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.

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…

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…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Sam Freeman

May 4, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In the latest turn of the Braves bullpen carousel, right-hander Matt Wisler has been sent back down to AAA Gwinnett after a disappointing 5 innings out of the Braves bullpen, and Atlanta has purchased the contract of journeyman left-hander Sam Freeman. The Player Sam Freeman, LHP Age: 29 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2016 Stats:…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Jason Motte

April 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have called up veteran right-handed reliever Jason Motte to join the team against the Mets. He will take the roster spot of catcher Anthony Recker, who was optioned to AAA Gwinnett. This gives the Braves, the team with the second fewest bullpen innings in the majors so far this season, an 8-man bullpen…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lane Adams

April 25, 2017 Andy Harris 1

The Braves have made a roster move to try to shore up their bench, designating infielder Chase d'Arnaud for assignment and selecting the contract of outfielder Lane Adams. The Player Lane Adams, OF Age: 27 Bats: R OFR Prospect Rank: N/A 2017 Opening Day Level: AAA Gwinnett 2016 Stats: .266/.342/.388 59 wRC+ 10 HR, 44 SB 8.9 BB%, 24.7 K% (combined stats…

Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, April 24

April 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to an abbreviated, off-day week-in-review. The Atlanta Braves mostly played terrible baseball last week. Let's talk about why. Atlanta Completes Padre Sweep; Gets Swept by Gnats and Phillies Ah, the good old days of seven days ago. I remember them like it was only six days ago. The Braves and their fans were floating…

Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, April 17

April 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

What a difference a week makes, as the Braves beat up on bad teams and open up a shiny new baseball park and people in Braves Nation just generally seem to feel better. Welcome to a happy week-in-review. Atlanta Splits With Miami, Then Opens SunTrust Park With Three Wins After an off-day on Monday, the Braves…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Jason Hursh

April 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Right-handed reliever Chaz Roe has been placed on the 10-day DL for inability to get outs a right lateral strain, and Jason Hursh has been recalled from AAA Gwinnett. The Player Jason Hursh, RHP Age: 25 OFR Prospect Rank: 52 2017 Opening Day Level: AAA Gwinnett 2016 Stats: 1.97 ERA 3.42 FIP 43 G 73 IP 3.82%…

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