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  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/8/2017 -  2
    12:00 Travis Sawchik: Hello, everyone 12:00 Travis Sawchik: We need to talk 12:00 Travis Sawchik: So let's get started, shall we

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 4/17/2017 -  1
    ball guys, and those would be the arms most susceptible to the uppercut swing proliferation12:17Paul: Travis - how long do you wait until your inevitable "Let's look for guys who have started to hit

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/19/2017 -  4
    to baseball  ...12:04Joe Douglas: Hi Travis, Happy Monday.12:04Travis Sawchik: Happy Monday, JD ... Nice to see you at PitchTalks!12:04Leefoo: What is wrong with Gregory Polanco both

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/27/2017 -  1
    up arm strength12:18Ben: Excellent article today, Travis. QQ - I traded Paxton ($4), Shoemaker ($5) and Snell ($8) away in my AL only league for Kluber ($23)? Too much, square deal or did I crush?12

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/6/2017 -  3
    him catch 150 games this year?12:09Travis Sawchik: Ha. I'd guess 155 is the target12:10Sim: Travis! Who are some of your favorite tier 2 pitchers? ie. Tanaka, Salazar, Cole etc.12:10Travis Sawchik

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 4/24/2017 -  14
    if they were priced differently12:05Evil Goatee Travis: I don't want to pretend to veil a fantasy baseball question, but would you rather have a guy like Yadier Molina who plays almost every day or take

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/20/2017 -  0
    12:01Travis Sawchik: Greetings, everyone. Thanks for being here today. Let's begin Sawchik Chat VII ...12:01Moltar: Travis, I've been home recovering from nose surgery since wednesday and I'm going

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/15/2017 -  1
    . But he isn't expanding zone, he is missing pitches he typically does damage upon.12:52Ken: Hey Travis, thanks for the chat. Just wanted to chime in to thank you for that Thames piece, really enjoyed

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/27/2017 -  0
    : I like it. Eric Thames is going to hit some HRs in Miller Park .... I'm curious to see if he returns with a better approach that will lead to an OBP boost. Either way, he's worth a $1 bid

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/10/2017 -  0
    if he can discover his 2014-15 form .... And I think most people still think the Cubs are good and more likely to be buyers than sellers12:39another bad dynasty manager: Travis: are you surprised

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/14/2017 -  2
    : Devers is making Boston forget about Travis Shaw. On to your questions!12:04Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Travis, talk to me about the Nationals' chances.12:05Travis Sawchik: I thought they had evaporated

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/9/2017 -  2
    : Twins and Rockies12:25Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Travis, looking for your thoughts:https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-downside-of-baseballs-data-revolution...12:25Travis Sawchik: Can I borrow your log

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/13/2017 -  3
    of the elite prospects .... And in this market I might rather add an extra vet or two for cheap in hopes of flipping at the deadline12:07Keegan: Do you like Shelby Miller for this year?12:09Travis Sawchik: I

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/23/2017 -  11
    are connecting the Farrell-to-Cleveland dots ... I could see it. Farrell was  in Cleveland before, and the relationships are there.  Callaway is a loss, but Kluber/Carrasco/Bauer/Miller

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/30/2017 -  0
    on the intangibles Carson would add to a clubhouse12:16JJ: What type of package could CJ Cron fetch? Perhaps to the Rays they could slide Brad Miller to 2B and seem to have a surplus of starters.12

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/12/2017 -  6
    of an issue but he has power, eye, and enough D to become the AL's Stanton if not more12:15Matty P: Andrew Miller put out another fire yesterday for the Tribe. Should he be getting some Cy Young

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/25/2017 -  4
    in leverage situations, it could work but I'm not sure that role exists with  Allen, Miller, Smith and Shaw (Salazar?) already around12:11Rick Ross: Is Kipnis starting in CF and Urshela at 3rd

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/1/2017 -  3
    you that?), what do you think about Edwin? I'm worried because I'm a worrier. I loved your piece on Andrew Miller for The Athletic, btw (can I say that here?)12:35Travis Sawchik: Thanks! (I think, you

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/2/2017 -  4
    : Probably the great unintended consequence of replay .... but it is what it is12:09Stevil: Hi Travis. Do you believe McCutchen should be moved in the offseason, or is the Pirates' outfield situation too

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/6/2017 -  2
    . Even if they re-sign Joe Smith, wouldn't it make sense to use Danny Salazar in a relief role? With Tomlin coming back they have more than 5 SPs and Allen/Miller are FA's after 2018.1:04Travis

  • Travis Shaw, Breakout Hitter and Contrarian
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/18/2017 -  1
    PITTSBURGH -- Travis Shaw isn't caught up in trends. In a season when so many hitters are investigating their launch angles and trying to lift balls up into the mysterious jet stream that has

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat - 1/23/17
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/23/2017 -  3
    to get?12:06Travis Sawchik: Hammel, maybe? It's a tough time to be a decent but not great 30-something in the game12:06Closet Sox fan in Wrigleyville: Hey Travis. Is Yoan Moncada another overhyped

  • Andrew Miller Is Back, Never Really Left
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/29/2017 -  4
    Last year, perhaps without even knowing it, Andrew Miller became the father of a bullpen revolution. It was a year ago when Miller, entering multiple games in the fifth and sixth innings, helped

  • James Paxton Is Going to Win the 2017 AL Cy Young
    in Community by Brett Miller - 2/24/2017 -  4
    award winner. See you at the award ceremony — or the loony bin. Brett Miller does the agate page for the print edition of the Seattle Times. He is also a proud Washington State University alum

  • I Alone Can Make Felix Hernandez Great Again
    in Community by Brett Miller - 2/26/2017 -  1
    . Brett Miller does the agate page for the print edition of the Seattle Times. He is also a proud Washington State University alum, and good at drinking beer and taking criticism. Complain about

  • Pitch Movement Benchmarks
    in Community by Brendan Miller - 7/19/2014 -  5

  • Guillermo Heredia, Starting Center Fielder
    in Community by Brett Miller - 9/1/2017 -  0

  • The Battle of the 240-Million-Dollar Men
    in Community by Brett Miller - 9/28/2017 -  0

  • Daily Notes, Featuring the Miller's Tale
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/22/2012 -  4
    . 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

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/7/2017 -  4
    Sawchik: He has an outstanding glove ... So, yeah, if the bat would allow him to get 600 PAs12:26Avila not Avila: Acuna for Fulmer, who says no?12:26Travis Sawchik: Detroit12:26Charles: Hey Travis

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/29/2017 -  0
    Travis, in your article about Buxton from a few weeks ago I found it strange that only now did Molitor talk to him about his approach and swing, especially with him bouncing back and forth from

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/24/2017 -  0
    a "stand pat" deadline strategy would be wise for Detroit?12:03Travis Sawchik: I'd be looking to move Justin Wilson .... lot of teams have been interested in impact bullpen guys12:04Jacket: Hey Travis

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/22/2017 -  9
    , still learning the game (he's only 24!), and still a few years out from his prime. I do believe he's become more selective this year. He's zero-ing in pitch locations and crushing it12:26Los: Travis

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/13/2017 -  1
    playoff caliber team?12:07Travis Sawchik: Herrera, Franco, Nola, Velasquez, Eickhoff, Neris .... those guys, I think12:07Hector: Travis, I know spring training performances normally don't matter all

  • Finding and Building a Devenski
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/1/2017 -  24
    not to save their best arm, Andrew Miller, for the ninth inning, but rather to utilize him in high-leverage situations earlier in the game. Unlike the many other major-league pitchers watching

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/21/2017 -  5
    caution?12:04Travis Sawchik: I think robot and home plate umpires can coexist peacefully ... more on that in an upcoming post12:04Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Hello Travis! After explaining Wins Above

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/8/2018 -  2
    what he knows, would he prefer Didi or Ray?12:21Travis Sawchik: I'd get in the time machine and take Ray ... if that was available12:21Bobert: Travis what do you think the Dodgers should do

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/5/2017 -  0
    : How long will the Brewers hold off the Cubs in the division?12:50Travis Sawchik: 2-3 weeks12:51Travis Shaw: Travis shaw has been a fixture in the brewers lineup while the red sox still have noting

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/26/2017 -  10
    hitter than the pre-KBO player and he will have better days ahead12:04PTBNL: Travis - I completely agree with you that it's time for the Orioles to start tearing it down, their window is clearly closing

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/3/2017 -  4
    Sawchik: In the NL I would think it's extremely rare12:07Joe Douglas: Happy 4th, a day early.12:07Travis Sawchik: And to you, sir!12:07Michelle: Hey Travis! Thanks for chatting. What are your feelings

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/13/2017 -  3
    question: if you had the choice to start a major league career anywhere, where would you choose, Travis?12:27Travis Sawchik: Progressive Field is 13 miles from my home so ....12:27Travis Sawchik: But I love

  • LoMo Returns, Rays Continue Opportunistic Offseason
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/10/2017 -  18
    . The Rays are quietly one of the offseason's winners. It's expected that Brad Miller will move from first to second base and take on the lion's share of work there, though there are other internal

  • Did Game Seven Delay the Bullpen Revolution?
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/10/2017 -  17
    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

  • The Rays Should Remain Opportunistic
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/30/2017 -  9
    to Carter last week by Jon Heyman. There's still cheap offensive production available for opportunistic teams and the Rays have internal options from which to back-fill second base. Brad Miller

  • Cleveland Signs Logan, Keeps Winning Offseason
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/2/2017 -  6
    perhaps the game’s best left-handed reliever in Andrew Miller. Now they have two who can miss bats, and presumably Logan can fit a matchup role that will free Miller to be used in a more versatile

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/6/2017 -  2
    a big impact this season.12:17Travis Sawchik: Aaron Nola might have been the unluckiest pitcher in baseball last season. He's the closest thing we have to a RHP Rich Hill12:17Dan: First Travis chat

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/20/2017 -  5
    to pick up a few more mid-tier prospects at the deadline? They have some short term veterans.12:08Travis Sawchik: Yeah, I think that12:08Travis Sawchik: 's probably part of their plan12:09JRuby: Travis

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/28/2017 -  2
    ?12:12Travis Sawchik: 9/3/112:13Guest: Whats more realistic AVG/HR per 162 games for Byron Buxton -- .250/20 or .270/2512:13Travis Sawchik: I'm bullish12:13Mike: Agreed, Travis, a man could write many

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/18/2017 -  2
    moving, Travis!  Pittsburgh misses you.  Have you found a replacement for Mineo's yet?12:05Travis Sawchik: There are many things I will miss about Pittsburgh, incuding Mineo's

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/20/2017 -  2
    is a foregone conclusion.12:39Travis Sawchik: Depends on the prospects ... but if I'm, say, the Cardinals I doubt I'm landing Bryce Harper so my focus would be on Stanton12:40TumbleWeed: Travis, do you think MLB

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/27/2017 -  4
    think Toronto is a sleeper team for Ohtani . World-class city, large-ish market, high Asian-American (Asian-Canadian?) population and it's in the AL East ....12:06Bored Brad: Oh wise Travis, when

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/22/2018 -  1
    :30resumeman: Happy Monday Travis. Will you guys be putting those descriptive blurbs on all the players' pages again? I found those to be very useful. If you'll be doing that, do you know when they'll

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/17/2017 -  5
    to be the best pitch that was traded12:17Matt: % chance your % guesses are arbitrary and made up?12:17Travis Sawchik: I would say they were more intuitive than scientific12:18Oscar Obannon: Hey Travis

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/11/2017 -  4
    :13CamdenWarehouse: If you had a BBref page, would "The Prolific" Travis Sawchik be an official nickname?12:13Travis Sawchik: Probably only if Carson was willing to sponsor it12:14PTBNL: I don't think

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/16/2017 -  3
    of injuries but there is rarely any one player as valuable as an NFL QB to a team ... Trout might be the only equivalent1:02Mets fans: Travis thinks were favorites to get Harper? SWEEEEET1:03Travis Sawchik

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 12/4/2017 -  2
    player in the world can largely fly under the radar playing there?12:57Anthony: Which teams would Travis Sawchik, new GM, immediately tear down and rebuild (excluding teams as lready rebuilding)?12

  • Felipe Rivero Is Nearing the Elite
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/9/2017 -  18
    Britton, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, the sport's most dominant left-handed relievers. But Rivero is on the brink of joining their company. And if you're interested in who's occupying the ninth inning

  • Indians Win-Streak Facts
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/13/2017 -  29
    last year down its No. 2 and No. 3 starters in Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar. The Indians' run last fall was a MacGyver-like formula of Kluber, Andrew Miller, and duct tape. Fact: Cleveland

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 4/10/2017 -  2

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 12/18/2017 -  1

  • The Indians Look Like AL Favorites
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/1/2017 -  16
    Verlander. The Indians also finished August fourth in the majors in reliever WAR (1.3), and they did so without having relief ace Andrew Miller for much of the month. Indians general manager Mike

  • The Daily Grind: Travis, Padres, Haren
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/20/2015 -  12
    Agenda Farnsworth on Travis Daily DFS - Padres GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Haren, Walker, Hart, Inciarte Factor Grid 1. Farnsworth on Travis The Blue Jays are getting

  • The Decision Making of Game 4
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/29/2017 -  9
    of the Dodgers' lineup for a third time -- despite Morton’s well-documented issues when pitching deeper into a game -- a decision that allowed the tying run to score. https://twitter.com/Travis_Sawchik

  • Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz, Remain Interesting
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/19/2017 -  7
    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

  • Miguel Sano's Little Adjustment Could Mean Big Things
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 4/11/2017 -  7
    recalled the exchange last month for Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. From Miller's piece: Tatis, whose son Fernando Jr. is a top prospect in the Padres organization, watched Sano take batting practice

  • The Rays Have a Road Map, Require Urgency
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/20/2017 -  8
    , 28th in MLB), where Plan A, Brad Miller, has seen his power evaporate while dealing with a nagging groin injury for much of the season. The Rays have a collective .198/.311/.326 slash line

  • Invention Shouldn't Require Necessity
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/5/2017 -  40
    combined to go 7.1 innings. An average of fewer than 2.0 innings each! Joel Sherman wrote in the New York Post that, like Andrew Miller a year ago in Cleveland, Robertson expressed his willingness

  • Pitching Labels Are Increasingly Irrelevant
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/16/2017 -  24
    in an elimination game and the Indians creatively employed Andrew Miller in the late summer and October to nearly advance to a World Series title, it seems managers (and, by extension, the clubs

  • Yasmani Grandal's Lone MVP Vote and Voting's Future
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/12/2017 -  34
    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

  • The Trade Deadline Isn't As Important As We Think
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 7/31/2017 -  20
    traded reached 2 WAR and only seven players — Andrew Miller (1.6 WAR), Ricky Nolasco (1.4), Ivan Nova (1.4), Rich Hill (1.3), Mark Melancon (1.2), Aroldis Chapman (1.1) and Brad Ziegler (1.0) — produced

  • The Curious Cases of the Relievers Who were not Traded
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/1/2017 -  34
    for Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, they were certainly disappointed. In this year’s deadline market, the Yankees gave up less for 2.5 years of control over Gray than they enjoyed in return

  • Three Days in Cincinnati
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/2/2017 -  9
    Cincinnati. [embed]https://twitter.com/Travis_Sawchik/status/515638859259187200[/embed] Sometime around 3 p.m. on Friday, I passed through security check, entered the concrete bowels of the Great

  • Tony Cingrani Needs a New Pitch, Is Working on It
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/23/2017 -  3
    of aerodynamic filth” by former-BP-writer-turned-Cubs-scout Jason Parks. Imagine Andrew Miller with another weapon or Joe Ross with a much-needed changeup. But perhaps no one needs a new pitch more than

  • The Fastball Is Back This Postseason
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 10/19/2017 -  5
    pitches. A combination of Andrew Miller’s slider and Corey Kluber’s breaking-ball combination nearly delivered a World Series title for Cleveland. These playoffs have been different, however

  • Winter Meetings Live Blog, Day 1
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 12/11/2017 -  0
    & it being a 2 year deal.  High ceiling.  Do you think the Cubs are better off using him in a high leverage Andrew Miller-type role & bringing in a Reed/Kintzler type for a clean 9th? 

  • Tyler Glasnow's Considerable Stride and Crucial Small Steps
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/27/2017 -  9
    fit in bullpens (see: Andrew Miller) and while there are few 6-foot-8 starting pitchers in the majors, many pitching coaches and evaluators believe it takes more time for taller pitchers to learn

  • All Arrows Pointing Up for Diamondbacks Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/23/2017 -  10
    not be the guy he was before Tommy John. Miller, Walker, and Bradley were all top prospects but have had significant growing pains in the majors. Ray is probably the only one of the group who looks better now

  • What Teams Are Stuck In Between?
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/24/2017 -  36
    . But the Shelby Miller trade negatively effected the club’s long-term outlook. Keith Law rated the farm system as the game's worst and notes there is no shortcut in quickly adding young talent unless

  • Dylan Bundy Looks Ready to Breakout
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/7/2017 -  18
    did not walk a batter. He was able to throw all four of his pitches, including what is perhaps the most interesting new pitch experiment east Andrew Miller’s changeup this spring. Perhaps most

  • Are the Yankees on the Verge of a Clubhouse Culture Shift?
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/31/2017 -  20
    Series." The Yankees did finish the season 32-26 after trading away Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran at the deadline. And that “family” culture, that desire to spend more time around

  • Curiosity Might Kill the Home-Run Spike
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/22/2017 -  18
    and more interested in finding answers to his questions. Hughes watches most games from the left-center, where the home bullpen at Miller Park is located. And it's there that the conversation has

  • The Yankees and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/24/2017 -  50
    , and Andrew Miller prior to the deadline. Back in March, I detailed how Cashman sold a rare Yankees rebuild. Of course, this wasn't a dramatic teardown in Florida/Miami Marlins-fashion. The Yankees were still

  • Buster Posey and Public Displays of Disaffection
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/25/2017 -  56
    Miller reported back in 2013 for ESPN. From the story: If the gregarious lefthanded reliever "helps" the third baseman hit two extra home runs -- if inducing happiness can be measured

  • Jake McGee Knows His Spin Rates
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/16/2017 -  2
    . McGree ranks 16th in among major leaguers in FIP- (51) and 23rd in K-BB% (25.2 points). After Andrew Miller, he has been about as dominant as any left-handed reliever in the game and it is pivot

  • Max Scherzer Is Mastering the Near Miss
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 6/22/2017 -  8
    , trailing only Wood and a collection of relievers including Chris Devenski, Corey Knebel, Andrew Miller, and Felipe Rivero. That's pretty good company. Scherzer ranked 26th overall and fourth

  • Cleveland's Rotation Is Distancing Itself from the Pack
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 8/17/2017 -  5
    1948 with just one more healthy rotation option. They reached Game 7 with Kluber, Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, and duct tape. Their rotation is healthy now. It’s been the most productive in the game

  • The Yankees Are Built to Bullpen the Wild Card Game
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/28/2017 -  25
    there's something to the idea of disrupting routines, too, though I have my doubts. For instance, Andrew Miller didn’t melt down when employed in something other than non-save, non-ninth-inning

  • We've Reached Peak Shift
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/9/2017 -  23
    . They produced a historic defensive campaign and converted a remarkable percentage of batted balls (74.5%) into outs. It was the best rate since 1950, as Sam Miller noted in an ESPN piece last year

  • Managing Decisions and an MLB Team
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 5/8/2017 -  18
    had a bad process, I will beat myself up.” Hinch mentioned a situation when Brian McCann faced Andrew Miller later in a game earlier in the series. After the game, he thought he perhaps should

  • Is This Age of Competitive Balance Sustainable?
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 2/20/2017 -  47
    , Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Andrew Miller all become free agents -- that buying power will become a major story line. Last summer, Craig Edwards wrote that money is buying wins again in 2016

  • How Brian Cashman Sold the Yankees' Rebuild
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 4/3/2017 -  22
    prospects in the game -- the Yankees sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland on July 31 in exchange for highly rated prospects Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield. The next day, Cashman sent Ivan Nova

  • Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat - 1/9/17
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/9/2017 -  0
    , 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
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/16/2017 -  6
    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

  • The Daily Grind: Thor, Flande, Adonis, Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2015 -  8
    Agenda Daily DFS - Syndergaard, Strasburg GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Tillman, Shoemaker, Flande, Adonis, Miller Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Syndergaard, Strasburg

  • Bradding Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Brett Talley - 6/22/2015 -  17
    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
    in RotoGraphs by The Birchwood Brothers - 6/17/2015 -  11
    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

  • Orioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 1/28/2015 -  33
    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

  • Shelby Miller is Trying to Salvage the Shelby Miller Trade
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/27/2017 -  48
    The Shelby Miller trade. Those four words haunt the Arizona Diamondbacks, and that one deal probably cost the last Arizona front office their jobs. It's the worst transaction any team has made

  • It's Rock Bottom for Shelby Miller
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/25/2016 -  45
    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

  • Miller Time in Florida
    in RotoGraphs by Peter Bendix - 11/14/2008 -  2
    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

  • Shelby Miller: Pseudo-Prospect
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/1/2015 -  26
    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

  • Brad Miller 3.0
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/2/2017 -  6
    Last year’s age 26 breakout power season from Brad Miller was one of the more surprising aspects of last season. Power was up across the board in 2016, but to go from a career high of 11 home runs

  • Shelby Miller's Debut, Animated
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/6/2012 -  17
    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
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/21/2011 -  69
    - 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
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/11/2015 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/21/2011 -  1
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/15/2010 -  9
    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
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/9/2016 -  12
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 8/17/2012 -  6
    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

  • Devon Travis, Sign Stealer?
    in Community by Mike Jackson - 7/24/2015 -  9
    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

  • Shelby Miller Looks Broken
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/11/2014 -  62
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 12/31/2013 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 6/28/2013 -  43
    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

  • Buying Shelby Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 4/10/2017 -  30
    current velocity. What if that velocity improves? Well, then we should probably increase our expectations. So when I was reading of Shelby Miller's velocity surge during spring training, my interest

  • Tightening Brad Miller's Leash
    in RotoGraphs by Blake Murphy - 4/22/2014 -  29
    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

  • Travis Snider Has Patience
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/12/2012 -  5
    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? (I have

  • Miller Time And Tropicana
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/20/2015 -  6
    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
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/26/2016 -  2
    Episode 677 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?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/15/2014 -  9
    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

  • Mustache Watch: Travis Snider
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/2/2011 -  23
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/15/2013 -  14
    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

  • Is It Time To Trust Travis Shaw?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 6/28/2017 -  3
    that have been essential to their rise in the National League Central, Travis Shaw has been a consistent source of offense, as well as quietly representing one of the more impactful offseason

  • The Inevitable Travis Shaw Regression
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 5/18/2016 -  6
    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
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2009 -  13
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 4/7/2009 -  6
    -mailing me. Toronto Blue Jays 12 Detroit Tigers 5 April 6, 2009 in Toronto (Night Game/Dome) Travis Snider | LF | Toronto At-Bat 1: Pitcher: Justin Verlander (RHP) Situation: Leading off

  • My Favorite Andrew Miller Fact
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/26/2016 -  22
    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

  • Can You Trust Shelby Miller?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 4/23/2014 -  9
    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

  • Proceed With Caution: OF Travis Snider
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Budreika - 12/24/2009 -  9
    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

  • The Divergent Travis Shaw
    in Community by Brian Southwell - 6/27/2017 -  3
    to an even more modest half-game lead over the second place Cubs in the NL Central. One Brewer that seems to be slightly less talked-about than those listed above is third baseman Travis Shaw. Shaw

  • What to make of Travis d'Arnaud
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 12/21/2012 -  12
    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

  • The Closest Thing to Andrew Miller's Slider
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/27/2017 -  9
    : Andrew Miller's slider is one of the best pitches in baseball, yes? Miller is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and he just threw his slider more than half of the time. Miller's secondary pitch

  • Travis Snider Eats a Sandwich on Twitter
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 10/10/2012 -  3
    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

  • Andrew Miller at Nick Markakis Money
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/4/2014 -  29
    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
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 11/29/2012 -  28
    ; — 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
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/24/2011 -  2
    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 Snider's Demotion
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 4/29/2011 -  59
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/31/2012 -  14
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/8/2014 -  6
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/24/2016 -  1
    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

  • PITCHf/x Forensics: Shelby Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Sonne - 4/28/2017 -  1
    Shelby Miller Considering Tommy John After Diagnosis Of Flexor Strain, Torn UCL https://t.co/0ZNwyt5CMO pic.twitter.com/9iCdR2ZnBc — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) April 27, 2017 Poor

  • The Problem With Starting Travis Wood
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/14/2017 -  11
    Yesterday, the Royals reportedly agreed to a two year, $12 million contract with free agent left-hander Travis Wood, helping round out a pitching staff that needed some additional depth due

  • Travis Wood Flirts With Perfection
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/11/2010 -  2
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 1/31/2012 -  3
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Karl de Vries - 9/23/2014 -  6
    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

  • 2009 Impact Rookie: Adam Miller
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 3/10/2009 -  0
    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

  • Is Brad Miller a Dynasty League Buy?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 2/14/2017 -  2
    dynasty league that I own Miller in and could use steals, I offered him straight up for Eduardo Nunez. My offer was declined, which I think speaks to how some value the two players, but more