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Joc Pederson Atlanta Braves


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Mookie BettsEddie RosarioCorey SeagerJoc PedersonWill Smith

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Mookie Betts* (LAD): 1-3, 2 R, 2 SB

Eddie Rosario* (ATL): 4-5, 1 RBI, 

Corey Seager* (LAD): 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Joc Pederson* (ATL): 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Chris Taylor (LAD): 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Will Smith (LAD): 1-2, 1 R

Pitchers:

Will Smith* (ATL): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 55 GmSc

Max Scherzer (LAD): 4.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 53 GmSc

* - pictured above


Stathead Spotlight: Joctober

Braves players with a 6-game span in a single postseason of 3+ HR and 7+ RBI

NameStartEndHRRBI
Joc Pederson2021‑10‑082021‑10‑1737
Brian Jordan1999‑10‑081999‑10‑1638
Andruw Jones1996‑10‑171996‑10‑2439
Fred McGriff1996‑10‑171996‑10‑24310
Henry Aaron*1969‑10‑041969‑10‑06^37
Henry Aaron*1957‑10‑031957‑10‑1037

* - Hall of Fame
^ - just 3 games

See the list at Stathead.com's Batting Span Finder

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Brett Baty New York Mets


... Michael Toglia, Joey Wiemer and ...


Brett Baty, 3B, Mets — Like Torkelson, Baty has started his AFL season on fire. He's gone an identical 7-for-14, although he's added a pair of doubles and a triple to his ledger. The three-bagger, smoked at 110 mph off the bat, came in his last game of the week, a rout of Mesa that had to be called early because the teams ran out of pitching. Baty greatly boosted his stock with a strong 2021 season; a strong AFL could propel him further into the game's elite prospects.

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Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers
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Ron Darling Oakland Athletics

Dave Roberts agrees. He hates it. "But when you sit in this chair, you're trying to win games. That's the bottom line."

I feel the same way about the shift.

And the same way about the three true outcomes.

Turns out it's much easier to check for sticky stuff than argue with the nerds.

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Garrett Whitlock Boston Red Sox

Instagram two years ago.

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July 25,2019 was a life changing day, with a lot of help and a whole lot of hard work. Big thank you to @wilk_kevin @dugasmd1@tinsleyperformance @joebello13 and the whole staff with the Yankees for getting me back right! I can’t wait to get things rocking in 2021! 
It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll 💪
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Ron Darling Oakland Athletics

I sure do enjoy the thrill of watching baseball's best hitters face off against faceless reliever #6!

Mike Landau ML-

He has a knack for framing a complicated issue in a few words. 

“You’re limiting even your best to 18 outs now. So if we lower our expectations from 27 outs, then a four-inning start in the postseason is a very good start.”

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Max Fried Atlanta Braves

In which Max's two six-inning starts in the postseason bring to mind -- to Tyler Kepner, anyway --1872, "when a slim right-hander named Al Spalding started all 48 games for the Braves ancestors, the Boston Red Red Stockings."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/sports/baseball/postseason-pitching.html

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Eddie Rosario Atlanta Braves

Tyler Kepner points out the Braves had a losing record when Acuna was lost for the season. 

... Anthopoulos takes the same approach to team-building as his players do at the plate and on the bases. He is aggressive, and when he knows what he wants, he does not waste time. In July he wanted outfielders — needed them, really — so he traded for four: Adam Duvall, Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Soler.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/sports/baseball/eddie-rosario-atlanta-nlcs.html

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Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves

0-for-8 with seven punchouts. The Braves have to like that going to LA.

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Tyler Matzek Atlanta Braves

Has pitched in every game of the postseason.

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Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers

A hit, for sure, if there's no shift, but the shift was on and he was positioned perfectly.

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Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals

We now are showing minor league pitching stats. Not for everyone -- far from it -- but for all the pitchers with BIS IDs in the Fangraphs files.

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Joey Gallo New York Yankees

After trade to NY. 20 XBH but only 22 RBIs so either he wasn't hitting with RUNNERS ON or he WASN'T HITTING with runners on. 

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Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox

Stick an li in his last name and you get Rafael Delivers. 

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Wilmer Flores San Francisco Giants

It looks different in every angle I've seen.  Would be nice to see an overhead shot or one from the POV of the 1st base ump.  But most of all I like what Kapler said after the game.  That call wasn't why SFO lost.  True, but quite gracious of him in the moment.

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Alex Dickerson San Francisco Giants

Yeah, I kept him at $10 hoping for $15+ this year.  Then I drafted Austin Slater at $6 as a partial hedge.  At least Slater produced reasonable power and 15 SB.  At 32 next year, I'm out on Dickerson.  Which likely makes him a comeback player of the year candidate.

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Max Fried Atlanta Braves
 
 
Sunday, October 17
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Rafael DeversJ.D. MartinezYuli GurrielEnrique HernandezMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Max Fried* (ATL): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 53 GmSc

* - pictured above

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Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox

Making up for lost comments.

 
 
Sunday, October 17
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Rafael DeversJ.D. MartinezYuli GurrielEnrique HernandezMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Rafael Devers* (BOS): 1-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

J.D. Martinez* (BOS): 2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Yuli Gurriel* (HOU): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Enrique Hernandez* (BOS): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Austin Riley (ATL): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Jason Castro (HOU): 1-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

* - pictured above

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Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

The second biggest play was his homer.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Austin Riley (ATL)

Pitcher: Blake Treinen (LAD)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 1 out, 0-1 count, Runner On 2nd

Score:  ATL 2, LAD 2

Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
1 run scored on the play, and ATL went from a 70% win probability to a 3-2 walk-off win.

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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