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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Type-B Free Agent Compensation Pick Highlight Reel
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/18/2011 -  4
    of former major leaguers Dante Bichette and Dwight Smith. Dante Bichette (junior), was compensation for the loss of Javier Vazquez for the Yankees. Bichette, 19, is a third basemen who posted a .342

  • John Jaso is Free
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/18/2013 -  17
    ." They jettisoned John Jaso and brought in Ryan Langerhans Mike Michael Morse. The fantasy impact has already been documented in these Rotographing pages. But I'd like to expand a little on Jaso. First of all

  • The Seattle Mariner Outfield Revolving Door
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/27/2015 -  14
    , and Michael Morse they spent the offseason coming up with a plan to fix it. And then in 2014 thirteen more players trolled that spacious swath of manicured weeds including Michael Saunders, Abraham Almonte

  • 2013 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/19/2013 -  75
    Name PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR Fld WAR Yoenis Cespedes 455 .277 .344 .465 .348 13.4 -0.3 -5.1 1.9 Seth Smith 140 .245 .330 .419 .323 1.3 -0.1 -0.6 0.4

  • Taijuan Walker Is Inexperienced and Who Cares
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/18/2013 -  2
    learning curve, and many point to his underwhelming results at AA in 2012 as a natural bump in the road of development before performing well a year later at AAA. But Mark Smith did an interesting

  • 2010 MLB Draft Selections
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/7/2010 -  20
    to right field. Harper is represented by Scott Boras, and is likely to set a draft record with the contract he signs. (Bryan Smith) 2. Pittsburgh Pirates - Jameson Taillon | RHP | Texas HS

  • The Future of the Angels
    in Community by Michael Herring - 11/4/2016 -  2
    Meyer, Nate Smith or Daniel Wright isn't the end of the world. It just has its risks. What about the farm? Minor Leagues According to, the Angels have 11 home-grown players

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Seattle
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/31/2010 -  38
    , but I truly believe it was complimentary -- Moore's floor is very high. The pitcher version of this would be Ryan Rowland-Smith, who will have his modest success in Seattle as long as Safeco Field

  • Wait Til Next Year: 2011 Draft Preview - Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/11/2010 -  33
    . Rendon is worthy of Orioles fans to begin rooting against their team. Middle Infield Best Player: Levi Michael, IF, UNC, .346/.480/.575. Michael skipped his final season of high school

  • 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

  • The Daily Grind: Josh Smith, Nova, Peralta
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 6/23/2015 -  0
    Agenda GPP Pitching Strategies Daily DFS - Smith GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Garcia, Nova, Peralta, Holt Factor Grid 1. GPP Pitching Strategies On most days, I use

  • Building a Farm: American League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/14/2013 -  20
    Medium Joseph Omogrosso RHP 17.00 23 45.0 2.0 Medium Sammy Ayala C 17.50 24 45.0 3.0 High Kevan Smith C 18.00 25 45.0 3.0 High Brandon Brennan RHP 18.75 26

  • Freshmen Report: Osuna, Sano, Smith, Taylor
    in RotoGraphs by Marc Hulet - 8/21/2015 -  4
    to imagine Mauer being bumped from the Twins’ lineup despite his growing irrelevance. Carson Smith, RHP, Mariners: A mostly unheralded prospect and former eighth round draft pick, Smith has found

  • Building the Farm: American League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/12/2013 -  35
    High Nick Mutz RHP 10.00 9 - - - Austin Wood RHP 10.43 10 50.0 3.0 High Michael Clevinger RHP 11.29 11 50.0 3.0 High Luis Jimenez 3B 11.67 12 45.0 2.0 Medium

  • Building a Farm: National League West
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/21/2013 -  9
    11.83 11 50.0 3.0 High Nick Ahmed SS 12.40 12 50.0 3.0 High Michael Perez C 12.43 13 55.0 3.5 High Zeke Spruill RHP 13.00 14 45.0 2.0 Medium Ryan Wheeler 1B/3B

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Oakland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/22/2010 -  24
    (Brett Anderson, Ian Krol) to the polished college players (Dallas Braden, Tyson Ross); from the international heists (Pedro Figueroa) to the Dominican bonus baby (Michael Ynoa). It's fascinating

  • 2011 Draft Summer College Notes
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/16/2010 -  8
    (.419/.472/.805) was because of a light schedule, and Springer continues to be the athletic Three True Outcome star of his class, a spot that helped Michael Choice get drafted in the top 10 this year

  • Is the Corner Outfield Profile Changing?
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 2/15/2013 -  52
    The Indians outfield defense is going to be really good. As Jeff Sullivan noted, the addition of Michael Bourn makes the outfield defense very good as it pushes two good center fielders (Michael

  • 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.

  • ALDS Game Five Review: Texas
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/12/2010 -  5
    in terms of OPS in the series. Both were fantastic, helping to make up for the mediocre (if that) series had by Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Guerrero. But let us not confuse the narrative: like

  • ALCS Game 1 Review: Texas
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/16/2010 -  72
    . He did not. Rodriguez jumped on the first pitch, and hit a screamer to third base. There are fielders in the league that make the play, but Michael Young is not one of them. Out came O’Day

  • The 20-80 Scale, SABR Style
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 2/19/2013 -  97
    ). Speed Tool Speed Tool z SB/3 Player BsR/3 Player 80 3 38 Ichiro Suzuki 9 Michael Bourn 70 2 29 Elvis Andrus 6 Rajai Davis 60 1 19 Chris Young 3 Andrew

  • First Round History: Shortstops
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/26/2010 -  8
    Clayton 20.4 HS Adam Kennedy 18.4 U Felipe Lopez 12.5 HS Preston Wilson 12.3 HS Michael Tucker 11.7 U B.J. Upton

  • 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

  • Building a Farm: American League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/19/2013 -  9
    Esposito 3B 21.00 27 - - - Tsuyoshi Wada LHP 21.00 28 45.0 3.0 High Lex Ruthledge LHP 21.00 29 45.0 3.0 High Michael Ohlman C 21.67 30 - - - T.J. McFarland

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL West
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/19/2010 -  2
    : Michael Choice, UT Arlington, of, 10th overall. College/HS Breakdown of Top 10 Highest Drafted Signees: 5 college, 4 HS, 1 JC. Pitcher/Hitter Breakdown: 3/7. Notable Performances Thus Far: Michael

  • Organizational Rankings: Future Talent - Cleveland
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 3/25/2010 -  47
    Garko and Carl Pavano, respectively. Then, there's the big trades. The Sabathia trade, where I could point out the team chose Michael Brantley as the player to be named later, who could lead off

  • Opening Day, v. 2.0
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/8/2010 -  12
    total that this community projected. We will have to wait until summer to see guys like Miguel Sano and Michael Ynoa, the players that recently broke their respective organization's bonus records. Montero

  • The Guys Besides Smoak
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/12/2010 -  15
    in this organization. If the focus of the Mariners has shifted towards success when Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders peak, then this deal may have found the fourth starter, seventh-inning reliever

  • Building a Farm: National League Central
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 3/28/2013 -  26
    45.0 2.0 Medium Cody Scarpetta RHP 24.00 28 45.0 3.0 High Jose Pena OF 24.00 29 - - - Michael Olmsted RHP 25.00 30 - - - Santo Manzanillo RHP 26.00 31 50.0

  • Keeping Up with Billy Hamilton
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 5/7/2013 -  30
    really have to hit if he’s awesome on the bases and in the field? If you give Hamilton the 2012 fielding and baserunning numbers of Michael Bourn — 23.3, 6.1 — and the 2012 offensive numbers of Jordan

  • Dreamweaving the Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 6/8/2010 -  12
    Jeremy Bonderman and Matt Clement are pretty accurate representations of slider-four seam guys that have had success. 10. Michael Choice, OF, Oakland Athletics Skills they love: Big, raw power, good

  • Building a Farm: Top Prospects
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/12/2013 -  8
    Aaron Hicks 72 46 49 65 35 78 97 63.1 60 Michael Wacha 76 56 101 24 34 80 82 64.7 61 Jedd Gyorko 71 84 70 67 38 77 50 65.3 62 Casey Kelly 45 77 60 89 51

  • Building a Farm: National League East
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 4/3/2013 -  17
    Travis d'Arnaud C 1.75 2 60.0 1.5 Low Noah Syndergaard RHP 3.00 3 65.0 3.0 High Wilmer Flores 3B 5.88 4 50.0 3.0 High Michael Fulmer RHP 6.43 5 55.0 3.0

  • FanGraphs Splits 3: Back to the Minors
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 2/11/2010 -  9
    a Jacque Jones or Michael Tucker career. Everth Cabrera, SS, San Diego Padres Level AB LD-L% GB-L% FB-L% LD-R% GB-R% FB-R% MLB 377 10.1 72.2 17.7 16.7 58.9 24.5

  • Alternate Reality: Need-Based Mock Draft
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/4/2010 -  6
    perfectly for that type of player, but in this exercise, we have to fill the need. The pick: Michael Choice. 5. Cleveland Indians. The deepest farm system in baseball, so the most difficult to choose

  • The Next First Round Shortstops
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/28/2010 -  8
    him a catcher, a la Joe Lawrence or Michael Barrett. We can wish for him the minor league success of Kevin Witt and Kevin Orie, the best comps as far as body type go, but better big league success

  • New Prospects for Nats, Jays, O's
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 7/30/2010 -  41
    budge, and sent Michael Taylor instead, who Toronto immediately flipped for Brett Wallace. When Gose was pushed into the Roy Oswalt trade, Toronto saw their chance. I don't think these series of moves

  • 2010 Draft Review: AL Central
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 8/18/2010 -  7
    sophomore Michael Goodnight in the 13th round -- he's a real talent. This is to say nothing of LeVon Washington, who was drafted in the first round in 2009, who has a lot of believers. A diverse and expensive

  • AFL Thoughts: Mesa at Phoenix
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/25/2010 -  6
    . Romine has better bat speed, Lambo has a prettier and smoother swing, both did a nice job. I wasn't as impressed with Michael Taylor, the member of the Roy Halladay trade that was subsequently

  • AFL Thoughts: Phoenix, Surprise Pitchers
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/27/2010 -  2
    to the middle of big league bullpens. For unknown reasons, the visiting Surprise ballclub decided to substitute one Brewer farmhand for another, opting to start lefty Dan Merklinger rather than Michael

  • Rated Rookies: Late April
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 4/24/2013 -  14
    Ervin Santana 2010 FA, SL 95 3.92 Ervin Santana 2008 FA, SL 94.9 3.49 Derek Lowe 2009 SI, SL 94.3 4.67 Wandy Rodriguez 2009 FA, CB 93.9 3.02 Michael Pineda 2011

  • Player Development Case Study: Slap Hitters
    in FanGraphs by Mark Smith - 9/5/2013 -  19
    , and maintained high BABIPs. Michael Bourn - 92 wRC+ Year Age Lg Lev G PA BA OBP SLG K% BB% ISO BABIP 2003 20 NYPL A- 35 153 .280 .404 .296 18% 15% .016 .361 2004 21

  • How To Win Ottoneu: An Interview with Keith Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Trey Baughn - 10/25/2017 -  6
    Last year I interviewed Brent Daily, winner of the 2016 Ottoneu Champions league.  This year I've done the same by  interviewing Keith Smith, who led his Harrisburg Mayflies to a dominant victory

  • 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

  • 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

  • For Lee Smith, Relief May Finally Come via Today's Game Ballot
    in FanGraphs by Jay Jaffe - 11/15/2018 -  14
    of his 18-year career, Lee Arthur Smith was consistently considered to be one of the game's top relievers. Physically intimidating — officially listed at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds but reported as big

  • Great Moments in Forgettable Careers II: Cocklewarming Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/2/2012 -  5
    pitchers with his exact same name (Michael Anthony Smith) have since played in the majors. (I feel your pain, Mike.) Clinging desperately to relevance for five seasons in the '80s, Smith appeared

  • Sunday Notes: Tal Smith, Scouting, Padres, Orioles, Cloninger, more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 1/10/2016 -  6
    No one hacked into the Houston Astros database 40 years ago. Had that been possible, they could have gleaned valuable information by doing so. Tal Smith is the reason why. Smith was ahead of his

  • Joe Nathan & Matt Capps Enter Potential Walk Years
    in FanGraphs by Ben Nicholson-Smith - 3/8/2011 -  16
    to imagine the Twins letting him walk. GM Bill Smith has exercised team options for players such as Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer, so he could choose to do the same with Nathan instead of bidding for him

  • A Zany Factoid
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 1/8/2013 -  4
    What do these individuals have in common? Daniel Davidson Geremi Gonzalez Brian Boehringer Matt Maysey Randy Ready Ramon Romero Don Dillard Joe Just Bill Bartley Michael Mancienne

  • NotDraft 2014
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/5/2014 -  21
    . Braxton "Law Firm" Davidson | T.C. Roberson HS (N.C.), Senior | OF 5. Bryce "Mountains of Geese" Montes de Oca | Lawrence HS (Kan.), Senior | RHP 6. Michael "Sprayberry" Chavis | Sprayberry HS

    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/8/2013 -  12
    Just as Aaron struggled to escape the corpulent shadow of Ruth, and Rose the wiry one of Cobb, it is often said (ad nauseam, really) of Michael Tucker that he played the game under the shadow

  • 1989: The Greatness that Might Have Been
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/12/2013 -  2
    Baryshnikov would have made one hell of a shortstop. One once said similar things about Michael Jordan, but one bad apple doesn't spoil the bunch, now does it? And why stop there, really? Why

  • 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

  • The Damn You Auto Correct All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 3/22/2012 -  33
    "Widgets" Wieters Jhonny "Perspex" Peralta Miguel "Mongrel" Montero Erick "At At" Aybar Jason "Jetways" Heyward Mike "Scolds" Aviles Michael "Currier" Cuddyer Jeff "Fran Prut" Francoeur Casey

  • Valley of the Dolls
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/12/2012 -  3
    Doll - Navy Blue Sailor Outfit w Stars Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants - Babooska Doll - Set Of 3 - SGA VINTAGE KNOWLES YOLANDA PICTURE PERFECT DOLL BASEBALL MICHAEL~PRISTINE with BOX~ RARE 1967

  • Speaking American: A First Step
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 8/22/2013 -  9
    Bastard Jason Castle Andrew Towers Caesar Branches Jesse Keys Bartholomew Dove Hector Random Charles St. Anne Sergio the Snub-Nose Michael the Goatherd Manny the Hammer Joseph the Baptist Joseph

  • Culprit Named in Accidental McCutchen Beaning
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 10/1/2013 -  1
    as injured catcher Michael McKenry. One Pirate, who asked to remain nameless, referred to McKenry as "that insufferable attention whore" and said "He does his stupid little song and dance out there all

  • The Rap All-Stars
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/16/2013 -  8
    Minus the disease, I admire my fitness And under them jeans I admire the thickness - C-Weav, "Chillin Wit Da Girls" 2B Joe Morgan Michael Jordan I'm important, keep tapes recordin Buyin

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes, 5/3 Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/3/2012 -  15
    feel good. There is something I have not implemented, this is no other." - Roy Halladay Notes: For a crazy game, McCain's eyes poke a wrong team-mate Michael Byrne, high, five years after Homer

  • Donkey's Darkest Week
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 5/21/2013 -  6
    faced Andy Pettitte, Roy Oswalt, and the aforementioned Patterson, who ranked twelfth among all starters in K/9; and, most shockingly, he had the golden opportunity of two appearances against Michael

  • Daily Notes: Featuring Some Purple Prose, and the Suspiciously Remarkable Henderson Alvarez
    in FanGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 9/19/2013 -  8
    . 1. "Henderson Alvarez" allows a home run. Fig. 2. "Henderson Alvarez" hits a home run. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game St. Louis at Colorado | 15:10 ET Today's MLB.TV Free Game pits Michael

  • Chinese Postgame Quotes: 2014 Preview Edition
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 4/1/2014 -  21
    . But what Mother Nature will be ready to open all day." - Michael Boettcher "As'm full. It is. Lawn We want to play very, very hard with the hopes of trying to make you jump, the family is the most stable

  • Babe Ruth Was the Worst Base Stealer of All Time
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 6/4/2013 -  5
    seven came in under 67%. (Austin Jackson and Michael Brantley, who both went 12-for-21 for a 57% rate, were the worst offenders.) In 1923? Not so much. That year, there were 35 guys who took off 20+ times

  • Putting Michael Cuddyer's Hit Streak Into Perspective
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 7/5/2013 -  23
    as pretty cool, even as someone who knew that Luis Castillo’s streak wasn’t anything to write home about as it was happening back in 2005. When the Rockies traded Seth Smith and signed Michael

  • Michael Kopech Can't Stop Throwing Strikes
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/29/2018 -  25
    Many would argue it takes a lifetime to become an adult. According to Dustin Garneau, catcher with Triple-A Charlotte, Michael Kopech did it in a day. It was on July 5 at home against Durham, when

  • Indians Lose Michael Brantley, Add Jay Bruce
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/10/2017 -  55
    It was an eventful 24 hours for the Cleveland Indians outfield. On Tuesday, left fielder Michael Brantley sprained his ankle in a game against the Colorado Rockies, so Wednesday, the team put him

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Brief Note about Seth Smith
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 12/31/2014 -  9
    The Padres didn't need Seth Smith, and traded him to the Mariners. The Mariners are getting themselves a nice little hitter, especially against right-handed pitching. Jeff will likely have more

  • ALCS Game 3 PreGame Chat
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 10/18/2010 -  0
    Bryan Smith will be around to talk about the playoffs tonight, starting at 5 pm. ALCS PreGame Chat

  • Q&A: Seth Smith, Evolution of an Approach
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/6/2013 -  5
    Seth Smith continues to mature as a hitter. Despite a recent cool stretch, the 30-year-old Oakland A’s outfielder is off to a .283/.366/.455 start. A career year may be in the offing, as well

  • Is Something Wrong With Ryan Rowland-Smith?
    in Community by Brendan Gawlowski - 5/21/2010 -  5
    -Smith were healthy and prepared to start.  What a difference forty days can make. Doug Fister and Jason Vargas have been among the few pleasant surprises in Seattle this season, while RRS has seemingly

  • Scheming For Relief: Osuna, Baez and Smith
    in RotoGraphs by Alan Harrison - 4/10/2015 -  10
    batters to just one hit, while striking out three and notching two holds. Carson Smith | Seattle Mariners | 1% (Y!), .2% (E) Smith is a hard throwing, lanky, right-hander that has more than 40

  • 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

  • Covert Colorado OF, Pt. 2: Seth Smith
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/25/2009 -  1
    time for the Rox: Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith. While neither comes with the championship-caliber upside of a Holliday nor the scouting pedigree of a Fowler, Spilborghs and Smith could provide

  • Seth Smith Would Be Great Fit for Mariners
    in Community by Brian Baker - 12/19/2014 -  5
    remaining $105 million on his contract...), the San Diego Padres find themselves with an opportunity to move 2014 right fielder Seth Smith. Kemp's days as an everyday center fielder have long passed

  • Tweets That Weren't, Michael Cuddyer Edition
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/9/2013 -  7
    I feel bad for Michael Cuddyer.

  • Trade Fallout: Greg Smith Reluctantly Heads to the Rockies
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/12/2008 -  1
    Just like today's other Trade Fallout subject, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Smith has also been involved in two high-profile trades over the past two off seasons. Popped in the 6th round out of LSU

  • The Eyes Have It: Seth Smith's Laser Show
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 9/22/2014 -  8
    Seth Smith is having the best year of his career at the plate. He has slowed down during the second half of the season after a monster first half, but his overall line is still quite good. These days

  • Braves Add Speedy Mallex Smith to Their Lineup
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 4/13/2016 -  7
    In this week's third unexpected outfield prospect callup, the Atlanta Braves summoned speedy outfielder Mallex Smith from Triple-A to replace the injured Ender Inciarte. Smith's been on a tear lately

  • Cubs Complete Bullpen Makeover with Joe Smith
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 8/1/2016 -  1
    , the Cubs made one more move to set up their bullpen for this year's championship run. Jesus Castillo, the RHP acquired by #Angels in Joe Smith deal, is not ranked among #Cubs top 30 prospects by https

  • Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer... and Caleb Smith?
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/1/2018 -  2
    of the strikeouts leaderboard isn't a surprise. After those two, one finds Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith. Smith is left-hander who was acquired in the offseason in a trade featuring international pool money

  • The Night Seth Smith Turned Into Mike Trout
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 5/5/2017 -  20
    is a part of the game. In some form, there will always be a Kyle Kendrick. Seth Smith happened to be in the lineup when Kendrick started against Baltimore on Thursday. Perhaps it's not accurate to say

  • Mariners Outfield Depth Chart Discussions
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 2/20/2013 -  10
    This past Winter, the Seattle Mariners were linked to Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Melky Cabrera (sort of), Andre Ethier, and Justin Upton, among a handful of others. Their anemic 2012

  • Updated Third Base Rankings
    in RotoGraphs by