Get To Know a Guy Just Traded Away: Andrew Albers

August 12, 2017 Andy Harris 1

Late Friday it was announced that Gwinnett starter Andrew Albers was traded by the Braves to the Seattle Mariners for "cash considerations". I had this "Get To Know a Call-Up" in the can for him since June to be ready in the event of a call-up, but I hate to let words go to waste,…

Projecting The Braves’ MLB Top 30 Prospects: Starting Pitching

August 10, 2017 Dylan Short 3

  {Editor's Note: This is Dylan Short's first piece with Outfield Fly Rule. Dylan hosts the Shellshocked podcast and has expanded into writing. Give the podcast a listen - CJ}   There’s been a lot made about our farm system (with good reason) and the gold mine the Braves are sitting on. I think we…

Braves Transactions: 8/8/17 – 8/9/17

August 10, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AA Mississippi 2B Travis Demeritte on the 7-day DL. (8/8) Demoted LHP Tayler Hyssong from A- Rome to R- Danville. (8/8) Promoted LHP Tucker Davidson from R- Danville to A- Rome. (8/8) Promoted LHP Troy Conyers from R- Danville to A- Rome. (8/8) Demoted RHP Walter Borkovich from A- Rome to R- Danville. (8/8)…

Rebuild Case Study Part 1: Kansas City Royals

August 9, 2017 Andy Harris 2

As the major leagues begin it's final one-third of the 2017 regular season schedule and the Braves take a hard look at the conclusion of their third year of the John Hart/John Coppolella rebuild that started after the 2014 season, I feel like it may be worthwhile to explore the teams that have recently gone…

Braves Transactions: 8/4/17-8/7/17 – A Two-Trade Weekend

August 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique. (8/4) Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day DL. (8/4) Traded OF Randy Ventura to the Cincinnati Reds for $1,250,000 in international pool money. (8/4) Signed FA RHP Manny Bareda to a minor league contract; Assigned Bareda to AAA Gwinnett. (8/4) Optioned…

My Favorite Don Baylor Story

August 7, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

The Austin American-Statesman announced today that long-time baseball player, coach, and manager Don Baylor passed away this morning at the age of 68. Baylor succumbed after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. We at Outfield Fly Rule pass along our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Mr. Baylor. Don…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Max Fried

August 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In a flurry of moves today, one of the more interesting and surprising was the promotion of Mississippi Braves left-hander Max Fried up to the Show. The Player Max Fried, LHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 15 2017 Level: AA Mississippi The Results 5.92 ERA, 4.06 FIP 19 G, 19 GS 86.2 IP 4.47 BB/9 8.83 SO/9…

Braves Transactions: 8/2/17-8/3/17

August 4, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed RHP Caleb Dirks on the 7-day DL. (8/2/17) Demoted RHP Mauricio Cabrera from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. (8/2/17) Placed LHP Michael Mader on the 7-day DL. (8/2/17) Sent RHP Josh Collmenter to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. (8/3/17) Placed RHP Caleb Dirks on the 7-day DL Dirks has encountered some bumps in this,…

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…

Braves Transactions: 8/1/17

August 2, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned 2B Micah Johnson to AAA Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to AAA Gwinnett. Purchased the contract of 2B Ozzie Albies from AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Lucas Sims from AAA Gwinnett. Sent SS Luis Valenzuela to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Promoted RHP Kyle Wright from R-GCL Braves to A+ Florida. Released A+ Florida 3B…

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