Braves Add Xavier Avery, Not Nady

Keith Allison via Flickr (CC by 2.0) True story. When I originally heard the Braves signed a new outfielder, my first thought was, “Xavier Nady is still around?” But that was not to be as the Braves added local product Xavier Avery to a minor league pact. The left-hand hitting outfielder just turned 27 on New Year’s Day and graduated from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, GA) back in 2008. That was when the Orioles…

Braves Top 50 Prospects, 2017 Preseason: #30-#21

Today, I continue my Top 50 prospects with the middle ten ranging from the #21st prospect to the #30th. Many of these prospects would be in the Top 20 of other systems, but the incredible depth of Atlanta’s farm system has them just outside my Top 20. I want to thank all of you for reading. At the bottom, you’ll find a running countdown with links to previous versions of this list. Feel free to…

5-pack of Minor League Signings

With things simmering down as far as player acquisitions go, it is probably a good time to finish off the remaining reviews for minor league free agents that have been added to the Braves this offseason. This is the fourth edition of these reviews and each of those links can be found at the bottom of this article. As always, you can see an updated list of comings-and-goings for minor league free agents. Alay Lago,…

Braves Top 50 Prospects, 2017 Preseason: Next 5 Looking In

This week begins the long countdown to the #1 prospect on the Walkoffwalk list of the Top Atlanta Braves Prospects as we head into the 2017 season. While next week and the weeks that follow will focus on the rankings, this week focuses on five interesting prospects who were guys who just missed my Top 50. I want to give them their own article because it would not surprise me if all five are in…

Another Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

Here’s another six pack of minor league free agent signings from this winter. So far this winter, I have done three of these and each focused on pre-December signings. Today’s group were all added in the final month of 2016. By Minda Haas Kuhlmann (CC by 2.0) via Flickr Lane Adams, OF, 27 years-old Drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 draft out of Red Oaks, Oklahoma, Adams began his career in the Royals…

Six-Pack of Minor League Signings

For the third time this offseason, I try to catch up on some under-the-radar minor league signings the Braves have announced. Previous reviews can be found here and here. For a frequently updated list of comings-and-goings related to minor league signings, check out this page. Ramon Morla, RHP, 27 years-old A product of the Mariners’ organization, Morla began his career as an infielder who reached Double-A in both 2013 and 2014. He had some decent…

Braves Cut 8 Minor Leaguers

They often don’t make much news unless it’s a particularly significant cut, but teams do release minor league players during the offseason even though they aren’t usually forced to do so. Many of the cuts are minor role players who the team deems expendable. Possibly releasing them now rather than at the end of spring camp builds some goodwill with other players as they know the team will give young guys a chance to find…