High powered Braves arm Rolddy Muñoz earns promotion

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Earlier this week, the Braves announced a promotion to AA Mississippi for one of their more exciting pitching prospects Rolddy Muñoz.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because his brother, Roddy Muñoz, also came up through the Braves farm system before being designated for assignment last season. Roddy never pitched in a major-league game for the Braves, but the hope is that his brother can have some better success with the organization.

A 24-year-old prospect with a 5.23 ERA in High-A isn’t typically one that would be worth writing about. However, the surface level numbers don’t do Muñoz justice. He striking out 16.5 batters per nine innings with a 1.065 WHIP, 2.59 FIP, and 2.08 xFIP, pumping easy gas in the high-90s.

Muñoz appears to be making the transition into a full-time relief role and is a guy to keep an eye on in the near future. Going from High-A to AA is always a significant challenge, but if he proves to be up to the task, he’s someone the Braves won’t hesitate to move through the system quickly.

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