Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/16

Lehigh Valley 3, Gwinnett 1

  • J. Schafer 1-5 K, .222 Avg
  • G. Blanco 1-2 2B, 3BB, .275 Avg
  • M. Jones 1-5 HR(5), K, .256 Avg

Gwinnett can't muster any offense against the Iron Pigs on a day that Freddie Freeman had off. Mitch Jones has posted a .975 OPS in May based on some pretty solid power numbers. His plate discipline has still been pretty shoddy but he hits the ball with authority. Jordan Schafer has a combined .718 OPS between his three stops with a 7/10 BB/K rate across 50 ABs. He isn't striking out a lot, but walking enough to offset it. I'd just like to see some of his power return before I think he is fully ready. 

West Tennessee 1, Mississippi 0

  • M. Minor 8IP 2H 0R 1BB 11K 3.43 ERA

Mike Minor has been dealing in his last 4 games with 40K in just 24 innings and just 3 hits allowed over his last 14 innings. At this point if the Braves needed a starter I wouldn't be surprised if they took a long hard look at Minor before going to someone in AAA. Too bad for him that his offense was up against one of the hottest pitchers in the minors.

Salem 3, Myrtle Beach 2

  • M. Daniel 2-3 2 2B, BB, .143 Avg
  • S. Sime 2-4 K, .306 Avg
  • M. Crim 5.2IP 7H 3R 1BB 8K 3.72 ERA

Another day another loss for the Pelicans. Matt Crim was solid and had his first game of the year with more than a K per inning. Unfortunately for Crim the offense was nearly nonexistent behind him. The newly acquired Matt Daniel picked up his first hits with the Braves organization and hopefully going forward he can help boost this troubling offense. For anyone in the area of Winston-Salem tomorrow night, Julio Teheran should make his first start for Myrtle Beach.

Charleston SC 1, Rome 0 - Suspended in 3rd

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