Braves Transactions: 7/26/17

July 27, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned RHP Matt Wisler to AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Aaron Blair from AAA Gwinnett. Promoted C Kade Scivicque from AA Mississippi to AAA Gwinnett. Demoted C Joe Odom from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi. Promoted RHP Raymar Navarro from R-Danville to A+ Florida. Optioned RHP Matt Wisler to AAA Gwinnett Wisler knew all along his…

Mississippi Braves: First Half Review

June 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Perhaps the most interesting Braves affiliate in the first half has been the AA level Mississippi Braves. After Ronald Acuna's promotion to Mississippi in early May, the team became the only team ever in Southern League history to feature three 19-year-olds. To make it even more remarkable, all three 19-year-olds (Acuna and pitchers Kolby Allard…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 4

May 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In this fourth and final part of the 33% review, I will be looking at 15 players in the organization outside of the OFR Top 30 Prospects that have gotten off to good starts. I've also included where these players placed on the super-secret Top 100 list. Part 1: Prospects # 30-21 Part 2: Prospects #…

Spring Training Update: The First Cuts Are The Hardest

March 8, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It has been three weeks since the start of spring training, and the Braves today made their first round of cuts. There were no real surprises, but it does clear the decks a bit as the expected big league players start to stretch themselves more as we close in on the start of the regular season.…

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…

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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