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Baseball Player Name of the Week

The Braves have wisely signed Yohan Flande to a minor league deal.

Flande, a 24-year-old lefty pitcher, had been in the Phillies system since 2006 and spent most of the last two years at AA, where he went 14-12 with a 4.44 ERA, a 1.415 WHIP, and a 2.06 K/BB ratio.

If he joins the Braves AA team this year he’ll join an already strong roster of names that includes Brett Butts, J.J. Hoover, Benino Pruneda, Tyler Pastornicky, L.V. Ware, and the top-notch Jesus Sucre.


1 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 21, 2010 1:06 pm

Do they lead all teams in odd names?

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 21, 2010 1:30 pm


Well .... I could run an "average Scrabble score per letter" analysis on all major league teams and see ...

3 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 21, 2010 1:47 pm

[2] Any team with Marc Rzepczynski on it has to be among the leaders...

4 Emma Span   ~  Dec 21, 2010 2:12 pm

[1] This is something I'm working on, actually... early analysis has them in the top third but although Flande strengthens them, I don't think he's enough to put them over the top for the Player Name Championship, or even the Wild Card.

Obviously, this is a story we will be following closely here at the Banter all offseason.

5 The Mick536   ~  Dec 21, 2010 3:44 pm

NPR does.

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