The Braves have a few high-profile prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League while the big league club battles the Dodgers, and reports have been good so far:
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) October 22, 2021
#Braves No. 20 prospect Victor Vodnik's night is done.
4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 64 pitches, 34 strikes
Nice bounceback effort after he gave up 6 ER in 3 IP in his AFL debut last Thursday. https://t.co/TfAfTOaLnY
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) October 22, 2021
Vodnik is likely going to serve as a relief arm if he ever appears in Atlanta, but it’s good to see him putting in the work this fall. Here’s what MLB had to say about his efforts:
Braves: Victor Vodnik, RHP (No. 20), Peoria Javelinas
After allowing six earned runs in three innings in his Fall League debut, Vodnik bounced back with four scoreless innings, allowing three hits, fanning four and walking three. The right-hander tossed 34 of his 64 pitches for strikes, showing the control issues that plagued him during the 2021 Minor League regular season. In 33.2 innings and 11 starts for the Double-A South champion Mississippi Braves, Vodnik posted a 5.35 ERA with 41 strikeouts to 22 walks. Vodnik’s fastball can reach up to 99 mph, providing him with a put away pitch that led to his 10.96 K/9 this season.
Vodnik could be a real weapon out of Atlanta’s bullpen going forward.