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Friday, November 21, 2008

Braves - Claimed O’Flaherty

Atlanta Braves - Claimed P Eric O’Flaherty off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

O’Flaherty was wretched this year - 16 hits in 6 2/3 innings was all it took for him to go from being an important member of the bullpen to pitching for Tacoma.  He injured his back before the All-Star Break and that ended his season.

This was a good move by the Braves and a poor one by the Mariners.  Terrible year aside, the Mariners still have some easy dead weight on the 40-man roster after adding the players they needed to protect from Rule 5.  Unless you have an incredibly deep 40-man roster, you probably have room for a 23-year-old lefty with a 90 MPH fastball and some success (though limited) at the MLB level.  I mean, is Zduriencik hanging onto Sean White just in case he got him confused with Sean Green?  Does Randy Messenger make great pancakes or something?  Are 37-year-old 3rd string catchers the new market inefficiency?

2009 ZiPS Projection - Eric O’Flaherty
————————————————————————————————-
        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA   ERA+
————————————————————————————————-
Projection 2   3 45   0   55   60   29   4 24 38 4.75   91
————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps:  The Run Fairy, Jim Crawford

ERA   %
Top 1/3 8
Mid 1/3 29
Bot 1/3 63

ERA+  %    BB     %
>150   2

<9 0
>

140   5

<12 0
>

130   9

<15 3
>

120   14

<18 18
>

110   23

<21 32
>

100   36

<24 59
>

90   50
>80   70     HR     %
>70   88     <3 34
<6 76
K % <9 92
>55   6     <12 99
>49   11
>43   22
>37   54

Dan Szymborski Posted: November 21, 2008 at 11:49 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: November 22, 2008 at 08:02 AM (#3014186)
Methinks de Braves jus' foun' de pot of gold, laddy.
   2. villageidiom Posted: November 22, 2008 at 04:04 PM (#3014232)
Mmmmmm... Pancakes.
   3. flournoy Posted: November 24, 2008 at 04:18 PM (#3014786)
Funny that the first comment would be made by a guy named Royce Ring.

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