Found February 14, 2012 on
By Jim Pratt
Editor’s note: Last week in part-1 of his look at the 2014 Braves, Jim Pratt gave us a look at the Braves infield of the future. See part-1 here
Continuing our look at the Braves roster of the future, today we forecast the 2014 Atlanta outfield.
Outside of who will replace Chipper Jones at third base once he decides to start the clock on his Hall of Fame candidacy, the rest of the Atlanta Braves infield can already be penciled in for the next two seasons. The same can’t be said for the future of the outfield, which at this point, has more questions moving forward than any of the other part of the roster.
Right Field: Jason Heyward (Depth: Todd Cunningham, Joe Terdoslavich and Jose Constanza)
Braves RF Jason Heyward
Let’s all step back for a moment and realize the lofty expectations that have been loaded upon the shoulders of this 22 year old kid. The simple fact that Hank Aaron’s name was mention alongside of Heyward’s upon his arrival in Atlanta was unfair and Turner ...
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The Atlanta Braves were a playoff team in 2011 until the final day of the season when they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies then were eliminated by the St Louis Cardinals in a one game playoff. After having a 9 1/2 game lead for the Wild Card on August 25th, the Braves blew their lead. There was good news for Atlanta though. Craig Kimbrel emerged as a closer and won the Rookie of...
If you think Craig Kimbrel will be affected by the events of Sept. 28, 2011, dont worry.
He has a closers mentality.
He lives moment-by-moment, pitch-by-pitch, inch-by-inch, mph-by-mph. What happens one day wont affect tomorrow.
Thats the mindset you have to have as a closer, when you pitch on the edge, when one misplaced fastball can result in a win or a save or a loss.
It wasn’t a pretty start, but Dan Uggla finished 2011 with Ugg-tastic numbers. His 36 homers were actually a career high and he also added a respectable 88 runs and 82 RBI considering he was sitting at the All-Star break with a .185/.257/.386 slash. Sure his .233 batting average was bad and when you factor in that he needed a 33-game hit streak to make it even that high makes it...
Today at Georgia Tech, Braves GM Frank Wren and Scouting Director John Coppolella were giving a guest lecture in a sports analytics class. The lecture gave an inside look into the Braves operations, and some of their analytical tools. Nothing too note-worthy came out of it, aside from the fact that the Braves use a stat called DOM to evaluate pitchers. DOM is thought of by the organization...
Tommy Hanson was hesitant when Braves Minor League physical therapist Troy Jones suggested that he alter his awkward delivery. But after thinking about it for a couple months, Hanson returned to Turner Field during the early days of January and told pitching coach Roger McDowell that he wanted to make the change.
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First order of business for Braves' new hitting coach will be to "fix" Jason Heyward
From Star News Online
Baseball in Wilmington would get a drastic makeover if the city can reach a deal to build a new stadium and bring in a minor league franchise from the Atlanta Braves.
Those in the athletic department at UNCW are waiting with tempered excitement, scrutinizing the potential a new stadium could bring to its already successful baseball program.