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…

Projecting The Braves’ MLB Top 30 Prospects: Starting Pitching

August 10, 2017 Dylan Short 3

  {Editor's Note: This is Dylan Short's first piece with Outfield Fly Rule. Dylan hosts the Shellshocked podcast and has expanded into writing. Give the podcast a listen - CJ}   There’s been a lot made about our farm system (with good reason) and the gold mine the Braves are sitting on. I think we…

Braves Transactions: 8/1/17

August 2, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Optioned 2B Micah Johnson to AAA Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to AAA Gwinnett. Purchased the contract of 2B Ozzie Albies from AAA Gwinnett. Recalled RHP Lucas Sims from AAA Gwinnett. Sent SS Luis Valenzuela to R-GCL Braves on rehab assignment. Promoted RHP Kyle Wright from R-GCL Braves to A+ Florida. Released A+ Florida 3B…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lucas Sims

July 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a brief Aaron Blair interlude, right-hander Lucas Sims has stepped into the Braves starting rotation after a successful season with AAA Gwinnett. The Player Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 25 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results 3.75 ERA / 4.30 FIP 20 G, 19 GS 115.1 IP 2.81 BB/9 10.30 SO/9 The…

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…

Gwinnett Braves: First Half Review

July 14, 2017 Andy Harris 0

As is usual with AAA teams, the Gwinnett Braves encountered significant roster upheaval in the first half of the season on their way to a 44-44 record going into the International League All-Star break. Top performers that helped Gwinnett get off to a 27-24 mark over the first two months have been recalled to Atlanta.…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 2

May 26, 2017 Andy Harris 1

We're one-third of the way through the minor league season, and this is the middle third of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list. Let's check in with numbers 11-20. Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 20. Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 Current Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 3.42 ERA…

Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, April 24

April 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to an abbreviated, off-day week-in-review. The Atlanta Braves mostly played terrible baseball last week. Let's talk about why. Atlanta Completes Padre Sweep; Gets Swept by Gnats and Phillies Ah, the good old days of seven days ago. I remember them like it was only six days ago. The Braves and their fans were floating…

Braves System Depth: Starting Pitching, Part 1

February 3, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Moving on from the position players, we go to the area of the most tremendous depth of any team in the league, the Braves pitching organizational depth. Starting pitching should be a strength up and down the organization. As with the position players I will be indicating the five starters I anticipate seeing at the…

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