Franchise Best Single Season

Atlanta Braves Best Single Seasons

This is a list of the Atlanta Braves best single seasons. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to play at least 51% of games at their position. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 20 games during the selected season. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 10 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 10 games.


  • Catcher – Javy Lopez, 2003

  • Javy Lopez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    170 .442 6.8 129 495 89 150 29 3 43 109 0 33 90 .328 .378 .687 1.065

  • First Base – Andres Galarraga, 1998

  • Andres Galarraga
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    156 .418 5.0 153 648 103 169 27 1 44 121 7 63 146 .305 .397 .595 .991

  • Second Base – Rogers Hornsby, 1928

  • Rogers Hornsby
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    196 .506 8.8 140 621 99 188 42 7 21 94 5 107 41 .387 .498 .632 1.130

  • Third Base – Eddie Mathews, 1953

  • Eddie Mathews
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    167 .451 8.3 157 681 110 175 31 8 47 135 1 99 83 .302 .406 .627 1.033

  • Shortstop – Jeff Blauser, 1997

  • Jeff Blauser
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    135 .388 4.8 151 623 90 160 31 4 17 70 5 70 101 .308 .405 .482 .886

  • Outfield – Tommy Holmes, 1945

  • Tommy Holmes
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    171 .463 8.0 154 714 125 224 47 6 28 117 15 70 9 .352 .420 .577 .997

  • Outfield – Hank Aaron, 1959

  • Hank Aaron
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    175 .444 8.6 154 693 116 223 46 7 39 123 8 51 54 .355 .401 .636 1.037

  • Outfield – J.D. Drew, 2004

  • J.D. Drew
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    162 .429 8.3 145 645 118 158 28 8 31 93 12 118 116 .305 .436 .569 1.006

  • Starting Pitcher – Greg Maddux, 1995

  • Greg Maddux
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    39 9.7 28 28 19 2 1.63 209.2 10 3 0 39 38 23 181 7.8 0.811

  • Starting Pitcher – John Smoltz, 1996

  • John Smoltz
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    69 7.3 35 35 24 8 2.94 253.2 6 2 0 93 83 55 276 9.8 1.001

  • Starting Pitcher – Warren Spahn, 1953

  • Warren Spahn
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    53 8.9 35 32 23 7 2.10 265.2 24 5 3 75 62 70 148 5.0 1.058

  • Starting Pitcher – Kevin Millwood, 1999

  • Kevin Millwood
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    59 6.1 33 33 18 7 2.68 228 2 0 0 80 68 59 205 8.1 0.996

  • Starting Pitcher – Javier Vazquez, 2009

  • Javier Vazquez
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    69 6.2 32 32 15 10 2.87 219.1 3 0 0 75 70 44 238 9.8 1.026

  • Relief Pitcher – David Carpenter, 2013

  • David Carpenter
    RE24 WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    14.78 2.0 56 0 4 1 1.78 65.2 0 0 0 13 13 20 74 10.1 0.990

  • Relief Pitcher – Jonny Venters, 2011

  • Jonny Venters
    RE24 WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    22.41 3.0 85 0 6 2 1.84 88 0 0 5 19 18 43 96 9.8 1.091

  • Closer – Craig Kimbrel, 2012

  • Craig Kimbrel
    RE24 WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    23.17 3.3 63 0 3 1 1.01 62.2 0 0 42 7 7 14 116 16.7 0.654

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