I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in researching the Braves system. Several quality players should help the Major League team in the short term with several long-term bets for the future. Their trio of outfielders, Cristian Pache, Michael Harris, and Drew Waters lead the list. Even though he didn’t hit immediately on his exposure to the Major Leagues, I still like the power-speed potential. Michael Harris though might have the higher upside as his raw skills are not that far behind Pache, but he’s a better current hitter. Finally, Waters. It’s all about contact. If he improves his contact rate, he could be a star. If he doesn’t, then I think he struggles to establish himself. There’s plenty of pitchers in the list, none who stand out as a top-of-the-rotation arm, but plenty who should be Major Leaguers.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Cristian Pache
- Biggest Mover: Michael Harris
- Emerging Prospect: Diego Benitez