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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Braves - DFAed Church

Atlanta Braves - Designated OF Ryan Church for assignment.

My best guess?  Since the Braves are very annoyed with Rafael Soriano’s thumbs-up to arbitration, they’re cutting corners where possible until they can arrange a trade and shame Soriano into agreeing to leave town.  Which really is too bad as Soriano’s an excellent asset to the team.

Church is what he is:  a starter corner outfielder who won’t hurt you too badly (he’s solid defensively there) or an excellent 4th outfielder.  He could represent a pretty decent bargain for a team that loses out on Holliday or Bay and needs a quick Plan B for a year or two.

ZiPS Projection - Ryan Church (RF)
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          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA OBP SLG OPS+  DR
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2010       369 52 100 24   1   9   52 39 81   5 .271 .345 .415 103   3
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Top Offensive Comps:  Joel Youngblood, Jeff Leonard, Bernard Gilkey

ODDIBE

Offense
Top Quintile   5%
2nd Quintile   14%
Mid Quintile   19%
4th Quintile   30%
Low Quintile   33%

OPS+              OBP           3B         Hits
160+        0%    .400+    4%    10+    0%    200+  0%
140+        2%    .375+    15%    5+    0%    150+  0%
130+        7%    .350+    41%
120+        12%  .325+    74%    2B
110+        28%  .300+    95%    45+    0%
100+        55%                30+    17%
90+          83%
80+          96%
60+          100%

BA               SLG           HR         SB
.350+        1%    .550+    1%    50+    0%    70+    0%
.325+        4%    .500+    4%    40+    0%    50+    0%
.300+        16%  .450+    19%    30+    0%    30+    0%
.275+        43%  .400+    64%    20+    1%    10+    3%
.250+        77%  .350+    96%    10+    44%

(Based on Projected PA)

 

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 09, 2009 at 03:07 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: December 11, 2009 at 01:57 AM (#3409615)
There's a lot less chatter in this Transaction Oracle than the last one Ryan Church was in.
   2. Freeballin' (Tales of Met Power) Posted: December 11, 2009 at 02:03 AM (#3409620)
At last the Mets can recuperate this HUGE loss. This is almost like when Seaver came back.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: December 11, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3409623)
There's a lot less chatter in this Transaction Oracle than the last one Ryan Church was in.


not to mention the Milledge trade
   4. AJMcCringleberry Posted: December 11, 2009 at 02:09 AM (#3409624)
Church is what he is: a starter corner outfielder who won't hurt you too badly (he's solid defensively there) or an excellent 4th outfielder. He could represent a pretty decent bargain for a team that loses out on Holliday or Bay and needs a quick Plan B for a year or two.

He could be an upgrade for any team that goes with someone like Francoeur as their starter.
   5. Freeballin' (Tales of Met Power) Posted: December 11, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3409625)

not to mention the Milledge trade


ZIPS was sure wrong about that d-bag...
   6. ?Donde esta Dagoberto Campaneris? Posted: December 11, 2009 at 04:34 AM (#3409705)
I think the Angels could use a 4th outfielder that hits from the left side and I wouldn't mind if they took a flyer on Church. I could see Church/Rivera providing pretty good production for a corner spot. Of course Church's numbers the last couple of years don't look so good, but I'd be willing to try it- they can always throw around money later if need be.
   7. DL from MN Posted: December 11, 2009 at 04:17 PM (#3409928)
He looks like Delmon Young plus defense and 20 BB.
   8. TugMcGraw Posted: December 14, 2009 at 06:03 PM (#3411856)
Amazing that at this point in his so-called career, people still use the phrase "starter" in association with Ryan Church. Somehow, doesn't that indicate he'll be playing for 125 games or more?
   9. McCoy Posted: December 14, 2009 at 06:07 PM (#3411866)
I always liked Church for the Cubs but sadly it never happened the first time around.

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