Continuing with last week's introductory post, here's a quick look at how the Braves prospects with New York State connections have performed over the past week.
Anthony Varvaro, RHP (Triple A - Gwinnett)
With Jairo Asencio being called up to Atlanta a few days ago, it looks like Varvaro is being used as the main late-inning option. Can't tell for sure yet whether he's 'officially' the closer (Gwinnett hasn't been in a save situation since Asencio left), but we should know soon. He's seen some 7th, 8th and 9th inning action over the past week, including giving up a walk-off three-run HR to the Durham Bulls in extra innings on Monday. His stats for the week include an appearance on 4/11 that wasn't included in last week's update.
This Week: 4 G (0-1), 4 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 H, 1 HR, 3 K, 4 BB
Season: 5 G (0-2), 6.1 IP, 7.11 ERA, 3 K, 6 BB
Cory Brownsten, C (High Single A - Lynchburg)
Looks like Brownsten's splitting some starting time at the catcher's position with Braeden Schlehuber. Unfortunately, he hasn't taken much advantage of it recently.
This Week: 2 G, 0-8, 1 K
Season: 3 G, .182/.250/.273, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Filak made one start this week and was just plain roughed-up. He was hit hard, but it looks like his main issue was his control. He averaged 3.8 BB/9 at Danville last season, so he'll need to specifically focus on keeping those walk numbers down.
This Week: 1 G (0-1), 2.1 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 1 K, 5 BB
Season: 2 G (1-1), 7.1 IP, 7.36 ERA, 5 K, 7 BB
Dan Jurik, RHP (Single A - Rome/Extended Spring Training)
It's been an interesting past week for Jurik. We found out that he's still down in Orlando at Extended Spring Training and then it was announced that he was assigned to Rome. He pitched that very same night (and pitched well), but then was immediately sent back down to Orlando following the conclusion of the game. Not sure if the team is having him work on something specific down there, or what the issue might be, but hopefully we'll see him assigned to Rome on a permanent basis soon.
This Week: 1 G, 2 IP, 1 SV, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 K, 1 BB
Season: 1 G, 2 IP, 1 SV, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 K, 1 BB
Brendan Rowland, C/OF (Gulf Coast League)
The GCL season doesn't start until late June, but I can confirm that Rowland is indeed in Orlando. So it would seem to suggest he'll still be with the team for the 2011 season.
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