Posts for : June 2016

Freddie Freeman’s Power Numbers are Fine

Keith Allison via FlickrCreative Commons A lot has changed since the average first baseman posted a .207 isolated slugging in the year 2000. First base, like the game in general, has seen a reduction in power numbers that has coincided with a crackdown on performance-enhancing drugs. Subsequently, pitching numbers are through the roof. K’s are up nearly 5% since 2000 while the league wOBA has fell 25 points. This is not news, but our expectations…

Braves Shift Tyrell to the Pen

By EricEnfermero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The Braves knew they had a fun arm in Jonny Venters as he climbed up the ladder before the 2010 season, but the results were simply not there. He gave up too many hits, struck out too few batters, and generally looked like a non-prospect. However, the scouts were sure there was more to Venters than the results. In 2010, he was brought to the…

Braves Throw Away the Grill(i)

By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Tuesday’s trade of Jason Grilli is reminiscent of the trade of Jhoulys Chacin. The Braves appear to get little out of the trade outside of opening a spot on the 25-man roster from a veteran. The promising results from Mike Foltynewicz and Williams Perez made the Chacin trade a plus for Atlanta. Grilli’s immediate replacement is Ryan Weber. That’s not quite…