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August 01, 2018

Be Optimistic About Kevin Gausman

When you first look at new Brave Kevin Gausman’s stats, the thing that stands out is only 2.32 BB/9 in 2018 and a 2.71 BB/9 for his career.  Aside from that and the impressive innings totals since the 2016 season, …

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July 24, 2018

Bullpen Options Should Come From Within

It’s no secret the Braves would like to add a reliever before the trade deadline.  They have the prospects to trade for any available reliever, most likely.  But, even if they trade for relief help, they should also consider taking …

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June 10, 2018

Braves’ Refreshing Embrace of Analytics

On a per plate appearance basis, Nick Markakis is having the best offensive season of his career in the early going of the 2018 season.  His high in homeruns in a season with the Braves is 13 in 158 games …

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May 02, 2018

Optimizing the Braves Batting Order

On Sunday, Brian Snitker utilized a unique batting order when he hit his pitcher (Brandon McCarthy) 8th, Ender Inciarte 9th, Ozzie Albies leadoff and Ronald Acuna 2nd. Research suggest that the advantage to having a decent hitter hitting 9th and …

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March 26, 2018

Is Johan Camargo a Candidate to Continue to Exceed Expectations?

Johan Camargo is penciled in as the Braves’ starting thirdbaseman in 2018, at least to start the season.  But most evaluators view his ultimate role as that of a utility infielder.  He’s played all over the infield and even got …

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