PEARL (MississippiBraves.com) - Mississippi Braves outfielder Mallex Smith has been promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett from Double-A Mississippi.
Smith, 22, had a .340 average with nine extra-base hits, 22 RBI and 23 stolen bases through 57 games with the Double-A Braves. The Braves No. 19 prospect as ranked by Baseball America ranks second in the Southern League and leads all Braves farmhands in batting average and ranks second (Braves) and t-second (league) in stolen bases.
The Southern League All-Star was named by the organization as Mississippi's May Player of the Month, hitting .347 in 26 games. Smith was acquired by the Braves via trade with the Padres along with several others in exchange for Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft on December 19, 2014. He was originally selected by San Diego in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.
The Mississippi roster has 23 active players, 1 disabled, 1 ML rehab and 1 suspended.
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