I’m a bit biased, but I still think the Braves have a very deep farm system, even after graduating a lot of top prospects and sending a few guys away at the trade deadline. MLBPipeline doesn’t share the same sentiment:
Top 10 farm systems through the years.
New 2021 midseason rankings here: https://t.co/iRkBIcMglw pic.twitter.com/D46bKPyNk3
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 25, 2021
The Braves fell all the way down to 23rd, which is down from 15th to start the season and 8th to start the 2020 season. I think that’s a bit harsh considering the talent they have at the top. This group isn’t as deep in recent memory, but they still have a few developing gems like Spencer Strider and Jesse Franklin. When you have talent like Cristian Pache, Drew Waters, Shea Langeliers, and Michael Harris at the top, I think a better ranking is warranted. MLBPipeline had this to say about the Braves:
Ian Anderson graduated and is now a Rookie of the Year candidate, while the top two outfielders have struggled in 2021, while on the positive side, Michael Harris has joined them in the Top 100.
I think the Braves still have a top 20 farm system at least, but this is just an arbitrary ranking. Baseball America had the Braves as the 5th best system before the season started; however, they dropped to 14th after the trade deadline for them as well.
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