Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Shae Simmons against the West during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Call Up Shae Simmons

Twitter has done it again!  The great media site has reported the news for us!

The Atlanta Braves have called up right-handed pitcher Shae Simmons from Double-A Mississippi.  The 23-year-old has pitched very well for Mississippi with a 0.78 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched.  He has recorded 14 saves and holds a 30K/6BB and .183 BAA in 2014.

Shae was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Braves and contains a 1.43 career ERA with 40 saves.  This is a guy who has never given up a professional home run in any minor leagues he has played in.

The one issue I see is that he’s never pitched above Double-A.

 

Sounds like we will see him in a Braves uniform tomorrow!

With one person coming up, one has to go down…And that person is left-handed reliever Ian Thomas.  Thomas will go back down to Gwinnett to continue working on his secondary pitches.

Since most of you probably have never seen Simmons throw before, take a look at this YouTube clip of him throwing with the Rome Braves.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNEFsnu1ufE

 

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