The Braves have built a great organization with young, controllable players at the Major League level. The window has been open for a while and should continue to remain open for many more years. But what about the Minor Leagues? Just when you think their system is light, you do the research and realize that there still is talent. Most of it is on the pitching side, but teams are always looking for pitching, so that’s not bad.
AJ Smith-Shawver has already seen time in Atlanta, and while he pitched okay, there’s more in the tank. Hurston Waldrep made my Daily Notes multiple times over the summer and will likely move quickly through the system. The further removed from TJS Spencer Schwellenbach gets, the better the command gets. Watch out for him; he could be the best of the bunch.
- Top Prospect: AJ Smith-Shawver
- Biggest Mover: Spencer Schwellenbach
- Biggest Disappointment: Jesse Franklin
- Emerging Prospect: Luis Guanipa