33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 4

May 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In this fourth and final part of the 33% review, I will be looking at 15 players in the organization outside of the OFR Top 30 Prospects that have gotten off to good starts. I've also included where these players placed on the super-secret Top 100 list. Part 1: Prospects # 30-21 Part 2: Prospects #…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 3

May 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This post takes a look at the top of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list, prospects #1-10.   Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 2: Prospects # 11-20 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 10. Ronald Acuna, OF Age: 19 Bats: R Current Assignment: AA Mississippi Braves .317/.374/.525 158 wRC+ 6 HR, 24 SB 8.3 BB%, 27.9 K% No offensive prospect…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 2

May 26, 2017 Andy Harris 1

We're one-third of the way through the minor league season, and this is the middle third of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list. Let's check in with numbers 11-20. Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 20. Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 Current Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 3.42 ERA…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 1

May 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It seems like the season just started, but this week marks the one-third mark through the minor league regular season. In this post, I will check in with the prospects ranked #21-30 on the OFR Prospects List. Part 2: Prospects # 11-20 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30   30. Ray-Patrick…

Braves Transactions: An Active Week

May 22, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

5/18 - Placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 10-day DL with a broken left wrist. 5/18 - Signed 1B James Loney to a minor league contract. 5/18 - Recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from AAA Gwinnett. 5/20 - Moved RP Chaz Roe to the 60-day DL. 5/20 - Placed RP Eric O'Flaherty on the 10-day DL…

Answers From the Mailbag: Special #AskCoppy Edition, May 19

May 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly. Answers On The Fly is our reader mailbag feature in which our writers give insight into questions fans are asking. This week  the @Braves Twitter account held another #AskCoppy event, where fans can ask questions directly to Braves GM John "Coppy" Coppolella. This week, the…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Rio Ruiz

May 18, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It's a call-up I have been anticipating, but never under these circumstances. With Braves superstar Freddie Freeman likely to miss at least two months with a fractured left wrist, the Braves have made a call to AAA and recalled third baseman Rio Ruiz. The Player Rio Ruiz, 3B Age: 22 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett…

Acuna Takes the Magic Bus To Mississippi; Who’s Next?

May 9, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday night, batting second in the order for the class high-A Florida Fire Frogs of the Florida State League, Braves outfield prospect Ronald Acuna had two hits, including a triple, walked, scored two runs, and knocked in another two. This is a good day at the plate for anyone, and over the last two…

Braves Transactions: Fire Guy

May 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

5/8 - Atlanta releases AAA DH Ryan Howard I can't think of a worse place to try to relocate your old magic than in Buford, GA, but that's what the Braves asked former NL MVP Ryan Howard to do. When signed, all Atlanta was seemingly looking for was a future bench bat who could DH…

Braves Transactions: No One To Depend On

May 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades LHP Kevin Chapman and cash considerations to Minnesota for IF/OF Danny Santana. OF Lane Adams optioned to AAA Gwinnett. Nobody finds the news on off-days quite like John Coppolella, and Monday's off-day was no different, as Atlanta struck its first trade of the 2017 season, sending AAA lefty reliever Kevin Chapman and cash…

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