With Michael Harris graduating from prospect status, the Braves farm system has never been so barren. But it does seem like every time we say that a fresh face surprises us out of nowhere. Freddy Tarnok could be that next revelation, as he was promoted to AAA Gwinnett today following a dominant stretch in Mississippi.
Tarnok had a 1.71 ERA over his final four Mississippi starts, with 31 strikeouts in 21 innings! pic.twitter.com/LeBhfOhwiP
— Mississippi Braves (@mbraves) July 8, 2022
Tarnok is a 6’3″ right-hander that finished last season strong with Mississippi, posting a 2.60 ERA over nine starts. He started off 2022 shaky, but the last month has been exceptionally kind to him as he hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a single outing.
With so many pitchers at the Braves disposal right now, it will probably be a while before we see Tarnok. But who knows? If he finishes this year strong in AAA, perhaps he could compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in 2023.