2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin

The Braves gave Josh Tomlin a role with few expectations, and he lived up to them. Pitching mostly in long relief, Tomlin got 4 outs or more in 25 of his 50 relief appearances. He put up a 3.74 ERA, and had a 1.122 WHIP, largely fueled by walking only 7 batters in his 79 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Josh Tomlin”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Kyle Wright

2019 was a forgettable season for Kyle Wright, as he took a step back and not just in his short MLB stint; Wright was nowhere near as effective in AAA as he had been in 2018. Aside from his 8.69 ERA and 1.881 WHIP in 19.2 MLB innings, he had a 4.17 ERA and 1.264 … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Kyle Wright”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak

Who is he? Originally drafted in the second round all the way back in 2004, The General, Anthony Swarzak, came to the Braves in a “bad contract” swap at the end of May with Jesse Biddle and Arodys Vizcaino going the other way. He had already been traded once in the offseason as a cash … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Anthony Swarzak”

Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran

Being a custodian means that you want to leave a place better than you found it. I hope I’ve been a custodian. I think Braves Journal is better than when I found it, anyway. I got the sense that Alex was running on fumes trying to replace Mac Thomason, and that’s why I was very … Continue reading “Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley

On May 15th, Austin Riley’s dreams came true. After raking for a month and a half, where his entire game was coming together, the Braves promoted Riley to the big leagues. When he was promoted, his strikeout rate was down to 21.5%, his BB-rate was 11%, and his power was through the roof as he’d … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review, Austin Riley”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud

The Braves continue to strike. Three out of the four free agents that have been signed so far have been by Atlanta. You know about the two relievers, and this time it’s solidifying the catcher position. So Travis d’Arnaud and Flowers will now handle the catching duties. If you didn’t follow d’Arnaud career resurgence in … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jerry Blevins

A month into the 2019 season the Oakland Athletics shipped Jerry Blevins to the Braves for cash considerations. Fast forward 16 days, and he was DFA’d by the Braves. Fast forward 4 more days, and his contract was purchased by the Braves. The 2nd time around, he stuck with the Braves and did a pretty … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jerry Blevins”

2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker

Who is he? A 5th round pick out of small Gardner-Webb University, Jeremy Walker was mostly deployed as a starting pitcher during his first 3 years with the Braves organization. He was also, to put it mildly, largely forgettable as he gave up tons of hits, rarely struck too many guys out, and fielded like … Continue reading “2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Jeremy Walker”

Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs

In what has been a stunning beginning to the 2019-20 offseason the Atlanta Braves have been the most active team on the market, signing: Tyler Flowers, 4MM for 2020 Nick Markakis, 4MM for 2020 Darren O’Day, 2.25 in 2020 and club option for 3.5 in 2021 Will Smith, 3/39MM with 2023 club option for 13MM … Continue reading “Updated Atlanta Braves Payroll and Roster Needs”