Tag: Sims

Monday Roundup: Bullpen Usage, Rotation Comparison, Missing Alex Wood

Welcome to this week’s Monday Roundup. WOW is improving in its content delivery as this weekend saw a number of articles. Going to continue the trend moving into this week. If you haven’t already, check out new contributor Ryan Cothran’s first article about BABIP. May 8: Off May 9: 8-3 LOSS at Astros Bartolo Colon was saddled with a five-run first and this game was essentially done. Colon did work into the sixth, but gave up…

What Happened? – The 2017 Braves Story (Part 2 of 2)

By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I went over the offense and if suggested a couple of quick fixes. Now, let’s look at the pitching staff. As I said in the previous article, things haven’t worked out like they were supposed to. Mike Foltynewicz currently leads the rotation in FIP and xFIP and his marks aren’t even good. All five starters are serving up homeruns at…

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…

Monday Roundup: Bad Innings Lead to Losing Streak

Spring training results are more about individual player performances, especially those competing for a job, than they are win-loss records. This week, the Braves had some big individual performances, but a few players have truly put themselves on the outside looking in after some bad outings. Here’s your Monday Roundup for the second week of spring training games. Chaz Roe struggled against the Tigers / Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA…

Spring Roster Battles Preview – The Bullpen

Read previous Spring Roster Battles Previews Fifth Starter The bullpen was decent enough in the first half for the Atlanta Braves, but in the second half, it took off. As a team, they had a FIP of 3.48 in 264.2 innings in the second half. Luck may have played a role as their xFIP was nearly a run higher. That is a result, I believe, of less-than-stellar walk totals and an unsustainable 6% HR/FB rate. Regardless,…

Spring Roster Battles Preview – The Fifth Starter

By EricEnfermero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Football’s done (sorry Falcons fans) and that means one glorious thing – baseball is just around the corner. In fact, in a few days, the Atlanta Braves will open spring training as pitchers and catchers report followed by the rest of the team. With all the negative in the world, spring training is a beautiful thing as it’s impossible to not be a little optimistic.…

Braves Top 50 Prospects, 2017 Preseason: #20-#11 (Part 1 of 2)

These prospect capsules are taking forever. It’s with that in mind that I’ve split this week’s ten pack into two parts just to help with loading times and whatnot. This is Part 1 while Part 2 will be released within an hour. I did want to touch on something I forgot to mention before – my grading scale. I want to start by making it clear that I’m not an expert or a scout. I…