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  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript of today's chat. Lot's of fun topics. 1:14 Breakout Stars..?: Brandon Drury, Danny Valencia? 1:14 Brad Johnson: What are you looking

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2016 -  0
    be closing for the Astros in a month? 2:14 Brad Johnson: ken giles? Luke Gregerson? Will Harris? 2:15 Brad Johnson: your guess is as good as mine

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19
    Carson Smith and Ken Giles eventually parlayed excellence into a couple handfuls of saves. 8. The Blue Jays, Rockies, and teams visiting Coors Field will continue to be the darlings of DFS owners

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27
    , Tom Wilhelmsen, and Yoervis Medina (among others). Capps' pitch peripherals are a blend of Craig Kimbrel and Ken Giles. Leone threw five different pitches last season - all filthy. The cutter

  • Andruw Jones and Ken Griffey Jr.
    in Community by Bobby Mueller - 2/3/2016 -  2
    , then experienced a significant drop-off in value from that point on. That other player is Ken Griffey Jr. More on him later. Andruw Jones came up with the Atlanta Braves in 1996, making his Major

  • Piffle: Another Winsome Etherview with Ken Arneson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/19/2009 -  20
    Note: While the following isn't technically a book, it's very close to book-length. This was unintentional. On the plus side, Ken Arneson knows how to rock the mic right. Readers will remember Ken

  • Randy Johnson's Countdown
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    , the place where he transformed himself, and the city that has seen Ken Griffey Jr. return home might be on hand to witness Johnson's first attempt at win number 300. If it happens, it would

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:44Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get this things started.1:44Brad Johnson: Any deadline chatter before we get down to fantasy team questions?1

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2016 -  0
    ? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  0
    We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then. 4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  0
    Today's chat transcript. Covered a lot of topics... 2:28Brad Johnson: Alright folks let's get the ball rolling. Looks like there's a smaller group hanging out today2:29JD: I've got a hole at 1B

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    ). phelps, samardzija, or yordano for decent production until stras is back? 12:30 Brad Johnson: As long as you can stream, I'd go start by start rather than picking one guy

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  3
    The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot. 1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without

  • 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 - 5/10
    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

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  3
    to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks! 1:45 Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier

  • Brad Johnson FanGraphs Chat - 11/3/16
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  2
    Today's chat transcript is now available. Topics include Game 7, Mike Trout trades, and when/how to rebuild. 12:00Brad Johnson: Good afternoon folks. For those wondering where Eno is...well he

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/20/2016 -  0
    Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there 1:46 Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    The results of today's chat! 1:42Brad Johnson: Howdy folks, let's get this under way1:42Brad Johnson: I briefly considered using only plagiarized responses for this chat, but that seemed like

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    The chat is complete, here's the transcript. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Alrighty, let's kick this off. I'll be right back with some water. 1:46 Toki

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat. 1:46 Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon. 1:53 Brad

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/13/2016 -  2
    Here are the results of today's chat! 4:00Brad Johnson: Today's chat is brought to you by Yasmany Tomas4:00Brad Johnson: 29 home runs, -0.1 WAR4:01Brad Johnson: aka switch-hitting Jermaine Dye4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ken Griffey Junior Executive
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 11/25/2013 -  13
    Ken Griffey Junior Executive is nothing like a junior executive. Rather, at age 20, he is the Chief Executive of World Baseball Talent. He reports directly to Willie Mays himself. Ken Griffey

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2016 -  25

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  0

  • What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/12/2014 -  83
    that they have another $24.3 million to spend and a hole at third base to plug. The Yankees have an outside shot at staying under the $189 million luxury tax rate. According to Joel Sherman and Ken

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL East
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2017 -  15
    Rollins, Shin-Soo Choo, and Luke Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. NL East Opportunities Bad teams are always a good

  • Making Video Game Trades
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/16/2016 -  4
    Back in the day, I used to spend my summer mornings playing Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. That's the first one for N64 and not to be confused with Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major

  • The Daily Grind: Draft Results, Erasmo, Schoop, DeShields
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/9/2015 -  11
    ) $2 Ken Giles (Phi - RP) $2 Ian Kennedy (SD - SP) $1 Danny Espinosa (Was - MI) $1 Jake Lamb (Ari - 3B) $1 Marlon Byrd (Cin - OF) $1 Luis Valbuena (Hou - 2B) $1

  • 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

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/17/2017 -  21
    Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. In the NL East post, we had a good chat about Jeurys Familia in the comments. I highlighted Addison Reed as a guy who could take Familia's

  • Tactics and Strategy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/27/2014 -  19
    with a super cheap pen. If you can reasonably expect to grab a Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, and Ken Giles on a $1-2 contract as needed, why should you pay $20 for Craig Kimbrel? The lesson today

  • The Daily Grind: Phillies, Tillman, Finnegan, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2015 -  6
    guy. Ken Giles is a top closer. Maikel Franco is a good 25 home run threat. I could see the duo of Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr combining for six WAR. Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis are both

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/21/2016 -  26
    happened in the past. The 11th-20th Closers Rank Player 11 Jeurys Familia 12 Alex Colome 13 Tyler Thornburg 14 David Robertson 15 Ken Giles 16 Seung Hwan Oh

  • Dealing With Fringe Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/1/2016 -  35
     (LAD - 1B,3B) DTD 8 Giancarlo Stanton (Mia - OF) 43 Álex Rodríguez (NYY - Util) 10 Ken Giles (Hou - RP) 15 Adam Eaton (CWS - OF) DTD 12 Jeurys Familia (NYM - RP) 9 Jayson Werth

  • Media eInterviews: Ken Davidoff
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/14/2011 -  3
    Follow Ken Davidoff on twitter and you'll know that he is an even-handed and fair analyst of the game that is friendly to advanced statistics. If you're lucky enough to be an Optimum Online cable

  • Ken Harrelson on the Banking Industry
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/31/2013 -  11
    The New York Times had a lovely piece yesterday on Ken Harrelson, White Sox broadcaster and sabermetric denier.  We at NotGraphs caught up with him yesterday evening, while he was putting

  • Fun With Reliever Leaderboards
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/23/2015 -  0
    of the leaderboard, namely Chapman, Sean Doolittle, Miller, and Kershaw. All four ranked prominently against their fellow southpaws too. A few righties also appear on both lists, including Boxberger, Ken

  • Elite, Non-Closers in the 22nd Round
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/15/2015 -  22
    in the round was Ken Giles. The 24-year-old fireballer dominated opponents last season with 12.61 K/9, 2.17 BB/9, 15.7% SwStr%, and a 1.18 ERA. My sole concern is with his walk rate, which was less

  • Some Thoughts Regarding Holds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2015 -  54
    . In most leagues, you should only pay for holds if you already would have paid for the reliever. Davis, Clippard, and Ken Giles are a few such examples. I might also target somebody like Clippard who has

  • Lessons From A Mock
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/29/2015 -  24
    P Jacob deGrom 9 P Ken Giles 14 P Wily Peralta 18 P Brad Boxberger 19 P T.J. House 22 P Brett Cecil 23 Let's talk about my biggest regrets and what I'd do

  • Phillies Bullpen: A Shining Light
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/3/2015 -  4
    regard - relief pitching. The Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Jake Diekman Justin De Fratus Mario Hollands The Phillies are currently in the midst of a rebuilding offseason, which

  • My Experience Working With A Co-Manager
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/14/2015 -  9
    before I brought him up, but I'm willing to bet he would not have bet more than $1 if he didn't know that I considered him the perfect blend of Craig Kimbrel and Ken Giles. Meanwhile, it was Chad who

  • Ken Griffey, Jr.: Crimestopper
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/13/2011 -  3
    For many 9-year-olds the country over, the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey card was distinctly an Item of Interest. It was the No. 1 card in the company's inaugural set, and it featured Griffey, who

  • 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: 7-9-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/9/2014 -  1
    something of Jake Petricka or Zach Putnam. The Phillies could trade Jonathan Papelbon, which would open the door for Ken Giles. Smart clubs have gone out of their way to keep their best relief prospects

  • The Daily Grind: 8-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2014 -  0
    of work upgrading the Bullpen Report. Take a gander. It contains some nice tables that could help you in your fantasy dealings. A few teasers: Aroldis Chapman is the best closer and Ken Giles is the best

  • Ridiculous Depth For 12 Team Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/16/2015 -  17
    $36 Lance Lynn $7 Giancarlo Stanton $36 Danny Salazar $8 Carlos Gomez $22 Drew Smyly $5 Leonys Martin $13 Homer Bailey $6 Brian McCann $17 Ken Giles $8 Ryan

  • The Other Way to Build a Team
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/19/2015 -  6
    ; this is the only one that worked out. I wanted Jordy Mercer to handcuff Harrison and Kang. A Ken Giles handcuff for Papelbon would have been nice too. The early rounds contained reaches aplenty

  • The FSWA Draft And H2H Wrinkles
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2015 -  19
    16 Jacob deGrom 10 Matt Holliday 16 Hector Rondon 6 Pablo Sandoval 12 Jesse Hahn 5 Mike Napoli 6 Andrew Miller 7 Steve Pearce 6 Ken Giles 9 Gregory

  • The Guys I Own The Most
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2015 -  15
    Jose Bautista 2 Jose Fernandez 2 Jose Ramirez 2 Jung-ho Kang 2 Ken Giles 2 Luke Gregerson 2 Matt Holliday 2 Matt Shoemaker 2 Melky Cabrera 2 Mike

  • The Daily Grind: Second Half, Danks, Koehler, Paulsen
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/17/2015 -  3
    . The longer the contest, the more likely the best team will win. Still, a couple lucky days can carry the long week. It's time to go grab a share of Ken Giles if he's on your waiver wire. The righty

  • The Daily Grind: Trade Talks, Tropeano, Happ
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/24/2015 -  26
    points ahead of third. Team B is rebuilding. Team A submitted an offer of $22 to keep Josh Donaldson for Team B's Aroldis Chapman, $15 to keep Ken Giles, and $43 to keep Giancarlo Stanton. Team A has

  • Phillies Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/19/2016 -  4
    will probably be the one who shows better command in Spring Training. The not-so dark horse candidate is Velasquez. He shared the stage with Appel as the most recognizable prospect in the Ken Giles trade

  • Crazy Crazy Crazy Drafts
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/8/2016 -  15
    , even marginal closers cost $15. I was completely frozen out of that market. So this year, I picked up a $25 Kenley Jansen fairly early. Later, I got $6 Will Smith and $1 Jason Grilli (I kept Ken Giles

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2017 -  7
    Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. Let's begin. NL Central Opportunities Brewers Milwaukee has built a roster

  • Accountability Corner: Eight More Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/15/2015 -  5
    ), and Ken Giles ($15) will anchor my bullpen. That may seem like a lot to pay for those three, but our league has decided to place a big premium on closers in recent seasons. If I'm lucky, Darren O'Day ($8

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2016 -  18
    ) ($4.50) $3.70 $0.20 43 Jim Johnson 64 ($4.20) $3.00 $0.40 ($0.60) ($3.30) ($4.70) $3.70 $0.00 44 Kevin Siegrist 61 ($1.80) ($0.90) $1.00 $0.40 ($3.40) ($4.70) $3.70

  • Ken Caminiti's Goody Bag
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/31/2013 -  124
    "Ken Caminiti calls it his goody bag. The black and green duffel accompanies him on every road trip, along with his bats and the black mitt that helped him win his second Gold Glove award last season

  • The Greatness of Ken Griffey Jr
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/6/2016 -  52
    In a few hours, Ken Griffey Jr will be announced as the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He may be joined by Mike Piazza, or he may end up going in alone, but there's no question

  • The Resurgence of Ken Giles
    in FanGraphs by Corinne Landrey - 7/15/2016 -  3
    much. It’s an unavoidable reality that first impressions matter and affect the way we view those around us. The perils of first impressions may have had no bigger victim this season than Ken Giles

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/4/2016 -  2
    much outfield work. I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold. 0-for-4 *manager demotes Johnson in the lineup 5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10

  • Q&A: Ken Singleton
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 9/7/2011 -  31
    Ken Singleton is among the most underrated players of his era. The former Expo and Oriole finished in the top 10 in OBP nine times from 1973 to 1983 — topping the .400 mark four times, and seven

  • Kelly Johnson and Scott Sizemore: Deep League MI Options
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/13/2014 -  1
    . Brad Johnson looked at what the A-Rod suspension means for the Yankees yesterday. Not long thereafter, New York added Scott Sizemore and Ken Rosenthal reported that the Yanks are unlikely to add another

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12

  • Poem with Lines Exclusively by Ken Rosenthal
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/12/2013 -  4
    Ken Rosenthal has something to say. Like most men who wear bow-style ties without irony, very spry baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal is not immune to the charms of the beaux arts. As the following

  • 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

  • Marcel of Joy: An Etherview with Ken Arneson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/15/2009 -  26
    in various Manet-inspired poses. (Please stop doing that.) And finally one guy, Ken Arneson, said that, while it might be impossible, he was trying real hard to do it and that the field of neuroesthetics

  • 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

  • Spotted: Ken Griffey Jr.'s Van
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 6/29/2012 -  6
    , immediately, I know what you're thinking: That can't be Ken Griffey Jr.'s van. But, look, here's my point, and please, hear me out: It probably is. Either that's Ken Griffey Jr.'s van, or there's another

  • Ken Rosenthal Is Getting a Little Bit Sexy
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/27/2011 -  4
    , Ken."

  • Ken Griffey Jr. Hates Norm MacDonald
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/29/2010 -  13
    for baseball fans, is Ken Griffey Jr.'s reaction to MacDonald's set. First, after Norm makes a Hideki Irabu joke (around 1:05 on the video), the camera pans over to Griffey, who is not pleased at all

  • More On Ken Griffey Jr.'s Career
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/3/2010 -  18
    Of course Ken Griffey Jr. is going to be a Hall of Famer. He's going to be a first ballot hall of famer at that, and deservedly so. "The Kid" was among the best in Major League Baseball throughout

  • When Ken Giles Struck Out Everyone and Then Some
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/9/2016 -  13
    , looking for five strikeouts over 1.1 innings. Nada. Then again, for six strikeouts over 1.2. Results! There's our guy. Ken Giles got five outs against the Texas Rangers the other night. Six

  • Astros Acquire Ken Giles, Underrated Relief Ace
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/9/2015 -  17
    around various options, the team today acquired a potentially dominating new closer. Told #Astros trading pitchers Vince Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer and Brian Fisher to Phillies for closer Ken

  • 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

  • Ken Giles: Because the Phillies Deserve a Bright Spot
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 2/4/2015 -  20
    really talked about him yet, let's focus today on Ken Giles, who very well might be the team's closer this year should Jonathan Papelbon get moved. Let's start with some small sample sizes to output

  • Projecting Derek Fisher, Part of the Return for Ken Giles
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/11/2015 -  4
    On Wednesday night, the Astros acquired lights-out reliever Ken Giles from the Phillies in exchange for Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, Thomas Eshelman and outfield prospect Derek Fisher

  • Ken Giles: Jerome Holtzman's Final Victim?
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 4/6/2016 -  35
    is that over the winter the Astros traded Vincent Velasquez, Mark Appel, Thomas Eshelman, Harold Arauz, and Brett Oberholtzer to the Phillies for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz. Giles, as you likely know

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/28/2012 -  25
    Is Josh Johnson still an ace? The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP

  • Ken Giles is Back to His Dominant Self
    in Community by Matt Wojciak - 9/2/2016 -  0
    It didn't take long for Ken Giles to make a name for himself, despite coming up as "just" a set-up man on a relatively bad Philadelphia Phillies team. In his debut season in 2014, Giles struck out 64

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ode on a Ken Phelps Starting Lineup Action Figure
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 12/10/2012 -  1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lessons in Procrastination II: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 2/11/2011 -  9
    Were there an award for longest NotGraphs post title, I'd have just won it. And were I to give a speech celebrating the acceptance of said fictional award, I'd only thank Ken Griffey Jr

  • 2014 Ken Giles: 2011 Craig Kimbrel's Long-Lost Brother
    in Community by David - 9/26/2014 -  3
    of the Mets. Ken Giles of the Phillies may not be considered a contender for the award, but by every statistical measure Giles's 2014 rookie season compares  favorably with Craig Kimbrel's 2011 RoY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Game One According To Ken Griffey Jr. Presents MLB
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/19/2011 -  9
    video games. We'll start it out with an old standby: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the Super Nintendo. Remember kids, illegal emulation is wrong, except when it feels oh, so

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • What Ken Griffey Means for Mike Trout's Hall of Fame Timeline
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/7/2016 -  58
    Yesterday, Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the Hall of Fame, receiving the largest proportion of votes of any player in baseball history; 437 of the 440 voters to cast ballots checked the box

  • Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
    in NotGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/12/2011 -  2
    (Get it, pitchman?) [embed][/embed] Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson! This advertisement just adds

  • 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

  • Arauz By Any Other Name: Projecting the Arauzes in the Ken Giles Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 12/15/2015 -  8
    In the days since we first caught wind of the Ken Giles trade, we've learned of a few players who weren't previously thought to be included. For one, the Astros sent pitching prospect Mark Appel

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ken from Marketing Attempts Small Talk re: Baseball
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 11/27/2012 -  4

  • Sherman Johnson Wasn't Selected in the Rule 5 Draft
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/8/2016 -  21
    Sherman Johnson, seen here beginning a terrific double play, wasn't selected in the Rule 5 draft. The purpose of this post is to notify the right-thinking members of the public that, contradictory