College: Schedule changes welcomed by coaches

...Game ranks the top 100 in each class among college players, and Tyler took the top spot for second-year players. Center fielder Stephen Wrenn ranked 33rd among sophomores, and Jared Cheek ranked 50th among seniors. Tyler was a freshman All-American...

Braves Country Caravan greets Augusta-area fans with smiles

...just want to make the most of the day."Smith hit .310 and stole 88 bases between two Class-A levels in 2014.The center fielder is seen as a possible leadoff threat in the future, but a 2015 stint in Double-A comes first for the athletic minor leaguer...

Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

...Cubs' career slugging records, some of which still stand today.Known mostly for his power at the plate, Banks was a solid fielder, too. He is best known as a shortstop, where he won a Gold Glove in 1960, but he switched to first base in 1962. He played...

GreenJackets' balanced lineup should produce its share of wins

While defense likely will be the strength of the Augusta GreenJackets, the lineup appears balanced enough that the fielders and pitchers won't have to carry the entire load.Lake Olmstead Stadium is known as one of the most extreme run-suppressing...

Braves: Comparing contact rates for new players

...no power, resorting to singles and using his speed. He also doesn't walk as much as one would like from a speedy center fielder, but he's proven capable of getting on base in the minors. He hit .311/.372/.406 in 238 plate appearances for Triple-A...

Braves: Evaluating Markakis, Aoki for team needs

...Braves found themselves without a left fielder. They could go the route of revolving...November comparing Aoki and new Braves right fielder Nick Markakis. My bringing this up isn't...seem to be feeling the market for a left fielder, and DeJesus could fill the role cheaply...

Week in review

Sunday baseball: Former left fielders Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with the late Joe Gordon. Mr. Rice...

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Pahucki, Jackets survive rains, Suns

Sweltering summer days make pitchers such as David Pahucki popular with both fielders and umpires alike. The Augusta GreenJackets' right-hander doesn't waste time on the mound, and Sunday, he made quick work...

End to slumps delayed by rain

...recharge their slumping right fielders. The scheduled game between...Bobby Cox did not have right fielder Jeff Francoeur in his starting...leadoff hitter and starting right fielder Tuesday. Omar Infante, hitting...Piniella, meanwhile, had right fielder Kosuke Fukudome in his lineup...

Braves notes: Boone is not troubled by slow start at plate

...Bret Boone is off to a slow start, but he knows better. The second baseman has hit a half-dozen balls hard, but right at fielders, so he's not concerned about his .167 average and no RBI. In fact, he's pleased by his patient approach at the plate...