Braves Weekly Prospect Report

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Rome Braves

Who’s Hot?

Trey Harris (OF)– Through 20 games, Harris is hitting .357/.430/.543 with 6 Doubles, 2 Triples, and 1 Homer.

Jaseel De La Cruz (SP)– Currently a member of the Braves top-30 prospect list, De La Cruz is performing like he wants to validate that status. On the season, Jaseel has thrown 18 innings with a 2.50 ERA. The righty has struck out 22 hitters while only issuing five walks.

Victor Vodnik (RP)- The 19-year-old flamethrower has thrown 9.2 innings with a 2.79 ERA. Vodnik has struck out 17 batters. His most impressive stat to date is that he has only issued two walks. Maintaining that control will allow Vodnik to be in line for promotion quickly.

Who’s Not?

Trey Riley (SP)– Another member of the Braves’ Top-30 Prospect List, Riley has struggled to start the season, throwing 18.2 innings with a 5.30 ERA. He has only struck out 13 batters while issuing eight walks.

Florida Fire Frogs

Who’s Hot?

Riley Delgado (SS)– Delgado’s numbers continue to impress. Over his last ten games, he has hit .282 with a .410 on-base percentage and five RBIs.

Riley Unroe (SS)– Unroe has also performed well over his past ten games. Riley is hitting .278 with a .389 on-base percentage and two dingers.

William Contreras (C)– William Contreras continues to smash baseballs. The highly-touted backstop has hit .306 with a .361 on-base percentage over his last ten games.

Hayden Deal (SP)– Making his first appearance on the hot list is Hayden Deal. To this point in the season, Deal has thrown 24 innings with a minuscule 1.50 ERA. Hayden has struck out 19 batters in those 24 innings.

Who’s Not?

Drew Lugbauer (1B)- The corner infield masher continues to struggle. Lugbauer is hitting a microscopic .086 over his last ten games. Drew has also struck out 15 times

Mississippi Braves

Who’s Hot?

Cristian Pache (CF)– Pache continue to mashe, am I right? Over his last ten games, Cristian has hit .333 with a .462 on-base percentage. The dynamic centerfielder adds two taters and seven RBIs to the stellar average and on-base numbers.

Drew Waters (LF)– Not to be outdone by his fellow outfielder, Waters is also hitting the ball well. Over his last ten games, the switch-hitter is hitting .318 with a .364 on-base percentage. Waters also has 1 bomb with 5 RBIs.

Tucker Davidson (SP)– Over the past week, Tucker has thrown five Innings and did not allow a run. The problem is that he also allowed five walks. Look for the southpaw to fix those command issues.

Patrick Weigel (RP)– This past week, Weigel threw two Innings and did not allow a run. Three strikeouts and one walk contributed to Patrick’s good work.

Josh Graham (RP)- Graham added a win to his total while pitching three total Innings and only giving up one run.

Who’s Not?

Ian Anderson (SP)– The potential future Ace has struggled to this point in the season. In one start this past week, Anderson threw 4 Innings, allowed six earned runs, issued five walks, and only struck out three. His ERA currently sits at 4.76. These numbers will no doubt improve, but it is still worth mentioning early on.

Joey Wentz (SP)– Wentz still has excellent numbers for the season but had a rough start compared to his usual performances. Wentz threw 5.2 Innings, gave up three earned runs, issued four walks, and only struck out three. Chalk this up to a start where he didn’t have his best stuff.

Ray-Patrick Didder (SS)– Didder continues to land on this list. Over his past ten games, the shortstop is hitting .138 with 13 Ks in 29 at-bats.

CJ Alexander (3B)– CJ has struggled to this point in the season. Over the past ten games, he is hitting .125 with 0 taters. A positive sign is that CJ hasn’t been striking out and has a .375 OBP during that span. Alexander isn’t allowing his poor average to affect his plate discipline, which is a good sign moving forward.

Gwinnett Stripers

Who’s Hot?

Austin Riley (3B)– It seems as though Austin Riley is beginning to heat up. Over his past ten games, Riley is hitting .270 with a .405 OBP. Riley has ten hits, 7 RBIs, and 7 Runs scored.

Ryan LaMarre (OF)– While LaMarre is not a prospect, he deserves recognition for his work. Over his past ten games, Ryan is hitting an astounding .441 with an even better .529 OBP. Those are MLB The Show numbers on easy mode.

Raffy Lopez (C)– Also not a prospect, the veteran backstop earns praise here. Over his past ten games, Raffy is hitting .313 with a .469 OBP. Lopez has five RBIs while scoring nine runs himself.

Rafael Ortega (OF)– A fairly under the radar player, Ortega is looking to announce his presence. Over his past ten games, Rafael is hitting .270 with a .405 OBP. He is also adding some pop by getting three dingers over that same span.

Adam Duvall (OF)– Duvall continues to be steady at the plate. He is hitting .286 with a .457 OBP over his past ten games. Adam has hit three taters and scored nine runs during that time as well.

Kolby Allard (SP)– Allard made two starts this week and was kind of up and down. He finished the week at 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He struck out eight but issued six walks as well. Look for the lefty to continue to put together strong performances on his way back to Atlanta.

Sean Newcomb (SP)– I asked the question, “Is this Newk a dud?” and he is trying to prove that I am an idiot. Over his past two starts, Sean is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA. He has struck out 12 in 12.2 Innings Pitched while only issuing four walks. Newcomb is capable of these being his numbers but has to show he can be consistent with his mechanics before making his way back to the Braves’ rotation.

Thomas Burrows (CP)– Lefty closer Thomas Burrows has had a rough start, but has thrown well this week. Over 2.2 Innings Pitched, the southpaw has not allowed an earned run and struck out three batters.

Kyle Wright (SP)– Similar to Newcomb, Kyle Wright can be a front-line starter. He has yet to put it all together but is looking to improve. His most recent start is a move in the right direction. The former Commodore threw 5 Innings of 1-run baseball. He also struck out three batters in that start. Consistency is vital for Wright. That being said, he has the Wright stuff. Get it? …I’ll see myself out…

Who’s Not?

Alex Jackson (C)– Alex, to be blunt, has been atrocious in the batter’s box to this point. Over his past ten games, the backstop is hitting .143 with seven strikeouts. He is improving behind the plate, but he has to hit some more if he wants to be in the majors for longer than a cup of coffee.

Corbin Clouse (RP)– I am still a believer in Clouse, but his start to 2019 has not been a good one. The southpaw only threw two-thirds of an inning this week and was terrible. He gave up three earned runs and issued two walks in his very short appearance.

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