Once a Brave, Always a Brave: Opening Day Rosters

This series keeps tabs on how former Braves are doing in the league. Typically, I will focus on one division or even one team in isolated situations, but there’s not a lot to report right now so I will focus more on which former Braves made opening day rosters in other cities. If I counted correctly, there are 62 former Braves (or Braves farmhands) who either were on the opening day roster or the DL.…

Favorite Braves List – Left-Hand Reliever

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves. That limits options from 1991-to-now.) Favorite Braves List  Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz #3 Starter – Tim Hudson#4 Starter – Tom Glavine Closer – Craig Kimbrel RH-Reliever – Peter Moylan Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second Base –…

Favorite Braves List – Pinch Hitter

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves. That limits options from 1991-to-now.) Favorite Braves List (so far) Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz #3 Starter – Tim Hudson#4 Starter – Tom Glavine Closer – Craig Kimbrel RH-Reliever – Peter Moylan Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second…

Reviewing BA’s Top Ten: 2004

Once again, it is time to continue the journey through 15 years of Baseball America’s Top 10 Braves prospects. This year’s list includes nine future major leaguers and six of the famed Baby Braves of 2005. Atlanta would place three players in the overall top 50. Also notable is that all but one of the players that made this list were drafted by the Braves. They hadn’t had so much luck in the draft since…

Reviewing BA’s Top Ten: 1998

This week, I am going to start the week with a new retrospective article series. Starting with 1998 and finishing with the 2012 edition, I will look at Baseball America’s fantastic Top Ten prospect series for the Atlanta Braves. Who were busts? Who were successes? Who is off to a new career in coaching? How many of the ten even got to the majors? How many stayed? Not sure about you readers, but I love…

Some Recent Braves History in Doubleheaders

Starting at 2:05 EST, the Braves will begin a day-night doubleheader in Philadelphia. It is the first doubleheader of the season for Atlanta and will make up a previously postponed game because of weather. The development gave me reason to investigate how the Braves have performed in recent doubleheaders. I should add that today’s games and most, if not all, of the doubleheaders the Braves have played in recent history cannot be classified as true…

Favorite Braves List – #3 Starter

(Previous information on this series can be found here. Of importance, this is not a best list, but a favorites list since I started to follow the Braves.) Favorite Braves List (so far) Ace Starter – Greg Maddux #2 Starter – John Smoltz Catcher – Brian McCann First Base – Fred McGriff Second Base – Marcus Giles Favorite Braves List – #3 Starter Tim Hudson What a strange week to add Huddy to the Favorite…