The Braves have a surplus of arms on the farm that could eventually contribute in Atlanta, and one of them is Dylan Dodd out of Southeast Missouri State, the 96th pick from the 2021 MLB Draft.
He’s experienced success in the minors; the southpaw accumulated a 3.36 ERA and a 6-2 record across three minor league levels last year, and that success has carried over into Spring Training.
In his first outing against the Red Sox, Dodd struck out three batters over two perfect innings. He looked in control and better than I imagined. He followed it up with another impressive appearance against the Mets on Thursday. Over 2.1 innings, Dodd gave up three hits but didn’t allow a run to go along with four punch outs.
He will likely start in Triple-A this season, but if he continues to pitch like this, Braves Country should expect to see him in Atlanta at some point.
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