OFR 2017 Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards

September 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

From fabulous suburban Atlanta it's the inaugural... Outfield Fly Rule Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards!     Our blue ribbon panel of minor league baseball experts* have toiled behind the scenes to winnow all of the Braves minor league performances and bring to you our picks for the best of the 2017 minor league season…

Post-Season Minor League Top 30 Prospect Review

September 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

None of the Braves minor league affiliates are chasing a ring in the playoffs this season, but when it comes to prospect progression, the 2017 season probably couldn't have gone much better. The Braves have matriculated five of the pre-season OFR Top 30 prospects to the majors and have aggressively pushed most of their other…

Mid-Season Top 30 Braves Prospect Update

July 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This has been a banner year so far for the #1 farm system in baseball, the Atlanta Braves organization. While the major league squad has been showing signs of respectability by playing near .500 ball, the gobs of young talent accumulated by the John Hart/John Coppolella front office have been working diligently in preparation for…

Rome Braves: First Half Review

June 20, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Continuing our look at the Atlanta Braves minor league affiliates, we come to the class-A Rome Braves. A year removed from winning the South Atlantic League Championship, the Rome squad saw almost 100% roster turnover (as expected), but with a farm system as highly regarded as Atlanta's it still expected to be in contention for…

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…

Braves System Depth: Starting Pitching, Part 3

February 10, 2017 Andy Harris 2

We don't want a window, we want waves. -John Coppolella, General Manager of the Atlanta Braves This is the third and final part of my look at the Braves organizational starting pitching depth, this time focusing on the lower minor league levels, class A Rome and the rookie league Danville Braves. As with the other…

Get to Know a Prospect: Demeritte, Pache, Minter, Sims, and Wentz

December 16, 2016 Andy Harris 0

16. Travis Demeritte, 2B Age: 22 Bats: R 2016 Level: A+ Carolina .266/.361/.554 142 wRC+ 28 HR 17 SB 12.6 BB%, 33 K% (stats from class A+ High Desert and Carolina) The History: Demeritte was a 1st-round pick by the Texas Rangers out of Winder-Barrow HS in Georgia in 2013, and traded mid-season 2015 to the Braves…

Podcast To Be Named Later #17: Bonus Pool Day

June 21, 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 and Chris Jervis: The weeks since we last podcasted Transactions A discussion…

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