Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 6/24

Kyle Wren - AP

2013 Draftees headline Monday's minor league action in Danville.

Gwinnett Braves - Off

Mississippi Braves 2, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3

  • Christian Bethancourt C: 1-4, 2B (9), R - (.257/.276/.365)
  • Christian Marrero 1B: 0-3, BB - (.237/.397/.399)
  • Edward Salcedo 3B: 2-4, 2B (17) - (.274/.338/.452)
  • Jamie Pedroza SS: 1-4, 2B (7) - (.287/.350/.364)
  • Barrett Kleinkencht 1B: 1-2, 2 BB - (.229/.290/.359)
  • Mitch Atkins 7IP, 2H, ER, BB, 6K (24.1IP, 3.70 ERA, 25K/10BB)
  • James Hoyt: IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, K (3IP, 6.00 ERA 4K/1BB)
  • Mark Lamm: 0.1IP, 3H, 2ER, 0BB, 0K (40.2IP, 2.66 ERA 44K/18BB)
Mississippi took a tough loss Monday night, giving up two runs in the bottom of the 9th. Mitch Atkins had a fine outing, going seven innings only surrendering two hits (both to Marquez Smith) and one walk. Unfortunately, Mark Lamm couldn't hold onto the lead giving up two runs in the final frame, his second rough outing in a row. Top prospects Christhian Bethancourt and Edward Salcedo each doubled. Salcedo's bat is starting to heat up again, posting a 1.094 OPS in his past 10 games.

Wilmington Blue Rocks 15, Lynchburg Hillcats 8

  • Matt Lipka CF: 2-5, 2R - (.281/.322/.407)
  • Trenton Moses 1B 1-3, 2B (1), BB, 2R - (.364/.453/.527 A/A+)
  • Robby Hefflinger LF: 1-4, HR (20), BB, R - (.286/.340/.580)
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B: 0-2, 3BB - (.282/.404/.491)
  • David Rohm RF: 3-5 - (.293/.343/.406)
  • Navery Moore: 5IP, 13H, 8ER, BB, 3K (79.2IP, 5.65 ERA 53K/29BB)
  • Wilson Rivera: 2IP, 2H, ER, BB, 5K (33.2IP, 2.14 ERA 47K/23BB)
  • Billy Bullock: 1.2IP, 4H, 3ER, 3BB, 0K (8IP, 4.50 ERA 7K/6BB)
Navery Moore got rocked last night against Wilmington as the Hillcats gave up a whopping 15 runs. Moore continued his disappointing season where he now sports a 5.65 ERA through 10 starts. While I wouldn't right away suggest scrapping his future as a starter, it may come at some point during the year where the organization might decide to develop Moore as a reliever. Robby Hefflinger continued to rake, blasting his 20th home run of the season (grand slam), driving in six. Kyle Kubitza drew three walks, pushing his OBP to .400.

Kannapolis Intimidators 6, Rome Braves 3

  • Jose Peraza SS: 0-4, BB, R, SB (23) - (.263/.313/.343)
  • Josh Elander LF: 3-4, BB, R, CS (2) - (.320/.383/.546)
  • Edison Sanchez 1B: 2-4, BB - (.278/.322/.426)
  • Carlos Franco 3B: 1-4, BB - (.229/.308/.292)
  • Chase Anselment C: 1-3, BB, 2 E (1,2) - (.296/.322/.432)
  • Blake Brown CF: 1-4 - (.206/.282/.312)
  • Lucas Sims: 4.1IP, 5H, 2ER, BB, 7K (47IP, 2.98 ERA 53K/17BB)
  • Patrick Scoggin: 2.2IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 4K (63IP, 4.11 ERA, 48K/26IP)
  • Alex Wilson: 2IP, 2H, ER, BB, 3K (22.2IP, 2.19 ERA, 16K/2BB)
Lucas Sims only went 4.1 innings Monday night, but the final line wasn't terrible. Watching his start via MiLB.TV, Sims' command was on and off throughout his start even though he only walked one. I have to agree with Mark in that I was impressed with the movement his breaking ball, but the command was lacking. He was able to induce some swing and misses with the breaking ball that ended up well out of the zone, something that probably won't continue as he advances levels. Josh Elander reach base in four of his five plate appearances and was caught stealing (was actually safe) and is now 6-for-8 on the season. Jose Peraza stole his 23rd base (30 attempts) of the season, good for a 77% success rate.

Danville Braves 9, Johnson City Cardinals 2

  • Kyle Wren CF: 2-5, 2B (1), 3B (1), BB, R, SB (3)
  • Victor Caratini 3B: 2-5, R
  • Jacob Schrader 1B: 1-4
  • Mikey Reynolds 2B: 0-3, 2BB
  • Connor Lien RF: 1-4, 3B (1), 2R
  • Bryan De La Rosa C: 2-5, 2B (1), R
  • Justin Black LF: 1-3, 3B (1), 2BB, 2R
  • Steve Janas: 2IP, 3H, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
  • Matt Kimbrel: 2.1IP, H, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
  • Brandon Rhode: 2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K

The 2013 (& 2012) draftees had big nights for Danville Monday. 2013 6th round pick, Steve Janas, made his professional debut going two innings giving up three hits. 8th round pick Kyle Wren had a great night, collecting multiple extra-base hits, a walk, as well as his third stolen base of the season. 2nd round pick Victor Caratini continued his great start as a pro with another multi-hit game. Caratini has seen all of his time defensively at the hot corner thus far. Toolsy 2012 draft pick, Justin Black (4th round), reached base three of five appearances including one of Danville's three triples. Another raw and athletic outfielder, Connor Lien, scored twice, hitting a triple of his own. At 19-years-old, he may take awhile to develop his baseball skills, but there is a lot of potential to keep and eye for. Finally, last years 3rd round pick, Bryan De La Rosa, also had multi-hit night.

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