Posts for : 2015

Minor League Signing: Willians Astudillo

Multiple-position flexibility is very important to a National League squad. According to Baseball America’s transaction page, the Braves have added one with the fun caveat of also being a semi-regular catcher. That is a rarity because, usually, if you are a good enough catcher, that’s where you stick. You don’t move to first base, third base, and LF like Willians Astudillo did last season. Oh, and he’s also played second base in his six year-career…

Thursday Throwback – Tommy Gregg

(This column used to be called Random Ex-Brave.) The 1985 seventh round sucked. Of the 26 players selected, only 8 made it to the majors and baseball-reference grades them as a -1.8 overall. The worst player of that not-so-elite eight? Tommy Gregg, our Thursday Throwback. Sorry, Tommy. Mitchell Layton | Getty An athlete with a little pop, Gregg was drafted after attending Wake Forest University. It was the third time he was selected after going…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Gomes for Valenzeula

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With most of the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: Johnson for Swish/Bourn/CASH

The Braves have been active in John Hart‘s first season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With most of the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Matt McClendon

During the season, Sundays are set aside to take a look at a prospect at random, but with the minor league season over, I wasn’t sure what to do for my Sunday article until this nugget of an idea came my way. How about we look at players who ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 while part of the Braves’ organization, yet never appeared for the Braves? Over the next few months, I’ll take a…

Reviewing Hart’s Trades: The Hector Olivera Leap of Faith

The Braves were active in John Hart‘s season at the helm to the tune of SIXTEEN TRADES! Sixteen deals involving major league talent going one direction or in both. Sixteen deals that include over 50 different players, a few draft picks, lots of cash, and two Uptons. It’s been friggin unreal to see what the Braves have done. With the season in our rear view, it’s time to start reviewing each one of these trades.…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Matt Belisle

During the season, Sundays are set aside to take a look at a prospect at random, but with the minor league season over, I wasn’t sure what to do for my Sunday article until this nugget of an idea came my way. How about we look at players who ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 while part of the Braves’ organization, yet never appeared for the Braves? Over the next few months, I’ll take a…