After his first career start against the mets on June 21st, where he battled against Jacob Degrom through 4 innings, only throwing 56 pitches, only giving up one bloop hit and one run on a wild pitch.
Its hard to see where Muller stands in the braves healthy rotation with young stars like Huascar Ynoa, Tucker Davidson, Max Fried, and Ian Anderson with all of these studs it really puts pressure on manager Brian Snitker, and general manager Alex Anthopoulos because they can only have 5 pitchers in this rotation, but i have my reasoning on why Kyle Muller should be within those 5.
While in the minor leagues many of the concerns around Muller were his control issues, but through his first two MLB starts it hasn’t been a problem, having 12 strikeouts to 4 walks in 9 innings versus the Mets and Reds. With Tucker Davidson transferred to the 60 day IL, and Mile Soroka out until possibly 2023 Kyle will have plenty of opportunities to prove himself and hopefully his consistency which was a problem in the minors, with his first 4 starts in triple a being, lackluster to say the least which is why many people were hesitant on the decision to call him up. He had a 4.60 ERA in 31.1 innings with 41 strikeouts, but his command killed him, walking 19 in those 31.1 innings. 14 of said walks came in his first 4 starts and only 5 in his last 3.
While Kyle has been amazing and great for this club, it would be hard for him to remain almost shutout but as long as he is serviceable he could be a real front runner for the 5th starting spot in the rotation.