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Mound Musings: The “Kids on Parade” Watch List for 2023
71 days ago
As the MLB regular season draws to its conclusion, Brad Johnson presents his Kids on Parade list, and at the top sits Grayson Rodriguez, the Orioles' star prospect.
Mound Musings: The 2022 Pitching Awards Issue
78 days ago
Brad Johnson reveals his 2022 Pitching Awards, with Dylan Cease earning Pitcher of the Year honors.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe, and Everything
85 days ago
Brad Johnson checks in with his thoughts on the new MLB rules, the importance of innings pitched, and a handful of pitchers making waves in recent weeks.
Mound Musings: One More Call to the Pen
92 days ago
Mound Musings sorts out some of the most unsettled bullpens, including in Seattle where Brad Johnson believes Andres Munoz will eventually get the closers job.
Mound Musings: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball
99 days ago
Brad Johnson features a few pitchers who have impressed him at this point in the season with solid numbers or future potential, starting with the White Sox Dylan Cease.
Mound Musings: See You in September
106 days ago
Brad Johnson takes a look at which pitchers might be worth a look during the season's final month, starting with Mike Soroka who's been out since August of 2020 with a ruptured Achilles.
Mound Musings: Targeting 2023 – Building a Draft Day Value List
113 days ago
Brad Johnson looks at pitchers who could potentially offer considerable value on draft day 2023, including Phillies pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
Mound Musings: Bullpens Are Constantly Evolving
120 days ago
Brad Johnson checks in on bullpens in flux, including in Baltimore where Felix Bautista could take on the closer role.
Mound Musings: Examining the Trade Deadline Deals
127 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down the biggest pitcher trades after the deadline, starting with Luis Castillo who goes from Cincinnati to a better fielding team in Seattle.
Mound Musings: Disappointments Abound
134 days ago
Brad Johnson examines some significant 2022 underperforming pitchers, beginning with Trevor Rodgers in Miami, who’s 4-10 so far this season.
Mound Musings: The 2022 First Year Player Draft Edition
141 days ago
Brad Johnson dives into the new pitchers on Draft Day and in Notable Rotation Ramblings, he discusses the possibility that Stephan Strasburg might be nearing an end to his stellar career.
Mound Musings: The Futures Game Preview
148 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses players to watch out for at Saturday’s Futures Game, and ponders whether Cardinal pitcher Jack Flaherty will be back this season.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
155 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses players who might be traded at the deadline, including Oakland’s Frankie Montas, who’s currently day to day with a shoulder injury.
Mound Musings: Revisiting My 2022 “Home” League Pitching Staff
161 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses how the players on his "Home" league pitching staff are doing nearing the second half of the season, including Shohei Ohtani, his No. 3 SP.
Mound Musings: What Is a Biorhythm?
169 days ago
Brad Johnson dives deeper into his theory about good and bad pitching outings being somewhat predictable, using Carlos Rodon as one of his test subjects.
Mound Musings: The Biggest Surprises (So Far) of 2022
176 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses a few pitchers making a significant positive impact so far this season, like the Yankees' Nestor Cortes, plus a few pitchers who have disappointed.
Mound Musings: Matchups Are Making a Bigger Difference
183 days ago
In Brad Johnson’s opinion, Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas makes a good matchup pitcher, and he uses this week’s Mound Musings to explain why.
Mound Musings: The Pain. The Pain.
190 days ago
Brad Johnson writes about how the changing landscape of the game is impacting fantasy and how he avoids pitchers on teams with horrible defenses, like Aaron Nola and the Phillies
Mound Musings: The Endgame Odyssey Continues – American League
197 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses AL bullpens with question marks still remaining, like in Boston where Matt Barnes has closer ability but continues to struggle.
Mound Musings: The Endgame Odyssey Continues – National League
204 days ago
Brad Johnson reviews some NL bullpens with question marks still remaining, including in Cincinnati, where Lucas Sims keeps hitting the injured list.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
211 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses why he hates the sinker, and in Rotation Ramblings he writes about how Nestor Cortes took a no-hitter, with 11 strikeouts, into the eighth inning of his last start against Texas.
Mound Musings: Keep on Truckin'
218 days ago
Brad Johnson describes pitchers who are close to establishing themselves at a new level, beginning with the Blue Jays' Alek Manoah.
Mound Musings: Some Good Things Come to an End
224 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses popular fantasy pitchers who he's avoiding, like Dylan Bundy, whose stuff is unlikely to fool hitters as they become more familiar with the Twins pitcher.
Mound Musings: Their Stock Is on the Rise
232 days ago
Brad Johnson features a few pitchers who have impressed with solid numbers and future potential at this point in the season, starting with Kyle Wright in Atlanta.
Mound Musings: My 2022 Home League Pitching Staff
239 days ago
Brad Johnson offers insight into the pitching staff of his hometown fantasy league, beginning with his No.1 pitcher, Dodger Julio Urias.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey – National League
246 days ago
Brad Johnson reviews unsettled National League bullpens, starting in St. Louis where Jordan Hicks has recently moved from reliever to starter.
Mound Musings: Endgame Odyssey – American League
253 days ago
Brad Johnson reviews AL bullpens with question marks as we dive into the 2022 season, including in Minnesota where Taylor Rodgers should be one of the more productive closers in the AL.
Mound Musings: Changes in Latitudes
260 days ago
Brad Johnson writes about the fantasy impact of pitchers changing teams and ballparks, and how the change might affect their seasons, starting in Minnesota where Sonny Gray has been added to the rotation.
Mound Musings: Let’s Play Ball!
267 days ago
In Brad Johnson’s first column of the season, he discusses a few of his “pass or play” picks, starting with the Cardinals’ pitcher Jack Flaherty.
Mound Musings: The “Kids on Parade” Watch List For 2022
September 30, 2021
Brad Johnson ends the season with a look at up and coming pitchers, including Sixto Sanchez should be part of an impressive Marlins rotation if he’s healthy in 2022.
Mound Musings: The 2021 Season Pitching Awards Column
September 23, 2021
In a season full of pitching surprises, Brad Johnson offers his 2021 award winners, starting with the Newcomer Award going to San Francisco’s Logan Webb.
Mound Musings: The Greybeards
Mound Musings: The Greybeards
September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021
Brad Johnson puts together a hypothetical seven-man starting rotation with players who are 36 or older, starting with Houston's Justin Verlander.
Mound Musings: The Age of Shohei
September 9, 2021
Brad Johnson dedicates his entire column to a single player: Shohei Ohtani, who’s making fantasy history as a two-way player.
Mound Musings: See You in September
September 2, 2021
Brad Johnson discusses which pitchers might be worth having on your team for the final month of the season, including Miami’s Edward Cabrera.
Mound Musings: Targeting 2022 – Building a Draft Day Value List
August 26, 2021
Brad Johnson creates a list of pitchers who are establishing themselves as players to target on draft day next season, including the Phillies’ Aaron Nola.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
August 19, 2021
Brad Johnson touches on a variety of topics this week, including Dodgers pitching, where at one point, there seemed to be an embarrassment of riches, but now, they’re asking is it enough?
Mound Musings: Checking in on Some Unsettled Bullpens
August 12, 2021
Brad Johnson checks in with some in-flux bullpen situations, like in Kansas City, where Josh Staumont had a shaky June but has rebounded of late.
Mound Musings: Examining the Trade Deadline Deals
August 5, 2021
Brad Johnson dives into the trade deadline pitching deals and discuses how the changes in latitudes might impact teams, starting in Los Angeles where Danny Duffy becomes a Dodger.
Mound Musings: Examining Trade Deadline Pitching Repercussions
July 29, 2021
Brad Johnson discusses some key pitching trades, including Kendall Graveman, who moves to Houston along with Rafael Montero.
Mound Musings: Help Is on the Way?
July 22, 2021
Brad Johnson writes about the Futures Game, where promising young pitchers like the Rays’ Shane Baz were showcased, and Johnson provides a brief update on a handful injured pitchers.
Mound Musings: 2021 First-Year Player Draft Edition
July 15, 2021
Brad Johnson offers his analysis of the 2021 draft day pitching prospects, starting with Jack Leiter who went to the Texas Rangers with the second overall pick.
Mound Musings: Predicting Future Success
July 8, 2021
Brad Johnson explores an analysis he did based on his observations of which statistics can be predictive of pitching success going forward and why Jacob deGrom is at the top of his list.
Mound Musings: Revisiting My 2021 “Home” League Pitching Staff
July 1, 2021
Brad Johnson discusses pitchers on his hometown league team, starting with New York ace Gerrit Cole, whom Johnson just acquired.
Mound Musings: Some Observations From the Mound
June 24, 2021
Brad Johnson discusses the ban on applying foreign substances to balls, and offers readers a report card on Jacob deGrom.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
June 17, 2021
Brad Johnson writes about observations he’s made so far this season, including the regarding the controversy of doctoring balls, something of which Gerrit Cole was recently accused of by a fellow player.
Mound Musings: The Risk/Reward Equation
June 10, 2021
Brad Johnson examines pitchers, who, while risky, have hinted better days are imminent, starting with Yankees' pitcher Jordan Montgomery, who's among Johnson's favorite trade targets.
Mound Musings: Time to Pull the Chute?
June 3, 2021
Brad Johnson examines underperforming pitchers to determine whether they’re worth keeping, starting with Luis Castillo who has been subpar in his last nine starts.
Mound Musings: Checking in on NL Bullpens
May 27, 2021
Brad Johnson dives into closer assignments in the NL to see what changes could be on the horizon, including in Philadelphia where Hector Neris is the primary closer, but storm clouds are brewing.
Mound Musings: Checking in on AL Bullpens
May 20, 2021
Brad Johnson examines closer assignments in the AL to see what possible changes are on the horizon, including in Toronto where Jordan Romano might soon get his chance to close.
Mound Musings: Looking for Saves
May 13, 2021
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.