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…

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…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Sean Newcomb

June 10, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves have turned to their farm system to fill in the Bartolo-sized hole in their rotation, bringing up prospect Sean "Newk" Newcomb up from AAA Gwinnett to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 24 OFR Prospect Ranking: 5 2017 Opening Day Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 2017 Stats: 2.97 ERA 3.24 FIP…

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…

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 Pitching, Part 1

February 3, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Moving on from the position players, we go to the area of the most tremendous depth of any team in the league, the Braves pitching organizational depth. Starting pitching should be a strength up and down the organization. As with the position players I will be indicating the five starters I anticipate seeing at the…

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, December 18

December 18, 2016 Andy Harris 0

It was a quiet week on the transaction front for the Braves, but GM John Coppollela took time out of packing his Turner Field office to interact with fans on Twitter, prospect Ronald Acuña got honored in Australia, and the Braves shook up their minor league coaching staffs. So here is your Sunday morning Braves…

Get To Know A Prospect: Sean Newcomb

November 8, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my countdown of the Atlanta Braves top prospects, today we take a look at lefty Sean Newcomb. Previous scouting reports (since I arrived at Outfield Fly Rule): #8 - Max Fried #7 - Touki Toussaint #6 - Kevin Maitan The Player Sean Newcomb, LHP Age: 23 Rank: 5 2016 Level: AA Mississippi The Results…

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