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|Braves to keep J.R. Graham in starting role |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) The Braves have no plans to move pitching prospect J.R. Graham into a minor-league relief role, MLB.com reports.
"We like him as a starter," said director of player development/assistant general manager Bruce Manno. "He has started before for us. He had a shoulder issue last summer and rehabbed during the rest of last season and in the offseason. He came to Spring Training healthy and ready to go. Our feeling is we'd like to have him remain as a starter."
Graham made just eight starts last season while dealing with a strained shoulder.
|J.R. Graham won't have any limitations in spring training |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/23/14) The Braves said starting pitcher prospect J.R. Graham, who missed the rest of the 2013 season after hurting his shoulder in mid-May, will not have any limitations when spring training begins, according to MLB.com.
Graham, who is considered the Braves' third-best prospect by Baseball America, was 1-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in eight starts for Double-A Mississippi last season before being shut down. The 2011 fourth-round pick was 12-2 with a 2.80 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 26 starts in 2012 between high Class A and Double-A.
|Jason Hursh, Tommy La Stella headline Braves' non-roster invitees |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/13/14) The Braves have invited 22 non-roster players to participate in major-league spring training, highlighted by pitcher Jason Hursh and infielder Tommy La Stella, MLB.com reports.
The Braves' other invitees include pitchers Lay Batista, J.R. Graham, Mark Lamm, Cody Martin, Yunesky Maya, Daniel Rodriguez, Gus Schlosser, Atahualpa Severino, Shae Simmons and Ian Thomas; catchers Matt Kennelly, Steven Lerud, Braeden Schlehuber and Jose Yepez; outfielder Matt Lipka; and infielders Mat Gamel, Phil Gosselin, Tyler Greene, Mark Hamilton and Edward Salcedo.
The Braves' first-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, Hursh allowed two earned runs in 27 innings while striking out 15 and walking 10 at Class A Rome in his first season with the organization.
La Stella, who could compete for a starting role at second base, hit .343/.422/.473 with four home runs, 41 RBI and seven stolen bases in 283 at-bats with Double-A Mississippi last season.
|J.R. Graham feeling good after throwing |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(10/22/13) Braves pitcher J.R. Graham is feeling good after throwing off a mound, according to MLB.com.
Graham has been out since mid-May with a shoulder strain. He'll attempt to start throwing breaking balls during his Tuesday session. Graham did not pitch in the majors this season.
|J.R. Graham getting work in instructional league |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(10/14/13) Braves pitching prospect J.R. Graham has been throwing in the instructional league, working his way back from a shoulder strain that kept him out since mid-May. According to MLB.com, Graham has progressed to the degree that he is close to ready for game action.
Graham started eight games at Double-A Mississippi this season, going 1-3 with a 4.04 ERA.
|A shoulder injury parked Braves starting pitcher prospect J.R. Graham for most of the 2013 season. Graham lasted eight starts for Double-A Mississippi before exiting a mid-May outing. He was diagnosed with a shoulder strain, which was expected to keep him out a month, but the injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Graham went just 1-3 with a 4.04 ERA before being sidelined. Despite the down year, Graham is still considered one of the Braves' top prospects, checking in as the team's third-best prospect, according to Baseball America. Graham, who is 18-7 with a 2.72 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in his career, is effective at working low in the zone and inducing groundballs. Graham's four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, changeup and slider are all considered above-average pitches. He also has a clean delivery and some consider him to have the best command in the organization. Graham will likely open the year at Double-A and have to prove healthy and productive before the Braves move him up the organizational ladder. Graham remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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