We have become familiar with a lot of the top pitching prospects in the Braves’ farm system over the last few years. Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard, Max Fried, Touki Toussaint, Kyle Wright, etc. etc. are all well in our lexicon of names that we know and understand as prospects.
One name in particular that has continued to impress and garner our attention over the last year plus has been Bryse Wilson. Since signing with the Braves as their 4th round pick in the 2016 draft, all Bryse has done is perform at every level of the minors. In his first season in full season ball, Bryse posted a 2.50 ERA in 137 innings while still a teenager and he struck out better than a batter an inning along the way.
Fast forward to 2018 and Bryse has ascended the minor league ranks in a hurry. He started the season in high-A and after he posted a 0.34 ERA in five starts there, the Braves quickly promoted him to Double-A Mississippi. After an adjustment period there, he started to dominate there as well and was promoted AGAIN to Triple-A Gwinnett where he has made three starts. In his last outing, Bryse struck out 13 in eight innings of one-hit ball. Now, it appears that his ascendance has reached the pinnacle as he is headed for the big leagues as a 20 year old.
Sources confirm that Bryse Wilson will be added to the 40 man roster. He left Gwinnett yesterday and is with the team in Pittsburgh— Eric Cole (@leprekhan) August 20, 2018
We will have more on Bryse in a bit, but for now, here is a profile that we posted on him last year when he was beginning to garner a lot of notice from those who follow the Braves’ system.
To say this promotion is aggressive is a gross understatement. However, with how willing the Braves have been to give guys like Max Fried, Touki Toussaint, Kolby Allard, and others a shot in the majors and the aggressive promotions in the minors, it is clear that they are not adverse to challenging guys and giving them a chance to push their way onto the roster.