Despite only pitching for a small sample size after being a fourth-round selection in 2019, Kasey Kalich was one of the most impressive members of this most recent draft class. A JUCO transfer who made his way to Texas A&M and became a dominant closer, Kalich may be the best pure reliever prospect in the Braves’ system.
Unfortunately, after just seeing him in 14 appearances, in which he posted an absurd 1.25 ERA, it will be a while before he pitches again. In an interview with us yesterday, he revealed that he suffered a broken scaphoid in the offseason, which is a bone in the wrist. He had surgery and is currently in a cast, and expects to return around May or June.
This is a bummer as we hoped to see Kasey continue his minor league treck to the higher levels quickly, but we wish him a speedy recovery, and hopefully, before long, that is what we will see. We also really appreciate Kasey coming on the SportsTalkATL Podcast and giving the fans an opportunity to get to know him.
You can check out the full interview where he speaks about the injury and a whole lot more below: