CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Hot Stove Scouting Rep... (12/17)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/16)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/17)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/17)

December 17, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign Relievers

by R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and



IN THIS ISSUE

American League
National League

HOUSTON ASTROS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart
Return to Top

Reportedly agreed to sign RHP Matt Albers to a one-year, $2.45 million contract with a $3 million club option for 2015. [12/16]

Matt Albers is the poor man’s Jim Johnson, a comp that would work even better if the A’s could pass for rich. Albers, like Johnson, is a durable, 30-year-old right-handed reliever who throws a hard sinker over 65 percent of the time, gets groundballs, and has a 16.0 percent career strikeout rate. The difference between the Astros’ new setup man and Oakland’s incoming closer is one walk per nine innings, 122 saves, and as much as $8 million in salary, which make Albers the better deal, dollars-per-win-wise.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

1 comment has been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Hot Stove Scouting Rep... (12/17)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/16)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/17)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (12/17)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 22
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Adjusting for Era
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, Augu...
Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
Premium Article Raising Aces: Police and Thieves
Transaction Analysis: Boston Signs Cuban Sta...
Premium Article Painting the Black: A Marlins Fastball, A Tw...

MORE FROM DECEMBER 17, 2013
Premium Article Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jacoby Ellsbury
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Only Reed
Premium Article Hot Stove Scouting Report: Matt Garza
Premium Article Minor League Update: International Winter Le...
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Putting Stock in the Best...

MORE BY R.J. ANDERSON
2013-12-19 - Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TA
2013-12-19 - BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 3...
2013-12-18 - BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 3...
2013-12-17 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, an...
2013-12-16 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Win Your eBay ...
2013-12-16 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Lone(y) Wolf
2013-12-13 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Inspecting Morse
More...

MORE TRANSACTION ANALYSIS
2013-12-19 - Transaction Analysis: The 13-Team TA
2013-12-18 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
2013-12-17 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Only Reed
2013-12-17 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, an...
2013-12-16 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Loui...
2013-12-16 - Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dodgers Win Your eBay ...
2013-12-16 - Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'
More...