Posts for : May 2016

Worst 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #5

With the 2016 draft less than a month away, I am going to take a look back at the Braves’ drafts since 2000 with the Top 5 and Worst 5 in tandem order starting with the latter. If that is confusing, after the fifth worst draft today, the next article in this series will look at the fifth best draft. Clear enough? I hope so. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004…

Cherishing Cervenka

There is some degree of luck that goes into how dominant Hunter Cervenka has been as a Brave. You don’t throw 10.1 scoreless innings – spaced out over 15 games – from the moment you arrive in the majors without a little luck. You don’t give up just one hit in that time frame without being on the right side of the baseball Gods. It takes great fortune to have a 5.6% line drive percentage…

Have any Braves Pitchers Hit Two Homers in the Same Game?

With Noah Syndergaard hitting two homeruns last night for the Mets, it got me thinking. It’s time to play fun with Baseball Play Index and track down the six instances since 1913 where a Braves pitcher has accomplished the same feat. Jim Tobin – 5/13/42 – Chicago Cubs @ Boston Braves Maybe the most interesting of the six times a Braves pitcher has hit two homeruns in a game if only because Tobin actually hit three.…

Braves Cash in Chacin

Keith Allison on Flickr via Wikipedia When the day began, it looked like Jhoulys Chacin would make his sixth start as a Brave. By mid-day, we knew that wouldn’t happen. Atlanta traded the righty reclamation project to the Angels for left-hander Adam McCreery, who may or may not have won the tenth season of American Idol (I’m terrible with names). Before we welcome Adam to all things Brave, let’s take a moment to say goodbye to…

Transaction Tuesday: Recker, Adonis, Minter, Yepez

I’m going to try something new this season and that’s keeping up with minor league transactions. Every Tuesday, I’ll take a look at each level to go over some of the moves and provide analysis. Review last week’s transactions. This edition includes moves made on and between 5/3 and 5/9. Gwinnett Acquired: Anthony Recker…When the Braves acquired Recker yesterday, many questioned if this was a sign that A.J. Pierzynski‘s job was in jeopardy and Ryan…

Braves Monday Roundup – Teheran, Carlyle, and more

(A small note to start. For regular readers, I am changing up things and dropping the 5 for Monday concept at atlantabraves.about.com. Rather, I will use Mondays to touch on something of significance or interest at that blog and move some every week tidbits (trivia, birthdays) over here.) Before we start, here are my shameless plugs (articles I’ve written over the last week). AtlantaBraves.About.com – Julio Teheran’s Turnaround – Investigating what has been different about…

Random Prospect Sunday – Luke Dykstra

It cannot be easy to be Lenny Dykstra‘s son. The casual fan won’t spend much time seeking out other comparisons for you. “Oh, must play like Nails did.” And even when an article is supposedly about you, the focus quickly shifts to your more famous father. A preemptive apology for that. But that’s not fair to Luke Dykstra, the second baseman for the Rome Braves. The problem for Luke goes well beyond who is father…