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…

Aug. 28th Braves at Mets Game Summary…

August 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Mike Minor has seen the inconsistent Atlanta Braves offense in action this season, so he decided to do something about it himself, driving in the game's first run and scoring another on two hits, including a leadoff double in the 8th. His offensive "explosion" sparked the Braves to a 6-1 victory over the New York…

Aug. 28 Braves at Mets Preview – Game 3…

August 28, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Jason Heyward has hit Jonathon Niese well in his career (.375, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI), but you can understand if he has butterflies at first pitch in tonight's Game 3 series finale against the Mets at 7:10PM. The last time they faced one another, Heyward was smashed in the face by a Niese…

Detroit is collecting Cy Young winners

August 2, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

With yesterday's acquisition of David Price, Detroit now has the AL's three most recent Cy Young winners.  How many teams have ever had multiple former CYA winners on staff at once? The answer is 113.  Of those, 13 staffs have had 3 former Cy Young winners at once.  Here's a look at those 13: 1980…

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…

Braves Season Opening Over/Under Predictions…

March 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 1

With the 2014 Atlanta Braves season set to kick off tomorrow, I thought I would have some fun with some pre-season predictions on certain performance thresholds. Julio Teheran Wins: 14.5 As the de facto #1 starter and ace of the staff now, Teheran will have every opportunity to showcase the talent that brought him to…

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