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Greene nearing 'pen duty; Pache optioned

June 2, 2021

ATLANTA -- Braves manager Brian Snitker isn’t ruling out the possibility of adding Shane Greene to his bullpen within the next few days. “I think there’s always a chance,” Snitker said prior to Wednesday's game against the Nationals at Truist Park. “We just need to get him to the ballpark.”

Strider fans 10 in second career start

May 19, 2021

Braves’ No. 21 prospect Spencer Strider was untouchable for Low-A Augusta on Wednesday, striking out 10 batters in 3 2/3 hitless innings against Fayetteville. The 2020 fourth-round Draft selection nearly faced the minimum, walking just one batter in his outing. He now has 17 strikeouts across 6 2/3 innings for

5 prospects who can make NL East impact

May 6, 2021

Every National League East is having trouble getting rolling for one reason or another. Each club could use some help. Maybe they will find some in their farm systems. Here is a look at one prospect from each organization who could make an impact with his respective team this season:

Where Braves top prospects are starting '21

@JonathanMayo
May 4, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Braves' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

Pache hits slam for 1st regular-season HR

Acuña connects for home run No. 9; d'Arnaud exits with thumb injury
@S__Bright
May 2, 2021

In his first game back from injury, Cristian Pache returned in style with a 411-foot grand slam, but it wouldn't be enough as the Braves fell, 6-5, in 10 innings to the Blue Jays at TD Ballpark on Saturday night. This was Pache’s first career grand slam as well as

Pache recalled; Heredia placed on 10-day IL

@S__Bright
May 1, 2021

Ahead of Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., the Braves recalled center fielder Cristian Pache and placed Guillermo Heredia on the 10-day injured list due to right hamstring inflammation. Pache, Atlanta's top prospect, sustained a strained left groin in a game against the Marlins on April 13.

With bro's help, Contreras a rising prospect

April 27, 2021

ATLANTA -- Asked if he is hoping he and his younger sibling become baseball’s latest version of the Molina brothers, Cubs veteran catcher Willson Contreras provided an expected response. “Hopefully, I’m looking forward to seeing my brother play in the big leagues for a long time,” Contreras said. “I can’t

Fun facts for every Low-A East team

Explore a sprawling league that includes Augusta, Zebulon and plenty in-between
@BensBiz
April 26, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the ninth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Braves Minor League Spring Training report

@JonathanMayo
April 26, 2021

Atlanta's youth movement in the outfield has been well-documented. Ronald Acuña Jr. is already one of the best players in baseball, and he’s just 23. Top prospect Cristian Pache, 22, is scuffling a bit in the big leagues, but is just establishing himself. A step behind is Braves’ No. 2

Notes: Patience with Pache; injury updates

April 24, 2021

ATLANTA -- Cristian Pache is healthy, but the Braves are going to allow their prospect to spend a little more time developing his offensive approach before placing him back on their active roster. Pache was activated from the 10-day injured list on Saturday and then immediately optioned to the Braves’

Fun facts for all 12 High-A East teams

Bruce Springsteen, Mr. Celery and Couch Potatoes populate eclectic circuit
@BensBiz
April 19, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the seventh in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Pache headed to IL with groin tightness

April 14, 2021

ATLANTA -- Instead of halting his alarming offensive struggles, Braves top prospect Cristian Pache will spend the next couple of weeks recovering from a strained left groin. Braves manager Brian Snitker said that Pache will be placed on the injured list and a corresponding move will be made Wednesday. The

Fun facts for all eight Double-A South teams

Venture to a world where Michael Jordan, space mammals and Crabzilla live in harmony
@BensBiz
April 12, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fifth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Braves swept, but rotation gives hope

April 4, 2021

It’s not like the Braves haven’t been here before. As they pursue a fourth straight National League East title, they must once again quickly regroup, like they did after being swept out of Philadelphia to start the 2019 season. Reminded of this after his team suffered a 2-1 loss to

Pache earns CF job: 'A force and a weapon'

Freeman relishes Opening Day experience; Braves to increase capacity
April 1, 2021

Braves manager Brian Snitker never wanted to say Cristian Pache and Ender Inciarte were battling for the starting center-field job. But the skipper did at least congratulate Pache for winning the role after proving he belonged on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster. Pache ranks as the Braves’ top prosect and baseball’s

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Fried strong in last tuneup; Pache impresses

@ladsonbill24
March 27, 2021

Five days before taking the mound for an Opening Day assignment against the Phillies, Braves left-hander Max Fried made a tuneup start against the Orioles on Saturday night, pitching three scoreless innings in an 8-5 victory at CoolToday Park. Fried, who allowed two hits and struck out five, said he

Pache's playmaking could win him CF job

March 22, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As Braves manager Brian Snitker has repeatedly said, he is not concerned by Cristian Pache’s offensive struggles. He has known that the heralded prospect is capable of dazzling on the other side of the ball, like he did again with an outfield assist during a 4-2

Notes: Anderson K's 9; Opening Day lineup?

March 19, 2021

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A little more than two weeks away from his first regular season start, Ian Anderson appears ready to build on the immediate success he enjoyed last year. Anderson was in total control before he faltered during the fifth inning of a 4-2 win over the Twins

How are Braves' top prospects faring in ST?

March 12, 2021

With the release of MLB Pipeline’s latest Braves Top 30 Prospects list, here is a look at how each of the members have fared thus far in Spring Training. • Braves' Top 30 prospects | Breaking down the list 1) Cristian Pache, OF (MLB’s No. 12 prospect) Pache’s MLB experience

Here are Atlanta's 2021 Top 30 prospects

@JonathanMayo
March 12, 2021

The Braves farm system isn’t quite the juggernaut it used to be, but it’s still pretty good. And the reason for the thinning out of talent is a pretty good one: three National League East titles in a row and advancement to the NL Championship Series last year. Yes, there’ve

Anderson 'way advanced'; Muller 'explosive'

March 2, 2021

As Ian Anderson escaped a bases-loaded threat during a 6-0 win over the Twins on Tuesday afternoon at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla., he showed the same poise that gave the Braves the confidence to start him in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series last October --

Could Pache win job in center? He thinks so

February 24, 2021

Though it might not have been comfortable to throw Cristian Pache into the fire during the second inning of Game 1 of last year’s National League Championship Series, the experience gave the Braves reason to believe their top prospect might indeed be ready to be their everyday center fielder. “Even

4 prospects reflect on past at DREAM Series

@zachsilver
January 17, 2021

Simeon Woods Richardson was on the other side of this seminar not too long ago. He was getting tips from young Major Leaguers and Minor Leaguers whose ranks he aspired to soon join. (Marcus Stroman, a fellow fast-working right-hander, was who he looked up to most.) He was in high

The Braves' best international signings of all time

January 13, 2021

These are the Braves’ top five international prospects of all time. 1. Andruw Jones Paul Snyder’s decision to visit the then-scantily-scouted small island of Curacao resulted in the Braves landing one of the best center fielders baseball has ever seen. Jones received a $46,000 signing bonus in 1993, and became