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Tips, position breakdowns for your fantasy baseball draft

...CARLOS SANTANA, INDIANS. He is one of the best power bets at catcher, and he even hits enough for first base.5. BRIAN MCCANN, YANKEES. He has hit 20-plus homers seven of the past eight years, and he's moving into friendly hitting territory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-26/tips-position-breakdowns
Baseball's new replay system is lauded by commissioner Bud Selig

...originally was called out at first for an inning-ending double play, but he was ruled safe on the review ? allowing Brian McCann to score from first.A day earlier, MLB admitted it incorrectly failed to overturn a call that was in favor of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-04-15/baseballs-new-replay-system-laude
Injury-plagued Atlanta Braves ready to leave Florida and spring training

...different look behind the plate after longtime catcher Brian McCann signed with the New York Yankees. But another title...surgery.REPLACING MCCANNIt will seem strange not having Brian McCann behind the plate.A hometown favorite, he held down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2014-03-28/injury-plagued-at
Astros take prep pitcher Brady Aiken No. 1 overall in baseball draft

...High School in Asheville, N.C., with their first pick at No. 32 overall. The pick was compensation for losing Brian McCann to free agency. He followed a dominant sophomore year with a solid but not spectacular junior season: 6-7, 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-05/astros-take-prep-pitcher
Home runs help Braves thump Rockies

...Spanish for "The White Bear" ? hit 21 homers as a rookie last year. He is on pace for a bigger year after replacing Brian McCann as the primary catcher.Gattis (6-foot-4, 260 pounds)drove in three runs with the two homers, giving him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-25/home-runs-help-braves-th
Homers carry Brewers past Braves

...exchanged words with Braves infielders as he circled the bases and then was blocked at home plate by then-Atlanta catcher Brian McCann.That led to a brawl that emptied both dugouts.Santana allowed a season-high six runs on nine hits and four walks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-05-21/homers-carry-brewers-past-braves
Braves could have high-ceiling options in draft

The Braves lost their first-round pick in the 2014 draft for signing Ervin Santana, but the loss of Brian McCann resulted in a 32nd overall pick. Atlanta isn't completely out of the early draft picture, but it's always a challenge finding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-06-04/braves-could
Braves general manager Frank Wren mulling tough decisions

...ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren and his staff will discuss looming decisions on two free agents, catcher Brian McCann and pitcher Tim Hudson, in organizational meetings which being Tuesday in Orlando.Other players that are being discussed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-14/braves-general-manager-f
Braves' Evan Gattis has more on his plate in Year 2

...For Year 2, he wants the focus to be on his play.Gattis is expected to serve as Atlanta's primary catcher after Brian McCann signed a free-agent deal with the New York Yankees. Gattis hit .243 with 21 homers and 65 RBI in 2013, completing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-24/braves-evan-gattis-has-m
Braves sign Gold Glove SS Simmons to 7-year, $58 million contract

...as the foundation for the Braves' future. Chipper Jones retired after the 2012 season, and Tim Hudson and catcher Brian McCann departed as free agents after last season, leaving the team that won 96 games last year with a young roster.Simmons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-20/braves-sign-gold-glove-s