- Matt Harvey's Dazzling Debut
Matt Harvey, whom the Mets drafted with the seventh overall pick in 2010, began the year as a much-ballyhooed prospect. Coming out of college, Harvey was expected to progress quickly, and he has
- An Introduction to GRIT
- The Frightening Prospect of a Good Matt Harvey Curveball
company for Harvey to be keeping.
Now let’s take a look at just the movement comparison:
- Daily Notes, Featuring Matt Harvey's Ample Repertoire
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: New York NL at San Francisco, 22:15 ET
What's Notable About This Game
What's notable about this game is how Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is starting
- Daily Notes: Three Call-Ups Who Aren't Matt Harvey
-handed pitching prospect Matt Harvey -- which, on account of how Harvey struck out, like, 11 or a hundred Diamondbacks in his debut and posted a single-game xFIP of 1.45, that was probably pretty
- Unlucky R-Ho
will probably come back to earth and those that were unlucky are due to breakout. This can be very helpful when deciding to draft one player or another. The first player in the series is Ryan Howard
- The Lucky Riot
formulate a new version of xBABIP that takes into account a number of components of the hitter and models the way their BIP should be converted to outs/hits.
Last year Ryan Theriot had his best season
- The Most Predictable Hitters of 2013
- Oblique Injuries in MLB
Longoria, Jason Bay, J.A. Happ, Curtis Granderson, Brian Wilson, Jair Jurrjens, and Ryan Zimmerman are some of the players who were slowed by oblique injuries in 2011, with Zimmerman drastically altering
- Open-Market Value — The Free Agent Team
such as Bartolo Colon, Brandon McCarthy, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan Vogelsong. Instead, Mr. Dave Cameron, in his infinite generosity, has given me a budget of $80 million FanGraphs Pesos to piece together a free
- Stanton's Possible Extension
to look like in order to get a deal done. As Jong notes, Prince Fielder made $33.5 million in his three arbitration seasons with this same skillset, while Ryan Howard achieved Super Two status
- An Alternative to Pujols in St.Louis
Furcal or to bring in a capable alternative, and Cards fans would probably be looking at a lot of Ryan Theriot (+0.6 WAR over the last two seasons) or a low-cost free agent at short.
As luck would
- Extending Shaun Marcum
consisting of Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks, Corey Hart, Yovani Gallardo, Greinke and Marcum. It may be in their best interest to go with a one-year deal, as it allows them to cut bait if Marcum gets hurt
- FAN Projection Targets: AL West Second Basemen
under his belt. He also has more Fan Projections submitted than pretty much everyone except Ryan Braun - and these projections are optimistic. In limited action last year, he posted a strong .340
- Arizona Fall League - Arms to Watch
- The Evolution of K-Rod
- Motte, Feliz Continue Tradition
- The Brandon McCarthy Saga - Part One
- The Brandon McCarthy Saga - Part Two
- Edwin Jackson Is In Love With His Slider
- How Will Prince Fielder Age?
- Dan Duquette as GM: The Pitching Staff
- Don't Sleep on the Angels
- Red Sox Bring In Jesse Carlson
- Yu Darvish's Landing Spot
- Joe Saunders: A Fit for the New-Look Marlins?
- The Post-Injury Jeff Francis and DIPS
- Who Is Your $100 Million Pitcher?
- Yadier Molina's Potential Payday and Catcher Aging
- Brett Cecil's Descent?
- Starlin Castro Is Good at Baseball
- Will Elvis Andrus Make a Fantasy Impact Next Year?
- Derek Lowe the Brave
- Unlucky Beltre
- Trevor Hoffman on the Move
- Figgins Got Lucky?
- Khalil Greene: Worse than Unlucky in 2008
- Is Magglio Done?
- What Shakes out in the Rays Bullpen?
- Matt Wieters This Year
- Who is the Real RBI Leader for 2012?
- Chalk to Chalk
- On the Use of Aging Curves for Fantasy Baseball
- Ryan Zimmerman, Jacob deGrom and Sitting on a Fastball
Last week, Jeff Sullivan presented Ryan Zimmerman's Miguel Cabrera-esque success against inside pitches. Ryan Zimmerman doesn't mind fastballs in general. According to his Brooks Player Card, he
- NotGraphs Haiku: Matt Harvey
No. Not Matt Harvey.
Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck!
Me next, please, John Buck.
This has been a profanity-laced NotGraphs Haiku.
Thanks, @Cut4, for the heartbreaking GIF.
- Matt Harvey, Overwhelming
Matt Harvey didn't throw a no-hitter against the Braves on Tuesday, but he did almost do that, not allowing a hit until the bottom of the seventh. It's not that Harvey relied entirely
- Hey, Remember Matt Harvey?
You may have forgotten about Matt Harvey. I did for a spell. Perhaps the title of this post struck a dower dour chord in your heart. Writing it certainly did.
This off-season, there will be a fair
- Is Matt Harvey Ready?
As news of Dillon Gee's potentially season ending blood clot spread, Mets fans and fantasy owners began to speculate whether or not the Mets would call up Matt Harvey to assume Gee's spot
- Matt Harvey and Doing It the Hard Way
In a Friday matinee, the sensational Matt Harvey will take the mound for the Mets against the Cubs in Chicago. Though the Cubs are hardly to be considered a daunting opponent, Harvey's right-handed
- JABO: Matt Harvey's Excellent Return
You almost couldn't dream of a better matchup. Thursday in the capital, Stephen Strasburg went up against Matt Harvey. It would technically be possible to improve on that. Some would suggest Corey
- Salary Arbitration Projection: Matt Harvey
In his first year of being eligible for arbitration, Matt Harvey will be able to substantially increase his salary for the 2016 season. Since beginning his career with the New York Mets in 2012, he
- Matt Harvey's Nearly Perfect Outing
Matt Harvey placed an exclamation point on his excellent start to the season Tuesday night with 9 one-hit innings, let’s take a look at how he’s doing it with a slant towards the visual.
- A Requiem for Matt Harvey's Elbow
- Matt Harvey, Hansel Robles, and Hindsight
weeks left in the regular season. Lately, that drama has come from the team's handling of Matt Harvey. It started off with a public disagreement between Scott Boras and the team about whether doctors
- Matt Harvey's Career-Worst Stuff
The title is a little alarmist, yes. Matt Harvey's career has not been that long, and stuff usually just fades as you age. It's a sad fact. Given all of that, though, his Game 1 performance was still
- Matt Harvey Out, Andrew Cashner In
are planning to shut down rookie Matt Harvey after one more start. Harvey has been phenomenal this season, and has been a great pickup for fantasy owners. In any non-keeper leagues, his stock is sure to soar
- Matt Harvey's High Fastball Dominance
The hard-throwing, 24-year-old Matt Harvey has quickly become a must watch when he toes the rubber for the Mets. Called up in late July of last year, Harvey and his blistering fastball (94.6 average
- Matt Harvey Diagnosed with Torn UCL
Sometimes, baseball is just cruel.
Source: #Mets’ Harvey has partially torn UCL. Will be shut down. Determination on whether he needs Tommy John surgery will be made later.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken
- Daily Notes: Actual Quotes from the Actual Ryan Braun
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Actual Quotes from the Actual Ryan Braun
2. Status Update: All the Caribbean Leagues
- The Odds of Matt Harvey Breaking Down
Yesterday, it was reported Matt Harvey may need Tommy John surgery because of a torn UCL in his right elbow. Some people may say they saw the injury coming and the Mets were crazy to let him throw
- The Matt Garza/Matt Harvey Connection
difficult for lefties to see and square up. When asked for a comparable slider, the hitter mentioned Matt Harvey, who might well start next week's All-Star Game. Harvey's slider moves in a similar way
- Audio: Werner Herzog on Matt Harvey's Slider
on the cruel beauty of Matt Harvey's slider a real and certain credibility.
Here, for the benefit of the readership, is a brief audio clip of Herzog commenting upon the meaning and significance
- A GIF and a Tune: Matt Harvey Celebrates America
Matt Harvey wants to wish you a happy birthday, America. And he kicked off the festivities a little early with his own fireworks show -- mainly, his fascism-fighting fastball.
- Erotic GIF: Matt Harvey's Slider to Jedd Gyorko
Sometimes people are like, "Stop making GIFs of Matt Harvey's slider every second of your life," and other times they're like, "Stop signing all your business memos to me as 'Private Private
- Matt Harvey's Excellent Debut and the Next Step
Matt Harvey's first MLB season is over. In 59.1 innings, the 23-year-old gave the Mets everything they could hope for and more from a top-tier pitching prospect. His seven-inning, one-run performance
- Matt Harvey Looks to Add Spark to Mets' Season
In a move that has been long desired by New York fans, the Mets are handing the ball to prospect Matt Harvey. The right-hander has been recalled from triple-A and will make his debut on Thursday
- Fernandez's Best Changeup and Also Harvey's Best Changeup
depict Jose Fernandez's best changeup and also Matt Harvey's best changeup from Monday night.
Here, for the sake of the readership, is video footage of Jose Fernandez's best changeup from Monday
- Daily Notes: Mets Right-Hander Harvey to Debut
of Mets 23-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Matt Harvey.
Regarding Matt Harvey, Who That Is
Harvey was the Mets' first-round pick (seventh overall) of the 2010 draft out of UNC
- Matt Harvey's First Three Swinging-Strikes Tonight
Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is facing Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg right now, an event which Americans are duty-bound to watch -- unless, that is, they have other plans or merely don't
- Trade Dilemma - Rizzo or Harvey, or maybe Verlander
) for Anthony Rizzo ($11) or Jacoby Ellsbury ($31) and Bobby Parnell ($15) for Justin Verlander ($36). The player I am trying to acquire is Matt Harvey, who has been floated by an owner looking for speed
- Imagining a Matt Harvey-Joc Pederson Trade
in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. It's possible, however, that it's Matt Harvey who could best solve the Dodgers' problems.
Despite likely losing Yoenis Cespedes and Daniel Murphy to free agency
- Cody Anderson Looks Like Matt Harvey
of camp, but he might've added something like three or four ticks. All of a sudden, Anderson's repertoire looks a lot like Matt Harvey's.
You've got that Callaway note above. Here's Terry
- Matt Harvey Action Footage: 99 MPH Fastball
Brown would say is "any actual reason" and, instead of "where we're going," he'd say "apropos Action Footage of young Mets right-hander Matt Harvey striking out Laynce Nix on a 99 mph fastball
- Q&A: Matt Harvey, Mets Ace in the Making
Matt Harvey doesn’t shy away from the “power pitcher” label. And he doesn't avoid talking about how he’s close to joining the Mets' starting rotation. The 23-year-old right-hander only has one year
- Quick Looks: Bundy, Harvey, Graveman, Appel, Warren
Hunter Harvey (50 CV/60 FV)
• His fastball is 93-95 mph with some release side run. The pitch movement makes it a plus pitch.
• His 12-6 curve was 78-81 mph
• He may have a 2-seamer
- Young Ryan Braun
Young Ryan Braun isn't smiling because "intent with Buick-like seriousness" are his factory settings.
Young Ryan Braun doesn't like posed senior portraits.
Young Ryan Braun doesn't like
- Romney Picks Ryan
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate on the Republican ticket. I wish to make the case that Romney chose the wrong Ryan.
Paul Ryan: Wisconsin (10
- GIF: Matt Harvey's Changeup From Five Minutes Ago
In his very exciting debut, Matt Harvey threw only six changeups -- and, per Texas Leaguers' PITCHf/x data, received zero swings and misses on same.
Through one inning in San Francisco tonight
- Matt Harvey is Here to Pull You out of Your Funk
Wipe your eyes, America. Pivot that chin up. Matt Harvey is pitching again.
You may hate your spouse, your kids may hate you, your career might be in the toilet. So what?
You think Matt
- Young Ryan Theriot
The name on Young Ryan Theriot's fake ID reads, "Fraternity Paddle Made Man."
"Are you the quarterback?" Angel Boudreux once asked Young Ryan Theriot. No, I play baseball, Young Ryan Theriot
- Mustache Watch: Brendan Ryan
Little to nothing is going right for the Seattle Mariners this year. Save for the mustaches of Eric Wedge and now Brendan Ryan, and, well, all their stellar pitching, Seattle's 2011 season
- Carl Jung's First-Hand Account of Matt Harvey's Debut
"Take your glasses off to truly see," Carl Jung never said or wrote or even thought.The present author has made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm regarding Mets right-hander Matt Harvey's excellent
- Is Nolan Ryan Overrated by FIP?
Nolan Ryan was a singular pitcher. He's unique in baseball history, so distinct that it's hard to know where to start. I'm going to begin with the obvious: strikeouts. Nolan Ryan struck out 5,714
- The Decidedly Photogenic Ryan Berry
As a Google Image search has quickly revealed, Ryan Barry -- that's Barry with an a -- is an underwear model with a seriously devout gay following.
For all of Barry-with-an-A's muscular muscles
- Daily Notes: Feat. Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey Face-à-Face
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey Face-à-Face
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Matt Harvey: Awesome Pitcher, Probably Wouldn't Be My Friend
Long, enjoyable Men's Journal profile of Matt Harvey that makes me reasonably certain that, despite living in the same city, we will not be running into other.
This is not to say that Matt
- O! Ryan Braun!
Despite being the sixth most valuable position player in the National League (per WAR) this year, the third most outfielder, and, easily, the most valuable left-fielder, Ryan Braun is only starting
- GIF: Matt Harvey's Slider From, Like, Five Minutes Ago
The author's wife is about to finish making the most impossibly delicious pizza; however, quickly, here are Matt Harvey's first two, I think, sliders from his major-league debut that started five
- The Many Faces of Nolan Ryan
Not for nothing is Nolan Ryan known as "the William H. Macy of principal owners of major-league franchises." Nor was his emotional range on display more conspicuously than during the late innings
- Ryan Roberts: Irrational Infatuation
I always love an under dog story and this season that love story has come in the form of Ryan Roberts. The thirty year-old has hit 5 more home runs this season than in his 5 previous MLB seasons
- Daily Graphing - Ryan Franklin
The Phillies have signed Ryan Franklin to a one year, 2.6 million dollar deal. Ryan Franklin has been around a little while now (5 seasons) and he's been less than good. He also holds the dubious
- Is That the Same Ryan Madson?
The setup man for the Phillies, otherwise known as "The Bridge to Lidge," is the 6'6" righty Ryan Madson. A minor league starting pitching prospect, Madson jumped onto the scene in 2004 and made
- Cake!: Nolan Ryan
good features Rangers frowning supreme exchequer Nolan Ryan in his younger, less jowly days. He is behorsed. He is cocksure. He twice walked more than 200 batters in a season.
- Ryan Howard's Odd Decline
We want to welcome a new writer to the fold today - Pat Andriola has joined the team, and will be contributing daily in this slot.
Ryan Howard certainly has not produced as Phillies fans would
- Ryan Braun and Confirmation Bias
belief in his own prior opinion.
Since the news came out about Ryan Braun's overturned suspension, the internet seems to be full of loud angry fans. People who "know" that Ryan Braun used steroids
- The Meaning of Ryan Howard's Toe
thinking about it.
Ryan Howard dropped a lead pipe that he swings in the on-deck circle on his toe and broke it. He won't play again this season. So here's your bizarre thing, and maybe
- Ryan Down, Downs Up
Blue Jays lefty B.J. Ryan has gotten his 2009 season off to just about the worst start imaginable. The 33 year-old is doing a pretty good Kyle Farnsworth imitation, with 5 walks, 2 homers and seven
- Replacing Ryan Braun
The weekend produced one of the most surprising and most controversial stories of the past decade in baseball. Ryan Braun tested positive for increased testosterone levels in a random drug test
- Daily Graphing - Ryan Howard
Congratulations to Ryan Howard for winning the 2005 National League Rookie of the Year award! In his first full season he hit 22 home runs in only 348 plate appearances. There are only 25 other
- Daily Graphing - B.J. Ryan
, and again, and again.... The worst part is, this play on the now famous cry of a small boy in reference to the 1919 White Sox scandal never actually happened. Rant over. Let's take a look at B.J. Ryan
- Will There Be Another Ryan Braun?
be less willing to find room for an extremely bad defender. Which brings us to the case of Ryan Braun in 2007.
The last year of the other Ryan Braun's major-league career was the first year of this Ryan
- Ryan Vogelsong and Cause For Concern
Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong proved to be one of the feel-good stories of the year in 2011.
The 34-year-old owned an unsightly career 5.86 ERA through 315 major-league innings with the San
- Not Quite Explaining Ryan Dempster
Sox as a team have a higher strikeout rate than both Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax. This is, of course, a team effort, but the greatest individual contribution so far has been made by Ryan Dempster
- Ryan Howard's Extension
In the four seasons from 2006-2009, Ryan Howard has accumulated 16 wins, according to http://www.baseballprojection.com/war/h/howar001.htm . If we look at all players born since Babe Ruth
- Ryan Roberts and Burden of Proof
I have to admit that I've been highly suspicious of Ryan Roberts all season long. Maybe it's his spotty performance history, perhaps it's my aversion to one-hit-wonders (I'm looking at you, Fernando
- Keeping Ryan Zimmerman
Any conversation about keepers is always contextual. That is, keeping a player is highly dependent upon their price relative to performance. Duh, right?
I'll admit that I'm a Ryan Zimmerman owner
- Will Ryan Dempster Attack The Zone?
It was almost too easy to call the demise of Ryan Dempster when he was dealt from the Cubs to the Rangers in July. DIPS theory will always have its share of headscratchers, but Dempster's case
- Ryan Braun, Upside and Average
Ryan Braun is one of the first outfielders to go in nearly every mock draft so far this year. With two solid seasons of production under his belt, Braun has an ADP of nine according to the latest
- Cardinals Acquire Ryan Theriot
As seen here, yesterday, as written by yours truly, regarding the Juan Uribe acquisition:
If the move is simply to replace [Ryan] Theriot with Uribe, it is a mistake.
If I'm one to stick by my
- The Case for Ryan Braun
The race between Ryan Braun and Matt Kemp for National League MVP is so very close. Most analysts lean toward Kemp: he played 11 more games, hit six more home runs, stole seven more bases and ended
- Ryan Perry's Implosion
Here at FanGraphs, we describe a relief outing as a “meltdown” if it results in a -0.06 WPA or worse. By that definition, Ryan Perry's -.819 WPA performance in the 8th inning of last night's Tigers
- Rangers Swoop In On Ryan Dempster
With Ryan Dempster unwilling to go to Atlanta and the Dodgers unwilling to pay up, the door opened on this trading deadline afternoon for the Rangers to swoop in and grab one of the season's most
- Bearish on Ryan Dempster
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 Ryan Dempster. Expect the opposite side shortly.
- Ryan Dempster Moves East
When looking at Ryan Dempster’s ranking at the end of last season – 31st overall, $10 – my first reaction was “that’s about right.” That’s exactly who Dempster is. If you looked up “31st best pitcher
- Ryan Howard Against LHPs
The biggest issue for the Phillies is Ryan Howard, who is a very bad hitter against LHPs.
On the splits page, you can see that the biggest difference is in his ISO and K rate. On the other hand, in recent
- A Response to Bob Ryan
to be at war with either. But yesterday, Bob Ryan published a piece in the Boston Globe that I think is worth responding to.
In some ways, the piece isn't that different from what hundreds of other sports
- Ryan Perry Makes An Impression
Right-hander Ryan Perry was selected 21st overall in the 2008 draft and he already has people talking. According to a story at MLB.com, the club has been really impressed with him so far this spring
- Ryan Braun's Power
As a 26-year-old slugger signed through the 2015 season for a total of $40 million, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is one of the most valuable assets in the game. The former Miami
- What's Wrong With Ryan Dempster?
Chicago Cubs' pitcher Ryan Dempster might have thrown seven innings of one-run baseball last night, but some uncomfortable questions still linger for the former 17-game winner and staff ace
- Ryan Howard and the RBI
statistics to back up their position, then declares that the other side's statistics are worthless.
Ryan Howard is one of those players. Traditionalists love him because he posts huge home run and RBI
- Daily Graphing - Ryan Freel
A little over a month ago, the Reds signed Ryan Freel to a two year, 3 million dollar contract. In his second full season, the utility man bat .271 with 36 stolen bases which is almost exactly what
- Ryan Braun and Infield Hits
, and Carl Crawford aren’t unexpected whatsoever. The sight of Ryan Braun, however, had me taken aback when really it shouldn’t have.
Braun is of course a former third baseman moved to the outfield who
- Ryan Roberts Breaks Out
Ryan Roberts entered 2011 as an unknown commodity. Though he was drafted in 2003, the 30-year-old had only accumulated 453 plate appearances in the majors. With the Diamondbacks having few options
- Boston Promotes Ryan Lavarnway
Due to a back injury to veteran Kevin Youkilis, the Boston Red Sox club has promoted catcher/designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway to the Major Leagues. He made his debut Thursday night against the Kansas
- Ryan Ludwick, NL Outfielder
Ryan Ludwick was traded from the Padres to the Pirates on Sunday. Once you get past the surprise that the Buccos were buyers, there are another three levels of analysis to go, at least. The prognosis
- Ryan Lavarnway: Welcome to the Show
of the season Ryan Lavarnway is having. He hit well in Double-A putting up an .869 OPS in 239 plate appearances, but he’s really shined in his stint in Triple-A. With Pawtucket he’s put up a line of .301/.385
- Ryan Howard's Torn Achilles
While the Philadelphia Phillies sit and scratch their heads, trying to regroup from their Friday night ouster from the playoffs, fantasy owners of Ryan Howard, especially those in keeper leagues
- Ryan Zimmerman, Sleeper?
to define a sleeper as anyone I believe to be undervalued, resulting in strong profit potential. But then that simply makes sleeper and undervalued synonyms. So be it. Anyhow, Ryan Zimmerman...sleeper
- The "Lucky" Resurrection of Ryan Ludwick
players such as Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman (still ridiculous to look at his numbers), and Todd Frazier.
Perhaps the most surprising Reds overperformer has been Ryan Ludwick. After bottoming
- Ryan Howard and the Opposite Field
Over the last couple of days, I've been discussing opposite field hitting. One name that has come up both in my head as I considered this issue, as well as in the comments section, is that of Ryan
- Brewers Extend Ryan Braun
The news this afternoon broke seemingly out of nowhere. Ryan Braun had just signed a five-year, $105 million extension that locks him in through the 2020 season. If it feels as though we just
- The Criminally Underrated Ryan Zimmerman
Hanley Ramirez, Jose Bautista, Miguel Cabrera, and Ryan Zimmerman. Obviously, my board was quite a bit different than most of the others drafting, as Ramirez went #20, Bautista #26 (to the other FanGraphs
- Ryan Madson: Loser of the Offseason
Ryan Madson has had a successful career spent entirely with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies signing of Jonathan Papelbon early in the offseason effectively ended that chapter of Madson's
- Promotion: Ryan Kalish
, and Cameron has been back in the fray for a while. But Boston decided to give Ryan Kalish a promotion yesterday, calling up the top prospect and DFA'ing Hermida.
A New Jersey prep product, Kalish
- Bullish on Ryan Dempster
to win at a .368 clip or less from here on out -- but it figures to be a somber summer in Wrigleyville.
At first blush, Ryan Dempster looks like yet another well-paid underachiever. The 34-year-old
- Ryan Zimmerman's Struggles Continue
point in the season, the Washington Nationals are going to very much need Ryan Zimmerman to start resembling any close approximation to his former self if they're going to be serious about winning
- Don't Forget Ryan Kalish
-handed young man in left field that might have something to say about that. His name is Ryan Kalish.
If you read that link closely, you'll see management left the door open for a platoon all along
- Scott’s Miscellany – Matt Harvey and High-Stress Pitches
or that a member of the 32nd degree of Freemasonry is known as a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.
--Matt Harvey and High-Stress Pitches--
Like most of the baseball world, I’m fascinated by Matt
- Comps For Ryan Zimmerman's Extension
The Nationals continued to lock up their core talent today, agreeing to terms on a six year, $100 million extension for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The extension is tacked on to the end of his
- 2010 Projection: Ryan Doumit
Ryan Doumit's battled a slew of injuries since he began his professional career with the Pirates as a second round pick in 1999. He was mentioned in each of Baseball America's first prospect
- NSFW: Brendan Ryan's Defense
- Will B.J. Ryan Regain Reliever Royalty?
One of the game’s top closers in 2005 and 2006, B.J. Ryan came down with an elbow injury in 2007 that required Tommy John surgery. Ryan was back pitching in 2008 and after a month regained his
- The Brendan Ryan Trade: Mariners Perspective
Brendan Ryan, an elite defender at the shortstop position whose bat, although light, may be an improvement as well. In exchange, the Mariners sent right handed A-ball reliever Maikel Cleto to St. Louis
- Brendan Ryan Has Mustache Powers
On Sunday, the Mariners pulled the trigger on a deal which sent Brendan Ryan to the great Northwest from the St. Louis Cardinals. Surely, the homepage will have some sort of "analysis
- Don’t Blame Ryan Howard
Even before Ryan Howard struck out looking to end the NLCS on Saturday, he was already being fitted with goat horns, especially by broadcasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. If you watched any
- The Blue Jays dump B.J. Ryan
. But wasn't this a bit premature? The Jays will take a real bath here, eating $15 million of B.J. Ryan's salary. Combine that with last year's dump of Frank Thomas, and you have twenty-five million bucks worth
- Video: Laugh and Cry with Ryan Braun
Commentary: The ghost of Reggie Miller, who everyone knows died in 2003, is haunting Ryan Braun/got pretty decent seats for a ghost.
Commentary: Ryan Braun developed an inner-ear
- Photo: Ryan Braun Crime Scene
Ryan Braun will be buried in an Ed Hardy t-shirt, reports suggest.
There's a conversation to be had regarding the role of the beat reporter in the Electronic Age. There's also a conversation
- Low-Hanging Fruit: Ryan Church
After Frank Wren went on his used-to-be great closer binge, Rafael Soriano threw a big fat monkey wrench in the Braves' plans by accepting salary arbitration. Ryan Church is now the scapegoat
- Ryan Raburn as a Brief Study in Identity
, and maybe even a home run. There probably won't be, however, a walk-off balk.
This oddity has merit in its own right. But it offers Ryan Raburn something more. Raburn is used to being a batter
- Ryan Braun Leads The Majors in Confidence...
PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun lashed out today at MLB's new confidence testing program, insisting that his positive result for confidence was tainted by the anti-semitic Cubs fan urine collector who
- The Sabermetric Revolution, as Applied to Ryan Doumit
subtracting runs almost as fast as they were adding them. Whoopsadoodle.
I'd like to shift from the general to the specific, and I'd like to focus on Ryan Doumit as something of a case study
- The Many Faces of Ryan Braun, Artist
work speak for itself, as every artist should.'' - Ryan Braun, to USA Today's Bob Nightengale
I can’t help admiring the kind of chutzpah it takes to essentially place yourself among the greats
- Spotted: Ryan Braun with Carla Bruni
heiress who is also a former supermodel."
Milwaukee Brewer outfielder Ryan Braun, known to be a great admirer of Austen's work, clearly agrees, as indicated by this totally undoctored image (courtesy
- Ryan Braun Suspended For Rest of Season
Well, the first shoe in the BioGenesis case has fallen. Faced with the possibility of having the issue continue to linger into 2014, Ryan Braun has agreed to a deal with MLB, and will be suspended
- Ryan Doumit Sightings Uncommonly Frequent
In 2012, Ryan Doumit played in the most games in a season in his eight year professional career. That, right there, could be the beginning and the end to this post -- because almost every snippet
- Ryan Vogelsong's Most Perfect Pitch
The way people talked about him, Chris Carpenter was supposed to be unbeatable in the playoffs, and Ryan Vogelsong was supposed to be a little more beatable. Yet the NLCS between the Cardinals
- Is Ryan Doumit the New Mike Napoli?
was finally given the opportunity to shine. Ryan Doumit looks to be in a similar situation next season, as the Minnesota Twins may utilize him in a similar manner. Opportunity knocks for Ryan Doumit in 2012
- Where are Ryan Howard's HRs going?
Ryan Howard's HR/FB rate, at 23.5%, is lower than his HR/FB rate in any of his full years of play, in which it was always above 30%. He has replaced some of those HRs with doubles and 23.5% is still
- Ryan Dempster Changes, Remains the Same
The Brewers aren't sure that they want to go to three years for Ryan Dempster, but they do need a pitcher now that Shaun Marcum is seeing other teams. There are good reasons to like him -- a few
- Ryan Madson: Closing Once Again
Stop me if you've heard this one before. Due to an injury to a Phillies's closer, Ryan Madson will take over the 9th inning duties until further notice. No, really, Ryan Madson is getting
- Reassessing Ryan Howard's Trade Value
You remember the offseason that was. It was the offseason in which the Phillies said outright they'd be better off without Ryan Howard. And it was the offseason that concluded with Ryan Howard still
- Can Ryan Howard Hit Lefties?
, statistics, and psychology. Although Ryan Howard's name is in the title, this isn't really about him (I promise my time at Fangraphs won't be spent solely on Ryan Howard and philosophy).
As a baseball
- Expanded Four Factors: Ryan Howard
Expanded Four Factors links:
For our first use of the expanded four factors with a real, live Major League Baseball player, let's take a look at Ryan Howard. Howard
- Ryan Theriot: Let the Flamewar Commence!
to those two AL East squads who combine every year to spend more than $300 million. Fortunately, Ryan Theriot has taken it upon himself to reinject a little genuine venom.
"I'm finally on the right
- Ryan Vogelsong's Miracle Season Continues
Trying to play the "If you thought..." game with Ryan Vogelsong can get so out of hand, that we'll just start here -- if you thought Ryan Vogelsong was a good pitcher heading into the 2011 season
- Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers
Word is coming out that the long-awaited rumor of Ted Lilly to the Dodgers is happening, and the Boys in Blue will also be receiving infielder Ryan Theriot when the dust settles. However
- Ryan Raburn: Second Half Stud
at least, is Adam LaRoche. He has a .56 point jump in his OPS after the break. The gap was most noticeable in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Ryan Raburn seems to be taking a similar career path. In 587 career
- Ryan Dempster, Quality AL Pitcher
According to Ken Rosenthal, Ryan Dempster is close to signing with the Boston Red Sox. Assuming the deal gets done, you're going to hear a lot about how Dempster is an NL pitcher transitioning
- Ryan Howard Flips and, Kind of, Flops
Contrary to what the headline says: I have no footage of Ryan Howard actually doing a flip. If you do, though, that'd be cool.
But in all seriousness Howard isn't what he used to be. We all know
- Ryan Braun Would Like Another
Walker, neat.Black Label if you have it.
I can't even get a second look from that blond over there. It's lunch time! I'm Ryan Braun! I hit a homerun yesterday. It was pretty cool. So it's like come
- Rebounding Ungracefully From Ryan Braun
University of Miami Braun jersey smoulders in the fireplace. Scribbled sharpie covers my caricatured Braun tramp stamp. My children Ryan and Joseph bang on the front door begging to be let in and fed
- Q&A: Brendan Ryan, Shortstop Supreme
Brendan Ryan is the best defensive shortstop in baseball, despite what Gold Glove voters want you to believe. The slick-fielding Mariner is annually snubbed, but he boasts the highest UZR at his
- When Ryan Zimmerman is Miguel Cabrera
Look at this nonsense:
I should probably explain this nonsense: That's Ryan Zimmerman. He's swinging at a pitch from Jacob deGrom. As you can tell, that's Zimmerman making contact with a pitch
- Nationals Wisely Extend Ryan Zimmerman
When the Washington Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman began negotiating his $100 million extension, Zimmerman was already bound to the team for 2012 and 2013 seasons. Even still, the Nats decided to give
- Finding a Trade Partner for Ryan Braun
Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal reported that the possibility of Ryan Braun being traded "was becoming more realistic", as Braun is off to a fantastic start to the 2016 season, and he's starting
- LINK: Ryan Spilborghs Talks PEDs
sensationalized outrage, you don't have to look very far to find it. That's why I'm linking to this piece in the Denver Post by former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs.
In the piece, Spilborghs explains his
- Ryan Webb and Moving Out of Splitsville
Ryan Webb was one last week's more surprising non-tenders. Miami decided Webb wasn't worth his projected $1.5 million salary, according to Matt Swartz's arbitration projections. In the past two
- Ryan Doumit Needs the American League
While you never want to be cast aside by the only team you've ever called home for your entire professional career, the Pirates refusal to pick up Ryan Doumit's $7.25M option may have been the best
- The Fallout From Ryan Madson's Injury
It's been a pretty tough few months for Ryan Madson. First the 31-year-old right-hander reportedly had a four-year, $44 million offer pulled off the table by his former team before they went all
- Ryan Zimmerman: A Tale Of Two Seasons
It was a nice comeback season for Ryan Zimmerman. After injuries held him to just 101 games in 2011, Zimmerman was going to need a good 2012 to restore the faith of fantasy owners. And while
- Ryan Braun: ottoneu Trade Target
Fantasy owners across the internet were likely cursing at their monitors as they cut loose Ryan Braun this afternoon. Owners in re-draft leagues made the cut already; those in keeper leagues may have
- Ryan Vogelsong and the Pitches that Won the Game
, and still they got shut out by Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco bullpen.
Let's acknowledge first that all of Ryan Vogelsong's pitches won the game. Let's acknowledge second that, outside
- Q&A: Ryan Dempster, Command Artist
Ryan Dempster has never been a flamethrower. Nor has he been an ace. What he’s been is Old Mr. Reliable, consistently logging innings and double-digit win totals. The 35-year-old right-hander comes
- Ryan Dempster Sort of Retires But Not Really
From just missing out on the Marlins' first World Series title to being a member of the Red Sox's eighth, Ryan Dempster has experienced plenty in his big league career. He might have just had his
- Ryan Ludwick Returns to The Land of the Powerful
The migration of players from San Diego to Cincinnati continued on Monday -- albeit with a stopover in Pittsburgh -- as Ryan Ludwick signed a one-year deal with the Reds. Assuming some unforeseen
- Bold Prediction: Ryan Dempster is Worthless
prediction doesn't quite sit at that level though, but I would say it is still pretty bold nonetheless. As a result of being traded to the Rangers, Ryan Dempster will be worthless in standard 12-team
- Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
under further scrutiny. As the Mariners evaluated questionable candidates for the bottom half of the rotation, fans and the front office could at least rest easy thatFelix Hernandez and Ryan Rowland
- Q&A: Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks
hitters think exactly alike, so in this week’s Q&A we’ll hear from a pair of Brewers teammates -- and National League All-Stars -- Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks.
Editor’s Note: The duo answered the same
- Replacing Ryan Howard At First Base
of the Division Series. Ryan Howard made the last out of the game, grounding out to the right side. Howard barely made it out of the batter's box on the play. He ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left
- Q&A: Ryan Hanigan, Underrated Red
Ryan Hanigan might be the most underrated catcher in baseball. He is definitely one of the most studious and verbose. The 32-year-old Cincinnati Red knows the game, and he can break down the nuances
- Ryan Braun's Testosterone Levels Explained
- GIF: Nolan Ryan Is Super Judgmental Now
Many able baseballing commentators have noted that the media coverage of Texas Ranger (principal) owner and president Nolan Ryan is perhaps exaggerated relative to his actual role in assembling