The Atlanta Braves move into the last month of the regular season before September call-ups, and there are numerous prospects to keep an eye on.
Top prospects shine once again for the Braves, and look to start August off on a high note as we dive into this week’s farm report.
Gwinnett Stripers (Braves AAA)
William Contreras: The 23-year-old catcher continues to tear it up in Gwinnett, posting a .375 average this week and carrying over his red hot July into the first week of the month.
Kyle Wright: The top prospect logged his third straight solid outing in a 4-2 win on August 1st, tossing six innings with 11 strikeouts. Wright will be a primary guy to keep an eye on as we move toward September.
Mississippi Braves (Braves AA)
Braden Shewmake: Another prospect to keep a eye on for a potential call-up for the rest of the month, Shewmake flashed a stellar week, hitting .368 and continuing his solid stretch into August.
Freddy Tarnok: The right-hander was stellar once again in his first start in August, allowing just three hits in six innings of shutout ball and logged six strikeouts.
Rome Braves (Braves High-A)
Darius Vines: A solid two start week for the 2019 Braves draftee resulted in 12.2 innings while surrendering just four earned runs with 16 strikeouts. The right-hander continues to flourish in 2021, sporting a 2.90 ERA on the year.
Augusta Greenjackets (Braves Low-A)
Vaughn Grissom & Landon Stephens: Both Grissom and Stephens contributed an OPS over 1.000 in their five games with Augusta this week. Stephens also smashed four home runs.
Joey Estes: The 19-year-old improved on his stellar 2021 season tossing six innings with 0 earned runs and nine K’s. Estes has just a 2.58 ERA through 73.1 innings this year.
That’ll do it for the first farm report of August. Which prospects do you find the most intriguing as we inch toward September call-ups?