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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/26

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Lehigh Valley 1, Gwinnett 5

  • R. Gorecki 2-4 3B, RBI, K
  • B. Jones 1-2 2B, RBI, 2 BB
  • G. Blanco 2-3 HR(2), 2 RBI

This is crazy! Brandon Jones has 4 XBH in his last 4 games. He better be careful or SLG will rise above .400. Gregor Blanco broke out of his slump (0 hits in his last 7 games; and to think we might have had him in CF full time earlier this year) with a couple of hits. Barbaro Canizares has seen his AVG fall down to .308 on the season but his OPS is still sitting at a respectable .845.

Mississippi - Off

The Southern League gets a day off from Jason Heyward's assault.

Myrtle Beach 3, Winston Salem 4

  • D. Linares 2-4 2 2B, RBI
  • C. Johnson 1-4 3B, 3K

Nothing much going on in this one. Cody Johnson has 6 XBH in his last 10 games but he also has 16K in that span. He appears to be reverting back to his early season form now that Heyward and Freeman are gone. Maybe he is pressing too much.

Rome 2, Kannapolis 3

  • A. Milligan 2-3 HR(4), RBI, BB, K
  • R. Barba 3-4 2 2B

So who do you guys think has a better chance to become our LF of the future? Milligan or Johnson? Cody has a better eye right now but Milligan appears to have better contact ability, though his K rate is still decently high. If he can get his walks up he would become a very nice prospect.

Bluefield 5, Danville 2

  • M. Jones 2-4 2B
  • C. Harrilchak 2-3 RBI, BB
  • C. Masters 4IP 5H 5R 2BB 3K

I really like the package that Mycal Jones brings to the plate with him. He has 9 XBH in his last 10 games and on the season he is putting up a .276/.371/.488 line. He takes walks pretty well (16 in 123 AB) and uses his speed well so far (6 SB with 0 CS). At this point his only weakness is the typical strike out problem (30 in the same 123 AB). Cory Harrilchak is described by Baseball America as a "more of a grinder than a tools guy" and that he has a good feel for hitting. That appears to be apt as he has posted a .349 AVG so far with a 13/7 BB/K split in 106 ABs. There are some solid looking players down in the Appy league. I can't wait to see what they do in full season ball next year.

GCL Braves - Off