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…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 22

January 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

There's a new guy in town to don the tools of ignorance while a top prospect has decided to give those same tools a spin, a familiar face returns to the bullpen, the farm system gets lavish praise, and the Braves narrow in on a new spring home. Round up the youngsters and put another log on,…

Braves System Depth: Right Field

January 20, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the last two seasons, right field has been manned by Nick Markakis, Professional Hitter. This arrangement will likely continue for 2016 as there doesn't seem to be a potential right-fielder knocking on the door. However, Markakis's good reputation around the league and his relatively affordable contract make him a perennial trade candidate. ATLANTA BRAVES…

Get to Know a Prospect: Riley, Peterson, Ruiz, Weigel, and Jackson

December 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my charge through the Braves minor league prospects, here’s my #11-15 rankings, including a relative newcomer at #15. 11. Austin Riley, 3B Age: 20 Bats: R 2016 Level: Rome .271/.324/.479 128 wRC+ 22 HR, 3 SB 7.3 BB%, 27.3 K% The History: Riley was a 1st-round supplemental pick, a pick that the Braves acquired in…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, December 5

December 6, 2016 Andy Harris 0

If the Beatles say there can be eight days a week, who am I to argue? Here's your Atlanta Braves week (plus a day) in review. Atlanta Braves Add Former Cardinals Starter Garcia Feeding the Braves' seemingly insatiable appetite for starting pitchers on short-term deals, the Braves traded for left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals in…

Atlanta Braves Trade Rob Whalen and Max Povse to Mariners for Alex Jackson

November 29, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Late Monday, the Atlanta Braves announced they had traded right-handing pitching prospects Rob Whalen and Max Povse to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfield prospect Alex Jackson and a player-to-be-named-later. This trade is somewhat rare in that it deals completely with prospects (pending the player-to-be-named). In this case, Atlanta is using its surplus of…

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