Found February 08, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
Brandon Beachy didnt waste any time preparing for 2012. A few days after the Braves season ended with that 4-3 13-inning loss to the Phillies on Sept. 28, Beachy was back in the gym. I really built my day around (working out), he said. His goal: Build arm strength and endurance to improve his ability to go deeper in games and increase his innings. Beachy pitched 141 23 innings last season, averaging about 5 23 innings in his 25 starts. He worked into the seventh or later in only three starts, but his pitch counts often were a result of his strikeout totals. He led the Braves and National League rookies with 169 strikeouts, finishing his surprising season with a 7-3 record and 3.68 ERA as he struck out 10.7 hitters per nine innings. There were also 15 no decisions. Beachy said he worked too deep in the count to too many hitters, which drove his pitch counts up and ultimately sent him to the bench quicker than he wanted. Thats a stat everyone likes to bring up, the strikeouts...

Braves home alternate jerseys, now with less racism!

This year the Atlanta Braves will sport new home alternate jerseys that are something of a throwback.  The cream colored alts feature blue piping, a number on the front, and lack the tomahawk under the script “Braves”.  The left sleeve features a patch with two crossed tomahawks, and the year 1876, the year of the team’s inception.  The unis are designed to be evocative...

Braves Carlos Perez Struggles With Command

After gaining significant helium during the 2010 off-season, prospect followers expected young left-hander Carlos Perez to firmly establish himself as the best of the next wave of young Braves pitchers. With Randall Delgado, Arodys Vizcaino, Julio Teheran and Mike Minor in the midst of breaking through at the Major League level, along with prospect fallout from the Michael Bourn...

You may say I'm a dreamer: Atlanta Braves

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. After falling criminally short of making the playoffs last season, the Atlanta Braves made up for it in a big way in 2012 by winning the whole damn thing, knocking off the three-time...

2012 player preview: Todd Cunningham

Todd Cunningham was the second round pick of the Atlanta Braves (53rd overall) out of Jacksonville State University in the 2010 draft. Upon being drafted, Cunningham was sent to Rome, where he OPSed .679 in 65 games. In those 65 games, Cunningham showed decent plate discipline (14 walks, 30 strikeouts) and minimal power (.078 ISO). He went to Lynchburg for the 2011 season, and including...

Player Profile #69: Craig Kimbrel | RP | ATL

There are a lot of things to like love about Craig Kimbrel, but there will always be that voice in the back of your head whispering “but he’s a closer.” Sure, Kimbrel ranked 19th on the PSR scale last year (“but he’s a closer”). His 127 strikeouts would have placed him 66th among starting pitchers last season, which doesn’t sound impressive at first but consider that...

Inbox: Will Atlanta trade Jurrjens this spring?

Beat reporter Bowman answers queries from Braves fans in the latest edition of the Inbox. Leading off: a question about whether the club would shop Jair Jurrjens before or during Spring Training.
Braves News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.