Braves prospects to watch following the call up of Vaughn Grissom

Vaughn Grissom call up

Vaughn Grissom received the call to the big leagues yesterday, and the Braves farm system has gotten increasingly thin. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some players with the potential to be the next Vaughn Grissom, Michael Harris, or Spencer Strider. In fact, there have been some extremely promising guys in the system flying under the radar. 

Seth Elledge

After being released by the Cardinals earlier this year, Alex Anthopoulos was quick to scoop up 26-year-old Seth Elledge. Although his stints in St. Louis were lackluster, Elledge has cleaned up the high walk rates that plagued his MLB tenure. Not only that, but he also has a solid 11.4 K/9 rate as a reliable piece of the Stripers bullpen. Overall, Elledge just hasn’t been talked about enough — he may be older than some prospects, but there is plenty of time for him to turn it around. The stuff is apparent.

Lisandro Santos

I know I’m doubling down on relievers, but Lisandro Santos has been mowing down batters all year. His 14.9 K/9 rate and 3.23 ERA between Rome and Mississippi this year is really impressive, and it’ll be interesting to see how Santos builds on that as he continues in AA. 

Cal Conley

Cal Conley, a switch hitting shortstop, possesses a rare blend of speed and power. Between Augusta and Rome this season, the former Texas Tech infielder has swiped 30 bases to go along with 15 long balls. Combine that with a sure glove, and he’s a really intriguing prospect. Look for the 2021 4th round pick to quickly rise up the minor league ranks if he continues this type of performance.

Photo: Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire

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