Posts for : 2017

Saturday Stats Pack: Flowers, Stolen Bases, Bullpen, Sims

Unlike last season where I posted two separate entries, I’m going to try to do one Saturday Stats Pack with both major league and minor league notable stats. So, without too much stalling, here is this week’s edition. Tyler Flowers (By Editosaurus (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons) .344 wOBA Over the last two seasons, only six catchers have stepped into the batter’s box at least 350 times and have a better weighted on-base average than…

TOT – Bo Porter Joins the Braves. In 2002.

Transaction of Today…April 26, 2002 – The Atlanta Braves signed Bo Porter as a free agent. Keith Allison (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr For ten seasons, outfielder Bo Porter kept hope alive that he could not just earn a trip to the majors, but actually stay in the bigs and carve out a career in the most competitive level of baseball. It would eventually happen, of course. All he needed to do was retire. Before…

Transaction Tuesday: Howard, Dirks, Sobotka, Roney

Articles in back-to-back days here as Walk-Off Walk as we work into the final week of April. If you’re new to the blog, Transaction Tuesday is a recap of the moves in the Braves organization from Atlanta all the way down to rookie ball. It’s a simple way to keep track of player movement. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between April 18 and April 24. Taxi Squad refers to…

Monday Roundup: Losing Streak, Bench Issues, O’Flaherty’s Sinker

It’s been quite awhile since I last updated this blog. Life and all have played a factor as it tends to do. But let’s move on with this week’s recap and three things to keep in mind for this upcoming week of baseball. Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) (CC 2.0) via Wikipedia Commons April 17, 5-4 WIN vs. Padres The week got off to a promising start as the Braves finished…

Transaction Tuesday – Braves Finish Busy Week With Waiver Claim

I skipped last week’s Transaction Tuesday recap because I only had a couple of items to cover (David Hale reappearing, Christian Walker‘s brief run with the Braves concluding). This week, I have quite a lot more to analyze, including a waiver pickup last night. Let’s dive deep into a busy week. Atlanta Braves Claimed: LHP Kevin Chapman (Astros)…A fourth-round pick by the Royals back in 2010 out of the University of Florida, Chapman moved to…

Monday Roundup – Roster Beginning to Take Shape

The Atlanta Braves had a much better week of games than the previous horrorfest which included just one win. Let’s recap the week and who helped and hurt himself the most. From the Fort Bragg luncheon. By Sgt. anthony hewitt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons PIRATES 6, Braves 3 Matt Wisler was a longshot heading into this spring after the offseason acquisition of three new starters. So far this spring, Wisler’s play has helped to reinforce that…

Saturday Stats Pack – Early Spring Training Observations

During the season, I like to throw out some numbers that have piqued my interest. Spring training stats are not the most reliable numbers to utilize due to sample size and competition, but it’s all I got so here you go. By slgckgc on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Jace Not On Base While his spot is pretty much set in stone, Jace Peterson has struggled to open this…