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2018 Midseason Top 50 Braves Prospects

2018 Midseason Top 50 Braves Prospects

It’s the All-Star Break, the recognized ending to the first half of the season. But rather than focus completely on the major league squad, let’s take a look at our 2018 Midseason Top 50 Braves Prospects. We got some graduations, some releases, and a lot of movement in our Top 50 compared to the preseason. Unlike the preseason Top 50, we won’t stretch this out into a series of articles and review each player. There’s…

Transaction Tuesday – Lane Returns, Mauricio Cut

Transaction Tuesday – Lane Returns, Mauricio Cut

Ah, yes, the return of my weekly recap. It’s been awhile, but let’s dive right back into your rundown of every Braves’ transaction from the fields of the Dominican Summer League to SunTrust Park. This week, a few players get their release, an old favorite is brought back, and Gwinnett welcomes the addition of two of the top hitting prospects in the system. Also, at the end, I’m going to try something a little new…

Anibal Sanchez and His New Best Friend

Anibal Sanchez and His New Best Friend

When the Braves added Anibal Sanchez, there wasn’t an expectation for a long-term stint with the team. He was supposed to be a fill-in piece to bridge the gap before Luiz Gohara and/or Mike Soroka were ready to contribute. That is certainly not the case anymore. After a dozen games – and eleven starts – over the season’s first half, Sanchez is giving the Braves a consistent starter in a rotation that sometimes seems to struggle…

Can the Braves Keep Up their Momentum After the All-Star Break?

Can the Braves Keep Up their Momentum After the All-Star Break?

Taking a look at the first half and reflecting on the second A game and derby. The best of the best gather together during this one time in the year to show the rest of us common folk how amazing the game of baseball really is. With the midsummer classic nearly upon us, the Atlanta Braves have been on fire in the first half and have had more momentum before the All-Star break than they…

Random Prospect Sunday – Zack Soria

Random Prospect Sunday – Zack Soria

Sixteen days after the Atlanta Braves season ended against Tommy Greene, Mitch Williams, and the Philadelphia Phillies, a future Brave was born in Chicago. Born to Robert and Deborah Soria, Zack Soria is the oldest of three children. It didn’t take long for Soria to find the game of baseball. Almost since he learned to walk, Soria has had a ball, a bat, or a glove nearby. With any luck in his new career, that…

It’s Time for the Braves to “Shake Things Up”

It’s Time for the Braves to “Shake Things Up”

Does lineup construction really matter? It’s a question that has been explored, debated, and argued for years. The data says it does, but only in a limited manner. The reason for that is simple – most managers will bat their best bats near the top of the order. We can quibble about the order they use, but building a lineup is one of the most overrated skills we think a manager should have. It’s just…

Who’d The Braves Get? – 2010 International Signings

Who’d The Braves Get? – 2010 International Signings

(The International Signing Period started last week. While the Braves won’t be busy due to penalties, they will continue to sign free agents. I thought it was a good time to take a look back at some of the older international classes and see what they looked like. I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible. If you spot errors, let me know. Also, like the pic above? It came courtesy of Grant McAuley. Remember…