Get To Know a Call-Up: Luiz Gohara

September 5, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While Ronald Acuna has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for his remarkable ascension through three levels of the minor leagues this season, there's been a Braves pitcher that has accomplished the same feat and stands poised to make his major league debut. The Player Luiz Gohara, LHP Age: 21 OFR Rank: 8 2017 Level:…

Braves Transactions 8/31/17: The Brandon Phillips Trade

September 1, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Traded IF Brandon Phillips and cash to the Los Angeles Angels for C Tony Sanchez I Used To Love Her The Braves traded for the 36-year-old Brandon Phillips on the cusp of spring training, hot on the heels of an evaluation on Sean Rodriguez's shoulder that he would have to have surgery to repair damage…

Get to Know a Call-Up: David Freitas

August 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Braves made a roster move today, sending starting catcher Tyler Flowers to the disabled list for a left hand contusion, and purchasing the contract of Gwinnett catcher David Freitas, who will make his major league debut as a 28-year-old. The Player David Freitas, C Age: 28 Bats: R OFR Rank: N/A 2017 Level: AAA…

Get To Know a Call-Up: A.J. Minter

August 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

On August 5, the Braves took the field with their spring training caps, featuring a lone tomahawk on a field of blue. The symbolism was obvious; the rest of the season was for all intents and purposes like extended spring training. The team would be evaluating players to see who would could be expected to…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Dan Winkler

August 21, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The Player Dan Winkler, RHP Age: 27 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett (rehab assignment) The Results 5.14 ERA, 4.06 FIP 14 G, 0 GS 14 IP 2.57 BB/9 9.00 SO/9 (rehab assignments at class A, A+, and AAA) The History Winkler was a 20th-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 draft, and started getting…

Pondering Future Atlanta Braves Roster Moves

August 21, 2017 Braves Options Guy 8

With the Atlanta Braves' 2017 season entering the final stretch, many fans have turned their attentions to the upcoming offseason. Much has been written about a potential impending roster crunch for the Braves, as they have many players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December, and many players that other teams would be willing…

Get To Know a Guy Just Traded Away: Andrew Albers

August 12, 2017 Andy Harris 1

Late Friday it was announced that Gwinnett starter Andrew Albers was traded by the Braves to the Seattle Mariners for "cash considerations". I had this "Get To Know a Call-Up" in the can for him since June to be ready in the event of a call-up, but I hate to let words go to waste,…

Get To Know a Call-Up: Lucas Sims

July 31, 2017 Andy Harris 0

After a brief Aaron Blair interlude, right-hander Lucas Sims has stepped into the Braves starting rotation after a successful season with AAA Gwinnett. The Player Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 OFR Rank: 25 2017 Level: AAA Gwinnett Braves The Results 3.75 ERA / 4.30 FIP 20 G, 19 GS 115.1 IP 2.81 BB/9 10.30 SO/9 The…

Braves Transactions: Minor Moves, 6/19/2017

June 20, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Sent RHP Daniel Winkler to A+ Florida Fire Frogs on rehab assignment from A- Rome Braves. Assigned C Jonathan Morales to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Assigned 2B Omar Obregon to AA Mississippi Braves from A+ Florida Fire Frogs. Released AA 1B Levi Hyams. Released AA SS Reed Harper. Assigned C Tanner…

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…

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