Get To Know a Call-Up: Rio Ruiz

May 18, 2017 Andy Harris 0

It's a call-up I have been anticipating, but never under these circumstances. With Braves superstar Freddie Freeman likely to miss at least two months with a fractured left wrist, the Braves have made a call to AAA and recalled third baseman Rio Ruiz. The Player Rio Ruiz, 3B Age: 22 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett…

Braves System Depth: Third Base

January 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For 22 glorious years from 1991 though 2012, the Braves averaged over 4 fWAR per season from the third base position thanks to Terry Pendleton, Martin Prado, and especially future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (and not thanks to Vinny Castilla, but no one ever talks about that). In the four years since Jones's retirement, the Braves…

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