Call me crazy, but I’m still 100% a believer in Johan Camargo. Now, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have been sent down to Gwinnett. The Braves gave him plenty of opportunities, but clearly being benched for Josh Donaldson to begin the season didn’t do his confidence any good. Perhaps this stint in Gwinnett will.
Camargo has played in five games since his demotion and has a hit in each one of them with three multi-hit games. He’s batting .455 with a 1.160 OPS, and yesterday, he smacked his first home-run for the Stripers well over the right-center field wall.
When the rosters expand in September, Camargo will get another crack in Atlanta. Hopefully, the Braves are so far up in the division they can let him fill in around the diamond routinely. With the number of injuries Atlanta has suffered over the last month or so; they could use the Camargo that was arguably their third-best hitter a year ago during the regular season. The deepest team is often the one that holds up the World Series trophy, and right now, the Braves lack depth all around the diamond. This could be exactly what Camargo needed to get the wheels spinning in the right direction.
Bryse Wilson is dominating Gwinnett
Wilson has shown the Braves he wasn’t quite ready for the big leagues this year, and that’s okay. The kid is only 21-years-old and graduated high school two years ago – even though he looks like a full-grown man – and he’s dominating Gwinnett of late. In his last five starts, he’s thrown 33 innings and only allowed two earned runs. That’s a 0.55 ERA, and Wilson’s also sporting a WHIP of 0.85, as opponents have hit below .200 against him. The Braves will likely give him some action in September, but he’s looking more-and-more like a candidate that will begin 2020 in the starting rotation.