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Austin Riley Has Rekindled His Debut Magic by Devan Fink June 11, 2021 In our preseason positional power rankings of the league’s third basemen, the Braves came in at No. 25, projecting for just 1.4 WAR at the position, with Jason Martinez writing not only about Austin Riley’s potential contributions, but also possible production from
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Goldilocks and the Three Bunts by Ben Clemens June 7, 2021 If you’ve read a lot of my work here, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of bunting. Some bunting, at least — I’m not talking about bone-headed sacrifices at the altar of small ball. There’s just something satisfying about a well-placed bunt,
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The Good and Bad News About Freddie Freeman by Justin Choi June 4, 2021 On Wednesday, Ben Clemens investigated Francisco Lindor’s struggles as a New York Met. The answer was complicated, as in most cases, though he did treat us to a series of tables and graphs. Inspired by the endeavor, I wanted to take
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Rick Kranitz Talks Pitching by David Laurila June 3, 2021 Rick Kranitz knows the art of pitching. Now in his third season as the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves, he’s been tutoring hurlers for over three decades, with roughly half of those years spent at the big-league level. Prior to assuming his current position
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Daily Prospect Notes: 5/24/21 by Eric Longenhagen May 24, 2021 These are notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Packy Naughton, LHP, Los Angeles Angels Level & Affiliate: Triple-A Salt Lake Age: 25 Org Rank: TBD  FV: 40 Line: 7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
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Daily Prospect Notes: 5/20 by Eric Longenhagen May 20, 2021 These are notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Games from 5/18 Terrin Vavra, MIF/CF, Baltimore Orioles Level & Affiliate: Double-A Bowie Age: 24 Org Rank: 9  FV: 45 Line: 3-for-3, 2 BB, HR Notes This makes five consecutive
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Front Office Conference Call Agendas: National League by Kevin Goldstein May 5, 2021 Building off of yesterday’s American League conference call agendas, let’s move on to the National League and see what’s on the docket for the teams of the senior circuit. Arizona Diamondbacks We’re over .500 and we’re banged up. This team is better
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