Posts for : February 2016

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Tom Redington

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 – #15-#6

For the past couple of weeks, I have looked at the start of the Top 50 list. I’ve ranked prospects #50 down to #16 so far and now you really start to see the elite prospects of this system. The next ten includes a pair of outfielders, two third basemen, and six pitchers. This section also includes my first grades better than a C+. A couple of notes. My list does not include Derian Cruz…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Dennis Burlingame

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…

TOT – Curtis Pride’s Year in Atlanta

Transaction of Today…February 6, 1998 – The Atlanta Braves signed Curtis Pride as a free agent. The story of Pride deserves so much digital ink. Born deaf as a result of rubella, Pride was still able to excel as a three-sport start at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He started at point guard for William and Mary, played soccer as a member of the National Team in the FIFA U-16 Championships,…

2016 Top 50 Prospects – #25-#16

Last week, I began my Top 50 for 2016 with the first half of the list. I won’t finish the list this week, but the next ten will be revealed. In a deep farm system, several players that are mentioned today could rank much higher if the top 15 wasn’t so good. A couple of notes. My list does not include Derian Cruz or Christian Pache, the top prospects from last year’s international class. Other…