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  • Is Josh Johnson Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/27/2012 -  5
    destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both. Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had

  • Streaming Weekend Starters: Johnson and Straily
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/28/2012 -  2
    you be in panic mode for wins and strikeouts, a mode in which the author of this post resides in at least two leagues. So let's get to it. Steve Johnson Yes, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who slogged

  • Waiver Wire: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/2/2011 -  1
    be able to help your squad out: Ben Revere and Chris Johnson. Ben Revere With Denard Span still on the disabled list and reportedly still feeling a tad woozy from his concussion, Ben Revere

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/23/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/23/2017 -  0
    knowing what you need, a Justin Upton, Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis4:44Brad Johnson: Kipnis is catching fire btw4:44Brad Johnson: hasn't been noticed by everyone4:44Baryolo Cologne: Hey Brad

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2016 -  0
    :44Michael: trade marcell ozuna for david price in a 12 team keeper?1:45Brad Johnson: All else equal, sure.1:45Red Dawn: Do you see any possibility of Jumbo Diaz or Michael Lorenzen taking over as closer

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  0
    aim a little higher.1:51Brad Johnson: if Span was younger, healthier, or better, I might say go for it1:52George: Michael Fulmer sure looks for real the past month...1:52Brad Johnson: Yes, today's roto

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  0
    wanted to see are already up like Sanchez and Judge4:02Brad Johnson: We should see some more Gallo and maybe Bradley Zimmer4:02Tony: Assuming Michael Brantley is healthy on opening day, which two

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    strikeouts down? Would you add him over Michael Saunders in a 12 team mixed league? 12:40 Brad Johnson: Well we've seen a spike in strikeouts in recent games. I think he settles

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  0
    smoothie to solve the issue? Also, is Michael Wacha going to return to his 2015 level? 1:51 Brad Johnson: I could, but I'm slowly making them grosser and grosser (i.e. healthier

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  0
    strikeouts in the majors3:13Kevin: Michael Saunders or Choo ROS? H2H points league.3:13Brad Johnson: Saunders3:13Gary: Bregman. When?3:14Brad Johnson: September is my guess3:14Eric: Follow up

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  3
    Johnson: hard to trade an injured pitcher2:10Seth: best speculative reliever: neris, will smith, oh, siegrist, or dark horse michael lorenzen?2:10Brad Johnson: Smith or Raisel Iglesias2:10Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    the scrublords eventually 1:48 Brad Johnson: after the super-2 cutoff 1:48 Kerry: Michael Wacha worth holding on to in shallower formats? 1:48

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  0
    Johnson: 17? 2:39 Zorak: Think Michael Fulmer stays in the rotation? Worth keeping or drop for a stash like Glasnow/Giolito? 2:40 Brad Johnson: Hang

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  0
    rid of any of those guys to fit Fulmer? 1:50 Brad Johnson: If it's Michael, no. If it's Carson, I'd probably still stick with what you have. 1:50 Brad

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  3
    a good one? Any other obscure names? Related... Michael Feliz sits on my bench. What kind of competition does he have for getting holds for the Astros? 1:48 Brad Johnson: Astros

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2016 -  0
    Brad Johnson: maybe next year, encouraging growth this year 2:32 Brad Johnson: might be the poor man's Michael Wacha 2:32 Frank: Team has holes

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    Johnson: there's certainly talent there, but he walks a tightrope2:31Traded?: Michael Fulmer for Andrew Miller in 12 man redraft - pretty fair all around2:31Brad Johnson: not a bad gamble. I'd rather Fulmer

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

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    Upton and Michael Saunders worth holding onto in 12 teamers, or would streaming those hitter spots be better at this point? 1:55 Brad Johnson: Might be better with a stream

  • Michael Bourn: To Steal a Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/2/2013 -  0
    Since 2008, Michael Bourn has been a reliable stolen base threat, but those days may be coming to a close. Bourn managed to provide nearly $8 of value last season,  but he did so with a career low

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  2
    ? 2:26 Brad Johnson: Michael Taylor, Coco Crisp, Rajai Davis, Odubel Herrera 2:27 OnSight: What do you think of Tomas in an obp/slg league? He seems to be making some

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    player tell me he's Michael Young. He might be a couple years from there.12:06Comment From hoohaHow many saves do you think LaTroy gets before he is pulled for brothers 12:06Brad Johnson: I don't actually

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  7
    Transcript from Tuesday's chat!   1:16 Brad Johnson: Ok, I've opened the chat early since I forgot to set the queue to open. You should be able to post questions now

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/11/2014 -  53
    at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so. 1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox Johnson has good stuff

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - April 18, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2017 -  1
    : Is Michael Conforto the 2nd best hitter on the Mets? 4:00 Brad Johnson: Probably. They have a lot of good not great hitters. Conforto is in that mess, but he has growth potential

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - March 27, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/27/2017 -  4
    Johnson: A healthy Michael Brantley is a real treat to watch. And a top 50 talent. Not sure we can call Renfroe anything like that. That said, I'd probably flip a coin between this uncertain version

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – April 4, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2017 -  0
    on Vogt? 1 catcher league 12:01 Brad Johnson: Some kind of similarly unappealing starter 12:02 Brad Johnson: Michael Saunders? Matt Joyce

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 2, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2017 -  1
    and hitting leadoff at GABP... gotta play him against Feldman tonight, right? 4:23 Brad Johnson: Yessir 4:23 Danaaaa: How are you feeling about Michael

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2016 -  25
    at the plate in Great American Band Box. 5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10 outfielder Some people didn't believe in Brantley's breakout 2014 season. When he mostly repeated it while suffering

  • Michael Wacha Requests Your Attention
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/8/2014 -  23
    Young candidate Justin Verlander, and he outdueled him the first time. But Cardinals youngster Michael Wacha stole the show with his five postseason outings. He earned the NLCS MVP along the way

  • The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Agenda Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland Yesterday's Grind Early: Our

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

  • Steven Souza and Michael Taylor: Buried in Washington
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/25/2014 -  7
    Steven Souza and Michael Taylor enter the picture. They're both thoroughly blocked by veteran studs, and they both have massive fantasy potential. We'll start with Souza. He posted a .350/.432/.590

  • Braving the Hot Corner
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/25/2013 -  9
    of Famer Chipper Jones to steady Martin Prado to Juan Francisco and a current Hall of Famer. That's right, Chris Johnson is in the Stetson University Hall of Fame, and don't you forget

  • 2011 Player Rankings: Third Basemen
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/22/2011 -  29
    can't have a dozen tiers, can you? Tier 4 Pablo Sandoval Casey McGehee Pedro Alvarez Michael Young Ian Stewart Tier 4 presents some opportunities. The Panda

  • Fallers at Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/25/2011 -  12
    are clustered in our third tier, yet all of them have easily performed like tier 1 talent at least once in their career. Let's peek at at why they're not getting more respect from us. Kelly Johnson

  • Updated Third Base Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/23/2011 -  28
    Sandoval right now, although his HR/FB rate will come down soon, only meaning that he's not going to hit 48 home runs. Sorry. Tier 3 Michael Young Martin Prado Mark Reynolds Casey McGehee

  • Looking at Attendance after Aces are Dealt
    in Community by Michael Lortz - 7/27/2014 -  4
    of prospects headlined by future ace Randy Johnson. Mariners fans reduced their attendance by nearly the same amount Mets fans did in 1977. Although playing .500 baseball prior to the trade, the Mariners

  • Updated Third Base Tiers: May
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/11/2012 -  12
    of this, and Bautista will find himself in Tier 2, but I'm trying to not be too rash. Tier 2 Hanley Ramirez Adrian Beltre Brett Lawrie Michael Young Ryan Zimmerman

  • 2011 Third Base Rankings: June
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/4/2011 -  21
    the young gun of the bunch, but owners are no doubt waiting for their investment to start paying off, so he's dropped out of the first tier (give him a mental red arrow if necessary). Tier 3 Michael

  • Third Base Updated Rankings: August
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/2/2011 -  15
    if he produces like his owners expect. Tier 3 Michael Young Jhonny Peralta Alex Gordon Ryan Zimmerman Martin Prado Emilio Bonifacio Daniel Murphy Mark Reynolds Michael Young went

  • On Platooning Chase Headley
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/16/2012 -  7
    . And when you look at it that way, it really shouldn't be too difficult. Chris Johnson is currently owned in just 37% of Yahoo and 46% of ESPN leagues, he of the .289/.321/.445 slash line. ZiPS seems

  • Third Base Updated Rankings: September
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/6/2011 -  10
    Pablo Sandoval Kevin Youkilis Evan Longoria Adrian Beltre Alex Rodriguez Brett Lawrie Michael Young David Wright Tier 2 becomes kind of a kitchen sink of solid producers in a variety

  • Preseason Third Base Tiers
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/16/2012 -  13
    project the same production over 600 plate appearances. Tier 3 Aramis Ramirez Alex Rodriguez Kevin Youkilis Michael Young Mark Reynolds Call this your risk/reward tier

  • Honoring Ichiro
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/17/2012 -  43
    that was stung by the departures of stars before him in Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, and Randy Johnson. He's put together an MLB resume that will certainly be in the discussion for Hall of Fame

  • Updated Third Base Rankings for July
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/9/2011 -  12
    for Ramirez to slot in behind ARod, all of these guys have been hitting well enough to keep their spot for now. Tier 3 Michael Young Pablo Sandoval Jhonny Peralta Alex Gordon Mark Reynolds Ryan

  • Kotchman, Carp, and Blanks: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/10/2011 -  1
    of the worst offenses of all time, reaffirming that misery loves company. Kotchman, signed in large part to be a defensive substitute for Dan Johnson, fairly rapidly emerged as the preferred first baseman

  • The All Waiver Wire Team
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/17/2013 -  21
    , but his numbers are filthy. First Base: AVG HR RBI R SB Ownership% Michael Morse 0.251 11 23 24 - 44% Mitch Moreland 0.266 13 37 31 - 29% Morse is on the DL

  • Final Preseason Newsy Third Base Tidbits
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/27/2012 -  15
    his veterans. An injury or a trade of Abreu frees things up a lot, but until then, you probably can't count on regular appearances for Trumbo. Chris Johnson has returned from the dead. Despite Eno

  • We're All Going Streaking
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/29/2012 -  11
    - 90.6 mph Batting king: Yadier Molina, .407 batting average. Batting jester: Kelly Johnson, .154 batting average. That's probably more fun with the leaderboard than you need. If there's anything

  • Barr Bullish, Bearish, Bold-ish Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/14/2014 -  17
    and it probably means they'll win 147 games out of respect for the captain. And Alex Rodriguez is gone. Robertson ought to be able to close out one out of every three wins, dontcha think? 9. Josh Johnson is good

  • Third Base Tiers: June
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/8/2012 -  16
    then perhaps we should temper expectations. Sandoval and Longoria are here due to injury, but will likely jump up in a month. Tier 3 Mark Trumbo David Freese Kyle Seager Michael

  • Yankees SP Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/26/2013 -  2
    for Pettitte, who turns 41 this June. And about that age -- the list of effective starters past age 40 is pretty small, including the likes of Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, and Roger Clemens

  • How Batters Fared Who Whiffed in April 2013
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/18/2014 -  2
    Michael Morse 26.90% 25.80% -1.10% 0.346 0.286 -0.06 Brandon Moss 28.20% 27.70% -0.50% 0.387 0.369 -0.018 Josh Willingham 27.10% 27.20% 0.10% 0.411 0.322 -0.089 B.J. Upton

  • Bring Out Your Dead: Edwin Encarnacion and Chipper Jones
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/2/2011 -  2
    in every tier sheet I could find, including our own and his name is Chris Johnson. Now, think what you will of Chris Johnson as a fantasy option and Bill James as a magic 8 ball, but in 27 fewer games

  • Taijuan Walker Is Inexperienced and Who Cares
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/18/2013 -  2
    TEX 53 5.8 0.8 7.3 0.8 3.23 3.6 Clayton Kershaw 19 SOU 24.2 10.6 6.2 1.7 1.5 3.65 5.02 Gio Gonzalez 20 EAS 154.2 9.7 4.7 2.1 1.4 4.66 4.8 Josh Johnson 21

  • Second Base Outcomes: Reader Mock Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/11/2012 -  23
    Jemile Weeks 140 152 -12 Neil Walker 145 139 6 Aaron Hill 226 310 -84 Kelly Johnson 227 329 -102 Ryan Roberts 244 197 47 Jose Altuve 274 228 46 Mike Aviles

  • Dumb Luck and You
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/17/2012 -  3
    % 11.30% 0.224 0.242 0.3348 Kelly Johnson 98 17 4 9 9 5.10% 28.60% 0.224 0.189 0.3250 Marwin Gonzalez 109 20 1 8 8 7.30% 12.80% 0.224 0.2 0.3010 Adrian Beltre 117 23

  • Fun With Tiers, Third Base April Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/2/2014 -  11
    . Tier 3.5 Name AVG HR R RBI SB Chase Headley 0.256 16 69 66 9 Xander Bogaerts 0.263 15 65 65 8 Mike Moustakas 0.256 15 52 57 4 Chris Johnson 0.275 13

  • Third Base Tiers: May
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/3/2013 -  30
    43 38 72 1 0.253 0.35 0.442 David Freese 419 12 48 50 38 88 3 0.278 0.35 0.433 Jedd Gyorko 472 12 58 55 37 104 4 0.253 0.311 0.39 Chris Johnson 270 7 28

  • Chris Sale's Dominant Memorial Day
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/29/2012 -  23
    . Before Rays fans start Googling my address and go all Ted Kaczynski on me, note that Joe Maddon ran a lineup out there that included Rich Thompson, Elliot Johnson, Drew Sutton, Will Rhymes, and Jose

  • Midseason Third Base Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/16/2015 -  22
    considerably. 29 Jung-Ho Kang 30 Matt Duffy Yeah, Matt Duffy 31 Pedro Alvarez 32 Aramis Ramirez 33 Juan Uribe 34 David Freese 35 Kelly Johnson 36

  • 2013 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/19/2013 -  75
    second baseman.   #4 Braves Name PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR Fld WAR Justin Upton 630 .275 .361 .473 .357 21.7 0.2 1.9 4.0 Reed Johnson 35 .256

  • Preseason Third Base Tiers
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/20/2013 -  22
    OBP SLG Kevin Youkilis 410 15 50 51 47 1 1 0.254 0.354 0.448 Michael Young 564 12 63 62 35 2 1 0.288 0.333 0.421 Jeff Keppinger 534 10 63 53 36 2 1 0.281

  • Michael Young and Benjamin Franklin
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/18/2012 -  11
    In May, Michael Young was the #9 consensus ranked third baseman. In June, he hit .257/.306/.327 with zero home runs and zero stolen bases, which was really only slightly worse than the .280/.306/.372

  • Kevin Millwood Tips His Cap
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/5/2013 -  20
    Johnson and Mike Hampton. And that might be all we need to know about why the expectations were what they were. Wins and ERA. And while Millwood did win 18 games again in his career and he managed

  • NL Starters for a Buck: Bud Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/15/2011 -  4
    with that of Adam Wainwright, Max Scherzer, and Josh Johnson. The big problem, however, is that he uses his slider most in two-strike counts and it's the whole getting to such a count that Norris seems

  • Pedro Alvarez and Chone Figgins: Coming to a Waiver Wire Near You
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/3/2011 -  18
    Figgins.  He has the highest K% of any third baseman at 34% and the 4th lowest wOBA among third basemen at .260, competing with the likes of Brandon Inge and Chris Johnson for superiority of the wretched

  • The Stats of Spring
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/6/2012 -  5
    Romero a 7.91 ERA. And then there's Kyle McClellan who had a 0.78 ERA over five games started. I recall what Randy Johnson once said after getting lit up in a Spring game -- something

  • Waiver Wire Spot Starts: Ellis, Denorfia, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/12/2012 -  4
    that has you jumping on Oprah's couch, but Ellis has been hitting leadoff lately and since the beginning of August, he's scored 20 runs in 30 games. Should you be suffering through a Kelly Johnson

  • The Post-Deadline Austin Jackson
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/3/2014 -  4
    ) this is admittedly a small sample size. I don't have the answer to that, unfortunately -- but Howard Johnson, McClendon, and whatever other involved staff should consider this priority #1 if they intend

  • Michael Morse: Regular Outfielder
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/12/2013 -  141
    Sometimes the easiest posts to write turn out to be the most challenging. Earlier Thursday, the Giants signed Michael Morse for a year and a base salary around $6 million, and the plan is for Morse

  • Jack Hannahan and Wilson Betemit as Stopgap Measures at Third Base
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/7/2011 -  7
    be better off trying to trade for a third baseman off to a horrible start instead (see: Chris Johnson, Chone Figgins, Pedro Alvarez).

  • Corner Crunch - Staffing the "CI" Slot
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/14/2012 -  2
    in the teens. At second, I might be resigned to a Jason Kipnis or Jemile Weeks in the same range, or maybe Kelly Johnson way down in the 200's somewhere. So now what? Well, I say you go big at CI

  • Marlins Rotation Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/15/2013 -  3
    The Miami Marlins are quite obviously a different club in 2013 than they were at the close of 2012. Relative to their starting rotation, gone are Anibal Sanchez, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle

  • Third Base Rankings: May
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/7/2014 -  37
    Juan Uribe 12 45 50 3 0.246 0.301 0.39 Chris Johnson 9 42 47 1 0.272 0.316 0.408 Honestly, any of these guys could be up a tier. I really like what I've seen from Plouffe

  • Third Base Tiers: March Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/25/2015 -  29
    the same all while batting .240. If you're dying for power, Pedro Alvarez is your choice. Hard to know when we'll see Tomas. The Rest Mike Moustakas, Chris Johnson, Will Middlebrooks, David Freese

  • Free Agent Profile: Yoenis Cespedes
    in Community by Michael Tampellini - 9/18/2015 -  4
    the acquisition the Mets were 28th in the league! They had what was considered a minor-league offense. Although they did acquire Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe, none have made more of an impact than Cespedes

  • Michael Pineda in Pinstripes
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/14/2012 -  17
    So Michael Pineda has parlayed his All-Star performance in Seattle into a gig in the Big Apple due to the overwhelming needs of Seattle's offense. Many are thinking Pineda slots in right behind C.C.

  • Michael Saunders Makes Good
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/28/2012 -  1
    when it comes to Michael Saunders. After three failed experiments at the Major League level, Saunders, 26, finally showed some of the promise the club hoped for as early as 2007. Over 553 plate

  • Michael Saunders is a Box of Chocolates
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/21/2014 -  10
    Michael Saunders had an infuriating 2014 season. Just ask Jack Zduriencik. Condor was good with the bat, sometimes even great. He played by most accounts superior defense. He did things on second

  • Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Spratt - 5/15/2014 -  6
    % .330 Nick Castellanos 32.6% .268 Adam LaRoche 31.8% .373 Matt Carpenter 31.7% .322 Jason Kubel 31.1% .411 Chris Johnson 29.1% .353 Joe Mauer 28.1% .379

  • Michael Cuddyer Defies Platoon Logic
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/25/2013 -  3
    As a fantasy manager, you look at Michael Cuddyer's 2013 season statistics and there should be giant flashing red lights around this number: .382. That's Cuddyer's BABIP. Granted, he earned a good

  • Michael Barr's 10 Bold Projections
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/2/2012 -  10

  • The Potentially Historic Comeback of Michael Pineda
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 4/15/2014 -  45
    for the comeback currently being attempted by the Yankees' Michael Pineda. Pineda's 2011 debut with the Mariners was stellar by any measure. He was dominant through the season's first half, and after

  • Can Michael Saunders Meet His Potential?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/22/2013 -  8
    It seems like Michael Saunders has been tantalizing fantasy managers with his annual seven weeks of quality hitting for the better part of this century. Even for a Mariner fan, it's surprising

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

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

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

  • Daily Notes: Mostly Ambulant Nick Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/29/2013 -  9
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Table: Nick Johnson's Walk Rate in Context 3. Three Images: Venezuelan Winter

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

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    ? 1:45 Brad Johnson: I do think they'll recover, but the damage is already done. You'll need to get lucky streaming high end relievers to make up for it 1:45 Dr

  • Abraham Almonte & Chris Johnson: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/12/2015 -  0
    The trade that jettisoned both Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher opened up opportunities for two players to make some sort of impact in deep leagues. So today is an all Indians edition of the deep

  • Field of Streams: Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 7/8/2016 -  0
    Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss their upcoming vacations, discussing pitcher options first for once due

  • Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/21/2011 -  3
    a stab at what these gentlemen may produce from here on out, leaving that to the rest-of-the-season-machines, but I wanted to shed light on a few emerging developments over at the five. Michael Cuddyer

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2017 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript. 3:45Brad Johnson: While I go get a snack, let's kick things off with a poll3:45Brad Johnson: If you were forced to, which of these second basemen would you cut?3

  • Michael Young For Carlos Lee Makes Sense
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/8/2011 -  64
    Michael Young does not want to play for the Texas Rangers anymore - he made that clear with his public assailing of their front office last night, and essentially changed the incentives for Jon

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
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  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - May 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/9/2017 -  1
    Today's chat transcript. 3:50Brad Johnson: Alright, let's get this going. I'm watching A.J. Griffin to see if I can spot anything positive aside from this stat line.3:50Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe

  • Five Actual Sleepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/30/2015 -  31
    season is feasible. Chris Johnson I feel a little dirty even mentioning Johnson. For years, he's served as a sabermetric pariah - an example of an overrated, fringy player. Last season

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/16/2016 -  5
    , Kelly Johnson, Franklin Gutierrez, Chris Iannetta, Brandon Drury, Tommy Joseph, Michael Saunders Hitters (speed): Michael Taylor runs under the following conditions. First, he has to actually start

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL East
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2017 -  17
    Blair Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Mauricio Cabrera Marlins Rotation David Phelps A.J. Ramos Kyle Barraclough Brad Ziegler David Phelps Lucas Duda Michael Conforto

  • Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2014 -  8
    After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension

  • Reviewing My Mediocre Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/2/2014 -  2
    word. Anyway... 1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox Um. This looks silly in retrospect. It's almost like I forgot Jose Quintana existed. My thought process

  • The Daily Grind: Peavy Conley, Bour, Ketel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2015 -  0
    , and Syndergaard have the three top projections of the day. Greinke is next best. Shelby Miller and Erik Johnson are ranked sixth and seventh. Miller's strong projection caught me off guard. The Cardinals

  • Top 100 Spring Hitters by OPS
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/18/2014 -  28
    0.370 0.414 0.667 1.081 0.450 Elliot Johnson 2B CLE 33 2 0.364 0.382 0.697 1.079 0.455 Michael Choice CF TEX 37 2 0.378 0.395 0.676 1.071 0.429 Paul Janish SS

  • Charlie Blackmon's Improbable Season
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/11/2014 -  10
    + in April, a 121 wRC+ in September, and failed to exceed an 80 wRC+ in any other month. Even after losing Michael Cuddyer to the Mets, the Rockies still have plenty of outfield depth. Drew Stubbs is going

  • What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/12/2014 -  83
    Reynolds, Michael Young, or Justin Turner, but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for." The club has been connected with Young and Reynolds. There has also been speculation that Kelly Johnson

  • Lessons Learned From a Shallow Linear Weights Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/12/2014 -  5
    ), Sonny Gray (rnd 21), and Michael Wacha (rnd 23). We have 25 rounds total. The late round keepers gave me the 2nd, 6th, 12th, and 20th overall picks in the draft, although I had to pass on keeping

  • The Daily Grind: Prep, Gio, Odorizzi, Hernandez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/10/2015 -  8
    Agenda DFS Prep Pt 1 - Weather Daily DFS - Gio, TBD Tomorrow's Targets - Odorizzi, Nova, Johnson, Hernandez Factor Grid 1. DFS Prep Pt 1 - Weather A common question I receive

  • The Daily Grind: Happ, Anderson, Werth
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2015 -  6
    Agenda First Base Dynasty Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Favs Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Wright, Werth, Tomlinson Factor Grid 1. First Base Dynasty I don't often link

  • The Daily Grind: A Dare, Moore, Nola, Harrison
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/20/2015 -  16
    Rodriguez, Carlos Martinez, Steven Matz, Brian Johnson, and Cody Anderson are all just $8 to keep. Four of those guys look like locks. That's all interesting background and whatnot, but today's

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2015 -  2
    , Jim Johnson, and Luis Avilan are expected to bolster the Dodgers roster. Jose Peraza could see time in the playoffs as a pinch runner. Those who expected Peraza to be activated by the Braves right

  • The Daily Grind: Bartolo, Matz, Lorenzen
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/10/2015 -  4
    : Kyle Hendricks, Charlie Morton, Erik Johnson, Pitchers to Exploit: Michael Lorenzen features suspect command, mediocre stuff, and the peripherals to prove it. His 5.54 ERA is in line with a 5.60

  • The Daily Grind: 4-9-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/9/2014 -  21
    it. The two hitter friendly stadiums in this tier - Coors Field and Fenway - combine to have three exploitable pitchers. In Colorado, Juan Nicasio hosts Erik Johnson. In Boston, Robbie Ross has

  • The Daily Grind: 5-21-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/21/2014 -  4
    are the principle Indians who might like facing Chen. Try out Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte against Noesi. If you prefer to target Phelps, you can use Conor Gillaspie or Adam Dunn. Jonny Gomes

  • The Marlins Outfield: A Source Of Pleasure
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/30/2015 -  3
    depend on one old guy to back up three positions. It mostly worked for them last season with Reed Johnson. Left Field Christian Yelich Ichiro Suzuki Center Field Marcell Ozuna Christian

  • The Daily Grind: Bettis, Anderson, Venable
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2015 -  5
    Redmond, Matt Garza, Adam Morgan, Chris Rusin, Michael Lorenzen, Tom Koehler, Wade Miley, Chris Tillman, Hitters (power): Ike Davis has a sky high ground ball rate. As our research into GB/FB

  • The Daily Grind: Reader Leagues, Boyd, Straily
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/2/2015 -  15
    is at Chase Field, but I still anticipate another meltdown. Also consider: Donn Roach, Tom Koehler, Jake Peavy, Justin Masterson, Michael Lorenzen, Kevin Correia, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Chris Tillman, John Danks

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streamers, and More for April 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/16/2016 -  0
    on track. Also consider: Derek Norris, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Brandon Moss, Matt Adams, Daniel Nava, A.J. Pierzynski, Nick Markakis, Adonis Garcia, Kelly Johnson, Seth Smith, Didi Gregorius Hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Contrarian Picks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2017 -  5
    bit as good as the reigning NL Cy Young. He looked sharp in his last time on the bump. His first two starts were hampered by shaky command. Michael Fulmer is another quality pitcher with run

  • The Daily Grind: 4-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2014 -  10
    Johnson's also been quite bad. The most worrying sign - his fastball velocity is down three mph. Get it together Johnson! Shelby Miller looks broken says Dave Cameron. Ok, let's stack against him

  • The Daily Grind: 4-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/24/2014 -  13
    Early: Six games fit in the early bucket. Not a single one of them is a hitter's paradise, so we'll have to play it by matchup. And therein lies the rub. With Edwin Jackson, Michael Bolsinger

  • The Daily Grind: Choking, Happ, Ray, Robinson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/28/2015 -  5
    Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Chris Coghlan, Javier Baez, A.J. Pierzynski, Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson Hitters (speed): I noticed Jarrod Dyson started twice over the last three days. I assume Ned Yost

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2016 -  3
    Agenda Brad Johnson Comments About Taillon The Daily Grind Invitational and Leaderboard Daily DFS SaberSim Observations Tomorrow's Targets Factor Grid 1. Brad Johnson

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  5
    advantageous. Ray's wild ways will get him into trouble. Also consider: Michael Wacha, Robbie Ray, Erik Johnson, Eduardo Rodriguez Hitters (power): Hyun-soo Kim isn't much of a power hitter, but he's

  • The Daily Grind: 5-22-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2014 -  13
    , cold, but he also hits better as a lefty. Maybe C.J. Cron will send one long tomorrow. Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte are worth a look see. All manner of Cleveland lefties are worth a try

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2015 -  7
    Velasquez, $5,900 Brian Johnson, $5,000 Joe Ross, or $4,600 Aaron Nola. All prices on FanDuel. If you're looking for targets, you can't ignore the Coors Field game. It's still Matt Harrison versus Kyle

  • The Daily Grind: deGrom, Happ, Miley, Holland
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/24/2015 -  8
    Colabello, Eddie Rosario, Scott Van Slyke, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto Hitters (speed): Rusney Castillo has remained scalding hot. Since his recall in late July, he's hitting .355/.395/.553

  • The Daily Grind: Ottoneu Prospects, Severino, Wood, Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/16/2015 -  4
    Wright, Alec Asher, Adam Conley, Martin Perez, Cody Martin, Daniel Norris, Ervin Santana, Jered Weaver, Jorge de la Rosa, Michael Lorenzen 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended

  • The Daily Grind: Bullpen Games, Strasburg, Koehler, Wolf
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2015 -  4
    /.371/.505 line. Wolf isn't the average southpaw. Also consider: Greg Bird, Logan Forsythe, Brandon Guyer, Trevor Plouffe, Torii Hunter, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Jonathan Schoop, Steve Pearce

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streamers, and More for April 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/23/2016 -  3
    case in this format. Personally, I like J.A. Happ and Chris Bassitt as cheaper plays. Stack Targets: Phil Hughes, Anibal Sanchez, Michael Fiers, Clay Buchholz, Carlos Rodon, Tanner Roark, Lewis

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/11/2016 -  2
    at Great American Ballpark. Stack Targets: Chris Young, Wily Peralta, Kyle Gibson, Matt Wisler, Erik Johnson, Mike Wright, Logan Verrett, Straily, Fiers, Rodriguez, Happ, Tyler Chatwood Late

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/24/2016 -  2
    Johnson, Freddy Galvis, Tommy Joseph, Michael Saunders Hitters (speed): Jose Peraza is the best free stolen base threat. There's never any hesitation to roster Billy Hamilton so I'm not sure why his

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/17/2016 -  0
    a matchup with the Atlanta Braves. He trampled the Brewers last time out and they're twice as good at hitting baseballs. Personally, I prefer Harvey to Archer, Shark, and Hamels. Michael Fulmer may be my

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/22/2016 -  29
    Adam Eaton 42 Curtis Granderson 43 Cameron Maybin 44 Carlos Beltran 45 Michael Brantley 46 Marcell Ozuna 47 Carlos Gomez 48 Josh Reddick 49 Domingo

  • The Daily Grind: Fear, Duffey, Ross, Span
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/26/2015 -  10
    Plouffe, Logan Forsythe, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Darin Ruf, Jeff Francoeur, Nick Castellanos, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley Hitters (speed): Denard Span is back in action. He's

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/18/2017 -  8
    Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. Let's begin. NL Central Opportunities Brewers Milwaukee has built a roster

  • Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2014 -  17
    and draft strategies, I'm only aiming to give you a look under the hood. I hope you find something actionable. The FOX league includes writers like Howard Bender, a different Brad Johnson

  • The Daily Grind: 4-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2014 -  4
    , you can continue to exploit Ryan Vogelsong. Hitters (power): You can try Kelly Johnson against Garrett Richards. Domonic Brown's ownership is declining. He might be worth a peek against McCarthy

  • The Daily Grind: 5-5-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2014 -  8
    worry about Martin Perez tonight. It could be a slugfest in Denver. Michael Bolsinger is somebody who isn't terribly good. He's only imploded in one of four outings. 3. Tomorrow's Tango

  • The Daily Grind - 5-13-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/13/2014 -  10
    . Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte will try to dink one down the line. Matt Joyce and David DeJesus, come on down. And while we're at it, let's see Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, and Brad

  • The Daily Grind: 5/14/14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/14/2014 -  14
    a start in the minors, which hurts his value, and he's opposed by Masahiro Tanaka. In other words, don't expect a win. The Indians lefty stack will face Dustin McGowan. Michael Bourn is back

  • The Daily Grind: 5-24-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2014 -  8
    Because you haven't targeted enough Yankees hitters this weekend, whip out the lefties against Andre Rienzo. Hitters (power): Chris Johnson has a platoon advantage. Too bad he no longer bats

  • The Daily Grind: 5-30-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2014 -  2
    against Morales. If the Rockies are aware of park factors, they'll sit Michael Cuddyer for a day so their all-lefty outfield can play. A start for Corey Dickerson would be nice. Kelly Johnson

  • The Daily Grind: 6-5-14 - Present by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/5/2014 -  4
    of day to try Kelly Johnson or Yangervis Solarte. Here's the regular posting of Matt Joyce and David DeJesus. Jonny Gomes will be in the lineup to face Drew Smyly. Derek Norris mashes

  • The Daily Grind: 7-5-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2014 -  3
    which is why I recommend taking a share of Seth Smith against Tim Lincecum. Marcell Ozuna makes for a nice target against Gonzales. Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons are two Braves I might sneak

  • The Daily Grind: Travis, Norris, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2015 -  2
    value. However, he does strike me as the kind of hitter who could feast on left-handed pitching. He'll see Danny Duffy tomorrow. Also consider: Justin Ruggiano, Chris Johnson, Trevor Plouffe, Mike

  • The Daily Grind: Assets, Locke, Turner
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/16/2015 -  7
    : Chris Rusin, Julio Teheran, Wade Miley, Jerome Williams, Chris Tillman, Michael Lorenzen, Kyle Ryan, Scott Copeland, Nathan Eovaldi, David Phelps, Alex Colome, Tanner Roark, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Matt Garza

  • The Daily Grind: Draft Results, Erasmo, Schoop, DeShields
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/9/2015 -  11
    . If you want exploits, we have them too. Atlanta has plenty of cheap hitters for Coors Field and Kyle Kendrick. The Phillies are giving Severino Gonzalez another shot in the majors. Michael

  • The Daily Grind: Adonis, Norris, Iglesias
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/6/2015 -  6
    used Adonis Garcia fairly regularly since trading away Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson. The 30-year-old has seen his strikeout rate jump from 12 percent in Triple-A to 27 percent in 48 major league plate

  • The Daily Grind: Eaton, Buehrle, Cravy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/12/2015 -  7
    , Chase Headley, and Didi Gregorius v Danny Salzar Cameron Maybin, Freddie Freeman, Michael Bourn, and A.J. Pierzynski v Jake Odorizzi 4. Tomorrow's Targets - Latos, Cravy, DeJesus, Murphy, Burns

  • The Daily Grind: Sleepers, Hi/Lo, Dickey, Holland
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/18/2015 -  8
    the ability to post a good strikeout rate with very few walks. You'll want to see his velocity check in somewhere around the 92 to 94 mph range. Also consider: Ervin Santana, Michael Montgomery, Adam Morgan

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, McCullers, Conforto, Sweeney
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2015 -  14
    for when it comes to Michael Conforto. The Mets do bat him towards the bottom of the lineup when he starts. You could ask that he hit third instead. Also consider: Marlon Byrd, Kelly Johnson, Ben

  • The Daily Grind: Tomlin, Duffey, Holmberg, Kiké
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/25/2015 -  8
    is coming. Also consider: Chris Coghlan, Stephen Piscotty, Jake Lamb, Martin Prado, Pedro Alvarez, Scott Van Slyke, Jimmy Rollins, Justin Turner, Ben Paulsen, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Ryan

  • The Daily Grind: Polanco, Gio, Matz, Stroman
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/11/2015 -  3
    . If you're feeling fade-sy, Luis Severino is $7,400 against the Blue Jays. I don't have the stomach for the matchup opposite Price. Erik Johnson ($5,000) is the bargain play. Stack Targets: Danny

  • The Daily Grind: Happ, Koehler, Porcello, Napoli
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/22/2015 -  16
    , Justin Bour, Darin Ruf, Jeff Francoeur, Chris Coghlan, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto Hitters (speed): Injuries have force the Giants to bat Alejandro De Aza second. So long as they keep him away

  • The Daily Grind: Yahoo Exploit, Moore, Bartolo, Zito, Reds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/29/2015 -  1
    Utley, Andre Ethier, Ben Paulsen, Justin Morneau, Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli, John Jaso, Chris Coghlan, Darin Ruf, Aaron Altherr, Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson, Chris Young Hitters (speed

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 4
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/4/2016 -  3
    talent. Also consider: Jerad Eickhoff, Michael Fulmer, Adam Conley, Kyle Hendricks, Chris Devenski Pitchers to Exploit: This may be Alfredo Simon's last start for the Reds. Not only are a number

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/10/2016 -  5
    on the cheap. Of course, the downside is something like 15 points. Stack Targets: Bud Norris, Tyler Duffey, Justin Nicolino, Mike Pelfrey, Anthony DeSclafani, Andrew Cashner, CC Sabathia, Michael Wacha

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2016 -  2
    consider: Mike Pelfrey, Matt Wisler, John Lamb, Kyle Gibson, J.A. Happ, Eddie Butler, Tim Lincecum, Jon Niese, Ubaldo Jimenez, Erik Johnson, Kendall Graveman Hitters (power): Petco Park is secretly

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  1
    , and CC Sabathia hosting the Rangers. Stack Targets: Eddie Butler, Erik Johnson, Mike Pelfrey, Kyle Gibson, John Lamb, Scott Feldman, Kendall Graveman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jon Niese, Tim Lincecum, Albert

  • Mocking Backwards
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/20/2017 -  12
    , Jose Peraza, Michael Brantley, Greg Bird, and Tommy Joseph. And now, with a sample size of N=1, I have some data. In my case, I'm mostly curious about players I probably ranked incorrectly in my

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/21/2016 -  26
    Watson 23 Adam Ottavino 24 Sam Dyson 25 Hector Rondon 26 Brandon Maurer 27 Jim Johnson 28 Arodys Vizcaino 29 Brandon Kintzler 30 Cam Bedrosian

  • The Daily Grind: 9-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2014 -  2
    but might return by the end of the season. If you aren't in a keeper league, you can't afford to play wait and see. It's time to cut Stanton and hope someone like Juan Lagares can channel his inner Michael

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/21/2016 -  3
    . Michael Fulmer has yet to produce much major league success. Actually, he's yet to toss more than five innings. For that reason, he may not be the bargain for you. Then again, he's opposed by a futile Rays

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/24/2017 -  12
    Choo, and Luke Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. Let's begin. AL Central Opportunities Indians Befitting a World

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/2/2016 -  3
    Rosales 105 248 13 37 35 4 0.229 -$8.70 36 Kelly Johnson 131 333 10 25 34 4 0.247 -$10.50 37 Kolten Wong 121 361 5 39 23 7 0.24 -$11.20 38 Darwin Barney 104

  • 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    season. That's a shame. 4. Michael Saunders, CF I didn't know this, but Saunders is actually pretty bad in center field (I thought he was acceptable). With Abraham Almonte competing for playing

  • Lineup Genius in Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/22/2014 -  34
    against Blue Jays righty Drew Hutchison last Friday. Michael Bourn - L Swisher - S Jason Kipnis - L Carlos Santana - S Michael Brantley - L Asdrubal Cabrera - S David Murphy - L Gomes - R

  • Five Buy High Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2014 -  32
    hitters and pitchers. Michael Pineda: When the Yankees acquired Pineda, they were paying for a flamethrower with some control. Three years later, Pineda is showing a more nuanced approach

  • Lessons From A Mock
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/29/2015 -  24
    documents, I restricted myself to their top 400. There were a few picks made (i.e. Michael Saunders) that I would have jumped on earlier. Position Player Round C Jonathan Lucroy 3 C Rene

  • The Daily Grind: Salazar, Lyons, Jungmann
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/18/2015 -  3
    , Allen Webster, Mat Latos, CC Sabathia, Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, Mike Leake, Jeremy Guthrie, Ryan Vogelsong, Michael Montgomery, Anthony Ranaudo 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2015 -  0
    , Matt Wieters, and J.J. Hardy vs. Joe Kelly Derek Dietrich vs. Carlos Martinez Carlos Gomez vs. Jon Niese J.D. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera vs. Danny Salazar Michael Cuddyer and Travis d'Arnaud vs. Mike

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/9/2016 -  3
    career including a .343 wOBA this season. Also consider: Kris Medlen, Michael Fulmer, Sean Manaea, Sean O'Sullivan, Adam Morgan, Matt Wisler, Alfredo Simon, Juan Nicasio, Zach Davies, Derek Holland

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 2
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2016 -  1
    , Kyle Gibson, Anderson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Eickhoff, Moore, Michael Pineda, Yordano Ventura, Wei-Yin Chen, Juan Nicasio 3. SaberSim Observations Oh, I should have known. All the early game pitchers

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/29/2016 -  5
    few of those. Also consider: Michael Pineda Pitchers to Exploit: Dillon Overton is a soft-tossing lefty - the kind who rarely establish themselves as viable big league pitchers. He allowed three

  • A Bad Outfield as Investment Opportunity
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/9/2017 -  3
    to play regularly. The Phillies should consider carefully managing Quinn's playing time until he proves he can stay healthy. They did something similar with Michael Bourn back in 2006 and 2007. Those

  • Happy Baseball!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/31/2017 -  22
    Staff Picks - Hitters Sleeper (201-300 overall) - Michael Brantley Deep Sleeper (301-400 overall) - Chris Owings Undrafted - Matt Adams Rookie - Dansby Swanson Sophomore - Trevor Story Steal

  • The Daily Grind: New Section Alert
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/11/2017 -  8
    are frequently home runs. Keuchel racks up enough ground balls to make this work. Keuchel is opposed by Michael Pineda who, despite my frequent proclamations against him, has pitched masterfully. Why has

  • The Daily Grind: Eleven Games of Destiny
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2017 -  2
    afternoon, our top options are Rick Porcello hosting the Mariners, the Athletics at Michael Pineda, and Lance McCullers at home against the Orioles. Despite a 4.35 ERA, Rick Porcello has superb

  • Lessons From A Mock: Round Two
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/11/2015 -  19
    OF Michael Brantley 2 OF Ryan Braun 3 OF Brett Gardner 8 OF A.J. Pollock 12 OF Michael Cuddyer 21 U Chris Carter 13 P Aroldis Chapman 5 P Hisashi Iwakuma 9

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Duffy, Duffey
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2015 -  12
    slightly better with Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto, but color me unimpressed. As we all know, Jimenez is an enigma. He could implode in astounding fashion. Or he might throw eight shutout innings

  • The Daily Grind: Splits Issues, Nola, Medlen, Schoop
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/28/2015 -  12
    of Matt Harvey, Sonny Gray, Cole Hamels, Francisco Liriano, Michael Wacha, Masahiro Tanaka, Danny Salazar, or Scott Kazmir are capable of outpeforming Kershaw-Scherzer on a given day. You even have

  • The Daily Grind: Steals, Eickhoff, Tomlin, Gutierrez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/19/2015 -  0
    Grind Early: FanDuel has today split into three parts. The early slate includes two or the three 1:05 ET starts. The Minnesota makeup is left out. You could defend using Noah Syndergaard, Michael

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/19/2016 -  6
    fortitude to use him. SaberSim thinks he's eighth best tonight. The simulator also likes Michael Wacha and Harvey much more than I do. Harvey's issues are well published. Wacha just has trouble

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2016 -  0
    for gmijboys. Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Ian Desmond, Byrce Harper, Michael Pineda, Jonathan Lucroy, and Adrian Beltre all contributed 17 or more points. I opted to find budget for David Ortiz (55

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/30/2016 -  3
    ballots for a wide range of categories on another site. I figured I'd share them here too. Behold! AL MVP: Mike Trout AL ROY: Michael Fulmer AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander AL Best Reliever: Zach

  • The Daily Grind: Clusterbombs and Walkabouts
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2017 -  12
    iframes. We're familiar with Cespedes performing feats of strength. Of less certainty is the performance of Michael Brantley. As such, this is an encouraging sign. Your browser does not support

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

  • 25 NL Stolen Base Sleepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/31/2016 -  6
    to reach or exceed that threshold. Peterson would need to tap into his minor league tendencies while Aybar has aged past his 30 steal days. Peterson is a little like Michael Brantley on the bases, getting

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Starting Pitcher
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/7/2016 -  41
    Porcello 26 Zack Greinke 27 Michael Fulmer 28 Marcus Stroman 29 Kenta Maeda 30 Jon Gray 31 Danny Salazar 32 Lance McCullers 33 Julio Urias 34 Matt

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/17/2017 -  22
    Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. In the NL East post, we had a good chat about Jeurys Familia in the comments. I highlighted Addison Reed as a guy who could take Familia's

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL East
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/30/2017 -  16
    Rollins, Shin-Soo Choo, and Luke Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. Let's begin. AL East Opportunities Blue Jays

  • J.A. Happ Goes West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/18/2014 -  1
    /sixth starter role. They eventually traded him in a steal of Michael Saunders from the Mariners. His new digs at Safeco Field should really help Happ and his fly ball tendencies. Toronto's Rogers

  • Handling Fantasy Baseball Keeper Decisions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/21/2015 -  132
    Harrison 23 Joc Pederson 23 Michael Wacha 21 My assignment for you is to develop a strategy based on this information. For what it's worth, I know what I plan to do. As much as part

  • Yankees Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/17/2016 -  5
    beyond the sixth guy are kind of terrifying. Starting Pitchers Barring a spring injury, the Yankees will break camp with Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Luis Severino, Nathan Eovaldi, and CC

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

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions - Positive Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/21/2017 -  11

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions: Negative Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/23/2017 -  16

  • Field of Streams: Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 7/22/2016 -  0
    Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again) In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss the return of Francisco Cervelli, picking on Jacob

  • Field of Streams: Episode 211 - Live With Brad Johnson Another Time
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 8/5/2016 -  0
    Episode 211 - Live With Brad Johnson Another Time In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Tim Lincecum's notoriety in a bad way, a fun Ryan Schimpf

  • The Daily Grind: 4-28-14 - Present by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/28/2014 -  34
    to write about for today's games, Michael Wacha, Yovani Gallardo, Tyson Ross, and Madison Bumgarner all feature extremely fantastic matchups. Ross and Bumgarner feature the friendliest park and terrible

  • The Daily Grind: 5-6-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/6/2014 -  24
    left-handed pitchers. Michael Brantley is a middle of the order bat at the moment. His matchup tomorrow is lovely. Hitters (speed): Michael Saunders and Brad Miller are good targets for a swipe

  • The Daily Grind: 5-8-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/8/2014 -  3
    or designated hitter. Anyone from the Indians collection of left-handed hitters is viable, including Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall, and David Murphy. C.J. Cron appears to be getting a full

  • The Daily Grind: 5-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2014 -  7
    comes Doyer69 and his 62 point onslaught. Jason Vargas - Nice selection of a left-handed pitcher against the Seattle Mariners. I went with shinier picks including Jose Fernandez and Michael Wacha

  • The Daily Grind: 6-30-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2014 -  3
    ) could make for top plays. Michael Choice is yet another...choice...for tomorrow. Hitters (speed): Michael Saunders and James Jones are worth a sniff for steals. Kole Calhoun will fall off

  • The Daily Grind: 8-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/12/2014 -  9
    . Wednesday Picks Pitchers to Start: Michael Pineda makes his return from the disabled list. While I'm in no rush to test him out against the Orioles at Camden Yards, I thought I'd mention him just

  • The Daily Grind: 8-31-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/31/2014 -  7
    he'll soon be a poor man's Michael Brantley. Yelich doesn't have the size to generate as much leverage as Brantley, but the rest of his skill set could be comparable. Marlins Stadium isn't anyone's

  • The Daily Grind: 9-8-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/8/2014 -  2
    Souza, Michael Taylor, Daniel Robertson, Andy Wilkins, and Dalton Pompey. I'm not sure if Souza or Taylor will be able to find playing time behind the Nationals trio of solid outfielders. Both prospects

  • The Daily Grind: 9-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/10/2014 -  3
    , bad opponent, and opposing starting pitcher (see below) should result in good numbers and a win. Michael Pineda is still floating around a few waiver wires. I enjoy his stuff, although I think he

  • The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Martinez, House
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2015 -  13
    Smyly, Matt Garza, Michael Lorenzen 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended based on the works of Shane Tourtellotte and Dan Fansworth. They show ground ball hitters perform

  • The Daily Grind: Hutchison, Anderson, Weaver, Blanks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/14/2015 -  8
    with Jon Niese against a dynamic but strikeout prone Cubs offense? Michael Wacha has pitched well, but the Indians have a ton of left-handed thump. The right field porch at Progressive Field is power

  • The Daily Grind: de la Rosa, Anderson, Norris
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2015 -  6
    have a 99 wRC+ against southpaws. I don't expect that to continue. Late: Eight games are late, and the pitching matchups aren't any easier. Tyson Ross and Michael Wacha are the obvious top picks

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Porcello, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2015 -  13
    . Colby Lewis Ruben Tejada and Michael Cuddyer vs. Ian Kennedy Cameron Maybin, Freddie Freeman, A.J. Pierzynski, and Juan Uribe vs. Josh Collmenter 4. Tomorrow's Targets - E-Rod, Porcello, Joyce

  • The Daily Grind, Erasmo, Perez, Grichuk
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2015 -  6
    Chen Josh Reddick vs. Shane Greene Avisail Garcia vs. Yovani Gallardo Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Zack Cozart vs. Aaron Harang Carlos Santana and Michael Bourn vs. Chris Young 4. Tomorrow's

  • The Daily Grind: Clayton Giancarlo, Hutch, Tucker
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/17/2015 -  3
    . Luckily, you have choices. Michael Pineda is the most expensive non-ace. He doesn't finish games like the five listed above, but he is a heavy favorite for a win against Jose Urena. Just watch out

  • The Daily Grind: True Innings, Aces, Hicks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/11/2015 -  1
    a quick hook with their starters. Maybe you should just make room for an ace. Stack Targets: Hector Santiago, Yordano Ventura, Jeremy Hellickson, Jeff Locke, Carlos Rodon, Perez, Michael Lorenzen

  • The Daily Grind: ERod, Shoemaker, Coors
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/31/2015 -  5
    he's ready for the offseason. Stack Targets: Ivan Nova, Chris Narveson, Mike Foltynewicz, Jerad Eickhoff, Bartolo Colon, Michael Lorenzen, Chad Bettis, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy, Lewis 2. GB

  • The Daily Grind: Call Ups, Aces, Byrd
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/2/2015 -  5
    . Something is wrong with Max Scherzer. Cole Hamels and Scott Kazmir are fine. Michael Wacha also begs your attention. The view from the cheap seats isn't pretty. Where do you roll the dice

  • The Daily Grind: Smyly, Corbin, Hicks, Rollins
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/30/2015 -  1
    , Matt Boyd, Chad Bettis, Asher, Perez, Mike Pelfrey, Michael Bolsinger, Charlie Morton, Verrett, Mike Leake, Anthony DeSclafani, Kevin Gausman 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters

  • Trade Retrospective: The Devil's Rejects
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/23/2015 -  0
    made four trades before I joined the team. He added J.D. Martinez, Jose Quintana, Russell Martin, Bradley Zimmer, Dalton Pompey, and Moore while dealing away Brian Dozier, Michael Cuddyer, and Lance

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2016 -  2
    expect the O's to be defeated handily. If Jose Quintana can brave the cold, the conditions should ground the Twins bats. I expect good things from Michael Wacha against the Brewers. In Philadelphia

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/14/2016 -  8
    consistently bat second or third for the Phillies. He's a very poor man's Michael Brantley with five category potential. Joe Ross is beatable. Also consider: Jake Lamb, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Preston

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 26
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  6
    a referral link. We both get a free $20 ticket. Yesterday's winner was the creatively named mm12345. Congrats on Chris Archer and Michael Conforto-ing your way to victory! The TDG Leaderboard is updated

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/28/2016 -  2
    . Clay Buchholz has been bad this season, but he could rebound against the lowly Braves. Michael Wacha is also a fine choice. Stack Targets: Tyler Wilson, Jhoulys Chacin, John Danks, Rubby de la Rosa

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  8
    offense. Speaking of impotent offenses, Michael Wacha draws the Phillies. Here's the problem with Wacha - he has a bad habit of crumpling around the fifth or sixth inning. I can't tell you how many

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2016 -  0
    . There's a Coors game (postponement risk). Cardinals at Miller Park and Red Sox in Baltimore are the other top projected stacks. 5. Tomorrow's Targets  Pitchers to Start: Michael Fulmer appears

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 1
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/1/2016 -  6
    they should be less popular. Scherzer is an easy bet to outperform them, but they should hold their own against the Dodgers and Royals respectively. If you're looking for cheaper fare, Michael Fulmer has

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/6/2016 -  4
    , Danny Duffy, James Paxton, Jon Niese, Mike Fiers, Colby Lewis, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Chatwood, J.A. Happ, Michael Fulmer 4. SaberSim Observations The Sim likes Lester and Chris Archer about equally

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2016 -  0
    more game. Also consider: Mac Williamson, Yangervis Solarte, Seth Smith, Peter Bourjos, Robbie Grossman, Brandon Guyer, Corey Dickerson, Michael Saunders Hitters (speed): Whit Merrifield is still

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    assume he's not on your waiver wire. However, you might be able to acquire Michael Pineda in time for a high risk, high reward start at home against the Orioles. The imaginable outcomes range from 1.2

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/20/2016 -  0
    first look at Pomeranz defending the Monster. On FanDuel, Hector Santiago is the second priciest pitcher. Which is hilarious. Michael Pineda is a solid GPP pick versus the Orioles. We could get six

  • The Daily Grind, DFS, Streaming, and More for July 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/22/2016 -  2
    success. It might be a good way to use him in general since he's usually homer prone. Others to consider include Gerrit Cole at Philadelphia, Michael Fulmer at U.S. Cellular Field, Trever Bauer

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/27/2016 -  1
    . Mid-priced pitchers also offer value in this slate. Adam Conley has the much desired Phillies matchup. Michael Fulmer must cope with rough circumstances - the Tigers are visiting Fenway. Even R.A.

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2016 -  0
    . Michael Fulmer is in a bit of a strikeout slump. It's possible the Mariners will help him. However, I think the lack of strikeouts relate to his increasing desire to end at bats quickly. His pitch

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 15
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2016 -  3
    eaten heart in tacos. Michael Phelps, no relation to David Phelps, still looks like the douchiest douche in the pool. I'm glad I'm not the best in the world at something - that's gotta really

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2016 -  5
    that time of year when young pitchers have their workloads heavily managed. If you've been leaning on Jose Fernandez, Aaron Sanchez, and Michael Fulmer this year (among others), the future might

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/27/2016 -  12
    forget to do any hitting. Other pitchers of interest include Michael Fulmer, Blake Snell, Jameson Taillon, Jeremy Hellickson, Mike Foltynewicz, and Alex Reyes. It's tempting to tab Reyes based

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/9/2016 -  0
    watch out for storms. It's a deep day for pitching. Other guys to consider include Jon Lester, Rick Porcello, Kevin Gausman, Michael Fulmer, Michael Pineda, Blake Snell, Marco Estrada, and Hisashi

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/13/2016 -  0
    hanging splitters to the Blue Jays bashers, they're going to travel far into the distance. I'm betting on three home runs for the Toronto bats. Also consider: Luis Perdomo, Michael Pineda, Robert

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/19/2016 -  2
    on a below average fastball complimented by a double-plus changeup and a good slider. His task this winter is to purge about half of those fastballs. Also consider: Michael Pineda, Drew Smyly, Steven

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 28
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/28/2016 -  4
    lineup several times this season - even at Coors on a couple occasions. Tempting youngsters include Michael Fulmer, Jose De Leon, Mike Foltynewicz, Jameson Taillon, Blake Snell, and Seth Lugo

  • The Daily Grind: "Shut Up, Dave" Says Schwarber
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2017 -  12
    Jake Lamb's power while the rest of the DBacks will pound singles. Stack Targets: Harvey, Urena, Corbin, Josh Tomlin, Alex Cobb Main Slate: The evening features several notable arms. Michael

  • Long Balls Plaguing Brandon McCarthy
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2014 -  31
    , but it leaks a bit too far over the plate. April 5, Michael Cuddyer Here we have a pitch that flattened out up over the middle of the zone. Cuddyer took it out to the opposite field

  • Gerardo Parra: Back to the Platoon
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/3/2013 -  12
    against them. Yesterday, we spoke about Michael Bourn's terrible struggles against non-fastballs from left-handed pitchers. Parra has those exact same issues. Against Left-Handed Pitchers

  • Barnes in New Pastures
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/5/2013 -  2
    be useful to fantasy owners. First, Barnes will need to earn playing time in an already crowded outfield. Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer will play everyday when healthy. Cuddyer could potentially

  • Sonny Gray for Ace
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/20/2013 -  30
    were 31 percent O-Swing and 65.5 percent Z-Swing. I looked at Danny Salazar and Michael Wacha to see if this had something to do with his short track record in the majors. All three pitchers

  • The Athletics Rotation
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/31/2014 -  11
    , so he probably won't see major league action this season. He's not a great fantasy prospect due to a lowish strikeout rate. The A's have other notable rotation prospects like Michael Ynoa

  • Stolen Topic: Three Players I Won't Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/27/2014 -  31
    enough. However, that puts him alongside James Shields, Gerrit Cole, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran, and Alex Cobb. That's an impressive list of young players with high upside anchored by one

  • The Daily Grind: 4-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2014 -  21
    is a fringe breakout candidate with a matchup against the no-offense Twins. That could work out well. I'll cautiously mention that Michael Pineda is making his first start of the season against

  • Five Players to Sell High
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/17/2014 -  50
    worked for guys like Michael Young. Solarte isn't Young, and he won't be a fantasy asset throughout the entire season. Now is the time to cash in. Chris Colabello: Minnesota's new power bat is liable

  • The Daily Grind: 4-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2014 -  11
    . Carson Cistulli throwback special Colby Lewis starts tomorrow against an effective White Sox lineup. The Dodgers will face Michael Bolsinger tomorrow. I don't have any notes on Bolsinger, but I assume

  • The Daily Grind: 5-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2014 -  7
    . As is Josmil Pinto beans. Maybe George Springer will finally light up the scoreboard against Maurer. Hitters (speed): Brad Miller and Michael Saunders could be worth a peek against McHugh. I guess

  • The Daily Grind: 5-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/4/2014 -  0
    relievers in disguise. Some of them still succeed out of the rotation like Lance Lynn. Most are like Jarred Cosart. Tomorrow, he'll face the Tigers. With Michael Bolsinger on the hill

  • The Daily Grind: 5-15-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/15/2014 -  10
    . It's probably easiest to say you don't want to stack against Johnny Cueto or Michael Wacha. Two pitchers are obvious bad nuts. Wandy Rodriguez at Miller Park is a disaster waiting to happen. His

  • The Daily Grind: 7-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/1/2014 -  5
    seeing more work atop the lineup. Mookie Betts gets the platoon advantage for the first time in his short major league career. I assume he'll start. James Jones and Michael Saunders can swipe

  • The Daily Grind: 7-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/3/2014 -  2
    is a good one, so you may want to look elsewhere. Hang onto Michael Choice if you want a guy who can occasionally produce a big (and usually does nothing). Sean Rodriguez will see a decent left-handed

  • The Daily Grind: 8-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/26/2014 -  12
    . Remember when I could recommend Michael Brantley? Now I only have Lonnie Chisenhall and Zach Walters. Adam Lind will face Joe Kelly. Hitters (speed): Sam Fuld might swipe a bag. 4. Table

  • The Daily Grind: 9-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/2/2014 -  6
    and Jarrod Dyson is a good steals target. Michael Bourn is against Justin Verlander. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color

  • The Daily Grind: 9-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/3/2014 -  3
    . Michael Wacha is back. He's only available in 18 percent of Yahoo leagues. I just figured I'd mention him. Pitchers to Exploit: Brandon Workman versus Chris Capuano at Yankee Stadium could potentially

  • The Daily Grind: 9-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/25/2014 -  2
    100% deposit bonus up to $200. Click here to win your seat ticket. 1. Ye Olde Innings Exploit Michael Barr has the annual reminder about the innings exploit that can be used in many fantasy

  • A Place To Celebrate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/3/2014 -  28
    , Michael Brantley, Jose Bautista, and Giancarlo Stanton. We know they had huge seasons, but that's a relatively short list of overlapping studs. I really wanted to own Jose Abreu in every league

  • Jonathan Schoop: Power and Impatience
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/21/2014 -  14
    Walker. His HR/FB ratio of 13.1 percent was similar to players like Gomez, Michael Brantley, and Kyle Seager. There's no guarantee he'll recapture his power output in 2015, but it's a good sign to see

  • Anthony Rendon: Breakout Bargain Bonanza
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/28/2014 -  14
    more strikes than the average hitter. The discipline served him well with a .351 on base percentage. He has a reputation for making high quality contact. In some ways, I'm reminded of Michael Young

  • Wilmer Flores Probably Earns A Job
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/6/2014 -  14
    pitches and spitting on the borderline ones, he could see both his BABIP and ISO spike. Basically, I see the ghost of Michael Young inside young Flores. Will Flores ever reach that ceiling? Can he

  • Ottoneu Strategy: Going For Broke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/15/2014 -  0
    a $6 Christian Yelich. The multi-season contender may hoard Yelich. I see him as somebody with a touch of Michael Brantley. Rather than sell now, I want to see if he can build additional value

  • The Value of Melky Cabrera and Julio Urias in Ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/6/2015 -  10
    . In essence, the replacement level for outfielders is higher in our league. To put some names on it, I could have targeted someone like Michael Saunders, while a more present-focused league might have had

  • Replacement Level Depth Revisited
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/20/2015 -  59
    ). Unfortunately, you could be trading a lot of production for his track record of health. Michael Brantley (26th), Hanley Ramirez (28th), Josh Donaldson (32nd), Ryan Braun (33rd), Victor Martinez (34th

  • The Siren Song of Correlation
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/9/2015 -  14
    for the siren song of correlation. The good news for us? It's not like we took Smoak over Michael Brantley. We didn't ruin our franchise with this pick. Even though our process was questionable

  • The Daily Grind: NotGraphs, Peralta, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/8/2015 -  32
    of squaring up a ball on any day. Also consider: Kendrys Morales, Luis Valbuena, Ike Davis, Navarro Hitters (speed): Michael Bourn is a difficult player to analyze. He was a fantasy beast in 2012 - his

  • The Daily Grind: Pelfrey, Hammel, Lobstein, O'Sullivan
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2015 -  4
    yesterday included Rajai Davis. One day later, he's still an excellent play against just about any southpaw. He's definitely the most impressive speed option of the day. Also consider: Michael Taylor, Eric

  • The Daily Grind: Pompey, Bradley, Vargas
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/15/2015 -  21
    Squeeze (53 points at the time) had Michael Brantley in his lineup. We knew Brantley would probably miss yesterday's game on Monday. That's an example of bad process, good result. If you've yet to see

  • The Daily Grind: Anderson, Rodon, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/8/2015 -  1
    Michael Brantley (or at least a poor man's Lorenzo Cain). That's future ceiling talk, the salient facts for now are as follows: he's decent, he can steal bases, and he's opposed by Aaron Harang. Also

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Shoemaker, Baker
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2015 -  0
    are half of them: Buster Posey and Justin Maxwell vs. Josh Collmenter Ruben Tejeda, Michael Cuddyer, and Travis d'Arnaud vs. Shelby Miller Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier vs Ian Kennedy 3

  • The Daily Grind: Jim Abbott, Chen, Velasquez, Steve Holt!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/15/2015 -  10
    , Michael Lorenzen, Chi Chi Gonzalez Hitters (power): Kyle Blanks will face ground ball specialist Brett Anderson. You may recall seeing a GB/FB split in some (most) of these columns. When he's right

  • The Daily Grind: Hutchison, Urena, Buxton
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/22/2015 -  11
    it. 2. Daily DFS - Hutchison We're getting just seven evening games tonight. Despite the thin slate, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, and Michael Pineda are on the table. Kershaw has the strikeout

  • The Daily Grind: Niese, Gibson, Nicolino, Brown
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/10/2015 -  3
    . At the very least, he'll be BABIP dependent. Also consider: Chris Rusin, Williams Perez, Carlos Rodon, Yordano Ventura, Jeff Locke, David Buchanan, Jeremy Hellickson, Colin Rea, Michael Lorenzen

  • The Daily Grind: Kershaw, Nola, Anderson, Lowrie
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/14/2015 -  5
    , Brandon Moss, John Jaso, Michael Conforto, Clint Robinson Hitters (speed): If the Pirates are thinking ahead, they'll play their best base runners in the second game of tomorrow's doubleheader. Free

  • Is A.J. Pollock A Top Pick?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2015 -  35
    the side of a cliff with a handful of minor injuries. Michael Brantley battled injury all season. Andrew McCutchen and Adam Jones were worse without the obvious injuries (they may have still been

  • The Giants Second Base Depth
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/23/2015 -  10
    . While a 6.9 percent HR/FB doesn't sound fluky, his average fly ball distance was just 262 feet. Comparable "power hitters" include Elvis Andrus and Michael Bourn. Going forward, I see Panik as a five

  • Managing Injured Players
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/1/2016 -  11
    is the nagging injury. We learned Michael Brantley was playing hurt early last season. He still had a good season. Some of his owners sold short when they heard the news while others simply hoped for the best

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/27/2016 -  11
    Paulsen, David Freese Hitters (speed): Michael Taylor still leads off more often than not. If he's down in the lineup, he's batting sixth. Taylor has impressive power, good speed on the base paths

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/13/2016 -  8
    , Adam Lind, Jarrett Parker, Jake Lamb, Ben Paulsen, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brett Wallace, Derek Dietrich, Ryan Howard, Pedro Alvarez Hitters (speed): Michael Taylor should be involved in some portion

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  5
    to the Brewers lineup at Miller Park. Guys who used to be reliable like Zack Greinke, Michael Pineda, and Dallas Keuchel are on the bump tonight too. And to top it all off, Juan Nicasio will face the very

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  1
    ): There's no shortage of power bats for tomorrow including a free, high value Rays stack. If he's still available in your league, I'd reach past the Rays for Michael Saunders. He's batting fourth or fifth

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 9
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/9/2016 -  1
    Hector Santiago. Now he looks like another scrubby lefty. The Indians have a few guys who exploit scrubby lefties. Also consider: Mike Pelfrey, Michael Wacha, Bud Norris, Kyle Gibson, Jon Gray

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 2
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/2/2016 -  3
    For the second straight day, it really only took two players to win the contest. Michael Fulmer and Victor Martinez supplied over two-thirds of the production for akdog47. The rest of his Tigers stack - Miggy

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/23/2016 -  3
    at a friendly park. Also consider:Michael Bourn, Tim Anderson, Trea Turner, Jose Peraza, Travis Jankowski 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/17/2016 -  2
    consider: Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Seth Smith, Dan Vogelbach, Michael Saunders, Ryan Rua, Chris Coghlan, Justin Bour, Freddy Galvis, Josh Bell Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/29/2016 -  0
    allowed. Regression is coming, but it need not be disastrous. Nor must it happen tomorrow. Also consider: Marco Estrada, Rick Porcello, Michael Pineda, A.J. Cole, Jason Hammel, Brandon Finnegan, Matt

  • Why Wil Myers Will Run
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/4/2017 -  9
    steals because they had some fast guys like Trea Turner, Michael Taylor, and Ben Revere. Running is part of their game, and they're good enough for any setting. However, Bryce Harper (21-for-31

  • Player Targets or Asset Classes?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/21/2017 -  4
    , Benintendi's upside looks something like peak Michael Brantley. Even if he doesn't make that much contact, he's still poised to provide a lot of fantasy value. He's rumored to be in consideration for the second

  • My Five Biggest Deviations from Consensus: Outfield Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/14/2017 -  12
    I won't touch him in all but the most extreme emergencies. Now, take a peek at the Mets roster. Go on, I'll wait. Michael Conforto is blocked by Bruce. I'm told that the Mets refuse to even

  • Bad Teams As Buying Opportunity
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/13/2017 -  6
    with experience. Maikel Franco should be a post-hype sleeper. I keep seeing him go before players like Lamb, Nick Castellanos, and Eugenio Suarez. So much for sleeping. Michael Saunders may be an Opening Day

  • The Daily Grind: Analyzing a Winner
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2017 -  14
    of unimpressive mid-tier options. Stack Targets: Michael Pineda, Alex Cobb, Tyler Chatwood, Wily Peralta, Trevor Cahill 4. Fade Fade Fade Stars: Edwin Encarnacion is expensive - $600 more than

  • The Daily Grind: My Plan To Avoid Cespedes Bombs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/14/2017 -  4
    Feldman, Tyler Anderson, Wade Miley, Martin Perez, Michael Wacha 4. Fade Fade Fade Stars: Zack Greinke has received a lot of negative press this spring. Between the reduced velocity

  • The Daily Grind: A Wicked Wednesday
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2017 -  5
    inducing hardly any whiffs. Perhaps the Cardinals will roll over for him. He's opposed by Michael Wacha - thus far the best pitcher in this slate. Wacha's a frustrating DFS asset. He'll cruise

  • The Daily Grind: Thames Time
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/25/2017 -  8
    Says... It's Kershaw, Vince Velasquez, Michael Wacha, Cole, and Miley topping the charts tonight. On the hitting side, Turner, Harper, Billy Hamilton, Paul Goldschmidt, and Arenado are the big dogs

  • The Daily Grind: New Record!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/1/2017 -  20
    , the running game is seemingly shut down by Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha. Yulieski Gurriel should be a tempting bargain option at $2,600. Unfortunately, he's a ground ball hitter versus a (bad

  • The Daily Grind: Special Performances
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2017 -  6
    are SaberSim's favorites. I need more data to change my assessment of Michael Pineda re: his previously terrible fastball. Liriano is a good catch since the Rays are very strikeout prone. Top hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Weekend Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/7/2017 -  0
    to be below average, manifesting in a high walk rate. Stack Targets: Dillon Overton, Scott Feldman, Andrew Cashner, Daniel Norris, Sonny Gray 3. Players to Avoid Michael Wacha often looks like

  • The Daily Grind: Zimmering
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/18/2017 -  1
    seven bases. Also Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper OH MY! Last night, I used Kyle Seager for the first time. It didn't go well. Doesn't mean it won't go well today versus Covey. Plus

  • The Daily Grind: Definitive Proof of the Most Exciting Player
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/25/2017 -  2
    , the split is five homers and 13 doubles. Who wants to bet those doubles start flying over the wall in the form of multi-homer games. Michael Wacha and the Cardinals bullpen aren't pushovers, but they do

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/21/2016 -  1
    3.2 54 Ender Inciarte 131 578 3 85 29 16 0.291 3.1 55 Michael Saunders 140 558 24 70 57 1 0.253 3.1 56 Brandon Moss 128 464 28 66 67 1 0.225 3.1 57

  • Did Somebody Screw Up Carlos Gomez's Scouting Report?
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/13/2014 -  26
    % 2012 Michael Saunders Mariners 7.80% 23.90% 0.185 6.2 58.40% 2010 Matt Kemp Dodgers 7.90% 25.40% 0.201 5.5 58.40% 2009 Matt Kemp Dodgers 7.80% 20.80% 0.193 7

  • The Players' Association May Target Qualifying Offers
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2014 -  99
    players noticeably affected. The complete list includes Kyle Lohse, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, and Cruz. Individually, we can make cases

  • Pick `Em: Arizona's Shortstop Conundrum
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/19/2014 -  37
    is the bat option. One insider I spoke with compared him to Michael Young — complete with a future move down the defensive spectrum. Young gave away about one or two wins per season when he started

  • Colorado's Canny Outfield Platoon
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2014 -  22
    Michael Cuddyer. With Justin Morneau an uncertainty entering the season, the club probably planned on using Cuddyer at first base with some regularity. Additionally, Cuddyer, Morneau and Carlos Gonzalez

  • The Athletics Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/28/2014 -  5
    fall through the cracks in a few leagues, but his potential to produce fantasy average production across five categories could be quite valuable. The Depth Craig Gentry Brandon Moss Michael Taylor

  • Lessons From My First Mock
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/31/2014 -  35
    23 76 10 0.238 OF Oscar Taveras 7 2 8 1 0.283 OF Michael Bourn 82 6 48 32 0.260 OF Carlos Quentin 62 20 64 1 0.246 U Nick Castellanos 60 12 60 5 0.265

  • What I Learned From Jeff Sullivan Learning About WAR
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/3/2014 -  25
    need most. If my team is short on steals and I have one outfield slot left, I'll pony up extra for Michael Bourn. The point is, do your analysis, build your rankings, and then put better processes

  • The Cardinals Rotation
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/5/2014 -  8
    and expected roles. Sure Things Adam Wainwright Michael Wacha Shelby Miller You know Wainwright. He's the guy who terrifies his opponents with excellent control and a devastating curve ball

  • Beware of Sleepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/14/2014 -  27
    with Kyle Blanks a few years back. There are a few players every year that owners over-pursue. Maybe this year it will be one of the young pitchers like Sonny Gray, Michael Wacha, or Danny Salazar. Maybe

  • Relievers Who Have SP-Eligibility in Yahoo
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/28/2014 -  16
    current velocity, so if anyone has more details, please share. David Phelps: Currently lightly penciled in as the Yankees fifth starter,  Phelps still has to beat out Michael Pineda (who could

  • 10 Fantasy Relevant Predictions (Not Very Bold)
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/21/2014 -  22
    combined total between Triple-A and the majors last season was just 17.1 percent. While most people are aware that he's a free swinger, his scouting profile has more in common with Michael Young or a low

  • The Daily Grind: 4-5-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2014 -  13
    Michael Pineda. Like the game in Kansas City, both pitchers could get lit up tonight. Unlike that game, both pitchers could also dominate the competition. This is the game to watch in my book. Late

  • The Daily Grind: 4-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2014 -  13
    for a Yankees stack. The game in Houston also looks stackable, with Jarred Cosart squaring off against C.J. Wilson. The other two games have inferior conditions and/or better pitchers. That means Michael

  • The Daily Grind: 4-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2014 -  9
    of the game. Colby Lewis is tough to handicap, mostly because he is a smoke and mirrors guy. Sometimes the mirrors break and the smoke dissipates. Who is Michael Bolsinger and do I want to stack

  • The Daily Grind: 4-29-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2014 -  35
    , especially the lefties. Speaking of honesty, goodness, and friendly hitter parks, Arizona hosts Tyler Chatwood against Michael Bolsinger. Load up on them Rockies. 3. Tomorrow's Fantasies

  • Three Pitchers Who Do Not Pass the Eye Test
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2014 -  39
    hard fastball doesn't really dominate hitters. They usually look comfortable taking full hacks. I prefer pitchers who produce a lot of confused swings. Watch Michael Wacha melt a few hitters and you'll

  • The Daily Grind: 5-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/7/2014 -  6
    in on Michael Brantley. He's batting third most days. Chris Carter, Jesus Guzman, and George Springer may also be worthy of a look. Hitters (speed): Rajai Davis will see Dallas Keuchel tomorrow

  • The Daily Grind: 5-12-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/12/2014 -  13
    and David DeJesus against Hisashi Iwakuma, but it's not the best matchup. Hitters (speed): Nyjer Morgan is leading off for the Indians while Michael Bourn rehabilitates. I'd give George Springer

  • The Daily Grind: 5-16-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2014 -  9
    Miller are worth a look. Michael Saunders could be interesting if he's ready to return from injury. Norichika Aoki is an automatic recommendation against nearly all right-handed pitchers. Bud Norris

  • The Daily Grind: 5-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2014 -  3
    be in the lineup. Michael Saunders, James Jones, and Brad Miller could also swipe a base. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding

  • The Daily Grind: 5-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/19/2014 -  18
    Diego. You could try George Springer against Tyler Skaggs. Justin Smoak has a rare favorable matchup. Hitters (speed): James Jones, Michael Saunders, and Brad Miller also appear usable

  • The Daily Grind: 5-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/20/2014 -  6
    . Here's the good - Brandon McCarthy will face a scuffling Cardinals lineup at Busch Stadium. Here's the bad - he's opposed by Michael Wacha. Phil Hughes and Tyson Ross both face weak lineups in San Diego

  • Sometimes It Pays to Make a Bad Trade
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2014 -  31
    and one utility spot, my group of Ryan Braun, Shin-Soo Choo, Brandon Moss, Matt Holliday, Melky Cabrera, and Michael Brantley was becoming hard to manage. My other overflow is at closer. I have six

  • The Daily Grind: 5-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/25/2014 -  11
    against Michael Wacha, he probably won't record a win. I like both Tyson Ross and Brandon McCarthy. They're both sinker ball pitchers who can rack up strikeouts (the skill is new to McCarthy

  • The Daily Grind: 5-27-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/27/2014 -  6
    . But he'll have to push Michael Cuddyer to the bench in order to start. Hey, it's Matt Joyce and David DeJesus. Fancy seeing you two here. Lonnie Chisenhall, David Murphy, Nick Swisher, Dayan

  • The Daily Grind: 6-8-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2014 -  18
    ): Mandatory Matt Joyce and David DeJesus sighting. John Jaso bats second against most right-handers now. He lacks for power, but has even less speed. Michael Choice reminds me of a toolsier John Mayberry

  • The Daily Grind: 6-11-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/11/2014 -  5
    right-handers. Duh.) Hitters (speed): I recommended Whitley, but with such a short sample to his name, you may want to try James Jones and Michael Saunders. Brock Holt is still pulling regular

  • The Daily Grind: 6-18-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/18/2014 -  0
    Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Danny Salazar). Collin McHugh is for real. At least for now. He may lose whatever he's doing to strike out heaps of batters, but until then he's viable against most

  • The Daily Grind: 6-24-14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/24/2014 -  2
    well he can replicate it against the Angels. Hitters (power): C.J. Cron is now a most-everyday designate hitter. Huzzah. I miss when I could recommend Michael Brantley. I guess David Murphy

  • The Daily Grind: 6-25-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/25/2014 -  4
    of the platoon. They're between zero and five percent owned on Yahoo! The list includes: Carlos Pena, Sean Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, Ryan Hanigan, Logan Morrison, Chris Young, John Mayberry, Michael

  • The Daily Grind: 6-26-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2014 -  5
    , but I'll still take him for free. Hitters (speed): Michael Saunders is rumored to be returning tomorrow. James Jones is out there too. Leonys Martin was the leadoff man yesterday. He may draw the same

  • Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage - Lessons
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2014 -  14
    value left in the tank beyond those prices. It was enough that I could take a shot at this season. And if I had happened to catch a couple more guys like Michael Brantley, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Blackmon

  • The Daily Grind: 7-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/2/2014 -  3
    . Remember, he doesn't have power or speed. Michael Choice has a bit of power even if the rest of his line is dreadful. He'll see lefty Wei-Yin Chen. Hitters (speed): Austin Jackson, J.D. Martinez, Rajai

  • The Daily Grind: 7-9-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/9/2014 -  1
    Quintana. Hitters (speed): Michael Saunder and James Jones, come on down. You're the next contestants on the Price is Right. Dan Robertson isn't a stud, but he sometimes leads off against

  • Keeper Trades - 8 Injured Players to Target
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/14/2014 -  25
    could make good keepers. Michael Wacha is out there. He's just a small adjustment away from elite performance in my opinion. For owners in ottoneu, guys on the 60 day disabled list like Avisail Garcia

  • The Daily Grind: 8-4-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2014 -  0
    , there are also Khris Davis, Matt Adams, Lucas Duda, Michael Morse, and most shockingly, Allen Craig among the powerful types. Next we find some slappy guys like Adam Eaton, Everth Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain, Scooter

  • The Daily Grind: 8-11-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/11/2014 -  2
    against Collmenter. Hitters (speed): Michael Taylor may start against Mets swing pitcher TBA. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today

  • The Daily Grind: 8-13-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/13/2014 -  2
    strikeouts, high-ish walks, and fly balls opens him up to the occasional meltdown outing. Tillman is against Michael Pineda, who could be shaky in his first start back from the disabled list. Jason Vargas

  • The Daily Grind: 8-15-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2014 -  0
    with Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, and David Murphy on the disabled list. Brad Peacock has struggled through most of his outings. Fly ball friendly ways along with a very high walk rate (nearly 5 BB/9) have

  • The Daily Grind: 8-17-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2014 -  0
    National. If Michael Taylor is still with the club tomorrow, then I could see him getting a spot start in place of Bryce Harper. Hitters (speed): Norichika Aoki will look to get things started against

  • The Daily Grind: 8-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2014 -  2
    stingy at the major league level, but he's never been better than adequate at prevented walks in the minors. I'm not entirely trusting of Michael Pineda, but the Astros can have their games where

  • The Daily Grind: 8-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/20/2014 -  2
    Pagan is another Giant to think about tomorrow. Michael Taylor may start in place of Denard Span or Bryce Harper. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions

  • Further Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/21/2014 -  6
    ). Finally, I decided to go for scouting over present talent. Brandon McCarthy once told me he saw a lot of Michael Young in Owings. That's a good enough endorsement for me. I'm also leaning towards

  • The Daily Grind: 9-14-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/14/2014 -  1
    getting the reps. Michael Bourn and Jose Ramirez usually bat first and second for the Indians. Maybe Lorenzo Cain is desirable against the lefty. 4. Table The table below indicates which

  • The Daily Grind: 9-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/19/2014 -  2
    . Michael Bourn and Jose Ramirez ought to look for walks against May. Then they can steal themselves a double. Look to Ender Inciarte, Josh Rutledge, Drew Stubbs, and any other DBacks/Rockies you

  • The Daily Grind: 9-20-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/20/2014 -  0
    . Michael Bourn and Jose Ramirez offer another source of speed. 4. Table The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight

  • The Daily Grind: 9-21-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/21/2014 -  1
    to settle for flawed assets. Michael Pineda is quite talented for somebody I'm calling "flawed." The issue is the matchup - he's at Yankee Stadium against the Orioles. Speaking of iffy matchups

  • The Daily Grind: 9-27-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/27/2014 -  3
    some offense too. Try rolling the dice on Clay Buchholz if you need last minute starters. He has a high risk, high reward profile against the measly New York Yankees. Michael Pineda is on the other

  • Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2014 -  9
    to be in that racket, so I added a second dollar to Michael Brantley ($7). The owner of Soler ($7) is another all-prospect team and non-threat in 2015. I could, and perhaps should, throw my dollar on Nolan

  • Fantasy Keeper Decisions: Part Two
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/22/2015 -  26
    19 Josh Harrison 23 Joc Pederson 23 Michael Wacha 21 Now that everyone has had a chance to offer their first impressions, I'll reveal what I consider to be the three "correct

  • Ridiculous Depth For 12 Team Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/16/2015 -  17
    and often just in case you grab a dud instead of Michael Brantley. Conversely, it's tempting to look at the dearth of middle infield talent and allocate a lot of budget to the position. If you

  • The Other Way to Build a Team
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/19/2015 -  6
    to be comfortable with a six pitcher core, which will free me to search for this year's Michael Brantleys and Corey Dickersons. Yesterday afternoon, I joined forces with Razzball's Paul Singman

  • The Daily Grind: Zunino, Hahn, Gentry
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2015 -  3
    once every 12 plate appearances. Hell, he may even bat near the top of the lineup. Also consider: Angel Pagan, Nori Aoki, Michael Bourn, Anthony Gose 5. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: Bankroll, Graveman, Anderson, Stubbs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/9/2015 -  4
    Wood. Stubbs is a substitution risk late in the game. One of Corey Dickerson or Charlie Blackmon will probably be waiting in the wings for a big pinch hit. Also consider: Arismendy Alcantara, Michael

  • The Daily Grind: Audits, Salazar, Stubbs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/5/2015 -  5
    heavily towards Zack Grienke tonight. I like Salazar best for those large GPPs - he has one of the highest ceilings of the day. Stack Targets: Michael Lorenzen, Mat Latos, Jeff Locke, Marco

  • The Daily Grind: Estrada, DeSclafani, Wright
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2015 -  6
    , Chris Carter, and Steven Souza all strike out over 35 percent of the time Michael Brantley is the only hitter with a strikeout rate below five percent Moving along... 2. Daily DFS - Astros vs

  • The Daily Grind: McCullers, Hutchison, Crisp
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/18/2015 -  4
    Miley, Erasmo Ramirez, Jeremy Hellickson, Chad Bettis Hitters (power): Justin Bour broke up a no-hitter after 26 outs yesterday. The Marlins are still trying to get Michael Morse going

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Happ, Tomas
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/25/2015 -  6
    Rosa, Michael Lorenzen, Jerome Williams, Odrisamer Despaigne Hitters (power): In his first stint with the Diamondbacks, Yasmany Tomas has performed reasonably well. Power is supposed to be his

  • The Daily Grind: deGrom, Salazar, Van Slyke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/26/2015 -  11
    walk rate. Stack Targets: Scott Feldman, Chris Tillman, Jason Vargas, Adam Warren, Jose Urena, Jeff Locke, John Danks, R.A. Dickey, Jorge de la Rosa, Michael Lorenzen, Jerome Williams, Matt Garza

  • The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Hand, Murphy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/1/2015 -  7
    Lagares, Michael Bourn, Adam Eaton 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals go

  • The Daily Grind: Fading, Wada, Bour
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/5/2015 -  6
    . This should be a fun one to scout. Also consider: Brett Oberholtzer, Drew Hutchison, Wandy Rodriguez, Matt Garza, J.R. Graham, Severino Gonzalez, Joe Kelly, Odrisamer Despaigne, Michael Lorenzen, David

  • The Daily Grind: Hutchison, Hendricks, Deshields
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/6/2015 -  3
    : Brett Oberholtzer, Hutchison, Wandy Rodriguez, Matt Garza, J.R. Graham, Severino Gonzalez, Joe Kelly, Michael Lorenzen, David Phelps, Chris Rusin, Jeff Locke, John Danks, Alex Colome 2. GB / FB Splits

  • The Daily Grind: L/R Splits, Happ, Chi Chi
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/10/2015 -  7
    BABIP, and no home runs allowed. When will the regression monster bite? Also consider: Shaun Marcum, Wade Miley, Chris Tillman, Jon Niese, Chris Rusin, David Phelps, Michael Lorenzen Hitters

  • The Daily Grind: Yards, Hutchison, Ruf
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/11/2015 -  2
    Targets: Matt Garza, Michael Lorenzen, Tsuyoshi Wada, Chris Rusin, David Phelps, Jon Niese, Chi Chi Gonzalez 3. GB / FB Splits The following hitters are recommended based on the works of Shane

  • The Daily Grind: The King, Ross, Reimold
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/12/2015 -  9
    . Chase Anderson J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera vs. Danny Salazar Adam Jones and Manny Machada vs. Michael Pineda Kyle Blanks, Shin-Soo Choo, and Carlos Corporan vs. Tommy Milone Jose Bautista vs

  • The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/20/2015 -  7
    , Alex Colome, David Phelps, Michael Lorenzen, Matt Garza, Chris Rusin Hitters (power): I don't include Mark Reynolds very often, mostly because I forget he still exists. The slugger is hitting .251

  • The Daily Grind: Rain, Matz, Masterson
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2015 -  0
    ignore weather.com. Too bad I'll be going to a wedding. Stack Targets: Gallardo, Matt Garza, Adam Morgan, Chris Rusin, John Danks, Michael Lorenzen, Tom Koehler, Wade Miley, Matt Andriese, Chris

  • The Daily Grind: More Trades, Hendricks, Bettis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2015 -  2
    I can give my trusting reader a stronger base for next season. To that end, I traded pricey versions of Hanley Ramirez and Garrett Richards for $6 Michael Brantley, Matt Wieters, and Starlin Castro

  • The Daily Grind: A's Closer, Anderson, Harrison, Gennett
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2015 -  8
    week. Also consider: J.A. Happ, Jake Peavy, CC Sabathia, Michael Lorenzen, Rick Porcello, Tom Koehler, Dan Straily, John Danks, Jeremy Guthrie, Chris Rusin, Adam Morgan Hitters (power): So many

  • The Daily Grind: Keeper Nonsense, Sanchez, Hutch, Ethier
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/8/2015 -  24
    , Jake Peavy, CC Sabathia, Michael Lorenzen, Rick Porcello, Dan Straily, Matt Harrison, Danks, Jeremy Guthrie, Matt Shoemaker, Chris Rusin, Adam Morgan 4. Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Holmberg

  • The Daily Grind: Syndergaard, Corbin, Verlander?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/28/2015 -  7
    consider: Ichiro Suzuki, Will Venable, Adam Eaton, Tyler Saladino, Odubel Herrera, Jace Peterson, Michael Bourn 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions

  • The Daily Grind: Doom, Owens, Severino, Rodon
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/4/2015 -  5
    on it in the bullpen. Also consider: Chris Rusin, Taijuan Walker, Steven Wright, Aaron Harang, Jeff Locke, Buck Farmer, Williams Perez, David Holmberg, Nick Martinez Hitters (power): I thought Michael

  • The Daily Grind: Castellanos, Severino, Ross, Rusney
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/5/2015 -  3
    starter Michael Lorenzen throws hard. That's the extent of his talent. His 4.80 ERA looks lucky to me given his 6.30 K/9 and 5.02 BB/9. A lack of command and strikeout stuff is a twin death knell

  • The Daily Grind: DL, Heaney, Ray, Bourn
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/7/2015 -  4
    Coghlan, Preston Tucker Hitters (speed): Over his last nine games (eight starts), Michael Bourn is hitting .429/.484/.500 with a .545 BABIP. The hot surge isn't why you'll want to consider using him

  • The Daily Grind: Eickhoff, Severino, Uribe, Ichiro
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/21/2015 -  4
    strike rate. The Indians offense has been reduced to Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana. Even though the game is at Yankee Stadium, it's a good matchup for Severino. Also consider: Dan Haren, Joe

  • The Daily Grind: SaberSim, Shoemaker, Gray
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/27/2015 -  18
    , Michael Cuddyer v Aaron Harang Shane Robinson v Drew Smyly C.J. Cron, Chris Iannetta, Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Erick Aybar v Randy Wolf 4. SaberSim Hi/Lo Wrong: Somehow I never noticed

  • The Daily Grind: Severino, McCullers, Tomlin, Davis
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2015 -  6
    , Logan Forsythe, Michael Cuddyer, C.J. Cron Hitters (speed): Ender Inciarte still bats leadoff for the Diamondbacks. He's not running too often, probably due to a high caught stealing rate. He's

  • The Daily Grind: Crowdsourced Call Ups, Banuelos, Owens
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/1/2015 -  28
    today. Michael Cuddyer, Ruben Tejada v Aaron Harang Steve Pearce, Jonathan Schoop, Manny Machado v Drew Smyly Prince Fielder v Andrew Cashner Logan Morrison v Scott Feldman Ben Paulsen v Rubby

  • The Daily Grind: Thin Thursday, Godley, Roark, Hicks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/3/2015 -  6
    Smith, C.J. Cron, Marlon Byrd, Ben Paulsen, Stephen Piscotty, Eddie Rosario, Jonny Gomes, Michael Conforto Hitters (speed): Darnell Sweeney doesn't play regularly. However, he's demonstrated

  • The Daily Grind: Seager, Severino, Lamb, Moore
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/4/2015 -  12
    advantage against Robbie Ray tomorrow. Also consider: Chris Young, Khris Davis, Jeff Francoeur, Darin Ruf, Aaron Altherr, Stephen Piscotty, Hector Olivera, Juan Uribe, Michael Cuddyer, Marlon Byrd

  • The Daily Grind: Iglesias, Rodon, Hicks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/8/2015 -  7
    /Harvey day. One of those is much better (and more expensive) than the other. Cole Hamels, Sonny Gray, Francisco Liriano, and Carlos Carrasco round out the aces. Scott Kazmir, Michael Wacha, Masahiro

  • The Daily Grind: Shields, Burnett, Asher
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/9/2015 -  0
    . Therefore he will face Asher. He also usually bats third these days. Also consider: Stephen Piscotty, Michael Conforto, Hector Olivera, Miguel Montero, Jedd Gyorko, Franklin Gutierrez (if healthy

  • The Daily Grind: Keepers, Zimmermann, Gutierrez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/25/2015 -  0
    , anybody who looks like a keeper is gone from the waiver wire. If you're trying to add one last stud, you may have to get creative. For example, Michael Brantley cost $17 in The Daily Grind Invitational

  • On Market Value Stars
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/18/2015 -  12
    - is the owners with $65 or greater Trout were not prime candidates to own him. I would expect to find these teams entering the season with a $1 Michael Morse at first base, a $5 bullpen, or some other punted

  • Nationals Playing Time Battles: Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/27/2016 -  2
    Despite a full outfield of Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Ben Revere, and Michael Taylor, the Nationals opportunistically tried to acquire Yoenis Cespedes. That effort failed, but it might signal

  • Actual Useful Advice From Two Drafts
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/15/2016 -  6
    , Jason Heyward, Yasiel Puig, and Michael Brantley. Chris Archer was the seventh guy. With the possible exception of Puig, all six should give me a strong offensive foundation. It also meant I couldn't

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Steaming, and More for April 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/6/2016 -  4
    from food poisoning and could be on a pitch limit. The weather is still cold in New York. I foresee Collin McHugh benefiting from the chill more than Michael Pineda, although that just puts them

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  6
    probably be playing in the middle of the draft pool with one of Michael Wacha or Jose Quintana. I may opt to pony up for Lester even though I don't think he's worth the $2,000 premium over Wacha

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/8/2016 -  11
    Raburn, Brandon Moss, Jason Castro, Ramon Flores, Nolan Reimold, Logan Morrison, Kevin Kiermaier, Michael Taylor Hitters (speed): Choices for speed are somewhat rare at the moment. Jonathan Villar

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 12
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  6
    outfield gives him extra opportunities to spray singles. Also consider: Jonathan Villar, Rajai Davis, Cory Spangenberg, Michael Taylor, Joey Rickard, Craig Gentry 5. The Factor Grid The table

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streamers, and More for April 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2016 -  20
    Mauer Hitters (speed): I didn't realize the Nationals hired Davey Lopes as their base running instructor. Where Lopes goes, stolen bases follow in droves. OBP black hole Michael Taylor continues

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  4
    , and Wood. Michael Pineda and Derek Holland are also on the bubble. I'm not comfortable with either of them, but I also don't see them as pitchers to avoid. The Blue Jays stack is both obvious

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/20/2016 -  3
    . Also consider: Jimmy Rollins, Austin Jackson, Craig Gentry, Coco Crisp, Jonathan Villar, Michael Taylor 5. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/22/2016 -  6
    . Use him against almost any righty including (and especially) Vance Worley Also consider: Joey Rickard, Odubel Herrera, Jonathan Villar, Billy Burns, Michael Taylor 6. The Factor Grid

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2016 -  4
    . Pitcher friendly Tropicana Field is a positive here too. A couple newbies - Michael Fulmer and Sean Manaea debut today. Fulmer's matchup with the Twins is a good one, although I see him as a pitcher

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 2
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2016 -  7
    Joe Mauer. Regardless of what should be, Santana bats first and occasionally steals bases. He's opposed by a decaying McHugh. Also consider: Michael Taylor, Joey Rickard 6. The Factor Grid

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/6/2016 -  5
    (sixth), and Michael Pineda (10th) are the stealthy upside plays tonight. The highest rated one, Hill, is projected for 12 fewer FanDuel points than Syndergaard. The top stacks include the Reds

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  5
    Bettis, Michael Pineda, Yordano Ventura, Erik Surkamp, Jhoulys Chacin, Tim Adleman, Chase Anderson Hitters (power): If you had any doubts about starting Jake Lamb at Coors Field, consider them

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/11/2016 -  5
    . Is he still the same pitcher? Syndergaard, Salazar, Michael Pineda, and Bumgarner round out the top five. Don't ask me how Pineda snuck onto that list. He's very nearly a stack candidate in my

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/20/2016 -  6
    -be lefty mashing Blue Jays. Also consider: Danny Duffy, Miguel Gonzalez, Mike Leake, Williams Perez, Joe Kelly, Sean Manaea, Jon Niese, Tyler Chatwood, Michael Fulmer, John Lamb, Zach Davies, Cesar

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 26
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/26/2016 -  3
    , Christian Friedrich, Matt Shoemaker, Michael Fulmer, Sean Manaea, Pat Dean Hitters (power): Of those available Mariners, Franklin Gutierrez is a must-own. His season numbers are creeping upwards to match

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for May 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/27/2016 -  6
    at home against the Yankees. Interpreting the above, perhaps Matt Moore is a useful option versus a team that doesn't hit lefties very well (78 wRC+). However, I'm also keen on Michael Pineda whose suffered

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 4
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/4/2016 -  0
    , Santana, Dan Straily, Ivan Nova, Jeff Locke, Marcus Stroman, Tyler Wilson, Michael Wacha Late: As it turns out, I didn't recommend any of the overlap pitchers. Now will I. Instead, find money for Clayton

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  21
    know. I like Urias tonight, but we know he's hamstrung on pitch count. He also gets a little too wild within the strike zone. Greinke, Michael Pineda, Porcello, and Matz round out the top five

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 13
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2016 -  1
    , Chase Utley, Mike Napoli, Seth Smith, Adam Lind, Jeff Francoeur, Michael Saunders Hitters (speed): Historically, Aaron Hicks has performed well against left-handed pitching. It's not really happening

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/14/2016 -  8
    Iannetta, Danny Valencia, Josh Phegley, Mat Adams, Michael Saunders, Tommy Joseph, Enrique Hernandez, Trayce Thompson, Yangervis Solarte, Derek Norris, Rob Refsnyder, Didi Gregorius Hitters (speed): Tim

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/24/2016 -  2
    to Start: Technically speaking, Michael Pineda is 63 percent owned. However, he's increasingly available in 12 team leagues, so let's talk about him. The righty has been better than ever at inducing whiffs

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 25
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/25/2016 -  0
    . Carlos Carrasco is the most talented pitcher available, but he's opposite the Tigers. I'm interested to see if Michael Pineda pitches to his ERA or xFIP today. The Twins are a beatable, strikeout

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for June 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/30/2016 -  1
    Griffin at New York or Tommy Milone at The Cell. Personally, I'm inclined to play it straight by using one of Kenta Maeda, Carlos Rodon, Michael Pineda, or Zach Davies. Of those, I see Pineda

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and Wage Talk for July 1
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/1/2016 -  17
    . Michael Fulmer is also suffering through a rough patch. The last time he faced the Rays, he piled up 11 strikeouts in seven innings. The Tigers are opposed by southpaw Drew Smyly who has

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2016 -  2
    appearances. Also consider: Angel Pagan, Michael Bourn, Jarrod Dyson, Jace Peterson 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 6
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/6/2016 -  4
    the Sea Level Rockies. Michael Pineda is always a tempting GPP play because strikeouts. He should add more of those at U.S. Cellular Field. Unfortunately, he'll probably also cough up a homer

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 30
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2016 -  3
    get all season. His minor league rehab numbers weren't exactly inspiring. Keep an eye on the velocity. We're looking to see him average 94 mph. Also consider: Michael Pineda, Blake Snell, Jerad

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/3/2016 -  0
    complete games, and that's something. He's opposite the homer or bust Mariners. It should be a fairly even matchup with Hisashi Iwakuma going for Seattle. I'd like Michael Fulmer more if he were

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 5
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/5/2016 -  1
    Lincecum, Jorge de la Rosa, Martin Perez, Miguel Gonzalez 4. SaberSim Observations Blake Snell is the top regarded pitcher per SaberSim? No grazi. Michael Pineda versus the Indians has an almost

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/10/2016 -  2
    fireballers below. Also consider: Jose Berrios, Michael Pineda Pitchers to Exploit: It's a real Fausto Carmona sighting. The Braves are digging deep for starting pitchers, turning to Roberto

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 11
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/11/2016 -  2
    today. Interestingly, no Red Sox made the top 30 hitters despite a tepid projection for Michael Pineda. 5. Tomorrow's Targets  Pitchers to Start: Joe Musgrove is just under the 50 percent owned

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 12
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/12/2016 -  1
    . Also consider: Denard Span, Angel Pagan, Tim Anderson, Jarrod Dyson, Michael Bourn 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
     Observations Syndergaard, Michael Pineda, Snell, Maeda, and Kluber top the charts today. With regards to Pineda, he's a high risk, high reward play who fits as a GPP target. I probably won't

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/17/2016 -  4
    with excellent contact rates. For now, the power is more dream than reality. Also consider: Travis Jankowski, Michael Bourn, Ben Revere, Cesar Hernandez 5. The Factor Grid The table below

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/18/2016 -  1
    . Also consider: Michael Bourn, Orlando Arcia, Jarrod Dyson, Jorge Polanco, Tim Anderson 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    noshed five bangers in 40 August plate appearances. Also consider: Mitch Haniger, Robbie Grossman, Derek Dietrich, Josh Bell Hitters (speed): Michael Bourn is the latest baserunner to draw

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/24/2016 -  8
    the streak. Also consider: Denard Span, Michael Bourn, Ben Revere, Jorge Polanco 6. The Factor Grid The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 29
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2016 -  7
    Fernandez, Arrieta, Michael Pineda, CMart, and Darvish comprise the top five tonight. I consider the high contact Royals to be a very bad matchup for Pineda. His path to DFS primacy is a six inning, 10

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 1
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/1/2016 -  4
    at Coors Field. Also consider: Franklin Gutierrez, C.J. Cron, Jefry Marte, Gregorio Petit, Jett Bandy, Ryan Raburn, Brandon Drury, Chris Owings, Nick Hundley, Michael Saunders, Tyler Naquin, Lonnie

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 8
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/8/2016 -  0
    think we're getting overoptimistic projections from Steamer interacting with bad opposing lineups. 5. Tomorrow's Targets  Pitchers to Start: Fantasy owners are understandably wary of Michael

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 14
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/14/2016 -  4
    , the Cardinals offense is no walk in the park either. Beyond the aces, you'll find Tanner Roark opposed by the Mets. Stack Targets: Michael Pineda, Luis Perdomo, Robert Gsellman Late: Jose Fernandez

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 15
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/15/2016 -  11
    Vogelbach, Michael Saunders, Kevin Pillar, Stephen Cardullo, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Max Kepler, Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi, Xavier Scruggs, Martin Prado, Freddy Galvis, Corey Dickerson

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/16/2016 -  10
    consider: Seth Smith, Dan Vogelbach, Yulieski Gurriel, C.J. Cron, Michael Saunders, Chase Utley, Andre Ethier, Ryan Schimpf, Alex Dickerson, Yangervis Solarte, Freddy Galvis, Ryan Howard, Pedro

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 20
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/20/2016 -  1
    the Red Sox once, but twice in a row is just asking for trouble. We'll see who comes out on top. Drew Smyly, Michael Pineda, J.A. Happ, and Steven Brault are also viable in the right spots. Stack

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/22/2016 -  6
    , Dan Vogelbach, Justin Bour, Hyun-soo Kim, Michael Saunders Hitters (speed): Now is a good time to snag Phillies speedsters like Roman Quinn, Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 23
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/23/2016 -  2
    onslaught. Anyone can do that, right? Right? To make matters worse, the two next most expensive pitchers - Drew Pomeranz and Michael Fulmer - are opposed by Archer and Duffy respectively. Luckily

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 27
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/27/2016 -  7
    , Kevin Kiermaier, Robbie Grossman, Michael Saunders, Jayson Werth Hitters (speed): Cameron Maybin remains a fantastic, well-round option on the wire. With his high average ahead of the Detroit big

  • 10 Head-to-Head Heroes: The Guys Who Saved Our Seasons
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/13/2016 -  11
    Polanco, Sandy Leon, Travis Jankowski, and Michael Saunders, you likely suffered an ignominious defeat. That quintet would have gotten you to the playoffs, but they were conspicuously absent

  • 2016 Retrospective: Successes and Failures
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/17/2016 -  0
    with the four teams ahead of me. As it turns out, I used an early draft pick on Pollock and another one on Michael Brantley (he was trending towards an early return at the time). If only I could have traded

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Third Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/8/2016 -  22
    Healy 21 Maikel Franco 22 I really hope Michael Brantley is healthy because it's going to be a lot of fun to watch him and Ramirez work in the same lineup. Ramirez is a poor man's Villar

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Shortstop
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/15/2016 -  23
    run production. He "only" tallied 177 runs plus RBI in what looked like a best case scenario for Indians run production. I expect Cleveland's offense to regress, even if Michael Brantley is back. Like

  • Three Underrated Heroes in the Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/29/2016 -  0
    Davis as the 82nd outfielder. There were concerns about Michael Brantley's early return eating into Davis' role. Those proved to be very unfounded. Davis was actually the 31st most valuable outfielder

  • Out of Nowhere: Speedy Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/30/2016 -  5
    Jose Altuve - speed is highly observable. A guy is fast or he is not fast. On the margins, you'll have players like Michael Brantley and Chase Utley. Neither were ever particularly speedy

  • A Rapid Review of Bullpen Volatility
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/10/2017 -  2
    saves. See Herrera, Kelvin. The Reds bullpen may be the best to target in division. The club currently plans to use a revolving door of Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, and Drew Storen

  • The Daily Grind: Picking Heroes
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/7/2017 -  8
    -season form after missing a big chunk of Spring Training with a broken finger. Neither Michael Fulmer nor Vince Velasquez have favorable matchups. My eyes are on Ivan Nova versus the Braves and Hyun

  • The Daily Grind: Meager Monday
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/10/2017 -  4
    Field today. Moore also receives a boost in value due to pitching at home. Alex Cobb, Ian Kennedy, and Jharel Cotton are all reasonably decent contrarian picks. Stack Targets: Michael Pineda, Alex

  • The Daily Grind: Raking in the Garden
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2017 -  4
    of Harrison, Jedd Gyorko, Billy Hamilton, and Michael Conforto. They all went nuts. His 236 point total would have scored fourth ($5,000) in the FanDuel Squeeze. The leaderboard is updated. Glad

  • The Daily Grind: The Missing Link
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/12/2017 -  2
    RotoQL. The top ten hitters are Joc Pederson, Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Bryce Harper, Michael Conforto, Cody Bellinger, Jay Bruce, Yasiel Puig, and Yasmani Grandal. Surprise! Dodgers

  • The Daily Grind: Bregman Bomb
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/15/2017 -  9
    sub-3.00 ERA. He's still a 4.35 ERA guy - nothing has changed. Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Joc Pederson, Jonathan Villar, and Michael Conforto are the top bats tonight. SaberSim has been very

  • The Daily Grind: Gauche Personal Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/22/2017 -  6
    looks like the best in the business. Michael Pineda versus Jason Vargas figures to attract a lot of DFS owners. Pineda still scares me. He's got that minus cutter and elite slider. I boldly predict he

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    Gentry   70 .253 .328 .341 .300 -0.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 Michael Taylor 70 .241 .313 .377 .306 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 0.1 Brandon Moss 35 .240 .316 .456 .335 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Starting Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/6/2016 -  1
    $2.80 $10.00 $13.90 26 Danny Duffy 179 $1.80 -$1.60 -$1.50 $0.20 $3.40 $2.20 $10.00 $13.30 27 Michael Fulmer 159 $1.20 -$1.60 $1.10 $0.80 $0.30 $1.80 $10.00 $12.90

  • Valuing Your Last Roster Spot
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/18/2013 -  15
    talent for free at various points in the season. For example, my rotations were heavy on Patrick Corbin, Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar, Corey Kluber, Ivan Nova, Alex Wood, and Michael Wacha last season, most

  • A Collection of Five Category Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/11/2014 -  27
    0.358 0.486 Pablo Sandoval 651 22 84 88 2 1 0.289 0.352 0.478 Eric Hosmer 661 21 84 90 11 6 0.288 0.353 0.462 Michael Cuddyer 584 21 75 82 8 4 0.281 0.343

  • The Daily Grind: More Deadline Deals, Salazar, Nola
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/31/2015 -  7
    pitching. It should be an interesting game. Stack Targets: Buck Farmer, Williams Perez, David Buchanan, Jeff Locke, Michael Lorenzen, Nick Martinez, Nate Eovaldi, Rubby de la Rosa, Kyle Kendrick

  • Accountability Corner: Eight More Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/15/2015 -  5
    the waiver wire. What Failed: My team limped into the postseason, and it only got worse in the final week. It's hard to win with Miguel Cabrera, Michael Brantley, and Stephen Piscotty on the bench

  • The Final Daily Grind of 2016
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/1/2016 -  6
    starts from both hurlers. Upside will be limited. Stack Targets: Phil Klein, Albert Suarez, Edinson Volquez, Luis Severino, Tim Adleman, Wei-Yin Chen, Michael Wacha, Wade Miley Late: The eight

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: NL West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/27/2017 -  14
    Rollins, Shin-Soo Choo, and Luke Gregerson as examples. He or she profited from Michael Fulmer, Tim Anderson, Ken Giles, and Nomar Mazara. Let's begin. NL West Opportunities Diamondbacks

  • Stars and Scrubs and Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/20/2017 -  27
    Madison Bumgarner $42 1B Albert Pujols $12 OF Adam Eaton $10 OF Joc Pederson $14 OF Yasiel Puig $1 OF Michael Brantley $2 RP Addison Reed $4 SP Dylan

  • Field of Streams: Episode 166 - Live With Brad Johnson Again
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 5/27/2016 -  0
    Episode 166 - Live With Brad Johnson Again The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live! In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss changing opinions

  • Field of Streams: Episode 221 - Live With Brad Johnson: Director's Cut
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 8/19/2016 -  0
    Episode 221 - Live With Brad Johnson: Director's Cut In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Yasiel Puig's future, Zach Britton's case for awards

  • Braves Scoop Up Useful Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/31/2012 -  17
    . Johnson gives the team a solid late game pinch hitter against left-handed relievers, and will allow Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward to stay fresh down the stretch run. These are not the two players

  • GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant

  • Johnson's Domination
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/11/2008 -  4
    Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002. For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons: 1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA

  • What Happened To Davey Johnson?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 6/21/2012 -  8
    Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon: "I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways." Link. When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy

  • What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  3
    Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson! The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball

  • Kelly Johnson's Redemption
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/4/2010 -  10
    Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson

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

  • Randy Johnson's Countdown
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has

  • Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/12/2012 -  0
    Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had

  • Chris Johnson and Great Players
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2013 -  63
    that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player. Johnson went from the Diamondbacks

  • Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/7/2009 -  8
    dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado

  • Nick Johnson to New York
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/18/2009 -  84
    The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson

  • Kelly Johnson: Slugger
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/26/2010 -  14
    As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run

  • Josh Johnson's Extension
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/15/2010 -  15
    The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10

  • A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/6/2010 -  43
    As you have surely heard, Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. Matthew took the first look at this, noting that he retires as someone who could be a three-win pitcher next year. Here

  • The Return of Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/5/2013 -  11
    Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven

  • Josh Johnson's Curveball
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 2/1/2012 -  10
    We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site. Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he

  • Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/3/2009 -  11
    Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players

  • The Josh Johnson Dilemma
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 11/18/2013 -  29
    Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did

  • Tweets That Weren't, Michael Cuddyer Edition
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/9/2013 -  7
    I feel bad for Michael Cuddyer.

  • The Nick Johnson Quandry
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2009 -  44
    offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list. I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column

  • Buying Low on Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/12/2012 -  23
    It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having

  • Robbing Johnson of a Shot
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 12/16/2008 -  10
    (and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves. Johnson, 25, was selected out of college

  • Randy Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/6/2010 -  31
    Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left

  • Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/15/2012 -  2
    So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his

  • Happy Trails, Josh Johnson
    in Community by The Kudzu Kid - 1/24/2017 -  0
    Josh Johnson could pitch. In this decade, seven players have put up a season in which they threw 180+ innings with a sub-60 ERA-: Clayton Kershaw (three times), Felix Hernandez (twice), Kyle

  • Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/10/2009 -  29
    projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven

  • Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/22/2012 -  6
    Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy

  • Recalling Jim Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP

  • Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/25/2014 -  8
    He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth

  • Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/30/2012 -  7
    for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners. First of all, let's establish the fact

  • No Love For Jim Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love? I did a mock draft

  • Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/8/2012 -  9
    be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed. Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned) While

  • The Extent of Michael Bourn's Capability
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/7/2013 -  50
    , three of them, from the other end. Josh Hamilton hit one of them, and Curtis Granderson hit zero of them. Robinson Cano hit zero of them. Jay Bruce and Mike Trout each hit zero of them. Michael

  • Mariners Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/20/2013 -  10
    This past Winter, the Seattle Mariners were linked to Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Melky Cabrera (sort of), Andre Ethier, and Justin Upton, among a handful of others. Their anemic 2012