Baseball America has the Braves near the bottom of their farm system rankings

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Atlanta’s farm system is ranked near the bottom of the league by most pundits. MLB had them checking in near the bottom, and Baseball America’s ranking isn’t much kinder.

The Braves check in at 28th, which isn’t that bad when you consider they’re ahead of the Royals and Angels — two bottom feeders:

Atlanta Braves

Preseason 2022: 22 | 2021: 6 | 2020: 4 | 2019: 4 | 2018: 1 | 2017: 1


Top 100 Prospects: SS Vaughn Grissom (73)

The Skinny: In outfielder Michael Harris and righthander Spencer Strider, the Braves have a pair of graduated rookies who have cases to be the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves have produced a steady stream of contributors at the big league level, with Vaughn Grissom the latest to join the major league club. However, the effects of those graduations and the international signing restrictions of past years have left the club with the thinnest system it has had in many years.

The Braves simply were not going to be able to sustain their top five or ten ranked system forever. The only team that seems to do that year over year is the Dodgers, who are excellent when it comes to evaluating talent. However, this new regime has had their hands tied with international signings, and they have drafted pretty well in recent years. I think they can get back to a top-15 system sooner rather than later.

Photographer: Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire

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