value?
Wins: Sabathia went 6-8 with the Indians and 11-2 after the trade to Milwaukee. Sabathia’s early
- Vote for Dave Cameron!
For those of you who missed last week's post, or have not yet voted, Dave Cameron is up for a $10,000 college scholarship because of the fine work he's done blogging over at U.S.S. Mariner. He
- Free Agent Bargain: Dave Ross
As we move behind the plate for today's free agent bargain, we take a look at a guy with one of the most inconsistent track records of any player in baseball - Dave Ross. Take a look at his seasonal
- Hairston's Surge
Sometimes, baseball just leaves us with some inexplicable performances, such as the infamous 50 HR season by Brady Anderson. You can't explain it - you just realize that baseball is weird sometimes
- Teixeira's Value
play some, taking time from Garret Anderson and Casey Kotchman, but this is just an estimate, and the results will still be similar, so we're just going to swap Teixeira into Rivera's spot. Marcel