Sean Newcomb was incredible and Freddie Freeman could not be stopped as he reached base 5 times in the Braves 14-1 win. Atlanta needed only two pitchers to complete the game and nearly had a shutout until the second to last batter of the game ended that hope with a solo homer.
Tristan Beck headlined a strong day two of the MLB Draft for the Braves. Atlanta was astonishingly able to land 3 talents ranked within the top 80 of Baseball America with their first selections.
After struggling to get his fastball velocity above 86 for much of the game in San Diego Monday night Julio Teheran was sent to the DL with a thumb contusion. The righty also had an MRI on his elbow which revealed no structural damage.
Brad is joined by our minor league experts Eric Cole and Matt Powers to talk about the Braves draft so far along with some possible sleepers coming later in the draft. Spoiler alert: the guys are very happy with the Braves work so far.
What possibilities may have arisen had the Braves not lost their third round pick as part of sanctions imposed after the IFA cheating scandal this winter? Possibly four first round level talents instead of three?
Ronald Acuña Jr. is set to resume baseball activities this week sometime and should rejoin the team very soon. Jose Ramirez did not get the same optimistic news yesterday as the Braves report Ramriez has suffered a setback in his recovery.
Forbes really likes the Braves this season. In fact in this article they call the Braves the new ‘beasts of the east’ and liken this season to that of the Braves “worst to first” 1991 season. Are the Braves really ready for the Playoffs... now?
This might be the funniest thing you read all week long. Learn about the Braves future and possibility of having a hall of fame catcher in the future all thanks to drafting Carter Stewart in the first round.