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  • Oakland's Matt Outfield
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/6/2010 -  15
    If you have not caught an Oakland Athletics’ game lately, then seeing the names “Matt Watson” and “Matt Carson” in the box score might catch you off guard. By this point in the season, it should

  • Matt Murton DFA
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/27/2009 -  27
    Without stealing Caron’s shtick, let me say that if you enjoy undervalued players stuck in baseball purgatory, you probably have a soft spot for Matt Murton. For whatever reasons Murton has been

  • Matt Belisle Is Good ... Really
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/29/2010 -  17
    Of all the surprising stories this season, Matt Belisle’s rise to prominence takes the cake for least expected. The 30 year old reliever for Colorado has thrown 47 innings this season. That’s nothing

  • Matt Stairs Is Forever Young
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/1/2010 -  17
    Will Venable’s injury allowed Matt Stairs to make a few starts for the Padres in left field this week. Those starts resulted in enough playing time to push Stairs over 100 plate appearances

  • Matt Joyce Is Free at Last
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/24/2010 -  10
    Entering today’s game against the San Diego Padres the Rays had somehow managed to keep outfielder Matt Joyce in the minors in spite of carrying three catchers and the ever fruitless Hank Blalock

  • Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 4/5/2009 -  5
    system is in dramatically better shape than it was at this point last year (so they're well-equipped for the long run as well). However, Matt Holliday was imported from the Rockies and the one-two prospect

  • Please Move Matt Kemp Up
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/8/2009 -  178
    – the equivalent of Luis Castillo. For whatever reason, Joe Torre has decided to up the ante for those lower-hole hitters by placing Matt Kemp in the tier – the same Kemp with a higher OPS than Ryan Howard

  • Brett Anderson Ascends Via Descent
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 8/29/2012 -  6
    "It's his second start and he looks like he's in midseason form!" An exasperated Matt Underwood of SportsTime Ohio let out the preceding utterance after Brett Anderson dropped a 78 MPH curveball

  • Where Darren Oliver = Matt Holliday Happens
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/9/2009 -  8
    , Pittsburgh, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Seattle, Texas, and Washington take no part in the fun this year, although most of those teams have at least one Type-B free agent on their hands. Some names, like Matt

  • Orioles Hire Brady Anderson, Usher in Sideburns Era
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 1/23/2012 -  4
    Last week, the Baltimore Orioles hired long time Oriole outfielder, one-time Oriole home-run phenom Brady Anderson to a Special Assistant role with the club. Outside of bringing the wisdom surprise

  • FanGraphs Audio: More Like "Best" Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/20/2010 -  7
    Episode Twenty-One In which the panel turns their respective guns around. Headlines Brett Anderson? More Like Best Anderson. Houston: Bad or Superbad? Colby Lewis: America's Sweetheart

  • Brett Anderson's Breaking Ball: Slurve's Not a Dirty Word
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/25/2014 -  12
    their pitchers learn. Brett Anderson is a product of a baseball family and one such organization, and yet he continues to ply his trade mostly by throwing a strong breaking ball or two, when he's

  • Atlanta Signs Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/23/2009 -  0
    One of the last standing California Angels has officially moved on. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey Jr. were subjects of multiple rumors over the past few weeks as both were sought after by Atlanta

  • Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/16/2010 -  10
    Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now

  • Auction Draft: How I Lost Brett Anderson
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 3/28/2010 -  19
    Granderson ($14), Scott Baker ($7), Matt Garza ($3), Carlos Quentin ($2), Elvis Andrus ($2), Dan Uggla ($2), and John Danks ($1). You can round my roster out with Pablo Sandoval ($19), Mike Napoli

  • Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  11
    Anderson. On the surface, the deal is a bit confusing. The two are essentially equals – although Kotsay has a better bat – but Anderson is nearly seven years younger. Kenny Williams cooperated

  • Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  42
    and Joe Torre. There were about a dozen different moves and tweaks to analyze from this series but one in particular stood out as worthy of examination: intentionally walking Garret Anderson. Let me set

  • Daily Graphing - Matt Lawton
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 11/3/2005 -  0
    was hoping for something more visible, like Brady Anderson's out of the blue 50 home run season. I think Matt Lawton used some defective steroids. He's been pretty consistent through out his

  • Anderson Dominating
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  4
    As far as AL West aces go, most people could probably give you three easily: Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez, and Jered Weaver. Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics has largely flown under the radar

  • The Manny Replacements
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/8/2010 -  2
    center, but then again, neither can Anderson). The question, though, is whether any quality reserve would want to sign with a team like the Dodgers. After all, the playing time behind Matt Kemp, Andre

  • Fan Projection Targets - 1/11/10
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/11/2010 -  5
    Today's targets are three questionable Dayton Moore acquisitions: Scott Podsednik, Yuniesky Betancourt, and Kyle Farnsworth. Otherwise known as The Trio That Drives Matt Klaassen Nuts.

  • Dodgers Grab Gwynn Jr.
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/7/2010 -  16
    Over the last three seasons, the Dodgers have used Juan Pierre, Reed Johnson, and Garret Anderson as reserve outfielders to begin the season. Their newest signing figures to fill the fourth

  • Fan Projection Targets 1/25/10
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/25/2010 -  3
    Three cats who found new scratching posts this weekend. Jason Giambi, Matt Stairs, and Doug Davis. I have little to add, other than I hope Padres fans have ordered their shirts.

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 7/14/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/8/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 4/19/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/3/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/14/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/4/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/18/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/12/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/19/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/26/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/2/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/9/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/15/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/23/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/30/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen Fangraphs Chat - 7/21/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 7/27/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/18/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/24/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/1/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/15/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/22/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/29/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/6/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/13/11
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    Matt Klaassen Chat - 10/13/11

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/20/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaasen FanGraphs Chat - 10/27/11
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 4/12/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 4/26/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/10/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen Fangraphs Chat - 5/17/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 5/24/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/7/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/21/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 6/28/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 7/19/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 7/26/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/9/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/16/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/23/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 8/30/12
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  • Matt Klaassen Fangraphs Chat - 9/6/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/13/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/20/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 9/27/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/11/12
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  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 10/25/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat - 11/1/12
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    Matt Klaassen FanGraphs Chat

  • The Jose Bautista Club
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/11/2011 -  23
    . The big shock here is how badly Bonds obliterated the mark, not breaking the 50-mark. Brady Anderson (50, 1996): Some would call Anderson the grandpappy of the Bautista familia of unlikely home run

  • Attempting to Peg Fausto Carmona's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/13/2010 -  11
    . In 2008 they traded CC Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers for a package that included Matt LaPorta and Michael Brantley. Last year they traded Cliff Lee for Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Knapp

  • Choo's BABIP
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/4/2009 -  28
    Question: Which of the following players had the highest wRAA last season? A) Todd Helton B) Matt Holliday C) Shin-Soo Choo D) Evan Longoria E) Alex Rodriguez Now, a question like

  • BoogieBall: An Unfilmed Scene from MoneyBall
    in NotGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 10/13/2011 -  1
    to revise my opinion now that I have happened across one of the many revisions of the script. This particular reivision was done by noted directory Paul Thomas Anderson. One unfilmed scene from

  • Scott Podsednik, Dayton Moore, and The Contest
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/8/2010 -  183
    One might be tempted to see the Royals' signing of outfielder Scott Podsednik as a move to steal the headlines in the wake of cross-state rival St. Louis' big Matt Holliday contract earlier this week

  • ALDS Game Four Preview: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/10/2010 -  6
    of David Price (if he’s saved for a potential game five) and Matt Garza (who started Saturday’s game) would be available in relief work if Davis happens to stumble. Davis’ likelihood to slip

  • Flags Fly Forever Pt. Two
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/15/2009 -  16
    2009: Scot Shields, J.J. Putz, B.J. Ryan, Jonathan Broxton, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Thornton, Joe Nathan, Brian Fuentes Yikes, look at the flamethrowers in that 09 bullpen. Nathan is better now than

  • How Are the Stars Acquired: Outfield & Summary
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/30/2009 -  16
    Same rules as before: ranked by WAR and 300 plate appearances at that position to qualify. Center field Franklin Gutierrez – traded Matt Kemp – drafted Nyjer Morgan – traded Michael Bourn

  • The Draft That Keeps On Giving
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/18/2010 -  6
    Last night on Twitter, a follower (the unfortunately named MrNegative1) alerted me that 13 first round picks were starting for their respective teams. The talent and names ranged from Matt Garza

  • ALDS Game Three Preview: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/9/2010 -  4
    . Those human beings are correct, and so here we are, with Matt Garza and Colby Lewis dueling in the Arlington dusk. Words cannot express how tempting the idea of invoking wordplay about gunslingers

  • AL Rookie of the Year: Not Matt Wieters?
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/9/2009 -  29
    Anderson and Elvis Andrus. Still, this is a number that any organization could appreciate out of a rookie. But this is Matt Wieters, who once hit home runs in AA and AAA... at the same time

  • Giants Hand Out Extensions
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/13/2009 -  26
    : Aaron Rowand, Barry Zito, Dave Roberts, and Matt Morris; made a really poor trade for A.J. Pierzynksi, and also found some nice young talent. It’s easy to excuse one year of down play, because bad

  • The Ones That Got Away: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2010 -  16
    traded. First, Jon Garland (1997: Round 1, Pick 10). He was drafted on June 3, 1997 and traded on July 29, 1998 for Matt Karchner. Now, not to judge, but Matt Karchner was 31 years old, and had one season

  • Shields Up
    in RotoGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/14/2008 -  0
    When someone begins talking about the Rays rotation, most skip to Scott Kazmir or David Price or even Matt Garza, yet neither of those trio can claim the title of best Rays starter in 2008. Instead

  • A Pair of Trades
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/5/2009 -  7
    Athletics trade Matt Murton to the Rockies for Corey Wimberly Rather than defalcating millions of dollars into a free agent outfielder, the Rockies have taken to Oakland’s surplus for a second

  • Game of the Week: 7/20-7/26
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/27/2009 -  4
    the next inning and two-thirds. In the third Matt Holliday double, Jack Cust would single, and Daric Barton hit a two-run homer, putting the A’s seven back. In the fourth Holliday homered

  • Two Matts Potentially on the Market
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/7/2009 -  4
    of those teams’ respective business operations, odds are everyone can agree that Matt Capps and Matt Lindstrom are two of the more intriguing options on the bullpen trade market. They share more than

  • The Contact Tales: 2003
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/7/2010 -  4
    Starting Pitchers (Min IP: 100) The Best: Kerry Wood 66% Brandon Webb 69.8% Pedro Martinez 70.4% Randy Johnson 71.3% Matt Clement 71.6% 2003 was nearly a special season for the Cubs. Mark

  • Durham or Kansas City?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/28/2010 -  69
    I like tormenting Matt Klaasen, and as such, I’m going to expand on a question I asked him earlier: is the Durham Bulls’ lineup better than the Kansas City Royals’ lineup? If the season started

  • ALDS Game Three Review: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/9/2010 -  1
    , everything we came to expect was turned upside down. Joe Maddon allowed his lefty bats to stay in against lefty Derek Holland. Matt Joyce reached on a fielder’s choice and Dan Johnson followed

  • Indians Add Some Relief Options
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/19/2009 -  0
    Zaun (1/1.5) Zaun’s deal includes a team option for 2010 that could see him earn two million (or a 500k buyout). Pencil Zaun’s name into the catcher spot until Matt Wieters arrives, which may

  • Houston Extends Wade
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/22/2010 -  33
    and Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Constanzo; sending Constanzo, Matt Albers, Troy Patton, Dennis Sarfate, and Luke Scott to Baltimore for Miguel Tejada; then turning Chris Burke

  • The Ones That Got Away: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/2/2010 -  2
    as to why this (1) was mentioned; and (2) isn’t as bad of an indictment on the Indians. Detroit The Tigers have a boring draft history too with regards to non-signs. Best pitcher: Matt

  • ALDS Game Two Review: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/7/2010 -  17
    ), two groundball singles, and hitting Matt Treanor twice. Shields struck two out and walked none. He did not pitch brilliantly, but well enough that he kept the team in the game. The first run he allowed

  • Comparing Reactions to the Big Trade: Wade 'n Me
    in NotGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/21/2012 -  3
    certificate? Didn't I give him a quarter at a subway stop in the Bronx 12 years ago?" As for Davis, while old friend and Big Wade Davis fan R.J. Anderson tells me that is how Davis always looks

  • Aardsma the Mariner
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/24/2009 -  6
    ceiling wasn’t much higher than a situational type, and thus sent him to Boston. Is Aardsma the next Grant Balfour or Matt Thornton? Probably not, but they do have some things in common; impressive

  • Prime Pitching Performances (And Alliteration!)
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/10/2009 -  2
    guess Franklin Gutierrez and Endy Chavez are paying off already for Seattle. Matt Garza gained notoriety for his performance in the ALCS against the Red Sox and faced off with them again yesterday

  • There Must Be 50 Ways to Build a Bullpen
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/22/2009 -  5
    , three who sit 89-91, and one who sits around 87-89. If Brian Shouse and Matt Thornton ever get into a paper ball throwing match, I know who I want on my side. It’s pretty fascinating that two

  • A as in Anemic
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/24/2009 -  0
    and Suzuki is putting almost everything into play. After that, Matt Holliday is the only other hitter with an OPS over .700 and only Ryan Sweeney has an OPS over .600. When Billy Beane traded

  • Clayton Kershaw's ERA
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/7/2009 -  23
    in 2004 Joe Kennedy at 19.6%, and Matt Garza at 18% last season. Pitchers rarely get 20% flyballs, forget about 30%. Kershaw’s ERA should drop by at least a full run during the course of the season

  • UZR Tidbits Through May 17th
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/18/2009 -  22
    (-8.4), Adam Dunn (-8.2) CF Best: Mike Cameron (7.8), Matt Kemp (7.3), Franklin Gutierrez (5.7) Worst: Shane Victorino (-7.5), Vernon Wells (-5.8), Elijah Dukes (-3.8) A few other tidbits

  • Nolasco Demoted
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/23/2009 -  10
    Jamie Moyer 7.62 Joe Blanton 7.11 Sort by FIP and you get Moyer at the top, Kazmir, Blanton, yet Nolasco is nowhere to be found.In fact, he’s far down the page, grouped with Roy Oswalt, Matt Cain

  • Dan Runzler
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/8/2009 -  2
    definitive statements about whether he can handle the majors without walking a fifth of the batters he faces. Still, it’s not unforeseeable to see Runzler draw some comparison to Matt Thornton (the M’s

  • Elijah Dukes' Struggles
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/16/2009 -  12
    ) the build of Ray Lewis, 4) Matt Kemp's abilities mixed with Shawn Kemp's sperm. These attributes accumulated into a corner outfielder with solid on-base and slugging percentage capabilities. So when you

  • There's Just Something About St. Louis
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/5/2009 -  25
    Mark McGwire, Scott Rolen, Larry Walker, and most recently Matt Holliday have moved to the league’s heartland at various points during the middle of the season and, well, caught the Cardinal fever so

  • ALDS Coverage: That's a Wrap for Boston
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/12/2009 -  14
    shortstop in more depth as well. The obvious options to fill those holes are Matt Holliday and J.J. Hardy. There’s a chance the Bay versus Holliday arguments never come to fruition, but if they do, Boston

  • Mopping Up in 2009
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/19/2009 -  3
    Perdomo Padres 0.163 Josh Fogg Rockies 0.174 Chris Smith Brewers 0.266 R.A. Dickey Twins 0.293 D.J. Carrasco White Sox 0.307 Matt Palmer Angels 0.323 Leo Rosales Diamondbacks 0.344 Carlos Fisher

  • R-Squared Fun with BB% and SO%
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/17/2009 -  13
    strikeout rate rise from 17.4% to 26.7%; Justin Verlander from 18.5% to 27.4%; Joe Blanton from 13% to 19.5%; Matt Garza from 16.6% to 22%; others who jumped at least five percentage points include

  • Phillies Sign Schneider
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/1/2009 -  9
    collected 1,055 plate appearances and a .672 OPS. His best offensive ability – perhaps the only – is that he’ll draw some walks when he plays. He’s no Gregg Zaun, though. Defensively, our very own Matt

  • Cameron of Boston
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/15/2009 -  92
    no longer chasing Matt Holliday. Naturally this lead to questions. Mostly, “Well, who the heck plays left field?” Tonight, Boston answered that question by signing Mike Cameron to a two-year deal

  • Angels Sign Hideki Matsui
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/16/2009 -  13
    Of all the potential landing spots for Hideki Matsui, the Angels seemed unlikely. As one of the teams with wallets thick enough to afford a Matt Holliday or Jason Bay, their willingness to bow out

  • I Shall Miss Gabraham the Most
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/1/2010 -  21
    the canyon Oakland plays inside of. If two of the fielders overlap constantly, have one take a few steps away. Gross doesn’t have to live up to his CHONE projections to be worth the contract. Matt

  • That Was Quick
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/5/2010 -  9
    side is that Greinke won the Cy Young despite missing out on those victories last season, and maybe he can do it again this year. The dark side is he may have to for the sake of Matt Klaasen’s sanity.

  • Renteria's Five Hit Day
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/7/2010 -  18
    you explain Brett Gardner and Billy Butler sharing something in common besides Matt Klaassen’s heart?

  • Masterson Impresses
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/15/2010 -  6
    season included Matt Garza, Jonathan Sanchez, and Zach Duke. Not too bad for someone who transitioned to the rotation full-time midway through the season. Masterson had his A-game going last night

  • The Ones That Got Away: American League West
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2010 -  8
    ) Rich Hill (2001: Round 7, Pick 209) Brian Matusz (2005: Round 4, Pick 133) Buster Posey (2005: Round 50, Pick 1,496) 2010 draft connection: Matt Harvey (2007: Round 3, Pick 118), who went

  • Nightmare on the Mound
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/24/2010 -  8
    on a fielder’s choice Matt Treanor flied out What unfolded above resulted in a 2-0 deficit, which is bad but not completely insufferable. Maholm took the mound in the second down by a lone run and walked

  • Educate Me on Bobby Abreu
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/8/2010 -  25
    his BABIP hovering just above .290 is a new scene indeed. Matt Swartz of Baseball Prospectus fame asked Angels fans to jog their memory on who received the shift most often. Nobody mentioned Abreu

  • San Francisco Moves Lincecum Up
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2010 -  19
    , since their rotation members not named Tim are having an amazing month as well. Assuming no further changes, Barry Zito will open the series against the Friars, with the ever impressive Matt Cain

  • Don't Be Silly, The A's Don't Steal Bases
    in RotoGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/10/2008 -  2
    runner. Impressively Patterson wasn’t caught in his eight Oakland tries. Even a little further down the list was Matt Holliday (12%), putting three somewhat recent Athletics acquisitions in the top 60

  • Brett Anderson Close To Return
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 8/20/2012 -  8
    The surging Oakland Athletics are about to receive a big boost. Brett Anderson's rehab assignment comes to an end on Monday, and he's expected to rejoin the team. Anderson has shown a lot

  • Norton, Treanor, and Boone Find Homes
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/23/2008 -  4
    to replacement level. Detroit: Matt Treanor (1/750k) Nichols Law of Catcher Defense states an inverse relationship between offensive performance and defensive reputation. Even as a catcher

  • Giant of a Steal
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/26/2008 -  39
    rotation is something like: Lincecum, Matt Cain, Johnson, Sanchez, and Barry Zito. That very well could be the best rotation in the National League. Dave and Matthew have written extensively about

  • Pudge Pounds Number 300
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/17/2009 -  19
    at age 26. Of course, the wild card in this could be a few weeks away, when Matt Wieters eventually arrives, but a question for discussion: which of the catchers is most likely to hit 300 homeruns

  • UZR Tidbits Through 5/24
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/25/2009 -  24
    Best: Matt Kemp (7.4), Mike Cameron (6.6), Franklin Gutierrez (5.7) Worst: Vernon Wells (-10.3), Shane Victorino (-8.1), Carlos Beltran (-4.8) RF Best: Nelson Cruz (6.3), Hunter Pence (5.4

  • Welcome to the Majors, Daniel Schlereth
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2009 -  7
    . Entering the 8th inning, the D-Backs held a 5-1 lead over the hosting Dodgers. Tony Pena took the mound, taking over for Dan Haren after seven solid innings. Matt Kemp greeted Pena with a single

  • Buster Posey Promoted
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/2/2009 -  28
    actually finish with a worse line than his lacking counterparts. I know, outlandish right? But Matt Wieters is proof that sometimes phenoms don’t light the league on fire immediately: Wieters: .263/.309

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Relief Pitching
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2009 -  17
    Broxton – draft Chan Ho Park – free agent Mike Wuertz – trade Kiko Calero – free agent Matt Thornton – trade Brian Wilson – draft Trevor Hoffman – free agent Heath Bell - trade Luke Gregerson

  • The Red Sox/Jason Bay Rumor
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/29/2009 -  113
    is why settling on Bay before making a run at Matt Holliday is a bit bewildering. Yes, Scott Boras is the agent for Holliday and if the Yankees get involved things will get out of hand, but since

  • Of Roy
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/18/2009 -  15
    of seven innings, zero walks, eight strikeouts, and three earned runs. The next game came nearly two weeks to the day as Halladay hosted Matt Garza a week before the trade deadline. Both pitchers

  • Hogging the Ball
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/21/2009 -  30
    , this is a more telling number because Seattle leads the league in outfield chances and St. Louis is last. The spread is almost 300 chances exactly, which is a pretty decent gap. As it turns out, Matt

  • The Contact Tales: 2004
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/11/2010 -  3
    Starting Pitchers (Min IP: 100) The Best: Johan Santana 66.3% Matt Clement 69.7% Randy Johnson 71.2% Jason Schmidt 71.7% Oliver Perez/Kelvim Escobar 72.4% This was the season that Perez

  • Dotel the Pirate?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/15/2010 -  9
    time with the Braves and White Sox, both endowed with solid end-gamers themselves. Given that the Pirates non-tendered their closer, Matt Capps, earlier in the off-season, it would seem that Dotel

  • Winston Abreu's Shot
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/21/2010 -  6
    , Matt Thornton, and David Aardsma have taken a similar recipe, turning Sam’s Choice into champagne for their respective teams. Can Abreu take that step? Probably not. His 33rd birthday arrives

  • An Ode to Mister Stairs
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/25/2010 -  16
    damning, but Matt Stairs may want to glance over his apparently slim shoulders come springtime. The deal is of the minor league variety, meaning Stairs is hardly guaranteed a roster spot. Evidently his

  • The Marlins' Next Batch
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/1/2010 -  6
    length making John Calipari blush. First came Todd Jones, then Joe Borowski and Matt Herges, then Joe Nelson, then finally Doug Waechter, Brendan Donnelly, and Kiko Calero. Throw in a few extended

  • Jordan Schafer's Wacky Year
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/3/2010 -  10
    . The Braves are pretty stacked in outfield depth. There’s Jason Heyward, Nate McLouth, and Melky Cabrera. There’s also Eric Hinske, Matt Diaz, and Gregor Blanco. Obviously if Schafer performs

  • Blalock or Burrell?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/12/2010 -  23
    capacity. Maybe the solution is to toss aside Burrell and plug in Blalock while the option persists. And hey, if Blalock doesn’t work, maybe try Matt Joyce when he finally returns from an elbow sprain

  • Welcome Back, Austin Kearns
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/18/2010 -  9
    not be outlandish to expect Kearns’ names to raise in trade rumors as the deadline approaches either. Back when Kearns signed with Cleveland, Matt Klaassen drew a comparison between his career arc

  • Pujols Bats Fourth
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/19/2010 -  17
    National attention is required anytime the best hitter in baseball moves down in the lineup. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday’s lineup swap is getting more play, though, because St. Louis Post

  • What The Atlanta Braves Should Do
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/21/2010 -  76
    needs help. Nate McLouth is out after an outfield collision and Melky Cabrera is usually out when batting. Hinske and Jason Heyward are good, and Matt Diaz should return soon, but the Braves have had

  • The Rays' Pen
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/12/2010 -  11
    : Jake McGee CP: J.P. Howell There's also Ricky Orta and Matt Bush lying around who could find their way onto the scene. That may not be a surefire recipe for success, but in a year in which

  • Five Random Bullpen Tidbits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/27/2010 -  7
    ahead/tied), and Evan Meek (26 down, 20 ahead tied) are only interrupted by Matt Albers (29 down, 12 ahead/tied). Fifth belongs to the guy I wrote about earlier, Kanekoa Texeira (26 down, 6 head/tied).

  • Chris Sale to the Majors
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/4/2010 -  12
    in their pen – that Matt Thornton fellow – but to say Sale might be able to replicate Thornton’s past few seasons is being optimistic at best; after all, Thornton is one of the best left-handed relievers

  • The Most Exciting Inning of the Night
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/3/2010 -  13
    in the on-deck circle with Jimmy Rollins due up. Tracy again came out and this time inserted Matt Reynolds. An appropriate accompanying instrumental to a short ditty about Reynolds’ appearance would

  • Joe Maddon Spins a Gem
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/14/2010 -  24
    for Sean Rodriguez (the starter at second base who moved to left field after Carl Crawford’s ejection) with Matt Joyce against Chad Gaudin. In the 10th, he would pinch hit for Jason Bartlett with Brad

  • Kenny Williams and Mike Rizzo Fall For Different Types
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2010 -  6
    . As does Drew Storen (and so there too did Brian Bruney for a limited time and Matt Capps), and with no disrespect intended towards Storen or those other hard throwers in the pen, allow me to share the real

  • ALDS Game Two Preview: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/7/2010 -  7
    concerns by pointing out that Gabe Kapler – a member of the Rays who is actually, um, Jewish – is nowhere to be found on the roster despite his beliefs. Matt Garza is so much better than Shields

  • ALDS Game Four Review: Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/10/2010 -  7
    in his second. Giving him a hit of each base variety over his last four plate appearances and giving the Rays a 1-0 lead after Matt Joyce’s blooper dropped in (credited as an error to Ian Kinsler

  • The Return of Angel Salome's Name to Relevancy
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/11/2010 -  3
    Matt Eddy and Baseball America released their annual collection of minor league free agents yesterday – it’s a must bookmark for those who partake in organizational rosterbation. The offseason

  • White Sox Non-Tender Jenks
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/2/2010 -  13
    for the upcoming season. With numerous alternatives in place (Matt Thornton, Sergio Santos, and Chris Sale come to mind) and the aforementioned relief market, Kenny Williams must’ve decided he could find

  • The Pirates' Blues
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/10/2011 -  24
    Perhaps no division has seen its pitching staffs improve as much as the National League Central. Additions of Zack Greinke and Matt Garza, the re-signing of Jake Westbrook, and the expulsion of Dave

  • Delmon Young & Updated Comparisons
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/17/2011 -  10
    increased as his ISO (.195) finished above league average for the first time in his career. Not everything is flowery in the world of Young. Matt Klaassen found that Young was one of the most average-est

  • Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Oakland
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/22/2010 -  7
    Brett Anderson is likely their best starter, and Dallas Braden and Justin Duchsherer also projecting as above-average. Relief pitching is a major strength; Brad Ziegler, Andrew Bailey, and Michael

  • Barrett Back to Canada
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/30/2008 -  3
    % of baserunners. Neither of which screams Thigpen’s readiness. The Jays agent of choice this off-season has been an infirmary clerk, first adding Matt Clement and now Barrett. Undermining their low-risks

  • Smoltz and Baldelli Apparently Heading to Boston
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/7/2009 -  10
    acquisition of Matt Joyce left them without a roster spot to offer Baldelli, and thus he became a free agent. In-game television reports quoted Baldelli as saying his legs would begin to shake and feel

  • Using Leaderboard Splits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/9/2009 -  8
    in wOBA (.442) and wRAA, and wRC, and basically everything that matters. Chipper Jones (.438) is second and the rest of the top five includes David Oritz (.438), Alex Rodriguez (.421), and Matt Holliday

  • Flags Fly Forever Pt. One
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/14/2009 -  15
    Outfield 2006: Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Holliday, Vernon Wells, Randy Winn, Johnny Damon, Jeff Francoeur 2009: Ryan Braun, Curtis Granderson, Grady Sizemore, Brad Hawpe The 2006 outfield looks loaded

  • Introducing Miguel Angel Sano
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/11/2009 -  6
    Tuesday night and seemingly held true to the recent trend. The most expensive pick, outside of the first, has been number five thanks to Matt Wieters and Buster Posey. The average across the board

  • The Defensive All-Stars
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/6/2009 -  27
    : Jack Wilson, J.J. Hardy, Rafael Furcal COF: Nyjer Morgan, Colby Rasmus, Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Randy Winn CF: Matt Kemp, Mike Cameron Any team in need of a defensive middle infielder

  • Game of the Week: 6/29-7/5
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/6/2009 -  4
    , hammer a ball to left field that cleared the fences. Just like that, the score was 5-10, and Matt Wieters was stepping to that plate. After getting ahead 0-1, Masterson yielded yet another hit

  • Houston, You Are Not Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/24/2009 -  46
    the infield. Here’s a look at their wOBA to date: Tejada .356 Coste .298 Keppinger .323 Blum .316 Matsui .289 Throw in Matt Kata and Darin Erstad for good measure and the Astros still only have one

  • Gabe Kapler Re-Signs with Tampa Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/28/2009 -  9
    Last season, the Rays signed Gabe Kapler to platoon with Gabe Gross in right field. Yesterday the Rays re-signed the righty bopper to partake in a similar role, this time likely with Matt Joyce

  • Does Beltre Make Sense to Boston at $10M?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/31/2009 -  72
    Adrian Beltre is still a free agent and Scott Boras is still his agent. Matt Holliday is still a bigger name and will still receive a bigger contract, but discounting the assumed stare-down between

  • The Contact Tales: 2002
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/7/2010 -  2
    Starting Pitchers (Min IP: 100) The Best: Randy Johnson 66.1% Matt Clement 68.4% Pedro Martinez 70.2% A.J. Burnett 72% Curt Schilling 72% Fitting how the Big Unit tops out as the least

  • The Home/Road Splits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/8/2010 -  11
    Google search of Matt Holliday + home/road splits brings back multiple results from this very chunk of the internet. For his career, Holliday has hit .351/.420/.632 at home and .284/.353/.455 on the road

  • The Fish and Blalock
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/4/2010 -  5
    Matt Klaasen has written the most about Hank Blalock this year. In January he wrote: Hank Blalock: -3 hitting, -2 fielding = 0.3 WAR. Do you really think Blalock’s going to play 150? Six years

  • Nomar Retires
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/10/2010 -  23
    arms like Mark Prior and Kerry Wood and intriguing throwers like Carlos Zambrano and Matt Clement, at times it seemed like Maddux was the boring option in the rotation. The vanilla option so to speak

  • Chad Orvella and Andy Sisco Find Homes
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/11/2010 -  8
    to be the Rays’ future closer way back when. Sisco was the Royals’ 2005 version of Matt Thornton. He appeared in 67 games, posting a 3.11 ERA and a 3.79 FIP. His strikeouts slipped, his walks

  • More on the Rays' Offense
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/31/2010 -  7
    . For one, there’s potential BABIP regression on the way. But more importantly, outfielder Matt Joyce should be in the majors at some point in June and catcher Kelly Shoppach isn’t too far behind

  • What the Florida Marlins Should Do
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/14/2010 -  10
    base. 2007’s first-round pick, third baseman Matt Dominguez, is currently in Double-A Jacksonville. Meanwhile Triple-A New Orleans holds the team’s top two outfield prospects in Bryan Peterson

  • Contrasting Bullpen and Rotation Velocity
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2010 -  4
    (87.2), and Aaron Cook (89.5) weighing down the rotation’s average velocity. Rays: 1.6 MPH I should have known the team I am most familiar with would lead the league. David Price (94.6) and Matt

  • Berkman Joins The Cardinals
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/4/2010 -  60
    the skills to play the other infield positions and with Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus guarding left and center fields, it appears right field is the default location for the man nicknamed Fat Elvis

  • On Brian McCann and Arn Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/7/2012 -  6
    Brian McCann is the hard-hitting catcher for the Atlanta Braves. Arn Anderson once teamed with Tully Blanchard to haunt the squared circle and our dreams. Both are Gentlemen of Verona. They are also

  • Why the Pirates Stink
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/14/2010 -  31
    . The Rays, meanwhile, added Evan Longoria. They added Matt Garza. They later added David Price to the pen, but before that, they added J.P. Howell to it, and watched as he sparkled all season long. Yes

  • $1 Outfield Option: Matt Joyce
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 3/9/2011 -  3
    , and one player expected to help pick up the slack is outfielder Matt Joyce, acquired from the Tigers for Edwin Jackson once upon a time. He put together a .361 wOBA in limited playing time last season

  • Remember Mike Maroth?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/1/2009 -  3
    for the O’s and is committing against rushing prospects like Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman, and Jake Arrieta. As for Hendrickson, he looks like Randy Johnson and throws like John Halama. At 6’9” you would

  • The Problem with Oakland
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/19/2009 -  43
    (a) turned Delmon Young into Matt Garza and (b) were horrible from 2004-2007 for many reasons. Teams with limited cash resources must be able to develop some of their amateur players into stars. Signing

  • Toying with the Adrian Gonzalez Market
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/18/2009 -  33
    are making a run at Matt Holliday and just added Mike Gonzalez as they build for a 2011 run. The A’s and Giants would both make sense and have the pieces, but the Giants seem tentative in adding good players

  • A's Acquire Kevin Kouzmanoff
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/15/2010 -  50
    trade, Cunningham was blocked by Matt Holiday last year and seemingly lacked opportunity to break into the Athletics’ lineup this season as well. It’s silly to say that Beane sold high on Cunningham

  • Remember Choi?
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/24/2010 -  25
    than a decade. The illustrious Matt Stairs and Fred McGriff split the majority of the playing time once Grace signed with Arizona. Both were lefties with endearing cult qualities; namely great

  • O's/Rays Observations
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/7/2010 -  13
    . Here’s a few observations noted throughout the game. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are studs One would wager that 99% of the reading populace is well aware of the existence and talents of Mr

  • Yuniesky No Gets-ky
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/9/2010 -  17
    of Ben Zobrist at the plate, I’ve come to accept his approach for what it is. I love watching Matt Joyce and John Jaso take close pitch after close pitch just off the plate or just highenough or just

  • When Interim Managers Restack
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/25/2010 -  11
    cleanup instead. Brown’s biggest change is playing Matt Tuiasosopo as much as possible; he of a career .218 on-base percentage in 166 plate appearances and so-so Triple-A numbers. I would classify Quade

  • Brett Anderson: Ace in the Making
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/31/2010 -  19
    reign supreme. Oakland's Brett Anderson fits the profile. One of the shiny baubles picked up in the December 2007 Dan Haren deal, Anderson ripped through the minor leagues (9.7 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 56.5 GB

  • I'm Just Another Fool
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/29/2010 -  68
    is? Maybe not. Matt Swartz of Baseball Prospectus provided a counter to the popular sentiment that the Howard extension is the worst thing ever and seemed to say that it’s bad, but not the worst thing ever

  • Good GMs, Bad Agents
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 4/28/2010 -  48
    month, in reference to Barry Zito, R.J. Anderson wrote, Should we really mock players for making prudent financial decisions when we praise management for doing the same? I'm curious about

  • Replacement Level Players, Playoff Teams
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 6/17/2011 -  33
    ! Garret Anderson, LF, -0.2 WAR over 603 plate appearances for the 2005 AL West Champion Angels. Remember when Garret Anderson was called "Mr. Underrated" which meant he was actually being overrated

  • What the Mariners Owe Griffey
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/17/2010 -  42
    Baseball Immortal Ken Griffey, Jr. off to the nursing home or the pound. Ken Griffey, Jr. is a "human being." What, unlike Pat Burrell, Josh Anderson, Eric Byrnes, or scores of players who are let go

  • The As and the AL West
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 5/31/2010 -  15
    is right in line with a 4.18 FIP and 4.25 xFIP. Of course, their starting staff's biggest upgrade will be young ace Brett Anderson's return fro injury, even if he (or anyone, for that matter) isn't

  • The Best of Brian Schneider
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/30/2013 -  8
    then tried to pick off Zimmerman, but made a bad throw and Zimmerman went to second. This became more significant when Turnbow then got what could have been a double play ball from Marlon Anderson

  • Positional Power Rankings: First Base
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/6/2012 -  80
    ZiPs BA ZiPs OBP ZiPs SLG Field WAR Starter Garrett Jones L 570 0.252 0.317 0.432 -3 0.8 Utility Casey McGehee R 75 0.262 0.311 0.398 0 0 Prospect Matt Hague R 75

  • Garret Anderson's Gotta Go
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 8/2/2010 -  18
    Since he was drafted back in 1990 by the then-California Angels, Garret Anderson has enjoyed a fine, respectable career. The three-time All-Star established himself as a steady two-to-three WAR

  • Garret Anderson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 3/1/2011 -  23
    Today, Garret Anderson announced his retirement, ending a long 17-year career, the verdict of which depends on which L.A. team you root for. Anderson hit .293/.324/.461 for his career with 287 home

  • 2011 Organizational Rankings #8: Toronto
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/30/2011 -  95
    the Jays Type B draft compensation), and one of the reasons why old friend and Rays fan R.J. Anderson has taken to calling Anthopoulos "Andrew Friedman's Evil Twin." One less glamorous move drew my

  • On Chase Anderson's Two Changeups
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/16/2014 -  4
    Chase Anderson started out with a curveball, back when he was barely a teen. But the young Diamondback starter was told to shelve it, found a changeup, and the rest is history. Except that it looks

  • Memories of Melvin Mora
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/30/2011 -  24
    DeShields in left, the Ghost of Brady Anderson in left, and 28-year old mystery man Melvin Mora in center. Mora also got time at shortstop, so despite a none-too-exciting 89 wRC+ over 503 plate appearances

  • One Final Rewind for Jason Kendall
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 7/25/2012 -  19
    the Pirates were locked in a struggle with the Cubs. It was an instant classic started by Jimmy Anderson and Julian Tavarez. Not only Jason Kendall, but Brian Giles and the legendary Derek "Operation

  • The Plummeting Stock of Lars Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/1/2012 -  39
    The Indians acquired Lars Anderson from the Red Sox on Tuesday, sending knuckleballing prospect Steven Wright -- not to be confused with this guy -- to Boston. Anderson was once considered one

  • Anderson's Step Forward
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/26/2009 -  24
    I watched Brett Anderson carve up the Mariner offense (granted, one missing both Ichiro and Adrian Beltre) last night and was highly impressed, as is getting to be routine. If you watch this 21-year

  • Has Matt Wieters "Finally" Arrived?
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 4/20/2012 -  33
    to good starts. The Orioles currently have three hitters with a seasonal wOBA of around .450: outfielders Adam Jones (.447) and Nolan Reimold (.457), and also former future franchise savior Matt Wieters

  • FIP Flashpoint: Matt Guerrier to the Dodgers
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/15/2010 -  16
    In a continuation of the free-agency bonanza for players in general and relievers in particular, Matt Guerrier is reportedly going to be signing a three-year, $12 million dollar contract with the Los

  • Are You There, Ben Bernanke? It's Me, Matt.
    in NotGraphs by Matt Swartz - 1/16/2013 -  17
    policy. I know who you are, and it seems like you might just know who I am. And also, we should be BFFs. Just imagine it. “Oh, hey Matt, what you are up to today?” “Not much. I’m working on a new piece

  • Brett Anderson Looks Like Brett Anderson at Just the Right Time
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/22/2012 -  21
    . In one regard, this was a profoundly bad time for the A's given their position in the playoff race, but on the other hand, Colon was suspended a day after Brett Anderson made his 2012 season debut

  • Photographic Evidence of Real R.J. Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/19/2011 -  6
    For years now, the exact identity of former FanGraphs contributor (now of mortal enemy Baseball Prospectus) R.J. Anderson has been a subject of no little speculation. Was he a 13-year-old boy

  • GIFs of Ecstasy: Chase Anderson's Changeup
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/2/2013 -  0
    Let's not consider, reader, what course of events has led the childless and otherwise unencumbered author not only to seek out video of Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson's plus changeup

  • 2009 Prospect Duds: Lars Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 9/15/2009 -  20
    Boston Red Sox first base prospect Lars Anderson entered 2009 as the top overall prospect in the system, according to Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus. Anderson, 21, had originally been signed

  • Cryptomustachology: Johnny Bench's Offseason Stache
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/13/2013 -  2
    pitted the full-foliaged Oakland A's of Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Rollie Fingers against Sparky Anderson's baby-smooth Reds. The outcome -- Oakland by a hair -- validated mouthbrows everywhere

  • Brian Anderson Calls It What It Is: A Pad
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 6/19/2012 -  3
    the Brewers play-by-play man Brian Anderson was a bit excited. His partner, former Brewers catcher and longtime color man Bill Schroeder, initially said the original ruling probably wouldn't be overturned

  • Rookie Roll Call: Anderson and Cahill
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/1/2009 -  0
    are Anderson, Porcello, Cahill et. al faring so far? After taking a peek at Porcello and Perry last time around, let's now shift our focus out West to Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill. The Oakland

  • DeGrom, Whitley, Anderson: Checking on the Changes
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/23/2014 -  5
    You want to see three of the best new change-ups in baseball? Call up the highlights for Jacob DeGrom, Chase Whitley, and Chase Anderson. Of course, there's not a heralded prospect in the trio, so

  • Raul Ibañez Is for Paul Thomas Anderson...
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/22/2012 -  5
    this myth. If you like the composition of this recent image of Raul Ibañez, you might like Paul Thomas Anderson to direct. Raul said that's that, mattress man. Consider these images from

  • Should You Add Chase Anderson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 8/4/2014 -  5
    performance over the last 30 days and found Chase Anderson as the best available pitcher according to that metric. I didn't know much about Anderson other than the fact that he's from Wichita Falls

  • Brett Anderson's Elbow Eaten by Sliders?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/7/2011 -  33
    was so high, and the innings minimum non-existent, our 25-pitcher sample was made up entirely of relievers. Now with Brett Anderson reporting some general elbow soreness and a hefty slider percentage

  • GIF: Chase Anderson's First Blessèd MLB Changeup
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/11/2014 -  3
    Earlier today, in the pages of FanGraphs proper, the author noted that Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson would be making his major-league debut against the Chicago Americans. Later today

  • Ten Things I Know About Bob Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/24/2012 -  4
    1) He's serious. 2) He was involved in one of the craziest plays in the history of baseball. 3) The scoring of said play was: Walk; Musial out at 2B/3B-SS. 4) Bob Anderson had a 99 FIP

  • Anderson Used to Shift His Position on the Mound
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 4/26/2010 -  25
    We here at Fangraphs are big Brett Anderson fans: Dave Cameron has a huge crush on him; I fawned over his crazy slider; Marc Hulet saw him as the AL ROY favorite last August and then was devastated

  • Dodgers Righty Chris Anderson Flashes Big Stuff
    in FanGraphs by Ron Shah - 8/26/2014 -  4
    Anderson, RHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD, High-A – most recently viewed 8/17 at Rancho) Anderson was a little-known, late-blooming cold-weather kid from Minnesota playing at a smaller

  • FanGraphs Audio: Brian Anderson on the '97 Series
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/20/2012 -  1
    audio from a recent interview with Rays broadcaster and former Cleveland Indian Brian Anderson regarding the latter's experience, as a Cleveland native, in the heartbreaking 1997 World Series. Don't

  • Oakland Sends Lottery Ticket Brett Anderson To Colorado
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 12/10/2013 -  22
    If it's possible to both buy low and sell low simultaneously, then that might be just what the Rockies and Athletics did by swapping 25-year-old lefty starters Drew Pomeranz and Brett Anderson

  • Vlad, Scott, Danks, Strasburg, Anderson: DLWW
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 7/18/2011 -  5
    on the DL, it might be a good time to pick him up and see if he will pitch in the majors this season. Brett Anderson (36% ESPN, 48% Yahoo) – Stick a fork in him and send him to the WW. TJS has him out

  • The Matt Garza/Matt Harvey Connection
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/10/2013 -  17
    You're going to be reading a lot about Matt Garza, if you haven't already. This being July, it's officially trading season, and Garza is probably the best starting pitcher on the market. So, rumors

  • Matt Wieters Is Becoming Matt Wieters
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/16/2011 -  44
    Matt Wieters entered his rookie season of 2009 with considerable fanfare -- especially among the baseballing nerd community. Even before he'd played his first major-league game, Wieters had been

  • Lars Anderson's Google Map Directions, 2012-13
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 2/25/2013 -  7

  • Chase Anderson & Wilmer Flores: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Karl de Vries - 5/13/2014 -  9
    around in the majors with some regular playing time -- presuming, of course, that they produce. Chase Anderson / SP / Arizona Diamondbacks 1 percent Yahoo / 1 percent ESPN / 8 percent CBS ownership

  • Bill Geivett on Brett Anderson: Rockies Exec Breaks Down a Deal
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 3/21/2014 -  12
    Bill Geivett says Brett Anderson will be successful pitching at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies acquired the 26-year-old left-hander from the Oakland A’s this past December as part of a three

  • Brian Anderson vs. Derek Jeter, Oct. 30, 2001
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/15/2012 -  5
    On Oct. 30, 2001, the New York Yankees hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third game of a World Series played just seven weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Left-hander Brian Anderson

  • Matt Kemp is Business Handsome
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/28/2012 -  14
    Matt Kemp -- Chevalier Matt Kemp -- wears what appears to be a double-windsor knot. He does this because he is a gentleman. He is festooned with a pocket square. On occasion, he uses it to wash

  • Merry Matt Moore Monday
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 7/23/2012 -  5
    Matt Moore likes Mondays. Boy oh boy, he likes Mondays. Monday is the only day that starts with "M" and that's the same letter that his names start with. He feels like he owns Monday, like every

  • Dodgers Snub Brian Barton
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/1/2010 -  18
    The Dodgers released Brian Barton. Meanwhile, Garret Anderson will evidently make the opening day roster. There’s something amusing about these two statements. Anderson is a veteran. He’s fought

  • NotGraphs Haiku: Matt Harvey
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 8/27/2013 -  13
    No. Not Matt Harvey. Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck! Me next, please, John Buck. This has been a profanity-laced NotGraphs Haiku. Thanks, @Cut4, for the heartbreaking GIF.

  • Matt Holliday is the Cardinals, the Cardinals are Matt Holliday
    in FanGraphs by Drew Fairservice - 9/26/2014 -  26
    As far as very good Major League outfielders go, Matt Holliday is probably among the most anonymous. Despite owning a career 139 wRC+ and signing a $120 million dollar contract in 2010, he’s probably

  • Hey, Remember Matt Harvey?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 11/25/2013 -  12
    You may have forgotten about Matt Harvey. I did for a spell. Perhaps the title of this post struck a dower dour chord in your heart. Writing it certainly did. This off-season, there will be a fair

  • Daily Graphing - Matt Morris
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 10/31/2005 -  0
    Every team is looking for pitching and this winter quality pitchers are in short supply. Matt Morris is one of the few big name free agent pitchers on the market this off season and undoubtedly many

  • Stealing Matt's Rebus Idea
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 3/26/2012 -  11
    I liked Matt's rebus post last week. I decided to make my own. Hint #1: Famous line from a movie Hint #2: My rebus will not win points for precision

  • Will Matt Williams Tip Over?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/8/2014 -  6
    ;           The above is a GIF of Matt Williams. I made this GIF, so I'm the only one who really knows the answer to the question in the title. Here's the scenario I'm

  • Tommy Hanson's Bandwagon
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/4/2011 -  32
    A question without a correct answer: Who is the National League’s version of Brett Anderson? The answer that felt right to me at the time of this writing: Tommy Hanson. As common readers

  • FanGraphs Audio: Matt Klaassen
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/3/2011 -  11
    Episode Ninety-Three Matt Klaassen discusses his peculiar fascination with Sino-Panamanian lefty Bruce Chen and Alex Gordon's defensive skills. He also makes some particularly touching

  • Photo: Matt Murton on a Unicorn
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/6/2011 -  1
    -hotty Matt Murton on a frigging unicorn. The image, so far as I can tell, first appeared at Bleed Cubbie Blue, courtesy of user santoswoodenlegs. My guess is, it will continue to appear

  • GIF: Matt Cain Is a Horse
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/2/2012 -  8
    Krukow: Ahh. I love here. Duane Kuiper: What are you talking about, that could be one of our kids out there. This was presented in complete reverence for the broadcasting team, for Matt Cain

  • Veteran Arms on the Move, Again
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/10/2009 -  4
    . The bigger story here is not that Lopez was released, but that Oakland is looking at him. It’s a logic fit, mostly because Lopez is cheap, available, and able to eat pitches so that Brett Anderson

  • Matt Cain, Destroyer of DIPS
    in FanGraphs by Josh Weinstock - 9/28/2011 -  61
    of asymptotic purpose in nature, just to suggest an easy rule with a high level of accuracy. Owner of a career .265 BABIP in over 1300 career innings, Matt Cain breaks this rule. While he pitches against

  • On the Cost of Moving Matt Kemp
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/13/2013 -  62
    in baseball that year were Jacoby Ellsbury and Matt Kemp. Ellsbury, at 27, was a nine-win everyday center fielder. Kemp, at 26, was an eight-win everyday center fielder. Both of them had the look of long

  • Matt Adams and Beating the Shift
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/8/2014 -  6
    Over at Viva El Birdos, SBNation’s Cardinal’s blog, author Craig Edwards has a great post on Matt Adams and the shift. In the piece, he notes that Adams hits almost all of his home runs to right

  • Matt Harvey, Overwhelming
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/19/2013 -  33
    Matt Harvey didn't throw a no-hitter against the Braves on Tuesday, but he did almost do that, not allowing a hit until the bottom of the seventh. It's not that Harvey relied entirely

  • Bearish on Matt Joyce
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 6/17/2011 -  11
    This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we’ll look at the positive/negative side of Matt Joyce. Expect the opposite side shortly. As a Rays fan

  • David Price Swallows Flames
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/26/2010 -  14
    southpaws comparable to the 93-94 MPH heat are Jon Lester, Francisco Liriano, and Brett Anderson. Price is arguably the least accomplished of the quintet. What, with Sabathia and Lester being perennial Cy

  • A Trio of Blue-Wearing Veterans Return
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/11/2010 -  0
    , at least they will always live through box scores. Jay Gibbons – Los Angeles (N) The Dodgers are still without Manny Ramirez and recently dumped Garret Anderson. Thus opening a spot for Jay

  • Free Matt Murton
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/21/2009 -  39
    The Colorado Rockies have a crowded outfield. Even after trading away Matt Holliday, they are trying to find playing time for five outfielders, plus using Ian Stewart in the OF on occasion. So

  • Matt Garza No Hits Detroit
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/26/2010 -  35
    The Rays finally learned what it's like on the good side of the no hitter today. Matt Garza faced the minimum tonight against the Detroit Tigers, walking only one batter. Garza added six strikeouts

  • Matt Cain's Place in History
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/14/2012 -  139
    Matt Cain just threw the 22nd perfect game in baseball history, which is of course an amazing accomplishment. But, through the way he dominated on the way to his perfect game, Cain actually joined

  • Matt Stairs Was Good at Baseball
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 2/6/2012 -  56
    This morning I was scrolling through some of Dan Szymborski’s projections over at Baseball Think Factory, and I noticed that he had run a projection for Matt Stairs. I had not heard any news about

  • Matt Cain And Perfection
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 6/14/2012 -  34
    Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday night, the first one in the 128-year history of the Giants franchise. Just moments after the game ended, Dave Cameron provided some historical context

  • Why Is Matt Cain Struggling
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/6/2013 -  55
    Walk around AT&T Park and ask people inside and outside of the organization what's wrong with Matt Cain and you'll get a different answer every time: "He's tipping his pitches from the stretch

  • Trade Me Matt Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/2/2012 -  28
    Sure, it's a buy-low piece. But what I'm really saying is, trade me Matt Moore. Because I'm buying. We can start with his strengths, even if they are obvious. His 11.9% swinging strike rate

  • GIF: Matt Moore's Changepiece
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/22/2011 -  12
    Becky and were involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. Another thing that isn't fair -- to Yankee call-up Brandon Laird and to a lot of major leaguers in the future -- is Matt Moore's

  • Matt Clement Retires
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/7/2009 -  0
    Matt Clement signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in the offseason hoping to get his injury-plagued major league career back on track. The deal was not guaranteed and his chances of cracking

  • Matt Capps Non-Tendered
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/14/2009 -  24
    After being connected to trade rumors involving J.J. Hardy earlier this winter, the Pirates have non tendered closer Matt Capps. Given that Pittsburgh assumes that other teams would value Capps

  • Matt Wieters This Year
    in RotoGraphs by Ryan Glass - 2/8/2009 -  11
    Peter Bendix took a look at Matt Wieters back in November and came away concluding that Wieters could be Joe Mauer with more power. Those are some pretty lofty expectations. David Golebiewski briefly

  • Matt LaPorta's in the House
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 5/3/2009 -  0
    The Cleveland Indians organization finally made the move we all knew was coming the moment 1B/DH Travis Hafner hit the disabled list with another shoulder injury. The club promoted LF/1B/DH Matt

  • Bullish on Matt Joyce
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/20/2011 -  10
    This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs. Today we’ll look at the positive side of Matt Joyce. You can see the opposite side here. Late last week, colleague Erik Hahmann was game

  • Paying Attention To Matt Carpenter
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 5/20/2013 -  18
    , especially given the three currently lead qualified second basemen across the league in wOBA. They're three ducks in a row atop the stat sheets. And fourth in wOBA is ... Matt Carpenter? The 27-year-old

  • Matt Holliday: The Model of Consistency
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/5/2013 -  9
    reaching for the sky with a youngster that possesses tons of upside. While Matt Holliday is no longer worthy of first round consideration, he's exactly the type of player that helps you avoid losing

  • Matt Garza's Crazy Start
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/7/2011 -  47
    When Matt Garza was acquired by the Chicago Cubs this off-season, he was expected to provide stability to a rotation with some question marks. Garza's first start with the Cubs was anything

  • Texas Extends Matt Harrison
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/17/2013 -  13
    Yu Darvish has his partner at the top of the Rangers' rotation for the next few years. Matt Harrison and the Rangers agreed Wednesday night to a five-year, $55 million dollar contract, making

  • Point: Matt Christopher, The Worst
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 5/14/2013 -  8
    chimed in with The Kid Who Could Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher (note: my memory fails me. Bates chose a different Christopher novel, only mentioning this book in passing). It's a children's book

  • Who's Behind Matt Kemp?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/15/2012 -  2
    A Stud with a capital 'S' went down in many outfields this week when the Dodgers decided that Matt Kemp and his balky hamstring needed at least two weeks to mend. Since deep leaguers often need

  • Is Matt Harvey Ready?
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 7/13/2012 -  8
    As news of Dillon Gee's potentially season ending blood clot spread, Mets fans and fantasy owners began to speculate whether or not the Mets would call up Matt Harvey to assume Gee's spot

  • The A's Rotation Without Sheets
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  16
    . Brett Anderson – who returns this week – and Dallas Braden are the two best pitchers on the squad and neither has managed to stay healthy this season either. Vin Mazzaro is a relatively new addition

  • Look For Matt Lindstrom Late
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/15/2009 -  5
    Matt Lindstrom can throw a baseball 100 miles per hour. And if that was not good enough, the Marlins traded Kevin Gregg in the off-season, clearing the closer’s job for Lindstrom. With Logan

  • Traded: Matt Lindstrom to the Astros
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 12/9/2009 -  0
    According to Peter Gammons of ESPN, the Houston Astros have acquired reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Florida Marlins. After Kevin Gregg was dealt to the Cubs last year, Lindstrom started the 2009

  • ADP Crowdsourcing: Matt Garza
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 1/17/2011 -  3
    In this week’s edition of ADP Crowdsourcing, we take a look at two players who will be affected by Matt Garza trade to the Cubs. Today we start with Garza himself, and are using rounds as our unit

  • No Longer in Love With Matt Carpenter
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/28/2014 -  14
    It is hard not to at least like a player with a 112 wRC+ and that is dual eligible at second and third base, but I am starting to fall less in love with Matt Carpenter as a fantasy player. My

  • The Cost of Moving Matt Kemp
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/28/2014 -  97
    with a similar design. Playing the part of Pujols: Matt Kemp. Playing the part of Trout: not a guy like Trout at all, but an interesting and talented young prospect. See, it would appear the Dodgers

  • Rockies Acquire Matt Lindstrom
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 12/24/2010 -  19
    The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Houston Astros for a pair of minor league pitchers, Wes Musick and Jonnathan Aristil. Lindstrom, swapped from

  • Matt Harvey's Dazzling Debut
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 7/27/2012 -  10
    Matt Harvey, whom the Mets drafted with the seventh overall pick in 2010, began the year as a much-ballyhooed prospect. Coming out of college, Harvey was expected to progress quickly, and he has

  • Matt Kemp's 2010
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/4/2010 -  19
    Even after last night's 2-for-6 performance against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which included an opposite field homer hit off Rodrigo Lopez, Matt Kemp is falling short of expectations. His defensive

  • Matt Lindstrom: O's Closer?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/7/2012 -  1
    As a Colorado Rockie, Matt Lindstrom was persona non grata in fantasy circles entering the 2012 season. Stuck behind Rafael Betancourt, Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers, Lindstrom had about as much

  • Matt Kemp's Struggles: Fastballs
    in Community by Albert Lyu - 9/10/2010 -  3
    Matt Kemp has been struggling this season, and even if you account for the low BABIP (.303) compared to his xBABIP (.335), he is still striking out at a higher rate this season (28.1%) compared

  • The Mets Meet Anibal Sanchez
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/27/2009 -  20
    .314 Omir Santos C .300 Anderson Hernandez 2B .278 Tim Redding P .056 Of the eight batters, two can be called league average hitters or better. That’s it. Three-fourths of the Mets lineup

  • ALDS Roster Movement: Boston Red Sox
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/8/2009 -  4
    Anderson onto the roster.One of those two will join speedster Joey Gathright as reserve outfielders. Gathright will also serve as the designated pinch runner and car-leaping extraordinaire. At least two

  • Fernando Rodney and Matt Capps
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/28/2009 -  3
    Two closers came off the market last week, as the Angels added Fernando Rodney and the Nationals picked up Matt Capps. The Angels won't look to use Rodney as a closer, but he will provide insurance

  • An Entirely Different Matt Garza?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 4/26/2011 -  25
    In yesterday's One Night Only Carson Cistulli observed that Matt Garza is throwing his two-seam fastball, slider, and changeup about twice as often this year as previously -- making him entirely

  • Matt Wieters Will Be Just Fine
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/24/2013 -  10
    When looking at Matt Wieters’ season compared to his past two, the only glaring difference is an extraordinarily low BABIP. He still has seven home runs, so the power is obviously there. His ISO

  • How Good Is Matt Garza?
    in FanGraphs by Josh Weinstock - 11/21/2011 -  21
    The Cubs need to prioritize. As a struggling franchise, they need to significantly overhaul their roster and farm system. A possible trade chip, as Buster Olney wrote last Monday, is Matt Garza

  • The Response to Matt Kemp
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/26/2014 -  16
    on one player in particular. You're already aware that Matt Kemp is experiencing a major resurgence at the plate. Mike Petriello wrote about him earlier this very month. And how have pitchers responded

  • Inserting Matt Cain into Works of Literature
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/22/2012 -  8
    Matt Cain is starting tonight for the Giants in their elimination game against the Cardinals in San Francisco. He is also having his name inserted into works of literature -- or, at least, extant

  • Is Matt Kemp overrated?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/10/2008 -  52
    in regards to the Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp. Loved by some and loathed by others, the divide between those two camps on Kemp's value is astronomical. So, which polarizing position is closer

  • Matt Thornton's Fantastic Fastball
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 6/2/2010 -  7
    In 2009, only 41 pitchers managed to compile 10.0 runs above replacement in relief. Chicago White Sox left hander Matt Thornton, through the first two months of the season, is one of six pitchers

  • Matt Garza Is Aaron Harang?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/7/2011 -  71
    If there's one rumor that just won't die this winter, it's the Cubs potentially trading for Matt Garza. He is quickly becoming their white whale, or, if we want to bring it back to baseball, Jim

  • Is Matt Dominguez the Answer?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/18/2011 -  22
    Despite the fact that he's never played above AA ball, Matt Dominguez is the favorite to open the season as the starting third baseman for the Florida Marlins. Typically, a prospect that claims

  • Matt Bush Arrested for DUI
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/23/2012 -  54
    Matt Bush screwed up. Again. According to Roger Mooney, the former first overall draft pick was arrested Thursday night for DUI. As if that weren't bad enough, Bush is also responsible for a hit

  • Matt Kemp's Maturation
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 1/19/2010 -  28
    Los Angeles Dodgers CF Matt Kemp just turned 25 toward the end of last season, yet he's well established as a fantasy baseball force. The 6-3, 225 pound righty batter possesses an enthralling blend

  • Matt Joyce is a Choice Bargain?
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 5/17/2011 -  20
    , Jeff Weaver, Roy Halladay, etc. Even names like Lance Berkman, Curtis Granderson, and Matt Kemp have had success recently enough that seeing their names among the best players in fantasy to this point

  • ottoneu Keeper: Matt Joyce
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/13/2011 -  6
    About a year ago, I very happily traded Ian Stewart for Matt Joyce and Reese Havens in an ottoneu league. Joyce was just $3; Stewart was $12 (Havens was also $3 but that isn't really relevant

  • Matt Angle: Sleeper in Baltimore?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/17/2012 -  4
    Markakis abdominal surgery opens the door for a very interesting late round sleeper pick -- Matt Angle. The 26-year-old Angle has a prime opportunity in front of him to make an immediate impact

  • Give Me (Matt) Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/12/2012 -  8
    Matt Moore. Aside from a (nearly) full season from Stephen Strasburg, was there anyone the majority of fantasy owners were more excited about heading into the year? Well, okay, maybe Yu Darvish

  • Is Matt Kemp Being Overvalued?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 1/4/2013 -  9
    After establishing himself as a strong fantasy performer over his first three full seasons, Matt Kemp turned on his nitro boosters and took his play to an entirely new level in 2011. That performance

  • Matt Garza's Trade Value
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/3/2012 -  71
    at several positions that could be long term answers. So, given the prices those two arms have commanded, it shouldn't be a big surprise that Theo Epstein is exploring the market for Matt Garza, looking

  • Is Matt LaPorta Quad-A?
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 2/21/2012 -  19
    to me. But nonetheless, we have players such as Matt LaPorta who seem to fit the cliched mold all too well. LaPorta -- unlike most players designated Quad-A -- was at one time a highly touted

  • Matt Moore, Finished or Unfinished
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/5/2013 -  34
    Matt Moore was a tippy-top pitching prospect, and like all tippy-top pitching prospects, he was supposed to become an ace. Based on his current sub-3 ERA and number of strikeouts, he's arrived

  • Matt Carpenter, Developing Star
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/6/2013 -  45
    round pick? Matt Carpenter. He was a senior sign out of Texas Christian University, a budget pick who only cost them a $1,000 signing bonus. After signing, the Cardinals had him split time between

  • The Case for Matt Kemp
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 11/22/2011 -  21
    kind of MVP buzz that Justin Verlander did, but he's not even the best MVP candidate on his own club. That's the new $160 million man, Matt Kemp. In terms of our version of WAR, the trademark stat

  • The Disappointments of Youth: Matt LaPorta
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 2/9/2012 -  1
    value, a point he will never reach in reality, and gotten a major league star for as their prize. When the 2008 Brewers sent their top prospect at the time, Matt LaPorta, to the Indians as the key

  • Matt Cain: The Workhorse
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 12/18/2012 -  4
    , Sergio Romo stood tall when closing out games and even Tim Lincecum deserved a healthy bit of gratitude for his relief work during the playoffs. But for me, it was Matt Cain who deserved most

  • Fantasy LVP: Matt Kemp
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 10/11/2013 -  5
    for Matt Kemp, who ended up being one of fantasy's biggest busts. (Fortunately for me, I could easily move Trout to center and spot in left with, at various points, Evan Gattis, Norichika Aoki

  • Q&A: Matt Moore
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/3/2011 -  12
    Matt Moore is the game’s top pitching prospect and he just dominated a potent lineup, in his second big league start, in a post-season contest. Of course, you already knew that. Given the plethora

  • More Relief
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/21/2009 -  19
    as the Cubs eighth inning presence and was worth all of 1.5 wins. The currently unemployed Garret Anderson was also worth 1.5 wins. Ryan Madson just signed a juicy extension, but in 2008, he

  • Hisashi Iwakuma Mixes and Matches
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/20/2009 -  3
    after a first pitch slider in the dirt, next pitch fastball. Leslie Anderson: second, third, and seventh pitches, after a first pitch splitter, then a slider, then a change, next pitch was a fastball

  • Chris "K" Young
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/21/2009 -  14
    . LaRoche 32.8 Kemp 32.9 C. Duncan 33.1 Jacobs 33.2 Longoria 33.8 Ibanez 36.3 B. Upton 37.5 Cameron 38.4 B. Anderson 39 C. Young 40.3 Young takes the most pitches in the zone, nearly 40

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Starting Pitching
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2009 -  31
    Gallardo – drafted Gavin Floyd – trade Brett Anderson – trade Jorge de la Rosa -- trade Jason Hammel - trade CC Sabathia – free agent Ryan Dempster – free agent Roy Oswalt – draft Aaron

  • A's Sign McCarthy
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/14/2010 -  3
    and is older than he should be. In fact, if the Athletics Opening Day rotation includes McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez, Dallas Braden, and Trevor Cahill, then McCarthy would actually

  • Matt Cain or Herman Cain?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 12/5/2011 -  9
    WHO SAID IT: Matt Cain, or Herman Cain? 1. "To be able to go nine innings was completely amazing. That was definitely a little different, going straight over to the catcher and going back

  • Projecting Matt Kemp in 2012
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/14/2011 -  9
    With Matt Kemp's $160 million extension in the news today, it's time to take a closer look at what his 2012 will look like. After all, the near 40/40 man went sixth overall in last week's RotoWire

  • The Matt Wieters Situation
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 5/27/2014 -  6
    It didn’t seem like a big deal, at the time, when Matt Wieters missed a late-April contest because of forearm soreness. He returned to the lineup for a few games, then sat out twice more with what

  • A Conversation About Matt Cain
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/7/2011 -  59
    After my initial post on Matt Cain's HR/FB rate last week, Rory Paap responded with his own thoughts at his blog. We ended up trading emails about the subject, and the result was 3,000 words

  • Matt Cain and His Baby Girl
    in NotGraphs by Summer Anne Burton - 7/11/2012 -  7
    I found this really cute picture of Matt Cain and his kid from the Home Run Derby. Sweet dreams, NotGraphers of my heart!

  • Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/1/2012 -  4
    Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today. Note, additionally