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I like to see interesting statistics and numbers throughout the season, so figured I'd start a thread.

First few:

Not a single team in the AL East has a positive run differential.

The Braves have the third highest run differential in the league (+27), yet have scored the 6th fewest runs (84).

There are three 2nd place teams with a negative run differential (Mets, Orioles, Rangers) with the ChiSox not being far behind at +2.

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Right now the Braves are on pace to finish March/April with the 3rd best team ERA since 1914.

1. 1920 - 1.67

2. 1919 - 2.11

3. 2014 - 2.19

4. 1958 - 2.27

5. 1924 - 2.38

The best the Braves ever did in the 90s was 2.56 in 1997 which ranks 10th best.

There should also be a little bit of a disclaimer. In 1920 the Braves played just 9 games in that time span and in 1919 just 5 games.

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Heyward's numbers since Fredi rested him on April 18: 10 games, 45 PAs, .302/.333/.395

I was pretty dadgum shocked when I heard that he had a hit in 9 of his last 10 games or something along those lines because it just seemed like he hadn't gotten that many hits lately. Seems like he's still struggling to get 1 or 2 hits every other game. Like that shot he hit to lead off the game last night, man you can't hit a ball any harder than that and he still made an out. Then late in the game he had an awful at-bat against Mike Dunn. Swung at two breaking balls in the dirt and got blown away on 95 mph gas right down broadway. He's yet to have a game where every at-bat is a quality at-bat.

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I don't really have the time or desire to do a full-blown weekly power ranking thread like last year, but here's where the Braves sit as of the end of the month:


1 Justin Upton
2 Evan Gattis
3 Freddie Freeman
4 Ervin Santana
5 Jason Heyward
6 Alex Wood
7 Andrelton Simmons
8 Craig Kimbrel
9 Julio Teheran
10 Aaron Harang
11 Jordan Walden
12 David Carpenter
13 BJ Upton
14 David Hale
15 Chris Johnson
16 Ramiro Pena
17 Ian Thomas
18 Jordan Schafer
19 Gerald Laird
20 Anthony Varvaro
21 Tyler Pastornicky
22 Pedro Beato
23 Guss Schlosser
24 Luis Avilan
25 Ryan Doumit
26 Dan Uggla

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Uggla has become an absolute joke. I don't care how much his contract is, it's time for him to go. He contributes nothing to help us win. You can't even count on him for a walk now, and his defense is terrible. LaStella and Gosselin are both doing well for Gwinnett. I know they don't want to rush LaStella, so I would settle for Gosselin. He can't be any worse than Uggla.

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  • 5 weeks later...

Ranking as of May 31.

1 Justin Upton

2 Freddie Freeman

3 Jason Heyward

4 Julio Teheran

5 Aaron Harang

6 Evan Gattis

7 Alex Wood

8 Craig Kimbrel

9 Andrelton Simmons

10 David Hale

11 Ervin Santana

12 B.J. Upton

13 Gavin Floyd

14 Anthony Varvaro

15 Jordan Walden

16 Gerald Laird

17 Mike Minor

18 Ramiro Pena

19 David Carpenter

20 Ian Thomas

21 Tommy La Stella

22 Shae Simmons

23 Gus Schlosser

24 Pedro Beato

25 Luis Avilan

26 Jordan Schafer

27 Tyler Pastornicky

28 Ryan Doumit

29 Dan Uggla

30 Chris Johnson

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To put it bluntly, Chris Johnson has been awful this year. He's got an OPS under .600 (.598), is not making consistent contact like he did last year (whether it was good contact or not, he was still making it) and simply doesn't walk at all. Despite all the hand-wringing over BJ's struggles, he's been vastly more productive than Johnson has in 2014.

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To put it bluntly, Chris Johnson has been awful this year. He's got an OPS under .600 (.598), is not making consistent contact like he did last year (whether it was good contact or not, he was still making it) and simply doesn't walk at all. Despite all the hand-wringing over BJ's struggles, he's been vastly more productive than Johnson has in 2014.

And his defense has been offensive on top of it. It's reasonable to expect his bat to come around to some degree, but having Simba on the right side only helps so much when you have a statue like Chris Johnson.

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To put it bluntly, Chris Johnson has been awful this year. He's got an OPS under .600 (.598), is not making consistent contact like he did last year (whether it was good contact or not, he was still making it) and simply doesn't walk at all. Despite all the hand-wringing over BJ's struggles, he's been vastly more productive than Johnson has in 2014.

Yep. Chris Johnson has been awful.

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  • 1 month later...

New month, new ranking. I'm a little late so a little July blead into this one.

1. Jason Heyward

2. Freddie Freeman

3. Evan Gattis

4. Julio Teheran

5. Justin Upton

6. Craig Kimbrel

7. Aaron Harang

8. Ervin Santana

9. Alex Wood

10. Andrelton Simmons

11. Tommy La Stella

12. BJ Upton

13. Jordan Walden

14. Shae Simmons

15. Anthony Varvaro

16. Gavin Floyd

17. Gerald Laird

18. David Carpenter

19. Chris Johnson

20. Ian Thomas

21. Juan Jaime

22. Ryan Buchter

23. Pedro Beato

24. Luis Avilian

25. Mike Minor

26. David Hale

27. Gus Schlosser

28. Jordan Schafer

29. Christian Bethancourt

30. Ramiro Pena

31. Ryan Doumit

32. Tyler Pastornicky

33. Dan Uggla

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