Braves Bring Another Top Double-A Prospect Straight to the Majors
The Atlanta Braves are in need of infield depth after placing Orlando Arcia on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring. Fans will be excited to hear that Vaughn Grissom is the one they are calling up to the big leagues. The 21-year-old prospect jumps to the majors from the Double-A level.
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Grissom has played in just 22 games above the Single-A level, but he has wasted no time impressing the Braves. He posted a slash line of .363/.408/.517 during that span and stole seven bases. Grissom also logged 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home runs and 12 RBI across 98 plate appearances.
This is a very similar move to what the Braves pulled off back on May 28. That was when they called up a fellow Double-A player that is 21 years old in Michael Harris II. The rookie outfielder has slashed an impressive .288/.324/.485 to go along with 10 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 64 games played.
David O'Brien of The Athletic made sure to point out that Grissom isn't just coming up to ride the bench, either. He will be seeing a ton of playing time at second base despite the fact that he has primarily played shortstop in the minors. Of course, that position is taken up by Dansby Swanson.
Grissom's promotion was one part of a flurry of moves the Braves made. Reliever Kirby Yates was activated off the IL and pitcher Huascar Ynoa was optioned to Triple-A. Atlanta holds steady in a NL Wild Card spot and have odds set at +1300 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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