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Dodd makes his case for Braves' rotation spot

March 18, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla -- Dylan Dodd figured he’d spend a few weeks in big league camp and then be sent to the Minor League side. But while constructing one of this year’s best underdog stories, the left-hander has positioned himself to enter Spring Training’s final full week with a chance

'It was really good': Shuster's scoreless start impresses

March 17, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jared Shuster didn’t allow any runs and -- just as impressively -- he didn’t blink when given his first start as the top candidate to fill the Braves’ final rotation spot. Shuster displayed a good changeup, an effective slider and great poise as he pitched in

‘Who is this Dodd guy?’ Prospect closes in on rotation spot 

March 15, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Was Dylan Dodd even considered a long shot for the Braves' rotation when Spring Training began? “I saw him on the back field and I was like, ‘Who is this Dodd guy?’” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Well, Dodd is a young left-hander constructing an unexpected

'If you're ready, you're ready': Shuster makes case for 5th starter

Late-inning relievers work through struggles; Harris goes oppo vs. Bucs
March 12, 2023

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Jared Shuster is showing why he ranks as the Braves’ No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline. He’s also creating reason to believe that he’s the best candidate to begin the season as Atlanta’s fifth starter. Shuster has authored one of the most encouraging storylines in Braves camp

Murphy, Ritchie and Phillips the focus at Braves camp

March 9, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Last spring, Michael Harris II was slated to head to Double-A Mississippi, and Spencer Strider was debatably a reliever. The two Braves youngsters went on to sweep the top two spots in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. The Braves' system has a much

3 questions facing the Braves' rotation this spring

March 7, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Kyle Wright hasn’t made a start and Ian Anderson is no longer a lock to begin the regular season as Atlanta’s fifth starter. But Braves manager Brian Snitker is confident his starting rotation will take shape over the final three weeks of Spring Training. Honestly, Snitker’s

Here are the Braves' 2023 Top 30 prospects

February 27, 2023

Winning does not come without a cost. The Braves have won five straight National League East titles and of course were World Series champions in 2021. That’s a run that’s hard to pull off in any fashion. Keeping that going while maintaining a deep farm system? That’s close to impossible.

Braves to snag Venezuelan OF prospect (source)

January 15, 2023

The Braves are hopeful their investment on the international market pays off in the future. Could the next superstar be on the horizon? The club sure hopes so. According to industry sources, Atlanta has agreed to a deal with outfielder Luis Guanipa, the No. 34 prospect on the Top 50

Braves protect trio ahead of Rule 5 Draft

INF Shewmake (No. 5 prospect), RHP Vines (No. 15), RHP Muñoz added to 40-man roster
November 15, 2022

The deadline to set the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft was on Tuesday, so the Braves selected infielder Braden Shewmake and right-handers Roddery Muñoz and Darius Vines to the Major League roster, while designating right-hander Silvino Bracho, outfielder Guillermo Heredia and right-hander William Woods for assignment. Shewmake,

Most memorable 2022 AFL moments ▶️

November 13, 2022

Conley falls homer shy in 4-knock effort in AFL

November 3, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Cal Conley is up for the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game Final 2 vote, set to end Friday at noon ET. He made a strong final argument for himself Thursday afternoon. The Braves’ No. 12 prospect went 4-for-6 with a triple, a double and two RBIs

6 Braves prospect storylines to watch

October 21, 2022

ATLANTA -- One of a baseball front office’s greatest accomplishments would be to win a World Series while possessing the game’s top farm system. After winning last year’s World Series, the Braves didn’t enter this season with one of the game’s top farm systems. But they may have had something

Malloy's ascent with Braves continues in AFL

October 21, 2022

In 2019, Justyn-Henry Malloy was part of Vanderbilt's College World Series championship team. The freshman played sparingly, picking up just 15 at-bats. When he got only 24 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he had a choice to make. He loved the Vandy community and the program, but he wanted the

Two inside-the-park HRs by one team in one game?!

October 17, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. – Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad is so hot right now, his guess of an answer for a very obscure baseball trivia question was on the nose. He and Braves infielder Cal Conley both hit inside-the-park home runs in the Scottsdale Scorpions’ 6-4 win over the Peoria Javelinas

Braves' Conley gets his uniform dirty in AFL

October 13, 2022

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- There are some well-worn baseball axioms that, while overused, are very true when attributed to the right players. Perhaps the one used the most is calling a scrappy, hard-nosed player a “gamer” or a “real baseball player.” Sounds vanilla, but it’s a compliment. Anyone who watched Cal

Shuster dazzles with 10 K's over seven innings

September 23, 2022

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For Braves' rookie duo, splash in Majors 'a feeling unmatched'

Grissom, Harris each belt a two-run homer as Atlanta’s young core stays hot
September 3, 2022

ATLANTA -- When dynamic duos come to mind, many people think of: Tom and Jerry, Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi. But the Braves have a young tandem on the scene ready to take over the spotlight: Michael Harris II and Vaughn Grissom. "They've handled every situation," manager Brian Snitker

Here’s the Braves' new Top 30 Prospects list

August 16, 2022

ATLANTA -- Given what he has done during his first week as a big leaguer, it should be no surprise to see Vaughn Grissom listed as the newest top prospect within the Braves’ system. MLB Pipeline has released a new Top 100 Prospects list and updated the Top 30 Prospects

Atlanta's 6-game win streak fueled by young Braves

No. 3 prospect Elder goes 7 strong in 5th start, while rookie Harris provides clutch HR
August 14, 2022

MIAMI -- Time and time again, the Braves have proven they’re not out of a ballgame until the final out is recorded. The winning mentality the club has developed permeates all levels of the Minors. It -- along with some impressive baseball skills -- is what enables top prospects to

Grissom makes history with HR, steal in debut

21-year-old middle infielder impresses with all-around game: 'Nothing fazed him'
August 11, 2022

BOSTON -- It’s been an eventful 24 hours for Braves top prospect Vaughn Grissom. At 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the 21-year-old found out he had been called up to the Majors. At noon on Wednesday, Grissom was en route to Fenway Park to make his debut. And at 9

Top pick Owen Murphy, Braves agree to deal

July 22, 2022

ATLANTA -- Owen Murphy will soon have a chance to follow in the footsteps of Ian Anderson, Kyle Wright and others who have tasted success after being taken with the Braves’ first selection in the MLB Draft. The Braves took Murphy with the 20th overall selection on Sunday and agreed

Auburn RHP heads to Atlanta with Hudson's endorsement

Burkhalter, drafted at No. 76, developed cutter while working with Braves Hall of Famer
July 19, 2022

ATLANTA -- If the Braves weren’t completely sure about whether they should draft Blake Burkhalter, they were likely sold once president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos talked to Tim Hudson recently. “I told him [Burkhalter] was the best thing in the world of baseball, because I believe he really is,”

Sluggers headline Braves' high-ceiling picks on Day 2

July 18, 2022

ATLANTA -- After replenishing their farm system with quality arms during the first day of this year’s MLB Draft, the Braves targeted some power bats during Monday’s portion of the three-day event. Here are three takeaways from Atlanta’s Day 2 selections (Rounds 3-10):

Braves load up on pitchers on Day 1 of Draft

July 18, 2022

ATLANTA -- Given an additional pick and a larger bonus pool last week, Braves vice president of scouting Dana Brown began building for the future by taking a trio of high-upside high school pitchers with his first three selections in this year’s MLB Draft. The Braves took Owen Murphy out

Atlanta gets No. 35 pick from KC for top prospect, two others

July 11, 2022

The Braves acquired the 35th pick in this Sunday’s MLB Draft from the Royals on Monday for center fielder Drew Waters, RHP Andrew Hoffmann and infielder C.J. Alexander. The pick is a Competitive Balance Round A pick, which is eligible to be traded. As’s Jim Callis reported in April,