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Wednesday open thread

Wednesday open thread

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Braves extend non-roster camp invite to 1B Bryce Ball

Braves extend non-roster camp invite to 1B Bryce Ball

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The massive prospect fan-favorite has indeed been invited to the 60 man pool The Braves have extended a non-roster camp invite to left-handed hitting first base prospect Bryce Ball according to the team transactions page. David Lee of bravesprospects.com broke the news early Wednesday afternoon. So apparently Bryce Ball has been added to the player pool.— David Lee (@David11Lee) July 8, 2020 This move means that Ball will spend the remainder of the season on the 60 man player pool barring an IL stint or being designated for assignment. The hulking 2019...
16 hours ago
Braves Player Pool Profiles: RHP Huascar Ynoa

Braves Player Pool Profiles: RHP Huascar Ynoa

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Huascar Ynoa is the top relief prospect in the system and figures to get a few innings in this season for the Braves. Huascar Ynoa is probably the most underrated prospect in the system right now. He is a guy who has yet to tap into his potential and thus doesn’t post flashy numbers. But he figures to have a major-league future as one of the best arm talents the Atlanta Braves have. Ynoa was originally a signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2014 by the Minnesota Twins, and the Braves swung him from them in the Jaime Garcia trade in the...
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Watch today’s Braves sim game here

Watch today’s Braves sim game here

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The Atlanta Braves are making today’s simulated game from Truist Park available on their YouTube page. The game is scheduled to get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET. Mike Soroka, Max Fried, Josh Tomlin and Shane Greene are among the pitchers scheduled to throw on Wednesday.
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Braves Flashback/Recap: July 8

Braves Flashback/Recap: July 8

Photo by Steve Mitchell/ The Braves found where all the runs were hiding, but it took forever This game is kind of the companion piece to the July 4 game we covered last week, where the Braves lost to the Marlins despite one team being good and one team being really not so good, just because baseball is always excited to teach you new dimensions of disappointment and rage. It goes without saying that for much of the background, check out that flashback/recap, if you care. The gist: The Braves and Marlins somehow battled to a 1-1 standstill for 13 innings, with Mike Minor allowing just...
20 hours ago
Braves diamonds in the rough — 1B Bryson Horne and RHP Carter Linton

Braves diamonds in the rough — 1B Bryson Horne and RHP Carter Linton

Anne Appleton | Columbus State The Atlanta Braves continue to look to NCAA DII baseball for future prospects. Let’s take a look at two post-MLB draft signees. The Atlanta Braves have been successful in uncovering some nice talent in NCAA DII baseball in recent years. Justin Dean is a fan favorite while Logan Brown is on the current 60-man roster for the 2020 MLB season. Now, the Braves hope they found two more. Once the five-round MLB draft concluded, the Braves signed two more DII baseball alum in Bryson Horne and Carter Linton. Bryson Horne, 1B, Columbus State It seems that Horne and...
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The Daily Chop: Intrasquad games on tap, Ronald Acuña Jr. and more

The Daily Chop: Intrasquad games on tap, Ronald Acuña Jr. and more

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Braves will increase their activity over the coming days. The Atlanta Braves will begin to pick up their activity as they continue to prepare for the 2020 regular season. Snitker said that Tuesday’s workout felt more like spring training as the team is settling into camp and hopefully has put some of the bad news behind them. Snitker said that the team will hold “controlled scrimmages” the remainder of this week and will be an intrasquad game on Monday that will include umpires in a game like setting. Both Mike Soroka and Max...
Jul 7, 2020
Braves looking to ramp up with intrasquad games starting Monday

Braves looking to ramp up with intrasquad games starting Monday

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The team will hold “controlled scrimmages” the rest of the week After what has been a turbulent start to summer camp for the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday the focus was on the field and getting ready for the 2020 regular season. Brian Snitker said that Tuesday was the team’s first normal feeling day since the restart. “This has been our first normal feeling day since we got back,” Snitker said. “We have the whole group out there at once. It feels like spring training. I finally got the chance to get in front of the team. I told the...
Jul 7, 2020
Braves reportedly discussing use of Tomahawk Chop

Braves reportedly discussing use of Tomahawk Chop

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The team however aren’t currently discussing changing their name. With the recent discussion of a name change for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians, it was only a matter of time before the conversation came around to the Atlanta Braves. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday afternoon that the team has “ongoing” discussions in regards to the team’s use of the “Tomahawk Chop”, but also that the team doesn’t intend to change their name. Per the report, a statement was released to select media outlets over the weekend that...
Jul 7, 2020
Tuesday open thread

Tuesday open thread

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Enjoy your evening everyone!
Jul 7, 2020
Braves Player Pool Profiles: RHP Bryse Wilson

Braves Player Pool Profiles: RHP Bryse Wilson

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Bryse Wilson will be a familiar name to Braves fans, and will become a frequent flyer on the shuttle between Atlanta and their training squad The new season is finally approaching for the Atlanta Braves. With a new format in the roster rules for the shortened season and the potential to see many new faces on the team, we’re going to run down a list of the players in the Braves’ player pool to help give you some information you may need if they see their way to the major league roster. We won’t focus on the players that have spent significant amount...
Jul 7, 2020
Braves Flashback/Recap: June 7

Braves Flashback/Recap: June 7

What a weirdo | Photo by David Banks/ This game had no business happening in 2016, but it did anyway. I’ve said it before, but my least favorite part of the rebuild was the Braves acting essentially like a speed bump — there to make other teams genuflect a bit before the altar of baseball before carrying on their merry way onto whatever else they were doing. In other words: the Braves were the Washington Generals, night in, night out. But at least on this day in 2016... well, they weren’t the Globetrotters, but they went from being a speed bump to an unexpectedly interesting spike...
Jul 7, 2020
Examining Atlanta’s remaining outfield options after the departure of Nick Markakis

Examining Atlanta’s remaining outfield options after the departure of Nick Markakis

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Atlanta’s outfield situation is no longer crowded Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season on Monday. That move leaves the Atlanta Braves short on left-handed hitters, but also changes the outfield picture for the season. For all of the debate that has surrounded Markakis for years among Braves fans, he indisputably did one thing quite well, and that was hit against right-handed pitchers. The Braves will now have to figure out how to best balance offense and defense in an outfield group with Ronald Acuña Jr. and then three other established players with clear...
Jul 7, 2020
The Daily Chop: Schedule, Markakis, TC Podcast, and more

The Daily Chop: Schedule, Markakis, TC Podcast, and more

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Braves finally have a schedule for the 2020 season. Baseball finally released a schedule on Monday, which gives some direction to the upcoming season. With just 60 games set to be played, due to COVID and the incompetence of leadership throughout the game, baseball will need to hit the ground running as the season begins in late-July. The Braves are set to open the season against the Mets on July 24th. Braves News Braves to open 2020 season against Mets in New York Atlanta will head to New York for a three-game series to begin the season. The Braves will play...