As Braves manager Brian Snitker has repeatedly said, he is not concerned by Cristian Pache’s offensive struggles. He has known that the heralded prospect is capable of dazzling on the other side of the ball, like he did again with an outfield assist during a 4-2 loss to the Twins on Monday.
Pache displayed his rocket arm in the second inning, when he charged Ryan Jeffers’ single to center field and unleashed a throw that denied Jake Cave’s attempt to advance from first to third. Braves third baseman Austin Riley snared the one-hop throw as Cave was beginning his slide.
“He’s fun to watch throw,” Snitker said. “He’s accurate, and he gets rid of it quickly. He’s got a prototypical outfield arm. It’s pretty good.”