Get To Know a Call-Up: Max Fried

August 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In a flurry of moves today, one of the more interesting and surprising was the promotion of Mississippi Braves left-hander Max Fried up to the Show. The Player Max Fried, LHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 15 2017 Level: AA Mississippi The Results 5.92 ERA, 4.06 FIP 19 G, 19 GS 86.2 IP 4.47 BB/9 8.83 SO/9…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Ozzie Albies

August 1, 2017 Andy Harris 1

The Player Ozzie Albies, 2B/SS Age: 20 Bats: S OFR Rank: 2 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .285/.330/.440 111 wRC+ 9 HR, 21 SB 6.3 BB% 20.1 K% The History Ozzie Albies was a $350,000 international amateur free agent signing out of Curacao in the 2013/14 signing period. The diminutive infielder didn't get a lot…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lucas Sims

July 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a brief Aaron Blair interlude, right-hander Lucas Sims has stepped into the Braves starting rotation after a successful season with AAA Gwinnett. The Player Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 25 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results 3.75 ERA / 4.30 FIP 20 G, 19 GS 115.1 IP 2.81 BB/9 10.30 SO/9 The…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Micah Johnson

July 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Micah Johnson, OF Age: 26 Bats: L 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .378/.452/.568 185 wRC+ 43 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB 11.6 BB% 20.9 K% (stats from AAA level only) The History Micah Johnson was drafted as a second baseman by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012…

Which Teams Match Up For Brandon Phillips Deadline Trade?

July 27, 2017 Micah Smith 9

As anyone reading this knows, Major League Baseball’s Non-Waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST. Before that deadline, teams are free to finalize trades with no extra hoops to jump through. For the Atlanta Braves, there have been deals (Jamie Garcia to the Twins) and rumors of deals (in with Sonny…

Get To Know a Prospect: Huascar Ynoa

July 24, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded left-hander Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to the Minnesota Twins and received in exchange rookie league right-hander Huascar Ynoa in what could be the first in a flurry of trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Player Huascar Ynoa, RHP Age: 19 Rank: N/A 2017 Level:…

Despite Blown Saves, Jim Johnson Doesn’t Blow

July 8, 2017 Micah Smith 0

Jim Johnson blew another save. It was his MLB leading 7th blown save of 2017. Beyond that, the circumstances of this particular lost opportunity could not have been worse. The Braves were on the verge of taking the second game in a four-game series against the division leading Nationals. If the Braves have any chance…

OFR Analytics: Who Qualifies as MLB’s “Ace” Pitchers?

July 3, 2017 Micah Smith 1

"Ace" is a term thrown around a lot in baseball discussions. But what defines an ace? And who are the current aces in MLB? Join me as I define the term and objectively determine which pitchers rightly deserve the title. Defining an Ace Every team wants an ace to lead its staff. Looking back from…

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