Kevin Maitan is a special talent. Many compared him to Miguel Cabrera before he signed with a major league team. After a long-term handshake agreement, the switch hitter was finally inked by the Braves. He began his professional career recently as has already proved why he was such a highly touted prospect coming out of Venezuela.
Maitan only played in 9 Gulf Coast League games before being promoted to Danville. During this stretch he hit 11-for-35. Between this and the early promotion, Maitan becomes our prospect of the week as he has begun the process of living up to the hype.
With Maitan and Ronald Acuna both being promoted this past week, this is an exciting time for Braves fans. The Braves have two potential superstars in this pairing, and while the Braves farm has a reputation for its talented arms, they could be developing some generational talents on the other side of the ball. Maitan’s teammate Drew Waters looks like he could be a really special player as well.