The 2009 season for the teams in the National League East were newsworthy right from Opening Day, with Roy Halladay making his National League debut and Braves’ rookie Jason Heyward homering in a nationally televised game. Halladay would go on to win the Cy Young, throw a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in the [...]
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Tale of the Tape:
Age: Minor, 22 (23 on December 26th), Hellickson, 23, (24 on 4/8/11).
Height/Weight: Minor, 6′3″, 200, Hellickson 6′1″, 185.
Bats/Throws: Minor, L/L, Hellickson, R/R
Minor: Atlanta Braves first round draft choice in the 2009 Draft out of Vanderbilt University. SEC Freshman of the Year in 2007, $2.4 million bonus is Atlanta club record.
Hellickson: Tampa Bay [...]
Yes, it was a fluky win for the Braves. But it’s hard to imagine that Dusty Baker made the best move in that situation. He simply made the conventional move, which also happened to be the wrong move.
Maybe I’ve officially lost it; comparing a Double A player to a major leaguer, but, maybe, just maybe, the comparison should be the major leaguer to the minor leaguer.
Unless you’ve spent the past few months in the Pete Rose suite at the local Attitude Adjustment Center, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Jason Heyward.
Twenty year old hometown [...]
Making outs obviously kills rallies and getting on base keeps them going. So you want to bunch your best on-base guys together. Also, you want your best on-base guys to come up to the plate more often than other hitters. The best way to make sure they come to the plate as often as possible is to put them as close to the top of the order as possible.
The Braves have put themselves behind the 8-ball now that they have spent big money on free agent relievers and Rafael Soriano has accepted arbitration.