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The Braves’ scouts must have really liked what they saw when they visited San Clemente High School. Not only did they select Kolby Allard 14th overall, they picked his Catcher as well in Lucas Herbert. Though Allard was sidelined, Herbert helped carry his team to a state championship this past season. Like Allard, Herbert is committed to UCLA. Behind the plate, Herbert is a polished defender with a strong arm. He’s also handy with the bat. Herbert broke out his Senior year, hitting .417 with 8 Home Runs and 28 RBI in 120 at bats. Herbert is a well-rounded prospect,...Continue reading »

The Braves finally selected a positional player in the 2nd Round of the Draft… Or did they? As of now, it’s currently unclear whether Austin Riley will be utilized as a pitcher or a third baseman (though he was listed as a third baseman when drafted). He actually played shortstop in high school, but will be moved if he isn’t pitching. The bottom line is that Riley is skilled with the bat and on the mound. He may be one of the most intriguing two-way prospects since Micah Owings, as he can hit for serious power but also has an unbelievable fastball and curveball....Continue reading »

The Braves continue to stockpile pitching, as they drafted a second pitcher in the 1st Round in Mike Soroka. The right-hander stands at a towering 6’4”, 200 lbs, and he says he is still growing. Soroka is out of Bishop Carroll High School in Alberta, Canada. He actually worked a lot with former Braves reliever Chris Reitsma, a fellow Canadian.  Still just 17, Soroka has time to work use his long build and generate some more velocity on his low 90’s fastball that has a ton of movement. Soroka’s best secondary pitch is his changeup, and he has a curveball in his...Continue reading »

With the 14th overall pick, the Braves opted to select Kolby Allard, a left-handed pitcher out of San Clemente High School. MLB.com had Allard rated as their second-best left-hander in this Draft, and the top rated high school pitcher. If not for a stress fracture Allard suffered in his back in his third start this season, many thought he could be a top 3 pick in this year’s draft. He was the MVP for 2014’s Perfect Game All-Star Game. This a kid that the Braves believe could be an ace. He’s a tall, lanky lefty at 6’1”, 175 pounds that throws an above-average...Continue reading »

With new ownership set to take over on June 24th, Hawks fans are all asking the same question: Will Danny Ferry be the General Manager next season? Many have gone on the record stating that they think it’s highly unlikely Ferry is brought back, but unless they know something I don’t, I have not seen an argument with much substance to it. Ferry took an indefinite leave from his GM position after a recording of him making racial remarks was leaked. However, these remarks were read from a scouting report that he did not compile. These were not his words, nor his opinions....Continue reading »

We have finally reached the top spot. Number one, should be to nobody’s surprise, Henry “Hank” Aaron. Aaron is the best player in Braves history and could possibly be the greatest baseball player in MLB history. He spent 21 seasons in the Braves organization. His career started in 1954, and he hit .280 with 13 home runs. The next season, he went to his first All-Star game, which started a streak of 20 consecutive All-Star appearances. In 1957, Aaron won his only MVP award, hitting .322, with 44 home runs and 132 RBIs. What was so amazing about Aaron...Continue reading »

Braves fans cringe when they see Fredi Gonzalez headed towards the mound to pull his starting pitchers, and for good reason. The bullpen has been absolutely abysmal this past week, and they currently own the worst bullpen ERA in baseball. Though the offense absolutely demolished the ball this week, the Braves only came away with two victories. The Braves, without a doubt, should have swept the Diamondbacks. Unfortunately, the bullpen blew three huge leads this week. What could have been a 5-1 week quickly turned into a 2-4 week in the late innings. Luckily for Atlanta,...Continue reading »

With Arodys Vizcaino and Andrew McKirahan due to return from suspension in July, Peter Moylan attempting to make a comeback, and Chris Withrow due to return from injury later in the season, the Braves made it known they weren’t about to give up young assets or spend big money on bullpen help. However, the bullpen issues had to be addressed. The bullpen’s ERA sits at 4.98, worst in baseball. The Braves have blown multiple games in past weeks despite the offense clicking on all cylinders. The front office has responded by signing two relievers to minor league deals...Continue reading »

Choosing between number 2 and number 3 was one of the hardest choices to make on this list. Both terrific pitchers, but in the end I had to give Warren Spahn the slight edge over Maddux. He started his Major League Career with the Boston Braves in 1942. After the 1942 season, Spahn spent 3 years inactive from the league due to his military service. He returned to the majors in 1946, posting an 8-5 record with a 2.94 ERA. He made his first all-star team the next year, while also accomplishing his first 20-win season. Spahn was extremely consistent over the years, but...Continue reading »

Nick Plummer Nick Plummer is an outfielder out of Brother Rice High School in Michigan. At 5’11”, 195 pounds, Plummer is not the most physically imposing specimen, and he hails from a state that doesn’t produce much baseball talent. Don’t let that fool you, Plummer can play. Many say that Plummer could have the best bat in the draft, and he has a ton of power. He can field and has decent speed. A centerfielder in high school, Plummer will likely play in left field at the next level due to his average arm. Many have slept on Plummer due to his size, but the Braves...Continue reading »