Braves News: Braves dominate Blue Jays, spring training takeaways, more
By Eric Cole
The Atlanta Braves got their first win of their spring training schedule yesterday as they absolutely dominated the Blue Jays by the final score of 7-0. Matt Olson is off to a very strong start this spring as he had another big day yesterday at the plate as did Michael Harris II. It certainly helps the cause to have Max Fried, Spencer Strider, and Raisel Iglesias pitch the first five innings.
Now that we have a few games under our belts, we decided to highlight some key takeaways from the first couple of weeks of spring training. No, the key roster battles haven't come close to being decided yet, but we do have a better sense of how the team is looking from a top down perspective
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MLB Pipeline is one of the preeminent national sources of information when it comes to prospect coverage and yesterday they rolled out their top 30 Braves prospect rankings. We took a look at some of the more interesting choices they made and compared their list to our own prospect rankings that we put out earlier this offseason.
It is hard to feel too sorry for the Dodgers given the embarassment of riches on their roster, but they got some pretty brutal news as Gavin Lux had to be carted off the field following an injury while he was running the bases. Lux is going to have an MRI on his right knee to see what what the actual damage is, but the fact that he heard a pop and also could not put any weight on the leg doesn't portend well.
The Rays also got some rather unfortunate injury news as Tyler Glasnow injured his oblique while throwing a bullpen recently. Obliques are very tricky and have a wide variance in severity from "just needs a little rest" to "can be out for a long time and be slow to heal", but that he is going to get scans isn't the best sign.