Here's a look at the major stories in the world of thefor the week ending on January 31st:
- The Nationals signed former Braves pitcher Chuck James.
- Baseball Intellect published their top-15 Braves prospects. Their in-depth analysis can be found here and here.
- Top Prospect Alert released their top-125 prospects. Jason Heyward (2), Freddie Freeman (33), Julio Teheran (41), Arodys Vizcaino (44), and Mike Minor (123) are ranked.
- The Braves Fan Confidence continues to climb slowly.
- Talking Chop kicked off its series of prospect Q&As with Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus.
- The Q&As continued with John Sickels.
- fandave passes along a link to the MLB top-50 prospects, which ranks Jason Heyward first and Julio Teheran 34.
- ATLforlife passes along the link for Keith Law's top-100 prospects, of which Jason Heyward (1), Arodys Vizcaino (43), Julio Teheran (63), Freddie Freeman (67), and Randall Delgado (85), are all listed.
Coming up this week, we continue our prospect Q&A's with Bill Shanks.