Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/17

I will be the first to say congratulations to Nationals fans for signing Stephen Strasburg. He signed at the deadline for a record $15.67 million over 4 years and I think most people will say the Nationals did amazingly well to get him for that. I expected him to get at least $20 million.

Pawtucket 2, Gwinnett 3

  • G. Blanco 2-2 2B, 2 RBI
  • B. Canizares 2-4 RBI, K
  • J. Reyes 6.2IP 9H 2R 0BB 5K

Gwinnett's run to the playoffs is becoming pretty impressive. They are 12-4 for the month of August largely behind some of the best pitching in the league (3rd in ERA and leading the league Ks for the season). JoJo Reyes has been solid for the Braves since his return from injury but his K rate is way down from last season at AAA. Reid Gorecki has been recalled to Atlanta so we will finally get to see him in action.

Mobile 4, Mississippi 1

  • J. Heyward 0-4 K
  • E. Campbell 1-4 HR(5), 3K

As we all have probably noticed Jason Heyward has fallen off a little recently (he is hitting .231 in his last 10 games) but even for the month he is posting a .960 OPS. I am interested to see how he comes around out of this and what kind of adjustments he can make.

Myrtle Beach - Mercifully has an Off Day

 

Rome 2, Lake County 19

  • L. Sumoza 4-4 HR(3), 2 RBI
  • J. Teheran 5IP 10H 6R 2BB 4K

I am going out on a limb and saying this is the worst beating any Braves affiliate has received this season. Julio Teheran just fell apart in the 6th inning. He hit a batter to lead off the inning then allowed 3 consecutive doubles and then was pulled. The crazy thing is Lake County only scored in 3 innings.

Danville 5, Elizabethton 9

  • M. Weaver 3-4 RBI
  • B. Oberholtzer 5IP 6H 5R 1BB 6K

We have had a couple of poor pitching outings tonight from guys who are normally pretty good. Teheran can be forgiven because of his age, I guess Oberholtzer was due at some point as well.

GCL Braves 3, GCL Phillies 2

  • J. Hanson 1-3 2B, BB, K
  • F. De Los Santos 1-2 2B, RBI, BB, K

Is 19 year old Jake Hanson making a bid to be our top 3B prospect? He is posting an .860 OPS this season with good pop and excellent plate discipline. The only issue I see so far is that his K rate is a little high. But at 19 years old he has 16 walks in less than 100 AB. I'll take that from just about anyone.

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