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.

Gwinnett Braves: First Half Review

July 14, 2017 Andy Harris 0

As is usual with AAA teams, the Gwinnett Braves encountered significant roster upheaval in the first half of the season on their way to a 44-44 record going into the International League All-Star break. Top performers that helped Gwinnett get off to a 27-24 mark over the first two months have been recalled to Atlanta.…

The 2017 Danville Braves

June 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

June is the first month of play for the Braves' three short-season league teams in the Dominican Summer League, the Gulf Coast League, and the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League. The DSL started play earlier in the month on June 3, the Danville Braves had a rain-delayed opener on Friday, June 23, and the…

Mississippi Braves: First Half Review

June 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Perhaps the most interesting Braves affiliate in the first half has been the AA level Mississippi Braves. After Ronald Acuna's promotion to Mississippi in early May, the team became the only team ever in Southern League history to feature three 19-year-olds. To make it even more remarkable, all three 19-year-olds (Acuna and pitchers Kolby Allard…

Rome Braves: First Half Review

June 20, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Continuing our look at the Atlanta Braves minor league affiliates, we come to the class-A Rome Braves. A year removed from winning the South Atlantic League Championship, the Rome squad saw almost 100% roster turnover (as expected), but with a farm system as highly regarded as Atlanta's it still expected to be in contention for…

Florida Fire Frogs: First Half Review

June 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The first half of the inaugural season for the Florida Fire Frogs came to a close after a 2-1 win over the Daytona Tortugas on Monday, June 12, though the team didn't know it yet. Rain and lightning would end up causing the cancelling of the remaining two games of the series against Daytona and the…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

June 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have turned to their farm system to fill in the Bartolo-sized hole in their rotation, bringing up prospect Sean "Newk" Newcomb up from AAA Gwinnett to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 24 OFR Prospect Ranking: 5 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2017 Stats: 2.97 ERA 3.24 FIP…

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…

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