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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
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
Braves want versatility by working Peraza in center at Gwinnett

...versatility more than ever in the midst of their retooling phase, and the effects are felt even in the minor leagues.Top position player prospect Jose Peraza is starting to receive playing time in center field for Triple-A Gwinnett to add defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-30/braves-want-versatility-
Braves: Notes on prospects Peraza, Banuelos

...If he's capable of handling his own in center, it allows the Braves to let the chips fall as they may when/if position player prospects are deemed ready to handle everyday roles. Mallex Smith is tearing up Double-A at the moment. It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-06-01/braves-notes
GreenJackets: Castellani starts on Auggie gnome night

...three-game hitless skid Thursday by going 1 for 3 with a double. - Augusta OF Steven Neff picked up his second hit as a position player Thursday on a single. He's 2 for 17 with three walks and eight strikeouts in 20 plate appearances. - Augusta 3B...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-22/greenjackets
GreenJackets: Microscopic ERAs face off in finale

...to be underwhelming, suggesting less-than-stellar stuff. Notes- Augusta OF Steven Neff went 0 for 3 in his position player debut Saturday. He swung at the first pitch twice, including his first plate appearance when he flew out hard to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-17/greenjackets
GreenJackets: Neff returns to Augusta in new role

...Salem-Keizer. Apparently he switched to the outfield over the off-season, and this marks his first career game as a position player in the minors, including what will be his first ever plate appearance. He's from Lancaster, S.C., and is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-16/greenjackets