How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part Three, Game Thread, June 1 (by Sansho1)

Thanks to this rather amazing database, we’re able to see all professional baseball players (majors and minors) who have had elbow ligament replacement surgery, all the way back to 1974 and Thomas Edward John himself. To see if any recent trends could be sussed out of the data, we looked at all TJ cases beginning … Continue reading “How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part Three, Game Thread, June 1 (by Sansho1)”

How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part Two, Game Thread, May 26 (by Sansho1)

Some real talent began arriving in 2009, however, and reliable (if largely unspectacular) rotations and deep, hard-throwing bullpens have been more or less the order of the day ever since. McDowell’s job security has seemed only to grow with each passing year. Here’s an annual chart of Braves pitching performance in the McDowell tenure: Year … Continue reading “How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part Two, Game Thread, May 26 (by Sansho1)”

How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part One, Game Thread, May 24 (by sansho1)

Note from Alex: apropos of our discussion of all the Tommy John surgeries lately, sansho1, JonathanF, and I started looking at some of the data and the recent history of the Braves’ staffs. We’ll publish a few pieces looking at how the Braves have handled their pitchers and how it compares to other clubs. Here’s … Continue reading “How Do the Braves Treat Their Pitchers? Part One, Game Thread, May 24 (by sansho1)”

Positional Performance At the Quarter-Pole Game Thread, May 17

With 40 games in the hopper, this seems like a convenient time to take a closer look at how the Braves’ offense is stacking up against its NL peers (all numbers through 5/15). Braves OPS by position (w/NL rank): C — 856 (T-1st with PIT) 1B — 829 (8th) 2B — 711 (7th) 3B — … Continue reading “Positional Performance At the Quarter-Pole Game Thread, May 17”