- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
Johnson: As for the holds, they're all the same asset class2:51Eric: Jon Jay went down and the Padres still didn't call up Renfroe. Is he ever gonna get a shot this year?2:52Brad Johnson: No idea tbh
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
). phelps, samardzija, or yordano for decent production until stras is back?
Brad Johnson: As long as you can stream, I'd go start by start rather than picking one guy
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
Johnson: I prefer my spot starters to be predictable
They call me Bruce: When does Jay Bruce get traded?
Brad Johnson: late June, early July
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
Brad Johnson: good 4th or 5th outfielder
Brad Johnson: kinda Jon Jay-ish with speed and better plate discipline
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
Brad Johnson: Jay Brucey Bruce
Wadlez: Where are you drafting Trea Turner next year?
Brad Johnson: This is something I
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
, Yorman Rodriguez, and Jose Peraza could carve out a starting role in the majors. It's possible. To me, that quartet looks like a confederacy of fourth outfielders. Once Jay Bruce is gone, it only
- FanGraphs Is Expanding Its Social Media Presence
Please welcome Michelle Jay to FanGraphs. You'll generally find Michelle behind any type of camera lens or social media app. No matter which hat she is wearing at a particular time, we are excited
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- A Defense of Jay Bruce
As a Jay Bruce owner and sympathizer -- or maybe that’s Jay Bruce-owner sympathizer -- I feel compelled to at least take a half-hearted hack at Dave Cameron’s trade value rankings.
While I’ve agreed
- Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
first start as a Blue Jay -- and what a sight that would be for Toronto -- expect to see continued extra breaking balls. And unless Johnson can find the zone with those breaking balls with a little more
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
Here's the transcript from today's chat!
1:44Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get this things started.1:44Brad Johnson: Any deadline chatter before we get down to fantasy team questions?1
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
Here's the transcript from today's chat!
1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then.
4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot.
1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
The transcript is below.
Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross
Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started
JD: Hi Brad, should I drop any of Gausman, Conley, Roark for Rodon in a 10-teamer H2H redraft? I
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
Here's the transcript in glorious HD!
Brad Johnson: Hey all, I opened the queue early to post a poll, but I'm not taking questions yet. If you submit one, I WILL skip it. See you
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks!
Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
The results of today's chat!
1:42Brad Johnson: Howdy folks, let's get this under way1:42Brad Johnson: I briefly considered using only plagiarized responses for this chat, but that seemed like
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
The chat is complete, here's the transcript.
Brad Johnson: Alrighty, let's kick this off. I'll be right back with some water.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
Here's the transcript from today's chat.
Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon.
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
Here are the results of today's chat!
4:00Brad Johnson: Today's chat is brought to you by Yasmany Tomas4:00Brad Johnson: 29 home runs, -0.1 WAR4:01Brad Johnson: aka switch-hitting Jermaine Dye4
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
Brad Johnson: I do think they'll recover, but the damage is already done. You'll need to get lucky streaming high end relievers to make up for it
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
Chat Transcript below!
Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP?
Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close.
Brad Johnson: He's
- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
2:48MLB: 11:48Comment From Fantasy GuruBrad!!!!! I need your fantasy guidance this afternoon!!! Should I start Yordano Ventura in Detroit? Over/Under an ERA of 3.50? 11:49Brad Johnson: Because you
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
Transcript from Tuesday's chat!
Brad Johnson: Ok, I've opened the chat early since I forgot to set the queue to open. You should be able to post questions now
- GIF: Kelly Johnson's Backhand Flip Ooh La La
The Blue Jay Hunter was at it again last night, capturing, for our viewing pleasure, another hot GIF, this time of Kelly Johnson's defensive wizardry in Kansas City.
It was the kind of play
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so.
1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox
Johnson has good stuff
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
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- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- The Daily Grind: Peavy Conley, Bour, Ketel
, and Syndergaard have the three top projections of the day. Greinke is next best. Shelby Miller and Erik Johnson are ranked sixth and seventh. Miller's strong projection caught me off guard. The Cardinals
- Q&A: Kelly Johnson, Sabermetrically Savvy FA
Kelly Johnson may or may not be a Toronto Blue Jay next season, but wherever he ends up, he promises to have a better year with the bat -- regardless of how many times he strikes out. The free-agent
- The Daily Grind: Farmer, Rodon, Welington
Young, Preston Tucker, Jason Castro, Danny Espinosa, Kelly Johnson, Yasmany Tomas, Chris Coghlan, Delmon Young, Nolan Reimold, Steve Pearce
Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis activate! It's a tough matchup
- Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
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Maxwell Take Two
Daily DFS - A Bit Of Everything
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Ross, Latos, Reimold, Jay
1. Maxwell Take Two
Justin Maxwell is back
- The Daily Grind: 7-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
some not-so-bad pitchers.
David Phelps has trimmed his ERA under 4.00, but that can always turn around quickly at Yankee Stadium. The Reds don't have many potent left-handed hitters, but Jay Bruce
- The Daily Grind: Yahoo Exploit, Moore, Bartolo, Zito, Reds
Sometimes I wonder about the inputs to SaberSim. Votto is the top listed hitter, and he also has a favorable GB/FB split tonight. Then I scan down to find Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier listed
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 10
: Eduardo Rodriguez, Logan Verrett, Matt Shoemaker, Trevor Bauer
Pitchers to Exploit: Erik Johnson joined the National League just in time to debut at Coors Field. Helluva way to welcome a fella
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 11
at Great American Ballpark.
Stack Targets: Chris Young, Wily Peralta, Kyle Gibson, Matt Wisler, Erik Johnson, Mike Wright, Logan Verrett, Straily, Fiers, Rodriguez, Happ, Tyler Chatwood
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 15
consider: Daniel Mengden, Juan Nicasio, Kyle Gibson, Erik Johnson
Hitters (power): I've recommended Jon Jay a couple dozen times without ever saying a word about him. He doesn't actually have power
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 27
consider: Mike Pelfrey, Matt Wisler, John Lamb, Kyle Gibson, J.A. Happ, Eddie Butler, Tim Lincecum, Jon Niese, Ubaldo Jimenez, Erik Johnson, Kendall Graveman
Hitters (power): Petco Park is secretly
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 28
, and CC Sabathia hosting the Rangers.
Stack Targets: Eddie Butler, Erik Johnson, Mike Pelfrey, Kyle Gibson, John Lamb, Scott Feldman, Kendall Graveman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jon Niese, Tim Lincecum, Albert
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 31
Also consider: Joe Mauer, Trevor Plouffe, Eduardo Escobar, Melky Cabrera, Justin Morneau, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, James Loney, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, Alex Dickerson, Ryan Schimpf, Yangervis
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 24
, Alex Dickerson, Hunter Renfroe, Jon Jay, Austin Hedges, Enrique Hernandez, Yulieski Gurriel, Franklin Gutierrez, Mike Zunino, Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Kelly
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension
- The Daily Grind: Aces, Moore, Miley
. If you do opt for a cheap pitcher like Bettis, you can try the Blue Jays stack against Rick Porcello. Cueto looks especially good because Joey Votto and Jay Bruce match up well against Trevor May
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 13
. He was one of two owners to eclipse the 200 point threshold with the help of Danny Duffy, Kris Bryant, Manny Machado, and Jay Bruce. Congrats! I hope you entered some GPPs too.
We're doing our
- Exploring My Personal Biases With Adam Jones
a decline in his quality of contact could crater his performance. Think about Jay Bruce in 2014. Playing through seemingly minor knee problems (post surgery recovery) resulted in a dreadful season
- The Siren Song of Correlation
the 600th player taken is worth investigating.
When we sat down to discuss the pick we used on Smoak, both Chad and I expressed hope that good things could happen this season. He's a Blue Jay now
- The Daily Grind: Pompey, Bradley, Vargas
for somebody who's available in almost all leagues.
Also consider: Kennys Vargas, Jon Jay, Kendrys Morales
Hitters (speed): We already discussed Pompey today, but we don't have many options for stolen
- The Daily Grind: Aumont, Bettis, Hechavarria
for ya today. My favorites are below.
Adam LaRoche, Geovany Soto, Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, and J.B. Shuck vs Colby Lewis
Brayan Pena, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce vs Dan Haren
Carlos Santana vs Nate
- The Daily Grind: Hutchison, Urena, Buxton
: Ender Inciarte, Adam Eaton, Jon Jay
4. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green
- The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
has helped him along to a .318/.407/.486 slash.
Also consider: Cory Spangenberg, Angel Pagan, Jon Jay, Adam Eaton
5. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best
- The Daily Grind: Niese, Gibson, Nicolino, Brown
Pena, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce v Ian Kennedy
Junior Lake, Adam Jones, and Manny Machado v Vidal Nuno
3. Tomorrow's Targets - Gibson, Nicolino, Brown, Odubel
Pitchers to Start
- A Distinct Odor
concern regarding his power relates to his pull-happy approach. He pulled 47 percent of his balls in play (tied 15th highest pull rate with Jay Bruce), and he hit for almost no power to the opposite
- Is A.J. Pollock A Top Pick?
in HR/FB. He was adjacent to Brian Dozier and Jay Bruce. His average fly ball went 293 feet - 60th best and farther than Dozier or Bruce (both 285 feet).
While his flies tend to have some oomph behind
- The Kings and Queens of Dollar Days
. Instead, forego that $6 bid on Jay Bruce. He probably won't be worth it.
Becoming the king by default is also simple. Usually, it's whoever is the first to spend all of their excess cash. The more $1
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 9
consider: Dae-ho Lee, Chris Iannetta, Mike Napoli, Brandon Drury, Rickie Weeks, Jon Jay, Brett Wallace, Hyun-soo Kim, John Jaso, Rob Refsnyder
Hitters (speed): Cameron Maybin is technically 51 percent
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 21
consider: Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Jon Jay, Chase Utley, Josh Bell, Scooter Gennett, Justin Bour
Hitters (speed): I've written about Adam Frazier a couple hundred times this year, although I
- 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- Select 2013 World Series Moments as Viewed by ChampAdded
of Saltalamacchia and Breslow.
Game Three is where things get truly interesting. As you may recall, this particular game ended with an obstruction call. Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is credited
- The Daily Grind: 5-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
play. The worst part about his start is he's opposed by Stephen Strasburg. The Reds lineup is also shorthanded with Joey Votto on the sidelines and Jay Bruce on the disabled list.
Wily Peralta has
- The Daily Grind: 7-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
affair. Over-under at 10.5 runs?
Hitters (power): Nolan Reimold will probably start against lefty Tyler Skaggs. In case you missed it, Reimold is a Blue Jay now, and they intend to use him. He could
- The Daily Grind: 7-29-14 - Presented by FanDuel
for the Diamondbacks, although he's not really a speed or power threat.
I guess it's worth noting that Danny Valencia is now a Blue Jay and will face Jon Lester tomorrow. Lester has been very good this year
- The Daily Grind: 8-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Gennett, Jon Jay, and D.J. LeMahieu. They're the types that just look to rope line drives to the opposite field.
Three names leap off the page - Brock Holt, Corey Dickerson, and Josh Harrison
- The Daily Grind: 9-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Jon Jay is hot if you care about such things. Oscar Taveras is probably an option in non-keeper leagues. They oppose Axelrod.
Adam Lind could enjoy Turner.
Wilson Ramos has
- The Daily Grind: 9-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Gomes has been overlooked in some leagues. Correct that in time for his matchup with Lobstein.
Maybe Darin Ruf? Is he worth bothering?
Hitters (speed): Jon Jay is in happy BABIP land, but so what
- The Other Way to Build a Team
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The biggest issue with drafting Ramirez 95th is the opportunity cost at other positions. Mookie Betts, Jay Bruce, Jorge Soler, Mark Trumbo, and J.D. Martinez have comparable or higher
- The FSWA Draft And H2H Wrinkles
to test the waters. Since he's likely to gain outfield eligibility now, he'll be a nice depth piece. I could have used those $16 in a smarter way, such as a $12 Jay Bruce and a modest upgrade to the back
- The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
Josh Reddick vs. Shane Greene
Avisail Garcia vs. Yovani Gallardo
Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Zack Cozart vs. Aaron Harang
Carlos Santana and Michael Bourn vs. Chris Young
- The Daily Grind: Rain, Matz, Masterson
sanguine. Any excuse to use "sanguine."
Also consider: Jon Jay, Will Venable, Gregor Blanco, Angel Pagan, Billy Burns, Eddie Rosario
4. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have
- The Daily Grind: More Trades, Hendricks, Bettis
Adam Jones and Manny Machado vs Colby Lewis
George Springer, Hank Conger, and Evan Gattis vs Danny Duffy
David DeJesus and Asdrubal Cabrera vs Danny Salazar
Brayan Pena, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce
- The Daily Grind: Lester, Nelson, Adonis
could acquire Chapman or a package of Albert Pujols, Santiago Casilla, and Jay Bruce for one keeper. If the offensive players won't influence your place in the standings, and you also have some room
- The Daily Grind: Jones, Corbin, Smyly, Valencia
see in a Jay Bruce or Chris Carter. When he's cheap, take advantage of the savings relative to his talent.
2. Daily DFS - Corbin
Early: We have just two early games today
- The Daily Grind: Eickhoff, Hill, Heston, Parker
really foresee a stolen base, but he should at least have an opportunity or two.
Also consider: Kelby Tomlinson, Angel Pagan, Jimmy Rollins, Jon Jay (0 SB in 2015), Ichiro Suzuki
6. The Factor Grid
- Fantasy Implications of the 2015 Rule 5 Draft
, Jon Jay, and Melvin Upton. He's said to be the type of player who needs everyday action to stay consistent. I assume he's a fallback plan in the event the Padres find a suitor for Kemp. If he's
- Crazy Crazy Crazy Drafts
, it also takes a LONG time for budgets to dwindle. By the time you're ready to clean up the value picks, you'll find yourself with $18 budgeted for Jay Bruce.
So I went aggressive. How aggressive? Mike
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 7
Rollins, Cory Spangenberg, Jon Jay, Socrates Brito
4. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 9
. There's no upside here.
Also consider: Travis Shaw, Logan Morrison, C.J. Cron, Jon Jay, Yangervis Solarte, Ben Paulsen, Seth Smith, Brett Lawrie
Hitters (speed): With Kyle Schwarber bushwhacked
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 11
consider: Darin Ruf, Jon Jay, Mike Napoli, Ben Paulsen, Josh Phegley, Franklin Gutierrez
Hitters (speed): Turn to the nation's capitol for a classic episode of Dusty Being Dusty. Leadoff man du jour
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 15
Also consider: Jake Lamb, Jon Jay, Scooter Gennett, John Jaso, Steve Pearce, Jed Lowrie, Tommy La Stella, Joe Mauer, Franklin Gutierrez
Hitters (speed): Should Joey Rickard
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 2
.271/.366/.436 hitter versus lefties. He also bats near the top of the order when opposed by a southpaw.
Also consider: Jon Jay, Alexei Ramirez, Seth Smith, Oswaldo Arcia, Steve Pearce, Brandon
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 11
consider: Jon Jay, Jonathan Villar, Cesar Hernandez, Anthony Gose
6. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 14
/.462 slash against southpaws is well above average for a catcher.
Also consider: Chase Utley, Jake Lamb, Brandon Drury, Ben Paulsen, Franklin Gutierrez, Brett Wallace, Jon Jay, Adam Duvall, Ryan
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 6
the rest of the season. In terms of fantasy value, he reminds me of a better hitting version of Gerardo Parra. Physically, the comp doesn't hold up.
Also consider: Jon Jay, Yangervis Solarte, Brett
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 7
Also consider: Enrique Hernandez, Robbie Grossman, Justin Bour, Stephen Vogt, Brandon Moss, Matt Adams, Rob Refsnyder, Jeff Francouer, Jon Jay
Hitters (speed): I keep forgetting to add
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 1
Renfroe and Manuel Margot in the minors until September, that means Alex Dickerson and Travis Jankowski will continue to be everyday guys when Jon Jay returns in a few days. Good news for fantasy owners. I
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 8
Also consider: Alex Dickerson, Ryan Schimpf, Yangervis Solarte, Jon Jay, Gerardo Parra, Adam Lind, Seth Smith, Ryan Rua, Lonnie Chisenhall
Hitters (speed): Jace Peterson has attempted four steals
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 12
back in gear even if Atlanta has performed as one of the top pitchers' parks this year.
Also consider: Jon Jay, Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Seth Smith, Adam Lind, Stephen
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 19
Also consider: Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Jon Jay, Franklin Gutierrez, Michael Saunders, Chase Utley, Robbie Grossman, Kennys Vargas, Chris Carter, Domingo Santana, Josh Bell, Corey
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 22
appearances. That's a 40 homer pace. Go ahead and grab a share opposite the broken shell of Miller.
Also consider: Jon Jay, Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Stephen Cardullo, Chase Utley, Seth Smith, Adam Lind
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 26
Dickerson, Jon Jay, Hunter Renfroe, Chase Utley, C.J. Cron, Seth Smith, Adam Lind, Melky Cabrera, Freddy Galvis, Andrew Benintendi
Hitters (speed): Hernan Perez's ownership has fallen to 55 percent
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 30
Bradley. The D'Back is susceptible to those south-sided bats.
Also consider: Seth Smith, Adam Lind, Rickie Weeks, Mitch Haniger, Welington Castillo, Brandon Drury, Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Jon Jay
- 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
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the most likely in baseball to hit over 30 home runs. Other players who are projected to hit 30 home runs by one of the two systems are Mark Trumbo, Jay Bruce, Pedro Alvarez, Chris Carter, Adam Jones
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
much outfield work.
I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold.
*manager demotes Johnson in the lineup
5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- Field of Streams: Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss the return of Francisco Cervelli, picking on Jacob
- Jay Bruce is Pretty OK
Jay Bruce arrives with a 3-3 night, including 2 walks. Reds fans rejoice:
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- Jon Jay Jingleheimer Schmidt
Whenever we go out, the people always shout: "Is it time to pick up Jon Jay for my lineup quick?" And I say: "Probably not if he's available in your league," which doesn't quite make for a good song
- Jay[ton] Mohr Weighs In
In case you missed it in the Twitter explosion last night, Jay Mohr, actor and comedian (whose name is eerily similar to that of Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore), weighed in on the Royals-Rays
- Projecting Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce so far, in two major league seasons, has a .328 career wOBA in 839 plate appearances. As such, one might be surprised to see the following Bill James projection on his player page:
- Trying to Remember Jay Gibbons
All-Star Week was marred by the surprising news that Jay Gibbons retired. It was surprising in the sense that many probably did not realize that Gibbons was still "in baseball." It has been a semi
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Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant
- Believe in Jay Bruce
Few young sluggers entered the 2009 season with more fanfare than Cincinnati's Jay Bruce. The sweet-swinging lefty terrorized minor league pitchers, batting .308/.366/.551 on the farm and reaching
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Jay Bruce
Since you guys really seemed to have liked the ADP Crowdsourcing idea, we’re going to march forward and do a couple every week. Today, I’m going to tackle Jay Bruce, and the results for both Morrow
- What Jay Bruce Is Missing
Well, a new team, for starters. What Jay Bruce is missing is a new team. Rather, a new team is missing Jay Bruce. Twice now, the Reds have reportedly been on the verge of trading Bruce. First
- Jay Bruce: What Happened?
When the 2013 season ended, Jay Bruce was 26 and coming off of three straight 30-homer seasons. Sure, he struck out a bit much, and had some issues defensively, but he was a young man in his prime
- Jay Bruce's May Surge
After a slow first month of the season - in which he hit .237/.306/.381 - Jay Bruce is absolutely on fire in the month of May. Even though Joe Pawlikowski recently wrote about the difficulty involved
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It has been 10 years since Jay Payton broke into the majors on a permanent basis with the New York Mets and five seasons since he played his last game with a National League team. Further, it has
- Jay Sborz's Career Revival
Perhaps not as visibly as Jack Moore's earlier morning post on a reliever making good, Jay Sborz closed out his fifth game of the season in perfect fashion last night for the Toledo Mudhens
- Jay Bruce's Oddity
towards the player’s true talent level. For an example of what people think of as the textbook definition of a young player improving, take a certain member of the Reds. This is Jay Bruce’s third big
- Jay Bruce: Born to Hit
As mentioned yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds outfield is something of a mess right now. However, there is one leviathan-sized exception: 21 year-old prodigy Jay Bruce. Since the Texas native
- Jay Bruce On Hitting
Before a game against the Padres, I sat down with Reds outfielder Jay Bruce to talk about his frustrating season so far, divorcing process from results, the value of routine, and his hitting approach
- The Jay Bruce Extension
Late last night (or very early this morning), Jerry Crasnick reported that the Cincinnati Reds signed emerging star Jay Bruce to a six-year, $51 million dollar contract with a club option
- Jay Bruce Bottoms Out
Hindsight is 20/20, so the old saying goes, but in retrospect, it shouldn't be that surprising that Jay Bruce had a season like he just did. Looking at his 2011-2013 seasons, he was already
- Johnson's Domination
Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002.
For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons:
1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA
- Jon Jay Gets Expanded Play
With Ryan Ludwick headed to San Diego as part of a three-team swap that netted St. Louis Jake Westbrook, Jon Jay's role with the Cards will expand. The 25-year-old's big league career is off
- The Unsung Blue Jay
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- Jay Bruce and Batted Ball Distance
Yesterday, our own David Golebiewski, looked at how Jay Bruce was progressing at the plate. In the comments, Jason461 noted that Bruce broke his wrist last season on July 12th and the injury could
- Mike Stanton Versus Jay Bruce
down across baseball, he's a stud.
24-year-old Jay Bruce also has gobs of power. His strikeout rate is better than Stanton's, and with neutral luck, he should have a better batting average. Last
- The Jay Bruce Defensive Metrics Test
Jay Bruce is going to be traded. That's a near-certainty. He's the only player on this year's market to be (almost) traded not once, but twice by the team for which he still plays. The rumors have
- Jay Bruce and the Problem with Player Evaluation
From the start, Jay Bruce has done just what every fan wants to see from a young player who just signed a contract extension. He started out on fire, going 15 for his first 30, with three doubles
- What Happened To Davey Johnson?
Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon:
"I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways."
When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy
- What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson!
The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson
- Randy Johnson's Countdown
Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has
- Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had
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that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player.
Johnson went from the Diamondbacks
- Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run
- Josh Johnson's Extension
The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10
- A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
As you have surely heard, Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. Matthew took the first look at this, noting that he retires as someone who could be a three-win pitcher next year. Here
- The Return of Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven
- Josh Johnson's Curveball
We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site.
Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- The Josh Johnson Dilemma
Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did
- Relative Waiver Wire: Jon Jay, Chris Coghlan
at this time of year can change in an instant. It’s always tempting to ride a hot hand. But which hot hands are set up to keep it up?
OF Jon Jay, St. Louis Cardinals
Ownership: CBS 23% | Yahoo! 18
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Buying Low on Josh Johnson
It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having
- Robbing Johnson of a Shot
(and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves.
Johnson, 25, was selected out of college
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both.
Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had
- Randy Johnson Retires
Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left
- Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy
- Zach Britton & Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
as the Athletics are, you couldn't ask for two better ballparks for a late-season spot starter.
Jon Jay | OF | Cardinals | Owned: 28% Yahoo! and 56.9% ESPN
Of the 200 players to come
- Nick Blackburn and Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
% ownership rate would make a good match.
Jon Jay: 7% ownership
Tony LaRussa hates us. That’s something you have to understand. In the same vein that Mike Shanahan hates fantasy football with his
- Recalling Jim Johnson
to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth
- Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners.
First of all, let's establish the fact
- No Love For Jim Johnson?
and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love?
I did a mock draft
- Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed.
Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned)
- Jon Jay, Dexter Fowler: National League OF Update
despite his flaws.
Jon Jay (2% owned in Yahoo, 0.4% owned in ESPN)
Sometimes we get too wrapped up in a player's faults. Sure, Jay was lucky last year when he had a .350 BABIP propping up his nice
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- Tweet! Jay Bilas, The 70's Astros, and Maryland
For those of you (like me) into the aesthetics of athletics, the uniforms worn by the University of Maryland Monday night where a largely discussed topic. Many -- like the afore-noted Jay Bilas
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar
- Jay Bruce Makes the Mets More Mets
and got another corner outfielder when they traded 22-year-old infielder Dilson Herrera and another minor leaguer for the Reds' Jay Bruce.
Since the Mets have an affordable $13m option on Bruce next
- Jay Bruce, Matt Kemp, Perception, and Reality
is unbelievably impressive considering the price other teams are paying for defensively-challenged power-hitting outfielders.
Take Jay Bruce. One of the hottest names on the hot stove this July, he got
- Prospect Stock Watch: Tate, Jay, Fulmer
Jay | LHP | Twins
ETA: late 2017
The Twins have been known for developing bats in recent years but Minnesota has a strong wave of arms nearing The Show. Jay has been excellent in high
- Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips
and Colorado Rockies are in a decent position to move two hitters, neither of whom are rentals nor franchise cornerstones. Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez are remarkably similar players and both could
- Jay Bruce Might Finally Get Traded
Jay Bruce's tenure with the Reds has reached the kids in the back seat asking "Are we there, yet?" stage. It feels like he should have been traded a while ago, yet here is, again a trade target
- Jay Bruce Showing Improvement Against Lefties
To date, Jay Bruce hasn't lived up to the hype that comes with being the No. 1 prospect in baseball. He's made progress for sure, and it shows in his 2009 numbers. His OBP sits at .345, far above his
- Troy O'Leary Versus Jay Payton For a Meaningless Crown
Clutch history. I narrowed it down to a pair of choices, they are as follows:
Jay Payton 2006, Oakland Athletics
Somehow he finished with a 2.55 Clutch rating; “somehow” because Payton hit .296
- Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting.
As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances
- The Mets Didn't Get the Jay Bruce They Traded For
On August 1, within an hour of this season's trade deadline coming to a close, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds finalized a trade which sent outfielder Jay Bruce to New York in exchange
- Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak
- Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and the Back Leg
led to Votto's quad problems -- "It's hard to imagine it wasn't," the first baseman said, "It's a gradual weakening of the leg" -- and it was the source of Jay Bruce's poor start to the season last
- Jay Bruce: He Is Who You Think He Is
Jay Bruce has had a three year stretch of significant consistency. Check out the chart below showing the lack of variance.
- Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
, nearly 85% of the way through the season, is Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson - not Roy Halladay, nor Ubaldo Jimenez, not Cliff Lee, not Felix Hernandez, and not CC Sabathia. Johnson is establishing
- Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
There have been plenty of good signs in Josh Johnson's return from a season-ending shoulder injury this year. His 2.98 FIP is excellent; he's striking out nearly eight batters per nine innings
- Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
The month of June has been very kind to Josh Johnson. In 14.2 innings, the big right-hander owns a 1.84 ERA with impressive peripheral numbers to match: 16 strikeouts, just four walks, and no home
- Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
Moving back to the mound in our series on free agent bargains, we find an interesting name - the tallest player in baseball and a sure fire Hall of Famer, you wouldn't think Randy Johnson would fly
- Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
he will probably cease to provide the kind of value for which his new owners are hoping. Especially in light of reports that Chris Johnson wouldn’t lose playing time now that Freddie Freeman has
- Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
The league leader in WAR for second basemen? Kelly Johnson. I made some pretty bold predictions in our staff-wide preseason series, one of them being that Matt Kemp will not even get to 30/30
- Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
Justin Morneau has the highest WAR in baseball right now, but you probably knew that. Know who is second?
Josh Johnson. With another dominating start last night, the Marlins ace has now thrown
- Things to Buy: Will Johnson Baseball Art
Doctor Cyclops, by Will Johnson
When I am sad, I like to spend money. Because I am often sad, I am in big time mondo debt, as many of you know. At the moment, my cash flow is such that I cannot
- Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
This afternoon, it was reported that the Rays will ink Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. It’s an interesting match, as Johnson provides the Rays with the one thing that they like -- a player who has
- Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
The news is breaking now. It seems that Josh Johnson has gotten $8 million dollars from the Padres to pitch in 2014, according to Jerry Crasnick. By itself, that is an interesting match -- Johnson
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were
- Micah Johnson: Wheels...and What Else?
(fourth if you count the Mexican League), a full dozen behind White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson, who has blazed his way to 54 thefts in 66 contests.
Anybody who produces that sort of stolen
- Q&A: Anthony Gose, Blue Jay in Progress
- Q&A: Marcus Stroman, a Blue Jay Starts Over
- Ben Revere the Newest New Blue Jay
- Joe Biagini: Playfully Irreverent Rule-5 Blue Jay
- Rowdy Tellez: A Future Jay and the Chip on His Shoulder
- Daniel Norris: Next Blue Jay in Line
- Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
As we continue to examine Zach Sanders' Third Base End of Season Rankings, let's scroll down to number 22 where we find Arizona's Chris Johnson who, according to the calculations, produced a $3 value
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
three years, and Joey Votto isn't far behind him. What might surprise you is the name that sits in the 34th spot out of the 150 qualified hitters: Kelly Johnson.
At a .382 wOBA against lefties since
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA
- Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
(Get it, pitchman?)
Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson!
This advertisement just adds
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Josh Johnson.
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
you be in panic mode for wins and strikeouts, a mode in which the author of this post resides in at least two leagues. So let's get to it.
Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged
- GIF: Actual Prospect Illinois Left-Hander Tyler Jay's Changeup
, Illinois left-hander Tyler Jay was a relative unknown entering the summer but pitched in relief for Team USA and exhibited a "93-97 mph [fastball] with above-average to plus curveball and changeup." He
- Kelly Johnson: Why the Low AVG?
Kelly Johnson came into the season a fairly decent option at second base. In one keeper league I was in, him and Ben Zobrist were both available. I considered them to be at the same talent level
- It's Been a Year-Plus Since This Site Made a Jon/John Jay Joke
) neglected some primal call from their interior selves. Because, regard: the St. Louis Cardinals, for their LCS game tonight, once again feature Jon Jay in center field. But regard, also: it's somehow
- NEWS: Very Pitiful Man Dreams Jay Bruce Actually Not on DL
disabled list, Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce actually isn't on the 15-day disabled list.
"It was disturbingly realistic," said a visibly shaken Warren Boyd, 34, outside of his suburban