The Braves' Best and Worst Offensive Performances of the 2011 Season


Earlier this week in his post The Great RBI Debate, Clint argued that the RBI isn’t a completely meaningless statistic.  Perhaps it’s just my closet traditionalism speaking, or the fact that I grew up watching ’90s baseball where both the home run and RBI were glorified, but sometimes I wish that I could agree with him.  At the same time, I know that I probably never will.  As MJ later pointed out, we now have a slew of advanced metrics that measure every aspect of a player’s performance.

Like him, I also believe that RE24 is a valuable tool for gauging a player’s level of contribution and importance to his respective team.  I find it especially practical when determining a player’s value in a single game.  Therefore, I thought that I would offer a statistical representation of the Braves’ top single-game performances from this past season, as determined by RE24.  And to keep things interesting, the worst single-game performances, as well.

*All categories that returned zeros were omitted*

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB RE24
1 Jason Heyward 2011-04-24 SFG W 9-6 5 5 2 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 3.930
2 Dan Uggla 2011-06-25 SDP W 10-1 5 3 3 2 0 1 4 2 1 0 3.901
3 Jason Heyward 2011-08-23 CHC W 5-4 4 4 1 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 3.708
4 Brian McCann 2011-04-03 WSN W 11-2 5 5 1 3 0 0 4 0 1 1 3.207
5 Chipper Jones 2011-06-16 NYM W 9-8 4 4 1 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 3.203
6 Martin Prado 2011-05-12 WSN W 6-5 5 4 2 2 0 1 4 1 0 0 3.157
7 Brian McCann 2011-08-25 CHC W 8-3 5 4 2 2 0 2 4 1 0 0 3.155
8 Dan Uggla 2011-08-20 ARI W 8-1 4 3 2 2 0 2 3 1 1 0 3.027
9 David Ross 2011-04-26 SDP W 8-2 4 4 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 2.929
10 Alex Gonzalez 2011-09-14 FLA W 4-1 3 3 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 2.927
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Generated 11/4/2011.

 

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B HR RBI SO GDP RE24
1 Martin Prado 2011-07-26 PIT W 4-3 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -2.937
2 Jason Heyward 2011-07-03 BAL L 4-5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -2.307
3 Dan Uggla 2011-05-13 PHI L 4-5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -2.222
4 Alex Gonzalez 2011-08-25 CHC W 8-3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -2.096
5 Brian McCann 2011-04-29 STL L 3-5 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 -2.042
6 Brian McCann 2011-05-18 ARI L 4-5 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -2.029
7 Tim Hudson 2011-07-07 COL W 6-3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -1.959
8 Freddie Freeman 2011-04-24 SFG W 9-6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1.946
9 Michael Bourn 2011-09-25 WSN L 0-3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1.906
10 Alex Gonzalez 2011-07-15 WSN W 11-1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 -1.881
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Generated 11/4/2011.

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