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2019 Braves Minor Leagues and Prospects Thread

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On 10/22/2019 at 10:58 AM, Ransack said:

I like seeing the the names of the bottom three guys on this list. I just have to wonder are we going to wait for them or are we going to try and make a run now that the window has opened.

As said why not both? Biggest fallacy in baseball is that these young guys take a while to produce.

Alvarez with a two run shot tonight. Soto and Torres leading their teams in October. Acuna and Albies. What are other people their age doing? Celebrating being able to drink legally... 

So not only could they free up money at those positions for a number of years but also out produce whoever we would sign instead. 

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Baseball America just started their Top 10 Prospects Lists, and Atlanta happened to be first out of the shute. Here's the full breakdowns.

1. Cristian Pache, OF
2. Drew Waters, OF
3. Ian Anderson, RHP
4. Kyle Wright, RHP
5. Kyle Muller, LHP
6. Bryse Wilson, RHP
7. Shea Langeliers, C
8. Wilson Contreras, C
9. Braden Shewmake, SS
10. Tucker Davidson, LHP

And here's the results of their tools survey

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

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Bryce Ball had a **** of a first season in the minors.

In 263 PA's he produced:

1.023 OPs

17 HR's

50 RBI's

18 2B's

26 BB's

50 K's

 

The K's need to come down but the rest is impressive

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I'm always hesitant to get too excited about one-dimensional players who show out in the rookie leagues. That said, he's a massive guy with amazing raw power. Anything he makes contact with seems to explode off the bat. His swing is relatively uncomplicated, so he doesn't have to sell out for the power to hit homers.

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2 minutes ago, K26dp said:

I'm always hesitant to get too excited about one-dimensional players who show out in the rookie leagues. That said, he's a massive guy with amazing raw power. Anything he makes contact with seems to explode off the bat. His swing is relatively uncomplicated, so he doesn't have to sell out for the power to hit homers.

I would be hesitant as well if the periperhals weren't there. The BA, OBP, and decent BB rate are what give me hope he can continue to progress.

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2 minutes ago, Ransack said:

I would be hesitant as well if the periperhals weren't there. The BA, OBP, and decent BB rate are what give me hope he can continue to progress.

Sure, but the bat will have to keep carrying him. He's a below average 1B and can't really play elsewhere. 

I mean, we just went through this same hype cycle with Drew Lugbauer.

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15 minutes ago, K26dp said:

Sure, but the bat will have to keep carrying him. He's a below average 1B and can't really play elsewhere. 

I mean, we just went through this same hype cycle with Drew Lugbauer.

Lugbauer is a really lousy comparison considering his BA and OBP are over 100pts less than Balls at the same level. Don't worry K26dp I don't have him penciled in as FF's replacement yet. We'll see how he handles advanced pitching in A+ and AA next year.

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We started our Top 50 Prospects List with #41-50.

50. Jared Johnson, RHP
49. Braxton Davidson, 1B
48. Brandol Mezquita, OF
47. Griffin Benson, 1B
46. Stephen Paolini, OF
45. Jefrey Ramos, OF
44. Darling Florentino, 3B
43. Jake Higginbotham, LHP
42. Drew Lugbauer, 1B
41. Daysbel Hernandez, RHP

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Here's the latest Top 50 Prospect List additions. 

40. Thomas Burrows, LHP
39. Trey Riley, RHP
38. Brooks Wilson, RHP
37. Phil Pfeifer, LHP
36. Beau Philip, SS
35. Riley Delgado, SS
34. Hayden Deal, LHP
33. Corbin Clouse, LHP
32. Ricky DeVito, RHP
31. Greg Cullen, 2B

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Here's the latest Top 50 Prospect List additions. 

30. Logan Brown, C
29. AJ Graffanino, SS
28. Mahki Backstrom, 1B
27. Tyler Owens, RHP
26. Jeremy Walker, RHP
25. Kasey Kalich, RHP
24. Nolan Kingham, RHP
23. Freddy Tarnok, RHP
22. CJ Alexander, 3B
21. Bryce Ball, 1B

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Another nation heard from! Baseball Prospectus released their Top 10 Braves Prospects:

1. Cristian Pache, OF
2. Ian Anderson, RHP
3. Drew Waters, OF
4. Kyle Muller, LHP
5. Shea Langeliers, C
6. Kyle Wright, RHP
7. Bryse Wilson, RHP
8. William Contreras, C
9. Braden Shewmake, SS
10. Jasseel De La Cruz, RHP

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The penultimate block of prospects on the OFR Top 10 Braves Prospect List:

20. Vaughn Grissom, SS
19. Justin Dean, OF
18. Victor Vodnik, RHP
17. Greyson Jenista, OF
16. Alex Jackson, C
15. Huascar Ynoa, RHP
14. Michael Harris, OF
13. Trey Harris, OF
12. Patrick Weigel, RHP
11. Tucker Davidson, LHP

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14 hours ago, K26dp said:

The last of the OFR Top 50 dropped yesterday

10. Jasseel De La Cruz, RHP
9. Braden Shewmake, SS
8. Kyle Muller, LHP
7. William Contreras, C
6. Shea Langeliers, C
5. Bryse Wilson, RHP
4. Kyle Wright, RHP
3. Ian Anderson, RHP
2. Drew Waters, OF
1. Cristian Pache, OF

Nice thanks for posting these. That’s a lot of talent graduating soon. Hoping the draft strategy yields some high school talent that pans out while we still deal with the fallout from Coppy.

Ive been a big Weigel guy for a while now. I hope he gets stretched out to start but a Hader role might fit him really well. 

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3 hours ago, Akod2017 said:

Ive been a big Weigel guy for a while now. I hope he gets stretched out to start but a Hader role might fit him really well. 

Even before TJS, I thought he could be a big time high-leverage reliever. 

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