- Gattis' Stock Up, Profar Call Up and Santiago Velo Up?
- Checking in on Youngsters: McCullers, Taillon and Joseph
- Preparing for a New League Type
It's been a wild week in the Bell household! My wife and I welcomed our third child into the world last Friday... A healthy baby boy to go along with our two lovely daughters. On top of that my
- Stock Rising: David Hernandez, A.J. Reed and Derek Dietrich
- How Your Biggest Strength Could Be Hurting You
data for that 75% and all of their competitors' transactions during the same time period, I'm guessing we could develop some kind of bell curve illustrating that it's really only a distinct advantage
- What's Going on with Hector Santiago?
- A Simple Tool for Managing Multiple Fantasy Rosters
- Ticking Up: Chris Tillman
- Fantasy Baseball Tips from the Worst Team in the NBA???
- Stock Up: Playing Time and Lineup Spot Value Boosts
- Am I the Only One That Feels This Way?
Jackie Bradley Jr.
- Thinking Through the $38 Yankees Bullpen
Aaron Sanchez *
* Before winning 5th starter
- Cheap Power: Three Hitters Selected After Pick 265
- A Diatribe and Confessions Regarding Player Valuations
- Josh Shepardson's 10 Bold Predictions
there this year with the off-season addition of Yonder Alonso. Josh Phegley earned a higher defensive grade behind the plate than Vogt last year, and Phegley also bested Vogt in per-game pitch
- Tanner Bell's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- Starting Pitchers: Five Picks Outside the Top 50
- How to Add Player Page Links to Your Draft Spreadsheet
- How Does Batting Order Affect Stolen Bases?
- Giants’ Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- How to Create a Position Cheat Sheet in Excel
- Cardinals' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Making Simple Edits to Projections for R, RBI, and PA
- Why You Should Aim for Third Place
- and NL-only standings data, they pointed this out to me…
“My experience is that the SGPs are actually bell shaped within each category… which has an impact on how you should set up your team.”
- A Look at 2015 NL-Only Standings Data
- A Look at 2015 AL-Only Standings Data
- Sunday Notes: Tigers, Pillar, Pirates' Bell, Correa, more
high his load gets... that's always a point of emphasis for him. He's very mechanically sound, and very tuned in to his body and how his swing operates.”
When I talked to Josh Bell two
- Dealing Carlos Gomez in Keeper and Dynasty Formats
- Three ROS Helpers: Odor, Snider and Moore
- Mike Foltynewicz is Pretty Good
- More Love for Cameron Maybin
- Buying Low Using LOB%: Buchholz, Carrasco and Strasburg
- Combing Over the Wire: Four Deep League Options
a fraction of that level he'd have value in fantasy leagues.
The biggest concern early was a lack of playing time. Kang is a reserve, but slow starts from Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer -- as well
- What's Jimmy Nelson Brewing?
- Early Season Trade Targets
- Dumpster Diving: Chris Heston's Early Season Success
- Checking in on Post-Hype Sleepers
- Josh Shepardson's Bold Predictions for 2015
, and I'm expecting 12-to-15 homers, 100-plus runs, 25-to-30 stolen bases and an average around .300 -- give or take five points.
4- Josh Harrison ranks out the top 20 third basemen.
- The Padres Bullpen: Who's Your Daddy('s Relievers)?
- Ace Ventura: A Shields-less Royals' Rotation
- How to Use LABR Mixed Draft to Your Benefit
League, Samardzija has a career 3.85 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Steamer is calling for a 3.92 ERA this year. Avoid this guy.
NFBC ADP – 91st (High 51, Low 119)
LABR Draft – 115th
- Fantasy: Three Undervalued Catchers
- Fantasy: Don't Fear Jose Altuve Late in First Round
- Jon Niese Is Changing It Up
- 2015 Fantasy: More Starting Pitching Busts
- 2015 Fantasy Bust: Johnny Cueto
- 2015 Fantasy Sleepers: Starting Pitching
- Under the Radar: John Mayberry
- Josh Harrison Breakout: Real or Fantasy
Josh Harrison was not on anyone's radar going into last season, yet alone ending up as a top 10 third baseman. The right-hander is now known after hitting .315 with 13 home runs and 18 stolen bases
- Line Drive Oddities: David Freese and Josh Donaldson
last is the leading All-Star vote getter at the hot corner in Josh Donaldson, who has a 6% line drive rate over the last month. Six percent. If that didn't surprise enough, at the top of this list
- John Axford: the Cardinals’ newest reclamation project
- Q&A: Josh Bell, Pirates Outfield Prospect
Two years ago, Josh Bell did the unexpected. He signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs boldly drafted Bell in the second round, despite his proclamation — through a letter to all 30 teams
- Heath Bell's Return To Dominance
With J.J. Putz's elbow hurting, the Diamondbacks have turned to Heath Bell in the closer's role. Tuesday night against Atlanta, Heath Bell converted his fifth save in six last-inning save
- A Very Merry Christmas From Heath Bell
Merry Christmas from Heath Bell and NotGraphs!
- Another Hypothetical Heath Bell Deal
of the major imperfections is the performance of high-priced reliever Heath Bell.
Signed to a lucrative three-year deal this offseason, Bell was supposed to help transform the Marlins
- Can Heath Bell Be Trusted?
You'd have been hard-pressed this offseason to find an unbiased observer who didn't think that the three-year, $27 million contract that the Marlins handed to closer Heath Bell was foolish. (In fact
- Josh Bell and Steve Lombardozzi: Waiver Wire
wire just waiting to be claimed.
Josh Bell, ARI |3B| Ownership: ESPN - 0.5% Yahoo - 1.0%
Right on the heels of my last Kicking Rocks piece which clamored for Bell's call-up, the Diamondbacks
- MLB TeeVee: Saved By Heath Bell
This is the fourth in a series of short excerpts from MLB Network's entirely imaginary new fall sitcoms. More details here.
Today's show: SAVED BY HEATH BELL
- Where Are Heath Bell's Whiffs?
Heath Bell was just one strike away from getting the second out in the ninth Thursday in New York. Bell was in just another jam, the fourth time in seven outings this season at least three
- Explaining the Command Disconnect
- Do Better Pitchers Actually Have Better Command?
- Commanding the Zone
- Spring Training in September
- Marlins Reel In Heath Bell
in principle to a three-year deal (with an option for a fourth year) with free-agent reliever Heath Bell, using him to replace Oviedo, who they mean to non-tender.
Bell’s 2011 season has been the subject
- How Good Is Matt Garza?
- Beating the Defensive Shift
- Heath Bell and Park Effects
When Carson Cistulli asked the collective crowd of FanGraphs readers what they thought Heath Bell would receive as a free agent this winter, they picked out 2.8 years and an annual average value
- Best Rotation Ever? Best. Rotation. Ever.
- Prince's Improved Approach at the Plate
- Breaking Down Stolen Base Break-Even Points
- Anatomy of the $100 Million Contract
- Respect, Measured
- Exploring Pitching Tendencies
- Zack Greinke and Pitch Sequences
- Ivan Nova - An Uncommon Rule 5 Story
cite are the cases like Johan Santana, Joakim Soria and Josh Hamilton — where players went on to become valuable pieces for their new teams. But when do Rule 5 players become successes after being
- Matt Cain, Destroyer of DIPS
- Santos' Swift Slider
- Bell, Pena Staying Put
Heath Bell and Carlos Pena were each claimed on waivers earlier this week, though it appears that neither player will be moving.
The Giants claimed Bell, most likely to bolster their bullpen
- Bell Might Not Be Antidote for Rangers' 'Pen
months, it still remains the team weakness... perhaps the team’s only weakness. As such the Rangers have been linked to both Heath Bell and Mike Adams as potential bullpen reinforcements, though
- A Pitch F/X Look at Cliff Lee
- Carsten Groundball Sabathia
- Heath Bell Takes Another Step Forward
Nobody should be particularly surprised that Heath Bell is having another excellent season as the Padres closer. This is Bell's fourth year as a Padres reliever, and in his worst year prior to 2010
- Recent Promotions: Josh Bell
will be clear for top prospect Josh Bell to get regular playing time for the O's.
Bell was up with Baltimore earlier this month (a clean .200/.200/.200 batting line in 15 PA) before going back down
- Promotion: Josh Bell
Baltimore Orioles placed DH/OF Luke Scott (left hamstring) on the DL; recalled 3B Joshua Bell from Triple-A Norfolk.
It's unclear at this point how long Bell will be in the majors -- Felix Pie
- Joshua Bell Promoted
When the Orioles acquired Joshua Bell (along with Steve Johnson) in exchange for George Sherrill, it seemed like a potential coup. At the time, Bell was 22 years old and mashing in Double
- Sabathia's Strong June
- Numbers as Narrative: Bell, Hernandez, Pujols
So what I did was to isolate three players whose numbers tell an interesting story. Here they are.
Heath Bell, RHRP, San Diego
The story that Bell's numbers tell us is of a pitcher
- The Bell Tolls for Heath
Park. However, another Bell might step into the all-time save leader's role: Heath Bell (may I suggest Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls"?) The 31 year-old had to wait an awfully long time to get
- Heath Bell - Maybe This Year
I'll admit, I'm a Heath Bell protagonist. Last year I expected big things from the 28 year old reliever who ended up posting a 5.11 ERA in just 22 relief appearances. He didn't quite live up to my
- Daily Graphing - Heath Bell
I was having a lot of trouble finding someone to write about today, that was until I stumbled upon Heath Bell. Who is Heath Bell you ask? He was drafted in the 69th round of the 1997 draft