2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin

The Braves gave Josh Tomlin a role with few expectations, and he lived up to them. Pitching mostly in long relief, Tomlin got 4 outs or more in 25 of his 50 relief appearances. He put up a 3.74 ERA, and had a 1.122 WHIP, largely fueled by walking only 7 batters in his 79 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Kyle Wright

2019 was a forgettable season for Kyle Wright, as he took a step back and not just in his short MLB stint; Wright was nowhere near as effective in AAA as he had been in 2018. Aside from his 8.69 ERA and 1.881 WHIP in 19.2 MLB innings, he had a 4.17 ERA and 1.264 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Kyle Wright”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak

Who is he? Originally drafted in the second round all the way back in 2004, The General, Anthony Swarzak, came to the Braves in a “bad contract” swap at the end of May with Jesse Biddle and Arodys Vizcaino going the other way. He had already been traded once in the offseason as a cash … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley

On May 15th, Austin Riley’s dreams came true. After raking for a month and a half, where his entire game was coming together, the Braves promoted Riley to the big leagues. When he was promoted, his strikeout rate was down to 21.5%, his BB-rate was 11%, and his power was through the roof as he’d … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jerry Blevins

A month into the 2019 season the Oakland Athletics shipped Jerry Blevins to the Braves for cash considerations. Fast forward 16 days, and he was DFA’d by the Braves. Fast forward 4 more days, and his contract was purchased by the Braves. The 2nd time around, he stuck with the Braves and did a pretty … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jerry Blevins”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker

Who is he? A 5th round pick out of small Gardner-Webb University, Jeremy Walker was mostly deployed as a starting pitcher during his first 3 years with the Braves organization. He was also, to put it mildly, largely forgettable as he gave up tons of hits, rarely struck too many guys out, and fielded like … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker”

Three Flags Flying, Episode 2 and 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Tyler Flowers

We had a great start to our podcast with a whole lot of you listening and giving us great reviews! We really appreciate it! In our 2nd episode, we discuss players to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft, the Will Smith signing, Free Agent Targets, and Rob Copenhaver’s piece on Otis Nixon. Find “The … Continue reading “Three Flags Flying, Episode 2 and 2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Tyler Flowers”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall

Who is he? Adam Duvall came to the Braves at the 2018 trade deadline from the Reds in exchange for  Lucas Sims, Matt Wisler and Preston Tucker. Most of us gave the trade a big thumbs up at the time as we were unlikely to ever need any of the guys we gave up (they … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adam Duvall”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis came into 2019 having just posted his first 2+ WAR season since joining the Braves in 2015. The 35 year old was not able to duplicate it. Nick put up a typical Markakis line of .285/.356/.420, but his season was interrupted near the end of July by a fractured left wrist, courtesy of … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Nick Markakis”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Matt Joyce

Back at the end of the regular season, I wrote a little about Matt Joyce‘s year. You can find it here: Joyce played a much larger role than anyone envisioned due to injuries and ineffectiveness of the other options, appearing in 129 regular season games (starting 39) and all 5 NLDS games (starting 3). During … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Matt Joyce”