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Augusta Christian looks to rebound

...3-5OUTLOOK: The Lions failed to reach the postseason for the first time in 20 years in 2014 and lost a number of skill position players, but it's hard to see the Lions missing the playoffs two years in a row.COACH QUOTE: "The focus is the learning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-08-12/augusta-christian-loo
Smith a force on the Grovetown offensive line

...which, if it goes well, should add up to first downs and touchdowns.If that happens, it's likely the skill position players will get much of the accolades. But Smith knows he'll have done his role well."You might not get as much glory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-08-16/smith-force-
Cubs boss Theo Epstein mulls whether to be aggressive at trade deadline

...aligned with a shift in the game from hitting to pitching, Epstein has taken the long view and loaded up on young position players.Epstein can't know whether this is the year, but he might be willing to roll the dice at the halfway point to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/cubs-boss-theo-epstein-m
Baseball's scouting scale tells sport's stories in unique way

...leaguer's ability, baseball's five basic tools for a position player: hit, power, run, glove, arm.The scale's...Moore said.Scouts average the five tools for position players and get his Overall Future Potential, which runs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-03/baseballs-scouting-scale
John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...John surgery on their resumes, and Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, a former Georgia Tech star, is proof that other position players are vulnerable, too.The ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is a surgical graft procedure in which the damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-02/john-smoltz-defied-odds-
Braves stick to points of emphasis in draft that lacked impact

...director Brian Bridges said before the draft that stocking pitchers would be the biggest plan. After Georgia prep position players Cornelius Randolph and Tyler Stephenson went just before Atlanta in the first round, the plan was put into motion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-13/braves-stick-points-emph
Braves' bullpen woes reach league-worst status

...have been linked to Georgia high schoolers Tyler Stephenson, Cornelius Randolph and Daz Cameron, all high-upside position players, and Alonzo Jones and Jalen Miller as later picks.There also remains the possibility of picking left-hander...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-06/braves-bullpen-woes-reac
Mike Trout leads AL to victory in All-Star Game

...Derek Jeter dropped the curtain on the turn-of-century greats, the 23-year-old Trout was among six starting position players under 25 ? the most since 1965. He was the MVP of last year's game in Minneapolis, when he hit a tiebreaking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/mike-trout-leads-al-vict
Braves' Manny Banuelos impresses in major league debut

...in Cincinnati, but the rosters will be unveiled in a two-day fashion starting today.The All-Star starting position players will be announced today at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The reserves, pitchers and final vote candidates for each league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-04/braves-manny-banuelos-im
Fantasy Baseball: Who should you draft?

Want to win your fantasy league? Check out our primer on the top 10 at their positions, players to target and those to avoid.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-02/fantasy-baseball-who-sho