A Podcast To Be Named Later: Episode 23 – Rise of the Keyboard GM

September 29, 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. If you haven't checked it out before, listen to some of our previous podcasts here. Today, on Episode 23: Rise…

Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

Pondering Future Atlanta Braves Roster Moves

August 21, 2017 Braves Options Guy 8

With the Atlanta Braves' 2017 season entering the final stretch, many fans have turned their attentions to the upcoming offseason. Much has been written about a potential impending roster crunch for the Braves, as they have many players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December, and many players that other teams would be willing…

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: Catcher

January 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Despite being the beneficiaries of Tyler Flowers' best offensive season of his career and a surprisingly effective late-season contribution from Anthony Recker, the catcher position amassed only 0.9 fWAR in 2016, good for 21st out of 30 teams in MLB. This was largely due to the monumental ineffectiveness of A.J. Pierzynski last year. Pierzynski will…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 27

November 27, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The hot stove has been reduced to a simmer, but that's perfect for making sauce. Here's the week that was for the Atlanta Braves. Jason Castro Signs with Twins, Search for Catcher Help Continues After reports that the Atlanta Braves were in hot pursuit of the free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

2016 Post-Mortem: The Catchers

October 20, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

2016 Post-Mortem will take a look at each position, how it fared in 2016, and where the team is set to go in the future.   Player BA OBP SLG Comb. WAR AJ Pierzynski .219 .243 .304 -1.3 Tyler Flowers .270 .357 .420 1.4 Anthony Recker .278 .394 .433 0.6 TOTAL .252 .321 .378 0.7…

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.…

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