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2023 Atlanta Braves Top MLB Prospects

Kyle Muller (Photo By G Fiume Getty Images)
Kyle Muller (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)


The Braves have won five straight NL East championships thanks in part to savvy scouting and player development.

But recent graduations and trades have left the system as barren and thin as it’s been in years.

Still, there are big league reinforcements to be found at the upper levels and a handful of intriguing potential sleepers in the lower minors.

Today we unveil their top 10 prospects.

Carlos Collazo hosted a chat regarding the Braves system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: William Contreras (28)
First Base: Matt Olson (32)
Second Base: Ozzie Albies (29)
Third Base: Austin Riley (29)
Shortstop: Vaughn Grissom (25)
Left Field: Justyn-Henry Malloy (26)
Center Field: Michael Harris II (25)
Right Field: Ronald Acuña Jr. (28)
Designated Hitter: Ignacio Alvarez (23)

No. 1 Starter: Max Fried (32)
No. 2 Starter: Kyle Wright (30)
No. 3 Starter: Ian Anderson (28)
No. 4 Starter: Spencer Strider (27)
No. 5 Starter: Kyle Muller (28)
Closer: AJ Smith-Shawver (23)

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: Justyn-Henry Malloy
Best Power Hitter: Drew Lugbauer
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Justyn-Henry Malloy
Fastest Baserunner: Cal Conley
Best Athlete: AJ Smith-Shawver
Best Fastball: AJ Smith-Shawver
Best Curveball: Kyle Muller
Best Slider: AJ Smith-Shawver
Best Changeup: Darius Vines
Best Control: Dylan Dodd
Best Defensive Catcher: Drake Baldwin
Best Defensive Infielder: Ambioris Tavarez
Best Infield Arm: Ignacio Alvarez
Best Defensive Outfielder: Kadon Morton
Best Outfield Arm: Greyson Jenista


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