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January 25, 2023

Braves

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Santander 27 Majors OF Medium 2 27.1 18.5 8.6 6.9 8.6 10.5

Orioles

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Anderson 25 Majors SP Very low 4 16.5 5.1 11.4 9.1 11.4 14.7
Yates 34 Majors RHRP Very low 2 9.1 11.8 -2.6 -3.2 -2.6 -2.1
2 Comments
  1. Raymond Wilcher

    Anderson’s metrics are trending down (K/9, BB/9, ERA, and seems like he’s been hurt the past 2 years). Fangraphs has him as not making the Braves roster. I can see a deal for him as SP depth, but not for Santander.

    • Mac Daddy

      Braves fan here!

      Ian Anderson’s early 2021 was really, really good He suffered a shoulder injury midseason 2021. He started 22 games in 2022 and ended up with subpar results in total.

      Fangraphs.com is a great site for projections and reviewing data. If you look at Anderson’s K/9 in 2022, for example, you can see that was up in the second half of ’22, his BB/9 was down in that same timeframe. If you’d like to compare those same metrics, let’s say 2nd half of ’22 to second half of ’21, the K/9 is 8.24 to 7.24 respectively and the BB/9 is 4.12 and 3.90.

      I’m not really getting with the idea that those metrics are down and there’s meaning to be found there. What we should look at is Ian Anderson’s 2022 struggles with the 3rd time through the lineup and specifically his K/BB ratio and the HR/9. Those numbers are a bit masked when looked at in aggregate. When he was on, he was ok, but when he wasn’t so sharp he certainly got wrecked.

      I like Anderson ok. He’s just 24 years old and has 2 options left. I expect the Braves to count on him as SP depth, especially if Mike Soroka’s ankle is healthy.

      As for Santander, I like him too. I don’t see a scenario where the Braves have a spot for him. Seats are full. I’ve got Michael Harris II and Ronald Acuna Jr. starting in the OF and that’s a no-brainer. As for LF specifically, the Braves are going into Spring Training with the likes of Eddie Rosario, Marcell Ozuna, Jordan Luplow, Kevin Pillar and Eli White. 5 Major Leaguers there! LF is clearly one of the weakest positions for this team and yes, I’d rather Santander over all these guys, however, there’s a lot of money owed to these guys collectively, nearly $50MM, and Ozuna’s the big one with $32MM on the books. Santander would be another $7.4MM. The pitchers going back lessens the overall $, but it’s still an overall increase for the Braves.

      Who would replace Santander for the O’s? I don’t like either of the NRI OF’ers they have.

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