Atlanta Braves 2024 Top MLB Prospects


Image credit: AJ Smith-Shawver (Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images)

The top of the Braves system is headlined by AJ Smith-Shawver, who advanced four levels in his second full professional season in 2023 and made his major league debut as a 20-year-old.

Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Braves system entering 2024. Carlos Collazo is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Atlanta’s farm system.

Braves Top 10 Prospects

See the 10 best prospects in Atlanta’s system, including brand new scouting reports for every player.

Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.

Projected 2027 Lineup

Catcher: Sean Murphy (32)
First Base: Matt Olson (33)
Second Base: Ozzie Albies (30)
Third Base: Austin Riley (30)
Shortstop: Vaughn Grissom (26)
Left Field: Jesse Franklin (28)
Center Field: Michael Harris II (26)
Right Field: Ronald Acuña Jr. (29)
Designated Hitter: David McCabe (27)

No. 1 Starter: Spencer Strider (28)
No. 2 Starter: Max Fried (33)
No. 3 Starter: AJ Smith-Shawver (24)
No. 4 Starter: Kyle Wright (31)
No. 5 Starter: Bryce Elder (28)
Closer: Hurston Waldrep (25)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Atlanta’s Top 10, click here.

Best Tools

Best Hitter for Average: Ignacio Alvarez
Best Power Hitter: Drake Baldwin
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Ignacio Alvarez
Fastest Baserunner: Isaiah Drake
Best Athlete: AJ Smith-Shawver
Best Fastball: Owen Murphy
Best Curveball: AJ Smith-Shawver
Best Slider: JR Ritchie
Best Changeup: Hurston Waldrep
Best Control: Lucas Braun
Best Defensive Catcher: Tyler Tolve
Best Defensive Infielder: Ambioris Tavarez
Best Infield Arm: Sabin Ceballos
Best Defensive Outfielder: Kevin Kilpatrick Jr.
Best Outfield Arm: Douglas Glod

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