Janas doing well in Carolina

Carolina has a starting pitcher to watch in right-hander Steve Janas.

Carolina right-hander Steve Janas had yet another solid performance for High-A Carolina on Friday night. He allowed one run on five hits in five innings, with one walk and two strikeouts as he faced Salem for the third time this season.

Janas did not figure into the decision. For the season, Janas has now allowed just two runs on 11 hits in 18 innings, with one walk and 13 strikeouts.

Janas just turned 23 last Tuesday, so he’s a bit older in High-A and he was a college draft pick (from Kennesaw State in the sixth round of the 2013 draft). If Janas continues to pitch well, you have to wonder if the Braves will promote him quickly to Double-A.

It’s already likely Janas will finish the 2015 season in Mississippi, but his solid early-season work might accelerate that time frame. But this is his first real taste of success. Janas had a 4.52 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) last season in Rome and a 5.79 ERA in two starts in Danville in 2013 after he was drafted.

Scouts love Janas’ makeup, and the lanky kid (6-6, 198) has definitely put his name on the prospect list for an improving farm system.

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