- Bases Produced and a Consideration of the 2016 AL/NL MVPs
- Stephen Strasburg Has a Problem
There ought to be no shame in a pitcher struggling at Coors Field. Many of the greatest pitchers on the planet have been humbled in that stadium and, last week, Stephen Strasburg became merely
- Stephen Strasburg's Extension Is a Win-Win
Last night, in the middle of his start against the Detroit Tigers, news leaked out that Stephen Strasburg had agreed to a seven year, $175 million extension with the Washington Nationals. As Jeff
- Nationals Keep Stephen Strasburg For Themselves
. The options were shaping up to be thin behind Stephen Strasburg. The options are thinner now.
Chelsea Janes broke the news that Strasburg has re-signed with the Nationals long-term. Jon Heyman puts
- Stephen Strasburg's New Toy
Stephen Strasburg didn't pitch the game of his life on Wednesday or anything, but he was plenty solid, allowing one run over six innings. He threw his fastball around the familiar 95. He threw his
- Stephen Strasburg: This Could Be the Year
a dire run with the Jets.
In an offbeat kind of way, Stephen Strasburg is a baseball equivalent of Rich Kotite. Though he has compiled a 54-37 record and 3.09 ERA -- and produced a scintillating
- Stephen Piscotty, the Superest of the Stars?
to opposite evaluations. Then I throw up my hands and internally debate how I should project said player. So it is possible, perhaps far more so than you would ever believe, that Stephen Piscotty is a star
- Ignore Stephen Vogt's First Half
Stephen Vogt was a nice sleeper coming into 2015, especially since the Athletics stated they were going to use him as a regular catcher. He quickly got catcher eligibility in mid-April and his value
- Where Stephen Piscotty Got the Power
Going into the season, Stephen Piscotty was projected to be a contact and patience guy because that's what he'd been in the minor leagues for the most part. But this offseason, he had a plan, and he
- The Mystery of the Same Old Stephen Strasburg
the Nationals' collapse, but some portion of their mediocre start falls on the broad shoulders of Stephen Strasburg, who my computer badly wants to call Stephen Starsbug, which needs to be a computer-animated
- Cardinals Add Stephen Piscotty to Their Lineup
in a combined 46 plate appearances of sub-80 wRC+ work.
To help sure up their first-base situation, the Cards called up prospect Stephen Piscotty, who was hitting a strong .272/.366/.475 in Triple
- Using Batted-Ball Data to Measure Hitter Performance
- What's Going On With Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg has an ERA over 6. We don't talk about ERA very often. OK, then, Stephen Strasburg has an overall RA over 7. I don't bring these numbers up because they conclusively demonstrate
- Should We Believe in Stephen Vogt?
You'll hear it every time he steps to the plate in Oakland, a slow, building chant. If Stephen Vogt lets the at-bat go long enough, or the moment is big enough, it can be deafening: "I believe
- Rickie Weeks' Value in Disguise
- The Enormous Trade Value of Stephen Strasburg
, the Nationals could subtract and still come out ahead. And with a new ace in the rotation for a while, it's possible to see a different name on the move: Stephen Strasburg.
- StatCast Playoff Data Breakdown
- GIF: Stephen Strasburg's Changeup Is a Metaphor for Futility
The animated GIF embedded here depicts a changeup thrown by Stephen Strasburg to Mitch Moreland from a whole week ago - so, unlike many other media files which will have appeared on the internet
- Stephen Strasburg and Early Season Velocities
conclusion from limited samples of data.
For instance, you've probably read today about Stephen Strasburg's lower Opening Day velocity; his pitches that were classified as four seam fastballs averaged
- The Tigers Don't Need Stephen Drew
four months and maybe the entire season, all eyes turned to Stephen Drew. He's the only free agent SS of substance left on the market, a solid contributor who held down the position
- The Challenge of Stephen Drew Changing Positions
I think it's safe to say Stephen Drew's in a pretty weird position. He's a free agent, and he's 30, so he's not super old. He spent last year playing with the eventual MLB champion. By our numbers he
- The Mets, Stephen Drew, And the "Obvious Move"
As we sit here in mid-January, there seems to be no more obvious free agent fit than the idea that Stephen Drew should sign with the Mets. It's such an obvious pairing that the internet has been
- The Problem With Stephen Drew's Market
If Stephen Drew were a better player, he'd be in greater demand. I guess you could say that's the main problem with the free agent's current market. The better a player is, the more that player
- Stephen Strasburg: Not Quite Elite
Last season, Stephen Strasburg was selected for an average price of $28 and was taken 13th overall in Yahoo! snake drafts. An 8-9 record over 183 innings prevented him from living up to his pre-draft
- Stephen Drew Cares
So let's dissect this bounceback. Stephen Drew put up a 109 wRC+, nearly 30 points higher than his 2012 mark. We can't point to improved strikeout or walk rates; in fact, both of those trended
- Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Stephen Drew
is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.
In this edition: Stephen Drew.
- Stephen Drew Goes to Beantown
The perennially blah Stephen Drew is packing his bags again, this time heading to Boston after signing with the Red Sox last week. Drew was limited to just about a half season worth of at-bats after
- Stephen Drew: Waiver Wire
Stephen Drew (ESPN: 14 percent owned; Yahoo!: 19 percent owned)
How much venom has been lobbed at Stephen Drew by jilted fantasy owners over the years? Like Francisco Liriano and any number
- Stephen Strasburg, Dazzy Vance and Context
% strikeout rate).
Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg has thrown 182 innings in the big leagues and has struck out 32.5% of the batters he's faced. No starting pitcher who lasted any significant amount
- ADPuzzles: Stephen Strasburg
That is by far the most important number related to Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 season. Not 62, his current ADP according to Mock Draft Central, with a range of 35-90 in mixed drafts. Not 9.3
- Stephen Strasburg, Walking Superlative
Four great men from Philadelphia once said, "You don't know what you've got, til' it's gone." In the case of Stephen Strasburg, at least in my case, I think we didn't know what he had until he
- Replacing Stephen Drew
Last night, Stephen Drew broke his ankle and will be out for at least the rest of this season. It's horrible timing for the D-backs, with both J.J. Hardy and now Jose Reyes off the market. So what
- Replacing Stephen Drew
By now you've probably heard. Diamondbacks' shortstop Stephen Drew will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle sliding into home last night, an injury that was Jason Kendall-esque. I
- Stephen Strasburg Should Be an All-Star
watching the best players IN THE FIRST HALF (which is a different thing).
Following that line of reasoning, there is no doubt in my mind that Stephen Strasburg belongs on the NL All-Star Team
- Up and Down: Stephen Drew
The highly touted Stephen Drew exploded onto the big league scene with Arizona towards the end of the 2006 season with a .367 wOBA in 59 games. An inflated .394 mark on balls in play aided his slash
- Aggressive Approach Works for Stephen Drew
Heading into the 2004 amateur entry draft, Florida State star Stephen Drew was considered to be the top talent available. A lefty-hitting shortstop with power and enough leather to stick at a premium