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…

Fear and Hoping in Atlanta

July 15, 2017 Philip Tapley 0

There’s a chance that the Braves make the playoffs this year. About a 4.5% chance, if you take the Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, and Five Thirty-Eight playoff odds and average ‘em. Projection systems aren’t meant to be prediction systems, and they’re not perfect, of course. The Royals were semi-famously projected to win 70-something games by all…

Braves Transactions: 7/3/17 – 7/4/17

July 5, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 2B Micah Johnson to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Activated 3B Freddie Freeman from the 10-day DL. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to Rome on rehab assignment. Optioned UT Jace Peterson to AAA Gwinnett. Released RHP Bartolo Colon. Promoted LHP A.J. Minter from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted 2B Emerson Landoni from AAA Gwinnett…

Braves Transactions: 6/30/17 – 7/2/17

July 3, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent 1B Freddie Freeman to AAA Gwinnett on rehab assignment. Sent UT Sean Rodriguez to GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Signed LHP Kevin Matthews & assigned him to A- Rome. Sent RHP Chaz Roe to A+ Florida on rehab assignment. Signed free agent OF Asmin Bautista to a minor league contract. Promoted LHP Joe Rogers…

Braves Transactions: An Active Week

May 22, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

5/18 - Placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 10-day DL with a broken left wrist. 5/18 - Signed 1B James Loney to a minor league contract. 5/18 - Recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from AAA Gwinnett. 5/20 - Moved RP Chaz Roe to the 60-day DL. 5/20 - Placed RP Eric O'Flaherty on the 10-day DL…

Answers From the Mailbag: Special #AskCoppy Edition, May 19

May 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly. Answers On The Fly is our reader mailbag feature in which our writers give insight into questions fans are asking. This week  the @Braves Twitter account held another #AskCoppy event, where fans can ask questions directly to Braves GM John "Coppy" Coppolella. This week, the…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Rio Ruiz

May 18, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It's a call-up I have been anticipating, but never under these circumstances. With Braves superstar Freddie Freeman likely to miss at least two months with a fractured left wrist, the Braves have made a call to AAA and recalled third baseman Rio Ruiz. The Player Rio Ruiz, 3B Age: 22 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett…

Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, April 24

April 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to an abbreviated, off-day week-in-review. The Atlanta Braves mostly played terrible baseball last week. Let's talk about why. Atlanta Completes Padre Sweep; Gets Swept by Gnats and Phillies Ah, the good old days of seven days ago. I remember them like it was only six days ago. The Braves and their fans were floating…

Optimizing the 2017 Atlanta Braves Lineup

March 27, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

The 2017 Atlanta Braves - Optimizing the Sub-Optimal A year ago, I posted an article theorizing how best to optimize the 2016 Braves lineup. Fredi Gonzalez didn't listen to me. Fredi Gonzalez is no longer employed. I don't mean to imply causation there, but I'll take correlation! Brian Snitker, I hope you trust your pal…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 12

March 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves played six games this week with 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 10 innings against St. Louis on Sunday.  The Braves made their first cuts of the spring, and some Braves players made their way to the World Baseball Classic for some actual competition. But first, a look at the bullpen and…

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