AJ Smith-Shawver, RHP

#1 Braves Prospect

Smith-Shawver By The Numbers

AJ Smith-Shawver was feast and famine when he was called up in 2023. However he showed flashes of being one of the next great (or at least very good) Braves pitchers.

Changeup
0 /100
Fastball
50 /100
Slider
0 /100

AJ Smith-Shawver, RHP

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2021 18 -2.8 Braves FCL Rk ATL 1 0 .000 8.64 8.64 4 4 0 0 0 0 8.1 4 8 8 2 10 0 16 0 0 2 38 1.680 4.3 2.2 10.8 17.3 1.60
2022 19 -2.7 Augusta CARL A ATL 3 4 .429 5.11 5.64 17 17 0 0 0 0 68.2 54 43 39 4 39 0 103 5 0 12 299 1.354 7.1 0.5 5.1 13.5 2.64

Meet AJ

The Future

Read more about the promising young braves starter including stats, data tracking and more. 

AJ Smith Shawver

Pitch by Pitch

AJ Smith Shawver

Changeup
Shawver's top out pitch, it complements his fastball perfectly.
Fastball
Flashes upwards of 99mph with good movement and a sharp bite.
Slider
Not one of his top two pitches but certainly can get outs.
Curveball
He's had trouble getting outs with the pitch with massive downside.

College, Bio, and more

Must know
Info

He grew up in Colleyville, Texas, and attended Colleyville Heritage High School, where he excelled in both baseball and football.

AJ was born on November 20, 2002. This means he is currently 21 years old

Well, he was called up in 2023 to mixed results. We would be shocked if he isn’t in the MLB by May, 2024. 

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