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…

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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