Former Shawnee Mission East star Joey Wentz is on a roll for Braves' Double-A team

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Former Shawnee Mission East star Joey Wentz is on a roll for Braves' Double-A team
Former Shawnee Mission East star Joey Wentz is on a roll for Braves' Double-A team

Left-hander Joey Wentz earned a promotion to the Atlanta Braves' Double-A team for the 2019 season, but he got off to a rocky start. Wentz, the former Shawnee Mission East star who was the 40th overall pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, had a 5.51 ERA in his first 14 starts. Since then? Wentz is 1-1 with a 1.11 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings over four starts for the Mississippi Braves. In that span, which dates back to June 26, opposing batters are slashing .165/.258/.212. Earlier this month, Wentz was listed atop Baseball America's top-10 hottest prospects list. “While his Mississippi rotationmates have soared, Wentz has found Double-A to be a little more difficult,” JJ Cooper

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