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Braves’ Prospect Hot Sheet – Week Ending 4/28/2017

The pitching continues to impress, but the bats are starting to heat up. Anyone who only thinks the Braves are developing arms is terribly mistaken. The biggest positive is that other than in a couple cases, none of the big names have disappointed – the hype doesn’t seem to be getting to them thus far and the lofty expectations for many of them may not be too much to ask after all.

As always, this isn’t a “re-ranking” of When Sid Slid’s Top 30, simply the hottest players in the system in any given week during the season.

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Braves’ Top 30 Prospects – Pre-Rule IV Draft 2015

It’s been a busy non-baseball period for me  recently, so I’ve been unable to post our Top 30 Prospects list following last winter’s “transformation” and apologize for the delay. I wanted to make sure to get this list posted so we can see just how substantially the list could change now that the organization has 6 of the top 89 picks when the clock starts ticking on the Draft next Monday night.

Just for background on where some of the potential addition of impact talent may be coming from, here’s a look at what everyone’s looking forward to Monday –

First Round

Pick #14 (#14 overall)

Supplemental 1st Round

Pick #2 (#28 overall – Compensation for Ervin Santana signing)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick #5 (#41 overall – Acquired from San Diego in the Kimbrel/Melvin Upton trade)

Second Round

Pick #12 (#54 overall)

Competitive Balance Round B

Pick #5 (#75 overall – Acquired from Arizona in the Victor Reyes trade)

Third Round

Pick #14 (#89 overall)

Depending on who’s available with those picks (plus several impressive early season performances by other prospects in the organization), this list will look a lot different when our updated Post-Draft/Midseason Top 30 comes out soon.

For now though, here’s what our earlier preseason list looked like…

 

1.)  Jose Peraza, 2B (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 20 years old) – ETA Late-2015

2.) Mike Foltynewicz, RHSP (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 23) – ETA Late-2015

3.) Matt Wisler, RHSP (AAA- Gwinnett Braves, 22) – ETA Late-2015

4.) Max Fried, LHSP (Injured – Rehab, 21) – ETA Early-2018

5.) Ozhaino Albies, SS (Lo-A – Rome Braves, 18) – ETA Early-2018

6.) Jace Peterson, 2B (MLB – Atlanta Braves, 25 ) – ETA Late-2015

7.) Manny Banuelos, LHSP (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 24) – ETA Late-2015

8.) Tyrell Jenkins, RHSP (AA – Mississippi Braves, 22) – ETA Late-2016

9.) Rio Ruiz, 3B (AA – Mississippi Braves, 21) – ETA Late-2016

10.) Lucas Sims, RHSP (Hi-A -Carolina Mudcats, 21) – ETA Early-2017

11.) Braxton Davidson, OF (Lo-A – Rome Braves, 18) – ETA Early-2018

12.) Ricardo Sanchez, LHSP (Lo-A – Rome Braves, 18) – ETA Early-2018

13.) Arodys Vizcaino, RHRP (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 24) – ETA Late-2015

14.) Jason Hursh, RHSP (AA – Mississippi Braves, 23) – ETA Early-2016

15.) Mallex Smith, CF (AA – Mississippi Braves, 22) – ETA Early-2017

16.) Garrett Fulenchek, RHSP (Rookie – GCL Braves, 18) – ETA Early-2018

17.) Dustin Peterson, LF (Hi-A – Carolina Mudcats, 20) – ETA Early-2017

18.) Alec Grosser, RHSP (Lo-A – Rome Braves, 20) – ETA Early-2018

19.) Mauricio Cabrera, RHRP (AA – Mississippi Braves, 21) – ETA Late-2016

20.) Cody Martin, RHSP (MLB – Atlanta Braves, 25) – ETA Late-2015

21.) Todd Cunningham, CF (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 26) – ETA Early-2015

22.) Jose Briceno, C (Hi-A – Carolina Mudcats, 22) – ETA Early-2017

23.) Daniel Winkler, RHSP (Injured, Rehab, 25) – ETA Late-2016

24.) Williams Perez, RHSP (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 24) – ETA Late-2015

25.) Johan Camargo, SS (Hi-A – Carolina Mudcats, 21) – ETA Early-2017

26.) Jordan Paroubeck, CF (Rookie – GCL Braves, 20) – ETA Early-2018

27.) Andrew Thurman, RHSP (Hi-A – Carolina Mudcats, 23) – ETA Early-2017

28.) Chad Sobotka, RHSP (Lo-A – Rome Braves, 21) – ETA Late-2017

29.) Aaron Kurcz, RHRP (AAA – Gwinnett Braves, 24) – ETA Late-2015

30.) Wes Parsons, RHSP (Hi-A – Mississippi Braves, 22) – ETA Late-2016