Ronald Acuna Jr. rightfully received the NL award in 2018 but who is the subsequent Atlanta Braves prospect to move up as a prospect for 2019?
The technique of baseball cranks like an assembly line with contemporary, new, young expertise each individual year. We were also taken care of to the two Rookie of the 12 months winners for 2018: Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. and LA Angels two-way participant Shohei Ohtani.
In 2018, baseball enthusiasts were also launched to Juan Soto, Walker Buehler, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andújar amongst other people.
In 2019, we most very likely won’t be viewing yet another debuting two-way participant, but we should really be getting some new sluggers in the sort of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Eloy Jimenez and potentially Austin Riley.
We’ll undoubtedly see additional pitchers and the Braves will share a huge portion of that. Like Acuna Jr. was the early favorite and front runner to win the award very last year, Guerrero Jr. is that name for 2019. At minimum both he and Jimenez are in American League corporations.
So that leaves this problem: who is the subsequent Braves prospect to make an affect and contend for the rookie of the 12 months award?
We saw some of those arms very last year that would nevertheless qualify in 2019 like Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint and men coming back again from accidents who’ve barely been in the majors like Mike Soroka and Luiz Gohara also qualify.
The Braves will have a great deal of contenders and we’ll acquire a appear at the types that are at this time the front-runners of the group.
It’s rough to predict winners with a complete year in between now and the announcement. The prospect could absolutely bomb their to start with year even however they experienced an remarkable minor league construct and/or a terrific spring training. They could get hurt. They might just overlook out and yet another does just a little bit better. Then the group could also conclusion up not bringing them up until eventually late into the year or not convey them up at all.
Although Acuna Jr. ended up getting to be the front runner when the year started due to his remarkable Drop League and spring training performances, there were other people in advance of him prior to that. Franklin Barreto, Willy Adames, and Victor Robles were some of the names expected to be contenders but none of them produced it as finalists.
With that remaining mentioned, here’s some Braves who have a opportunity to be the 2019 Rookie of the 12 months: