1996 Atlanta Braves
96 - 66
1995 / 1997 (Organization)
1st place in the NL East
Home Record:
Away Record:
56 - 25 (.691)
40 - 41 (.494)
+12.1 wins
+2.9 wins
   
Scored/Expected: 773 / 777 ( -4 )
Allowed/Expected: 648 / 785 ( +137 )
Pyth Record: 94 - 68 (+2)
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Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 2,901,242 Avg Att: 35,818 (1.34)
Att Rank: 3 / 14 Lg Avg: 26,789
       
Park Factor: 1.02    
HR Factor: 1.08 R/L HR: 1.02 / 1.16
Notes:
- National League Champions - East Division Champions
- Defeated Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS
- Defeated St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS
- Lost to New York Yankees in the World Series

Transactions

Filters
Time Frame
To / From
Date          
WAR
Player
Pos
Transaction
10
3
1995
Mike Sharperson
3B
34.0
Free Agency Granted
ATL
5.5
0.0
10
15
1995
Dale Polley
RP
30.2
Free Agency Granted
ATL
0.0
-0.4
10
16
1995
Jose Munoz
2B
27.9
Free Agency Granted
ATL
0.0
-0.1
10
16
1995
Eddie Tucker
C
28.9
Free Agency Granted
ATL
-0.5
0.0
10
30
1995
Charlie O'Brien
C
35.5
Free Agency Granted
ATL
6.7
3.1
10
31
1995
Dwight Smith
LF
32.0
Free Agency Granted
ATL
3.9
-1.1
11
2
1995
Luis Polonia
LF
32.1
Free Agency Granted
ATL
9.2
-0.3
11
3
1995
Mike Devereaux
CF
32.6
Free Agency Granted
ATL
14.8
-0.3
11
3
1995
Alejandro Pena
RP
36.4
Free Agency Granted
ATL
16.0
-0.2
11
6
1995
Fred McGriff
1B
32.0
Free Agency Granted
ATL
38.2
14.4
11
15
1995
Darron Cox
C
28.0
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
0.0
-0.0
0.0
11
27
1995
Brian Kowitz
RF
26.3
Free Agency Granted
ATL
-0.2
0.0
12
2
1995
Fred McGriff
1B
32.1
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
38.2
14.4
1.8
12
17
1995
Rachaad Stewart
Received in Trade
BAL
ATL
0.0
0.0
0.0
12
17
1995
Kent Mercker
SW
27.9
Traded Away
ATL
BAL
6.3
6.2
-1.1
12
17
1995
Joe Borowski
RP
24.6
Received in Trade
BAL
ATL
0.3
3.5
-0.0
12
22
1995
Humberto Cota
C
16.9
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
-0.2
0.0
1
3
1996
Jerome Walton
CF
30.5
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
2.8
0.9
0.6
1
8
1996
Dwight Smith
LF
32.2
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
3.9
-1.1
-1.1
1
9
1996
Chad Fox
RP
25.3
Received in Trade
CIN
ATL
0.0
2.9
0.2
1
9
1996
Mike Kelly
LF
25.6
Traded Away
ATL
CIN
-0.4
0.8
0.9
1
12
1996
Mike Potts
RP
25.4
Selected off of Waivers
ATL
ML4
0.0
-0.6
-0.6
1
27
1996
Kerry Ligtenberg
RP
24.7
Purchased
Minneapo
ATL
0.0
4.5
4.3
2
2
1996
Mike Cather
RP
25.1
Purchased
Winnipeg
ATL
0.0
0.5
0.5
2
14
1996
Jorge Campillo
SP
17.5
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
1.5
1.8
3
31
1996
Mike Bielecki
SP
36.7
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
4.7
1.4
1.4
4
4
1996
Darrell May
SP
23.8
Selected off of Waivers
ATL
PIT
-0.2
5.8
-0.4
5
31
1996
Anton French
Traded Away
ATL
DET
0.0
0.0
0.0
5
31
1996
Danny Bautista
RF
24.0
Received in Trade
DET
ATL
-0.6
0.2
0.4
6
4
1996
Jason Marquis
SP
17.8
Amateur Draft (Round 1 / Pick 35)
ATL
0.0
9.4
0.3
6
4
1996
Eric Munson
3B
18.7
Amateur Draft (Round 2) Did Not Sign
ATL
0.0
-1.5
0.0
6
4
1996
Joe Nelson
RP
21.6
Amateur Draft (Round 4)
ATL
0.0
1.4
-0.3
6
4
1996
Mark DeRosa
2B
21.3
Amateur Draft (Round 7)
ATL
0.0
9.8
0.6
6
4
1996
Aaron Taylor
RP
18.8
Amateur Draft (Round 11)
ATL
0.0
-0.4
0.0
6
4
1996
Mike Hessman
3B
18.3
Amateur Draft (Round 15)
ATL
0.0
0.1
-0.3
6
4
1996
Marcus Giles
2B
18.0
Amateur Draft (Round 53)
ATL
0.0
16.8
16.8
6
7
1996
Joe Winkelsas
RP
22.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
-0.4
-0.1
6
11
1996
Ray King
RP
22.4
Received in Trade
CIN
ATL
0.0
5.7
0.2
6
24
1996
Mark Whiten
RF
29.6
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
9.0
4.9
0.5
6
27
1996
Tyler Houston
3B
25.4
Traded Away
ATL
CHN
-0.1
1.6
-0.4
6
27
1996
Ismael Villegas
RP
19.9
Received in Trade
CHN
ATL
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
7
2
1996
Ramon A. Castro
3B
16.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
-0.2
0.0
7
2
1996
J.C. Boscan
C
16.5
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
0.0
-0.0
7
13
1996
David Cortes
RP
22.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
0.9
-0.0
7
25
1996
Dean Hartgraves
RP
30.0
Selected off of Waivers
HOU
ATL
0.6
-0.3
0.0
7
28
1996
Wilson Betemit
3B
14.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
ATL
0.0
3.1
1.2
8
9
1996
Esteban Beltre
SS
28.6
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
-1.6
-0.5
0.0
8
13
1996
Roosevelt Brown
LF
21.0
Traded Away
ATL
FLO
0.0
-0.7
0.0
8
13
1996
Terry Pendleton
3B
36.1
Received in Trade
FLO
ATL
30.3
-2.1
-1.3
8
14
1996
Mark Whiten
RF
29.7
Traded Away
ATL
SEA
10.2
3.2
1.7
8
14
1996
Roger Blanco
Received in Trade
SEA
ATL
0.0
0.0
0.0
8
17
1996
Luis Polonia
LF
32.8
Signed as a Free Agent
ATL
9.2
-0.3
0.0
8
28
1996
Denny Neagle
SP
28.0
Received in Trade
PIT
ATL
9.4
13.3
7.1
8
28
1996
Ron Wright
DH
20.6
Traded Away
ATL
PIT
0.0
-0.1
0.0
8
28
1996
Corey Pointer
Traded Away
ATL
PIT
0.0
0.0
0.0
8
30
1996
Jason Schmidt
SP
23.6
Traded Away
ATL
PIT
-1.3
30.9
9.4
9
30
1996
Scott Brow
RP
27.5
Selected off of Waivers
TOR
ATL
-0.9
-0.5
0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Trades


12 / 17 / 1995
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
BAL
24.6
0.3
3.5
-0.0
-0.2
Rachaad Stewart
BAL
Totals      
0.3
3.5
-0.0
-0.2
Baltimore Orioles Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SW
ATL
27.9
6.3
6.2
-1.1
-0.7
Totals      
6.3
6.2
-1.1
-0.7
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
3.5
6.2
2.8
 
-0.2
-0.7
-0.6
6.2
3.5
-2.8
 
-0.7
-0.2
0.6



1 / 9 / 1996
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
CIN
22.0
0.0
5.7
0.2
0.0
RP
CIN
25.3
0.0
2.9
0.2
0.0
Totals      
0.0
8.6
0.4
0.0
Cincinnati Reds Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
ATL
25.6
-0.4
0.8
0.9
-0.1
Totals      
-0.4
0.8
0.9
-0.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.8
8.6
7.8
 
-0.1
0.0
0.1
8.6
0.8
-7.8
 
0.0
-0.1
-0.1



5 / 31 / 1996
Detroit Tigers Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
Anton French
ATL
Totals      
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
DET
24.0
-0.6
0.2
0.4
-0.2
Totals      
-0.6
0.2
0.4
-0.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.0
0.2
0.2
 
0.0
-0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.2



6 / 27 / 1996
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
3B
ATL
25.4
-0.1
1.6
-0.4
0.7
Totals      
-0.1
1.6
-0.4
0.7
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
CHN
19.9
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
Totals      
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.1
1.6
1.7
 
0.0
0.7
0.7
1.6
-0.1
-1.7
 
0.7
0.0
-0.7



8 / 13 / 1996
Florida Marlins Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
ATL
21.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
0.0
Totals      
0.0
-0.7
0.0
0.0
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
3B
FLO
36.1
30.3
-2.1
-1.3
-1.3
Totals      
30.3
-2.1
-1.3
-1.3
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-2.1
-0.7
1.4
 
-1.3
0.0
1.3
-0.7
-2.1
-1.4
 
0.0
-1.3
-1.3



8 / 14 / 1996
Seattle Mariners Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
ATL
29.7
10.2
3.2
1.7
1.7
Totals      
10.2
3.2
1.7
1.7
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
Roger Blanco
SEA
Totals      
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.0
3.2
3.2
 
0.0
1.7
1.7
3.2
0.0
-3.2
 
1.7
0.0
-1.7



8 / 28 / 1996
Pittsburgh Pirates Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
ATL
23.6
-1.3
30.9
9.4
0.5
Corey Pointer
ATL
DH
ATL
20.6
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
Totals      
-1.3
30.8
9.4
0.5
Atlanta Braves Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
PIT
28.0
9.4
13.3
7.1
-0.1
Totals      
9.4
13.3
7.1
-0.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
13.3
30.8
17.5
 
-0.1
0.5
0.7
30.8
13.3
-17.5
 
0.5
-0.1
-0.7



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