- 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 – 5/17
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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Joe Biagini: Playfully Irreverent Rule-5 Blue Jay
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- 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
- 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
- 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: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- 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: 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
- Ben Revere the Newest New Blue Jay
- 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
- 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
- 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: 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: 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: The King, Ross, Reimold
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, 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: 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 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
- Five Hitters I Avoid
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 Other Way to Build a Team
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- Daniel Norris: Next Blue Jay in Line
- 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: 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: 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: 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
- 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 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
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- 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
- 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
- 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
- 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
- Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
- 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
- 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
- Projection Leaderboard Fun Courtesy of ZiPS and Fans
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Chris Johnson and Great Players
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Q&A: Marcus Stroman, a Blue Jay Starts Over
- 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
- 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
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Q&A: Anthony Gose, Blue Jay in Progress
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Francisco Cordero, The Blue Jay
- 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
- 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
- GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Jay Payton's Situation
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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: 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Blue Jay Disappointments
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Jay Bruce is Pretty OK
Jay Bruce arrives with a 3-3 night, including 2 walks. Reds fans rejoice:
"Did he actually touch the ground, or did he just glide from base to base?" - On Baseball and The Reds
- The Unsung Blue Jay