Posts for : August 2017

A.J. Minter’s Climb is Complete

We can thank J.B. Moss for this freak out. Moss, a former Braves farmhand who was released earlier this season just a year after being selected in the seventh round, took to twitter last night to say this: My best friend is headed to THE SHOW!!!!! (I’ll let you guess who it is till it comes out) LETSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! — JB Moss (@J_Moss11) August 23, 2017 It did not take long for Braves fans to…

Transaction Tuesday – Wisler, Demeritte, Mader, Custred

Lots of moves involving the top teams in the organization this week with just a few notable moves coming from the low minors. Most of them involve Rome, who continue to utilize some creative roster management to deal with tired arms. Trying something new this week with a super-sized spotlight bit on one of the players profiled. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover August 15 to August 21. A number in…

Random Prospect Sunday – Corbin Clouse

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter In their history, the Braves have only had one player reach the majors after being selected in the 27th round and signed right after the draft. That man was 1983 Notre Dame High School alum, Mark Lemke. I’m not saying Corbin Clouse will one day be held in as high of a regard as the Lemmer, but with the way the left-hander is pitching, it’s not impossible. Clouse was born…

Scouting Report – Corbin Clouse

Player: Corbin Clouse Date of Scouting Report: August 20, 2017 Position: Pitcher Bats: Switch Throws: Left Age: 22 in 2017 How Acquired: 27th Rd, 2016 Salary: Minimum Years Before Free Agency: 6 Years Before Arbitration (If applicable): 3 Brief Bio:  Selected from the small Davenport University in 2017 as a pitcher who only focused on the act of pitching as a senior in high school. Improved each season at DU before the selection. Was filthy…

Should the Braves Target Kimbrel After 2018?

AtlSwag69 (CC BY SA 3.0) via Wikipedia Commons From the moment Craig Kimbrel was traded to the Padres hours before the 2015 season was to begin, many fans have wondered if the homegrown star closer might one day return to the Braves. As Atlanta has tried to replace Kimbrel with Jason Grilli, Jim Johnson, and Arodys Vizcaino, Kimbrel has remained outstanding for first San Diego and now Boston. This season, he’s pitching the best baseball…

Baseball’s Weirdest Rule 5 Situation

What better way to explain service time than with the hottest prospect to come through the Braves system since Jason Heyward? For that matter, what better way to explain arbitration than with the strangest case that we’ve seen over the last number of years? In professional baseball, you earn two different kinds of “time.” The one that everyone gets from a rookie-league ballplayer to R.A. Dickey relates to how long you have been a professional.…

Some Waves are Bigger than Others

There are some in Braves country that are getting annoyed with the rebuild, and I get it (but don’t agree with the mindset). The Braves traded some of their biggest names in Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, and Andrelton Simmons, and thus far have not seen the fruits of that labor at the Major League level. Since the rebuild commenced, the MLB team has looked pretty lackluster, and even the pitching talent that has surfaced has…