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Atlanta Braves 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

Pitchers (30)
Anderson, Ian
Davidson, Tucker
Dayton, Grant
De La Cruz, Jasseel
Foltyniewicz, Mike
Fried, Max
Greene, Shane
Hamels, Cole
Hernandez, Felix
Jackson, Luke
Martin, Chris
Matzek, Tyler
Melancon, Mark
Minter, A.J.
Muller, Kyle
Newcomb, Sean
O'Day, Darren
Pfeifer, Phil
Rusin, Chris
Shuster, Jared
Smith, Will
Sobotka, Chad
Soroka, Mike
Strider, Spencer
Tomlin, Josh
Toussaint, Touki
Webb, Jacob
Weigel, Patrick
Wilson, Bryse
Wright, Kyle
Ynoa, Huascar
Catchers (7)
Brown, Logan
Contreras, William
d'Arnaud, Travis
Flowers, Tyler
Jackson, Alex
Langeliers, Shea
Morales, Jonathan
Infielders (12)
Albies, Ozzie
Ball, Bryce
Camargo, Johan
Culberson, Charlie
Freeman, Freddie
Grissom, Vaughn
Hechavarria, Adeiny
Kozma, Pete
O'Brien, Peter
Riley, Austin
Shewmake, Braden
Solarte, Yangervis
Swanson, Dansby
Outfielders (7)
Acuña Jr., Ronald
Duvall, Adam
Franklin, Jesse
Harris, Michael
Inciarte, Ender
Markakis, Nick
Ozuna, Marcell
Pache, Cristian
Waters, Drew

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

All 10 of Atlanta's preseason top 10 prospects are here. OF Cristian Pache, RHPs Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright, C William Contreras and LHP Tucker Davidson are already on the 40-man roster. The rest of the top 10—OF Drew Waters, RHP Ian Anderson, LHP Kyle Muller, C Shea Langeliers and LHP Kyle Muller—are also in the player pool. So is LHP Jared Shuster, the team's first-round pick (No. 25 overall) this year out of Wake Forest. Pache, Anderson, Waters and Wright are all Top 100 prospects. LHP Tyler Matzek, who has not pitched in the majors since 2015, is making a comeback attempt and pitched well enough in spring training to earn a spot in the pool.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

There aren't any glaring omissions here. The highest ranked prospect who isn't on here is OF Michael Harris, a 19-year-old third-round pick in the 2019 draft who played 22 games at low Class A Rome last year. Harris was later added July 21.

PARTING THOUGHTS

The Braves have one of the game's best farm systems and they brought all of their priority prospects in for their 60-man player pool, giving them one of the most exciting collections of talent to follow this summer. We knew several of them were going to be here anyway since they are already on the 40-man roster, but the Braves made sure to bolster that group by making sure all of their other top prospects are in the player pool to continue their development this summer and provide depth for a team expected to contend in the National League.

Sixto Sanchez Tomdipace

Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 14, 2020

Sixto Sanchez pitches a complete game, Ian Anderson strikes out a career-high nine batters, Daz Cameron and Alejandro Kirk collect their first hit and more.

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