Atlanta Braves

Posted by Baseball Bob at 15:58
Feb 122011

Season 91-71 B

I think it is fair to say that the Braves snuck up on us, yet again. In Bobby Cox’ final season as manager, they won many more games than anyone expected, led the East for much of the season, and made the playoffs as the Wild Card, where they lost to the eventual World Champion Giants in 3 games. It was a great sendoff for a surefire Hall of Fame manager.

Hitters 68.5-93.5 F

They didn’t do it by overpowering the opposition with their bats! League MVP Jason Heyward was great (though hurt in August) and Brian McCann is the best catcher in baseball not named Mauer. Young Martin Prado at second hit well, and Chipper chipped in when he wasn’t hurt, but Yunel, Melky and Nate (McClouth) were awful, and the team just didn’t score that much.

Starters 96.25-65.76 A

The rotation, on the other hand, was great. Both the “H” boys, veteran Hudson and rookie Hanson made 34 starts, and deserved identical and terrific 24-10 records. Lowe and Jurrjens are great middle-of-the-rotation guys, and even the back-of-the-rotation starters broke even on the season. In the year of the pitcher, these guys more than held their own with more heralded groups.

Bullpen 168/490 a+

The bullpen was as outstanding as the rotation,. They had gaudy ERAs at the top, due to the fact that they weren’t letting in each other’s runners, and most of the frequently-used pitchers were very effective. When your starters deserve 96 wins with average hitting and an average bullpen, apparently you win 91 games with poor hitting and an excellent bullpen.

Charts

Run Scoring

Runs Times
<3 45
3 21
4 34
5 8
6 15
>6 39

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Batters

Batter PA OPS wOBA Grade
Martin Prado 651 809 .352 B-
Jason Heyward 623 849 .376 B+
Yunel Escobar 567 655 .301 D
Brian McCann 566 828 .361 B
Melky Cabrera 509 671 .294 D
Omar Infante 506 775 .340 C+
Troy Glaus 483 744 .331 C
Chipper Jones 381 807 .358 B-
Eric Hinske 320 794 .341 C+
Nate McLouth 288 620 .283 D-
Matt Diaz 244 740 .319 C-
Brooks Conrad 177 811 .356 B-
David Ross 145 871 .378 B+
Tim Hudson 85 442 .193 F

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Starters

Starter Games Innings ERA W/L Deserved
Tim Hudson 34 228.2 2.83 17 – 9 24 – 10
Tommy Hanson 34 202.2 3.33 10 – 11 24 – 10
Derek Lowe 33 193.2 4.00 16 – 12 18.75 – 14.25
Jair Jurrjens 20 116.1 4.64 7 – 6 11 – 9
Kenshin Kawakami 16 85.1 4.85 1 – 10 6.5 – 9.5
Kris Medlen 14 84.0 3.86 5 – 0 7.75 – 6.25
Mike Minor 8 39.1 6.18 3 – 2 3 – 5
Brandon Beachy 3 14.2 3.00 0 – 2 1.25 – 1.75

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Relievers

Reliever G IP ERA Val Gr Effective Ineffective yikes YIKES!
Jonny Venters 79 83.0 1.95 27 A 57 14 8 0
Billy Wagner 71 69.1 1.43 45 A+ 59 10 2 0
Peter Moylan 85 63.2 2.97 25 A- 57 24 4 0
Takashi Saito 56 54.0 2.83 25 A+ 44 7 3 2
Eric O’Flaherty 56 44.0 2.45 15 B+ 36 19 1 0
Jesse Chavez 28 36.2 5.89 2 D+ 18 5 4 1
Cristhian Martinez 18 26.0 4.85 4 B 13 2 2 1
Kris Medlen 17 23.2 3.04 5 A- 12 3 2 0
Craig Kimbrel 21 20.2 0.44 12 A+ 17 3 1 0
Kyle Farnsworth 23 20.0 5.40 5 B 15 7 0 1
Michael Dunn 25 19.0 1.89 10 A+ 18 6 1 0
Scott Proctor 6 5.2 6.35 1 C+ 4 1 1 0
Jo-Jo Reyes 1 3.1 24.30 -3 F 0 0 0 1
Chris Resop 1 2.0 22.50 -3 F 0 0 0 1
Kenshin Kawakami 2 2.0 18.00 -3 F 0 1 1 0
Mike Minor 1 1.1 0.00 1 A+ 1 0 0 0

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