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I’m going to zig on my guy while everyone else zags.
7. Cody Allen is a top-five fantasy reliever after the All-Star break.
As a Canadian, I’m supposed to hope for good things for John Axford
- Blake Murphy's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
. But Storen’s pretty great in his own right, and leaving Storen as the traditional closer would allow manager John Gibbons to achieve two ends: Using Osuna in high-leverage situations earlier in games
- Blake Murphy's 10 Bold Fantasy Predictions
season a year after bursting on the scene as a late-season gem, but in that short time he continued building his reputation as an up-and-coming starter. While he’s still recovering from Tommy John
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Daniel Murphy: Nonot David Murphy
C.J. Wilson: Christophe Jean Dilettante
- Can Daniel Murphy Survive BABIP Drop?
Daniel Murphy entered the 2008 season not even among the Mets’ top 10 prospects according to Baseball America. Prospect maven John Sickels gave him a “C” grade but called him a sleeper. Yet Murphy
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- Roto Riteup: September 9, 2016
that saw him demoted to Triple-A for a week in June. Still 25, he’ll be an interesting name to try to put a value on entering next season.
Elsewhere at second base, Daniel Murphy hit his 40th double
- Red Sox Playing Time Battles: Hitters
and a bit of speed.
David Murphy, Brennan Boesch, and Bryce Brentz make up the likely minor-league depth. Brentz is the most intriguing name as a former first-round pick plagued by injuries
- Roto Riteup: September 27, 2016
for an overthrow at home. He’s set for an MRI today. And Daniel Murphy probably isn’t going to be back this week, but the NLDS may be realistic.
BLUE JAYS: Throwing baseballs at people is dumb. In this case
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Decision technically isn't official but it might as well be: Josh Donaldson will hit with 1 out and the bases empty in 70% of 1st innings.
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- Roto Riteup: May 17, 2016
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On the agenda:
1. Richards declines Tommy John, Timmy comin’
2. Yankees on the mend, chuckin' rocks
- Daily Fantasy Strategy – 6/15 – For Draftstreet
for a break-even performance, but Davis is only fifth in first baseman pricing and he’s, well, the best. He also faces John Lackey, who is the John Lackey-est, and the game is expected to be very warm
- Roto Riteup: May 4, 2016
. The White Sox DFAd John Danks. Danks fr th Mmrs. Tim Lincecum’s showcase on Friday is expected to draw a big turnout.
Robbie Erlin is set for Tommy John surgery, which is unfortunate. With Tyson Ross
- Roto Riteup: August 24, 2016
in baseball over the last month and a safely below-average one for the year.
A pitcher for tomorrow: John Gant @ ARI (Robbie Ray)
To be completely honest, James Paxton is the play here, but I feel
- Roto Riteup: August 25, 2016
A pitcher for today: John Gant @ ARI (Robbie Ray)
To be completely honest, James Paxton is the play here, but I feel it’s a cop out to recommend a starter against the White Sox on back-to-back days. Instead
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than an active wrestler, was a part of the conspiracy to keep Bryan from the WWE Title at Summerslam. After Bryan defeated John Cena, Triple-H hit him with his patented Pedigree finisher, allowing
- Daily Fantasy Strategy – 8/3 – For Draftstreet
- Roto Riteup: June 8, 2016
to the rotation later.)
Expect Sanchez to be good
John Gibbons gave away the game plan, and there was little the Tigers could do to stop it.
John Gibbons was disinclined to do pre-game TV, so
- Daily Fantasy Strategy – 7/28 – For Draftstreet
Tommy Hanson2.4Michael McKenry1.214.6
John Lackey1.6Dioner Navarro0.9225
- Roto Riteup: August 4, 2016
for the Red Sox first baseman; As expected, Nick Tropeano is undergoing Tommy John to repair a torn UCL, something he’s been debating over the last two weeks; Lance McCullers, who left a Tuesday start
- Stream, Aim, Fire - Thin Weekend Streaming Options
, possibly due to pitch mix changes post-Tommy John and some trouble with his change-up. But I’m willing to give him one more chance. Call it the Eno Sarris Effect, I guess. Or the Chris Cwik Effect. Just don
- Daily Fantasy Update – 5/30/13 – For Draftstreet
-shot are strong.
Brett Gardner - $7,425
Dillon Gee is on the mound, and he’s been terrible so far, but that’s not the reason you’re looking Brett’s way. John Buck is behind the plate, and that means
- A High-Def Look at Esmil Rogers
When the Toronto Blue Jays, by way of Mike Aviles, picked up Esmil Rogers for John Farrell this offseason, I thought…well, not much. I don’t care for Farrell, and as far as returns go, Aviles
- Daily Fantasy Strategy – 8/31 – For Draftstreet
lefty John Danks. Danks isn’t terrible, but Middlebrooks has been tearing it up since his early-August recall, posting a 152 wRC+. While Middlebrooks uses the whole field, he’s also shown an ability
- Francisco Liriano: My Fantasy MVP
would have been very expectant had Tommy John surgery not derailed his 2007.
In 2008, expectations were high but muted by the recovery process. Liriano put up an adequate 76-inning stretch (20.4 K
- Roto Riteup: March 29
Martin told Rotographs on Monday. "The thing for him is, he's turning into more of a pitcher than a hardball thrower."
Manager John Gibbons said that he will move Sanchez to the bullpen later
- Roto Riteup: March 31
-leverage workload (the Dellin Betances) in case they wanted to turn him back into a starter later would make Storen the choice, with Osuna splitting setup duties with Brett Cecil. But manager John
- Roto Riteup: April 1, 2016
, who has made the Pittsburgh Pirates roster following a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Luebke came out of nowhere in 2011 to provide cheap fantasy value as a member of the San Diego Padres
- Roto Riteup: April 22, 2016
right elbow and will miss three months, but at least it’s not Tommy John. Kela was probably third in line for saves in Texas, a position Jake Diekman may now assume.
Colby Rasmus got to talkin’ bout
- Roto Riteup: May 6, 2016
lost Chris Bassitt for the season, as the righty will undergo Tommy John surgery today. The 27-year-old had fashioned a 6.11 ERA over five starts, a disappointing follow up to a strong 2015
- Roto Riteup: May 10, 2016
Valencia (hamstring) had to be pulled, and John Axford got hit by a line drive (he stayed in the game). Already down Chris Bassitt, Sam Fuld, and Felix Doubront for the season and with several others
- Roto Riteup: May 27, 2016
Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streak came to an end at 29 games yesterday. Obviously, it’s a massive failing of John Farrell for changing his lineup position and not at all because getting a hit in 30
- Roto Riteup: July 1, 2016
and is eligible at four positions in fantasy. But still…can we have Turner back somewhere in that lineup, please?)
On the injury front, Andrew Heaney is finally giving in and undergoing Tommy John surgery. He
- Roto Riteup: July 8, 2016
-draft leagues if he opts for surgery. In keeper or dynasty leagues, it gets more complicated, as Harvey’s been pitching pretty poorly in his second season back from Tommy John surgery. The talent
- Roto Riteup: July 20, 2016
Tommy John surgery. Tyler Skaggs is the next man up unless the team opts to move Jhoulys Chacin back from the bullpen. They have four starters on the DL, three with ligament tears. That seems unfair
- Roto Riteup: August 16, 2016
In better news, Garrett Richards may be on his way to avoiding Tommy John surgery. After opting to try to rehab his torn UCL, Richards is now seeing “significant improvement” and has
- Roto Riteup: September 29, 2016
3. Streaming Pitcher Options
Trout hit by pitch
By all accounts, John Axford seems like a good dude. He’s Canadian, he has a great Instagram, and so on. On Wednesday, though, he hit MVP
- Reflections From A Very Deep, Very Early Auction
Dioner Navarro, Tor C
Yasmani Grandal, SD C
Ryan Hanigan, TB C
Geovany Soto, Tex C
Mike Zunino, Sea C
- Pirates Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
gets the call.
Also on the radar if he gets the call is Jameson Taillon. The 24-year-old hasn’t pitched since 2013 due to Tommy John surgery, but prior to that procedure, he was the Pirates’ top
- Cardinals Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
, but he's firmly within the same tier as Wacha overall.
Mic Fleek, or the most boring pitcher in baseball
Out is John Lackey and brought in to replace him on a five-year, $80-million contract is Mike
- Rays Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
to Tommy John surgery and was playing catch from 120 feet as spring training opened, putting him on track for a mid-season return. A potential late-July return is enough that Cobb is worth stashing
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to argue with a leisurely getaway day.
And so with the Jays leading the Detroit Tigers 7-3 thanks to a Melky Cabrera insurance home run in the top of the ninth, manager John Gibbons sent third-year
- Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment
set for late in the season. It’s worth noting that the team has also transitioned Kyle Drabek to the bullpen, likely with similar reasoning (though Drabek is a year removed from Tommy John Surgery, so
- Position Battle Update: American League
percent by opening day. And according to manager John Gibbons, both may play anyway.
ZiPS Likes: ZiPS has Izturis down for a .310 wOBA and Bonifacio for a .284, neither of which is inspiring
- Can Sergio Santos Take The Closer Job From Casey Janssen?
to be really tough for manager John Gibbons to keep from leveraging that lights-out stuff with games on the line. (In “real” baseball terms, perhaps it’s better that Delabar and Santos can be free
- Blue Jays Rotation: Standing Still On The Speedway
Drabek has now had a pair of Tommy John Surgeries and finds himself a 26-year-old former prospect fighting for a job. The upside has always
- Are We Sure Brett Lawrie's A Top-10 Third Baseman?
-average base-stealer, perhaps due to over-aggression. Manager John Gibbons was fairly average in terms of green-light frequency last season, but that was inflated some by Rajai Davis’ presence
- How To Account For Keeper Inflation In Your Auction Draft
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a caught stealing percentage below 30 percent are listed (minimum 400 innings).
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- Roto Riteup: April 8, 2016
their punchless offense, the White Sox are signing Chance the Rapper to help their ailing brand, and John Oliver’s weird costume prank continued to invade Yankee Stadium
It’s taken the whole
- Roto Riteup: April 12, 2016
will have Tommy John surgery Tuesday and is done for the year. For the time being, Eric Surkamp is Oakland’s fifth starter, but he’s a bad start or two from making way for the far more interesting
- Roto Riteup: April 14, 2016
day-to-day with a foot bruise. Missing a few games at Coors is unfortunate.
Quickly: Johan Santana wants to return by midseason. OK, bud. Marco Gonzales is undergoing Tommy John surgery and is done
- Roto Riteup: May 12, 2016
, and while Matz can try to downplay it, forearm/elbow issues don't leave players with the benefit of the doubt. He's already had Tommy John surgery, for whatever that's worth to you, and his velocity is down
- Roto Riteup: June 9, 2016
for all kinds of reasons. With one Tommy John already on his track record, concerns about his shoulder existing when the Phillies acquired him in December, and a lot of ink in his medical file, well, red
- Roto Riteup: June 14, 2016
for the DL trip. There’s no structural issue and Darvish is hopeful that it’s just part of the Tommy John return process, but it’s still disappointing. In three starts, Darvish went 15.2 innings
- Roto Riteup: August 3, 2016
elbow (he’s a Tommy John survivor and showed a velocity dip in his last outing), he’ll rest for a week before resuming throwing. Mike Clevinger draws in on Thursday to fill out the rotation
- Roto Riteup: August 11, 2016
underwent Tommy John surgery in high school, for whatever that’s worth. It’s unclear who may get the call if Eovaldi misses time, and the Yankees still have a Sunday rotation hole to fill, too (Luis
- Roto Riteup: August 12, 2016
showdown. Fernandez has thrown 137.2 innings this year, well up from 64.2 in his return from Tommy John surgery last year, and pushing close to his career high of 172.2. The Marlins, who have a grip
- Roto Riteup: August 17, 2016
had Tommy John surgery once). The 26-year-old flashed potential over the last five seasons and could be back on the radar for 2018, but that’s a long, long road back, and a setback this tough
- Roto Riteup: August 18, 2016
to avoid Tommy John surgery. Instead, he’ll get a PRP injection and then begin a throwing program after a few weeks of rest. I’m sure the Marlins won’t be any happier about the weird trade mix-up even
- Roto Riteup: August 20, 2016
. Speaking of which, the Cubs placed Hector Rondon on the DL (alongside John Lackey), which means Carl Edwards Jr. is probably now the appropriate Aroldis Chapman handcuff/hold play. Carls Jr. owns a 3.68
- Roto Riteup: September 2, 2016
he’s Kershaw and the leverage of a potential MLB return, but keep an eye on reports about how his back holds up after the outing to be sure.
John Lackey is also on his way back, slated for a Sunday
- Roto Riteup: September 15, 2016
scratched him from his start yesterday and have to be concerned, considering Skaggs just underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014. He only just got back, really, posting a 4.13 ERA over nine starts
- Wasted Pitches and the Pitchers Who Make the Most of Them
- Blue Jays' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
sides of the field to warrant taking the job back, so long as manager John Gibbons hasn’t grown to prefer Ryan Goins.
Goins was the beneficiary of several injuries to the Jays’ infield in 2015
- Rockies Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
to bridge the gap to McGee and compete for scraps if he goes down. Jason Motte was formerly among the most reliable relievers around before Tommy John surgery derailed him, and he only returned to being
- Roto Riteup: September 21, 2016
more than the Tommy John and nerve-removal procedures. Steven Matz, however, could be ready to start for the Mets on Friday, which would represent his first start in over a month.
As for Bryce
- Reviewing Blake Murphy's 10 Bold Predictions
for a complete absence of walks (from a fantasy perspective, anyway) and playing in every single game helped him pile up 82 runs and 82 RBI.
8. Tom Murphy somehow makes Paul Sporer look smarter than he already
- Projecting Rockies Call-Ups Cristhian Adames & Tom Murphy
Rockies team: infielder Cristhian Adames and catcher Tom Murphy.
Let's start with 24-year-old Cristhian Adames, who's a good bit closer to being ready for the big leagues than
- It's Time to Buy into Daniel Murphy
Yesterday, Daniel Murphy went 4-5, hitting his fourth home run of the season in the process, and driving his batting line for 2016 up to .398/.449/.663. His 192 wRC+ ranks third best in the big
- Daniel Murphy: Underwhelming or underappreciated?
In 2013, Daniel Murphy defied all expectations by vaunting into the top-five tier of fantasy second basemen, making him one of the best bargains at the keystone sack and a tempting draft target back
- Is David Murphy Fantasy Relevant?
The Indians finalized their two-year, $12 million deal with David Murphy today. He's projected for two wins by Steamer, and in the past that front office has pegged the cost per win much higher than
- Daniel Murphy's Transformation.
Sometime between mid June and late July of 2015, something clicked for Daniel Murphy. He transformed from a career singles hitter into a monster at the plate. He now threatens the defense with elite
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- Asdrubal Cabrera as Daniel Murphy
rotation now fall heavily on the starting lineup. If the Mets want to win this thing, they might have to slug their way there, the way Daniel Murphy nearly did for them last postseason. The Mets
- Of Turf Artificial and Surface Au Naturel
!, associate fellow John “Peter” Thompson has thoughtfully paraphrased Henry David Thoreau in taking a more moderate and cautious position:
“We cannot adequately appreciate this aspect of nature
- David Murphy: Undrafted
David Murphy hit over .300 with double-digit power and steals last season. He's in line for more playing time with Josh Hamilton gone. He just turned 31, so age is only a slight concern
- Daniel Murphy & Power Potential
Daniel Murphy has started to command more attention from fantasy owners. He amassed 600 plate appearances for the first time last year and has really locked down the everyday role at second base
- Signs of the Times: An Anthology of All-Star Activism
In the summer of 1993, with hopes of moving on from the John Bobbitt affair, Americans stopped cringing and began cozying to the Canadian embrace of Proulxian fiction. In reading The Shipping News
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In addition to the very English and talented Craig Robinson, the editoriat of NotGraphs is pleased also to announce the debut here of John Paschal, who writes additionally for The Hardball Times
- Fun With Shapes: A Fan's Mental Exercise
, then, is that newly signed leftie John Lannan can take on the exact form of Clayton Kershaw – or, ironically, Bartolo Colon.
- NotGraphs Longform: The Story From Those Story Ideas
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- Questions and Answers with the Unquestionable Answerman
: This is interesting: During John Axford’s stint with St. Louis last season, Cardinals coaches told the reliever that for the past few seasons he had been tipping his pitches. Do you know of any other player
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- The Physical Obstacles for Men in Baseball
relativity, the scientist remained steadfast in a hitting approach that emphasized the fundamental curvature of spacetime. And thus did he swing, time after time, eight inches beneath the four-seamer.
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: Infielder crouches for grounder, fields it, throws to first.
Wrong way: Infielder crouches for grounder, fields it, hoists up the John B’s sail, sees how the mainsail sets, calls for the captain
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- Martin Perez Is Also Back, or Might Be
. On Sunday, in his fourth start since returning from a 14-month layoff following Tommy John surgery, the 24-year-old Venezuelan kept the National League’s second-best offense off the bases until Texas second
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So, as a friend and colleague, I, John Paschal, have taken the liberty of normalizing Cistulli for the first time in his life.
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In his fourth full big league season, Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy finally fulfilled his fantasy promised and delivered great value to his owners. Likely drafted in the last two rounds or simply
- Nationals Settle for Daniel Murphy's Adequacy
, but the big thing they've actually done is sign Daniel Murphy, pending a physical. According to reports, it's to be a three-year contract, worth $37.5 million.
You remember Murphy for his
- David Murphy: A Platoon of His Own
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career, at least for me. Particularly, I wouldn't be surprised if Vlad was now a -25 or -30 outfielder, as Griffey was with Cincinnati in 2007, at least according to UZR. With David Murphy as an aveage
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, the two-headed Kershaw/Greinke monster from Los Angeles, the Cubs' young bats, and the Mets' young arms.
Enter, against this backdrop, Mets' second baseman Daniel Murphy, who prior
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Walk relinquished an uninteresting 3.27 per nine, and figures like Prince Fielder, Homer Bush and Josh Outman have provided equally false advertising.
So, too, seems to be the case for John Smiley
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: David Murphy
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: David Murphy.
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It hasn't been my best season for traditional
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- A Brief Post Capitalizing on Daniel Murphy's Unlikely Success
The purpose of this post, nominally, is to provide some manner of brief but substantive comment on the exploits of second baseman Daniel Murphy, which player just recorded his sixth home run
- Do We All Still Underrate Daniel Murphy?
for draft picks and prospect upgrades. (Without boring you with too many details, each of the 12 teams keeps eight major-league players per year.)
Daniel Murphy is one guy I was openly shopping
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around a couple of ideas for an article. One involved Murphy's internal dialog as he played a text-based computer game. Another had him hacking into the stadium's scoreboard.
But then I did a little
- Cleveland Signs David Murphy, Continues Loving Platoons
Former Texas Ranger David Murphy has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Indians. As of this writing, the details are still coming out, but the deal is said to be for two years
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I know this isn't going to help, Mets fans. And I know this might seem like I'm picking on Daniel Murphy which isn't fair because Daniel Murphy, by himself, has never lost the Mets a game and Daniel
- David Murphy: Next Ranger In Line For An Extension?
Harrison who stays. They've been aggressive about signing players on the right side of 30 to multi-year extensions while eschewing the guys approaching their decline years. David Murphy could
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Since John Buck has the name of a Dodge City sheriff with nothing left to lose, it's somewhat fitting that he's a hero in real, actual life:
Buck ran to the overturned car and went to work
- Josh Hamilton Out - Enter David Murphy
up, David Murphy. Murphy will probably play every day in the outfield for the next two months, and if you go back and pro-rate out his previous years, he looks like he could hit 20+ home runs and steal
- Chris Davis and David Murphy, in the [Pitching] Zone
For Chris Davis and David Murphy, “in the zone” doesn’t extend to the mound. Each has a successful pitching performance on his resume, but in neither case was there a feeling of being in command