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Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade 2020 Watch List
47 days ago
Brad Johnson offers up his annual list of pitching prospects, and on that list is Casey Mize, whom he thinks could be propeled into the prospects’ top tier with a little more consistency.
Mound Musings: The 2019 Season Pitching Awards Issue
54 days ago
As the season winds to a close, Brad Johnson offers his annual pitching awards, including awarding the Biggest Surprise trophy to White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
61 days ago
As Brad Johnson begins to wind down the Mound Musings column for the season, he offers a few random thoughts, including his choice for winning the World Serices, the Houston Astros.
Mound Musings: Targeting 2020 – Building Your Draft Day Value List
68 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at players who likely will offer considerable value on draft day 2020, including Dodger Julio Urias, who could be in the rotation full-time next year.
Mound Musings: Seeking a Blueprint for Pitching Success
75 days ago
Brad Johnson takes a crack at identifying the characteristics of pitching success in this era of the homer, which includes closely observing guys like veteran ace Justin Verlander.
Mound Musings: See You in September?
82 days ago
Brad Johnson runs down a list of arms who could help in the fantasy season’s final month or who might be deserving of your attention next spring, starting with Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto.
Mound Musings: Checking in on the Bullpens – American League
89 days ago
Brad Johnson examines bullpen assignments in the AL to see how they stack up for a postseason push, including in Detroit, where the jury is still out regarding Joe Jimenez’ potential for long-term success.
Mound Musings: Checking in on the Bullpens – National League
96 days ago
Brad Johnson dives into all of the changes that have been made in NL bullpens, including in Arizona where Archie Bradley takes on the closer role for now.
Mound Musings: Examining Trade Deadline Pitching Repercussions
103 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down the recent pitching trades to figure out how players will be impacted by their moves, starting with Marcus Stroman who heads to the Mets from Toronto.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
110 days ago
Brad Johnson takes an opportunity to discuss random topics that haven’t been previously talked about in Musings, plus examines possible future deals including Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
Mound Musings: The Trade Winds Are Gently Blowing
117 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the latest pitching trades and speculates on possible future moves, including in San Francisco, where Madison Bumgarner’s days could be numbered.
Mound Musings: The Futures Game Showcase
124 days ago
Brad Johnson examines some of the impact players in the Futures Game who he thinks should be on fantasy watch lists, like the Braves Ian Anderson.
Mound Musings: The Phones Are Ringing
131 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at the pitching desires of playoff contenders, including the Braves, who, in need of a closer, could be looking at Giants reliever Will Smith.
Mound Musings: Potential Second Half Success Stories
138 days ago
Brad Johnson examines pitchers who are candidates to improve significantly in the second half like Aaron Nola, who Johnson anticipates will soon be on a roll.
Mound Musings: Where Is Pitching Headed in Fantasy Baseball?
145 days ago
Brad Johnson explores the evolution of pitching and what its new direction might mean to scoring pitching categories in the fantasy game.
Mound Musings: Is a Deep Bullpen a Ticket to the Playoffs?
152 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at deeper MLB bullpens, including the Astros, to determine whether they can make an impact on a team’s playoff chances.
Mound Musings: 2019 First Year Player Draft Edition
159 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses pitcher observations from Draft Day, one of his favorite days of the year, plus thoughts on other MLB pitchers, including Nick Pivetta, who recently had a good outing against the Dodgers.
Mound Musings: Some Random Predictions Going Forward
166 days ago
Brad Johnson busts out his crystal ball to make a few predictions, starting with the Nationals finishing with a record under .500 thanks to a woeful bullpen.
Mound Musings: Looking for Answers
173 days ago
Brad Johnson tackles pitchers who have gotten off to a less than stellar start, including Yu Darvish, who, after some rough outings, has made adjustments that have resulted in success.
Mound Musings: Checking the NL Bullpens
180 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at National League closer situations, where in San Francisco closer Will Smith is doing so well, he may be a target in trade talks later this season.
Mound Musings: Checking the AL Bullpens
187 days ago
Brad Johnson examines American League closer situations, and in Texas he anticipates Jose LeClerc will regain the closing job he recently lost.
Mound Musings: Reviewing Preseason Targets
194 days ago
Brad Johnson re-examines his preseason list of potential value pitchers who were likely underrated by fantasy team owners, such as the Rays’ Tyler Glasnow, to see how they’re doing to start the season.
Mound Musings: Some of the Biggest Surprises so Far
201 days ago
Brad Johnson names a few pitchers who’ve impressed him so far this season, like the Padres’ Chris Paddack, as well as a few he recommends avoiding.
Mound Musings: Early Season Trials and Tribulations
208 days ago
Brad Johnson examines pitchers with lofty preseason expectations who have started out the year slowly. On top of his disappointment list is Chris Sale.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
215 days ago
Brad Johnson outlines what he focuses on when comparing pitchers or deciding whether to start specific pitchers. He also details the struggles of dealing with injuries like the one sustained by Luis Sererino.
Mound Musings: Who Are These Guys?
222 days ago
Brad Johnson examines whether new pitchers like Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes, whose values are often unknown, can help fantasy players achieve the optimal pitching staff.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey Update
229 days ago
Brad Johnson updates potential pitching opportunities and reviews bullpens with continued question marks, including where free agent Craig Kimbrel could land.
Mound Musings: AL West Draft Day Targets
236 days ago
Brad Johnson completes deep dive into each divisions this week with a look at the American League West, where in Seattle, Felix Hernandez might be in the twilight of his career.
Mound Musings: NL West Draft Day Targets
243 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
250 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.