Braves Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Braves have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Braves this week:
Braves ranked 28th - "The third-largest crowd of the season at Turner Field on Saturday watched the Braves beat the Marlins for the fifth time this year, as they enjoyed their Chipper Rescues Freddie bobblehead giveaway. After Opening Day, the next two largest crowds at Turner Field have come on the two bobblehead giveaway days."
Braves ranked 29th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Braves ranked 30th - "Braves win three of four and are now 5-21 at home."
Braves ranked 29th - "If only the Atlanta Braves could play the Miami Marlins every week.
After being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, the Braves took two of three from the Marlins to close out the week. They are now 5-1 against Miami with a plus-nine run differential, compared to 9-34 with a minus-83 run differential against everyone else.
Julio Teheran continued to pitch well with two strong starts last week, and he now has a 2.77 ERA and 1.068 WHIP in 11 starts. That makes him one of the league's most attractive trade chips, but he won't simply be flipped for prospects, according to general manager John Coppolella.
The days of us trading players like Teheran for prospects are over, he told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. "We need to get better at the major league level. We would have to be overwhelmed to move Teheran."
Rosenthal went on to say the team is looking for a hitter of comparable quality and age in return."