Get to Know a Prospect: Ronald Acuña

December 8, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The Player Ronald Acuña, OF Age: 19 Bats: R Rank: 10 2016 Level: A Rome The Results .311/.387/.432 139 wRC+ 4 HR, 14 SB 10.5 BB% 16.4 K% The History Acuña was a 2014 international amateur free agent, signing out of Venezuela for a $100,000 signing bonus. After impressing team officials during the instructional league that…

Get to Know a Prospect: Ian Anderson

December 7, 2016 Andy Harris 1

The Player Ian Anderson, RHP Age: 19 Rank: 9 2016 Level: Rk Danville The Results 2.04 ERA 2.93 FIP 5 G, 5 GS 39.2 IP 2.72 BB/9 8.17 SO/9 (stats from two rookie league levels) The History Anderson was a 1st-round pick for Atlanta in 2016 (the third pick in the draft overall) out of Shenedehowa…

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…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 27

November 27, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The hot stove has been reduced to a simmer, but that's perfect for making sauce. Here's the week that was for the Atlanta Braves. Jason Castro Signs with Twins, Search for Catcher Help Continues After reports that the Atlanta Braves were in hot pursuit of the free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

Braves Transactions: Sean Rodriguez

November 24, 2016 Andy Harris 7

While most of Braves Country was slipping into a carbohydrate, tryptophan, and Lions/Vikings induced stupor, the Atlanta Braves made a rare Thanksgiving Day transaction, signing super-utility player Sean Rodriguez. Probably like most fans, my first thought was that signing Rodriguez is an attempt by Atlanta to build more versatility for the bench. If Rodriguez is…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 20

November 20, 2016 Andy Harris 0

It's hot stove season for the Atlanta Braves! Anyone for flapjacks? Hot Stove Fever: Sale for Sale! Several media outlets reported that the Atlanta Braves were among several teams aggressively pursuing trades for some of the expected top pitchers on the market. This lead to a flurry of speculation as to who will be traded…

Get To Know A Prospect: Dansby Swanson

November 14, 2016 Andy Harris 0

And the Number One prospect in the Braves organization is...Dansby Swanson! Previous Get To Know A Prospect Entries: #8 – Max Fried #7 – Touki Toussaint #6 – Kevin Maitan #5 – Sean Newcomb #4 – Mike Soroka #3 – Kolby Allard #2 - Ozzie Albies The Player Dansby Swanson, SS Age: 23 Bats: R…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 13

November 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The baseball GM Meetings - the informal start of the Hot Stove League - took place this week, and as expected the Atlanta Braves came ready to wheel-and-deal. Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella was not shy about sharing the Braves intentions to acquire two or three starting pitchers and he was true to his word, re-signing…

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