Braves System Depth: Shortstop

January 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a season where Braves shortstop was one of the most unproductive positions in all of the majors, the team goes into 2017 with the hope that their shortstop woes may be resolved for the foreseeable future. ATLANTA BRAVES **TOP 30 PROSPECT ** STARTER: Dansby Swanson Swanson will be the first Braves rookie to start at shortstop…

Atlanta Braves 2016 Post-Mortem: Shortstop

November 22, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

2016 Post-Mortem will take a look at each position for the Atlanta Braves, how it fared in 2016, and where the team is set to go in the future. Previous Post-Mortems: Catcher, 1st Base, 2nd Base, 3rd Base.   Player BA OBP SLG Comb. WAR Erick Aybar .242 .293 .313 -0.4 Chase d'Arnaud .245 .317…

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…

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…

Podcast To Be Named Later #21: Shut Up and Dansby Me

August 31, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Welcome to the newest episode of a Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast from the authors of OutfieldFlyRule.com covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news. In today’s episode, hosted by Brent Blackwell & Chris Jervis: The Erick Aybar trade The Jeff Francoeur trade The call-up…

The Dansby Swanson Era Begins

August 18, 2016 Brent Blackwell 4

Trading the Once-Untradeable Erick Aybar, unfortunately, won't be remembered fondly in Atlanta. It's a shame, because he seems like a likable enough guy who tried his hardest. From the moment of his arrival, Aybar never really had a shot. Acquired in the Andrelton Simmons trade, Aybar was a veteran on a one year deal, coming…

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