Jeremy Walker Right Handed Pitcher To Be Added To Braves Bullpen Tonight

Jeremy Walker Right Handed Pitcher To Be Added To Braves Bullpen Tonight

 

Jeremy Walker Right Handed Pitcher To Be Added To Braves Bullpen Tonight

Jeremy Walker Right Handed Pitcher To Be Added To Braves Bullpen Tonight!  The Atlanta Braves optioned Wes Parsons after last nights game against the Royals.

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According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com:

Source: The Braves will add RHP Jeremy Walker (5th round, 2016) to their bullpen tonight. Walker has 71 K, 8 BB and a 2.84 ERA over 69.2 IP w/ Mississippi and Gwinnett this year. Wes Parsons was optioned after last night’s game.

According to Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors:

Walker put himself on the MLB radar with a strong showing to open the year in the upper minors. Previously a starter, the former fifth-round pick has functioned in a multi-inning relief capacity this season.

 

The results have been fairly compelling. Through 69 2/3 innings over 26 total appearances, Walker carries a 2.84 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and just 1.0 BB/9. He has generated grounders on well over half of the balls put in play against him and allowed just a pair of homers this season.

 

While it seems Walker is well-positioned to take his first crack at the majors, and he’d have needed a 40-man roster spot next fall for Rule 5 protection, adding him now will certainly impact the number of slots the club has to work with as it tweaks its roster in advance of the trade deadline. Improving the back of the pen still seems like a priority. Whether the team will end up jettisoning some veterans and/or trading valuable youngsters from its 40-man remains to be seen.

Last nights performance by Wes Parsons was not a good one.  He issued 2 walks, hit 1 batter and recorded just 1 out.


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I became an Atlanta Braves Fan in the spring of 1974. I was in first grade and Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth for the all-time home run king. Back in 1974 things were different than they are now. You could not just watch every game on television. Because of the event the networks would interrupt programming and show Hank Aaron batting until he broke the home run record. Since then I have always been an Atlanta Braves Fan.

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