Posts by: Tommy Poe

Tommy Poe has been writing about the Atlanta Braves since he was a teenager. He has also contributed to OutfieldFlyRule.com and ran the Atlanta Braves page for About.com. He lives in Virginia with his two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and six rabbits.

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2018 Exit Interview – Darren O’Day

(This continued series focuses on how players performed this season with a look to 2019.) Darren O’Day 20 ING, 3.60 ERA, 3.45 FIP, 32.5% K-rate, 4.8% BB-rate, 0.4 fWAR 2018: The sidearmer from Utah began this year much like the last six. By throwing a lot of strikes and getting outs. Over the first three months of the season, he was one of the Orioles’ few dependable options. That was until he slipped off the mound…

2018 Exit Interview: Jacob Lindgren

(This continued series focuses on how players performed this season with a look to 2019.) Jacob Lindgren No stats 2018: Well, this should be short. Signed in December of 2016 after having Tommy John surgery that August, the Braves never planned on Lindgren throwing a pitch last season. However, this season, he was considered a bit of an x-factor. If he bounced back, Lindgren was a potential high-leverage arm for the pen. But he never…

2018 Exit Interviews – Mike Soroka

(This continued series focuses on how players performed this season with a look to 2019.) Mike Soroka 25.2 innings, 3.51 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 18.6% K-rate, 6.2% BB-rate, 0.6 fWAR 2018: Soroka’s rapid ascension to the majors culminated in a call-up to begin May. He held his own against major league competition, flashing similar strikeout and walk rates as their minor league counterparts. He didn’t induce a lot of weak contact, but I think that’s more…

2018 Exit Interviews – Luiz Gohara

(Our exit interview series looks at how players performed in 2018 along with a preview of their future.) Luiz Gohara 19.2 innings, 5.95 ERA, 4.53 FIP, 22.0% K-rate, 9.8% BB-rate, 0.0 fWAR 2018: Gohara was often discussed as a possible Rookie of the year candidate entering the season, but an array of problems led to just 77.2 innings when you add in his work in the minors. His father passed away last December, leading to…

Acuña Jr. or Soto for Rookie of the Year?

Despite this being a Braves blog, I – with no hesitation – must say I love Juan Soto. The fact that, in his first game of the year back in April, Soto was facing the Rome Braves is astounding. He hit a homer off Kyle Muller, who ranked #13 on the Walk-Off Walk Midseason Top 50 Prospects. In his final at-bat that day, lefty Thomas Burrows (#34th) struck him out. Just over a month after…

Best H’s in Braves Franchise History

After the struggles of yesterday, let’s go with a palate cleanser and bring back this fun series. When you have operated a squad for nearly 150 years, you rack up a pretty expansive collection of players that have taken the field for you. In this series, we look at possibly the best possible lineup you could build that all share one thing in common – the last name that begins with the same letter. Team…

WOW Minor League Organizational All-Stars

Today is the final day of the 2018 minor league regular season. Florida has already concluded their regular seasons while Rome, Mississippi, and Gwinnett will finish up today. Meanwhile, Rome begins a playoff series with Lexington on Wednesday. With all that in mind, here is my 2018 Minor League Organizational All-Stars. If you see a number beside the player, that represents his placement on our Midseason Top 50. Catcher – William Contreras, #12 While the…