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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#41 » by JDR720 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:36 pm

i have saw the braves are the favorites to sign a couple top international players too, including SS Kevin Maitan who has been compared to Miguel Cabrera and C Abrahan Gutierrez.

the farm system is already loaded, if we manage to sign those two and maybe more INT players (Braves rumored to "blitz" the market this summer" ) and add in the 3rd pick this draft and the 1-3 pick next year it will be insane.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#42 » by ATL Boy » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Swanson and Albies have both been promoted today.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#44 » by Nemesis21 » Sun May 1, 2016 8:39 pm

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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#46 » by Nemesis21 » Sun May 1, 2016 9:38 pm

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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#47 » by Ruzious » Mon May 2, 2016 2:40 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Swanson and Albies have both been promoted today.

Great news. Even though Albies is at the higher level, I think Swanson makes it to Atlanta first. Albies is just so young, and Swanson seems so mature - he seems mentally ready to take on the major leagues. And Atlanta needs his pop. I want to see one of them (preferably Swanson) promoted to Atl by July.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#48 » by ATL Boy » Mon May 2, 2016 4:30 pm

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ATL Boy wrote:Swanson and Albies have both been promoted today.

Great news. Even though Albies is at the higher level, I think Swanson makes it to Atlanta first. Albies is just so young, and Swanson seems so mature - he seems mentally ready to take on the major leagues. And Atlanta needs his pop. I want to see one of them (preferably Swanson) promoted to Atl by July.

19 years old and in AAA, Albies just surpassed Rio Ruiz (whose been spectacular, himself) as the youngest player in Gwinnett. I'm getting more and more excited about the future.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#49 » by Ruzious » Mon May 2, 2016 4:47 pm

And on the pitching side, Lucas Simms (who turns 22 next week) is showing that he's back on track to being a TOR prospect. In 28.2 innings split between AA and AAA, he's got 42 SO's. He's been Mr. Bad Luck with an 0-3 record despite a 2.03 ERA. He does need to lower the walk rate before getting a promotion to the bigs.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#50 » by Nemesis21 » Mon May 2, 2016 9:16 pm

Didn't know I was posting game updates in this thread last night, thought I was in the game thread. :lol:
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#51 » by Ruzious » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:11 pm

Here's a VERY optimistic article on Brave's 18 year old Colby Allard. http://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-eyes-have-it%E2%80%94kolby-allard-chris-paddack
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#52 » by Ruzious » Sat Jul 2, 2016 5:31 pm

From BaseballAmerica.com, these are the Braves International signings:
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Kevin Maitan, ss, Venezuela (No. 1 prospect)
Yunior Severino, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 8 prospect), $1.9 million.
Abrahan Gutierrez, c, Venezuela (No. 15 prospect)
Livan Soto, ss, Venezuela (No. 16 prospect)
Juan Contreras, rhp, Dominican Republic (No. 41 prospect), $1.2 million.
Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/team-team-international-signing-tracker/#OqoFwYEsS4Oymk8b.99

Very exciting to get Maitan - the #1 international prospect.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#53 » by ATL Boy » Sun Jul 3, 2016 12:37 am

Albies got sent back to AA to start working and developing chemistry with Swanson.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#54 » by Ruzious » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:45 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Albies got sent back to AA to start working and developing chemistry with Swanson.

Albies went 1 for 3 yesterday - lowering his average to under .400 - so i'd say the demotion has helped him.

Speaking of SS's, it's gotta be fun to watch Atl's GCL team - partly because of SS Derian Cruz - 17 years old and putting up a line of .362/.389/.507. He's been described as a little bigger version of Ozzie Albies... wow. Speedster LFer Randy Ventura (19) leads off hitting .344. Anthony Concepcion (21) plays some 1B and some corner OF - hitting .351/.420/.596. Christian Pache (17) plays CF and is hitting .281 with 3 triples. 1st round pick Ian Anderson started out well. These are all exciting legit prospects - though I'm probably rating Concepcion and Ventura ahead of what the scouts rate them. Cruz seems to be the one who could be a big-time star - and should be shooting up in all the prospect rankings - while Pache could easily be the Braves CFer of the future.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#55 » by HMFFL » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:37 am

Chipper on Dansby: “He’s a winner, Braves are lucky to have him” http://atlantabraves.blog.ajc.com/2016/07/15/chipper-on-dansby-hes-a-winner-braves-are-lucky-to-have-him/
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#56 » by ATL Boy » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:06 pm

Kolby Allard with another shutout over 6 innings yesterday. His play with Danville has been incredible, and his back injury looks to be fully behind him. What a steal he's looking like already.


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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#57 » by Ruzious » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:04 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Kolby Allard with another shutout over 6 innings yesterday. His play with Danville has been incredible, and his back injury looks to be fully behind him. What a steal he's looking like already.


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He's a phenom. The Braves are loaded with top end left-handed pitching potential.

I was checking out the AA team looking at players other than Swanson and Albies, and the Braves actually do have 2 solid OF prospects in Dustin Peterson and Connor Lein - both 22 years old - like Swanson. Peterson is a natural hitter getting better at being selective. He's OPS'd .827 in June and .813 so far in July - getting his season OPS to .770. Lein is now more than a guy who just looks the part of a pro athlete - and he definitely passes the look test. He's an excellent RFer who's played some CF. His OPS is at .729, and he's shown he can do better than that. Peterson's got the better bat, but don't look past Lein, because he's a big athletic guy who fields better and might surprise with the stick.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#58 » by JDR720 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 pm

Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 10m10 minutes ago

GCL pitching stats (IP/H/ ER/K/BB)
@ian_anderson15 6/5/0/4/ 2
@JoeyWentz 12/3/0/18/5
@kylemuller19 11.2/6/2/13/5
@BryseWilson 8/3/0/9/1

Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 10m10 minutes ago

Since being united on Mississippi’s roster on June 30
Swanson .310/.379/.500
Albies .388/.457/.525
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#59 » by Ruzious » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:43 am

JDR720 wrote:Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 10m10 minutes ago

GCL pitching stats (IP/H/ ER/K/BB)
@ian_anderson15 6/5/0/4/ 2
@JoeyWentz 12/3/0/18/5
@kylemuller19 11.2/6/2/13/5
@BryseWilson 8/3/0/9/1

Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 10m10 minutes ago

Since being united on Mississippi’s roster on June 30
Swanson .310/.379/.500
Albies .388/.457/.525
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Great to see those high picks all doing well. Wentz looks really good. It was probably worth it to pick Anderson over one of the OFers - just so the Braves could afford to get the other guys.
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Re: It's All About The Minor Leagues 

Post#60 » by ATL Boy » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:15 pm

Wentz put up numbers in HS that are legitimately better than "video game numbers." Still can't believe he fell to 40, with or without the pay demand.


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