SEE ALSO: MLB Removing Prospects From Braves
The penalties Major League Baseball levied on the Braves are unprecedented in scope, as for the first time ever, they declared the majority of an international signing class to be free agents.
Teams will be taking a look at updating their scouting reports on everyone of the newly minted free agents over the next few weeks, but many of them have already impressed scouts in pro ball. Here's a ranking of the top eight prospects among the players that the commissioner's office has made free agents.
1. Kevin Maitan, SS
Yes, scouts are much less enamored by his thickening body and his lefthanded swing than they were when he was an amateur, but he's also a 17-year-old shortstop who didn't look completely overwhelmed in the Appalachian League. He has to be more diligent about keeping his lower half in shape, but the talent is still there. , and any team would be happy to take chance on seeing what he develops into as he matures.