Here's a look at how Atlanta's prospects stack up in their respective leagues.
Gwinnett's Chris Resop leads the International League with 36 strikeouts. He's third with a 10.57 SO/9 IP ratio. And Resop is fifth in the International League with a 2.35 ERA.
Todd Redmond has only four walks in 33.1 innings, good enough for fourth in the league for the lowest BB/9 IP ratio. He's ninth in WHIP at 1.14.
Craig Kimbrel was tied for fourth in saves with six before his promotion to Atlanta. He also had the second-highest SO/9 IP ratio for relievers with 12.60.
Mitch Jones is tied for second in the IL with 10 doubles and is tied for third with 15 extra base hits.
Wes Timmons is eighth in the league with a .412 on base percentage.
Gwinnett is really having trouble at the plate, with a .248 team batting average, third-worst in the International League. The pitching staff has done better, as the 3.83 team ERA is fourth best in the league.
Mississippi's Cody Johnson is tied for third in the Southern League with seven home runs and tied for sixth in runs batted in with 20. He's third in the league in home runs per at bat, hitting one in every 13.43 at bats. Johnson is also tied for second with 40 strikeouts.
Reliever Stephen Marek, who is arguably the biggest surprise in the Atlanta system so far this year, is tied for the league lead in wins with four. He's also got the third lowest batting average against for relievers at .163. With one walk in 13 innings, Marek is second in the lowest BB/9 IP at 0.69. The right-hander has yet to give up an earned run in 11 games.
Mike Minor leads the league with 46 strikeouts and he has the highest K/9 IP ratio at 13.50. The Mississippi bullpen is also doing well in that category, as Tommy Palica (14.14) and Michael Broadway (13.86) are the top two for relievers in strikeouts per nine innings pitched. Marek is fourth (12.46), while Brett Butts is fifth (12.06).
Mississippi is seventh in the Southern League in team batting average, with a .252 mark. The pitching staff has the third best team ERA at 3.64.
In Myrtle Beach, Randall Delgado is second in the Carolina League in strikeouts with 36 and in innings pitched with 34.2. He's tenth in ERA at 3.12. Delgado has the fourth lowest BB/9 IP ratio at 1.56, with six walks on the season, and fourth in the fewest base runners allowed per nine innings at 9.09.
For the relievers, Jaye Chapman (14.54) and Benny Pruneda (14.21) are second and third in the highest strikeout per nine innings ratio.
Gerardo Avila is third in the league with a .597 slugging percentage.
Gerardo Rodriguez is tied for fourth in total bases with 57. He's tied for first in runs scored with 25 and tied for second with three triples. And he's one of five players tied for second with six home runs.
Adam Milligan, currently on the disabled list, is second in the league with 35 strikeouts.
The Pelicans have the worst team batting average in the Carolina League at .233 and the worst team ERA with a 5.89 mark.
Rome starter Julio Teheran is at the top of many categories in the South Atlantic League. He's first in ERA with a 0.81 clip, in WHIP at 0.78, and he has the lowest batting average against at .150. Teheran is third in strikeouts with 40.
Chris Masters is fourth in ERA at 1.20 and in WHIP at 0.83. He's second in lowest batting average against at .155. Masters is second in fewest base runners per nine innings at 7.45.
Arodys Vizcaino is tied for the league-lead in wins with four.
Cory Rasmus is fifth in the highest strikeouts per nine innings for relievers 13.20.
Kyle Rose is 10th in batting average, hitting .320. He's got the third highest on base percentage at .421. Rose is tied for fifth in the league with 11 stolen bases.
L.V. Ware is tied for second in stolen bases with 12.
Rome is 11th in the Sally League with a .234 team batting average and last with only seven home runs. But the pitching staff is doing well. They are second in ERA at 2.84.
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