Posts for : January 2016

Random Former Prospect Sunday – J.R. Graham

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…

2016 Top 50 Prospects – First Half Revealed!

Spring Training is just around the corner so it’s a good time to revisit the top prospects list here at Walkoffwalk.net. Some new changes for this year include an expansion of the list from a Top 30 to a Top 50. Also, the top 5 prospects will be revealed in February at my other blog, AtlantaBraves.About.com. In the meantime, let’s look at the bottom of the list. A couple of notes. My list does not…

More Minor League Free Agent Analysis

With the snow bearing down on the mid-Atlantic states, I have some extra time to take a look at some of the minor league free agents that have joined Atlanta’s organization since the end of 2015. Today’s subject focuses specifically on guys who have already appeared in the major leagues. For a fairly comprehensive list of players who have joined the Braves on a minor league deal this offseason, click here. Links to further analysis…

Scouting Report – Manny Banuelos

Player: Manny Banuelos Date of Scouting Report: 1/21/16 Age: 25 in 2016 How acquired: Trade with Yankees for David Carpenter/Chasen Shreve Salary: TBD (likely prorated major league minimum) Years Before Free Agency: 6 Mike McGinnis | Getty Brief Bio: Former top prospect in the Yankees system is looking to capitalize on momentum that brought him to the majors the previous year. Injuries have always been a concern for Banuelos, who has only eclipsed the 100…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Elvis Andrus

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…

This Week at AtlantaBraves.About.com

Here’s a list of articles I wrote this week at my other blog, AtlantaBraves.About.Com. All article links open to a new tab/window. 5 for Monday: Spring Training, 2017 catchers, and more My weekly look at some stories that may have been missed during the previous week. Some of this week’s topics include hot prospects like Aaron Blair, Sean Newcomb, and Dansby Swanson receiving invitations to spring training; how ex-Braves like Fred McGriff and Billy Wagner…

Thursday Throwback – Marquis Grissom

(This column used to be called Random Ex-Brave.) “Mark gets the sign. The wind and pitch, here it is.“…It’s a fastball on the outside corner that Carlos Baerga hits off the end of the bat. Matthew Stockman | Getty He was born in Atlanta in 1967. He attended Lakeshore High School in College Park. He continued his education and playing career with Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, four hours away from Atlanta in Tallahassee. The fact…