- Hit More Fly Balls, Wilson Ramos!
Wilson Ramos is currently third on the Nationals with 7 home runs. He has done that on 41 fly balls, for a HR/FB rate of 17.1%. But Ramos has also hit the ball on the ground in play 103 times. Throw
- The Daily Grind: Fiers, Wright, Wilson
Daily DFS - Fiers, Collmenter
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Wright, Wilson, Moreland, Burns
1. The Rake
Let's continue talking about the future
- What if Russell Wilson had Stuck with Baseball?
Four weeks after he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at MetLife Staduim in February of 2014, Russell Wilson reported to Surprise Arizona to participate in spring training with the Texas Rangers
- Tom Seaver, Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Strickland and Deception
"Tom Seaver, he had the whole package. Power, deception, command, everything," said Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti last week before FanFest. We'd been talking about tipping pitches
- Playing Roulette with Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos did enough in 2014 to tease fantasy baseball players again. He batted .267/.299/.399, with 11 home runs, in 361 plate appearances (88 games). He missed time, of course, wasting little
- Mariners' Scouting Director Tom McNamara on Alex Jackson and High School Picks
74th-overall, was 18-year-old Gareth Morgan out of North Toronto Collegiate [high school] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tom McNamara, as one would expect, is bullish on both. The Mariners' director of amateur
- Dodgers' Lefty Tom Windle Shows Power Stuff
Tom Windle, LHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD, High-A – most recently viewed 8/27 at Rancho)
Windle was an arm scouts noticed out of the bullpen for U. Minnesota as early as his freshman year
- C.J. Wilson on Spin Rate, Arm Angles and Exploiting Weaknesses
C.J. Wilson doesn't have a simple approach to pitching. The 33-year-old Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lefthander throws everything but the kitchen sink at opposing batters, and there's a reason
- Wilson Ramos’ Power Seems to Be Returning
Perhaps, more accurately, Wilson Ramos’ brand of power is returning.
The Washington Nationals’ backstop has slashed .333/.347/.563, with three home runs and two doubles for a .229 ISO, in 49 plate
- Wilson Ramos and the Prejudice of Injury Expectations
One might think, given the value of 20 home runs in fantasy -- from a catcher, no less -- that Wilson Ramos would be a man in demand. After all, he put up 16 dingers last year, good for 10th among
- Brian Wilson Has Thought This Whole Thing Through
Maybe you've seen the commercials and are tired of them. Maybe you didn't like the gimp interview. Maybe you think the hair is ridiculous. That's fine with Brian Wilson. There might be some ancillary
- Another Look at Tom Glavine’s Generous Strike Zone
Jeff Sullivan recently suggested that despite his reputation Tom Glavine did not pitch to a significantly more generous strike zone. Sullivan points out Glavine did not get significantly more called
- Q&A: Tom Glavine, Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Glavine is going into the Hall of Fame for a reason. The long-time Atlanta Braves lefthander was a great pitcher. He won over 300 games and was an All-Star 10 times. A pair of Cy Young awards
- Tom Glavine's Allegedly Generous Strike Zone
People don't really argue about Tom Glavine anymore. It's been some years since he pitched, and we have younger, Troutier, Cabreraier things to argue about. But when people did argue about Tom
- Tom Gorzelanny and Others with Three Above Average Pitches
end and examine Tom Gorzelanny.
First, I will step through how I found a possible sleeper in a 31-year-old left handed middle reliever. I was looking for pitchers who threw three above average
- The Greatness of Tom Glavine
, you have to search for what those changes could've been. Other times, they flash in blinding neon. Tom Glavine was born in 1966. In June of 1984, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. In June of 1984
- C.J. Wilson Rebounds
C.J. Wilson put together an altogether terrific 2011 season, even garnering a good deal of votes for the Cy Young award that year. He posted a 2.94 ERA with 16 wins and a 23% strikeout rate
- Q&A: Austin Wilson, Seattle Mariners Outfield Prospect
The Seattle Mariners may have gotten the steal of the 2013 draft when they selected Austin Wilson in the second round. The 21-year-old outfielder is a five-tool player with a world of potential
- Brian Wilson, The Winter's Most Unique Free Agent
Brian Wilson is a weird guy. You know that because you have eyes and watch baseball, and you’ve heard all about the beard and the Taco Bell ads. Honestly, I'm really not sure anything I say can sum
- Apropos of So Little: Video of Willie Wilson Playing HS Football
with former Royals outfielder Willie Wilson in 1973 or whatever and then watching grainy footage, while drinking even more, of giant and fast Willie Wilson scoring all different kinds of touchdowns against
- Tom Brookens, Future Big League Manager
Many feel Tom Brookens will become the Detroit Tigers manager when Jim Leyland retires. How soon that might happen is anybody’s guess. The 68-year-old Leyland may choose to stick around for awhile
- Wilson Ramos' Home Run Surge
He didn't accumulate enough plate appearances to qualify for the end of season rankings, but Wilson Ramos still finished 16th in overall fantasy value according to CBS, despite just 287 at-bats
- The NotGraphs Roast of Brian Wilson
I'd like to thank you all for attending this roast of the man of the hour, Brian Wilson. This, of course, is not the Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys -- the drug-addled man child who famously spent
- On the Unintended Consequences of Hack Wilson's Gut
I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Mickey Kefauver's forthcoming biography of Hack Wilson, The Aching Beauty of an American Sot. Kefauver's work contains multitudes, and among those
- Dodgers Risk Little in Signing Brian Wilson
to try and improve their club without making Casey Blake for Carlos Santana Part Duex by signing free-agent reliever Brian Wilson. It's a no-risk deal on both sides, and if it works it could pay
- Wilson Ramos & Lonnie Chisenhall: Waiver Wire
into the year is targeting talented players who have faltered early in the year. In the case of Wilson Ramos, two injuries limited his playing time, making him available in most leagues. For Lonnie
- Cooperstown and Tom Glavine Just Don't Mix
(and 203 losses) HAS to be looked at, and addressed. Because in 2014 when Tom Glavine is considered for induction into baseball's most prestigious sanctuary, those 305 wins are going to be discussed
- Spotted Tonight Alot: Umpire Tom Hallion's Strikeout Call
this body, for example, in which the author is trapped for life.
In nearly related news, 56-year-old umpire Tom Hallion has performed his physically demanding, if not somewhat amusing, strikeout
- Austin Wilson Is Not Only All About Tools
Watch Austin Wilson do anything on the field and you're struck by his athleticism. Six-foot-five, 244 pounds of muscle, he glides across center field in the Sunken Diamond on defense. During batting
- Daily Notes: Actual Ways in Which Tom Koehler Was the Best
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Actual Ways in Which Tom Koehler Was the Best
2. Today's MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Q&A: Tom Burgmeier, '80s Bullpen Horse
If you weren’t a baseball fan between 1968 and 1984, you probably aren’t very familiar with Tom Burgmeier. Even if you know the name, chances are you don’t realize he was one of the top workhorse
- FanGraphs Audio: Tom Zentmeyer, President of WhatIfSports
Tom Zentmeyer is the president of WhatIfSports and was integral to that site's creation of Hardball Dynasty, an online simulation that allows one to become both GM and manager
- Tom Kelly in Zubaz vs. A Pitching Machine
- Remembering Jack Wilson
Likely waiting tastefully until the Talk Like a Pirate Day celebrations were in the rear view mirror, longtime Pittsburgh (and short-time Seattle and Atlanta) shortstop Jack Wilson, who was released
- Tom Layne and Release Points
velocity and strikeout rate, there are plenty of pitchers that make less gas work by varying speeds, varying location, and varying movement.
Jack Moore did an excellent job of talking about Tom Layne's
- Tom Layne Emerges From Padres Bullpen
Tom Layne's major league career is just 157 pitches old. Typically, this is not great news for a 27-year-old. Layne, however, has put together an exemplary 157 pitches to open his time in the big
- Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Tom Milone's Change
- FanGraphs Audio: Angels Left-Hander C.J. Wilson
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, discusses all manner of advanced baseball analysis with Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related
- Totally Unaltered Tweet: Inside Tom Ricketts
- C.J. Wilson: Either a God Among Men or a Turd
attributes. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the hyper-licensed C.J. Wilson.
After about minute 1:07 in the following video, I began to lift Mr. Wilson to a new level of esteem. At first, I thought
- Trade Me C.J. Wilson
Just four short days ago, Jeff Zimmerman inspired anger and vitriol from the loyal readers of this blog by suggesting that it was time to sell C.J. Wilson.
Well, I am nothing if not a man
- Take My C.J. Wilson
C.J. Wilson was paid $77.5M this off season to come in and be a front line starter for the Angels. With Jered Weaver and Dan Haren already on the team, he wasn't going to be the only ace of the staff
- Tom Wilhelmsen Thrives With Fastball
Tom Wilhelmsen converted his seventh save of the season Monday night against the Orioles, tossing a scoreless ninth inning. The appearance marked his 16th straight without allowing an earned run
- Cabrera, Wilson and Schafer: Mining the Minors
Justin Wilson, Pirates SP
CURRENT LEVEL: Triple-A
MILB STATS: 6-4 W-L, 3.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 7 HRs, 89:40 K:BB over 85.2 IPs
- Tom Seaver Has No Friends
MetsBlog.com has a quote from Tom Seaver about Johan Santana's no-hitter:
I’ve never met Johan personally, but, what I’ve heard about him is that he has a big heart and is a huge competitor. I
- I Am Not Brian Wilson
chanting: "Brian. Wilson." Clapclap, clapclapclap.
This is why:
But I am not, in fact, Brian Wilson, though my face proteins may resemble his. Let us examine the differences:
- FanGraphs Audio: Tom Brookens and Phil Coke
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with Tigers personalities of past and present and present: former Detroit third baseman (and current first-base coach) Tom Brookens
- Replacing Wilson Ramos
Talk about your run of bad luck...
Wilson Ramos signs with the Twins, forever to be blocked from a starting gig with Joe Mauer already in-house. He gets traded to the Nationals who then decide
- Brian Wilson Presents: The Best of Casey Blake
- A Short, Mediocre Play Featuring Tom Milone
(The curtain rises to reveal TOM MILONE, left-handed pitcher for the Oakland A's.)
TOM MILONE: My name is Tom Milone, of the Oakland baseball club. My ambition is to become a character
- Tom Wilhelmsen, A Good Ottoneu Add
Up until last night, Tom Wilhelmsen was my highest scorer in ottoneu, a league in which I own Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Robinson Cano, and Dan Haren, to name a few. Mike Minor's great outing
- Tom Milone and the Scourge of a Weak Four-seamer
was significantly lower than league-average.
Which brings us to the case of Oakland Athletics left-hander, Tom Milone. After starting five games as a 24-year-old for the Nationals last season, Milone
- Is Tom Milone Worth an Add?
In his first start as an Oakland Athletic, Tom Milone pitched eight shutout innings and allowed just six baserunners, which should prompt him to become a pretty big waiver wire pickup today
- Spiritual Exercise re: Henderson Alvarez & Tom Milone
left-hander Tom Milone make their respective season debuts tonight -- the former at 7:07pm ET; the latter, at 10:05pm ET. While throwing from different sides and at considerably different velocities
- Why I'm Down on C.J. Wilson
was C.J. Wilson landing in the third tier, ranking 16th among all AL starters. This ranking was behind guys like Brandon Morrow, Colby Lewis and Max Scherzer, who it is likely that the vast majority
- CJ Wilson Is a Pranking Fool
Somehow this one slipped between the cracks -- C.J. Wilson pranked Mike Napoli... by putting the catcher's phone number on twitter. He wasn't particularly contrite about it afterwards either
- Tom McNamara: Scouting the Mariners Draft
Tom McNamara is playing a major role in the Mariners’ rebuilding efforts. Seattle’s scouting director for each of the past three drafts, McNamara added a franchise cornerstone when he took Dustin
- Book Review: Tom Clark's BASEBALL
found Tom Clark’s Baseball -- over 30 years after it was published.
I’ll cut to the quick: Baseball is a – perhaps the – must-read book for those who appreciate the NotGraphs approach to fanaticism
- Tom Milone and the Whole Velocity Thing
, and recently traded, left-hander Tom Milone.
If, somehow, you're not that sort of person, perhaps you've wandered to this site by accident. In any case, here's a recap of what you would've found
- FanGraphs Audio: Tom Haberstroh, NBA Nerd
Sources close to FanGraphs Audio report that the 2011-12 NBA season is mere days away. To acquaint us with same, we bring in a kindred spirit: ESPN NBA analyst Tom Haberstroh. Topics
- Why Did C.J. Wilson Sign for Cheap?
Thursday morning C.J. Wilson, the consensus top free agent starting pitcher, signed a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels. His new contract has an average annual value of $15.5 million
- C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle, and The Manic Marlins
As of this writing -- and the way news is breaking right now, this could be outdated in anywhere from twelve hours to twelve seconds -- the market for C.J. Wilson still stands at two teams
- The Entire World Reacts to a Tom Haudricourt Tweet
With the likelihood increasing that Jimmy Rollins will return to the Phillies and Rafael Furcal won't be signing with the Brewers, beat writer Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Wilson Ramos Is Home. Now What?
It's been a week since Wilson Ramos was kidnapped and rescued, in what was one of the most shocking baseball stories in a long time. In a certain sense, the Wilson Ramos kidnapping
- Win a Date With C.J. Wilson!
Swoon. C.J. Wilson is a free agent, and although not the prettiest girl at the dance (figuratively of course!) he is sure to have his fair share of sugar daddies vying for his services. Where's
- C.J. Wilson Just Saw His Draft Cost Drop
A week ago I analyzed David Freese's big postseason and speculated that it would inflate his cost in 2012 drafts. C.J. Wilson, on the other hand, has likely seen his 2012 draft cost move
- Should Teams Be Worried About C.J. Wilson's Post-Season?
"He just can't win the big one." Whether you believe in that narrative or choose to ignore it, someone is going to write those words about C.J. Wilson this off-season. Widely considered the best
- Game Preview: Chris Carpenter vs. C.J. Wilson
Chris Carpenter and C.J. Wilson face off tonight in Game 5 of the World Series, in a rematch of Game 1. How did each pitcher attack the other during their first start? Should they try anything
- Theo Epstein-Tom Ricketts Meeting Illustrated
News -- nay, "news" -- broke yesterday that a Chicagoan saw Red Sox GM Theo Epstein meeting with Cubs chairman/owner Tom Ricketts at a Starbucks. The resident/spy was "99.99% percent" sure
- A Breathless Update on That Signed Tom Milone Hat
Many will enter (bids), only one will leave (with an autographed Tom Milone hat).
The attentive reader, using the part of his brain responsible for memory, will recall how, yesterday, the author
- Update: Autographed Tom Milone Hat Still Just $10
"Instant collector's item" is only one of many phrases that describes this autographed Tom Milone hat.
Hey gang, just wanted to let everyone know that the autographed and game-worn Tom Milone hat
- Video: Brian Wilson Breaks Baseball Bat Using Beard
Brian Wilson is on the disabled list. His beard is not.
Fear the beard, my friends. I do.
- Jason Kipnis, Michael Taylor, Tom Milone: Mining the Minors
Tom Milone, SP
Current Level: Triple-A
Statistics: 8-5 W-L; 3.02 ERA; 0.96 WHIP; 113:8 K:BB over 110 1/3 IPs
40-man roster: No
Opportunity Rating: 6
Talent Rating: 7
- Wilson Betemit Goes to Detroit
Though they currently lead the wide-open AL Central by just a half game, the Detroit Tigers showed Wednesday that they aren't willing to stand pat by acquiring Wilson Betemit from the Kansas City
- Wilson Ramos and Alex Presley: Waiver Wire Help
at this point in time. Here's a pair of guys that just might fit that description.
Wilson Ramos |C| Ownership: ESPN - 12.4% Yahoo - 14.0%
While a guy like Yadier Molina is owned in more than
- Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
Early in the season Eno Sarris introduced us to Brian Wilson's flithy two-seam fastball, a pitch Wilson claims to have added this year. Sarris's GIF showed Jamey Carroll flailing wildly at Wilson's
- Wilson Ramos Progressing at the Plate
Entering the 2011 season, Wilson Ramos had three main obstacles standing between him and the Washington Nationals' starting catcher job.
One was Ivan Rodriguez. Though Pudge hasn't possessed
- Mike Wilson and Carlos Peguero: Deep League WW Mariners Edition
if they have any fantasy potential in deeper leagues.
Mike Wilson, OF | 2% Owned
Wilson is not exactly a prospect, as he is already 27 years old and has received Triple-A each season since
- Jack Hannahan and Wilson Betemit as Stopgap Measures at Third Base
% of his total RBI production) and a .226 batting average which is something that I just can't recommend anyone putting up with.
I can't think of Betemit without hearing Chris
- For C.J. Wilson, Regarding His Dilemma
Texas Ranger starter C.J. Wilson suggested today via Twitter not only that (a) he's occasionally frustrated by the questions he's asked by reporters but that (b) he'd entertain the possibility
- Your Move, Brian Wilson's Beard
Yeah, Brian Wilson's two-seamer (featured below!) is impressive enough, and I can forgive his reluctance to brawl with randomly outraged A's fans. What I shall not abide is if Mr. Wilson and his
- Brian Wilson Has a Filthy... Two Seamer
Swing, miss, get hit in the butt.
Brian Wilson threw this pitch.
It started in the strike zone, going, oh, about 95 miles per hour, and ended up in the dirt behind Jamey Carroll. Strike three
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Conor Jackson, Darwin Barney, Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos | 5% | 0%
The Nationals’ “Catcher of the Future,” Ramos is seeing big league at bats in 2011. Manager Jim Riggleman has said that Ramos will be in the lineup
- Closer Updates: Thornton, Wilson, Francisco, Kimbrel
Brian Wilson | Giants
Our top ranked reliever coming into the season, Wilson strained his oblique sometime last week and was scheduled to undergo tests on Monday. Unsurprisingly, the guy who
- Blurred Expectations Unavoidable for Adam Lind
- Is Phil Coke The Next C.J. Wilson?
The Rangers made a pretty bold move last year when they moved long-time reliever and sometimes closer C.J. Wilson into the rotation, and he rewarded them with 4.4 WAR season and four pretty good
- Brian Wilson's Cavalcade of Sex Metaphors
Internet computers everywhere are no doubt aware of Brian Wilson's championship appearance on something called "Lopez Tonight," but we'd be remiss if we didn't post it anyway. As you'll soon see
- Brian Wilson, the Gauntlet Lies Before You
I make no secret of my admiration for Brian "Sounds Delicious" Wilson and his objectively delightful maniac's beard. So it concerns me to know that sinister forces are seeking to do him harm
- What Is Tom Gorzelanny?
After picking up Matt Garza from Tampa Bay, the Cubs were widely expected to trade Tom Gorzelanny in order to free up a spot in the rotation for their newly acquired starter. Today, that expectation
- Wilson Betemit Making His Arbitration Case
fulfill some of his promise. Rarely does it actually happen. In this way the Royals have gotten lucky. During the off-season they signed Wilson Betemit to a minor league contract. About two months
- Brian Wilson Gets to Hit
To the best of my knowledge, nobody has appointed me as president of label assignments, but I think calling Brian Wilson a great reliever is a worthwhile argument. He holds a 3.04 FIP over his
- One Night Only: C.J. Wilson's WAR
be an actual movie called C.J. Wilson's WAR.
• Tom Hanks would play C.J. Wilson in it.
• Colby Lewis would also play C.J. Wilson.
These games are very likely playing at some kind
- C.J. Wilson the Starter
After enjoying a career year pitching out of the 'pen for the Rangers in 2009, C.J. Wilson was shifted to the starting rotation this past spring. Prior to April 8th, 2010, the 29-year-old hadn't
- Tom Gorzelanny Is Starting to Reach His Potential
of chances even after their original team gives up. The Pirates have experienced this twice in the past few years, with Oliver Perez and then Tom Gorzelanny. While they made the right call in the case
- Who Might Replace Brian Wilson?
happened to closer to Brian Wilson as well. Romo recorded two quick outs before giving up a double to Melvin Mora, then was replaced by Jeremy Affeldt who got the lefty swinging Seth Smith to ground
- C.J. Wilson: Starting Pitcher
C.J. Wilson's debut as a starting pitcher against Toronto yesterday could not have gone much better. Wilson threw 7 shutout innings, only allowing 5 hits, while striking out a remarkable 9 batters
- Brian Wilson's Fantastic Offseason
On January 30 of this year Brian Wilson and the Giants came to an agreement on a one year deal for $4.4 million to avoid Wilson's first year of arbitration. Based on our standard expectation
- C.J. Wilson: Starting Pitcher?
The Texas Rangers are considering moving reliever C.J. Wilson into their starting rotation, and he has done nothing but impress them this spring. Of course, one shouldn't put undue (i.e., any) weight
- Pirates Trade John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny
Nobody can accuse Neal Huntington of being inactive. In the past few weeks Huntington has turned these guys:
Nate McLouth, Nyjer Morgan, Sean Burnett, Eric Hinske, Adam LaRoche, Jack Wilson, Ian
- Position Battles: White Sox 3B, Pt. 2: Wilson Betemit
an everyday job. Today, let's examine another guy who was once highly-touted, Wilson Betemit.
Betemit knows a thing or two about heightened expectations. The switch-hitter was once the next big
- Wilson On the Move?
Jack Wilson of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been linked to numerous teams this offseason. It seemed for a bit as though a deal shipping him to the Tigers had been completed. Reports then surfaced
- The Fruits of Tom Gordon
Tom Gordon has had a noteworthy career, but for today, the discussion is going to focus on three players who have a connection to Tom Gordon that most do not realize. Gio Gonzalez, Ian Kennedy
- Daily Graphing - Tom Glavine
After finish up the second half of 2004 with a 4-7 record and an ERA over 5, many thought it might be nearing the end for Tom Glavine who had been pitching in the majors for 18 years. 2005 started