The Major League season is finally underway, but don’t forget about the players of the future still developing down on the Farm for the Atlanta Braves.
If any post was ever in need of an introduction — this is it. Many of you long timers that have been visiting Tomahawk Take for awhile have frankly been spoiled when it comes to Atlanta Braves minor league research and analysis, and this includes me as a reader also.
Former T.T. writer and editor, Benjamin Chase, routinely provided all of us with such eloquent and detailed information in regards to all of the many particulars that come with the Braves Minor League teams.
However, unfortunately for us, we’re no longer blessed with his knowledgeable presence at this site as he has gone on to do other things in his writing career. We have all have wished him well in his future endeavors, and if you’ve missed his fairwell letter to the Tomahawk Take family — here’s his goodbye.
Although his skills will surely be missed, this fast-growing site must continue its operation.
I am very pleased and excited to inform you all that I’ll be taking over the Braves Minor League department and will be providing you with all of the Braves prospect updates, as well as weekly Minor League recaps throughout the season.
I’ve only been a member of the Tomahawk Take team for a short time (started in the beginning of February this year), but thankfully, site editors Alan and Jake have given me this opportunity to share my passion and knowledge in regards to the Braves Minor League teams.
Over the past few years I have started to really dive into the prospects of this organization, and as we’ve all seen — it’s an exciting group of young players.
But I want to make sure everyone knows this upfront: I am in no way attempting to replace Benjamin.
There may be certain things that I do differently, as every writer and person is different. But the end goal for me is to always provide solid and accurate information to all readers, and I think I speak for everyone here at Tomahawk Take.
So with the intro taken care of, it’s time to get to the task at hand: Atlanta Braves Minor League baseball.
If you’re unaware, the MiLB season will begin on Thursday, April 4. The Braves Triple-A team, the Gwinnett Stripers, will begin their season that day at 7:05 p.m. (EST) at home against the Norfolk Tides, an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
Additionally, all full-season Minor League levels will begin their seasons on that date. So for the Braves, April 4 is Opening Day for these four Minor League teams:
- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
- Mississippi Braves (AA)
- Florida Fire Frogs (A+)
- Rome Braves (A)
Up until that inaugural day, I will be providing previews of each team and their upcoming season, starting today with the Gwinnett Stripers. I will also provide one piece that will preview the Braves Instructional teams:
- Danville Braves (Gulf Coast League)
- DSL Braves (Dominicon Summer League)
The DSL and GCL leagues will begin in June, as the Dominican Summer league runs for 72 games and the Gulf Coast League goes for 56 games. I will cover those last.
As the title states, today is about the Braves Triple-A team, the Gwinnett Stripers and the players that we should all be checking the box scores for during the season.
Or if you’re like me and ponied up for the MiLB package on MLB.tv — I’ll show you the players you need to be watching throughout the season.