Christian Bethancourt Strives For Consistency At Double-A
ATLANTA—The future of the Braves’ catching situation is as fluid as the Chattahoochee River. With Brian McCann a few months shy of free agency, rookie Evan Gattis appears to be [...]
Todd Cunningham Could Be Next From Unheralded Draft Class
ATLANTA—For a draft class that appeared to be ho-hum at first blush, the Braves’ 2010 haul has emerged as one of the more productive in recent team annals. Scouting director [...]
Braves Midseason Update: Joey Terdoslavich Reclaims Value At Triple-A
BEST PLAYER: Right fielder Joey Terdoslavich continues to prove he was simply rushed to Triple-A Gwinnett in 2012. After rebounding with a solid showing at Double-A Mississippi a year ago, [...]
Braves Perform Battery Recharge With 2013 Draft Class
ATLANTA—Scouting director Tony DeMacio believes the Braves achieved their goal for this draft by adding depth up the middle, particularly on the mound and behind the plate. Atlanta used 19 [...]
Braves Move Josh Elander Out From Behind The Plate
ATLANTA—The Braves knew when they drafted Josh Elander last year that his days behind the plate might be numbered. Most scouts felt he would need to change positions early in [...]
Alex Wood Opens Eyes During Spring Session With Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Drafted by the Braves in the second round last June, lefthander Alex Wood made the most of his invitation to big league camp. In seven innings, the former Georgia [...]
J.R. Graham Is Golden In Eyes Of Braves
Righthander J.R. Graham finished his first full season at Double-A Mississippi last year, so the Braves invited him to major league camp to see what he could do in front of the Atlanta staff. He made a positive impression during his first week of spring training games.
Is Simmons Ready To Assume Leadoff Role For Braves?
The Braves' big offseason obscures the fact that they have no natural leadoff hitter for this season. Manager Fredi Gonzalez intends to fill the role with second-year shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who has 49 games of major league experience.
David Hale Could Work His Way Into Braves’ Bullpen
A dark horse bullpen contender rides into camp on the momentum of a strong showing in 2012. That would be righthander David Hale, who was Double-A Mississippi's most consistent starter last season.
Teen Jose Peraza Could Be Braves’ Next Star Shortstop
Few organizations have developed shortstops with the same proficiency as the Braves during the past decade. Jose Peraza, who signed out of Venezuela in 2010, could be next in line. He hit .296/.350/.374 in 206 at-bats at two Rookie-level stops as an 18-year-old last season, stealing 25 bases in 30 tries.
Role Change Has Carlos Perez Back On Braves’ Radar
Though the past two seasons have dimmed enthusiasm for lefthander Carlos Perez, the Braves believe the 21-year-old still can make an impact in the big leagues one day.
Ross Heffley Outplays Draft Status In Braves Debut
Expectations for 18th-round draft picks are rarely high, though Braves second baseman Ross Heffley's strong early performance might be altering perception.
Northcraft Pitches His Way Onto Braves’ 40-Man
The 22-year-old Aaron Northcraft put together his best season as a pro while pitching at high Class A Lynchburg, prompting the Braves to add him to the 40-man roster in November.