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Tyler Pastornicky 3BPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .257 4 27 22 3 .238 -0.1
Birth Date12-13-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22012
0.12013
-0.12014
2015
-0.12016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 ATL 22 76 188 169 21 41 6 1 2 55 10 32 1 1 7 13 2 0 .243 .287 .325 .228 2.5 -4.3 -0.2
2013 ATL 23 20 33 30 5 9 1 0 0 10 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 .300 .323 .333 .240 0.8 -0.3 0.1
2014 ATL 24 28 47 40 4 8 0 1 0 10 6 11 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .304 .250 .223 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1
Career12426823930587227517481191521.243.295.314.2292.5-5.1-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 BLJ Rk 50 186 .242 .236 .311 .337 .000 .297 112 -3.6 5.5 1.6 -12.9 1.3 4.8 -0.8 4.8 -0.8
2009 LNS A 109 459 .247 .253 .328 .369 .000 .301 110 -6 13.1 5.7 -1.5 2.5 15.3 1.4 15.3 1.4
2009 DUN A+ 15 66 .234 .282 .334 .408 .000 .304 107 -1.8 1.9 0.9 3.9 -0.6 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4
2010 DUN A+ 77 331 .276 .255 .325 .379 .000 .289 92 5.8 9.7 2.4 -2.7 4.8 22.7 2.0 22.7 2.0
2010 MIS AA 38 160 .279 .264 .337 .393 .000 .274 93 3.2 4.6 2.1 -1.5 -0.1 9.9 0.9 9.9 0.9
2011 MIS AA 90 395 .268 .260 .329 .391 .000 .315 103 3.5 11.6 5.4 -8.8 -0.0 20.5 1.2 20.5 1.2
2011 GWN AAA 27 117 .287 .256 .322 .390 .000 .398 92 3.8 3.6 1.7 -0.1 -2.1 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2012 ATL MLB 76 188 .228 .255 .316 .401 .000 .287 100 -5.9 5.1 1.9 -4.3 1.4 2.5 -0.2 2.5 -0.2
2012 GWN AAA 38 167 .255 .250 .319 .386 .000 .301 102 -0.9 5.0 1.7 -4.0 0.4 6.2 0.2 6.2 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 7 25 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 20 33 .240 .265 .325 .412 .000 .360 101 -0.6 0.9 0 -0.3 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 GWN AAA 74 320 .258 .257 .327 .392 .000 .335 103 -0.5 9.0 -0.2 -1.4 -1.4 7.0 0.6 7.0 0.6
2014 ATL MLB 28 47 .223 .248 .311 .381 .000 .276 93 -1.6 1.2 0 -0.6 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 GWN AAA 47 189 .229 .271 .333 .400 .000 .327 109 -6.7 5.7 -0.4 -3.9 -1.5 -3.0 -0.7 -3.0 -0.7
2015 FRI AA 28 115 .252 .254 .317 .377 .000 .315 115 -0.9 3.0 1.2 -5.2 1.9 5.1 -0.0 5.1 -0.0
2015 LEH AAA 25 109 .259 .249 .316 .354 .000 .310 96 -0.1 3.0 0 0.1 -0.7 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2015 ROU AAA 53 214 .254 .273 .335 .419 .000 .314 97 -1.3 5.9 -0.1 -3.7 0.8 5.3 0.2 5.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 BLJ Rk 186 32 42 6 3 1 17 21 21 27 5 .263 .355 .356 .094 .242 4.8 -12.9 -0.8
2009 LNS A 459 63 111 11 9 1 31 39 50 51 15 .269 .334 .346 .077 .247 15.3 -1.5 1.4
2009 DUN A+ 66 9 17 3 0 0 3 3 7 6 3 .270 .303 .317 .048 .234 0.3 3.9 0.4
2010 DUN A+ 331 50 74 16 0 6 35 39 49 24 7 .258 .345 .376 .118 .276 22.7 -2.7 2.0
2010 MIS AA 160 22 34 5 2 2 15 16 22 11 2 .254 .323 .366 .112 .279 9.9 -1.5 0.9
2011 MIS AA 395 50 106 13 5 6 36 24 34 20 8 .299 .345 .414 .115 .268 20.5 -8.8 1.2
2011 GWN AAA 117 15 38 2 0 1 9 8 11 7 3 .365 .407 .413 .048 .287 7.0 -0.1 0.7
2012 GWN AAA 167 15 41 15 1 1 20 11 21 3 3 .268 .317 .399 .131 .255 6.2 -4.0 0.2
2012 ATL MLB 188 21 41 6 1 2 13 10 32 2 0 .243 .287 .325 .083 .228 2.5 -4.3 -0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 25 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .250 .280 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 33 5 9 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .300 .323 .333 .033 .240 0.8 -0.3 0.1
2013 GWN AAA 320 42 84 13 2 4 28 27 47 9 2 .292 .354 .392 .101 .258 7.0 -1.4 0.6
2014 ATL MLB 47 4 8 0 1 0 2 6 11 0 1 .200 .304 .250 .050 .223 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1
2014 GWN AAA 189 13 51 5 1 1 17 11 23 7 2 .290 .330 .347 .057 .229 -3.0 -3.9 -0.7
2015 FRI AA 115 14 29 4 0 0 5 4 13 1 2 .276 .327 .314 .038 .252 5.1 -5.2 -0.0
2015 ROU AAA 214 30 56 15 2 1 19 12 25 3 2 .283 .319 .394 .111 .254 5.3 -3.7 0.2
2015 LEH AAA 109 10 28 5 0 1 4 10 10 1 0 .286 .358 .367 .082 .259 2.2 0.1 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 719 0.5118 0.4492 0.8111 0.5897 0.3020 0.8802 0.6698 0.1889 320 -0.001946
2013 113 0.5575 0.4602 0.8269 0.4921 0.4200 0.8710 0.7619 0.1731 52 -0.004826
2014 197 0.4518 0.4416 0.8161 0.6067 0.3056 0.8889 0.6970 0.1839 88 -0.005347
Career10290.50530.4490.81380.58220.31560.88090.68510.1862246.1535-0.0029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 - Minors - - Left Knee Contusion -
2014-07-10 2014-07-18 Minors 8 0 Left Knee Inflammation -
2014-05-18 2014-05-23 DTD 5 5 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-08-15 2013-10-01 15-DL 47 41 Left Knee Surgery ACL Ligament 2013-08-19 -
2011-08-15 2011-09-05 Minors 21 0 - Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TEX $
2014 ATL $500,000
2013 ATL $
2012 ATL $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$980,000
2 yrTotal$980,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 134 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). DFA by Atlanta 1/8/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/15. Released by Atlanta 3/19/15. Signed by Texas as a free agent 3/22/15 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Texas 8/10/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/28/11.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 7/15/10 (Yunel Escobar deal).
  • Drafted by Toronto 2008 (5-159) (The Pendleton School, Bradenton, Fla.). $0.175M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 35 87 16 2 6 33 21 49 5 2 .304 .351 .434 .279 14.3 3B -2, 2B -1 1.0
80o 291 31 77 14 2 5 30 18 46 4 2 .288 .334 .411 .265 9.4 3B -2, 2B -1 0.5
70o 276 29 70 13 1 5 27 17 45 4 2 .276 .321 .394 .255 6.2 3B -1, 2B -1 0.2
60o 262 27 64 12 1 4 25 15 43 3 2 .266 .310 .380 .247 3.8 3B -1, 2B -1 0.0
50o 250 25 59 11 1 4 23 14 42 3 2 .257 .300 .366 .239 1.6 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.3
40o 238 23 54 10 1 4 22 13 40 3 1 .248 .290 .353 .231 -0.3 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.4
30o 224 21 49 9 1 3 20 12 39 3 1 .238 .280 .339 .222 -2.1 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.6
20o 209 18 44 8 1 3 18 11 37 2 1 .227 .267 .322 .212 -4.0 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.8
10o 187 16 37 7 1 2 15 9 34 2 1 .211 .250 .300 .198 -6.1 3B -1, 2B -1 -1.0
Weighted Mean2562561111424154332.261.305.372.2422.63B -1, 2B -1-0.2

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 5/26/2016 08:16 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 35 87 16 2 6 33 21 49 5 2 .304 .351 .434 .279 14.2 3B -2, 2B -1 1.0
80o 291 31 77 14 2 5 30 18 46 4 2 .288 .334 .411 .265 9.3 3B -1, 2B -1 0.5
70o 276 29 70 13 1 5 27 17 45 4 2 .276 .321 .394 .255 6.1 3B -1, 2B -1 0.2
60o 262 27 64 12 1 4 25 15 43 3 2 .266 .310 .380 .247 3.6 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.1
50o 250 25 59 11 1 4 23 14 42 3 2 .257 .300 .366 .239 1.5 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.3
40o 238 23 54 10 1 4 22 13 40 3 1 .248 .290 .353 .231 -0.4 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.4
30o 224 21 49 9 1 3 20 12 39 3 1 .238 .280 .339 .222 -2.3 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.6
20o 209 18 44 8 1 3 18 11 37 2 1 .227 .267 .322 .212 -4.1 3B -1, 2B -1 -0.8
10o 187 16 37 7 1 2 15 9 34 2 1 .211 .250 .300 .198 -6.2 3B -1, 2B -1 -1.0
Weighted Mean2562561111424154332.261.305.372.2422.53B -1, 2B -1-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 35% 6% 27% 53%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017274534810620274426765.257.304.369.247-0.06.7-0.31.711.2-5.9-7.1
201828399429317273822684.253.298.363.242-0.33.7-0.41.39.9-7.1-6.3
201929363398416263522633.252.302.365.245-0.24.2-0.41.19.0-5.5-5.7
202030378408716273722663.250.298.364.243-0.33.4-0.61.19.4-6.4-5.9
202131363388516263521632.253.301.366.244-0.23.7-0.60.99.0-5.7-5.7
202232342367814163320601.249.298.360.242-0.32.5-0.60.88.5-6.2-5.4
202333322347314153119571.249.296.360.241-0.31.9-0.60.68.0-6.1-5.0
202434276296312152716490.249.298.360.241-0.31.6-0.60.56.8-5.1-4.3
202535264285911142516470.248.297.358.240-0.31.2-0.60.46.5-5.1-4.1

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
7.68.20.15.67.11.328.6

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151.61572.17.22.332.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Brock Holt 2014 .261
2 88 Johnny Giavotella 2014 .258
3 88 Jeff Keppinger 2006 .227
4 87 Joaquin Arias 2011 .000 DNP
5 87 Joe Thurston 2006 .215
6 87 Darwin Barney 2012 .239
7 87 Kenny Perez 2008 .000 DNP
8 87 Brian Dozier 2013 .263
9 87 Danny Richar 2009 .215
10 87 Jonathan Herrera 2011 .231
11 87 Hector Luna 2006 .255
12 86 William Bergolla 2009 .000 DNP
13 86 Luis Rodriguez 2006 .216
14 86 Jason Bourgeois 2008 .307
15 86 Brandon Douglas 2012 .000 DNP
16 86 Matt Tolbert 2008 .247
17 86 Eider Torres 2009 .000 DNP
18 86 Peeter Ramos 2008 .000 DNP
19 86 Kevin Russo 2011 .000 DNP
20 86 Rafael Ynoa 2014 .295
21 86 Brandon Phillips 2007 .270
22 86 Yung-Chi Chen 2010 .000 DNP
23 86 Christian Colon 2015 .249
24 86 German Duran 2011 .000 DNP
25 85 Matt Downs 2010 .254
26 85 Yangervis Solarte 2014 .268
27 85 Ivan De Jesus 2013 .000 DNP
28 85 Eric Patterson 2009 .293
29 85 Luis Nunez 2013 .000 DNP
30 85 James Cesario 2012 .000 DNP
31 85 Alberto Gonzalez 2009 .234
32 85 Chris De La Cruz 2008 .000 DNP
33 85 Brian Dinkelman 2010 .000 DNP
34 85 Nathan Hanson 2013 .000 DNP
35 85 Ray Chang 2010 .000 DNP
36 85 Issmael Salas 2009 .000 DNP
37 84 Justin Turner 2011 .257
38 84 Ofilio Castro 2010 .000 DNP
39 84 Andy Gonzalez 2008 .253
40 84 Alex Romero 2010 .000 DNP
41 84 Angelys Nina 2015 .000 DNP
42 84 Jim Negrych 2011 .000 DNP
43 84 Brett Dowdy 2008 .000 DNP
44 84 Carlos Alonso 2014 .000 DNP
45 84 Kevin Frandsen 2008 -.003
46 84 Matt Long 2013 .000 DNP
47 84 Niuman Romero 2011 .000 DNP
48 84 Steve Lombardozzi 2015 .050
49 84 Justin Henry 2011 .000 DNP
50 84 Emerson Landoni 2015 .000 DNP
51 84 Matt Cusick 2012 .000 DNP
52 84 Eric Young 2011 .228
53 84 James Beresford 2015 .000 DNP
54 84 Chris Valaika 2012 .000 DNP
55 84 Anthony Labarbera 2006 .000 DNP
56 83 Hernan Iribarren 2010 .000 DNP
57 83 J.C. Holt 2009 .000 DNP
58 83 Steve Singleton 2012 .000 DNP
59 83 Chris Getz 2010 .211
60 83 Sergio Miranda 2013 .000 DNP
61 83 Jayson Nix 2009 .248
62 83 Omar Quintanilla 2008 .215
63 83 Neb Brown 2006 .000 DNP
64 83 Chin-lung Hu 2010 .120
65 83 Luis Maza 2006 .000 DNP
66 83 Ben Zobrist 2007 .157
67 83 Steve Tolleson 2010 .291
68 83 Michael Freeman 2014 .000 DNP
69 83 Nate Spears 2011 .009
70 83 Bernie Castro 2006 .206
71 83 Chris Nelson 2012 .264
72 83 Jake Kahaulelio 2011 .000 DNP
73 83 Andres Blanco 2010 .238
74 83 Juan Gonzalez 2008 .000 DNP
75 83 Tyler Ladendorf 2014 .000 DNP
76 83 Diory Hernandez 2010 .196
77 83 Jason Bartlett 2006 .259
78 83 Patrick Brady 2014 .000 DNP
79 83 Ryan Cavan 2013 .000 DNP
80 82 Felix Molina 2009 .000 DNP
81 82 Will Rhymes 2009 .000 DNP
82 82 Eric Farris 2012 .140
83 82 Donovan Solano 2014 .239
84 82 Stephen Wickens 2015 .000 DNP
85 82 Cliff Pennington 2010 .261
86 82 Greg Miclat 2014 .000 DNP
87 82 Cutter Dykstra 2015 .000 DNP
88 82 Vance Albitz 2014 .000 DNP
89 82 Ivan Ochoa 2009 .000 DNP
90 82 Eduardo Cornejo 2008 .000 DNP
91 82 Scott Savastano 2012 .000 DNP
92 82 Callix Crabbe 2009 .000 DNP
93 82 Jarrett Hoffpauir 2009 .295
94 82 Kevin Estrada 2007 .000 DNP
95 82 Drew M Anderson 2009 .000 DNP
96 82 Travis Adair 2014 .000 DNP
97 82 Jon Jay 2011 .275
98 82 Tyler Bortnick 2014 .000 DNP
99 82 Tony Gwynn 2009 .267
100 82 Chris Burke 2006 .263

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 In addition to serving as the answer to a trivia question—who was the last shortstop to start for the Braves on Opening Day before Andrelton Simmons?—Tyler Pastornicky should reprise his role as organizational depth.
2014 It feels like far more than 24 months ago that Pastornicky was the Braves' Opening Day shortstop and a Rookie of the Year sleeper candidate; the 24-year-old's future is now mostly an afterthought in Atlanta. His chances of grabbing a bench spot took a shot when he tore his ACL in an August collision with a teammate, and his expected recovery by spring training doesn't guarantee him playing time. The club likes his athleticism, bat-to-ball skills, on-base ability and baseball intellect, but his weak arm prevents him from making the tough plays on the left side, limiting his utility. He's a good bet to stick around for a while on someone's bench, but it might not be Atlanta's.
2013 Pastornicky started the season as the Braves every-day shortstop. Between an early-season slump and Andrelton Simmons potential, Pastornicky found himself back in the minors. Hes an instinctual player with big-league bloodlines, but his arm limits his ability to make the tough throws from the hole, and that limits a teams willingness to play him at shortstop as well as his upside. If nothing else, Pastornicky brings enough to the table to become a solid utility infielder.
2012 Meet the Braves shortstop of the very near future. Pastornicky held his own after a post-trade promotion to Double-A and repeated the level for most of 2011, one-upping his 2010 performance and continuing to hit even after a promotion to Triple-A. By seasons end, Pastornicky found himself on the Atlanta bench as an insurance policy in case of injury. Expect to hear the story about how his father once played for John Schuerholz in Kansas City and hit two home runs, but do not anticipate seeing the younger Pastornicky hit too many homers. His offensive game is all about contact, walks, and speed, and his real value is on defense, thanks to an above-average arm and plentiful range. With Alex Gonzalez moving on to Milwaukee, Pastornicky could be the Opening Day shortstop.

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2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Tommy La Stella projects at the MLB level? With Uggla's struggling continuing, and the Braves' offense currently in a rut, is there a chance La Stella makes it up by the break? Ramiro Pena is a great super-sub, and Tyler Pastornicky is a roster spot capable of multiple positions, but it seems the Braves could maybe start getting some MLB looks for La Stella to see what he is. Thanks. My first time, so apologies if I violated any protocols.
(@Jervass from Atlanta)
It's hard to say what the Braves are going to do because there's such a strong influence of money involved with Uggla's contract. Of course, that's sunk cost, so there's no reason for them to ruin a potentially good season because they already screwed up. We all know that teams do that all the time, though. As for La Stella...hitters gonna hit. He's not a good second baseman, but Uggla isn't exactly Robbie Alomar out there either. He's probably their best option, the only question is when the Braves are willing to have an expensive one-dimensional bench player in Uggla. I don't think we'll see a complete change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see La Stella up this summer at some point in some kind of time-share deal at second. (Jeff Moore)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Early thoughts on Tyler Pastornicky and tha Braves ?
(William from Pensacola, FL)
I haven't seen Pastornicky yet, but the numbers aren't too awful. He's currently 12th in True Average amongst shortstops (with 50-plus plate appearances). As for Atlanta, I still think they win the division, even with Washington's start. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)How important is a batting order? Besides the first inning players are not getting up in the spot you want them in anyway.
(Matt from NY)
From a real-life perspective, it's not as important as most casual fans assume. From a fantasy perspective, it's potentially very important since things like RBIs and Runs matter. I avoided Tyler Pastornicky this year because, as a speed-first kind of guy, I didn't want any part of him batting 8th in front of the pitcher since he's not going to run as much as you'd like. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)For this year and the future, who provides more value: Jean Segura or Tyler Pastornicky?
(cooldude from Mpls)
This year: Pastornicky. Future: Segura. Be careful with Pastornicky, though. He's a good bet for full-time at-bats, but if he bats 8th (he should), that's the kiss of death for a National League speedster, and the Braves SS doesn't offer much else. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Pastornicky in an NL only keeper league. Does he start the year in the majors and what chance does he have of staying around?
(Bravos from The A)
Yes, he does start the year in the majors and he stands a good chance of staying around. He answered some of the questions about his bat this year, and given the lack of other options for the Braves, he'll be given a lot of rope. Good speed sleeper. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rapid Fire: Ten fantasy rookies who will make impacts in 2012 (5 pitchers, 5 batters): _______? Go!
(Francois from Toronto)
Okay, rapid fire
P: Yu Darvish, Matt Moore, Addison Reed, Julio Teheran, Brad Peacock
H: Jesus Montero, Yoennis Cespedes, Mike Trout, Devin Mesoraco, Tyler Pastornicky
There are certainly others that will have impacts too. I actually have an article about fantasy-worthy rookies in the Fantasy Baseball Index magazine that will hit newsstands this preseason, if youre interested in my take on other guys. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Surprised by the Braves off season? What do we do if Tyler Pastornicky can't hit ?
(William from Pensacola. FL)
On one hand, a little bit, as I felt like there were some real moves they could make, including getting an ill-fitting Martin Prado off the team or perhaps trading out of their surplus of starting pitching. On the other, the Braves have been run very conservatively in recent years, so I wasn't expecting much. And I suspect, as has been true in recent years, that if Pastornicky doesn't hit they won't do much--or they'll default to Jack Wilson, who can't hit either. (Steven Goldman)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Tyler Pastornicky? Is he a starting SS, or just a utility player?
(Noah from SD)
Could be an every day guy. Not a star, but solid every day guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Braves Front Office have any regrets trading away Yunel Escobar who has been terrific since joining the Jays?
(Zooey from LA)
None. We root for Escobar because we want every trade we make to be win-win for both organizations involved. Alex Gonzalez helped us reach the playoffs last year with his Gold Glove defense and had a huge hit in Game 2 of the NLDS to tie the score. Gonzalez has helped us have a great season again in 2011. Escobar is an extremely talented player and we hope he does well in Toronto and, to his credit, he's shown his 2010 numbers in Atlanta were an aberration.

The interesting thing about that deal, which often goes unmentioned, is the second and third players we got in the trade. Tim Collins, who was used a couple of weeks later to help facilitate a trade for Kyle Farnsworth and Rick Ankiel, has spent the entire 2011 season in the Major Leagues as a left-handed reliever for the Kansas City Royals. The third player, Tyler Pastornicky, projects for us as an everyday shortstop and has hit .315 with 7 HR and 27 SB as a 21-year old in Triple-A. There was a lot more to that trade than just Escobar and Gonzalez. (John Coppolella)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on SS Tyler Pastornicky? Could he be a starting shortstop for you next year?
(Bret from Toronto)
Very young and underrated player who continues to improve. (John Coppolella)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of braves SS Tyler Pastornicky?
(Noah from ATL)
Sorry ... momentary technical glitch.

He's hitting a ton of singles in AAA, which is way better than making a ton of outs. It sounds like the Braves will be giving him a look next spring, and it's possible they'll have so much fun saying his name (go ahead, say it out loud right now -- isn't that enjoyable?) they won't be able to resist giving him the job. His ceiling is strictly Hippocratic in nature -- he won't make so many outs that he'll kill you, but he isn't going to save you, either. (Ken Funck)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be rooting for Tyler Pastornicky to get a shot at SS for my Braves at some point?
(Max from Work)
Towards the end of 2012, maybe. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you rank Justin Jackson, Tyler Pastornicky, Gustavo Pierre and Hechevarria?
(Bill from Toronto)
Hechevarria, Pierre, big gap, Jackson, Pastornicky. Pierre is a great sleeper in a system desperate for one. (Kevin Goldstein)


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