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at all, watching his strikeout dwindle to a paltry 15.8%.
The Daily Five
Carlos Gomez - $9,097
Jonathan Lucroy - $8,255
Khris Davis - $7,744
Similar to yesterday's stack
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have the ability to leave the yard a few times, but their penchant for swinging and missing makes them an extremely interesting play today.
Jonathan Niese - $12,679
St. Louis, like Atlanta
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- Feasting on Garbage: Early Strength of Schedule and Team Offense
to be less so, when you properly weight the skills of the opponents who allowed those results to come about.
Follow Jonathan on Twitter @bachlaw.
Jonathan writes a weekly column about the Brewers
- Jonathan Schoop: Power and Impatience
Jonathan Schoop recently concluded a rookie season in which he often batted at the bottom of the Orioles lineup and hit the fourth most home runs of pure second baseman (i.e. those listed by Zach
- Rebuilding on a Crash Diet: The Brewers and a Calamitous May
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- The “Exceptional” Kyle Lohse
- Reid Ryan Visits the Edward Jones Chatting Cage
on the hot seat courtesy of the Edward Jones Chatting Cage's Charbroiler of Truth, sponsored by Famous Dave's.
Jesus! Jonathan Gray! We're picking Jonathan Gray, OK!?
- Jason Hammel and the Oddity of ERA
- Pirates Sign Dotel, Snag B. Jones Off Waivers
turned in back-to-back healthy, productive campaigns. Over the past two years, Dotel has punched out 11.62 batters per nine innings, second-best among relievers (Jonathan Broxton takes top honors). His
- Andruw Jones
So far, Andruw Jones hasn't had the start to his Dodger career that anyone would have hoped for. His .149/.259/.234 line would make him a decent hitting pitcher, but as an $18 million dollar per
- Jonathan Papeldone?
Nearly five seasons ago, Jonathan Papelbon was awarded a $6.25M figure in arbitration, which at the time, was the largest deal in history awarded to a closer in the first year of arbitration
- Daily Fantasy Strategy -- July 22 -- For DraftKings
+ of 144 versus left handed pitching. Yes, Happ does have a reverse split over the past few seasons, but he’s still allowed a .337 wOBA versus right handed batters over his career.
Adam Jones - $4,700
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into the lineup. Michael Cuddyer suited up at third base this weekend, so maybe that's a harbinger of things to come?
Adam Jones - $6,494
Joe Saunders doesn't miss many bats. Adam Jones has crushed
- How Hard Is It To Be Successful Without Drawing Walks?
fWAR from 2000-2013 only 58 or 28.7% had walk rates less than or equal to 8%. Adam Jones fell slightly below on a few parameters, but for comparison's sake he felt pretty accurate. Here is Yasiel Puig
- Kennys Vargas is Walking a Fine Line
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pitching pretty well; they’re facing John Danks tonight, weather permitting. Speaking of left handed pitching, the Orioles lineup, as a whole, isn’t otherworldly versus southpaws, but Adam Jones
- Daily Fantasy Strategy -- July 2 -- For Draftstreet
Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones to pour over film, new and old. They saw that the right-hander was moving laterally in a way that needed to be changed. They wanted him to move more toward home
- Daily Fantasy Strategy -- July 12 -- For Draftstreet
home run issues haven't gone anywhere; Tex's power, however, has rebounded rather nicely, especially from the left side.
Adam Jones - $7,842
Manny Machado - $7,293
- Liberating Liberated Fandom
this Braves team is probably the most enjoyable one to watch since Andruw Jones and the Baby Braves ruled the roost. Cabrera and Eric Hinske were the only two guys I could think to speak
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- Mike Napoli's Alright, Isn't He?
- Nick Swisher's Done Helping You
- The Daily Grind: 8-7-2014 -- Presented by FanDuel
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- All Aboard The Duda Wagon
- 2014 First Base Tier Rankings: August
- Anthony Rizzo's Answered Your (My) Questions
- Has Freddie Freeman Been Worth His Cost?
- Paul Goldschmidt: Same As He Ever Was, Kind Of
- Return to Being Useful: Justin Morneau
- Ryan Howard Flips and, Kind of, Flops
- Albert Pujols: Fighting Father Time
- Adam Wainwright: Efficiency is the Name of the Game
- The Luckiest and Unluckiest Pitchers So Far in 2013
- The Atlantazona Bravebacks (Part I: Position Players)
- Is Andruw Jones A Hall-Of-Famer?
I wrote a piece for ESPN Insider today that talks about defensive metrics and Hall Of Fame voting. The main example used in the story is Andruw Jones, who you might be shocked to learn has
- Adam Jones' Mysterious Progress
this season, there have also been some bright spots. Among them has to be the offensive contributions of Adam Jones so far this season. Stardom has long been predicted for Jones, who is just 25 years old
- Garrett Jones' Arrival
Garrett Jones was drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the last pick of the 14th round in 1999 as a first baseman out of Victor J Andrew High School in Illinois. Jones failed to do much of anything
- Injuries, Luck and Chipper Jones
Is it better to be lucky or good? Annual injuries aside, Chipper Jones was both of these things in 2008 as he batted over .400 for the first two-and-a-half months of the season. How was he lucky
- Jones' Ranger Resurgence
Andruw Jones bashed three home runs last evening, taking his total up to 14 long balls for the season. Jones' triple-slash line rests at .250/.348/.581, with a wOBA of .392. On a per-at-bat basis
- Adam Jones Is Up to Something
and defensive curiosity. And it was while scrolling through pages I noticed something about Adam Jones. Machado, as noted, is showing some weird changes in his plate discipline. Jones is, too, in a different
- The Lamentation over Jones
When the Mariners caved in to Baltimore's demands and agreed to build a package for Erik Bedard around outfielder Adam Jones, most of the Mariners blogosphere was livid. I personally wrote that I
- Andruw Jones Fitted For Pinstripes
The first memory most fans have of Andruw Jones is witnessing the then-teenager terrorize the New York Yankees in Game One of the 1996 World Series. While Jones' Braves ultimately came up short
- Andruw Jones to the White Sox
According to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, the Chicago White Sox have come to terms with Andruw Jones on a one-year, $500K contract with $1M in possible incentives.
Jones famously fell of the face
- Adam Jones' Offensive Jump
Sherrill, Tony Butler, Kam Mickolio and Adam Jones.
Tillman will team up with 2008 first-rounder Brian Matusz to give Baltimore a deadly one-two punch at the top of the rotation. Sherrill was shipped
- Jones Bashes in the 'Burgh
On July 1st, the following scrolled across the transaction wire:
Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of outfielder Garrett Jones from Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Adam Jones
Adam Jones always seems to get a ton of love from someone on draft day, then never lives up to the hype and disappoints. However, his transition from 2008 to 2009 was impressive, so he hasn’t always
- Adam Jones' Emergence
to be growing at a rapid rate.
Adam Jones in Baltimore got his first taste of regular play last year following the trade to the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners in the Erik Bedard deal. He responded
- Andruw Jones Is Alive
George Romero may have never considered the possibility of smiling zombies. The walking undead Andruw Jones is infectious with smiling, and he’s spreading the condition all around the Southside
- Ranking Adam Jones
uber-bullish ranking of Carlos Carrasco on Little Christmas, and my bearish ranking of Adam Jones shall provide the content for normal Christmas. Enjoy.
The comments in the rankings piece
- Daily Graphing - Todd Jones
Todd Jones really pissed me off last year. See, I had Guillermo Mota in my fantasy league and when he got injured, Todd Jones pitched so well that Guillermo Mota never got his closer job back. Now
- Adam Jones, Unfinished Product
In the weekly Wednesday chat, one of the popular subjects was the Braves pursuit of Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones. According to reports, Atlanta has been trying to land Jones for the better part
- Are The Phillies Misusing Jonathan Papelbon?
Jonathan Papelbon has been sharp in his debut season with the Phillies thus far. He has allowed just four runs in his first 15 innings of work (2.40 ERA) and continues to blow away hitters, notching
- Daily Graphing - Jacque Jones
With all talk of the Yankees signing Johnny Damon, it seems like the Cubs signing Jacque Jones to a three year, $16 million contract got lost in the news. Jones is currently a career .280 hitter
- Chipper Jones Speaks in Tongues
Bit of old news, but did anyone notice Chipper Jones's tweet on August 2? Allow me to remind you:
We need a dome! These rain delays stink. Nothin a couple of 2run dubs wont fix. Back on track
- Scouting Jonathan Sanchez
Prior to July 10th, 2009, Giants southpaw Jonathan Sanchez was just a high-octane, low-command curiosity to those outside of the Bay Area. No-hitters have a way of raising one's profile, however
- Adam Jones’ Regression At The Plate
I don’t think it’d be a stretch to say that Adam Jones has been a big disappointment at the plate so far in 2010. He came into Saturday’s game batting just .254/.283/.384, and instead of taking
- Targeting Jonathan Papelbon
There is a lot of disagreement among fantasy players about when to start taking relief pitchers. The one thing that most agree upon is that the first one to take is Jonathan Papelbon. The Red Sox
- You Want Adam Jones
center fielder Adam Jones would be a great place to start.
Jones is by no means a hidden gem in fantasy baseball. He was a highly touted prospect in the Mariners system, offering a nice blend
- There Are No Villains in the Jonathan Lucroy Story
, the Indians and Brewers appeared to have struck a deal for Jonathan Lucroy last night, but this morning, Lucroy's representatives informed the Brewers that he wouldn't be waiving his no-trade clause
- Selling High on Jonathan Lucroy
I drafted Jonathan Lucroy in the staff ottoneu league, but if it were a different league with a different players and a different set up, right now is when I would be trying to move him
- Jonathan Papelbon in Transition
From the looks of things, Jonathan Papelbon might well soon be on his way to Milwaukee. As I write this, nothing's confirmed, and you never know when something might break down, or when some other
- Jonathan Broxton's Declining Fastball
Jonathan Broxton, known to Dodger fans as "The Ox," lost his closer role in August this past season after a 7.45 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in July. After a 2.26 FIP in 2008 and a 1.97 FIP in 2009, Broxton
- The Case for Trading Jonathan Lucroy
Olney, the Brewers are hanging a not-for-sale sign on their best player.
The Brewers have made clear to other teams assessing possible trade options: They are not willing to deal catcher Jonathan
- Breakout candidate: Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez misses a LOT of bats.
Unfortunately, sometimes that’s because he throws too many balls. But he also induces a lot of strikeouts. And he’s primed to break out in 2009.
- Jonathan Lucroy Injury Solutions
of Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The third year veteran will miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his hand in an accident involving his wife, a hotel bed, a sock, and a suitcase. Lucroy was having a huge
- Choose Your Jonathan Lucroy
Expectations weren't sky-high for Jonathan Lucroy coming into 2013. For many, Lucroy represented a solid fallback option once some of the bigger names came off the board, with an ADP somewhere
- Buying Jonathan Villar
I had Jonathan Villar late last season in a league I needed some extra speed in (net stolen bases) and he gave me a solid 10 steals over the last third of the season. I had him in a dynasty league
- Jonathan Lucroy on the Art of Receiving
Maybe you've heard. Jonathan Lucroy is good at framing pitches. According to Jeff Sullivan's most recent post on the subject, third-best in the league and the current first-best starting catcher. So
- Bow Down to Jonathan Lucroy
, and right now there's an extremely compelling argument to be made that the best catcher in baseball is Jonathan Lucroy. Hell, the way Lucroy's been playing, he doesn't want there to be an argument
- Jonathan Lucroy and the New Decline
Here's a graph posted at Baseball Prospectus a week ago:
You see, for each of the last six years, an estimate of Jonathan Lucroy's pitch-framing value. Now, there are freely available pitch
- Jonathan Lucroy: Will Work for Luck
Chances are many of you drafted Jonathan Lucroy to be your regular backstop this season. Chances are most of you don't use him as your regular backstop anymore -- and if you do, you probably don't
- Is Jonathan Papelbon a Hall of Famer?
Note: I have no idea if I’m the first to do this, but quite frankly I don’t care.
Wait, don't go! I swear I'm not crazy! Seriously, though, Jonathan Papelbon is an interesting case, one which has
- Chipper Jones and The Couch
You know this player: it's Chipper Jones, the shoe-in Hall-of-Famer who's about to play the final regular season series of his career.
It was a different time, you understand -- 1992, or '93
- Jonathan Papelbon: Buyer Beware
Peter Gammons, as he so often does, teased an interesting tidbit yesterday morning, this one concerning Philliers closer Jonathan Papelbon. To wit:
The Tigers and Red Sox might be more aggressive
- Doubling Up With Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy was a frequent guest of FanGraphs this season, but we left him on his own here at RotoGraphs. It's not like he was ever on the waiver wire. FantasyPros recorded a price range of $3
- Jonathan Broxton and the Reds Bullpen
contract with Jonathan Broxton had implications for Aroldis Chapman's possible move to the rotation. Today, that potential was actualized, as the Reds reportedly re-signed Broxton for three years and $21
- Jonathan Papelbon's Slutter
Jonathan Papelbon recently announced that he will use his slider more this upcoming season and that he feels it will be a 'difference-maker' to rebounding from a down 2010 year. As reported by WEEI
- Adam Jones: UZR and Me
UZR is catching up to Adam Jones, or maybe it‘s the other way around. Either way, the Orioles centerfielder is finally receiving some love from defensive metrics -- his league-leading 5.9 UZR
- Crowdsourcing Results: Jones and Volquez
Below are the results for this week’s ADP Crowdsourcing. If you have any suggestions for next week, leave them in the comments for consideration.
My vote: 10
- Tweet: On Getting into Jonathan Broxton's Pants
This, sorta in the words of Montell Jordan, is how you do it -- where "do it" is synonymous with "get into Jonathan Broxton's pants."
Tim Collins and me...in Jonathan Broxton's pants! twitter.com
- Jonathan Papelbon Uses a Metaphor
- Jacque Jones: Almost a Hall of Famer
And he has the Internet to thank! With the first ever Hall of Fame vote credited to "tweeples," presenting the immortal and amazing Jacque Jones!
Apprecaite my tweeples for helping me get that 1
- Nate Jones Is in Agony
- Contract Extension Comps for Adam Jones
The Baltimore Orioles recently avoided going to an arbitration hearing by signing Adam Jones to a one year, $6.5 million contract, but there are still rumblings about a long-term deal being in play
- SCOOP: Footage Of Jonathan Papelbon Negotiations
Our sources have released yet-seen footage of the Jonathan Papelbon negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro Jr. It cost many lives to retrieve this information:
- Andruw Jones and Ken Griffey Jr.
Andruw Jones is likely to announce his retirement from Major League Baseball sometime in the very near future. Jones hasn’t been on the MLB radar since his last season in the big leagues back in 2012
- Adam Jones Is Never Room Temperature
of month-by-month analysis with Adam Jones as the subject.
Creating outs is the greatest crime in this game of baseball. In April, Jones created many outs
- Is Adam Jones Pulling a Matt Kemp?
On Tuesday, Adam Jones took a 1-0 fastball from CC Sabathia in the second inning and launched it out to left field. On Wednesday, in the 15th inning, he destroyed a curveball from Nate Adcock
- No MRI Can Hold Jonathan Broxton
Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, who is substantially larger than Liechtenstein, is injured and is in need of an MRI. And thus our adventure begins:
Mattingly said one of the immediate issues
- Nate Jones and the Small, Smart Deal
to a guy like Nate Jones, who the White Sox just signed to an interesting deal, risk is the key word. The particulars of the deal, though, reduced the risk to the team, while also adding reward
- Adam Jones is Boring, And That's Fine, Right?
Over the last three years, Adam Jones has hit between .280 and .287, launched between 25 and 33 homers, and stolen between 12 and 16 bases. Considering the way team performances vary from year
- Pitch to Watch: Jonathan Broxton's Cutter
Let's not forget: Jonathan Broxton was sharp with the Reds this season. The hulking righty recorded a 2.82 ERA and a 2.42 FIP. The strikeouts shot up to 8.0 per nine innings from 6.3, the walks were
- Chipper Jones To Retire After 2012
After more than 17 years as a fixture in Atlanta Braves baseball, Chipper Jones has announced that he will retire as a player after the 2012 season. His $7 million club option for next year would
- Royals Add Jonathan Broxton, Flexibility
already brought in Jonathan Sanchez as the first piece to a rebuilt Royals pitching staff. Today, he made his second move, bringing in another former NL West Jonathan, signing former Dodger Jonathan Broxton
- Has Jonathan Broxton Returned To Form?
Many writers scoffed when Ned Yost and the Kansas City Royals handed the closer's role to right-hander Jonathan Broxton this spring. After all, Broxton is returning from an elbow injury that rendered
- Chipper Jones Unhappy With Basement Dwellers
Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with Chipper Jones today, and he wasn't terribly happy, particularly with some denizens of the lowest floor of houses owned by their mothers
- Adam Jones Just Got Stronger
C'mon readers of RotoGraphs, you didn't really think I was going to let the year end without another piece on Adam Jones from me, did you? I was just waiting for the appropriate time
- Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland
Around 11 p.m. EST last night, it looked like the Cleveland Indians had acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers. Then, this morning, news broke that they'd gotten lefty reliever
- Jonathan Lucroy: Not Just a Defensive Catcher
Few players have exceeded expectations more than Jonathan Lucroy. At age-24, Lucroy was forced into a full-time role with the Milwaukee Brewers. It showed, as Lucroy's posted a .282 wOBA. Things
- Orioles Outfield: At Least There's Adam Jones
Before we get to the desolate corner spots in the Baltimore outfield, let's at least focus on Adam Jones and the value he brings to fantasy baseball. He hits in the .280s, he puts up between 25-33
- Miguel Cabrera vs. Jonathan Schoop
Miguel Cabrera tries to score from first
Tigers lose 7-6
Cabrera was gunned down on the relay by Jonathan Schoop. Had he remained at third -- with nobody out -- then the Tigers would've
- What Went Wrong With Jonathan Sanchez
On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and rightleft-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from
- Jonathan Lucroy: What a Pleasant Surprise
When Jonathan Lucroy singled in the 7th inning of Sunday's NLCS to plate an insurance run for the Brewers, I couldn't help but think about what a nice surprise he was this year and the prospects
- Let's Get Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers
I've long been greatly interested in Jonathan Lucroy, so now I find myself greatly interested in his situation with the Brewers. The Brewers, as you know, are bad, and they're prepared for being bad
- Trade Retrospective: Jonathan Broxton to Reds
it could potentially look like in the future.
From the Royals' perspective:
Losing Jonathan Broxton was not only good for them; it turned out to be great for them. It was incredibly likely
- Jonathan Lucroy: A No-Brainer for NL MVP
Jonathan Lucroy deserves the NL MVP. I'll try to make this short, but first I'll need to discuss the factors I consider important for MVP candidacy.
WAR is a good starting point
- Jonathan Herrera Seizing the Opportunity in Colorado
, having missed the start of spring training, so the Rockies optioned him on April 19th. But by then he was hardly playing anyway. That's at least in part because Jonathan Herrera was capturing
- His Royal Highness, Jonathan Sanchez
suspicions as to who will look better come this time next year, I wouldn’t bet much money either way. Jonathan Sanchez is a high strikeout arm who can’t keep runners off base, while Melky Cabrera hasn’t
- Q&A: JaCoby Jones, Pirates Prospect
tremendous potential, but a boom-or-bust dynamic exists for almost any 18-year-old prospect.
JaCoby Jones -- drafted in the third round out of LSU -- is a 21-year-old with a boom-or-bust dynamic
- An Old (But Topical) Conversation with Andruw Jones
This interview was conducted in September 2012, but that doesn't matter. The topic was his career, and Andruw Jones was weeks away from his final game. Contextually, nothing has changed in the two
- Scheming For Relief: Medina, Jones and Siegrist
the right-hander for the chance at some holds and strikeouts. In a roto league? Sure, i’m all-in.
Nate Jones | White Sox | 1%
At first glance, Jones’ 4.06 ERA (2.74 FIP) and 1.29 WHIP may cause one
- Jonathan Villar Shocks Us All
Though we knew that Jonathan Villar entered the 2016 season with the every day shortstop job in Milwaukee, we were so certain he wouldn't hold onto that role for very long. You see, the Brewers had
- The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of Jonathan Singleton
- Andruw Jones & DeWayne Wise Find Jobs
White Sox sign OF Andruw Jones for $500K
Jones’ 2009 season was hardly as well publicized as his 2008 voyage through the depths of offensive hell, but he managed a decent bounce back in 331 plate
- Andruw Jones: All-Star to Replacement-Level Player
Andruw Jones was having a brilliant career, that is, until he turned 31 years old. Since that point, he's barely been a league-average player. He went from an all-time great player, to an iffy hall
- Adam Jones' Historical Plate Discipline Peers
Jones. From 2010 to 2013, Jones' cumulative wRC+ was 116. To date in 2014, his wRC+ is 115. Jones' offensive production so far this season may be a bit down from his 2012 and 2013 performances
- Probably Not a Real Holiday: Cinco de Jonathan Mayo
to make terrible life decisions.
The intent of the current post is to establish is that, upon examination of the aforementioned Record, that Cinco de Jonathan Mayo -- presumably in honor of MLB.com
- This Meatloaf Shall Suffer Adam Jones's Godlike Hunger
Not so long ago, Adam Jones sounded his conch and let all know that something was about to happen ...
Bout to smash some meatloaf— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) July 28, 2013
- Position Battles: Rangers' OF, Pt. 2: Jones and Murphy
repeat performances. Now, let's turn our attention to a guy who has nowhere to go but up (Andruw Jones) and a sophomore fighting to stay in the lineup (David Murphy).
It's difficult to avert one's
- Orioles Wisely Lock Up Adam Jones
Last Friday, I wrote that if Adam Jones sustains his performance all year, he could be looking at a contract extension in the range of $120 to $140 million by selling himself as Matt Kemp Lite
- Andruw Jones Effectively Summarizes Own Career
On May 1, 2007, Andruw Jones was hitting .264/.405/.527 and was on his way to winning his tenth gold glove. His Hall of Fame status was all but assured. Five years, three months, and fifteen days
- The Unique Power-Speed Combos of Braun, Pence and Jones
-- Ryan Braun, Adam Jones and Hunter Pence find themselves in a class of their own.
Although most fans should be somewhat aware of the speed of this trio, their star power -- as with most hitters
- FG on Fox: The Entirety of the Jonathan Lucroy MVP Argument
to talk about a Brewer winning the NL MVP Award, with the team in a bit of a slide that recently knocked it out of first place. And I'll grant that now isn't the best time to talk about Jonathan Lucroy
- The Uncommon Careers of Adam Jones and Howie Kendrick
because they have some special talent in one area or another. Two current examples are Adam Jones and Howie Kendrick.
Adam Jones isn't an elite baseball player in the same way that Favre
- FanGraphs Audio: Org Reports, Elijah, Larry Jones
In which the panel survives off deception.
Organizational Reports: Whys and Wherefores
Elijah Dukes: Released
Chipper Jones and Evaluating Situational Play
- Rick Jones, Tragic Experiment Gone Awry
could tell the difference.
Drunk with power, the Topps executives decided to take this even further, by creating Rick Jones. The plan was simple: using state-of-the-art Apple II computing
- Exploring My Personal Biases With Adam Jones
that I re-revisit my ranking of Adam Jones, which first appeared on Christmas day.
In case you missed it, I ranked Jones as the 21st overall outfielder. It suffices to say that not everybody
- Quiz: Carson Cistulli, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
to identify whether a given photo depicts belovéd NotGraphs editor Carson Cistulli or former pre-teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Thank you.
NOTE: The quiz formatting is screwy, because I am
- Annals of Bromance: Chipper Jones, Rescue Hero
. Then imagine nestling your face into the broad, camouflaged shoulder of Larry Wayne Jones, as the frigid wind whips past and faces gape from stranded cars. If you can capture that feeling, reader, then you have
- Prospect Watch: Jose Ramirez, James Jones
James Jones, OF, Mariners (Profile)
Level: MLB Age: 25 Top-15: N/A Top-100: N/A
Line: (Triple-A) 90 PA, 8.9% BB, 17.8% K, .313/.382/.450 (.371 BABIP
- Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Papelbon: Baseball Play Analysis
to a Jonathan Papelbon delivery. It doesn't matter that the game was meaningless; Papelbon wasn't trying to give up a home run, he threw a normal pitch, and Cabrera blasted it out. Within pointless
- Jonathan Lucroy Is Back in the Best-Catcher Conversation
The current major-league leader in WAR for a catcher is Jonathan Lucroy. All right! Go home, we're finished.
I'm only kidding, but only kind of. My job here is to offer more detail, but now
- Chris Parmelee & James Jones: Deep League Wire
at the same time?!?! That's six players who could play the outfield, yet there are only two slots open there with Adam Jones as the every day center fielder! Are they trying to set a record
- Coors Field Won't Scare Jonathan Gray
It seems like every time I bring up how excited I am about Jonathan Gray as a fantasy prospect, the first thing I hear in response is some variation of, "Yeah, but what about Coors Field
- Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart to AL: Prospect Chatter
1) Jonathan Singleton, 1B/OF
2) Jarred Cosart, RHP
3) George Springer, OF
4) Jonathan Villar, SS
5) Paul Clemens, RHP
6) Domingo Santana, OF
7) Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
8) Delino DeShields
- FG on Fox: The Complicated Matter of Trading Jonathan Lucroy
predicted neither Chapman nor Frazier would lift his stock higher than it was.
It's also easy to say now that the Brewers should have traded Jonathan Lucroy sooner. This was a bit less obvious: In 2014
- FG+ O/U Game: Jonathan Papelbon
For our second over/under game, let's take a look at Jonathan Papelbon.
The over/under number for Papelbon is $12. As in, would you spend more than $12 on Papelbon in ottoneu? What sort
- Adam Jones Addresses "Baseball Is a White Man's Sport"
Adam Jones created a bit of a stir when he told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that “baseball is a white man’s sport.” That’s understandable. Race can be a hot-button issue at the best of times
- If Jonathan Lucroy Never Struck Out Again
Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy has distinguished himself in recent years as one of the major leagues' best players. Not only, for example, did he rank among the top-ten hitters by WAR last year
- The Daily Grind: Jones, Corbin, Smyly, Valencia
Daily DFS - Corbin
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Smyly, Jungmann, Hutchison, Valencia, Peterson
1. Jones Chatter
Over the course
- Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Hernandez, Wendle, & Jones
Joey Wendle and JaCoby Jones: The other callups
Most of the current prospect buzz is on Yoan Moncada with our own Eric Longenhagan covering him in detail. Besides Moncada, a couple light hitting
- Prospect Stock Watch: Scott, Tapia, Jones
with the Rockies and will take a hit if he’s traded.
Jahmai Jones | OF | Angels
If you want a deep sleeper to monitor for your dynasty league, Jones should be your man
- Orioles Outfield: Adam Jones and the Hot Bat
Trying to figure out who is going to play in the Orioles outfield besides Adam Jones is simply a mess. The talent is tightly bunched with no one standing out. To add to the mess, the Orioles
- Rajai Davis & Chipper Jones: Waiver Wire
scoring category -- in Davis' case, power and likely batting average -- to boost another if you've fallen behind.
Chipper Jones | 3B | Braves | Owned: 32% Yahoo! and 38.0% ESPN
Now 40 years old
- Jonathan Lucroy, Catcher Framing, and the NL MVP
feel is an unanswered question more so than Jonathan Lucroy.
As you probably know, Jonathan Lucroy is something like an adopted Molina brother when it comes to catcher framing. By nearly every
- Jonathan Villar & Junior Lake: Deep League Wire
Jonathan Villar | HOU SS | 5% Owned
The Astros gave Ronny Cedeno the boot on Sunday and with Marwin Gonzalez having been demoted in late June, the shortstop job is now Villar's. The 22-year-old has
- A More Detailed Look at Jonathan Villar's Fantasy Potential
Jonathan Villar has flown a bit below the radar since his signing with the Philadelphia Phillies out of the Dominican Republic in 2008. After being dealt to Houston in the Roy Oswalt trade in 2010
- Jonathan Broxton Means Changes in Store for Aroldis Chapman
on Chapman as a starter or as a reliever," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We're talking about it."
"It depends on if we re-sign [Jonathan] Broxton and [Ryan] Madson," Jocketty said
- Forget Jonathan Papelbon, Target Jesse Crain
to convince Amaro to be a seller, Jonathan Papelbon is probably going to be one of the most talked about trade targets of the summer. Contenders are always looking for bullpen help, and certain contenders
- Q&A: Nate Jones, Unorthodox Power in Chicago
Two things jump out when you watch Nate Jones deliver a pitch. The Chicago White Sox righthander has an unorthodox delivery and he throws hard. Working primarily as a setup man, he features a 97-mph
- An Annual Reminder from Eric Hosmer and Adam Jones
2013-2015 DRS AVG
2013-2015 1/3 Season AVG DEF
Difference in 2016
- Has Jonathan Sanchez Been the Same Pitcher?
ERA in order to make a quick evaluation. Jonathan Sanchez has improved his ERA dramatically in the past few seasons, going from a 5.01 ERA in 2008 to a 4.24 ERA in 2009 to a 3.07 ERA in 2010. When
- Jonathan Sanchez Isn't As Good As His K%
From 2008 to 2011, Jonathan Sanchez has the fourth highest strikeout rate (24.1%) of any starting pitcher in baseball (500 IP minimum), ranking behind only Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, and Yovani
- Nationals Reward Drew Storen Breakout With Jonathan Papelbon
forward, the Nationals have demoted Storen out of the closer role, agreeing to pick up Jonathan Papelbon and everything that comes with him.
For a straight swap, this one's a little complicated
- Injuries, Strikeouts Damper Jonathan Lucroy's Season
In the majority of fantasy leagues, Jonathan Lucroy was likely valued as a top five catcher. His strong batting average, respectable power, and best of all, consistently high plate appearance totals
- Daily Notes, Beginning with a Line by Chipper Jones
Comment Regarding Strasburg
Here's a recent comment -- notable because of who made it -- regarding Strasburg:
Chipper Jones on #Strasburg: "He has the best stuff, the best repertoire of pitches
- Jonathan Papelbon's Issues Go Beyond Declining Velocity
When writing about Jonathan Papelbon in the year 2014, there's a few things that we can stipulate as fact, if only because you all already know about them and there's not really much point
- Q&A: Eric Stults, Poor-Man's Randy Jones
pitcher, and, surprisingly, one of the better lefties in the league.
More than a decade after being drafted by the Dodgers out of Bethel College, Stults has evolved into a poor man’s Randy Jones
- Great Moments in Saying Goodbye to Chipper Jones
- James Jones & Chase Whitley: Deep League Waiver Wire
-season flameout, and the other suddenly pertinent in fantasy due to his newfound opportunity.
James Jones / OF / Seattle Mariners
1 percent Yahoo / .9 percent ESPN / 9 percent CBS ownership
- Garrett Jones and Brett Wallace: NL Waiver Wire Picks
period of time. So you've got to find the door where opportunity is knocking the loudest. Here are two guys who may not actually be Mr. Right, but can at least be Mr. Right-Now.
Garrett Jones |1B
- Bring Out Your Dead: Edwin Encarnacion and Chipper Jones
for the Toronto Blue Jays and while I was fully expecting Chipper Jones to break his (insert body part here) on his first on-deck circle practice swing, it's clear that the geezer doesn't want to go on the cart
- Sunday Notes: Players as Fans, High School or College, Andruw Jones, more
and logged at least 199 innings from 2005-2013,
Two years ago, as he was finishing up his MLB career, I interviewed Andruw Jones. For reasons I can't explain, the transcript slipped through
- Jonathan Lucroy and Melky Cabrera - Waiver Wire for April 27
Jonathan Lucroy |C| Ownership: ESPN - 2.3% Yahoo - 3%
After missing half the month of April due to a fractured pinkie he suffered in spring training, Lucroy hasn't been on anyone's radar
- Denard Span and Jonathan Villar: Late-Season Waiver Wire
in three stolen bases in that time frame. It's better than a poke in the eye, right?
Jonathan Villar, HOU |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 10.9% Yahoo - 6.0%
If you've overlooked Villar on your waiver wire
- Why Haven't We Talked About Jonathan Villar Yet?
It's not like we need to talk about Jonathan Villar. We have all seen what he's doing. But when a guy seemingly comes out of nowhere to become a top-10 fantasy player, it's usually a big deal. What
- Who Would You Rather Draft: Francisco Liriano or Jonathan Sanchez
Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez have something to prove in 2012.
Both pitchers signed one-year deals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the Twins and Royals at a cost of $5.5 million
- Three Scouting Reports: Jeff Jones on Fister, Porcello and Smyly
Jeff Jones, the Tigers pitching coach, gave scouting reports on the complementary threesome prior to Monday’s game at Fenway Park.
Jones on Doug Fister: “Doug is really