- JABO: (Not) Pitching to Kris Bryant
Kris Bryant finally did it. After not hitting a home run in 19 games following his call up, he went out on Saturday in Milwaukee and clubbed a Kyle Lohse slider 389 feet out to left-center. The homer
- The Company That Kris Medlen Keeps
the Marlins have given up or not, because Wednesday the Marlins went up against Kris Medlen. The Marlins beat the Braves in ten innings on Tuesday, but Wednesday they were left as Medlen's latest victims
- On Kris Bryant's Improving Contact%
In 2015, Kris Bryant put together one of the better rookie campaigns in recent memory. He served as a catalyst for an upstart Chicago Cubs team that reached the National League Championship Series
- Projecting Kris Bryant
Happy Kris Bryant Day!
Kris Bryant is finally free. After spending his obligatory two weeks in the minors, the highly-touted slugger has been summoned to the major leagues. He'll slot
- Kris Medlen Is A Changed Man
You remember Kris Medlen, don't you? He of the 10-1 record last season with the ridiculous 1.57 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, world-beater Kris Medlen? You kind of have to squint, don't you?
2013 hasn't been
- Kris Medlen's Repertoire, Animated
Anyone who's made his way to these electronic pages is likely well-aware that Kris Medlen has been excellent of late -- is, in fact, the majors' best pitcher over the last month by most relevant
- Kris Medlen Is Dealing
While Craig Kimbrel has been absolutely lights out all season, it is possible that the most important member of the Braves' pitching staff all season has been Kris Medlen. Between 38 appearances
- Where to Draft Kris Medlen?
like Johnny Cueto, Matt Moore, & Roy Halladay still on the board, I kicked off the seventh round with a potentially high risk/reward pick: Kris Medlen.
Medlen’s story is no secret at this point
- Challenging Kris Bryant's Demotion
Kris Bryant has been the talk of the baseball world this spring. Following Monday’s news that the Cubs had officially reassigned Bryant to the team’s minor league camp, speculation shifted from
- This Post is Not About Kris Bryant
to a career rate of .269. Although he has a reputation as a platoon bat, his career splits are just about even, so he may have a future as a starter, but it won't be with the Cubs. Kris Bryant's long shadow led
- JABO: The Kris Bryant Breakeven Point
Kris Bryant is the story of the spring. The Cubs top prospect -- and baseball's top prospect, by most accounts -- won't stop launching home runs. It's nearly the end of March, and he still has an OPS
- JABO: Kris Bryant on His Swing
Ask top prospect Kris Bryant about his swing, and he'll tell you something you may have never heard before. You'll probably also have to ask a few knowledgable people to help explain what he means
- Comping Kris Bryant's Rookie Season
Just as we all anticipated, Kris Bryant put together an extremely impressive rookie campaign. After he spent the season's first two weeks in the minors, the Cubs set free their 23-year-old top
- Kris Bryant and Tall Strike Zones
The first thing you might notice about Kris Bryant is not the prodigious power. You'd have to watch a couple of plate appearances before you could really understand that side of him.
- Kris Medlen: Fantasy NL Turtle
tells you that Kris Medlen won, but let's look a little further into it.
Here's how the voting went:
Kris Medlen (7)
Ryan Zimmerman (2)
Rickie Weeks (2)
Aramis Ramirez (1
- Kris Bryant and Floor Versus Ceiling
Merry Krismas, Chicago; Kris Bryant's defense magically improved in the exact amount of minor league games it took for the Cubs to delay his free agency by a year. With that remarkable coincidence
- 2016 Pod Projections: Kris Bryant
should get the third Pod Projection treatment of the 2016 preseason. The second overall pick in the 2013 June Amateur Draft, Kris Bryant shot through the minor leagues after destroying minor league
- Is Erasmo Ramirez the Next Kris Medlen?
The current talk of the National League is a reliever turned starter with a small body type dominating the league with three solid pitches and, specifically, a killer changeup. Kris Medlen’s season
- Kris Bryant Has a New Swing
. Free topic! A player coming out and talking about his launch angle is the same thing as a player calling my direct line and telling me to please write a post about him. Kris Bryant called my direct
- 2013 Pod Projections: Kris Medlen
. Kris Medlen returned from Tommy John surgery with a bang last year, posting a microscopic 0.97 ERA and 0.81 WHIP as a starter. A performance like that will grab the attention of fantasy owners
- FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron, Not Not on Kris Bryant
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio -- during which edition he doesn't not discuss Kris Bryant
- Image: Kris Medlen Is Smallest, Youngest Teletubby
, right now, is likely not that moment in our collective lives.
Pictured here, courtesy his own Twitter feed, is diminutive Braves right-hander Kris Medlen dressed for All Hallows' Evening
- Kris Medlen's 2013: Looking Ahead with Comparables
You're all familiar by now with Kris Medlen. By just about any measure, he's been the most dominant starter of the last couple of months of 2012. So dominant, in fact, that anxious Braves fans
- Visualizing Kris Bryant's 495-Foot Home Run
According to Statcast, this past Saturday Kris Bryant hit the longest home run in Major League Baseball this year. The home run traveled 495 feet with a batted-ball speed of 111 mph and an angle
- Kris Bryant Not the Only MLB Player Sent Down
The Chicago Cubs made big news yesterday when they demoted Kris Bryant as he is clearly better than other players remaining on the major league roster. Leaving Bryant aside, there are several other
- Kris Bryant, Promotions, and Long-Term Contracts
Kris Bryant hit two more home runs yesterday for the Chicago Cubs during the Will Ferrell extravaganza. He stands tall among prospects, ranking number one according to Kiley McDaniel. The FanGraphs
- Let's Watch Kris Bryant Do Something Amazing
watch is several standard deviations above the mean. And then to see things several standard deviations above that? I watch to be amazed, and players remain amazing.
Kris Bryant was just called up
- Kris Bryant's Very Earliest 2015 Projection
, and a brief inspection of them reveals that the system is very optimistic about Cubs third-base prospect Kris Bryant. Bryant's line of .265/.344/.489, adjusted for league and park, is 30% better than
- Kris Bryant and the MLB Careers of College's Best Player
Cubs third-base prospect Kris Bryant produced one of the top minor-league seasons in recent history last year, recording a weighted batting line approximately 90% better than league average over 594
- Kris Bryant's One Offensive Question Mark
anything of consequence. Yet, I don't think we've ever been accused of overvaluing Kris Bryant. Around Bryant, there's developed a consensus. Kiley ranked him first among Cubs prospects, obviously. Keith
- Will Kris Medlen Remain In The Rotation Now And In The Future?
The Braves have gotten some stellar performances from a few unlikely places the past few weeks, Paul Maholm and Kris Medlen. With a rotation that was expected to be among the deepest in the league
- Should Kris Medlen Strike Out More Batters?
Kris Medlen followed up his unsustainable 2012 breakout with a very solid 2013 campaign for the Atlanta Braves.
On the surface, his rate stats got worse, but that's almost entirely a case
- Q&A: Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs Infield Prospect
It’s hard not to be excited about Kris Bryant. The 21-year-old Chicago Cubs prospect stands 6-foot-5, weighs 215 pounds and has monster power from the right side. Drafted second overall this year out
- Kris Bryant Is Faster Than Everyone Thinks
Kris Bryant has a lot going for him: he’s second in rookie WAR this season*, he’s part of a long-term Cubs future that looks increasingly rosy, and he’s part of a positional rookie class that has
- Real Image: Kris Bryant Is Delivering a Hilarious Wedding Toast
Mere hours after being formally recognized for his performance at the Arizona Fall League, Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is demonstrating his skill alongside a different kind of plate
- What Can We Expect From Kris Bryant Next Year?
events of each season is the debut of rookies and how they will perform throughout the year. Big things were expected from Kris Bryant this year and he definitely did not disappoint. Originally drafted
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. IV - Kris Bryant Edition
If you look at his numbers, Kris Bryant looks ready for the majors. He hit 22 homers in just 68 games in Double-A before earning a promotion to Triple-A, where he hasn't slowed down a bit, smashing
- While Kris Bryant Gets Promoted, Carlos Rodon Waits
As Kris Bryant heads to North Side of Chicago to make his debut, the lack of movement on the South Side has merited much less attention. Carlos Rodon remains a starting pitcher in Charlotte