About Dan Horton

Dan Horton has loved the Braves all his life. His favorite all-time Brave is Dale Murphy, as is many other long time Braves fans. Dan was born in Louisville, KY and grew up an Army Brat, then joined the Army himself in 2003. He is still active duty stationed in Maryland. Dan calls Manhattan, KS home and is currently attending Arizona State University (Online) Majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101 – wRC+ and RE24

August 3, 2017 Dan Horton 0

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101 - wRC+ and RE24 The Value of Creation and Expectancy After an admittedly long sabbatical from Outfield Fly Rule, I realized how much I missed learning about (and sharing) what the more popular advanced metrics mean. Today, I want to look at wRC+ and RE24. Both are offensive based…

Hall of Fame 2017: Dan’s Ballot

December 21, 2016 Dan Horton 1

2017 Hall of Fame Voting, BBWAA and the IBWAA Hall of Fame voting is one of my more favorite times of the year. There is always controversy normally surrounding a few players. Whether it be for PEDs, character issues, or just simply performances that have that player on the cusp of enshrinement. In 2017, there…

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101 – OBP and wOBA

May 22, 2016 Dan Horton 0

Learning on the Fly: Advanced Metrics and Asking the Right Questions: Part 2 Sabermetrics 101 – OBP and wOBA Alright, I’m starting to dig into the advanced stats that help paint the picture of a hitter. I’m taking baby steps with this, so if you’re a sabermetrics nerd, please bear with me as I go…

Learning on the Fly: Sabermetrics 101

May 9, 2016 Dan Horton 0

Learning on the Fly: Advanced Metrics and Asking the Right Questions: Part I First, I know this an Atlanta Braves-centric blogging site that we feel is not just for us to air out opinions, but also you, the reader. We like for you to be involved and in turn, try and provide a little education…

Atlanta Braves Non-Tender Three and Keep a Hall of Famer

December 4, 2015 Dan Horton 0

Braves Non-Tender Minor, Ciriaco, and Perez This week, the Atlanta Braves non-tendered three players, essentially granting them free agency. Mike Minor and Pedro Ciriaco were no surprise. However, Eury Perez was. Braves beat writer, Mark Bowman, feels that the Braves could still re-sign Minor. I for one, hope that isn't the case. https://twitter.com/mlbbowman/status/672405809469521922 Minor as…

If the Atlanta Braves Sign Ben Zobrist, Watch the Dominoes Fall

November 29, 2015 Dan Horton 1

Hello folks, my name is Dan, and I LOVE the Atlanta Braves (AA style reciprocal greeting ensues). I know a lot of you all do, as well.. However, this extreme admiration shouldn't prohibit a common sense, unbiased approach. That being said, allow me to offer you a glimpse into my way of thinking. As you…

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