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Braves call up top prospect Mike Foltynewicz

The Braves have called up top prospect, Mike Foltynewicz, to start on Friday.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Despite not making the roster out of spring training, Mike Foltynewciz was still more than likely to be called up to the big league level at some point in 2015. That day has now come as Mark Bowman tweets.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="">#Braves</a> will wait until after tonight&#39;s game to officially announce Folty as tomorrow night&#39;s starter.</p>&mdash; Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) <a href="">April 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Foltynewicz was brought to the Braves as a part of the Evan Gattis exchange. In four starts at the AAA level, he struck out batters at a rate of 12.46 per nine innings; allowed a HR/9 of just 0.42, and produced an FIP of 2.52. It seems as though the Braves have been able to help Foltynewicz rediscover some of his tantalizing repertoire, as his K/9 rate is at an all-time high, and is in double-digits for the first time since 2013.

His BB/9 rate is 4.15, which is higher than a team would like for a starter. With his triple-digit fastball, Fotlynewicz's future is in the rotation, but if his control problems persist, he would likely be tried out in a relief role. Folytnewicz will make his 2015 debut against the Reds tomorrow night.