For the 2nd time this season, the Braves have actually made the aggressive choice to call their leading possibility from Double-A Mississippi.
A little more than 2 months after doing the exact same with novice standout Michael Harris II, Atlanta revealed Wednesday that it chose the agreement of infielder Vaughn Grissom, the No. 98 possibility in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. In a matching relocation, the club positioned infielder Orlando Arcia on the 10-day hurt list after he strained his left hamstring Tuesday. Grissom remained in the beginning lineup for Atlanta’s Wednesday night match vs. the Red Sox, striking ninth and playing 2nd base.
Picked by the Braves in the 11th round of the 2019 Draft, Grissom has actually emerged into among the very best contact players in the Minors over his very first 2 complete expert seasons. The 21-year-old opened this year with High-A Rome, where he struck .312/.404/.487. That triggered a mid-July promo to Double-A, where he’s slashed .363/.408/.516 over 22 video games.
Across both levels, Grissom has actually amounted to 14 crowning achievement, 67 RBIs and 27 taken bases. That’s to accompany a 12.2% strikeout rate.
Primarily a shortstop, Grissom has actually played 7 video games this season at 2nd base, where he’s anticipated to slot in with Ozzie Albies (fractured left foot) and Arcia sidelined. Since June 14, the day after Albies sustained his injury, Atlanta 2nd basemen are slashing .212/.279/.341 with a 72 wRC+.
In addition to contacting Grissom and putting Arcia on the IL, the Braves restored right-handed reducer Kirby Yates from his rehab project, restored infielder Mike Ford from the IL and designated him for project and moved outfielder Adam Duvall to the 60-day IL.