Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

Braves System Depth: Catcher

January 27, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Despite being the beneficiaries of Tyler Flowers' best offensive season of his career and a surprisingly effective late-season contribution from Anthony Recker, the catcher position amassed only 0.9 fWAR in 2016, good for 21st out of 30 teams in MLB. This was largely due to the monumental ineffectiveness of A.J. Pierzynski last year. Pierzynski will…

Braves Transactions: Workin’ On the Depth Moves

November 16, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

11/12/16 - Braves sign C/1B David Freitas to a minor league contract. Freitas, who'll be 28 by the time he plays for a Braves affiliate, was a 2010 15th round pick by the Nationals. He hit pretty well upon his introduction to the minors, and he built enough value to get traded for a big…

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