CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

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

Mike Gianella 

Search Articles by Mike Gianella

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

07-26

comment icon

24

Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley
by
Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

07-26

comment icon

1

Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
by
Mike Gianella

07-21

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 98: The Dan Vogelbach One
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-19

comment icon

2

Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
by
Mike Gianella

07-15

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week 15
by
Mike Gianella

07-08

comment icon

3

The Call-Up: Josh Bell
by
Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

07-08

comment icon

8

Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half... Bounce Backs?
by
Mike Gianella

07-06

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 97: Briefly
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-05

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week 14
by
Mike Gianella

07-01

comment icon

0

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition, 2016
by
Mike Gianella

06-28

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
by
Mike Gianella

06-27

comment icon

0

The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
by
Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-24

comment icon

4

Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
by
Mike Gianella

06-23

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say Schrimpf
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

06-21

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
by
Mike Gianella

06-17

comment icon

1

Fantasy Freestyle: On Average, We'd Rather Not
by
Mike Gianella

06-16

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 95: Rudy Gamble's Expert Secrets
by
George Bissell and Mike Gianella

06-14

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week 11
by
Mike Gianella

06-10

comment icon

0

Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper-League Trading: A Primer
by
Mike Gianella

06-07

comment icon

2

Expert FAAB Review: Week 10
by
Mike Gianella

06-03

comment icon

4

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: First Edition, 2016
by
Mike Gianella

06-02

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 93: The Wright Answer
by
George Bissell and Mike Gianella

05-31

comment icon

5

Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine
by
Mike Gianella

05-27

comment icon

8

Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-25

comment icon

21

Updating the Tiers: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

05-24

comment icon

6

Updating the Tiers: Third Basemen
by
Mike Gianella

05-24

comment icon

1

Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
by
Mike Gianella

05-23

comment icon

7

Updating the Tiers: Catchers
by
Mike Gianella

05-23

comment icon

9

Updating the Tiers: Second Basemen
by
Mike Gianella

05-19

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 91: Enjoy Every Moment With Rich Hill
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-17

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week Seven
by
Mike Gianella

05-13

comment icon

1

Fantasy Freestyle: What Happened to Last Year's Hot Starters
by
Mike Gianella

05-12

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 90: J.J. Jansons
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and J.J. Jansons

05-10

comment icon

0

Expert FAAB Review: Week Six
by
Mike Gianella

05-06

comment icon

3

Fantasy Freestyle: We're Doing it Wrong
by
Mike Gianella

05-05

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well Said
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

05-03

comment icon

1

Expert FAAB Review: Week Five
by
Mike Gianella

04-26

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 88: That's Just Kendall Graveman
by
George Bissell and Mike Gianella

04-26

comment icon

0

The Call-Up: Jose Berrios
by
Will Haines and Mike Gianella

04-26

comment icon

8

Expert FAAB Review: Week Four
by
Mike Gianella

04-22

comment icon

2

Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Steal
by
Mike Gianella

04-21

comment icon

1

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your Ears
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-21

comment icon

1

The Things We Believe: A Cy Young Repeat and a Sophomore Slump
by
Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

04-19

comment icon

5

Expert FAAB Review: Week Three
by
Mike Gianella

04-15

comment icon

1

Fantasy Freestyle: It's Early, Calm Down
by
Mike Gianella

04-13

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 86: The One About Puns
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Meg Rowley

04-12

comment icon

1

Expert FAAB Review: Week Two
by
Mike Gianella

04-11

comment icon

6

The Call-Up: Mallex Smith
by
Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

04-08

comment icon

10

Fantasy Freestyle: The Problem With the Rules in Standard Leagues
by
Mike Gianella

04-07

comment icon

0

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story Time
by
George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

<< Previous Author Entries No More Author Entries

Chicago acquiring Aroldis Chapman from New York is a complicated, blockbuster trade on and off the field.

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR Mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

No, the oth-- yes, that one.

The Situation: The Pirates sit on the periphery of the playoff picture and 8.5 games out of the division but might be smelling fresh hope, as the Cubs stumble (a relative term, here). In recent days they’ve turned to Jameson Taillon, Tyler Glasnow, and now to Bell to jump-start their rotation and lineup.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 8, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half... Bounce Backs?

8

Mike Gianella

A look at how likely it is that players who underperformed in the first half will rebound down the stretch.

How likely is it that a disappointing player will return to form in the second half?

It is a simple question, but often it is approached from the standpoint of the individual player, as opposed to on the larger level of whether or not underperforming players on the whole bounce back or if they continue to underperform. Rather than run through specific, case-by-case examples of players who are struggling this year, I thought instead I would examine this year’s disappointments in specific groups.

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.

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

Read the full article...

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 1, 2016 6:00 am

In-Season Fantasy Valuations: Second Edition, 2016

0

Mike Gianella

A look at hitters' and pitchers' fantasy earnings to date.

We are almost halfway through the 2016 season, so it is time to take a look at what players have earned year-to-date in fantasy baseball.

In the linked document, you will find values through games of Wednesday, June 29th for:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Welcome to The FAAB Review, the series that looks at the expert bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL every week in an effort to try and help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I can provide some insight on the bids and the reasoning behind them. LABR uses a $100 budget with one-dollar minimum bids, while the Tout Wars leagues use a $1,000 budget with zero-dollar minimum bids. I will also be including Bret’s winning bids in Tout Wars mixed auction league where applicable.

LABR and Tout Wars both use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET.

Read the full article...

After burning through first baseman of the future in Jon Singleton and Tyler White, the Astros turn to A.J. Reed.

The Situation: The Astros are white-hot, taking over second place in the AL West over the freezer-burn cold Mariners and positioning themselves for another run at the wild-card. To help with that pennant push, they’ll call on one of their best offensive prospects in the system: First-baseman A.J. Reed.

Background: It may seem hard to believe now, but at one point Reed was one of the best two-way prospects in college baseball while at the University of Kentucky. After a dominant junior year, most believed that his future was with the bat, and that included the Astros who took him with the 42nd pick of the 2014 MLB Draft. To say that his stock shot up upon entering the Houston system would be the understatement of this and many other articles. After posting an impressive .289/.375/.522 line in stops at both Tri-City and Quad Cities (note: That’s a lot of cities), Reed was dominant in 2015, recording a backyard baseball-like .340/.432/.612 with 34 homers and 86 walks for Lancaster and Corpus Christi. He got off to a slow start with ridiculously high expectations, but he’s hit .282/.333/.576 in June, and Houston believes he’s ready to contribute to the big-league club.

Read the full article...

<< Previous Author Entries No More Author Entries