Rome Braves: First Half Review
Continuing our look at the Atlanta Braves’ minor league affiliates, we come to the class-A Rome Braves. A year removed from winning the South Atlantic League Championship, the Rome squad saw almost 100% roster turnover (as expected), but with a farm system as highly regarded as Atlanta’s it still expected to be in contention for 2017. Rome finished the first half with a solid 38-32 record, good for third place in the SAL South Division, 3.5 games behind the front-running Greenville Drive of the Red Sox organization.
Other Braves’ Minor League Affiliate Reviews:
Florida Fire Frogs (A+)
To put it in perspective, last year’s championship team went 27-42 in the first half, but caught fire in the second half to win a playoff berth and blitz the playoffs.