Atlanta Braves

5th NL East | 63-92
  • Batting Avg
    .254 AVG
  • Runs
    617 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.56 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    171 HR
  • Inside the Braves’ second-half offensive resurgence
    Talking Chop

    Inside the Braves’ second-half offensive resurgence

    A few seasons ago, as the tri-John-umvirate began to methodically dismantle the remnants of the 2014 Atlanta Braves to forge forward with a monumental rebuilding effort, they focused primarily on acquiring pitching. Many of these young pitchers filtered through to the big league team in 2015 and 2016, but the relative dearth of young, talented position players acquired in the rebuilding efforts left an understandable void as far as offensive production. In 2015, the Braves finished third-to-last in the majors with a 91 wRC+ from their position players. Their 569 runs scored were the fewest in the majors, over 30 runs behind the second-worst team (the Marlins, who played in a far more run-suppressing

  • What made Jose Fernandez special, and it went beyond baseball, lives on
    Miami Herald

    What made Jose Fernandez special, and it went beyond baseball, lives on

    The scene outside Marlins Park was a surreal tableau by midday Sunday. That afternoon’s baseball game had been canceled. A large video screen with a black background bore the No. 16 in orange and, under it, Jose Fernandez’s name. Fans, dozens, soon hundreds, wandered outside the gates like lost souls, looking for someplace to put the shock and the grief. Where there should have been cheering for a ballgame inside, it was so quiet you could almost hear the tears falling. Myriam Valdes, who walked there from her Little Havana home, clutched a signed Jose jersey, holding it as tenderly as if it were a religious raiment. She was crying. “How he came here, what he made of himself and did for his family,”

  • Freddie Freeman is having a career year in virtual anonymity for last-place Braves
    CBS Sports

    Freddie Freeman is having a career year in virtual anonymity for last-place Braves

    On Friday night, the Braves struck a piercing blow to the Marlins' already-faint playoff chances with a 3-2 win in Miami. Freddie Freeman went 1 for 3 with a run scored. It's not a huge line, but he scored the game-tying run in the sixth inning and just continued an unbelievable -- and under-the-radar -- season. It's easy to see why Freeman's career year has gone under the radar. The Braves are 63-91 and have been in last place all season. Sure, they are 32-33 since the All-Star break and have been notably tough in September (13-8 entering Saturday), but once a team is buried at 18-46 in the middle of June, most people just start ignoring them. There are 30 teams to watch, after all. But Freeman's