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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 8/8

Alright guys, don't make me stop posting about Jason Heyward. Randall Delgado threw 7 no hit innings last night and it didn't generate ANY discussion. The guy is going to be a top 5 prospect for us. Get on the bandwagon. I will also try to get a hot list up in the next day or so. There are some guys who deserve some attention in the organization.

Gwinnet 9, Toledo 5

  • R. Gorecki 2-5 2 2B, RBI, K
  • B. Canizares 2-6 2B, 4 RBI, CS(1)
  • B. Jones 1-3 HR(4), 2 BB
  • B. Barton 3-4 2B, RBI, BB, K

James Parr and Buddy Carlyle both appeared in this game as they continue to move on the comeback trail. I really want to know what Brandon Jones has done with his swing. Granted it isn't great, per se, he has hit 4 homers in his last 90 or so ABs when he didn't hit any in his first 200. The problem is that his OPS has been pretty much the same every month this season. In just a few games this month he is putting up a .967 line. Let us see if he can continue this.

Mississippi 9, Huntsville 1

  • M. Young 3-4 3B, 2 BB, 2 SB(29)
  • J. Heyward 2-5 K
  • E. Campbell 2-4 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Kyle Cofield continues to do his thing in Mississippi, giving up only 3 hits in 6 innings and allowing the 1 run. Jason Heyward breaks the 100 AB barrier in AA with a line of:

102 AB .422 AVG 12 2B 2 3B 5 HR 22 RBI 17BB 12K .504 OBP .725 SLG

That's good for those who don't know stats too well. Matt Young remains one of my favorite players and I would still love to see him in Atlanta as a 4th OF at some point. He has no power, but he can do just about everything else for you.

Lynchburg 3, Myrtle Beach 2

  • D. Linares 3-4 2 2B
  • R. Sullivan 5.2IP 4H 3R 1BB 5K
  • C. Gearrin 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K

Cory Gearrin is another in what is a seemingly endless line of relief prospects in the Braves system. It stinks that he had to go back to Myrtle Beach due to organizational shuffling because he was holding his own quite well in Mississippi. Right now he is posting a .93 ERA for the Pelicans and he has only allowed 1 walk in 19+ innings. He and Kimbrel could make up a very solid back of the bullpen combination in the future for Atlanta.

Savannah 2, Rome 5

  • A. Milligan 1-4 2B, RBI, K
  • B. Schlehuber 2-4 2B, 2 RBI, SB(5)
  • D. Delgado 7IP 6H 1R 0BB 8K

The Delgado Brothers (not actually related) have been getting it done lately. I swear the guys mirror each other. I Keep waiting for Braeden Schlehuber to break out and keeps me holding my breath. This just isn't his season I guess. Adam Milligan now has 25 XBH in just under 160 professional ABs this season. I will take that.

Pulaski 3, Danville 2

  • M. Jones 2-4 RBI, SB(11)
  • C. Harrilchak 3-4 2B, RBI, K
  • T. Stovall 6IP 4H 3R 3BB 9K

Amazingly the three walks Stovall allowed in this game tied for his season low. In correlation the 3 runs he allowed were the second most he has given up and the 9 Ks were a season high. His arm is very intriguing but he obviously needs to get things under control. I don't know where I would put him on a list right now.

GCL Tigers 6, GCL Braves 2

  • C. Bethancourt 1-4 2B, RBI, K, SB(7)
  • D. Falcon 2-4 2 K
  • Z. Spruill 5IP 3H 1R 0BB 7K

The mystery of Zeke Spruill's demotion continues. See, my thinking is that if he is actually working on a new pitch then he should have walked some people in this game, unless he already has good command of it, in which case why is he in the GCL to begin with? I also don't buy that he is being disciplined. I don't ever remember the Braves sending someone down to discipline them. That doesn't even really make sense. Anyone have ideas?

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