The Braves Top Offseason Priority: Parting Ways With Matt Kemp

October 1, 2017 Andy Harris 1

As my colleague Dylan Short recently wrote, 2018 will be pivotal season for the Atlanta Braves. For the first time, a good portion of the roster should be filled with young talent originally brought into the organization through the rebuilding process. The team already seems to have shifted gears from trading off core major league…

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…

Projecting the Braves MLB Top 30 Prospects: Position Players

August 15, 2017 Dylan Short 2

By this point, most fans have heard about the Atlanta Braves' starting pitching talent down on the farm. Outside of Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies, however, asking about the position prospects often resulted in nothing more than the chirping of some crickets. While not nearly as deep as the pitching prospects, the list of position…

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.…

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…

Ronald Acuna is Struggling… and That’s a Good Thing

June 14, 2017 Micah Smith 2

Ronald Acuna is one of the top prospects in baseball. Outfield Fly Rule’s prospect guru Andy Harris ranked Ronald Acuna 10th before the season, saying, "he possesses perhaps the highest ceiling of any Braves position player (second possibly to Kevin Maitan)." He continued to gush over him in his 33% prospect review. Baseball America ranks him the…

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