Spring Training Update: Braves 4th Outfielder Options

March 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Earlier this week it was reported by San Francisco Giants beat writer Henry Schulman that the Braves have extended a minor league contract offer to veteran outfielder Angel Pagan, but that Pagan was still looking for a major league deal. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of Fanragsports.com  reported that the Braves were actively searching for a "right-handed hitting backup…

Answers On The Fly: The Spring Cleaning mailbag

March 9, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly.  Answers On The Fly is our weekly reader mailbag in which we answer questions submitted by our readers scattered all over the vast area covering roughly Midtown Atlanta. We have waded through the massive number of spam comments, misdirected emails meant for a vet's office,…

Atlanta Braves Prospects 2017 Composite List

March 8, 2017 Andy Harris 2

Zach Dillard over at FoxSports.com has for the past couple of seasons been compiling and combining the various prospect lists from both national and local sources into a composite list, which is pretty great. I decided to do the same, but with a slightly different approach. For this list, I simply averaged the rankings across the…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 5

March 5, 2017 Andy Harris 2

The Braves played eight games in seven days of real Grapefruit League action. Their record is 2-7, but most fans realize the record is much less important than how individuals are doing, especially those fighting for roster spots. So let's take a look. Bullpen Locks: RH Jim Johnson, RH Arodys Vizcaino, RH Mauricio Cabrera Likely: RH Jose…

Answers From the Mailbag: Special #AskCoppy Edition

March 1, 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 is a special edition as the @Braves Twitter account held another #AskCoppy event, where fans can ask questions directly to Braves GM John…

Braves System Depth: Relief Pitching, Part 3

February 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

At last we come to the end of the Braves System Depth series, looking at the most volatile and unpredictable part of any farm system -- lower level relievers. The line between minor league relief pitcher and car salesman is a thin one, and most major league relievers were actually starting pitchers at the lower minor…

Braves System Depth: Relief Pitching, Part 2

February 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The mid-level minor league affiliates are awash in relievers taken in the middle to late rounds of the 2015 and 2016 drafts as the Braves have done a really nice job scouring smaller colleges to fill out their minor league bullpens with intriguing arms. While there will be the usual amount of minor league free…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 19

February 19, 2017 Andy Harris 3

Welcome to the first Spring Training Week-in-Review for 2017! Tuesday, February 14 was the mandatory reporting deadline for Braves pitchers and catchers, and Friday, February 17 was the reporting deadline for position players, though most had trickled in early over the course of the week. Here were the stories of the first week of camp…

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