Posts for : March 2016

Guys You Don’t Know, vol. 3

Only a couple of interesting names you might not know from yesterday’s loss to the Tigers. As I have done twice this spring already (here and here), this series focuses on names that show up in boxscores that are neither big prospects, nor established veterans. Lalli, C, 0-for-2, 2 K Who is he? Blake Lalli…So far, this is the fourth catcher I’ve mentioned as part of this series and we are just three games in.…

Thursday Throwback – Ryan Langerhans

I’ve mentioned before that I love to play Out of the Park on the PC. It’s a baseball simulator that gives you loads of customization and all of the stats that you could ever wish for. I just pre-ordered OOTP 17, which comes out later this month, and will probably order OOTP 18. It’s the only game that comes out every year in which I purchase each version. Part of that reason is that you…

Guys You Don’t Know, vol. 2

Huge game yesterday for the offense led by Mallex Smith‘s 4-for-6 game and Ozhaino Albies going 3-for-5. Both players homered while Smith finished a single short of the cycle with two triples, each of which occurred in the same inning. If only every game was like that. Still, there may have been some unknown names in the lineup so here’s a primer on the names that may have been strange. You can check yesterday’s similar…

Guys You Don’t Know, vol. 1

With spring training games beginning, random names will pop up in boxscores that might confuse you. Here’s a list of some of them from yesterday. Freiman, 1B, 0-for-1, 2 BB, 1 RS Who is he? Nate Freiman…I touched on Freiman back in January, though he signed a month before that. Freiman is a absolute hulk of a man (6’8″) and was originally drafted out of Duke by the Padres in the 8th round of 2009.…

First Game Analysis & Let’s Talk About Who Has Options

First, I uploaded some quick analysis on the first game of spring training at atlantabraves.about.com. Highlights included Freddie Freeman‘s wrist, Hector Olivera‘s left field adventures, the rising status of Mauricio Cabrera and Rio Ruiz, and the future may be now (for a day) if both Dansby Swanson and Ozhaino Albies start tomorrow up the middle as expected. Moving on, a particular tweet caught my attention. Jose Ramirez hit 95 mph with a couple pitches during a…