Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, March 5

March 5, 2017 Andy Harris 2

The Braves played eight games in seven days of real Grapefruit League action. Their record is 2-7, but most fans realize the record is much less important than how individuals are doing, especially those fighting for roster spots. So let's take a look. Bullpen Locks: RH Jim Johnson, RH Arodys Vizcaino, RH Mauricio Cabrera Likely: RH Jose…

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 26

February 26, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Braves Opens Grapefruit League Schedule with a "W" Saturday marked the start of the Grapefruit League spring training game schedule for Atlanta, and the Braves got off on a good foot with a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Braves started the game with what could very much be the Opening Day line-up (minus…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, February 12

February 12, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Welcome to the final Hot Stove Week-in-Review of the offseason! Tuesday there will be pitchers and catchers in Orlando doing baseball player type things. Spring training is so close you can smell the pine tar, freshly-cut grass, and complaining beat writers. But the dying embers of the hot stove burned just enough to get us…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 29

January 29, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Kris Medlen Returns on Minor League Deal On Friday Atlanta announced that fan-favorite former Brave Kris Medlen was signed to a minor league contract. Medlen last pitched for the Braves in the spring of 2014, coming off a season in which he was Atlanta's best starter, pitching to a 3.11 ERA/3.48 FIP in 197 innings pitched. Medlen was pulled…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 22

January 22, 2017 Andy Harris 0

There's a new guy in town to don the tools of ignorance while a top prospect has decided to give those same tools a spin, a familiar face returns to the bullpen, the farm system gets lavish praise, and the Braves narrow in on a new spring home. Round up the youngsters and put another log on,…

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…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 8

January 8, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a week off it's time to fire up the 'ole stove because it was a cold holiday period for baseball news. However with only 5 weeks until the opening of camps there's been some thaw in the market and some interesting reporting involving the Braves Phillips Vetoes Trade to Braves in November The big…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, December 25

December 25, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Outfield Fly Rule! Braves fans got an early present (or was it a Festivus Miracle?), prospect Ronald Acuña did Acuña things at the Australian Baseball League All-Star Game, and Braves fans are treated to a new prospect list! Grab some figgy pudding and bring your electronic Internet browsing device in front of…

Get to Know a Prospect: Demeritte, Pache, Minter, Sims, and Wentz

December 16, 2016 Andy Harris 0

16. Travis Demeritte, 2B Age: 22 Bats: R 2016 Level: A+ Carolina .266/.361/.554 142 wRC+ 28 HR 17 SB 12.6 BB%, 33 K% (stats from class A+ High Desert and Carolina) The History: Demeritte was a 1st-round pick by the Texas Rangers out of Winder-Barrow HS in Georgia in 2013, and traded mid-season 2015 to the Braves…

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