Braves Farm System Could Be Key

The Atlanta Braves farm system has done a great job over the years of producing high-quality major league players. In recent years the system has produced Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel.  Many other Braves players that have provided significant contributions were developed on […]

Wren Could Face Major Dilemna

Braves general manager Frank Wren could face a very complicated decision within the next two years. When Frank Wren signed center fielder B.J. Upton to a 5-year $75 million deal last off-season, he not only made a huge financial commitment to Upton.  He also committed the Braves to giving Upton absolutely every opportunity to play […]

Braves Tyler Pastornicky Will Have Season Ending Knee Surgery

The Atlanta Braves have announced that utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday, August 19.  Pastornicky hurt his knee Wednesday night when he collided with Braves right fielder Jason Heyward while chasing a pop fly. Pastornickyk suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Braves have purchased the […]

Braves Minor League Report July 6-12

It was a big turn of events from the last two weeks of covering the Atlanta Braves Minor League action.  After recent struggles, none of the Braves farms teams had a losing record this week.  A couple of them had big weeks and got back into their division races.  The teams combined to go 17-11 […]

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-29 to 7-5

It was a rough week again for Atlanta Braves minor league teams as far as wins and losses go.  Rome was the only Braves team to win more than twice this week.  The Braves minor league teams combined to go 10-19 this week. (AAA) Gwinnett Braves (37-52) (18 GB in Int South) (1-5 this week) […]

Barrett Kleinknecht Q&A: Mississippi Braves Player

Barrett Kleinknect is a utility player with the Mississippi Braves who attended Francis Marion University in Florence, SC.   The Braves drafted him in the 12th round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft. Barrett’s first year in MILB was spent between Danville and Rome.  He appeared in 53 games for Danville and 6 for Rome […]

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-22 to 6-28

One question that I have been asked a lot since starting the cover the minor leagues for Atlanta Bullpen is, “What’s more important in the minors? Winning or development?”.  To that I have no set answer.  I do believe that development is the #1 point of having minor league teams.  However, each player on the […]

Atlanta Braves Minor League Report 6-15 to 6-21

The (A) Rome Braves are the only team in the Braves system that had trouble winning this week.  Rome did not win a single game. However, they were well represented in the SAL All-Star Game this week. The Rome Braves and Lynchburg Hillcats both had players participating in their league All-Star Game this past Tuesday.  […]

Atlanta Braves Minor League Weekly Report (6/8-6/15)

It was a good week for Braves Minor League action.  While the team records may not indicate, a few players in the Braves organization had huge weeks at the plate.  Every Braves minor league team is now eliminated from winning the 1st half, except Mississippi.  The M-Braves have one game left in the first half, […]

Braves Face Mets Young Guns Tuesday

Turner Field will showcase three young guns on Tuesday as the Atlanta Braves’  Alex Wood, and the New York Mets’ Zach Wheeler and Matt Harvey, will be on display in the split doubleheader. Wood will make his first major league start in the 1:10 game against Matt Harvey, while Atlanta native Zach Wheeler will make […]

Alex Wood Will Make First Major League Start

Atlanta Braves rookie Alex Wood will make his first major league start Tuesday against the New York Mets.  The big lefty with the herky-jerky motion, who was called up to the Braves from Double-A Mississippi on May 30, has pitched 7 2/3 innings in six relief appearances for the big club. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez […]

Braves Minor League Weekly Recap (6/2-6/7)

It was a rough week for Braves Minor League action.  Gwinnett, Mississippi, and Lynchburg, combined to go a dismal 6-11 this week.  In the next few weeks, I will be adding (A) Rome, and (R) Danville to the report.  While the teams struggled this week, some of the Braves prospects really broke out of some […]