33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 4

May 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In this fourth and final part of the 33% review, I will be looking at 15 players in the organization outside of the OFR Top 30 Prospects that have gotten off to good starts. I've also included where these players placed on the super-secret Top 100 list. Part 1: Prospects # 30-21 Part 2: Prospects #…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 3

May 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This post takes a look at the top of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list, prospects #1-10.   Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 2: Prospects # 11-20 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 10. Ronald Acuna, OF Age: 19 Bats: R Current Assignment: AA Mississippi Braves .317/.374/.525 158 wRC+ 6 HR, 24 SB 8.3 BB%, 27.9 K% No offensive prospect…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 2

May 26, 2017 Andy Harris 1

We're one-third of the way through the minor league season, and this is the middle third of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list. Let's check in with numbers 11-20. Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 20. Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 Current Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 3.42 ERA…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 1

May 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It seems like the season just started, but this week marks the one-third mark through the minor league regular season. In this post, I will check in with the prospects ranked #21-30 on the OFR Prospects List. Part 2: Prospects # 11-20 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30   30. Ray-Patrick…

Answers From the Mailbag: Special #AskCoppy Edition, May 19

May 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Answers On The Fly: A Reader Mailbag Welcome to Answers On The Fly. Answers On The Fly is our reader mailbag feature in which our writers give insight into questions fans are asking. This week  the @Braves Twitter account held another #AskCoppy event, where fans can ask questions directly to Braves GM John "Coppy" Coppolella. This week, the…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Rio Ruiz

May 18, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It's a call-up I have been anticipating, but never under these circumstances. With Braves superstar Freddie Freeman likely to miss at least two months with a fractured left wrist, the Braves have made a call to AAA and recalled third baseman Rio Ruiz. The Player Rio Ruiz, 3B Age: 22 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett…

Acuna Takes the Magic Bus To Mississippi; Who’s Next?

May 9, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On Monday night, batting second in the order for the class high-A Florida Fire Frogs of the Florida State League, Braves outfield prospect Ronald Acuna had two hits, including a triple, walked, scored two runs, and knocked in another two. This is a good day at the plate for anyone, and over the last two…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Sam Freeman

May 4, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In the latest turn of the Braves bullpen carousel, right-hander Matt Wisler has been sent back down to AAA Gwinnett after a disappointing 5 innings out of the Braves bullpen, and Atlanta has purchased the contract of journeyman left-hander Sam Freeman. The Player Sam Freeman, LHP Age: 29 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2016 Stats:…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Jason Motte

April 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have called up veteran right-handed reliever Jason Motte to join the team against the Mets. He will take the roster spot of catcher Anthony Recker, who was optioned to AAA Gwinnett. This gives the Braves, the team with the second fewest bullpen innings in the majors so far this season, an 8-man bullpen…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lane Adams

April 25, 2017 Andy Harris 1

The Braves have made a roster move to try to shore up their bench, designating infielder Chase d'Arnaud for assignment and selecting the contract of outfielder Lane Adams. The Player Lane Adams, OF Age: 27 Bats: R OFR Prospect Rank: N/A 2017 Opening Day Level: AAA Gwinnett 2016 Stats: .266/.342/.388 59 wRC+ 10 HR, 44 SB 8.9 BB%, 24.7 K% (combined stats…

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