KISSIMMEE, Fla.—While Luiz Gohara showed electric stuff on Opening Day for Atlanta’s high Class A Florida affiliate, the Fire Frogs had other noteworthy prospects on that team. Here are notes from watching the team’s four-game opening series against Daytona (Reds).
Ronald Acuna, of
With Dansby Swanson having graduated to the major leagues, the top-ranked position prospect in the pitching-heavy Braves system is Ozzie Albies. After him is Ronald Acuna, a well-rounded center fielder who at 19 is the youngest player in the Florida State League. A thumb injury limited Acuna to 42 games last year, though he showed enough in that time to rank as the No. 67 prospect on the Top 100 entering the 2017 season.