The Braves were well-represented among the Top 100 prospects for Baseball America, with Austin Riley leading the way at 22. After Riley, the list features five consecutive right-handed pitchers followed by two outfielders. Inside you will find the exact listing of each Braves prospect.
Once again the Braves farm system was on full display, this time for Baseball Prospectus. This iteration features some notable differences from that of Baseball America, with the first being that Ian Anderson ranks as the top prospect in the system, though Austin Riley is just one spot behind in the top 100.
MLB Pipeline continues their trek around the diamond, placing Braves outfield prospect Cristian Pache eighth among his peers. The 20-year-old is likely to begin the season with Double-A Mississippi, and has an opportunity to silence all his critics with a productive season with the bat. One notable omission from the outfield list is fellow Braves outfielder Drew Waters, which is somewhat surprising given his widespread support as an emerging star, but with the depth among outfield prospects this list was certainly a tough one to crack.
Zach Dillard of FOX Sports writes that the Braves have given themselves an opportunity to provide big innings to their prized young starters by navigating the pitching market quietly this offseason. This article seems fairly premature given the fact that Spring Training is still over a month away, but Dillard may be privy to inside information regarding the front office and their plans to stand pat with their pitching staff. Either way, watching these young arms progress to the big leagues will be an exciting subplot to what will hopefully be another successful season for the Braves.
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A look at seven players who could potentially join Mariano Rivera in the unanimity club for Hall of Fame voting. Any exclusive club that omits greats like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Greg Maddux, or Ted Williams seems like an act of stupidity, and in this case it is, but this accolade could become a real possibility going forward as the precedent has now been set.