About Andy Harris
Andy Harris has been a baseball fan since seeing the Big Red Machine in 1978 and hardcore baseball fan since reading Bill James's Historical Baseball Abstract in 1990. Andy moved to the Atlanta area in 1991, which turned out to be a pretty good year for the local team.

Fifty Prospects In Fifty Days: #50 Jefrey Ramos and #49 Derian Cruz

October 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to the first installment of OFR's top prospect countdown, Fifty Prospects In Fifty Days. Every other day, we will post a breakdown of two Braves prospects, counting down to number 1 which should be revealed in December (spoiler alert: it's Ronald Acuna). Today I'm looking at a couple of Danville Braves teammates and fellow…

Braves Offseason Priorities in a Post-Coppy World

October 9, 2017 Andy Harris 1

On Sunday, October 1, I posted a comedy piece on this very website that said the Braves top offseason priority was trading Matt Kemp to open up a starting outfield spot for Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna. Now, at the time I didn't realize it was comedy. But like the clueless dad on a typical…

The Braves Top Offseason Priority: Parting Ways With Matt Kemp

October 1, 2017 Andy Harris 1

As my colleague Dylan Short recently wrote, 2018 will be pivotal season for the Atlanta Braves. For the first time, a good portion of the roster should be filled with young talent originally brought into the organization through the rebuilding process. The team already seems to have shifted gears from trading off core major league…

Rebuild Case Study Part 4: Chicago Cubs

September 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The most recent successful rebuild, the Chicago Cubs broke the longest championship drought in American sports history with a World Series win over Cleveland in 2016. What makes Chicago an interesting case study is the speed in which the Cubs were able to complete the rebuild. This is in part thanks to an enviable payroll…

OFR 2017 Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards

September 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

From fabulous suburban Atlanta it's the inaugural... Outfield Fly Rule Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards!     Our blue ribbon panel of minor league baseball experts* have toiled behind the scenes to winnow all of the Braves minor league performances and bring to you our picks for the best of the 2017 minor league season…

Post-Season Minor League Top 30 Prospect Review

September 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

None of the Braves minor league affiliates are chasing a ring in the playoffs this season, but when it comes to prospect progression, the 2017 season probably couldn't have gone much better. The Braves have matriculated five of the pre-season OFR Top 30 prospects to the majors and have aggressively pushed most of their other…

Rebuild Case Study Part 3: Pittsburgh Pirates

September 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Washington Nationals Amazingly the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of baseball's oldest and most storied franchises, has not won a multi-game playoff series since Willie Stargell and the "We Are Family" crew upset the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series. In the early '90s, the Pirates went…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

September 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While Ronald Acuna has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for his remarkable ascension through three levels of the minor leagues this season, there's been a Braves pitcher that has accomplished the same feat and stands poised to make his major league debut. The Player Luiz Gohara, LHP Age: 21 OFR Rank: 8 2017 Level:…

Braves Transactions 8/31/17: The Brandon Phillips Trade

September 1, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Traded IF Brandon Phillips and cash to the Los Angeles Angels for C Tony Sanchez I Used To Love Her The Braves traded for the 36-year-old Brandon Phillips on the cusp of spring training, hot on the heels of an evaluation on Sean Rodriguez's shoulder that he would have to have surgery to repair damage…

Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

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