A Marietta native has been awarded for his performance with the Braves minor league system this season, his alma mater Kennesaw State said Tuesday.
Stephen Janas was named to the Braves Organization All-Star Team after posting a 2.75 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 44 games.
"He's got a nice, loose, easy delivery, and we think he's going to throw a lot harder," former Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio told the newspaper in 2013 when the team drafted him.
The Braves picked up KSU righty reliever Janas in the sixth round.
He said it was always his dream to get drafted by the Braves.
Janas, 24, is used to accolades.
Coming out of recovery from Tommy John surgery, he pitched in the upper 80s in his 2013 season with the Owls.
During that season, he set an Atlantic Sun Conference record with a 1.14 ERA — breaking a 20-year ASUN record.
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