The Braves announced several promotions throughout their farm system today. Most notably, right-hander Darius Vines is set to join the Gwinnett Stripers after impressing in Mississippi.
Hearing that Darius Vines is heading to the @GoStripers at Triple-A. Has been dominating Double-A of late. Really good offspeed stuff…only real question is if the fastball will consistently play.
— Eric Cole (@leprekhan) August 8, 2022
The 24-year-old Vines has been electric of late in AA, recording a minuscule 1.17 ERA over five starts in July.
Congratulations to M-Braves starter Darius Vines (@legendarius4). He was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Month for July!
Vines was 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA over five starts in July. https://t.co/WFfaHy19ie
— Mississippi Braves (@mbraves) August 5, 2022
For the season, Vines has a 3.95 ERA, but his recent success, combined with his high strikeout rate and low walk rate, provides optimism that he could be close to contributing at the major-league level. Vines is currently the Braves’ 10th ranked prospect, according to MLB.com.
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