RHP Randall Delgado could soon be replaced in ATL rotation
Prior to the start of the season, we posted a piece here at BravesWire titled “Not one, but TWO Braves rotations” highlighting the apparent depth of the Braves pitching staff. It appeared at the time that the Braves had enough Big League or Big League-ready arms to fill TWO Major League starting rotations.
How things have changed. Jair Jurrjens spent much of the season at Triple-A, Gwinnett trying to iron out his problems, and while he is now back in Atlanta, he remains on the bubble.
Meanwhile, Brandon Beachy and RH prospect Arodys Vizcaino (who was slated for the bullpen but could have started) are both recovering from season-ending ligament replacement “Tommy John” surgery.
Kris Medlen was sent to Gwinnett to stretch his arm out and nearly joined the Atlanta rotation, but his services remain critical to a Braves bullpen that has not been nearly as dominant as expected.
RH prospect JJ Hoover was traded to the Reds for 3...