- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 – 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- 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
- 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
- Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
- 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 - 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
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
- 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.
- 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 - 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 - 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
- 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 - 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 - 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- 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 - 10/7/15
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 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 - 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 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 - 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 Stewart's Misguided Comments on Market Value
, but they'll never know, because the D'Backs front office didn't even try to find out.
2. Dave Stewart apparently believes that the slot-value of a draft pick is equivalent to that player's market
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/24/15
to think about alternatives already. He'll still bring a good return, but definitely less than he would have a month ago.12:10Comment From SvenHi Dave! What are your thoughts on Dylan Bundy? do you see
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/17/15
Cameron: Yeah, there's probably a threshold at which the information is no longer useful.12:27Comment From Nick in ClevelandHi Dave. I'm curious, what are the kind of things you look before concluding
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/10/15
:06Comment From PhilipHi Dave! I just read your article on Matz & Super Two status and I was wondering if a player is called up and is placed on the DL at some point in the season, does the days on the DL
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/1/15
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 - 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 - 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 - 4/29/15
Chris HHello Dave - What's your take on Starling Marte's April thus far? He seems to be selling out for power (and it's working). I know the pop was always in his bat but does this feel like
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/22/15
time commitment -- then start selling off in June. So two months.12:20Comment From L. ScottHello Dave! Houston has the overall worst team BA (.210) yet are the only winning team so far in the AL West
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 4/15/15
BretHey Dave! 1) Not trying to make tons out of one week, but Devon Travis' line looks like something that would be reasonable to see out of him for the year, based on his peripherals, at least to me. Can
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 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 - 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
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 2/18/15
- 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 - 2/4/15
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/28/15
on habitually injured players? I am thinking guys like Josh Johnson and Brett Anderson as examples. 12:26Dave Cameron: For a high revenue team that can afford alternatives if it doens't work, it's a good
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/21/15
haven't heard from us. The responses were overwhelming, so it will take us a bit longer to read everything.12:09Comment From JeremyThanks Dave. Would Rougned Odor get a Strasburg conversation started? 6
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/14/15
: Here's liners. Use the splits drop down box to pick GB and FB. http://www.fangraphs.com/le...12:20Comment From ZacHey Dave. It's your high school baseball coach here. I realize now, I should have listened
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 1/7/15
(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
- 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.
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/17/14
to boot.12:20Comment From PhilHi Dave. Why is everyone so high on Hedges? I've read about him plenty but looking at those minor league numbers...he doesn't look so great! I know stats only mean so much
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 12/10/14
/Reds guys all needed Lester to sign first.12:06Comment From BatHi Dave. I just learned from fellow FanGraphs commenters Bill, HoJo, and Rod, that you can't extend a QO to a player traded midseason – I
- White Sox Reportedly Close to Acquiring Jeff Samardzija
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
- 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
- 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 - 11/19/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/12/14
an elite prospect for a walk year guy.12:13Comment From GSonGood afternoon Dave. a bit of a cold snap heading your way this morning/afternoon to the west of the piedmong... BRRR... First question
- 2015 Free Agent Predictions
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
- 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 - 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
- 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
- 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
- FG on Fox: Madison Bumgarner's Place in Postseason History
- 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
- 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 - 10/15/14
if Shields doesn't exhaust that many pitches? 12:22Dave Cameron: Ventura, Duffy/bullpen game, Shields/Vargas tandem.12:23Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyI know there is a lot of evidence that over
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/8/14
was an accountant before this became my job. Probably something in finance.12:47Comment From Dave Camerons PuppyCan you think of a recent historical comparison to how we'll look back on the Tigers
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/24/14
JordanHey Dave - just to clarify, you're saying Mookie Betts has made a jump from not even being mentioned in the July 2014 trade value column to being a top 25 guy? Or is it structured differently
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/17/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/10/14
:44Dave Cameron: I'm in the Atlanta chapter.12:45Comment From Dave MIs there an easy way to explain to someone why strikeouts can be so important for pitchers, but not necessarily a big deal for hitters
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/27/14
for a fixed percentage of revenues, but I doubt the owners will go for that.12:55Comment From GrantAll modesty aside, fill in the blank: Dave Cameron would be better than [ ] current GMs
- 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
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
- Felix Hernandez and the AL MVP
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/23/14
attention. We've hired a bunch of guys who showed that they could write there.12:07Comment From LarsHey Dave, what team is most likely to take Colon off the Mets hands without making them pay any of his
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/16/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/9/14
base is their best path forward.12:02Comment From Pale HoseHey Dave. Can you explain how to scale FIP to runs allowed? I'm trying to replicate the walkthrough but it's hard to follow. 12:03Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/14
:05Comment From AJHey Dave. How much could the ChiSox realistically get in returns for Alexei, Beckham, Viciedo, and Danks? Thanks. 12:05Dave Cameron: I think Ramirez will get them a decent prospect
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/25/14
:04Dave Cameron: Given all the teams who need a second baseman, I think the Mets can get something pretty shiny for him.12:05Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I liked your piece on Price/Zobrist
- 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
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/18/14
it. Find a good local mechanic and help them while saving money.12:21Comment From GuestWhat kind of replacement options does Dave have if his car requires an extended DL stint? 12:21Dave Cameron
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/11/14
like Chase Utley at all when I saw him as a prospect. I loved Andy Marte, and thought he would be a star.12:11Comment From DeweyThanks for the chat Dave. Read a comment from a reporter type
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- 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
- 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
- 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
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: National League
- FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: American League
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 - 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Matt Cain's Place in History
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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...
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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