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- Wily Peralta - An Intriguing (Hard) Dart Throw in 2017
- Anthony Rendon: A Great Third Base Target After the Big Four
- Post-hype Investment Opportunity: Nick Franklin
- Bargain Hunting: Kendrys Morales
% north of 40% and a K% south of 20%. One of those six players, David Ortiz, is now retired. Joining Big Papi in that group of hitters was Josh Donaldson, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Carpenter, Jose Bautista
- A Trio of Post Pick-300 Dice Rolls: Gordon, Norris and Quinn
- Twin Mid-Round Mancrushes: Buxton and Sano
- Matt Moore - Is 2017 The Year He Fully Flourishes?
- Devon Travis - Two Years Equal One Strong Full Season
, but that could change. If he does hit leadoff, even if both Bautista and Encarnacion sign elsewhere, there's ample fire power behind Travis in the form of Josh Donaldson (154 wRC+ in two years with the Blue
- Eugenio Suarez Is Who He Is
- Josh Bell - A Different Kind of First Baseman
A prototypical mashing first baseman Josh Bell is not. The 24-year-old made his debut in The Show this year and played in 45 games. Due to Starling Marte missing most of September, Bell split his
- Mike Zunino's Not Too Shabby
- Reviewing Josh Shepardson's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- Checking in on Eric Thames
- Assessing the 2017 Value of Kevin Gausman
- A Quartet of Low Owned, Strikeout Boosting Relievers
- A Trio of Useful Players: Aybar, Quinn and E-Rod
- Four Hot Finishers: Tomas, Alvarez, Dickerson and Paxton
- Waiver Wire Targets: A Southpaw and a Couple of Outfielders
- Four Widely Available Young Hitters: Hedges, Zunino, Vogelbach and Gallo
- Checking in on Two Improving Hurlers: Manaea and Bundy
- Should Kyle Gibson be Rostered in Deep Leagues?
- Josh Donaldson Just Keeps Getting Better
The Josh Donaldson story is pretty amazing. The 48th pick in the 2007 draft, he was then traded a year later as one of four players going to Oakland for Rich Harden, as the Cubs were partially
- A Fresh Start, Big Pop and a Flame-throwing Southpaw
- Checking in on Matt Harvey and Sonny Gray
- Wil Myers Utilizing All Fields in Return to Prominence
Wil Myers successfully punishes the ball to all fields. His spray chart is practically a work
- Infield and Saves Help: Bregman and Kintzler
- Three Undervalued Players: Dietrich, Lamb and Gausman
- How Good is Kenta Maeda?
- Gattis' Stock Up, Profar Call Up and Santiago Velo Up?
- Checking in on Youngsters: McCullers, Taillon and Joseph
- Josh Donaldson Has Gone Full Edwin Encarnacion
Nothing about Josh Donaldson being great is surprising anymore. There was the late-career breakout in 2012, and then confirmation that the breakout was real in 2013-14. And then, of course, he won
- Stock Rising: David Hernandez, A.J. Reed and Derek Dietrich
- What's Going on with Hector Santiago?
- Ticking Up: Chris Tillman
- Sunday Notes: NYY Yates, Fields, Hinch, Wright, Nola, more
brother (Tyler Yates) was a big-leaguer and we watched his career unfold. We’ve always been a baseball family.”
Last September, Eno Sarris wrote about the spiritual side of Josh Fields
- Stock Up: Playing Time and Lineup Spot Value Boosts
- Cheap Power: Three Hitters Selected After Pick 265
- 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
- Starting Pitchers: Five Picks Outside the Top 50
- Giants’ Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- Cardinals' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
- The Rise of More All-Fields Offense
, hitters are getting better at using all fields.
The data here are limited, because it goes back only so far, and record-keeping methods have changed. We have batted-ball location information
- Josh Fields and the Value of Faith and Positive Thinking
Over the last calendar year, Houston righty Josh Fields has been a top-30 reliever. That may not be the type of lede that grabs you by your collar and shakes a click out of you, but the "how" might
- 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
- Where Josh Harrison Goes from Here
players usually just walk to the mound and keep it simple when called upon, the risk of injury prevents clubs from letting truly valuable players fall on the sword which is why the Pirates let Josh
- 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 Donaldson: Changes in Approach and Mechanics
- someone who has evolved into one of the best overall position players in the game.
Let’s dive into Josh Donaldson’s trends in the offensive arena, and attempt to find meaning in those trends
- Josh Harrison Eats His Wheaties
He's 27 and been a role player for the Chicago Cubs minor league system and more recently the Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of a seven year career. Drafted in the sixth round, Josh Harrison
- Chris Getz Retires, Outlasting Teahen and Fields
2009 trade between the White Sox and Royals that sent Getz and Josh Fields to Kansas City for Mark Teahen. The far-less-heralded Getz somehow outlasted both Fields and Teahen as a major league player
- Fibonacci Fields
If the smallest two fields had the same dimensions as, say, Dodger Stadium, the tenth field (the one in the very bottom right corner) would have a centre field distance of 4.16 miles.
- John Axford: the Cardinals’ newest reclamation project
- Josh Donaldson
On June 13, when Josh Donaldson was sent down, his line was an astonishing .153/.160/.235. In exactly 100 plate appearances, he had 1 walk, and that was in that final June 13 game. He had 1
- Braun Finds Power To All Fields
Announcers and hitting coaches love to talk about hitting the ball to all fields, and especially hitting the ball to all fields with power. Not every elite hitter uses such an approach -- Jose
- Explaining the Command Disconnect
- Do Better Pitchers Actually Have Better Command?
- Commanding the Zone
- Spring Training in September
- Josh Willingham: 2012 Sleeper
Josh Willingham had his best major league season last year with the Oakland A's. He is now a free agent this off season and has yet to find a new home. No matter where he ends up, he looks
- How Good Is Matt Garza?
- Beating the Defensive Shift
- 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
- Frozen Fields
- Buck, Fields Find New Clubs
Heading into the 2007 season, outfielder Travis Buck and third baseman Josh Fields were primo prospects. Baseball America ranked Buck, the Oakland Athletics' supplemental first-round pick in the 2005
- A Pitch F/X Look at Cliff Lee
- Carsten Groundball Sabathia
- Josh Hamilton's Hitting Breakout
It looks increasingly likely that the Rangers will win the American League West division. If that happens, a big reason for their success will be Josh Hamilton and his monstrous season at the plate
- Sabathia's Strong June
- Josh Hamilton's Resurgent Hitting
On Sunday, Josh Hamilton carried the Texas Rangers' offense. Going 5-for-6 while knocking in the tying run in the ninth inning and the go-ahead tally in the tenth, Hamilton had the biggest impact
- Power to All Fields
I'll put an end to my quartet of splits-related postings by looking at one more area I find tremendously interesting - power to all fields. There are some guys in baseball who can only drive
- Traded: Mark Teahen for Chris Getz, Josh Fields
The Chicago White Sox organization has traded rookie second baseman Chris Getz and disappointing third baseman Josh Fields, a former first round draft pick, to the Kansas City Royals for infielder
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 1: Josh Fields
the White Sox plucked Josh Fields with the 18th overall selection in the '04 amateur draft, he was expected to be the heir apparent to Joe Crede. The Oklahoma State product didn't overwhelm anyone
- Can Josh Fields Power His Way To Relevance?
Josh Fields was a two-sport star at Oklahoma State, as he was the starting quarterback for the Cowboys and helped lead them to two wins over Oklahoma during his tenure. Fields made the decision