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Top Five: Gwinnett Players from Canada

Canadian-born players who made a mark with Gwinnett
July 1, 2020

Today is July 1, the day all of Canada celebrates the country’s national holiday known as “Canada Day.” In honor of our neighbors to the north, this edition of our “Top 5” series features the top Canadian-born players in Gwinnett history. To date, just six Canada natives have ever donned

Best MiLB.TV streams of 2019: Dynamic debuts

Soroka, Mize, Crawford dominate on hill; Robert homers twice
@Kelsie_Heneghan
May 4, 2020

A player debut -- be it season, level, club or organization -- comes with a variety of emotions. Faced with unfamiliar surroundings, prospects often admit to being nervous or anxious while being geared up to prove themselves in front of new coaches and teammates. Of course, sometimes they're just exhausted

Mississippi Braves All-Decade Team - Starting Pitchers

Anderson, Minor, Newcomb, Soroka and Wood named to squad
December 16, 2019

PEARL, MS - As the decade comes to a close later this month, the Mississippi Braves will be announcing their All-Decade squad from 2010 to 2019. The criteria for being named to the team are production while playing in Mississippi - weighed equally to results in major league baseball. The

Toolshed: Top prospects getting early jumps

Robert, Taveras among those putting 2018 struggles in the past
April 12, 2019

Speaking after his perfect game bid for Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, No. 4 Nationals prospectWil Crowe provided a revealing sentiment about how the first week of the Minor League season feels to some players. "After the first one, it was good to have that one out of the way," he said.

Stripers' Soroka perfect over five frames

Top Braves prospect retires all 15 batters, strikes out seven
April 6, 2019

During a brief stint in the Major Leagues last year, Mike Soroka's main takeaway was simple: every pitch counts. On Saturday, in his season debut, the top Braves prospect was nearly perfect with each offering.Soroka, who was again hampered by shoulder issues during Spring Training, retired all 15 batters he faced,

Braves' Soroka sidelined by shoulder soreness

No. 24 overall prospect experiencing discomfort, out for a week
February 22, 2019

The biggest concerns about Mike Soroka entering Spring Training surrounded his shoulder. For the time being, those worries will continue.MLB.com's No. 24 overall prospect has been shut down after experiencing right shoulder discomfort, Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters -- including MLB.com's Mark Bowman -- last Friday.

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (10-1)

Braves reign supreme once more; Padres right behind them
February 20, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), the second installment, broken into three parts, focuses on pitchers and considers the quality and

Braves' Snitker embracing pitching depth

Manager prepared to use prospect arms in several roles in 2019
December 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- The Braves' rebuild is over and they have the National League East Division title to prove it. But that doesn't mean their pipeline of top pitching prospects has gone dry.Atlanta entered the Winter Meetings with 10 of MLB.com's Top 100 prospects, tied with the Padres for the

Toolshed: Most surprising promotions of '18

Nats' Soto, Braves' Wilson among season's unexpected callups
August 22, 2018

It's already been a fun week for prospect callups to the Major Leagues. It hasn't, however, been a traditional one.Sure, there are periods when many of the game's top prospects head to The Show around the same time. Remember when Ronald Acuña Jr., Gleyber Torres and Tyler O'Neill all made

Braves promote Soroka for MLB debut

No. 30 overall prospect becomes Atlanta's second 20-year-old
May 1, 2018

The Braves already have one 20-year-old on the Major League roster, and that seems to be going pretty well. On Tuesday, they added another.No 30 overall prospectMike Soroka has been promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett and will make his Major League debut Tuesday in New York against the Mets, the Braves

Soroka twirls first pro shutout for Stripers

Braves No. 3 prospect scatters three hits over seven frames
April 23, 2018

For all he's accomplished in his short professional career, Mike Soroka did something Monday he hadn't done before.Atlanta's No. 3 prospect pitched his first complete-game shutout, allowing just three singles over seven innings, as Triple-A Gwinnett blanked Rochester, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Soroka struck out four

Toolshed: April answers offseason questions

Nationals' Soto, Tigers' Faedo among those impressing early on
April 18, 2018

Yes, it's still early. It's only April 18.But we just finished a long offseason, and in a long offseason, lots of questions that can't be immediately answered arise about some of the game's most prominent prospects. Now two weeks into the Minor League season, we're getting some answers. Not all, mind you.

Stripers' Soroka shines in Triple-A debut

Braves No. 3 prospect strikes out five over five scoreless innings
April 7, 2018

Mike Soroka has a knack for first impressions. The Braves' third-ranked prospect had allowed one run over nine innings in his last three season debuts. His introduction to the International League on Friday night wasn't much different.MLB.com's No. 31 overall prospect did not allow a runner past first base in five

Braves Prospect Primer: Rebuild blooms

Acuña, Soroka, Wright closing in on Atlanta from upper levels
March 21, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Ronald Acuña Jr.,

Braves reassign Soroka, Allard to Minors camp

Atlanta's No. 3, No. 6 prospects sent down after strong springs
March 9, 2018

It won't be long before Mike Soroka and Kolby Allard take their first turns in the Braves rotation. In the meantime, however, the talented duo will not break camp with the big league team heading into the 2018 season. Atlanta reassigned both Soroka and Allard, the organization's No. 3 and No.

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (10-1)

Wright, Soroka keep Braves on top; Padres gain momentum
March 7, 2018

With Spring Training underway and the 2018 season almost upon us, MiLB.com will look at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next couple weeks and rank them, according to certain changing criterion with each edition. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), this edition focuses

Acuna, Allard, Soroka invited to Braves camp

Wright, Riley, Jackson additional non-roster spring invitees
January 26, 2018

After a breakout season, Braves fans will get their closest look yet at Ronald Acuña Jr., the organization's brightest talent, this spring.Acuna, Kolby Allard and Mike Soroka were among 21 non-roster players invited to Atlanta's Major League Spring Training camp on Friday, the team announced. Acuna, the Braves' No. 1

Atlanta Announces Minor League Award Winners

September 15, 2017

PEARL, MS --  The Atlanta Braves announced its 2017 Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Year. The honorees will be recognized on Future Stars Night, tonight, at SunTrust Park. Mike Soroka  and Ronald Acuña Jr. received the honors for the Double-A Mississippi club.Soroka, 20, went 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA in 26

Allard's gem, Lien's walkoff gives M-Braves twin bill sweep

M-Braves, Barons play 20 total innings in Friday's doubleheader
September 2, 2017

PEARL, MS -- Kolby Allard tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the Mississippi Braves to a 3-0 victory in game one, and Connor Lien delivered the walkoff single in the bottom of the 13th inning of game two to lead the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Birmingham Barons

Braves four-run rally in ninth sinks Blue Wahoos

Moore goes 3-for-5 with a two-run double in ninth
August 27, 2017

PENSACOLA, FL -- Mississippi came from behind to defeat Pensacola 5-2, scoring all five runs in the final two frames to win the second consecutive game in the series and the fourth straight over the Blue Wahoos dating back to the final two games of the last series at Trustmark

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 25

Soroka goes seven strong; Adames continues push in Triple-A
July 26, 2017

Rays SS Willy Adames, Triple-A Durham: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, R -- After a mid-month mini-slump, the Rays' No. 2 prospect has turned it on again. Adames is 9-for-22 (.409) with four doubles and seven walks in his last six games for Durham, raising his season average from .263 to .272. It's

M-Braves walk-off on Jacksonville via Lien's solo blast

Connor Lien's ninth home run wins it for Mississippi
July 25, 2017

PEARL, MS -- The Mississippi Braves (11-19, 45-55) continued their magical run at home against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (15-16, 45-56) Tuesday night with another walk-off win at Trustmark Park. Mississippi defeated Jacksonville 3-2 for their third walk-off victory in the last six games, this time with a Connor Lien homer

Soroka, Ortiz dominant in Double-A duel

M-Braves starter fans 12 as opponent hurls six one-hit innings
July 20, 2017

Mike Soroka just wanted to keep the game moving."Any night, really, you just want to go out and keep the pace quick for your team to go back out and get some runs," the Braves' No. 4 prospect said.Working quickly, Soroka established a career high with 12 strikeouts over seven

Scivicque doubles for M-Braves walk-off win over Shuckers

Mike Soroka strikes out 12 in seven innings
July 19, 2017

PEARL, MS -- The Mississippi Braves (7-18, 41-54) finally got that elusive first home win since the all-star break in dramatic fashion, defeating the Biloxi Shuckers (11-15, 47-48) by a score of 3-2 in walk-off fashion. Starters Mike Soroka and Luis Ortiz turned in an epic duel, retiring the first 18 batters

M-Braves' Soroka dominates for seven innings

Atlanta's No. 4 prospect records sixth scoreless outing of year
July 13, 2017

The Futures Game proved to be the experience of a lifetime for Mike Soroka, but he was eager to get back on the hill for Double-A Mississippi in a game that counted. "It was fun to get the true adrenaline pumping again," Atlanta's No. 4 prospect said Thursday night. "It was