Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images The Braves’ tentative schedule for 2021 has been released and it features a number of high-profile games, including a home-and-home series with the Yankees and Red Sox and two late-season trips to the west coast.
The Braves added one of their most intriguing prospects to the player pool today in Bryce Ball, a 6’6″, 240-pound lefty bat out of Dallas Baptist University, which is likely a result of Freddie Freeman catching the coronavirus. The Braves aren’t very deep at first base and might be able to use Ball’s power in an emergency situation.
This year, the Braves 60-game schedule will feature 40 games in the division (10 against each team) and 20 games against the AL East. That means the NL East winner will likely be determined by whoever makes the most of those divisional matchups.
Touki Toussaint | Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports While Touki Toussaint is no longer a prospect, he’s still very young and MLB ready. An interesting fact about Touki Toussaint is that the Atlanta Braves acquired Touki on his 19th birthday, June 20th, 2015 (also, happy belated 24th birthday).
Unfortunately, Nick Markakis has decided to opt-out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19. And while that’s gloomy news for the Braves, it could be even worse for Markakis, who may have played his last professional baseball game ever without even knowing it.
The Braves’ first intrasquad game of Spring Training 2.0 took place on Wednesday, pinning Mike Soroka against Max Fried. Both pitchers looked in mid-season form, but that’s much easier to do against hitters who haven’t faced live action in over three months.
The Braves hosted their first intrasquad scrimmage today, which was broadcast live on their Youtube channel. But it was just a nosebleed view of the game with no sound, so I don’t blame you if you didn’t watch.
PECOTA released it’s updated standings to reflect a 60-game season and the Atlanta Braves were not picked to repeat as NL East champs. You would think winning back-to-back division titles and having some of the best young talent in the league would earn some respect for the Atlanta Braves.
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images The massive prospect fan-favorite has indeed been invited to the 60 man pool The Braves have extended a non-roster camp invite to left-handed hitting first base prospect Bryce Ball according to the team transactions page.
No matter what happens, the 2020 season will be one for the history books. It’s been 26 years since MLB saw an inconsistent season like 2020, albeit due to the infamous strike, rather than a global pandemic, making it the first time in those 26 years that MLB will not see its total of 162 games played.
With talks of a Major League Baseball team coming to Nashville we look at how that could affect the Atlanta Braves and their wide draw of fans. For many years now the Atlanta Braves have been the team of the Southeast with very little competition in the area.
While the Indians are making progress, another team in baseball is showing no signs of changing its name in the near future. The Atlanta Braves released a statement saying the organization “honors, supports and values the Native American community.”