Atlanta Braves Top 10
By Carlos Collazo
The Braves still have one of the top farm systems in baseball thanks to a strong Top 10 that features plenty of likely major league players, headlined by the dynamic combination of outfielders Cristian Pache and Drew Waters. It's easy to see most of the other eight players in the Top 10 contributing to the major league team sooner rather than later, as well.
However, Atlanta's system is soon going to trend in the wrong direction, with graduations coming at the top and a lack of depth in the lower minors to fill out the farm. Due largely to restrictions on international signings following the 2017 season, the Braves don't have a ton to get excited about in short-season or Rookie-level leagues, although continuing to get late-round draft production from players like first baseman Bryce Ball and outfielder Trey Harris does help.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023.
Catcher: Shea Langeliers
First Base: Freddie Freeman
Second Base: Ozzie Albies
Third Base: Austin Riley
Shortstop: Dansby Swanson
Left Field: Drew Waters
Center Field: Cristian Pache
Right Field: Ronald Acuña Jr.
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Atlanta's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Drew Waters
Best Power Hitter: Bryce Ball
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Riley Delgado
Fastest Baserunner: Cristian Pache
Best Athlete: Ray-Patrick Didder
Best Fastball: Kyle Muller
Best Curveball: Tucker Davidson
Best Slider: Kyle Wright
Best Changeup: Ian Anderson
Best Control: Ian Anderson
Best Defensive Catcher: Shea Langeliers
Best Defensive Infielder: Braden Shewmake
Best Infield Arm: Ray-Patrick Didder
Best Defensive Outfielder: Cristian Pache
Best Outfield Arm: Cristian Pache