- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
: Yang Solarte a 10-team UT guy for you, or too shallow?2:06Brad Johnson: Sure, streamy in that depth2:06Brad Johnson: cleanup hitters are usually rosterable2:07Chopper Dave: Hi Brad. My Odor for Gausman
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
teamer 5x5 H2H?2:04Brad Johnson: monitor for now. Realistically, if you want him, you have to roster him preemptively2:04Brad Johnson: for that reason, I'm sitting him out2:04Chopper Dave: Jake Lamb
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
Brad Johnson: Salazar if he comes out of this injury healthy
Chopper Dave: Thoughts on Bundy? SSS and all, and the name on the jersey may
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
Brad Johnson: unlikely to exceed 5 innings
Dave Kingman: Need help with keepers. 5x5 auction ($260 budget) 13 team roto league with OPB instead of AVG. Can keep 4
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
my best drop is Tropeano, what do you think of him going forward this year?
Brad Johnson: Trop is droppable
Dave: Adam Morgan is showing
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
Dave: Guten tag. Who is the better own in AL-only dynasty: Dyson or Jeffress?
Brad Johnson: Dyson
Brad Johnson: Jeffress is a middle reliever
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions.
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there
Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
Brad Johnson: Can't speak for FanGraphs, but I've written about him roughly 20 times already - mostly for RotoWorld
Dave: Could Cingrani
- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
Johnson: Not just me, Dave Cameron, Jeff Sullivan, and anybody else with a fringe understanding of statistics.1:29Comment From Great LakeWhat is Bonafacio's trade value right now as an .850 hitter? 1
- A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
retrospective of his first-ballot Hall of Fame career.
Over the past three years, those covered by the pitchf/x data, Johnson threw, for the most part, just three pitches: a fastball, which Dave
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven
- Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
Moving back to the mound in our series on free agent bargains, we find an interesting name - the tallest player in baseball and a sure fire Hall of Famer, you wouldn't think Randy Johnson would fly
- Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
Justin Morneau has the highest WAR in baseball right now, but you probably knew that. Know who is second?
Josh Johnson. With another dominating start last night, the Marlins ace has now thrown
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/3/16
of trade-value pieces there.12:35Matt: So Dave, I would like to follow up on Julio Teheran. Last week I supposed that Teheran for Benintendi, Vazquez, and Brian Johnson was a fair trade. If we take
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/1/15
is a negative defender at the position. I'd guess he's more Kelly Johnson or something.12:14Comment From CruzBettsonBlackmonis it possible that Aaron Sanchez is the new Chris Young, the pitcher who
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/16/15
at defense because he's big, ignoring the fact that he was actually quite good at 3B last year. Facts will not interfere with my reality!!!!12:05TJ: Hi Dave, What is a better option for the Cubs in CF , trade
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/20/16
begin to worry about?12:08Dave Cameron: Francisco Liriano, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gomez12:08Mo: Dave, had an argument with a friend the other day about Stroman. He said that his 5.1 K/9
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/6/16
WAS and NYM.12:02Pale Hose: Hey Dave. Can we expect an offseason trade value update, or is that off the table?12:03Dave Cameron: You can! Because Jonah Keri also does his own version of the series
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/18/16
12:00Dave Cameron: Happy Wednesday. Let's see if we can do better than Steve Delabar did last night.12:01Q-Ball: Hi Dave! When are you going to unleash the new prospect writer on a chat?12:02Dave
- 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
- 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 - 1/27/16
negotiations. So maybe 2019 or something.12:12Matt: Hey Dave, what are the types of moves the Braves should try to complete to finish off the rebuild? Something like Teheran for Benintendi, Brian
- 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 - 1/7/15
(namely Jim Johnson & Grili) with the intent of trading them at the deadline? 12:03Dave Cameron: My guess is they're signing guys who are available pretty cheap and have some upside.12:03Comment From
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/25/15
Cameron: O'Day. I think if they wanted to pay the price for Chapman, they'd have done so in July. He's less valuable to them now.12:04CoolWinnebago: Hi Dave - would it make sense for a NL SP
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/24/16
to you Dave! An incredible feeling, I'm sure. My baseball question is in regards to the White Sox. Everyone, understandably talks about selling Quintana and Sale, what about Eaton? Is he worth
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 6/22/16
that Rodon has the stuff to eventually become an ace?12:31Dave Cameron: Not really.12:32ssimo02: Dave, do you believe that Brandon Nimmo is a fair return for Danny Valencia?12:32Dave Cameron: No, I
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/28/15
: Alright, let's get started.12:06Comment From Phillies113You're chatting after chatting all night last night? You're a wild and crazy guy, Dave Cameron. 12:06Comment From ECStrasburg for Kimbrel, who
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/20/14
is Kelly Johnson. He'll have value but never become a star.12:13Comment From TylerSo who's the LF, CF, RF and 4th OF for the Cardinals next year? 12:13Dave Cameron: Holliday, Jay, LH Veteran Placeholder
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/11/15
Johnson/Morrow stay healthy and turn in a high quality season as their #5 starter. But it's also a very easy team to match up with, and they're going to have a very hard time in late-inning situations
- 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
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/2/15
. But I still don't think we see it within next 5 years. Maybe 10.12:11Matt: Alright Dave...Miller, Mallex Smith, and Arodys Vizcaino for AJ Pollock. Who says no?12:11Dave Cameron: The D'Backs12:11Jason
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/15
Johnson got to 140 once, right?11:55Comment From MarkYou wrote yesterday that the Padres should go for it? Does this mean they should be buyers? If so, who should they look for? Should
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/12/15
there were a fair number of 9+ win seasons from pitchers (Pedro, Johnson, Maddux, Clemens). Kershaw has never topped 8, even though he's considered historically great. Is there something about the way WAR
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/8/16
:30Dave Cameron: If they make the playoffs this year, with this roster, then Dayton Moore is legitimately a wizard.12:30Joe: Kelly Johnson to the Mets again. Thoughts?12:31Dave Cameron: I'm amazed how
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
Here's the transcript from today's chat!
1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then.
4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
Today's chat transcript. Covered a lot of topics...
2:28Brad Johnson: Alright folks let's get the ball rolling. Looks like there's a smaller group hanging out today2:29JD: I've got a hole at 1B
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot.
1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
The transcript is below.
Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross
Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
Here's the transcript of today's chat. Lot's of fun topics.
Breakout Stars..?: Brandon Drury, Danny Valencia?
Brad Johnson: What are you looking
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
Here's the transcript in glorious HD!
Brad Johnson: Hey all, I opened the queue early to post a poll, but I'm not taking questions yet. If you submit one, I WILL skip it. See you
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
The chat is complete, here's the transcript.
Brad Johnson: Alrighty, let's kick this off. I'll be right back with some water.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
Here's the transcript from today's chat.
Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
Here are the results of today's chat!
4:00Brad Johnson: Today's chat is brought to you by Yasmany Tomas4:00Brad Johnson: 29 home runs, -0.1 WAR4:01Brad Johnson: aka switch-hitting Jermaine Dye4
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
Chat Transcript below!
Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP?
Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close.
Brad Johnson: He's
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
Transcript from Tuesday's chat!
Brad Johnson: Ok, I've opened the chat early since I forgot to set the queue to open. You should be able to post questions now
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so.
1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox
Johnson has good stuff
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- The Daily Grind: 4-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Johnson's also been quite bad. The most worrying sign - his fastball velocity is down three mph. Get it together Johnson!
Shelby Miller looks broken says Dave Cameron. Ok, let's stack against him
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension
- The Daily Grind: 7-31-14 - Presented by FanDuel
John Danks has to survive a Tigers lineup that feasts on lefties. Detroit will put a lot of balls in play today.
Dave Cameron earns props for being the first writer to call Shelby Miller
- An Inauspicious Night for Will Middlebrooks
And if you really want to argue about whether or not the call was valid, Dave Cameron already has a poll on the topic.
As for the topic at hand, Middlebrooks had an unmercifully difficult game. He entered
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- Continuing Coverage of Joe Kelly, or Kelly's Wild Night
to yesterday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, Dave Cameron and Jeff Sullivan spent about 2,000 words, four GIFs, and two tables covering who Kelly is, his most noteworthy skills
- Don't Expect Big Changes in Philadelphia
was actually 2010 when the Phillies had 84 home games due to a G20 summit in Toronto.
When the Phillies had payrolls over $170 million, club president Dave Montgomery would occasionally comment
- Four Things I Learned In Arizona
zone. He did struggle with pitches out of the zone and dropped several. I shared the opinion that he looked better than Wilin Rosario. That earned some agreement, but Dave Cameron pointed out
- The Daily Grind: 5-29-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Dave Buchanan. He shutdown the Dodgers offense, but doesn't really have the stuff to do anything of the sort consistently. On the other side of the matchup is Zack Wheeler who's kind of lost his feel
- The Daily Grind: 7-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
"resting" Miller, but I think they're trying to figure out what they can do with the declining youngster. In quotable words of baseball prime minister Dave Cameron, Miller is "broken." Soon we'll
- The Daily Grind: 8-14-14 - Presented by FanDuel
. Cistulli is particularly adept at following those mostly un-hyped prospects. I've heard third hand that Dave Cameron once described Cistulli as "good" at identifying pitching prospects. More colorful
- The Hot Stove And Fantasy Baseball
- assuming your leaguemates don't veto it.
Can you just imagine if major league teams could veto a trade? Arizona GM Dave Stewart would have had a couple slapped down by now.
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 19
of the Conchords concert in Cary, NC. The show mostly consisted of the band and Arj Barker (aka Dave) making fun of North Carolina's heat and ludicrous bathroom laws. Well, mostly they played songs including many
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 9
Yesterday, Dave Cameron wrote about the roster expansion problem wherein teams ruin September games by using 17 pitchers. The thing is, this isn't only a September problem - it's just particularly
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
much outfield work.
I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold.
*manager demotes Johnson in the lineup
5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- James McDonald, Kyle McClellan, Josh Johnson: NL Starting Pitchers
Dave Duncan’s latest little project hasn’t been a flop, but he hasn’t been impressive, either. Some of his value comes from fitting into your RP slot, but otherwise he’s not much to look at. His
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Analyzes ~100% of Baseball
While most podcasts and their hosts will analyze maybe 30% or 50% of baseball or something like that, this one features FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzing all baseball
- GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant
- Johnson's Domination
Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002.
For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons:
1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA
- Dave Dombrowski Still Can't Value Relievers
. They allowed opposing hitters to hit .261 with a BABIP of .300. Unsurprisingly last offseason, newly-installed president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski set out to remake Boston’s bullpen. Throughout
- Dave Dombrowski Out in Detroit
In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has announced today that the team has released Dave Dombrowski from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities elsewhere
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- What Happened To Davey Johnson?
Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon:
"I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways."
When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy
- JABO: Dave Dombrowski's Achilles Heel
Just days after completing a pair of trades, sending both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes out of town for five pitching prospects, Dave Dombrowski was "released from his contract" by Tigers owner
- What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson!
The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson
- Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
Is Josh Johnson still an ace?
The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP
- 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
- Randy Johnson's Countdown
Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has
- Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had
- Chris Johnson and Great Players
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
- Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/14/16
-dave-cameron12:02Dave Cameron: I was in over my head. Excited that now I can just focus on running FanGraphs and England.12:03Mike: Dave, what was your favorite thing in Toronto?12:03Dave Cameron: Meeting some
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/6/16
is probably done with him as a catcher, and with Benintendi just about to ace him out of left field, his carere in Boston is on the ropes too. He's likely trade bait.12:22vulgar pols: Dave: you said
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/5/16
:15Dave Cameron: Alright, Dave's Uber Service has been completed. Let's do this thing.12:15Matt (Denver): Should Buck Showalter be fired for not using Britton last night?12:17Dave Cameron: No. In-game
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/9/16
Dave! Last week I submitted a question looking for paper topics about a paper on discrimination in baseball. I really appreciated the responses! I'm going to look at height of position players vs
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/22/15
; mine to dozens. I don't think we were really trying to do the same thing, despite the fact that the pieces shared a name.12:13Comment From Dave DombrowskiFrom one Dave to another, in reference to yet
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/15/16
on the market.12:14Mike D: Is it too much to say Kris Bryant is already a superstar?12:14Dave Cameron: Not at all. He's an elite player.12:14Scott: Dave, I read your article on the Pirates this week
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/17/16
to make it clear that him doing this isn't a chance for us to say "haha, told you so!". No one saw this coming. This is bananas.12:06Mike T.: Dave who is your pick to come out of the AL East?12:06Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/14/16
50 trade value list?12:14Dave Cameron: Yeah, I think he'll crack the offseason update.12:14Tanner: Hey Dave, wanted to let you know that because of your story, I signed up for Be the Match, so thank
- 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
- Josh Johnson's Extension
The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/9/15
Dave Stewart and do something today, so even if they don't have something obvious, they're going to be trying.11:54The Dude: Did you see the ZiPS projections on Adam Warren? Do you really think he's
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/12/16
you found -- so I'd hit them pretty hard. Loss of multiple first round picks, a big fine, international signing restrictions.12:08Thatguy: Hey Dave, thanks for giving Farnsworth the reins
- 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 - 8/26/15
is silly.12:13Comment From TomHey Dave. I know you won't like it, but Donaldson has to be the AL MVP for me this season. 12:14Dave Cameron: I have no idea how you "know I won't like it", nor do I think
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/16/16
of Noah Syndergaard in the same class of pitcher/strikeout stuff as Kluber, Cole, deGrom, et al?12:22Dave Cameron: Not at all. His stuff is among the best in baseball.12:22Fan of Baseball: Dave, I'm
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/25/16
human again. I'd guess he's more of a .700 OPS guy, which is perfectly useful for a good CF in Safeco.12:14Matt: So , Dave, how does it feel to be wrong on Julio Teheran? He's been the best pitcher
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/21/16
for evidence before forming a conclusion, so theoretically, it should apply to every industry except maybe psychic readings.12:04Milton: Hey Dave, thanks for the chat. Who do you think ends up the Wild Card
- Nick The Unlucky Stick
Nick Johnson is having one of the more remarkable Aprils in recent memory, and not just because he's managed to stay healthy for an entire month. No, instead, Nick Johnson is becoming the new poster
- 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 - 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
- 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 - 7/15/15
less control years once you get that value.11:43Comment From JimWho on the phillies traded 11:43Dave Cameron: Hamels, Papelbon, Utley. Maybe Ruiz.11:43Comment From BretHey Dave - you and other writers
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/5/15
. Or anything else, I guess.11:39Dave Cameron: Queue is now open. We'll start in about 15 minutes.11:52Dave Cameron: Alright, let's start this up a few minutes early.11:52Comment From Tony G.Hi Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/7/15
2, etc. 12:42Dave Cameron: Yes, PAP has been mostly discredited and isn't used anymore.12:42Comment From GuestEVERYONE NO NEED TO WAIT IN THIS CHAT, WE CAN JUST GO TO DAVE'S HOUSE AND GET OUR
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/4/15
, in order to get the opt-out. So maybe he takes 9/$200M with an opt-out, when he could get 10/$220M without it, or something like that.12:16Comment From ACJHi Dave, Who is the first free agent to sign ? 12
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/24/16
of the recent news about Lazarito and his Buscones, how do you think MLB should reform the Latin American market? Ignoring for a moment that MLB usually chooses the wrong route, what would be the Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/23/16
or Andre Ethier?12:19Dave Cameron: Ethier.12:20iron wolf: Dave: enjoy your insights so I was hoping you could weigh in on a question posed on Camden Depot. If you could optimize the Orioles lineup
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/13/16
over SS and having Correa move over to 3B?12:03Dave Cameron: My guess is they'll stick with Correa at short. It probably doesn't matter enough to make a story out of it.12:03PL: Dave, I'm itching
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/27/16
if they want, since he'll clear waivers, so there's no time pressure there.12:37Warrior: Dave, after this season, Elvis Andrus has 6 years/$88M guaranteed left on his deal. He projects to about
- The Return of Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven
- Just For Context
Dan Johnson just saved the Tampa Bay Rays season. This Dan Johnson.
Before tonight, he had a -7 wRC+. As noted in that leaderboard, the only Major Leaguer with a worse offensive season
- Josh Johnson's Curveball
We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site.
Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he
- 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 - 9/23/15
receive MVP votes, too? 12:25Dave Cameron: End of ballot ones, perhaps.12:26Comment From JamesHey Dave, what should do the Rangers do with Yovani Gallardo after the season is over? I imagine they'll
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/11/16
is going to be in a rush to re-do that mistake.12:55Greg: Dave Hypothetical question, if a team were to acquire Scherzer in a trade. Would the Nationals still be responsible for the deferred money
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/31/16
Windmill: Dave! The Rangers won another one run game! This time via an Odor two run, walk off HR! How do these boys keep doing this? I love this team! #NeverEverQuit12:11Dave Cameron: Improbable, beat
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/9/15
to managers who've "played the game"? It seems like you're better off focusing on finding managers who make good decisions instead of just ones who played right? See (A) Matt Williams or (B) Dave Stewart
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/6/16
: Sure. Chapman and Jansen will get them.12:45Reginald Denton III: Hi Dave! Feel better soon. How old is your kid? I have twin daughters and it's amazing the germs we all spread around to each
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 5/4/16
in screens. It's great.12:24Bloodwaters of Dr. Z: What is Dave's drink of choice when he's out for dinner?12:24Dave Cameron: Water.12:24Nelson: Would the return for Braun be higher now or at the trade
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/3/16
: Those aren't mutually exclusive. Hendricks has shown signs of being a guy who generates weak contact, but he's also getting help from the Cubs defense.12:09JTT: Dave I really enjoyed your Matt Duffy
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/7/16
Kershaw or peak Pedro?12:31Dave Cameron: Pedro12:32AD: That being said, would you vote for Rolen/Longo?12:33Dave Cameron: Rolen yes, Longo if he ages well.12:33CapnZippers: Dave, are there players
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/28/16
players, as you'd expect), you want UZR or DRS.12:29Baseball Fan: Hey Dave, huge fan of all you guys do. I really enjoyed the Jose Fernandez moments you guys talked about. I played baseball through
- 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 - 6/25/14
: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 - 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 - 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
- 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
- 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 - 2/17/16
that's popping up is an attempt to influence discussions for the next CBA?12:26Dave Cameron: Absolutely.12:26Batman: Hey Dave, ETA for when the updated/aggregated ZIPS projections will be available
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/10/16
: Thanks for the time Dave. Lazarito is said to be choosing his team sometime today, could he be announcing his team yet wait until after July 2nd to wait to sign with them?12:14Dave Cameron: If he
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/2/16
ever played a full season in the big leagues.12:05Dave Cameron: Trading for Bruce seems inevitable.12:06primantis: Dave, if you were made GM of the Royals today would you tell Ned Yost he can't bat
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/20/16
or Zach Duke return a useful piece at the deadline?12:38Dave Cameron: Duke definitely could. Gonzalez, not really.12:39Joe: Dave, why does Carson pronounce the "lead" in "lead prospect writer" like
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/19/16
, or if your team is out of it, the coming offseason.12:01@outfieldgrass24: Dave, thanks for the chat and welcome to Oregon! Are you surprised the D-backs were able to pull off the Hazen move? Also, loved
- 2014 World Series Game Three Live Blog
? 8:41Comment From PhilIs Cain better in RF than Heyward? 8:41Brad Johnson: Dave Appelman's basement.8:42Jeff Zimmerman: With Mountain Dew, Pop Tarts and Hot Pockets.8:42Brad Johnson: crystallized
- 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
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- The Josh Johnson Dilemma
Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did
- 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
- 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 - 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 - 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
- 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 - 7/29/15
:19Comment From Dave BSo, Phils got rid of Paplebon. Did they get, you know, anything? What does it mean for the padres and Kimbrel? 12:19Dave Cameron: They got out of his $13 million option
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/16/15
, let's get this rolling.11:59Comment From Blue Catgeez, Dave, I bet you're thrilled to have this chat today after last night's Ranger's game. You must be really interested to see what the Ranger's
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/14/15
, but I don't think the gap is so huge that there's a strong preference either way.12:00Comment From Pale HoseHey Dave. Is the presently called strike zone closer or further away from the rule book strike
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/21/15
WAR to +8.7 WAR this year.1:01Comment From RyanHey Dave I am trying to write an auto-ethnography for my college writing class and I am choosing to do it on sabermetrics in baseball and i was curious
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/11/15
30% of the batters he faced, what would we expect the strikeout rate to be over a sufficiently large sample? 12:20Dave Cameron: 22.5%, or something in that range.12:21Comment From MattHey Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/20/16
if. They're still a very weak team at the bottom of their roster.12:32Luke: Any guesses as to where Dexter Fowler ends up?12:32Dave Cameron: Baltimore.12:32Adam: Dave, please assuage my fears here
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/30/16
to visit for vacation, Dave?12:16Dave Cameron: We're going back to Duck for our family vacation next month. It's the best of the Outer Banks towns we've been to, though your mileage may vary if you don't
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/29/16
on?12:17Dave Cameron: Lessons in the problems with moral hazards for my owner, so he knows what a silly incentive structure he's created.12:19Ryan: Dave, I asked Mr. Eno this on Twitter the other day
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/12/16
saying most MLB players are overweight/obese? Seems ridiculous to me.12:20Dave Cameron: It was the dumbest "study" I've ever seen.12:20Jeff: Dave, your projections give Toronto at 58% chance of advancing
- 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 - 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
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/30/15
to contend anymore.12:11Dave Cameron: No, I think it's pretty clear that the Cubs have separated themselves from the pack this winter.12:11Scott: Dave, are you doing anything special for New Years?12:11Dave
- 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: 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/1/16
:04Dave P: Dave - I am confused on how defensive ratings are calculated for first basemen. Almost all 1b (with qualified pa) have a negative defensive number. Shouldn't there be a more typical
- 2014 Playoff Live Blog Extravaganza
and 90-10 for the series. 12:48Brad Johnson: Anyone want to do the math? I have to manage this chat.12:48Comment From BradIs it true the phillies are firing Dave Montgomery and keeping RAJ? 12:48Brad
- Buying Low on Josh Johnson
It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having
- Robbing Johnson of a Shot
(and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves.
Johnson, 25, was selected out of college
- 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
- 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 - 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
- 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 - 10/29/14
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
- 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 - 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
- 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 - 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 - 8/18/15
are contemplating firing Jack Z... what is the hold-up? Do you think he's gone? 12:29Dave Cameron: I'd imagine the "hold-up" is that Dave Dombrowski hasn't decided what he's going to do yet.12:29Comment From
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/30/15
you take Harper or Machado? Someone else? 1:07Dave Cameron: Harper.1:08Comment From The Ghost of Dayn PerryHave you started gathering two of every animal, Dave? 1:08Dave Cameron: 85 and sunny here
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/18/15
90s/early 2000s Honda Accord or Toyota Camry; cheap, reliable, plain, and generally a good investment? 12:32Dave Cameron: Kyle Hendricks.12:33Comment From ArchieHi Dave! If Chapman gets traded, who do you see
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both.
Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had
- Randy Johnson Retires
Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left
- Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/16/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/17/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/19/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/4/15
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/18/15
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy
- Recalling Jim Johnson
to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth
- The 2008 All Free Agent Bargain Team
, position by position:
Catcher: Dave Ross
First Base: Ben Broussard
Second Base: Orlando Hudson
Shortstop: Rafael Furcal
Third Base: Joe Crede
Left Field: Rocco Baldelli
Center Field: Ryan
- Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
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
- No Love For Jim Johnson?
and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love?
I did a mock draft
- Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed.
Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned)
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- The 2013 Hardball Times Baseball Annual
capsules and Brad Johnson's coverage of the postseason.
The Year in Frivolity by Craig Calcaterra
What happened in Oakland by Dan Lependorf
And what happened in Boston
- D'Backs Sign Garland. Why?
At the beginning of the off-season, the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly offered Randy Johnson a contract for 2009 that would have paid him around $4 million or so. Realizing that it was a low-ball
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar
- The Big Unit
struggled to score runs after a hot start. While the excellence of the top two has gotten plenty of notice, don't look now, but after a rough first half, Randy Johnson is reminding everyone that he's
- Rosenthal: Dodgers Trying to Load Up On Pitching
#Braves reliever Jim Johnson also would go to #Dodgers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Morse and compensation pick would go to #Braves.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015
- Best Pitching Acquisition
a look a deeper look at the three contenders for the crown:
1984 Sutcliffe: 150 1/3 IP, 3.97 K/BB, 0.54 HR/9, 2.28 FIP, 1.52 WPA/LI
1988 Randy Johnson: 84 1/3 IP, 4.46 K/BB, 0.43 HR/9, 2.04 FIP, 2.62
- Bryce Harper, Opening Day Starter?
On Tuesday, Jon Heyman reported that Davey Johnson really wants Bryce Harper to begin the season as his everyday right fielder. While we don't have a direct quote from Johnson confirming the story
- Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting.
As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances
- 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
- Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak
- Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
, nearly 85% of the way through the season, is Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson - not Roy Halladay, nor Ubaldo Jimenez, not Cliff Lee, not Felix Hernandez, and not CC Sabathia. Johnson is establishing
- Hi, I'm Average
is the personification of average production in MLB?
For 2008, one man stands above the rest - the most consistently average player in baseball. That man is Kelly Johnson.
His batting average
- The Slider That Won't Age
When we tell our kids about Randy Johnson, we're going to start with the height, the hair, and the velocity. In his prime, he regularly threw 100 MPH fastballs with varying amounts of command
- DH Jobs Becoming Scarce
The signing of Nick Johnson by the Yankees is a good move for New York, for all the reasons Jack talked about this morning. But, for players like Russ Branyan, Jim Thome, and Vladimir Guerrero
- Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson's return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he's striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings
- What We Learned In Week One
Bergsen takes the hill.
Kelly Johnson should have gathered more interest this winter.
Not that we should overreact to his hot start, but Johnson settled for just a one year, $2.35 million
- Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
The month of June has been very kind to Josh Johnson. In 14.2 innings, the big right-hander owns a 1.84 ERA with impressive peripheral numbers to match: 16 strikeouts, just four walks, and no home
- Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
he will probably cease to provide the kind of value for which his new owners are hoping. Especially in light of reports that Chris Johnson wouldn’t lose playing time now that Freddie Freeman has
- The Idea and Reality of Justin Verlander
seasons from Hall-of-Famers like Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, and Randy Johnson, but there's also the 2005 Andy Pettitte in there, and I don't remember anyone writing about him in this fashion. In fact
- Epic Pitching Performances on the Same Night
) and Jason Bere (91) - 17 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 22 K
9/21/93: Randy Johnson (91) + Todd Stottlemyre (90) - 18 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 21 K
7/15/94: Bret Saberhagen (93) and Andy Benes (91) - 18 IP, 7 H, 0
- Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
The league leader in WAR for second basemen? Kelly Johnson. I made some pretty bold predictions in our staff-wide preseason series, one of them being that Matt Kemp will not even get to 30/30
- The Cheap DH Cycle
for jobs; Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, Johnny Damon, Russell Branyan, and for a team with a serious appetite for risk, Nick Johnson.
Those six guys are essentially going to play
- Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
Doctor Cyclops, by Will Johnson
When I am sad, I like to spend money. Because I am often sad, I am in big time mondo debt, as many of you know. At the moment, my cash flow is such that I cannot
- Fan Projection Targets: 12/3/2009
at the winter meetings next week. Do you see him as a 2B or a 3B next year? How will he hit?
Yesterday, you guys projected Kelly Shoppach at +2.5 wins, Josh Johnson at +5.3 wins, and Jake Peavy
- The BBWAA Has Already Passed The Litmus Test
the same principle here. The fact that Hernandez is considered the favorite to win the award is a big step forward.
Six years ago, we had a similar race between Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson
- Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has
- Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
The news is breaking now. It seems that Josh Johnson has gotten $8 million dollars from the Padres to pitch in 2014, according to Jerry Crasnick. By itself, that is an interesting match -- Johnson
- Uneven Distribution
those two MVP candidates are four pretty good players in their own right.
Orlando Hudson: .303/.372/.503, 0.82 WPA/LI
Brandon Phillips: .287/.336/.529, 0.55 WPA/LI
Kelly Johnson: .299/.362/.495
- FG on Fox: Positive Regression in Toronto
Last year, the Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to be contenders.
They were crowned the winners of the off-season after acquiring Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, and Melky
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were
- Micah Johnson: Wheels...and What Else?
(fourth if you count the Mexican League), a full dozen behind White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson, who has blazed his way to 54 thefts in 66 contests.
Anybody who produces that sort of stolen
- Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
As we continue to examine Zach Sanders' Third Base End of Season Rankings, let's scroll down to number 22 where we find Arizona's Chris Johnson who, according to the calculations, produced a $3 value
- The Best Transactions of the 2014 Off-Season
, Indians sign David Murphy, Royals sign Omar Infante, Rays acquire Ryan Hanigan, Yankees sign Kelly Johnson, White Sox acquire Matt Davidson.
And now, on to what I view as the 10 best transactions
- Playoff Baseball In September
Saturday afternoon: Brandon Webb (3.18 FIP) vs Chad Billingsley (3.13 FIP)
Sunday afternoon: Randy Johnson (3.84 FIp) vs Clayton Kershaw (4.24 FIP)
In the opener, the guy with the second lowest FIP
- Learning From Week One
amount of power of any NL team. It's going to be a long year in Washington.
Josh Johnson and Erik Bedard are healthy.
Coming into the season, the Marlins and Mariners were both understandably
- Organizational Rankings: #19
(Barry Zito), has consistently overpaid for declining veterans (Matt Morris, Dave Roberts, and Aaron Rowand), and has overseen a roster that that hasn't finished at .500 in four years. However, he's
- The Royals Dominating Middle Relief Performance
to Carlos Lee.
Greg Holland walks J.D. Martinez.
Greg Holland strikes out Jed Lowrie.
Greg Holland strikes out Chris Johnson.
Nine batters faced, seven strikeouts. Jonathan Broxton pitched around
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- Pitcher Win Value Leaderboards
he was a +9.7 win pitcher. I think people forget how good Schilling was that year - 9.58 K/BB rate in 259 innings. That's just remarkably awesome. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roy Halladay
- Dunn to Washington
that he's going to play first base. He replaces the Nick Johnson/Dmitri Young duo of unhealth, and they'll just call the $10 million that they owe those two a sunk cost. In a best case scenario, Johnson
- 2009 NL All-Star Ballot
, and Nick Johnson, so I went with none of the above.
Second Base: Chase Utley (PHI), Orlando Hudson (LA), Brandon Phillips (CIN)
The first two here are easy as well, while Phillips edges out
- 2009 MLB Trade Value: #30-#26
Continuing on with the trade value series.
#30: Josh Johnson, RHP, Florida: 3.4 WAR
This is what Ubaldo Jimenez would be with better command. The strikeouts and groundballs skillset is an ace
- The Second Base Glut
was flooded with available second baseman. It didn't help when Kelly Johnson was non-tendered by the Braves. Polanco is the only one of the seven who has found a new home, and he had to switch positions
- Organizational Rankings: #22 - Florida
? Dan Uggla is still a Marlin, and Josh Johnson has a new, long-term contract that not only bought out two arbitration years but two years of free agency, as well. For once, the Marlins did not hold
- Don't Crucify the Marlins for Making Smart Moves
, Robb Nen, Moises Alou, Devon White, and Jeff Conine before the season began, and then shipped off Gary Sheffield, Charles Johnson, and Bobby Bonilla six weeks into the season. That was a fire sale
- Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson.
At a .382 wOBA against lefties since
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA
- Which Pitchers are Getting a Qualifying Offer this Offseason?
in San Francisco isn't a bad gamble.
Conclusion: Make the offer.
Josh Johnson, RHP, Toronto
Nearly everything written above about Lincecum is also true of Josh Johnson. His results in Toronto
- Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
(Get it, pitchman?)
Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson!
This advertisement just adds
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Josh Johnson.
- The 2014 Proven Closer Disaster
years, $18.5 million
Joaquin Benoit: 2 years, $15.5 million
Fernando Rodney: 2 years, $14 million
Grant Balfour: 2 years, $12 million
Jim Johnson: 1 year, $10 million
Edward Mujica: 2 years, $9.5
- Freddie Freeman: Hidden Hacker
hacker in 2014 has been, you could simply sort the leaderboards by Swing%, and you'd see Chris Johnson at the very top, swinging at a higher rate of pitches (57.1%) than anyone else in baseball
- FanGraphs Chat - 1/8/14
:13Dave Cameron: Josh Johnson has to go back to being JOSH JOHNSON, and then they need a big rebound season from Chase Headley.12:14Comment From BretThe Jays 2B hole was listed by Jeff the other day
- Hall of Fame Free Agents: Pitchers
Johnson, LHP - 292 wins, 3.26 ERA, 52.63 WPA/LI
The Big Unit is the most dominant left-handed pitcher baseball has seen since a guy named Sandy Koufax. Even though he didn't pitch his first full big
- 2010 Trade Value: #10 - #6
- Josh Johnson, SP, Florida
The Marlins ace has gone from a good arm to a true #1 starter, dominating with classic power stuff. If you haven't seen him pitch, you're missing out. The fastball has
- 2016 Opening Night Live Blog
Cameron: But yeah, not while they're winning.9:39Ernie Camacho: Dave! Kind of a random question for the commercial break: can we look at BIP wins as a crude measure of contact management?9:39Dave
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Who Needs Pitching?
Johnson, 3.83 FIP, 0.23 WPA/LI
Kyle Lohse, 3.90 FIP, 1.54 WPA/LI
Greg Maddux, 4.03 FIP, 0.70 WPA/LI
Jamie Moyer, 4.29 FIP, 0.63 WPA/LI
Randy Wolf, 4.32 FIP, -0.43 WPA/LI
Oliver Perez, 4.74 FIP, 0.37
- Tampa's Role Players
the Rays have been running out this month, it's regularly included guys like Fernando Perez, Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson, Eric Hinske, and Gabe Gross. With a patchwork line-up of role players, the Rays
- The New Nationals
with Nick Johnson. In the last year of a three year contract that has seen him barely take the field, he's owed $5.5 million for 2009 and then will hit free agency. He just doesn't fit into the team's
- My All-Stars
, Cincinnati; Dan Uggla, Florida; Kelly Johnson, Arizona
SS - Rafael Furcal, Los Angeles
3B - Ryan Zimmerman, Washington; Scott Rolen, Cincinnati
OF - Josh Willingham, Washington; Marlon Byrd
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: American League
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: National League
- 2015 Free Agent Predictions
Edinson Volquez (3/$27M), Gavin Floyd (1/$6M), and Josh Johnson (1/$3M), as I think they'll need to replenish their rotation after trading a few of their current starters away for more bats
- Dubious Company?
distinguished than you might guess, actually. Last year, the double digit performance was put up by Jeremy Bonderman, James Shields, and Jon Garland, and Ben Sheets, Roy Halladay, and Randy Johnson
- The Shot Heard Round The Fens
and cleaned house. For Rays fans, I'm sure the late game longballs from Dan Johnson on Tuesday and Pena last night will be prominently featured in their postseason hightlight reel.
It's things like
- Oliver Perez: The Next Koufax?
of the five best lefty starters in the game. Scott, just a question, but which of these pitchers do you think Perez is better than?
- Not As Good As Everyone Thinks
on to repeat their performances, it's also unlikely that the Marlins will be able to replace those 320+ innings with a similar performance. The increase in innings given to Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad
- Fukudome Lives
for enough power to play regularly became a regular topic of discussion, and the team went out and signed Milton Bradley over the winter, pushing Fukodome into a center field platoon with Reed Johnson
- Strasburg and the All-Star Game
by a brutal speech from the commissioner was the Randy Johnson-John Kruk match-up in 1993.
Since it doesn't really count, the game needs interesting stories, and there is no more interesting story
- Anibal Sanchez Is Finally Healthy
hitters away, and the version of Sanchez taking the mound for the Marlins right now is the best we've ever seen him.
Josh Johnson generates most of the headlines, but he's got some pretty good company
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: First Baseman
Add in the availability of Adam Dunn, along with guys we didn't project like Derrek Lee, Adam LaRoche, Nick Johnson, and Russell Branyan, and the market for first baseman is going to be very
- Did Chad Billingsley Sell Himself Short?
in line with what Zack Greinke and Josh Johnson received in their extensions at the same point of their careers - Greinke got 4/38 from the Royals before the 2009 season, while Johnson got 4/39 from
- Matt Cain's Place in History
- FG on Fox: Madison Bumgarner's Place in Postseason History
- Okay, Ted Barrett's Zone Was Crazy Pants
that Pedro Strop threw to Kelly Johnson is almost never called a strike either.
But Mets pitchers got their own share of nutty calls as well, especially at the bottom of the zone. Anthony Rizzo, Kyle
- Red Sox Hire Dave Dombrowski, Signal Change in Philosophy
On August 4, the Detroit Tigers "released Dave Dombrowski from his contract," as owner Mike Ilitch decided to promote assistant general manager Al Avila to take the team in a somewhat different
- AL Wild Card Game Live Blog
of the postseason? 7:59Jeff Sullivan: For some reason I always end up pulling for the A's. Dave's hardly a Mariners fan and he can't speak for himself yet8:00Comment From Sgt. PepperI'm on antibiotics
- Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
you be in panic mode for wins and strikeouts, a mode in which the author of this post resides in at least two leagues. So let's get to it.
Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/18/13
baseball? 12:02Dan Szymborski: That's a tough one.12:02Comment From bobJosh Johnson make sense for the Cubs? 12:03Dan Szymborski: Yes. A resurgent Johnson could have serious trade value. Cubs
- Baseball's New Strategy: Drop the Ball on Purpose
Then, there was Elliot Johnson.
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This one is even more fun, because Johnson takes multiple steps after the ball enters his glove, crashed
- ALDS Game One(s) Live Blog
..maybe take a pitch there. 5:53Wendy Thurm: Boom goes Cruz5:53August Fagerstrom: I bet Dave's glad he switched chat times today. He'd be getting hammered with "Nelson Cruz worst FA signing" comments
- Division Preview: AL Central
to be good if they keep enough of their dinged up players on the field for most of the year.
And despite the core of the team getting long in the tooth, Dave Dombrowski did a nice job of making some
- Free Agent Signings That Worked
, or less than what Ben Sheets got for 2010 alone.
Kelly Johnson: 1 year, $2.3 million, +4.4 WAR
The Diamondbacks were beneficiaries of the Braves decision to non-tender Johnson rather than go
- Anibal Sanchez: The Race-Changer
Johnson has garnered the headlines, his rotation mate Anibal Sanchez has quietly matured into a terrific pitcher in his own right. His career has been cut short by numerous injuries, but as we noted last
- Here Come The Rays
Zobrist another shot at shortstop, playing him on the left side of second base for the first time since 2009.
It's an idea that the Rays should probably stick with, as Elliot Johnson and Sean Rodriguez
- 2015 World Series Game One Live Blog
chose to put Cespedes in CF in order to get Kelly Johnson's bat in the lineup at DH.8:20Dave Cameron: The offense-defense trade-off is probably worth it in the NL, but with an extra line-up spot
- Dukes Busting Out
another step backward, Nick Johnson got hurt, and the GM and one of his top advisers are being investigated for crimes of fraud. Despite moving into a new park, the team has been horrible
- Cubs Win at Strikeouts
Originally, this post was going to be about the San Francisco Giants starting rotation - with Tim Lincecum, Randy Johnson, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, and Barry Zito, the Giants are going to rack up
- What We Learned In Week Thirteen
, walked two, and struck out 20. I think it's safe to say he's back. I feel sorry for teams that have to face him and Josh Johnson in the same series.
Joe Saunders, on the other hand...
- Lincecum's Great Changeup
it is. The pitch has been worth 5.28 runs per 100 pitches this year, which is just incredible. Of pitchers who have thrown more than a handful of changes the next closest is Josh Johnson's worth 3.8
- Washington: Not The Worst?
significantly better since the deal, winning 13 of 31 games for a .419 winning percentage. They've thinned out their glut of 1B/OF by dealing Nick Johnson and DL'ing Austin Kearns, which lets them go
- The Yankees' Win Curve
Johnson, and Javier Vazquez to a roster that was the best in baseball a year ago. Their true talent level, as currently constructed, is probably that of a 100 win team. The Yankees are going to be very
- Organizational Rankings: #16 - Arizona
. Is Brandon Webb going to be healthy? Isn't Chris Young too talented to be that terrible? Can Kelly Johnson bounce back? Is Conor Jackson okay? Was Edwin Jackson's first half of 2009 a fluke
- Statues in the Outfield
Johnson's +6.3 is propping up the starters. The regular trio for LA are posting fielding numbers that will make your eyes bleed - Manny Ramirez is at -4.1, Matt Kemp has a -13.8, and Andre Ethier
- More Predictions That Will Be Wrong
NL Position Player WAR Leader: Troy Tulowitzki
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Pitcher WAR Leader: Felix Hernandez
NL Pitcher WAR Leader: Josh Johnson
- White Sox Reportedly Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija
out of the picture; both both Chris Bassit and Erik Johnson project as essentially replacement level arms for 2015, and #4 starter Hector Noesi isn't too far above that. This is a team that needed
- Padres Trade Hanigan for Middlebrooks, Sign Ross
we have more evidence that he's not.
If he's a decent enough defender, he's a +1 to +2 WAR player with a little bit of upside. If he's the butcher that DRS thinks, he's Chris Johnson 2.0.
- Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez
(.250 wOBA), and Kelly Johnson (.295 wOBA) failing to provide any value in their stop-gap roles, and the kids who have been promoted haven't shown that they're ready for prime time. Gonzalez's nightly
- FanGraphs Chat - 11/20/13
thoughts on the Pads Josh Johnson deal? Is there really that big of a concern that he doesn't pitch much next year? 12:05Dave Cameron: Love these kinds of deals. Probably ends up being one of the best
- 2013 Trade Deadline Chat Extravaganza
AAqualifying offer for josh Johnson? 12:25Dave Cameron: Yep. Dan Haren got 1/13 last winter.12:25Comment From ralphWhy don't you tweet out your ESPN insider pieces? I can obviously look for them myself
- James Shields: Becoming an Ace
the mean that they were in those two categories. For instance, Derek Lowe is the most extreme ground ball pitcher we've seen in the last decade, while Randy Johnson is the modern day strikeout king
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/12/13
Kapler is either a manager or GM? 12:55Dan Szymborski: Hard to fast-track a GM spot, but he's shown that he's thoughtful and that'll get him some interesting job choices12:55Comment From Dave Camerons
- Felix Hernandez and the AL MVP
- 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
- 2014 World Series Game One Live Blog
: This seems like a thing you would wonder.8:10Jeff Sullivan: Is everyone not wondering that?8:10Jeff Sullivan: Two tight called balls already8:10Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyJeff: Best
- Kelly Johnson: Why the Low AVG?
Kelly Johnson came into the season a fairly decent option at second base. In one keeper league I was in, him and Ben Zobrist were both available. I considered them to be at the same talent level
- Game 163 Live Blog
as usual 8:02Comment From TomI don't have TBS! WTF do I do?! Postseason.tv? Dave you mentioned you were in the same boat...how are you watching tonight? 8:02Dave Cameron: I get cable for one month
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/5/13
, but there are also instances of people falling out of planes from altitude and living12:31Comment From BoI read Dave's article on Chris Johnson... What are your thoughts on his offensive production? 12
- FanGraphs Chat - 5/22/13
. Randy Johnson made it work, but he was 6'10 and threw 100 mph. Madison Bumgarner is probably the closest comparison you could draw to Corbin, but his command has historically been much better
- FanGraphs Chat - 9/4/13
-by-committee, and see how the multiple in-house SPs shake out (Gausman, Wada, Britton, S. Johnson, etc.). As a fan, this disheartens me. 12:07Dave Cameron: Eventually, you'd think they'll take
- FanGraphs Chat - 10/9/13
:12Comment From howlingwolfHardy, Wieters, Machado, Chris Davis, Jim Johnson. The Orioles will have some tough decisions to make over the winter and the upcoming year. No way they can afford all--is J.J.
- FanGraphs Chat - 5/15/13
From MikeHi Dave, it's been awhile since I've had a chance to get a question in at the beginning of the queue. Sorry if you answered this before, but what happened to the organizational rankings
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/14/13
recent.12:24Dan Szymborski: Oh, oh, CiL stuck!12:24Comment From CJIf you're Jedstien, do you go Acta, Hinch, Renteria, or Dave Martinez? 12:25Dan Szymborski: There' a lost comment from wink CiL won't let
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/16/13
important under the radar signing of the offseason thus far? 12:06Dan Szymborski: Maybe Josh Johnson? Really good terms. Dioner Navarro ain't half-bad. I liked the Hudson signing.12:06Comment From
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/22/14
Player of the Year Award? You should yell at Dave! 12:05Dan Szymborski: Why go for the middleman?12:06Dan Szymborski: I don't even vote for that.12:06Comment From PennsyAt what price would MLB need
- 2016 NLDS Game 5 Live Blog
tonight?8:33Dave Cameron: Hill for ~4, Stripling for ~2, Urias for ~2, Jansen for ~1, at least from what J.P. Hoornstra told me.8:34JC: (I like Joe Buck)8:34Andy J.: Hi Dave, i signed up to be bone
- Which Recent Perfect Game Was The Hardest?
other batter Halladay faced that day was a below average hitter vs RHPs, ranging from okay bats like Gaby Sanchez and Chris Coghlan to automatic outs like Josh Johnson and Mike Lamb. As a group
- D'Backs Extend Martin Prado
Johnson ($2.3 million)
2014: Justin Upton ($14.3 million)
2015: Justin Upton ($14.3 million)
2016: Some unknown possibility of extending Justin Upton or receiving draft pick compensation
- Predicting the Deadline Acquisitions
While Brian Cashman keeps laying expectations for a quiet deadline, the Yankees are the best fit out there for Ben Zobrist, given their glaring hole at second base and the likelihood of winning
- Dodgers Upgrade Rotation in Unexpected, Intelligent Way
to do what they do best.
The deal, as we understand it at this point.
LHP Alex Wood
RHP Mat Latos
RHP Jim Johnson
LHP Luis Avilan
2B/OF Jose Peraza
1B Michael Morse
- Free Talent All-Stars: Bullpen
special, and this something special cost the Padres nothing more than Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins.
Setup: Bobby Seay
Originally, Seay made news in 1996 after being declared a free when
- Snake Bitten: Pitchers
with the offense. Webb/Haren/Johnson/Owings/Davis is a terrific rotation, and the bullpen is still solid, even if not best-in-the-league as they were early on in the year. The D'Backs are going
- Free Agent Bargain: Jeremy Affeldt
40s? What kind of contracts will older-but-still-effective guys like Randy Johnson and Jamie Moyer get?
But every year, there's always a guy signs as something of an afterthought and turns
- Where Do The OFs Land?
in the world is Austin Kearns, and the Nats are reportedly looking for a first baseman, since they don't want to count on either Nick Johnson or Dmitri Young for 2009 and beyond. Dunn has experience
- Pitcher Win Values Explained: Part Three
on waivers, and minor league veterans who can't shake the "Quad-A" label.
Some walking examples of that group from this off-season would include R.A. Dickey, Clay Hensley, Jason Johnson, Gary Majewski
- The Rays JV Squad
wOBA), Justin Ruggiano (.333 wOBA), Elliot Johnson (.286 wOBA), Chris Nowak (.319 wOBA), Michael Hernandez (.300 wOBA)
#1 Starter: Mitch Talbot, 4.57 FIP
#2 Starter: Jeff Niemann, 4.96 FIP
- College Statistics
in college, but his numbers were surpassed by Dan Johnson. Alex Gordon and Michael Aubrey have virtually indistinguishable seasonal marks. Ryan Braun hit the snot out of the ball at Miami, but so did
- Organizational Rankings: #29
Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad, Andrew Miller, and Anibal Sanchez rounding out the rotation. That's an extremely talented group, but there's significant health questions with almost all of them
- What We Learned In Week Four
wOBA, but patience is a virtue, Justin.
Power pitchers were tough to hit.
The five lowest FIPs for last week among starting pitchers belonged to Randy Johnson (0.60), Yovanni Gallardo (0.79
- Re-Evaluating The Free Agent Class
, and Randy Johnson are all probably looking at one year deals at rates that will be a fraction of what they would get if they were coming off healthy seasons.
It isn't just pitchers, either
- Inflation And Prospects
, this winter, teams have been able to sign useful major league players for a couple million dollars. Kelly Johnson got $2 million from Arizona. Adam Everett got $1.5 million from Detroit. A ton
- The Extension For Felix
standpoint. We've been attached to King Felix since he was 17, and after watching the likes of Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr, and Alex Rodriguez depart, it is refreshing to see the team finally lock up
- Is the DH Dying?
on any given day. And while the Yankees were willing to spend $6 million to bring in Nick Johnson, he's the kind of guy who simply can't play every day, which will allow the Yankees to use the DH spot
- Platoons and Bullpens
Gabe Gross, Ryan Garko, Reed Johnson, and Eric Byrnes have all signed contracts in the past week or so, each settling for under $1 million on a one year contract after shopping their skills around
- Is Jose Bautista The New Ben Zobrist?
it's easy to point to Bautista's career numbers (and the leaderboards, where he's joined by Kelly Johnson and Alex Gonzalez, among others) and write this off as a small sample fluke, Dan pointed out
- What We Learned In May
back to earth in May. Examples ahoy:
Kelly Johnson: .479 wOBA in April, .347 wOBA in May
Jose Guillen: .402 wOBA in April, .305 wOBA in May
Austin Kearns: .465 wOBA in April, .307 wOBA in May
- What the Arizona Diamondbacks Should Do
million in salary for next year and have some arbitration cases with players like Stephen Drew, Miguel Montero, and Kelly Johnson that should push that number to closer to $60 million. But if they move
- Did Josh Byrnes Deserve to Be Fired?
WAR this year, fourth best in the National League. They've got a good young offensive core with Justin Upton, Chris Young, Mark Reynolds, Miguel Montero, Stephen Drew, and even Kelly Johnson, who
- The Franchise Player
Johnson, Jon Lester, or Felix Hernandez.
There's one guy that never gets brought up, though, who might just be the best answer of them all: Ryan Zimmerman. He shares the spotlight with Adam Dunn
- Are The Dodgers Worth $2 Billion Dollars?
the answer to, and I'd love to see a good discussion in the comments about the $2.15 billion price that Magic Johnson's group just paid for the Dodgers.
Here's what we know.
In 2009, Tom
- FanGraphs Chat - 10/16/13
Cameron: Probably wasn't ever going back, I'd be shocked if they tried it now.12:08Comment From BoboHi Dave. What are your thoughts on Porcello entering games as a late-inning reliever during the post
- FanGraphs Chat - 2/19/14
option for a playoff contender? 12:29Dave Cameron: Sure. You don't have to be above average at every position to be a contender.12:30Comment From ComptonWho's your favorite James Johnson in sports
- What I Learned From Last Year's Trade Value Series
. Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia
9. Josh Johnson, SP, Florida
8. Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati
7. Jon Lester, SP, Boston
6. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Washington
5. Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston
- Should Anyone Trade For Josh Beckett?
from March-June is slightly better than Josh Johnson's .299 wOBA against this year. He was a benefactor of a low-ish BABIP for those three months, but they at least show that this version of Beckett
- How to Go for Broke, Blue Jays Style
with Josh Johnson. They replaced Aaron Laffey with Mark Buehrle. They replaced Omar Vizquel with Emilio Bonifacio.
Reyes, Johnson, and Buehrle can probably be reasonably projected for something
- Braves Acquire Justin Upton
a pretty interesting deal that isn't at all similar to the one they previously tried to make.
In exchange for Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson, the Diamondbacks reportedly are going
- The Greatness of Greg Maddux
Johnson, his strikeout totals have often been undersold because strikeout rate has often been measured as total strikeouts per nine innings, rather than per batter faced. Because Maddux never put
- The Padres and Unrealistic Expectations
by over 30%, and it isn't like the money was invested in the team's long-term future.
The Padres two notable free agent signings over the winter were Josh Johnson and Joaquin Benoit. Johnson's deal
- Mets Finally Land Big Bat in Yoenis Cespedes
all, the Mets position players are 27th in wRC+, and even after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, this was an offense that didn't really inspire much confidence. And so, the Mets have been looking
- Danny Valencia, Future Met
between corner spots could allow the team to effectively run a platoon at 1B, with Wilmer Flores playing third against lefties and some combination of Kelly Johnson, James Loney, and eventually
- FanGraphs Chat - 2/26/14
MLB's tune on pursuing the current "sign 'em young for long years to avoid FA" strategy we've seen pop up? 12:14Dave Cameron: Nope, because it's a good strategy overall.12:14Comment From SteveHey Dave
- Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat - 12/5/14
Kiley McDaniel: And here's Dave's thoughts on the deal: http://www.fangraphs.com/bl...
Kiley McDaniel: Okay now to your questions
- NL Wild Card Game Live Blog
to hack Dave's account on here. 8:24Comment From CaseyThats the calmest suit Ive ever seen Craig Sager wear. I wonder if he has a funeral to go to after the game? 8:24Comment From MartyHey Dave, thanks
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/3/13
: Probably Swisher, though it' snot an overwhelming group12:16Comment From Orioles FanSo how much of the Johnson's 10 million goes into Angelos' pocket? 8? 9? 12:17Dan Szymborski: I've got a piece up
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/22/14
in *Vanilla* Excel12:28Comment From lowercase jeffThanks for chatting, Dave. Need some championship advice. In a standard H2H: Holland at home vs. HOU and OAK, Haren vs. SF and COL, Odorizzi @BOS
- Appreciating John Jaso
- FanGraphs Chat - 6/5/13
: No and no.12:17Comment From VinShould the Blue Jays consider dealing Bautista or Encarnacion, and just deal Johnson at the deadline and try to reload for 2014? 12:18Dave Cameron: I think there's enough
- 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
- Organizational Rankings: #8
in the NL East this year, but the core going forward is going to need some help. Brian McCann is a great foundation behind the plate and Yunel Escobar, Kelly Johnson, and Casey Kotchman have
- What We Learned In Week Six
an impressive 9.35 K/9 last week, which isn't all that surprising considering the talent they have in their rotation. Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, and Chris Volstad are all very good arms capable
- What We Learned In Week Seven
and Alfonso Soriano both went 2 for 21, though Fukukome at least walked four times, while Soriano didn't manged to take a pitch even once. Reed Johnson went 2 for 24. The team managed a whopping six
- 2009 MLB Trade Value: Recap
24. Stephen Strasburg
25. David Price
26. Jay Bruce
27. James Shields
28. Chad Billingsley
29. Clayton Kershaw
30. Josh Johnson
31. Dustin Pedroia
32. Ian Kinsler
33. Ubaldo Jimenez
- Javier Vazquez's Fastball Is Probably Not Coming Back
Harden, Daniel Cabrera, Chris Young (again), and Randy Johnson all suffered significant drops in their average fastball and have never gotten back to what they used to be. There are a few positive
- Michael Young For Carlos Lee Makes Sense
On the other hand, the Astros aren't exactly set on the infield. They have Bill Hall slated to play second base and Chris Johnson slotted in for third, but neither of those options
- Arizona's Secret: No Scrubs
, and Miguel Montero are bringing the offense, while Chris Young, Gerardo Parra, and Kelly Johnson are playing quality defense and hitting well enough to justify their spots in the lineup. Miranda has hit when
- The Criminally Underrated Ryan Zimmerman
Josh Johnson, Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, or Stephen Strasburg from being drafted. Zimmerman's abdominal strain is not a long term concern, and so I find it hard to believe that it played a major role
- The Most Exciting Game Ever?
' performance in Game Seven of the 1991 World Series, or quantifying the craziness of Randy Johnson pitching on zero days rest is likely beyond the scope of what we can actually measure
- Top 50 Free Agents
Good Role Players
- Stat Nerd AL All-Star Roster
candidates, but since we filled out the team without any Mariners before now, Wilhelmsen gets the call.
Apologies To: Jim Johnson, Scott Downs, Joaquin Benoit, Rafael Soriano, Scott Atchison, Countless
- Season on the Line, Joe Saunders on the Mound?
early in tonight's contest. While it might not inspire confidence in his starter, it's probably worth having a right-handed reliever -- or Steve Johnson, who would have been my pick to start this game
- Reshaping the Yankees Line-Up
and Rodriguez might be to just continue with the status quo, at least in terms of who starts the game. Having Ibanez available to pinch-hit against Jim Johnson, when you know Showalter won't go
- Recognizing Austin Jackson
24 players. Not a single writer saw fit to even throw him a 10th place bone. Seven writers found room for Alex Rios. Four found room for Jim Johnson. One found room for Raul Ibanez, which... you
- Should MLB Tie Suspensions To Injury Length?
of individual healing times. If a pitcher hit Nick Johnson on purpose, that might end up being a suspension for life, as quickly as that guy returned from injury. Some guys are more brittle than
- Bumgarner, Schilling, and the Best Postseason
- FanGraphs Chat - 4/2/14
:05Comment From MoopOk Dave, you can't tell me Moustakas is going to not perform expectations, his expectations are super low! You don't think his off-season work will help? (and don't say 'it wont
- Grading the Offseasons for All 30 Teams
you could have made a case for the Marlins being a bit more aggressive on their second-tier acquisitions -- Chris Johnson isn't someone to get excited about, for instance -- but the Marlins added one
- How Good Is Gio Gonzalez?
Jorge de la Rosa
- Finding Fits For Hanley Ramirez
of completing that deal, rumors began to swirl that teams were also scouting Josh Johnson and that the Marlins were definitely open to moving Hanley Ramirez. Johnson makes sense for contenders
- Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
, and so getting a premium prospect for the likes of Carlos Lee, Brett Myers, Chris Johnson, or Brandon Lyon wasn't going to happen, so the organization decided to throw as much spaghetti against
- A Quick Walk Through The New Hot Stove Rules
for lower tier free agents. Last year, David Ortiz, Francisco Rodriguez, and Kelly Johnson all accepted arbitration offers after finding their markets less than robust, but Johnson never would have
- The Evolution of Free Agency
the list of potential free agents for next winter, that leaves us with Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Johnson, Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, and Shin-Soo Choo as the premier players likely to make it to the open
- An Early Look at the Price of a Win This Off-Season
- The Year in Tanner Roark
August 7th, 2013: Jordan Zimmermann lasts only four innings in his start against the Braves, giving up seven hits and a couple of runs before Davey Johnson goes to the bullpen. In need of a bridge
- FanGraphs Chat - 5/8/13
: Yeah, I might. He's very good.12:22Comment From zackWhat are the odds Darvish posts the first 300K season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002? 20%? 12:23Dave Cameron: Let's say he throws
- FanGraphs Chat - 5/29/13
MarinerDanWhat is wrong with Moustakas? Will he turn it around or has his star dimmed considerably? 12:05Dave Cameron: I think the bat is nothing special.12:06Comment From DrewHi Dave. Love the chats
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/25/13
and one of your top prospects, YA GOTTA DO IT12:00Comment From GSonmost under rated signing of this hot stove so far.. David Murphy? 12:00Dan Szymborski: Possibly Johnson since the Padres got a terrific
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/2/15
From MintyIs Beckham blocking Micah Johnson, or just buying him time? 12:19Dan Szymborski: Beckham's there on a 1 year/$2 million deal. If Johnson's crushing it in Charlotte (his AAA performance
- 2014 Trade Deadline Live Blog
, the queue is very full. Please don't be mad if your questions don't get answered.2:59Paul Swydan: Dave, I heard we traded Cistulli and a package of interns to the Rays for David Price? True, false?3
- 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Starting Pitchers (#16-#30)
out how to keep Felipe Paulino's arm in good working order, there isn't a lot of upside here.
Erik Johnson put up some flashy numbers in the minors last year, and has generated some excitement
- Explaining My Franchise Player Draft Selection
to believe that building your franchise around a pitcher is simply unwise. Last year, Felix Hernandez (#3), Tim Lincecum (#5), and Josh Johnson (#6) were the guys who were justified as good enough
- The 10 Best Transactions of the Off-Season
team made all winter.
9. The Braves acquire Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from Arizona.
Like with the Dickey trade, the acquisition cost holds this one back a bit, as surrendering Martin Prado
- The Marlins and Minimum Payrolls
as part of the Jose Reyes/Josh Johnson/Mark Buehrle sell-off. With those monies included in the calculation, the Marlins had nearly $50 million in player obligations for this season, so they weren't
- How the Pirates Should Manage the Wild Card Game
(RHP) or Kris Johnson (LHP). If they go with nine relievers, they can carry two of those final three, and Johnson would make some sense if they want a third left-hander to serve as a specialist to go
- A Basic Model of 2014 Free Agent Pricing
- Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again
the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored destination
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/3/13
Szymborski: Or he could end up with the Royals.12:22Dan Szymborski: Not sure which.12:22Comment From Dave PortnoyIf you could have dinner with one active ballplayer, who would it be? 12:22Dan
- FanGraphs Chat - 6/12/13
to sell most of their players, mostly because they either have no value at the moment (Buehrle, Dickey, Johnson) or would cause revolts (Bautista, Reyes). It seems though, that the assembled group won't
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/24/13
Johnson in a 10 team keeper league. I know JJ is an injury risk but I have Sandoval, Headley and Carpenter at 3B. How do you think I made out? 12:20Dan Szymborski: Honestly, while I think you're getting
- FanGraphs Chat - 7/10/13
:02Comment From my jays are redthanks for the chat Dave! just want to know what you think about the all-star selections, if you care about them 12:02Dave Cameron: I don't, really. Jeff Locke made
- FanGraphs Chat - 11/6/13
or Franklin? Do they intend on using Ackley in the outfield permanently? 12:14Dave Cameron: I think they trade Ackley and go with Franklin full time.12:14Comment From Jays fanJosh Johnson's medicals must
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/30/14
straw into gold. Straw is cheaper than gold.1:16Dan Szymborski: Except Jim Johnson, which was a real WTF think for Oakland.1:17Comment From MattWould Price to the Mariners still make sense? The had
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/25/14
violence.12:54Comment From Dave, TorontoHow does the Japanese League handle PED's? Have players tested positive? 12:55Dan Szymborski: They do drug testing using Olympic standards, I believe12:56Dan Szymborski
- The Case For Dustin Ackley
11-20 WAR: 25%
0-10 WAR: 25%
We're giving him a one in four chance of becoming Randy Johnson, a one in four chance of becoming Jake Peavy, a one in four chance of becoming Kerry Wood
- The Post Where I Praise Dayton Moore
and missed almost all of the 2009 season? What about Josh Johnson? Chris Carpenter? C.J. Wilson? A.J. Burnett? These guys are often considered to be workhorses now, but each have major arm problems
- Off-Season Awards – The Good
With Spring Training officially open, we can just about close the book on the 2010-2011 off-season. Sure, there are still guys like Kevin Millwood, Nick Johnson, and Jeremy Bonderman on the market
- Who Has the Best Stuff in Baseball?
, Josh Johnson, Ubaldo Jimenez, David Price, Jon Lester, Tim Lincecum, and Yovani Gallardo are all mentioned frequently, and new guys Michael Pineda and Alexi Ogando are getting their names
- What Should the Reds Do With Left Field?
players who got 500+ plate appearances in the Majors and made contact less often than that last year were Mark Reynolds, Miguel Olivo, Mike Stanton, Ryan Howard, Carlos Pena, Kelly Johnson, and Corey Hart
- Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson
of the following three names will have to appear in fewer of manager Davey Johnson‘s lineups than is projected: Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond, and Adam LaRoche.
It’s unlikely that any of those is an average major
- Francisco Liriano and the Slow Death of ERA
Liriano's results matched his peripherals, Lou Piniella won Manager of the Year, Geovany Soto was Rookie of the Year, and Randy Johnson was still a member of the Diamondbacks rotation.
This is the kind
- Do Cuban Pitchers Cause Attendance Spikes in Miami?
, they dumped Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, and Charles Johnson. Attendance declined from an average of 29,190 down to 21,363, so they lost those 8,000 fans who came to the ballpark everyday during
- The Continuing Rise in Strikeout Rate
that is espoused for why strikeout rate is ever increasing is the simultaneous increase in pitcher velocity. It used to be that Randy Johnson was a freak because he could touch 100 mph with his fastball
- Shopping For A Starting Pitcher? Good Luck.
Jays surge potentially taking Josh Johnson out of play and the Phillies talking like they're going to keep Cliff Lee, there just isn't anything resembling more than a mid-rotation starter or a total
- Homer Bailey and His Peers
/Bartolo Colon/Josh Johnson territory, essentially -- it's hard for me to imagine that the Reds couldn't have extracted some real value in return, especially since the acquiring team would know
- Moneyball Comes to LA: Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman
of winner on a sub-$200 million payroll, meaning more money for Magic Johnson's rich friends and less money for the players on the Dodgers roster. There is a reason companies acquired by hedge funds
- The White Sox Looming Decision
The forecasts saw big holes at catcher, second base, third base, right field, and the last two spots in the rotation; so far, Tyler Flowers, Micah Johnson, Conor Gillaspie, Avisail
- A Summer Without Sellers
as well, as they've already sold most of the things they want to sell, and also might be left just marketing the likes of Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson.
That leaves us with just the Rockies
- 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
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/20/13
:19Dan Szymborski: Something like 5/3?12:19Comment From AJTDid Chris Johnson sell his soul to the BABIP Gods? 12:19Dan Szymborski: I don't think he sold his soul, he just consumed that of MIke
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/22/13
:37Comment From zackCan you make a serious case that Randy Johnson is the greatest pitcher of all time? 12:37Dan Szymborski: It's really hard - you'd have to make it on peak, but there's so much competition
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/19/13
Johnson: given that he cost the O's 6.5 million this year and has struggled at times, will the O's let him walk as a free agent at season's end?
Dan Szymborski: I
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/6/14
definitely so, but not Moose. Pedro, Maddux, and Johnson, then Glavine, Schilling, and Smoltz, then you start thinking about Mussina... 12:58Dan Szymborski: He was top 5 in AL in ERA+ 7 or 8 times.12
- Positional Power Rankings: Starting Pitchers, 1-15
I'm starting to sound
- The Most Epic Game That Didn't Matter
, Sanders/Reynolds in 1995, and Johnson/Langston in 1992. That's the full list of other games we've seen in the last 40 years where two starting pitchers squared off and blew away the competition
- The Cost of a Win in the 2014 Off-Season
- Jesus Montero: Cabrera, Konerko, or Karim Garcia?
of a top prospect, or who just had a very different skillset than Montero (Jeremy Hermida, Casey Kotchman, and Nick Johnson, for instance). I wanted the list to represent players rated as elite
- Defending Gritty Players, Sort Of
a 3B/OF of Prado/Kubel/Eaton/Ross nearly 2 win upgrade over Johnson/K/R/Upton.— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) January 26, 2013
His comments don't include the pitching swap, but no matter how
- The Blue Jays Are In Trouble
, and they'll have to make a decision on Josh Johnson and others while in a position where missing the playoffs is more likely than making it.
The new postseason system incentivizes keeping your roster
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/9/13
SteveDan! 12:05Dan Szymborski: Steve!12:05Comment From LosI'm confused...shouldn't Corey Kluber's top comp be a Randy Johnson/Pedro Martinez hybrid? 12:05Comment From Doctor Met35 oz bat. Bwahaha 12
- The Hall of Fame's Standard, and Its Biggest Problem
in the not too distant future.
1. Greg Maddux, 1966
2. Ken Griffey Jr, 1969
3. Randy Johnson, 1963
4. Mariano Rivera, 1969
5. Tom Glavine, 1966
6. Craig Biggio, 1965
I'd say those six
- James Shields and the Value of Relevance
who aren't as valuable as their reputations. The pitching staff is deep -- especially if Brandon Morrow and Josh Johnson figure out how to stay healthy -- but not as strong up front as the other
- The Meaning of Small Sample Data
as if it is. When we see things like Jim Johnson or Joe Kelly throwing 96 mph, or Anthony Gose elevating and driving the ball for the first time in his life, we should be aware of the fact that these results
- Let's Find Rusney Castillo a New Home
value in the deal as well. I could see the Brewers being interested in guys like Sam Travis or Brian Johnson, who don't have obvious futures in Boston, and if the Red Sox were willing to include one
- Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/21/13
to work again. 1:04Dan Szymborski: Yeah, but that wouldn't be much fun.1:04Dan Szymborski: I'd hardly consider this "work"1:05Comment From Chicago MarkCould Josh Johnson or Philip Hughes be on the Cubs