Posts by: Stephen Tolbert

Should Atlanta Trade Ozzie Albies?

Grant McAuley – Follow on Twitter – used with permission As hopefully all of you know, the Braves are rebuilding. In the details, all rebuilds look different. Some focus on bats, some focus on arms, the players moved are different, the players acquired are different, timelines change, etc. But zoomed out, all rebuilds follow the same path. Trade present assets for future assets, become very bad, build your system back up, get decent, trade future…

Sean Newcomb, Rich Hill, and Spin Rates

Chris Blessing – Follow on Twitter As we’ve entered the Statcast era of baseball analytics, we now have the ability to look at specific parts of the game with much more clarity. We can quantify how hard a player hits the ball, what angle the ball comes off the bat, how many feet a center-fielder covers to make a play, how quick his first step was and on and on and on. Among these new…