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Smith-Shawver, De Avila lead Braves' Org. All-Stars

Duo of arms showcase strength of Atlanta's pitcher-heavy system
December 15, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Atlanta Braves. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Gwinnett: 70-78 Double-A

Clutch Hits, Defense Propel Stripers Past Jacksonville 2-1

Hits by Hudson and Velazquez, four double plays lead Gwinnett to narrow victory
September 13, 2023

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Gwinnett Stripers (65-73) turned as many double plays (4) as they had hits (4) on Wednesday night, using both to hang on for a 2-1 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (68-71) at 121 Financial Ballpark. Joe Hudson hit a game-tying double, scored the decisive run,

Stripers Hang On to Win Smith-Shawver’s Debut

AJ Smith-Shawver goes 5.0 two-run innings, Chad Pinder homers in 5-4 win at Memphis
May 19, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Atlanta Braves’ No. 4 prospect AJ Smith-Shawver threw 5.0 innings of four-hit, two-run baseball and Chad Pinder’s solo home run broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh as the Gwinnett Stripers (19-23) defeated the Memphis Redbirds (24-19) 5-4 on Friday night at AutoZone Park. Gwinnett has won four

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

Talented Oakland system ready to fill the gaps when needed
July 3, 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

Texas notes: Holmes focuses on health

No. 12 Oakland prospect redefining himself on mound after injury
July 12, 2019

Three times Grant Holmes has started a season on's Top-100 prospect list.But the last time came in 2017, and in the two years since he's missed almost an entire season while rehabilitating a shoulder injury and made a slight, but necessary, change to his mechanics. But disappointment isn't noticeable

Prospect Roundup: Games of Sept. 3

Potts continues second-half power; Honeywell shines in return
September 4, 2017

Rays RHP Brent Honeywell Jr., Triple-A Durham: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 74 pitches, 51 strikes -- The Rays' top prospect enjoyed a scoreless outing at an opportune time. The 22-year-old right-hander was coming off a four-game suspension that, according to Marc Topkin of

Toolshed: A look back at 2016's trade deadline

Checking in on the top prospects who were dealt one year ago
July 26, 2017

The date is Aug. 1, 2016. The time, a little after 4 p.m. ET. The dust has settled on the 2016 Major League Baseball trade deadline. Numerous prospects, some the most promising in the game, have been moved to new organizations, and questions abound about what lies ahead for them

RockHounds' Holmes puts up seven zeros

A's No. 9 prospect rediscovers command, allows three hits
July 25, 2017

The fastball command Grant Holmes seemed to lose nearly three weeks ago appears to be back.In a July 8 outing against Double-A Tulsa in which Oakland's No. 9 prospect surrendered a career-high eight runs through five innings, Holmes struggled to harness what he said was "the best stuff I've had all

Toolshed: Prospects poised to break out

Crawford, Alvarez among those who could have big second halves
July 5, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but there are only two months remaining in the Minor League regular season.That's right. Most full-season leagues come to a close Sept. 4 this year, and with the bulk of All-Star Games behind us, it seems we're heading down the stretch of the 2017

RockHounds' Holmes flirts with no-hitter

A's No. 3 prospect posts eight zeros in longest start as a pro
June 10, 2017

Grant Holmes found himself in uncharted territory on Saturday night. One inning later, he found himself in the same place.The A's third-ranked prospect carried a no-hitter into the seventh and twirled eight innings for the first time in his Minor League career, allowing two hits and striking out eight without a

Refocused Holmes shines for RockHounds

Athletics No. 3 prospect rebounds with six innings of one-run ball
May 25, 2017

After experiencing a rough patch for much of this month, Grant Holmes appears to be back on track for Double-A Midland.The Athletics' No. 3 prospect allowed a run on two hits over six innings in the RockHounds' 8-1 victory over the Arkansas Travelers on Thursday at Dickey-Stephens Park. Holmes (3-4)

Marincov mashes three homers for Midland

Fellow A's prospect Holmes notches win with four scoreless innings
May 3, 2017

A stiff breeze was blowing out to right field at Security Bank Ballpark in Midland on Wednesday afternoon, but only one player took full advantage of the opportunity.Right fielder Tyler Marincov blasted three homers -- two to right, one to left -- and drove in five runs to lead the