Several roster moves have occurred throughout the Braves organization, including Thursday’s news of William Contreras being recalled to Atlanta in place of an injured Manny Pina. Although, even further down the system, a couple of moves were made. Per reports, prospect outfielder – and one of Double-A Mississippi’s key bats – Jesse Franklin V has been placed on the 7-day injured list, and taking his place will be outfielder Andrew Moritz, coming from High-A Rome.
Still haven’t figured out exactly what’s going on with Franklin, but the injury, no matter how severe, comes at a bad time, as the 23-year-old was starting to get hot recently, picking up four hits in his last 11 at-bats, including a 3 for 4 performance back on April 23 in which he both homered and tripled. For the 2022 season, Franklin is hitting .236 with a pair of homers and nine RBI in 15 games with Mississippi, good for 99 wRC+. Hopefully he makes a quick return.
Moritz, a former sixth-round pick by the Braves back in 2018, has never been considered a prospect in the system but has always done a good job of hitting for contact, as well as consistently remaining somewhat of a threat on the bases. For his pro career, all in the minors, Moritz sports a .268 AVG in 213 total games. His best year so far as a professional came last year, when as a 24-year-old he hit .280 with nine XBH and 10 stolen bases in 78 games with Rome. This will be Mortitz’s first taste of Double-A baseball.
2 responses to “Prospect outfielder Jesse Franklin V headed to IL: Andrew Moritz promoted to Mississippi ”
Any updates on his injury or what is going on?
Unfortunately, minor league injuries are nearly impossible to find any info on. About the only way to know anything if if you’re actually attending the game and happen to see it, and even then you still don’t know 100% what actual injury is. I haven’t been able to find anything on Franklin. Hopefully it’s nothing serious