Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/23

Sorry this is going up late, I just got back from Inglourious Basterds which was pretty good, though a little unexpected in some places.

Charlotte 5, Gwinnett 10

  • W. Timmons 2-4 2B, 2BB, K
  • B. Jones 3-5 2B, HR(6), 5 RBI, 2BB
  • T. Hudson 6IP 6H 3R 1BB 5K

Win, Win, Win for the G-Braves! I would say that Tim Hudson is getting close to ready. Everything looked good in this outing and he threw 89 pitches in his 6 innings, so he was efficient even. Also I just want to mention Brandon Jones putting up one of the best hitting lines for any Braves farmhand this season capping it with a 6th inning Grand Slam.

 

Mississippi 1, Chattanooga 2

  • B. Hicks 2-4
  • J. Heyward 0-1 3 BB
  • C. Kimbrel 0.2IP 1H 1R 1BB 0K

Craig Kimbrel finally gave up his first run in AA it cost the Braves the game. He is still going to have to get his walks under control before I am completely comfortable with him moving up. Also with as little as Jason Heyward has been hitting lately, you have got to love the fact he is maintaining his plate discipline and not pressing for hits.

Frederick 3, Myrtle Beach 4 - 10 Innings

  • D. Linares 2-5 HR(12), 2 RBI, K
  • E. Osuna 6IP 7H 2R 1BB 5K

Donell Linares continues his August dismantling of the Carolina League. He is hitting .457 over his last 10 games with 4 of his 12 homers for the season. Now don't get me wrong, Donell Linares is a 25 year old Cuban emigré, but maybe we will get something out of him if his power develops a little more.

Savannah 5, Rome 4

  • J. Campusano 2-3 2B, BB
  • A. Milligan 2-4 SB(4)
  • J. Teheran 5.1IP 6H 2R 3BB 3K

Maybe Julio is finding a happy median between his really good start and his two bad ones in Rome. Does anyone not have him as their #2 or 3 prospect right now? Speaking of prospects, Adam Milligan continues to hit baseballs with little regard for their immediate offspring (looking at you Mr. Met). I would also like to point out that his K rate has improved significantly as the season has gone by. He has been striking out about 18% of the time in August vs 22% in July. The problem is his BB rate has been sitting right at 6% since he was promoted. I shall keep a keen eye on these developments.

Johnson City 6, Danville 9

  • O. Marval 2-4 2B, RBI, BB
  • B. Rauh 2-3 3B, RBI, BB
  • B. Oberholtzer 5IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K

Brett Oberholtzer made a nice bounce back after a pretty bad start (especially for him) last time around. Osman Marval has been another catcher that has showed some devent ability at the plate this season. He is 22 years old already so he would need to move fast, but he does have a 9/10 BB/K split, so maybe we should keep an eye on him too.

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