ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap

Minor League Opening Day 2017! (Photo: Atlanta Braves via Twitter)

We’re starting a new feature here today called ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap. We’ll be rounding up articles, podcasts, and other news about the Atlanta Braves that have been published by us, as well as other blogs. This is a way to get a weekly recap of all things Braves, from multiple outlets, all in one place.


Dylan Short asks what the Braves should do with Ronald Acuna.

Benjamin Chase at Call to the Pen gave us his list of the Top 100 Atlanta Braves prospects.

Grant McAuley continues his series previewing each position for 2018 with a look at the starting rotation.



Outfield Fly Rule’s Matt Chrietzberg wrote his first blog article for us, which was promptly re-run by MLB Trade Rumors. Matt was taking a look at the significant wage disparity faced by minor leaguers.

The guys over at Knockahoma Nation put out Episode #44 of their podcast, which featured appearances by OFR’s own Dylan Short and Andy Harris. This episode continued a series discussing Braves prospects, as well as touching on MLB’s anticipated pace of play rules.

Tomahawk Take took a look at the Top 10 moments from the Atlanta Braves 2017 season.


Brent Blackwell of OFR continued his countdown to Opening Day by looking at the best players – Braves and otherwise – to wear a particular jersey number.

Andy Harris continued his series reviewing the depth at every position in the entire Atlanta Braves organization. Monday featured a look at catching depth.

Dan Horton of Knockahoma Nation (and occasional OFR contributor) took a look at what it means to be a fan.

Walk off Walk is having a contest for fans to guess which free agents the Braves will sign.

FanGraphs released their annual Top 100 Prospects list. Atlanta Braves prospects making the list include Ronald Acuna, Kyle Wright, Luiz Gohara, Mike Soroka, Ian Anderson, Cristian Pache, Austin Riley, Touki Toussaint, Max Fried, and Joey Wentz,



Andy Harris looks at left field depth in the Braves organization.

Tommy Poe at Walk Off Walk continues his series looking at the Atlanta Braves Top 50 prospects.

Talking Chop tried to place a value on the top Atlanta Braves prospects.

Grant McAuley continues previewing 2018 with a look at the bullpen.



Andy Harris’ series on positional depth in the Atlanta Braves organization continues with a look at centerfield.

The Hardball Times (a FanGraphs property) took a look at the history of how each team was named.

Former Braves front office assistant Kiley McDaniel has returned to FanGraphs, where he wrote about some unranked prospects that he likes. Among those mentioned were William Contreras, Brett Cumberland, and A.J. Minter.

Talking Chop takes a look at the Braves’ PECOTA projections from Baseball Prospectus, which has Atlanta projected to finish third place in the NL East.



Andy Harris continues his series with a look at right field.

Brent Blackwell suggests Julio Teheran is the best Atlanta Braves player to ever wear jersey number 49.

FanGraphs released their KATOH projections for their Top 100 prospects. Ronald Acuna, Mike Soroka, Bryse Wilson, Luiz Gohara, Cristian Pache, and Joey Wentz all made their list, with Acuna leading the way at the top spot.



Matt Chrietzberg wonders if MLB players would be better served by replacing their current representation.

“The Road Runner” Ralph Garr and Torii Hunter get some love from Brent Blackwell as he continues counting down to Opening Day by jersey number.

Dave O’Brien of AJC.com disclosed that former Braves farmhand Landon Hughes has been suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.




About Chris Jervis 79 Articles
Chris Jervis is an accountant in the Atlanta area. He's long had an interest in baseball, and, being a numbers nerd, loves analyzing player performances. He also likes to argue and is kind of an ass.

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