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July 21, 2014

Time for Schafer to go the way of Uggla

Jordan Schafer has a 35 Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+).  Basically that just means he’s 65 percent worse than the average National League batter.  Also, for all the credit he gets for playing solid defense, he’s actually accumulated -22 Defensive …

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July 12, 2014

Braves Need Bench Help

Before last season and early on last season whenever the Braves went into an offensive slump, much was made over the Braves propensity to strikeout often. The view was that they couldn’t manufacture runs, meaning they couldn’t score without the …

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July 02, 2014

Bethancourt Might Be Better than his Stats

The Braves called up top catching prospect Christian Bethancourt last Saturday and have given him regular playing time since, with Evan Gattis on the DL.  Bethancourt is known for a great arm, solid defensive tools, good raw power and good …

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June 22, 2014

Braves Rest-of-Season Beat the Projection Contest

There has been a lot of talk about projections in the sabermetric internet world recently.  Russell Carlton of Baseball Prospectus wrote an excellent article about trusting projections, with links to the other recent articles that set up this discussion, if …

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June 11, 2014

Braves 2014 Draft in Review

Here is a look at the Braves’ top 7 picks in this year’s first-year player draft.  They drafted a power-hitting outfielder/firstbaseman who can also hit for average with their first-round pick, followed by three giant right-handed pitchers.

Rd 1, 32nd:

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