Jacob Peterson

  • joined Oct 12, 2009
  • last login Jul 02, 2013
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I've been a Braves fan since I moved to Atlanta as a kid in the mid-1980s. Many of my childhood memories were narrated by Skip & Pete (many of the others had something to do with the Simpsons).

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NCAAF Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • NCAAB Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • Soccer U.S. Men's National Team
User Blog

Go Easy On Your Team, Braves Fans


When good seasons go bad, it's easy to say someone "choked." Here's why I won't say that about the Braves.

RBI Opportunities, Part 2: The Yankees' Curtis Granderson


Curtis Granderson leads the AL in RBI. How much of that is good fortune and good teammates?

How Moneyball Has Influenced The Braves Organization


The Braves aren't usually thought of as a Moneyball-style team, but they (like every other team) have been affected by the ideas presented in the book.

An In-Depth Look At Ryan Howard's RBI Opportunities


Ryan Howard's 111 RBIs: Luck, Skill, or Both?

Henry Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett Are Historically Wild


Two pitchers have been tossing errant pitches at near-record levels this season.

One Of The 10 Greatest Pitching Seasons Ever


Guess who put up these historically great numbers: 1.35 ERA, +9.5 WPA, +9.3 WAR.

"Sons" of MLB: Exploring the Impact of Patronymics


How many players have a name that ends with "-son," and who are they the sons of?

How Do Braves Pitchers Stack Up In Strikeout Rate?


Visualizing the Braves' success (or lack thereof) in strikeout rate using newfangled graphs.

Comparing Active Pitchers to the .300 BABIP Standard


Which pitchers have saved the most hits on balls in play, compared to the .300 BABIP standard?

Reliever Platooning: It's Not Just For Lefties Anymore


A look at different usage patterns affect two of baseball's most dominant right-handed set-up men (Sergio Romo and Mike Adams).

Braves Hitters Live And Die By The Count


The Braves have been even more susceptible to the effects of the count than other teams.

The Braves' First 10,000 Wins in Graphical Form


Over at Beyond the Boxscore, I made a big graphic to commemorate the Braves franchise's 10,000th victory.

Breaking Down The First 10,000 Wins Of The Braves Franchise


The Braves just won their 10,000th game. It took them 3 cities, 9 home ballparks, 6 team names, and dozens of managers.

Braves Relievers Aren't Getting Much Rest This Year


A look at the Braves' dangerous bullpen usage in the first half, featuring an alarming number of appearances on zero days' rest.

The Best (And Worst) Hitters At Making Pitchers Work


Using a junk stat I call "Pitcher Fatigue Factor," I determine which batters make pitchers work the hardest for each out.

All Innings Are Not Created Equal: How Run-Scoring Varies By Inning


Did you know that teams score much more often in the 1st and 6th innings than in the 2nd and 9th innings? This post examines a few explanations for this phenomenon.

The Braves' Brandon Beachy: A Surprise Strikeout Artist


Out of nowhere, Brandon Beachy is on pace to match a feat done by only 11 other pitchers, some of them all-time greats.

Identifying the Streakiest Teams in MLB


Introducing Streak Games, a simple measure of streakiness. How does your team measure up?

A Graphical Look at the Braves' Pitching Staff


A visual comparison between the Braves' pitchers and the league as a whole. Hint: they compare very well.

Comparing the Offenses of the Top AL West Contenders


A graphical comparison of how the Rangers and Mariners offenses compare at each position, using weighted runs created (wRC).

Who Creates the Braves' Runs? A Graphical Breakdown


Breaking down the Braves' offensive production by position using weighted runs created (wRC).

Not Just Black And White: Color Surnames In MLB History


White, Black, Brown, Green, Gray, and Blue. Which color surname has produced the most WAR in baseball history?

The Braves' Derek Lowe Throws the Fewest Strikes In MLB (And That's OK)


Barely a third of the pitches Derek Lowe has thrown in 2011 have been in the strike zone, but he's still been pretty good. How?

Prince Fielder and David Ortiz: Old Dogs Learning New Tricks


Fielder and Ortiz seem on the surface to be putting up their usual stellar seasons. Dig deeper, though, and you find that something has changed with each of them.

The Braves' Bullpen: A Continuing Tradition Of Striking Dudes Out


Dating back to the mid-1990's, the Braves have nearly always had a high-strikeout bullpen. This year's edition is no different.

The Braves' Jair Jurrjens Is On Quite The Streak


Jair Jurrjens is rivaling Greg Maddux with his phenomenal start to the 2011 season.

Fredi ranks T-2 in the Traditional Managing Index


My newest junk stat measures how "old school" a manager is, based on how often he calls for sac bunts and intentional walks. Only Tony LaRussa ranks ahead of Fredi Gonzalez.

Introducing the Traditional Manager Index


At long last, there is now a stat to quantify which MLB managers have the most "old school" personalities.

A Graphical Look at the Braves' Plate Discipline (Part 2: OF & C)


A graphical look at the problematic plate discipline of Brian McCann, Martin Prado, Nate McLouth, and Jason Heyward.

A Graphical Look at the Braves' Plate Discipline (Part I: IFs)


A graphical look at the plate discipline of Chipper Jones, Alex Gonzalez, Dan Uggla, and Freddie Freeman.

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