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  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  0
    The transcript is below. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross 1:46 Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    Johnson: I prefer my spot starters to be predictable 2:05 They call me Bruce: When does Jay Bruce get traded? 2:05 Brad Johnson: late June, early July

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/14/2016 -  7
    /.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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/11/2016 -  5
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  0
    1:44 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started 1:45 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript in glorious HD! 1:17 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2016 -  7
    .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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    ? 1:45 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 1:45 Dr

  • Joe Biagini: Playfully Irreverent Rule-5 Blue Jay
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/19/2016 -  5

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  2
    Chat Transcript below! 1:41 Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP? 1:41 Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close. 1:41 Brad Johnson: He's

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 15
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2016 -  4
    mph anymore. 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  7
    Transcript from Tuesday's chat!   1:16 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2016 -  2
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/9/2016 -  0
    . 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2016 -  1
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  0

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2016 -  25
    , 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/8/2016 -  15
    , 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2016 -  15
    . 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
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 2/23/2016 -  5
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/11/2015 -  8
    , 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 RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2015 -  35
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/24/2015 -  3
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2015 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12

  • The Daily Grind: Peavy Conley, Bour, Ketel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2015 -  0
    , 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/1/2015 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/29/2015 -  1
    upside. 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Agenda Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland Yesterday's Grind Early: Our

  • The Daily Grind: Jones, Corbin, Smyly, Valencia
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2015 -  6
     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 Yesterday's Grind Early: We have just two early games today

  • The Daily Grind: Niese, Gibson, Nicolino, Brown
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/10/2015 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/31/2015 -  4

  • Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 7/29/2015 -  21
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/29/2015 -  15
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/1/2015 -  1
    . 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2015 -  2
    . 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2015 -  0
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/24/2015 -  7
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2015 -  0
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/22/2015 -  11
    : 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/19/2015 -  22
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/12/2015 -  9
    Agenda Maxwell Take Two Daily DFS - A Bit Of Everything GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Ross, Latos, Reimold, Jay Factor Grid 1. Maxwell Take Two Justin Maxwell is back

  • The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2015 -  6
    Chen 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 4. Tomorrow's

  • The Daily Grind: Pompey, Bradley, Vargas
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2015 -  21
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2015 -  19
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2015 -  19
    available. 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/19/2015 -  6
    Clayton Kershaw 1-5 Carlos Santana 4-52 Chris Sale 3-33 Jay Bruce 5-61 Cody Allen 6-80 J.D. Martinez 7-89 Jonathan Papelbon 11-145 Ryan Zimmerman 8-108 Masahiro

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27

  • Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and the Back Leg
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/11/2015 -  10
    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
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/15/2015 -  5
    , 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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/9/2015 -  14
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/29/2014 -  17
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 11/21/2014 -  23
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/12/2014 -  1
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2014 -  0
    to him. 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
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 9/3/2014 -  0
    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
    in Community by Matt Foster - 8/19/2014 -  3

  • The Daily Grind: 8-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2014 -  0
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/29/2014 -  1
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/18/2014 -  8
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2014 -  6
    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
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/2/2014 -  11
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/19/2014 -  18
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Spratt - 5/15/2014 -  6
    % .330 Nick Castellanos 32.6% .268 Adam LaRoche 31.8% .373 Matt Carpenter 31.7% .322 Jason Kubel 31.1% .411 Chris Johnson 29.1% .353 Joe Mauer 28.1% .379

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/25/2014 -  8
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    Chris Johnson ATL 1020 -6.6 -8.6 -6 -4.9 38 Trevor Plouffe MIN 1035.2 -7.4 -8.6   -5.6 39 Paul Konerko CHW 652.2 -4.1 -8.5 -3 -9.7 40 Christian Yelich MIA 505.1

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    Name PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR Fld WAR Jay Bruce 560 .253 .330 .483 .347 12.3 -0.4 4.5 2.9 Skip Schumaker 42 .255 .317 .335 .292 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6

  • Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/18/2014 -  28
    0.619 1.102 0.333 Josh Harrison 2B PIT 22 1 0.364 0.417 0.682 1.099 0.438 James Loney 1B TB 22 1 0.409 0.462 0.636 1.098 0.444 Dan Johnson 1B TOR 24 3 0.333 0.346

  • Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2014 -  8
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/11/2014 -  53
    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
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  2
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 11/22/2013 -  6
    Jay Bruce has had a three year stretch of significant consistency. Check out the chart below showing the lack of variance. Season G PA HR R RBI AVG wOBA wRC+ 2011 157 664 32

  • Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/20/2013 -  44
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 11/18/2013 -  29
    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
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/2/2013 -  7
    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
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/16/2013 -  9
    ) 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
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/16/2013 -  12
    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. Some relevant

  • Chris Johnson and Great Players
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2013 -  63
    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
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 7/26/2013 -  8
    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
    in Community by jamesayello - 7/19/2013 -  3
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Nathaniel Stoltz - 6/20/2013 -  3
    (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
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/5/2013 -  11
    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
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/22/2013 -  10

  • Chris Johnson: Darling of the Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 4/23/2013 -  9
    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
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 1/30/2013 -  22
    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
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/29/2013 -  5
    RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.

  • Kelly Johnson, Quintessential Rays Acquisition
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 1/28/2013 -  19
    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
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 12/31/2012 -  6
    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 NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 12/10/2012 -  5
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/28/2012 -  25
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/15/2012 -  2
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/31/2012 -  0
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/22/2012 -  6
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/28/2012 -  2
    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. Steve Johnson Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged

  • Zach Britton & Jon Jay: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 9/10/2012 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/31/2012 -  9

  • Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/30/2012 -  7
    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?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/24/2012 -  9
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/12/2012 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 7/11/2012 -  17
    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?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 6/21/2012 -  8
    Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon: "I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways." Link. When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy

  • Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/13/2012 -  4
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/12/2012 -  23
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/10/2012 -  10
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/8/2012 -  9
    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) While

  • Is Josh Johnson Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/27/2012 -  5
    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
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/24/2012 -  3
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/9/2012 -  12
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/27/2012 -  36
    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
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 2/1/2012 -  10
    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
    in FanGraphs by J.P. Breen - 1/25/2012 -  25

  • Q&A: Kelly Johnson, Sabermetrically Savvy FA
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/19/2011 -  28
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/10/2011 -  0
    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
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    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
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2011 -  17
    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?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/7/2011 -  11
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 5/27/2011 -  7
    % 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
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 5/26/2011 -  9
    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
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 5/24/2011 -  64
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 5/18/2011 -  15
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/25/2011 -  8
    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
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/12/2011 -  2
    (Get it, pitchman?) [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q80YF__M3A[/embed] Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson! This advertisement just adds

  • The Jay Bruce Extension
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/10/2010 -  27
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 11/11/2010 -  19
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  26
    , 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
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 8/18/2010 -  19
    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
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 8/1/2010 -  1
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/17/2010 -  26
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/8/2010 -  17
    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
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 6/22/2010 -  17
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/22/2010 -  10
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/4/2010 -  10
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/26/2010 -  14
    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
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/21/2010 -  2
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/15/2010 -  15
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/6/2010 -  43
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/6/2010 -  31
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/18/2009 -  84
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/7/2009 -  8
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/23/2009 -  14
    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: .274

  • Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 10/31/2009 -  4
    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
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 10/29/2009 -  19
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/15/2009 -  8
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2009 -  44
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/10/2009 -  29
    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
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/3/2009 -  11
    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
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/18/2009 -  12

  • Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/21/2009 -  6
    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
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/26/2008 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 12/16/2008 -  10
    (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
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/7/2008 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/29/2008 -  3
    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
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/11/2008 -  4
    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
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    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
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/28/2008 -  2
    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 "Jay Bruce

  • The Unsung Blue Jay
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/17/2008 -  13