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Top Five: First-Round Pick Performances

Five first-rounders that made a lasting impact with Gwinnett
June 10, 2020

With the 2020 MLB Draft set to begin tonight, our “Top Five” series turns its focus to a rich history of first-round picks playing in Gwinnett. In all, 40 players selected in the first round of the draft have gone on to play for either the G-Braves or Stripers since

Top Five: Mother's Day Performances

Five Gwinnett players who delivered memorable efforts on Mother’s Day
May 10, 2020

Baseball season is fortunate enough to take place during the summer months where we get to spend many fun and joyous holidays with our families. We get to celebrate our moms in early May followed by Memorial Day at the end of the month. Dads’ get their turn in mid-June

Top Five: Xolos de Gwinnett Performances

Five players who made an impact wearing Xolos uniforms in 2019
May 5, 2020

Last season, the Gwinnett Stripers joined with 71 other teams to participate in Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversión” initiative, celebrating the Hispanic culture of each team’s home region. In a special ceremony on March 18, 2019, the Stripers unveiled their new Copa identity, the “Xolos de Gwinnett.” The

Sounds Lose After Bullpen Falters

Starter Kolby Allard Tossed Five Shutout Innings
August 4, 2019

A stellar performance by Kolby Allard went for naught when the Nashville Sounds' bullpen allowed eight late runs in an 8-4 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes in front of 9,803 fans at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.In his organizational debut, Allard started and tossed five shutout innings. The left-hander limited

Trade roundup: Giants add Dubon

Recapping prospect moves ahead of July 31 Trade Deadline
July 30, 2019

Major League Baseball's only in-season Trade Deadline this year is Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. With many moves expected before then, this is where will round up the group of notable prospects switching teams over the last two days of the deadline period. Rankings mentioned below come via

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 6

Padres' Urias keeps raking, eight's enough for Braves' Allard
June 7, 2019

Padres SS Luis Urías, Triple-A El Paso: 3-for-5, 3B, RBI, R -- There's been no let up for San Diego's third-ranked prospect, who extended his hitting streak to six games with three hits, including an RBI triple. Urias has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games and posted his

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 8

Allard dealing in debut, Vlad notches first RBI in rehab game
April 9, 2019

Braves LHP Kolby Allard, Triple-A Gwinnett: 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 0 BB -- The 21-year-old helped guide the Stripers to their fourth win through five games. Atlanta's No. 11 prospect put to rest any worries the club might have had after he endured a

Braves Prospect Primer: Arms abound

Toussaint leads group pushing for Majors; Weigel healthy again
March 19, 2019

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 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Touki Toussaint, RHPThere

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's Top 100 prospects, tied with the Padres for the

Toussaint, Allard lead next 'Baby Braves'

Pitchers make Major League impact, position talent blossoms
October 3, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.In recent years, the Braves farm system has been one of baseball's most formidable.

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

Roundup: Braves promote Wright, Allard

Angels send Adell to Double-A Mobile on busy day for promotions
July 30, 2018

The Braves are making big moves -- of the internal variety.The organization is promoting No. 25 overall prospectKyle Wright from Double-A Mississippi to Triple-A Gwinnett and No. 93 prospect Kolby Allard to make his Major League debut on Tuesday. Jon Heyman of Fancred first had the Wright news while David O'Brien of

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 26

Adell continues to crush balls; Allard continues push to Atlanta
June 27, 2018

Theme of the dayWait, that can happen? The New Hampshire Fisher Cats have been in the news plenty this season, but there was still one thing the club hadn't accomplished in 2018 or any other year in its history -- a cycle. No. 28 Blue Jays prospectJonathan Davis changed all

Mejia, Allard among IL All-Star selections

Clippers catcher, Stripers lefty to lead squad vs. PCL on July 11
June 27, 2018

The Triple-A All-Star Game returns to International League soil next month, and the circuit will be ready with a talent-laden squad.A pair of top-100 prospects -- Cleveland catcher Francisco Mejía (No. 17 overall), who will be playing at his home park in Columbus, and Braves lefty Kolby Allard (No.

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 27

Brewers' Hiura stays scorching in May; Braves' Allard adds gem
May 28, 2018

Theme of the dayLower levels, high excitement: Class A and Class A Advanced may be further away from Major League Baseball, but that doesn't mean the bottom two rungs of the full-season ladder can't provide thrills. No. 19 overall prospect Royce Lewis grabbed headlines with his first career two-homer game for

Stripers' Allard exits after infield collision

Braves No. 6 prospect goes seven innings before bizarre incident
May 20, 2018

Kolby Allard and the Braves will be hoping for good news after he left Triple-A Gwinnett's game following an infield collision with a teammate on Saturday night. With two outs in the seventh in the seventh inning, Allard coaxed an infield popup from Toledo's Ronny Rodriguez. Getting out of the way,

Stripers' Riley hits first three IL homers

Braves No. 8 prospect drives in eight runs to back Allard
May 13, 2018

The Gwinnett Stripers began the season with the International League's three youngest players.Soon, all three might be in the Major Leagues. And Austin Riley is making his own push.

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 3

Marlins' Jones keeps homers coming; Guerrero continues to push
May 4, 2018

Theme of the dayThe power is on:Juan Soto (Nats), Jorge Mateo (A's) and Bobby Bradley (Indians) -- all are top-four prospects in their respective systems, and all enjoyed a two-homer game Thursday. Read all about 'em: Soto, Mateo, Bradley.

Stripers' Allard shines in pitchers' duel

Braves No. 6 prospect strikes out five in 6 1/3 scoreless innings
April 28, 2018

Through his first month in the International League, Kolby Allard found that Triple-A hitters come as advertised."About what you'd expect: they're a little bit more mature, they have a little bit more of an idea of what they're doing," the Braves' sixth-ranked prospect said. "Especially with all the advanced scouting these

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 16

Phils' Suarez fans 10 over eight innings; Verdugo homers again
April 17, 2018

Theme of the daySighs of relief: There was plenty of action on the field Monday, but the biggest news came from elsewhere. No. 6 overall prospectVictor Robleswon't need surgery on his left elbow, the Nationals announced, after it was determined there were no tears resulting from his scary dive in

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 10

Acuña collects first two Stripers hits; Quantrill finds control
April 11, 2018

Theme of the dayYouth served: It was a good night to be a youngster in Minor League Baseball. No. 2 Nationals prospectJuan Soto, still only 19 in his second season with Class A Hagerstown, enjoyed a career performance, going 3-for-3 with a homer, double and six RBIs. Padres prospect Eguy Rosario

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, 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

Allard named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

September 6, 2017

PEARL, MS --  Mississippi Braves LHP Kolby Allard  was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, September 3. It's the second weekly honor from the Southern League for Allard this season.Allard, 20, tossed a one-hit complete game shutout in game one of Friday night's doubleheader at Trustmark