Last night, Michael Harris II jumped all the way up to 14th on MLB.com’s farm system rankings. Good news, right?
UPDATED TOP 100 PROSPECTS LIST!
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 6, 2022
Well, yes and no. Prospects graduate from prospect status after 130 plate appearances, and wouldn’t you know, Michael Harris II is at 130 plate appearances. He will graduate from prospect status tonight. Once Harris graduates (with Spencer Strider already graduating), the Braves will be without a single Top 100 prospect in the majors, at least according to MLB Pipeline.
This isn’t terribly abnormal for a championship team, and thankfully, the MLB Draft is just around the corner. However, this is the weakest Atlanta’s farm system has been since the team began their rebuild back in 2015, and it could create issues if the Braves try to make competitive offers for trades. I trust the Braves to develop talent, but make no mistake, this is a barren farm system right now.
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