- Jacob's Climbing the Ladder
Like David Price and Wade Davis, Jacob McGee is yet another promising, young pitcher in the Rays system. However, the southpaw, like Davis, is finding Double-A to be a little bit more challenging
- Jacob deGrom Fearless Forecast
, the world at large is still underrating Jacob deGrom.
First off, I recommend you read this FanGraphs article from midsummer, detailing the changes he made to his pitching mechanics to make this "rags
- Jacob Turner and the Lost Fastball
The scouts were filling up the press box Tuesday night in Detroit. Two prospects took the mound for the Angels and the Tigers, Garrett Richards and Jacob Turner, with each presenting a possible trade
- Jacob deGrom and Hitting the Wall
, and Harvey’s potential playoff availability in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. And, before the World Series started, Mets manager Terry Collins alluded to Jacob deGrom also feeling
- Why Jacob deGrom is for Real
one. But despite his mediocre minor league track record that fails to foreshadow the type of success he enjoyed during his Mets debut, Jacob deGrom is for real. Here's why:
He Possesses a Full
- Wilson On the Move?
Jack Wilson of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been linked to numerous teams this offseason. It seemed for a bit as though a deal shipping him to the Tigers had been completed. Reports then surfaced
- A Reason For Pessimism About Jacob Turner
According to Keith Law, the Cubs have acquired Jacob Turner from the Marlins for "a couple of minor leaguers". Turner was a pretty high profile prospect a few years ago, is just 23
- 2015 Pod Projections: Jacob deGrom
commenters ask for advice when choosing between this Monday's Pod Projectionee, Carlos Carrasco, and today's choice, Jacob deGrom. You'll see when I unveil my full deGrom projection below, but it's a rather
- GIF: Jacob deGrom Hair Simulator
- Jacob's Ladder: Arrieta's Atypical Ascent
- Brian Wilson's Fantastic Offseason
On January 30 of this year Brian Wilson and the Giants came to an agreement on a one year deal for $4.4 million to avoid Wilson's first year of arbitration. Based on our standard expectation
- CJ Wilson Is a Pranking Fool
Somehow this one slipped between the cracks -- C.J. Wilson pranked Mike Napoli... by putting the catcher's phone number on twitter. He wasn't particularly contrite about it afterwards either
- C.J. Wilson the Starter
After enjoying a career year pitching out of the 'pen for the Rangers in 2009, C.J. Wilson was shifted to the starting rotation this past spring. Prior to April 8th, 2010, the 29-year-old hadn't
- C.J. Wilson: Starting Pitcher
C.J. Wilson's debut as a starting pitcher against Toronto yesterday could not have gone much better. Wilson threw 7 shutout innings, only allowing 5 hits, while striking out a remarkable 9 batters
- C.J. Wilson: Starting Pitcher?
The Texas Rangers are considering moving reliever C.J. Wilson into their starting rotation, and he has done nothing but impress them this spring. Of course, one shouldn't put undue (i.e., any) weight
- Trade Me C.J. Wilson
Just four short days ago, Jeff Zimmerman inspired anger and vitriol from the loyal readers of this blog by suggesting that it was time to sell C.J. Wilson.
Well, I am nothing if not a man
- I Am Not Brian Wilson
chanting: "Brian. Wilson." Clapclap, clapclapclap.
This is why:
But I am not, in fact, Brian Wilson, though my face proteins may resemble his. Let us examine the differences:
- Remembering Jack Wilson
Likely waiting tastefully until the Talk Like a Pirate Day celebrations were in the rear view mirror, longtime Pittsburgh (and short-time Seattle and Atlanta) shortstop Jack Wilson, who was released
- Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
Early in the season Eno Sarris introduced us to Brian Wilson's flithy two-seam fastball, a pitch Wilson claims to have added this year. Sarris's GIF showed Jamey Carroll flailing wildly at Wilson's
- Brian Wilson Gets to Hit
To the best of my knowledge, nobody has appointed me as president of label assignments, but I think calling Brian Wilson a great reliever is a worthwhile argument. He holds a 3.04 FIP over his
- Win a Date With C.J. Wilson!
Swoon. C.J. Wilson is a free agent, and although not the prettiest girl at the dance (figuratively of course!) he is sure to have his fair share of sugar daddies vying for his services. Where's
- Take My C.J. Wilson
C.J. Wilson was paid $77.5M this off season to come in and be a front line starter for the Angels. With Jered Weaver and Dan Haren already on the team, he wasn't going to be the only ace of the staff
- C.J. Wilson Rebounds
C.J. Wilson put together an altogether terrific 2011 season, even garnering a good deal of votes for the Cy Young award that year. He posted a 2.94 ERA with 16 wins and a 23% strikeout rate
- The NotGraphs Roast of Brian Wilson
I'd like to thank you all for attending this roast of the man of the hour, Brian Wilson. This, of course, is not the Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys -- the drug-addled man child who famously spent
- Shoulder Woes Shelve Tigers Prospect Jacob Turner
for the fifth spot this spring. Right-hander Jacob Turner -- the team's top prospect and the 18th best prospect in baseball according to our own Marc Hulet -- was in the running for the job until the team shut
- JABO: Jacob deGrom Goes Full Pedro
that is already alongside some of the great starting pitchers in history -- went head to head versus Jacob deGrom, a leading National League Cy Young Award candidate and ace of the Mets staff.
- Wilson Betemit Goes to Detroit
Though they currently lead the wide-open AL Central by just a half game, the Detroit Tigers showed Wednesday that they aren't willing to stand pat by acquiring Wilson Betemit from the Kansas City
- Jacob deGrom's Breakout Season in Eight Batters
I'd like to believe that Jacob deGrom started out as hair. Just hair. Over time, that hair grew into much more than just hair, eventually sprouting a full human figure and developing world-class
- Wilson Ramos Progressing at the Plate
Entering the 2011 season, Wilson Ramos had three main obstacles standing between him and the Washington Nationals' starting catcher job.
One was Ivan Rodriguez. Though Pudge hasn't possessed
- Replacing Wilson Ramos
Talk about your run of bad luck...
Wilson Ramos signs with the Twins, forever to be blocked from a starting gig with Joe Mauer already in-house. He gets traded to the Nationals who then decide
- Jacob deGrom is a Strikeout Artist on Select Canvases
of the list after the first half he has put together, one that could land him in the All-Star Game if he can win the fan vote. The man just behind him with 19 strikeouts? He’s more of a surprise.
- Why Jacob deGrom is Better Than We Thought
During his minor league career, Jacob deGrom had a 3.62 ERA and struck out batters at about a league-average rate. Those are OK numbers, but without the context of his actual stuff
- Playing Roulette with Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos did enough in 2014 to tease fantasy baseball players again. He batted .267/.299/.399, with 11 home runs, in 361 plate appearances (88 games). He missed time, of course, wasting little
- Wilson Ramos Disappoints
Frankly, the best thing we can say about Wilson Ramo’s 2015 season is that he stayed healthy and managed over 500 PAs. He ended the season with a .231/.260/.360 line with 16 doubles and 15 home runs
- Relative Waiver Wire: Steve Pearce, Jacob Turner
(concussion) and Lonnie Chisenhall. Pearce has bopped 15 bombs in 276 at-bats. Give him a shot.
SP Jacob Turner, Chicago Cubs
Ownership: CBS 6% | Yahoo! 1% | ESPN 0.2%
Dave Cameron’s reaction to the Cubs
- Your Move, Brian Wilson's Beard
Yeah, Brian Wilson's two-seamer (featured below!) is impressive enough, and I can forgive his reluctance to brawl with randomly outraged A's fans. What I shall not abide is if Mr. Wilson and his
- Ryan Zimmerman, Jacob deGrom and Sitting on a Fastball
- On the Unintended Consequences of Hack Wilson's Gut
I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Mickey Kefauver's forthcoming biography of Hack Wilson, The Aching Beauty of an American Sot. Kefauver's work contains multitudes, and among those
- Brian Wilson's Cavalcade of Sex Metaphors
Internet computers everywhere are no doubt aware of Brian Wilson's championship appearance on something called "Lopez Tonight," but we'd be remiss if we didn't post it anyway. As you'll soon see
- Is Phil Coke The Next C.J. Wilson?
The Rangers made a pretty bold move last year when they moved long-time reliever and sometimes closer C.J. Wilson into the rotation, and he rewarded them with 4.4 WAR season and four pretty good
- Why I'm Down on C.J. Wilson
was C.J. Wilson landing in the third tier, ranking 16th among all AL starters. This ranking was behind guys like Brandon Morrow, Colby Lewis and Max Scherzer, who it is likely that the vast majority
- For C.J. Wilson, Regarding His Dilemma
Texas Ranger starter C.J. Wilson suggested today via Twitter not only that (a) he's occasionally frustrated by the questions he's asked by reporters but that (b) he'd entertain the possibility
- Who Might Replace Brian Wilson?
happened to closer to Brian Wilson as well. Romo recorded two quick outs before giving up a double to Melvin Mora, then was replaced by Jeremy Affeldt who got the lefty swinging Seth Smith to ground
- Cabrera, Wilson and Schafer: Mining the Minors
Justin Wilson, Pirates SP
CURRENT LEVEL: Triple-A
MILB STATS: 6-4 W-L, 3.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 7 HRs, 89:40 K:BB over 85.2 IPs
- The Daily Grind: Fiers, Wright, Wilson
Daily DFS - Fiers, Collmenter
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Wright, Wilson, Moreland, Burns
1. The Rake
Let's continue talking about the future
- Wilson Ramos Is Home. Now What?
It's been a week since Wilson Ramos was kidnapped and rescued, in what was one of the most shocking baseball stories in a long time. In a certain sense, the Wilson Ramos kidnapping
- Wilson Ramos’ Power Seems to Be Returning
Perhaps, more accurately, Wilson Ramos’ brand of power is returning.
The Washington Nationals’ backstop has slashed .333/.347/.563, with three home runs and two doubles for a .229 ISO, in 49 plate
- Wilson Ramos' Home Run Surge
He didn't accumulate enough plate appearances to qualify for the end of season rankings, but Wilson Ramos still finished 16th in overall fantasy value according to CBS, despite just 287 at-bats
- Wilson Ramos and the Prejudice of Injury Expectations
One might think, given the value of 20 home runs in fantasy -- from a catcher, no less -- that Wilson Ramos would be a man in demand. After all, he put up 16 dingers last year, good for 10th among
- Why Did C.J. Wilson Sign for Cheap?
Thursday morning C.J. Wilson, the consensus top free agent starting pitcher, signed a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels. His new contract has an average annual value of $15.5 million
- Jacob Lamb & Brad Penny: Deep League Waiver Wire
to the end of the line in 2014, so let’s not waste any time looking at two deep-leaguers who could offer help in NL-only leagues.
Jacob Lamb / 3B / Arizona Diamondbacks
0% Yahoo / 0% ESPN / 9% CBS
- What if Russell Wilson had Stuck with Baseball?
Four weeks after he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at MetLife Staduim in February of 2014, Russell Wilson reported to Surprise Arizona to participate in spring training with the Texas Rangers
- C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle, and The Manic Marlins
As of this writing -- and the way news is breaking right now, this could be outdated in anywhere from twelve hours to twelve seconds -- the market for C.J. Wilson still stands at two teams
- Brian Wilson, the Gauntlet Lies Before You
I make no secret of my admiration for Brian "Sounds Delicious" Wilson and his objectively delightful maniac's beard. So it concerns me to know that sinister forces are seeking to do him harm
- C.J. Wilson: Either a God Among Men or a Turd
attributes. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the hyper-licensed C.J. Wilson.
After about minute 1:07 in the following video, I began to lift Mr. Wilson to a new level of esteem. At first, I thought
- Jacob deGrom, Pitch-Tipping, and Last Night's Fifth Inning
good at this advance scouting stuff.
Fast forward to last night’s Game Two against the Mets. Starter Jacob deGrom gave up four runs in the fifth inning on a walk and five singles. Following the game
- Brian Wilson Has Thought This Whole Thing Through
Maybe you've seen the commercials and are tired of them. Maybe you didn't like the gimp interview. Maybe you think the hair is ridiculous. That's fine with Brian Wilson. There might be some ancillary
- Dodgers Risk Little in Signing Brian Wilson
to try and improve their club without making Casey Blake for Carlos Santana Part Duex by signing free-agent reliever Brian Wilson. It's a no-risk deal on both sides, and if it works it could pay
- Austin Wilson Is Not Only All About Tools
Watch Austin Wilson do anything on the field and you're struck by his athleticism. Six-foot-five, 244 pounds of muscle, he glides across center field in the Sunken Diamond on defense. During batting
- FanGraphs Audio: Angels Left-Hander C.J. Wilson
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, discusses all manner of advanced baseball analysis with Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related
- Brian Wilson Has a Filthy... Two Seamer
Swing, miss, get hit in the butt.
Brian Wilson threw this pitch.
It started in the strike zone, going, oh, about 95 miles per hour, and ended up in the dirt behind Jamey Carroll. Strike three
- Game Preview: Chris Carpenter vs. C.J. Wilson
Chris Carpenter and C.J. Wilson face off tonight in Game 5 of the World Series, in a rematch of Game 1. How did each pitcher attack the other during their first start? Should they try anything
- One Night Only: C.J. Wilson's WAR
Minnesota (7) at Texas (8) | 8:05pm ET
Twins: Brian Duensing (6)
84.1 IP, 5.12 K/9, 2.03 BB/9, .249 BABIP, 53.6% GB, 6.3% HR/FB, 3.99 xFIP
Rangers: C.J. Wilson (3
- Brian Wilson, The Winter's Most Unique Free Agent
Brian Wilson is a weird guy. You know that because you have eyes and watch baseball, and you’ve heard all about the beard and the Taco Bell ads. Honestly, I'm really not sure anything I say can sum
- Closer Updates: Thornton, Wilson, Francisco, Kimbrel
Brian Wilson | Giants
Our top ranked reliever coming into the season, Wilson strained his oblique sometime last week and was scheduled to undergo tests on Monday. Unsurprisingly, the guy who
- Hit More Fly Balls, Wilson Ramos!
Wilson Ramos is currently third on the Nationals with 7 home runs. He has done that on 41 fly balls, for a HR/FB rate of 17.1%. But Ramos has also hit the ball on the ground in play 103 times. Throw
- Q&A: Austin Wilson, Seattle Mariners Outfield Prospect
The Seattle Mariners may have gotten the steal of the 2013 draft when they selected Austin Wilson in the second round. The 21-year-old outfielder is a five-tool player with a world of potential
- Wilson Ramos & Lonnie Chisenhall: Waiver Wire
into the year is targeting talented players who have faltered early in the year. In the case of Wilson Ramos, two injuries limited his playing time, making him available in most leagues. For Lonnie
- Video: Brian Wilson Breaks Baseball Bat Using Beard
Brian Wilson is on the disabled list. His beard is not.
Fear the beard, my friends. I do.
- Wilson Ramos and Alex Presley: Waiver Wire Help
at this point in time. Here's a pair of guys that just might fit that description.
Wilson Ramos |C| Ownership: ESPN - 12.4% Yahoo - 14.0%
While a guy like Yadier Molina is owned in more than
- Wilson Betemit Making His Arbitration Case
fulfill some of his promise. Rarely does it actually happen. In this way the Royals have gotten lucky. During the off-season they signed Wilson Betemit to a minor league contract. About two months
- Should Teams Be Worried About C.J. Wilson's Post-Season?
"He just can't win the big one." Whether you believe in that narrative or choose to ignore it, someone is going to write those words about C.J. Wilson this off-season. Widely considered the best
- Brian Wilson Presents: The Best of Casey Blake
- Apropos of So Little: Video of Willie Wilson Playing HS Football
with former Royals outfielder Willie Wilson in 1973 or whatever and then watching grainy footage, while drinking even more, of giant and fast Willie Wilson scoring all different kinds of touchdowns against
- Mike Wilson and Carlos Peguero: Deep League WW Mariners Edition
if they have any fantasy potential in deeper leagues.
Mike Wilson, OF | 2% Owned
Wilson is not exactly a prospect, as he is already 27 years old and has received Triple-A each season since
- C.J. Wilson Just Saw His Draft Cost Drop
A week ago I analyzed David Freese's big postseason and speculated that it would inflate his cost in 2012 drafts. C.J. Wilson, on the other hand, has likely seen his 2012 draft cost move
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Conor Jackson, Darwin Barney, Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos | 5% | 0%
The Nationals’ “Catcher of the Future,” Ramos is seeing big league at bats in 2011. Manager Jim Riggleman has said that Ramos will be in the lineup
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 2: Wilson Betemit
an everyday job. Today, let's examine another guy who was once highly-touted, Wilson Betemit.
Betemit knows a thing or two about heightened expectations. The switch-hitter was once the next big
- Jack Hannahan and Wilson Betemit as Stopgap Measures at Third Base
% of his total RBI production) and a .226 batting average which is something that I just can't recommend anyone putting up with.
I can't think of Betemit without hearing Chris
- C.J. Wilson on Spin Rate, Arm Angles and Exploiting Weaknesses
C.J. Wilson doesn't have a simple approach to pitching. The 33-year-old Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lefthander throws everything but the kitchen sink at opposing batters, and there's a reason
- Video: Brian Wilson, Cody Ross & Internet Sensation Keenan Cahill