A Podcast To be Named Later: Episode 22 – The Reboot

September 19, 2017 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to the newest episode of A Podcast To Be Named Later! A Podcast To Be Named Later is a weekly podcast covering the Atlanta Braves and other baseball news from the authors at OutfieldFlyRule.com. After a 12-month hiatus for life experiences, the PTBNL has returned. In addition to featuring writers from Outfield Fly Rule,…

OFR 2017 Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards

September 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

From fabulous suburban Atlanta it's the inaugural... Outfield Fly Rule Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards!     Our blue ribbon panel of minor league baseball experts* have toiled behind the scenes to winnow all of the Braves minor league performances and bring to you our picks for the best of the 2017 minor league season…

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: 8/1/17

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: Ozzie Albies

August 1, 2017 Andy Harris 1

The Player Ozzie Albies, 2B/SS Age: 20 Bats: S OFR Rank: 2 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results .285/.330/.440 111 wRC+ 9 HR, 21 SB 6.3 BB% 20.1 K% The History Ozzie Albies was a $350,000 international amateur free agent signing out of Curacao in the 2013/14 signing period. The diminutive infielder didn't get a lot…

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.…

Braves Prospect Ozzie Albies is Ready for Atlanta

July 2, 2017 Micah Smith 3

There is much excitement around Atlanta Braves Country these days. More excitement than I can recall for a team that hasn’t been above .500 at any point in the first half of the season. But the excitement is not totally unwarranted. The Braves played well in June, finishing 16-12 for the month thanks to a…

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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