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  • Mark Kotsay/Brian Anderson Swapped
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/28/2009 -  11
    For the second time in a week the Boston Red Sox make a move with a player previously designated for assignment. This time they swap Mark Kotsay (and cash) to their brothers in stockings for Brian

  • On Brian McCann and Arn Anderson
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 5/7/2012 -  6
    Brian McCann is the hard-hitting catcher for the Atlanta Braves. Arn Anderson once teamed with Tully Blanchard to haunt the squared circle and our dreams. Both are Gentlemen of Verona. They are also

  • Brian Anderson, Baseball Man
    in FanGraphs by Rian Watt - 8/6/2018 -  6
    with the Miami Marlins, a notably bad baseball team, likely explains why we aren't talking about him more: Brian Wade Anderson, 25. He has been, to date, 2018’s most valuable rookie. That that last sentence

  • Brian Anderson and Hope for the Marlins
    in FanGraphs by Stephen Loftus - 7/2/2018 -  3
    players expected to have spend the most time with the Marlins were Lewis Brinson and Brian Anderson. Brinson has struggled thus far, to the tune of a .188/.231/.347 slash line, a 54 wRC+, and -0.4 WAR (All

  • Brian Anderson Calls It What It Is: A Pad
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 6/19/2012 -  3
    the Brewers play-by-play man Brian Anderson was a bit excited. His partner, former Brewers catcher and longtime color man Bill Schroeder, initially said the original ruling probably wouldn't be overturned

  • Dodgers Snub Brian Barton
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/1/2010 -  18
    The Dodgers released Brian Barton. Meanwhile, Garret Anderson will evidently make the opening day roster. There’s something amusing about these two statements. Anderson is a veteran. He’s fought

  • Brian McCann Is Good
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/1/2010 -  31
    Yesterday I wrote about how Yovani Gallardo’s season had slipped through the cracks. Tonight is Brian McCann’s time for shine; apologies in advance to Braves’ fans if Brian McCann decides to pitch

  • Brian Matusz' Year to Date
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/14/2010 -  19
    Brian Matusz is not a fan of the baseball scheduler makers. Or, maybe he is. He’s gotten the call to face the Tampa Bay Rays twice, and his combined line to date is: 12.3 IP, 15 SO, 6 BB, 0 HR

  • Brian Wilson Gets to Hit
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/13/2010 -  16
    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

  • FanGraphs Audio: Brian Anderson on the '97 Series
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/20/2012 -  1
    audio from a recent interview with Rays broadcaster and former Cleveland Indian Brian Anderson regarding the latter's experience, as a Cleveland native, in the heartbreaking 1997 World Series. Don't

  • Brian Anderson on Hitting: "Home Runs Come With Experience"
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/8/2019 -  4
    Brian Anderson knows who he is as a hitter; he’s less sure of what kind of hitter he’ll be in the years to come. At 25 years of age with just 765 big-league plate appearances under his belt

  • Brian Anderson & Chase Utley: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/20/2017 -  0
    the Marlins and Dodgers for three game sets. The two hitters highlighted here stand to benefit from the friendly environment. Brian Anderson | 3B MIA | CBS 2% Owned Anderson was recalled on September

  • Exploring the Top 155 Pitchers
    in Community by Brian - 12/21/2016 -  3
    Mike Montgomery 99 Tyler Anderson 100 Ervin Santana 101 Junior Guerra 102 Ivan Nova 103 Chad Green 104 Tanner Roark 105 Jason Hammel 106 Mike Fiers

  • Brian Anderson vs. Derek Jeter, Oct. 30, 2001
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/15/2012 -  5
    On Oct. 30, 2001, the New York Yankees hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third game of a World Series played just seven weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Left-hander Brian Anderson

  • The Best of Brian Schneider
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/30/2013 -  8
    It has been a rough week for the population of former Montreal Expos in the major leagues. On the heels of Nick Johnson's retirement, former Expos, Nationals, Mets, and Phillies catcher Brian

  • Atlanta Signs Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/23/2009 -  0
    One of the last standing California Angels has officially moved on. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey Jr. were subjects of multiple rumors over the past few weeks as both were sought after by Atlanta

  • Mock Draft: An Interesting Failure
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/26/2010 -  5
    Nelson Cruz Josh Beckett Matt Wieters Jason Bartlett James Shields John Lackey Huston Street Scott Baker Gavin Floyd Jorge de la Rosa Chad Qualls Brian Anderson Leo Nunez Julio Borbon Nick

  • Brett Anderson Gets an Extension
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/16/2010 -  10
    Since debuting last season, Brett Anderson has been one of the game’s top starting pitchers. He’s posted a 3.61 FIP in 187 innings and heck, he’s even leading the American League in ERA right now

  • Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/6/2010 -  0
    WAS – Stephen Strasburg LAD – Hiroki Kuroda BAL – Kevin Millwood TOR – Brian Tallet HOU – Brian Moehler OAK – Vin Mazzaro PIT – Jeff Karstens Pitchers from Friday no longer scheduled for two starts

  • Week 13 Two-Start Pitcher Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/28/2009 -  2
    OAK – Anderson HOU – Hampton WAS – Olsen SD – Banks Pitchers from Friday no longer scheduled for two starts TB – Garza HOU – Moehler OAK – Gonzalez WAS – Stammen SD – LeBlanc Richmond

  • Interesting Week 23 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/3/2010 -  5
    be on the fence) putting into your lineup for Week 23. Brett Anderson – In his last six games, Anderson has five Quality Starts and a 3.09 ERA. Yet somehow he is 1-4 in this stretch. Anderson has 28 Ks and 10

  • Advancing Age and Brian Roberts
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/30/2008 -  0
    Brian Roberts is a three-category fantasy star at a tough defensive position. While he does not have the cachet of playing for the World Series winner, like Chase Utley, or as his league’s reigning

  • Brian McCann and Position Scarcity
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/9/2009 -  13
    After a down season in his sophomore year in the majors in 2007, Brian McCann bounced back last year to be in the top four among catchers in AVG, HR, RBI and Runs. The projection systems predict

  • Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Anderson & Freeman
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/28/2016 -  8
    Athletics 281 0.294 0.292 0.291 Victor Martinez Tigers 276 0.296 0.293 0.277 Carlos Beltran - - - 268 0.336 0.336 0.325 Brian McCann Yankees 266 0.252 0.252 0.235

  • Interesting Week Five Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/1/2009 -  2
    Paulino out for virtually the entire 2008 season. He opened this year in the minors but was promoted when Brian Moehler hit the DL in mid-April. Since then the 25-year old with the 95 mph fastball has

  • Dayan Viciedo's Walk Rate
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/10/2010 -  3
    .790 .328 .284 2008 Mike Aviles 441 .833 .357 .326 2008 Corey Hart 657 .759 .293 .308 2008 Garret Anderson 593

  • Week 14 Two-Start Pitcher Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/5/2009 -  0
    – Dempster ARZ – D. Davis SEA – Bedard OAK – Braden TEX – Padilla STL – Wellemeyer OAK – B. Anderson TOR – Mills Pitchers from Friday no longer scheduled for two starts TB - Garza LAD

  • Week 16 Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/21/2009 -  20
    think that would be nice production for the back of a team’s rotation from a guy likely available on the waiver wire. Garret Anderson – Stat heads hate him because he does not walk and posts poor

  • Interesting Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/5/2009 -  5
    be on the fence) putting into your lineup for Week 10. Brett Anderson – He has won three of his last four starts. The rookie is coming off his best outing of the season, when he threw seven shutout innings

  • Home Cooking and Bobby Abreu
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/31/2008 -  0
    Dunn and Pat Burrell. Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey are also on the market. Abreu will sign somewhere eventually but fantasy owners still need to be a bit wary that he will remain an impact

  • Five Interesting Two-Start Pitchers for Week 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/17/2009 -  3
    , Lowe, Correia, Moyer, Hampton, Marquis, Garland, Contreras, Hendrickson, Baker, Wakefield, Ramirez, Laffey, Anderson, Sabathia, Kawakami, Martis, Parra, Blanton, Sanchez, Karstens, McCarthy, Owings

  • Mock Draft: Punting Average
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/15/2010 -  28
    ) Ubaldo Jimenez (104) Jay Bruce (118) Carlos Marmol (139) Elvis Andrus (158) Carlos Gonzalez (122) Scott Baker (155) Brett Anderson (170) Julio Borbon (187) Chad Qualls (220) Adam LaRoche

  • Appreciating and Projecting Ubaldo Jimenez
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/27/2010 -  35
    have been. Here on FanGraphs, we have had just one article between the fantasy side and the mainland on Jimenez, and that was a piece by R.J. Anderson that talked about four pitchers with ERAs under

  • Interesting Week Four Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/24/2009 -  8
    , Anderson, Niemann, Bannister, Martis, Hernandez, Richmond, Loux, Hammel, Jakubauskas, Geer and Harrison.

  • Matthews, Abreu and RBIs
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/7/2009 -  0
    lower in the order. With Garrett Anderson gone, someone has to take the role on the Angels of driving in runs while hurting those who come up behind him by not getting on base. That snark aside

  • Real Draft: Razzball
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/17/2010 -  22
    Billy Buckner Freddy Garcia Geoff Blum Jamey Carroll Anderson Hernandez Fernando Nieve Mat Gamel Eugenio Velez Clearly, this is not a good team. But I have no idea if it is truly Razzball

  • Week Two 2-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/9/2010 -  11
    , Floyd, Anderson, Scherzer, W. Rodriguez, Harden, Pettitte, Cueto, Matusz, Romero, Carmona, Arroyo, Kennedy, Ducsscherer, Rowland-Smith, Marquis, Hochevar, Robertson, Davis, Ohlendorf, Guthrie, Tallet

  • Interesting Week 20 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/14/2010 -  3
    , Billingsley, Scherzer, B. Anderson, Vazquez, Baker, Marcum, Garland, Hunter, D. Hudson, Minor, Wells, Gorzelanny, Correia, Francis, Fister, McDonald, Volstad, Millwood, Tomlin, Olsen, Bergesen, Duke

  • Two Start Pitchers: Week 3
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/15/2011 -  3
    and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Halladay, Johnson, Lincecum, Marcum, Price, T. Hudson, Danks, B. Anderson, Romero, E. Jackson, Liriano, Scherzer, Kuroda, E. Santana, Shields

  • The Divergent Travis Shaw
    in Community by Brian Southwell - 6/27/2017 -  3
    to offensive contributions from Erics Thames and Sogard, as well as improved pitching from the likes of Jimmy Nelson, Chase Anderson, and Corey Knebel, Milwaukee is riding a modest +6 run differential

  • Interesting Week Eight Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/22/2009 -  1
    , Stults, Medlen, Moyer, Pavano, Anderson, Gaudin, Augenstein, Jakubauskas, Milton, Eaton. Check back Sunday night for an update of two-start pitchers. Now, I would like to take a step back

  • Interesting Week 12 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/19/2009 -  3
    start. So here are my selections for Week 10 and how they did. Anderson – Advised to start. 11 K, 10.24 ERA, 2.07 WHIP (2 starts) Feldman – Advised to start. 3 K, 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP (2) Happ

  • Interesting Week 18 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/31/2009 -  5
    , Chamberlain, Duke, Kazmir, Harang, Kuroda, Feldman, B. Anderson, Hochevar, Bergesen, Parra, Moyer, Kawakami, Tillman, Hammel, Contreras, Rowland-Smith, Hampton, Stuaffer, G. Gonzalez, French, Holland, Laffey

  • Thursday's Free Agent Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/30/2009 -  0
    . He has allowed 2 HR in 15.2 IP at Wrigley but 5 HR in 19 IP on the road. Doug Fister (10%) – Has a home start against Anderson and the A’s. After a strong showing at the start of his major

  • Interesting Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/4/2010 -  2
    , Hughes, Hamels, Haren, Pelfrey, Niemann, Marcum, Zito, Lilly, Lowe, Kazmir, Sheets, B. Anderson, Richard, Carmona, Wells, Floyd, W. Rodriguez, Francis, Medlen, Feldman, Galarraga, Volstad, LeBlanc, Hammel

  • Week 25 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/20/2010 -  4
    their second start yet. So here are Week 23 pitchers and how they fared. B. Anderson – Advised to start. 2 W, 1.84 ERA, 9 Ks, 1.023 WHIP (2 starts) Gallardo – Advised to sit. W, 1.29 ERA, 10 Ks, 0.929

  • Week 26 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/26/2010 -  0
    , Buchholz, Haren, E. Santana, Scherzer, Latos, Hanson, W. Rodriguez, E. Jackson, Lackey, B. Anderson, Lilly, Burnett, A. Sanchez, Davis, Slowey, Niese, Volquez, Braden, Matusz, Minor, Galarraga

  • Two-Start Pitchers: Week 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/13/2011 -  3
    , Marcum, Masterson, G. Gonzalez, Anderson, Burnett, Nolasco, J. Sanchez, D. Hudson, Kuroda, Britton, Lewis, W. Rodriguez, Jackson, Lowe, Baker, Myers, Bailey, Stauffer, Zimmermann, Wolf, Duensing

  • Scott Feldman's Fairy Tale
    in Community by Brian Reinhart - 4/14/2014 -  9
    , he's struck out just 7, which is the second-lowest K rate of any starting pitcher, behind only Brett Anderson. In fact, Feldman is walking (8) and plunking (5) more guys than he strikes out. That does

  • Cubs Add Brett Anderson, Remain Vulnerable
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/24/2017 -  27
    after the Cubs lost out on Ross. Anderson is a less healthy, but more talented, version of Cahill. The Cubs did sign Brian Duensing and traded for Caleb Smith, both of whom have some starting

  • Brian Matusz and Jarrod Washburn Offer Fantasy Dilemma
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/5/2009 -  2
    , languishing in last place and under .500 for the 12th consecutive season since cutting ties with Davey Johnson, started Brian Matusz, the team's first-round draft pick in 2008, who was making his major

  • ALDS Roster Movement: Boston Red Sox
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/8/2009 -  4
    and probably within his physical prime – that we would be worried about the latter’s back giving out, but hey, that’s baseball. Speaking of old-man injuries, Rocco Baldelli’s hip could bump Brian

  • Jerry Manuel Intentionally Walks Garret Anderson
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/26/2010 -  42
    and Joe Torre. There were about a dozen different moves and tweaks to analyze from this series but one in particular stood out as worthy of examination: intentionally walking Garret Anderson. Let me set

  • Woeful O's
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/9/2009 -  1
    career IP, 6.08 FIP) Yeah…that doesn’t appear particularly pretty, does it? Well, their other options include Brian Bass and Brian Burres. Applaud the Orioles for not rushing their pitching prospects

  • Flags Fly Forever Pt. Two
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/15/2009 -  16
    “rotation”. Overall advantage: 2009 Individual advantage: 2006 Bullpen 2006: Chad Cordero, Brian Fuentes, Todd Jones, Brad Lidge, Gary Majewski, Scot Shields, Mike Timlin, Huston Street, Dan Wheeler

  • The Thriller in Miami
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/20/2010 -  16
    , someway, he struck out Brian Barden, Anibal Sanchez, and then got Dan Uggla to fly out. - David Price (the Rays’ Sunday starter) missing the game after being hit in the groin with a warm-up toss

  • Flags Fly Forever Pt. One
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/14/2009 -  15
    ? Catchers 2006: Jason Varitek, Michael Barrett, Brian Schneider 2009: Brian McCann, Chris Ianetta This seems more lopsided than it is. Nowadays Varitek is a shell of his former self, Barrett signed

  • The Paid Man's Burden
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/2/2010 -  29
    chug along for many, many more years and wind up with well north of 200 wins. That doesn't make him an ace or anything, but the mere fact that Brian Sabean decided to grossly over pay him doesn't

  • A.J. Burnett to the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/12/2008 -  25
    , and the Yankees are absolutely thriving in it. A lot can be said for spending money and a lot more should be said for Brian Cashman and the Yankees paying these free agents exactly what they're worth

  • There Must Be 50 Ways to Build a Bullpen
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/22/2009 -  5
    , three who sit 89-91, and one who sits around 87-89. If Brian Shouse and Matt Thornton ever get into a paper ball throwing match, I know who I want on my side. It’s pretty fascinating that two

  • UZR Tidbits Through May 3rd
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/4/2009 -  19
    , Brewers, and Astros (!?) round out the top five. The Orioles, Mets, White Sox, Marlins, and Indians are using oven mitts in place of gloves. As are Brian Giles, Cody Ross, and Vernon Wells

  • The Pleasures of Strand Rate
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/2/2009 -  6
    regression hold for the Texas righty? Millwood’s strikeout and walk ratios share company with Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Bannister, Paul Maholm, and Dallas Braden. Guthrie’s homerun rate is too high, while

  • Billy Wagner Returns
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 8/21/2009 -  10
    and faced Reid Gorecki, Chipper Jones, and Brian McCann. His first pitch was a 94 MPH fastball that missed inside. Wagner would fire a 94.7 MPH fastball for a strike on his next pitch before tossing Gorecki

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Catchers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/29/2009 -  12
    Martinez – traded Brian McCann – drafted Jorge Posada –drafted Yadier Molina – drafted Miguel Montero – amateur free agent Mike Napoli – drafted Kurt Suzuki – drafted A.J. Pierzynski – free

  • Mopping Up in 2009
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/19/2009 -  3
    Reds 0.344 Mark Hendrickson Orioles 0.405 Brian Bass Orioles 0.418 Carrasco is the best of the bunch (as judged by FIP) and as such, dethrones Buddy Carlyle as mop-up man of the year.

  • Barry Zito's Contract Revisited
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/26/2009 -  10
    horrendous it is though. In December 2006, Brian Sabean and the Giants outbid Bill Bavasi and the Mariners in order to land the overrated southpaw billed as an ace. As Nate Silver, amongst others

  • Phillies Sign Schneider
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/1/2009 -  9
    Tonight may bring with it the deadline for free agent arbitration tenders, but the Phillies needed not to wait in order to ink their man. Brian Schneider spent the past two seasons with the Mets

  • Sabean Strikes Back: Non-Tenders Ryan Garko
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/13/2009 -  55
    This move is flabbergasting. Ignore, for a moment, that the Giants essentially gave away Scott Barnes. Brian Sabean acquired Ryan Garko in late July. Up until that point, he was hitting .285

  • The Early King of Low Leverage
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/6/2010 -  3
    It feels like Brian Moehler has been around forever. The major league portion of his career began way back in 1996 with the Tigers. In 2002 he moved on to the Reds. After that he flip flopped from

  • The Ones That Got Away: American League West
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/3/2010 -  8
    ) Rich Hill (2001: Round 7, Pick 209) Brian Matusz (2005: Round 4, Pick 133) Buster Posey (2005: Round 50, Pick 1,496) 2010 draft connection: Matt Harvey (2007: Round 3, Pick 118), who went

  • New York Yankees Acquire Austin Kearns
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/31/2010 -  6
    Brian Cashman was not done after agreeing to a trade for Lance Berkman. Hours later, he went out and grabbed Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Austin Kearns for a player to be named later or cash

  • Derek Jeter's 4-6-3 Nightmare
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/5/2010 -  62
    Pavano, the unheralded Brian Duensing, and the predictable Nick Blackburn will start the games for the American League Central Champions throughout at least the Divisional Series. This could lead to some

  • For Whom The Bells Will Toll
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/19/2008 -  0
    Just a week ago the closers market brimmed with names like Francisco Rodriguez, Kerry Wood, and J.J. Putz. As you’re well aware, each of those are now off the market, leaving Brian Fuentes

  • Giant of a Steal
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/26/2008 -  39
    Brian Sabean needs to do something silly soon. Like, trade Jonathan Sanchez for Jorge Cantu or Tim Lincecum for Alexis Rios silly, otherwise, the Giants are having an amusingly solid off-season

  • A Collection of Career Batting Leaderboard Tidbits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/14/2009 -  27
    Carl Yastrzemski for 24th all-time as Rodriguez essentially tails Manny. Brian Giles will never replace Tony Gwynn as Mr. Padre, but Giles one-upped Gwynn last season by accumulating 393 career wRAA

  • Pudge Pounds Number 300
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/17/2009 -  19
    catcher aged 30 or younger with 90, and the next youngest is Miguel Olio at 76. Brian McCann has 73 and he’s only 25, John Buck has 65 and is 28, Mike Napoli has 52 at age 27, and Joe Mauer has 50

  • The Worst Regular in Baseball
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/17/2009 -  13
    More than 200 plate appearances into the season, Brian Giles remains the worst regular in baseball. Suffice to say, Giles abrupt decay is a bit surprising. Sure, he’s 38 years old and plays

  • The Struggling Trio of Sluggers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/1/2009 -  3
    the same, but his power has disappeared. Coming into the season only Oliver projected an ISO sub-.200 for the 31-year-old, and now ZiPS projects Bradley to finish with a ISO of .197. Score one for Brian

  • Game of the Week: 7/20-7/26
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/27/2009 -  4
    with a runner on, making it a five run ballgame. After a sac fly in the 5th, the A’s trailed 7-13 entering the bottom of the seventh. Brian Duensing would walk Barton and allow two singles before being

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired? Relief Pitching
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/28/2009 -  17
    Broxton – draft Chan Ho Park – free agent Mike Wuertz – trade Kiko Calero – free agent Matt Thornton – trade Brian Wilson – draft Trevor Hoffman – free agent Heath Bell - trade Luke Gregerson

  • How Are the Stars Being Acquired: Infield
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/29/2009 -  27
    Brian Roberts – drafted Placido Polanco – traded Brandon Phillips – traded Juan Uribe – free agent Scoreboard: 5 drafted 4 traded 1 free agent Third base Evan Longoria – drafted Ryan

  • Nationals Acquire Bruney
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/7/2009 -  19
    Yankees trade RP Brian Bruney to Nationals for a player to be named later; Nationals release RP Saul Rivera And the first real trade of the Winter Meetings is … a middle reliever for the Yankees

  • The Marlins' Next Batch
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/1/2010 -  6
    doesn’t get the due they deserve because of their economic standing. When one references Andrew Friedman or Billy Beane, the usual statement that follows is, “Imagine if they had Brian Cashman’s

  • Aramis' Troubles with the Wood
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/3/2010 -  6
    to a .381 wOBA. Still, sharing a dishonorable accolade with recent leaders like Brian Giles and Kevin Millar can’t do much to inspire confidence alongside the slow start.

  • Suppan's Return
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/10/2010 -  24
    . Why? Because Magic head coach Brian Hill and Garrity would go to museums together while on the road.

  • What The Atlanta Braves Should Do
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/21/2010 -  76
    ). They are currently in first place. Buy or Sell? Undoubtedly the Braves' record makes them candidates to acquire even more talent. They’re pretty much set at catcher with Brian McCann. At first base Troy Glaus

  • Pirates Acquire Gallagher
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/7/2010 -  4
    the alternative is Brian Burres.

  • The Giants Add Pen Arms
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/31/2010 -  38
    for, yet that’s what Brian Sabean did. Joe Martinez gets groundballs against righties and struggles versus lefties. He relies on a low-90s, high-80s fastball along with a curve and change. He’s only

  • The Most Exciting Inning of the Night
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/3/2010 -  13
    was not done, though, as the Phillies then went on a singles parade that saw Shane Victorino, Brian Schneider, and Ben Francisco sending baseballs across the field like beads. By now, Polanco stood

  • Kenny Williams and Mike Rizzo Fall For Different Types
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2010 -  6
    . As does Drew Storen (and so there too did Brian Bruney for a limited time and Matt Capps), and with no disrespect intended towards Storen or those other hard throwers in the pen, allow me to share the real

  • Tejada to The Other Part of The Bay
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/30/2010 -  101
    : "All that’s missing is Brian Sabean and a pen." Sabean’s flair for employing the senior citizens of the baseball player population is unrivaled. The league’s best social activist has struck again

  • Angels Sign Downs
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 12/12/2010 -  18
    a splash, and the Angels signing a late-inning reliever are offseason givens. The Halos penned Brian Fuentes and Fernando Rodney to a pair of two-year deals over the last two offseasons, and added this year

  • Using Leaderboard Splits
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/9/2009 -  8
    Matthews Jr. (15.9%), Feliz (16%), Dan Uggla (16.1%), Luis Castillo (16.2%), Jason Bay (16.3%) O-Swing% Best: Castillo (12.9%), Brian Giles (14.8%), Bobby Abreu (15.7%), Troy Glaus (15.9%), C. Jones

  • Farewell Cliff
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/6/2009 -  8
    in Brian Giles. This suggests Floyd will become a pinch hitter and feel good clubhouse leader type, and that’s exactly what he’ll bring to the Padres. Floyd only hit 11 homeruns last year, but I’ll never

  • Game of the Week: 6/29-7/5
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/6/2009 -  4
    and was quickly pulled for Manny Delcarmen. Robert Andino and Brian Roberts quickly grounded out to second base, giving Baltimore dim hope for scoring another run, yet Pie once again proved timely

  • Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/2/2009 -  22
    for the Mariners. For those who don’t know, Langston was dealt in May of 1989 for Randy Johnson, Gene Harris, and Brian Holman. Johnson was dealt in 1998 for Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen, and John Halama. Garcia

  • All About Managers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/21/2009 -  8
    Earlier this year, Brian Burke of the fantastic Advanced NFL Stats site wrote a post in which he detailed and graphed a series of scatter plots that featured the power law distribution. If you have

  • Giants Hand Out Extensions
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 10/13/2009 -  26
    The San Francisco Giants possessed the worst offense in baseball this season. For outstanding efforts in offensive offenses, Brian Sabean was given an extension today. Manager Bruce Bochy was also

  • The Contact Tales: 2006
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/12/2010 -  2
    seasons have come with the Orioles and Red Sox, where he’s spent the majority of his time in Triple-A. The Worst: Willie Eyre 88.4% Brian Meadows 88.3% Rick Bauer 88.1% Todd Jones 87.9% Dan

  • Rajai Davis & 80 Steals: Part One
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/8/2010 -  25
    2004, Tony Womack swiped 72 in 1999, Brian Hunter and Kenny Lofton stole 74 and 75 in 1997 and 1996, and so on. The last time someone took at least 80 bases was 1988, when Vince Coleman lead

  • Thoughts on Danny Duffy
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/26/2010 -  9
    varied collection of ballplayers in the history of the game. You have metric conscious sweethearts like Brian Bannister. Oft-beat and often humorous players like Manny Ramirez

  • Charlie Morton and the Buccos' Rotation
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/19/2010 -  11
    this year and their notable numbers: Brian Burres – 1 GS, 4 IP, 5.03 FIP Zach Duke – 3 GS, 19 IP, 4.13 FIP Paul Maholm – 3 GS, 17.2 IP, 4.27 FIP Daniel McCutchen – 2 GS, 7.1 IP, 9.98 FIP

  • Scorched Earth in Houston
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/30/2010 -  16
    million of Kazuo Matsui - $4.5 million of Pedro Feliz - $3 million of Brian Moehler - $1.5 million of Geoff Blum - $0.8 million of Jason Michaels Some players will be signed and others given

  • Contrasting Bullpen and Rotation Velocity
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/22/2010 -  4
    than their pen? Because of Nate Robertson (87.8), Brian Sanches (88.4), Clay Hensley (88.6), and Burke Badenhop (88.7). The rest of the Marlins’ starters are consistent in their heat, sitting between

  • Eric Hacker's 15 Minutes
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/10/2010 -  9
    that skill set attractive, it would be the Twins. They love pitchers who throw strikes and get grounders. After all, the Twins found nearly 70 relief innings for Brian Bass in 2008. They found more than 30

  • Rafael Soriano's Quest For Treasure
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/12/2011 -  38
    in, as teammates Grant Balfour and Chad Qualls remain, as do Jon Rauch and Brian Fuentes. The New York Yankees hold legitimate or non-existent interest in Soriano depending on which source is talking

  • O's/Rays Observations
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/7/2010 -  13
    . That is unnatural. Take those two, add Nick Markakis, add Brian Roberts, and then think about adding Joshua Bell and, well, it’s not hard to fall in love with the potential of this team

  • The Ones That Got Away: American League East
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 6/1/2010 -  10
    . New York Best positional player: Casey Blake (1995: Round 45, Pick 1,259) is from Wichita State. That’s about the only interesting factoid about his drafting here. Best pitcher: Brian Tallet

  • Why the Pirates Stink
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 7/14/2010 -  31
    throughout their careers. 1990: Kurt Miller (Kevin Young, their seventh round pick, and Brian Shouse in round 13.) 1991: Jon Farrell (Only Dustin Hermanson from round 39 and Tony Womack from round

  • Waiting On an Ace: Jimmy Nelson
    in Community by Brian - 4/28/2016 -  0

  • Anderson Dominating
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/7/2010 -  4
    As far as AL West aces go, most people could probably give you three easily: Cliff Lee, Felix Hernandez, and Jered Weaver. Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics has largely flown under the radar