Atlanta Braves: 2019 Statistical Leaders on Offense
Runs Batted In – MLB.com’s number one first baseman in the game led the Braves in RBIs. Freddie Freeman is a stalwart in the three-hole for the Braves – hopefully for many years to come – and with Acuna and Albies getting on base in every way possible, Freeman has ample opportunities to bring’em home.
Freeman finished second in RBI in the National League to Anthony Rendon. Freeman is one of the best pure hitters in the game. With Acuna and Albies hitting in front of him, there’s a pretty good chance he leads the league in RBI this season.
Walks – Josh Donaldson didn’t just use his umbrella to protect him from precipitation, it also worked as an effective walking cane to aid him in his 100 free passes. Donaldson’s 100 walks were 13 better the next best.
Donaldson’s 100 walks were good for fourth in the National League.
Intentional Walks –Freddie Freeman instilled the most fear in opposing pitcher’s hearts by drawing 11 intentional bases on balls.
Road wRC+ – Your best Braves’ player on the road with more than 50 plate appearances was Mr. Brave, Freddie Freeman with a 145 wRC+.
Home wRC+ – Our best player at home with more than 50 plate appearances was Josh Donaldson with a 163 wRC+.
Sacrifice Flyballs – Ever the team players, Nick Markakis and Brian McCann tied for the team lead in sac flies.
Best Hitting Pitcher- Max Fried was the only Braves pitcher with more than nine plate appearances to finish with a wRC+ above zero. Fried led the way with a score of 11, which leads to my next article: Why the NL NEEDS a DH.
Dallas Keuchel finished with a -25 and Mike Soroka at -41.