Series Preview: Braves vs. Pirates

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward tripled during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 25, 2010 in Denver.   UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom

Braves rookie Jason Heyward - Gary C. Caskey/UPI (Newscom)

Probable Starters

Monday, September 6th – 1:35 PM: RHP Tomy Hanson vs. LHP Brian Burres
Tuesday, September 7th – 7:05 PM: RHP Tim Hudson vs. RHP James McDonald
Wednesday, September 8th – 7:05 PM: RHP Derek Lowe vs. LHP Zach Duke

 

ATLANTA BRAVES

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Record: 79-58 Record: 45-91
Pythag: 82-55 Pythag: 41-95
Runs Scored: 648 Runs Scored: 471
Runs Allowed: 522 Runs Allowed: 745

 

Offense ATL MLB Rank
Offense PIT MLB Rank
wOBA 0.330 12 wOBA 0.299 28
BB% 10.2% 2 BB% 7.6% 25
K% 21.0% 16 K% 22.9% 26
ISO 0.146 15 ISO 0.130 23

 

Starting Pitching ATL MLB Rank
Starting Pitching PIT MLB Rank
FIP 3.85 8 FIP 4.92 30
xFIP 4.05 7 xFIP 4.79 29
K/9 6.56 19 K/9 5.50 28
BB/9 2.84 7 BB/9 3.14 16
HR/9 0.80 5 HR/9 1.29 29
GB% 49.5% 4 GB% 43.3% 17

 

Bullpen ATL MLB Rank
Bullpen PIT MLB Rank
FIP 3.22 2 FIP 4.16 20
xFIP 3.53 2 xFIP 4.27 17
K/9 9.58 2 K/9 7.97 11
BB/9 3.80 17 BB/9 3.98 22
HR/9 0.62 1 HR/9 0.95 21
GB% 48.5% 2 GB% 44.3% 17

 

Defense ATL MLB Rank
Defense PIT MLB Rank
UZR -27.0 26 UZR -41.5 28
UZR/150 -6.1 27 UZR/150 -6.4 28
DRS +52 4 DRS -59 29

 

Top Players

Top Players

Offense PA wOBA
Offense PA wOBA
Brian McCann 473 0.381 Neil Walker 356 0.364
Jason Heyward 511 0.378 Andrew McCutchen 544 0.351
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Tommy Hanson 165.0 3.37 James McDonald 34.0 2.45
Tim Hudson 191.2 3.75 Paul Maholm 160.2 4.49
Bullpen IP FIP
Bullpen IP FIP
Takashi Saito 50.0 2.34 Evan Meek 68.1 3.36
Billy Wagner 57.2 2.49 Joel Hanrahan 58.2 2.67
Defense Pos UZR
Defense Pos UZR
Alex Gonzalez SS +4.7 Ronny Cedeno SS +2.0
Jason Heyward RF +0.9 Jose Tabata OF +5.0

 

Stats courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference. Current as of 9/6/2010

 

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