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Braves make huge top prospect roster move

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As the Atlanta Braves wrap up their weekend road series against the Washington Nationals, they'll be making a big roster move for Sunday's finale, per David O'Brien of The Athletic:

“The Braves are calling up top prospect Hurston Waldrep to start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals in Washington. Waldrep, 22, was a first-round pick less than 12 months ago out of the University of Florida and has made 18 minor league starts including 2 in Triple A.”

The Braves top prospect, Waldrep had a 2.92 ERA in 9 Double-A starts this season, with 48 strikeouts and 17 walks in 49 1/3 innings, before being promoted to Triple A and striking out a career-high 11 with 1 walk in 6 innings of his Triple-A season debut Sunday.