The Atlanta Braves released Greyson Jenista, the 2nd round pick by the club in 2018, according to its transaction page on Braves.com.
Jenista has not appeared on the Braves' top-30 prospects list on MLB Pipeline since 2021, but he once ranked as high as 15th in the organization back in 2019.
The OF/1B spent three years at Wichita State before being drafted by the Braves in 2018. In his three college seasons, putting up a .318/.43/.487 slashline.
He was seen as a player who could hit for average and with some pop while providing average defense.
He played 61 games in his first season with the organization in 2018, playing in Rookie ball, Low-A, and High-A. Combined, he hit .265/.328/.395.
2019 was a big step back for the lefty-hitting slugger, as he hit .234/.318./349 between High-A Florida and AA Mississippi. He'd also struggle in the Arizona Fall League, hitting just .214/.313/.262.
After the minor league season was canceled in 2020, Jenista returned to AA, where his strikeout rate would increase to 35.9%, his highest rate at any level by over five percentage points, but would also see a big uptick in walks, with his walk rate jumping to 15.5%, nearly four percentage points higher than at any stop. He slashed .216/.343/.465.
Unfortunately, while the strikeout rate remained high last season in 2022, his walk rate plummeted to 7.1% as he made the jump to AAA. He'd slash .206/.269/.374 in 350 plate appearances with the Stripers.
Jenista was not apart of the non-roster invitees this Spring Training, but he was able to appear in six games, getting two hits in his six at bats (including one homer).
At 25, Jenista will look to latch on with another organization. Despite his 6'4", 210 LB. frame, he played all three outfield positions and 1B and has power some organization may look to tap into.