24-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jason Hursh in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Jason Hursh Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Braves worth $1.7042 million in June of 2013.
Hursh, 22, has a 3.90 ERA and 56:32 K:BB through 108.1 innings for Double-A Mississippi.
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Atlanta Braves Roster
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RookieAnderson, Ian (P)
Jason Hursh: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jason Hursh.
The numbers from Hursh's first full season in the minors were by no means spectacular (3.58 ERA, 1.30 WHIP), but the right-hander held his own as a 22-year-old at the Double-A level. Groundballs are Hursh's calling card, a product of his mid-90s, heavy-sinking fastball, but left-handed hitters were able to get the ball up in the air a lot more frequently against Hursh in 2014 (0.95 GO/AO). It wasn't much of an issue, as lefties hit just .253 against him, nearly 30 points below his mark against right-handers (.282), but it's something to keep an eye on at the upper levels. Hursh also succeeds in pounding the strike zone (2.6 BB/9), and while he's yet to flash much strikeout upside, he's only behind a few arms on the Braves' organizational ladder.
Sticking with the team's MO, Atlanta drafted Hursh, a groundball pitcher, with their first-round pick in 2013. He went on to strike out just 15 batters in nine starts with Low-A Rome in his first professional season, but posted a 1.96 GO/AO and held opposing batters to a .206 average. Of course, Hursh still has much to prove in the minors, and may not even sniff the majors in the next two seasons, especially with the supply of viable arms currently ahead of him on the organizational depth chart in the Atlanta system.