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Left-Handed Pitcher Braeden Ogle Taking Steps Forward in Bristol

Braeden Ogle is the top pitching prospect in Bristol right now. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Left-Handed Pitcher Braeden Ogle Taking Steps Forward in Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. - Braeden Ogle joins Bristol with the highest pedigree of anyone on the roster, drafted in the 4th round of 2016 draft and signing for $800 K out of the verdant Florida high school ranks. I saw him twice—July 4th and July 9th—and he showed excellent feel for pitching, a plus fastball, and projectable secondary pitches.

Although his stat line was not pretty in the first start (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR), Ogle showed why he is an exciting young pitching prospect, with a healthy reminder that this is his first full year as a pro and he’s still a teenager. He was sharper in my second look, going five strong, giving up four hits, one run, while walking two and striking out six.

As expected, the foundation of his repertoire is his fastball, a live 90-94, 95 MPH four-sea...

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John Eshleman wrote for Pirates Prospects in 2012 and 2013, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He now writes for the prospect team at Baseball Prospectus, and occasionally guest contributes for Pirates Prospects. John earned a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University in 2016 and has held academic positions at North Carolina State and Duke Universities. Now, he is chasing his dream of joining an MLB front office. He lives in Durham, NC

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