If you haven’t been following along this week, it is pretty clear that Keith Law really likes the Braves’ farm system. He named the system the best in all of major league baseball and a slew of Braves have made his top 100 list, including today’s installment which features three more Braves.
Ozzie Albies (26), Kolby Allard (32), and Ronald Acuna (36) all made the top 40 which is a bit surprising on a couple of levels. Kolby Allard has been rocketing up prospect lists this offseason so him being ranking highly, especially since Keith has been consistently high on him, isn’t a huge surprise.
Ozzie being ranked in this bracket is a bit of a surprise as most of us would have thought he was going to be in the teens, but with a broken elbow and subsequent recovery in the cards it isn’t a huge downgrade. If Ozzie comes back and rakes in ST and AAA it would answer many questions.
The big story here is the emergence of Ronald Acuna, who has emerged as an en vogue prospect this offseason although he has long been a favorite of us here at Talking Chop. It is worth noting that KLaw would have rated him even higher if he had played a full season and performed at the level expected of him.
Get excited Braves fans, help is on the way.