Joey Wentz
Joey Wentz
Joey Wentz
Joey Wentz
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2018 Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Statistically, Wentz was the best pitcher at Low-A last year. He finished at or near the top of most leaderboards, and was the second-youngest qualified pitcher in the South Atlantic League. If Wentz's fastball sat in the 93-95 mph range, he would have more upside than any... read more
Statistically, Wentz was the best pitcher at Low-A last year. He finished at or near the top of most leaderboards, and was the second-youngest qualified pitcher in the South Atlantic League. If Wentz's fastball sat in the 93-95 mph range, he would have more upside than any pitcher in the Braves' system, which would be saying something. Unfortunately it sat at 91-92 mph last season, which isn't bad, but one of the main selling points when the Braves gave him a $3.05 million bonus in 2016 was that he was athletic, projectable and a good bet to add velocity. His bender projects as a plus putaway pitch, and on the right day his changeup will also flash plus. He projects to have at least above-average command. Wentz's fastball is still good enough for him to get by as a mid-rotation starter -- the 6-foot-5 southpaw generates good downhill plane -- but if the dream of him adding some velocity comes true, he could be a No. 2 starter. The Braves may give him a challenge and send him to Double-A this season.
LEAGUE: A+    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'5"    WT: 209 lbs.    DOB: 10/6/1997    Drafted: 100th Rd in 2016
Back in action at High-A
PAtlanta Braves  A+
June 19, 2018
Wentz (undisclosed) allowed one run on three hits and a walk across 2.1 innings in a start for High-A Florida on June 13.
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2018 Stat Review for Joey Wentz
2.00 K/BB
POOR
4.50 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.25 BB/9
GOOD
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.50 WHIP
ELITE
2.95 FIP
ELITE
0.097 BABIP
LOW
100.0 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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  1. Joey Wentz 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Joey Wentz 2017 Preseason Outlook
    One of the most athletic prep pitchers selected in last year's draft, Wentz could have been an early-round pick as a hitter, but as a projectable 6-foot-5 lefty with a plus fastball, he was more attractive on the mound. The Braves selected him with the 40th overall pick, but only 16 players topped his $3.05 million signing bonus, so it's fair to view Wentz as a top-20 talent in the class. In addition to a mid-90s heater, Wentz's curveball and changeup could both be plus offerings down the road, giving him legitimate frontline upside. He allowed zero runs and nine baserunners (five coming on walks) while notching a 42.9 percent strikeout rate over 12 innings in the Gulf Coast League before he was quickly promoted to the Appalachian League. Wentz finally started to show some flaws against more advanced hitters, posting a 14 percent walk rate while the opposition hit .265 against him. His command/control will be worth monitoring this year with Low-A Rome, but he has age and athleticism on his side, and the stuff to post gaudy strikeout totals in his first full season.
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Back in action at High-A
PAtlanta Braves  A+
June 19, 2018
Wentz (undisclosed) allowed one run on three hits and a walk across 2.1 innings in a start for High-A Florida on June 13.
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Out with undisclosed injury
PAtlanta Braves  A+
Undisclosed
June 7, 2018
Wentz (undisclosed) has not pitched since May 11.
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Hot start at High-A continues Thursday
PAtlanta Braves  A+
April 20, 2018
Wentz tossed five scoreless innings Thursday for High-A Florida in a 3-2 loss to St. Lucie, scattering three hits and striking out six.
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Assigned to High-A
PAtlanta Braves  A+
April 5, 2018
Wentz will begin the season with High-A Florida, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
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Fans eight for Low-A Rome on Sunday
PAtlanta Braves  A+
July 31, 2017
Wentz allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight for Low-A Rome in Sunday's win over Asheville.
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