Get To Know A Prospect: Mike Soroka

November 9, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my countdown of the Atlanta Braves top prospects, today we take a look at right-hander Mike Soroka. Previous Get To Know A Prospect Entries: #8 - Max Fried #7 - Touki Toussaint #6 - Kevin Maitan #5 - Sean Newcomb The Player Mike Soroka, RHP Age: 19 Rank: 4 2016 Level: A Rome The Results…

Get To Know A Prospect: Sean Newcomb

November 8, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my countdown of the Atlanta Braves top prospects, today we take a look at lefty Sean Newcomb. Previous scouting reports (since I arrived at Outfield Fly Rule): #8 - Max Fried #7 - Touki Toussaint #6 - Kevin Maitan The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 23 Rank: 5 2016 Level: AA Mississippi The Results…

John Sickels: Atlanta Braves Discussion

November 7, 2016 Andy Harris 0

  On Thursday, John Sickles of SB Nation's Minor League Ball blog posted some questions to get some discussion going ahead of his always popular Atlanta Braves prospect list. I'm going to share with you my responses to those questions, which I think get to the heart of what will need to happen for the Atlanta Braves…

Get To Know A Prospect: Kevin Maitan

November 7, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my countdown of the Atlanta Braves top prospects, today we take a look at Kevin Maitan. Previous scouting reports (since I arrived at Outfield Fly Rule): #8 - Max Fried #7 - Touki Toussaint The Player Kevin Maitan, SS Age: 17 Bats: S Rank: 6 2016 Level: Instructional League The History Maitan is an international…

Get To Know A Prospect: Touki Toussaint

November 4, 2016 Andy Harris 0

  Continuing my countdown of the Atlanta Braves top prospects, today we take a look at Touki Toussaint. Previous scouting reports (since I arrived at Outfield Fly Rule): #8 - Max Fried The Player Touki Toussaint, RHP Age: 20 Rank: 7 2016 Level: A Rome The Results 3.88 ERA 4.56 FIP 27 G, 24 GS…

Freddie Freeman, Anthony Recker and Regression to the Mean

August 10, 2016 Micah Smith 0

I have noticed during the course of the last two seasons there is a surprisingly large pocket of Atlanta Braves fans who like to question Freddie Freeman's performance, especially jumping on him for any period of poor play through the season. Part of this might be from overly high expectations (in which case, simply readjust…

In Matt Kemp, Braves Get Some Power, Dump some Baggage

July 30, 2016 Micah Smith 0

In a swap of players who never quite reached their potential, the Braves pick up Matt Kemp and $10.5 million dollars from San Diego for Hector Olivera, pending physicals. https://twitter.com/Braves/status/759569327783874560 Who The Braves Received Matt Kemp's career was off to a promising start with the Dodgers, with 2011 his breakout year. The 26-year-old hit .324/.399/.586…

Putting a Price on Julio Teheran

July 13, 2016 Brent Blackwell 5

Valuing Julio Teheran When a baseball team isn't good, and it's July, trade rumors inevitably start firing up. The Braves aren't good, and it's July. Hence, the trade rumors are firing up. Arodys Vizcaino is a name that's discussed. Jim Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, and Erick Aybar are all veterans not signed beyond the season that…

The Atlanta Braves trade two minor leaguers for LHP Brian Matusz and the #76 pick

May 23, 2016 Chris Jervis 0

On Monday evening, the Atlanta Braves traded minor leaguers RHP Brandon Barker and LHP Trevor Belicek to the Baltimore Orioles for LHP Brian Matusz and Baltimore's 2nd Round supplemental pick (#76 overall) in next month's amateur draft. https://twitter.com/DOBrienAJC/status/734903031771189248 The trade now gives the Braves  five of the first 80 picks in the draft. Atlanta owns…

A Farewell To Frediball

May 23, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Last Tuesday, Atlanta fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. It wasn't a particularly shocking move. The Braves, stewards of the worst record in baseball, have an unhappy fanbase hungry for change. Change is what they got. Yes, it's change for the sake of change, and it will have little effect on the 2016 Braves' fortunes (or 2017,…

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