A strong outing from Javelinas starting pitcher Max Fried, the Braves’ No. 9 prospect, led Peoria to a 6-2 victory over the Salt River Rafters Monday afternoon.
Braves prospects Austin Riley, Ronald Acuna, Alex Jackson, Jared James, Cordin Clouse, Max Fried, Josh Graham and Touki Toussaint are currently playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League, working to hone their crafts.
As the Braves enter the offseason and attempt to take another step toward re-establishing themselves as legitimate postseason contenders, they have an obvious need to make room for top prospect Ronald Acuna and a definite desire to upgrade their bullpen.
Ronald Acuna, the top-ranked prospect in the Arizona Fall League this year and the Braves’ No. 1 prospect, had to leave Thursday’s game in the second inning when he was struck on the left forearm by a pitch from Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull.
Austin Riley may be a slow starter in the regular season, but in the Arizona Fall League, he seems to have found his rhythm almost immediately. After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first AFL game action, Riley had a huge game offensively and led Peoria to a 10-9 win over Mesa on Thursday […]
The Braves’ farm system is full of exciting young arms, and they were on full display as the Arizona Fall League got underway on Tuesday afternoon.
When it came time for MLBPipeline.com to recognize the top players from within the Braves’ talent-rich farm system, it certainly wasn’t surprising to learn Ronald Acuna and Luiz Gohara were named the prospects of the year.
As Brian Snitker progressed through the final month of the season, he was uncertain whether he would be given another chance to be a Major League manager. The odds of him being retained as the Braves’ skipper seemed to fluctuate on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.
Braves president of operations John Hart knew he’d spend the first week of the offseason deciding on manager Brian Snitker’s future and evaluating his coaching staff. His to-do list grew much longer on Monday, when John Coppolella was forced to resign as general manager because of a significant infraction committed on the international market.
Though the Braves outwardly expressed the possibility of being a postseason contender in year three of their massive rebuild, their first season of the SunTrust Park era met logical expectations.
Braves general manager John Coppolella has resigned from his position, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The resignation came as a result of a breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market, the Braves’ statement said.