The Best Brave to Wear #49

February 8, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The best Brave to wear #49 is the current Brave that wears #49, Julio Teheran. You don't really need much background on Teheran and where he came from. You've…

The Best Brave to Wear #50

February 7, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. One frustration for Braves fans is that big, historical single-game feats just don't come to us as often. In the past 23 seasons, here are teams who have enjoyed…

Braves System Depth 2018: Centerfield

February 7, 2018 Andy Harris 0

One of the few areas where the John Coppolella-lead Braves front office made a trade to immediately strengthen the major league roster during the course of the rebuild was in acquiring outfielder Ender Inciarte in the 2015 offseason trade of Shelby Miller to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he's helped make center field one of the…

The Best Brave to Wear #51

February 6, 2018 Brent Blackwell 1

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The best Brave to wear #51 is... Terry Forster. Let's just start with this: A 2nd round pick in the 1970 draft by the Chicago White Sox, Forster dominated…

Braves System Depth 2018: Left Field

February 6, 2018 Andy Harris 0

Near the trade deadline in 2016, the Braves hoped they had stopped the merry-go-round of mediocrity in left field when they traded for Matt Kemp from the San Diego Padres. Kemp provided a much-needed power infusion to the Braves offense, and from the time of the trade through April 7, 2017 Kemp hit .296/.349/.561 with…

The Best Braves to Wear #54, #53, and #52

February 5, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. Before we get to today's number, let's catch up on the weekend's numbers. The greatest Brave to wear #54 is pretty easy - it's Kris Medlen. A 10th round…

Braves System Depth 2018: Catcher

February 5, 2018 Andy Harris 0

According to Fangraphs, no team in the major leagues last season extracted more value from the catching position than the Atlanta Braves. The Flozuki tandem was so successful, the Braves moved quickly to keep the two around for another year. Down on the farm though, the Braves are growing an intriguing crop of potential big…

What To Do With Ronald Acuña

February 3, 2018 Dylan Short 2

Stop me if you've heard this before. The Atlanta Braves have the number 1 prospect in all of America. After decimating the minor leagues a season ago, Ronald Acuña is the name on every evaluators lips. Not only did he rise 3 levels this past season, he improved at every stop. Oh, and he just turned…

Braves System Depth 2018: Shortstop

February 2, 2018 Andy Harris 0

If you ask many Braves fans what their most disappointing trade during the rebuild was, the answer would be the trade that sent shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for shortstop Erick Aybar and right-handers Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis. Of those three players, only Newcomb is still in the organization; Aybar was traded to…

The Best Brave to Wear #55

February 2, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The greatest Brave to wear #55 is Mark Grant, reliever for the 1990 Atlanta Braves. Apologies to Joe Johnson, who wore it for some portion of his 1985 rookie season,…

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