- 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
- Stephen Strasburg Is Better Than You Think
To a casual baseball fan, Stephen Strasburg's numbers are not pretty. The owner of a 4.76 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP, Strasburg is clearly having the worst season of his career. But how bad has he been
- 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
- Stephen Strasburg's Return In Just a Few Pictures
Used to be, people would argue about whether Stephen Strasburg was really an ace. There was no right or wrong answer, since there is no consensus definition of an ace starting pitcher, but aside from
- 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
- Stephen Vogt Picking Up Where He Left Off
in a deal to the San Diego Padres that netted Jesse Hahn, and sent Jaso to the Tampa Bay Rays in the deal that landed Ben Zobrist. The deals cleared the way to playing time for Stephen Vogt, a 30-year old
- 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.
- Did Stephen Drew Ever Look Like a Major-League Hitter?
The Yankees re-signed Stephen Drew, for one year and a few million dollars. It's a questionable deal -- nothing was available much beyond what Drew signed for, for a reason -- but it at least seems
- StatCast Playoff Data Breakdown
- Stephen Strasburg: Game Four Relief Ace?
question for Matt Williams tonight: would he be willing to use Stephen Strasburg as his first option out of the bullpen?
Due to the scheduled off-days both on Sunday and tomorrow, the Nationals have
- FG on Fox: Stephen Strasburg's Next Level
Stephen Strasburg was hyped from before he was ever drafted, and when he made his big-league debut, he captured the national interest like few other prospects ever have or ever will. But a hyped
- NERD Game Scores: Stephen Strasburg Pitcher Amazing
Highly Rated Game
Colorado at Washington | 19:05 ET
Christian Friedrich (10.0 IP, 117 xFIP-, -0.1 WAR) faces Stephen Strasburg (104.2 IP, 70 xFIP-, 2.4 WAR). A discerning gastronome could very probably
- The Art Of Being Almost Ready, Vol. III - Stephen Piscotty Edition
I guess this is a full-blown series now, and why not? The theme kind of fascinates me. In the two previous entries, I've covered Jimmy Nelson and Domingo Santana, and today it's Stephen Piscotty's
- Reminder: Stephen Strasburg Is Still Really, Really Good
Martinez. It's a post about Stephen Strasburg, who, through his first 14 starts of the season, is on pace to do exactly that... not that anyone seems to be noticing. If it's possible to be both
- 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
- Boras Blinks: Stephen Drew Re-Signs with Boston
Last off-season, the Red Sox made Stephen Drew a qualifying offer, giving him a chance to return for 2014 with a $14.1 million salary. He turned it down, and sought a multi-year offer in free agency
- 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 Red Sox Infield: What's Up, Stephen Drew?
Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia made that the case. And yet, on the verge of the 2014 season, the Red Sox infield has many familiar faces.
Except, of course, at shortstop. The Red Sox
- Stephen Drew And Where An Opt-Out Isn't Insane
Camps are opening across Florida and Arizona. Baseball is happening! Yet we're still talking about Stephen Drew (and the other remaining qualifying offer players) because he doesn't have a job
- 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
- Q&A: Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals Outfield Prospect
The “pure hitter” label befits Stephen Piscotty. The St. Louis Cardinals’ outfield prospect hit .341 in his three seasons at Stanford, and won a Cape Cod League batting title in 2011. He’s continued
- 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
- One Drew Was Not Enough: Red Sox Ink Stephen
sorting through those scraps, the Red Sox agreed to sign Stephen Drew to a one-year contract worth $9.5 million today with some more available via incentives. Give Jon Heyman credit for the scoop
- How Much Bounce is in Stephen Drew's Pillow?
Stephen Drew signed with Boston for a year and ten mill, hoping to use that pillow contract to bounce back and get a better long-term deal in the future. For a player that sports an above-average
- Stephen Strasburg: Number One Fantasy Pitcher?
The wait was well worth it. Stephen Strasburg finally pitched (mostly) a full season with the Washington Nationals, and proved the Tommy John surgery couldn't stop the one-time best prospect
- A's Select Stephen Drew as Stretch Run Random Number Generator
is an improvement, acquiring Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguer Sean Jamieson. Nothing against Sean Jamieson, but this is the last time he'll be mentioned in this article
- 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
- Shortstop News: Stephen Drew and Mike Aviles
home runs and steal 10 bases, Stephen Drew suffered a broken ankle in July, ending his 2011 campaign early. The 29-year-old had been hopeful for opening day but it’s now being reported that he’ll
- Can Arizona Win Without Stephen Drew?
Stephen Drew could miss the start of the 2012 season. The soon-to-be-29-year-old has been slow to recover from a devastating ankle fracture, which ended his season in mid-July. With the Arizona
- 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
- Keeper League 'Would You Rather?' -- Roy Halladay or Stephen Strasburg
When the FanGraphs meet-up took place in San Francisco on Tuesday night and the group was sitting around the TV hanging on each and every pitch thrown by Stephen Strasburg, inspiration hit
- 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
- Stephen Strasburg Returns: A Pitch FX Review
Tonight, Stephen Strasburg returned from Tommy John surgery to make his season debut for the Nationals. Here is a look at his Pitch FX speeds from tonight compared to one of his starts from last
- Should the Nats Call Up Stephen Strasburg?
Less than a year after Tommy John surgery last September, Stephen Strasburg has returned to professional pitching. He threw his first rehab start Sunday in single-A, reaching 98 miles-per-hour
- 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 Is First Good-Shaper of Season*
with that characterization. However, as he has in other ways, Nationals wunderkind Stephen Strasburg problematizes our conception of what, exactly, is possible. For it was Strasburg who -- this past
- 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
- Roster Additions: The Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves organization recently added three pitchers and a middle infielder to its 40-man roster. Right-handers Luis Valdez, Todd Redmond and Stephen Marek, along with shortstop Diory
- 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