33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 2

May 26, 2017 Andy Harris 1

We're one-third of the way through the minor league season, and this is the middle third of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list. Let's check in with numbers 11-20. Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 20. Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 Current Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 3.42 ERA…

Opening Day! Minor League Edition

April 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the burgeoning multitudes of Braves fans keenly following the minor leagues, today is just as big a day as Monday's big league opening day. This post will look at the major story lines through all the minor league affiliates, and then take a quick look at the prospects that were cut last week and…

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…

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…

Braves System Depth: Second Base

January 23, 2017 Andy Harris 0

While the addition and emergence of Dansby Swanson has solidified shortstop, the other side of the double play pivot has a few more questions around it going into 2017, but also prospect with a tremendous amount of potential on the cusp of the majors. ATLANTA BRAVES STARTER: Sean Rodriguez While Rodriguez is listed as a back-up…

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…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 27

November 27, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The hot stove has been reduced to a simmer, but that's perfect for making sauce. Here's the week that was for the Atlanta Braves. Jason Castro Signs with Twins, Search for Catcher Help Continues After reports that the Atlanta Braves were in hot pursuit of the free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 20

November 20, 2016 Andy Harris 0

It's hot stove season for the Atlanta Braves! Anyone for flapjacks? Hot Stove Fever: Sale for Sale! Several media outlets reported that the Atlanta Braves were among several teams aggressively pursuing trades for some of the expected top pitchers on the market. This lead to a flurry of speculation as to who will be traded…

Atlanta Trades Pitching for… Hitting

July 28, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Atlanta trades Lucas Harrell & Dario Alvarez to Texas for INF prospect Travis Demeritte Lucas Harrell came up with the White Sox in 2010, and he wasn't very good with them. In 2012, Houston made him a regular starter at a time Houston was trying to lose lots of games. He was a good fit…

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