Braves pitching prospect Patrick Weigel getting hot for Gwinnett

February 18, 2017, Lake Buena Vista, FL: Atlanta Braves pitcher Patrick Weigel throws to loosen up his arm the first full squad workout on Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Braves pitching prospect Patrick Weigel has gotten hot since being called up from Class AA Mississippi to Class AAA Gwinnett last month, posting impressive numbers over his most recent starts.

Weigel struggled in his first two starts for Gwinnett, giving up 11 earned runs and 14 hits over 8 innings. But, since then, he’s surrendered just 4 earned runs and 21 hits, going 6 or more innings three times and notching three wins.

His performance at Gwinnett could earn him some attention in an organization overflowing with pitching talent but trying to find consistency in the rotation at the Major League level. Weigel, a 7th-round pick by the Braves out of Oxnard (Calif.) College in 2015, is only ranked the Braves’ No. 15 prospect and No. 9 pitcher by MLB.com.

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