Posts for : June 2015

OOTP: Week 10

For more on this series, click here. Only three days late on this! Friday was preoccupied with school and I went to an actual ballgame this weekend, but that’s over and done, so let’s move on to week 10 of the season in Out of the Park. Week 10, much like the the previous week, includes the draft. We will draft 35 rounds, which is really too many for OOTP. If I keep doing this…

Catcher Remains an Open Position for the Braves

In my latest addition to the About.com page I run, I put the spotlight on behind the plate. With Christian Bethancourt‘s struggles giving us nightly viewings of the A.J. Pierzynski Show, is it time to look elsewhere? If not, when is that time? In this article, I look directly at the recently signed Ryan Lavarnway. Within four games with Gwinnett, he had already powered a homer for a walk-off win. It wasn’t that long ago…

Random Prospect Sunday – Britt Robertshaw

When it comes to independent league signings, it’s hard not to root for the improbable. Taking out former major leaguers who go to the Atlantic League to extend their careers, young players who sign with independent teams do so with little prospects to get out of independent league baseball, nor little disposable income. For instance, each team in the Frontier League has a salary cap of $72,000 to try to find the best roster they…

Top Atlanta Braves Selections for Rounds 26-69

Yesterday, in two different articles here and here, I posted the top selections for the first 25 rounds of the draft. Almost as if by design, the MLB draft started last night as well. I’ll let Gondeee provide you with solid scouting reports on the draftees for the Braves, but because I have access to Baseball-Reference and I like taking a look back, here’s the rest of the rounds and the best players selected in…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – AL West

Time to revisit the Walk-Off Walk look around the league. Our focus this week – the AL West. Considering there were two notable deals with the AL West this offseason, you can bet we will run into a few former Braves. Houston P Brett Oberholtzer – Long ago a piece of the Michael Bourn trade, Oberholtzer has made three starts in the majors and generally looked pretty substandard. He’s also had issues with blisters on…

Top Atlanta Braves Selections for Rounds 11-25

Today, I posted the top picks in each of the first ten rounds in Braves history at my page at About.com, but we can certainly continue with this exercise as the draft begins later this evening. So with that in mind, you can consider this an extension to that article as I focus on rounds 11-25, starting with the latter and working our way down with small blurbs about each selection. 25th Round – John…

The Top Players Selected in the First Ten Rounds by the Braves (About.com)

With the draft later tonight, I felt it was a good time to look back at the best players selected in each of the first ten rounds. Obviously, names like Chipper Jones in the first round and Tom Glavine in the second round are big winners, but who did the Braves get in the seventh round that made an impact? The ninth round? Find out by clicking here. You can also feel free to continue…