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 [...]
The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
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.
What are the many ramifications of the Justin Upton trade, and did the Mariners offer more than the Braves gave up? Is a one-year ban really much of a punishment for Aledmys Diaz if the Cuban defector has falsified his age? Should the Mets' No. 11 overall pick be protected if they sign compensation free agent Michael Bourn?
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.
Braves Add Two To 40-Man To Preempt Free Agency
The Braves conducted a bit of roster maneuvering in early November, adding first baseman Ernesto Mejia and righthanded reliever Juan Jaime to the 40-man roster before they could have become minor league free agents.
Braves Look Within For Catching Help
The opening of the hot stove league left the Braves pondering several questions, but none greater than the situation behind the plate after Brian McCann had offseason shoulder surgery.