Brad Johnson recommends looking at your roster, and available waiver wire players, in the context of major league baseball to understand decisions GMs make, like why Jeff Samardzija is still in the Giants rotation.
Brad Johnson looks at frequently changing closer situations in the National League, like in Miami, where there’s a three-horse race between current closer Brad Ziegler, and Kyle Barraclough and Drew Steckenrider.
In this two-part series, Brad Johnson passes along some thoughts on two facets of building a winner in keeper/dynasty leagues. Part of his own scouting strategy involved the recently acquired Matt Harvey.
In his final column of the season, Brad Johnson supplies his list of up and coming talent. Featured on this list is Cardinals’ Alex Reyes, who exhibited serious skills in 2016 before an injury cost him all of 2017.
This week, Brad Johnson touches on some topics that he didn’t cover in previous columns this season. He also highlights the skills of Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray, who’s been on a tear since returning from the DL.
If your season is over, Brad Johnson says there’s still work to be done preparing for 2018. This week, he’s focusing on valuable arms that you can buy at a discount in next year’s draft, including Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks.
Brad Johnson discusses the difficulty of predicting which developing arms will help your team now, and what to expect next year. He also notes that Tyler Glasnow’s improved pitching at Triple-A Indianapolis might bring him back to Pittsburgh soon.
This week, Brad Johnson dives into unsettled AL bullpens, including the Angels where longtime closer Huston Street has spent more time than usual on the disabled list but could be back closing in early September.
Brad Johnson is breaking down each team’s pitching rotation, and up this week is the AL Central, including Detroit Tigers veteran Justin Verlander, who has been stellar since coming back from injury in 2015.
With the season winding down, Brad Johnson takes this week to discuss a few of his favorite topics, including the “Do No Harm Principle,” in which he uses Clayton Kershaw and Alfredo Simon as examples.
Brad Johnson details his top three draft-board arms for next year in both National and American Leagues. At the top of his list is Clayton Kershaw, who Johnson believes will continue to have major first-round impact.
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on pitchers in the American League who will be in demand next year, like Yu Darvish, so if you’re out of the title hunt this year, it's a great time to do your homework for next season.
With the non-waiver trade deadline over, Brad Johnson examines the starting pitcher trades he believes could significantly impact fantasy roles for the remainder of the season, including the Ray’s Matt Moore to the Giants.
Last week, Brad Johnson traveled through time to bring us the NL pitchers he things are going make a huge impact in the summer of ’18. This week, he predicts the future for AL pitchers, including Yu Darvish.
In this week’s edition, Brad Johnson is analyzing pitchers who have solid numbers close to the halfway point of the season, but may not have the stuff to make it last for the rest of the season, including Cub Jon Lester.
Brad Johnson offers his thoughts on who to watch, what to watch for and often-overlooked factors when evaluating pitching for fantasy teams, including his reasons for targeting Yu Darvish in his leagues this year.
The slow torture of high pitch counts is making the great game of baseball about as fun as watching grass grow. Even the command savvy Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings against the ultra-patient A's.
Ian Kennedy might be the biggest winner in this year's trade deadline, going from a hitter's haven where he watched his mistakes fly out of the yard to a pitcher's paradise that should help him right the ship.
Teams are increasingly using the draft to find players who are nearly major-league ready. Such is the case with the Astros' first-overall selection of Mark Appel, who could be in Houston later this year.