Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
97243971 invites you to meet the Braves as we begin a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Jason Heyward Position: Right field Height: 6-5. Weight: 235 BatThrow: LL Hometown: Atlanta Experience: Third season 2011 in review: A shoulder injury set back Heywards career in his second season. After hitting .277 with 18 homers and 72 RBIs as a rookie, he spent time on the DL and struggled with his swing afterward. He hit .227 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs in just 128 games. Career highlight: Was selected to the NL All-Star team as a rookie, but missed the game with a thumb injury. Outlook: Heyward worked in the offseason to prove his rookie season wasnt a fluke. He dropped 20 pounds and retooled his swing with new hitting coaches Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher. Look for him to improve upon his rookie numbers if he can avoid injuries. You should know: Heyward was 20 years old when he became the youngest pla...

Atlanta Braves: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Atlanta Braves are eager to get the 2012 season started and put the memories of their historic collapse last September behind them for good. The Braves held an 8.5 game lead over St. Louis as late as September 6th, and watched as that lead evaporated over the season’s final few weeks. Atlanta went 8-18 in the month of September, and lost their final six games of the season...

Meet the Braves: Arodys Vizcaino invites you to meet the Braves as we begin a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Arodys Vizcaino Position: Pitcher Height: 6-0; Weight: 190 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Yaguante, Dominican Republic Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: The Braves rushed Vizcaino to the majors, and he pitched well...

Scouting Comparison: Andrelton Simmons vs. Tyler Pastornicky

With a glaring hole at shortstop, the Atlanta Braves are poised to hand the position over to an untested rookie who has consistently exceeded scouts’ expectations. Tyler Pastornicky worked his way up through the Braves’ system, peaking with a .314/.359/.414 line across two levels in 2011. But while Pastornicky looks like the man for 2012, he has a top-flight prospect right on...

Braves' spring training questions answered

The games are starting, so lets answer a few questions you might have about the Braves, who open the spring portion of their schedule against Detroit at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Champion Stadium at ESPNs Wide World of Sports. Q: What can we expect from Tyler Pastornicky? A: Hes a guy who grew up around the game. His dad was a pro player and the 22-year-old rookie shortstop knows that...

Braves Sean Gilmartin: Tale Of Two Starts

Sean Gilmartin, the Atlanta Braves 2011 first round pick embarrassed South Atlantic League opponents in a brief, but impressive stint where he posted a staggering K/BB ratio of 15/1 over five starts. Of course as an uber-polished lefty out of a Florida State, a major ACC program, he was expected to succeed against younger opponents. However, Gilmartin’s production proved dominant...

Michael Bourn, 2012 Fantasy Schmohawk

People love Michael Bourn.  Color me confused.  I am far and away the lowest on Michael Bourn out of every ‘pert both sides of the Mississippi and Canada, unless the Mississippi runs through Canada and that’s being redundant; I have no idea.  Last year, he had more plate appearances than Prince Fielder, Billy Butler and Pablo Sandoval combined (talking off the diamond plate...

Mixed reactions to expanded playoff plan

The Braves are remembered for one of baseball's epic collapses. Too bad for Atlanta the playoffs weren't expanded a year earlier. Negotiators for baseball players and owners are working toward an agreement to increase the postseason field to 10 teams this season. They had hoped to reach a deal by Thursday, but both sides said talks could continue if they needed additional...

Braves sufficiently loaded to make another run

The 2012 Atlanta Braves look a great deal like the 2011 Atlanta Braves. If we consider only the first five months of last season, that similarity should be immensely encouraging for the current Braves.

Peas in a pod: Wagner, Kimbrel share bond

Billy Wagner is quite comfortable at home these days. His job description includes hubby, daddy, coach, handyman and occasional lay-about. But the retired former Braves closer nonetheless keeps close tabs on the man who succeeded him, Craig Kimbrel.

Minor to get Braves' first spring start

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Mike Minor will start Saturday afternoon's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.

Ben Ingram Interview

Bill Shanks interviews Ben Ingram from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Take a gather on 10 players poised to shoot up the Fantasy draft rankings this season! #1) Jason Heyward ATL OF ame promise he produced his first season. Heyward battled an injured shoulder and some bad luck all season long during a sophomore slump. With an offseason to get healthy, he should show the s #2). Howie Kendrick LA 2B Kendrick has the skill set to win a batting championship...
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