Tag: Jace

Organizational Overview: Second Base

When the 2016 season concluded, the Braves were at a crossroads in regards to second base. They had two really good prospects developing in the minors with Ozzie Albies and Travis Demeritte, but neither were ready for prime time. They also had an incumbent, Jace Peterson, who had started 214 games at second base the previous two years. Peterson had struggled, though, to hit well enough to stay in the lineup and looked more like…

Organizational Overview: First Base

Freeman | Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter For many of the organizational overviews I do to accompany our prospect rundowns, the current starter or starters at that position may run the gamut between good-to-bad, but there are often two or three really good prospects on the way to supplement them or push them out of the way. First base is the exception as not only is the starter elite, but there are nearly no prospects…

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…

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.…

Transaction Tuesday: Ventura, Winkler, Wright, Ramos

What a busy, busy week for the Braves. Some of the moves, we reported on as they happened, but many more occurred as the Braves brought back a guy from the Mexican League, demoted a few underperforming pitchers, and continued to aggressively push rookie league players up a level. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover August 1 to August 7. A number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in the midseason…

Sean Rodriguez Trade A Precursor to More?

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter It’s been a busy afternoon for the Atlanta Braves. Shortly after the surprising announcement that they had promoted Max Fried to the Show, the team announced that they had dealt utility man Sean Rodriguez to the Pirates in exchange for minor leaguer Connor Joe. Jace Peterson returns from Gwinnett to replace Rodriguez. Rodriguez signed on Thanksgiving last fall to the tune of $11.5 million over two seasons. At the time,…

Transaction Tuesday: What a Week It Was!

It was a very eventful week for the Atlanta Braves’ system so no dilly-dallying. Let’s dive in. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover July 10 to July 17. A number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in the midseason WOW Top 50. Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter Atlanta Activated: Sean Rodriguez…From a possibility to miss the season to making his Braves debut on July 17. Say what you will about the…