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  • Chad Young's Ten Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/24/2016 -  10
    regret taking the likes of Eric Hosmer, Adrian Gonzalez, and Prince Fielder ahead of him. 9. Wilson Ramos his .270 with 20 HR. Last year, Ramos hit .229 with 15 HR, so this would be a sizable jump

  • Chad Young's Ten Bold 2015 Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/18/2015 -  13
    in front of him (11 by my count) will primarily be used at other positions, so he is the 17th pure 1B. Ahead of him are guys like Justin Morneau, Eric Hosmer, Matt Adams, Mark Trumbo, Adam LaRoche

  • Young's Company
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/30/2009 -  7
    Earlier this week, Dave discussed Padres SP Chris Young and his inability to hold runners, essentially claiming that the former basketball prospect is worse at holding runners than anyone else

  • Chad Young's Bold Predictions Mid-Season Report Card
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/20/2015 -  6
    was that he would surpass five of Justin Morneau, Eric Hosmer, Matt Adams, Mark Trumbo, Adam LaRoche, Lucas Duda, Joey Votto, David Ortiz, Prince Fielder, and Victor Martinez. Well, he did - Morneau

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/17/2016 -  0
    12:31 Eric A Longenhagen: Chat chat chat! 12:31 dock ellis: what do you make of rhys hoskins? anything there to get excited about? 12:32

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 10/25/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/25/2018 -  0
    there's a swing change, he's probably a .380 slugger. He's probably just a 45 if that's the case. Has the physical talent to be better than that.2:08Andy: Eric.  I may be way off here, but it seems like

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 9/26
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/26/2018 -  3
    league rotation piece in 2019?  For the Blue Jays, that is!12:22Eric A Longenhagen: He has that kind of stuff, yeah. His issues have not been related to his talent.12:23GSon: Eric..just up

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 10/11/2018
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/11/2018 -  3
    2:02Eric A Longenhagen: Oh, hi there. Welcome to today's chat. I'll get right to it.2:02Tumbler, Whiskey: Hi Eric, thanks for the time today. Are Kristian Robinson and Geraldo Perdomo the two best

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 11/1/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/1/2018 -  5
    A Longenhagen: He did not throw during Padres instructs. He may be throwing off a mound but, if he is, it's private, so I don't know how he looks.2:03Josh Nelson: Hey Eric. How do Luis Basabe and Luis Robert

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 8/30/2018
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/30/2018 -  0
    at a young age in the GCL2:29Eric A Longenhagen: He won't allow himsself to be emotionally vulnerable and receive said love2:30BlueJayMatt: Hey Eric, do you guys have any reports on 19-year-old catching

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 6/28
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/28/2018 -  0
    :20Zock Jr.: Eric, thanks for all the wonderful content you guys have been churning out! What's the deal with Josh James? I expected to see him on the midseason top 100, but no luck. How come guys like

  • Eric Young Steals Our Hearts
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/4/2013 -  7
    Ever since Eric Young stole 87 bases in 118 attempts in Single-A back in 2006 with the Rockies organization, fantasy owners have been salivating over his fantasy prospects. With respectable strikeout

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 7/26/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/26/2018 -  1
    couple days, probably Monday.2:14AJ: HI Eric.  Reports that the White Sox will get Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Perez from the Brewers for Soria.  Thoughts on the return?  

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 8/23/2018
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/23/2018 -  2
    it up in the short season A ball. What have you heard about him?2:30Eric A Longenhagen: This was one of Cleveland's three super young 2017 HS draftees, the most polished but least toolsy of the group

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 9/13/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/13/2018 -  0
    :38Davey Jones' Lockerroom: Hi Eric.  What's your thought on the end of season showing for Kyle Lewis, Julio Rodriguez, and Evan White?  Encouraged? What you'd expect?  

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat - 11/15/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/15/2018 -  0
    A Longenhagen: Yeah, he's okay. Very young, good frame, a bunch of 40s and 45s that could mature into 50s, which i s great on a MIF2:23Mandy: 2 Thumbs Up, Way Up : What is the general hierarchy

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 8/16/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/16/2018 -  0
    ,  70 changeup and throws strikes.2:22Not Eric: Is Buddy Reed a flash in the pan? Or is there something real with the change in his hitting?2:24Eric A Longenhagen: Padres 23y/o OF from Florida

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat-11/29/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/29/2018 -  0
    Mitch White’s upside wasn’t greatly affected this year, but the risk/uncertainty surrounding him have increased?2:33Eric A Longenhagen: Agreed.2:33Dave in London: Thanks for chatting Eric. Have

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 11/8/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/8/2018 -  1
    but I wouldn't want him catching Giolito. Also please consider that teams have incentive to publicly embellish the abilities of their own players.2:35Colin: Hi Eric! Do any significant swing/approach

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 7/12/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/12/2018 -  3
    :59Zack: How down are you on Heliot Ramos right now? He's still very young at 18 but his season has been pretty disappointing considering all the helium he had coming into the year, off that big stint

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 7/4
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/4/2017 -  3
    12:13 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning. Quick one today for obvious reasons. Perhaps not so obvious, the AZL schedule is very staggered today giving me a chance to get to four games today

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, 3/21
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/21/2017 -  5
    little baseball feel but there were some Delmon Young-ish traits. Natural oppo power, similar body, better athlete. 1:17 Eric A Longenhagen: I hope things work out

  • Eric Longenhagen Propspects Chat 205
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/8/2016 -  6
    sophomores. 12:12 Eric A Longenhagen: "Silly" isn't justification for change in my opinion. 12:13 Eric A Longenhagen: If you're worried about young

  • The Elder Young Is Ready To Return
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/19/2011 -  16
    Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are set to become the marquee free agent first basemen this offseason, but they may have some company. Dmitri Young has reportedly expressed interest in returning

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 7/4
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/4/2016 -  0
    to be being phased out 2:20 Eric A Longenhagen: I think the small market teams are definitely searching for other ways to score young talent because yes, the new draft bonus pool system

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 8/15
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/15/2016 -  0
    is young 2:16 Eric A Longenhagen: Oh yes. 2:17 Johnny 5: Given a choice, would you rather start your team with Clint Frazier or Aaron Judge

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 5/30
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/30/2017 -  0
    at least a decent young option in Majors (Alfaro/Rupp, Hoskins/Joseph). How do you see those logjams playing out? 12:07 Eric A Longenhagen: These things have a tendency to sort

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 5/9
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/9/2017 -  3
    ? 12:55 Eric A Longenhagen: Probably have to consider some of the Phillies young arms at this point. Tyler Mahle is throwing a bit harder so he might be a on the list now. Jack

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 8/22
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/22/2016 -  2
    Eric A Longenhagen: If they are they aren't telling me. I'm sure they're trying. 3:39 I am the walrus: What young internationally signed SS do you like better and why

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 7/11
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/11/2016 -  7
    for projecting guys that are so far from the majors and/or are so young? 2:58 Eric A Longenhagen: It's almost easier to scout those guys because you're just worried about tools

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, the Thaw
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/10/2017 -  0
    playing time at the big league level? 12:19 Eric A Longenhagen: Yeah, it's a tough situation and a good question. Here's how I think the young Brewers outfielders on the 40 man line

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, 10/17
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/17/2016 -  1
    young pitchers, can you make a case that their four best prospects are all hitters? (Thinking Dansby, Albies, Maitan, and Acuna make up that list.) 2:39 Eric A Longenhagen

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 7/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/18/2016 -  3
    :21 Eric A Longenhagen: No, I'd probably have Ponce #2. 2:21 @jordo2323: How far into your prospect-radar radius is young Brewers pitcher Marcos Diplan? Has he moved

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 6/27/2016
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/27/2016 -  7
    2:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Please enjoy your new Perkis System uniforms. Your families will be billed automatically. 2:02 JD: Possibility of Giolito

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Pie
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/14/2017 -  12
    1:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Howdy, chat. 1:02 Eric A Longenhagen: You're all perfect children of god. Let's chat about baseball. 1:03 Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospect Chat 7/25
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/25/2016 -  2
    2:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Good day, sirs and madams. I'm just finishing writing up the prospects in the Chapman deal so give me a few minutes... 2:01 Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 5/15
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/16/2017 -  3
    size catch a full season of games. 2:02 Eric A Longenhagen: He's not lean like young Benito Santiago was. He's small, like my size. I love the tools and Stubbs has been a sleeper

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 8/10
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/10/2016 -  1
    :51 Eric A Longenhagen: Pablo Sanchez 1:51 Me: Best organization at developing young talent? 1:52 Eric A Longenhagen: The answer to this question

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 8/29
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/29/2016 -  0
    : Morning! Which young Rays SS do you think has the brighter future? Rondon or Fox? Do you think either will be Allstar quality players? Thanks 11:10 Eric A Longenhagen: I like

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 9/19
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/19/2016 -  3
    a great season after being drafted last year. His 2016 didn't go great. Understandably still a young player.....how good can he be? 2:38 Eric A Longenhagen: Raw but big

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 1/23
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/23/2018 -  2
    12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Oh hi hello, Eric Longenhagen here from relatively chilly Tempe (38 degrees this morning). I hope you're all ready for baseball. It approaches

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 1/30
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/30/2018 -  0
    the A's complex. https://streamable.com/6880u 1:18 Eric A Longenhagen: He's raw, but has at least 6 arm, 6 raw power, 7 runner, great young man and teammate. 1:19

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 12/19
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/19/2017 -  4
    was writing about Luis Escobar before the chat started and will be writing about Travis MacGregor when it's through. 12:48 Eric A Longenhagen: Also, wrote up this young

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 11/7
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/7/2017 -  1
    : I'd be completely speculating.12:31Devon : Eric, who do you prefer offensively: Acuna or Eloy?12:32Eric A Longenhagen: I guess Eloy. Acuna is still so young that he gets his lunch money taken by guys

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 3/13
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/13/2018 -  0
    , Jo Adell, Kingery, Lewis and Julio Pablo Martinez.  Please rank from a purely upside point of view..Thanks12:13Eric A Longenhagen: Flip Kingery and Lewis and you've got it12:13RonJon: Hi Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 9/19
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/19/2017 -  6
    wild he'll be a dominant reliever.12:42Reincarnated Frank Menechino: Eric, do you have anything to say about Lazaro Armenteros, Austin Beck, or Nick Allen? The A's have some real upside in that young

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat - 5/20/16
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/20/2016 -  1
    a young kid being immature or is it something more serious? Thanks Eric and glad to have you here at FG!12:25Eric A Longenhagen: I think it's justifiable for teams to worry about stuff like

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 3/6
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/6/2018 -  3
    with command issues and that's what we're seeing.12:03Eric A Longenhagen: Has always been 70 fastball, 5 curve, potential 5 change for me. 50/50 if he's a starter.12:04Neal: Hi Eric. Thanks for chatting

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 12/5
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/5/2017 -  1
    thoughts on Eric Lauer? Did he do anything this year to change his back-end projection?12:05Eric A Longenhagen: Still a 4/5 for me at the moment.12:05Sox Fan: Reports on 2nd Rounder CJ Chatham (FAU

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 10/3
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/3/2017 -  1
    the individual involved.12:33Drew: Hi Eric, thanks for taking the time to chat every week! With guys like Hoskins and Matt Adams roaming LF, shouldn't every minor league 1B just play half their time

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 2/13
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/13/2018 -  13
    or if he ever was because I've never seen it.12:04THE Average Sports Fan: Eric, last week's content was great.  What has received the most positive and negative feedback?12:05Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 5/17
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/17/2018 -  4
    Sixto be striking out more batters?2:41Eric A Longenhagen: Nah, he's fine2:41Tim: Hey Eric,  best bat and best arm in Arizona Extended were......2:42Eric A Longenhagen: Kristian Robinson

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 8/22
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/22/2017 -  5
    things light in the dugout. I'd let this group make a run together.12:48Colin: Eric, thanks for chatting! Has this been a growth year for Touki, or are all of his same issues still present to similar

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 11/28
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/28/2017 -  2
    eligible, but do you think Tony Kemp has a future as a regular?  Shouldn't the Astros trade him?1:19Eric A Longenhagen: He's of that Eric Young Jr 2B/LF with speed/bat but zero pop archetype

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, 8/15
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/15/2017 -  1
    on Raul Mondesi? Still young, hitting well at AAA12:05Eric A Longenhagen: Yes and not looking so erratic at the plate. Hit a homer the opposite way from the left side last night, hit one from the right side

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 10/17
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/17/2017 -  2
    of the reason why players are better at a young age due to earlier high level competition and training but sometimes also flame out earlier due to more wear and tear in the youth?12:16Eric A Longenhagen: Yeah

  • Revenge of Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/25/2017 -  1
    up to pre-draft 100 before the day of selection. http://www.fangraphs.com/scoutboard.aspx?draft=2017mlb&type=0&pos=all12:23James : Hey Eric. Peter Alonso. Can he become a legit 1B prospect?12:25Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 2/27
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/27/2018 -  2
    Eric, thanks for taking the time to chat! When reading about prospects some publications expect young pitchers to gain velo as they grow into their frame while others assume that pitchers will never

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 3/27
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/27/2018 -  3
    in to see him, he might suck for the series you see because he's dinged up and you'd have no idea why.12:10Let the young live: Most overrated and underrated prospects of 2018?12:10Brandon M: Every week

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 6/14
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/14/2018 -  1
    , two-way guy with power, low to mid-90s, good secondary stuff. He's young for the class but not as physically projectable as most 17-year-old draftees so I don't know that I'd give him the same age

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 10/10
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/10/2017 -  1
    , he's passive12:51Juan : doesn't seem like Tony Kemp has a spot in Houston. how much value does he have?12:51Eric A Longenhagen: Lots of 2B/LF guys with speed to look to. Eric Young Jr is the first one

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 2/20
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/20/2018 -  3
    young infield. Barreto or Mateo will likely take over for Lowrie at some point. But their pitching doesn't look good enough to compete. Is their system strong enough to allow them to rebuild

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 4/12
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/12/2018 -  2
    don't care what the public thinks or says about baseball ops. I agree it's clear this is not just a BPA strategy, but I get it. The big club has a young core of hitters and is more likely to need pitching

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 9/12
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/12/2017 -  6
    to instructs?  Mostly young guys or guys that missed time with injury?  How much leeway to players have in asking out if they want to train elsewhere?12:09Eric A Longenhagen

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Stopwatch Funeral
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/24/2017 -  2
    a projection on me? Or am I too young? 1:44 Eric A Longenhagen: Not too young, your signing day is in less than six months. Good velo, strong body, good breaking ball feel, not much

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Extended Spring Edition
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/11/2017 -  4
    top level talent? 1:20 Eric A Longenhagen: Of all the really young guys I think Kervin Suarez has the most present baseball acumen. 1:20 Chris: Who

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Dies to Removal
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/17/2017 -  14
    ). Are there any other organizations that will have something like that depth in young pitching? 12:34 Eric A Longenhagen: The Braves 12:34 Matt: Hey Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospect Chat, Making a List
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/20/2016 -  1
    jump up the lists from now to next year? 12:45 Eric A Longenhagen: Any young player who is only at the back of the list because his FV is diluted by age. So Maitan, Morejon

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, French I Took
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/21/2017 -  0
    Adam: Is Luis Sardinas too young to give up on? 12:09 Eric A Longenhagen: Yes, talented and only 23 but that's probably a utility profile or low end regular anyway, right

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Back to Work
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/3/2017 -  1
    12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from scenic Tempe. Are you well? I hope so. Let's begin a marvelous discussion about baseball. 12:03 chris: How worrisome

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Fall League Eve
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/10/2016 -  1
    2:03 Eric A Longenhagen: Good day to you, baseball fan. Let's talk prospects. Gonna keep things pretty tight to the hour mark today as I've got scout calls scheduled and Fall League prep

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospect Chat, March to Completion
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/7/2017 -  1
    12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Tempe. Link to Nationals prospect list.... 12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-20-prospects

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Where is Tebow?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/28/2017 -  0
    Slamboni: What are your thoughts on Anderson Tejada? Still young and has room to grow, but his numbers intrigue me 12:04 Eric A Longenhagen: I like him. Good bat speed, you're

  • More on the AL Cy Young Landscape
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/19/2008 -  74
    The Cy Young Award in the American League is more than likely going to go to Cliff Lee, and deservedly so. After all, he leads all starters in WPA/LI, has the highest K/BB in baseball, the lowest

  • Eric Young Jr: Like Father, Like Son
    in FanGraphs by Marc Hulet - 8/26/2009 -  7
    I have to start this post off by admitting that I am un-apologetically one of the biggest Eric Young Jr. fans around, who has been lobbying for his presence amongst the Rockies' best prospects

  • Request-a-GIF Revisited: Eric Young Walks on Air
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 7/18/2012 -  8
    You might have already looked upon Carson's fulfillment of reader Dave's wish to watch Eric Young, Jr. slip-slidin' around the bases into GIF-tacular eternity. That was fun wasn't it? Because

  • Eric Young Gets New Life in New York
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 6/19/2013 -  20
    When Eric Young joins the Mets in Atlanta on Wednesday, a lot more is going to change than just his address and uniform. His playing time, the Mets leadoff situation and, of course, his fantasy

  • Inexpensive Homers and Steals: Darin Ruf and Eric Young
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 9/4/2013 -  4
    a chance at an every day role next season as well. Take the good with the bad with Ruf, but as long as he is playing regularly he should be supplying ample power to your lineup. Eric Young Jr. Over

  • Eric Young & Jacob Faria: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 6/7/2017 -  5
    It's time to inspire with another edition of the deep league waiver wire. Yay for rhymes. Eric Young | OF LAA | CBS 7% Owned I had assumed that Young's ownership would be significantly

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: Instructional League Tour
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/26/2017 -  2
    Jr.12:09Tribe: Do you really see Eric Haase becoming the Indians' primary catcher? Is his bat/defense good enough compared to Mejia?12:09Eric A Longenhagen: I think he has a chance to be an everyday

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: On Short Rest
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/25/2018 -  1
    : Which of the Reds young starters do you still hold some hope for?12:27Eric A Longenhagen: Castillo looked like a freak last year, but he looked awful last I watched him.12:27Brad: Griffin Canning has

  • Nyjer Morgan, Eric Young, Jr: NL Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/6/2011 -  2
    averages. Expect him to manage at least .280 in that category. This is one of those flawed real-life players that should be owned in most leagues that have twelve or more teams. Eric Young Jr. (Yahoo

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat Goes to Washington
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/6/2016 -  2
    A Longenhagen: Lots of young infielders love Robbie Cano...12:07Jeb: What are the chances McCutchen gets traded by Thursday night? 60%?12:07Eric A Longenhagen: I think they're less than that. If the Sale

  • Chris Young & Eric Campbell: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Karl de Vries - 4/21/2015 -  0
    . As a note, most of the players discussed in this column are better suited for mono leagues, and the ownership percentages come from CBS. Chris Young / OF / New York Yankees / 10% On a team whose

  • Young's Time In Arizona Likely Coming to an End
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/15/2012 -  43
    , as non-performance factors must be taken into consideration. The Diamondbacks currently have Justin Upton, Chris Young, Adam Eaton, Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra under contract. Upton is the most

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: All the Marbles
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/24/2017 -  0
    be hopeful for?12:17Eric A Longenhagen: Any of the young infielders could get there. Power bats? Ona, Barley and Franmil Reyes have pop but I don't think Reyes is a top 100 candidate.12:18Bored

  • My 2011 Sigh Young Award Picks
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 9/2/2011 -  12
    uncoveted Sigh Young Award, honoring those courageous men who put their elbows, shoulders, and faces on the line every day for your entertainment. Let's jump right in. AL Sigh Young: 1. Brad

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, One Week to Fall League
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/4/2016 -  0
    . 1:30 Eric A Longenhagen: Oh and Miguel Andujar, who I didn't love when I saw but who hit well at AA at a young age and tough hitter's park is also worth monitoring

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: Fall League Roster Release
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/29/2017 -  1
    3:00 Eric A Longenhagen: Hi everyone, Fall League roster reaction piece has been filed and hopefully I'll have a link for you during this chat. Let's get into it... 3

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, All the Brewers, all the Angels
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/28/2017 -  0
    12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Howdy, is this thing on? 12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: 'Tis. 12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Let me tweet a link

  • FanGraphs has Acquired Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat for Cash
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/1/2017 -  8
    12:32 Eric A Longenhagen: Hello from Phoenix. 12:32 Eric A Longenhagen: I ranked all the traded prospects and, more importantly, there are link to all

  • Scouting Earth's Best Young Arm, Lucas Giolito
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/28/2016 -  19

  • Stupid Photo Essay: Eric Young Jr. vs. Benihana
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/24/2012 -  7
    are but blood enemies to be vanquished, raped and slaughtered. So it was with Eric Young Jr. and his recent trip to the finest in Oriental-themed Occidental steakhouses ... As you are no doubt aware

  • Eric Longenhagen & Kiley McDaniel Chat - 5/10/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel - 5/10/2018 -  1
    2:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Howdy from a Morristown, NJ Starbucks where I've stopped on the way to see Lenny Torres (which I'm growing worried is going to be rained out

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: Open the pod bay doors please, Trackman
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/14/2017 -  1
    , then Reed.12:10Silly Beane: Eric, I'm enjoying the Cardinals top 23.  Thanks!  I'm curious about ranking Mercardo all the way down at #16.  Given all of the buzz I've seen about

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: We Live Inside a Dream
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/5/2017 -  0
    to you the most so far?12:13Eric A Longenhagen: Witt is a yes for me but I haven't seen Hines. Carter Young is a name to add. I'm not certain any of the college guys you mentioned stay at SS, in fact I

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, MLB Draft Day 2
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/13/2017 -  1
    literally the top guy left on it: Eric Longenhagen@longenhagenHere are my Day 2 Best Available 13 Jun 201712:59Bryce: Heard you had Giants taking Gonzalez. If that's true, good call. You were the only one1

  • ottoneu Trade Recap: Shipping out the Panda
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/23/2012 -  11
    hopes for Goldschmidt (and I do!) but he is an unproven talent at a deep position, while Sandoval is a young star with a track record at a position that is...less deep. But, my friends, context

  • Election Results: ottoneu Arbitration Summary
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/10/2011 -  5
    Almost everyone who played in an ottoneu league got some upsetting news last week when arbitration results were posted. I, for one, was pretty unhappy to discover that Eric Hosmer was no longer on my

  • Rookie Draft Review
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/8/2012 -  10
    an in-season auction when he gets called up. But considering the young 1B options (Eric Hosmer, Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Ike Davis) I can't see taking him over the dual SS studs who went

  • Off-season Roster Organization Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/17/2011 -  2
    Arencibia 1B - Carlos Pena 2B - Chase Utley SS - N/A MI - Allen Craig 3B - Pablo Sandoval OF - Matt Holliday, Hunter Pence, Dexter Fowler, Matt Joyce, Nick Swisher Util - Eric Hosmer Bench

  • Trade Dilemma - Rizzo or Harvey, or maybe Verlander
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 6/11/2013 -  16
    issues. My MI is a mess, with Hanley Ramirez and Jedd Gyorko hurt and Dee Gordon and Dustin Ackley in Triple-A. And my 1B situation is terrible - Eric Hosmer has been a bust, Ike Davis has been worse

  • Ageism in Fantasy Baseball and How it Can Work for You
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/15/2011 -  15
    off the board in round 8 of the mock draft, while Eric Hosmer came off in the 4th. Along the same lines, Victor Martinez stayed available until the 10th round, while a litany of catchers went before

  • When Patience is Not a Virtue: The Experts League Auction
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/26/2013 -  8
    - $15 Eric Hosmer - $9 Mark Reynolds - $6 Yasmani Grandal - $5 Frank Francisco - $3 Erasmo Ramirez - $1 Tyler Greene - $1 That leaves me with this roster set up: C Wilin Rosario Yasmani

  • Why You Should Pass on Ackley and Wait for Kipnis
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/22/2011 -  20
    of those three (or Eric Hosmer, or Stephen Strasburg, or any number of other players, if he wanted to focus on youth), and still nabbed Kipnis in the 9th round, where he took Mark Reynolds

  • Players ottoneu Loved (and Hated): 1B Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/16/2012 -  2
    Michael Young 606 651 605 35.5 40 4.5 Brandon Belt 588 472 810 35.5 34 -1.5 Jordan Pacheco 588 505 757 37 44 7 Carlos Pena 587 600 636 38 37 -1 Kevin Youkilis

  • Ottoneu Arbitration: Strategies for the First Off-season Activity
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 9/29/2011 -  12
     team and deciding between voting for Chase Ultey (who I can keep for $12) or Eric Hosmer (who I can keep for $7). If you think Utley would get paid $35 at auction, and Hosmer $25, you vote for Utley

  • Rankings-Based Planning: Preparing for Year 2+ in ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/19/2013 -  7
    Espinosa. Brandon Phillips and Neil Walker are the best 2B options. At 1B, Pujols is out there, but then you are looking at the previously mentioned Gonzo, and Paul Konerko, Mark Teixeira and Eric

  • Could Lasik Help Dan Uggla?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 8/14/2013 -  11
    context offensive contribution went up by a wRC+ of 11.7 in the year after the player had the surgery. That's no joke. In 2013 terms, this is taking Nate McLouth, Albert Pujols, Mike Napoli or Eric Hosmer

  • Final Decisions in ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/27/2014 -  11
    , the following players are free agents: Dustin Pedroia, Ben Zobrist, Brandon Phillips. Robinson Cano might join that group, but I doubt it. At 1B, the options right now are Eric Hosmer and...not much else

  • Request-a-GIF: Eric Young Falls, Gets Back Up Mostly
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/17/2012 -  13
    , generally speaking, the request for such a GIF as follows (of Colorado Rockies utility gentleman Eric Young stumbling elaborately) would be summarily denied. In this particular case, however, an exception

  • Eric Young & Jean Segura: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/8/2012 -  5
    have the roster flexibility simply for potential trade bait. Eric Young Jr. | COL OF | CBS 2% Owned Young has seemingly been around forever as a stolen base sleeper, but he is no longer, ahem

  • Eric Young Jr. and Nick Hundley: Late Season Waiver Wire Help
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 8/24/2011 -  5
    , but at this stage of the game, the depth of your league shouldn't matter much.  If a guy can help, he can help.  Here's two to consider... Eric Young, Jr. |2B, OF|  Ownership:  ESPN - 4.6%  Yahoo - 4.0

  • Chad Young's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/12/2014 -  42

  • Chad Young ottoneu deadline chat -- 1/31/13
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/31/2013 -  0
    I will be by from 10-11pm ET tonight to chat before the ottoneu deadline. The queue will open well before, so get your questions in! Chad Young -- Fantasy Baseball Chat

  • Eric Hosmer's Hacking
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/17/2012 -  20
    Eric Hosmer is a trendy fantasy pick this spring, and for good reason. The Royals first baseman batted .293/.334/.465 during his age-21 season, providing decent power (19 homers) and uncommon speed

  • Trading Eric Thames
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 5/3/2017 -  46
    I had originally planned to do a piece discussing the offseason assessments of Eric Thames and how the projection systems were all rather bullish on him and yet many weren’t quite ready to trust

  • Chad Young's 10 Bold Predictions for 2012
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/1/2012 -  23

  • Chad Young's Ten Bold Predictions for 2013
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/26/2013 -  24

  • Chad Young's Ten Bold Predictions Revisited
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 9/29/2014 -  11

  • Reviewing Chad Young's 10 Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/6/2016 -  11

  • Chris Young Challenges the Data
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/29/2014 -  50
    "You should go look at the research again and see what the charts say," Chris Young, the Seattle Mariners pitcher, emphatically told me one afternoon this season. We were talking about high fastballs

  • Chris Young: Is It Real, Or Is It Safeco?
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 7/1/2014 -  16
    frequency table, it screams "outlier". Young's 12.6% K would have ranked dead last among MLB ERA qualifiers in 2013, and is fractionally ahead of only Kevin Correia and Eric Stults this season. His

  • 3 Young DBacks With a Chance?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/4/2009 -  1
    Jackson and Eric Byrnes), trade (Felipe Lopez), or release (Tony Clark), the Diamondbacks have opened up four positions for auditions. We have already taken a look at Josh Whitesell and his

  • How Eric Sogard Made History
    in Community by Owen Watson - 8/14/2014 -  3
    they are the Minnesota Twins. From experience we may infer the answer to the question “what happens when we give a young man his debut against a pitching meat grinder?”, and so it was that Trevor May

  • Chad Young's 10 Bold Predictions Mid-Year Review
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/14/2016 -  14

  • Tagg, You're It: A Conversation with Eric Nusbaum
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 7/2/2010 -  3
    I don't know how it happened, exactly. One minute I was minding my own business, wandering aimlessly around the internet like I always do; the next, I was discussing -- with Eric Nusbaum of Pitchers

  • Pinch a Penny and Sign Eric Hinske
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 1/28/2009 -  2
    giving in to pressure to sign free agents, opting instead to amass young talent through trades, the Rule 5 draft, and the amateur draft. By now you should know the team, it is the Pittsburgh Pirates

  • The Curious Bidding War for Eric Hosmer
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/3/2018 -  83
    Eric Hosmer has waited some time for a market to come together for his services. Part of the reason for the delay is that large-market clubs like the Dodgers and Yankees are not in need of a first

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/10/2016 -  1
      11:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning (for me, anyway) everyone. Let's talk about baseball. 11:02 Gary: How did Rutherford fall all the way

  • Chris Young Is Not A Minor League Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/27/2013 -  11
    A victim of what amounts to one of the deeper stables of starting pitching, Chris Young opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals with the hopes that he could find a major league role

  • Eric Hosmer: Stuck at First Base
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 10/27/2015 -  4
    Eric Hosmer turned 26 this past Saturday. He completed his fifth season earlier this month and starts his second straight World Series tonight against the Mets. The 2015 season was his best yet

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 10/18/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/18/2018 -  6
    and meaningless but the eyeball scouting sample is not. Again, ditch the AFL stats. I'll say I've liked what I've seen from McCarthy, Fox and Evan White of the clubs you've mentioned, though.2:11Other Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 7/5/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/5/2018 -  0
    A Longenhagen: I don't know. Most of those stadiums are spring training facilities fully capable of handling a broadcast2:27Charlie: Hey Eric! I have a general scouting question about Victor Victor Mesa

  • Eric Longenhagen Chat: 8/2/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/2/2018 -  0
    players who were traded around.2:05Eric A Longenhagen: Carson also had me on the pod: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-audio-eric-longenhagens-pros...2:06Eric A Longenhagen: I leave for Area

  • Handicapping the Award Races: Cy Young
    in FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski - 8/13/2018 -  128
    , which would tie him with Eric Gagne and John Smoltz for the third-most in a single season. Every closer with 55 saves in a season has gotten at least some Cy Young consideration. ZiPS 2018 NL Cy

  • The Royals, Billy Butler, and Young Pitching
    in FanGraphs by Mike Axisa - 11/21/2012 -  49
    position players for a young, high-end arm. Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and even Eric Hosmer have been floated as trade candidates, ditto Billy Butler. Butler, 26, is a .300/.362/.468 (121 wRC+) career

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, 4/4
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/4/2017 -  0
    12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Mornin'. Shorter chat today since I was on for three hours last night during our opening day chat marathon. 12:02 Eric A Longenhagen

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 9/12
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/12/2016 -  1
    1:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Morning, everyone. Gonna let Szym finish his chat before I get going here. Fell free to pump questions into the queue and I'll get rolling when he's done

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 11/21
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/21/2017 -  0
    11:00 Eric A Longenhagen: Mornin'. Let's get right to it.... 11:01 Dan: Assuming he comes over this winter, will Ohtani be the #1 prospect in baseball

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 6/20/2016
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/20/2016 -  0
      2:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Well, Happy AZL Opening Day to you too. 2:01 jon: Dustin May the next deGrom? 2:03 Eric A Longenhagen

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 6/27
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/27/2017 -  1
    12:04 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Tempe, everyone. 12:05 Eric A Longenhagen: Here are today's notes: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/instagraphs/daily

  • Ghosts of Young Old Players Past
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 2/14/2011 -  10
    Last week, I posted about three hitters who displayed "old player skills" during the 2010 season. Old players are (as defined by Nate Silver) hitters who at a relatively young age have higher walk

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 5/2
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/2/2017 -  0
    1:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Morning from Tempe. 1:03 Eric A Longenhagen: Here are this morning's daily notes: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/instagraphs/daily-prospect

  • Prospects Chat: 1/17
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/17/2018 -  1
    12:00 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Tempe 12:01 Kiley McDaniel: And good early afternoon from Orlando! 12:02 Eric

  • How to Rationalize an Eric Hosmer Mega-Contract
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/21/2017 -  72
    , I calculated WAR/600 for all the 2017 projections. Because Hosmer's still young, right? The same sort of excerpt: Chris Carter, 1.3 projected WAR/600 Adam Duvall, 1.3 Eric Hosmer, 1.3

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 5/3
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/3/2018 -  2
    in the bigs after the ASB?2:18Eric A Longenhagen: Maybe? Wonder if they'd give Reed a look first?2:18A: Hey Eric, thanks for the chat as always! Outside of Canning, who are a few of your biggest

  • Thank You Mr. Wedge
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 2/25/2009 -  12
    that are more important to a team winning a ballgame - that’s all that matters." - Eric Wedge, Manager, Cleveland Indians Thank you, Eric Wedge, for this response to the question of whether or not Grady

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 3/20
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/20/2018 -  2
    staring you in the face.12:16Eric A Longenhagen: Gary Sheffield had a horrible bat wrap. If he has that kind of bat speed, who cares?12:16B: What are you thoughts on Eric Haase? Is he the future

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 6/6
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/6/2017 -  0
    irresponsible and click-baity.12:08Patrick: Eric,If you were in the Phillies war room, who would you suggest they take at #8 (making reasonable assumptions about who will / won't be there)?12:09Eric

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 4/3
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/3/2018 -  1
    feeling today, Eric?12:35Eric A Longenhagen: Clearly I'm struggling to click and answer in the correct order. Otherwise, fine.12:35Dale: Any 2017 J2 signees peak your interest in Arizona. Apparently

  • Eric Longenhagen Spooky Prospects Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/31/2017 -  2
    a ball has to be hit in the right spot at the right speed to really see a guy max out.1:03Detroit Pet Rock City: Can Eric Skoglund stick in the majors as a decent backend starter?  Can he

  • Eric Longenhagen FanGraphs Chat: 5/24
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/24/2018 -  1
    to be confident my guy gets to me at 462:32JaKob: Hi Eric, thanks for the chat.. In your opinion which pitcher and hitter have the highest ceilings in the draft?2:35Eric A Longenhagen: Aside from

  • Dustin McGowan Pulls a Gorzelanny?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/25/2008 -  3
    Jays righty Dustin McGowan had a very similar game against the Rays. While discussing some of our favorite young pitchers, Fangraphs reader and Tampa Bay Rays blogger Tommy Rancel said, "...if you

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: 1/9
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/9/2018 -  1

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat Meets the Wolfman
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/31/2016 -  0
    2:03 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Scottsdale Stadium where I'm getting one last look at the Padres Fall Leaguers before I write them up as part of the SD list

  • Brandon Allen Belongs in the Bigs
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/28/2011 -  26
    We're pleased to welcome Eric Seidman back to FanGraphs today. Despite taking a 20 month sabbatical, he is still second among writers in post count here on the site. He'll be contributing his

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 8/21/2018
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/21/2018 -  3
    Notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Johan Quezada, RHP, Minnesota Twins Level: Low-A   Age: Turns 24 on Saturday   Org Rank

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Ten Days to Sanctity
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/7/2017 -  8
    12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Arizona. 12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Chat, go. 12:03 Nientsniew: What happened

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, All Eyes on Mesa
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/24/2016 -  0
    2:05 Eric A Longenhagen: Hey everyone. I'm at Sloan Park in Mesa for BP. I'll probably hold tight to an hour today to grab a seat. I'll try to hustle through as many questions

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat vs Monster Zero
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/31/2017 -  1
    12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: Morning, everyone. 12:02 Eric A Longenhagen: So, there are A LOT of questions in the queue about other peoples' lists. I won't

  • Would Somebody Please Score For Harang?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/9/2008 -  4
    , That Would Force Somebody To Take Notice) It's a bit long but it gets the job done and sums up Harang. Some may argue, "But Eric... Harang does post great stats," and I would agree; however, he has

  • Tuesday Cup of Coffee, 4/11
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/11/2017 -  10
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Mike Soroka, RHP, Atlanta (Profile) Level: Double-A   Age: 19   Org Rank: 9  Top 100: 93 Line: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 H, 7 K

  • Wednesday Cup of Coffee, 4/12
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/12/2017 -  1
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Nick Neidert, RHP, Seattle (Profile) Level: Hi-A   Age: 20   Org Rank: 3  Top 100: NR Line

  • Thursday Cup of Coffee, 4/13
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/13/2017 -  3
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Foster Griffin, LHP, Kansas City (Profile) Level: Hi-A   Age: 21   Org Rank: HM  Top 100: NR

  • Daily Prospect Notes 5/8
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/8/2017 -  1
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Jake Jewell, RHP, Anaheim (Profile) Level: Double-A   Age: 23   Org Rank: 12   Top 100: NR

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 7/10
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/10/2017 -  1
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Alex Jackson, C, Atlanta (Profile) Level: Hi-A   Age: 21   Org Rank: 24   Top

  • GIF: The Mysterious Mystery of Chris Young's Fastball
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/6/2011 -  1
    that Young also ownes the lowest BABIP (.248) among the aforementioned group of qualifiers. (Per Eric Seidman, he also features a pretty big margin between his measured fastball velocity and perceived

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Brine Your Bird
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/15/2016 -  0
    12:04 Eric A Longenhagen: Good morning from Tempe. We'll likely hold firm the an hour today as I've got to get to the west valley for a Fall League game (Stephen Gonsalves throwing again

  • Q&A: Eric Wedge, on Tuning Mariner Mechanics
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 12/18/2012 -  5
    Smoak are prime examples -- a physical adjustment could be what it takes. Seattle skipper Eric Wedge addressed the subject during this month’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. ------ David

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, April Finale
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/25/2017 -  2
    12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Is this thing on? 12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Indeed. 12:01 Eric A Longenhagen: Link: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs

  • The Year It All Fell Apart for Eric Hosmer, Again
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 9/2/2016 -  9
    There was some talk not long ago about Eric Hosmer and his impending 2018 free agency, with years in the range of 10, and dollars in the range of $200 million. Of course, this talk was being put out

  • Eric Hosmer Is Thinking About Swing Plane
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/16/2018 -  42
    "What are you trying to ask me? About launch angle?"- Eric Hosmer PEORIA, Ariz. — We’ve written quite a bit about Eric Hosmer this offseason. Former FanGraphs manager editor and current

  • Trade Targets: First Base and Designated Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/31/2011 -  36
    , $6 million, FA in 2012 PROJECTED WAR: 1.0 Texas is still in first place though the Rangers are by no means running away with the division. Michael Young is having a solid season as a designated

  • Prior...(sigh)
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/2/2008 -  8
    doubts ever crept into their minds. Finishing 3rd (to Eric Gagne and Jason Schmidt) in Cy Young Award voting, Prior went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA. His WHIP went down to 1.10 and he struck out 245

  • Kimbrel's Season For the Ages
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/1/2012 -  45
    is about to blow right by the existing record, which was set in 2003 by Eric Gagne. Gagne struck out 44.7% of the opposition in his Cy Young campaign. Only two other relievers have even topped 44

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 5/3
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/3/2017 -  3
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Andres Gimenez, SS, New York NL (Profile) Level: Low-A   Age: 18   Org Rank: 5   Top 100: HM

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 5/4
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/4/2017 -  8
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Mike Gerber, OF, Detroit (Profile) Level: Double-A   Age: 24   Org Rank: 5   Top 100: NR

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 6/29
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/29/2017 -  3
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Jacob Nix, RHP, San Diego (Profile) Level: Hi-A Age: 21   Org Rank: 7   Top 100: HM Line: 9

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 8/23 & 8/24
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/24/2017 -  6
    Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. 8/23 Mike O'Reilly, RHP, St. Louis (Profile) Level: Hi-A   Age: 22   Org Rank: NR  Top

  • Rebuilding Teams Should Call the Royals on Raul Mondesi
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/26/2018 -  29
    One might say that the Escobar signing has turned Raul Mondesi's career... upside-down.(Photo: Minda Haas Kuhlmann) The free agencies and likely departures of Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, and Mike

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 6/19
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/19/2018 -  8
    Notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros (Profile) Level: Double-A   Age: 20   Org Rank: 7  FV: 60

  • Daily Prospect Notes Finale: Arizona Fall League Roster Edition
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/30/2018 -  6
    Notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Note from Eric: Hey you, this is the last one of these for the year, as the minor-league regular

  • Do Prospect Busts Ever Reach Their Potential?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/13/2011 -  42
    that a player will not usually debut at such a young age if he wasn't ready to produce in the majors. Players considered ready at that young age were more likely than not top-tier prospects. From

  • Have Some Pridie, Young: NL Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/26/2011 -  4
    ? More like this: in the next two days he might get you a hit and a stolen base. Good luck! Eric Young, Jr. (7% owned) Here again, injury has felled the starter and allowed room for a late-season

  • Renegade BBWAA Awards
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/7/2008 -  6
    : contact as many stathead bloggers as possible, and ask them to offer first, second, and third place votes for the three major awards in each league. The awards in question were the MVP, Cy Young Award

  • What Would You Pay Eric Thames Now?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/25/2017 -  112
    Ortiz months in there, but there's also Randy Winn (246 wRC+ in September of 2005), J.T. Snow (241 in August 2004), David Freese (229 in July 2012), Delmon Young (224, July 2010), and Ty Wigginton (209

  • The 10 and 5 Rights
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/3/2011 -  6
    Rumors swirled this offseason about whether or not, and to whom, Michael Young might be traded. The Rangers didn't seem to have a real position for him and his bat wasn't projected to profile

  • Here We Go Again - Phillies & Mets
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/31/2008 -  11
    do these teams stack up in 2009? Even though the Marlins are young and offensively talented, and the Braves acquired a solid pitcher in Javier Vazquez, the Phillies and Mets are still the top two

  • Daily Prospect Notes: 6/18
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/18/2018 -  7
    Notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. We're entering a time on the scouting calendar when a great shift in resources occurs. Short-season

  • A Chat With "Moneyball" Star Brad Pitt
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 9/20/2011 -  17
    of making "Moneyball" was, in fact, higher than the payroll of the 2002 Athletics. So that's something. We talked about everything from his career, to sabermetrics, to his family life.  Eric

  • Wait, What Happened?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/29/2008 -  3
    and won, and the Twins faced four former Cy Young Award winners in five days. First, the Twins: From 6/20 to 6/25 they played and won five contests in their nine-game winning streak, beating Randy

  • Who Will vs. Who Should
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/14/2008 -  9
    joined the fray yesterday in discussing the AL Cy Young Award with regards to Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. In the comments sections of both of our articles, the conversation surrounding who will win

  • The Most Lopsided Trade of the Decade
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/3/2009 -  56
    Last week, in discussing the minor league signings of both Adam Eaton and Bruce Chen, I mentioned that the trade sending Eaton to the Rangers in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Young

  • Perplexed About Lee
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/26/2009 -  20
    . His 2010 salary will actually be $9 mil on the option based on the incentive stipulating a $1 mil raise should he win the Cy Young Award in either 2008 or 2009. Seeing as he won the award last year

  • Kershaw and Kemp Could Make History
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/26/2011 -  41
    these league-leader recaps might generally point to the Phillies' front three splitting the Cy Young Award, it's extremely likely that the Dodgers' ace wins the award in only his third full season

  • Eveland and Smith Paying Dividends
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/1/2008 -  3
    This offseason the Diamondbacks struck gold in winning the Dan Haren sweepstakes. The young, 27-year old ace looked mighty fine when placed right next to Brandon Webb. Billy Beane decided

  • The Unsung Blue Jay
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/17/2008 -  13
    for a while now, even garnering compliments from President Bush; AJ Burnett is a flamethrower who has steadily produced over the last few years; and young Dustin McGowan looks poised to build on the success

  • WPA #7: Prelude to the Derby
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/5/2008 -  0
    single to leftfield off the bat of Michael Young, increasing their chances to 12.6%. Young then stole second base with Hamilton at the dish, which resulted in a jump to 17.1%. Then, on a 3-1 count

  • I'm Tired of the "Next Cliff Lee" Posts
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/27/2009 -  22
    Cliff Lee had, by all accounts, a fantastic 2008 season en route to a Cy Young Award. What made his performance more remarkable was how he seemingly came out of nowhere, a back end of the rotation

  • Q&A: Eric Stults, Poor-Man's Randy Jones
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 7/17/2013 -  3
    Eric Stults didn’t represent the San Diego Padres in last night’s All-Star Game. He arguably deserved the honor, which is remarkable given where he’s come from. The 33-year-old left-hander

  • Scouting Brady Aiken's First Professional Appearance
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/31/2016 -  5
    it will probably be. Athletics Ephemera: Switch-hitting infielder Eric Marinez signed for less than $100L back in 2012 and is now 20 but still toiling away in Extended because of inconsistency on both

  • Bargain or Bust: Carlos Gomez and Eric Hosmer
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 1/15/2013 -  20
    ; Eric Hosmer, 1B KC RotoGraphs Mock Draft Position: 152 Mock Draft Central ADP: 95.81 NFBC ADP: 91.39 To be honest, I was genuinely shocked that Hosmer lasted as long as he

  • Top 14 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/5/2017 -  24
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • The Awesomeness of Clayton Kershaw
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/1/2011 -  31
    one of the best pitchers in the game. Not one of the best young pitchers, or a nice pitcher who could get there in a few years, but one of the best overall pitchers in baseball, free of detracting

  • Why Kershaw But Not Lee?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/2/2011 -  97
    Halladay' conversation, while Lee is more of an afterthought for the Cy Young Award? Most of it has to do with context. Kershaw is, in a sense, a big fish in a small pond on the lowly Dodgers. While

  • The Nationals' Second Ace
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/13/2012 -  15
    is the more minute differential between Strasburg and his southpaw teammate. But the fact that Gonzalez is even in the same discussion as a former Cy Young Award winner and a phenom living up

  • Bourn Remains Atop the Centerfield Market
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/7/2012 -  28
    the very affordable Chris Young from the Diamondbacks. While pundits spent most of their time discussing B.J. Upton, Michael Bourn, Josh Hamilton and Angel Pagan, it was the potentially undervalued

  • Javier "Frustration" Vazquez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/12/2008 -  19
    Growing up as a young Phillies fan, prior to my introduction to sabermetrics or advanced analysis, there were a few things I knew, essentially as facts: the Braves would win the division every year

  • WPA #6: Velez Tames the Lyon
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/6/2008 -  6
    , is below. Notice how you can barely even see his name register: Actually, this graph makes the big spike appear like it belongs to Chris Young, not Velez, since Eugenio's play is hidden

  • WPA #2: National Drama
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/11/2008 -  0
    LoDuca followed with a groundout to third base. As Dmitri Young stepped up to bat, the Nationals had justs a 4.8% shot at winning this game. Young showed patience and worked a walk, increasing

  • Recapping the Top Offensive Plays
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/12/2008 -  9
    . 6) This was probably the oddest finish to any game this season. The Giants led the DBacks on September 10, 3-2, as the top of the ninth began. Chris Young hit a two-run triple to give the Snakes

  • Can They Surprise?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/2/2009 -  13
    . One team being mentioned as a potential sleeper is the Cincinnati Reds, and while I do not consider them to have playoff-bound talent this season, I do agree with Jerry Crasnick in that their young

  • Thoughts on Wandy
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/21/2009 -  13
    is certainly deserving of attention and multiple looks, but do not get him confused with someone like Johnny Cueto or Ubaldo Jimenez, young flamethrowers who seem poised to turn a corner before turning 26

  • He Didn't Leave a 'Lastings' Impression
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/8/2011 -  49
    that assessment incorrect. At 26, Milledge is still young enough not to be written off as a bust, but he hasn't developed the skills many envisioned would come with more experience in the majors

  • You Know Who Would Have Helped the DBacks?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/19/2011 -  46
    and a young, effective starting rotation. But the rotation would be even more potent these days had the team not made a questionable trade last season -- a trade that seems even stranger by the month

  • White Sox Add Ivan Nova for Advanced Teen Righty, International Space
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/11/2018 -  17
    space. One of the most efficient strike-throwers in baseball, Nova joins a White Sox rotation comprised mostly of young-ish arms who struggle with walks. White Sox starters who threw at least 100

  • Top 22 Prospects: Cleveland Indians
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/24/2018 -  24
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Cleveland Indians. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Selective Joe
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/23/2008 -  6
    Entering tonight's action the Twins have a 23-24 record and are just 3.5 games behind the first place White Sox. Though the 2008 season is still relatively young, I think it is safe to say most

  • Blanco's Running Start
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/7/2008 -  0
    said it best, "..that is different!" The Braves, in the Schuerholz era, have been known for their propensity to develop young players and Blanco is no different. He has not posted superstar-caliber

  • Hey Uggla, Make Up Your Mind!
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/17/2008 -  0
    semblance of consistent productivity since most would attest their young pitching staff is not very likely to hold up from now until September 30th.

  • What Wagner Worry?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/13/2009 -  13
    of the Mariners. Putz has not lived up to expectations thus far but the season is still young and plenty of time exists to turn things around. What happens in September, though? Wagner comes back

  • Avoid Backe
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/2/2009 -  17
    , the kind of guy a team should call up from Triple A when someone gets hurt. Sure, he will be cheap, but teams would be better suited to try their young guys than dish out starts to a subpar pitcher

  • Scouting Three New Rays Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/2/2016 -  0
    Tampa Bay has aggressively scouted the lowest levels of the minor leagues in Florida and Arizona looking to get in early on burgeoning young talent. In the Brandon Guyer deal, the Rays acquired soon

  • Vaughn Bergen: Just Like a Kid Out There
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 8/23/2011 -  2
    it to the final," Vaughn said when asked why he started dancing in the middle of Saturday's game. "My dad told me to enjoy myself, and I did." My only advice to young Bergen would be to continue

  • Prospect Reports: Arizona Diamondbacks
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/27/2016 -  37
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 43 Prospects: San Diego Padres
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/23/2018 -  77
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the San Diego Padres. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 18 Prospects: Washington Nationals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/21/2018 -  16
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Washington Nationals. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 22 Prospects: San Francisco Giants
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/15/2018 -  7
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the San Francisco Giants. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 22 Prospects: Colorado Rockies
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/16/2018 -  8
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Colorado Rockies. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 26 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/29/2018 -  15
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Philadelphia Phillies. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 22 Prospects: Texas Rangers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/17/2017 -  17
    Michael Young 12 Josh Morgan David Bell 13 Connor Sadzeck Chad Qualls 14 Michael DeLeon Alex Cora 16 Eric Jenkins Elijah Dukes 18 Jose Leclerc Bobby Jones 19 Drew

  • Top 20 Prospects: Kansas City Royals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/19/2016 -  14
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Crop of Catchers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/15/2008 -  1
    a positive WPA/LI this season, and it was barely above average, meaning that the best hitter below was a league average producer. First, the "young guns" of this year's free agent crop of catchers:Name

  • Type A Starting Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 1/7/2009 -  3
    old, Sheets is still relatively young, but he has proven to be very brittle. When healthy, he is a dominant force, but the caveat beginning this sentence should speak volumes towards his durability

  • Where Did Those Tigers Go?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/3/2009 -  4
    Back in 2003, the Detroit Tigers went 43-119, narrowly avoiding a tie with the expansion 1962 New York Mets for the most losses since 1900. Dmitri Young proved to be their top hitter with just +2.1

  • Johan's Future
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/8/2011 -  26
    for whom a "Free ________" campaign was started. He was a young flamethrower with a funky windup that looked like he was literally twisting the ball toward home plate. The potential was obvious

  • The Verlander MVP Plot Thickens
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/29/2011 -  108
    Young Award bandwagon. And that might just be the start: Verlander now has emerged as a legitimate candidate for the American League's Most Valuable Player award. But should be considered for the honor

  • Livan the Mentor
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/8/2011 -  22
    innings more than Javier Vazquez's 2482 -- and he never made more than $8 million in a single season. Not that he was ever a legitimate candidate for the Cy Young Award or anything like that, but 200

  • Rangers Head Home With Series Even
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/21/2011 -  32
    runners at second and third with nobody out. The previously lifeless Rangers had a pulse, and with Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Adrian Beltre due up, odds were slim that the Cardinals would escape

  • Was Kershaw Really Better Than Halladay?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/18/2011 -  172
    Clayton Kershaw received 27 of the 32 first place votes in the 2011 NL Cy Young Award balloting en route to his first major league award. He beat out all three of the Phillies horses -- Roy Halladay

  • Atlanta Needs Its Starting Pitching Depth
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/28/2011 -  39
    -- due to shoulder problems. He is still very young but he took a definite step backwards in establishing durability. Jair Jurrjens started 23 games and continued to establish himself as injury-prone

  • Alcides's Offensive Outlook
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/19/2012 -  27
    The Royals were wise to lock up Alcides Escobar for the foreseeable future. Talented, young shortstops don't grow on trees and Escobar will help the team through his own performance, or as a trade

  • Kimbrel's Historic Pace
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/29/2012 -  32
    Craig Kimbrel is really freakin' good. While his blown save in the final game of the 2011 season gave him a bit more fame for the wrong reasons, Kimbrel has been downright tremendous in his young

  • The Plummeting Stock of Lars Anderson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/1/2012 -  39
    , which makes it much tougher to stick at his natural position. He still features the physical tools that made scouts gush over him in the first place, and he is still young at 24 years old, but he hasn't

  • Ross Signing Causes Another Outfield Logjam
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/24/2012 -  50
    The Diamondbacks signed Jason Kubel last offseason and created an outfield logjam with Chris Young, Justin Upton and Gerardo Parra. While the consensus had the team attempting to trade Parra

  • Sanchez Gives Braves Offseason Even Bigger Prospect Haul
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/9/2015 -  7
    is so talented that he should be deemed untouchable, it’s simply rare to see someone so young (Sanchez doesn’t turn 18 until April) be moved. While Sanchez lacks the upside of your typical on-the-radar

  • My 2011 Least Valuable Player Picks
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 8/30/2011 -  12
    was a romantic interlude, what stage of hot-and-heaviness it would be in.) It is the time of year that baseball scribes from around the country begin to pen their obligatory MVP and Cy Young ballot

  • Winter Meetings Live Blog, Day 2
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/12/2017 -  0
    : I'm asking for Mejia to start, not Zimmer. And probably working on sifting through Cleveland's very young latin american group for the best of them, whether it's Aaron Bracho, Marco Gonzalez

  • Dr. Laffey Dissects the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/29/2008 -  2
    Mussina, I was instead treated to a great performance from a young Indians lefty named Aaron Laffey. One of those recently recalled to fill the void left by Jake Westbrook's DL stint, Laffey, a guy just

  • Roy "The Complete Game" Halladay
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/30/2008 -  11
    for their ace. Hopefully the team can start scoring runs or else this former Cy Young Award winner may find himself qualifying for next month's edition of unluckiest pitchers.

  • In a Run Support League of His Own
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/1/2008 -  4
    he plays for. Quite simply, they do not score runs for the guy. In his young career, Cain has a 3.87 ERA, 3.90 FIP, 1.26 WHIP, right around league average 72.0% LOB rate, K/BB above 2, opposing

  • Fishing For Nolasco
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/9/2008 -  7
    ' pitching woes serving as a generalization for the entire team and their propensity for offense. Nolasco is not a Cy Young Award contender---though now that I think about it his W-L record could convince

  • Maddux Steals His Way Into History
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/14/2008 -  2
    professor: 2002: Tomo Ohka/Michael Barrett 2004: Jason Marquis/Mike Matheny 2005: Jae Seo/Ramon Castro 2006: Matt Cain/Eliezer Alfonzo AND Chris Young/Mike Piazza 2007: Jeff Francis/Yorvit

  • Remember That Volquez Guy?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/25/2008 -  4
    . After a month, many were convinced that the trade was a win-win, because Hamilton's bat caught fire and Volquez emerged as the early Cy Young Award favorite in the National League. Few had truly

  • What Constitutes a Rookie?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/11/2008 -  5
    on the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award, and MVP each and every week, and we knew from the get-go that Volquez was not a rookie. If we---bloggers in our mothers basement---knew this guy

  • KC = TB? Seriously??
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 1/22/2009 -  38
    be the 2008 Rays. Seriously? Their reasoning dealt with both being small market teams with plenty of young talent. I can unequivocally say that the 2009 Royals will not be the 2008 Rays. The 2008

  • Twinkie Relief
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 2/5/2009 -  3
    to the 2006 Minnesota Twins. Johan Santana and his second Cy Young Award garnered much of the attention that year, but the Twinkies relief corps was far and away the best in the league. In fact, in this seven

  • Bag-Packing Paulino
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/30/2009 -  1
    get a lefty reliever to fill in for Romero; the Giants get a young pitching prospect; and the Marlins get a backup catcher. Unfortunately, the Marlins starter, John Baker, is more suited for backup

  • Everyone Joins the HR Party
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/21/2009 -  0
    the Philadelpia Phillies. The home run club members that day: Eddie Taubensee (2), Jeffrey Hammonds, Pokey Reese, Greg Vaughn, Mark Lewis, Aaron Boone, Brian Johnson, and Dmitri Young. Of the hitters

  • Zimmerman's 17-Gamer
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/29/2009 -  18
    Ryan Zimmerman has been a bit of an offensive enigma in his young career, posting very solid numbers in his rookie campaign before taking steps backwards in seasons during which his age would call

  • Growing Optimistic About Amaro
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/3/2009 -  17
    . Thankfully, at least Amaro feels the same way. It is time to give young pitchers a chance and to stop recycling the garbage that is Horacio Ramirez, Sidney Ponson, Adam Eaton, Brandon Backe, Bruce

  • Scouting Newly Acquired Padres Prospect Hansel Rodriguez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/27/2016 -  0
    associated with young arms and Rodriguez's proximity to the Majors forces his value grade down for now. Here's some video from another source of Rodriguez as an amateur: link. Here's some video

  • Scouting the Prospects in the Matt Moore Deal
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/1/2016 -  0
    in my personal rankings. Fox turned 19 last month and is extremely young for the full-season Sally League, where he was hitting .207/.305/.277. Fox's body was simply not ready for full-season ball

  • Scouting the Return for Ian Kinsler
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/14/2017 -  1
    and then in the Arizona Rookie League. He was one of several young, projectable pitching prospects who helped compose the burgeoning underbelly of Anaheim's farm system. One of the others, RHP Elvin

  • Cleveland Swaps Teenage Athlete for Pitching Depth in Hu
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/19/2018 -  17
    in a lineup every day. Like many Cleveland high school draftees, Turner is extremely young for his graduating class; he didn't turn 18 until mid-August. It's possible that he'll grow into relevant

  • Harrisburg: A Cautionary Tale From a Pennsylvanian
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 7/5/2011 -  12
    and Philadelphia has claimed many a promising young soul. You must resist the pull of the Harrisburg fast life. The nightclubs. The beautiful women. The drugs. The celebrity culture. Avoid it all

  • Apropos of Nothing: I Wore a Baseball Helmet to the Zoo Once
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 1/13/2012 -  5
    When I was a young child -- no older than five or six -- I owned a plastic Phillies helmet. It was basically a bigger version of those helmets they serve ice cream in at the ballpark, or a cheaper

  • (Mostly) East Valley Instructional League Notes
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/20/2017 -  0
    . Colorado has other young, promising prospects from Latin America, though. C/1B Hidekel Gonzalez has natural, pull-side loft in his swing and a promising combination of bat control and wrist strength

  • Top 24 Prospects: Kansas City Royals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/30/2018 -  18
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Kansas City Royals. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 23 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/9/2018 -  16
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 24 Prospects: Detroit Tigers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/4/2018 -  17
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Detroit Tigers. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 23 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/22/2018 -  7
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 20 Prospects: New York Mets
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/28/2017 -  34
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 23 Prospects: Chicago Cubs
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/19/2017 -  20
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 22 Prospects: Chicago Cubs
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/30/2017 -  17
    him projected as a 55 defender. Ademan’s speed has slipped a half-grade in the past 12-18 months as his body has started to mature. This is common for young players with projectable frames – recent

  • Top 34 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/16/2018 -  15
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Tampa Bay Rays. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Webb Single-Handedly Beats Giants?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/16/2008 -  0
    Diamondbacks victory and, according to WPA, it was pretty much all due to Brandon Webb. The former Cy Young Award winner went for 8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, and a pitching WPA of +.337. On top

  • Pitching Trio of the Month
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/28/2008 -  13
    . Robertson (2.92), Justin Verlander (2.29), Kenny Rogers (2.21) 2007 - Padres: Jake Peavy (4.61), Chris Young (2.67), Greg Maddux (1.17) A month into this 2008 season and there are three rotations

  • Greinke's Start Shouldn't Surprise
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/16/2008 -  0
    Zach Greinke. Greinke has been the ace of the young Royals staff, posting the following numbers in his eight starts: 4-1, 1.93 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 2.75 K/BB, 7.0 IP/GS, 1.75 WPA, 17.47 BRAA

  • The Sabathia "Turnaround"
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/11/2008 -  0
    Everyone knew this would be an important season for Cy Young Award incumbent C.C. Sabathia. Pitching in the final of his contract, with the type of money Johan Santana proved pitchers could receive

  • Remember Cueto?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/24/2008 -  12
    of the season, however, it appeared they had found themselves a great young pitcher in rookie Johnny Cueto. The media went nuts over this guy and analysts did their thing with regard to his

  • Update: Cliff Lee is Still Good
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/13/2008 -  6
    a fluke than now when he seems to be much more for real. Regardless, it's time to check back in with our AL Cy Young Award-favorite and see how his season looks and what it might look like when

  • Pitching Under September's Radar
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/30/2008 -  3
    Young Award contender, and he is above average, but he is in that area between being slightly above average and being well above average. This year was a typical Buehrle line with a 3.79 ERA and a 3.94

  • Eaton and Chen
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/2/2009 -  11
    his performance has fallen relative to expectations. He looked pretty solid in 2003 and 2005, both seasons in spacious San Diego, before going to the Rangers in a trade netting the Friars Chris Young

  • More on Trade Valuations
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/4/2009 -  30
    Last night began our journey into the land of trade valuations, looking at how the Eaton-Otsuka for Gonzalez-Young-Sledge deal compared to the Colon for Sizemore-Lee-Phillips deal. If you recall

  • The Hamels Scare
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/17/2009 -  10
    name found its way into several columns discussing the Verducci Effect, which theorizes that young pitchers experiencing a significant increase in workload are more vulnerable to injuries. Despite

  • Phils, Mets, and Fifth Starter Competition
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/19/2009 -  17
    league club. And despite being young, Niese has not looked great either, with seven walks and six earned runs in eight innings. He has shown a knack for fanning hitters, but his control needs

  • Torii's Storii on Garii
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/1/2009 -  5
    pitbulls, an aspect of their personality that could never be turned off. Hunter then makes a very interesting point about Matthews' age: at 34, Gary isn't exactly a young guy, but he isn't exactly

  • Angels Should Be Looking Elsewhere
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/23/2009 -  4
    The Los Angeles Angels have experienced a slew of unfortunate injuries on top of the devastating death of young Nick Adenhart. If starting the season without Kelvim Escobar in the rotation wasn't

  • The Unnoticed Lefty
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/19/2009 -  12
    , the young ones reaching their potential like Tim Lincecum and Zack Greinke, and the ones that come from nowhere like Cliff Lee. Buehrle does not fit into any of these, and tends to fall into the same

  • Martis is 5-0!
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/20/2009 -  6
    that will taint his current numbers regardless of a below average strand rate bound to improve. Further, it also isn't as if Martis throws like Johnny Cueto, a young stud with a blazing fastball

  • Quick Hook For Cabrera
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/27/2009 -  4
    and resurfacing in a couple of years like Kris Benson did, but his window as a young stud prospect bound for success if he corrects a few minor flaws has closed. Thankfully, nobody, including Rizzo, will have

  • Game of the Week: 6/1-6/7
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/8/2009 -  5
    runners in scoring position with nobody out. Chris Young walked to load the bases, but didn't stay put for very long, as Josh Whitesell quickly plated all three runners with a bases clearing double

  • A Month of College Prospects in Arizona
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/12/2015 -  3
    of round 1. Longenhagen’s Grades: Fastball: 65/70, Slider: 55/60, Command: 40/50, FV: 50 (Low closer, high setup) Alex Young, LHP, TCU Ferrell’s teammate is another of about a half dozen Horned

  • Against Pouting
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 7/22/2011 -  15
    The above footage from Tuesday's Giants-Dodgers broadcast has been making its way around the internet. As you will see in the video, a young man, having missed a shot at a foul ball proceeds

  • Octavius V. Catto: Baseballer, Martyr
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 7/29/2011 -  3
    biography that was quite intriguing to me (and, likewise, should be intriguing to NotGraphers). As it turns out, Catto was also an early baseballer. From Wikipedia: Like many other young men

  • Excerpts from "The Complete History of SABRland"
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 8/2/2011 -  8
    to a smoldering rubble. The worst of the fighting was over, and a young nation weary of war and the devastation it had wrought struggled to regroup. Still, sporadic clashes between guerilla units

  • Murray Chass's MLB Fan Cave Essay
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 1/31/2012 -  9
    might as well draw a paycheck for something I was planning on doing anyway (namely, watching every single game and berating SABR geeks on the inter-net). I am of the belief that young baseball fans

  • Prospect Reports: San Diego Padres
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/3/2016 -  25
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 24 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/31/2017 -  22
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 33 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/8/2017 -  39
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • BBWAA, Get Your Act Together!
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/13/2008 -  27
    Young Award today, I legitimately felt like finding the addresses of some voters and berating them until they gave solid enough reasoning for their selections. Cliff Lee deserved to win, so let's

  • Milestones That Might Not Trigger a HoF Election
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/17/2011 -  95
    mentions here to Edgar Renteria, Michael Young, and Garret Anderson. Renteria seemed to be on pace for 3,000 hits a few years ago, but his career looks to be done at this point. Young should finish

  • Non-All Star Award Winners
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/24/2011 -  35
    . In fact, from 2000-10, there are five other players who won either the MVP or Cy Young Award while not making the all star team at the midway point of the same season. Before getting

  • Is Rasmus Worth An Extension?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/10/2012 -  32
    brought in a young, cost-controlled centerfielder for three relievers, a starter that was never really meant for them in the first place, and Mark Teahen's contract. Rasmus was worth the risk

  • Don't Forget About Denard Span
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/5/2012 -  13
    underrated player in the game — has also garnered plenty of attention in recent weeks. Before getting traded to Oakland, Chris Young was gaining recognition as a potential trade target, and his

  • Justus Sheffield Finds Himself After A Tough Spring
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/19/2014 -  8
    . The writer still grades the tools based on what they saw, I’m just letting the reader know what he would’ve seen in many other games from this season, particularly with young players that may

  • Mark Appel Proved Wednesday The Big Stuff Is Back
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/10/2014 -  8
    . The writer still grades the tools based on what they saw, I’m just letting the reader know what he would’ve seen in many other games from this season, particularly with young players that may

  • Scouting Anderson Espinoza, Newest Padre Prospect
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/14/2016 -  5
    Chris Paddack, who San Diego got from Miami in exchange for Fernando Rodney, that write up is here. The Padres arm du jour is Anderson Espinoza, one of baseball most electric young arms and, in my

  • Scouting the Tigers' Return for Justin Verlander
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/1/2017 -  13
    in Detroit’s improving system. Before we examine the state of the Tigers' minor-league talent, however, let’s talk about the three young men who were just traded for one of this century’s best right

  • Top 24 Prospects: Minnesota Twins
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/21/2016 -  12
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 32 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/5/2017 -  23
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 20 Prospects: Washington Nationals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/6/2017 -  5
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 18 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/20/2017 -  25
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Prospect Reports: San Francisco Giants
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/31/2016 -  23
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 21 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/9/2016 -  36
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 21 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/11/2017 -  13
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Santana's Recent HR Drought
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/16/2008 -  0
    The biggest move this offseason saw Johan Santana heading to the Mets in exchange for Carlos Gomez and some more prospects. The former two-time (should be three-time) Cy Young Award winner looked

  • ASG Breakdown: American League
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/8/2008 -  4
    with at least 220 PA: C: Dioner Navarro (2), Jason Varitek (out of top ten) 1B: Justin Morneau (3) 2B: Ian Kinsler (1) SS: Michael Young (1), and the only AL SS with positive WPA/LI 3B: Carlos

  • Projecting Zimmerman
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/31/2008 -  8
    as a rookie? Come on, now... His BABIP that season was a more earthbound .329 and given his young age, 21-22 years old, it was not too insane to think that this would merely serve as a stepping

  • Best Pitching Performances #5-#1
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 11/26/2008 -  12
    . After having to fight for his job in Spring Training, Lee went onto win the 2008 AL Cy Young Award. Without attempting to stir any discussions about Lee/Halladay, his top performance of the year, via

  • Mighty Joe Nelson
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/18/2008 -  4
    to stay around the big leagues, and realistically only put together one decent season. Nelson may be a valuable part of a bullpen next season, but do not mistake him for a young flamethrowing specialist

  • Free Willy
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/29/2008 -  15
    annual value is even lower than the $4 mil fair market value based on his actual projection if the production fails to improve. Still, for an organization with some nice young pieces in place, a two

  • Lowe, Perez To Sign Soon?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 1/13/2009 -  7
    come here: would you rather take a chance on Perez, hoping the young lefty will return to performance closer to that one season with the Pirates? Or would you rather pay extra money for Lowe, given

  • Twice Snakebitten
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 1/20/2009 -  0
    to longer deals and young, productive players still under club control, few roster spots are actually available, however. Compound that with the supposed lack of payroll flexibility and Byrnes finds

  • The Marlins' Stopgap Solution
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/29/2011 -  17
    correctly--meaning they don't work out a silly trade for Michael Young--the Marlins can really help themselves for the future by not forcing Dominguez into a starting role before he is ready

  • Failure to Whiff: Lester's Place In History
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/4/2011 -  20
    were clearly not strangers to strikeouts. Yet on Friday, they fell way below expectations in this department. The season is much too young to begin investigating why strikeouts eluded these three, but we

  • Addressing the James Loney Situation
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/20/2011 -  62
    is that he is still young at 27 years old, and he looks good in spite of the results. His swing looks nice even if it lacks pop. He is agile and smooth in the field even if the numbers belie a mediocre

  • Triple Slash Line Anomalies
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/2/2011 -  20
    /.417/.375. The season is still young, but out-OBPing a slugging percentage after 80-100 PAs is strange to the eye. Unorthodox slash lines like Abreu's stick out for their rarity and invite

  • Greinke's Debut For the Brew Crew
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/6/2011 -  27
    campaign, or the still-great pitcher in 2008 and 2010? Greinke's luck indicators weren't otherworldly even in his Cy Young season -- it wasn't as if he posted a .232 BABIP or 92% strand rate. He

  • Astros Wisely Accept Phillies Offer
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/30/2011 -  39
    for such a young hitter. The power is there, and will develop over time, but in looking at his underlying skills it is easy to see why many are bullish on his prospects. Zeid is a 24-year old reliever from

  • What Do the Brewers Do Now?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/16/2011 -  43
    and the Astros will pick up most of the tab. Lee could start in left while Braun served his suspension, and probably shift to first base upon his return. Mat Gamel and Taylor Green are young

  • Ryan Madson: Loser of the Offseason
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/29/2011 -  73
    makes more sense than doling out the big bucks to someone "established." But Madson is still young, and has been very consistent over the past four years. He transformed from a potential non-tender

  • Pirates Should Trade For Burnett
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 2/13/2012 -  40
    that there is an extreme aversion among fans to rebuilding teams signing veterans. But what are they supposed to do? Just give up completely and play young players before they are fully developed? One

  • Asdrubal Cabrera Signs Two Year Extension
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/2/2012 -  19
    year of arbitration eligibility as well as his first free agent year. Given the price, the minimal commitment, and the ability for Cabrera to test the market while still a relatively young player

  • What's the Deal With Ubaldo?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/7/2012 -  16
    Ubaldo Jimenez was once a terrific young starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He had tremendous raw talent and pitching acumen to boot. If harnessed, he figured to miss bats, keep the ball

  • Scouting Dan Vogelbach and Co.
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/21/2016 -  11
    of young bats the Cubs have amassed at or near the major-league level. For several months, Vogelbach was an obvious potential trade candidate simply because the Cubs had nowhere to put him. Yesterday

  • On Lenny
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    ," and his "hustle" were all basically true. For young players in the early 90s, he was a perfectly acceptable model after which to fashion one's game. But baseball players are people too. Like us, the vast

  • Jack McKeon and Authority
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 6/21/2011 -  4
    in there." But team sources told The Post McKeon made the move after Ramirez arrived late for a 3:30pm local time team meeting. In eighth grade, I had a Spanish teacher named Mr. Ehling. He was a young guy

  • Introducing: The Negro Leagues Database
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 9/13/2011 -  8
    remember players like Cy Young and forget players like Cy Morgan is the former's statistical achievements and the latter's lack thereof. True, some statistics are more useful than others for discerning

  • Jon Heyman: Birther?
    in NotGraphs by Eric Augenbraun - 12/6/2011 -  4
    precedent for young Latin American players to fudge their DOBs by a few years in order to make themselves more appealing on the US market. Just this September, it was revealed that Marlins reliever Juan

  • 2012 Organizational Rankings: #21 - Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 3/29/2012 -  46
    2012 Outlook: 47 (18th) Once upon a time, in the mid-2000s, the Indians were brimming with young talent and very valuable major league pieces in C.C. Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, Grady Sizemore

  • The Futures Game Was Black
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/18/2018 -  38
    there are young athletes in this country who have the physical capability to play professional baseball but whom the scouting industry will never discover because that talent is never cultivated

  • Top 27 Prospects: Chicago White Sox
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/5/2016 -  12
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 24 Prospects: Colorado Rockies
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/15/2016 -  11
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 19 Prospects: Detroit Tigers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/23/2016 -  19
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 20 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/25/2018 -  10
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Los Angeles Angels farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric

  • Top 31 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/29/2017 -  12
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 26 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/12/2018 -  27
    Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen's

  • Top 18 Prospects: Cleveland Indians
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/29/2016 -  25
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 21 Prospects: Houston Astros
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/10/2017 -  37
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • The End of Lima Time?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/18/2008 -  2
    begin a four-year span accompanied by a total of 147 surrendered dingers. 1999 proved to be his best season as he made the all-star team and garnered serious Cy Young Award consideration. In 35

  • Trade Deadline Necessities #30-#21
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/25/2011 -  65
    to be traded. Most of the Dodgers core players are young and under team control, and the players that could be dealt -- Jamey Carroll, Rafael Furcal, James Loney and Casey Blake -- are either injured

  • Why Did the Rockies Trade Ubaldo?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/31/2011 -  43
    would drink. The young southpaw was the fifth overall pick last year, and cannot actually be traded until August 15 to abide by the good 'ole Pete Incavigla rule. After posting a 1.87 ERA and 11.1 K/9

  • NLDS Preview: Phillies-Cardinals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 9/30/2011 -  38
    use their young lefty, because there might not be a Game Four. We shouldn't expect anything less from La Russa, but this is a questionable decision that could cost them. Of course, given how

  • The Strangely Thin Beltran Market
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/9/2011 -  66
    Crawford, but may find an affordable Beltran more desirable than Josh Reddick for a full season. - The Tigers have Austin Jackson, and used both Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young, but Beltran

  • The Diamondbacks Should Keep Parra
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 2/27/2012 -  17
    Gerardo Parra put together a solid, under the radar season over 141 games in 2011, posting a .340 wOBA and +10 UZR en route to three wins above replacement. He won a Gold Glove flanking Chris Young

  • Diamondbacks Extend Miguel Montero
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 5/28/2012 -  12
    would ordinarily break the bank -- Justin Upton and Chris Young -- are signed through 2015 and 2014, respectively, at very affordable rates. Numerous other core players are either signed through

  • Archie Bradley Impressed Last Night, Still Has Work To Do
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 10/8/2014 -  12
    . The writer still grades the tools based on what they saw, I’m just letting the reader know what he would’ve seen in many other games from this season, particularly with young players that may

  • Scouting Debutante Pirate, Tyler Glasnow
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/7/2016 -  4
    on the scale), albeit with more volatility and risk associated with that profile than is usual for a young arm that's already had success at Triple-A. I think, because of how explosive Glasnow's

  • Arizona Fall League Roster Highlights
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/1/2016 -  4
    the opportunity to continue to face advanced pitching at a young age in Arizona. Also of note for Yankees, repeat Fall Leaguer Tyler Wade is listed as an outfielder on the initial roster, a sign that he's

  • Scouting the White Sox' Monster Return for Chris Sale
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/6/2016 -  45
    projects to plus and could end up being Kopech's best pitch. There's obviously a non-zero chance that Kopech, despite his athleticism and young age, never throws enough strikes to start; many scouts

  • Scouting the Braves' and Rays' New Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/12/2017 -  9
    Kiermaier in Tampa means Smith is likely destined for a left-field platoon with Mikie Mahtook or one of Tampa Bay's many other young outfielders. Unless his defense there is elite (considering the jump

  • Updated Top-10 Prospect Lists: NL East
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/14/2017 -  17
    to all fields. Cabrera is young, has physical projection, and misses bats. After missing two-and-a-half months with a fractured thumb, Peters is back and his workload is slowly increasing. New

  • Top 33 Prospects: New York Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/9/2017 -  30
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Young Players Are Leading the Rise in Three True Outcomes
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 8/11/2017 -  8
    56.1% 174 Miguel Sano Twins 429 25 48 150 52.0% 128 Eric Thames Brewers 417 25 60 122 49.6% 124 Khris Davis Athletics 469 30 53 149 49.5% 126 Trevor Story

  • Ballad of a Phillies Fan
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 10/16/2008 -  4
    , but they got there, and that is what mattered to me. This year, however, was a different story. Perhaps making the playoffs for the first time in my young adult years spoiled me, but I had expectations

  • Scouting the Dodgers' Electric Cuban Righty, Yadier Alvarez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/18/2016 -  12
    fastball, 60 slider, 50 curveball, 45 changeup and 50+ control/command. Given how risky pitchers are, let alone ones as young as Alvarez, his Future Value grade is watered down a bit below his 70 ceiling

  • An Early Look at the Corner Infielders in the 2017 MLB Draft
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 9/15/2016 -  1
    for a young-for-the-class prospect needn’t look further than Vientos, who will be about 17 and a half on draft day. Vientos has loads of physical projection and should grow into substantial power as he

  • Scouting the White Sox' Return for Adam Eaton
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/8/2016 -  8
    projection here than there would be with other arms this talented and young (Giolito is only 22) because of the length of the arm action. Late in the year, Giolito was also working with a below-average

  • Should Kyler Murray Play Football or Baseball?
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/26/2018 -  66
    that Murray could be drafted anywhere between the late first and early second rounds purely on talent -- a range that realistically starts with Cleveland at No. 29 (Murray is young for a college prospect

  • Top 25 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 1/24/2017 -  18
    prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • Top 32 Prospects: Atlanta Braves
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 2/21/2017 -  40
    content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this. -Eric Longenhagen The KATOH projection system uses minor-league data

  • 2017 Top 100 Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 3/13/2017 -  257
    is a brief rundown of names of 50 FV prospects who didn't make the 100. This same comparative principle applies to them.   -Eric Longenhagen 70 FV Prospects 1. Yoan Moncada, INF, Chicago White

  • Trade Deadline Necessities #10-#1
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 7/27/2011 -  32
    . While a young, cost-controlled center fielder with at least a league average bat should net more than a relief pitcher, it's possible that a return package would include a reliever or two capable

  • July 2 Scouting Reports, Prospects 11-25
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/30/2016 -  2
    quickly through the system than some of the other young arms in this group. 19. Juan Contreras, RHP, Dominican Republic (Video) Contreras has the best arm acceleration in the class, touching 97

  • July 2 Scouting Reports: Best of the Rest
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/11/2016 -  3
    for their improprieties as well as two of the best young prospects left in Cuba. Pitchers Luis Noguera, LHP, Venezuela (Colorado Rockies, $600,000) Noguera has a projectable body and solid repertoire

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: May, Fin
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/31/2018 -  0
    this season is likely to continue moving forward2:49Eric A Longenhagen: No swing change. Approach change.2:49Tubby Mice: Hey Eric, if a team knew that a draftee would definitely become a top level reliever

  • Top 23 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 11/14/2017 -  25
    Reyes was arguably the best pitching prospect in the game and set to be the brightest young star on a likely playoff contender. Instead, he would need Tommy John before all of his teammates had even

  • Top 30 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 12/8/2017 -  15
    in the 2500 rpm range as an amateur -- but it's inconsistent. His changeup is even further behind. As one would expect for such a large young man, so too is his control, but Lemons is graceful and athletic

  • 2017 Live Draft Coverage with Eric Longenhagen and Chris Mitchell
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 6/12/2017 -  11
    Keith Law will unfortunately not be able to join Eric tonight, as previously announced. Chris Mitchell will be replacing him as Eric's co-host. Tonight, the MLB draft begins at 7 pm eastern. Lead

  • FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen on Three of the Top-10 Draft Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/19/2018 -  0
    Episode 806 Three of the 2018 draft's top-10 prospects have played near Eric Longenhagen in Arizona this spring. He shares not only his thoughts regarding those prospects but also his ideas about

  • Roberto Osuna and the Aging Curve for Young Relievers
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 10/21/2015 -  21
    Way back in April, the Blue Jays turned some heads when they filled out their bullpen with a couple of 20-year-old A-Ballers: Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna. Few doubted that these young arms had

  • Miguel Andújar Is Another Good Young Yankee
    in FanGraphs by Rian Watt - 11/6/2018 -  45
    -- and if he doesn't, it'll be Torres. Andújar is regarded as merely the second-best young infielder on a very good Yankees team, which hides to some extent the fact that he's a pretty good player in his own

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat, Room and Board
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 5/23/2017 -  0

  • Defense, Contact Quality, and the NL Cy Young
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 9/10/2018 -  39
    This year's National League Cy Young race invites multiple interesting questions about how best to evaluate pitching performance. Jacob deGrom, for example, is the league's leader in ERA by a healthy

  • The Greatest Non-Cy Young Seasons in History
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 11/20/2015 -  84
    League MVP victory wasn't quite as clear-cut -- 23 to seven over Mike Trout -- and Dallas Keuchel's AL Cy Young even less so -- 22 to eight over David Price. Still, most of the major award victories

  • Financial Cost Of Tommy John Surgery To Young Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 5/16/2014 -  44
    , Dylan Bundy, Alex White and Eric O'Flaherty, who went under the Tommy John knife last season. For these pitchers, the surgery and rehabilitation will consume critical service time in their careers

  • Hi, I'm Eric and This Is My Malcolm X Baseball Card
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    It's a well-known adage of our time that NotGraphs contributors "are always hired in pairs." Yesterday, we introduced the readership to Mr. Patrick Dubuque. Today, we present the debut of Mr. Eric

  • 2018 MLB Draft Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel - 6/4/2018 -  0
    <div class="chat_box"> 6:49 Eric A Longenhagen: Hello and welcome to the FanGraphs 2018 MLB Draft chat. 6:51 Eric A Longenhagen: Here is our last mock

  • Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat: Mock Draft and El Tablero
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 4/19/2018 -  2
    a guy with 80 power. What say you, Eric? What kind of player/prospect do you find the most fun?2:19Eric A Longenhagen: I'd rather watch prime Ichiro than Joey Gallo.2:19GC: Where is Luken Baker projected

  • Eric Hosmer Has Been the Most Clutch Hitter In the League
    in Community by Justin B - 11/24/2015 -  3
    to smash the all-time highest career clutch rating set by Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn (9.49). So what makes Eric Hosmer clutch at the young age of 26? His high baseball IQ. He is constantly aware

  • Jason Heyward, Eric Hinske and Joe Mather: NL Outfielders
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 5/23/2011 -  2
    on depth in the outfield. Let's look at the winners in this outfield mess. Eric Hinske (4% owned in Yahoo, 8.3% in ESPN) Obviously this career .256 hitter won't continue to hit .355, especially when

  • 2018 Top 100 Prospects Chat
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel - 2/6/2018 -  2
    lots of young players that recently lost eligibility. I think my message in this chat is don't be angry or depressed.  We're talking about baseball, people. 12:50 Eric

  • Buyer's Guide: The ottoneu Trade Deadline
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 8/7/2012 -  5
    production in case he isn't back in time to help, there are a few things you should keep in mind. 1) Prospects are not your only assets. Everyone starts with the prospects. Sellers want young pieces

  • FanGraphs Staff League 2 Season Preview
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 4/6/2015 -  4
    18258.5 3 Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers Chad Young 5.329 5.572 2 3 9673.0 8357.7 18030.7 4 The Duda Abides Steve Slowinski 5.140 5.342 5 5 9323.5 8013.2 17336.7 5

  • ottoneu Prospecting for Non-Scouts
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/10/2014 -  14
    who are not actually prospects, but are young, talented and yet to break out. This year, I'd put Nick Franklin in that camp - you can't count on him to play, he is no longer a prospect, but if you

  • Second Half Breakouts Based on ottoneu Points: Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/23/2015 -  5
    Yesterday I kicked off this party with Part I which covers my methodology and includes a table of all the folks we're talking about. It also looks at nine young guys - rookies and near rookies

  • Zambrano and Volstad Swap Homes
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/5/2012 -  0
    a park that suppresses HR to a park that can be awfully homer-happy, particularly for lefties, who were a real problem for Volstad in 2011. Volstad makes sense for the Cubs - he is young, cheap

  • 3 Guys I Won't Buy in 2012 ottoneu Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/15/2012 -  16
    and a bunch of injury time), you'll be cutting him. There are reasons to be optimistic about the Tribe SS (mostly that he's still young enough to have a legit break out) but a sudden boost in HR/FB

  • Chronicles of ottoneu: FanGraphs Experts League, Year Two
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 4/5/2012 -  1
    (Tufts University) Neil FitzGerald (BaseballHQ) Tom Keppy (BaseballHQ) James Quintong (ESPN) Jack Moore (RotoHardball, FanGraphs) Eno Sarris (FanGraphs) Chad Young (ottoneu, FanGraphs) We'll

  • Trades in a Vacuum
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 5/7/2013 -  92
    player at a good price with a track record of success can still be young enough and can still qualify as a great value. I was asked about a deal the other day involving Adam Jones and Dexter Fowler

  • The Guys You Just Can't Quit
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 9/16/2013 -  43
    overlooked, as Ackley seemed to be the young 2B on every fantasy owner's shopping list. And when Kipnis tore the cover off the ball in his initial call-up, I was hooked. Even through some rough stretches, I

  • ottoneu Arbitration: Who's Getting Hit?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/27/2014 -  15
    three leagues, and for the most part, they make sense. Kluber was practically an unknown before the season and certainly was not paid like a Cy Young winner. And this year was both great

  • Ottoneu Arbitration: Examples from the Original League
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/6/2011 -  6
    Leftovers. Allan, the owner of the Leftovers, spent the last few years stockpiling inexpensive, young talent and waiting for it to mature. This year, he took the plunge, trading some of that value

  • Ottoneu Offseason Primer
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/3/2011 -  5
    of it will be quite different, and that is what I want to focus on here. Determine Where You are in the Big Picture. The Braves are young and improving, narrowly missed the post-season last year

  • Dollar-for-Dollar All-Stars
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/9/2012 -  8
    $5.35 150.3   Michael Morse 901.0 $6.00 150.2 >$10 Michael Young 971.1 $11.21 86.6   Aramis Ramirez 913.5 $11.40 80.1 >$15 Jacoby Ellsbury 1205.0 $15.22 79.2

  • ottoneu Arbitration Update
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/21/2013 -  12
    . Machado is clearly one of the best young players in the game, having just posted a 6.2 WAR, good for 10th among all position players and fifth among 3B-eligible ottoneu players. Why would I be surprised

  • Second Half Breakouts Based on ottoneu Points: Part I
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/22/2015 -  7
    Beltran4.375.921.555.15Jayson Werth3.084.591.504.12 We'll look at these guys in four groups: Today, we'll check out the rookies and the young breakout candidates; tomorrow, the established fantasy

  • Going for Broke While Saving for the Future in ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/29/2015 -  9
    , buying, I saw a chance to add some keepers. Dellin Betances and Ken Giles, at $3 each, immediately became the long-term backbone of my bullpen. Curtis Granderson isn't young, but he had a huge year

  • Prying Away Prized Assets in Keepers
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/3/2015 -  23
    probably also have to overpay - those guys are studs, they are young, they are priced reasonably, and I have to overcome the endowment effect, which I find to be especially strong with guys who

  • Our Most Common Bold Predictions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/31/2016 -  11
    in some formats. Hunter Strickland got three nods, noting him as at least having a shot at closing, up to being a top 7 NL closer with 20+ Saves. The other six who got three nods are young players we

  • Off-season Roster Organization Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/24/2011 -  6
    absolutely love my starting pitching? Love it. It's young, cheap and awesome. But, with that out of the way... I can't legitimately keep 11 ML starters, let alone eight ML starters and three minor

  • Auction Season is Underway
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/16/2012 -  8
    to building a solid roster. You can't afford a stud at every spot, so finding guys who fill lineup holes on the cheap is key. Having said all of that, one of the hallmarks of a Chad Young auction

  • Buy, Sell, or Stand - The Plight of a Team (Maybe) on the Verge
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/17/2012 -  9
    other young talent to try to add at least one more high-average, high-speed bat and at least one more SP. It means depleting a farm system I have spent two years building and that could be on the edge

  • Sellers Guide: The ottoneu Trade Deadline
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/31/2012 -  7
    . 3) Prospects and cheap guys are not always the best targets. You want guys who can help you win, not guys who make you young. In the aforementioned experts league, I would love to add a $40 stud

  • Cleaning Up Another's Mess: Taking Over Abandoned Teams
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/28/2013 -  4
    , a 20-team, 45-man-roster monstrosity, I am quickly discovering that almost every owner is focused on acquiring young talent, including prospects, with the hopes of hitting it big. This makes a lot of sense

  • Update on a Deep League Roster Reconstruction
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/9/2013 -  8
    , but felt that my young pitching staff allowed me to shop him and this was easily the best offer I got. Lee and Anderson are not nothing, but neither of them are guys I care much about. Lee could still turn

  • Looking Back at 2013
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/30/2013 -  7
    relatively equal targets if only because of the uncertainty around the production and health of any young pitcher. I won't go so far as to say that I predicted Harvey's injury, but making the decision

  • Handling a Timid Auction
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/25/2014 -  26
    to change. I was slow to adapt, and so instead of adding James Shields and Carlos Gonzalez, I ended up with Matt Holliday, a slew of young pitchers with potential, and flyers that could turn

  • What to do with Prince Fielder?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/14/2014 -  17
    ancient, it is not young either. It is not unreasonable to think that his 2013 performance was the start of a legitimate decline phase. Let's check out a couple other "bad body" first basemen

  • Balancing Future and Present at the Deadline
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/21/2014 -  12
    Kimbrel, Adam Wainwright) he and I have repeatedly debated the merits of those stars and my young up-and-comers. So far, we have yet to find a match. Part of this was Brad's attempt to neuter my 2015

  • Trading Scherzer (aka, the Difficulties of Valuing an Ace)
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 7/28/2014 -  17
    also has future value. He just turned 30 (Sunday, in fact - Happy Birthday, Max!), which isn't young, but isn't Jamie Moyer, either. Scherzer has consistently taken his rotation turns, hitting the 195

  • Most Common Predictions Revisited
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/13/2016 -  1
    - Uh, no. Raisel Iglesias - Top 30 SP with Cy Young votes - He was top 30 on the Red! Joc Pederson - 30/25 season, Top 3 CF by fWAR - 25/6, and 8th among CF with 400+ PA. Jonathan Schoop - 30+ HR

  • Players ottoneu Loved (and Hated): OF Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/27/2012 -  2
    63.5 50 -13.5 Desmond Jennings 613 563 707.7 63.5 79 15.5 Carlos Lee 613 615 647.9 65 73 8 Delmon Young 611 608 653.2 66.5 64 -2.5 Colby Rasmus 607 625 631.3

  • ottoneu Keepers - The Results
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/2/2012 -  19
    . Rubby de la Rosa was only kept in a quarter of leagues. Sure, his value in 2012 is next to nothing, but when people are paying a good price for top prospects, a young pitcher who has flown through

  • Another Look at Day One of the FanGraphs Staff ottoneu Auction
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/21/2012 -  5
    $34 Michael Cuddyer $26 Brandon Phillips $26 Dan Uggla $25 Chase Utley $25 Asdrubal Cabrera $22 Dustin Ackley $21 Michael Young $21 Rickie Weeks $20

  • Players ottoneu Loved (and Hated): 3B Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/30/2012 -  0
    Murphy 673 612 715 27 19 -8 Brett Lawrie 574 536 696 19 18 -1 Mike Moustakas 633 614 670 31 34 3 Alberto Callaspo 506 520 633 23 21 -2 Michael Young 606

  • Players ottoneu Loved (and Hated): SS Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/6/2012 -  0
    16 16   Erick Aybar 624 554 732 17 19 2 Michael Young 606 651 605 18 23 5 Zack Cozart 581 600 629 19 24 5 Jhonny Peralta 562 585 624 20 15 -5 Alexei

  • ottoneu Cut Day Fallout
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/5/2013 -  7
    tied for being kept by the most owners, a list dominated by young stars and breakout performers: Name Sal Andrew McCutchen 38.24725642 Stephen Strasburg 32.74000661 Mike Trout

  • Time to Buy or Sell?
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 6/9/2014 -  11
    positions. Big mistake. The next piece of the puzzle is how well situated you are to buy (or sell) even if you want to. In the original ottoneu league, I over-indexed on young prospects (David

  • Avoid Rookies with your ottoneu Allocations
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/13/2014 -  1
    over two years, $33 to Bryant. Instead, let's assume Bryant is a bust. His power doesn't translate, or he can't hit MLB breaking pitches or something. Instead of Stanton, he is Delmon Young

  • Arb Hurts: What I'm Learning from the Allocations to my ottoneu teams
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/5/2015 -  6
    to be impossible to dump in the future. It isn't as clear cut on my team, but the Seager and Arenado allocations suggest to me that I should check a team's reserve options. If I had a good young 3B

  • Players ottoneu Loved (and Hated): 2B Edition
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/23/2012 -  0
    693 19 16 -3 Neil Walker 623 530 764 20 20   Michael Young 606 651 605 21 25 4 Kelly Johnson 570 581 638 22 22   Dustin Ackley 542 668 527 23.5 26 2.5

  • Six Guys for Six Days
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 9/22/2011 -  7

  • ottoneu Keeper: Matt Joyce
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/13/2011 -  6

  • First-Pitch Strikes, Plate Discipline and Players Due to Bounce (or Fall) Back: Part 1
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/20/2011 -  13

  • First-Pitch Strikes, Plate Discipline and Players Due to Bounce (or Fall) Back: Part II
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 10/27/2011 -  1

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls; Or Why I Hate Closers
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 11/16/2011 -  10

  • Thinking '13: Three ottoneu Trades Focused on the Future
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/1/2011 -  3

  • Evaluating Pitchers Changing Teams
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 12/8/2011 -  6

  • Pitching Scoring Change in ottoneu Points Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/12/2012 -  29

  • ottoneu News: Keeper Deadline, Abandoned Teams
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/19/2012 -  17

  • Reshuffling the Top Five
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 1/26/2012 -  48

  • Seven Lessons from an ottoneu Auction
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/23/2012 -  5

  • ottoneu Auction Analysis Contest
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 2/28/2012 -  36

  • How to Handle the Tokyo Dome
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/22/2012 -  3

  • ottoneu Watchlist Wonders
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 3/29/2012 -  3

  • Why I am Not Only Keeping But Targeting Kyle Seager in ottoneu Leagues
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 4/12/2012 -  11

  • Who You Are Signing: Latest Adds in ottoneu
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 4/17/2012 -  7

  • ottoneu Hot Right Now: Most Active Current Auctions
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 4/24/2012 -  8

  • ottoneu Points League Standings Analysis
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 5/1/2012 -  4

  • Managing a Team When You Can't Manage a Team
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 5/8/2012 -