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Eight Braves listed in Baseball America’s latest Top 100 Prospects list

Ozzie Albies cracked the top 10 while Kolby Allard, Mike Soroka and five other Braves landed in Baseball America’s Top 100

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Things aren’t going very well for Atlanta at the major league level in 2017 as the Braves are 11-20 and in the midst of a six-game losing streak.

However, Atlanta’s elite farm system has fans excited about the future of the organization. Thursday afternoon, Baseball America provided an update to their Top 100 Prospects list. To the delight of Atlanta fans, eight prospects in the Braves farm system found their way onto the list.

The eight prospects include Ozzie Albies (8), Kolby Allard (28), Mike Soroka (44), Ian Anderson (60), Ronald Acuna (62), Kevin Maitan (71), Sean Newcomb (72) and Luiz Gohara (94).

When Baseball America unveiled their initial Top 100 Prospescts of 2017 in February, eight Braves were listed then as well. However, that list had Dansby Swanson at 3, Albies at 11, Allard at 37, Soroka at 48, Anderson at 66, Acuna at 67, Maitan at 77 and Newcomb at 78.

Although all seven prospects who made appearances on both lists made jumps in the right direction, the two most notable improvements are undoubtedly Allard’s leap from 37 to 28 and Gohara going from being unranked to cracking the list at 94.

Allard, the 19-year-old left-handed pitcher who was selected in the first round by the Braves in 2015, is boasting a 1.38 ERA and a 3.15 FIP through seven starts this season with Double-A Mississippi. Through 39 innings pitched, the southpaw has allowed just six earned runs and compiled 31 strikeouts to coincide with nine walks.

Gohara was promoted to Double-A on Wednesday after seven starts with the Florida Fire Frogs. During his time in the Class A Advanced Florida State League, the left-hander had a 1.98 ERA and 2.09 FIP and had an outstanding strikeout rate of 9.66 K/9 with a 2.48 BB/9.

While the major league club continues to deal with the growing pains of a rebuild, the future is certainly bright for the Braves organization. The rest of Baseball America’s updated Top 100 can be seen here.

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