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  • Greg Smith: Scouting the Pirates Draft
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 2/22/2012 -  7
    Thanks to an infusion of high-profile prospects into the pipeline, there is a light at the end of tunnel in Pittsburgh. Scouting director Greg Smith has brought some elite talent into the system

  • Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/12/2008 -  1
    , his 0.99 HR/9 rate could balloon. So, Greg Smith is a moderate-strikeout, moderate-walk, fly ball hurler headed to a ballpark known for giving pitchers nightmares. Add in the likelihood that his

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

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

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

  • Joe Smith: Boring Name, Decent Reliever
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/25/2013 -  7
    " anymore. But if the Angels are hoping that a good pen -- and Frieri and Smith hardly look to be the 2013 equivalent of Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera in 2012 -- can make up for the run prevention

  • Stauffer's Survival
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 9/23/2010 -  8
    the guy to Brad Radke and, yes, Greg Maddux. They wrote, "His stuff, delivery, mound presence and pitchability are all major league quality now, and he should breeze through the minors." He did just

  • Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  33
    baseman, where his gap power would profile better. Follow List: Troy Channing, 1B/3B, St. Mary's; Johnny Coy, 1B/3B, Wichita State; Dan Gamache, 3B, San Diego; Mark Ginther, 3B, Oklahoma State; Greg

  • Building a Farm: American League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/19/2013 -  9
    Greg Lorenzo OF 29.00 40 45.0 3.0 High Jaime Esquivel RHP 29.00 41 - - - Miguel Chalas RHP 30.00 42 - - - System Grade System Risk 50+ 50+ Grade 50+ Risk

  • Drafting the Third Plus Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  8
    in the Cape Cod League, where regular Cape attendee and blogger Greg Schimmel ranked him as the league's seventh-best pitching prospect, behind likely first-rounders Chris Sale and Brandon Workman, among

  • 2010 Draft Review: NL East
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/20/2010 -  5
    of who received the largest bonuses, their top two guys (Harvey and Forsythe) would top the list, followed by 24th rounder Erik Goeddel, fourth-round pick Cory Vaughn, and sixth-round pick Greg Peavy

  • Dreamweaving the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/8/2010 -  12
    patience, solid defense. They'll be hoping for production that looks like: Danny Tartabull on the athletic side, Greg Vaughn on the unathletic side. 11. Deck McGuire, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays Skills

  • Wait Til Next Year: Draft '11 Preview - Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  12
    . Follow List: Austin Dicharry, Texas; Erik Johnson, Cal; Braden Kapteyn, Kentucky; Andrew Kittredge, Washington; Greg Larson, Florida; Cory Mazzoni, NC State; Tyler Pill, Cal State Fullerton; Mark

  • 2010 Draft Review: NL Central
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/18/2010 -  8
    the best of the offensive players has been catcher Cody Stanley, both for his offense (.394 wOBA) and defense (56 CS%). Neither Nick Longmire (.842 OPS) or Greg Garcia (.778 OPS) have been bad, either

  • Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 9/5/2013 -  19
    the next season, sacrificing significant power for a much better contact rate. At that point, Greg White begins to start fitting the Bourn/Gardner mold of the .280 batting average with a high walk rate

  • Building a Farm: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/28/2013 -  26
    11.00 11 - - - Stephen Piscotty 3B 11.17 12 50.0 3.0 High Patrick Wisdom 3B 12.86 13 50.0 3.0 High Greg Garcia 2B/SS 13.00 14 - - - Pete Kozma SS 13.00 15

  • Goodbye, Greg
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/8/2008 -  5
    On December 16, 1985, I entered this world. Less than a year later, on September 3rd, 1986, a rather scrawny right-handed pitcher named Greg Maddux made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs

  • Greg Maddux and Greg Maddux with a Miniature Head
    in NotGraphs by Zach Reynolds - 2/4/2014 -  12
    Greg: Greg with a miniature head: ... and trapezius implants. ...and clear, shameful evidence of amateur photoshopping. 

  • For Lee Smith, Relief May Finally Come via Today's Game Ballot
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 11/15/2018 -  14
    as starters. First-ranked Eckersley made 361 career starts, nine of the 15 pitchers above Smith — including recent ones such as Tom Gordon, Greg Swindell, and Kerry Wood — made at least 100 starts

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

  • Balls Against Humanity
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/20/2014 -  9
    the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his first year of eligibility, Greg Maddux entered ___. Livan Hernandez recently announced his ___. During a winter storm in Atlanta, Chipper Jones

  • The Rap All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/16/2013 -  8
    it And for the record they be saying Barry Bonds hit it Get it? - Fabolous, "Here's Another Hit" SP Greg Maddux See one of the keys to my success I switched up like Greg Maddux While maintainin my

  • These Guys for Cys
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/27/2012 -  6
    than any season ever posted by Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, or Randy Johnson, to name a few. Hint 2: it was said

  • Greg Luzinski Is a Killing Machine
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/11/2013 -  14
    Do not blame Greg Luzinski for being a killing machine: For he is but a hostage to his factory settings. The pits of his eyes are pellucid only at the moment of the kill. Stare into them

  • The Wasted Potential of Greg Maddux
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 11/10/2011 -  2
    Greg Maddux crafted a Hall of Fame career using pinpoint control, changing pitch speeds and release points, and by out-smarting hitters, among other non-STUFF-based stuff. One can hardly say that he

  • Greg Maddux Enjoys Retirement
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 12/1/2011 -  3
    ESPN reports that Greg Maddux will be joining the Rangers as a part-time special assistant. From the article: "I appreciate the Cubs and how they treated me," Maddux said. "Now I'll

  • An Inning with Greg Maddux's Command
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/24/2014 -  56
    Something somebody once said about Greg Maddux is he could throw a ball into a teacup. I don't know why a teacup was chosen to represent a small target, but it certainly conveys the intended idea

  • The Greatness of Greg Maddux
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/8/2014 -  113
    Greg Maddux officially becomes a Hall of Famer today, and the only controversy surrounding his election is that it won't be unanimous. He is, without question, one of the greatest pitchers of all

  • Greg Holland or Sean Marshall?
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 3/28/2012 -  10
    This is a question I have received a lot since we were made aware of Ryan Madson’s impending Tommy John surgery: who would I rather pick, Greg Holland or Sean Marshall? Some of my readers and twitter

  • Fantasy MVP Greg Holland
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/9/2013 -  4
    the MVP honors to Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland. The debate over the value of a closer is a recurring hot-button issue and, obviously, I sit on the side of the fence that preaches

  • Yankees Free (Greg) Bird
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/17/2015 -  11
    With their offense sputtering, the Yankees called up first baseman Greg Bird from Triple-A last week in an attempt to potentially help matters. Bird is strictly a first baseman, meaning he's unlikely

  • Greg Holland Joins the Rockies
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 1/25/2017 -  6
    be cause for concern. Anyways, after signing Ian Desmond to play first base and throwing a lot of money at perfectly pedestrian lefty reliever Mike Dunn, Colorado is bringing in right-hander Greg

  • Greg Holland's Curious Choice
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/26/2017 -  20
    brings us to Greg Holland and his curious decision to sign with the Rockies. Nicolas Stellini covered all the details of the one-year deal with a vesting option already. What I'd like to consider

  • The Overlooked Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Wiers - 4/8/2015 -  6
    An apology is due here, and I'm sorry. I whiffed on Seth Smith in my American League outfield rankings, even though those are mostly for 5x5 formats. I nearly blanked on him in my home league as I

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

  • Greg Maddux Hall of Fame Caps
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 2/3/2014 -  0
    Last week, I challenged you to come up with some Hall of Fame cap ideas for Greg Maddux. Vote for your favorite! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Which hat should Maddux wear?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • FanGraphs Audio: The Late Greg Halman
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/29/2011 -  3
    Episode 105 David Laurila, curator of the FanGraphs Q&A series, had the opportunity to speak with the late Greg Halman this summer at Fenway Park. While the audio wasn't originally intended

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

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

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

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

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

  • Greg Holland: KC's Closer of the Future
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 3/23/2012 -  16
    become the closer of the present, Greg Holland is already making hitters take notice. Take, for example, these three hitters: Your browser does not support iframes. Sure, it was the Mariners

  • Cardinals Kind of Sign Greg Holland
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/12/2018 -  30
    , though. How would it feel if the Cardinals were instead signing Greg Holland? I have some tables to show you. The Cardinals have actually been linked to Holland for some time, because Holland

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

  • Liriano and Smith: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/21/2012 -  9
    . Seth Smith (ESPN: 10 percent owned; Yahoo!: 7 percent owned) It makes complete sense for a hitter who leaves Colorado for the spacious grounds in Oakland to have a higher OPS after he lands, right

  • Greg Bird Looks Good Again
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/9/2017 -  20
    Last night, Greg Bird played the hero, launching a home run off Andrew Miller for the only run of the game. For a lefty, just getting on base against Miller is a success, but going deep is pretty

  • The Cardinals Are Finally Signing Greg Holland
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/29/2018 -  13
    For a very long time, Greg Holland was available as a free-agent closer. For a very long time, the Cardinals appeared to be in some need of a closer. Oh, at certain points, they expressed faith

  • The Rockies Have a Greg Holland Problem
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/24/2017 -  6
    Last night, with a 4-3 leading heading into the 9th inning, the Rockies called on Greg Holland to shut down his former team and provide the team with a much-needed win. With the Cardinals already

  • Greg Holland Takes a Pay Cut
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 1/30/2019 -  11
    The last 15 months have not gone particularly well for Greg Holland. Coming off a solid return from Tommy John surgery with the Rockies in 2017 — albeit one with a lesser second half than first — he

  • Introducing to NotGraphs: Mississippi Matt Smith
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 3/1/2012 -  4
    Please note, for your records, that Mississippi Matt Smith is the newest contributor to NotGraphs and submitted his first, uh, submission to our electronic pages earlier today. Note, additionally

  • Burch Smith and the Problem of Holding Velocity
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/18/2014 -  8
    Right-hander Burch Smith has been traded from San Diego to Tampa Bay. "Will he start or not?" is a question a person might reasonably ask about that. What follows is an attempt to answer the question

  • Seth Smith's Platoon Split as a Crisitunity
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 11/28/2011 -  9
    Despite the prestige of being 2011's Most Average Player, Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. Trading Smith might be a good idea

  • Oakland Finishes Outfield With Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/16/2012 -  41
    It seemed like only a matter of time until Seth Smith was shipped out of Colorado. The Rockies have depth in the outfield and the demand for a player of Smith's caliber was there. A suitor finally

  • One Childish Possibility for Greg Maddux's HOF Cap
    in NotGraphs by David G. Temple - 1/23/2014 -  7
    This has been One Childish Possibility for Greg Maddux's HOF Cap. Important Update: Twitter-user to the stars Ryan Dunsmore has graced us with an artist's rendering of Maddux's plaque donning

  • Eulogizing the Departed: Bill Smith Fired
    in FanGraphs by Brandon Warne - 11/8/2011 -  22
    The first domino has fallen following a cataclysmic 2011 season in Twins Territory, as General Manager Bill Smith was dismissed from the position on Monday. Philosophical differences were cited

  • Mallex Smith: Bunt Machine in the Making
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 4/10/2017 -  7
    The Tampa Bay Rays had 12 bunt hits in 2016, with Kevin Kiermaier’s four leading the way. Expect Mallex Smith to surpass both of those numbers this season — not just the individual mark, but the team

  • Ozzie Smith Did Something the Best
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/28/2011 -  3
    -- suggest that the character is based, at least in part, on Ozzie Smith. Because his peak ended before I was really aware of him, I never got a chance to see Smith with any frequency. But his