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Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his torrid dominance over Grapefruit League pitching Sunday in the Braves' 6-3 win against the defending World Series champion Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
It was a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Spectrum Field, another speck on the map for a baseball man who has experienced nearly everything in the game. But even the seemingly non-glorious task of leading the split-squad Braves against the Phillies -- two hours on the bus trip over, two hours back -- couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of Walt Weiss.
Ronald Acuna, the Braves' top prospect, extended his Spring Training hitting streak to four games and upped his average to .432 as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Braves 6-3 win over the Astros on Sunday.
Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his torrid pace by blasting a two-run homer -- which caromed off the back wall of the left-field bullpen -- in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.
Second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 Friday afternoon, hitting his first two home runs of the spring -- one from each side of the plate -- against the Pirates as the Braves lost, 12-9.
Anibal Sanchez's spring shuffling will continue.
Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Lane Adams came to Spring Training with a strong possibility of being placed on an Opening Day roster for the first time. But the outfielder's offensive struggles during the Grapefruit League season have jeopardized his status on the Braves' 40-man roster.
Braves right-hander Aaron Blair made his fourth spring appearance and first start Friday. He went two innings, giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout as Atlanta fell to Pittsburgh, 12-9.
If Ronald Acuna Jr. keeps this up, Chipper Jones might not be the only Braves player to be honored in Cooperstown this summer.
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Braves' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
When Ender Inciarte reported to ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex for Thursday's 8-1 win over the Tigers, the Braves opted to cautiously scratch him from the lineup due to a tight left groin. The two-time National League Gold Glove Award winner is expected to return to action on Saturday.
Jack Flaherty looked to be in midseason form as he cruised through a dominant start in the Cardinals 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Thursday afternoon. Flaherty fired five innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits while striking out eight.
As the Braves enter the fourth season of their rebuild, they are entering a transitional phase during which they will introduce some elite prospects to the Major League level and begin to get a feel for what pieces they need to realize their potential to become legit postseason contenders in 2019.
Preston Tucker spent much of the past two years regretting his decision to play through the discomfort he felt before undergoing right shoulder surgery near the end of the 2016 season.
Rule 5 Draft pick Anyelo Gomez's candidacy for a spot in Atlanta's bullpen took a hit when he surrendered four runs over two innings of Tuesday's 13-6 loss to the Blue Jays. But he stands with outfielder Lane Adams and veteran starter Scott Kazmir as just a few of the candidates who have time to make a strong push toward earning a roster spot.
Released by the Blue Jays on Sunday, Ezequiel Carrera now stands as a candidate to fill a spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster. The Braves signed Carrera to a Minor League deal on Tuesday.
If you can believe it, Opening Day is only two weeks away, and we're previewing each division every Wednesday. Today: The National League East.
Austin Riley made another good impression on Chipper Jones and made the most of his first experience in big league camp. But the Braves' highly touted third-base prospect will now begin preparing for a season that will provide better indication about when he might be ready to make his Major League debut.
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna was among top prospect performers on Tuesday.
If Sean Newcomb can continue to control his aggression and attack the strike zone as he has over the past couple weeks, the Braves southpaw may start living up to his tremendous potential.
Does Dustin Peterson have a shot to make the Opening Day roster? Who will start the regular season in left field for the Braves?
Jake Arrieta's arrival makes the National League East more interesting and more competitive. Even better, the division was already trending rapidly in that direction.
If there were any lingering concerns about Dustin Peterson's left hand, they likely suddenly disappeared, much like the two baseballs the Braves' prospect put into orbit the past two games.
With Luiz Gohara likely sidelined through at least the end of April with a sprained left ankle, Scott Kazmir and Matt Wisler seemingly stand as the Braves' top internal choices to fill what might be the final rotation spot.
On this week's episode of the Executive Access podcast, Atlanta GM Alex Anthopolous revisits his pivotal moves to acquire Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista during his time with the Blue Jays, then lays out his plan for converting the Braves' trove of young talent into Major League wins.
Through three spring starts, the pitching line for Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz reads like a brilliant complete game. Nine innings, three hits allowed, no runs surrendered, three walks, two strikeouts.
He wears No. 82, a football number, usually assigned to a wide receiver. That's not a bad analogy for Braves rookie center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr., regarded as the team's best prospect. He doesn't just run. He glides. He catches everything. And he impacts the game in every way imaginable.
As Luiz Gohara was completing final preparations leading up to what would have been his first start of the Grapefruit League season, he sustained yet another injury that now creates doubt about when he might be ready to join Atlanta's rotation.
You're going to tell me spring statistics aren't worth a warm bucket of pine tar, aren't you? You're going to remind me I should not get worked up by anything that has happened in Florida or Arizona the last couple of weeks.
The Braves reassigned right-hander Mike Soroka (the team's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline), left-hander Kolby Allard (No. 6) and outfielder Cristian Pache (No. 9) to Minor League camp. The club's No. 27 prospect, left-hander Ricardo Sanchez, was optioned to Double-A Mississippi.
Ryan Schimpf can be accurately described as an all-or-nothing hitter. He's proven to be more of the latter as he has spent the first few weeks of Spring Training with the Rays and now the Braves.