- Kevin Kiermaier, Breakout Candidate
Kevin Kiermaier has long been underrated in the mainstream baseball world. He provides value in ways that tend to get overlooked or, at least, receive less attention. You probably know, for example
- A Rapid Review of Bullpen Volatility
. Watch for breakouts.
I mentioned the Padres 'pen in the intro. The four to watch are Brandon Maurer, Carter Capps, Ryan Buchter, and Kevin Quackenbush. Capps is obviously my favorite. I talk about him
- Story Time!
$7 Lucas Giolito
$10 Kevin Gausman
$5 Tyler Glasnow
$41 Paul Goldschmidt
$9 Zach Britton
$3 Kelvin Herrera
$4 Rafael Devers
Hard part complete. Now my Staff One
- Another Way Kevin Kiermaier Is Underrated
Kevin Kiermaier is underrated. How do I know? I guess I don't know, but by and large, Kiermaier is not considered one of the best players in baseball. This despite having performed like one
- Happy Trails, Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson could pitch. In this decade, seven players have put up a season in which they threw 180+ innings with a sub-60 ERA-: Clayton Kershaw (three times), Felix Hernandez (twice), Kyle
- Let's Watch Kevin Kiermaier Not Catch a Fly Ball
How good is Kevin Kiermaier, defensively? Kevin Kiermaier is this good, defensively: Since 2003, 148 different players have played center field for at least 1,000 innings. Kiermaier leads all of them
- The 2017 Phillies Can Change Baseball Forever
in the minds of these young pitchers.
You may ask, Kevin, the Phillies aren’t going to contend in 2017. Why go through such a drastic change to get marginally better?
The answer is using
- Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL Central
a stash if they don't make the Opening Day cut.
In the bullpen, the club now plans to use Trevor Rosenthal in the Andrew Miller role. Seung Hwan Oh will continue to close with Kevin Siegrist, Brett
- 2016 End of Season Rankings: Relief Pitchers
- Sherman Johnson Wasn't Selected in the Rule 5 Draft
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
- Way Too Early Rankings: Starting Pitcher
I suspect a future revision might push
- 2016 End of Season Rankings: Starting Pitchers
- Way Too Early Rankings: Outfield
- 2016 End of Season Rankings: Outfield
- Brad Johnson FanGraphs Chat - 11/3/16
:20Brad Johnson: I see him more as a Kevin Pillar1:20Mike: Some of these trades for Trout seem crazy. Realistically Trout is a 9-10 WAR player for the next 4 years, right? He only has 4 left on his
- Way Too Early 2017 Rankings: Catchers
- 10 Head-to-Head Heroes: The Guys Who Saved Our Seasons
/.349 line in September.
Here's the tally for Kevin Kiermaier from the first five months (302 plate appearances): 38/7/26/13/.228. And September (112 plate appearances
- Kevin Pillar Reached a New Height
innings. What Kevin Pillar did in the fifth inning is something he's never done. What Pillar did in the fifth was something most have never done.
At the time, it was the highest-leverage moment
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
much outfield work.
I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold.
*manager demotes Johnson in the lineup
5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10
- The Final Daily Grind of 2016
is opposed by King Felix and the M's.
Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Jerad Eickhoff, Matt Moore, Julio Teheran
Desperation starts: Martin Perez, Luis Cessa, Jered Weaver, Chase Whitley, Tom Koehler
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 30
, Hunter Renfroe, Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller, Kevin Kiermaier, Adonis Garcia, Dansby Swanson, Max Kepler, Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall, Chase Utley
Hitters (speed): Raimel Tapia is overdue
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 27
Eickhoff, Kevin Gausman, Ian Kennedy, Felix Hernandez, Aaron Sanchez, Adam Wainwright, and Jose De Leon are all viable.
Like Detroit with Verlander, the Orioles have a horse, and they need him
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions.
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there
Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 20
. Manaea has a few gems to his name despite an underperforming fastball. When the offspeed stuff is on, he's a tough opponent. Musgrove is a more traditional contact management guy.
Kevin Gausman cruised
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 19
Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Ryan Howard, Cameron Rupp
Hitters (speed): If Jose Peraza reaches base against Jon Lester...
Also consider: Travis Jankowski, Luis
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 17
threat when facing a southpaw like Norris.
Also consider: Travis Jankowski, Kevin Pillar, Roman Quinn, Cesar Hernandez, Ender Inciarte, Jace Peterson
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 15
Vogelbach, Michael Saunders, Kevin Pillar, Stephen Cardullo, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Max Kepler, Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi, Xavier Scruggs, Martin Prado, Freddy Galvis, Corey Dickerson
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 14
is as cheap as I'd go. There's nothing wrong with trying Hisashi Iwakuma, Carlos Rodon, or Kevin Gausman. The latter of the trio has to silence a tricky Red Sox lineup, but he did recently survive the Tigers
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 13
to it. If he can connect with major league heaters, Vogelbach profiles, as a high average, high OBP, moderate power triple threat.
Also consider: Michael Saunders, Kevin Pillar, Franklin Gutierrez, Brandon
- Assessing the 2017 Value of Kevin Gausman
to 2017 -- sort of. As Jeff Zimmerman recently pointed out, Kevin Gausman is shoving in the second half. Jeff noted the biggest change between halves is an improved LOB% and a drop in HR/9. Combing over
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 9
watch out for storms.
It's a deep day for pitching. Other guys to consider include Jon Lester, Rick Porcello, Kevin Gausman, Michael Fulmer, Michael Pineda, Blake Snell, Marco Estrada, and Hisashi
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
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 – 8/23/16
Brad Johnson: nothing to add
Kevin: Aaron Judge or Keon Broxton ROS in a points league?
Brad Johnson: Judge
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 18
the worst matchup opposite the boom or bust Orioles. The Astros are also boom or bust, so this game could range anywhere from three to 20 runs scored. Kevin Gausman is on the other side, making
- Kevin Kiermaier's Got a New Plan
Kevin Kiermaier missed a good chunk of the season after breaking his glove hand in late May, and that's a shame, because when Kiermaier is in the field, he's among the most exciting players
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
is a project for fantasy owners. Expect the breakout to take time
Brad Johnson: Aaron Sanchez can be used as a yard stick
Kevin: Dahl vs
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 13
Shields, Rob Whalen, Tyler Duffey
3. SaberSim Observations
Our buddies at the Sim say deGrom, Bumgarner, Brandon McCarthy, Masahiro Tanaka, and Kevin Gausman. I could see going with Gausman as part
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks!
Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 8
Iwakuma, but I'd rather not target the Tigers offense.
Kevin Gausman, Zach Davis, Collin McHugh, and R.A. Dickey all have good matchups and the potential for a 60 point outing on FanDuel. They should
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 3
, Trevor Bauer
4. SaberSim Observations
Scherzer, Odorizzi, Lackey, Cueto, and Guerra top the charts. Like I said, the early slate had three good pitchers. Bauer, McHugh, and Kevin Gausman round out
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
Here's today's transcript. We should have more trade deadlines to stir the pot.
Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get rolling. Why don't we talk about some real baseball trades
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
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 - 7/19/16
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 18
Lester versus Steven Matz in Chicago. Kevin Gausman at Yankee Stadium is moderately interesting too. The rare ceiling game could keep pace with Fernandez, but Gausman is usually more of a core performer
- Kevin Pillar Is Muscling Up, But to No Avail
In his first year as an everyday center fielder in 2015, Kevin Pillar put up the kind of defensive numbers that make folks question defensive numbers. Pillar was a below-average hitter who finished
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 6
games. Even the Phillies should produce runs against Tyrell Jenkins - the worst pitcher in the slate.
Others to target include Sonny Gray at Ervin Santana, Kevin Gausman at Bud Norris, and Anthony
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
? 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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 30
Eovaldi is his opponent - the Padres. They can't hit righties.
Also consider: Ian Kennedy, Jeremy Hellickson, Ervin Santana, Kevin Gausman
Pitchers to Exploit: I recently read that the Marlins
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 27
consider: Mike Pelfrey, Matt Wisler, John Lamb, Kyle Gibson, J.A. Happ, Eddie Butler, Tim Lincecum, Jon Niese, Ubaldo Jimenez, Erik Johnson, Kendall Graveman
Hitters (power): Petco Park is secretly
- Field of Streams: Episode 186 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson
Episode 186 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson
The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!
In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Brad's visit
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
. It's all about chasing arbitrage opportunities2:04Brad Johnson: in your league, that may mean Kevin Maitan or Dylan Cozens or Randal Grichuk2:05K: Can I overreact and grab Rondon in my Holds-counting
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 10
: Eduardo Rodriguez, Logan Verrett, Matt Shoemaker, Trevor Bauer
Pitchers to Exploit: Erik Johnson joined the National League just in time to debut at Coors Field. Helluva way to welcome a fella
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 4
Asche, Jeff Francoeur, Chase Utley, Trayce Thompson, Dae-ho Lee, Chris Iannetta, Robbie Grossman, David Freese, Sean Rodriguez, Kevin Pillar
Hitters (speed): With Marlon Byrd suspended, Rajai Davis
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
Abreu is a quietly borderline hall of famer
Brad Johnson: my favorite part is that the Phillies traded Kevin Stocker to get him
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 26
offense at home. Clay Buchholz is in his bad mode still. Joe Ross is solid, but I like the Cardinals to push three runs across. Lance McCullers and Kevin Gausman offer ceiling and devastating floor
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 25
not last the five innings necessary to earn a win.
Kevin Gausman has the most talent of the bunch. At 46 percent owned, there's a good chance you won't be able to grab him. More importantly, you
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
The transcript is below.
Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross
Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 21
a DFS perspective, Alex Wood and Kevin Gausman can be infuriating. Wood is visiting the Padres at Petco Park while Gausman has spacious Angels Stadium on his side versus the L.A. Trouts. With Matt
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
first question I responded to
Kevin: Traded Prince and street for Freeman in a dynasty league. Howd I do?
Brad Johnson: fantastically
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 16
Bautista and Rougned Odor are all but guaranteed to miss a handful of games. Kevin Pillar may lose a couple. Less importantly, Matt Bush and Jesse Chavez probably have a short suspension to serve
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 14
cautiously optimistic that we'll get six or seven strong innings with upwards of 10 strikeouts.
Also consider: Tyler Duffey, Matt Moore, Kevin Gausman, Dan Straily, Adam Morgan, Matt Wisler, Danny
- Field of Streams: Episode 156 – Live With Brad Johnson
Episode 156 - Live With Brad Johnson
The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!
In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss picking against Shelby
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started
JD: Hi Brad, should I drop any of Gausman, Conley, Roark for Rodon in a 10-teamer H2H redraft? I
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 10
. Still, the matchup is solid for him given decent strikeout ability and a modest opponent.
Kevin Gausman should be popular tonight. The righty has pitched well since returning from the disabled
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 9
Matt Cain. Even if Happ is just ok - six innings, three runs, and three strikeouts, he'll probably return positive value.
Also consider: Adam Conley, Kevin Gausman, Chris Devenski
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 5
a decent chance to actually throw more than six innings. It's good that he's home. It's bad that he's against the Diamondbacks weirdly productive offense.
Kevin Gausman's looked good and hard throwy since
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 4
Pitchers to Start: Even though it's Thin Thursday, you have some pitching options at your disposal. Kevin Gausman is still available in 61 percent of Yahoo leagues. The hard thrower has
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
Here's the transcript in glorious HD!
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 30
anybody against the Padres. They don't score runs, and they strike out with the worst of them.
If you gambling on complete unknowns, Kevin Gausman looked mighty impressive in his season debut
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 29
, Kevin Gausman, Jerad Eickhoff, Rick Porcello, Wei-Yin Chen, Chase Anderson, Ross Stripling
Pitchers to Exploit: On the one hand, a terrible pitcher can't post a 0.74 ERA over 24.1 innings. Something
- The Change: Kevin Gausman or Nate Eovaldi?
Going into the season, we had two young fireballers with straight fastballs and meh results in their rear view mirror. Kevin Gausman and Nate Eovaldi both have good walk rate totals but bouts
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 26
Hicks (?), Michael Taylor
Hitters (speed): Kevin Pillar is actually 55 percent owned - too high for inclusion here. He's trending down quickly, and I've already written plenty about the alternative
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 25
. SaberSim Observations
No big surprises out of the SaberSim numbers machine. It likes Garrett Richards, Taijuan Walker, and Kevin Gausman more than I do. It's also a little down on Ian Kennedy
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
without a real fastball
Brad Johnson: I'm getting a lot of double questions so I'm going to skip ahead a bit. Sorry if you get passed over
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
Transcript from Tuesday's chat!
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
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 8
Raburn, Brandon Moss, Jason Castro, Ramon Flores, Nolan Reimold, Logan Morrison, Kevin Kiermaier, Michael Taylor
Hitters (speed): Choices for speed are somewhat rare at the moment. Jonathan Villar
- Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 5
Did you know Brito is a doctor?
Also consider: Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Guyer, Joey Rickard
5. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters
- The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More
well with his home stadium. He's the undisputed Giants leadoff man, meaning you'll get four or five chances at a hit, walk, and/or stolen base.
Also consider: Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Guyer, Ryan
- 25 NL Stolen Base Sleepers
There's one good thing to say about terrible rebuilding teams - they have nothing to lose by taking risks. Whereas Kevin Pillar of the Blue Jays will think twice before attempting a steal with Jose
- 18 AL Stolen Base Sleepers
players figure to receive regular work - Steven Souza, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, and Brandon Guyer. They're all 20 stolen base threats over a full season. They all have other charms too
- Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
, if Hamilton isn't playing, that means also-very-fast player Jose Peraza probably is on the field.
5. Kevin Kiermaier will continue to be better in reality than fantasy
Kiermaier is the anti
- Actual Useful Advice From Two Drafts
invest in later value picks at the position like Kevin Pillar.
Regarding Brantley specifically, reports on his recovery are very positive which has him moving up my draft boards. He was the 50th
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
- Industry Mocking Gold
Kevin Pillar LF/CF TOR
Felix Hernandez SP SEA
Taijuan Walker SP SEA
Noah Syndergaard SP NYM
Josh Harrison 2B/3B/DH PIT
Rougned Odor 2B
- The Beauty of the Roto 5x5
to compress the category.
As for saves, I'll admit it makes more sense to count them as a net category. This knocks your Kevin Gregg's and John Axford's down to the fringiest type of asset while
- Top 11 SP Eligible Relievers
. Kevin Jepsen may also be in the way of save opportunities. Or maybe he isn't. May is the superior pitcher.
I also like Adam Warren. The former Yankee seemingly has the stuff to start. The profile
- Ottoneu Hail Mary
$3 Nate Jones
$4 Kevin Siegrist
$3 Jerad Eickhoff
$7 Jake McGee
$2 Ozhaino Albies
$2 Jose De Leon
As I mentioned, I'll probably keep five of these guys. Under the right
- 2016 Breakthrough Candidate: Kevin Gausman
qualifiers to identify the top breakthrough candidates for 2016 in both leagues. Today, it's the American League, and the Orioles' Kevin Gausman.
Gausman was the fourth-overall pick in the 2012 draft, my
- Rankings Are Coming: My Personal Quirks
line of 174/46/127/63/.272 (or 87/23/64/32/.272 per player).
You're left with two composite players who are something like a poor man's Ryan Braun or a rich man's Kevin Pillar. Now here's
- Noticing Kevin Gausman
of them unless they play for our favorite team.
Consider Kevin Gausman. Prior to the 2013 season, he was 13th on Baseball Prospectus' prospect list, 15th on our list at FanGraphs, and 26th
- The Blue Jays Other Guys
the radar, and they'll benefit from their elite counterparts.
Kevin Pillar quietly played 159 games. He racked up 628 plate appearances, 12 home runs, 25 stolen bases, and a .278/.314/.399 slash
- A Busy Ottoneu Offseason
Koji Uehara 60DL
- Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
- Kevin Cash on Communication and Collaboration
Kevin Cash is in the final week of his first season as a big league manager. He's had quite the learning experience. Working closely with one of baseball's most progressive front offices, the 37-year
- The Daily Grind: Smyly, Corbin, Hicks, Rollins
, Matt Boyd, Chad Bettis, Asher, Perez, Mike Pelfrey, Michael Bolsinger, Charlie Morton, Verrett, Mike Leake, Anthony DeSclafani, Kevin Gausman
3. GB / FB Splits
The following hitters
- The Daily Grind: Yahoo Exploit, Moore, Bartolo, Zito, Reds
appear on the FB/GB list. The Giants skunked Zito last week with six hits, four runs, and a walk over two innings.
Also consider: Tyler Lyons, Kevin Gausman, Wade Miley, Asher, Williams Perez, Matt
- The Daily Grind: Keepers, Zimmermann, Gutierrez
performances since returning to the majors.
The internet isn't sure if Wei-Yin Chen or Kevin Gausman is starting for the Orioles.
Stack Targets: David Hale, Casey Kelly, Matt Boyd, Ryan Weber, Ariel Pena
- The Daily Grind: Steals, Eickhoff, Tomlin, Gutierrez
BABIP regresses, he's going to get dinged. On the plus side, I'm a big fan of Tomlin's elite K/BB ratio.
Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Aaron Nola, Matt Shoemaker, Tyler Duffey, Derek Holland
- The Daily Grind: Phillies, Tillman, Finnegan, Davis
Step 4: A veteran in the outfield. While the club has the money to target a Jason Heyward, I'd go an economical route with somebody like Kelly Johnson, Denard Span, Colby Rasmus
- The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Prospects, Severino, Wood, Moore
GB%, here are today’s top recommendations. Use this link for Jeff's full list.
Jeff's picks filtered into my picks:
Carlos Santana, Jose Ramirez, Chris Johnson v Danny Duffy
Seth Smith, Kyle
- The Daily Grind: Iglesias, Rodon, Hicks
against the Braves and Jon Gray at Petco Park.
Stack Targets: Kevin Gausman, Ryan Weber, Matt Boyd, Erasmo Ramirez, Henry Owens, Adam Conley, Chase Anderson, Tim Hudson, Colin Rea
3. GB / FB Splits
- The Daily Grind: Corbin, Dickey, Blanco
of freely available players.
Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Matt Boyd, Henry Owens, Colin Rea
Hitters (power): With Justin Morneau back in action, Ben Paulsen has shifted to the outfield. Now you have
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields
1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland
- The Daily Grind: Call Ups, Aces, Byrd
? Regression candidate Aaron Nola is the best of the bad choices. I could see him outlasting Harvey if not outdueling him. Who else could you use? Jeff Locke versus the lame Brewers? Kevin Gausman against
- The Daily Grind: Splits Issues, Nola, Medlen, Schoop
Kevin Kiermaier v Edinson Volquez
C.J. Cron, Kole Calhoun, Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Erick Aybar v Danny Salazar
4. SaberSim Hi/Lo
Wrong: The Tigers-Blue Jays game is projected to be very high
- The Daily Grind: True Innings, Aces, Hicks
likely to pop home runs at Marlins Stadium, it's a nice location for all other types of hits. Conley looks particularly hittable for a mostly right-handed lineup.
Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Raisel
- The Daily Grind: DL, Heaney, Ray, Bourn
to seek out bargain hitters to fit with an expensive hurler.
If you opt to zig with an affordable starter, Andrew Heaney is your guy. He's at home against Kevin Gausman and the Orioles
- Analyzing the New Prince Fielder
- The Risk of Long Contracts for Middle-Market Teams
- The Daily Grind: Final Trades, Ross, Garcia
, there are a few plays to be made.
Kevin Kiermaier v Joe Kelly
Logan Morrison and Robinson Cano (if healthy) v Kyle Gibson
Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier, and Brandon Phillips v Gerrit Cole
Derek Dietrich v
- The Daily Grind: Lester, Nelson, Adonis
don't be surprised if he's on the bench.
Also consider: Jace Peterson, Anthony Gose, Kevin Pillar, Adam Eaton, Tyler Saladino, Shane Victorino
5. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates
- The Daily Grind: Trade Talks, Tropeano, Happ
Rasmus, Torii Hunter, Kevin Kiermaier, or Chris Coghlan in the outfield. When he returns, Giancarlo Stanton will replace one of them (Team A also owns George Springer). Donaldson will be replaced
- The Daily Grind: Hernandez, Conger, Eaton
Stack Targets: Adam Morgan, Kyle Lohse, Martin Perez, Jorge de la Rosa, Dallas Beeler, Tony Cingrani, Kevin Gausman, Ivan Nova, Mike Montgomery, John Danks, Joe Kelly, C.J. Wilson
- The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
Velasquez, $5,900 Brian Johnson, $5,000 Joe Ross, or $4,600 Aaron Nola. All prices on FanDuel.
If you're looking for targets, you can't ignore the Coors Field game. It's still Matt Harrison versus Kyle
- The Daily Grind: A Dare, Moore, Nola, Harrison
Rodriguez, Carlos Martinez, Steven Matz, Brian Johnson, and Cody Anderson are all just $8 to keep. Four of those guys look like locks.
That's all interesting background and whatnot, but today's
- The Daily Grind: Franco, Erasmo, Gray
discipline is slightly better against southpaws. A matchup against Jon Niese makes Reynolds a league average hitter.
Also consider: Randal Grichuk, Khris Davis, David DeJesus, Kevin Kiermaier
- Kevin Gausman and the Elevated Fastball
Orioles fans have been pining for Kevin Gausman ever since 2015 Opening Day at Camden Yards when Bud Norris got shelled by the Blue Jays. The now-24-year-old started in 20 games last season as he
- The Daily Grind: Draft Results, Erasmo, Schoop, DeShields
. If you have an opening at second or third base, now is a good time to jump on the bandwagon.
Also consider: Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, Nolan Reimold, Clint Robinson, David DeJesus, Kevin Kiermaier
- The Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
, Nick Markakis, Martin Prado, Giovanny Urshela, Randal Grichuk, Kevin Kiermaier, David DeJesus
Hitters (speed): Jace Peterson is developing into a solid major league player. I expect him to continue
- The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
against Julio Teheran who finally looks like the pitcher I thought he was...pretty bad.
Also consider: Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke, David Freese, Kevin Kiermaier, David DeJesus, Danny Valencia
- The Daily Grind: Heston, Heaney, Davis, DeShields
of the group is mediocre.
Also consider: Vincent Velasquez, Kevin Gausman, Brett Anderson
Pitchers to Exploit: The Cubs and Cardinals have a double-header tomorrow. St. Louis will call upon
- The Daily Grind: Reader Leagues, Boyd, Straily
-third of the price.
Stack Targets: Cain, Moore, Ryan, Miley, Kevin Gausman, Manny Banuelos, Tim Cooney, Chris Rusin, Roenis Elias
4. GB / FB Splits
The following hitters are recommended
- The Daily Grind: Aces, Moore, Miley
bandwagon since 2011. I can't find any word about his velocity while on rehab. I should have just gone to watch...
Also consider: Kevin Gausman, Matt Boyd, Jaime Garcia, Jeremy Hellickson
- The Daily Grind: Rain, Matz, Masterson
was optioned to Triple-A. Masterson pitched decently in his rehab stint. Maybe he'll recapture his past success. I'm betting against it.
Also consider: Chi Chi Gonzalez, Josh Smith, Jose Urena, Kevin Correia
- The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
, he's averaged 15.75 points. As is often noted, the Astros could strike out 15 times or bash five home runs.
Stack Targets: Kevin Gausman, Mark Buehrle, Nick Martinez, Trevor May, Jered Weaver, Kyle
- The Daily Grind: Aumont, Bettis, Hechavarria
was in a roto league.
I wouldn't start Kevin Gausman against the Blue Jays, but do note that he's returning from the disabled list.
Also consider: Carlos Rodon, Jesse Hahn
Pitchers to Exploit
- The Daily Grind: Salazar, Lyons, Jungmann
. Ian Kennedy
Chris Carter vs. David Hale
Kevin Kiermaier vs. Doug Fister
Dexter Fowler vs. Danny Salazar
4. Tomorrow's Targets - Lyons, Jungmann, Melky, Eaton
Pitchers to Start: Lefty Tyler
- The Daily Grind: Clayton Giancarlo, Hutch, Tucker
lefties. Ubaldo Jimenez has a lovely matchup against the Phillies and Kevin Correia. A win is likely, and a strong outing is possible too.
Andrew Hutchison might be the best of the normal guys
- The Daily Grind: Assets, Locke, Turner
Also consider: Jose Urena, Joe Kelly, John Danks, Joe Blanton, Mike Fiers, Tommy Milone, Kyle Kendrick, Odrisamer Despaigne, Kevin Correia
Hitters (power): Justin Turner is Yahoo eligible at all
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some A+ stacking targets. The Rays against John Danks, Marlins versus Kyle Kendrick, and Rockies opposite Jose Urena would all be more attractive at a better stadium. Similarly, Kevin Correia makes his
- The Daily Grind: Yards, Hutchison, Ruf
recommendations. Use this link for Jeff's full list.
We have 22 names this time around for a Thin Thursday.
Kevin Kiermaier vs. Garrett Richards
Nolan Reimold, Matt Wieters, and J.J. Hardy vs. Wade Miley
- The Daily Grind: L/R Splits, Happ, Chi Chi
stolen bases, your option is Billy Burns and only Billy Burns.
Also consider: Kevin Kiermaier, Billy Burns
5. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions
- The Daily Grind: Correa, Hand, Shoemaker
mashing lineup. I expect they'll be hugely popular this evening. You can take a share of the action AND fade by taking role players like Danny Valencia and Kevin Pillar.
Stack Targets: Marco Estrada
- The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
in the sixth, you're liable to face Ryan Madson. If the Rays were in the same situation, you might see Kevin Jepsen (2.05 ERA, 4.13 xFIP). Relief corps with only a couple really good relievers can lead
- The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
, but his career split slash is .279/.355/.480.
Also consider: Kevin Kiermaier, David Peralta, Mark Canha, Max Muncy, Derek Norris
Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis is a star against left-handed pitching. He
- The Daily Grind: Coors, Fiers, Pagan
Pagan. The high contact hitter is liable to pop a couple hits.
Also consider: Cory Spangenberg, Alejandro De Aza, Nori Aoki, Kevin Kiermaier, Billy Burns,
5. The Factor Grid
The table below
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When Kevin Kiermaier made his MLB debut at the end of the 2013 season, he did so as a defensive replacement. The Tampa Bay Rays dynamo was 23 years old at the time, and in the eyes of many, a glove
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Iglesias, Davis, Phillips
, Scooter Gennett, Kevin Kiermaier, Trevor Plouffe, Justin Smoak, Mark Canha
Hitters (speed): Brandon Phillips hasn't stolen over five bases since 2012. He already has five on the season to go
- The Daily Grind: Maxwell, Eovaldi, Pearce
Stubbs, Kevin Kiermaier
4. The Factor Grid
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals go
- The Daily Grind: Guerrero, Buehrle, Frias
Kevin Kiermaier vs. Justin Masterson
4. Tomorrow's Targets - Frias, Fiers, Alonso, Grossman
Pitchers to Start: I would like to write about Anthony DeSclafani or A.J. Burnett, but they both have
- The Daily Grind: Audits, Salazar, Stubbs
Billy Butler vs. Trevor May
Carlos Santana vs. Jason Vargas
Billy Hamilton vs. Jeff Locke
Kevin Kiermaier vs. Rick Porcello
4. Tomorrow's Targets - Heston, Lewis, Stubbs, Odor
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of this piece, that player is 24-year-old Mets catcher, Kevin Plawecki.
Plawecki got the call to replace Travis d'Arnaud, who broke his finger after taking a pitch on the hand. d'Arnaud's expected
- The Daily Grind - Norris, Williams, Norris
22.5 percent of base runners.
Norris' ERA should improve tomorrow. If it doesn't, look for Kevin Gausman to take his place in the rotation.
Also consider: Kyle Lobstein, Travis Wood, Jason
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- The Daily Grind: Herrera, Kendrick, Bailey
from for this particular split. Billy Butler at Jered Weaver is my favorite of the bunch. Butler has a .925 OPS against fly guys. Other good options include Robinson Cano, Kevin Kiermaier, and A.J.
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You've probably seen what Kevin Pillar did on Wednesday. On the off chance you haven't, we'll get to that later, at the right time. Let this much be said now: it was absolutely extraordinary
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There's a lot going on with Kevin Gausman right now. He's throwing a curveball, instead of a slider. I learned that from another baseball writer earlier today in my email. He's working out
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be a little more difficult. Enter Kevin Kiermaier. Kiermaier’s 14 DRS and 16 UZR in right field landed him at second on a list of right fielders sorted by DEF, which is UZR and the positional adjustment
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Zimmerman missed most of last season with thumb and hamstring injuries. The former third baseman will move to the cold corner to accommodate his
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scuffles in spring training or others excel, he could be optioned.
Also in the Mix
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
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, Kevin Kiermaier, and David DeJesus. I wrote about Souza from a fantasy perspective earlier this offseason, and Carson had more to say on FanGraphs. The analysis is already out there - Steamer thinks
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McLouth, Kevin Frandsen, and Jeff Kobernus. Their biggest competition is each other. They both offer a similar skill set, although Taylor is seen as a better option in center field. I expect both players
- Kevin Kiermaier's Useful Splits
In his first extended stint of big league action, Kevin Kiermaier has shown a talent for hitting right-handed pitchers. To say a left-handed hitter can do damage against opposite-handed pitching
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looks at Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar - both of whom qualify as nice fifth outfielders.
Perhaps Pompey's lack of play is related to the right quad injury that is referenced on August 8? If so
- Kevin Gausman's One-Dimensional Attack
There’s no doubting that Kevin Gausman is a talented pitcher. He features a fastball in the mid to upper 90’s, a split-change to fluster lefties with, and a slider with good depth to attack righties
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paying attention, Kevin Quackenbush is recording saves in San Diego while Joaquin Benoit recovers from a sore shoulder. Eric O'Flaherty still has a couple days as the A's closer with Sean Doolittle
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after 4:00 ET.
Today's recipe for runs comes to us from Coors Field, where lefty Brad Hand will oppose righty Christian Bergman. Both pitchers are known to spontaneously combust.
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. Look for both pitchers to get trounced.
Hitters (power): Matt Joyce, James Loney, and Kevin Kiermaier are all up for consideration.
Any left-handed Mets are worth a shot against Kevin Correia
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a pitcher's value quickly. Just ask Jose Fernandez.
2. Daily DFS
Early: Kevin Gausman and Jake Arrieta hog the early slot. DFS owners can forget about them.
Late: Brad Peacock
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a sub-4.00 ERA (emphasis on could).
3. Friday Picks
Pitchers to Start: Kevin Gausman is rightly floating around the waiver wire in many non-keeper leagues. His strikeout rate has been
- The Daily Grind: 8-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
is his control. Kevin Gausman is also pitching in this one. He gets hit around on occasion despite his 95 mph fastball. You could stack either side, although I wouldn't call either move a percentage
- The Problem with Kevin Gausman
The Orioles have not had a lot of luck with their pitching prospects of late, most recently thanks to Dylan Bundy’s Tommy John surgery. That is part of the reason that Kevin Gausman
- The Daily Grind: 8-11-14 - Presented by FanDuel
face new Dodger Kevin Correia in Atlanta. Correia has been a frequent guest of my exploit pages and the story remains the same. He lives and dies on balls in play, which means he'll turn
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don't have a lot of potent hitters, but they should put balls in play against Kevin Correia.
Does anyone think Chris Sale won't earn the win against Nick Tepesch. Watch Tepesch spin a gem. His
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Field. Lastly, Kevin Gausman occasionally isn't on top of his game.
3. Tuesday Picks
Pitchers to Start: I'm a fan of Josh Tomlin. His problem is he's a fly ball pitcher with a pattern
- The Daily Grind: 8-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Pitchers to Exploit: The next lefty up in Detroitland is Jorge de la Rosa. If you own him, try to trade him for Kevin Gausman. That's what the Rockies did. In case you're new around
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the opportunity to face a pitcher who loves balls in play. That sounds almost dirty - I guess it sabr-dirty. In any case, Kevin Correia may allow a lot of hits.
Jarred Cosart makes for a decent target against
- The Daily Grind: 7-30-14 - Presented by FanDuel
This isn't relevant to this column, but Felix Hernandez opposes Corey Kluber tonight. Too bad I have game tonight, because I'd really like to see this one.
Kevin Gausman strikes me as an unfinished
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blowups. He'll face the Athletes of Oakland.
John Danks and Kevin Correia aren't A-plus stacking targets, mostly due to Target Field and the opposing offenses in question. They've posted their share
- The Daily Grind: 7-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
(speed): Rajai Davis and Austin Jackson seem to be the most available Tigers. One of them probably won't start.
Adam Eaton still leads off most days for the White Sox. He'll face Kevin Correia.
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- The Daily Grind: 7-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Astros righties will see the occasionally flammable John Danks at White Sox Cellular Playpen. The Sox are opposed by Jarred Cosart. We could see a few home runs.
I guess Kevin Correia got
- The Daily Grind: 7-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
will face ball-in-play specialist Kevin Correia. He's rarely better than mediocre.
Hitters (power): Derek Norris has been quiet for awhile now, but he'll face a lefty he can hit in Wei-Yin Chen.
- On Sabermetric Rhetoric
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to get through games with bad peripherals. One of these times he isn't going to make it through a start.
Kevin Correia and Tyler Matzek make for easy targets in Colorado, assuming the game is played
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Late: Miguel Gonzalez isn't a bad target if you're trying to coax a home run out of a cheap bat like Yangervis Solarte or Kelly Johnson.
The Indians versus Hector Noesi is one of the top stacking
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of putting the Angels offense in their place.
The Mariners could make for a stealthy stack against hit-maven Kevin Correia.
3. Tuesday Picks
The Cubs and Reds have a doubleheader. Oh joy
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is always a meltdown risk.
After a bit of chatter in the comments yesterday, I decided Kevin Correia is the best type of matchup for the Royals. While they have very little power, they can spray hits
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blanked the Red Sox over 5.2 innings last week. One outing changes nothing - he's still a likely candidate to allow crooked numbers.
Kevin Correia is exploitable, but I'm not sure the Royals
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place to bet on one of those blow ups.
A game between Kevin Correia and Nick Tepesch has the potential for a lot of runs scored. Both pitchers allow plenty of contact.
Tyler Matzek has a tough
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is really 21.7 percent.
Pitchers to Start: Kevin Gausman seems to be pitching better in his latest major league audition. I think the strikeouts will come, although maybe not as many as we all
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premium Orioles hitters are worth a glance against Yankees starter Vidal Nuno.
While it's not the best environment for offense, Andre Rienzo and Kevin Correia have been known to allow their fair
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to use against Vidal Nuno. He's coming off a three inning, eight run clunker.
In Minnesota, today is Noesi v. Nolasco. Tomorrow's matchup is scarcely different - Andre Rienzo versus Kevin Correia
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It's the Red Sox turn to face Kevin Correia. It feels like I never stop writing about some guys. With Correia, it's all about balls in play.
Carlos Martinez deserves attention
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over for McCarthy.
Pitchers to Exploit: Hittable is the word best used to describe Kevin Correia. Putinplayable is an even more made up word that applies to Correia. He'll face the Red Sox middle
- The Daily Grind: 6-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
Mark Buehrle isn't your typical target, but there are a couple high profile O's who may enjoy the platoon advantage at home. On the other side of the matchup is Kevin Gausman, who's tasked
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more strikeouts going forward.
Pitchers to Exploit: The Braves don't hit right-handed pitchers worth a lick, but they're still at Coors Field. Take a look against Jhoulys Chacin.
- Kevin Gausman: Last Chance to Buy?
Judging from my twitter comments, it looks like there's a window of opportunity for those of you that want to buy Kevin Gausman, for this year or for your keeper teams. But we know that Gausman has
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the Pirates-Wood matchup isn't the best in DFS (the game is to be played at stingy PNC Park), Pittsburgh does feature the top lefty masher in baseball. Hint: it's their best player.
The Kevin Correia
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that to a pitcher. The Red Sox should be happy with the matchup in Camden Yards.
Did I mention the Blue Jays offense is scary good? Kevin Correia and his 6.11 ERA (4.21 FIP) should be worried. He
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are to be played tonight.
The Oakland Athletics will see Kevin Gausman in his latest bid to become a rotation regular. Gausman throws heat, but he hasn't experienced good results at the major
- The Daily Grind: 6-5-14 - Present by FanDuel
combination of decreased velocity and increased walk rate is worrisome. Lewis' problem is a whopping .401 BABIP. Is he unlucky or throwing beach balls?
Since there aren't many games, I'll mention Kevin
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Gerardo Parra isn't a fantasy stud, but I'll take him in Denver.
Scooter Gennett has an easy matchup against Kevin Correia, and he seems to be back in the two-hole against righties
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: Nine games fit in the early contest (sorry Rangers-Nationals).
Kevin Correia isn't a bad major league starter. He can provide a quantity of tolerable innings. His 6.34 ERA is terrible, but he also
- The Daily Grind: 5-30-14
time securing the win.
Pitchers to Exploit: If you thought Nolasco was a good target for Yankees lefties today, take a look at Kevin Correia at Yankee Stadium tomorrow. I know I will.
- A GIF and a Tune: Kevin Pillar as Superman
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anybody against Nick Tepesch or Kevin Correia.
The best ballpark to target is U.S. Cellular Field. The pitchers involved - Josh Tomlin and Jose Quintana - aren't particularly prone to meltdowns
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the home run or strikeout Braves in check.
The Rangers are rather banged up, but Kevin Correia is pretty hittable these days. I wouldn't go hog wild at Target Field.
The Tigers finally face
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Padres are worth a look against Kevin Correia.
Hitters (power): Jonny Gomes will draw the start.
Travis Snider might be worth a shot against Miguel Gonzalez.
Seth Smith is the guy to use in San
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
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this section so you can get the content sooner.
2. DFS Stackables
Early: We have a full seven games in the early bin.
Kevin Gausman is back in the majors, but he wasn't exactly impressive
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this season and the only saving grace is the venue - Safeco Field.
Dustin McGowan remains on a short leash. Have I mentioned the Indians are very left-handed?
Kevin Correia is too hittable to survive
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So unless you like all day contests more than me, you'll miss out on the Kevin Correia special.
In the other early game, Dallas Keuchel has the unenviable task of retiring a very
- The Daily Grind: 5-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
to Exploit: The Indians lineup will still be very left-handed tomorrow when they face Kevin Correia. And Progressive Field will still favor left-handed power.
The Astros have some right-handed power
- The Daily Grind: 5-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
. On the other side of the matchup is Kevin Correia, who has a not so modest problem with major league hitters this season.
Late: We're left with nine games for the night slot.
Apparently Danny Duffy
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Sox have some platoon bats for a guy like Tommy Milone. They're tough on mediocre lefties - so is the Green Monster.
Kevin Correia is getting mashed and bashed. The Orioles are a little short
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a decent pitcher.
The Rays stack is fantastic tonight against Erik Johnson in Chicago. The weather conditions aren't perfect, but they're good enough for some long balls.
The Brewers also have
- The Daily Grind: 4-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
hittable for a lineup like the Tigers.
Brandon Maurer and Kevin Slowey could both allow crooked numbers, but they also have a nice park environment to wield their craft.
Bullpen game in Tampa
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, but there's always a clunker in there somewhere.
Kevin Correia at Bruce Chen would be more runtastic if the Twins and Royals had a better offense. That said, the Royals have a few sweet swinging lefties
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again, the Bruce Chen versus Kevin Correia game looks exploitable.
Carlos Villanueva has not been sharp in the early going. He must be very close to losing his job, although the Cubs can afford
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bat is frigid.
Kevin Kouzmanoff is batting fifth when he starts. Tomorrow might be one of those starts.
Chris Johnson should have cleanup duty against Jon Niese.
David Murphy should like
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have the ability to shutdown an offense. But they also can get utterly destroyed. I'm targeting Kendrick more than Alvarez.
Kevin Correia is usually exploitable and that will probably continue
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. He can absolutely slaughter lefties, but he has a pretty big split. I don't like to lean on LOOGY's if they aren't used very well.
Kevin Siegrist is probably very similar to Diekman, except we
- Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
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- Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
and draft strategies, I'm only aiming to give you a look under the hood. I hope you find something actionable.
The FOX league includes writers like Howard Bender, a different Brad Johnson
- Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
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
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last year, but I'm picking him to jump from the top of the second tier to the middle of the first tier.
5. Kevin Gausman will finish the season as the Orioles best starter or closer
- Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
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
- Lessons Learned From a Shallow Linear Weights Draft
relievers. A few other known names like Joaquin Benoit went shortly after round seven, so I chose to wait on relievers. I ended up using late round picks on Alex Torres, Sergio Santos, Kevin Siegrist
- Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
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
- Projection Leaderboard Fun Courtesy of ZiPS and Fans
Not surprisingly, there's the least agreement with our reliever
- Relievers Who Have SP-Eligibility in Yahoo
scrubs and guys who will almost certainly start. Other pitchers will gain SP/RP eligibility throughout the season, and it's useful to periodically keep track of such things.
- Some Relievers Who Are Maybe Possibly Good Targets
This article is intended for owners in a fairly standard 12 team league; the kind where maybe the top 28 closers are rostered (hands off Kevin Gregg) and maybe a handful of ultra-elite setup men like
- The Rays Outfield
, but not something to target.
Let's gloss over Zobrist since he'll probably spend
- The Phillies Infield
Asche is the nominal starter at third base after a replacement level performance late last season. For fantasy purposes, he's a bit
- The Pitcher Who Did the Most With the Least
hasn't been useful by any measure since 2007. Jonathan Sanchez has been terrible since his fastball dipped below 90 mph, so I'm going to cut him too. Kevin Correia and Dillon Gee appear on the list
- When Should You Pay for Elite Relievers?
by setting up Google alerts and scouring twitter. These owners aren't going to be the first to pick up Melancon, Uehara, or Danny Farquhar. They might be the first to get Kevin Gregg, but that's probably
- No Love For Jim Johnson?
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
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of dead weight players. Nobody was going to trade for my $18 Dan Uggla, $16 Roy Halladay (pre-retirement), $15 Jesus Montero, $10 Kevin Youkilis (pre-Japan), or $10 Frank Francisco. So I cut them in one
- Nathan Eovaldi and the Top Heavy Repertoire
and Jacob Turner for the second spot in the rotation. Brian Flynn or Kevin Slowey look like the early front runners for the last spot. As such, the Marlins don't have the depth to try Eovaldi in the pen
- Valuing Your Last Roster Spot
for fantasy owners, he could have also pitched like Kevin Gausman. My point is that unless you are very sure of the prospect (i.e. Stephen Strasburg), you're using your last roster spot on an unknown
- Josh Johnson's Creative Contract With the Padres
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
- The Josh Johnson Dilemma
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
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
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.
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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
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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
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at the correspondent by Darwin Barney. But one the most remarkable turnaround stories in the clubhouse, Kevin Gregg had an equally nerdy response to the numbers: "Mechanical change."
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(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
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- Kevin Gausman, MLB Ready?
Rick Peterson looked on from the Bowie Baysox's dugout as Kevin Gausman stated his case. The Orioles' prized right hander decimated the Trenton Thunder over six innings, striking out ten and allowing
- A Perfect Storm For Kevin Slowey
Kevin Slowey was an afterthought this offseason. After signing a minor-league deal with the Miami Marlins, all but the most dedicated Marlins' blogs neglected to write up the signing. In fairness
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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
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Kevin Youkilis has had himself quite a start to the 2013 season. After flirting with the abyss and then teasing us with a return to relevance in Chicago, Youkilis has been hitting the snot out
- Kevin Millwood Tips His Cap
I was thinking about Kevin Millwood, not because Kevin Millwood aimed low, but because I think many observers had unreasonable expectations for his career. Millwood, as you probably are aware, decided
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
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
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
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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
- Kevin Towers's Strikeout Lowering Crusade Proceeds
sort of rally."
Those were among Kevin Towers's first official words as Arizona's general manager. His actions have, more or less, backed up the philosophy espoused therein. He inherited a team
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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
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In at least one way, Kevin Youkilis is a perfect fit for the Yankees. They're trying to stay under the luxury tax threshold in 2014 in order to reset their tax rate and there aren't many other third
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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
- Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
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
- Chris Johnson: The Flavor of Wonder Bread
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
- Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
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
- Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
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.
Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged
- Mustache Watch: Kevin Youkilis, American Constable
The reader will likely know that Kevin Youkilis was recently placed on -- and has, even more recently, returned from -- paternity leave by the Chicago White Sox. What our Investigative Reporting
- Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
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
- Can Josh Johnson Fix The Stretch?
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
- Kevin Youkilis Used to Live Here
Kevin Youkilis, who ain't too good at grammars, will return to Boston for the first time since being traded to the Chicago White Sox just over three weeks ago.
Well, it's not exactly the first
- Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
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
- Rejected Offers For Kevin Youkilis (NL)
. Extra wiz.
Pirates: Kevin Correia's mustache.
Padres: Omar Minaya and Randy Smith
Giants: This awesome looking Madison Bumgarner bobblehead (July 15th-- tickets still available
- Rejected Offers For Kevin Youkilis (AL)
- Three Divine Acts By Kevin Youkilis
Kevin Youkilis is no longer a member Boston Red Sox. His career is not over (although given his age, injuries, and recent performance, the end may very well be in sight), but some of what has been
- Kevin Youkilis: Welcome to Mount Olympus
The traveling Greek God of Walks.
Sunday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago's south side. Drafted, crafted and debuted as a Red Sox player, Youkilis now joins only
- Kevin Youkilis Changes Sox
Kevin Youkilis needed a change of scenery. With the White Sox desperate for help at third, they happily obliged. While the 33-year-old third baseman carries a strong career line, Youkilis is batting
- What Happened To Davey Johnson?
Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon:
"I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways."
When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy
- What Is Kevin Youkilis Worth?
The trade market for Kevin Youkilis is heating up. With Will Middlebrooks playing well -- and both first base and designated hitter occupied -- it looks like Youkilis will be the odd man out
- Josh Johnson Finding Success in June
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
- Buying Low on Josh Johnson
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
- Kelly Johnson, an Elite Second Baseman?
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
- Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
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)
- Is Josh Johnson Back?
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
- Kevin Bass Is Watching You
Careful in your misdeeds, children. For Kevin Bass is watching you ...
No one gets away with anything. Lo, the giant, unblinking eyes of Kevin Bass see all.
(Disconcerting stare: BBTF)
- MLB: The Movie, Casting Kevin Youkilis
Craig Robinson's glorious Flip Flop Fly Ball website -- a must visit for any baseball aesthete -- I happened upon his very funny painting of "Kevin Youkalyptus":
"Kevin Youkalyptus" by Craig Robinson
- Russ Canzler, Dan Johnson, and the Quad-A Label
There's something strangely fitting about the fact that both Russ Canzler and Dan Johnson have found new homes in the last 24 hours. Canzler was traded yesterday from the Rays to the Indians for cash
- Josh Johnson's Curveball
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
- Oh, Snap: Kevin Millwood
On the occasion of his signing with the Mariners, a hand-crafted, artisanal snap regarding the aged Kevin Millwood.
The Author: Kevin Millwood is so old he's got a negative Player ID number
- Young Kevin Youkilis
Young Kevin Youkilis is the only varsity athlete to be bullied by an asthmatic National Merit Semi-Finalist.
Young Kevin Youkilis uses flash cards to remind him of his deepest regrets
- Photos: Kevin Millar Filling Gas In His Bathrobe
And, if you're still not convinced, yes, it really is him:
Two things have changed since I first saw these glorious photos:
1. I'm now following Kevin Millar on Twitter. He spouts wisdom, and he's
- Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
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
- Kevin Towers and the Bullpen Redemption
a playoff run without a good bullpen, and nearly impossible with a bullpen that is below replacement level.
Kevin Towers went into this past offseason looking to improve his horrific bullpen. He
- GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
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
- Kelly Johnson's Trade, Kevin Towers, and Strikeouts
One of the first things Kevin Towers made known upon his hiring as Arizona Diamondbacks' GM was his distaste for the incredibly high strikeout numbers his new team put up in 2010 -- the D'Backs
- Kevin Mitchell Is Here to Help
that. But in the unlikely event that someone does need to take back the streets, may I humbly suggest that Kevin Mitchell be deputized posthaste?
- What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
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
- Don't Bring In the Lefty for Kelly Johnson
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
- Kelly Johnson: Why the Low AVG?
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
- Free Kevin Slowey
of Gavin Floyd. He ranks 48th in xFIP, just ahead of Paul Maholm. Yet, despite being peers with some pretty well regarded pitchers, Kevin Slowey has found himself slotted in as the Twins long
- Getting Kevin Slowey out of Minnesota
Kyle Gibson knocking on the door. They might deal with this via trade. We've heard the Francisco Liriano rumors, but those have quieted. Lately we've been hearing more about Kevin Slowey
- Bartolo Colon and Kevin Millwood, Then and Now
For the second time in their careers, Kevin Millwood and Bartolo Colon have hit free agency at the same time. Last time was in the winter of 2003, when they were the two of the three best pitchers
- Randy Johnson: Just for Men Pitchman
(Get it, pitchman?)
Because when I want to advertise a beauty project, I call Randy Johnson!
This advertisement just adds
- Should Kevin Brown Be in the Hall of Fame?
Is there a more overlooked candidate on the current Hall-of-Fame ballot than Kevin Brown?
Poke around, and you'll find the usual shopworn debates and entrenched positions, but Brown, it would seem
- Johnson Leads WAR at Labor Day
, 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
- Kevin Slowey's Groundball Rate
also use a return to 2008 form from Kevin Slowey.
A second-round pick out of Winthrop in the 2005 draft, Slowey has always boasted off-the-charts control. He issued just 1.3 walks per nine innings
- Josh Johnson Earning His Contract
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
- Kevin Correia's GB/FB
in early April; as you can see here.
After sifting through the leaderboards a bit I decided to write about Kevin Correia. The 29 year old Padres’ starter has made 14 starts and currently features
- Orioles Unsupportive of Kevin Millwood
to stay in games.
That wasn't the plan when Andy MacPhail acquired Kevin Millwood at the Winter Meetings last December. The Orioles had scored 4.57 runs per game last season, a bit below league
- Kelly Johnson's Redemption
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
- Kelly Johnson: Slugger
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
- A's Acquire Kevin Kouzmanoff
: the always-injured Eric Chavez; the more-than-svelte Tommy Everidge (now Mariners’ property); and not-really-a-third-baseman-at-all Jake Fox. Tonight the order looks a bit different as the A’s acquired Kevin
- Josh Johnson's Extension
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
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
- Randy Johnson Retires
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
- Nick Johnson to New York
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: A DeRosa Alternative
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
- Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
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
- GMs Sacked: Kevin Towers
Yesterday, Kevin Towers was the longest standing General Manager in baseball in his 14th year with San Diego as their GM. Today that mantle belongs to someone else as Kevin Towers has been sacked
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
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
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
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
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
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
- Kevin Millar and the Knuckler
Kevin Millar’s role with the Blue Jays is one he’s played often: the non-descript, blasé veteran bat that happens to tote a championship ring on his finger. Millar’s pitch-type distribution reeks
- Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
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
- Randy Johnson's Countdown
Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has
- Projecting Kevin Youkilis' Average
In 2008, Kevin Youkilis had a season completely out of line with what he did previously. Everyone focused on the home run power, as his 29 homers matched his combined total from 2007 and 2008
- Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
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
- Robbing Johnson of a Shot
(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
- The Kevin Gregg Trade
Two trades in MLB today - Matthew will tackle the ridiculous Nick Swisher trade a little later on tonight, so for now, let's focus on the less absurd Kevin Gregg deal.
The Marlins continue
- Free Agent Bargain: Randy Johnson
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
- Johnson's Domination
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
- Recalling Jim Johnson
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
- Carlos Lee and Kevin Mench
A week ago, the Rangers and Brewers swapped leftfielders and a few other players. Texas acquired Carlos Lee and minor leaguer Nelson Cruz for Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix, Francisco Cordero and a minor
- Daily Graphing - Kevin Millwood
Did you know Kevin Millwood holds one of the more annoying records among active players? He has the least amount of wins per start of any pitcher with an ERA under 3 in a single season. It's