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Braves system ranked 6th in MLB by ESPN's Keith Law

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ESPN.com's Keith Law ranks the Atlanta Braves' minor league system as the sixth best in Major League Baseball.

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ESPN.com's Keith Law updated his list of the top minor league systems in baseball and the Atlanta Braves check in at No. 6 in his overall rankings.

They were a bottom-5 system when the offseason started, but six trades later, they've built up a stash of prospects that makes up for five years of execrable drafts and very little production from their Latin American efforts. Ten of their top 12 prospects have appeared on at least one of my past three top-100 rankings, including five this year.

The money line in Law's statement might be that the Braves had a bottom-5 system when the offseason began. When the front office set about retooling the team's roster during the offseason, restocking the minor league system was a top priority. If Law's rankings are any indication then they have succeeded.

The Chicago Cubs occupy the top spot in Law's rankings and are followed by the Twins and the Astros. From an NL East perspective, the Mets are fourth and the Nationals ninth. The Marlins and the Phillies check in at No. 24 and No. 25 in the rankings.