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  • Russell Martin and Fantasy Relevance
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/18/2013 -  1
    Russell Martin will no doubt be a part of an offseason of journalistic rear-view mirror celebration for Pittsburgh sports writers looking for something other than the Steelers to fill their columns

  • Infield Fly Proposal
    in Community by Russell Linnemann - 10/10/2012 -  10

  • The Compassionate Umpire or The Cold Automated Zone
    in Community by Russell Eassom - 2/4/2019 -  3

  • Shifting Expectation: Analysis of the Shift in 2018
    in Community by Russell Eassom - 2/15/2019 -  1

  • Russell Branyan to Cleveland
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/19/2010 -  0
    According to Buster Olney of ESPN, free agent first baseman Russell Branyan has inked a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, which includes $1 million in performance incentives

  • Russell Martin Paying Dividends For Pirates
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 7/2/2013 -  41
    be a bit of a surprise, though. Well, at least it might be if you hadn’t read the title of this article. Which, I’m guessing you did. That’s right, it's Russell Martin. As Dave Cameron noted yesterday

  • Russell Martin Bringing New Element to Pirates Baseball
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/30/2012 -  28
    206 strikes below average. Ryan Doumit was bad, Rod Barajas was bad, and Michael McKenry was bad. In 2012, on his own, Russell Martin came out 179 strikes above average. In 2011, on his own, Martin came

  • Not Quite Yet Third Base Targets
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/8/2013 -  14
    , and if you have any maneuverability within your roster -- maybe, just maybe this isn't a completely terrible idea. He's no Panda, but you might have also noticed that Russell Martin has three

  • The Extent of Michael Bourn's Capability
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/7/2013 -  50
    often. Adam Dunn, Lance Berkman, Russell Branyan, even Wladimir Balentien. Michael Bourn drilled a Jeff Suppan delivery more than a twelfth of a mile. No, that doesn't sound very impressive, so let's

  • We're All Going Streaking
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/29/2012 -  11
    on the fastball. Hot, hot heat: Russell Martin, Mark Trumbo - tied, highest average fastball speed faced - 93.0 mph Creampuffs: Everth Cabrera, Aaron Hill - tied, lowest average fastball speed faced

  • Third Base 2011 Playoffs Edition: Worst In A Decade?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/27/2011 -  5
    bested by sluggers Joe Randa and Ron Coomer. And while Russell Branyan filled in nicely at the dish for Fryman, his defensive issues still left the Indians in the negative at WAR at third base. In 2002

  • Can Mike Carp be a Big Fish?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/4/2011 -  12
    consistently produced HR/FB rates at 17% and above were Richie Sexson and Russell Branyan, just for comparison's sake. So some degree of regression might be expected relative to his HR/FB. But one thing

  • Pedro Alvarez and Kyle Seager and Degrees of Bad
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 4/17/2013 -  21
    and fly balls, which if we're going to use the Russell Carleton study, stabilize at 80 balls in play (so we have a fair ways to go with Alvarez). Right now, Alvarez is has had 64% of his contact

  • Michael Young and Benjamin Franklin
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/18/2012 -  11
    In May, Michael Young was the #9 consensus ranked third baseman. In June, he hit .257/.306/.327 with zero home runs and zero stolen bases, which was really only slightly worse than the .280/.306/.372

  • Michael Pineda in Pinstripes
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/14/2012 -  17
    So Michael Pineda has parlayed his All-Star performance in Seattle into a gig in the Big Apple due to the overwhelming needs of Seattle's offense. Many are thinking Pineda slots in right behind C.C.

  • Michael Saunders Makes Good
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/28/2012 -  1
    when it comes to Michael Saunders. After three failed experiments at the Major League level, Saunders, 26, finally showed some of the promise the club hoped for as early as 2007. Over 553 plate

  • Michael Saunders is a Box of Chocolates
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/21/2014 -  10
    Michael Saunders had an infuriating 2014 season. Just ask Jack Zduriencik. Condor was good with the bat, sometimes even great. He played by most accounts superior defense. He did things on second

  • Michael Cuddyer Defies Platoon Logic
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/25/2013 -  3
    As a fantasy manager, you look at Michael Cuddyer's 2013 season statistics and there should be giant flashing red lights around this number: .382. That's Cuddyer's BABIP. Granted, he earned a good

  • Michael Barr's 10 Bold Projections
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/2/2012 -  10

  • Michael Pineda's Changeup, Present and Future
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/10/2015 -  28
    puts it, the future grade is "usually the best version of the pitch currently." If you watched Michael Pineda pitch yesterday, you know exactly what this means. By Gameday, he threw nine changeups

  • Can Michael Saunders Meet His Potential?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/22/2013 -  8
    It seems like Michael Saunders has been tantalizing fantasy managers with his annual seven weeks of quality hitting for the better part of this century. Even for a Mariner fan, it's surprising

  • Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/21/2011 -  3
    a stab at what these gentlemen may produce from here on out, leaving that to the rest-of-the-season-machines, but I wanted to shed light on a few emerging developments over at the five. Michael Cuddyer

  • Deep Impact: Addison Russell
    in RotoGraphs by JD Sussman - 8/31/2012 -  1
    as time passes. That brings me to today's prospect, Oakland's Addison Russell. Twice this year I've had the chance to see Russell with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York - Penn League. But, a year

  • Projecting Addison Russell
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/22/2015 -  10
    Just as we were all finally getting over our Kris Bryant Day hangovers, the Cubs gave us something else to celebrate. As you've likely heard by now, the Cubs summoned Addison Russell to the major

  • Addison Russell Surprises and Disappoints
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/3/2015 -  7
    Heading into the season, Addison Russell was ranked as the Cubs' second best prospect and third best prospect in baseball. After finishing last year at the Double-A level, he figured to open the year

  • Addison Russell and the Perils of Improvement
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/22/2017 -  2
    Russell has worked hard to become a decent breaking-ball hitter. He's made strides. Pitchers have responded, though -- and used his confidence against him. So he'll have to take another step forward

  • At Shortstop: Addison Russell
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 11/19/2013 -  15
    eventually. Nineteen-year-old Addison Russell has had some doubters in the past. After playing his way to an all-star berth in the Arizona Fall League, the bat has successfully made fans at every stop

  • Russell Branyan: Born for the Rays
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 2/15/2011 -  25
    of Arizona and Florida. Well, for one player, I have a solution. Russell Branyan, you were born to play for the Tampa Bay Rays. Although Branyan’s stock has cooled considerably since he first

  • Russell Martin's Injury
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 3/9/2010 -  9
    With no disrespect to Angel Guzman (and best of wishes to him on a speedy recovery and return to pitching), the most significant injury endured this spring has to be Russell Martin’s groin pull

  • Russell Martin Ain't Right
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/17/2016 -  25
    and contrast Cervelli and Russell Martin, who was Cervelli's predecessor. When Martin left the Pirates, it seemed like it ought to have delivered a massive blow, but if anything Cervelli has been

  • Russell Martin's Minuscule Pop
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 6/5/2009 -  1
    Los Angeles Dodgers backstop Russell Martin is in the midst of one serious power outage. The last time Martin went deep? Try September 26th, 2008 against the San Francisco Giants. While the 26 year

  • Addison Russell Is This Year's Other Guy
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 9/30/2015 -  27
    Most Major League Baseball fans are familiar with Addison Russell. The Oakland A’s selected Russell in the first round of the 2012 draft, and he became one of the best prospects in all of baseball

  • Michael Saunders Has Been the Blue Jays' Best Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/21/2016 -  12
    . He hasn't been the Blue Jays' best hitter. Troy Tulowitzki has been one of the best all-around shortstops in recent baseball history. He hasn't been the Blue Jays' best hitter. Russell Martin has

  • Here Is a Powered-Up Addison Russell
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/29/2016 -  8
    is a fickle thing. I can tell you that Addison Russell has changed on the fly. For a while, it seemed like he'd need to either improve his contact or improve his power. His power now is trending up. He

  • Addison Russell on his Biggest Adjustments
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 3/17/2016 -  11
    Addison Russell already had one of the twenty-best debuts by a shortstop we've seen in the free agency era. But two adjustments -- one made last year, and one made this spring -- could end up driving

  • The Possible Legal Consequences for Addison Russell
    in FanGraphs by Sheryl Ring - 9/21/2018 -  55
    On Thursday night, Melisa Reidy-Russell, ex-wife of Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, for the first time went public with specifics about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her former

  • On Addison Russell and What Constitutes Evidence
    in FanGraphs by Sheryl Ring - 9/28/2018 -  72
    Recently, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave in response to a blog post by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy-Russell, detailing abuse she allegedly suffered at his hands. She's