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Braves' Braden Shewmake: Earns camp invite
Shewmake was invited to Atlanta's major-league spring training camp Monday.
Shewmake was only just drafted in 2019, but his big-league debut may not be too far off. He advanced all the way to Double-A Mississippi in his first professional season, though he played just 14 games there and struggled at the plate. The canceled minors season last year prevented him from continuing his climb, so he may still have to conquer both Double-A and Triple-A before pushing for a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Braden Shewmake: Joins 60-man roster
Shewmake will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Shewmake was the 21st overall pick in the 2019 first-year player draft, and he was invited to the Braves' big-league camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. He wasn't particularly effective, hitting .231/.333/.308 with three runs and two RBI over 15 plate appearances before being reassigned to minor-league camp. However, the 22-year-old will get a chance to develop as a part of the team's 60-man roster pool in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Braden Shewmake: Struggles at plate in majors camp
Shewmake hit .231/.333/.308 with a double, a walk and two strikeouts in 15 plate appearances before being reassigned to minor-league camp.
This is hardly a knock on Shewmake, who has been in pro ball for less than a year (No. 21 overall pick in 2019). He got a brief taste of Double-A after dominating at Low-A (151 wRC+) and he will likely head back to Mississippi whenever the minor-league season gets underway.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Braden Shewmake: Will join big-league camp
Shewmake was invited to the Braves' big-league camp Wednesday.
The 21st-overall pick in last year's amateur draft, Shewmake rose all the way to Double-A in his first professional season, though he struggled to a .217/.288/.217 line there in a small sample of 14 games for Mississippi. He'll likely spend this season conquering the high minors before pushing for a big-league spot in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Braden Shewmake: Promoted to Double-A
Shewmake was promoted to Double-A Mississippi on Friday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 21-year-old seems to be progressing quickly after being selected 21st overall in the 2019 draft and will make a two-level jump. In 51 games at Low-A Rome, Shewmake slashed .318/.389/.473 with 39 RBI and 37 runs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Braden Shewmake: Strong start to pro career
Shewmake is slashing .318/.378/.453 through his first 36 games for Low-A Rome with one home run, four steals and a 13:22 BB:K.
The 21st overall pick in the 2019 draft, Shewmake's age (21 years old) and college background make his early success in the Sally League less of a surprise than the expected outcome, but it's still a lot better than the alternative. Atlanta is leaving him at shortstop for now, but a shift down the defensive spectrum remains possible as Shewmake fills out and matures.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 190 lbs|
|Birthplace: Wylie, TX|
|School: Texas A&M|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|