Ben's Biz MiLB roundup: New logos unveiled
Rome, Lake Elsinore, Erie, Winston-Salem & IronPigs refresh looks
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High-A Rome enters whole new era as Emperors
Atlanta affiliate transforms into regal, kid-friendly penguins identity
Rome, Georgia, got its name because, like its Italian counterpart, the city was built within seven hills and the rivers that run between them. At a ballpark event on Thursday evening, Rome’s Minor League Baseball team further solidified the connection between the two seemingly disparate locales.
The Rome Emperors have
Rome announces name change for 2024 season
High-A affiliate of the Braves welcomes fan ideas on new moniker
A new era will begin for Rome in 2024.
The Rome Braves, Atlanta's High-A affiliate, announced last week that the team will play with a new name next year. The club is soliciting input from fans in coming up with a new moniker, with a submissions process open through Friday.
Augusta suited for rally with 15 unanswered runs
Braves affiliate sets season-high scoring output in just two frames
There are comebacks, and then there are comebacks in Minor League Baseball, where no lead is safe.
Look no further than the Carolina League, where Single-A Augusta scored 15 unanswered runs, all in the last two innings, to stun Charleston in a 15-8 win on Thursday night at Joseph P.
Déjà vu for De Avila with another hitless start
Braves lefty extends his no-hit streak to 11 innings for M-Braves
Luis De Avila was unhittable on Sunday and has been for some time now; in fact, you have to go back to July 7 to find the last time he allowed a hit.
The No. 28 Braves prospect spun his second consecutive no-hit start for Double-A Mississippi, going six innings
Dunand hits 13th HR in front of Uncle A-Rod
Braves infield prospect fittingly pops latest long ball for Stripers
Joe Dunand has been tearing the cover off the baseball this year. But on Monday night, with uncle Alex Rodriguez in the stands, he went the extra mile, or 363 feet, to be exact.
The Braves prospect launched his 13th home run of the season in the sixth inning with
Shewmake earns stripes with Gwinnett's first cycle
Braves' No. 5 prospect hits milestone after tweaking his mechanics
Braden Shewmake had been struggling at the plate. The fifth-ranked Braves prospect was not playing up to his usual standard and his body continued to bark at him.
In need of some changes, he worked with Atlanta hitting coordinator Chris Antariksa and special assistant Greg Walker. They helped Shewmake fix
The Road to The Show™: Braves’ Murphy
2022 first-rounder at the forefront of Atlanta’s latest arms race
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Braves prospect Owen Murphy. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
Last year, the Braves turned to pitching to replenish
Augusta dials long distance 4 times in unique win
Braves' Single-A club collects four runs on four hits -- all homers
Four swings, four runs and a win.
In a game that might otherwise be classified as a run-of-the-mill June contest, Single-A Augusta not only matched a club record, it put itself in some rare company in the sport itself. Buoyed by four solo homers -- two each from
What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's
Braves' High-A affiliate logs 9-inning milestone 18 years since last
On June 7, 2005, Braves prospects James Parr and Angelo Burrows combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rome Braves against the Savannah Sand Gnats, a then-Mets affiliate.
As fate would have it, exactly 18 years later, Atlanta prospects Daniel Martinez and Luis Vargas combined to no-hit the Hickory Crawdads,
Draft Picks: Stripers serve up historical Pilsner
Gwinnett, Pontoon Brewing collaborate on signature 6-4-3 beer
This is the first in a series of MiLB.com Draft Picks articles about clubs crafting unique and interesting beers for their respective fan bases. Others in the series: Spokane's Redband Tangerine Wheat Beer, Fayetteville's Birdy Brew and Kannapolis' Baller Beer.
Here's the best of the Braves' Minor League ballparks
Travel across the South in a journey through the Atlanta system
The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some
Atlanta's Dean savoring time in Winter League
Braves outfield prospect making most of his experience in Mexico
The foundation to become a boy of summer is often created in the dead of winter. For Justin Dean, it's all part of the path to the Major Leagues.
Having reached the precipice of The Show last season, the Braves' outfield prospect understands baseball doesn't end when the shadows grow
The Road to The Show™: Braves’ Shuster
Atlanta’s No. 2 prospect stands out in stacked group of pitchers
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Braves prospect Jared Shuster. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.
Jared Shuster is on the verge of breaking into
Malloy, Shuster make strides toward Atlanta
Braves tap into local talent as dynasty builds through system
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Atlanta Braves.
Minor League coaches pitching in at Futures Game
Tuiasosopo, Ramos on NL staff for upcoming prospect showcase
There are some mysteries that are better left unsolved.
Last month, Cesár Ramos had a typical call with Phillies farm director Preston Mattingly about an atypical topic. Mattingly’s chat with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley pitching coach wasn’t to check in on a member of the IronPigs’ pitching staff, but gauge
Braves' De Avila fans 9 en route to no-no
Colombian southpaw spins Rome's first no-hitter since 2005
Luis De Avila's professional career has been the opposite of straight and narrow, but he rewrote his own script in Saturday's performance.
The 21-year-old put together the best performance of his young career, a seven-inning no-hitter to lead High-A Rome to a 5-0 win over Greenville. He allowed three walks,
Presenting top plays by position from the first half
DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence.
We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the
Prospect Q&A: Braves outfielder Harris
No. 64 prospect discusses offseason work, World Series fandom
After Atlanta brought in a cornerstone first baseman to replace another, Michael Harris II became the only Braves prospects remaining on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list.
The 21-year-old outfielder entered last season as Atlanta’s No. 12 prospect, but finished as the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Harris batted
Langeliers, Elder leading Braves' new wave
Prospect duo could become formidable battery mates in Atlanta
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their system. Click here to locate your favorite club.
Much of the Braves' recent stretch of dominance is owed to their player
M-Braves claim Double-A South Championship
The M-Braves beat Montgomery 2-1 to claim second league championship in team history
PEARL, MS - The Mississippi Braves won the Double-A South Championship with a 2-1 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits Sunday night. The league championship is the second in M-Braves (3-2) history and the first since claiming the Southern League Championship in 2008. Like the 2008 club, the 2021 club won
Scouting report: Braves’ Jared Shuster
Crafty left-hander can help build a dangerous rotation in Atlanta
MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at ninth-ranked Braves prospect Jared Shuster. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
It’s safe to say that
2021 Prospect Projections: NL East rookies
How Steamer600 views Braves, Fish, Mets, Phils, Nats prospects
This is the second in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting
Braves made Minors history in Greenville
Mainstay for decades, team romped way to 100 wins in 1992
Any Minor League franchise that sticks around for a while is bound to run into a good season or two, maybe even a championship. For the Greenville Braves, though, the 1992 campaign was more a matter of alchemy than statistical probability.
“It was an unbelievable team we had from the