- Why Trade Martin Prado?
this year. Outside of his injuries, Prado doesn’t have the power that teams typically look for in corner players. In fact, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Dave O’Brien suggests that Prado’s lack
- Ryan Braun and Type I vs. Type II Error
I’ll echo Dave Cameron and start by saying I do not know if Ryan Braun cheated. What we do know is that he will not be facing a suspension based on his October 2011 drug test. The independent
- Will Atlanta's Youth Movement Doom 2012 Season?
years old on opening day 2012 started an interesting conversation between the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Dave O’Brien and his Twitter followers due to the claim that no team in recent history has
- Advancing Age and Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts is a three-category fantasy star at a tough defensive position. While he does not have the cachet of playing for the World Series winner, like Chase Utley, or as his league’s reigning
- Roberts Remains An Oriole
productive second baseman. Dave wrote this afternoon about Orlando Hudson's productivity, averaging +2.5 wins over the last four seasons. From 2003-08, the lowest win value posted by Roberts was +2.3
- Rays Succeed on the Field, But Fans Don't Show
- Will a New Stadium Solve Rays' Attendance Woes?
- Cubs Fans Will Need Patience
- Free Agent Market: Center Field
- Indians Bet on Derek Lowe - and FIP
- Diamondbacks Corner Market on Backup Infielders
- The Case for Jacoby Ellsbury
- Is Pujols an Injury Risk?
- Cubs Acquire Anthony Rizzo From Padres
- Red Sox Need Outfield Help
- Back in Valentine's Day: Bobby's Take On Pitch Counts
- Braves Bet on Regression to the Mean
- Projections Differences Part I: Hitters
- 2012 Organizational Rankings: #18 - Colorado
- Fredi Gonzalez's Decision-Making Is Not Helping the Braves
- Ryan Roberts Breaks Out
Ryan Roberts entered 2011 as an unknown commodity. Though he was drafted in 2003, the 30-year-old had only accumulated 453 plate appearances in the majors. With the Diamondbacks having few options
- Brian Roberts' Next Injury
BALTIMORE-- Brian Roberts strained a flexor tendoligastring yesterday while riding a stationary bike, when the bike suddenly became not-stationary and started moving. Roberts, unprepared
- Wilhelmsen and Roberts: Waiver Wire
Street or Jonathan Broxton.
Brian Roberts (ESPN: 1 percent owned; Yahoo!: 5 percent owned)
Roberts has been sidelined since May 16 with a concussion, which wouldn’t be particularly remarkable
- Ryan Roberts and Burden of Proof
I have to admit that I've been highly suspicious of Ryan Roberts all season long. Maybe it's his spotty performance history, perhaps it's my aversion to one-hit-wonders (I'm looking at you, Fernando
- The Good and Bad - Brian Roberts
There are only two major league hitters right now with a WPA of 2.00 or above that have single-digit home run marks: Joe Mauer (8) and Brian Roberts (9). Mauer gets plenty of pub regardless of his
- Daily Graphing - Brian Roberts
When Brian Roberts was on pace for 73 home runs just 11 games into the 2005 season, I made a bet with one of my buddies that he wouldn't hit more than 10 home runs on the year. When I saw him drive
- The Inevitable Absence of Brian Roberts
Out of my various fantasy leagues, only one is auction-style. Near the end of our draft last week, I picked up Brian Roberts for $1, grumbling the entire time that the software was forcing me to pick
- Ryan Roberts: Irrational Infatuation
I always love an under dog story and this season that love story has come in the form of Ryan Roberts. The thirty year-old has hit 5 more home runs this season than in his 5 previous MLB seasons
- Espinosa and Roberts: 2B Ownership Decliners
a bit and recommend another recent Rotographs article where David Wiers does a great job examining Raburn's struggles.
Ryan Roberts (57%, -37%, 39%) - It is like it is 2010 all over again for Roberts
- Kevin Kouzmanoff & Ryan Roberts: Deep League Wire
in the lineup. Yesterday, he even hit his first home run in the Majors since 2011.
Ryan Roberts | 2B BOS | 1% Owned
Roberts burst onto the scene back in 2011 with the Diamondbacks showing power and speed
- Utley & Roberts, Second Basemen on the Comeback Trail
in Philadelphia and Brian Roberts in Baltimore, just 100 miles apart via I-95, were the gold standard for power, speed, and defense. Between 2005, Utley's first full season, and 2009, Roberts' last, they were
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- Third Base Auction Values: Morel, Roberts, Encarnacion
kill you in runs or RBI. He might even snag a few bases while he's at it. He's a great backup plan or a plug-and-play type should injury strike your squad.
Ryan Roberts $4
For a guy that flirted
- Polanco, Johnson, Roberts, Espinosa: 2B Showdown
% and below.
The 4 players I will be looking at today are Placido Polanco, Kelly Johnson, Ryan Roberts and Danny Espinosa. Here are their ownership rates and stats so far this year
- Underappreciated Play: Greinke Picks Off Roberts
would like to highlight one play which has gone under the radar. Specifically, I am referring to Zack Greinke's pickoff of Ryan Roberts in the top of the fourth inning.
The play can be viewed here
- 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
- 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 - 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 - 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 - 6/11/14
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 9/10/14
: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 - 6/2/14
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
- Weeks, Roberts, Prado: 2B DL Returnees
now then he did back 2008.
Rickie seems to have no ill effects from his previous injuries and seems to doing better now that he is healthy.
Brian Roberts – Last season Brian missed 99 days due
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/16/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/17/14
- Calendar Year Musings
as a slugging star can probably be put to rest.
Brian Roberts: 50 SB
Carl Crawford: 49 SB
I know Roberts is a good baserunner, but would you have guessed that he was fourth in baseball in stolen
- Struggling in Beantown
In the last few years, when you think of Red Sox hitters in October, you think of David Ortiz launching longballs into the night, Dave Roberts swiping second base, or Mike Lowell doing his best Mike
- DeRosa Delivers
at second base. The Cubs, however, weren't impressed enough, and went on an offseason quest to acquire Brian Roberts from the Orioles, offering three and four player packages to try to get the O's second
- Ryan Roberts and Chris Heisey: Deep League Waiver Wire Revisited
, but to examine the players and if their performance this year changes their future outlook and role for next season. Upon reviewing my recs, most did not do much, but two guys really stood out: Ryan Roberts
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Ryan Roberts and Chris Capuano
Today's Deep League Waiver provides fantasy owners with a potential third base replacement for Ian Stewart and my first dive into the pitching free agent pool.
Ryan Roberts, OF, ARI | 5
- Can I Get A Hitter?
, and there's a couple talented players who will do better as the year wears on, but this is one ugly start to the season. Brian Roberts is the only second baseman in the AL with a positive WPA/LI, and he's coming
- Path To Victory: Los Angeles Dodgers
game (Dave Roberts, anyone?), but there's just no reason to write Pierre's name on the line-up card. He shouldn't start a single playoff game, and if Torre can't resist the urge to keep him
- Kevin Youkilis and Ryan Roberts: Third Base Stock Watch
at just .260.
Youkilis isn't necessarily falling apart in terms of his on-field performance, it's just his body that is. Trying to predict when he'll be healthy is anyone's guess.
- Here Come The Rays
than second base, so they installed Keppinger at third and shifted Ryan Roberts over to second base. That closes off second base for Ben Zobrist, so over the weekend, Joe Maddon decided to give
- The Deserving All-Stars: NL Edition
is having a nice year and the Nationals need a rep.
Shortstop: Jose Reyes, Troy Tulowitzki, Stephen Drew
Another position without too many tough calls.
Third Base: Placido Polanco, Ryan Roberts
- Spirit of St. Louis
drives almost 40% of the time. That's just ridiculous.
It's also totally unsustainable. The highest full season LD% from 2004 to 2007 belonged to Brian Roberts in 2005, at 27.4%. As good as Ludwick
- Huffing in Baltimore
Pop quiz time - name the top three hitters in extra base hits in the American League so far in 2008. Ready? Go.
Ian Kinsler? There's one that a lot of people might get.
Brian Roberts? I'd
- The Winn Of The IF
people talk about the best second baseman in the AL, you usually hear names like Roberts, Kinsler, and Pedroia, all fine players in their own right. But we can't overlook Polanco.
He's a career .306
- 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: #16
the middle on the infield, and their offense should be one of the best in the league. Nick Markakis, Brian Roberts, and Adam Jones are all-star talents (obviously, Markakis and Roberts are already
- Arizona's Secret: No Scrubs
, it comes down to one word -- balance.
They aren't being carried by an MVP candidate having a monster season; in fact, it might be hard to identify who their best player has been this year. Ryan Roberts
- 2009 Replacement Level: Second Base
Crabbe, Seattle, .324 wOBA
Ryan Roberts, Arizona, .321 wOBA
Luis Maza, Los Angeles, .304 wOBA
Argenis Reyes, New York (NL), .274 wOBA
Pete Orr, Washington, .299 wOBA
The average wOBA
- Dodgers Add O-Dawg
, Hudson looked to be in line for something like the 4 year, $40 million contract that Brian Roberts just got from the Orioles. After all, Hudson's averaged 2.5 wins per year for the last four years
- Organizational Rankings: #17 - Baltimore
Markakis, and Brian Matusz, plus a host of other quality guys without the same star potential but who are productive nonetheless. They also have a star player in Brian Roberts, who doesn't get nearly
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Responds to Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio -- during which edition he responds to his response
- Vote for Dave Cameron!
For those of you who missed last week's post, or have not yet voted, Dave Cameron is up for a $10,000 college scholarship because of the fine work he's done blogging over at U.S.S. Mariner. He
- Was Pat Burrell a Bust?
- A Little Help From His Friends
like a hit at third base is just a lot of ground outs to Chris Woodward. These include barehanding a Adam Jones slow roller in the seventh and a nifty play on the last out of the game, a Brian Roberts
- A-Rod To Have Hip Surgery
, and the pickings get pretty slim once you get past that group.
In looking for guys who might be useful and potentially available, I'd suggest Ryan Roberts or Sean Rodriguez, (TB), Jamey Carroll (MIN