• Full name Bryce Cason Elder
  • Born 05/19/1999 in Decatur, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Texas
  • Debut 04/12/2022
  • Drafted in the 5th round (156th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2020 (signed for $847,500).
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    A polished college righthander with a 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, Elder doesn’t have the sexiest package of stuff, but he does have a solid three-pitch mix, an advanced feel for pitching and a solid track record of starting. After an iffy freshman season out of the bullpen (5.55 ERA in 35.2 innings), Elder shined in a starting role as a sophomore, posting a 2.93 ERA in 13 starts and 83 innings, with 86 strikeouts and 33 walks. He was having the same success through four starts in an abbreviated 2020 season, posting a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings with 32 strikeouts and seven walks. Elder throws a sinking fastball in the 88-93 mph range that induces plenty of groundouts, a slider that is his current out pitch and potentially an above-average offering, and a changeup that improved last fall. The sinker/slider combination is his bread and butter at the moment, but Elder is smart on the mound and has a good idea of what to go to in different situations. Elder is the type of player whose track record is heavily beneficial for his draft stock, so another strong season as a starter would have helped his cause, but teams should still feel relatively safe with his package of strike-throwing and a quality three-pitch mix.

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  • Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Bryce Elder, and from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Bryce Elder to Gwinnett Stripers.

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