- The Wait for Nick Castellanos Will Soon Be Over
Young Tiger Nick Castellanos has two seasons under his belt and hasn't yet turned 24. He's shown flashes of the talent he was supposed to have as a top prospect, but he's on the wrong side
- Is Nick Hundley Sustainable?
Even though I owned Nick Hundley in a league this year, I was still surprised to see that he finished 2015 as fantasy’s No. 7 catcher. Despite receiving far fewer plate appearances than any
- Grant Green & J.P. Arencibia: Deep League Wire
in fantasy leagues. But there are still some names worth considering for the last month of the season that are lightly owned.
Grant Green | 2B LAA | CBS 1% Owned
Green was the 13th overall
- Nick Martinez: Ranger Under the Radar
for Andrew Miller at last year's trade deadline, the promising 22-year-old left-hander will be making his big-league debut.
Nick Martinez will be on the mound for Texas. The fact that he'll be playing
- Nick Martinez is Different, Maybe Better
lines, especially when dealing with metrics that are designed to be useful over larger samples. Enter Nick Martinez.
Martinez was the 564th pick in the 2011 draft and likely only has a safe spot
- Delayed Overanalysis of Casey Janssen
- Andrew Miller at Nick Markakis Money
As you understand and have presumably criticized, Nick Markakis has signed with the Braves, for four guaranteed years and a reported $44 million in guaranteed money. While the Braves know things we
- On Nick Markakis and Defensive Metrics
Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves signed Nick Marakis to a four year, $45 million contract. As Mike Petriello noted, the deal just doesn't make much sense from a numerical perspective, since nearly every
- Is Nick Swisher Done?
Nick Swisher is, in a word, divisive. His larger-than-Brohio personality tends to overshadow his abilities on the field. Put another way: almost everybody has an opinion on Swisher, few of which
- Green Lights Going Wrong, 2014
is somewhat understandable, but when you put everything together, it's incredible, and it all began with the 3-and-0 chase.
You know what 3-and-0 means. You know what a green light is, and you have
- What the Hell Happened to Rafael Soriano?
- When Should I Steal?
- Another Way to Show that Mike Trout’s Athleticism is What Separates Him
- Ruben Amaro Jr. Says Teams “Over-Covet” Prospects; Is He Right?
Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB, -1.1)
Nick Masset (P, 2.4) & Danny Richar (P, -0.2)
Arthur Rhodes (MLB, 1.7)
Gaby Hernandez (P, NMI)
Manny Ramirez (^)
Andy LaRoche (P, 0.3) & Bryan Morris (P
- Why is Bryce Harper Not Hitting for Power in 2014?
- Nick Swisher's Done Helping You
For nearly a decade Nick Swisher has been a beacon of consistency. From 2005 until 2013, he posted a 119 wRC+ mark, and averaged 25 home runs per year. He manged to swat 20 home runs again, but he
- Sorting Out Boston's Outfield Logjam
The Red Sox made some noise this trade deadline. On a day that was similar to August 25, 2012 when the Red Sox and Dodgers completed the Nick Punto trade, Boston unloaded key pieces to the 2013
- Nick Minnix Baseball Chat -- 6/13/14
, though, haha. Let's get started!12:00Comment From JustinFreddie Freeman's slump to worry about? 12:00Nicholas Minnix: I don't see a reason to be, no.12:00Comment From BradleyHey Nick: What are your
- Nick Minnix Baseball Chat -- 6/6/14
11:55Eno Sarris: Nick will be here shortly!12:01Nicholas Minnix: Hey everybody. This is Eno in costume. Welcome! Thanks for all the welcomes, too.PS Nicholas Minnix is a real person.12:02Nicholas
- Nick Markakis, What Happened?
Nick Markakis has carved himself out a nice major league career. He now has the 8h most hits in Orioles history and by seasons end he'll likely be in sole possession of 6th place. Markakis, now
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
averages and runs totals in even moderately deep formats.
Nick Castellanos is buried among several low on-base options outside of the top 15 in consensus third base rankings. And Castellanos does
- Chris Getz & Grant Green: Deep League Waiver Wire
Francisco's bat in the lineup. Lawrie isn't going to suddenly become the every day second baseman.
Grant Green | 2B LAA | 6% Owned
With both Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun on the shelf and Raul
- Contact and Strikeouts: The Mystery of Nick Castellanos
-- it was done, in part, to open up a spot on the field for top prospect Nick Castellanos. Fielder's departure meant that Miguel Cabrera could move back to first base and Castellanos could take over
- Nick Franklin as a Shortstop
to trade for Nick Franklin?
Franklin has taken over the chat section, and for every Franklin question or comment we accept, I'd say we reject another five. Franklin's is an unusual and compelling
- Pump the Brakes on Nick Castellanos
With Miguel Cabrera heading back across the diamond to first base, Nick Castellanos is returning from the outfield to his natural position at the hot corner. When the Tigers brought in Prince Fielder
- The Quietly Consistent Nick Swisher
For a relatively uncelebrated player, Nick Swisher has been reliably good for a very long time. Since 2006, he's played 145 or more games per season, hit over 20 home runs, and walked enough to make
- Green Lights Going Wrong, 2013
the green light, he'll be sitting dead red. He'll be looking for his favorite pitch -- presumably, a fastball -- in his favorite spot. That spot won't always be right over the middle of the plate
- What Exactly is Nick Punto's Deal?
I used to gripe about Nick Punto. I used to sneer at Minnesota fans who bought his shirseys and cheered loudly when he came to bat. I used to roll my eyes every time an announcer would laud him
- Nobody Played the Green Monster Like Carl Yastrzemski
, and most importantly, nobody played the Green Monster like Yaz. I asked my father about it, as he became eligible to vote during Yaz’s rookie season, and he put it simply: “He had it all mapped out
- Nick Markakis' Stunted Power
a tremendous budget pickup.
Few would name Nick Markakis to the list of big contributors to the current run. In 2012 Markakis had his best wRC+ (125, .298/.363/.471) since his tremendous 2008 (138, .306
- Nick Hundley: Am I Crazy?
things just gone a little differently, then the guy could be a potential All-Star if you have a Lou Brown-ish sense of optimism. Nick Hundley is that guy for me and with Yasmani Grandal lost
- Grant Green Gets An Audition in Oakland
evening by promoting Grant Green -- one of their top prospects -- to the big leagues in an attempt to upgrade their offensive output at second base.
Slotting in Green at second base will give
- Prospect Notes from a Bowling Green-West Michigan Game
The author attended on Sunday a Class-A Midwest League game between Rays affiliate Bowling Green and Tigers affiliate West Michigan, at the latter's home park just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan
- The Many Frustrations of Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher has been pretty much perpetually underrated in fantasy formats for the past number of years. He has been dual eligible at 1B and OF and has been a strong contributor in OBP leagues
- Prospect Impact: Danny Hultzen, Matt Davidson, Grant Green
because his role is less assured now, but ultimately if he performs, he'll get a shot.
ACTION: A's trade for INF Jed Lowrie
IMPACT: INF Grant Green, A's
Earlier in the week, Mr. Howard Bender
- Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA
- Pouring One Out for Nick Johnson's Career
RIP, Nick Johnson's career. Mourn ya 'till I join ya.
- The Nick Johnson Stories
The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between
- Nick Swisher Thinks Cleveland Rocks!
Of course Nick Swisher thinks Cleveland rocks. He just signed a four-year, $56M contract that has a fifth year vesting option that could push the total to $70M. Who wouldn't think Cleveland rocked
- Nick Swisher, Indians Now an Item
Nick Swisher is a talented, big-money veteran with an actress wife, and he likes to generate attention and play under the bright lights of a major media market. The Cleveland Indians play
- Nick Franklin: The Seattle Streak?
On the surface, the question of whether or not Mariners prospect Nick Franklin fits in Seattle's future given the .555 OPS of incumbent shortstop Brendan Ryan seems a bit silly. Yes, Ryan is one
- Understanding Nick Punto
Nick Punto inexplicably dives headfirst into first base on a routine groundout to the shortstop— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) August 31, 2012
"You can't reason with grit," Nick Punto told
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 2
that 3-and-0 green lights are selective for hitters who're better than average. Just because this isn't predictive doesn't mean it's not worth looking at, though, if only for entertainment. Mike Trout
- Green Lights Going Wrong, Take 1
back with a fastball in the zone, and Torrealba was given the green light. Torrealba swung right through it. Two pitches later, Torrealba struck out, and the inning was over.
- ... And Nick Punto
My favorite part of this weekend's Red Sox-Dodgers blockbuster isn't the absolutely insane nature of the trade, it's the "... and Nick Punto" that will forever be attached to it until the end of time
- What Is Nick Swisher Worth?
An unintended consequence of Melky Cabrera's 50 game suspension has been an uptick in the amount of conversation about what Nick Swisher is going to get as a free agent this winter. Swisher has been
- Ruben Amaro, Jr. Likes Green, Trading Outfielders
Oh hi. I didn't see you there. I'm Ruben Amaro, Jr. and I was just leaning on this railing, thinking about a couple of things that I really enjoy: the color green, and trading major league
- Can You Do What Shaq Green-Thompson Has Done?
Via thief of hearts Yirmiyahu comes urgent breaking news regarding the stat line of Red Sox 18th-round draft choice Shaq Green-Thompson. Mr. Green-Thompson is currently plying his trade
- The Chicago Green Sox
- Nick Leyva: Positioning the Pirates Infield
Nick Leyva is heading into his 36th season of professional baseball, but when it comes to positioning an infield, he isn’t as old-school as you might think. The Pirates’ third base coach still uses
- Injury Update: Nick Markakis
Like my ’92 Toyota Camry that ran for three years despite, or in spite of, me not changing the oil, Nick Markakis just goes and goes. Yet, for the first time in his career he runs the risk of missing
- Nick Punto to Sign with Boston
According to John Heyman (now at CBS Sports, apparently), Nick Punto has agreed to a 2 year, $3.0 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal will also include $500k in incentives.
- Can Nick Hundley Be a Fantasy Asset?
If you're one of those people who has a hard time justifying the use of a high draft choice on a catcher and you like to bargain shop, then perhaps San Diego Padres backstop Nick Hundley is a name
- Quiz: Nick Swisher and Magic
representative case of her doing so than in the tweet you see embedded above, in which Ehrlich asks us to imagine what Nick Swisher would do with magic powers, had he access to them.
After a brief period
- Bullish on Nick Markakis
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we’ll look at the positive side of Nick Markakis. You could read the negative side here.
- Bearish on Nick Markakis
This is part of an ongoing pro/con series on RotoGraphs over the next couple of weeks. Today we’ll look at the positive/negative side of Nick Markakis. Expect the opposite side shortly.
- Nick Swisher: Buy Low?
A brief (and terrible) joke: What is up with Nick Swisher?
Currently, not his batting average or power. Zing!
Thing is, if you own Swisher in 2011, you're not laughing at that. (Okay
- Godzilla in Green and Gold: A's Sign Matsui
- True Utility: Nick Punto
During his tenure with the Minnesota Twins, Nick Punto has often been the object of scorn around the internet, generally being lumped in with players like Willie Bloomquist as another "speedy" white
- Nick Franklin's Historic Season
such as Aaron Hill or [Felipe] Lopez offensively, though he has less power."
Either the Mariners didn't agree with that, or they didn't know what they were really getting in Florida prep shortstop Nick
- Nick Blackburn Loses Margin for Error
This past March, the Minnesota Twins locked up Nick Blackburn with a four-year, $14 million contract. The deal covers the right-hander's final pre-arbitration season in 2010, his three arbitration
- Nick Markakis’ Lack Of Power
Nick Markakis has just two home runs thus far this season, and is on pace to hit just 9 on the year. I think it’s relatively clear now that Nick isn’t really a power hitter – he’ll get his share
- Nick Johnson to New York
The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson
- Nick Punto and The Little Things
is Nick Punto . Yes, the same Nick Punto that Derek Jeter threw out on a baserunning gaffe in Game Three of this year’s ALDS. Outside of that one instance, Punto has the perfect Minnesota Twin
- Nick Markakis's Down Season
Over the winter, the Baltimore Orioles signed right fielder Nick Markakis to a six year, 66.1 million dollar contract, covering Markakis’s arbitration years and first three years of free agency
- The Nick Johnson Quandry
offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list.
I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column
- Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players
- Green Means Go
penchant for riding the wave this year.
A little less heralded, but no less surprising, has been the play of Nick Green in Boston. All six feet, 180 pounds of Green spent 2008 in the minor leagues
- Pity Nick Blackburn
- Green Athletic: Trevor Cahill
- Nick Swisher The Pitcher
Not having a long reliever sometimes comes back to bite you on the behind. Last night, the Yankees found this out, but were not the only ones red in the face.
The starting first baseman, Nick
- R.I.P. Nick Adenhart
Last night, Nick Adenhart had the best start of his career, shutting out the A's for 6 innings. It will be the last time anyone saw him pitch. He was killed in a car accident shortly after midnight
- Green Athletic: Brett Anderson
- Red & Green Books Go Electronic Only
Tangotiger on insidethebook.com noted what I thought was a rather comical blog post column by Murray Chass on his outrage that the Red & Green league books will no longer be printed, but instead
- Should the Green Monster Impact Jason Bay's Projection?
runs. Bay had nine homers after the deal and six of those came on the road, which suggests that perhaps he had some issues with the Green Monster. It’s more likely a sample size issue and I think
- Green's Bad Luck
fascination with bizarre in-season splits, I want to point out Sean Green of the Seattle Mariners. A somewhat sidearmer, Sean Green started building a reputation as a ROOGY with Seattle in 2006
- Nick The Unlucky Stick
Nick Johnson is having one of the more remarkable Aprils in recent memory, and not just because he's managed to stay healthy for an entire month. No, instead, Nick Johnson is becoming the new poster