- An Introduction to Calculated Runs Expectancy
Introduction first: my name is Walter King and over the next few weeks I plan on sharing my counter to Wins Above Replacement, which I call PEACE: Player Evaluator and Calculated Expectancy
- Jeff Hoffman Surprisingly Polished in Return from Surgery
- Phillies' Sleeper Righty Franklyn Kilome Has a Velo Spike
- A zDefense Primer
- Z-Scores in Sports (a Supporting Argument for zDefense)
- Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat - 5/20/16
a young kid being immature or is it something more serious? Thanks Eric and glad to have you here at FG!12:25Eric A Longenhagen: I think it's justifiable for teams to worry about stuff like
- Bud Selig's Suggestion Box: Regarding Playoff Expansion
Hi Bud! It's me, Eric.
I know we haven't always seen eye-to-eye on things. That's okay. I'm willing to let bygones be bygones if you are.
The reason I'm writing today is because I have some
- Introducing: The Inaugural Notalytics Conference
p.m.: The Changing Face of Baseball Facial Hair Trends
Speakers: Carson Cistulli, NotGraphs; Dayn Perry, NotGraphs; Rollie Fingers, Baseball. Moderator: Eric Augenbraun
6:00-7:00 p.m.: Towards
- The King and Clemente
in common other than dying young within five years of each other? Consider this diptych homage a humble argument that there is, at least superficially, something in common between the young King
- Felix Is King
Sunday afternoon was simply another outing for Felix Hernandez. King Felix threw eight shutout innings against the Cleveland Indians, striking out nine, walking one, and only allowing four hits
- St. Louis "Cards" Tee: Success of Form and Function
by Nike, this "St. Louis Cardinals World Championship King Tee" can be yours for just 20 bucks. Whereas the Cliff Lee-designed T-Shirt was an abject failure of both form and function, I am pleased
- McCann the Man
offensive catcher in baseball this year? I'm sure some of you might have pegged him to be one of the best, but not the king of the castle, so to speak. No, Russell Martin would have gotten some votes
- Welcome to the Club, Smoltz: Who's Next?
Moyer have upwards of 2,600 strikeouts but they are not likely to pitch much more after this season and do not quite rack up the K's anyway. It is also difficult to plug King Felix and Hamels in because
- King Indeed
- Move Over, Howard and Reynolds
at a ridiculously high rate, actually has some competition for the throne of punchout king.
Chris Davis of the Rangers is only 23 years old and appears to combine slick glovework with raw power. When he
- Dear Adam Dunn: Stop Stinking
Adam Dunn has been one of the most consistent players in baseball during the past eight seasons. King of the three true outcomes, Dunn could be counted on to post high walk and strikeout rates
- Phils Sign Qualls To Unnecessary Deal
is right up against the luxury tax threshold. While one year deals almost always benefit the team, and while $1.15 million isn't exactly a king's ransom, the deal doesn't make much sense
- On Lenny
of Joe Carter's gut-wrenchingly joyous game six gallop still raw, my mother took me to the King of Prussia mall where Dykstra was doing a signing. After waiting for three hours in a line that snaked
- Bell, Pena Staying Put
production, especially relative to the cost and production of Lee, but the former AL home run king was a better bet to help the Buccos at the time.
The Diamondbacks were another team that could have
- Rebuilding the Astros
The Astros might not extract a king's ransom for Lee, Lyon or Myers, but if they eat almost all of their collective salaries, they could bring something back to the organization. Even if it's a platter
- Hi, I'm Eric and This Is My Malcolm X Baseball Card
It's a well-known adage of our time that NotGraphs contributors "are always hired in pairs." Yesterday, we introduced the readership to Mr. Patrick Dubuque. Today, we present the debut of Mr. Eric
- King Felix Is Perfect
strikeout total, but it's still one of the great single game pitching performances of all time.
Hats off to King Felix, who is more than deserving of the nickname.
- Mustache Watch: Jeff King
as "The Payback McGloin." It is Jeff King's mustache. It is your Daguerreotype of the Evening.
- One More Picture of Ray King
In case you were separated from the series of metaphorical tubes we call "the internet" last week, you may have missed what I consider my magnum opus as a baseball writer: "Pictures of Ray King
- King of Little Things 2010
I have done a number of posts since end of the 2010 season ranking players and plays based on stats not normally given prominence. But I haven't yet done one of my "classics": the season's "King
- KING OF ALL ERROR CARDS
rather than being destroyed at the factory! This GHOSTLY ERROR CARD is and should be the "KING OF ALL ERROR CARDS"!
As if JETER would ever permit his ghost shadow to be revealed! Note
- The King Seeks Re-Election
the elusive anchor that fantasy managers pay so dearly for. And although he's changing as a pitcher, he continues to baffle opposing hitters, very much earning the title King.
As you well know
- Meme Attempt: Eric Sogard
Thinking man's base ball-ist Eric Sogard is, natch, something of a local hero on these electric pages. So because of his heroism and because he is indubitably a Thing That Contains Multitudes, we
- King of Little Things 2014
My very first post at FanGraphs just over five years ago was about the King of Little Things. It might be seen as another annual junk stat-based post like the Carter-Batista Award and the reader
- King of Little Things 2012
, my very first post at FanGraphs (three years this week! Time flies when you're wasting it.) back in 2009 was a King of Little Things award presentation. You can also check out the 2010 and 2011
- King of Little Things 2013
, we call the winner of this award the King of the Little Things.
Rather than go through a lengthy explanation as I used to do with this annual post (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), I will give the short
- King of Little Things 2011
contributed to his team's wins beyond what traditional linear weights indicates. Who is 2011's King of Little Things?
Rather than going on at length to explain this stat and corresponding
- King of the Little Things 2009
into double plays.
Who is our 2009 King of the Little Things? Here are the top five (I only calculated for qualified players):
1. Casey Blake 1.50
2. Jorge Cantu 1.39
3. Joey Votto 1.25
- The Early King of Low Leverage
- King of the Draft: The Washington Nationals
- Josh Hamilton: King of Swings
- Pictures of Ray King
- CarGo: King of the World
- The Irrational Exuberance of Eric Byrnes
If you've ever longed to see Eric Byrnes tear up Harold Reynolds like a parking ticket, then today, God-fearer, is your lucky-best day ...
- Mustache Watch: Eric Chavez
Yes, I'm positive that's not Don Mattingly. And, no, I couldn't find a better picture of Eric Chavez's new mustache.
But it's there. Look closely, and you can see it. And it's not just any
- Mustache Watch: Eric Berger
Indians prospect Eric Berger has a mustache.
Let us crush the uprising.
Let us check our chained pocket watch before signing the railroad deed.
Let us agree not to speak
- Elements Of Eric Sogard's Wikipedia
Observe, the Wikipedia page of one Eric Sogard:
(Click to embiggen. Like, a lot.)
Now, allow me to highlight some notable elements of said Wikipedia page.
1. I hadn't heard this nickname
- Eric Hacker's 15 Minutes
Signs that the uneventful portion of the offseason is upon us: Eric Hacker stole the spotlight for about an hour’s span yesterday. There are a lot of starting points in most acquisitions
- Eric Hosmer's BABIP
Eric Hosmer has been a huge disappointment this season with a 0.174/0.243/0.316 slash line. Most of his problems stem from a 0.169 BABIP. I am going to look to see if there are any under lying
- Eric Cooper's Strikezone
17 year veteran Eric Cooper is going to be behind the plate for the Wild Card game. Per Baseball Heat Maps, here's Cooper's called strike zone compared to the league average (warmer
- Diamondbacks Sign Eric Chavez
The third base market continues to clear. Eric Chavez is now off the market, as the Diamondbacks signed the veteran to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday.
As the contract suggests, Chavez
- Eric Hosmer's Hacking
Eric Hosmer is a trendy fantasy pick this spring, and for good reason. The Royals first baseman batted .293/.334/.465 during his age-21 season, providing decent power (19 homers) and uncommon speed
- Revisiting Eric Chavez' Extension
Eric Chavez’ career could be coming to a close soon. The list of injuries associated with Chavez is long and tiresome and this news has simply thrown gas on a debate just as silly; whether Billy
- Eric Gagne Dominated Righties
Eric Gagne's run from 2002 to 2004 is historic. Over this three-year period, the goggled Canadian saved a staggering 152 games against only 6 blown saves, including a streak of 84 straight. Gagne
- Eric Jagielo Developing Approach
Brooklyn, New York -- Eric Jagielo measures up, literally, like a New York Yankee.
At 6'2", weighing 195 he fits the mold. So does the power he projects. But in his first professional season
- Q&A: Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer finished third in this year’s American League Rookie-of-the-Year balloting, but you might not want to bet against his going on to have a better career than the players who finished one
- Eric Hosmer Gets the Call
to the conclusion that Ka'aihue is no Eric Hosmer. Yesterday, they made the switch official, swapping the two between Triple-A and the majors, and Hosmer will take over at first base for the Royals
- Arguing With Myself: Eric Hosmer
the merits of Eric Hosmer, with my friends Bull and Bear starring in the show.
Bull: 3rd place in the ROY voting, 19 home runs in 523 ABs while hitting .293. Sounds darn good to me!
- Eric Hosmer: BABIP Stooge
Scroll a little more than halfway down Zach Sanders' End of Season First Base Rankings, and there at number 31 you'll find Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer with a measly $1 value attached
- The Powerless and Speedless Eric Hosmer
Like seemingly every Royals hitter at some point in the last couple of years, we have been waiting for a major Eric Hosmer breakout since he debuted in 2011. He teased us with his power potential
- Willy Taveras: Return of the King of Something
would bunt more, less confident in his ability to swing away, and, I don't know. Right now, Willy Taveras stands as the FanGraphs Era king of hits in the infield. That could conceivably change, but so
- 2014's King Of Driving In Runners
was the king of bringing their teammates home this year, no longer depending on opportunities and teammate performance, with the exception of runner speed and third base coach aggressiveness
- Jake Arrieta: King of Weak Contact
But while Weaver and Estrada are still chugging along, soaking up innings and keeping their teams in the ballgame, there's a new king of weak contact in Major League Baseball. And to make life unfair
- Great Moments in Spectacles: Eric Sogard
Reader and writer Bryz directs us to this image of Eric Sogard (from the latter's MLB.com page), whose omission from Team Joy Squad may or may not represent an error on the part of this author.
- Eric Sogard Meme: Urgent Addition
Ultimately, I blame myself. I thought the first attempt at the Eric Sogard Meme was complete enough, if not entirely exhaustive. But there was one so conspicuous in its absence that it rendered
- Eric Davis's Rather Large Firearm
that they are best symbolized by a large gun. The other, less obvious explanation is that the streets of Cincinnati are afflicted and in need of taking back. And so desperate are conditions that only Eric Davis
- King Felix isn't showing improvement
- The Daily Grind: The King, Ross, Reimold
- All Hail the New Bunt King?
- How Eric Sogard Made History
However, we’re not here to talk exclusively about Trevor May, even though his wild performance on Saturday night partially allowed this article’s existence. We’re here to talk about Eric
- Eric Thames (Might Be) Useful In Seattle
As you no doubt have heard, Eric Thames has traded blue for teal in being shipped to the Seattle Mariners with Steve Delabar going to the Toronto Blue Jays. And while I pray your fantasy roster has
- Burger King Stole Phil Garner's Mustache
We used to be cool. We had a nice arrangement. I would give you a small amount of money in exchange for delicious meals prepared my way, so long as my way involved a preset number
- Tagg, You're It: A Conversation with Eric Nusbaum
I don't know how it happened, exactly. One minute I was minding my own business, wandering aimlessly around the internet like I always do; the next, I was discussing -- with Eric Nusbaum of Pitchers
- Eric Chavez Reborn in New York
There was a time when Eric Chavez was on a hall-of-fame-level career path. Through 2006 -- his age-28 season and his eighth full major league campaign -- Chavez had a .271/.350/.489 batting line, 212
- Let's Explain Eric Hosmer's WAR
Eric Hosmer is still sitting on one home run as we approach the one-fourth point of the regular season. He hasn't hit fewer than 14 dingers yet in a year, so it's clear that Hosmer's still looking
- Pinch a Penny and Sign Eric Hinske
reports link the Pirates to Eric Hinske. As a Rays fan, I’ve seen quite a bit of Hinske, and frankly I’m a bit befuddled on how he’s failed to attract much interest prior to the Pirates. Hinske came
- Eric Hosmer versus Javier Lopez
. But in practice, it was a workmanlike effort and a mistake that finally ended the battle between Eric Hosmer and Javier Lopez.
The first pitch was a mistake from Lopez. High in the zone
- Eric Hosmer: Is This a Hot Streak or Is It Real?
Only one other first baseman has as many homers as Chris Davis over the past 14 days. Since you are reading this post you can surmise that it is Eric Hosmer, and the hot streak over the past few
- Players Who Definitely Resembled Stalin: King Kelly
that it was Stalin who resembled very popular and successful ballplayer King Kelly. Even more appropriate is to use the remainder of this entirely brief post to make note of some compelling other truths
- Eric Young Steals Our Hearts
Ever since Eric Young stole 87 bases in 118 attempts in Single-A back in 2006 with the Rockies organization, fantasy owners have been salivating over his fantasy prospects. With respectable strikeout
- King Felix Remains Consistently Great, but Loses Ground
Felix Hernandez's days as an elite starting pitcher are over. That's not a knock on him, nor does that make him any less of the ace that he is for his ballclub. It's just that King Felix posted
- Eric Hosmer: Stuck at First Base
Eric Hosmer turned 26 this past Saturday. He completed his fifth season earlier this month and starts his second straight World Series tonight against the Mets. The 2015 season was his best yet
- Sunday Notes: Marlins, A's, Ekstrom in Italy, Korach on King
” in Italian, and that’s gonna be my go-to word when yelling at the umpires.”
On at least one occasion, Bill King used far stronger language when expressing his opinion to an official. Notable
- Is Heath Bell Still A King Among Closers?
among the very best for a while. But Bell's age, K decline and possible new home park should make you think twice before you drop a high pick. Bell's not washed up, but his days as closer king could
- Why King Felix Will Win the Cy Young, But Shouldn't
and Felix's choking down the stretch, Kluber was the best pitcher in the AL this year.
King Felix will win the Cy Young because of his hot start, the media exposure he got throughout the season
- The Seattle Rotation: King Felix and the Paxton Marinera
that was among the league leaders in WAR, a lineup that just added Nelson Cruz and a ballpark that caters toward pitchers.
Felix Hernandez / 29
We get it: King Felix is the ruler of all
- John Mayberry Jr.: King of the Pinch Hitters in 2014
pinch-hitter of 2014. That title belongs to John Mayberry Jr., King of the Pinch Hitters. Mayberry had 32 pinch-hit plate appearances and hit .400/.438/.933. As a pinch-hitter, Mayberry accounted
- FanGraphs Audio: Eric Augenbraun, Thought-Thinker
Philadelphia, Its Geography -- Learned About!
Eric Augenbraun, NotGraphs and The Good Phight
Finally, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things
- FanGraphs Audio: Out of Book with Eric Augenbraun
instructor Eric Augenbraun. Topics discussed: a sabermetrics of chess; Pujols, Pujols, Pujols; and the comic stylings of Dave Chappelle.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- FanGraphs Audio: Eric Nadel, Radio Voice of the Rangers
Radio voice of the Texas Rangers for over 30 years, Eric Nadel is both the recipient of the 2014 Ford Frick Award and also one of the most highly regarded of broadcasters by readers
- FanGraphs Audio: Jesse Thorn, King of Most Media
- Mike Trout, King of Trade Value Now and Forever
- Jorge De La Rosa, The King Of Coors Field
- JABO: Honoring the Minor League Home Run King
- GIF: King Felix and Beltre Sign (Love) Language
- Ryan Braun: A King Even Without His Prince
- Request-a-GIF Revisited: Eric Young Walks on Air
You might have already looked upon Carson's fulfillment of reader Dave's wish to watch Eric Young, Jr. slip-slidin' around the bases into GIF-tacular eternity. That was fun wasn't it?
- GIF: Declares Old Man, "NOW I AM KING OF BAT MOUNTAIN!"
in the distance?
Or the beast of silent knife falls?
The bat is yours. Swim three rows deep of Maple leaf
and rip it from this king's claws,
or let it be.
A thousand thank yous to this unpronounceable
- The Changing Face of Eric Wedge's Actual Face
"Mustache for Your Consideration":
Not sure if you've covered this one yet, but one MLB mustache that's been bothering me is the one sported by new Seattle manager Eric Wedge. I'm a Cleveland fan, so
- Eric Young Jr: Like Father, Like Son
I have to start this post off by admitting that I am un-apologetically one of the biggest Eric Young Jr. fans around, who has been lobbying for his presence amongst the Rockies' best prospects
- Nyjer Morgan, Eric Young, Jr: NL Outfielders
averages. Expect him to manage at least .280 in that category. This is one of those flawed real-life players that should be owned in most leagues that have twelve or more teams.
Eric Young Jr. (Yahoo
- Inexpensive Homers and Steals: Darin Ruf and Eric Young
a chance at an every day role next season as well. Take the good with the bad with Ruf, but as long as he is playing regularly he should be supplying ample power to your lineup.
Eric Young Jr.
- Q&A: Eric Wedge, on Tuning Mariner Mechanics
Smoak are prime examples -- a physical adjustment could be what it takes. Seattle skipper Eric Wedge addressed the subject during this month’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
- Grant Balfour & Eric Chavez: Waiver Wire
this 32-appearance stretch. He might not keep the closer's job for long, but he seems to be the guy at the moment.
Eric Chavez | 3B | Yankees | Owned: 14% Yahoo!
The Yankees lost Alex Rodriguez
- Eric Stults is a Useful Spot Start Option
isn't anyone owning Eric Stults?
I picked him up in my standard league where I desperately needed pitching after his start against the Cubs on August 6. Since then, Stults has a 2.03 ERA, despite
- Actual Thing: King Pepper™ Baseball Bat Pepper Mill
senses and (b) called the King Pepper-brand Baseball Bat Pepper Mill.
As the cardboard display makes plain enough, this pepper mill possesses the following qualities:
• Ideal für BBQs
- Classic F__king Brawls: A Leisured McGraw-Era Beating
. At that point, an onlooker -- an onlooker almost certainly named "Pinky Cooney" -- is roused to intercede.
All of that is why all of this should absolutely be filed under "Classic F___king Brawls."
- Eric Hinske Working His Mojo in the NL
in front of them.
Through May 9, Eric Hinske had started just five games. Bobby Cox regularly used him as a pinch hitter, so he did have 36 PA. In that limited playing time he was hitting .273/.333/.424
- Eric Young Gets New Life in New York
When Eric Young joins the Mets in Atlanta on Wednesday, a lot more is going to change than just his address and uniform. His playing time, the Mets leadoff situation and, of course, his fantasy
- Eric Hosmer is a Bit Too Expensive for My Taste
That’s two good years and one bad year for Eric Hosmer. The one bad year, which was really his first full season in the majors, still wasn’t too bad from a fantasy standpoint as he still managed
- Eric Sogard & Roenis Elias: Deep League Wire
As usual, injuries create opportunity for others. That's the theme yet again in this week's edition of the deep league waiver wire.
Eric Sogard | 2B OAK | CBS 2% Owned
A knee injury
- Eric Byrnes' 2007 Deal: A Contract Retrospective
As you've almost certainly read by now, former Arizona outfielder Eric Byrnes signed with the Mariners this past Friday after having been previously released by the Diamondbacks. There's plenty
- Eric Hosmer: Returning to Form or Fake Promises
Putting a finger on Eric Hosmer's true talent level seems tougher than the over cooked pork crops my mom makes. Hosmer was good his rookie season. Then he was horrible in year two. He started last
- Chris Young & Eric Campbell: Deep League Wire
. When that happens, he’ll be worth a look in deeper mixed formats, but he’s already a decent flier in AL-only leagues.
Eric Campbell / 3B / New York Mets / 2%
It didn’t take long for David Wright
- Q&A: Eric Stults, Poor-Man's Randy Jones
Eric Stults didn’t represent the San Diego Padres in last night’s All-Star Game. He arguably deserved the honor, which is remarkable given where he’s come from. The 33-year-old left-hander
- Bargain or Bust: Carlos Gomez and Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
RotoGraphs Mock Draft Position:
Mock Draft Central ADP:
To be honest, I was genuinely shocked that Hosmer lasted as long as he
- Classic F__king Brawls: Armando Benitez vs. Everybody
the Confederate dead ...
File under: Classic F__king Brawls.
- Stupid Photo Essay: Eric Young Jr. vs. Benihana
are but blood enemies to be vanquished, raped and slaughtered. So it was with Eric Young Jr. and his recent trip to the finest in Oriental-themed Occidental steakhouses ...
As you are no doubt aware
- Eno Sarris Pronunciation Guide: Eric Jagielo
- Sunday Notes: Marlins, Yankees, Killer vs King Kong
, the 5-foot-9, 170 lb. infielder suffered bruised ribs tangling with Dave Kingman. Known for his prodigious power, “King Kong” stood 6-foot-6 and weighed well over 200 pounds.
- Replacing Weaver Already?
the likes of Eric Stults, James McDonald, Jason Schmidt, Jeff Weaver, and Eric Milton. The latter three had battled injuries and bouts of ineffectiveness in recent years but had a previously established
- Request-a-GIF: Eric Young Falls, Gets Back Up Mostly
, generally speaking, the request for such a GIF as follows (of Colorado Rockies utility gentleman Eric Young stumbling elaborately) would be summarily denied.
In this particular case, however, an exception
- Type B Relievers
Beimel, Eric Gagne, Jason Isringhausen, Dennys Reyes, and Brian Shouse. To determine their fair market values, the formula introduced by TangoTiger and used most recently in Matt's analysis of Brian
- Thank You Mr. Wedge
that are more important to a team winning a ballgame - that’s all that matters." - Eric Wedge, Manager, Cleveland Indians
Thank you, Eric Wedge, for this response to the question of whether or not Grady
- FanGraphs Audio: Very Selective Amateur Hitter Eric Cheray
Playing for the Madison Mallards, third baseman Eric Cheray has posted the most impressive walk-to-strikeout mark (17:4 BB:K in ca. 70 PA) among all batters in the summer collegiate
- A Reintroduction
We are thrilled to announce that Eric Longenhagen is re-joining the FanGraphs staff and will serve as our lead prospect analyst going forward. Eric brings experience, insight, and determination
- Declining Differentials, Or Why There May Still Be Hope For King Felix
- Dustin McGowan Pulls a Gorzelanny?
to strike out Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, and newcomer Gabe Gross; a walk to Eric Hinske was his only blemish.
The Blue Jays scored two runs off of Andy Sonnanstine in the top of the third
devote so much of yourself to, to come away with a championship, and to be honest, my eyes were teary for several minutes following that 0-2 slider to Eric Hinske.
First, I don't care about the viewing
- A Brief Interview With 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun
to take home the prize.
Today, I caught up with Braun over the phone.
Ryan Braun: Hello?
Eric Augenbraun: Hi there, is this Ryan Braun?
RB: Yes it is. Who's this?
EA: Hi, this is Eric
- A Public Service Announcement: Don't Be Like Jed
Hey kids, this is Eric with a very important public service announcement.
Moving can be a difficult process -- especially for teenagers. Being uprooted from an environment in which you have
- FG on Fox: Will the Real Eric Hosmer Please Stand Up?
Eric Hosmer looks the part. If you wonder why guys like Hosmer are extended impossibly long lengths of rope at the big league level, you don’t have do much more than look at him. Watch him play first
- Philling Voids
is very significant; it isn't as if we are talking about Eric Bruntlett and Clay Condrey.
Several names were tossed around as potential replacements should Utley not be ready for opening day. Eric
- Kosuke the Clutch
Down three runs in the ninth inning on opening day, Kosuke Fukudome belted a three-run homer off of Eric Gagne to tie the game. The Cubs would ultimately lose, but Kosuke had earned himself
- Halfway Awards: Least Offensive Productivity
position players are, as of this moment, the worst win-contributors at their respective positions. In terms of WPA, not WPA/LI, the most productive offensive total is the 0.80 of Eric Chavez. Overall
- Offensive Oakland Offense
, Carlos Gonzalez is eleventh, and Eric Patterson, Rajai Davis, and Travis Buck rank eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth from the bottom. The WPA/LI of these players range from Buck's -0.72 to Brown's
- Back and Better Than Ever
On February 6, 1998, the Yankees acquired Chuck Knoblauch from the Twins for a four-player package including prospects Eric Milton and Christian Guzman. Following a relatively poor rookie season
- Werth the Extension
for arbitration this year and only one player, Ryan Howard, may actually go to court. Amaro managed to settle with the likes of Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino, Chad Durbin, Eric Bruntlett, and Clay Condrey. He also
- BrewCrew Win an Odd One
. Combine that with Corey Patterson's results following Dave's article and we might be in the midst of a Fangraphs Jinx.
Eric Gagne blew his fourth save in ten chances. This might not seem too odd
- 2008 Fan Save Values
, Bos: 8 saves, 10.3 FSV
Mariano Rivera, NYY: 8 saves, 9.8 FSV
Huston Street, Oak: 8 saves, 8.3 FSV
Brian Wilson, SF: 10 saves, 10.5 FSV
Eric Gagne, Mil: 9 saves, 8.0 FSV
Jason Isringhausen, StL
- Would Somebody Please Score For Harang?
, That Would Force Somebody To Take Notice)
It's a bit long but it gets the job done and sums up Harang. Some may argue, "But Eric... Harang does post great stats," and I would agree; however, he has
- AARP Catchers Available
Believe it or not, pitchers and catchers report in about one month. It still seems like yesterday, metaphorically speaking, that Eric Hinske flailed at a Brad Lidge slider, officially ending
- Madson Boards the Extension Train
Fresh off of a World Series win, the Philadelphia Phillies headed into the offseason with a rather lengthy list of arbitration-eligible players. Eric Bruntlett and Clay Condrey quickly re-signed
- Jeff Weaver May Return
for grabs between a good number of candidates. Competing for that fifth spot will be, at the very least, Jason Schmidt, Shawn Estes, Eric Stults, and Claudio Vargas. Ramon Troncoso may also figure
- The Gagne Experiment Redux
salary in 2008. Today, our subject of discussion is Eric Gagne, who, in 2007, posted a +1.1 win value just two-tenths of a win higher than Ohman's +0.9 last season, yet somehow parlayed
- Athletic Turnaround
wins depending on how well Cabrera utilizes his glove. And Nomar will primarily face lefties, whom he has hurt over the last few seasons. With Eric Chavez hurt and Jack Hannahan, well, not being
- Inaugural RSCBS Inductees
Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Eric Davis, and Reggie Sanders.
So, what's the point of all this? Well, it's a tad annoying that fans and media members generally want players to be as humble
- Out of the Running
. This leaves Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda, Clayton Kershaw and Randy Wolf manning the first four spots, with the likes of Shawn Estes, Eric Stults, and Jason Schmidt competing for the final position
- Employing Cairo
to middle infielders in the hope that one could potentially fill the void. Eric Bruntlett already held down a spot on the roster, but the Phillies were willing to take a look at prospect Jason Donald
- Poor Decision, Take One
frame of a game, as shown by The Book.
In the Jurrjens game, the Phillies threatened on several occasions but ultimately failed to score a run. After Jurrjens left in the sixth, Jeff Bennett and Eric
- Game of the Week: 5/11-5/17
next to Longoria's name was circled, suggesting he would actually be the designated hitter. After Zobrist played the field in the top of the first, Indians skipper Eric Wedge pointed out the flaw
- Context Rules All
loom large when evaluating player performance. Take Eric Hosmer and Jason Heyward as examples.
The former is being lauded as having a solid rookie season for the Royals, while the latter is lambasted
- Let's Consider Eric Gregg and Livan Hernandez in the 1997 NLCS
but still somewhat often make references to Livan Hernandez. References to Livan Hernandez often lead to recollections of the 1997 NLCS, and Eric Gregg's strike zone in Game 5. Consensus
- Appreciating Pat Burrell
Before getting into the good stuff I wanted to take a paragraph to introduce myself. My name is Eric J. Seidman and I am a baseball fanatic/statistical analyst/superfan from Philadelphia. I am
doubts ever crept into their minds. Finishing 3rd (to Eric Gagne and Jason Schmidt) in Cy Young Award voting, Prior went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA. His WHIP went down to 1.10 and he struck out 245
- WPA #3: Burrell's Big Blast
appearance with a team. Eric Bruntlett, the pinch-runner, eventually came around to score what would amount to the game- and World Series-winning run.
This was arguably the biggest moment of his career
- Playoff Win Value Components
three players amassed batting runs of +10 or more, with Eric Byrnes leading the way at +15. Almost half as bad were the 2007 Cubs, at -45.9 runs. Oddly enough, the Cubs actually received three separate
- Big Hurting For A Contract
is that he doesn't check out physically.
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% shot at the game.
Lindstrom then fanned Eric Bruntlett in a very clutch situation, leaving the Marlins one out away from victory. Bases loaded, two outs, 3-1 Marlins... and Lindstrom walks Jimmy
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don't know where I am going with this, but maybe these dudes could help you.
Eric Thames, TOR OF | 5% Owned
Expected to garner at-bats in left and right field, as well as DH, Thames may have
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Eric Young, Jr. |2B, OF| Ownership: ESPN - 4.6% Yahoo - 4.0
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on depth in the outfield. Let's look at the winners in this outfield mess.
Eric Hinske (4% owned in Yahoo, 8.3% in ESPN)
Obviously this career .256 hitter won't continue to hit .355, especially when
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have the roster flexibility simply for potential trade bait.
Eric Young Jr. | COL OF | CBS 2% Owned
Young has seemingly been around forever as a stolen base sleeper, but he is no longer, ahem
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rate category; if the man could start getting a win or two, he’d be considered a decent NL-only option in many formats.
Eric Stults / SP / San Diego Padres
2% Yahoo / .4% ESPN / 6% CBS
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