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TalkingChop Nov 22, 2022
Braves 2022 Minor League Player Review: Braden Shewmake

Braves 2022 Minor League Player Review: Braden Shewmake

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Braden Shewmake came into the 2022 season with some real question marks. He didn’t really resolve them ahead of the 2023 season. The Atlanta Braves have largely done a pretty good job with finding talent in the MLB Draft that can contribute to the big league club in relatively short order. One only needs to look at their rookie class from this year: Michael Harris II, Spencer Strider, and Vaughn Grissom were all recent draftees. However, they have certainly had some misses and some of those picks, like former first rounder,...
Tomahawk Take Nov 22, 2022

Atlanta Braves 2022 Player Review: Spencer Strider

Spencer Strider was historically good in his rookie campaign for the 2022 Atlanta Braves. Strider earned his way into the rotation and put forth one of the most dominant rookie seasons we have seen from a pitcher in quite some time. Spencer Strider went into his rookie campaign with just 2.1 innings under his belt […] Atlanta Braves 2022 Player Review: Spencer Strider - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Tomahawk Take Nov 15, 2022

Spencer Strider should have won Rookie of the Year

Michael Harris II was just named the 2023 NL Rookie of the Year. The 21 year-old Atlanta Braves rookie standout was incredible on both sides of the field, no matter what type of metric, traditional or analytic, you looked at. But it’s his teammate, Spencer Strider, who should have won the NL Rookie of the […] Spencer Strider should have won Rookie of the Year - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Nov 15, 2022
Daily Hammer Podcast: Michael Harris II Wins NL Rookie of the Year, Ronald Acuna Jr. is Staying Put

Daily Hammer Podcast: Michael Harris II Wins NL Rookie of the Year, Ronald Acuna Jr. is Staying Put

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Monday was newsworthy on multiple fronts for the Braves and their dynamic outfield duo. Monday was an exciting day for the Braves franchise and fanbase. Spencer Strider and Michael Harris II both were up for the 2022 NL Rookie of the Year Award, with both young stars having a more than worthy resume to win the award. In the end, while Harris II was announced as the winner, it was a day to celebrate the accomplishments for both. Furthermore, Monday brought with it some detail on the Braves offseason intentions from Ken Rosenthal. Shawn Coleman...
TalkingChop Nov 15, 2022
Braves News: Michael Harris II wins NL Rookie of the Year, Braves Not Trading Acuna Jr., more

Braves News: Michael Harris II wins NL Rookie of the Year, Braves Not Trading Acuna Jr., more

Photo by Adam Hagy/ The Braves young outfield duo made the headlines on Monday. After plenty of valid speculation and debate, Michael Harris II was awarded the 2022 National League Rookie of the year award over fellow rookie and teammate Spencer Strider. What an incredible rookie season for @MoneyyyMikeee and @SpencerSTRIDer!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/JCWae7T33i— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 15, 2022 Along with fellow outfielder Julio Rodriguez taking home the American League Rookie of the Year Award, Harris II and Rodriguez receive deserved honors for...
TalkingChop Nov 14, 2022
Michael Harris on being Rookie of the Year, 2023 goals

Michael Harris on being Rookie of the Year, 2023 goals

Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/ Michael Harris discussed winning Rookie of the Year, who he credits for helping him and more following Monday’s announcement. Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Harris was named as the 2022 winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award for the National League Monday night. Harris received 22 of 30 first place votes beating out teammate Spencer Strider who took home the other eight votes to finish second. “It was kind of crazy. I was just waiting for them to say a name,” Harris told reporters after the announcement....
Tomahawk Take Nov 14, 2022

Atlanta Braves’ Michael Harris wins National League Rookie of the Year

Michael Harris of the Atlanta Braves has been named the 2022 Rookie of the Year for the National League! His Braves teammate, Spencer Strider, finished second while Brendan Donovan tried his best. Congratulations to @MoneyyyMikeee on being named the 2022 National League Rookie of the Year!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/w6JtMWJTzK — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 15, 2022 Usually, […] Atlanta Braves’ Michael Harris wins National League Rookie of the Year - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Nov 14, 2022
Michael Harris wins National League Rookie of the Year

Michael Harris wins National League Rookie of the Year

Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/ Harris captured 22 of 30 first place votes The votes are in and Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Harris was named as the recipient of the 2022 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award for the National League. Harris captured 22 of 30 first place votes to win the award. Spencer Strider received eight first-place votes and finished second. Harris made his major league debut on May 28 as he made the surprising jump from Double A. His arrival solidified Atlanta’s outfield defense and he led the Braves with +7 Outs Above Average...
TalkingChop Nov 14, 2022
Rookie of the Year / Hot Stove open thread

Rookie of the Year / Hot Stove open thread

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards will be announced Monday night at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The Atlanta Braves have a pair of finalists in outfielder Michael Harris and Spencer Strider. We made our picks earlier today and let us know what you think in the comments below. MLB Rookie of the Year Announcement Time: 6 p.m. ET TV: MLB Network Here are today’s notable headlines from MLB Trade Rumors: Facing a 40-man roster crunch, the Tampa Bay Rays are entertaining trades and could make multiple deals before...
TalkingChop Nov 14, 2022
BBWAA Award Roundtable: Who will win Rookie of the Year

BBWAA Award Roundtable: Who will win Rookie of the Year

Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/ The Battery Power staff weighs in on who should take home the Rookie of the Year Awards. BBWAA Awards week will get underway Monday night with the announcement of the winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards for the National and American Leagues. The winners will be announced Monday night at 6 p.m. live on MLB Network. The Atlanta Braves have a pair of worthy finalists for the NL Award in Spencer Strider and Michael Harris. While no one on the Battery Power staff has a vote in the actual awards, below are our...
Tomahawk Take Nov 12, 2022

Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Review: Max Fried’s career year

Despite his sickly end to the 2022 season, the Atlanta Braves’ Max Fried was phenomenal en route to a career-best year in many respects. The Atlanta Braves starting rotation had many surprise stories in 2022, ranging from the breakout of pitchers Kyle Wright and Spencer Strider all the way to the struggles of veteran Charlie Morton and […] Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Review: Max Fried’s career year - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Tomahawk Take Nov 12, 2022

How well will the Atlanta Braves long-term deals age?

2022 was a season of extensions for the Atlanta Braves. Key contributors like Austin Riley, Matt Olson, Spencer Strider, and Michael Harris II received paydays, joining the likes of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies in a group of players who will be Braves for the foreseeable future. Atlanta Braves fans understand better than anyone […] How well will the Atlanta Braves long-term deals age? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Nov 11, 2022
Battery Power TV: The ROY cases of Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider

Battery Power TV: The ROY cases of Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider

Plus, Max Fried and the NL Cy Young race and Brian Snitker’s Manger of the Year prospects The Atlanta Braves seem destined to win another National League Rookie of the Year, but will it be Michael Harris II or Spencer Strider? Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney break down the case for each and decide who they think will take home the hardware. Plus, the prospects of Max Fried winning the Cy Young and Brian Snitker claiming another Manager of the Year. Subscribe to the Battery Power YouTube channel and turn on notifications to get alerts on every new episode.
TalkingChop Nov 10, 2022
Starting Nine: Let’s have the Harris vs. Strider ROY debate

Starting Nine: Let’s have the Harris vs. Strider ROY debate

Spencer Strider (left) and Michael Harris II are vying to give the Braves their seventh National League Rookie of the Year. Dissecting the case of each of the Braves’ award finalists, and thoughts on the latest HOF bids of Fred McGriff and Dale Murphy Between the announcement of the finalists for MLB’s biggest end-of-the-year awards and the release of the players that comprise the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Era Committee, the Atlanta Braves have found themselves squarely in the spotlight this week. With Max Fried one of the contenders for the National...
TalkingChop Nov 10, 2022
Braves season in review: Jake Odorizzi

Braves season in review: Jake Odorizzi

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Braves acquired Jake Odorizzi for Will Smith just ahead of the August trade deadline. As the 2022 Trade Deadline loomed, the Braves found themselves needing an additional starter to help accommodate for a pair of upcoming doubleheaders and a potential desire to rest Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider, and other arms down the stretch. In an interesting twist of fate, the 2021 champions made a deal with their World Series foe, the Houston Astros, to acquire right-handed veteran Jake Odorizzi in exchange for left-handed reliever Will Smith — the...

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