2023 Braves first-round pick, former Southern Miss pitcher, promoted to M-Braves

Hurston Waldrep had a 1.20 ERA in four starts at two levels prior to his promotion
Hurston Waldrep was promoted to Double-A Mississippi Tuesday
Hurston Waldrep was promoted to Double-A Mississippi Tuesday(Rome Braves)
Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 9:13 PM CDT
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PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - A series of roster moves altered the Mississippi Braves’ roster Tuesday. Included in the moves, 2023 first-round pick Hurston Waldrep was promoted to the M-Braves from High-A Rome.

Waldrep was taken 24th overall in the July draft from the University of Florida, where he pitched for one season. Prior to his time as a Gator, Waldrep spent two seasons in Hattiesburg, pitching for Southern Miss.

In one start with Single-A Augusta, Waldrep threw three inning, allowed two hits and one earned run while striking out eight and walking one. Waldrep pitched three games at High-A Rome, and had a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched, striking out 17.

Waldrep is the second-ranked prospect in the Atlanta organization, according to MLB.com.

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