8:06 AM EDT, Fri March 24, 2017
TalkingChop 22 hours ago
Braves 2017 Player Projections: Catchers

Braves 2017 Player Projections: Catchers

Can Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki manage to give the Braves average production behind the dish? Well, everyone, it’s that time again. Specifically, I’m referring to the time where we review a few of the individual player projections that have been released for the 2017 Atlanta Braves season. This has all happened before (and will probably happen again), so I will try to dispense somewhat quickly with the introductory portions (in a Q&A format) and get right into the player projections themselves. (Last year, I wrote that this exercise is essentially tantamount to pushing numbers at...
TalkingChop Mar 21, 2017
Braves interested in Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur, per report

Braves interested in Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur, per report

The Braves appear to have acquired an interest in a versatile Cubs outfielder The Braves have seemingly firmed up most of their roster spots. While some shuffling could happen in the bullpen based on preference and the number of pitchers they plan on carrying to start the season, most the roster appears to have taken shape. One part of the roster, however, remains unsettled is the Braves bench. While the Braves appear to have ample options to fill out the infield bench spots and with Kurt Suzuki and Tyler Flowers manning catching duties, the outfield is the most nebulous question...
TalkingChop Mar 21, 2017
Braves come in at No. 28 in FanGraphs’ Catcher Power Rankings

Braves come in at No. 28 in FanGraphs’ Catcher Power Rankings

Some not so rosy projections for Atlanta’s catching unit It is no secret that one area that hasn’t benefited from Atlanta’s retooled minor league system is the catcher position. The Braves will go into the 2017 season with Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki working in some tandem with Anthony Recker at Triple-A standing by in case anyone gets hurt. That unit checked in at No. 28 in FanGraphs’ positional power rankings that were released on Monday. The group is projected to earn 1.1 WAR for the season better than just the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. Here is a look at...
TalkingChop Mar 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Dickey, Bullpen, Freeman

Freddie Freeman returned to the Braves lineup on Wednesday, just in time to watch R.A. Dickey get lit up by the Tigers. BRAVES NEWS Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6 The Braves fell to the Tigers on Wednesday behind a rough outing from R.A. Dickey, who lasted 4.1 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits. The offense got contributions from Matt Kemp, who doubled in two in the first, and Kurt Suzuki, who followed with a two-run homer. Braves' bullpen competition heating up among trio Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that competition is rising between three viable candidates...
TalkingChop Mar 15, 2017
Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6

Tigers maul Dickey, Braves lose 8-6

The knuckler wasn’t knuckling effectively and the Braves lost despite a two-run double from Matt Kemp and a homer from Kurt Suzuki. Even in Spring Training, when the opposing starter fails to go an inning, you expect to have a good game. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened for the Braves this afternoon against the Tigers, as R.A. Dickey struggled again and the Braves fell by an 8-6 score. Despite the sad ending, the game started out well for the Braves, who jumped all over Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann. Brandon Phillips singled with one out, and moved to second on a single from...
Rotoworld Mar 12, 2017

Kurt Suzuki goes 3-for-3 in Braves' rout - Kurt Suzuki (C) Atlanta Braves

Kurt Suzuki doubled three times in three at-bats Sunday in the Braves' 10-2 rout of the Yankees.
Boston Herald Mar 6, 2017
Red Sox notebook: Reclamation project Kyle Kendrick suddenly important participant in camp

Red Sox notebook: Reclamation project Kyle Kendrick suddenly important participant in camp

FORT MYERS — The Atlanta Braves did not exactly bring an A-list lineup to JetBlue Park yesterday — when Kurt Suzuki is the most recognizable name in the starting nine, there’s a talent gap — but that should in no way take away from the performance Kyle Kendrick delivered.With a drop-dead split-changeup and a tumbling two-seam fastball, Kendrick would likely have enjoyed similar results against a more formidable group of hitters.The Red Sox starter threw four hitless and scoreless innings, striking out one and walking another. He needed just 46 pitches.“Very happy with (the day),”...
TalkingChop Mar 5, 2017
Braves vs. Red Sox spring training game thread

Braves vs. Red Sox spring training game thread

Mike Foltynewicz makes his second start of spring. Mike Foltynewicz will make his second start of the spring on Sunday afternoon as the Braves travel to Fort Myers, Fla. to face the Red Sox for the second time in four days. In his first spring outing, Foltynewicz threw two scoreless innings, as he is looking to nail down the fifth spot in the rotation. Outside of backup catcher Kurt Suzuki, the Braves will field a prospect-filled lineup. Today's #BravesST lineup vs. the Red Sox: pic.twitter.com/jZpmm3fnJa— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 5, 2017 It looks like the Braves will be facing...

Kyle Kendrick's impressive start raises his stock in Red Sox' 11-1 victory

FORT MYERS – The Atlanta Braves did not exactly bring an A-list lineup to JetBlue Park today – when Kurt Suzuki is the most recognizable name in the starting nine, there's a talent gap – but that should in no way take away from the performance Kyle Kendrick delivered.With a drop-dead split-change-up and a tumbling two-seam fastball, Kendrick would likely have enjoyed similar results against a more formidable group of hitters.He threw four hitless and scoreless innings, striking out one and walking another. He needed just 46 pitches.
Call to the Pen Mar 1, 2017

Atlanta Braves: R.A. Dickey May Have New Personal Catcher in Kurt Suzuki

With his move to the Atlanta Braves this offseason, R.A. Dickey is looking for a new personal catcher. Will it be Kurt Suzuki? With their signing of R.A. Dickey this past November, the Atlanta Braves are hoping he can dominate the NL East again as he did during his Cinderella run in 2014 that culminated in […] Atlanta Braves: R.A. Dickey May Have New Personal Catcher in Kurt Suzuki - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Outside Pitch Feb 28, 2017

Atlanta Braves: Kurt Suzuki shines in first chance to catch R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball

One of the small yet persistent storylines for the Atlanta Braves this offseason was who would be tasked with catching R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball. Mastering the art of catching a knuckle ball can be a difficult task and those who do it can prolong their careers as a specialist (lookin’ at you, Doug “Career .231 Hitter” […] The post Atlanta Braves: Kurt Suzuki shines in first chance to catch R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
TalkingChop Feb 27, 2017
Braves vs Tigers spring training game thread

Braves vs Tigers spring training game thread

R.A. Dickey makes his spring debut for the Atlanta Braves today against the Detroit Tigers. R.A. Dickey will make his 2017 spring debut for the Atlanta Braves today when they face the Detroit Tigers. Kurt Suzuki gets the start at catcher today in what could be a regular season pairing. #Braves lineup for today's game against the Tigers. Suzuki is behind the plate with Dickey on the mound. pic.twitter.com/uwFOOYUUop— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 27, 2017 Game Info Game Date/Time: Monday, February 27, 1:05 p.m. ET Location: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Florida TV:...

Kurt Suzuki Photos

Braves Player News