Measuring Bat Speed with Statcast

May 14, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Thanks to the excellent baseballsavant.com, some Statcast data is finally starting to accumulate. Go over there, look through their stats. It's good stuff. I'm focusing on their batted ball leaderboard. Looking at players which Statcast has seen for at least 20 at-bats, here are Braves hitters ranked by the average speed of the ball when…

Frank Wren: A Retrospective – Part I

September 29, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

With Frank Wren's tenure now at an end, I felt it time for a comprehensive move-by-move look at his time as General Manager in Atlanta.  This will be lengthy, because comprehensive means comprehensive.  Let's start at the beginning.  Wren was promoted to GM on October 11, 2007, replacing John Schuerholz, who was moving up the…

The ‘Anyone But Uggla’ Myth…

May 12, 2014 Chris Jervis 2

After Dan Uggla's recent continued struggles at the plate, many fans have taken to the FaceTweeterBlog-osphere calling for him to replaced in the lineup--by anyone. In and of itself, this probably does not seem like a bad idea. Since his arrival in Atlanta in 2011, Uggla has a batting average of .211. Combine that with…

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