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Team: Atlanta Braves
Record: 54-41 (1st Place)
Biggest Surprise of First Half:
It’s hard for a team with such high expectations to have a surprise, but there has actually been a couple for the Braves this season. The biggest and best surprise has been the play of catcher Evan Gattis. In his first season at the MLB level, Gattis has hit an impressive .252 batting average, 14 home runs and 37 RBI’s. What’s even more impressive is that the strong Rookie of the Year candidate is a backup, he does not play every day and usually pinch hits. Sticking with the pinch hitting theme, both fielders Jordan Schafer and Ramiro Pena have been pleasant surprises off the bench. Schafer is batting over .300 as a substitute player with Pena batting .278 and 12 RBI’s. As for an every day start, the best surprise has been the play of third baseman Chris Johnson. Johnson has the highest batting average for the Braves with .328.
Biggest Disappointment of First Half:
An easy selection for this category, lo...
BEST OF MAXIM
Evan Gattis has been activated from the disabled list and will play first base on Sunday for the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves had not planned to activate Gattis until after the All-Star game but with injuries depleting their entire outfield and Freddie Freeman jamming his wrist the Braves pushed up his return.
Freeman jammed his wrist while applying a tag on Saturday and will not play...
The Danville Braves have been the hottest team in Atlanta’s minor league system
It was a big turn of events from the last two weeks of covering the Atlanta Braves Minor League action. After recent struggles, none of the Braves farms teams had a losing record this week. A couple of them had big weeks and got back into their division races. The teams combined to go 17-11 this...
Atlanta Braves rookie power-hitter Evan Gattis doubled in four at bats Saturday night in his second rehab game with the Gwinnett Braves. The 26-year old Texan, like he did Friday night, hit third in the line-up. The G-Braves lost for the second consecutive night to Durham, this time by an 8-1 score. Gwinnett managed only five hits in the game. Gattis did not get a hit Friday night...
ATLANTA Just a few minutes after the first pitch of Reds-Braves on Sunday, it was announced first baseman Freddie Freeman would not play in Tuesdays All-Star Game.
Freeman jammed his thumb Saturday against the Reds and did not play Sunday, yielding the first-base responsibilities to Evan Gattis.
Three hours later, the Braves revealed catcher Brian McCann had been added to the...
With the arrival of the All-Star break, it's the perfect time to simultaneously look back and spin forward regarding the first-place Braves (54-41) ... and their pursuit of a 15th National League East title in the last 22 years.
From a National League standpoint, the Braves have been on the mark with five prominent categories, ranking 1st in homers (114), 3rd in runs...
The Atlanta Braves had little choice but to cut Evan Gattis' rehab assignment short yesterday. With news that Freddie Freeman's thumb injury would prevent him from playing Sunday (Freeman will miss the All-Star Game as well), Atlanta chose to end Gattis' rehab assignment and bring him back to the 25-man roster.
According to Eric Single of MLB.com, Gattis was scheduled...
Left-handed reliever Alex Wood was optioned by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend and sent to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. The move was made to open up a spot on the major league roster for Jose Constanza.
Wood, who had a very solid 2.45 earned run average over 16 appearances with Atlanta should be recalled fairly soon, once the All-Star break has passed.
Braves facts at the half in no particular order:Brian McCann’s All-Star selection is unexpected but deserved (.291 avg, .274 OBP, .536 SLG)
The 54-41 (.568 win%) Braves are on pace to win 92 games this season.
They are 2 wins ahead of last year’s pace at this point (95 games into the season). The 2012 Braves went on to win 94 games.
The Braves have the game’s best home...
The Atlanta Braves have activated catcher Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list. Gallis, who also plays in the outfield, was expected to be out until the All-Star break but due to an onslaught of injuries to all of their starting outfielders, the Braves brought Gattis back a few days early.
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Braves' first baseman and NL Final Vote winner Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds due to a thumb injury. This injury may affect his participation in the All-Star Game that will take place on Tuesday.
According to ESPN, Freeman was wearing a soft splint Sunday morning. He was hurt in the first inning of last night's game when a wide...
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who won the NL All-Star Game Final Vote, could miss the event because of a sprained thumb.
Sunday wasn't the best of days for Braves right-hander Julio Teheran.
Teheran went down as the losing pitcher in Cincinnati's, 8-4, win over Atlanta after allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work. The rough outing essentially ballooned his ERA to 3.35 on the season.
Two of the earned runs Teheran surrendered came in the third inning when Jay Bruce tattooed his 19th...
So excited for Kimmie, Freddie, and Mac. All are well-deserving, and while I'm sad Freddie won't be able to play, I'm sure we'll see Kimmie at the end of the game. The AL has no chance. :) And 7-time All-Star Mac? Let's just go ahead and give him all the money now to stay a Brave.
Prior to today’s start, @kimbrel46 and @FreddieFreeman5 receive their #ASG jerseys...
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman injures thumb, casting
All-Star status into question.
Mike Trout continues to live up to the hype and is having an excellent season without the help of Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton. Justin Upton started hot and finished hot to keep himself valuable. He hit 12 home runs in April and has hit just 4 over his last 235 ABs. But he did hit .319 in July before the break so that is a good sign of things to come. His brother B.J. on the...