Braves call up prospect Matt Wisler to make major-league debut Friday
As they continue to search for answers on their starting rotation, the Atlanta Braves have called up one of their top prospects to make his major-league debut on Friday.
The Braves promoted 22-year-old right-hander Matt Wisler on Thursday night to start their series opener against the New York Mets on Friday, which will serve as Wisler's first major-league start.
According to MLB.com, Wisler's pitch collection includes "a low-to-mid 90s four-seam fastball, a sinking two-seam fastball, a low 90s plus-slider as well as a changeup and a slower curveball."
Ranked the Braves' No. 2 prospect and the No. 59 prospect in all of MLB, Wisler was a key component in the trade that sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres.
In 12 starts in the minors this season, Wisler, who measures in at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, holds a 3-4 record with a 4.29 ERA, 49 strikeouts, 13 walks and a .266 opposing batting average in 65 innings pitched.