I’m running a little behind on this, but I wanted to let you know that I am going to have a guest author post a preview of the Braves 40-man roster for 2005. James Hall is a student of mine at Sewanee who is currently taking Rob Neyer’s online GM course. James is a senior starting pitcher for the Division III Sewanee Tigers. He’s got a 6.9 ERA in 27 IP, but his FIP ERA is 3.67. No wonder James is such a big fan of DIPS. Update: James tells me his ERA stats are old, and heavily influenced by one very bad game. His correct ERA is 5.34, and you can verify this here.
Anyway, I want to thank James for doing this preview. I will release it in three parts: Infielders, Outfielders, and Pitchers. His analysis will be short a player or two, because he wrote it up several weeks ago and things have changed. Chalk this up to my tardiness, not slacking by James.