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WOW’s Top 5 Second Base Prospects

WOW’s Top 5 Second Base Prospects

The Atlanta Braves came into 2017 with two of the top second base prospects in baseball. One would struggle and fall a bit off the radar, but the other arrived in the majors over the last two months to become their everyday starter. Of course, that’s Ozzie Albies and he looks like he’ll be around for the long term. Nevertheless, there are a few really intriguing prospects at second left in the minors as we…

Organizational Overview: First Base

Organizational Overview: First Base

Freeman | Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter For many of the organizational overviews I do to accompany our prospect rundowns, the current starter or starters at that position may run the gamut between good-to-bad, but there are often two or three really good prospects on the way to supplement them or push them out of the way. First base is the exception as not only is the starter elite, but there are nearly no prospects…

WOW’s Top 5 First Base Prospects

WOW’s Top 5 First Base Prospects

First base is generally slim pickings when it comes to prospects and that’s not limited to the Braves. Many guys who land at first base in the majors often start elsewhere (catcher, outfield). The Braves have had one legit first base prospect in the last ten years and fortunately, he worked out okay. This crop of first basemen might have one real prospect in the mix, but that’s all. Of all the different position rankings…

Organizational Overview: Catcher

Organizational Overview: Catcher

WhatProsWear Yesterday, we began a series looking at the best prospects by position starting with catcher, but I’d be remiss if we didn’t also look at where the Braves stand at catcher right now. After all, just because a position is a strength in the minors doesn’t need help right now. Conversely, a position like first base looks pretty weak in the minors, but the Braves aren’t that interested in addressing that because of who…

2017 Atlanta Braves Batting Profiles

2017 Atlanta Braves Batting Profiles

Now that the season has ended, I thought it was a good time to go back and review the batting profiles of some of the Braves’ key players. Batting profiles are essentially the nuts and bolts behind a players production and answers the why behind what. Knowing what a guy’s wRC+ is useful but knowing how he arrived at that production gives you both a better understanding of a that players present talent, as well…

WOW’s Top 5 Catching Prospects

WOW’s Top 5 Catching Prospects

The 2017 season for the Atlanta Braves has come to a close and now we begin to look forward into 2018 and beyond. This week, we begin a series that looks at each position and the prospects that the organization currently have – starting with a position of great depth in catcher. It wasn’t long ago that the Braves had Cristian Bethancourt and that was about it. Nowadays, that has changed as all five catchers…

Walk-Off Talk 2.1: Figuring Out the Hot Corner

Walk-Off Talk 2.1: Figuring Out the Hot Corner

A couple of weeks ago, we tried to help out John Coppolella out by finding the new manager of the Braves. That kind of seems like a waste now, but this series continues as we look into finding the Braves a new third baseman. The next general manager can thank us later. A month-and-a-half ago, Stephen went over some options the Braves could look at this winter, but we may need to dive even deeper…