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  • Breakout Breakdown: Mallex Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 11/8/2018 -  1
    In the first significant trade of the offseason, the Rays sent Mallex Smith and outfield prospect Jake Fraley to the Mariners for Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia and minor-league lefty Michael

  • Al Melchior's 2018 Tout Wars Team Review: The Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 10/12/2018 -  2
    13 1 10 12 14 50 Al Melchior 11 8 4 13 10 46 Jeff Zimmerman 8.5 10 5 10 11 44.5 Scott Engel 10 12 9 4 9 44 Ron Shandler 7 2 12 11 12 44 Derek

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL Central
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/18/2010 -  7
    . Favorite AL Central Draft: Cleveland.

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL West
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/19/2010 -  2
    on draft day. For a team that was facing such financial questions in June, spending this much on the draft was a welcome surprise. Favorite AL West Draft: Texas. Least Favorite: Seattle.

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL East
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/20/2010 -  21
    their farm system, and I think it will start paying dividends soon. Favorite AL East Draft: Boston. Honorable Mention: Toronto. Least Favorite: New York.

  • The Overlooked Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 4/8/2015 -  6
    approximately 8% of your allotted budget. The AL West has a good number of pitchers for Smith to pick on as LAA, TEX, HOU and OAK all project right-handers as three of their top five starting pitchers

  • Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/1/2008 -  3
    it was time to rebuild and sent Haren to the desert for six prospects: Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Gregory Smith, Aaron Cunningham, and Chris Carter. Many had only heard of Eveland

  • Fozzie Bear Hired to Write AL Game Wraps
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/15/2013 -  15
    old, writing their AL counterparts? Has MLB decided to market the junior circuit as their "fun" league? How long can this possibly continue before the eyeballs of Internet readers everywhere rupture

  • Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/21/2012 -  9
    to see how Monday goes, AL-only players may want to make the proactive move and then dump him if need be rather than risk missing out on one of the most firmly establish pieces of fantasy kryptonite

  • Doggerel Playoff Recap: AL Wild Card Game
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 10/3/2013 -  4

  • Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
    in FanGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/8/2011 -  22
    clubs to AL Central titles. Those moves weren’t nearly enough to save his job, however, as Parker Hageman of Over the Baggy and Star Tribune’s TwinsCentric blog notes. According to Hageman, Smith’s

  • Bullpen Report: July 2, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/2/2018 -  6
    inning and Will Smith wound up with a save. The pattern was not really that clear cut. In both games, there were no right-handed hitters due up for the Diamondbacks in the eighth inning. While

  • Skyrocket Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/19/2013 -  7
    The Rocket's glare. That's him at top left. Today is the 145th birthday of Skyrocket Smith, first baseman for the 1888 Louisville Colonels, and namesake of my next-born child. These Colonels

  • Bullpen Report: August 27, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/27/2018 -  3
    on Thursday, was his best to date since going on the DL. After pitching on three consecutive days, Will Smith was unavailable to lock down the Giants' 3-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday

  • Fantasy Relievers on Non-Contenders: Giants
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 1/7/2019 -  5
    Whether you're measuring by WAR, SIERA or saves plus holds, Will Smith and Tony Watson were the Giants' most valuable relievers in 2018. (If we include non-qualifiers, Pablo Sandoval had the lowest

  • Bullpen Report: April 5, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/6/2017 -  9
    Darren O'Day Boston Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings Cincy

  • Bullpen Report: April 7, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/8/2017 -  5
    Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings Cincy Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen Cleveland Cody

  • Bullpen Report: April 26, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/27/2017 -  16
    Farquhar saddled Colome with the loss by walking in the winning run on four pitches to Seth Smith. It was an ugly outing for Colome overall, but the two runs he was charged with were his first earned

  • Bullpen Report: May 3, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/4/2017 -  5
    Zach Britton Brad Brach Darren O'Day Boston Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Hector Rondon Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson

  • Bullpen Report: May 5, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/6/2017 -  14
    Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez Mauricio Cabrera Baltimore Zach Britton Brad Brach Darren O'Day Boston Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL

  • Bullpen Report: May 10, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/11/2017 -  15
    Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Hector Rondon Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones Cincy

  • Bullpen Report: May 12, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/13/2017 -  2
    Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Hector Rondon Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones Cincy Raisel

  • Bullpen Report: May 17, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/18/2017 -  10
    Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Hector Rondon Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones Cincy Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew

  • Bullpen Report: August 23, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/24/2017 -  1
    an AL-record consecutive save streak of 60. The prior lack of blown saves overshadowed Britton's struggles since his return from a DL stint for a forearm strain on July 5. Over that stretch, he has

  • Bullpen Report: August 2, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/3/2017 -  15
    OPS allowed. Bryan Shaw has struggled lately, so newly-acquired Joe Smith could slide into the primary setup role. Smith made a triumphant return to the Indians on Tuesday with two scoreless innings

  • Bullpen Report: June 29, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/29/2018 -  3
    by allowing DJ LeMahieu's two-run homer. After the game, Bruce Bochy told beat reporter Ann Killion that Tony Watson was "in the mix" to close. Killion also suggested in her piece that Will Smith

  • Bullpen Report: April 12, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/13/2017 -  4
    Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings Cincy Raisel Iglesias

  • Bullpen Report: April 14, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/15/2017 -  9
    Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Dan Jennings Cincy Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

  • Bullpen Report: April 19, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/20/2017 -  6
    Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David Robertsonon Nate Jones Dan Jennings Cincy Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

  • Bullpen Report: April 21, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/22/2017 -  5
    Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton Boston Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHI (NL) Wade Davis Pedro Strop Koji Uehara CHI (AL) David

  • Fantasy Relievers on Non-Contenders: Tigers
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 2/1/2019 -  2
    the likes of Will Smith and Cody Allen? Owners who stashed Jimenez last season while waiting for Greene to get demoted from the closer's role or traded were rewarded with a grand total of three saves

  • Bullpen Report: August 18, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/19/2017 -  4
    career hit) and a Seth Smith walk, the Angels' manager turned the game over to Keynan Middleton. The 23-year-old rookie promptly coughed up a Tim Beckham single and a Manny Machado grand slam (his

  • Bullpen Report: September 14, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/14/2018 -  3
    hit for Jerry Blevins, Mattingly summoned former closer Kyle Barraclough. Mickey Callaway countered with another pinch-hitter, Dominic Smith. Barraclough induced a weak grounder, but two pitches later

  • Bullpen Report: July 16, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/16/2018 -  5
    it stranger yet, the Twins were down by three runs. Rodney did his job, though, getting Carlos Gomez and Mallex Smith out while stranding two runners left by starter Fernando Romero. The Twins rallied

  • Bullpen Report: May 24, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/25/2017 -  9
    Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Carl

  • Bullpen Report: May 26, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/27/2017 -  1
    Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Carl Edwards Jr. Hector Rondon CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael

  • Bullpen Report: May 31, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/1/2017 -  11
    Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Carl Edwards Jr. Hector Rondon CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen

  • Bullpen Report: June 2, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/3/2017 -  2
    Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Carl Edwards Jr. Hector

  • Bullpen Report: June 7, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/8/2017 -  9
    Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate

  • Bullpen Report: June 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/10/2017 -  8
    Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Darren O'Day Mychal Givens Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl

  • Bullpen Report: June 11, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/12/2017 -  6
    Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias

  • Bullpen Report: June 13, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/14/2017 -  6
    Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew

  • Bullpen Report: June 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/17/2017 -  4
    JJ Hoover ATL Jim Johnson Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Mychal Givens Richard Bleier Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith

  • Bullpen Report: June 21, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/22/2017 -  8
    Mychal Givens Richard Bleier Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy

  • Bullpen Report: June 23, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/24/2017 -  14
    Brach Mychal Givens Richard Bleier Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson

  • Bullpen Report: June 28, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/29/2017 -  11
    Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Mychal Givens Richard Bleier Zach Britton BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Joe Kelly Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr

  • Bullpen Report: July 5, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/6/2017 -  4
    BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Joe Kelly Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN

  • Bullpen Report: July 7, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/8/2017 -  9
    ATL Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez Sam Freeman Arodys Vizcaino BAL Brad Brach Zach Britton Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Joe Kelly Carson Smith CHC Wade

  • Bullpen Report: July 14, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/15/2017 -  12
    Jose Ramirez Sam Freeman Arodys Vizcaino BAL Brad Brach Zach Britton Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl

  • Bullpen Report: July 17, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/18/2017 -  8
    Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen

  • Bullpen Report: July 21, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/22/2017 -  0
    Arodys Vizcaino Jose Ramirez BAL Brad Brach Zach Britton Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr

  • Bullpen Report: July 26, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/27/2017 -  12
    Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Tyler Clippard Dan Jennings Gregory Infante Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

  • Bullpen Report: July 28, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/29/2017 -  3
    BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Joe Kelly Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Koji Uehara Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Tyler Clippard Gregory

  • Bullpen Report: August 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/10/2017 -  7
    Givens Brad Brach BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Justin Wilson Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Tyler Clippard Gregory Infante Jake Petricka Nate

  • Bullpen Report: August 11, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/12/2017 -  11
    Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Justin Wilson Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Tyler Clippard Gregory Infante Jake Petricka Nate Jones CIN Raisel

  • Bullpen Report: August 24, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/25/2017 -  6
    Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Juan Minaya Gregory Infante Jake Petricka Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Drew Storen

  • Bullpen Report: August 30, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/31/2017 -  2
    BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Juan Minaya Gregory Infante Jake Petricka Nate Jones CIN Raisel

  • Bullpen Report: August 31, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/1/2017 -  0
    Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl

  • Bullpen Report: September 5, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/6/2017 -  1
    Bradley David Hernandez ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith

  • Bullpen Report: September 7, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/8/2017 -  0
    ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Brad Brach Mychal Givens BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis

  • Bullpen Report: September 13, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/14/2017 -  5
    Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Juan Minaya Danny Farquhar Gregory Infante Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Kevin

  • Bullpen Report: September 14, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/15/2017 -  1
    Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Juan Minaya Danny Farquhar Gregory Infante Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen

  • Bullpen Report: September 20, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/21/2017 -  1
    BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr. CWS Juan Minaya Danny Farquhar Gregory Infante Nate Jones CIN

  • Bullpen Report: June 6, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/6/2018 -  3
    in the eighth inning...Seranthony Dominguez has yet to allow a run or a walk in his 14.2 major league innings. He pitched in a non-save situation in the Phillies' 6-1 win over the Cubs...Joe Smith has bounced

  • Bullpen Report: June 11, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/11/2018 -  2
    list on Sunday. The Astros placed Joe Smith on the DL with right elbow soreness, while the Nationals put Brandon Kintzler on the DL with a right forearm flexor strain. The Rockies' Scott Oberg has been

  • Bullpen Report: June 20, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/20/2018 -  10
    on Tuesday night. With Tony Watson apparently off after pitching on consecutive days, Will Smith pitched the eighth inning and stayed in to begin the ninth with lefties J.B. Shuck and Derek Dietrich

  • Bullpen Report: June 21, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/21/2018 -  5
    of the season...Ken Giles pitched the ninth inning with the Astros holding a 5-1 lead over the Rays. He created some tension by walking Mallex Smith and allowing a Carlos Gomez single, but he stranded

  • Bullpen Report: June 27, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/27/2018 -  2
    a couple of shaky outings in the interim and that Bruce Bochy called on Will Smith to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning in a tie game with the Padres on Sunday, one had to wonder if Dyson was still

  • Bullpen Report: July 6, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/6/2018 -  3
    Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Tim Hill Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Noe Ramirez Keynan Middleton LAD Kenley Jansen

  • Bullpen Report: July 9, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/9/2018 -  5
    McGee DET Joe Jimenez Alex Wilson Louis Coleman Shane Greene HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Tim Hill Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake

  • Bullpen Report: July 11, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/11/2018 -  8
    Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Kevin McCarthy Brandon Maurer LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Hansel Robles Keynan Middleton LAD Kenley Jansen Scott Alexander Daniel

  • Bullpen Report: July 13, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/13/2018 -  5
    Coleman Shane Greene HOU Hector Rondon Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Kevin McCarthy Brandon Maurer LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Hansel Robles Keynan Middleton

  • Bullpen Report: July 20, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/20/2018 -  1
    Adam Ottavino Scott Oberg DET Shane Greene Joe Jimenez Alex Wilson HOU Hector Rondon Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Kevin McCarthy Brandon Maurer LAA

  • Bullpen Report: July 25, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/25/2018 -  15
    in the top of the ninth inning. However, Steven Duggar scored when Dee Gordon threw the ball away trying to get Pablo Sandoval at first base, so the run was unearned. Will Smith entered in the bottom

  • Bullpen Report: August 15, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/15/2018 -  10
    -hitters Victor Reyes and Jeimer Candelario, even though the latter has hit lefties (.838 OPS) far better than righties (.689). Quick hits: Blake Treinen and Will Smith both earned a save for the third

  • Bullpen Report: August 19, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/19/2018 -  0
    in Saturday's Bullpen Report, Will Smith will continue to close, and Strickland will eventually see some setup work...In securing a 3-1 win over the White Sox, Wily Peralta is now 8 for 8 in save opportunities

  • Bullpen Report: August 24, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/24/2018 -  0
    up a solo homer to Jed Lowrie, and has now allowed five home runs in his last eight innings. Taylor Rogers had earned the two previous saves for the Twins...Will Smith pitched a scoreless inning

  • Bullpen Report: August 29, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/29/2018 -  15
    or Washington. While those closer situations are unsettled, the Giants' and Cubs' situations appear to be stable. After getting rest on Sunday and Monday, Will Smith was back on Tuesday, pitching a perfect

  • Bullpen Report: September 10, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/10/2018 -  5
    MIL Jeremy Jeffress Corey Knebel Josh Hader MIN Trevor Hildenberger Taylor Rogers Matt Magill NYM Robert Gsellman Seth Lugo Drew Smith NYY Dellin Betances David

  • Bullpen Report: September 12, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/12/2018 -  11
    Hildenberger Taylor Rogers Matt Magill NYM Robert Gsellman Seth Lugo Drew Smith NYY Dellin Betances David Robertson Zach Britton Aroldis Chapman OAK Blake Treinen Jeurys

  • Bullpen Report: September 17, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/17/2018 -  1
    MIL Jeremy Jeffress Corey Knebel Josh Hader MIN Trevor Hildenberger Taylor Rogers Matt Magill NYM Robert Gsellman Seth Lugo Drew Smith NYY Dellin Betances David

  • Bullpen Report: September 19, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/19/2018 -  0
    Lugo Drew Smith NYY Dellin Betances Zach Britton David Robertson Aroldis Chapman OAK Blake Treinen Jeurys Familia Ryan Buchter PHI Hector Neris Pat Neshek Tommy Hunter

  • Looking Ahead at the 2019 Fantasy Reliever Landscape
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 10/19/2018 -  5
    -- to be either their team's primary closer or part of a closer committee in 2019: Brandon Morrow, Will Smith, Mychal Givens, Wily Peralta, Drew Steckenrider, Jeremy Jeffress, Knebel, A.J. Minter

  • The Closer Landscape Continues to Shift
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 2/15/2019 -  4
    starting to vex owners getting ready for drafts. Giants Earlier this week, Bruce Bochy said he still wasn't ready to name a closer, so that provides further incentive for us to avoid Will Smith until

  • Bullpen Report: August 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/17/2017 -  15
    ATL Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez BAL Zach Britton Mychal Givens Brad Brach BOS Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Matt Barnes Carson Smith CHC Wade Davis Justin

  • Bullpen Report: June 26, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/26/2018 -  7
    Gsellman should get some save chances, Jacob Rhame and Drew Smith are also on Mickey Callaway's radar to receive some closer work. Quick hits: The Cubs have recorded two saves since Brandon Morrow

  • Bullpen Report: September 21, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/22/2017 -  3
    . CWS Juan Minaya Danny Farquhar Gregory Infante Nate Jones CIN Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Kevin Shackelford Drew Storen CLE Cody Allen Andrew Miller Joe Smith COL

  • Bullpen Report: April 2, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/2/2018 -  19
    COL Wade Davis Jake McGee Bryan Shaw DET Shane Greene Alex Wilson Drew VerHagen HOU Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Brandon Maurer Justin Grimm

  • Bullpen Report: April 4, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/4/2018 -  13
    McGee Bryan Shaw DET Shane Greene Alex Wilson Drew VerHagen HOU Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Brandon Maurer Justin Grimm LAA Blake Parker

  • Bullpen Report: June 13, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/13/2018 -  8
    HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Jason Adam Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Noe Ramirez Keynan Middleton LAD Kenley

  • Bullpen Report: June 14, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/14/2018 -  10
    Jimenez Alex Wilson HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Jason Adam Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Noe Ramirez Keynan

  • Bullpen Report: June 15, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/15/2018 -  1
    Perez Andrew Miller COL Wade Davis Jake McGee Harrison Musgrave DET Shane Greene Joe Jimenez Alex Wilson HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC

  • Bullpen Report: June 17, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/17/2018 -  5
    HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Jason Adam Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Noe Ramirez Keynan Middleton LAD

  • Bullpen Report: June 18, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/18/2018 -  7
    Jimenez Buck Farmer HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Kelvin Herrera Jason Adam Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson Noe Ramirez Keynan

  • Bullpen Report: June 28, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 6/28/2018 -  6
    DET Shane Greene Joe Jimenez Alex Wilson HOU Hector Rondon Ken Giles Chris Devenski Joe Smith KC Wily Peralta Tim Hill Kevin McCarthy LAA Blake Parker Justin Anderson

  • Bullpen Report: July 23, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/23/2018 -  4
    STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Greg Holland SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex

  • Bullpen Report: July 27, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/27/2018 -  5
    Felipe Vazquez Kyle Crick Edgar Santana STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Greg Holland SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Mark Melancon Hunter

  • Bullpen Report: July 30, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 7/30/2018 -  4
    STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Mike Mayers SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Reyes Moronta Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex

  • Bullpen Report: August 1, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/1/2018 -  13
    Hicks Mike Mayers Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Reyes Moronta Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Juan Nicasio

  • Bullpen Report: August 3, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/3/2018 -  5
    Jordan Hicks Dakota Hudson Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Reyes Moronta Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Juan

  • Bullpen Report: August 6, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/6/2018 -  2
    Keone Kela Kyle Crick STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Mike Mayers Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland

  • Bullpen Report: August 8, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/8/2018 -  11
    Kyle Crick STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Mike Mayers Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA

  • Bullpen Report: August 10, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/10/2018 -  3
    SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Juan Nicasio TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Diego Castillo Chaz Roe TEX Jose LeClerc

  • Bullpen Report: August 12, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/12/2018 -  0
    Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose

  • Bullpen Report: August 13, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/13/2018 -  10
    Kyle Crick STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Dakota Hudson Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA

  • Bullpen Report: August 17, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/17/2018 -  0
    Craig Stammen Phil Maton SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Diego Castillo

  • Bullpen Report: August 20, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/20/2018 -  10
    Craig Stammen Matt Strahm SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe TEX

  • Bullpen Report: August 31, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/31/2018 -  10
    Will Smith Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe TEX Jose LeClerc Cory Gearrin Chris Martin

  • Bullpen Report: September 5, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/5/2018 -  8
    Kyle Crick STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Dakota Hudson Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Jose Castillo SF Will Smith Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland SEA

  • Bullpen Report: September 7, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/7/2018 -  0
    Kela Kyle Crick STL Bud Norris Jordan Hicks Carlos Martinez Luke Gregerson SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Jose Castillo SF Will Smith Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland

  • Bullpen Report: September 21, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/21/2018 -  4
    SD Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Jose Castillo SF Will Smith Mark Melancon Tony Watson SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe

  • Bullpen Report: September 24, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 9/24/2018 -  0
    Jose Castillo SF Will Smith Mark Melancon Tony Watson SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Chaz Roe Jose Alvarado TEX Jose LeClerc Alex Claudio

  • Fantasy Relievers on Non-Contenders: Royals
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 1/15/2019 -  7
    be auditioning relievers for various roles -- including closer -- in spring training. Will Smith figures to be the Giants' opening day closer if he sticks around, but it seem likely he will get dealt

  • Finding Prospects from Smaller Conferences & Colleges
    in FanGraphs by Al Skorupa - 1/14/2014 -  15
    (Arizona State) Mike Schmidt (Ohio) Dave Winfield (Minnesota) Paul Molitor (Minnesota) Ozzie Smith (Cal Poly) Tony Gwynn (San Diego State) Andrew Dawson (Florida A&M) Barry Larkin (Michigan

  • Bullpen Report: May 14, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 5/14/2018 -  6
    Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario to start off the seventh inning, and he retired them via strikeout and ground out, respectively. However, Hunter failed to get left-handed Brandon Nimmo to make the final out

  • Bullpen Report: August 22, 2018
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 8/22/2018 -  8
    Stammen Matt Strahm SF Will Smith Tony Watson Sam Dyson SEA Edwin Diaz Alex Colome Nick Vincent TB Sergio Romo Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe TEX Jose LeClerc Cory

  • The Fall of the House of Smith
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/17/2014 -  6
    a light upon a matter of EVEN GREATER URGENCY, as well as acute personal interest. I write of the Fall of the House of Smith. Remember the halcyon days of the late eighties? (Unsettlingly, some

  • The 20-80 Scale, Saber Style (Again Yet Different)
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 2/26/2013 -  19
    Jeanmar Gomez 4.47 Randy Wolf 30 5.38 Javier Vazquez 5.03 Ross Ohlendorf 20 5.99 Ryan Rowland-Smith 5.58 -   FIP AL RP Player NL RP Player 80 1.48

  • Daily Notes: The Effects of Burch Smith on the Human Brain
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/22/2013 -  14
    , What One Might Learn A thing a spectator might learn during the course of this game is what sort of claim Burch Smith might have to a starting role in the future. Despite having posted a 30.3% strikeout

  • Building A Farm: A Summary
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/10/2013 -  13
    Miami 5 11 8 16 12 15 11.17 10 Boston 6 16 9 17 17 8 12.17 11 New York (NL) 16 10 12 14 14 7 12.17 12 New York (AL) 11 14 14 10 16 12 12.83 13

  • Building a Farm: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/14/2013 -  20
    Medium Joseph Omogrosso RHP 17.00 23 45.0 2.0 Medium Sammy Ayala C 17.50 24 45.0 3.0 High Kevan Smith C 18.00 25 45.0 3.0 High Brandon Brennan RHP 18.75 26

  • Building a Farm: American League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/19/2013 -  9
    53.103 2.828 27 53.611 2.889 5 62.500 2.400 Boston comes in with the 3rd best system grade in the AL, but it does have the 4th highest risk rating as well. The top prospects, however

  • NCAA Weekend Rundown
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 2/22/2010 -  4
    , there is no question this is a trend the Angels need to stop. By comparison, in the same five years, the rest of the AL West has failed to sign just three top-five round picks combined. I bring this up

  • Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 6/6/2013 -  13
    Zach Britton was supposed to be the Fourth Horseman. He was supposed to combine with Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, and Chris Tillman to form a stalwart rotation able enough to take down the AL East

  • Rated Rookies: Late April
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/24/2013 -  14
    to chew on. This list contains four names and all are National Leaguers, and frankly, the NL would offer at least 8 rookies before we'd be forced to consider a player from the AL. So, it's a promise

  • Q&A: Reggie Smith, Borderline Hall of Famer
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/30/2012 -  18
    was Reggie Smith. Some might argue that Dwight Evans or Bobby Bonds would be a better call, but Smith certainly has his bona fides. As a seven-time all-star, he accumulated 71.8 WAR between 1966

  • Sunday Notes: Oakland's Chris Smith Rides a Rollercoaster
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 9/17/2017 -  5
    This past Wednesday, I talked to Oakland A’s pitcher Chris Smith for the first time in close to a decade. After we’d exchanged pleasantries, I asked the now-36-year-old right-hander how he’d describe

  • Al Melchior's Early Mock Favorites
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 12/7/2018 -  6
    in fantasy. The power potential, however, is tantalizing. In his AL Rookie of the Year campaign, Ohtani batted .285 with 22 home runs in only 367 plate appearances, and he ranked third in exit velocity

  • Al Melchior's 2017 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 4/1/2017 -  12

  • For Lee Smith, Relief May Finally Come via Today's Game Ballot
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 11/15/2018 -  14
    to the Red Sox for young pitchers Al Nipper and Calvin Schiraldi, a deal considered among the worst in team history as neither hurler panned out. Smith pitched reasonably well in Boston, though he again

  • Hall Election of Lee Smith Makes Sense, But Harold Baines?
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 12/10/2018 -  266
    , Greg Maddux, Joe Morgan, John Schuerholz, Ozzie Smith, Joe Torre Executives: Al Avila (Tigers), Paul Beeston (Blue Jays), Andy MacPhail (Phillies), Jerry Reinsdorf (White Sox) Media: Steve Hirdt

  • The Triple Dunce Cap
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 10/1/2012 -  6
    Bobby Byrne NL 1908 .191 0 (T) 14 George McBride AL 1914 .203 0 (T) 24 Herbie Moran NL 1915 .200 0 (T) 21 Jack Smith NL 1919 .223 0 (T) 15 Freddie Maguire

  • The Playoff Push, Backwards
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/13/2012 -  19
    , a part of baseball -- with neglect, at best, and more often than not with open contempt. I'm here right now to rectify that. Regard, for the first time, to the best of my knowledge, Smith's Universal

  • Al Melchior's 2017 Bold Predictions - A Review
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 10/5/2017 -  1

  • The Next Crop of $100 Million Players
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 2/7/2011 -  66
    Ben Nicholson-Smith is a staff member of MLBTradeRumors.com. This is the second in a series of guests posts he will be writing for FanGraphs, which will appear on Mondays. It won’t surprise anyone

  • The Literal French All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/11/2012 -  9
    of the Mountain RP Gary the Valley, Dave the Rock, Al the Vineyard, Matt the Beautiful Island, Paul the Palm Tree, Lerrin the Large, Rich the Bird

  • Today in Off-the-Field Antics: An Awkward Bounce
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/14/2012 -  0
    reminiscent of their arch-rivals in the AL East -- to which manager Buck Showalter retorted, "Check the standings lately? It's working."

  • Introducing the Handsomeboard
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/7/2014 -  21
    struggle to attract a younger generation of enthusiasts. Among other high-profile acquisitions, Cano to the Mariners instantly made Seattle a force to reckon with in the AL West, though the Angels

  • The Damn You Auto Correct All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/22/2012 -  33
    "Coachman" Kotchman Torii "Tirol" Hunter James "Liner" Loney Alcides "Al Idea" Escobar David "Demeans" DeJesus Ryan "Ludic" Ludwick Hideki "Marduk" Matsui Kosuke "Joshua" Fukudome Starting

  • Fan Base Leaderboard Update: NL East
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/19/2012 -  21
    Well, it's shaping up to be another mind-numbingly predictable season. Orioles atop the AL East...Rays throwing grapefruits...Reds offense punchless...Pujols disappointing yet again...all-too

  • The State of the NotAwards Races
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/29/2013 -  11
    (AL) This is Maicer Izturis' award to lose. Unfortunately, he's gone and sprained his ankle and landed on the DL, so his prospects of detracting value from the Blue Jays for the rest of the season

  • The Rap All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/16/2013 -  8
    celebrate that history by acknowledging the greatest ballplayers ever to appear in Mr. Carter et al.'s lyrical corpus. C Johnny Bench I'm fancy, man, I tickles like the French Not Johnny but like

  • Daily Notes: May 2, 1916
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/2/2013 -  11
    youngsters," idolizes Walter Johnson. Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Braves Matchup: Al "Steamboat" Demaree vs. "Big" Ed Reulbach Demaree, the "elongated Phillie moundsman," the "Mobile stogie smoker

  • On the Beauty of Pudge
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/27/2013 -  6
    and Jack Stivetts, is Howard Ehmke: a solid pitcher for some undistinguished AL teams of the twenties, who finished his career with 166 wins and 166 losses. Regard this august profile: At the other

  • The Tigers’ Approach to Rotation Depth
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 3/4/2011 -  50
    five looks good; Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Phil Coke and Brad Penny promise to keep the Tigers in enough games to make them contenders for the AL Central title. But unlike other

  • "Freak of Nature": Baseball's Garcia Found to Violate Major Scientific Principles
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/7/2013 -  4
    did," he says matter-of-factly. "Hell, I said straight up I was voting for Al Sharpton way back when. And you can check my ballot." Mr. Garcia's freakish integrity has astounded political experts

  • The Baseball Scholar's Digest: April 2013 Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/18/2013 -  2
    , but not both. There are two diametrically opposite theories about why this happens. One is complementarity. The other is the proposal made in this article. An experiment, published in 2000 [Y.-H. Kim et al

  • These Guys for Cys
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/27/2012 -  6
    in 60 innings of relief this year. The Cy Acosta Award. Awarded for: Batting accomplishments by an American League pitcher. Named for: Cecilio "Cy" Acosta, who was the first AL pitcher to bat

  • Babe Ruth Was the Worst Base Stealer of All Time
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/4/2013 -  5
    in 1920, when AL record-keeping became consistent, and ending in 1935, when he retired, the Bambino stole 110 bases and was caught 117 times, for a rate of 48.5%. It's the lowest rate all-time

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes: 2014 Preview Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/1/2014 -  21
    of this issue. We and our energy problems will make your day." - Ryne Sandberg NOTES: Years, states Al Cy Young award-winning series trip to Philadelphia and months before the United Nations

  • Al Melchior's 2018 Tout Wars Team Review: The Hitters
    in RotoGraphs by Al Melchior - 10/10/2018 -  5
    Flowers 7 5 8 10 8 38 Al Melchior 2 13 11 3.5 6 35.5 Scott Engel 11 2 5 13 3 34 Scott Swanay 4 10 12 2 5 33 Scott Pianowski 8 1 1 11 9 30 Bret

  • AL Outfield Tiered Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 4/9/2012 -  38
    in the AL. This is the first week of AL OF Tiered Rankings, and they'll be coming out on the first Monday of every month. On the later Mondays of each month we'll be looking at individual AL outfielders

  • AL Tiered OF Rankings Update
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 8/8/2012 -  70
    . Bautista continues to hit have questions surrounding his wrist, but even with a second MRI on the way, I am caustiously (perhaps naively) optimistic. Granderson is tied for second in the AL in home

  • AL OF Tiered Rankings Update
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 5/7/2012 -  41
    As the first Monday in May (and every concurrent month afterwards), I bring you the updated American League outfield tiered rankings. The fluctuations here reflect the past weeks AL OF stock watches

  • AL OF Tiered Rankings Update
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 7/3/2012 -  81
    takes a small step forward because he still hasn't cooled off. Over the past month, he has hit .339 and drove in 20, tying him for fifth in RBI's in the AL OF over for June. Eventually, all

  • Lineup Analysis: AL Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 6/22/2018 -  8
    return has pushed Mallex Smith to left field with the right fielder changing daily. C.J. Cron has struggled (.167/.309/.385) over the last 28 days and has been moved down the lineup. Orioles

  • AL Lineup Analysis
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 7/24/2018 -  3
    is playing center field everyday with Kevin Pillar on the DL. For owners in deeper leagues, keep an eye on Dwight Smith Jr. who has started in right field the last two games. While the 25-year-old

  • Free Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 6/25/2009 -  25
    Yesterday, we talked about Troy Tulowitzki powering the Rockies resurgence in June. While he's the main reason, he's not the only cog in the Colorado offense having a good month. Seth Smith

  • Projecting Dominic Smith
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/11/2017 -  14
    With Jay Bruce on his way to Cleveland, the Mets have called up Dominic Smith to play first base for the remainder of the year. The Mets took Smith with the 11th overall pick out of high school back

  • Seth Smith Heads West
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 1/18/2012 -  1
    . Just ask Vinny Castilla or Dante Bichette. Unfortunately for Seth Smith he’ll no longer have that luxury as he’s now a member of the Oakland A’s. Transitioning from Coors’ Field to the Oakland

  • Smith and Damon: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 8/30/2011 -  3
    With the fantasy playoffs nigh, here is a pair of outfielders who can help patch injury-induced holes in your lineup. Seth Smith (Yahoo: 32 percent owned, ESPN: 53 percent owned) While Smith

  • The Brewers, Will Smith, and a Breakthrough
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/6/2013 -  19
    , the Royals gave the Brewers Will Smith. It's a low-profile transaction, considerably lower-profile even than the earlier Dexter Fowler trade, but what makes the trade worth taking about are the signs

  • Somebody Go Get Will Smith
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/9/2019 -  27
    . Something that could and should happen sooner is a trade of Tony Watson, and/or a trade of Will Smith. Both of them are veteran lefty relievers. I'm here to advocate for Smith. He's the one any contender

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL East
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/30/2017 -  16
    East here, AL West here, NL Central here, and AL Central here. I've constrained myself to players I believe may predictably fail. The person who asked the question used the Tigers rotation, Jimmy

  • Lee Smith and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 1/10/2012 -  40
    Yes, I admit it. That's a pretty neutral headline. Doesn't tell you whether I think Lee Smith is worthy of the Hall of Fame. Because I don't really know. Smith appears to be more qualified than

  • New Closer: Will Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Kastava - 1/15/2016 -  15
    With the departure of Francisco Rodriguez, the Milwaukee closer role is Will Smith’s to lose. Smith took big steps last season improving his K%, BB%, ERA (or FIP, if that’s more your cup of tea

  • The Indians Look Like AL Favorites
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/1/2017 -  16
    the Houston Astros (+153), the AL's top club of the first half, and have possession of the game’s No. 2 run differential, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers (+209). The Indians completed a 19-9 record

  • The Top 10 Prospects: AL West
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 4/15/2009 -  15
    Our Top 10 prospects series jumps from the National League to the American League with the AL West today. You can read there NL West here, the NL Central here and the NL East here. It's been well

  • The AL West Now Has a Race
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 8/20/2018 -  44
    Houston, you have a problem. Less than two weeks ago, I suggested that the battle between the A's and Mariners for the second AL Wild Card spot was "practically the last race standing in the Junior

  • Quick Looks: Smith & Kingham
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 4/30/2018 -  12
    Caleb Smith If I didn't give Smith a Quick Look, I feel I was failing. I watched the 26-year-old lefty's game from the 22nd (good camera angle) when he went 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 K's, and 0 walks

  • AL Outfield Tiered Rankings Update
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 6/5/2012 -  43
    Ellsbury Michael Brantley Nolan Reimold Seth Smith Jarrod Dyson Jeff Francoeur Carl Crawford Getting close to the bottom of the barrel here. Reimold looks like he could be back some time

  • A Review of Lineup Optimization in 2013: AL
    in Community by August Fagerstrom - 10/8/2013 -  4
    optimized to least optimized lineups): Boston Red Sox Common rpg: 5.448. Optimized rpg: 5.547. Season difference: -16.038 runs. Rank: 10th AL, 24th overall 2013 OBP SLG Optimal OBP

  • Quick Thoughts on Iwakuma and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 3/21/2014 -  7
    rate. If you're content to stash Iwakuma on the DL for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, he could be a nice injury-sleeper on draft day. LHP Will Smith, Milwaukee Brewers

  • Why Bryan Smith Writes
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/14/2010 -  14
    be sharing their responses in these electronic pages. What follows is the product of a lightly edited email correspondence with Bryan Smith. In addition to being a bona fide prospect maven, Smith

  • Adam Smith Discusses Baseball
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 11/2/2012 -  11
    “Let’s start with pins,” Adam Smith says. "You want pins? The little metal things? Cost a couple of cents each? Sure. But let’s say you can’t go to the store. Let’s say there is no store, so

  • An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/5/2010 -  18
    If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website