Ronald Acuna will come to Spring Training with the hope of earning a spot on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster. But the young outfielder seems to fully understand why the Braves might be wise to delay his much anticipated arrival to the big leagues by at least a couple weeks.
As the Braves look toward what could be a very bright future, their optimism is strengthened by a deep, talent-rich farm system, highlighted by Ronald Acuna and seven other players who were included on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list that was unveiled Saturday night.
As Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos concluded the celebration that took place at The Roxy within The Battery Atlanta on Saturday night, he said he has begun to understand why former players such as David Ross and Brian McCann and Hall of Famers like John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox had so willingly come […]
As Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos progresses through the remainder of his career as a baseball executive, there’s a strong possibility he will continue to be influenced by financial guru Warren Buffett and Francisco Cordero, the retired reliever who fell short of expectations after signing with the Blue Jays.
While the Braves are looking forward to the extension of their youth moment, there’s no doubt their success will be significantly influenced by the health of Freddie Freeman, who proudly reports he has regained the left wrist strength he lacked near the end of last season.
As the Braves prepare for Spring Training, it was assumed that Ronald Acuna, Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard and Austin Riley would be among the non-roster invitees. But they won’t be the club’s only highly touted prospects who will be experiencing big league camp for the first time.
The following is an excerpt from this week’s Pipeline Podcast, in which Tim McMaster, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis talk to Braves prospect Mike Soroka before he is announced on the Top 100 Prospects list.
Hall of Famers John Smoltz, Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz were among the dignitaries who gathered within The Battery Atlanta on Friday night to view the screening premiere of “MLB Network Presents: Atlanta Rules, The Story of the ’90s Braves.”
Given the hype Braves prospect Ronald Acuna has generated over the past year, it certainly was not surprising to see him at the top of the list when MLB Pipeline unveiled its top 10 outfield prospects on Thursday.
Julio Teheran’s Wednesday morning began the same way it has every day this offseason. The Braves pitcher was on the mound at Estadio 11 de Noviembre a few hours after dawn, just early enough to avoid the scorching sun to get his work in.
In his first year of eligibility, Braves legend Chipper Jones was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.