Braves System Depth: Third Base

January 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For 22 glorious years from 1991 though 2012, the Braves averaged over 4 fWAR per season from the third base position thanks to Terry Pendleton, Martin Prado, and especially future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (and not thanks to Vinny Castilla, but no one ever talks about that). In the four years since Jones's retirement, the Braves…

Braves System Depth: Catcher

January 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Despite being the beneficiaries of Tyler Flowers' best offensive season of his career and a surprisingly effective late-season contribution from Anthony Recker, the catcher position amassed only 0.9 fWAR in 2016, good for 21st out of 30 teams in MLB. This was largely due to the monumental ineffectiveness of A.J. Pierzynski last year. Pierzynski will…

Braves System Depth: Second Base

January 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While the addition and emergence of Dansby Swanson has solidified shortstop, the other side of the double play pivot has a few more questions around it going into 2017, but also prospect with a tremendous amount of potential on the cusp of the majors. ATLANTA BRAVES STARTER: Sean Rodriguez While Rodriguez is listed as a back-up…

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