Second Baseman Day: A Postmortem

First off, a confession: I cheated a little to get the three second basemen together so it would be easier to discuss this. Lemke and Millan were always ranked together, but Hubbard was originally two spots higher. The first two moved up a spot each when I moved Jeff Burroughs down, and then I swapped … Continue reading “Second Baseman Day: A Postmortem”

Another Special Bonus Entry: Otis Nixon

Sam’s turn… Switch Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Outfielder Seasons with Braves: 1991-1993, 1999 Resident Veteran: 1999 Stats with Braves: .278/.351/.319, 3 HR, 80 RBI, 268 RS, 186 SB The Braves got the best and worst out of Otis Nixon. Literally. During his career, Nixon was truly a leadoff hitter: he hit for no power whatsoever, and … Continue reading “Another Special Bonus Entry: Otis Nixon”

#39: Glenn Hubbard

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Second Baseman Seasons With Braves: 1978-1987 Stats With Braves: .245/.328/.351, 61 HR, 403 RBI, 498 RS My favorite player growing up. Glenn was a little guy, though he’s probably taller than Marcus Giles, and he did the little things exceedingly well. He walked almost … Continue reading “#39: Glenn Hubbard”

#41: Mark Lemke

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Switch Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Second Baseman Seasons With Braves: 1988-1997 Stats With Braves: .248/.319/.327, 32 HR, 263 RBI, 339 RS Let’s get this out of the way from the beginning: Mark Lemke could not hit. His best season he hit .294/.363/.363, which yields an OPS+ of 89. That … Continue reading “#41: Mark Lemke”

#42: Felix Millan

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Second Baseman Seasons With Braves: 1966-1972 Stats With Braves: .281/.319/.349, 14 HR, 221 RBI, 391 RS Millan was signed by the A’s in 1964 but drafted away by the Braves at the end of that season. By June of 1966 he was in the … Continue reading “#42: Felix Millan”