A Podcast To be Named Later: Episode 22 – The Reboot

September 19, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to the newest episode of A Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news from the authors at OutfieldFlyRule.com. After a 12-month hiatus for life experiences, the PTBNL has returned. In addition to featuring writers from Outfield Fly Rule,…

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…

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…

Braves System Depth: Right Field

January 20, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the last two seasons, right field has been manned by Nick Markakis, Professional Hitter. This arrangement will likely continue for 2016 as there doesn't seem to be a potential right-fielder knocking on the door. However, Markakis's good reputation around the league and his relatively affordable contract make him a perennial trade candidate. ATLANTA BRAVES…

Braves Transactions: Sean Rodriguez

November 24, 2016 Andy Harris 7

While most of Braves Country was slipping into a carbohydrate, tryptophan, and Lions/Vikings induced stupor, the Atlanta Braves made a rare Thanksgiving Day transaction, signing super-utility player Sean Rodriguez. Probably like most fans, my first thought was that signing Rodriguez is an attempt by Atlanta to build more versatility for the bench. If Rodriguez is…

Pricing the Rest of the Braves

July 14, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Earlier this week, I wrote about what Julio Teheran's trade value should be, or at least what Atlanta should determine it to be. Julio is obviously Atlanta's biggest trade chip, but he isn't the only one, nor is he the one most likely to be traded. With that in mind, I decided to go through…

Optimizing the 2016 Braves

April 4, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Winning ain't easy. Only 50% of all participating teams even win baseball games. When you have really good teams like the Cubs and Dodgers and Astros and Royals factoring in, that leaves a few teams that will win far fewer than 50%. In 2016, one such team is probably going to be the Atlanta Braves.…

Podcast To Be Named Later, Episode #5 – 2/27/16

February 27, 2016 Brent Blackwell 2

Welcome to the newest episode of a Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast from the authors of OutfieldFlyRule.com covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news. In today's episode, hosted by Brent Blackwell, Chris Jervis, and TJ Alexander: The Atlanta Braves outfield depth chart is examined…

The Nick Markakis signing

December 15, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Last month the Atlanta Braves traded talented young right fielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals, creating an opening in the outfield. I wrote at the time that the deal was a sound business move, even if it was one that saddened me a little. That trade led to speculation about who would play…

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