Braves: Atlanta selects 3 players in AAA Phase of Rule 5 Draft

Vaughn Grissom

Atlanta is adding some organizational pieces this afternoon.

 

 

At first glance I read “AJ Puk” and my eyes perked up, but that’s not the case. As deep as the White Sox are, they were due for a few casualties. Puckett does a good job of keeping his walks under control and could be a valuable bullpen piece that we get a look at in 2021. Puckett is not listed in Chicago’s Top 30 by MLBPipeline.

I didn’t expect Atlanta to choose anyone in Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft, but it’s even more surprising that they picked an infielder in the AAA rounds after claiming Jack Mayfield off waivers from Houston earlier this fall. Miller is an excellent athlete with plus speed. Miller is not listed in San Francisco’s Top 30 by MLBPipeline.

Jacob Pearson is another athletic find with tons of plus speed, but his bat is lagging behind. After poaching a few international prospects after Atlanta was sanctioned, they get a high upside speedster from LA. Pearson is not listed on Los Angeles’ Top 30 by MLBPipeline.

 

Finally, no Braves player was selected in the Rule 5 Draft.

 

 

 

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