Posts for : June 2016

Transaction Tuesday: Allard, Shae, Kinman, Pache

These moves happened between May 31 and June 6. Check out the previous week’s recap. Gwinnett Braves Promoted (from MIS): Brad Roney…A righty out of Southern Miss in 2014, Roney is another of those exciting arms who has off-the-charts stuff, but doesn’t always know where it’s going. In fact, he rarely does. Last year, he struck out 70 in 48.1 innings, but also walked 35, hit six batters, and uncorked six wild pitches. More of…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #3

Halfway home in this series as I alternate back to the “Best” side with a draft that produced just two established major leagues so far, but their impact on the Braves is significant. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 3rd Best Draft Since 2000 – The 2007 Draft Credit:…

Braves Monday Roundup – Fort Bragg, Sims, Trades

Welcome to the return of the Monday Roundup. Haven’t been able to do this in a couple of weeks, but glad to be getting back into my regular posting schedule. For returnee fans, I plan to post the rest of my Best/Worst Draft series over the next few days leading up to the MLB Draft on Thursday. I hope you guys are enjoying the series – I know I enjoy writing about it. Once it’s…

Worst 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #3

Continuing with my alternating Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 series. This year’s draft probably should be one of the worst drafts since 2000 for any other organization. It ranks just third for the Braves. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 By Tate Nations (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #4

Time to try to push out the final seven of this series. The good news is that three of them are already written so expect me to polish up the 3rd Worst for publishing later today. Today’s choice is a bit nuts since it hasn’t even produced a major league talent yet, but I am a big fan. Clearly. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 |…

Minor League Stats Pack – Newcomb, Whalen, Toscano, Davidson

Here is this week’s Saturday Stats Pack for the minor league Braves. Feel free to add to this post through the comment section with some interesting numbers I’ve missed. Ken Lund via Flickr – Creative Commons License Newcomb Heating Up In a year of uneven performances, things are clicking for Sean Newcomb over his last two starts. In 11 innings, he has allowed just two runs, four walks, and 12 strikeouts. 61% of his pitches…

Braves Saturday Stats Pack – Mallex, Flowers, Teheran, Vizzy

Back by no demand is this week’s Saturday Stats Pack. Later on this afternoon, expect a minor league version of this series. Just a reminder that when I use Baseball-Reference Play Index, the data goes back to 1913 in many cases. By EricEnfermero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons A Different 20/20 Club No one doubts that Mallex Smith is a fast baserunner, but with a 50% stolen base rate in his first…