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  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 4/18/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/17/2018 -  0
    We chatted about a number of topics. Now I'm sleepy. Here's a transcript. Time for a siesta. 4:00 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get started. 4:01 Brad

  • The Daily Grind: DJ Flies
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2018 -  7
    the hitter list - Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Brian Dozier, and Trea Turner. Most of the top values are Twins, but they probably won't play. 5. DJ Flies Something is different

  • The Daily Grind: Thin Thursday
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2018 -  10
    says Berrios, Gio, Porcello, Tropeano, and Gray for pitchers. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano, and Justin Upton for bats. The entire Twins lineup for values (not kidding, the non

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 4/10/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/10/2018 -  2
    for catcher4:21Brad Johnson: No...4:21Brad Johnson: Go ahead and try it though4:21ThickTanPretzel: Just lost Suarez. What do you expect from Brian Anderson this year? OBP league. Thanks4:21Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 4/3/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2018 -  9
    not good at these top X questions 4:27 Brad Johnson: He's very good 4:27 ak: Have you liked what you've seen from Brian Anderson of Marlins so far

  • The Daily Grind: A Chance, a Smoak, and an Ohtani Walk Into A Pun
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/2/2018 -  8
    , Matt Harvey, Bryan Mitchell, Richards, Lopez, Brian Johnson, JC Ramirez, Bettis, Garcia, Ryu Yes, there is a lot of overlap between the guys to try and the guys to stack. Such is the nature

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 3/27/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/27/2018 -  8
    Here's today's chat transcript in which I only answered 1/10th of the Scott Kingery questions. 3:51Brad Johnson: And we roll.3:51PaulSporer: Why do I hate Rhys Hoskins so much?3:51Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 3/20/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/20/2018 -  1
    Here's today's transcript. Enjoy your drafts everyone! 3:59Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's getting rolling3:59Brad Johnson: I promise to be at my grumpiest, grouchiest self today3:59Brad Johnson

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/15/2018 -  16
    of his insane cutter-slider combo. He'll rebound from negative trends in his ground ball rate and velocity. 7. Johnson records 15 saves Yeah, a Jim Johnson sighting in a bold predictions column

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 3/13/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/13/2018 -  9
    :) 4:56 Brian: ARI closer, how many saves you see for box, archie, and hirano? 4:57 Brad Johnson: Let's say 40 for the team, 18, 11, 11 is my current

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 3/6/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/6/2018 -  2
    . 3:51Brad Johnson: Hey folks, we'll get started in a few moments.3:54Matt Parrington: What was Byron Buxton's WAR beyond the first decimal point?3:54Brad Johnson: Hey Louie, it was 9.3

  • Observable Real Time Strategy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/5/2018 -  5
    category production. I like his shortstop eligibility too in a deep league. My alternatives were Brian Dozier or Corey Seager. The idea was to take a big power bat in the fourth round. Khris Davis

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 2/13/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/13/2018 -  8
    . 4:15 Brad Johnson: Sano is the pick there 4:15 Slapshot: Would you consider Brian Dozier an upgrade on Robinson Cano in ottoneu for 2018

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 1/30/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/30/2018 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript featuring lots of keeper and Acuna talk. 2:55Brad Johnson: Hey folks2:55Brad Johnson: Looks like the post didn't publish as scheduled, so I'll wait a few minutes

  • Matt Olson Hit Two Doubles And Other First Baseman Facts
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/19/2018 -  9
    , a good power hitter will post roughly as many home runs and non-home run extra base hits (i.e. doubles and triples). I've selected one at random, Brian Dozier. Dozier XBH Year 2B 3B HR

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 1/16/2018
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/16/2018 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript! 2:46Brad Johnson: Hey folks, I received SO many questions already so I definitely won't get to all of them. If you asked a bunch, I'm likely to only answer the one

  • Brad Johnson and Paul Sporer Baseball Chat 1/9/18
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/9/2018 -  0
    rd draft and hold 2:44 Brad Johnson: Speaking of closers... 2:44 Brian: In keepers, do you shun closers or embrace the elite ones

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 12/19/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2017 -  0
    :46Bobopedia: for the next 4 years, Brian Dozier or Yoan Moncada? Competitive window is ajar this year, but the following three years will have a more open window2:47Brad Johnson: Ooh, I'm a sucker

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat 12/12/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/12/2017 -  3
    spike away from Marlins Park?2:56Brad Johnson: Oh, hi there folks, let's begin2:57Brad Johnson: Yelich is very likely to be traded by midseason. Given his consistently high HR/FB ratio, I don't think

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 12/5/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/5/2017 -  0
    Here's today's chat transcript which includes a wide range of topics and a lot of focus on dynasty strategy. 2:48 Brad Johnson: Hi folks, I'm going to start a little early and work

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 11/28/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/28/2017 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript which started very heavy on Joey Gallo then shifted into a bunch of dynasty topics. 2:55 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, I'll start with a couple from

  • It's the Ottoneu Arbitration Deadline!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/14/2017 -  0
    percent of my total points. I'm spending $289 on 39 percent of my points if you include Brian Dozier, Charlie Blackmon, and Yu Darvish. That's just seven of my 40 players. Blackmon, Dozier, and a few $1

  • Brad Johnson's Bold Predictions - A Review
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/31/2017 -  5

  • Brian Dozier Is Doing His Impossible
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/27/2017 -  12
    . Say what you will about the odds, but the Twins would love to just make things official. You could see that in Brian Dozier's expression, as he rounded the bases following his lead-changing, eighth

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/26/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2017 -  0
    Here's the transcript from my final chat of 2017. See you again next year! 4:01Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get down to business. First, I need to alert the twitters4:02Fat Steve: Who

  • The Daily Grind: Tri-Ace
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/26/2017 -  9
    , Brian Anderson, and Jonathan Lucroy are the small bats. 5. The Daily Grind Invitational Lately, I've been entering the wrong lineups into the Invitational. Hoosier2379 picked well. He compiled

  • The Daily Grind: Finals Week
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/25/2017 -  0
    Rich Hill, and 24 from Brian Dozier. Overall, the quartet produced 128.3 of his 165.15 points. Shoutout to nicemamut for staying in the spotlight. Leaderboard. See you tonight - 15 users at $2

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/19/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/19/2017 -  1
    Here's today's chat transcript. We covered a entire slew of interesting topics. That's right, a slew. 3:59Brad Johnson: Good afternoon folks. Let's save keeper questions for the offseason

  • The Daily Grind: Juicy, Middle-In Fastballs
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/14/2017 -  2
    . Roark is next on the list. Hitters include Giancarlo Stanton, Nelson Cruz, Marcell Ozuna, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo. Miguel Cabrera, Guillermo Heredia, Brian Anderson, Freddy Galvis, and Tyler

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 9/12/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/12/2017 -  1
    Brad Johnson: Franco has a lowish K rate despite a high SwStr% 5:00 Brad Johnson: Calhoun doesn't whiff (like Hoskins) 5:00 Brian : Whit

  • The Daily Grind: Do A Barrel Roll
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/12/2017 -  4
    didn't say much about Rodriguez, but I do like the matchup against an inconsistent (and usually bad) Athletics offense. Giancarlo Stanton, Brian Dozier, Nelson Cruz, Starling Marte, and Marcell Ozuna

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/29/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/29/2017 -  0
    Here is today's transcript in which the chatters discovered my non-baseball interests. 4:00 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there! 4:00 Jim: Hi Brad

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/22/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/22/2017 -  0
    Today's chat was very heavy on the Rhys Hoskins. Here's the transcript. 4:01Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get started, shall we?4:01JD15: With Darvish and Salazar (didn’t see that until 10 mins

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/15/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/15/2017 -  4
    Galvis?4:54Brad Johnson: You're not really going to improve upon them with the waiver wire4:54Brian : A guy in a keeper traded away Kyle Seager for Brian Goodwin and a guy who got sent down who he then cut

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/8/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/8/2017 -  2
    4:35 Brian : Super Soaker to the head:  what kind of keeper is Devers?  Elite?  Wait and see? 4:35 Brad Johnson: Let's see what he does RoS

  • The Daily Grind: Returning to Civilization
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/7/2017 -  6
    DFS value. On the hitting front, Mike Trout, Miguel Sano, Ryan Braun, Brian Dozier, and Wil Myers are the darlings of the evening. Top values (these will be very different for FanDuel) include

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 8/1/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/1/2017 -  4
    Here's today's transcript, starting with some trade advice. 3:58Brad Johnson: Ahoy there! I have a few excuses to make before we get started.3:58Brad Johnson: First, my laptop's AC adapter caught

  • The Daily Grind: Day of Aces
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2017 -  2
    Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper, Starling Marte, and Charlie Blackmon. I get that the Pirates are visiting Coors Field, but Marte isn't that good. Zack Granite, Brian McCann, Josh Reddick

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat: 7/18/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/18/2017 -  0
    saves league. drop any of jordan montgomery, straily, yonder alsonso, betances, ryan madsen, brian mccann (grandal is my other C) to activate him, or keep him stashed for now?4:57Brad Johnson: Leave him

  • The Daily Grind: A Failure to Merge
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/18/2017 -  5
    Dylan Bundy. Stack Targets: Miguel Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon, Chris Smith, Travis Wood, Luis Cessa, Sam Gaviglio, Jesse Chavez, Edwin Jackson, Junior Guerra, Matt Boyd, Brian Johnson, Sal Romano

  • The Daily Grind: The Daily Decision
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/6/2017 -  10
    the early slate, Bryce Harper, Miguel Sano, Brian Dozier, Manny Machado, and Edwin Encarnacion rise to the surface. The best bargains include Kyle Seager, Jarrod Dyson, Max Kepler, and Machado. 5

  • The Daily Grind: A Hero for Los Angeles
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/29/2017 -  7
    are the best options. I use Jose Pirela pretty much every day. He's a cheap high floor, high ceiling player. If you're up for targeting Price, then Miguel Sano, Brian Dozier, and Robbie Grossman

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 6/27/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2017 -  1
    The results of today's chat. Very Domingo Santana focused! 3:48Brad Johnson: I'll begin with some life advice3:48Brad Johnson: If you ever see Sarah Huckabee Sanders trending on twitter, don't

  • The Daily Grind: Twitchy?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/27/2017 -  12
    of interest, I'll look into setting it up. Here's a poll. Would you watch a twitch stream of me setting DFS lineups or hunting for waiver wire fodder? — Brad Johnson (@BaseballATeam) June 27, 2017 2

  • The Daily Grind: One Word To Bring Them
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/14/2017 -  3
    should be all Dylan Bundy needs. He's consistently decent, regularly posting point totals in the high-teens. That's all you need for $7,700. A few bargains like German Marquez, Brian Johnson

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 6/13/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2017 -  3
    Here's today's chat transcript. There was an unusual number of comments (i.e. any) about Napoleon Dynamite. I only published one of them. 2:58Brad Johnson: What's up folks? We'll get started

  • The Daily Grind: Storms A Coming
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/13/2017 -  8
    Sano and Brian Dozier are the boppier of the biggies. Other Dodgers I want to use include Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger. I'll form the stack. If Mallex Smith reaches base, he'll probably steal

  • The Daily Grind: Failed Leap
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/12/2017 -  0
    are near. As long as the Twins game isn't interrupted, Brian Dozier looks like a savvy choice for dingers opposite Gallardo. Double that for Miguel Sano. Jameson Taillon is a solid pitcher

  • The Daily Grind: Stanky Body
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/9/2017 -  7
    his bad sinker - it doesn't interact with anything in his repertoire. Stack Targets: Miguel Gonzalez, Vance Worley, Andrew Cashner, Eric Skoglund, Brian Johnson, Amir Garrett, Randall Delgado, Sam

  • The Daily Grind: Man See Ya On The Bench
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/8/2017 -  5
    still like Brian Dozier to thump the ball. Gaviglio is overdue for a 2.1 inning disasterpiece. I think Kris Bryant will enjoy facing Tyler Chatwood. The wind might be blowing out tonight too. Better

  • The Daily Grind: Hot Healy Pockets
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/6/2017 -  4
    home runs in six days at some point. Average won't be good with the decline in contact. — Brad Johnson (@BaseballATeam) May 4, 2017 Healy immediately responded with three home runs in three days

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/30/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/30/2017 -  0
    Johnson: This was always going to be a problem once the Astros got Brian McCann10:42Brad Johnson: I think they thought he'd be tradeable, but they clearly misread the market10:42Barb Lahey: you buy

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - 5/23/2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/23/2017 -  0
    Today's chat transcript, starting with Sam Travis before moving on to players I like less than Yonder Alonso. 3:45Brad Johnson: Every time I open the chat early, it always amazes me how quickly

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 16, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2017 -  2
    Here's today's chat transcript. 3:45Brad Johnson: While I go get a snack, let's kick things off with a poll3:45Brad Johnson: If you were forced to, which of these second basemen would you cut?3

  • The Daily Grind: A Fancy Trade
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/16/2017 -  12
    Martinez is looking a little charred. He might be done. Brian Dozier is hitting more grounders than flies for the first time since 2012. Perhaps he's trying to work around the scouting report. The 2016

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - May 9, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/9/2017 -  1
    Today's chat transcript. 3:50Brad Johnson: Alright, let's get this going. I'm watching A.J. Griffin to see if I can spot anything positive aside from this stat line.3:50Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – May 2, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/2/2017 -  1
    Below you will find the transcript from today's chat. It was a weird one. 3:41 Brad Johnson: So what shall we discuss today? There's always a couple recurring questions

  • The Daily Grind: Contrarian Failures
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2017 -  8
    on the future of this column! This poll is for readers of The Daily Grind. For which topic would you prefer a section? — Brad Johnson (@BaseballATeam) April 26, 2017 2. Weather Reports St

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - April 18, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2017 -  1
    Brad Johnson: I'm sitting here pondering the age old question of unicorns or eunuch horns. Perhaps it's time to start. 3:51 Brad Johnson: Which? Unicorns (49.0

  • The Daily Grind: Contrarian Picks
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/18/2017 -  5
    the dice on a bargain? Stack Targets: Arroyo, Brian Johnson, Jarred Cosart, Matt Cain, Zach Eflin, Kyle Freeland, Phil Hughes, Chad Kuhl, Matt Andriese, Yovani Gallardo, Miguel Gonzalez, Mike

  • The Daily Grind: A Fresh Release
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2017 -  6
    for the early contest. On the opposite side, people ignore Kole Calhoun because he lacks explosive power. Jett Bandy has 20 home run power as a catcher. Poor man's Brian McCann. 5. SaberSim Says

  • The Daily Grind: The One About Fades
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/11/2017 -  6
    . In DFS parlance, a fade is any good player who should be avoided for some reason. For example, Brian Dozier mashes left-handed pitching such that he's a very popular start when facing a southpaw

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat – April 4, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2017 -  0
    numbers 12:28 Brian: Should I drop Greinke for someone like Morton, Wacha, or Liriano? 12:28 Brad Johnson: Ugh 12:29

  • The Daily Grind: The One About A Certain Two-Way Player
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/4/2017 -  10
    as a reliable righty should keep some owners away from Houston. At catcher, Evan Gattis and Brian McCann will split the vote, giving you two choices with low ownership rates. Like the Astros catchers

  • Happy Baseball!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/31/2017 -  22
    - Ryan Schimpf Bust - Brian Dozier Brantley appears to be healthy and ready for an Opening Day start. I've seen some scouts express (temporary) concerns about his timing. We'll see what kind

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat - March 27, 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/27/2017 -  4
    Here's the transcript from today's 100 minute chat. See ya next week. 10:21Brad Johnson: Hello everyone, I'm going to take the next couple minutes to finally renew my MLB.tv, then we'll get

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions: Negative Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/23/2017 -  16

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions - Positive Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/21/2017 -  11

  • Stars and Scrubs and Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/20/2017 -  27
    of the Stars and Scrubs and Keepers strategy as applied to these settings. Draftees - College League Position Player Cost Position Player Cost C Brian McCann $1 SP

  • Is Brian Dozier’s Power Repeatable?
    in FanGraphs by Gerald Schifman - 2/15/2017 -  9
    When the offseason began, a Brian Dozier trade looked inevitable. The Twins' second baseman was one of the majors' most productive players last season, offering elite power, good baserunning, solid

  • Story Time!
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/6/2017 -  16
    ... Hitters Name Position Cost Jonathan Lucroy 1B/C $19 Paul Goldschmidt 1B $41 Hanley Ramirez 1B $20 Brian Dozier 2B $15 Tim Anderson SS $4

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL Central
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/24/2017 -  12
    Hammel, or they could roll the dice on Mike Minor, Chris Young, and Brian Flynn. Whether it's Hammel or a cheaper option like Jered Weaver, I anticipate a pitching acquisition of some kind. Tigers

  • Happy Trails, Josh Johnson
    in Community by The Kudzu Kid - 1/24/2017 -  0
    Josh Johnson could pitch. In this decade, seven players have put up a season in which they threw 180+ innings with a sub-60 ERA-: Clayton Kershaw (three times), Felix Hernandez (twice), Kyle

  • Dodgers Trade for Brian Dozier, Basically
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/23/2017 -  54
    don't go away. That's when you know there's smoke. And there was all kinds of smoke billowing out of the rumors that linked the Dodgers to Brian Dozier. It all added up, and there was no point

  • Fantasy Busts and Opportunities: AL West
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/17/2017 -  22
    When the Astros went and acquired Brian McCann, I thought for sure Gattis would be gone in a matter of days. Maybe that was the plan but the glut of sluggy cornermen has delayed the outcome. For now

  • Exploring the Top 155 Pitchers
    in Community by Brian - 12/21/2016 -  3

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Relief Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/19/2016 -  18
    ) ($4.50) $3.70 $0.20 43 Jim Johnson 64 ($4.20) $3.00 $0.40 ($0.60) ($3.30) ($4.70) $3.70 $0.00 44 Kevin Siegrist 61 ($1.80) ($0.90) $1.00 $0.40 ($3.40) ($4.70) $3.70

  • Who Wants Brian Dozier?
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 12/8/2016 -  36
    Brian Dozier had himself quite the 2016 season. If you want to be technical, you could say he had quite the second half of the 2016 season, but that's splitting hairs -- he was still pretty good

  • Out of Nowhere: Powerful Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 12/1/2016 -  13
    of the highest in the league. His batted ball profile is comparably to Kris Bryant - and he hammered 39 home runs. While Target Field isn't the best place for power hitters, Brian Dozier just popped 42. If he

  • Michael Lorenzen Is the New Brian Wilson
    in Community by The Kudzu Kid - 11/29/2016 -  2
    , and that was the way-ahead-of-his-time Brian Wilson.  He and the Giants rode his slider and fastball and beard to the World Series a few times, if I recall correctly. In 2016, however, the even-year nonsense

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Outfield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/22/2016 -  29
    Nimmo Mason Williams Drew Stubbs Gorkys Hernandez Brian Goodwin Julio Borbon Logan Schafer Patrick Kivlehan Ty Kelly Reymond Fuentes Kyle Jensen

  • Scouting the Yankees' Return for Brian McCann
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/17/2016 -  5
    The Yankees acquired two high-octane arms from Houston in exchange for veteran catcher Brian McCann today in right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. Abreu is the main piece for New

  • Out of Nowhere: Breakout Candidates at Shortstop
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/16/2016 -  9
    Ballpark is a bandiest of the boxes. Cozart's high-pull approach could take a leap forward if he lowers his hands. A Brian Dozier-like surge is possible - not 40 home runs but maybe 25 to 30. Remember

  • Out of Nowhere: Breakout Candidates at Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/11/2016 -  0
    the weird part: the players who produced all this unexpected value were veterans. Jose Altuve turned on the power switch, as did Brian Dozier, Robinson Cano, Daniel Murphy, Jean Segura, Ian Kinsler

  • Brad Johnson FanGraphs Chat - 11/3/16
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  2
    Today's chat transcript is now available. Topics include Game 7, Mike Trout trades, and when/how to rebuild. 12:00Brad Johnson: Good afternoon folks. For those wondering where Eno is...well he

  • Way Too Early Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/3/2016 -  18
    Robinson Cano 3 Daniel Murphy 4 Matt Carpenter 5 Brian Dozier 6 Jason Kipnis 7 Jean Segura 8 Ben Zobrist 9 Ian Kinsler 10 Parsing these 10 players could

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Second Base
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/2/2016 -  3
    Rankings: Second Base Rank Name G PA HR R RBI SB AVG $$ 1 Jose Altuve 161 717 24 108 96 30 0.338 $34.70 2 Brian Dozier 155 691 42 104 99 18 0.268 $27.00

  • Out of Nowhere: 2017 Breakout Candidates at Catcher
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/31/2016 -  32
    and Brian McCann) by $11. The fourth best guy was $15 less valuable than Posey. Clearly, it was a year to own Posey. This year, Jonathan Lucroy, Posey, and Wilson Ramos produced between $20.60 and $22.60

  • Gary Sanchez Does New York City
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/25/2016 -  4
    the $10 produced by Brian McCann. The median is a near-exact match for Evan Gattis' $17. The upside scenario, in which he ignores most of my concerns, includes massive four category production and around

  • Way Too Early 2017 Rankings: Catchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/19/2016 -  27
    Willson Contreras 5 Russell Martin 6 Evan Gattis 7 J.T. Realmuto 8 Brian McCann 9 Salvador Perez 10 Cameron Rupp 11 Stephen Vogt 12 Matt Wieters 13

  • 2016 End of Season Rankings: Catchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/18/2016 -  4
    457 27 49 72 1 0.228 $12.50 8 Russell Martin 137 535 20 62 74 2 0.231 $12.40 9 Salvador Perez 139 546 22 57 64 0 0.247 $11.50 10 Brian McCann 130 492 20 56

  • 2016 Retrospective: Successes and Failures
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/17/2016 -  0
    Altuve, Charlie Blackmon, Brian Dozier, and others dragged the Dragons to victory. I finished 13 of 20. Discovering Jake Lamb was offset by flops for Yasiel Puig and others. Fire and Forget

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2016 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/4/2016 -  2
    much outfield work. I could probably repeat this prediction next year, and it would still be bold. 0-for-4 *manager demotes Johnson in the lineup 5. Michael Brantley will be a top 10

  • Field of Streams: Episode 250 - Live With Brad Johnson To Close It Out
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 9/30/2016 -  0
    Episode 250 - Live With Brad Johnson To Close It Out In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do the last live recording of the year to discuss the tie between the Pirates

  • Field of Streams: Episode 245 - Live With Brad Johnson: Early Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 9/23/2016 -  0
    Episode 245 - Live With Brad Johnson: Early Edition In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss Steve Clevenger being a dummy, the Orioles' fun gift

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 22
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/22/2016 -  6
    Alex Cobb, Brian McCann delivered a double dong. This time it was Sanchez. The leaderboard is updated. We'll use the same parameters tonight - 15 users, $2, and top three paid on DraftKings. 3

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 9/20/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/20/2016 -  0
    Today's transcript is go. Lots of dynasty and keeper questions. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there 1:46 Brad Johnson: This might be the last chat of the season

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 9/13/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/13/2016 -  2
    Here are the results of today's chat! 4:00Brad Johnson: Today's chat is brought to you by Yasmany Tomas4:00Brad Johnson: 29 home runs, -0.1 WAR4:01Brad Johnson: aka switch-hitting Jermaine Dye4

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for September 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/7/2016 -  5
    Duffy's Cy Young chances have dwindled with his last few starts, but he still has an excellent matchup against a floptastic Twins offense. Aside from suddenly unbeatable Brian Dozier, most of the better

  • How Brian Dozier Put Together a Season for the Ages
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 9/6/2016 -  7
    in the game's history. Those trends are real, and they should help shape the way we evaluate hitter's performances in 2016. But don't let those trends fool you: Brian Dozier is truly having

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/30/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/30/2016 -  0
    We'll chat at 4:00pm ET today. See ya then. 4:00Brad Johnson: Welcome folks. This week we'll be analyzing anthems including the best ones for which to stand, sit, or otherwise.4:00Brad Johnson

  • Brian Dozier's Incredible Turnaround
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 8/29/2016 -  3
    Brian Dozier is a streaky hitter. We know this to be true, much like the world is round, or the sun rises in the east. In the last two seasons, he's pushed the boundaries of what I thought 'streaky

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for August 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/24/2016 -  8
    Johnnyboy1852005 continued his domination of the DK leaderboard with yet another win. It was a close race at the top. Now he has a comfortable lead. He leaned on Jose Abreu, Brian Dozier, and Nolan Arenado

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/23/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/23/2016 -  0
    ). phelps, samardzija, or yordano for decent production until stras is back? 12:30 Brad Johnson: As long as you can stream, I'd go start by start rather than picking one guy

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/16/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/16/2016 -  0
    The chat is complete, here's the transcript. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Alrighty, let's kick this off. I'll be right back with some water. 1:46 Toki

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 8/9/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/9/2016 -  3
    to suggest more power ROS. JBJ has the production though. Which do you like? Thanks! 1:45 Brad Johnson: Polanco seems to have a couple nagging injuries. I'd go with the healthier

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 8/2/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/2/2016 -  0
    Here's today's transcript. We should have more trade deadlines to stir the pot. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Hey folks, let's get rolling. Why don't we talk about some real baseball trades

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat 7/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/26/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:44Brad Johnson: Howdy folks. Let's get this things started.1:44Brad Johnson: Any deadline chatter before we get down to fantasy team questions?1

  • Field of Streams: Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again)
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 7/22/2016 -  0
    Episode 201 - Live With The Return Of Brad Johnson (Again) In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss the return of Francisco Cervelli, picking on Jacob

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    The results of today's chat! 1:42Brad Johnson: Howdy folks, let's get this under way1:42Brad Johnson: I briefly considered using only plagiarized responses for this chat, but that seemed like

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for July 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/19/2016 -  1
    is opposite a tepid Royals offense. KC usually avoids strikeouts, but they aren't a team to fear. Moreover, Salazar should receive plenty of run support versus southpaw Brian Flynn. Speaking of run

  • Field of Streams: Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Dylan Higgins - 7/8/2016 -  0
    Episode 196 - Live With Brad Johnson In this live broadcast, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson do a live recording to discuss their upcoming vacations, discussing pitcher options first for once due

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 7/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/5/2016 -  0
    ? Other 1B are carlos santana and logan forsythe.1:00Brad Johnson: Definitely. I'd take Abreu alone.1:00Dan: Im in a 10 team roto and do not have an ace. Which of these SP would you try to hold onto

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/28/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/28/2016 -  0
    Today's chat transcript. Covered a lot of topics... 2:28Brad Johnson: Alright folks let's get the ball rolling. Looks like there's a smaller group hanging out today2:29JD: I've got a hole at 1B

  • Brian Dozier's Path Out of the Slump
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/24/2016 -  4
    As May came to an end, I made my way cautiously over to Brian Dozier, who was slashing .202/.294/.329 at the time. Approaching a player in the midst of a slump can go one of two ways -- you can

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/21
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/21/2016 -  3
    The chat transcript is go. Lots of dynasty questions this week which is right in my sweet spot. 1:44Brad Johnson: The chat is go. Exciting operational notes first...1:45Brad Johnson: I am without

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 6/7
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/7/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat! 1:47Brad Johnson: Apologies for the brief delay. People showed up to drill holes in my walls1:47Brad Johnson: Some kind of fire sprinkler maintenance

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/31
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/31/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript from today's chat. 1:46 Brad Johnson: Hey everyone, I'm running just a couple minutes behind. We'll get started soon. 1:53 Brad

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/24
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/24/2016 -  0
    The transcript is below. 1:45 Brad Johnson: Let's get this going. I tried putting an apple in my smoothie today and it's gross 1:46 Alex: Hey Brad. My Drew Smyly

  • Projecting the Prospects in the Brian Matusz Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 5/24/2016 -  3
    Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 5/17
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/17/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript of today's chat. Lot's of fun topics. 1:14 Breakout Stars..?: Brandon Drury, Danny Valencia? 1:14 Brad Johnson: What are you looking

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/10
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2016 -  0
    1:44 Brad Johnson: Ahoy there. Let's get this shindig started 1:45 JD: Hi Brad, should I drop any of Gausman, Conley, Roark for Rodon in a 10-teamer H2H redraft? I

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 5/3
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/3/2016 -  0
    Here's the transcript in glorious HD! 1:17 Brad Johnson: Hey all, I opened the queue early to post a poll, but I'm not taking questions yet. If you submit one, I WILL skip it. See you

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

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat – 4/26/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/26/2016 -  0
    ? 2:13 Brad Johnson: Myers 2:14 Brad Johnson: No supporting staff so even if he hits, it can't be THAT good 2:14 Brian: 16 team dynasty 6x6

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/19/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  2
    Chat Transcript below! 1:41 Shawn: James Shields still top 30ish SP? 1:41 Brad Johnson: No, not remotely close. 1:41 Brad Johnson: He's

  • The Daily Grind: DFS, Streaming, and More for April 19
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/19/2016 -  4
    and highly rated. I can tell SaberSim wants to hype Twins. Miguel Sano makes sense at sixth overall. Brian Dozier is near the bottom of the top 30. Eduardo Nunez is around the 20th best hitter? No way

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/12/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/12/2016 -  7
    Brian: You starting verrett tomorrow? 2:45 Brad Johnson: No 2:45 Brad Johnson: Ok time to wrap it up, I'll pick out one more good one 2

  • Brad Johnson RotoGraphs Chat - 4/5/16
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/5/2016 -  0

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Timid Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2016 -  19

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2016 -  25

  • Brian Bannister on Changeups
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 3/8/2016 -  8
    As a FanGraphs reader, you’re probably familiar with Brian Bannister. The former big-league right-hander — and current director of pitching analysis and development for the Boston Red Sox — has been

  • Red Sox Playing Time Battles: Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/22/2016 -  5
    the favorite to be the fifth starter. John Farrell has reportedly promised him the job. Others in the mix include prospects Henry Owens and Brian Johnson. Steven Wright is a distant also ran, but he's also

  • Advanced Dynasty Rebuild: Scarcity Wars
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/19/2016 -  2
    second quality basemen (Jose Altuve, Odor, Brian Dozier, Joe Panik). To play all four, he'll have to use both his DH spots on a traditionally low offense position. He may do that, or he may just hold

  • Flying High
    in Community by Brian Reiff - 2/11/2016 -  2
    % 43.7% 36.6% 10.4% -7.1% 68.27% Brian Roberts 2003-05 28.7% 39.0% 37.3% 10.3% -1.76% 16.50 Brandon Crawford 2013-15 31.8% 42.0% 33.5% 10.2% -8.5% 83.33% Bobby Abreu 2003-05

  • Does Everybody Own Kyle Schwarber?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/7/2016 -  54
    catchers get Sundays off (and any day game after a night game) which means you can't just roster Brian McCann and Wilson Ramos to get to 162 games played. They'll often share off days. Schwarber

  • Is A.J. Pollock A Top Pick?
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2015 -  35
    in HR/FB. He was adjacent to Brian Dozier and Jay Bruce. His average fly ball went 293 feet - 60th best and farther than Dozier or Bruce (both 285 feet). While his flies tend to have some oomph behind

  • The Reds Shortstop Logjam
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/19/2015 -  11
    /.310/.459 with nine home runs in 214 plate appearances. Cozart is an extreme pull hitter. In many ways, he's not dissimilar to Brian Dozier. Cozart makes more contact than the Twins star

  • Four Dynasty Second Base Targets
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/13/2015 -  14
    counting on about 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases. There's a chance Herrera never grabs hold of a starting job. I would not expect him to do much in 2016. 3. Micah Johnson (CWS, AAA) I have Jose

  • A Distinct Odor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2015 -  13
    field. The other guys with higher pull rates are mostly very large power monsters. And Brian Dozier (60% pull rate). To me, this looks like an exploitable shortcoming to his offensive profile

  • DJ On The Dance Floor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/4/2015 -  3
    So who had DJ LeMahieu as the fourth most valuable second baseman? According to our mathery, LeMahieu was worth a hair under $19 - more than Brian Dozier, Jason Kipnis, and Robinson Cano. Only Dee

  • Trade Retrospective: The Devil's Rejects
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/23/2015 -  0
    made four trades before I joined the team. He added J.D. Martinez, Jose Quintana, Russell Martin, Bradley Zimmer, Dalton Pompey, and Moore while dealing away Brian Dozier, Michael Cuddyer, and Lance

  • Cervelli Finally Gets His Chance
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/22/2015 -  2
    Pittsburgh definitely got the better end of the deal, Wilson was a key cog in the Yankees bullpen. In the real world, Cervelli flat outperformed Yankees star Brian McCann. That's before considering

  • Reviewing Brad Johnson's 2015 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/14/2015 -  12

  • A First for Brian Dozier's Career
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/29/2015 -  6
    interesting. And while I didn't get enough of interest on Bautista, it wasn't much later that Brian Dozier pulled off a career first. I have to apologize for the lack of timeliness; this is a post about

  • The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Holland, Johnson, Jaso
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/5/2015 -  2
    Agenda Daily DFS GB / FB Splits SaberSim Hi/Lo Tomorrow's Targets - Johnson, Nova, Jaso, DeShields Factor Grid 1. Daily DFS - Eovaldi, Holland Yesterday's Grind Early: Our

  • The Daily Grind: Fear, Duffey, Ross, Span
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/26/2015 -  10
    . Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, and even Didi Gregorius are worth a look. 5. Tomorrow's Targets - Ross, Wolf, Cron, Span Pitchers to Start: Joe Ross

  • The Daily Grind: Trades, Carrasco, Alvarez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/30/2015 -  2
    , Jim Johnson, and Luis Avilan are expected to bolster the Dodgers roster. Jose Peraza could see time in the playoffs as a pinch runner. Those who expected Peraza to be activated by the Braves right

  • The Daily Grind: Ross, Cingrani, Piscotty
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/21/2015 -  7
    Velasquez, $5,900 Brian Johnson, $5,000 Joe Ross, or $4,600 Aaron Nola. All prices on FanDuel. If you're looking for targets, you can't ignore the Coors Field game. It's still Matt Harrison versus Kyle

  • The Daily Grind: A Dare, Moore, Nola, Harrison
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/20/2015 -  16
    Rodriguez, Carlos Martinez, Steven Matz, Brian Johnson, and Cody Anderson are all just $8 to keep. Four of those guys look like locks. That's all interesting background and whatnot, but today's

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Porcello, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/2/2015 -  13
    wRC+. That may not seem too imposing, but it's because the performance is lumpy. Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier are particularly potent against southpaws. They could impregnate Rodriguez. E-Rod

  • The Daily Grind: E-Rod, Strasburg, Plouffe
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/28/2015 -  31
    : Chad Bettis, Mark Buehrle, Trevor May, Chris Capuano, Taijuan Walker Hitters (power): If you're looking for a platoon bat in the Twins lineup, it's Brian Dozier. If you're looking for one you can

  • FanGraphs Audio: Both Touki Toussaint and Brian Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 4/21/2015 -  3
    Episode 554 Touki Toussaint is a right-hander in the Arizona system who was selected 16th overall in the most recent draft. Brian Johnson is a left-hander in the Red Sox system, currently playing

  • The Daily Grind: Iglesias, ARod, Greene
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/13/2015 -  10
    and price are advantageous. Brian Dozier is a nice option for a second baseman. Both hitters have big platoon splits. Late: Eight games are late, although two may be rained out. Atlanta and Texas

  • Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 3/30/2015 -  11
    In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercostal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/17/2015 -  27

  • Ridiculous Depth For 12 Team Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/16/2015 -  17
    $36 Lance Lynn $7 Giancarlo Stanton $36 Danny Salazar $8 Carlos Gomez $22 Drew Smyly $5 Leonys Martin $13 Homer Bailey $6 Brian McCann $17 Ken Giles $8 Ryan

  • Locking Up Brian Dozier
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 3/5/2015 -  9
    ' second baseman Brian Dozier. His is an interesting case; this is no flashy, long-time high-end prospect we're discussing here. Dozier has kind of crept up on people, quietly becoming a better major

  • Brian Dozier And Extensions for Position Players
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 3/3/2015 -  10
    players. Numbers from 2014 season. Name Team PA OBP SLG wRC+ Off Def WAR Brian Dozier Twins 707 0.345 0.416 118 22.1 -2.7 4.6 Christian Yelich Marlins 660 0.362 0.402

  • Giants Bullpen: This Looks Familiar
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/23/2015 -  0
    , there has been very little turnover in the unit. Who Closes? Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Since Brian Wilson surrendered the job, the closer's role has bounced between Casilla and Romo

  • American League Team Depth
    in Community by Brian Henry - 2/6/2015 -  0
    Johnson who combine for a negative WAR projection.  That is what makes their depth look so weak.  They are also missing a good backup everywhere except for Emilio Bonifacio who will help out at several

  • A.J. Pollock's Mini Breakout
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/14/2014 -  2
    , and Brian Dozier. In my experience, the guys who do well hitting home runs with an average fly ball distance rely on pulling the ball. As you'll see in the spray charts below, Pollock's power came up

  • Tinkering With Ottoneu Arbitration Selections
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/5/2014 -  9
    players. With that in mind, Andrew Miller, Julio Teheran, Brian Dozier, Daniel Murphy, Sonny Gray, Jose Fernandez, and Jorge Soler look like odd choices. In reviewing the picks of others, a few noteworthy

  • Anatomy of an Adjustment: Brian Dozier
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 10/20/2014 -  4
    In July, I wrote a column detailing my concerns about Brian Dozier. Dozier came into July with 51 walks compared to 65 strikeouts, and that plate discipline was a big part of his move into the top

  • Doubling Up With Jonathan Lucroy
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/9/2014 -  2
    , Brian McCann socked 23 home runs with a 280 foot average fly ball. And lest you think it's purely park effects, Miller Park is quite home run friendly. He managed 655 plate appearances by mixing

  • Brian McCann: Disappointingly Decent
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/8/2014 -  2
    I had big hopes for Brian McCann this season. He moved from a pitcher friendly stadium in Atlanta to arguably the best hitting venue for lefties in all of baseball (I'm willfully ignoring Coors Field

  • Reviewing My Mediocre Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 10/2/2014 -  2
    word. Anyway... 1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox Um. This looks silly in retrospect. It's almost like I forgot Jose Quintana existed. My thought process

  • The Daily Grind: 9-3-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/3/2014 -  3
    . I picked up a streamed home run the other day. Take another shot tomorrow. Maybe it's the kind of day to try Brian McCann, Stephen Drew, or Chase Headley. Trevor Plouffe has the platoon

  • The Daily Grind: 9-2-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 9/2/2014 -  6
    is a good move in my book. Hitters (power): Regular pick Seth Smith is an option. Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier have the platoon advantage. Hitters (speed): Whoever starts between Norichika Aoki

  • The Daily Grind: 8-19-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 8/19/2014 -  2
    are they throwing in the strike zone. Check it out. Mike Petriello posted about Brian McCann yesterday. I know I've been sitting on him in several leagues, but Mike's post reinforces that it's ok to quit

  • Extreme Teams Past and Present
    in Community by Brian Henry - 8/14/2014 -  1
    , and there are some very divergent philosophies that are espoused by folks like Brian Sabean or Jeff Lunhow.  A few teams each year by happenstance or design end up having one unit, offense or pitching and defense (p

  • What Happened To Brian Dozier?
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 7/28/2014 -  22
    I've been a believer in Brian Dozier for quite some time now. Since his breakout around the midway point of last season, Dozier has consistently been one of the most valuable second basemen

  • Changes ZiPS Believes In
    in Community by Brian Henry - 7/25/2014 -  0
    done with eyes and statistics, Jean Segura's lack of plate discipline has really caught up to him, and Brian McCann may not be aging particularly well despite being a lefty with power in the Yankees

  • The Daily Grind: 7-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/23/2014 -  4
    player. For the next two months, he'll call one of the best hitter stadiums home. Of course, I predicted big things for Brian McCann and Kelly Johnson this season, and we all know how that's turned out

  • The Daily Grind: 7-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/10/2014 -  5
    don't do witty quips, so let's just do the analysis. He's a back of the rotation quality pitcher. The Giants have enough offense to score a handful of runs. Hitters (power): Kelly Johnson and Brian

  • The Daily Grind: 7-7-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 7/7/2014 -  6
    Tanaka. The second worst part is the park factors for home runs to right field at Progressive Field. Aside from Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira, the Yankees don't have much left-handed pop

  • Ongoing Fire Sale Coverage - Lessons
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/26/2014 -  14
    , Brian Dozier, or Corey Dickerson, I might still be gunning for it. Instead, my big find was a $1 Justin Morneau. A cheap Morneau is great and all, but it meant I had to sit one of Joey Votto, Wright

  • Over and Under-Performances in Baserunning
    in Community by Brian Henry - 6/11/2014 -  3
    1996 Fernando Vina 1982 Garry Templeton 1990 Lance Johnson 2001 Luis Castillo 1994 Luis Polonia 1984 Rudy Law 1990 Sammy Sosa 1991 Steve Finley

  • The Daily Grind: 5-23-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/23/2014 -  5
    specialist Brian Shouse. 3. Saturday Slaw Pitchers to Start: Tomorrow lacks for waiver starters. The closest thing is Dallas Keuchel. He's a top play against the Seattle Mariners, but he's also

  • Micah Johnson, Gordon Beckham And Chicago's Crowded Keystone
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 5/16/2014 -  2
    On Tuesday, the White Sox promoted second baseman Micah Johnson from Double-A to Triple-A. In 2013, Johnson split the season between A and High-A, with a brief taste of Double-A, compiling a .312

  • The Daily Grind: 5-10-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/10/2014 -  7
    has his day in the sun. David Ross should start too, but he doesn't always get to face the lefties. Corey Dickerson may play against Bailey. Look to Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello

  • The Daily Grind: 5-1-14 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/1/2014 -  12
    many cookies or tipping his pitches, he might give up a couple more home runs at home today. A game between Kris Johnson and Red Patterson will produce entirely unexpected results. I'm referring

  • Early-Season Stud: Brian Dozier
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 4/21/2014 -  31
    players you should bail on when the going first gets rough. Brian Dozier has been overlooked this spring because he's being dragged down by a .219 batting average, but he's actually the second-ranked

  • Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/21/2014 -  29
    of exciting tools. He primarily splits his time between shortstop and second base. The injury to Mark Teixeira along with the frequent rest required by Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts have pressed Anna

  • Brad Johnson Baseball Chat -- 4/3/14
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/3/2014 -  5
    2:48MLB: 11:48Comment From Fantasy GuruBrad!!!!! I need your fantasy guidance this afternoon!!! Should I start Yordano Ventura in Detroit? Over/Under an ERA of 3.50? 11:49Brad Johnson: Because you

  • The Daily Grind: 4-2-13 - Presented by FanDuel
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/2/2014 -  22
    can snag Kelly Johnson or Brian Roberts. I'm looking forward to watching Roenis Elias and Jesse Chavez tomorrow. I've seen neither pitcher start and have watched Elias precisely zero times

  • Two Expert Drafts, Minimal Starting Pitching
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/26/2014 -  17
    and draft strategies, I'm only aiming to give you a look under the hood. I hope you find something actionable. The FOX league includes writers like Howard Bender, a different Brad Johnson

  • Will Erik Johnson Be Relevant?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/25/2014 -  8
    He throws all four pitches, has solid velocity, a big solid frame, will begin the season in the White Sox rotation, and is a top 100 prospect. With all of that said, will Erik Johnson be worth

  • 21 Players Whose Fielding Could Affect Their Fantasy Value
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  14
    to share designated hitter with Soriano, Brian McCann, and Derek Jeter (at least). He'll be a little frustrating to own if you don't have a deep roster. When he does start, a defensive replacement is almost

  • 2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/24/2014 -  48
    a clubhouse cancer? Will Brian McCann assassinate him? These are questions that may interest journalists but not our projection systems. Last season, Puig did two things that would usually cause us FanGraphs

  • Erik Johnson: Late Round Breakout Candidate
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/14/2014 -  8
    After five respectable outings in 2013, Erik Johnson will begin his rookie campaign as a relative unknown in the fantasy world. This season is just his third as a professional and his quick ascension

  • Brad Johnson's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/11/2014 -  53
    at RotoGraphs, it is customary to list 10 such bold picks; also Eno ordered me to do so. 1. Erik Johnson will be the second best starting pitcher for the White Sox Johnson has good stuff

  • Lessons From a Botched Yahoo Draft
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 3/3/2014 -  32
    , who I thought I could nab for under $20 (wrong). In the end, my "big ticket" expenditures were Craig Kimbrel (25), Kyle Seager (18), Brian McCann (17), and Elvis Andrus (16). I'm not pleased with any

  • Brian McCann's Move to the AL East
    in Community by scotman144 - 3/2/2014 -  11
    This article was inspired by the phenomenal work on 2013 shift data at THT by Jeff Zimmerman: http://www.hardballtimes.com/expanded-2013-infield-shift-data/ Brian McCann's 5 year 85MM signing

  • The Players' Association May Target Qualifying Offers
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/24/2014 -  99
    Kuroda all fall into this bucket. The other group is comprised of free agent powerhouses - Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann. To a lesser extent, Carlos

  • The Yankees Infield
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/20/2014 -  5
    are uninterested. The Fab Five Brian McCann Mark Teixeira Brian Roberts Derek Jeter Kelly Johnson I wrote about about McCann when he joined the Yankees from a non-fantasy perspective. I love

  • The Pitcher Who Did the Most With the Least
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 2/17/2014 -  35
    that year, so he's off the list. Garrett Olson never found success at the major league level. He's out. The same goes for Jeremy Sowers, Brian Tallet, Brandon Backe, and Micah Owings. Jeff Suppan

  • Lessons From My First Mock
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/31/2014 -  35
    2 0.304 C Brian McCann 71 24 80 2 0.255 1B Brandon Belt 59 15 65 7 0.278 2B Chase Utley 63 16 64 8 0.263 SS Hanley Ramirez 70 20 74 15 0.279 3B Ryan

  • No Love For Jim Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/14/2014 -  16
    and there, but if they're healthy, they've always seemed to slide back into the job. So why, after 101 saves in the past two season....yes, that's right, 101...does Jim Johnson get no love? I did a mock draft

  • Kelly Johnson and Scott Sizemore: Deep League MI Options
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/13/2014 -  1
    . Brad Johnson looked at what the A-Rod suspension means for the Yankees yesterday. Not long thereafter, New York added Scott Sizemore and Ken Rosenthal reported that the Yanks are unlikely to add another

  • What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/12/2014 -  83
    could play third base, but that's assuming that Brian Roberts can top the 77 games he played last season - and that was the most he's played since 2009. Never mind that Johnson has almost no experience

  • Nathan Eovaldi and the Top Heavy Repertoire
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 1/9/2014 -  4
    and Jacob Turner for the second spot in the rotation. Brian Flynn or Kevin Slowey look like the early front runners for the last spot. As such, the Marlins don't have the depth to try Eovaldi in the pen

  • The Yankees and McCann: A Perfect Match
    in FanGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/24/2013 -  97
    available for seven jobs. Now it's three catchers for six jobs after the New York Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year contract yesterday. And Kudos to Woodrum for predicting this signing in his

  • Bryce Harper: A Catch-34
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/21/2013 -  15
    maintaining a league average BABIP. Harper does hit enough balls to the left side of the infield to make teams think twice about employing a shift. If you view other commonly shifted players like Brian

  • The Josh Johnson Dilemma
    in FanGraphs by Jason Collette - 11/18/2013 -  29
    Earlier this year, Jack Moore reviewed Josh Johnson's inability to get hitters out while pitching from the stretch. Johnson and the Jays were very much aware of the situation, but even still, it did

  • Brian Wilson, The Winter's Most Unique Free Agent
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 11/4/2013 -  18
    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

  • Brian Dozier Bulldozes Preseason Expectations
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/30/2013 -  13
    I think it's fair to see that no one saw what Brian Dozier did this year coming. And it's not to say that Dozier was anything special, but preseason projections figured he would be pretty useless

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/16/2013 -  12
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Josh Johnson. Some relevant

  • The NotGraphs Roast of Brian Wilson
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 10/4/2013 -  13
    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

  • Brian McCann: Fun Police
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 10/2/2013 -  16
    is whenever someone is being joyful or doing something remotely interesting, angry dad Brian McCann was there to tell them to tone it down and cut the fun short:   This is part of Brian McCann’s

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Brian McCann
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/30/2013 -  26
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Brian McCann. Some relevant

  • Brian Kenny, Sabermetric Colonialist
    in NotGraphs by Mike Bates - 9/13/2013 -  10
    Some idjit named “Mike Bates” was riling up the masses over on SBNation this morning, comparing stathead culture warrior Brian Kenny to a British colonialist barreling through Africa and the Middle

  • Hopeless Joe Sympathizes With Brian Cashman
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 8/22/2013 -  3
    Oh, Brian Cashman. It is a shame that your ex-mistress's lawyer is partners with Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, and that there's now a conflict of interest requiring him to reveal that you told your

  • What Did Brian Cashman See?
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 8/20/2013 -  5
    Brian Cashman got a voicemail notification. The caller was listed as BLOCKED. He slid his finger across the notification. He entered his voicemail password. He only had one voicemail

  • Chris Johnson and Great Players
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/1/2013 -  63
    that people hardly notice. The leader in the National League right now is Chris Johnson, batting .342. Johnson didn't even begin the year as an everyday player. Johnson went from the Diamondbacks

  • Three More Albert Pujols Bunts
    in Community by Brian Reinhart - 7/15/2013 -  8
    ? Albert Pujols was facing Brian Boehringer (5.41 FIP, 4.33 BB/9, -0.7 WAR that season). He may have been emboldened by the memory of his recent success, but given how good Pujols was at not-bunting

  • The Return of Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/5/2013 -  11
    Josh Johnson returned to the mound last night for the first time since April 21. The oft-injured 29-year-old (it still surprises me that he’s just 29) impressed against the Giants, throwing seven

  • Brian Roberts' Next Injury
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 5/16/2013 -  4
    BALTIMORE-- Brian Roberts strained a flexor tendoligastring yesterday while riding a stationary bike, when the bike suddenly became not-stationary and started moving. Roberts, unprepared

  • Aggressively Go After Brian McCann
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 5/10/2013 -  26
    After making the All-Star game in every full season of his career, Brian McCann ran into an injury plagued 2012 that saw him post a wRC+ of just 86, 30 points lower than his career average. To top

  • The Inevitable Absence of Brian Roberts
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 4/5/2013 -  18
    Out of my various fantasy leagues, only one is auction-style. Near the end of our draft last week, I picked up Brian Roberts for $1, grumbling the entire time that the software was forcing me to pick

  • 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

  • Daily Notes: Mostly Ambulant Nick Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/29/2013 -  9
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Table: Nick Johnson's Walk Rate in Context 3. Three Images: Venezuelan Winter

  • The Nick Johnson Stories
    in NotGraphs by Patrick Dubuque - 12/31/2012 -  6
    The phone rang, rattling in the glove compartment, but Nick Johnson did not hear it. He was already halfway to the creek. His boots crackled among the the skeletons of leaves scattered between

  • Pitcher Study: Josh Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 11/28/2012 -  25
    Is Josh Johnson still an ace? The 2012 season had some encouraging signs after shoulder injuries cut short potential Cy Young campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Johnson posted a 3.81 ERA and 3.40 FIP

  • Brian McCann: No Sure Thing
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/15/2012 -  3
    Brian McCann was as consistent as they come until last season. At a generally weak position, McCann's solid batting average and above-average power numbers led him to finish at the top of catcher

  • Josh Johnson Heads to Canada
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/15/2012 -  2
    So as you all no doubt know by now, Josh Johnson was part of the trade of fantasy baseball proportions that is expected to be finalized at some point today. It's time for JJ to start trading in his

  • Kelly Johnson: Aging With Style
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 10/22/2012 -  6
    Fantasy owners hoped for a bounce back in 2012 after Kelly Johnson regressed in 2011 after a superb 2010 season. A second baseman with 16 HRs and 14 SBs normally would have a relatively high fantasy

  • Q&A: Andy Johnson, College Pitcher who had Tommy John Surgery (Part 2)
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 9/18/2012 -  0
    Yesterday I posted Part 1 of this Q&A with Andy Johnson, a Bradley University reliever who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. This is part 2. Out of 2. Or 6. No, I'm kidding. Just 2

  • How Much is Jim Johnson Really Worth in Fantasy
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/10/2012 -  33
    40 Frank Francisco 41 Brandon League 42 Mariano Rivera 43 Heath Bell 44 Henry Rodriguez 45 Brian Fuentes Yup, so there's Jim Johnson, hanging out around the half

  • Chris Johnson Heads to Arizona
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 7/30/2012 -  7
    for third baseman Chris Johnson. While the move gives the Diamondbacks and improved situation at the hot corner, it may not be so great for fantasy owners. First of all, let's establish the fact

  • Is Elliot Johnson Worth Starting?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/12/2012 -  0
    Last year, Elliot Johnson was one of the worst hitters in the majors. With a 57 wRC+ backed by just four home runs, six steals, and a strikeout rate near 30%, Johnson's lackluster performance had

  • What Happened To Davey Johnson?
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 6/21/2012 -  8
    Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon: "I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways." Link. When did Davey Johnson become a grumpy old codger? Wasn't he the first guy

  • 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

  • Brian McCann Glimpses the Unthinkable
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/16/2012 -  14
    Abhorrence of Abhorrences lurking behind the potted palm, Brian McCann sees you. If it's any consolation, Abhorrence of Abhorrences, you are absolutely as mortifying as you think you are. At least

  • Buying Low on Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 6/12/2012 -  23
    It may surprise some, considering this high ERA and low strikeout rate compared to his career average, but Josh Johnson actually has the seventh highest WAR of any pitcher in baseball. Despite having

  • I Am Not Brian Wilson
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/4/2012 -  6
    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: 1) Though

  • Lowrie and Johnson: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 5/8/2012 -  9
    be slotted in at SS, 3B, MI, CI, and UTL positions, which makes him a nice option to have coming off the bench as needed. Chris Johnson (ESPN: 26 percent owned; Yahoo!: 25 percent owned) While

  • 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

  • Is Josh Johnson Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/27/2012 -  5
    destined for an epic crash (click on the link, it's must-watch stuff). Owning Josh Johnson on a couple squads, I've felt a little of both. Coming off of a serious shoulder injury in 2011, Johnson,28, had

  • Josh Johnson's Curveball
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 2/1/2012 -  10
    We're happy to welcome Albert Lyu back to the FanGraphs team. His work will again appear regularly here on the site. Before Josh Johnson was lost for the season with shoulder injuries in May, he

  • The Disappointments of Youth: Brian Matusz
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 1/25/2012 -  4
    next. A player can be disappointing or overrated without actually being bad, it’s really more of a question of the expectations he was facing going into the season. Brian Matusz was disappointing

  • Behind the Numbers: Brian Bogusevic in the DWL
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 1/11/2012 -  1
    for Brian Bogusevic because of his batting average, which is the third best in the DWL so far, or for his overall .317/.446/.500 line, solid though it is. What intrigues me about Bogusevic’s production

  • Can Kelly Johnson Bounce Back?
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 10/10/2011 -  0
    There might not be a more up and down player in fantasy than Kelly Johnson. After establishing himself as a useful fantasy second baseman in 2007-2008, Johnson completely fell off that radar

  • GIF: Jim Johnson's Jim Johnson
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2011 -  9
    Because Oriole Jim Johnson plays for the Orioles, there's a strong chance that no one -- perhaps besides his teammates and Buck Showalter and Buck Showalter's grizzled and nameless manservant

  • The Brian McCann Replacements
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 7/27/2011 -  7
    Unless Keanu Reeves has been working on calling signs, you won't be able to replace Brian McCann with a player off the wire with his upside. Now that the 27-year-old Brave has had his career year

  • Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 7/14/2011 -  20
    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

  • What Is Davey Johnson Doing?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 6/27/2011 -  3
    Here's newly minted Nats skipper Davey Johnson! The discerning discerner will observe that also in this photo is a white orb of cowhide, something known in industry parlance as a "baseball

  • Two-Start Pitchers: Week 7
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/13/2011 -  3
    are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. F. Hernandez, Lee, Hanson, Price, Johnson, J. Garcia, Cain, Shields

  • Your Move, Brian Wilson's Beard
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 4/19/2011 -  9
    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

  • 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

  • Week 2 Two-Start Pitchers Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/10/2011 -  3
    and he potentially has some favorable pitching matchups. In his first game this week, Francis squares off against Brian Duensing and the Twins. In his first start, Duensing’s velocity was down 2 mph

  • The Feast of Brian Jordan, Run Saver
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/29/2011 -  6
    Like the better films of Woody Allen and/or a gun that shoots knives, today's feast day is aimed simultaneously at the heart and the head. Brian Jordan, Run Saver Life: Along with Bo Jackson

  • Brian Wilson's Cavalcade of Sex Metaphors
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 1/31/2011 -  2
    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

  • Brian Cashman, Rendered Comic-Stripally
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 1/19/2011 -  0
    today, however, when Sullivan gave us this -- i.e. a comic strip rendering of Brian Cashman introducing new Yankee Rafael Soriano, the relief pitcher whom he (i.e. Cashman) has reluctantly signed

  • 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/29/2010 -  4
    of the season than the first, this was a clear victory for FIP. Josh Johnson – Both systems had Johnson as a keeper, but xFIP did a better job predicting his 3.50 post All-Star break mark

  • 2010 FIP Challenge Results Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/29/2010 -  7
    . Johnson 3.8 1.70 2.31 3.06 3.50 Matsuzaka 4.1 4.56 3.83 4.98 4.79 J. Santana 4.5 2.98 3.62 4.69 3.00 Vargas

  • 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

  • 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

  • Week 22 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/29/2010 -  6
    well recently, the matchups do not favor him, especially as the Padres have the fourth-highest walk total in the National League. So, put him on the bench if you can. Brian Duensing – After

  • Interesting Week 21 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/21/2010 -  5
    and will happen between now and next week. Wainwright, J. Johnson, T. Hudson, Hamels, Cain, Liriano, Pavano, Floyd, Lackey, E. Santana, Myers, Morrow, Shields, Volquez, G. Gonzalez, Carmona, L. Hernandez

  • Breaking Down Brian Matusz
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 8/18/2010 -  4
    A four-pitch lefty taken fourth overall in the 2008 draft, Brian Matusz shredded minor league bats during his pro debut -- in 113 innings split between the High-A Carolina League and the Double

  • Week 17 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/26/2010 -  8
    in Week 17 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen during the week. F. Hernandez, J. Johnson, Sabathia, Greinke, Liriano, Danks, Lee, Cain

  • FIP Challenge 2010
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/14/2010 -  19
    4.26 J. Johnson 3.8 1.70 2.31 3.06 Matsuzaka 4.1 4.56 3.83 4.98 J. Santana 4.5 2.98 3.62 4.69 Vargas

  • Week 14 Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/7/2010 -  12
    guide over at Last Player Picked, Liriano has been worth $11 this year, far off the $30+ pace of Adam Wainwright, Josh Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez. While he may not be quite in their class, do

  • Interesting Week 11 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/11/2010 -  13
    pitchers in Week 11 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. J. Santana, Wainwright, J. Johnson, Sabathia, Price

  • 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

  • What to do With Brian Matusz?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/28/2010 -  13
    a look at a pitcher giving some people fits this year. Brian Matusz is only owned in 24% of Yahoo leagues, and for good reason - he has had some clear faults that are plaguing him this year. While

  • Interesting Week Seven 2-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/14/2010 -  4
    and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Carpenter, J. Johnson, Halladay, F. Hernandez, Greinke, J. Santana, Gallardo, Cain, Weaver, Price, Hughes, Danks, C. Wilson, J. Sanchez, Niemann

  • Week Six 2-Start Pitchers Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/10/2010 -  2
    – Colby Lewis STL – Brad Penny TOR – Brandon Morrow ANA – Joel Pineiro HOU – Brett Myers DET – Rick Porcello NYM – Jonathon Niese KCR – Brian Bannister LAD – Carlos Monasterios After getting

  • Week Five Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/5/2010 -  12
    to its preseason prediction of 21 and 101. But I am not optimistic that he will hit those marks. HUNCH Brian Matusz – Most people would shy away from a rookie pitcher in the AL East who

  • Kelly Johnson's Redemption
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/4/2010 -  10
    Dropped from Braves at the end of 2009, Kelly Johnson found little interest in his services and ended up in Arizona on a one year contract paying him just $2.3 million. Arizona gambled that Johnson

  • Who Might Replace Brian Wilson?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 5/1/2010 -  4
    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

  • Week Four Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/28/2010 -  15
    looks primed to have a dominating season. Brian McCann – His AVG is down 31 points and his SLG is 57 points beneath his final 2009 numbers. Pitchers are treating McCann with extra care, as Martin

  • Kelly Johnson: Slugger
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/26/2010 -  14
    As part of a critical five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies-Diamondbacks game, Arizona second baseman Kelly Johnson slugged his NL-leading seventh home run

  • Waiver Wire: April 26th
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/26/2010 -  5
    . Cecil replaced Brian Tallet in the rotation and had a strong first start. He gave up two runs in six innings in Tampa Bay before allowing a two-run HR to Gabe Kapler in the seventh. Cecil has the chance

  • Interesting Week Four 2-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/23/2010 -  5
    that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Halladay, F. Hernandez, Weaver, J. Johnson, Beckett, Carpenter, Haren, Gallardo, Greinke, Liriano, Sanchez, Hudson

  • Week Two Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/14/2010 -  19
    points to a player being a Buy or a Sell, you are unlikely to find an owner willing to be your trading partner with that player. Not many owners are going to sell you Josh Johnson now for pennies

  • 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

  • Can Sanchez Hold Off Morrison?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 4/7/2010 -  2
    Josh Johnson nor Chris Volstad appeared Saturday, meaning that the biggest local star for the Marlins was 2009 Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan. The Marlins hope they will have another candidate

  • 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

  • Real Draft: Embracing Injury Risks
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/29/2010 -  15
    with this squad Joe Mauer David Wright Jose Reyes Adam Lind Dan Haren Brian Roberts Ubaldo Jimenez Nelson Cruz Cliff Lee Lance Berkman Michael Cuddyer Denard Span David Aardsma Jay Bruce Jason

  • Brian Wilson's Fantastic Offseason
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/26/2010 -  25
    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

  • Mock Draft: AL-Only
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/8/2010 -  9
    A.J. Pierzynski Brian Matusz Chris Tillman Justin Masterson Scott Sizemore J.J. Putz Matt Joyce Marc Rzepczynski Desmond Jennings Ken Griffey Jr. Tony Sipp Billy Hall For my first pick, I

  • Mock Draft: Auction Style
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/4/2010 -  12
    Lee $17 Johan Santana $15 Josh Johnson $15 Bobby Abreu $14 Jay Bruce $12 Adam Dunn $16 Francisco Cordero $12 Jonathan Papelbon $12 Miguel Montero $9 Rafael Soriano $8 Juan Rivera $2 Ryan

  • RotoGraphs Panel: Valuing Ichiro
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/28/2010 -  13
    who does X in round Y. I still think Ichiro is worthy of a relatively early-round pick. Brian Joura: I have not owned Ichiro since 2005. I like taking him in mock drafts but not in real leagues

  • 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

  • Mock Draft: Punting HR
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/23/2010 -  23
    ) Carlos Marmol (137) James Shields (128) Yunel Escobar (152) Jorge Cantu (168) James Loney (180) Chad Qualls (208) Todd Helton (196) Mike Gonzalez (192) AJ Pierzynski (235) Nick Johnson

  • Should Fantasy Owners Pay for Jorge de la Rosa's Wins?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/29/2010 -  8
    than normal, including Randy Johnson, Al Leiter and Sandy Koufax. But while there is no proof that lefties develop later than righties, it would be foolish to ignore the possibility that de la Rosa

  • Josh Johnson's Extension
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/15/2010 -  15
    The Marlins locked up their most talented pitcher on Thursday, as they agreed to terms with 26-year-old SP Josh Johnson on a four-year, 39 million dollar contract. The deal will pay 3.75MM in '10

  • A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 1/6/2010 -  43
    As you have surely heard, Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. Matthew took the first look at this, noting that he retires as someone who could be a three-win pitcher next year. Here

  • Randy Johnson Retires
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 1/6/2010 -  31
    Randy Johnson announced his retirement today. There are thousands upon thousands of words that could, and should, be written about Randy Johnson. His career numbers are remarkable. The mark he left

  • Mailbag: Pablo Position and Fantasy Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/23/2009 -  4
    to even wager on that chance. Finally, do not expect Posey to open the year in San Francisco. In an article dated December 5, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “General manager Brian

  • Nick Johnson to New York
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/18/2009 -  84
    The Yankees have absolutely refused to stand pat this offseason. After adding Curtis Granderson in the first big trade of the winter, the Yankees have now agreed to terms with 1B/DH Nick Johnson

  • Kelly Johnson: A DeRosa Alternative
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/7/2009 -  8
    dislike dealing in shadowy realm of rumor, Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson has been mentioned in multiple places as a non-tender candidate given his 2009 performance and replacement by Martin Prado

  • Nothing Fishy About Josh Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 10/31/2009 -  4
    Heading into the 2007 season, Florida's Josh Johnson looked like an ace-in-waiting. As a 22 year-old rookie in 2006, the 6-7 righty posted a 3.99 FIP in 24 starts and seven relief appearances

  • Stacking Pitching To Flip Midseason
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/21/2009 -  8
    CC Sabathia 2 6.9 2 3.5 5 11.9 3 7.0 5 13.2 1 2.9 Josh Johnson 2 8.0 2 6.5 2

  • FIP Challenge Results Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/19/2009 -  8
    in the second half for Verlander, with FIP being the most optimistic. Verlander pitched well, but saw his ERA go up, making this a win for xFIP. Brian Bannister – A 3.66 ERA in the first half made

  • FIP Challenge Results Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/19/2009 -  4
    4.94 5.71 4.65 5.54 Geer 18.5 5.79 5.87 4.61 7.07 Harden 18.6 5.47 5.17 3.91 2.55 R. Johnson 18.9

  • Reviewing Some Preseason Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 10/8/2009 -  2
    included ones for Markakis, Bay, K. Johnson, Victorino, A. Soriano and Haren. I was more bullish than the ADPs for Choo and Mauer although both outperformed my expectations for them.

  • Wednesday's Free Agent Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/30/2009 -  3
    led to a 10.75 K/9 mark. However, he has been done in by lousy control. Tejeda has a 6.16 BB/9 ratio and he allowed seven walks in his last outing. Brian Moehler (6%) – Has a road start

  • Tuesday's Free Agent Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/29/2009 -  1
    this season. Wilton Lopez (0%) – Has a road start in Philadelphia against Happ. See Sunday’s two-start pitcher update for more on Lopez. Brian Duensing (38%) – Has a road start versus Verlander

  • The Nick Johnson Quandry
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/18/2009 -  44
    offers a similar problem for GMs with a shopping list. I'm speaking of Mr. Disabled List himself, Nick Johnson. His list of health problems is longer than a typical Joe Posnanski column

  • Interesting Week 25 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/18/2009 -  0
    25 are listed below. Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Greinke, Beckett, J. Johnson, Cain, Marquis, Pineiro, Floyd

  • The Life of Brian's Fastball Part 2
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 9/16/2009 -  8
    Illustrated edition. Yesterday I talked about San Francisco's closer Brian Wilson and his breakthrough season. I mostly attributed his recent success to an increase in horizontal movement on his

  • Waiver Wire Watch for Week 24
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/15/2009 -  2
    Brian Duensing (26%) – After 14 outings in relief, the Twins moved Duensing to the rotation, where he has enjoyed more success. In his six starts, Duensing is 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA and a 1.139 WHIP

  • The Life of Brian's Fastball
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 9/15/2009 -  15
    The Giant’s Brian Wilson is a fun player. He looks more rock star than ballplayer, what with his mop hair, tattoos and tight pants. He even brings his own brand pyrotechnics to the mound

  • Week 23 Two-Start Pitchers Update
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 9/6/2009 -  2
    to Brian Bannister and Gil Meche. He is a decent strikeout pitcher, with a 6.87 K/9 mark but that is the only thing Chen has going for him fantasy-wise. Both his ERA and FIP are over 5.00 and his

  • Interesting Week 22 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/28/2009 -  0
    . Johnson, Burnett, Harden, Hammels, Oswalt, Jackson, Floyd, Wolf, Shields, Pineiro, Wells, Danks, Pettitte, Holland, Pelfrey, Saudners, D. Davis, A. Sanchez, G. Gonzalez, Maholm, Looper, Hochevar, Guthrie

  • Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
    in FanGraphs by Dave Allen - 8/10/2009 -  29
    projected them to be worse than the Nationals. Last night Josh Johnson won the game for the Marlins, pitching six innings of four-hit, one-run ball while striking out 6, walking only one and getting seven

  • Ike Davis Sheds the Bust Label
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/6/2009 -  9
    Brown's .517 is the top slugging mark. In the Eastern League Brennan Boesch has 24 HR and Brian Dopirak leads with a .576 slugging percentage. Furthermore, Binghamton is a good hitter's park. From

  • 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

  • Brian Matusz Debuts
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/5/2009 -  3
    into the season, and one of those pitchers is 2008 first round pick Brian Matusz, who made a solid debut last night against the Detroit Tigers. Outside of somewhat of a rocky 2nd inning in which

  • Marlins Reel in Nick Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 8/3/2009 -  11
    Bedlam ruled the day of the trade deadline, and the Nick Johnson for LHP Aaron Thompson deal was no exception. The Nationals broke from their age old custom of clenching to tradeable players

  • Interesting Week 18 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/31/2009 -  5
    remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. J. Santana, Verlander, Greinke, Cain, J. Vazquez, Haren, J. Johnson, Lackey, Kershaw

  • Brett Cecil Makes Most of Second Chance
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/29/2009 -  1
    in the rotation, as Toronto sent Dirk Hayhurst to Triple-A to make room on the roster, while Brian Tallet moved to the bullpen to create a rotation spot for Richmond. Cecil’s last three outings have

  • 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

  • Should Fantasy Owners Use FIP?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 7/16/2009 -  36
    Harden 18.6 5.47 5.17 3.91 R. Johnson 18.9 4.81 4.92 3.83 We have 34 people with a 0.50 or greater difference between their FIP and xFIP

  • Interesting Week 13 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/26/2009 -  2
    be on the fence) putting into your lineup for Week 13. Brian Bannister gets two home starts this week, where he has an ERA over a full run lower than his road mark. The second start of the week also comes

  • Interesting Week 10 Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 6/5/2009 -  5
    . Please remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Santana, Carpenter, Beckett, Shields, J. Johnson, Je. Weaver, Lowe, Peavy, Lee, Lilly

  • Comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/21/2009 -  6
    Prior to the start of the 2009 season, the thought of comparing Livan Hernandez and Randy Johnson was ludicrous. Mets fans rolled their eyes when the club signed Hernandez while Giants fans were

  • Week Seven Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/19/2009 -  19
    and double-digit HRs. Brian Tallet – A reliever at the beginning of the year, Tallet moved into the rotation on April 24th and has pitched very well as a starter in four of his five outings. The lone bad

  • Interesting Week Seven Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/15/2009 -  6
    remember that these are projected pitchers and changes can and will happen between now and next week. Sabathia, Haren, J. Johnson, F. Hernandez, Hamels, Shields, Lilly, Lee Buehrle, Jurrjens

  • Week Six Trade Possibilities
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/12/2009 -  9
    for much power. Hart’s .164 ISO would be a career low. Randy Johnson – Everyone is pulling for Johnson to reach 300 career wins and he picked up his 298th Monday night. But Johnson hardly pitched well

  • Interesting Week Six Two-Start Pitchers
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 5/8/2009 -  1
    , Kershaw, Floyd, Johnson, Duke, Jimenez, Arroyo, Garland, Parra, Sonnanstine, Wellemeyer, Moyer, Sanchez, Pavano, Feldman, Cabrera, Miner, Park, Silva, Sowers, Ponson, Hendrickson, Ortega. Check back

  • Randy Johnson's Countdown
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 5/7/2009 -  29
    Randy Johnson has not pitched particularly well this season, for instance see yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Rockies. In fact, outside of Tim Lincecum, nobody in the Giants rotation has

  • 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

  • How Good Is That Projection?
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 3/17/2009 -  7
    FanGraphs is now presenting five different player projections systems: Bill James, ZiPS (Dan Szymborski), CHONE (Sean Smith), Marcel (Tom Tango) and Oliver (Brian Cartwright). The natural question

  • 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

  • More on Catcher's Fielding...WP&PB
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 2/24/2009 -  12
    pitch rates go to Bruce Benedict, Yogi Berra and Mike Redmond at .010; Brian Downing, Del Crandall and Jason Varitek at .011; and Rod Barajas, Manny Sanguillen, Bill Freehan, Kirt Manwaring, Sherm

  • Is Brandon Phillips a Top Tier Second Baseman?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 2/10/2009 -  4
    baseman. It is just beneath what you should expect from, say Dustin Pedroia or Brian Roberts, with the latter trailing Phillips' ADP of 29 according to the latest information from Mock Draft Central

  • Stealing on Catchers (Not Named Molina)
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 1/27/2009 -  18
    3.5 0.325 68 17 0.200 86 15 0.149 Snyder, Chris 4.5 5.2 0.324 49 19 0.279 63 15 0.198 Schneider, Brian 2.7 3.1 0.312

  • Look For Matt Lindstrom Late
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 1/15/2009 -  5
    as the team’s closer, Lindstrom will be setting up Joe Nathan, Brian Fuentes, Jonathan Broxton and others. While that is a concern, it should not override a guy with an excellent shot of posting 30

  • What I Hate About Line Drives
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 1/7/2009 -  59
    estimator on the six-year totals drops the pitchers RMS all the way down to .016. Even so, some pitchers consistently defy the estimates. Roger Clemens, Brian Bannister, Chien-Ming Wang, Carlos

  • 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

  • Will Francoeur's Approach Work for Kelly Johnson?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/26/2008 -  0
    It was shaping up as a disappointing season for Kelly Johnson in 2008 until a strong September. After three straight months of hitting .250 or less, Johnson posted a 22-game hitting streak

  • Robbing Johnson of a Shot
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 12/16/2008 -  10
    (and the .227 batting average in 2008 just adds insult to injury). The move also keeps the underrated Rob Johnson from receiving the opportunity that he deserves. Johnson, 25, was selected out of college

  • Is Asdrubal Cabrera Draft Worthy?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 11/20/2008 -  2
    Kinsler and Brian Roberts in the second half? Upon his recall, Cabrera made more contact and hit the ball with more authority. His K% was 25.3 percent before being sent down and was 19.1 percent in his

  • Brian Giles Owns the Strike Zone
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/18/2008 -  1
    Brian Giles wasn't supposed to be this good. A 17th-round selection by the Cleveland Indians all the way back in 1989, Giles was seen as a short, stocky kid without much "projection." The El Cajon

  • The Good and Bad - Brian Roberts
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/2/2008 -  2
    There are only two major league hitters right now with a WPA of 2.00 or above that have single-digit home run marks: Joe Mauer (8) and Brian Roberts (9). Mauer gets plenty of pub regardless of his

  • Johnson's Domination
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/11/2008 -  4
    Johnson and his performance from 1999-2002. For starters, here are some of his peripheral numbers in each of these seasons: 1999: 35 GS, 271.2 IP, 207 H, 75 ER, 70 BB, 364 K, 1.02 WHIP, 2.48 ERA

  • Recalling Jim Johnson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/28/2008 -  11
    to the minors and recalled 24-yr old pitcher Jim Johnson. Johnson, a starter in the minor leagues, had made two "audition" starts for the Orioles in 2006 and 2007, racking up the undesirable line of 5 IP

  • Brian O'Neill: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 5/15/2006 -  2
    The Post-Gazette's "Stats Geek" (Brian O'Neill) did a piece today on the Pirates lack of big hits in terms of Win Probability and Win Probability Added. If you're a Pirates fan: Click here to see

  • Daily Graphing - Brian Roberts
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 2/9/2006 -  0
    When Brian Roberts was on pace for 73 home runs just 11 games into the 2005 season, I made a bet with one of my buddies that he wouldn't hit more than 10 home runs on the year. When I saw him drive

  • Daily Graphing - Brian Lawrence
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/4/2005 -  0
    Yesterday the Nationals traded Vinny Castilla to the Padres and in return Brian Lawrence. Trading the 38 year old 3rd baseman to make way for Ryan Zimmerman was a good idea, but how excited should