The 20 worst A-Braves players: #1 Andres Thomas

It was difficult omitting Corky Miller, who had 5 hits as B-Mac’s back-up in 2008 and batted .138 in 87 AB’s as a Brave.┬áBut how do you exclude Andres Thomas, the 7th SS to make our register? (Go here for the complete list.) Stat awareness works for and against Andres, a Brave from 1985-90. I…

The 20 worst A-Braves players: #3 Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez was a poor man’s Rafael Belliard, at least at the plate. Like Raffy, Gomez was smooth, if unspectacular, defensively. But Belliard was a regular Barry Larkin on offense compared to Gomez, the only player on our list who was traded for another of the 20 worst Braves, Pat Rockett (part of the deal…

The 20 worst A-Braves players: #15 Pat Rockett

Pat Rockett, a San Antonio high school sports legend and standout wide receiver, was heavily recruited by the Texas Longhorns. Unfortunately, he decided to pursue baseball instead. Bummer. Had he chosen football the Braves might have used the 10th overall pick in the 1973 amateur draft on Eddie Murray or Fred Lynn, each of whom…

The 20 worst A-Braves (non-pitcher edition)

Best/worst lists are not beneath the Office. We’ve plumbed these depths many times before. Surprisingly, we’ve never counted down the all-time worst Braves. Here’s a partial list of contenders (non-pitchers only). I’ve left out too many to count, so your nominations are welcome. Damaso Garcia Corky Miller Ken Caminiti Greg Norton Pat Rockett Melky Cabrera…