Florida Fire Frogs: First Half Review

June 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The first half of the inaugural season for the Florida Fire Frogs came to a close after a 2-1 win over the Daytona Tortugas on Monday, June 12, though the team didn't know it yet. Rain and lightning would end up causing the cancelling of the remaining two games of the series against Daytona and the…

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 10

April 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Games that mean something started this week, the Braves welcomed an old enemy into the fold, and top pitching prospects were pushed to challenging assignments. Welcome to the first week-in-review of the regular season. Atlanta Braves Go 1-5 To Begin The Season The big league club started the regular season getting solid pitching performances from…

Opening Day! Minor League Edition

April 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the burgeoning multitudes of Braves fans keenly following the minor leagues, today is just as big a day as Monday's big league opening day. This post will look at the major story lines through all the minor league affiliates, and then take a quick look at the prospects that were cut last week and…

Braves System Depth: Starting Pitchers, Part 2

February 7, 2017 Andy Harris 1

Definition of a good problem to have: the Braves have so much talent in the minor leagues that it's difficult to find spots for everyone. As the saying goes, these things have a tendency to take care of themselves, but here in early February with no injuries and no poor performances it's a tough job to…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 15

January 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The weather in Georgia warmed up over the week and so did the hot stove as the Braves completed two trades and came to terms with two arbitration guys. It is exactly one month until Braves pitchers and catchers report. Braves Pick Up Three Prospects in Two Trades On Wednesday, the Braves sent speedy centerfielder…

Get to Know a Prospect: Luiz Gohara

January 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Luiz Gohara, LHP Age: 20 Rank: 12 2016 Level: Class A Clinton The Results 2.50 ERA 3.04 FIP 15 G, 15 GS 79.1 IP 3.06 BB/9 10.66 SO/9 (includes rookie and class A levels and playoff appearances) The History Gohara was an international amateur free agent signee by the Seattle Mariners in 2013, receiving…

Braves Transactions: Seattle is Trade-Happy, Atlanta Benefits

January 12, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Atlanta sends RHP Shae Simmons and OF Mallex Smith to Seattle for LHP Luiz Gohara and LHP Thomas Burrows Last week, in Braves Debates #1, I talked about how difficult it would be for players like Caleb Dirks and Lucas Sims to find bullpen roles because of how loaded the roster is with right-handed pitchers.…

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