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Mound Musings: NL West Draft Day Targets
7 days ago
Brad Johnson tackles the National League West this week, where in Colorado, German Marquez is thriving at Coors Field.
Mound Musings: AL Central Draft Day Targets
14 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on pitching staffs in the AL Central, where in Cleveland, starter Corey Kluber is a proven winner to lead any fantasy staff.
NL Central Draft Day Targets
21 days ago
The National League Central is on tap for Brad Johnson this week, and, in Chicago, the Cubs’ pitching success will likely revolve around Yu Darvish’s health.
AL East Draft Day Targets
27 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson examines pitching in the American League East, featuring Chris Sale and a Red Sox group that should make opposing batters more than a little nervous.
NL East Draft Day Targets
35 days ago
Mound Musings is back with Brad Johnson offering an in-depth look at the pitching staff of each division, starting with the NL East where the Braves have Kevin Gausman and a deep pool of young arms.
The Kids on Parade Watch List for 2019
175 days ago
Brad Johnson ends the season with his favorite column about MLB’s up and coming pitchers, including Alex Reyes, who, Johnson says, when healthy, is a beast on the mound.
The 2018 Season Pitching Awards Issue
182 days ago
Brad Johnson offers up his season-ending awards, good and bad, including the Biggest (Pleasant) Surprise trophy, which goes to Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.
A Tale of Two Rotations
189 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at recommendations he made heading into the season to see how they’ve panned out, good or bad, featuring Red Sox star pitcher Chris Sale.
Targeting 2019 – Building Your Draft Day Value List
196 days ago
Looking ahead to next year, Brad Johnson compiles a list of valuable arms that might be available at a discount on draft day 2019. Topping his list is White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon.
See You in September
See You in September
203 days ago
203 days ago
Brad Johnson helps navigate this tricky time of year by highlighting pitchers who are worth keeping an eye on during the season’s final month, like Michael Wacha, who’s September outlook is a bit murky.
The AL Bullpen Shuffle
The AL Bullpen Shuffle
210 days ago
210 days ago
Brad Johnson checks in with unsettled AL bullpen assignments to see where they may be headed including in Los Angeles, where Blake Parker is the closer for now.
The Bullpen Shuffle – National League
217 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at evolving bullpen assignments in the NL to see where they may be headed. Kenta Maeda could see the majority of saves in Los Angeles until Kenley Jansen returns.
My 2018 'Home' League Pitching Staff Revisited
224 days ago
Brad Johnson delves into the details of his 28th Home League pitching staff, featuring Noah Syndergaard as his No. 1 starter.
Examining Trade Deadline Repercussions
231 days ago
Brad Johnson dives into the impact of the non-waiver trade deadline on pitchers like Cole Hamels, who was in the middle of a disappointing season with the Rangers when he got traded to the Cubs.
The Trade Winds Are Blowing
238 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses some of the high-profile pitching changes happening this month, like the Brad Hand and Adam Cimber move from San Diego to Cleveland.
Looking to the Future
Looking to the Future
245 days ago
245 days ago
Last Sunday, Brad Johnson had the chance to watch the Futures Game and analyze a few of the top quality young arms, including the Braves’ Kyle Wright.
Learning to Think Like a GM
252 days ago
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.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
259 days ago
Brad Johnson reveals his biggest surprises, so far this season, like Yankees’ Sonny Gray, who’s struggling with the home-run happy approach adopted by many runners this season.
The Phones Are Ringing
The Phones Are Ringing
266 days ago
266 days ago
Brad Johnson says this is the time of year where GM phones begin to ring with trade possibilities and he lists a few likely move candidates including the Rangers Cole Hamels.
Life, the Universe and Everything
273 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses a few random baseball thoughts including trade rumors and the Nationals picking up Royals closer Kelvin Herrera.
To Punt or Not to Punt
To Punt or Not to Punt
280 days ago
280 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the various options for managing your fantasy pitchers, and offers nonstarter/noncloser relievers to consider, including “super reliever” Andrew Miller.
First Year Player Draft Edition
287 days ago
Brad Johnson describes MLB’s draft and upcoming pitchers to watch out for. In Notable Rotation Ramblings, Johnson notes Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber’s consistency this season.
Checking in on the Bullpens – NL
294 days ago
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.
Checking in on the Bullpens – AL
301 days ago
Brad Johnson examines closer situations in the AL that are frequently changing, including in Baltimore, where the Orioles await the return of their regular closer Zach Britton.
When Things Go Horribly Wrong
308 days ago
Brad Johnson dissects pitchers off to rocky starts, like Orioles starter Dylan Bundy, and helps determine the best course of action with them going forward.
Building a Championship Team – Part 2
315 days ago
This week, the focus turns to uncovering pitchers who deserve to be targets in your team-building process including Tier 4 guys like White Sox Carlos Rodon.
Building a Championship Team – Part 1
322 days ago
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.
Revisiting Recommended Targets
329 days ago
Brad Johnson reviews his preseason 'Guy to Own' category by checking in with his draft day targets. Is he still recommending Mariner James Paxton?
Baby, It’s COLD Outside!
336 days ago
Brad Johnson ponders whether pitchers falling short of expectations, like the Rays' Chris Archer, should be cause for owners to either exercise patience or cut losses.
Life, the Universe and Everything
343 days ago
Brad Johnson reflects on the early days of the season with a few random thoughts and observations, like the Shohei Otani phenomenon, which has fans and fantasy players alike bedazzled.