Braves Farm Report Week 3: Time for Abraham Almonte to Get a Shot

Abraham Almonte #34 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Abraham Almonte #34 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

We take a look at the best performances of the week in the Atlanta Braves farm system as things start to pick up after three weeks of action. 

Players are starting to settle in now that we are three weeks through the Minor League Baseball season. Let’s see who’s hot on the farm for the Atlanta Braves.

Braves Triple-A: Gwinnett Stripers

Abraham Almonte: With the Marcell Ozuna injury, Almonte is playing like a guy who deserves a chance to fill in. He hit .467 this past week with a 1.289 OPS, including a homer and a double in 4 games.

Alex Jackson: The catcher hit 3 home runs on Thursday night and picked up 7 RBI on the week for the Stripers.

Tucker Davidson: He continues to shine this year allowing 1 earned run in his start this week (a solo homer) over 6 innings with 9 strikeouts. On the season with Gwinnett, he has a 0.90 ERA in 20 innings with 23 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.60.

Kyle Muller: The big lefty had his best start of the season strikeout 8 over 5 innings and only allowing 1 run on 3 hits with no walks.

Braves Double-A: Mississippi Braves

Shea Langeliers: It was a big week for the catcher as he played in 5 games and posted a .984 OPS and .313 average with a home run. He had been struggling, but got back on track and now leads the Mississippi Braves with a .881 OPS.

Daysbel Hernandez: The righty struck out 4 in 3.1 scoreless innings this past week only allowing a couple of hits.

Braves High-A: Rome Braves

Jesse Franklin: It’s been a struggle for the 2020 Draft pick in his first taste of pro ball, but he had a good week picking up 6 hits in 20 at-bats with a pair of doubles.

Michael Harris II: The weekly MH2 update. He picked up 5 more hits this past week in just 15 at-bats, including a double and a stolen base. He’s currently in the middle of a nine-game hitting streak entering Friday’s game.

Coleman Huntley: The 28-year-old righty pitched 3 scoreless innings this past week allowing just 2 hits and striking out 4.

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Braves Single-A: Augusta GreenJackets

Vaughn Grissom: He went 6-for-20 this past week with 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base.

Spencer Strider: This kid continues to dominate as he struck out 9 batters in 4.2 scoreless innings this week allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. He’s yet to give up a run in 11.1 innings this year and has 26 strikeouts.

Alec Barger: The 17th round pick in 2019 had a good start this week as well allowing just 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings with 6 strikeouts.