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  • The Night Seth Smith Turned Into Mike Trout
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 5/5/2017 -  20
    is a part of the game. In some form, there will always be a Kyle Kendrick. Seth Smith happened to be in the lineup when Kendrick started against Baltimore on Thursday. Perhaps it's not accurate to say

  • Mallex Smith: Bunt Machine in the Making
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/10/2017 -  7
    The Tampa Bay Rays had 12 bunt hits in 2016, with Kevin Kiermaier’s four leading the way. Expect Mallex Smith to surpass both of those numbers this season — not just the individual mark, but the team

  • Giants Pay Steep Price for Brewers Reliever Will Smith
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/1/2016 -  2
    of the bullpen, have just paid a pretty high price to get the left-handed Brewers' reliever Will Smith. Here are the full terms. Giants get: Will Smith (RHP) Brewers get: Phil Bickford (RHP

  • Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/1/2016 -  1
    , the Cubs made one more move to set up their bullpen for this year's championship run. Jesus Castillo, the RHP acquired by #Angels in Joe Smith deal, is not ranked among #Cubs top 30 prospects by https

  • Braves Add Speedy Mallex Smith to Their Lineup
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/13/2016 -  7
    In this week's third unexpected outfield prospect callup, the Atlanta Braves summoned speedy outfielder Mallex Smith from Triple-A to replace the injured Ender Inciarte. Smith's been on a tear lately

  • New Closer: Will Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Kastava - 1/15/2016 -  15
    With the departure of Francisco Rodriguez, the Milwaukee closer role is Will Smith’s to lose. Smith took big steps last season improving his K%, BB%, ERA (or FIP, if that’s more your cup of tea

  • Sunday Notes: Tal Smith, Scouting, Padres, Orioles, Cloninger, more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/10/2016 -  6
    No one hacked into the Houston Astros database 40 years ago. Had that been possible, they could have gleaned valuable information by doing so. Tal Smith is the reason why. Smith was ahead of his

  • Freshmen Report: Osuna, Sano, Smith, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 8/21/2015 -  4
    to imagine Mauer being bumped from the Twins’ lineup despite his growing irrelevance. Carson Smith, RHP, Mariners: A mostly unheralded prospect and former eighth round draft pick, Smith has found

  • The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2015 -  0
    Agenda GPP Pitching Strategies Daily DFS - Smith GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Garcia, Nova, Peralta, Holt Factor Grid 1. GPP Pitching Strategies On most days, I use

  • The Freshmen Report: Lobstein, Sanchez, Smith, Tomas
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 5/15/2015 -  1
    sprinkling in extra base hits and free passes. Carson Smith, RHP, Mariners: Current Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has been successful in nine of 10 attempts but his ERA currently sits at 5.65

  • Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Alan Harrison - 4/10/2015 -  10
    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

  • The Overlooked Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 4/8/2015 -  6
    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

  • A Brief Note about Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 12/31/2014 -  9
    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

  • Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
    in Community by Brian Baker - 12/19/2014 -  5
    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

  • Burch Smith and the Problem of Holding Velocity
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/18/2014 -  8
    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

  • Effectively Wild Episode 540: The Braves Fire Frank Wren
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 9/23/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam discuss the Braves' decision to dismiss GM Frank Wren.

  • Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/22/2014 -  36
    The Braves have had a pretty lousy season, and General Manager Frank Wren has lost his job because of it. The team announced today that John Hart will take over as interim GM. The Braves have

  • The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 9/22/2014 -  8
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Top Ten Kevin Costner Baseball Films
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/8/2014 -  28
    (1989) Unabashedly sentimental but irresistibly endearing, this adaptation of Kinsella's novel channels Frank Capra and unleashes the full range of Costner's charm, while giving Shoeless Joe Jackson

  • 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

  • The Greatness of Frank Thomas
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/8/2014 -  87
    of exaggeration but largely founded on inconceivable truth. Here's an old anecdote about Frank Thomas: "We had this competition, even when he was a freshman, in which we'd wager a Coke on whether he

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Braves' Heyward Has Appendix, Human Frailty Surgically Removed
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/25/2013 -  3
    potential, and we've all been a little impatient with the progress," said Braves GM Frank Wren, echoing concerns throughout the organization that Heyward's practically limitless talent might be forever

  • Thinking of Yu, on Near-Perfection
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/4/2013 -  2
    . Darvish's stoicism refreshing, especially in the face of so much disinterest and rising chagrin. But the most notable thing here is his startlingly frank admission that he is "from a long time ago." Many

  • Building a Farm: National League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/21/2013 -  9
    Medium Aaron Miller RHP 19.50 29 45.0 2.0 Medium Josh Wall RHP 21.00 30 45.0 2.0 Medium Blake Smith OF 24.50 31 45.0 2.0 Medium Jeremy Rathjen OF 24.50 32 45.0

  • 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

  • Building a Farm: American League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/19/2013 -  9
    Extreme Cody Kukuk LHP 20.67 26 50.0 3.0 High Travis Shaw 1B 21.50 27 50.0 3.0 High Frank Montas RHP 22.00 28 55.0 4.0 Extreme Sean Coyle 2B 24.00 29 50.0 3.0

  • Building a Farm: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/14/2013 -  20
    Medium Joseph Omogrosso RHP 17.00 23 45.0 2.0 Medium Sammy Ayala C 17.50 24 45.0 3.0 High Kevan Smith C 18.00 25 45.0 3.0 High Brandon Brennan RHP 18.75 26

  • Building the Farm: American League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/12/2013 -  35
    Medium Francisco Martinez 3B 17.00 21 50.0 3.0 High Martin Peguero SS 17.00 22 - - - Carson Smith RHP 17.67 23 45.0 2.0 Medium Edwin Diaz RHP 18.00 24 50.0

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

  • The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 2/26/2013 -  19
    Bumgarner 0.94 Wade Davis 50 2.4 Joe Blanton 0.25 Jon Rauch 40 1.0 Bronson Arroyo -0.45 Kyle McClellan 30 -0.5 Jeff Suppan -1.14 Chuckie Fick 20 -2.0 Ryan Rowland-Smith

  • The Man that Thrilled the Fan
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 1/23/2013 -  0
    Stanley Frank Musial's ancestors in the Polish peasantry were so used to being trodden on that their very name meant "he had to do it." His immigrant father slaved away in Rust Belt mills until

  • Regarding Frank Viola's Friends
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/16/2013 -  9
    for the people at work who I call names behind their backs. As a grown man, I have not noticed this to be abnormal. Former baseballer Frank Viola is no normal man, however. Despite sharing a name

  • Other Pedro Martinez Day
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/29/2012 -  20
    will help me think of others? Other Bob Gibson Other Jose Bautista Other Frank Thomas (does he count?) Other Joe Morgan Other Eddie Murray Other Randy Johnson

  • 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

  • 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

  • On Frank Deford and Sportswriting
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/26/2012 -  3
    Frank Deford, a legend of sportswriting at Sports Illustrated for over half a century, was awarded the Red Smith Award for outstanding contributions to sports journalism last Friday. In his

  • 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

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes, 5/3 Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/3/2012 -  15
    in these circumstances, Harper." - Davey Johnson "I was thinking, if someone saw. Under my gloves, I caught up with me in the back of it with bare hands." - Bryce Harper "Frank Robinson, who told me that you

  • The Damn You Auto Correct All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/22/2012 -  33
    " Aceves Antonio "Castaway" Bastardo Santiago "Casinos" Casilla Jose "Betas" Veras Matt "FireWire" Guerrier Hisanori "Raja Ashy" Takahashi Jeremy "Afield" Affeldt Frank "Here Ann" Herrmann

  • 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

  • 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

  • Joe West Tosses Frank McCourt
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 11/4/2011 -  6
    of the Dodgers." Us too, Cowboy Joe. Us too. It took a while, longer than any of us expected, but Joe West always gets his man. Frank McCourt: You're finally, mercifully, thankfully ... outta here

  • 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

  • Frank Wren Pulls a Jackie Moon
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/28/2011 -  8
    ? One dollar. That's right. Come on, Doug Melvin. You couldn't even wrangle a washing machine out of the Braves? Frank Wren would make Jackie Moon proud -- the same Jackie Moon who acquired key

  • Frank McCourt Takes Another Bad Loan
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/28/2011 -  63
    When Frank McCourt filed for bankruptcy, he also acquired a $150 million loan to cover his immediate expenses, but since he's broke and has bled the Dodgers dry, the only way he could come up

  • A Look Ahead: The Braves And Free Agency
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 1/31/2011 -  51
    This is the first of a series of guest posts that we'll be publishing from Ben Nicholson-Smith, one of the lead writers for MLB Trade Rumors. The guys over at MLBTR have an interesting perspective

  • Florida Marlins Farm System Discussion
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 11/30/2010 -  3
    pick in the 2007 draft was Jameson Smith, who hasn't been able to stay on the field, and when he has, few catchers in the minors have been worse throwing out opposing baserunners (11-for-114 in full

  • Chicago White Sox Must-Watch Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 11/5/2010 -  8
    of the two brave enough to tackle them. Bryan Smith will flank the rankings with a pair of articles on each team: one a micro view at the top prospects (for the fan whose minor league interest is only

  • 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

  • Weighing Dee Gordon
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 9/29/2010 -  32
    ) Lance Johnson - 7 seasons (2.0, 3.2, 3.9, 5.1, 1.5, 3.4, 6.5) Luis Polonia - 4 seasons (2.1, 0.6, -2.3, 0.8) Ozzie Smith - 4 seasons (3.3, 5.4, 2.7) Tim Raines - 3 seasons (2.8, 3.3, 6.1) Tony

  • Arbitrary End Points
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 9/22/2010 -  14
    like Benson, those strikeout numbers will keep the batting average down. Post-May Stars Marquez Smith hit .198/.291/.327 the first two months. He hit .337/.405/.650 after. Aaron Hicks hit .246

  • What the Cubs Must Do
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/29/2010 -  72
    , and to ensure some eventual success. Dear Mr. Ricketts: Fire them all. Start over. Faithfully, Bryan Smith.

  • Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  33
    ; Casey McElroy, SS, San Diego; Taylor Motter, SS, Coastal Carolina; Austin Nola, SS, LSU; Joe Panik, SS/3B, St. John's; Tyler Rahmatulla, 2B, UCLA; K.C. Serna, SS, Oregon; Adam Smith, SS, Texas A&M

  • Dreamweaving the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/8/2010 -  12
    to think Frank Viola, right? 28. Zach Lee, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers Skills they love: He won't sign. They'll be hoping for production like: I'm sure the Dodgers wish the best for him as a quarterback

  • 2010 MLB Draft: Not Selected Day 1
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  6
    doesn't have much of either right now. If he makes the Major Leagues, it will be as a reliever, with his career outcomes varying as wide as Colt Griffin and Jonathan Broxton. (Bryan Smith) Zach

  • 2010 MLB Draft Selections
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  20
    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

  • The Next First Round Third Basemen
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/4/2010 -  6
    ) 2003 - Chris Lubanski (PA), Eric Duncan (NJ) 2001 - Joe Mauer (MN) 2000 - Rocco Baldelli (RI), Corey Smith (NJ), Scott Thorman (Canada), Aaron Herr (PA) Even there, you can see that New Jersey

  • 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

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Twins
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/31/2010 -  11
    today. Just know that the Twins have a scouting philosophy that is tried and true, and a budget on the rise. After all the recent extensions, the next person Bill Smith should be contacting for a new

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Seattle
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/31/2010 -  38
    , but I truly believe it was complimentary -- Moore's floor is very high. The pitcher version of this would be Ryan Rowland-Smith, who will have his modest success in Seattle as long as Safeco Field

  • Risky and Rosy
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/9/2010 -  20
    projection. UZR/Fielding Presently, there are both quantitative and anecdotal offerings available, thanks to Sean Smith's TotalZone play by play metric (offered at MinorLeagueSplits), or any

  • WAR's Favorite Position
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/2/2010 -  58
    inspiring list for Yankees fans, who probably wonder why Frank Thomas could not have been ranked higher by BA in 1990, or why I eliminated Cabrera. But I think it does a nice job of highlighting

  • The Next Step
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 2/25/2010 -  18
    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

  • The Greatness of Frank Thomas
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 2/12/2010 -  56
    " currently only extends back to 2002, so for some historical WAR perspective, let's compare some career WAR numbers from Sean "Rally" Smith's historical WAR database. Frank Thomas 75.9 Pete Rose

  • 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

  • Frank Wren Likes Lottery Tickets
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 12/28/2009 -  33
    Frank Wren’s modus operandi to the 2010 offseason: Replace younger, healthier players with older, more injury prone players. He’s not a doctor, but he plays one in real life. Actually, I’m not here

  • 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

  • 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

  • Being Frank About Frank
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/5/2009 -  11
    The biggest loser at the hands of an over-saturated designated hitter market is none other than the Big Hurt himself, Frank Thomas. 40-years-old and finally removed from a nightmarish 2008 season

  • 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

  • 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

  • Daily Graphing - Frank Thomas
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/5/2005 -  0
    After playing 15 years in Chicago, the White Sox bought out Frank Thomas's contract for 3.5 million dollars making him a free agent. The White Sox would have had to pay him 10 million dollars