The Braves have signed 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Yohan Flande to a minor league deal. Flande pitched in 27 games (all starts) in AA-ball last season and he was 10-8 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He has now pitched in 89 games (84 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 34-17 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Flande was the Phillies’ #17 prospect heading into last season according to Baseball America. With that in mind, I like this signing for the Braves.