Fifty Prospects in Fifty Days: #9 Cristian Pache and #8 Max Fried

December 4, 2017 Andy Harris 0

9. Cristian Pache, OF Age: 19 | Bats: R .281/.335/.343 | 98 wRC+ | 0 HR | 32 SB | 7.6% BB | 20.2% K Current Assignment: Class A Rome Acquired: International Amateur Free Agent – 2015 Midseason 2017 OFR Ranking: 18 Superlatives: Atlanta Braves Rome Position Player of the Year, South Atlantic League All-Star, Baseball…

Atlanta Braves Hot Stove Special Edition: Alex Anthopoulos To Be GM

November 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Today is the start of the General Manager's Meetings in Orlando, and not a moment too soon as it appears that the Braves will have an actual general manager. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/929931300999434240 Alex Anthopoulos is someone who seemingly checks several boxes for the Braves. Anthopoulos is an experienced general manager, having that role for the Toronto Blue…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 6

November 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Hey folks, this is the first Hot Stove weekly review column of the offseason. The World Series is over, and eligible players have filed for free agency. Here's some dates to keep in mind as we go through what should be a fascinating and important offseason for the Atlanta Braves. November 6: Major and minor league…

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…

Braves Transactions: 8/4/17-8/7/17 – A Two-Trade Weekend

August 8, 2017 Brent Blackwell 1

Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 10-day DL with a strained left oblique. (8/4) Activated RHP Jason Motte from the 10-day DL. (8/4) Traded OF Randy Ventura to the Cincinnati Reds for $1,250,000 in international pool money. (8/4) Signed FA RHP Manny Bareda to a minor league contract; Assigned Bareda to AAA Gwinnett. (8/4) Optioned…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Max Fried

August 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

In a flurry of moves today, one of the more interesting and surprising was the promotion of Mississippi Braves left-hander Max Fried up to the Show. The Player Max Fried, LHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 15 2017 Level: AA Mississippi The Results 5.92 ERA, 4.06 FIP 19 G, 19 GS 86.2 IP 4.47 BB/9 8.83 SO/9…

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…

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 3

May 28, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This post takes a look at the top of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list, prospects #1-10.   Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 2: Prospects # 11-20 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 10. Ronald Acuna, OF Age: 19 Bats: R Current Assignment: AA Mississippi Braves .317/.374/.525 158 wRC+ 6 HR, 24 SB 8.3 BB%, 27.9 K% No offensive prospect…

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