The Braves agreed to a minor league contract with Scott Blewett yesterday, according to the right-hander’s transaction log at MLB.com. He’ll be assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Blewett, 27 next month, pitched in five big league contests with the Royals between 2020-21. A former second-round pick of Kansas City, he changed organizations for the first time last year. Blewett signed a minor league deal with the White Sox, spending most of the season in Double-A. He started 22 of 24 appearances, working to a 5.03 ERA with a 20% strikeout rate across 111 innings. Blewett never got a big league look in Chicago and returned to minor league free agency over the offseason.
The New York native will try to work his way back to the MLB level in Atlanta. He’s surely a fair ways down the depth chart after a middling showing in Double-A, but he’ll add some organizational depth as the Braves navigate a number of rotation injuries. Kyle Wright opened the season on the injured list, while Michael Soroka started the year in Gwinnett after a hamstring issue set him back in Spring Training. Atlanta already tabbed a pair of rookies, Jared Shuster and Dylan Dodd, for season-opening rotation spots.
The injury troubles continued today, as ace Max Fried appears ticketed for the IL after straining his hamstring during his start against Washington. Blewett’s signing predated the Fried injury and is unrelated, but the Braves now look likely to count on one of Bryce Elder or Ian Anderson to temporarily step into the rotation alongside Spencer Strider, Charlie Morton, Shuster and Dodd.
You Blewett! You had it all and you Blewett!
Calm down buddy, we get it.
Dick Lovelady and Blewett are warming up in the “bull”-pen, and they are glad Elder is not there.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Sympathies to Scott, kids are cruel to grow up with that was tough & you still made it to the bigs…
As a Braves fan, I hope you make it back to the show.
How’s it hangin” Manny? I live in Alabama and are continuously dodging tornadoes. Blewett is what we want to hear when a tornado goes over our heads, Mother Nature blewett.
Wow. Not spelled bluit
“working to a 5.03 era and a 20% strikeout rate”. – as those are the only stats he gives he is implying that the important stat to judge whether the pitcher was any good or has any potential is their strikeout rate. This is, in a nutshell, MLB in 2023.
So you just ignore that he mentioned the bad ERA?
And not to mention ERA is a baseball card statistic and doesn’t mean too much for a reliever who can have that skyrocket after a few bad outings..or even 1!
He started 25 of 27 games with 111 IP’s. ERA has plenty of significance with that sample size.
Hope he’s not hoping to be a closer, with that name.
He could close for someone, and get Aaron Bummer as the set up man
This is not a normal signing for the Braves diving into his stats. He’s really not good. If you look at his era, you might say “oh, he’s pretty good”. But all I need to look at for a quick opinion is that WHIP. Stupid high. Dive into his minor league #’s and again, stupid high. He basically flirts with a meltdown at all time. Im sure we can dig deeper in advanced analytics, but he’s definitely putting runners on base at a high clip.