The Braves did not have a good start to 2022, and part of the struggles were attributed to several young arms not taking the steps forward that the organization and many fans expected. However, there is reason for hope. Even after a bumpy start in AAA, Kyle Muller and Huascar Ynoa have started to look like major-league caliber pitchers.
Kyle Muller has gone at least six innings in his last three starts for Gwinnett and has given up a total of two earned runs during that span with 28 strikeouts against just four walks. Looks like he has figured some things out.
— Eric Cole (@leprekhan) June 15, 2022
*Frank Reynolds voice*
KING HAMMMMM pic.twitter.com/MwXs9ROHhH
— Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) June 15, 2022
All of these guys, with the exception of Kingham, have shown they can pitch at the major-league level. Both Ynoa and Muller have fantastic stuff, but they typically have issues with control. Normally, this is something that can be fixed with young pitchers. They still need some seasoning, and with the Braves on a 14-game win streak, there’s no reason to rush them back up to Atlanta.
However, if injuries strike Atlanta again, it’s good to see these guys producing in AAA. You can never have enough pitching, and depth is critical for every team attempting to win a championship With Mike Soroka close to returning, hopefully these guys can get consistent innings in AAA and contribute later this season or next year.