Braves System Depth 2018: Third Base

February 1, 2018 Andy Harris 0

Since the retirement of Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones after the 2012 season, Atlanta Braves third basemen have accumulated 7.1 fWAR. In other words, it has taken five years for Braves third baseman to accumulate as much value as Jones did by himself in 2008. By Fangraphs reckoning, Braves third basemen finished 27th out of 30 teams in…

The Best Brave to Wear #56

February 1, 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 #56 is Oscar Villarreal. Signed by the Diamondbacks in 1998 as an amateur free agent, Villarreal advanced quickly through Arizona's system. He pitched in…

The Best Brave to Wear #57

January 31, 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 #57 is Jorge Campillo. Ok, technically speaking, the best player to ever wear the # was John Smoltz, who wore it when he first…

Braves System Depth 2018: Second Base

January 31, 2018 Andy Harris 0

ALSO IN THIS SERIES: First Base Third Base Shortstop Catcher Left Field The loss of the 13 international prospects in the wake of the Coppolella/Blakeley bundling scandal had it's most dramatic impact on the depth charts for the middle infield positions. What's left over is a little less than exciting, but fortunately 2017 saw the…

Braves System Depth 2018: First Base

January 30, 2018 Andy Harris 0

With the start of spring training now only a month and a half away, it's time to look at the teams the organization has assembled this offseason and try to figure out where all these players will actually play. We kick of the series with the position of most stability, headed by the organization's best…

Eye On the Prize: Pitching Prospects to Watch in 2018

January 30, 2018 Dylan Short 0

In my last post, I mentioned several players to keep your eye on, comparing them to Bitcoin. This time around, I've found some pitching prospects that require a much closer look. Maybe something akin to Ethereum. Everyone knows the big name prospects, but there's so much more here. For the past few seasons, much has…

The Best Brave to Wear #58

January 30, 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 #58 is the only player to wear it consistently throughout his Atlanta career, Australian reliever Peter Moylan. Signed by the Twins in 1996 as…

A Major Dispute Over Minor League Matters

January 30, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 4

An interesting tweet made its way into my timeline recently: https://twitter.com/K_Earls32/status/955645803334438913 Kaleb Earls has a point. $3712.05 for a season's worth of work, even in the independent Frontier League, doesn't sound like much money, does it?  To put that in perspective, that comes out to 512 hours of work at the national minimum wage of…

The Best Braves to Wear #61, #60, and #59

January 29, 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. With 59 days remaining, we catch up with the weekend's picks as well as Monday's. The greatest Brave to wear #61 is 2014 reliever Chasen Shreve. Drafted out of…

The Best Brave to Wear #62

January 26, 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 #62 is the hardest throwing pitcher in Atlanta Braves history: Mauricio Cabrera.   Signed by the Braves on the international market in 2010, Cabrera…

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