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.

Get To Know a Call-Up: Dan Winkler

August 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Dan Winkler, RHP Age: 27 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett (rehab assignment) The Results 5.14 ERA, 4.06 FIP 14 G, 0 GS 14 IP 2.57 BB/9 9.00 SO/9 (rehab assignments at class A, A+, and AAA) The History Winkler was a 20th-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 draft, and started getting…

Rebuild Case Study Part 2: Washington Nationals

August 16, 2017 Andy Harris 3

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Look, I know very few of any readers of this blog are big Walgreen Nationals fans, so I'm asking a lot of you all to read through this one. I wouldn't bother except the Nationals did go through a pretty impressive rebuild, but one that has…

Get To Know a Guy Just Traded Away: Andrew Albers

August 12, 2017 Andy Harris 1

Late Friday it was announced that Gwinnett starter Andrew Albers was traded by the Braves to the Seattle Mariners for "cash considerations". I had this "Get To Know a Call-Up" in the can for him since June to be ready in the event of a call-up, but I hate to let words go to waste,…

Rebuild Case Study Part 1: Kansas City Royals

August 9, 2017 Andy Harris 2

As the major leagues begin it's final one-third of the 2017 regular season schedule and the Braves take a hard look at the conclusion of their third year of the John Hart/John Coppolella rebuild that started after the 2014 season, I feel like it may be worthwhile to explore the teams that have recently gone…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Max Fried

August 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In a flurry of moves today, one of the more interesting and surprising was the promotion of Mississippi Braves left-hander Max Fried up to the Show. The Player Max Fried, LHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 15 2017 Level: AA Mississippi The Results 5.92 ERA, 4.06 FIP 19 G, 19 GS 86.2 IP 4.47 BB/9 8.83 SO/9…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Ozzie Albies

August 1, 2017 Andy Harris 1

The Player Ozzie Albies, 2B/SS Age: 20 Bats: S OFR Rank: 2 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .285/.330/.440 111 wRC+ 9 HR, 21 SB 6.3 BB% 20.1 K% The History Ozzie Albies was a $350,000 international amateur free agent signing out of Curacao in the 2013/14 signing period. The diminutive infielder didn't get a lot…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lucas Sims

July 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a brief Aaron Blair interlude, right-hander Lucas Sims has stepped into the Braves starting rotation after a successful season with AAA Gwinnett. The Player Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 25 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results 3.75 ERA / 4.30 FIP 20 G, 19 GS 115.1 IP 2.81 BB/9 10.30 SO/9 The…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Micah Johnson

July 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Micah Johnson, OF Age: 26 Bats: L 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .378/.452/.568 185 wRC+ 43 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB 11.6 BB% 20.9 K% (stats from AAA level only) The History Micah Johnson was drafted as a second baseman by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012…

Get To Know a Prospect: Huascar Ynoa

July 24, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded left-hander Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to the Minnesota Twins and received in exchange rookie league right-hander Huascar Ynoa in what could be the first in a flurry of trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Player Huascar Ynoa, RHP Age: 19 Rank: N/A 2017 Level:…

Mid-Season Top 30 Braves Prospect Update

July 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This has been a banner year so far for the #1 farm system in baseball, the Atlanta Braves organization. While the major league squad has been showing signs of respectability by playing near .500 ball, the gobs of young talent accumulated by the John Hart/John Coppolella front office have been working diligently in preparation for…

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