Before this past offseason, its safe to say that the Braves minor league system was somewhat bereft of talent. Sure, there was an emerging Ozhaino Albies and Jose Peraza to keep the system from being completely miserable, but due to trades, promotions, and draft pick misses there just was not a lot to be too excited about.
However, with the emergence of Albies and Peraza in combination with the acquisitions of (to name a few) Matt Wisler, Mike Foltynewicz, Mallex Smith, Touki Toussaint, Tyrell Jenkins, Max Fried, Dustin Peterson, Ricardo Sanchez, Manny Banuelos, and including the drafting of Kolby Allard, Mike Soroka, and Austin Riley, the farm system has taken a big leap forward.
As it turns out, it looks like the industry is starting to notice, with Keith Law putting out his revised MLB farm system rankings and putting the Braves at No. 2 in all of baseball. Law would go on to say about the Braves' system
Although the Braves placed just one player in my recent top 50, they have a half-dozen players who would be candidates for the next 50
That being said, its not just the trades that boosted the farm system, but guys coming in to their own as well. Connor Lien and Steve Janas, for example, have had excellent seasons for their minor league squads and are beginning to see time in some prospect rankings.
This is a far cry from the organizational rankings that the Braves had enjoyed prior to last offseason where they were routinely ranked in the 20's with some pundits considering the Braves' system to be among the worst in the whole league.