A look at Cristian Pache and four other key players at high-A Florida

Cristian Rafael Pache was born Nov. 19, 1998 in the Dominican Republic. The Braves signed Pache on July 4, 2015. Entering the 2018 season, Pache ranked third among Braves position prospects. In 2016, Pache played at two levels of rookie ball and hit .309, with seven triples and four doubles in 221 at-bats. At low Single-A Rome in 2017, Pache hit .281 with 13 doubles, 8 triples and 42 RBIs in 469 at-bats. Pache hit his first professional home run March 27, 2018 at SunTrust Park in the Braves Futures game.

Here is a look at how five key Braves prospects have performed this season for the Florida Fire Frogs (high Single-A Florida State League):

> The Braves chose right-hander Ian Anderson with the third pick of the 2016 draft. Anderson, listed at 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, has made eight starts this season. His stats:

He’s 0-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 36-2/3 innings. He has allowed 25 hits, struck out 45 and walked 19 walks. His WHIP is 1.20, and opponents have a .187 batting average against him.

> Outfielder Cristian Pache signed with the Braves on July 4, 2015 and made his pro debut in 2016. His stats this season:

In 41 games, Pache is hitting .280 (45-for-161), with one home run and 14 RBIs. He has nine doubles and three triples and has scored 20 runs. He has one stolen base in five attempts.

> The Braves drafted right-hander Joey Wentz with the 40th pick in 2016. Wentz, listed at 6-5 and 210 has made seven starts this season. His stats:

He’s 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 28-2/3 innings. He has allowed 21 hits, struck out 23 and walked 19. His WHIP is 1.40, and opponents have a .206 batting average against him.

> The Braves drafted left-hander Kyle Muller with the 44th pick in the 2016 draft. Muller, listed at 6-6 and 225 pounds, was promoted from low Single-A Rome on May 8. His stats this season:

He made six starts at Rome and was 3-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 30 innings. He allowed 24 hits, struck out 23 and walked eight. His WHIP was 1.07, and opponents hit .222 against him.

Since joining the Fire Frogs, Muller has made three starts and has recorded no decisions, but has a 3.95 ERA in 13-2/3 innings. He has allowed 16 hits, struck out 14 and walked 11. His WHIP is 1.98, and opponents have a .308 batting average against him.

> The Braves acquired lefty reliever Thomas Burrows from Seattle, with Luiz Gohara, for Mallex Smith and Shae Simmons on Jan. 11, 2017. Burrows, who is listed at 6-1 and 205 pounds, was drafted by Seattle in the fourth round in 2016.

Burrows was promoted to Florida from Rome on April 8 after he made one appearance. In that game, Burrows pitched two innings and struck out four. He allowed no hits or walks.

For the Fire Frogs, Burrows has made 13 appearances, all in relief, and is 2-2 with 3.86 ERA in 21 innings. He has allowed 18 hits, struck out 22 and walked 12. His WHIP is 1.43, and opponents have a .228 batting average against him.

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