We take a look at what’s going on down at the farm this past for the Atlanta Braves four Minor League Baseball affiliates.
The baseball season, in general, is rolling along. Not only are the Atlanta Braves quickly approaching the All-Star break, but we’re almost two months through the Minor League Baseball season as well after a delayed start.
With the MLB trade deadline approaching, it’s more crucial now maybe more than any point of the season to keep an eye on how each team’s top prospects are doing.
We could see a lot of these players moved over the next month.
Here is who performed the best at each level for the Braves over the past week.
Braves AAA — Gwinnett Stripers
Johan Camargo — It was a great week offensively for the Stripers, but Camargo was good with 6 hits in 20 at-bats, including a couple of doubles and a triple.
Bryse Wilson — Likely to take Tucker Davidson’s spot in the rotation when it comes up, Wilson had a good start at Gwinnett this past week giving up just 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings with 9 strikeouts.
Jesse Chavez — This may be someone to watch who could get a chance in the bullpen. He helped his case this past week pitching 3 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts and a save, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk.
Braves AA — Mississippi Braves
Justin Dean — The center fielder had another big week with 11 hits in 19-at bats, including a four-hit game on Thursday.
Nolan Kingham — He was one out away from throwing a complete game shutout. He allowed 4 hits with no walks over 8.2 innings with 5 strikeouts. The former 12th round pick out of Texas has a 3.02 ERA in 7 starts this year and a 1.13 WHIP in 41.2 innings.
Jose Rodriguez and A.J. Puckett — Both of these guys had really good starts this past week as well. They combined to allow just 1 earned run on 7 hits and 2 walks with 14 strikeouts over 10.2 innings. I watched the Puckett start and was very impressed with his mound pressence.
Braves High-A — Rome Braves
Jesse Franklin — The 2020 draft got even hotter this past week picking up 7 hits in 17 at-bats with 2 home runs and 2 doubles. His season average has quickly risen to .265 with a .783 OPS.
Alan Rangel — He got two starts this week and struck out 16 batters in 10 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks.
Jared Shuster — The top pick from last year’s draft picked 4 scoreless innings allowing just a hit and a walk with 6 strikeouts.
Braves Single-A — Augusta GreenJackets
Landon Stephens — An undrafted free-agent signing last year out of Miami (OH) University, the outfielder had a big week for Augusta with 6 hits in 18 at-bats, including 2 home runs to go along with 3 walks for a .429 OBP.
Darius Vines — The 7th round pick from 2019 is having a great year and had a really good start this past week striking out 8 in 6 innings. The righty allowed 1 earned run on 2 hits and 2 walks.
James Acuna — Let’s be honest, I just wanted to write about an Acuna. But he was solid in relief for Augusta with 6 strikeouts in 2 scoreless innings.
That’s it for this week’s farm report. Let us know in the comments who you think could be traded in the coming weeks as the Braves look to improve (hopefully) their current big league roster.