Player Page

Jason Hursh | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (31) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Braves recalled RHP Jason Hursh from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Hursh was just sent down Saturday but returns a day later with Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) injured. He'll work in middle relief. Jun 11 - 11:36 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Braves optioned RHP Jason Hursh to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for pitching prospect Sean Newcomb, who will make his MLB debut on Saturday against the Mets. Hursh made only appearance during his short stay with Atlanta.
Jun 10 - 10:26 AM

Braves recalled RHP Jason Hursh from Double-A Mississippi.

Hursh had registered a 1.23 ERA in 14 2/3 innings of relief at the Double-A level. He'll be available out of the Braves' bullpen Tuesday night against the Phillies.
Jun 6 - 5:26 PM

Braves optioned RHP Jason Hursh to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Hursh didn't pitch during his very brief stint with the club, and he can't be very encouraged that the Braves would rather have Luke Jackson up, considering that Jackson isn't throwing very well of late.
Apr 14 - 4:09 PM

Braves recalled RHP Jason Hursh from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Hursh posted an excellent 1.97 ERA in 73 innings last season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Braves, but he struggled mightily when called up to the major league level. The 25-year-old right-hander will be a low-leverage bullpen guy for Atlanta.
Apr 12 - 2:45 PM

Braves optioned RHP Jason Hursh to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Selected in the first round in 2012, Hursh moved to the bullpen last year and posted a 1.97 ERA and 50/31 K/BB ratio over 73 innings between Double- and Triple-A. The 25-year-old also appeared in three games with the Braves and will try to work his way back this year.
Mar 8 - 11:48 AM

Braves optioned RHP Jason Hursh to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Hursh surrendered five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings (two appearances) with Atlanta. The former first-round pick may get another shot when rosters expand next month.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 03:14:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Jason Hursh from Triple-A Gwinnett.

A first-round pick in the 2013 Draft, Hursh has pitched better since a full-time move to the bullpen this season, posting a 1.83 ERA between Double- and Triple-A (although it's come with just 45 strikeouts over 64 innings). He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Braves pitching prospect Jason Hursh spun six shutout innings Saturday in a win for Double-A Mississippi.

Hursh threw 48 of his 83 pitches for strikes while generating ten groundouts. The 23-year-old has taken his lumps this year (7.02 ERA, 21 BB, .326 opponent batting average in 33 1/3 innings), but Saturday's outing shows just how good Hursh can be when he puts it all together. Atlanta drafted Hursh 31st overall in 2013 out of Oklahoma State.
Sun, May 17, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Braves pitching prospect Jason Hursh threw 5 1/3 shutout innings for Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday, allowing one single and two walks while striking out five.

Hursh, the 31st overall pick in the 2013 draft, has quietly put together a solid season, holding opposing batters to a .255/.320/.333 line with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.253 WHIP. Despite a mid-90s fastball, his lack of an above-average secondary pitch has limited his effectiveness, and his K/9 is just 4.9. His curveball and changeup both have the potential to be average, which could turn him into a solid No. 3 starter. If his secondary pitches do not improve, he could still be a solid option in a big league bullpen.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Braves right-handed pitching prospect Jason Hursh threw a seven inning complete game shutout in the first game of a doubleheader for Double-A Mississippi on Friday.

Hursh scattered four singles, one double, and one walk while striking out one batter and inducing three double plays. He bounced back from his worst start of the season, and now has a 3.68 ERA and a 1.347 WHIP for the season. Opposing batters are hitting .283/.332/.381 in 58 2/3 innings. Hursh profiles as a solid #3 pitcher with a mid-90s fastball, and the potential for an average curve ball and change up. His primary problem is below-average command, which has not led to high walk totals but leaving too many pitches in the hitting zone. Hursh lacks a true "out pitch", and could end up in the bullpen, where his fastball would be an elite weapon.
Sat, May 31, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Braves prospect RHP Jason Hursh allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts on Thursday for Double-A Mississippi.

Hursh, 22, has allowed just one run in both his starts to begin the season, which is impressive considering the right-hander spent his professional debut last summer at Low-A Rome. The right-hander has a chance to move quickly through Atlanta's system, but it's doubtful we'll see him in the major leagues at any point this season.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Braves agreed to terms with 31st overall pick RHP Jason Hursh.

He got a $1.7 million signing bonus. Hursh was selected with the compensation pick that the Braves received for losing Michael Bourn to free agency. The 21-year-old sinkerballer posted a 2.79 ERA and 86/28 K/BB ratio in 106 1/3 innings this season for Oklahoma State.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Braves selected Oklahoma State right-hander Jason Hursh with the 31st pick in the draft.

The Braves gave up their first-round pick to sign B.J. Upton, but they got one back for losing Michael Bourn. Hursh, a Tommy John survivor, went 6-5 with a 2.79 ERA and an 86/28 K/BB ratio in 106 1/3 innings for the Cowboys this year. A sinkerballer, he could move quickly, though he doesn't have the kind of upside one might prefer from a first-round pick.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Micah Johnson
4Sean Rodriguez
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Jason Hursh