Random Prospect of the Day – Matthew Kennelly

Back to the offensive random prospects, helped out by a Random.org number generator, and I land on yet another backup catcher type.  For what it’s worth, the focus with this column is to not have a love affair with super prospects, but shine light on maybe some guys most Braves fans have never heard of.  They might be journeyman, long-shots, or never-will-be’s, but the majority of players who make up the system are guys you…

Not-So-Random Prospect of the Day – Aaron Northcraft

When someone does what Aaron Northcraft did Friday night, they need not wait and hope to randomly be chosen as a prospect to write about.  Northcraft, starting his 14th game of the year for the Lynchburg Hillcats (A+), quietly tossed the first no-hitter of his professional career against the Salem Red Sox.  In full disclosure, Northcraft’s no-hitter was shortened to seven innings because doubleheaders in the minors typically are shortened to avoid too much stress…

Random Prospect of the Day: Luis Avilan

Welcome to the second edition of this column.  Like before, using a random number generator and the list of pitchers used at the minor league level by the Braves, I came up with a random prospect.  Basic idea is that most sites will go over the big stars, but what about the sleeper guys?  The never-will-be guys?  The minor league veterans?  That’s the purpose of this column.  In full disclosure, this was the third guy…

Random Prospect of the Day: Braeden Schlehuber

(Introduction…I randomly generated a number from the current 117 Atlanta Braves minor leaguers who have an at-bat this year.  Hope to make this a weekly article or something close to it.) Meet Braeden Schlehuber.  He kind of looks like a psycho.  No, really, he’s cool.  I want to say that because, yes, I am kind of scared.  Schlehuber was born in Bountiful, Utah on January 7th, 1988.  A right-handed hitting catcher, Schlehuber was drafted in…