Friday, October 1, 2021
Spencer Strider has been a busy man this season. On Friday afternoon the righty was added to the Braves roster as part of several moves.
The other Braves moves included recalling lefty Dylan Lee, optioning Sean Newcomb to the minors and placing Edgar Santana on the 10-day injured list (strained intercostal muscle).
Strider, currently ranked seventh on my Braves Top 30, has had a helluva first pro season. The 22-year-old started the year all the way down in Single-A Augusta, but after dominating with the GreenJackets and High-A Rome, and pitching well with Double-A Mississippi, he was recently promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett. With the Stripers, Strider made just one appearance, working the sixth inning of a Gwinnett game earlier this week.
It seems pretty logical to go ahead and let the young righty get a taste of the majors, especially considering the upcoming series versus the Mets means absolutely nothing at this point. Just because Strider is added to the roster doesn’t mean he’ll receive any innings, but it would be cool to see the former fourth round pick make an appearance. So far this season, in 94 total innings spanning four minor league levels, Strider has posted a 3.64 ERA to go with a whopping 14.6 strikeouts per nine. This is a pretty surprising move, but one that I’m definitely excited about.