- Did Game Seven Delay the Bullpen Revolution?
turned Andrew Miller into perhaps the most valuable player of the postseason.
Miller made 10 appearances and each began before the ninth inning. He entered most often in the seventh inning (four
- Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz, Remain Interesting
the worst HR/FB rate (19.2%) of his career. Only twice has he posted a double-digit HR/FB percentage during his career. His career average is 8.8%. While pitching in Miller Park typically doesn't help
- Yasmani Grandal's Lone MVP Vote and Voting's Future
on an MVP ballot was "absurd" when LA Times reporter Bill Shaikin asked him about a PECOTA forecast suggesting he would be one of the best players in the NL.
In October, ESPN’s Sam Miller asked
- Pitch Movement Benchmarks
- Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat - 1/9/17
, though) and I believe Arizona has brought in some receiving help at catcher12:06Outta my way, Gyorkass: Welcome to Fangraphs, Travis. What is going to be the general focus of your chats?12:07Travis
- Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat - 1/16/17
of the elite .. so no. But he's certainly a quality arm and no reason why that shouldn't continue with health12:11jda: Hi Travis. It's seemed to me for a while now that A.I./machine learning is a potentially
- Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat - 1/23/17
- The Daily Grind: Travis, Padres, Haren
Farnsworth on Travis
Daily DFS - Padres
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Haren, Walker, Hart, Inciarte
1. Farnsworth on Travis
The Blue Jays are getting
- Daily Notes, Featuring the Miller's Tale
. Today's Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Milwaukee at Washington, 13:05 ET
Regarding the Original Miller's Tale
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a miller tells a story about a carpenter
- Saying Hello
Travis Sawchik has distinguished himself in recent years as one of the sharpest minds in baseball journalism, exhibiting his intelligence not only by way of his work for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- Matt Wieters and the Curse of the Tall Catcher
- The Pirates and Their Continuing Search for Velocity
- Cleveland's Inspired Front-Office Hire
- Pitching Cespedes: How Agents Negotiate in an Analytical Age
- Is Home-Field Advantage Becoming Endangered?
- That Time Joe Maddon Met Dabo Swinney
- Should the Rockies Again Invest in CarGo?
- Mariners Add Intriguing Arm in Shae Simmons
- The Suddenly Crowded Tampa Bay Outfield
- Could Scouting Use a Pivot to the Pacific?
- The Test Case That Is Blaine Boyer
- The Cardinals and the Joneses
- Jose Bautista and Defying the Curve
- Tyson Ross and Risk vs. Uncertainty
- Bagwell, Raines, and Rodriguez Enter the Hall
- Bo Knows Now
- Reds Flip Dan Straily, Marlins Buy In
- What Would a Post-Expansion MLB Look Like?
- Baseball's Embattled Middle Class
- The Daily Grind: Thor, Flande, Adonis, Miller
Daily DFS - Syndergaard, Strasburg
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Tillman, Shoemaker, Flande, Adonis, Miller
1. Daily DFS - Syndergaard, Strasburg
- Orioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider
It's been a frustrating offseason for Baltimore fans, he says to people who already know just how little the Orioles have done. Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis, Andrew Miller, and Nick Hundley have all
- Bradding Miller
Too big of a reach on the title?
As I tend to do on Sundays when considering a topic for my Monday post on shortstops, I was perusing the leaderboards and settled on Brad Miller as today's topic
- Miller's Tale
Spoiler Alert: We’re going to tell you two sentences from now where we come down on the subject of Brad Miller, enigmatic Mariner. Jump to the next paragraph if you don’t want to know until the end
- Devon Travis, Sign Stealer?
Devon Travis has been a pleasant surprise for the Jays this season, as he’s hit better than anyone could have expected out of the gate. Despite a horrible month of May when he tried to play through
- Travis Snider Has Patience
Patience. The subtle sense is higher than desire and will.— Travis Snider (@Lunchboxhero45) July 5, 2012
He's batting .316/.396/.557 in AAA. What more do the Blue Jays want?
- Mustache Watch: Travis Snider
us to the same notable stache -- that is, the one on the upper lip of Blue Jay Travis Snider.
There are multiple names for what we're seeing here with Mr. Snider, and you're surely thinking them
- Travis Wood's Improbable Run
Travis Wood has a 2.03 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. He's now thrown 53.1 innings and given up only 31 hits, striking out 36 opposing batters. Travis Wood will destroy all comers.
That's probably what
- The Inevitable Travis Shaw Regression
If Pablo Sandoval's shoulder injury, which cost him the entire 2016 season, didn't put an unofficial end to his time with the Boston Red Sox, then the emergence of Travis Shaw very well may have
- Travis Snider's Strikeouts
Travis Snider has been back in the major leagues for a little over a month now. Needless to say, he’s still on the learning curve. Over the last 30 days Snider is reaching base 32.7% of the time
- Prospect Watcher: Travis Snider
Toronto Blue Jays 12 Detroit Tigers 5
April 6, 2009 in Toronto (Night Game/Dome)
Travis Snider | LF | Toronto
Pitcher: Justin Verlander (RHP)
Situation: Leading off
- Proceed With Caution: OF Travis Snider
Travis Snider is one of the best high school bats from the 2006 draft and he's risen awfully quickly through Toronto's minor league system. Snider shot through three levels in 2008 and finished
- It's Rock Bottom for Shelby Miller
Shelby Miller just started his tenth game of the season. He has, to his name, all of one single quality start. It came a few weeks ago, in Atlanta, where Miller went to work against one of the worst
- What to make of Travis d'Arnaud
This week the Mets exchanged Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey for Blue Jays catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud (pronounced dar-no). The deal is logical for two teams moving in opposite directions
- Miller Time in Florida
Andrew Miller may have been the unluckiest pitcher in baseball in 2008.
Miller posted a 5.87 ERA in 107 innings, and eventually earned a ticket back to triple-A. However, Miller’s BABIP was .346
- Travis Snider's Demotion
The Toronto Blue Jays' 23-year-old outfielder Travis Snider managed to go one-for-four against the Texas Rangers yesterday, extending his hitting streak to five games, but that wasn't enough to keep
- Travis Snider in Pittsburgh
Travis Snider is now a Buc, and in the deepest of leagues, he's probably gone from your waiver wire already. And in the shallowest of leagues, even the biggest fan would have to admit that he's
- Can Travis Wood Be Trusted?
One of the more interesting keeper choices I have in one league this offseason is Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. It was late in my auction draft and I was looking for some unheralded young arms who
- Is Travis Shaw a Fantasy Asset?
ZiPS hates him and Steamer thinks he will be exactly average, albeit in limited plate appearances, but signs are pointing in the right direction for Travis Shaw. Shaw is currently competing
- Shelby Miller: Pseudo-Prospect
As a part of whatever their plan is, the Braves have reportedly made Shelby Miller available, and they're taking calls from almost everyone. Miller has three more years of team control, so
- Travis Snider Eats a Sandwich on Twitter
Sitting here at primanti bros. about to crush a Pitts-burgher cheese steak for you. Thank you fans, for all your support. #thisonesforyou— Travis Snider (@Lunchboxhero45) October 3, 2012
- Travis Wood Flirts With Perfection
On Saturday night, Cincinnati Reds lefty Travis Wood nearly became the third starting pitcher to twirl a perfect game during the 2010 season (well, technically fourth, but let's not beat a dead horse
- The Disappointments of Youth: Travis Snider
perhaps they ought to be -- that if everyone were to hit their strides at once, the Jays would be a force to be reckoned with.
One of the players that would make the biggest differences is Travis
- The Keeper Case for Travis d'Arnaud
mulling over your keepers. For me, no one quite draws my eye like Travis d’Arnaud, who I took in the last round of my 12-team, mixed H2H single-catcher league as a stasher and rode through what’s been
- Shelby Miller's Debut, Animated
Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was ranked fourth overall among all prospects by our Marc Hulet on his preseason top-100 list and within the top 10 on most other lists of that sort. Despite
- Andrew Miller's Vesting Option
- I would also accept "sneakiest" - one yet. As first reported by Alex Speier, Boston struck a deal with Andrew Miller that essentially circumvents the waiver process.
Here's the basics - Miller
- Buying High on Shelby Miller
Last year Shelby Miller had a sophomore slump that saw him be worth 0.5 WAR over the course of 31 starts, a very poor number for such a highly regarded prospect coming off of an impressive rookie
- Andrew Miller's MLB Return
For a 26-year-old with an even 300 innings pitched in the majors, Andrew Miller has worn many labels throughout his career. He was a college ace at North Carolina and a top-10 pick by the Tigers
- Andrew Miller's Iffy Future
Andrew Miller has two articles linked on his page. One directs to a RotoGraphs piece written by the Talented Mr. Bendix and clicking the other will lead to a detailed look at the tallest rotations
- Diagnosing Shelby Miller's Troubles
Shelby Miller just pitched six innings and allowed just two runs on Saturday. For a pitcher who entered that game having given up 22 runs in 23.1 innings -- while also recording as many walks
- Is Shelby Miller ready?
Yes. No. Maybe? I don't know. 2012 has been an enigmatic year for the 21-year-old Texan. After being rated highly coming into the year Shelby Miller is the not-so-proud owner of a 5.19 ERA
- Shelby Miller Looks Broken
Last October, Shelby Miller became something of a mystery. After spending the year in the Cardinals rotation and developing into one of the league's best young hurlers, Miller became nothing more
- Shelby Miller And Getting It Together
It’s almost as if at some point in 2012, someone attended one of Shelby Miller’s Triple-A outings and yelled, “Hey Shelby, get it together!”
Well, Miller has gotten it together, following up
- Brad Miller Is Worth Claiming
Unable to stomach Brendan Ryan and his .230 wOBA as the team's primary shortstop any longer, the Seattle Mariners have reportedly called up 23-year-old Brad Miller in an attempt to breathe some life
- Devon Travis Wants to Be the Rookie of the Year
. Taijuan Walker got the most votes for the American League Rookie of the Year, and his ERA's almost 7. Daniel Norris also got some meaningful support. Devon Travis got half as many votes as Norris
- Tightening Brad Miller's Leash
Brad Miller is no longer taking walks or getting hits. That’s obviously a problem, because it means he’s killing your team in average, failing to drive in runs and not getting on base to score runs
- Miller Time And Tropicana
A mixture of beer and orange juice is called a brass monkey. Occasionally, uncreative types will call it a beermosa. A mixture of Miller High Life and Tropicana orange juice is called disgusting
- FanGraphs Audio: Sam Miller
Sam Miller is editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus and co-author, with Ben Lindbergh, of The Only Rule Is It Has to Work. He's also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio
- Shelby Miller: Fixed?
that pitcher doesn't have any obvious checkmarks on the checklist? What do you say about Shelby Miller's up-and-down year so far?
Before I talk to any pitcher, I sketch out something like the following table
- Hot GIF: Travis Snider is Free
Since his most recent emancipation from the minor leagues, Travis Snider has been freely roaming left field, making -- as you can see, above -- highlight reel, and remarkably GIFable, defensive
- The Freshmen Report: Duffy, Souza, Travis
at the big league level in 2016. Starting pitcher Joe Ross, brother of Tyson Ross, has already reached the Majors and struck out 23 batters (with just two walks) in 20.1 innings.
Devon Travis, 2B, Blue
- How Will Travis Wood Fare in Chicago?
they view as having the potential to close games. In that deal, they jettisoned Travis Wood along with two youths to the Chicago Cubs, where he will likely slot in as the team's #3 starter behind Ryan
- Travis Jankowski and a Sub-Optimal Approach
, there are few players of interest on the Padres. The one I find most interesting, however, is Travis Jankowski.
Jankowski just delivered 2.1 WAR playing in 131 games, primarily in CF, making him a useful
- Travis Harrison: Nolan Arenado Revisited?
infield prospect I've seen in person. Cue Twins Travis Harrison and his uncanny resemblance to Arenado in a number of areas. To be clear, Travis Harrison is more a mini-version instead of equivalent
- Travis Snider in Adam Lind's Footsteps
Young Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider is off to another rough start. After spring rumblings that Snider would have to “earn his spot on the roster,” he apparently did so. After 34 plate
- Travis Hafner Reborn In Yankee Stadium
Travis Hafner is hitting like it's 2005. The 35-year-old has raced to a .318/.438/.667 line, replete with six home runs, three doubles and a triple in April. He has helped breathe life into a lineup
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Travis Snider
Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston recently stated that rookie phenom Travis Snider, only 21, would have to play himself off the team this spring. The left-handed outfielder rocketed through
- The Daily Grind: Travis, Norris, Davis
On Behavioral Framing
Daily DFS - Travis, Flores, Owings
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Norris, House, Canha, Davis
1. On Behavioral Framing
- My Favorite Andrew Miller Fact
Miller fun fact. Not just a fun fact -- my absolute favorite Andrew Miller fun fact, at least of the moment, at least as long as it's factual. It's not like you didn't already know that Andrew Miller
- Travis Hafner Finds a New Home
. With that in mind, the news that the Yankees are going to sign Travis Hafner – another righty-killing, defense-averse slugger well past his prime -- to be this year’s Ibanez makes a ton of sense.
- Travis Wood: Real Fantasy Pitcher?
In at least one way, Travis Wood was fantastic last season. He pitched to a 3.11 ERA over 32 starts and 200 innings. However, Wood was a source of great skepticism entering the 2014 season. His .248
- Can You Trust Shelby Miller?
Shelby Miller looked broken after his first two starts of the year. Though it's tough to overreact to just two starts, Miller did come with some concerns entering the season. After struggling down
- Travis Wood: NL Starting Pitcher
depth, but while Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster may soon leave NL-only owners grumbling about their loss of eligibility, Travis Wood is quietly asserting himself as a functional major leaguer
- The Travis d'Arnaud Era Has Begun
Ever since the Mets acquired top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud this offseason from the Blue Jays in exchange for R.A. Dickey, fantasy owners and fans alike have been counting down the days until
- Travis d'Arnaud: TDA less TBD
Here is Travis d'Arnaud before he was sent down on June 8th: .180/.271/.273/.241 (BA/OBP/SLG/wOBA).
Here is TDA after his return: .269/.315/.481/.346. He also tore it up (again) at Triple
- Andrew Miller at Nick Markakis Money
about trying to figure out why Markakis got so expensive. The numbers we have don't exactly support the full commitment.
Later today, or maybe tomorrow, Andrew Miller is likely to sign with a team
- Marvin Miller's Legacy, and the Decline of Labor
; — Interview with Marvin Miller, 2008, after asking the Hall of Fame to stop nominating him
Since Marvin Miller's death, there has been a small but respectful chorus of voices calling for Miller's
- Sam Miller Is the Boss of Word Clouds
It's without a trace of chagrin that I reproduce in these pages -- despite it having already been produced in everybody else's pages -- Sam Miller's word cloud experiment from his Angels Blog
- Travis d'Arnaud And Overreacting To Small Samples
one must constantly be searching for new market inefficiencies. One theory that I'm a big proponent of is capitalizing on reactions to small samples, specifically bad ones. As it turns out, Travis
- A More Aggressive Travis d’Arnaud
It seems to be fair to say that most fantasy baseball gamers didn’t have high expectations for Travis d'Arnaud this season. The New York Mets’ backstop went undrafted in nearly all rotisserie
- 2009 Impact Rookie: Adam Miller
What should we make of Adam Miller?
The right-handed pitching prospect has been frustrating the Cleveland Indians organization and its fans since he was selected out of a Texas high school
- Will Steinbrenner Beat Out Miller for HOF
of looking at the Veterans Committee vote, and specifically the absence of Marvin Miller from the Hall, the question comes down to either, “How can you not have Miller in the Hall of Fame?”, or “Miller’s
- Andrew Miller Is the Perfect Relief Pitcher
games against any good team is a massive challenge. And the idea of winning four straight against Andrew Miller's team seems downright impossible, because right now, Andrew Miller is basically
- Andrew Miller's Postseason Dominance in Context
This morning, I wrote about Andrew Miller's postseason dominance, and compared his current usage to how Mariano Rivera was deployed by the Yankees during their World Series runs. I noted Miller's
- The Kyle Schwarber-Andrew Miller Dance
on their World Series roster, and one of them is Ryan Merritt, the soft-tossing rookie that they're likely hoping they don't have to use. For all intents and purposes, Andrew Miller is the only lefty
- Important Life Questions And Brad Miller
. I've been dealing with a lot of this philosophical life stuff recently, and it's been difficult.
I'm talking, of course, about Brad Miller, and it seems I'm not alone, as the baseball community
- Breaking down Brad Miller for 2014
Believe it or not, when I solicited future shortstop topics last week, the name that came up the most was Brad Miller of the Seattle Mariners.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Miller just fine, and I
- Can The Braves Fix Shelby Miller?
The title of this post presupposes a few things -- that new Brave Shelby Miller is broken; that Shelby Miller can be fixed; that Shelby Miller has not yet been fixed; that some teams are more likely
- Shelby Miller, the Cutter, and Quality of Opposition
The past year has been a mixed bag for Shelby Miller. In these digital pages during 2014, Dave discussed him being broken during April, Eno postulated on whether he was fixed following the regular
- Andrew Miller's New Harder Slider
Miller's great slider: “For some reason his slider seems like he’s playing with it a little more," he told reporters Sunday. "I felt like I saw two different sliders. Sometimes it’s more of a short
- Andrew Miller and The Art of the Dumpster Dive
Facing one of the worst offenses in baseball last night, Andrew Miller yielded 10 baserunners, became the first pitcher to give up a home run to Orlando Hudson all season, and walked away
- Attempting to Rationalize the Shelby Miller Trade
to get at is this: the trade value on the open market for Dansby Swanson, Aaron Blair, and Ender Inciarte is much greater than one Shelby Miller, but if you are the Diamondbacks and presented one choice
- The Dream of the '70s Is Alive in Andrew Miller
of this enthusiasm regarding bullpen usage has been Cleveland left-hander Andrew Miller. And for good reason: not only has Miller been predictably effective, but he's also been ubiquitous. Following last
- Devon Travis Gets His Shot in Toronto
fans. While last year's cast of characters is still around, the team's opening day second baseman will be someone new: 24-year-old rookie Devon Travis, who secured the job by hitting .352/.397/.463
- Shelby Miller Gets Married, Pedicures
Sharing space with the lawyers, doctors, and management consultants with quirky artisanal side businesses in this weekend's New York Times weddings section was Shelby Miller, who married his
- Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Nunez & Miller
passed. If an owner has a big enough bench, they may want to pick up Arroyo as a handcuff for Nunez.
2017 Projection: 550 PA, .275 AVG, 12 HR, 30 SB, 70 Runs, 65 RBI
Brad Miller: 2017
- Let's Prevent the Inevitable Underrating of Devon Travis
-as-a-star. The guy flying under the radar as one of baseball’s best at his position without the national recognition. They want what Zobrist was in his heyday. What they want is Devon Travis
- Shelby Miller on Changing His Mix
Shelby Miller’s pitch usage changed last year. Per PITCHf/x, his cutter percentage jumped from 5.8% to 20.7% while his curveball percentage fell from 19.5% to 9.7%. He also employed his fastball
- Evaluating the Prospects in the Shelby Miller Trade
The Atlanta Braves continued dealing from their Major League roster this week, sending Shelby Miller and relief prospect Gabe Speier to the Arizona Diamondbacks for oufielder Ender Inciarte, recent
- Andrew Miller on the Evolution of his Slider
If you didn’t already know that Andrew Miller has a great slider, you do now. The lanky left-hander has been dominating the postseason. He’s also been garnering plenty of media attention, including
- FanGraphs Audio: Making Travis Sawchik's Acquaintance
Travis Sawchik is a former beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and author of the book Big Data Baseball. He's recently become a full-time employee of FanGraphs.com. He's also
- Devon Travis and the Especially Ludicrous Spray Chart
You've read the title. Hold that thought.
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired second baseman Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers last offseason. Having never played above Double-A prior to 2015
- Projecting the Prospects in the Shelby Miller Trade
As you've certainly heard by now, the Diamondbacks swung a deal for Shelby Miller (and Gabe Speier) on Wednesday night. The trade gives the D-Backs another bona-fide starter to slot behind
- Scouting the Yankees' Return for Andrew Miller
The package netted by Brian Cashman and the Yankees in exchange for Andrew Miller is headlined by two big names in OF Clint Frazier and LHP Justus Sheffield (both of whom project as average-or-better
- Mitch Moreland and Travis Shaw Are Offensive Doppelgangers
BOSTON'S BIG DAY
Cameron on Sale
Cistulli on Dubon
Laurila on Dubon
Longenhagen on Sale
Mitchell on Sale
Mitchell on Thornburg
Sullivan on Thornburg
Travis Shaw stepped in when
- Quick Looks at DeSclafani, Miller and Greene
him up. In a small sample in 2014, he had a 25% K% and 0% BB% as a reliever (8.2 IP).
Why I watched: He just got traded.
Game(s) Watched: 9/23/13 vs Cubs
- Projecting New Braves Prospect Travis Demeritte
A cursory glance at Travis Demeritte's stat line might lead one to think the he's an offensive beast. He's hit a powerful .272/.352/.583 at High-A this year, on the strength of an impressive 25
- Scouting New Braves Prospect Travis Demeritte
is skeptical of that prospect, as I am, acquiring a tooled-up middle infielder for two pieces you acquired at next to no cost represents a success for the rebuilding Braves. The newly acquired Travis Demeritte
- So You Want to Beat Andrew Miller: A Walkthrough
: the 6-foot-7 swamp monster that comes out of their bullpen the moment they get a lead by the name of Andrew Miller.
He just won the ALCS MVP. In this postseason, he's thrown 20 scoreless innings
- Yankees Flex Spending Power, Ink Andrew Miller
Miller would be worth Nick Markakis money. And now, Miller has been given Nick Markakis money, almost. He gets the same four years, but Miller's getting $36 million, not $44 million. This kind of contract