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…

Braves System Depth: First Base

January 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to a new on-going series that will examine the Braves system depth by position as the calendar turns oh… so… slowly… towards the opening of spring training, with pitchers and catchers set to report on February 14. No doubt the Braves will make a couple of roster moves before that time, so I will…

Does Freddie Freeman Owe Matt Kemp?

October 17, 2016 Brent Blackwell 2

Lineup protection is something that's still discussed pretty heavily in baseball these days. While many saber-concepts have caught on with the mainstream, like shifting defenses, eliminating sacrifice bunts, the silliness of pitcher wins, and better usage of elite relievers, lineup protection doesn't really get questioned as much. In 2016, Atlanta gave us an interesting scenario…

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