Because the Atlanta Braves attempt to keep within the NL East race, these 5 prospects might assist this season.
After three 90-plus loss seasons in a row, the Atlanta Braves went 90-72 and received the Nationwide League East final 12 months. Hopes are excessive this 12 months, in what guarantees to be a four-team race within the division over the approaching months.
Regardless of the penalties they’ve taken as a consequence of some worldwide signing violations, the Braves had the No. Three farm system in baseball heading into 2019 (by way of MLB.com). There may be a variety of pitching depth to attract from, both for big-league reinforcements or to make use of as commerce belongings for outdoor assist. Ultimately, it appears probably there received’t be room for all these arms on the key league pitching workers.
Regardless of shedding 12 prospects to free company, the Braves nonetheless have a powerful farm system that has notably yielded Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies will bear fruit for some time in Atlanta.
However with a selected eye on this season, these 5 prospects might help the Braves take house a second straight division title.
5. RHP Kyle Wright
Kyle Wright, ranked by Baseball America and MLB.com as a top-40 prospect in all of baseball this 12 months, and the No. 2 prospect within the Braves’ system as ranked by MLB.com, did effectively in his first style of Triple-A final 12 months (2.51 ERA, 8.Eight Okay/9, 2.5 BB/9 over seven appearances-four begins). The fifth-overall choose in 2017 additionally made his main league debut in 2018, posting a 4.50 ERA over 4 appearances (six innings).
Wright earned a beginning rotation spot this spring, with a strong outing in his second begin (two runs on 5 hits over six innings in opposition to the Miami Marlins). However a tough begin on April 12, during which he allowed six runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings, obtained him despatched all the way down to Triple-A Gwinnett with a 7.07 ERA and 10 walks over 14 innings (three begins).
Wright’s first begin for Gwinnett was a tough one too, as he allowed 5 runs on seven hits, together with two house runs, over 4 innings. With four-plus pitches, Wright’s future is within the beginning rotation. However because the Braves look towards choices to assist the bullpen, and assuming he will get again on observe, Wright might change into an choice quickly.