Post-Draft Braves Top 30 Prospect List


  1. Ronald Acuna Jr
  2. Mike Soroka (Prev. Rank: 5)
  3. Austin Riley (Prev. Rank: 6)
  4. Kolby Allard
  5. Kyle Wright (Prev. Rank: 2)
  6. Luiz Gohara (Prev. Rank: 3)
  7. Ian Anderson
  8. Joey Wentz
  9. Drew Waters (Prev. Rank: 13)
  10. AJ Minter
  11. Carter Stewart (Draft)
  12. Christian Pache
  13. Bryse Wilson (Prev. Rank: 14)
  14. Alex Jackson (Prev. Rank: 9)
  15. Max Fried (Prev. Rank: 11)
  16. Kyle Muller (Prev. Rank:15)
  17. Brett Cumberland (Prev. Rank: 16)
  18. Touki Toussaint (Prev. Rank: 17)
  19. Freddy Tarnok (Prev. Rank: 18)
  20. William Contreras
  21. Travis Demeritte (Prev. Rank: 19)
  22. Greyson Jenista (Draft)
  23. Patrick Weigel (Prev. Rank: 21)
  24. Bruce Zimmermann (Prev. Rank: Unranked)
  25. Tucker Davidson (Prev. Rank: 22)
  26. Drew Harrington (Prev. Rank: 23)
  27. Dustin Peterson (Prev. Rank: 30)
  28. Thomas Burrows (Prev. Rank:26)
  29. Tristan Beck (Draft)
  30. Wes Parsons (Prev. Rank: Unranked)

The risers

Mike Soroka was having a terrific year and had finally been promoted to the big leagues, but then got sidelined. Soroka just had a great rehab appearance and should be back with Atlanta soon. With the way Sean Newcomb and Mike Foltynewicz are pitching right now, Soroka could be the arm that puts this rotation over the top in the season’s second half. Austin Riley also moves up the list. Unfortunately, Riley hit the DL a few days ago. Before this, he had earned a promotion to AAA Gwinnett and was hitting well. Riley looks like the future at the hot corner for the Braves. Drew Waters has had a great season thus far for Rome. He is the most exciting offensive prospect the Braves have in the lower levels of the minors right now. Dustin Peterson has had a nice bounce-back season and got his first taste of the big leagues. He will never be a star but it is not out of the question he could be a contributor at some point if he can remain healthy. It seems like he has been around forever now, but he is still just 23-years old.

The fallers

Kyle Wright gets knocked down a few spots, mostly because the other top arms the Braves possess have been unbelievable this season. Wright is still seen in just as high regard, but he has taken some time to adjust to AA ball. These guys have leapfrogged Luiz Gohara as well, a guy who has struggled with a lot of adversity and lost his rotation spot. Alex Jackson has had the most disappointing season of any prospect thus far for the Braves. He is hitting an abysmal .172 on the season. Here is to hoping he can recapture what he was doing last season when he was one of the best post-hype prospects in the game. Max Fried is a nice little prospect, but he may not have the “it” factor to compete with the other arms coming up in the system. Tucker Davidson has been a bit disappointing as well to start the season, though he has incredible potential. Drew Harrington has gotten lit up for the better part of the last two seasons and is in serious danger of getting knocked off this list entirely.

The new guys

Carter Stewart, Greyson Jenista and Tristan Beck join the prospect list as the Braves top three picks, respectively. Stewart has one of the best curveballs scouts have ever laid eyes on. Bruce Zimmermann is the Braves dark horse prospect of 2018. The lefty has been nothing but dominant since being selected in the 5th Round last season. Wes Parsons also hops back on the list with his great work to start 2018.

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