- Free Seth Smith
Yesterday, we talked about Troy Tulowitzki powering the Rockies resurgence in June. While he's the main reason, he's not the only cog in the Colorado offense having a good month. Seth Smith
- Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith
active sellers in July. But despite all this, the Padres are apparently not done being weird.
Today, the Padres signed Seth Smith to a two year, $13 million contract extension, and it's very
- Why Bryan Smith Writes
be sharing their responses in these electronic pages.
What follows is the product of a lightly edited email correspondence with Bryan Smith. In addition to being a bona fide prospect maven, Smith
- Skyrocket Smith
The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left.
Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/30/14
:20Dave Cameron: I've been friends with Ben Nicholson-Smith for a few years, and he reached out to us a month or so ago and said they were interested in working with us. It should be a fun partnership
- 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 - 9/17/14
a smith,plawecki,niese (+flores/herrera) offer get it done for tulo? adds integrity (when healthy) to lineup w/ a formidable quartet (syndy/matz,wheeler,harvey,degrom) 12:02Dave Cameron: Not even
- The Fall of the House of Smith
a light upon a matter of EVEN GREATER URGENCY, as well as acute personal interest. I write of the Fall of the House of Smith.
Remember the halcyon days of the late eighties? (Unsettlingly, some
- 2010 MLB Draft: Not Selected Day 1
of fluidity, and has touched 94 mph with his fastball. You'll see a plus slider on occasion, but he's never really needed to throw a changeup. (Bryan Smith)
Dave Filak | RHP | SUNY-Oneonta
- Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Part One
We're really excited to introduce you to the newest writer to join the FanGraphs team - Bryan Smith. He's covered minor league and college baseball for nearly every site on the planet, and we're
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Seattle
on Dave Cameron's Trade Value series. I can't believe Gutierrez is a +25 fielder, obviously, but if he's +15 and makes minimal strides with the bat, he can be a 4.5 WAR player. And there's Chone
- But Yeah, Catcher > Outfielder
. That guy is University of Minnesota right fielder Mike Kvasnicka. What? Not who you thought I was talking about?
What's important to understand is Dave's analysis that Bryce Harper should be moved
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Pittsburgh
in Pittsburgh, led by Neal Huntington, has begun extracting value from the assets remaining from Dave Littlefield’s time in Pittsburgh. This has provided a host of players that could contribute
- Say Heyward in May
still be there. Maybe Eric Hinske can step in and set Chipper straight, too.
Thanks to Dave Cameron for helping me make sense of baseball's ludicrous service time rules.
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - White Sox
Sox are still recovering after bonus-skimming allegations led to Dave Wilder's dismissal from the team. Yes, the team is still one of the prime locations to Cuban defectors -- leading to Dayan
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Oakland
, an identity I can't put my finger on, and one of the most interesting futures of any team. And Brett Anderson, who has the advantage of counting Dave Cameron among his fan boys. If Anderson can maintain
- Will Boesch's Production Be Light?
expect about 1.75 WAR from Boesch given 525 plate appearances in a corner outfield platoon role. Detroit fans would probably like to think they could do better, so the play for Dave Dombrowski
- Futures Game Preview: The U.S. Pitchers
In two weeks, Dave Cameron and I will be flying to Los Angeles to see the Futures Game, and we'll bring you exclusive content from Angel Stadium while we're there. As you'd expect, the announcement
- WAR's Favorite Position
similar examples: Billy Butler, Conor Jackson, Brian Dopirak, Jason Stokes, Mike Cuddyer, J.R. House, Pat Burrell, Paul Konerko, Dave McCarty, Tim Costo, Todd Zeile.
This is surely not the most
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Detroit
the long-term commitments that handcuffed Dave Dombrowski in recent offseasons.
The good news is the sanity of the front office, beginning with Dombrowski, who has his weaknesses but is also a trained
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Milwaukee
wondering which of their many raw arms drafted in 2008 and 2009 will work out. At least there's Ryan Braun, ranked as the eighth-best commodity in baseball by Dave Cameron, who will be around
- Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Texas
up the radar guns but showing solid command, too. It takes a bit of a sabermetric eye to see the positives in Holland's debut, the nearly 2 point difference in ERA and xFIP, but Dave Cameron sold
- What We Learned from MiLB: Week Four
I continue to steal from Dave Cameron's review format below. Here's what seems clear after a month of minor league action:
Brandon Belt likes wood.
What a coup it was when the Texas Longhorns
- Viva Valencia
Greinke no less.
The man is certainly tempting Dave's post from yesterday about accepting randomness. Yes, however unlikely, even a 25-year-old with a lifetime .298/.353/.469 minor league batting line
- Historical Position Adjustments
Byrnes, and Dave Roberts buck the trend, but I think that on average the left fielder of 1985 was faster than his 2005 counterpart.
Shortstops were 6.6 runs better than third basemen and 3.3 better
- Futures Game Preview: The World Pitchers
This is my final Futures Game preview, before Dave Cameron and I head to California to get a look at these players. Previously, I have written about the World offense, and the United States team
- The Best of the Futures Game
shown this year, it’s clear that he’s going to be a Major Leaguer.
Jordan Lyles' Change Up. Dave Cameron and I talked after the game and struggled to remember a single plus breaking ball we’d seen
- 2010 Draft Review: NL East
(.301 wOBA). This trend continues on, and it's consistent through all the left-side infielders this team drafted in the top ten rounds. The Braves also drafted small school pitcher Dave Filak, who has
- Belt Closer to the Bay
now has 536 plate appearances with a solid strikeout rate, a great walk rate, and improving power. As Dave Cameron reminded us around the trade deadline, "In prospect land, things can change a lot
- The First Cups of Coffee
the role of Dave Roberts in a huge moment. Despite the dissimilarities in their games, Roberts's late-starting big league career, including 5 seasons with more than 400 plate appearances, would
- AFL Thoughts: Tuesday BP
Dave Cameron and John Manuel as I write about Dustin Ackley's developing power, but he's noticeably stronger since college. I would have conceded this possibility long ago, but the more encouraging
- Wait Til Next Year: Draft '11 Preview - Pitchers
Ranaudo), it won't take much to get him in the first round next year ... I'll just go ahead and quote Baseball America's West Coast scout Dave Perkin, who filed the most recent scouting report on UCLA
- The Evolution of Groundball Rates
On Wednesday, Dave Cameron ended his piece entitled "Halladay and Verlander" with this note, seemingly fired at those of us in the prospect business:
It might not be as sexy, but getting
- The Literal French All-Stars
, Johnnie the Master, Ricky the Die, Jason the Middle Class, Chase the Ruler of Eagles, Bevo the Bog, Jason the Street
Denny the Master, Jean of the Woods, Dave the Lance Point, George
- Q&A: Dave Raymond, Broadcasting the Stats
Dave Raymond won’t be returning to the Houston Astros radio booth next season. Along with broadcast partner Brett Dolan, he was informed that his contract will not be renewed. [Milo Hamilton, who
- Casting ASG 2012: The Movie
as Prince Fielder
DAVE CHAPPELLE as Curtis Granderson
CILLIAN MURPHY as Josh Hamilton
DEREK JETER as Himself
ALLEN IVERSON as Mike Napoli
PEDRO MARTINEZ as David Ortiz
ALEXIS DENISOF as Justin
- The All-Time Royalty All-Stars
- Duke Snider (9.7)
RF - Babe "The Sultan of Swat" Ruth (15.4)
DH - Prince Fielder (6.4)
Bench: Roger "The Duke of Tralee" Bresnahan (6.4), Tim "Kingfish" Salmon (6.0), Dave Kingman (3.6), Jim
- On the Prevalence of Upper-Lip Hirsutism in Randalls: Some Further Results
of baseball. Of these, a mere six -- Willie Banks, Abner Dalrymple, Charlie Haeger, Sergio Mitre, Dave Oliver, and Gene Walter -- can be said to have worn a mustache, based on available documentation
- InDigestibles, #1: Know Your 1978 Stars
I picked a Baseball Digest at random. It was from 1978: year of Grease, "YMCA," Space Invaders, the test tube baby, and Dave Parker, N.L. Batting Champ. Or so I'm told, having not yet been
- Ranking Winning Pirates Seasons
Are Family" was heard throughout Pirate Nation as this year's Bucs -- featuring sluggers Dave Parker and 39-year-old Willie Stargell, workhorse Bert Blyleven, and ace closer Kent Tekulve -- stormed their way
- The Ex-Cubs Factor: A Look at Its Implications for 2013
signing of no fewer than three ex-Cubs, namely Henry Blanco, Mark DeRosa, and Dave Bush. Bush (and last season's pickup Darren Oliver) may not have logged any big-league time with the Cubs
- The Tigers’ Approach to Rotation Depth
-league game. Though the left-hander started 77 games in the Yankees’ minor league system and manager Jim Leyland and GM Dave Dombrowski are showing lots of confidence in Coke, he is far from a proven
- The Rachel Phelps Experiment
. Braden Looper managed to do it twice.
Bullpen: 1979 Jim Todd (-1.8 WAR), 1991 Gene Nelson (-1.6 WAR)., 1982 John Pacella (-1.5 WAR), 1983 Jim Slaton (-1.5 WAR), 1975 Oscar Zamora (-1.3 WAR), 1984 Dave
- The Overlooked Seth Smith
An apology is due here, and I'm sorry. I whiffed on Seth Smith in my American League outfield rankings, even though those are mostly for 5x5 formats. I nearly blanked on him in my home league as I
- Seth Smith Heads West
. Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s.
Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland
- Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup.
Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned)
- The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
, the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs
- Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Because I don't really know.
Smith appears to be more qualified than
- Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
it was time to rebuild and sent Haren to the desert for six prospects: Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Gregory Smith, Aaron Cunningham, and Chris Carter. Many had only heard of Eveland
- Quick Thoughts on Iwakuma and Smith
If you're content to stash Iwakuma on the DL for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, he could be a nice injury-sleeper on draft day.
LHP Will Smith, Milwaukee Brewers
- Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
“Let’s start with pins,” Adam Smith says.
"You want pins? The little metal things? Cost a couple of cents each? Sure. But let’s say you can’t go to the store. Let’s say there is no store, so
- An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website
- Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
Seth Smith (ESPN: 10 percent owned; Yahoo!: 7 percent owned)
It makes complete sense for a hitter who leaves Colorado for the spacious grounds in Oakland to have a higher OPS after he lands, right
- Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today.
- Burch Smith and the Problem of Holding Velocity
Right-hander Burch Smith has been traded from San Diego to Tampa Bay. "Will he start or not?" is a question a person might reasonably ask about that. What follows is an attempt to answer the question
- Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
Despite the prestige of being 2011's Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea
- Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
It seemed like only a matter of time until Seth Smith was shipped out of Colorado. The Rockies have depth in the outfield and the demand for a player of Smith's caliber was there. A suitor finally
- Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited
- Ozzie Smith Did Something the Best
-- suggest that the character is based, at least in part, on Ozzie Smith.
Because his peak ended before I was really aware of him, I never got a chance to see Smith with any frequency. But his
- Dave's Guys: The Hitters
- Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
- A Brief Note about Seth Smith
The Padres didn't need Seth Smith, and traded him to the Mariners. The Mariners are getting themselves a nice little hitter, especially against right-handed pitching. Jeff will likely have more
- Prospects Chat - 8/16/10
Bryan Smith will be be around a little after 4:00 pm to do his weekly Q&Q about all things in the land of prospectdom.
- Q&A: Seth Smith, Evolution of an Approach
Seth Smith continues to mature as a hitter. Despite a recent cool stretch, the 30-year-old Oakland A’s outfielder is off to a .283/.366/.455 start. A career year may be in the offing, as well
- Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
-Smith were healthy and prepared to start.
What a difference forty days can make. Doug Fister and Jason Vargas have been among the few pleasant surprises in Seattle this season, while RRS has seemingly
- Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
batters to just one hit, while striking out three and notching two holds.
Carson Smith | Seattle Mariners | 1% (Y!), .2% (E)
Smith is a hard throwing, lanky, right-hander that has more than 40
- 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
- Greg Smith: Scouting the Pirates Draft
Thanks to an infusion of high-profile prospects into the pipeline, there is a light at the end of tunnel in Pittsburgh. Scouting director Greg Smith has brought some elite talent into the system
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 3/18/15
work from home, you can go a few days without talking to anyone besides your spouse. So you get a dog and talk to them instead.12:00Comment From NickHi Dave. How do you think the Indians will/should
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat: 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 - 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
: The Nats or the Dodgers? 12:09Dave Cameron: Nats have a much easier division, so I'll give them the better record.12:09Comment From Art VandelayCongratulations Dave! What are the odds that Shields
- 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 10/20/14
Royals post, Dave. Would adding another round to the postseason and shortening the regular season weed out the "mediocre" qualifiers, or would variance still be the big factor it is in the current setup
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 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 - 2/11/15
dash, who's side are you on? 12:39Dave Cameron: Dash is an incredibly dumb name.12:39Dave Cameron: for the team, I mean. It's an okay name for a kid, maybe.12:40Comment From Dave
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/25/15
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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 1/28/15
on the east coast.1:12Comment From Shameless Shoe horn"Dave Cameron: Performance isn't static from one year to the next." Yet we use past performance as the main tool to predict future performance
- 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
- Covert Colorado OF, Pt. 2: Seth Smith
time for the Rox: Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith.
While neither comes with the championship-caliber upside of a Holliday nor the scouting pedigree of a Fowler, Spilborghs and Smith could provide
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/16/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 11/19/14
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/4/15
- Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 2/18/15
- Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
remaining $105 million on his contract...), the San Diego Padres find themselves with an opportunity to move 2014 right fielder Seth Smith. Kemp's days as an everyday center fielder have long passed
- Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
Just like today's other Trade Fallout subject, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Smith has also been involved in two high-profile trades over the past two off seasons. Popped in the 6th round out of LSU
- The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
Seth Smith is having the best year of his career at the plate. He has slowed down during the second half of the season after a monster first half, but his overall line is still quite good. These days
- ALCS Game 3 PreGame Chat
Bryan Smith will be around to talk about the playoffs tonight, starting at 5 pm. ALCS PreGame Chat
- The End Is Near
Friends, Coloradans, baseball fans, lend me your eyes - I come to bury Greg Smith, not to praise him.
Okay, that's a bit melodramatic, but a eulogy for the near term success of Smith's career
- Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
Joe Smith, who has long contended with Scott Baker and Jim Johnson for The Most Boring Name in Baseball, reportedly signed a three-year, $15.75 million deal with the Angels over the weekend
- FanGraphs Audio: Bryan Smith on Prospects, Prospect Writing
Just 26, Bryan Smith has written about prospects off and on (and off and on) for about a decade. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.
Don't hesitate to direct pod
- FanGraphs Audio: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet
Ben Nicholson-Smith is a former senior writer at MLB Trade Rumors and a current editor Sportsnet. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.
Don't hesitate to direct pod
- Seth Smith is a Must Own in Daily Formats
Obviously there are a variety of fantasy leagues out there, and while it is not necessarily the most popular among hardcore fantasy fans, the daily leagues do exist and Seth Smith is a guy
- FanGraphs Draft Chat
Want to watch the 2010 MLB draft with a collection of smart people? Join us at 7 pm for a draft chat featuring our in house prospect guys Bryan Smith, Marc Hulet, and Erik Manning, as well as special
- The 2013 Hardball Times Baseball Annual
by Evan Brunell
Some perspective on Bryce and Mike by Jeff Moore
Dave Studenmund's WPA take on the Orioles' bullpen
An ethical perspective on 2012 events, by Jack Marshall
- Scheming For Relief: Betances, Warren, Smith and Withrow
Will Smith | Brewers | 2%
In eight appearances (7 IP), the former Royals middle reliever owns a 0.00 ERA (2.62 xFIP) with a 1.14 WHIP, a 32.1% K% and a 17.9% BB%. Additionally, Smith picked up his first
- Daily Notes: The Effects of Burch Smith on the Human Brain
, What One Might Learn
A thing a spectator might learn during the course of this game is what sort of claim Burch Smith might have to a starting role in the future. Despite having posted a 30.3% strikeout
- Wildly Speculating on a Wil Myers Trade
; Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 17, 2014
With Matt Kemp and Seth Smith already in the fold, the Padres don't seem like a great fit for another corner outfielder, though they have been
- Q&A: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Comeback from Fear
From 2007-2009, Ryan Rowland-Smith was an effective pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. The Australian-born southpaw appeared in 88 games and logged an ERA below 4.00 for three years running. His move
- Q&A: Reggie Smith, Borderline Hall of Famer
was Reggie Smith. Some might argue that Dwight Evans or Bobby Bonds would be a better call, but Smith certainly has his bona fides. As a seven-time all-star, he accumulated 71.8 WAR between 1966
- Royals Acquire Decent Platoon Outfielder, Pay Real Price
Not only are the Royals not sellers, they've actually made a prospect-for-veteran swap on deadline day. To help shore up their right field situation, they sent RHP Kyle Smith to the Astros
- How The Mighty Have Fallen
, but realistically, what are the alternatives?
Jhonny Peralta is hitting for power, but he has a .282 on base percentage. You have to be Ozzie Smith defensively to make an all-star team when you're
- What Should the Reds Do With Left Field?
signing Madson, they could use a player who doesn't come with a big salary.
Lucky for them, that exact player is on the market - the Colorado Rockies have been shopping Seth Smith all winter
- No Mulligans In Baseball
Smith, Jason Vargas, Endy Chavez, Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, and Maikel Cleto. The Mariners then turned around and flipped Heilman for Garrett Olson and Ronny Cedeno. Here's how the players have
- Video: The Ozzie Smith of Cuba, More or Less
- Wil Myers Reportedly Heading to San Diego
Rivera, and prospects Burch Smith and Jake Bauers.
Washington gets Trea Turner and Joe Ross
If the Nationals part of the deal doesn't happen, Souza would stay in WAS and TB would keep Ross and Turner
- Angels Sign Pineiro
Aybar and Brandon Wood. The right side of the infield should be good: both Jeff Zimmerman's UZR projections and Sean Smith's CHONE defensive projections have the pair at +5 runs together. But the two
- The Worst Season In Recent History
with that, either, posting a -12 UZR at shortstop and a -1.2 UZR at second base that season. He would have had to been Ozzie Smith with the glove to offset his horrendous offensive performance
- Sheffield Hits The Road
, just ahead of Larry Walker and right behind Jim Thome. According to Sean Smith's Wins Above Replacement from 1955-2008, Sheffield ranks 52nd among position players in that time frame.
- NLDS Coverage: Rockies Should Bench Hawpe
at winning, Hawpe should begin the day on the bench waiting for a chance to pinch hit.
They have options. Ryan Spilborghs hits lefties and can play defense. Seth Smith hits everyone and can play
- Organizational Rankings: #7 - Colorado
history, and their core of players developed from within look to be ready to put their stamp on the National League.
On days when Seth Smith starts over Carlos Gonzalez, every single position
- 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
- 2010 MLB Draft Selections
to right field. Harper is represented by Scott Boras, and is likely to set a draft record with the contract he signs. (Bryan Smith)
2. Pittsburgh Pirates - Jameson Taillon | RHP | Texas HS
- Charlie Morton's Crazy Platoon Splits
anyone in baseball, and as Dave Allen has noted, the two-seam fastball and the slider have the largest platoon splits of any pitches in baseball. Two-seamers are great against same-handed batters
- Why Our Pitcher WAR Uses FIP
10. We need a summit.
Since Baseball Reference implemented Sean Smith's version of Wins Above Replacement, people have been pointing out the differences between the two systems. While they use
- Fixing The WBC
, such as Ryan Rowland-Smith (Australia), Jose Mijares (Venezuela), Joel Pineiro (Puerto Rico), and Juan Rincon (Venezuela) have opted to decline invitations as well.
The finalized rosters aren't
- Thoughts On Baseball Media
would suspect, for most of the new analysts we've seen rise up in various sites over the last year or two. From guys like Sean Smith to Sky Kalkman, Colin Wyers, Josh Kalk, Mike Fast, and all the rest
- Best. Season. Ever?
much does that stuff matter? Well, in 1997, Piazza was rated as a -2 defender by Sean Smith's catcher defense formula, while Mauer has been +10 or better in each of the last two years. Mauer's ability
- The Roy Oswalt Deal: Philadelphia's Perspective
above and beyond what the Phillies will pay him. For that value, they surrendered Happ and the two minor leaguers. I'll let Bryan Smith tackle the prospects with more depth, but suffice it to say
- A Fun Tidbit on Rajai Davis
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the Tigers have agreed to terms on a two year contract with Rajai Davis. Davis will give the Tigers a little outfield depth and form a nifty little
- Trout Versus Cabrera: Offense Only, Context Included
. For example, September 16th, Cabrera came to the plate against Joe Smith with runners at first and second and two outs, a situation where the Tigers would be expected to score 0.33 runs on average
- The Brewers' Amazing and Worrisome Bullpen
-- who leads the majors in reliever WPA -- the Brewers have two other pitchers in the top 10: lefties Zach Duke and Will Smith. Yes, that Zach Duke, the one who has spent his career as a pitch
- 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
- The Next Step
Smith. Templeton provided insane value to the Cardinals.
In fact, in their first seven seasons, Garry Templeton produced 20.5 WAR. Ozzie Smith, who peaked in Years 7-12 of his career, produced just
- Arbitrary End Points
like Benson, those strikeout numbers will keep the batting average down.
Marquez Smith hit .198/.291/.327 the first two months. He hit .337/.405/.650 after.
Aaron Hicks hit .246