Braves Minor Leagues

Acuna Wins Impressive Award in First Month

Braves phenom Ronald Acuna keeps racking up the awards and accolades. In his first full month in Triple-A, Acuna won the International League Player of the Month. The 19-year old outfielder hit .364 in August, led the league with 47 hits, and 24 runs scored. Acuna smashed 4 home runs, stole 7 bases and racked up 20 RBIs. Acuna was Player of the Week, August 14-20, when he hit .481, with 3 home run... »

Acuna Stars – Medlen Struggles in Gwinnett Loss

The Gwinnett Braves were shut out 5-0 Monday night and could muster only five hits. That didn’t stop phenom Ronald Acuna from having another big night. Acuna banged out two hits in four at bats and hooked up with Dansby Swanson to execute a nifty double play. Acuna nailed a Scranton runner at second as Swanson slapped on the tag. Acuna’s two hits nudged his average up to .354 in exactl... »

Tim Tebow Exceeding Ronald Acuna

Ronald Acuna is on the fast track to the major leagues. The 19-year old phenom has advanced from high A all the way to Triple-A Gwinnett this season. Not only has Acuna advanced quickly, he has terrorized pitchers at every stop. Acuna is currently a top ten MLB prospect on every single list that you can find. The highly respect Baseball America has Acuna ranked the tenth best prospect. MLB Pipelin... »

Rising Acuna Promoted to AAA Gwinnett

Five tool outfield prospect Ronald Acuna has been promoted to AAA Gwinnett. The 19-year old was recently named the Braves #1 prospect by Baseball America, #10 overall.  He started the season ranked #62. At AA Mississippi Acuna slashed .326/.374/.520 in 221 at bats. He blasted 9 home runs while racking up 30 RBIs. A big plus with Acuna is he hit right-handed pitching better than left, .320 vs .273.... »

Could Ozzie Albies Force Braves Hand?

Braves rookie second baseman Ozzie Albies could force the Braves hand real soon. Albies is off to a solid start in spring, his elbow injury a fleeting memory. The Braves brought in Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati, thinking Albies would need a few months in Triple A, minimum. The way Albies is playing, the question Braves media may be asking soon is whether or not Phillips can play third base. Sea... »

Braves Farm System Could Be Key

The Atlanta Braves farm system has done a great job over the years of producing high-quality major league players. In recent years the system has produced Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel.  Many other Braves players that have provided significant contributions were developed on  Braves minor league teams. With ... »

Wren Could Face Major Dilemna

Braves general manager Frank Wren could face a very complicated decision within the next two years. When Frank Wren signed center fielder B.J. Upton to a 5-year $75 million deal last off-season, he not only made a huge financial commitment to Upton.  He also committed the Braves to giving Upton absolutely every opportunity to play center field. The Dan Uggla situation has shown us what happens whe... »

Braves Blank Indians in Series Opener

The Atlanta Braves started off their last inter-league series of 2013 with a victory on Tuesday night.  The new guy, Elliot Johnson, and the Braves bullpen, came up big as they shut out the Cleveland Indians, 2-0. Alex Wood was not his best on Tuesday.  It was amazing to me that he did not allow any runs to the Indians.  He really struggled with command as he walked 4 batters in just 5.2 innings. ... »