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Jason Hursh | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons