Found November 18, 2011 on
The Outside Corner:
As my favorite team, the Braves' list was fun and hard to do. On one hand, I know more about it than any other system, but on the other hand, that might make me more critical (or forgiving) of the system. With special thanks to Peter Hjort of Capitol Avenue Club, here's the Braves list.
Until a September swoon of epic proportions, the Braves were having quite the year, and their prospects were a significant reason why. Freddie Freeman overcame a slow start to have a solid rookie season, even for a first baseman. Craig Kimbrel may have won himself the Rookie of the Year Award with an absolutely dominating season closing out games. Brandon Beachy continued to make believers out of scouts and fans alike with his continued ability to miss bats. And Mike Minor added several solid starts as he pushed for a permanent rotation spot for 2012. While having good performances from rookies is way better than having good prospects, those promotions have left the Braves system a little ...
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The Braves were aggressive in trying to trade pitcher Derek Lowe earlier this offseason, but don’t expect that when it comes to Jair Jurrjens, according to Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
O’Brien reported that the Braves are not actively shopping Jurrjens, but are merely willing to listen to offers that could potentially make them better. O’Brien goes...
The 2011 Atlanta Braves finished the season 89-73 and wound up in second place in the National League East. They went 36-36 against the four other teams in their division. Of course, they went just 18-18 against the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, but did beat up on the Florida Marlins going 12-6 against them. The main problem here is they only went 6-12 against the Philadelphia...
It seems that the Atlanta Braves are intent on dealing Martin Prado this offseason. So far, Prado has been mentioned in trade talks with Kansas City (along with Jair Jurrjens for Lorenzo Cain and Wil Myers), with Colorado (for Seth Smith and a prospect) and with Detroit (for Delmon Young). Braves GM Frank Wren hasn’t found the right match for the 28-year-old yet — the Young rumor...
Should the Braves try to trade Mike Minor? Why are Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens suddenly expendable? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from fans in the latest Braves Inbox.
Jason Heyward never thought he would be waking up by 8 a.m. on a regular basis during the offseason. But at the same time, the Braves' young outfielder never anticipated experiencing the kind of season that has motivated him to work harder than he ever has in preparation for the next season.
89-73, 2nd place, 13 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the Atlanta Braves. Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season. For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went...