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  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/20/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/20/2014 -  2
    Royals post, Dave. Would adding another round to the postseason and shortening the regular season weed out the "mediocre" qualifiers, or would variance still be the big factor it is in the current setup

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 10/15/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/15/2014 -  6
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/8/2014 -  16
    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

  • ALDS Game One(s) Live Blog
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/2/2014 -  4
    ..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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/1/2014 -  13
    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 - 9/24/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/24/2014 -  7
    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

  • The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 9/22/2014 -  7
    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

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/17/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/17/2014 -  2
    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

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 9/10/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/10/2014 -  19
    :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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/27/2014 -  15
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/20/2014 -  9
    is not park or league adjusted; WAR is. The AL and their home park move them up. If you want park/league adjusted FIP, use FIP-.12:04Comment From StephenHey Dave, read your article on Alex Gordon

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/13/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/13/2014 -  30

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 8/6/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/6/2014 -  31
    :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 - 7/30/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/30/2014 -  19
    :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

  • Seth Smith is a Must Own in Daily Formats
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/29/2014 -  7
    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

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/23/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/23/2014 -  15
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/16/2014 -  7

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/9/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/9/2014 -  16
    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

  • Padres Continue To Be Weird, Extend Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/2/2014 -  89
    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

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 7/2/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/2/2014 -  26
    :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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/25/2014 -  27
    :04Dave Cameron: Given all the teams who need a second baseman, I think the Mets can get something pretty shiny for him.12:05Comment From CatoblepasHi Dave! I liked your piece on Price/Zobrist

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/18/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/18/2014 -  60
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/11/2014 -  35
    like Chase Utley at all when I saw him as a prospect. I loved Andy Marte, and thought he would be a star.12:11Comment From DeweyThanks for the chat Dave. Read a comment from a reporter type

  • Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat - 6/2/14
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/2/2014 -  21
    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

  • FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Responds to Dave Cameron
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/19/2014 -  3
    Episode 450 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

  • The Brewers' Amazing and Worrisome Bullpen
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/29/2014 -  40
    -- 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

  • The Fall of the House of Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/17/2014 -  6
    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

  • Scheming For Relief: Betances, Warren, Smith and Withrow
    in RotoGraphs by Alan Harrison - 4/17/2014 -  13
    . 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

  • Quick Thoughts on Iwakuma and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 3/21/2014 -  7
    rate. 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

  • FanGraphs Audio: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/24/2014 -  2
    Episode 417 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

  • A Fun Tidbit on Rajai Davis
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/10/2013 -  25
    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

  • The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/6/2013 -  19
    , 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

  • Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/25/2013 -  7
    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

  • Ranking Winning Pirates Seasons
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/10/2013 -  4
    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

  • Royals Acquire Decent Platoon Outfielder, Pay Real Price
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/31/2013 -  102
    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

  • Dave Cameron Power Rankings
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/18/2013 -  47
    the relevant Dave Cameron could have a person just, like, assassinated or whatever. Using that same flawless methodology, here are the five most powerful Daves or Davids Cameron at the moment

  • Daily Notes: The Effects of Burch Smith on the Human Brain
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/22/2013 -  14
    , 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

  • Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Burch Smith's Second Start
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/18/2013 -  12
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Brief Review: Burch Smith's Second Start 2. Today's MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today's Complete Schedule

  • Q&A: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Comeback from Fear
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/17/2013 -  8
    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: Seth Smith, Evolution of an Approach
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/6/2013 -  5
    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

  • FanGraphs Audio: Bryan Smith on Prospects, Prospect Writing
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/3/2013 -  0
    Episode 332 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

  • The Ex-Cubs Factor: A Look at Its Implications for 2013
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/11/2013 -  9
    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

  • Skyrocket Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/19/2013 -  7
    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

  • Video: The Ozzie Smith of Cuba, More or Less
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/6/2013 -  5

  • Dave Bush Fails In Absentia
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 2/22/2013 -  4
    regularly underperforms his own peripherals, the author has always had an especially soft spot for one Dave Bush, Starting Pitcher and Eternal Disappointment. It may be difficult to recall now

  • Q&A: Dave Raymond, Broadcasting the Stats
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 12/12/2012 -  3
    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

  • On the Prevalence of Upper-Lip Hirsutism in Randalls: Some Further Results
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 12/6/2012 -  3
    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

  • The 2013 Hardball Times Baseball Annual
    in FanGraphs by Dave Studeman - 11/22/2012 -  24
    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 A series

  • Trout Versus Cabrera: Offense Only, Context Included
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/15/2012 -  463
    . 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

  • Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 11/2/2012 -  11
    “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

  • The All-Time Royalty All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/16/2012 -  14
    - 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

  • Q&A: Reggie Smith, Borderline Hall of Famer
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/30/2012 -  18
    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

  • Casting ASG 2012: The Movie
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 7/23/2012 -  18
    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 Rachel Phelps Experiment
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/28/2012 -  4
    . 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

  • Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/21/2012 -  9
    . 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

  • The Literal French All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/11/2012 -  9
    , Johnnie the Master, Ricky the Die, Jason the Middle Class, Chase the Ruler of Eagles, Bevo the Bog, Jason the Street SP Denny the Master, Jean of the Woods, Dave the Lance Point, George

  • InDigestibles, #1: Know Your 1978 Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/4/2012 -  4
    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

  • Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/1/2012 -  4
    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. Note, additionally

  • Greg Smith: Scouting the Pirates Draft
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 2/22/2012 -  7
    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

  • Seth Smith Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 1/18/2012 -  1
    . 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

  • Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/16/2012 -  41
    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

  • What Should the Reds Do With Left Field?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/13/2012 -  61
    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

  • Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 1/10/2012 -  40
    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

  • Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/28/2011 -  9
    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

  • Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
    in FanGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/8/2011 -  22
    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
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/28/2011 -  3
    -- 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

  • Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 8/30/2011 -  3
    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) While Smith

  • Charlie Morton's Crazy Platoon Splits
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/19/2011 -  52
    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

  • The Tigers’ Approach to Rotation Depth
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 3/4/2011 -  50
    -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

  • AFL Thoughts: Tuesday BP
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/27/2010 -  3
    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

  • ALCS Game 3 PreGame Chat
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/18/2010 -  0
    Bryan Smith will be around to talk about the playoffs tonight, starting at 5 pm. ALCS PreGame Chat

  • Why Our Pitcher WAR Uses FIP
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/1/2010 -  93
    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

  • The First Cups of Coffee
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 9/2/2010 -  11
    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

  • Belt Closer to the Bay
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/26/2010 -  44
    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

  • 2010 Draft Review: NL East
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/20/2010 -  5
    (.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

  • Prospects Chat - 8/16/10
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/16/2010 -  0
    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. Prospects Chat

  • The Evolution of Groundball Rates
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/13/2010 -  11
    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 Roy Oswalt Deal: Philadelphia's Perspective
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/29/2010 -  44
    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

  • Viva Valencia
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/28/2010 -  8
    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

  • The Best of the Futures Game
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/12/2010 -  35
    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

  • Futures Game Preview: The World Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/9/2010 -  9
    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

  • Futures Game Preview: The U.S. Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/24/2010 -  8
    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

  • Wait Til Next Year: Draft '11 Preview - Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  12
    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

  • 2010 MLB Draft: Not Selected Day 1
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  6
    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 Filak walked

  • FanGraphs Draft Chat
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/7/2010 -  2
    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

  • But Yeah, Catcher > Outfielder
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  18
    . 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

  • Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
    in Community by Brendan Gawlowski - 5/21/2010 -  5
    -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

  • Why Bryan Smith Writes
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/14/2010 -  14
    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

  • What We Learned from MiLB: Week Four
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/6/2010 -  13
    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

  • Will Boesch's Production Be Light?
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/23/2010 -  6
    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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Texas
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/1/2010 -  5
    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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Seattle
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/31/2010 -  38
    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

  • Organizational Rankings: #7 - Colorado
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/30/2010 -  45
    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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Milwaukee
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/26/2010 -  5
    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 - Oakland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/22/2010 -  24
    , 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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Detroit
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/19/2010 -  27
    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 - White Sox
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/18/2010 -  27
    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 - Pittsburgh
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/17/2010 -  8
    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
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/4/2010 -  44
    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.

  • WAR's Favorite Position
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/2/2010 -  58
    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

  • Dave's Guys: The Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/15/2010 -  10

  • Dave's Guys: The Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/15/2010 -  17

  • Angels Sign Pineiro
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/21/2010 -  71
    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

  • Staring Down the Sinkerballers, Part One
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 1/19/2010 -  36
    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

  • An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/5/2010 -  18
    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

  • NLDS Coverage: Rockies Should Bench Hawpe
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/8/2009 -  28
    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

  • Best. Season. Ever?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/19/2009 -  74
    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

  • Free Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/25/2009 -  25
    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

  • No Mulligans In Baseball
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/5/2009 -  40
    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

  • Sheffield Hits The Road
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/31/2009 -  40
    , 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. Sheffield

  • Covert Colorado OF, Pt. 2: Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/25/2009 -  1
    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

  • Thoughts On Baseball Media
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/27/2009 -  53
    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

  • Fixing The WBC
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/24/2009 -  43
    , 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

  • Historical Position Adjustments
    in FanGraphs by Sean Smith - 1/26/2009 -  9
    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

  • The Worst Season In Recent History
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/26/2008 -  13
    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

  • Vote for Dave Cameron!
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/17/2008 -  5
    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

  • Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/12/2008 -  1
    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 End Is Near
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/12/2008 -  14
    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

  • Free Agent Bargain: Dave Ross
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/29/2008 -  3
    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

  • How The Mighty Have Fallen
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/30/2008 -  8
    , 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

  • Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/1/2008 -  3
    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