Thursday, June 23, 2016

Turn that Braves frown around, collect 2016 Bowman!

The Braves are performing better as of late, but overall the team's major league season has not gone well. Freeman has been cold, then hot, and now cold again, with the cold stretches being longer. Teheran pitched a gem the other day, but it hasn't been enough as the young pitching is not there yet and the bullpen has been poor.

Here's Freddie and Julio from the veteran portion of the set. I also picked up a Mookie for that player collection. 

Luckily Bowman 2016 is loaded with Braves minor leaguers to give Braves fans some hope for future seasons. 

Dansby was promoted to AA at the end of April. For the combined season between A-Advanced and AA he is hitting .270. The plan is for he and Ozzie Albies to make up the future middle infield for the Braves. Albies is just 19 and already playing for AAA Gwinnett and has hit well as of late. Tyrell Jenkins was recently called up to the big league squad and will work out of the bullpen, hopefully giving that unit a boost. He's had good success in AAA this year.

The Braves have a bunch of other prospects in this set but these were the three that stuck out to me to pick up.

I also grabbed a card of Red Sox prospect Mauricio Dubon. He was my favorite player on the 2015 Greenville Drive and was recently named an all-star in the A-Advanced Carolina League. Excited to see how his career progresses. Will be interesting to see if he is dealt as the middle of the infield for the Red Sox seems pretty set going forward, particularly at short with Bogaerts.  

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