Atlanta Braves call up Roddery Munoz, outright Lucas Luetge to Triple-A Gwinnett

Feb 24, 2023; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves Roddery Munoz (69) poses for a photo at CoolToday Park.
Feb 24, 2023; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves Roddery Munoz (69) poses for a photo at CoolToday Park. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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What the Atlanta Braves can expect out of Roddery Munoz

Roddery is a somewhat strange prospect case who is big on arm talent, but is new to the role that he will presumably be playing for the Braves. Munoz was a starting pitching prospect for the Braves after being signed out of the Dominican Republic back in 2018. He features a fastball that can hit the upper 90's and a slider that has a ton of action on it and misses bats with regularity.

Munoz's ability to throw strikes as a starter was a bit of problem at times, but the Braves liked Roddery's stuff enough to add him to the 40 man roster this past offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.

After making 22 starts in 2022 across high-A and Double-A with mixed results, the Braves finally made the move to convert Roddery to being a (mostly) full-time reliever to let his stuff play up and minimize his command issues. In 15 appearances including one start, Munoz has been molded into a multi-inning reliever where he has posted a 4.94 ERA with 24 strikeouts and 20 walks in 27.1 innings of work.

The walks very obviously stand out and it will be curious to see how the Braves employ Munoz during this stint. It is worth mentioning that Roddery has given up just three walks total in his last four appearances with eight strikeouts over that same timeframe.