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Atlanta Braves Prospects – Pitchers

There is no question that when the Braves blew things up before the 2015 season they had established a theme for their rebuild, pitching. Most of the moves the club made, beginning with the Jason Heyward trade all the way back in November of 2014, revolved around a young arm. As a result, the Braves completely turned around what was widely viewed as a weak farm system and made it...
Via Legends On Deck
2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on RHP Matt Withrow

2015 draftee Matt Withrow made a big impression in high-A with the Atlanta Braves system in his first full season. What is ahead for 2017? Player Profile The Atlanta Braves drafted Withrow out of Texas Tech in 2015. Withrow was drafted out of high school in Texas by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round […] Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on RHP Matt Withrow - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
6 hours ago

Braves Prospect Spotlight: Dustin Peterson in race with brother to reach MLB

Dustin Peterson on racing his brother to make the majors, what he gets to call his agent Jay-Z, and learning from Matt Kemp.
Via FOX Sports South
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Dropping the Mic

For today’s Morning Chop, a tribute to a friend who has spent more time on a minor league bus than most of the minor league players he’s watched and reported on over the past six seasons. Kyle Tait has been the voice of the AA Mississippi Braves since 2011.  You may have heard from some […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Dropping the Mic - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An...
Via Tomahawk Take
11 hours ago

Top 32 Prospects: Atlanta Braves

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Atlanta Braves farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Award Watch 2017: Do any Atlanta Braves have a shot at major awards?

From players to management to the fans, everyone in Braves country seems hopeful for the upcoming season. Who has a chance to add to their trophy case in 2017? Despite their abysmal record, the Atlanta Braves did manage to take home some hardware last year. Ender Inciarte secured his first career Gold Glove Award. Freddie […] Award Watch 2017: Do any Atlanta Braves have a shot...
Via Tomahawk Take
14 hours ago

Is Matt Kemp’s Late-Season Revival With the Braves Sustainable?

Matt Kemp isn’t the MVP-caliber ballplayer he used to be with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in his career. Despite that, the Atlanta Braves have high expectations for the right-handed hitting outfielder in 2017. Those expectations aren’t coming without them getting a glimpse of what he could do for the offense, though. After the San Diego Padres shipped him to Atlanta at...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Let's face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four decades, he figured there wasn't much chance of actually getting the call. Yet here he is, at 61, getting ready for his first full season as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. ''I've always been a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

2017 Team Previews: Atlanta Braves

Welcome to the 2017 Razzball Team Previews! You’ll find everything you need to know about each team to get yourself ready for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. And I do mean everything, everybody. We’ve got line-ups, charts, numbers, projections, questionable questions, smarter answer, potent potables and well, that’s a lie. No potables here, but plenty of potent fantasy...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time To Put Money On The Braves

Are the Braves still a terrible team? Some observers certainly seem to think so. USA Today predicts that the Braves will remain among the worst teams in baseball, losing 92 games in 2017. While, according to wagertalk.com, Vegas has Atlanta faring only slightly better at 72-90. Those predictions were made before the Brandon Phillips trade, but I doubt that deal changes their calculations...
Via BravesWire
3 days ago

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' infielder Sean Rodriguez has shoulder surgery

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez has had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The Braves said Wednesday the procedure was performed on Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Springs, Florida. General manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press Rodriguez will miss an ''indeterminate period of time.'' Coppolella said the team ''won't...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves start spring with 3 new pitchers, new outlook

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Eager for a fresh start and armed with a new rotation, the Atlanta Braves started spring training with an air of confidence and optimism, especially for a team coming off a season of 93 losses. ''Hopefully this is not a rebuild,'' said left fielder Matt Kemp, an early arrival on the day of the first organized workout for pitchers and catchers. ''I want to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calculated Mediocrity of the Atlanta Braves

The Braves aren’t going to go very far this year: that’s an assertion that’s unlikely to bite me six months from now. Both our Depth Charts projections and Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast Atlanta failing to clear the 80-win threshold. The acquisition of Brandon Phillips over the weekend did little, if anything, to change that. Phillips is roundly projected to be just...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB makes ‘epic Bartolo Colon movie trailer you never knew you needed’ (vid)

Bartolo Colon is without question a fine baseball player whose longevity in the game refutes any notion otherwise. But in his latter years, Colon has attained cult-like status among fans thanks to his charismatic personality, portly frame and unorthodox approach to at-bats. The 43-year-old amazingly is still going strong — his remarkable offseason workout videos establishes this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Sean Rodriguez shares updates after car crash

Giselle Rodriguez, the wife of Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez, shared some updates on Twitter Monday about the family’s status following a frightening car crash they were involved in on Saturday.The Rodriguez family was driving in their SUV on Saturday afternoon in Miami when they were T-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser. The police cruiser went up in flames...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez, family involved in car accident with stolen police cruiser

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez and his family were involved in a frightening car accident in Miami over the weekend.According to ESPN.com, police say Rodriguez, his wife Giselle and the couple’s two children were traveling in their SUV Saturday afternoon when they were T-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser. The suspect was killed in the crash, which left the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves, D-backs in Litigation with Cities Over Stadium Leases

Currently, more than 75% of major-league teams — 23 out of 30, to be exact — play their home games in stadiums publicly owned by a local government entity. Each of these relationships between the franchise and its host municipality is, in turn, governed by a contract specifying the terms under which the government has leased its stadium to the MLB team. As one might expect, disagreements...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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