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Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman, His Projections, and His Air Assault

The Atlanta Braves had a rough 2016 overall but it was highlighted by their superstar Freddie Freeman and his breakout campaign. The team around him struggled to consistently produce but Freeman himself tore through the league from basically start to finish. How good was Freddie Freeman in 2016? The Atlanta Braves first baseman set career […] Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman,...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Takeaways From This Weekend’s Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games

There were plenty of things to take notice of in this weekend’s action. The first two games of Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves are in the books!  Timely hitting led to a 7-4 Braves victory against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, while a Max Stassi two-run HR in the top of the 8th […] Takeaways From This Weekend’s Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games - Tomahawk Take...
Via Tomahawk Take
16 hours ago

Interview With Atlanta Braves 2014 1st Round Pick OF Braxton Davidson

Braves outfielder Braxton Davidson reflects on last year and looks ahead to the upcoming season. The Atlanta Braves selected Braxton Davidson 32nd overall in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft.  The 6’2”, 210 pound power-hitting outfielder from North Carolina was fairly young for his draft class, for he was drafted when he was […] Interview With Atlanta Braves 2014 1st...
Via Tomahawk Take
22 hours ago

Cards say Garcia could make it to big leagues this year

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Cuban outfielder Adolis Garcia could make it up to the St. Louis Cardinals at some point this season, according to general manager John Mozeliak. ''In terms of skillset, I just feel like I would describe him more as a five-tool player, so from a defensive standpoint, above average, from an offensive standpoint, I think there could be some power,'' Mozeliak said...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Prospects – Catchers

Historically the Braves have been pretty good at the catcher position. In fact, there was almost a 20 year span from the early 90’s until 2013 that the organization was set at backstop between Javy Lopez and Brian McCann. That has not been the case in recent years. They thought Christian Bethancourt was the guy to take over for McCann, but things never worked out. After trading...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Braves sign former NFL player

It might not be Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan or Tim Tebow, but the Atlanta Braves made some pretty interesting news on Thursday. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Atlanta has signed former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings.Really, this is a thing. Commings, originally selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, played in only two games...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves. It starts with the offense. A lineup that was downright embarrassing at the beginning of last season suddenly looks a whole lot more imposing, bolstered by slugger Matt Kemp, top prospect Danby Swanson and, now, three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips. ''It's going to be an exciting year for us...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Prospect Spotlight: Dustin Peterson in race with brother to reach MLB

Dustin Peterson on racing his brother to make the majors, what he gets to call his agent Jay-Z, and learning from Matt Kemp.
Via FOX Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 32 Prospects: Atlanta Braves

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Atlanta Braves farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Let's face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four decades, he figured there wasn't much chance of actually getting the call. Yet here he is, at 61, getting ready for his first full season as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. ''I've always been a...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calculated Mediocrity of the Atlanta Braves

The Braves aren’t going to go very far this year: that’s an assertion that’s unlikely to bite me six months from now. Both our Depth Charts projections and Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast Atlanta failing to clear the 80-win threshold. The acquisition of Brandon Phillips over the weekend did little, if anything, to change that. Phillips is roundly projected to be just...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB makes ‘epic Bartolo Colon movie trailer you never knew you needed’ (vid)

Bartolo Colon is without question a fine baseball player whose longevity in the game refutes any notion otherwise. But in his latter years, Colon has attained cult-like status among fans thanks to his charismatic personality, portly frame and unorthodox approach to at-bats. The 43-year-old amazingly is still going strong — his remarkable offseason workout videos establishes this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Sean Rodriguez shares updates after car crash

Giselle Rodriguez, the wife of Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez, shared some updates on Twitter Monday about the family’s status following a frightening car crash they were involved in on Saturday.The Rodriguez family was driving in their SUV on Saturday afternoon in Miami when they were T-boned by a man driving a stolen police cruiser. The police cruiser went up in flames...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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