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Atlanta Braves Arizona Fall League Weekly Recap: Braxton Davidson went on a rampage

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Braxton was the star of the Braves prospects down in the AFL this week as he took the league’s home run lead.

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Cristian Pache

3-12, 3 RBI, 3B, SB, 1 run, .290/.318/.387

Pache had a reasonable week with a trio of hits in a limited sample. These numbers don’t include the Fall Stars game where he went 1-2. Pache’s triple was particularly impressive because not only was it him showing some pop, but there is also video. Spoilers: he is quite fast.

Isranel Wilson

0-8, 3 K, .160/.323/.320

Tough week for Izzy this week as he only appeared in a couple of games and did not require a hit in either of them. Wilson has had an up and down AFL stint, but given the competition level he is up against, it is hard to be too disappointed.

Ray-Patrick Didder

4-12, BB, SB, 3 runs, .270/.400/.270

After struggling at the plate in high-A, RPD started hitting again once he made it to Double-A and has put together a nice stint in the AFL. He hasn’t shown much in terms of power in the AFL, but he remains a threat on the basepaths and has consistently been a high OBP guy. Definitely a player to watch.

Braxton Davidson

7-16, 2B, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 5 runs, .250/.377/.614

In short, Braxton went nuts this past week with back to back two home run games and was among the league’s hottest hitters as well. We have seen Braxton have hot streaks that tease us before (he still has some of the best raw power in the Braves’ farm system), so if he can put together a nice AFL stint despite his awful start....that would be certainly be a welcome development.

Thomas Burrows

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.93 ERA

Burrows only had one appearance this week and threw a pair of scoreless innings. Burrows has been excellent in the AFL with the exception of one appearance.

Kyle Muller

2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1.13 ERA

Muller had a good appearance this week with two strikeouts in two innings of work. These numbers don’t include his Fall Stars game appearance which was significantly shakier. He made it threw one inning and gave up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out a pair.

Jeremy Walker

4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 8.56 ERA

Walker has had a tough time down in the AFL and this week was no exception as he went four innings and gave up four runs on five hits and three walks in his only appearance. While it isn’t fair to draw too many conclusions from as small a sample size as the Arizona Fall League, Walker’s uneven performance in 2018 squares with what we are seeing in Arizona that his is simply too hittable right now.

Adam McCreery

2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5.40 ERA

McCreery had a pair of appearances this good, and one not so good. The three earned runs that he gave up on 10/29 were the first runs he had given up in the AFL, so its fair to chalk that up to having an off game.