- Revisiting the Chris Taylor vs. Brad Miller Debate
to the start of the season, one player I was keeping a close eye on was Chris Taylor. Being stuck in a position battle with Brad Miller made him a questionable target, but I had confidence that he
- Michael Taylor Retired, But Don't Feel Bad for Him
"How many individuals are in the top 1% of anything? If you're a Stanford graduate and you made it to the major leagues, who's complaining about that?" Michael Taylor told me in 2013. He retired
- Michael Taylor Vaults into Sleeperdom
When injury strikes, opportunity arises. This time, Michael Taylor is the beneficiary. Initially expected to step in for Jayson Werth as he recovers from right shoulder surgery, Taylor is suddenly
- Steven Souza and Michael Taylor: Buried in Washington
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
- Hitting Wins Championships(?)
- Stashing Chris Taylor in Dynasty Leagues
, Hanley Ramirez, and Chris Taylor.
The two most interesting names on that list are former top prospect Brad Miller and 2012 fifth round draft pick Chris Taylor. Having owned Taylor in dynasty
- Picking Up Chris Taylor
With Hanley Ramirez out another week with his oblique injury, picking up and starting Chris Taylor as the Mariners play in Philadelphia and Boston looks like a decent replacement option in weekly
- Zach Walters & Chris Taylor: Deep League Wire
Taylor | SS SEA | 9% Owned
This recommendation makes me sad. I was a big fan of Brad Miller's heading into the season, drafting him in two of my three leagues, but outside of June, he's been
- Idle Observation: Colby Lewis PITCHf/x Chart Resembles Italy
On the one hand, a thing that exists in the world is this PITCHf/x chart from Colby Lewis's player profile at FanGraphs:
A second thing that exists is Italy -- which country the reader might
- The Information You Require: Colby Lewis, 2012 vs. 2014
. Then they are progressively worse until they retire, take work as a scout or manager or broadcaster, and then die.
It's entirely possible that Texas right-hander Colby Lewis will take work as a scout someday
- Has Taylor Jungmann Righted The Ship?
When the Milwaukee Brewers selected Taylor Jungmann with the 12th pick in the 2011 draft, he was seen as a polished prospect with an advanced feel for pitching who would move quickly through
- Taylor Jordan: Sleeper Deluxe
There's an intriguing battle taking place on the Nationals between two rather similar pitchers. Both Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark debuted in Washington last year and impressed. Though Roark did
- Apropos of Something: Three GIFs of Taylor Jordan's Slider
As the largely irresponsible leaderboard published by the author today at FanGraphs indicates, Washington right-hander Taylor Jordan has been the best pitcher of spring training by an obscure
- Taylor Dugas, On-Base Machine
The 2014 Baseball America Prospect Handbook left outfielder Taylor Dugas off the Yankees' Top 30 prospect list, and the New York system isn't particularly well regarded, coming in 18th in BAs system
- Lewis Brinson: Tons of Tools, One Ugly Number
the highest-drafted member of Hickory's vaunted group of teenagers, being picked ten selections behind teammate Lewis Brinson in the 2012 draft (39th to 29th). In the fight for attention on such a stacked
- The Dodgers and Jacoby Ellsbury
- Anthony Rendon & Taylor Jordan: Waiver Wire
soon. Both Anthony Rendon and Taylor Jordan could end up playing a role on fantasy teams this season, but are they worth a pickup right now?
Anthony Rendon 3B/2B 75% owned in CBSSports.com
- Nathan Eovaldi & Taylor Jordan: Deep League Wire
Taylor Jordan | WAS SP | 8% Owned
Who? Yeah, don't feel bad. I had no idea who this guy was just two days ago either. Dan Haren's shoulder injury that landed him on the DL finally freed me
- Dr. Lewis Yocum, 1947-2013
One of the most important doctors in baseball history, Lewis Yocum, died of liver cancer yesterday at the age of 65. Yocum was an intern in Frank Jobe's clinic when Jobe pioneered UCL replacement
- Mets Dig Deep, Find Logan Taylor
the resurgence of Steven Matz several weeks ago.
Enter Logan Taylor.
The Mets selected Taylor out of East Oklahoma State College in the 11th round of the 2012 Rule 4 draft. A right-handed starter, Taylor
- Quiz: Carson Cistulli, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas?
to identify whether a given photo depicts belovéd NotGraphs editor Carson Cistulli or former pre-teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Thank you.
NOTE: The quiz formatting is screwy, because I am
- Asking Barry Zito About C.S. Lewis
At the Giants Media day, I ran into Barry Zito as he was wrapping up an interview. He had C.S. Lewis' "The Problem of Pain" sitting on his bar table.
Eno Sarris: I'm really interested in what
- Q&A: Taylor Guerrieri, Rays Pitching Prospect
The Tampa Bay Rays have a deep and talented pitching staff, which extends into their farm system. Of the bunch, Taylor Guerrieri has a chance to be as good as any.
A 20-year-old [as of tomorrow
- Tale Of Two Taylor Guerrieris
Recently, Tampa Bay Rays first-round pick Taylor Guerrieri received a tremendous write up for Bullpen Banter by JD Sussman. In it, the young right-hander showed enough to "profile as a top
- Colby Lewis's Two True Outcomes
The game of baseball is full of statistical oddities. In Thursday's start against the Baltimore Orioles, Colby Lewis added to that list, allowing six runs despite striking out 12 batters and allowing
- Michael Taylor, Liam Hendriks and Simon Castro: Prospect Chatter
1) Michael Taylor, A's
With news of Coco Crisp reportedly re-signing with the A's on a two-year, $14 million deal, Taylor's 2012 just got a bit murkier. While the 26-year-old
- Looking Back: The Brien Taylor Story
Most of us spent the holidays with friends and family, celebrating the New Year and making resolutions we probably won't keep. Brien Taylor was busy celebrating his 40th birthday the day after
- Crunching the Numbers on Letting Lewis Hit
4, St. Louis 3
Bases loaded, 2 outs: Colby Lewis struck out swinging
Ron Washington sent his pitcher up to bat with three men on base in a one run game. It's hard to put into words just how
- WS Scouting: Colby Lewis vs. Jaime Garcia
How wonderfully awkward.
The last time Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia faced off, we were treated to one of the best pitcher's duels of the World Series. Jaime Garcia shut down the Rangers for seven
- Beating Colby Lewis
to go through Colby Lewis. While Lewis may have been the biggest surprise of the 2010 season, he fell to Earth this season. Lewis still managed to post 2.3 WAR in 2011, but he also displayed some
- Francoeur Denies Taylor Second Hit
Jeff Francoeur throws out Michael Taylor at first base from right field.
Your second major league hit was denied by getting thrown out by the right fielder. Yea... that sucks. I bet he
- Plugging the Cardinals' Shortstop Hole
- Jason Kipnis, Michael Taylor, Tom Milone: Mining the Minors
Michael Taylor, OF
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: .278 BA; .813 OPS; 10 HRs; 38 RBIs; 22:46 K:BB over 209 ABs
40-man roster: Yes
Opportunity Rating: 8
- Where Does Colby Lewis' Non-K Game Rank?
Successful pitching lines lacking strikeouts are strange to the eyes. They're even stranger when high-strikeout hurlers post them. You'd think a pitcher like Colby Lewis could easily record one
- Colby Lewis: How Long Should You Wait?
Michael Young had some comments after the recent Colby Lewis implosion project demonstration:
"Colby's fine," Young said. "He was cruising the whole game...Colby's fine. Don't worry about Colby
- Lewis and Gomes: Perfect Platoon Partners
No, it's not the newest cop buddymovie set in southern Ohio. Instead, the combination of newly-inked Fred Lewis and current Red Jonny Gomes could be the solution to one of the few holes remaining
- Colby Lewis' Date with New York
Two surefire ways to get Carson Cistulli’s blood pumping: 1) Insult the bear sweater; 2) Suggest Colby Lewis might have a bad start. Neither is unexpected, mind you, since the fleece is fantastic
- One Night Only: Totally Not About Colby Lewis
Just kidding, it actually is about Colby Lewis. Except not entirely about Colby Lewis. Except mostly about Colby Lewis.
Chicago (NL) at Texas | Friday, May 21 | 8:05 pm ET
- Colby Lewis's Sliders
April could not have gone much better for Colby Lewis, or his main promoter, Carson Cistulli. While other FanGrahps authors think his Cy Young chances range from 2% to skim, Carson continues
- Fred Lewis To Toronto
Late on Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to acquire Fred Lewis for a washing machine.
Lewis had reached the end of a minor league rehab start, and as such the Giants needed to either open
- Carson on Colby Lewis
Ranger and citizen of the world Colby Lewis.
Put briefly, while Hulet regards Lewis as roughly the same sort of Quad-A player that he was before dominating the Japanese league these past two years
- Marc on Colby Lewis
I thought I was pretty smart. This past Friday, I noticed that Colby Lewis was making his triumphant return to the Majors. As many of you know, our very own Carson Cistulli has a Texas-sized Man
- Lewis to Texas
Assuming he passes his physical, Colby Lewis is returning from Japan to his Texas Rangers roots.
Nothing has been written about Lewis this year without mentioning his two outstanding seasons
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Taylor Teagarden
well-rounded - is Taylor Teagarden, whom the club drafted out of the University of Texas in the third round of the 2005 draft. The 25-year-old's road to the Majors was slowed by injuries (including Tommy
- Lewis Launches in San Fran
Giants outfielder Fred Lewis got his first chance at everyday playing time in 2008, but he traveled a long, winding road to get that shot. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos out of Mississippi
- Will Scott Lewis' Stats Continue to Outpace his Stuff?
Indians lefty Scott Lewis is a tough guy to figure out. A look at his minor league track record would lead one to believe that he's on the fast track to big-league success. If you watch him pitch
- Will Jensen Lewis Be A Closer?
That being said, the Indians are currently looking for a closer for 2009. They may very well obtain a reliever via trade or on the free agent market, but keep a close eye on home-grown Jensen Lewis.
- It's Fred Lewis Time
seem to be sold on as a building block, is Fred Lewis. Now, no matter what this silly article at Baseball Evolution thinks, Fred is nowhere (and I mean nowhere!) near the level of Barry Bonds