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Pache has two-way day for Braves

Atlanta's top prospect collects RBI, robs homer in Game 5 loss
@jtbloss
October 17, 2020

It wasn’t yet enough to send the Braves to their first World Series since 1999, but Cristian Pache continued to show on Friday night why it was best to thrust him into the lineup when injury shook up the Atlanta outfield at the worst time. The top Braves prospect produced

The Show Before the Show: Episode 280

Braves' Harris discusses watching playoff run as Georgia native
October 15, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Anderson posts zeros again for Braves

Club's No. 3 prospect turns in third straight scoreless playoff start
@tylermaun
October 13, 2020

It might not have been pretty, but it was effective. In the postseason, the latter is all that counts. Baseball’s No. 34 overall prospect Ian Anderson continued his team's dominant trend on the mound with four scoreless innings as Atlanta seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 National League Championship

Anderson stingy again as Braves win

No. 34 overall prospect fans eight over 5 2/3 scoreless frames
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 7, 2020

Ian Anderson put on a show in his Major League postseason debut last week. On Wednesday, he gave Braves fans an encore. MLB Pipeline’s No. 34 overall prospect worked around three hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight, as the Braves beat the Marlins, 2-0, in

Actor Patterson first starred in Minor Leagues

'Gilmore Girls' actor pitched in Braves, Yankees farm systems
@Kelsie_Heneghan
October 5, 2020

Just before the 1981 season, a prospect made a deal with a legend. Scott Patterson was entering his second professional season in the Braves system and it was time to negotiate his contract with the club’s senior vice president: Hank Aaron. The 22-year-old didn’t have an agent or advisor in

Anderson leads Braves into NL Division Series

Atlanta's No. 3 prospect strikes out nine Reds over six frames
October 1, 2020

If Ian Anderson was nervous about making his postseason debut, it didn’t show Thursday afternoon. Atlanta's third-ranked prospect, who had just six big league appearances under his belt, allowed just two hits and two walks and struck out nine batters over six frames as the Braves blanked the Reds, 5-0,

In spot duty, Wilson leads Atlanta to playoffs

Fifth-ranked prospect tosses five scoreless to clinch division
@tylermaun
September 22, 2020

Pressed into starting duty by an injury-ravaged rotation, Bryse Wilson stepped up and pitched his team to the postseason. Atlanta’s No. 5 prospect dealt five scoreless innings, striking out seven while allowing just three hits and one walk as the Braves clinched their third straight National League East title with

Braves' Anderson deals best performance yet

No. 38 overall prospect first on team to go seven innings in '20
September 13, 2020

The Braves had gone the entirety of the shortened 2020 season without a starting pitcher making it through seven innings. Ian Anderson changed that on Saturday in Washington. MLB Pipeline's No. 38 overall prospect dealt seven scoreless frames to pilot Atlanta to a 2-1 victory over the Nationals in just

Adams pulled off rare double duty with Braves

Former Atlanta farmhand played in Minors, Majors on same day
@RobTnova24
September 7, 2020

It's been a strange year in baseball. A season traditionally viewed as a marathon became a 60-game sprint. Previously unfamiliar terms like player pools, alternate training sites and taxi squads have become daily nomenclature. With each passing day, the game's future stars make their big league debuts inside ballparks filled

Anderson dazzles in big league debut for Braves

Club's third-ranked prospect gives up one hit, run over six innings
August 27, 2020

Ian Anderson had to wait an extra day before making his first start in the Major Leagues. It apparently didn't do him any harm. Atlanta's third-ranked prospect allowed just one hit -- a home run by Luke Voit -- en route to the Braves' 5-1 win over the Yankees in

Braves' Anderson to make MLB debut Wednesday

No. 42 overall prospect called up to help hurting Atlanta rotation
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 25, 2020

The Braves need starting pitching. It helps that they have one of the game's best pitching prospects waiting in the wings. The waiting will soon be over. Atlanta has called up No. 42 overall prospect Ian Anderson for his Major League debut. The right-hander will face the Yankees in the

Toolshed: Davidson keeping up his momentum

Braves lefty staying ready for potential debut with velo, new slider
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 7, 2020

Tucker Davidson has been in this position before. There was Spring Training, when he was mentioned as a sleeper candidate to crack the Atlanta rotation. (He was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett the day before the sport shut down.) There was Summer Camp, when his Major League hopes were given new

Looking back on Acuña's torrid stretch at Triple-A

Braves outfielder dominated International League in August 2017
@jtbloss
August 6, 2020

By the end of the 2016 season, Ronald Acuña Jr. had yet to accrue 150 at-bats above Rookie ball. A lot can change in a year. The Braves outfielder spent the first month of 2017 at Class A Advanced Florida, moved up to Double-A Mississippi for 57 games, then arrived

Cream of the crop opening 2020 in the Majors

Best Minors has to offer ready to take their shots in the bigs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 23, 2020

The kids are all grown up. Some of the best and brightest prospects baseball has to offer have found their way onto Major League rosters for the opening of the 2020 season. In a sport in which players are conditioned to pace themselves for a six-month marathon, the 60-game schedule

Prospects in the Braves' 2020 player pool

Pache, Waters headline talented Atlanta prospects at camp
@AndrewAtBatt
July 6, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

2020 Draft recap: Atlanta Braves

Atlanta sticks with trend from 2019, adds more college talent
@AndrewAtBatt
June 26, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Best streams of 2019: No-hitters

Bisons' Zeuch joins elite company; Anderson fans 14 in gem
@AndrewAtBatt
June 15, 2020

Is there anything more nail-biting than the final innings of a no-hit bid? There are few things that bring the tension, drama and superstition out of players and fans alike when a pitcher is vying for some history on the mound. In 2019, there were more than a few memorable

Davidson parks two more for Javelinas

Braves slugger leads AFL after back-to-back two-homer games
October 31, 2018

It took four weeks for anyone in a league full of the game's best prospects to do what Braxton Davidson did in two days.The Braves slugger bashed a pair of homers in the second consecutive game as the Javelinas blanked the Scorpions, 6-0, on Wednesday at Peoria Stadium.