Brad Johnson writes about factors that go into assessing possible role changes in a bullpen that might lead to save chances, including Drew Pomeranz' move to the bullpen.
Brad Johnson breaks down the mechanics of sliders and discusses slider-heavy pitchers, like Kenta Maeda, who are struggling so far this season.
Brad Johnson goes into depth about pitching rhythm and examines elite pitchers who either have it or are still looking to achieve it.
Brad Johnson shares what he focuses on when ranking, comparing pitchers or deciding whether an arm deserves a spot on his team, and in Rotation Ramblings, he recommends grabbing Aaron Nola if available.
Brad Johnson highlights pitchers who've impressed him early in the season, including Yankees' Jordan Montgomery, who's got a full repertoire of great offerings he will throw in any count or situation.
Brad Johnson gives readers a glimpse into his hometown fantasy league pitchers, and this year, he's hoping his patience with Dinelson Lamet will pay off.
Brad Johnson writes about seeking value in bullpens with possible question marks, like in Philadelphia, where Hector Neris might have closer potential, if he can work on his meltdowns.
Brad Johnson wraps up his bullpen series with a look at the American League East, where in Tampa, Tyler Glasnow leads the Rays pitching.
Brad Johnson recaps the National League East, where he envisions Phillies ace Aaron Nola will fit in nicely atop most fantasy rotations.
Brad Johnson writes about the American League Central this week, where in Chicago, White Sox fans have something to cheer about, as Lucas Giolito has become a bonafide ace.
Brad Johnson dives into pitching in the National League Central, where in Cincinnati, Luis Castillo will look to fill the void left behind by Trevor Bauer.
Brad Johnson continues his early-season analysis of pitching across the league with a break down of the American League West where the A’s Jesus Luzardo should be on managers’ lists.
Brad Johnson’s first column of the season will focus on the NL West, where in Arizona, the Diamondbacks and Madison Bumgarner are in a state of transition.
Brad Johnson marks the end of the unusual season with his annual prospects column, which includes the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin whose future role is up in the air.
Brad Johnson offers up his pitching awards for the season, starting with the Newcomer Award going to the Marlins’ Sixto Sanchez.
Brad Johnson reflects on the season so far and the impact it could have on future seasons, including the impact of up and coming potential aces like Toronto’s Nate Pearson.
Brad Johnson analyses the aftermath of the trade deadline to see how the changes in latitudes might affect pitchers like Robbie Ray who’s moving to Toronto.
Brad Johnson talks trades in the shortened season, as well as drama happening in Cleveland where Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac broke team and league COVID-19 protocol.
Brad Johnson highlights pitchers who have impressed him this season, including Dinelson Lamet in San Diego, as well as a few pitchers to avoid.
Brad Johnson reveals what Washington’s Patrick Corbin has in common with eight other league starters in this year of injury and illness.
Brad Johnson analyzes turmoil in the NL Bullpens, including in New York, where the Mets’ Edwin Diaz has struggled since joining the team.
One week in, Brad Johnson evaluates bullpens in the American League, including in Minnesota where Taylor Rodgers should continue to be the primary closer.
Brad Johnson visits the future to learn how the shortened season will play out, including predicting that Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox finish out of the playoff hunt.
Brad Johnson tackles pitching questions popping up in relation to the abbreviated season and lists a few candidates who could move up the food chain with decent pitching, including the Reds’ Trevor Bauer.
Brad Johnson predicts top Houston prospect Forrest Whitley could slide into the Astros lineup toward the end of the year if he’s needed.
Brad Johnson touches upon changes with the shorten season, and discusses the New York Yankee’s new ace Gerrit Cole in his Notable Rotation Ramblings.
Brad Johnson discusses the potential ramifications of a (very) shortened season and offers up his early pick for the NL Cy Young award, Cardinals' ace Jack Flaherty.
Brad Johnson lists several higher-ceiling arms he believes should add to your watch list, including Garrett Crochet, who was drafted 11th overall by the White Sox.
Brad Johnson shares injury observations we often read about and discusses his approach to handling how they affect pitchers, including Chris Sale, who’s out for an extended time after having Tommy John surgery.
Brad Johnson delves into guys who likely will arrive in the next year or two, including Nate Pearson, who’s on the fast track with the Jays.
Brad Johnson breaks down his pitching staff, featuring Patrick Corbin, in a 16-team dynasty league, which drafted before the shutdown.
Brad Johnson analyzes pitchers who had strong seasons last year but may want to be avoided this season, including the Red Sox’ Eduardo Rodriguez, whose 2019 WHIP raises red flags.
While awaiting news on MLB’s return, Brad Johnson discusses pitchers with a good chance of having a bounce-back year, like Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on potential six-man rotations and highlights higher profile kids like Detroit’s Casey Mize who could have opportunities later in the season.
Brad Johnson discusses possible closer changes and highlights his 2019 Closer of the Year pick, Oakland‘s Liam Hendricks.
Brad Johnson talks about injured pitchers who might be fully healthy once the season gets underway, including the Indians‘ Mike Clevinger.
Brad Johnson breaks down the possible scenarios in which MLB could start the season and how it might affect anticipated values of pitchers like Colorado’s Jon Gray.
Brad Johnson features a few pitchers who have the potential to provide value when the season begins, including Yu Darvish, who, when firing on all cylinders, is a top-10-pitcher.
Brad Johnson outlines things on which he focuses when comparing pitchers for his teams, and in Notable Rotation Ramblings, he notes that Shohei Ohtani should be ready to pitch when the season resumes.
Brad Johnson examines bullpens that are in flux, like in Los Angeles where Ty Buttrey sits behind Keynan Middleton in the pecking order but offers good stuff according to Johnson.
Brad Johnson finishes his preview of pitching around the league with the American League West, where in Los Angeles, Shohei Ohtani could be ready to start once MLB resumes.
Brad Johnson analyzes the National League West, where in Colorado, German Marquez will be put to the test, when MLB play resumes.
Brad Johnson does a deep dive into AL Central pitching, where in Cleveland, Mike Clevinger is no longer a sleeper, and his draft day price will reflect that.
This week, Brad Johnson tackles the National League Central, where in St. Louis Jack Flaherty is the must-have arm.
Brad Johnson breaks down AL East pitching, where in Baltimore John Means had a surprisingly good season last year, but Johnson doesn’t necessarily expect an encore.
Brad Johnson breaks down what he looks for when speculating on closers and takes a look at some unsettled bullpen situations around baseball.
Brad Johnson is back with his first column of 2020 and for the next six weeks, he’ll evaluate pitching staffs, starting with the NL East where in Atlanta, Mike Foltynewicz should be a fantasy asset.
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.
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.
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.