With so much talent in the Atlanta Braves’ farm system, it’s good to check in every now and again.
Sean Newcomb (No. 4 on Grant McAuley’s Braves 2017 Top Prospects List) made his fourth start of the season Tuesday with the 6-foot-5 lefty striking out six batters in a no-decision. He’s 1-1 in 2017 with a 4.19 ERA and averaging better than a strikeout per inning (24 K, 19 1/3 IP).
Hitters have collected a .260 batting average this season versus the 23-year-old prospect and he’s had a bit of trouble with 13 walks.
Still, that first strikeout of the game (shown above) was kind of nasty.
Newcomb’s Tuesday line: 5 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 4 BB, 6K.
After the game, Newcomb told MiLB.com he’d adjusted his approach. That resulted in, arguably, his best start of the young season.
“Coming into the game, I was working on my tempo and on attacking hitters more and it felt better,” Newcomb added. “In the first inning, I could kind of feel like I was letting up a little bit too much. It wasn’t like they beat me too much, so I kept the same approach.”