Minor League Recap for April

Here are some notes from the Braves minor league system.

Let’s look back on how the Braves minor league teams did in the month of April.

First, the records:
Gwinnett Braves – (8-13)
Mississippi Braves – (9-10)
Carolina Mudcats – (8-10)
Rome Braves – (8-12)

Here are a couple of team stats that stick out. The four teams have just 25 home runs in 78 games, with Carolina having the most (12) and Rome having only three home runs in April. Gwinnett has the most stolen bases (26).

Gwinnett has the best team ERA (3.74), followed by Carolina (3.75), Rome (3.87) and Mississippi (4.22).

The best batting averages belong to Chris O’Dowd (.423), Matt Lipka (.377), Keith Curcio (.361), Daniel Castro (.348) and Jordan Edgerton (.338).

The leaders in on base percentage are O’Dowd (.531), Curcio (.420), David Rohm (.420), Lipka (.418), Edgerton (.386) and Castro (.370).

Carolina’s Dustin Peterson, acquired from the Padres in the Justin Upton trade, leads the organization with three home runs. Six other players hit two home runs.

Edgerton leads the minor leaguers with 15 runs batted in, followed by Curcio with 12. Peterson, O’Dowd and Adonis Garcia have 10 RBI each.

Gwinnett’s Eury Perez leads with 12 stolen bases, followed by Mallex Smith and Ozhaino Albies.

For the pitchers, there are eight players tied with two wins. No one has more than two wins. The starters who lead in ERA are Steve Janas (1.00), Williams Perez (1.57), Mike Foltynewicz (2.08) and Tyrell Jenkins (2.33).

Foltynewicz leads in strikeouts with 30, followed by fellow Gwinnett starters Matt Wisler (20) and Manny Banuelos (18).

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