Atlanta Braves Starting Lineup 2/18/19 Braves Lineup

90-72, 1st in NL East

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at LAD

12:07 am GMT, 10/11

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The Braves all of a sudden have one of the more dangerous lineups in the National League. Ronald Acuna was everything as advertised last season, and will look to try and put together a full year with that type of production. Ozzie Albies brings a steady dose of speed and power for a second baseman, and is another bright spot of the Braves young core. Freddie Freeman has been a rock for the Braves, and is a big lefty power bat inserted in the middle of a really sound lineup. The Braves were missing a right-handed power bat, and the one-year deal with Josh Donaldson should sure that up if he can remain healthy. They have some depth with Johan Camargo if he does go down with an injury, who will be a super utility player. With no Kurt Suzuki, Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann will platoon at the back half of the lineup.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/9

Starting Lineup

1. R. Acuna , (R), LF
2. O. Albies , (S), 2B
3. F. Freeman , (L), 1B
4. N. Markakis , (L), RF
5. J. Camargo , (S), 3B
6. T. Flowers , (R), C
7. E. Inciarte , (L), CF
8. C. Culberson , (R), SS
9. M. Foltynewicz , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz (R) 78 31 13-10 183 744 130 65 58 17 68 202 0.29% 0.10% 1.08 0.252
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Ronald Acuna R. Acuna (R) 85 1 111 487 127 71 26 4 26 64 78 16 5 0.293 0.366 0.55 0.918
2B Ozzie Albies O. Albies (S) 84 2 158 683 167 98 40 5 24 72 105 14 3 0.261 0.305 0.45 0.757
1B Freddie Freeman F. Freeman (L) 97 3 162 707 191 120 44 4 23 98 94 10 3 0.309 0.388 0.51 0.893
RF Nick Markakis N. Markakis (L) 83 4 162 705 185 126 43 2 14 93 78 1 1 0.297 0.366 0.44 0.806
3B Johan Camargo J. Camargo (S) 78 5 135 524 126 79 27 1 19 76 63 1 1 0.272 0.349 0.46 0.806
C Tyler Flowers T. Flowers (R) 84 6 82 296 57 40 9 0 8 30 34 0 0 0.227 0.341 0.36 0.7
CF Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte (L) 78 7 156 656 158 115 27 6 10 61 83 28 14 0.265 0.325 0.38 0.705
SS Charlie Culberson C. Culberson (R) 66 8 113 322 80 48 18 2 12 45 47 4 2 0.27 0.326 0.47 0.792
SP Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz (R) 78 9 31 58 3 2 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0.052 0.052 0.07 0.121

2018 Recent Braves Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/8 vs LAD L 2-6 Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz (R), 4 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, ND Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ozzie Albies O. Albies Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Johan Camargo J. Camargo Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz
10/8 vs LAD W 6-5 Sean Newcomb S. Newcomb (L), 2.2 IP, 0 SO, 1 ER, ND Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Johan Camargo J. Camargo Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Ozzie Albies O. Albies Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Sean Newcomb S. Newcomb
10/6 @ LAD L 0-3 Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez (R), 4.2 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Johan Camargo J. Camargo Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Ozzie Albies O. Albies Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez
10/5 @ LAD L 0-6 Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz (R), 2 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Johan Camargo J. Camargo Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Ozzie Albies O. Albies Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz
9/30 @ PHI L 1-3 Kevin Gausman K. Gausman (R), 5 IP, 6 SO, 2 ER, L Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Johan Camargo J. Camargo Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Ozzie Albies O. Albies Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Kevin Gausman K. Gausman
9/29 @ PHI L 0-3 Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez (R), 6 IP, 7 SO, 0 ER, ND Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Johan Camargo J. Camargo Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Ozzie Albies O. Albies Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez
9/28 @ PHI W 10-2 Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz (R), 5 IP, 9 SO, 1 ER, W Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Johan Camargo J. Camargo Ozzie Albies O. Albies Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Mike Foltynewicz M. Foltynewicz
9/27 @ NYM L 1-4 Julio Teheran J. Teheran (R), 6 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, L Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ozzie Albies O. Albies Nick Markakis N. Markakis Kurt Suzuki K. Suzuki Johan Camargo J. Camargo Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Adam Duvall A. Duvall Ryan Flaherty R. Flaherty Julio Teheran J. Teheran
9/26 @ NYM L 0-3 Sean Newcomb S. Newcomb (L), 5 IP, 8 SO, 0 ER, ND Ronald Acuna R. Acuna Ender Inciarte E. Inciarte Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Nick Markakis N. Markakis Johan Camargo J. Camargo Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Ozzie Albies O. Albies Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Sean Newcomb S. Newcomb
9/23 vs PHI W 2-1 Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez (R), 5 IP, 1 SO, 1 ER, W Charlie Culberson C. Culberson Nick Markakis N. Markakis Freddie Freeman F. Freeman Tyler Flowers T. Flowers Adam Duvall A. Duvall Rio Ruiz R. Ruiz Lane Adams L. Adams Ryan Flaherty R. Flaherty Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez

2019 Atlanta Braves Pitching Analysis

The Braves were top ten in team ERA last season, and while the rotation doesn’t have any elite names, they have a strong core of above average arms. Mike Foltynewicz took a major step forward last season, and 2019 is going to be a year where many see if he can move up a tier. He finished with a 2.85 ERA on the season, and had over 200 strikeouts. Folty possesses a high velocity fastball, which sets up his above average off-speed stuff. Projections look kind for him in 2019, projected for around 200 strikeouts and a three ERA. This rotation might be dependent on Folty continuing a positive trajectory because they have some arms that are not as consistent. They made a trade for Kevin Gausman last season, who had an up and down career in Baltimore. Gausman getting out of the AL East was a huge boost to his career. He is in a better park to pitch in, and won’t have to face two of the toughest offenses in baseball, he also avoids the DH now. Gausman’s full projections in Atlanta have him on the positive side, and we should be buying in given the talent he has flashed.

Julio Teheran continues to pitch in Atlanta after being a trade target the last few seasons. He surprisingly had under a four ERA last season, and 2019 might be where his luck starts to run out. He is a flyball arm who has had a drop in velocity over the last few seasons. Projections have his ERA up over 4,50, which makes sense given his diminishing stuff. He out-pitched his ERA estimators last season, with a 4.72 xFIP. His hard-contact was up 6.5% from the prior season, and it is hard to buy into success for him again this season. Sean Newcomb is a solid lefty who has had issues with control. It works for him at times, as he had above average strikeout numbers and a very strong stretch during the middle of the season. Newcomb had a 3.90 ERA, and hovering around four is where he is projected again. We are always interested with these younger arms to see who can make that big leap in production. Newcomb is a name to keep an eye on. Touki Toussaint is going to likely lockdown the number five spot, although Atlanta might limit him and use another younger name to keep innings down.