Found November 06, 2012 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Juan Francisco will battle to win the Braves third base job in 2013 Several Atlanta Braves minor league players, who are hoping to make an impact at the major league level next season, are off to great starts in winter league baseball. Left fielder Jose Constanza, is leading the Dominican League in hitting, with a gaudy .385 average.  In 39 at bats Constanza has 15 hits, and stolen 2 bases in 2 attempts.  Constanza hit .281 the past two seasons with Atlanta, in 205 plate appearances. First baseman Ernesto Mejia, the 2012 Gwinnett Braves Player of the Year, is hitting .333, with a .356 on-base-percentage, and .571 slugging percentage, in 84 Venezuelan League at bats.  Mejia has 5 HRs and 17 RBIs. The Braves will most likely have to make a decision on Mejia this season.  He has had two productive minor league seasons in a row, including 2012 at AAA Gwinnett, and is ready to play at the major league level.  With Freddie Freeman  a fixture at first base, it appears Mejia may be a nice t...

Retired Chipper Jones focuses on hunting

Chipper Jones couldnt wait to exchange his bat for his bow. A month into his retirement, Jones already has taken hunting trips to Oklahoma and Kansas, where he killed a deer, and is now headed to Nebraska. (Were) off to a good start, he said. Jones has hunted about as long as he has played baseball. Hunting is a passion that often consumed his offseasons during his 19 years with...

Pictures from the 2012 Brian McCann 16 Rally Foundation Celebrity Softball Game!

It's hard to believe this is the 4th annual Rally softball game... maybe because the second was rained out and never started. Either way, I'm glad so much money was raised for childhood cancer research. Brian McCann and Chipper Jones were team captains, as usual. The only current Brave who played was Jonny Venters (who only hit once and didn't play defensively); former...

Inbox: 11-5-2012

Every time I read the Braves Inbox (used to be called "Mailbag" but I guess no one sends postal mail anymore), I always answer the questions in my head before reading Bowman's replies. This was a fun off-season project last year and I'll do my best to keep up this year. Here's this week's inbox...   Who do you see as the Braves' best option to play...

What Happened to the Atlanta Braves Top Prospect?

Julio Teheran will compete with Randall Delgado for the fifth spot in the starting rotation in 2013 The Julio Teheran express hit a bump on the way to Canton.  Affter a stellar minor league career, the top rated Braves minor league player had a rough 2012 season at the AAA affiliate in Gwinnett. Last February, Teheran was rated the number five minor league prospect in the country...
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