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…

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…

Braves Transactions: 6/21/17

June 22, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AAA RHP Patrick Weigel on the 7 day DL. Activated AAA 2B Emerson Landoni from the 7 day DL. Announced the retirement of AAA C Braeden Schlehuber. Assigned RHP Alan Rangel to R Danville. Then promoted Rangel to A- Rome. Announced the roster for R Danville. Placed AAA RHP Patrick Weigel on the 7-day…

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…

Spring Training Update: Braves 4th Outfielder Options

March 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Earlier this week it was reported by San Francisco Giants beat writer Henry Schulman that the Braves have extended a minor league contract offer to veteran outfielder Angel Pagan, but that Pagan was still looking for a major league deal. Yesterday, Jon Heyman of Fanragsports.com  reported that the Braves were actively searching for a "right-handed hitting backup…

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…

Get to Know a Prospect: Riley, Peterson, Ruiz, Weigel, and Jackson

December 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my charge through the Braves minor league prospects, here’s my #11-15 rankings, including a relative newcomer at #15. 11. Austin Riley, 3B Age: 20 Bats: R 2016 Level: Rome .271/.324/.479 128 wRC+ 22 HR, 3 SB 7.3 BB%, 27.3 K% The History: Riley was a 1st-round supplemental pick, a pick that the Braves acquired in…

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