The Ravens have 12 players to sign from their 2018 draft class and they opened some cap space to help with that and any other roster-building efforts by adjusting the contract of one of their current players.
Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Ravens have restructured safety Tony Jefferson鈥榮 deal. They took $5 million of his $6 million and converted it to a signing bonus in a move that cleared $3.33 million in cap space for the year to come.
I wasn’t worried, he says with a straight face. Seated in front of his locker after collecting his first two knocks of the season in Gwinnett’s fourth game, he doesn’t know what lies ahead. He doesn’t know that in his next five contests, he’ll go a combined 3-for-21 and that after nine games in Triple-A, he’ll be hitting an anemic .139 with 14 strikeouts in 36 at-bats.
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Barner ran 16 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 56 yards during the 2017 regular season. Barner also returned 10 kickoffs and 27 punts for the Eagles last year.
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Chase rates have remained fairly steady, until this season. We’ll see if this trend holds up, but this year batters have chased 26.9 percent of pitches out of the zone. The 10-year rate is 28.3 percent, and it has never dropped below 27.5. This enhanced discipline could partly explain the drop in balls in play … if it was a trend that had surfaced before this season.
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No, the bigger culprit is contact rate, the biggest loser of the swing-from-the-heels epic. The 10-year rate for swinging and missing is 22.3 percent. But it has gone from 20.4 percent in 2009 to 25.4 percent so far this season.