- Leveraging the Orioles Bullpen
- The Top Five Yankee Second Basemen
- Jose Altuve, Jake McGee, Tyler Flowers: Mining the Minors
as the trade deadline nears.
Tyler Flowers, White Sox C
Talent Rating: 7
Cling Factor: 9
Flowers, 25, was once a highly-touted catching prospect who was expected to take over South Side starting duties
- 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
- April Surprise: Tyler Chatwood
As the calendar turns from April to May, perhaps the biggest surprise in all of baseball has been the batting performance of Colorado Rockie Tyler Chatwood. With an on-base percentage of 1.000
- Tyler Colvin: League Leader
Spend a little while thinking about Tyler Colvin. Since you're all FanGraphs readers, I'm going to assume that you're at least somewhat familiar with who he is. That is, if you think about the things
- Tyler Colvin's Big Chance
in January. In 2002 came Matthew Clanton, Chadd Blasko, Luke Hagerty, and Bobby Brownlie. The next few years brought Ryan Harvey, Mark Pawelek, and then Tyler Colvin – who seemingly just made the Cubs opening
- Tyler Clippard As Closer
With Drew Storen attempting to return at the All-Star break, manager Davey Johnson stated he is opting for a "closer by committee" approach to the ninth inning in Washington. Tyler Clippard received
- Tyler Clippard's Deceptive Results
A glance at Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard's numbers will certainly impress. He has appeared in 16 games and has thrown 23.2 innings, allowing just two runs during that span. It looks like the low
- The Development of Tyler Chatwood
Tyler Chatwood has emerged as the best pitcher on the Colorado Rockies. Through 44.2 innings, Chatwood already has accumulated 1.4 WAR. Jorge de la Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin may rank ahead of him
- Tyler Skaggs is Not Trevor Bauer
There was no such clamor for Tyler Skaggs, despite the fact that he’s been nearly as good as Bauer in the minors this season. Their WHIP and ERA figures are close -- Skaggs’ WHIP was slightly better
- 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
- Tyler Colvin's Rookie Year
Tyler Colvin entered spring training as a mid-range prospect looking to land a spot on the Chicago Cubs' bench. But the 24-year-old has done far more than simply make the roster. Roaming all three
- Demystifying Tyler Glasnow
Pirates righthanded pitcher Tyler Glasnow stayed put at the trade deadline, but not before being tossed around as a centerpiece of many a trade rumor. His name, therefore, has penetrated
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Tyler Skaggs: Stuff-Versus-Stats
To write that Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs is very good isn't exactly going out on a limb. However, with the young lefty ranking no lower than number-21 on major prospect lists
- 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
- 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
- Yankees' Tyler Austin Breaks Out
With 13 home runs and a 1.032 OPS entering today's action, it's safe to say Yankees outfield prospect Tyler Austin has officially broken out. Considering the Georgia native opened the season
- First-Round Woes: Tyler Colvin
With his recent promotion to the Majors, there have been a lot of questions being asked about the Cubs' outfield prospect Tyler Colvin. The Clemson University product was originally selected
- Tyler Austin: All-Around Athlete
Tyler Austin ended 2012 being named the Yankees 'Minor League Player of the Year', after level-jumping four times, with a two-game stint for Double-A Trenton. He began this year in Double
- 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
- Q&A: Nationals Closer Tyler Clippard
Tyler Clippard was the winning pitcher in last year’s All-Star game. That might come as a surprise to casual fans, because the Washington Nationals set-up-man-turned-closer isn’t exactly a household
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- GIF: Maybe I Should Re-Think My Position on Tyler Skaggs
I saw Tyler Skaggs. He was 89-90 on the fastball, the curve was good, but the changeup sucked. I saw Tyler Skaggs.
What? That's his changeup now? And he was 92-93? Who's this?
- FanGraphs Audio: The New York Times' Tyler Kepner
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with national baseball writer for the New York Times, Tyler Kepner.
Don't hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence
- 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
- In-Game Update: Tyler Colvin and wOBA by Count
That footage you see there is of Chicago Cub outfielder and No. 8 hitter Tyler Colvin swinging and missing at a pitch from the newest of St. Louis Cardinals, Edwin Jackson, in the second inning
- 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
- 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
- Daily Notes: Top Prospect Tyler Skaggs to Debut
debut of top prospect Tyler Skaggs.
Regarding Tyler Skaggs, Who That Is
Tyler Skaggs is a 21-year-old left-hander (although, because of his July birthday, one currently in just his age-20 season
- 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
- 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
- Tyler Flowers and Patrick Corbin: Waiver Wire
should consider whether you considered them to have decent upside before the season started. Tyler Flowers and Patrick Corbin are two players that fit that bill less than a week into the season
- Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard Are Real People
-year deal, it caught nearly everyone in the baseball world by surprise.
Storen saw the news online and immediately called his good friend and roommate, Tyler Clippard, who happens
- Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making
Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin have several things in common. Most notably, they’re among the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Both are outfielders with the potential to become
- Prospects Tyler Moore, Pat Corbin Receive the Call
Corbin, 22, was off to a very nice start in double-A, although he doesn't possess the same ceiling as fellow top prospects Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs. Prior to the season Corbin was ranked sixth
- Tyler Skaggs and Randall Delgado: Waiver Wire
Tyler Skaggs and Randall Delgado have arrived. Given their status as prospects, both pitchers should have already drawn some interest in most fantasy leagues. At the same time, owners have probably
- Cubs, Rockies Swap Ian Stewart and Tyler Colvin
, sending OF Tyler Colvin and INF DJ LeMahieu for 3B Ian Stewart and minor league RP Casey Weathers.
As my colleague Eric Seidman said to me in great confidence: "Cubs acquire Ian Stewart in the most
- Digging Deep: Andrew Werner and Tyler Cloyd
league. Two guys I like this week are Andrew Werner of the Padres and Tyler Cloyd of the Phillies. Both have decent strikeout rates in a small number of innings, so there is a chance they help even
- Shortstop Updates: Martin Prado and Tyler Greene
in a freak injury two weeks ago. Before the injury he had been spending more time at third base anyway thanks to the Astros trading for Tyler Greene on August 9th. Since the trade Greene has started nearly
- 2011 Proves Rocky for Rockies Tyler Matzek
Late in the 2010 season, I caught my third start of Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Matzek in Savannah against the Sand Gnats. At the time, Matzek was quietly floundering at the level
- 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
- 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
- Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Indians First-Round Pick
Tyler Naquin has “future batting champion“ written all over him. The Cleveland Indians selected the 21-year-old outfielder with the 15th-overall pick of this year’s draft, and his sweet, left-handed
- 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
- Q&A: Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians Outfield Prospect
A month after being drafted 15th overall in 2012, Tyler Naquin talked about how his approach to hitting is “very simple” and about how he’d “never had a hitting instructor.” A little more than 18
- The Path to Tyler Chatwood Having Fantasy Value
If you look at anything other than ERA, it's obvious that Tyler Chatwood wasn't very good last year. Sure, his 3.15 ERA was the 24th best ERA among the 128 starters with 110 or more innings (Chatwood
- Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky
With a glaring hole at shortstop, the Atlanta Braves are poised to hand the position over to an untested rookie who has consistently exceeded scouts' expectations. Tyler Pastornicky worked his way up
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- One Night Only: C.J. Wilson's WAR
Minnesota (7) at Texas (8) | 8:05pm ET
Twins: Brian Duensing (6)
84.1 IP, 5.12 K/9, 2.03 BB/9, .249 BABIP, 53.6% GB, 6.3% HR/FB, 3.99 xFIP
Rangers: C.J. Wilson (3
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- No Bear Market: Tyler Colvin Gets Fantasy Boost After Trade Deadline
league owners are still debating whether or not Fukudome and his .364 OBP are worth a claim, the better potential fantasy value remains in Chicago as Tyler Colvin gets another shot this season to prove
- Brian Wilson Presents: The Best of Casey Blake
- 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
- 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
- Jordan Lyles, Brandon Belt and Tyler Colvin: Mining the Minors
consideration as a spot starter at 1B, OF or Utility.
Tyler Colvin, Cubs OF
Minor-League statistics: .260 BA; .783 OPS; 1 HR; 8 RBIs; 13:2 K:BB over 50 ABs
Talent Rating: 7
Cling Factor: 8
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Video: Brian Wilson, Cody Ross & Internet Sensation Keenan Cahill