Opening Day! Minor League Edition

April 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the burgeoning multitudes of Braves fans keenly following the minor leagues, today is just as big a day as Monday's big league opening day. This post will look at the major story lines through all the minor league affiliates, and then take a quick look at the prospects that were cut last week and…

Braves System Depth: Third Base

January 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For 22 glorious years from 1991 though 2012, the Braves averaged over 4 fWAR per season from the third base position thanks to Terry Pendleton, Martin Prado, and especially future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (and not thanks to Vinny Castilla, but no one ever talks about that). In the four years since Jones's retirement, the Braves…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 29

January 29, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Kris Medlen Returns on Minor League Deal On Friday Atlanta announced that fan-favorite former Brave Kris Medlen was signed to a minor league contract. Medlen last pitched for the Braves in the spring of 2014, coming off a season in which he was Atlanta's best starter, pitching to a 3.11 ERA/3.48 FIP in 197 innings pitched. Medlen was pulled…

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…

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