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Organizational Overview: Catcher

Organizational Overview: Catcher

WhatProsWear Yesterday, we began a series looking at the best prospects by position starting with catcher, but I’d be remiss if we didn’t also look at where the Braves stand at catcher right now. After all, just because a position is a strength in the minors doesn’t need help right now. Conversely, a position like first base looks pretty weak in the minors, but the Braves aren’t that interested in addressing that because of who…

2017 Atlanta Braves Batting Profiles

2017 Atlanta Braves Batting Profiles

Now that the season has ended, I thought it was a good time to go back and review the batting profiles of some of the Braves’ key players. Batting profiles are essentially the nuts and bolts behind a players production and answers the why behind what. Knowing what a guy’s wRC+ is useful but knowing how he arrived at that production gives you both a better understanding of a that players present talent, as well…

WOW’s Top 5 Catching Prospects

WOW’s Top 5 Catching Prospects

The 2017 season for the Atlanta Braves has come to a close and now we begin to look forward into 2018 and beyond. This week, we begin a series that looks at each position and the prospects that the organization currently have – starting with a position of great depth in catcher. It wasn’t long ago that the Braves had Cristian Bethancourt and that was about it. Nowadays, that has changed as all five catchers…

Walk-Off Talk 2.1: Figuring Out the Hot Corner

Walk-Off Talk 2.1: Figuring Out the Hot Corner

A couple of weeks ago, we tried to help out John Coppolella out by finding the new manager of the Braves. That kind of seems like a waste now, but this series continues as we look into finding the Braves a new third baseman. The next general manager can thank us later. A month-and-a-half ago, Stephen went over some options the Braves could look at this winter, but we may need to dive even deeper…

Where the Braves Sit Right Now

Where the Braves Sit Right Now

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter We could sit here for some time and keep talking about the surprising dismissal of John Coppolella, in-fighting between the remaining John’s (Hart and Schuerholz), the possibility of pending sanctions, and so on. And you can be sure we will address more of that when the information is available. However, like it or not, the 2017-18 Hot Stove is warming up and it’s time to start looking at next…

Reaction: John Coppolella Resigns in Disgrace

Reaction: John Coppolella Resigns in Disgrace

For three years, John Coppolella was treated as a wunderkind. The Notre Dame graduate who had cut his teeth in the Yankees organization before coming south, Coppolella represented a new era for the Atlanta Braves. He seemed ultra-capable in fleecing other teams of prospects and draft choices while also bringing together a talented group of scouts and assistants to comb the globe for new talent. Under his leadership, the Braves’ scouting department flourished and with…

Walk-Off Talk 1.10: The Search Committee

Walk-Off Talk 1.10: The Search Committee

(Walk-Off Talk is an informal series of responses between members of the Walk-Off Walk family. Today, we talk about who should be the manager in 2018 with Ryan Cothran, Stephen Tolbert, and me – Tommy Poe.) Okay, guys, I think we’re ready to decide the manager of the Atlanta Braves for the 2018 season and, with any luck, the many years to follow. Why John Coppolella trusted us with this responsibility remains unknown, but we…