Last week, Keith Law gave followers of prospects and the minor leagues almost everything they could want, especially if you are a Braves fan. The Braves put nine prospects in his top 100 and some would argue that there were at least a couple of guys who have decent arguments to make the list who didn’t (in particular Mike Soroka who Keith said was the next Brave in line).
Law is not done yet though, as he released all of his organizational prospect lists today including the Braves.
Keith’s top 100 was instructive as to who are his top 9 Braves prospects are and Mike Soroka came in at number 10. Law liked the season he put together, but said that he was a low slot guy with a slight frame so has trouble projecting him as a starter. We respectfully disagree on this assessment, in particular since other outlets have characterized him as a safe bet as a starter with a workhorse frame.
The rest of his top 25 is pretty fascinating with the order being Patrick Weigel, Touki Toussaint, Joey Wentz, Alex Jackson, Cristian Pache, Derian Cruz, AJ Minter, Dustin Peterson, Ricardo Sanchez, Kyle Muller, Austin Riley, Travis Demeritte, Drew Harrington, Bryse Wilson, and Abraham Gutierrez. You will have to go to Law’s article for the write-ups on these guys (please don’t post screenshots and direct quotes from them in the comments), but Law is particularly low on Austin Riley due to his issues with his bat speed and lack of athleticism and loves Pache in center field even more than we do.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for baseball to be back so we can see these guys in action again and see how this glut of talent shakes out.