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Inbox: Mize vs. Wright,  Franco vs. Adell

@JimCallisMLB
March 21, 2019

This is my last Pipeline Inbox before Opening Day, so it's time to get my 2019 predictions on the record ... AL Division Winners: Red Sox, Indians, Astros AL Wild Cards: Yankees, Twins NL Division Winners: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers NL Wild Cards: Brewers, Mets AL Championship Series: Astros over Red

Here's a look at the Braves' farm system

@JimCallisMLB
March 21, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Ronald Acuna has at least plus tools across the board and knows how to translate them into production. As a 20-year-old last year, he hit 26 homers and stole 16 bases in 111 games en route to the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

Braves' Waters confident in all five tools

@JimCallisMLB
March 21, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Watch Drew Waters play, and you can't help but notice his all-around ability. Talk to the Braves outfield prospect, and you can't miss his confidence. Asked to identify his best attribute and his worst attribute as player, Waters responded: "I think my best tool is

Braves could break camp with prospect Wilson

Right-hander solid vs. Yankees, in mix for rotation/bullpen role
@mlbbowman
March 18, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As the Braves prepare to begin the season without their ace and two top relievers, they can take solace in the fact Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson are providing indication they are ready for the Major League level. While Wright has possibly already secured an

Inbox: Will Wright open season with Braves?

Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from fans
@mlbbowman
March 14, 2019

Will Kyle Wright's performance this spring determine where he starts the season or will he begin at Triple-A due to experience/service time issues? -- @GlennTurner62 Whether accounting for his repertoire, bravado or pitching IQ, it’s impressive to think Wright, ranked as the club's No. 2 prospect by MLB Pipeline, has

Braves' pitching core young, but scary good 

@RichardJustice
March 13, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Do the Braves have enough starting pitching? Let’s cut to the chase. Can they match up in a division with names like Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola dotted on other rosters? The Braves are glad you asked. “One hundred percent,” catcher Brian McCann

Wilson turning heads in first big league camp

Braves send more players to Minors; Murphy and Furcal join staff
@mlbbowman
March 12, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Given MLB Pipeline ranks Bryse Wilson as baseball’s 82nd-best prospect, and the No. 7 prospect in the Braves' system, you can’t call him underrated. But because he’s part of an organization that possesses seven other Top 100 prospects, it may be accurate to say he

Acuna starting to see spring results

Dale Murphy: 'There's something special about that kid'
@mlbbowman
March 12, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A few hours after marveling at the titanic home runs Ronald Acuna Jr. blasted during Tuesday morning’s batting practice, Dale Murphy walked through the Braves' clubhouse and said, “There’s something special about that kid.” Murphy had just witnessed Acuna tally a hit in each of

Wright goes 3 scoreless vs. dangerous Yanks

Braves' No. 2 prospect strikes out three, allows two singles
@mlbbowman
March 5, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- As Kyle Wright cruised through a Yankees lineup that included Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge on Tuesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field, the right-hander showed why there is a strong possibility he may soon become a fixture in Atlanta's rotation. "I think it was one of

Here are the Braves' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

@JonathanMayo
March 1, 2019

MLB Pipeline has ranked the top 10 farm systems a total of nine times now, twice a year dating back to 2015. The Braves have been in that top 10 on eight of those occasions. Five of the rankings saw the Braves in the top two and in 2019, they

Riley takes tips from MVPs to prep for '19

Braves' top offensive prospect worked with Pujols recently
@mlbbowman
February 21, 2019

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As Austin Riley has established himself as one of baseball’s top prospects, he has had the privilege of being tutored by Terry Pendleton and Chipper Jones. The list of former MVPs who have mentored him grew a couple weeks ago, when Riley spent a few

Inbox: Where are Braves in Realmuto sweeps?

Beat reporter Mark Bowman fields fans' questions
January 31, 2019

With pitchers and catchers reporting soon, when do you see the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes coming to an end? -- @myothatwitta Whatever happens, it seems safe to say the Marlins have already overplayed their hand in an attempt to make up for what was not gained via last year's trades of

Soroka ready to move on from 2018 injuries

Right-hander made five starts as rookie while dealing with shoulder discomfort
January 28, 2019

ATLANTA -- Though Mike Soroka remains one of baseball's top overall prospects, he no longer possesses the blissful innocence that evaporated when a maddening shoulder ailment robbed him of what had the makings to be a very memorable debut season."You always wrote off injuries because you're naive and think just

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January 28, 2019

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8 Braves named to Top 100 Prospects list

Soroka (No. 24) leads group that includes 4 right-handed pitchers
January 26, 2019

As the Braves look to defend their National League East crown in 2019, they not only have a strong group in their starting lineup, but several promising prospects in their farm system. Atlanta has eight players on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, revealed Saturday night on MLB Network. The

Inbox: Could Camargo play LF in 2019?

Beat reporter Mark Bowman fields fans' questions
January 17, 2019

Do you think the Braves will use Johan Camargo in left field if they can't find a deal to their liking? -- @BayAreaBrave Looking back on last year's National League East race, you can't discount the fact that while the Braves ranked fourth in the Majors with 59 Defensive Runs

Braves protect 4 prospects from Rule 5 Draft

Weigel, Webb, Ynoa, Jackson added to 40-man roster
November 20, 2018

ATLANTA -- Unlike Patrick Weigel, Jacob Webb did not rise to prominent prospect status before his professional career was halted by Tommy John surgery. But now that these two promising pitchers have recovered, they will come to Spring Training with the same realistic goal to make their respective Major League

Braves' Davidson homers twice for 2nd straight game

October 31, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Braxton Davidson is getting used to jogging around the bases in the Arizona Fall League.After hitting a pair of homers on Tuesday, Davidson belted two more during Peoria's 6-0 win over Scottsdale on Wednesday at Peoria Sports Complex. The Braves' prospect went deep four times in a

Davidson powers Peoria with pair of home runs

October 30, 2018

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Braxton Davidson led Peoria in a high-scoring Arizona Fall League affair on Tuesday, belting two home runs in the Javelinas' 12-7 win over Surprise at Surprise Stadium.Davidson hit a solo home run in the sixth, followed by a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh that gave Peoria

Wright, No. 2 prospect, among Braves' callups

September 1, 2018

ATLANTA -- Reinforcements have arrived at SunTrust Park, as the Braves added seven players to their active roster Saturday, including three of their top pitching prospects.Right-handers Touki Toussaint and Bryse Wilson rejoined the big league club after making their debuts in August, and perhaps most notably, the Braves selected the

Wilson shows promise in confident debut

August 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- Less than five months since beginning this season at the Class A Advanced level and a little more than 24 hours after learning he would make his Major League debut, Bryse Wilson entered the history books and provided another glimpse of the pitching depth within the Braves' organization.As he

Braves activate LHP Freeman, option Allard

Reliever looks to regain command in return from shoulder injury
August 19, 2018

ATLANTA -- Instead of sticking to their plan of giving Sam Freeman another Minor League rehab appearance, the Braves activated the left-handed reliever from the disabled list before Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Rockies.Freeman returns to Atlanta's bullpen hoping to distance himself from the second-highest walk rate among qualified

7 contenders with prospects to make a big deal

July 27, 2018

At this time of year, when buyers are competing to bolster their rosters for the stretch run and sellers are looking to next season and beyond, arguably nothing is more important than the prospects contenders have -- and are willing -- to trade.While much attention is paid to the top

Braves recall prospect Gohara, option Phillips

Left-hander to provide long relief to taxed bullpen
July 4, 2018

NEW YORK -- Less than 12 hours after making his Major League debut at Yankee Stadium, Braves right-handed reliever Evan Phillips returned on Wednesday morning and promptly learned he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.Phillips allowed just one hit -- a homer -- while working the final 2 1/3 innings

Right shoulder woes land Soroka back on DL

June 22, 2018

ATLANTA -- A little more than a week after ending a month-long layoff, Braves rookie hurler Mike Soroka is once again on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation."It's much the same as the problem we had before," Soroka said. "The good news about that is we're ahead of the