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Players Eligible for the 2017 Rule 5 Draft in the Atlanta Braves Organization

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Below is the top 30 prospects as ranked by MLB.com.

  • Players in green are ineligible for the 2017 Rule 5 Draft
  • Players in yellow are protected on the 40-man roster, but otherwise would have been eligible for the 2017 Rule 5 Draft.
  • Players in red are eligible for the 2017 Rule 5 Draft

MLB.com Top 30 Braves Prospects
Player Name *Age at "ElgStrtDt" Birthday ElgStrtDt 40-Man Date Eligible
1 Ronald Acuna 16.47 12/18/1997 6/5/2014 No 12/3/2018
2 Ozzie Albies 16.42 1/7/1997 6/5/2013 Yes 12/3/2017
3 Kolby Allard 17.82 8/13/1997 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2019
4 Kyle Wright 21.69 10/2/1995 6/5/2017 No 12/3/2020
5 Mike Soroka 17.85 8/4/1997 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2019
6 Kevin Maitan 16.32 2/12/2000 6/5/2016 No 12/3/2020
7 Ian Anderson 18.11 5/2/1998 6/5/2016 No 12/3/2020
8 Luiz Gohara* 16.86 7/31/1996 6/5/2013 No 12/3/2017
9 Joey Wentz 18.68 10/6/1997 6/5/2016 No 12/3/2020
10 Max Fried 18.39 1/18/1994 6/5/2012 Yes 12/3/2016
11 Austin Riley 18.19 4/2/1997 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2019
12 Christian Pache 16.55 11/19/1998 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2019
13 Kyle Muller 18.67 10/7/1997 6/5/2016 No 12/3/2020
14 Travis Demeritte 18.69 9/30/1994 6/5/2013 No 12/3/2017
15 Touki Toussaint 17.97 6/20/1996 6/5/2014 No 12/3/2018
16 Dustin Peterson 18.75 9/10/1994 6/5/2013 No 12/3/2017
17 Alex Jackson 18.46 12/25/1995 6/5/2014 No 12/3/2018
18 Patrick Weigel 20.92 7/8/1994 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2018
19 Lucas Sims 18.08 5/10/1994 6/5/2012 Yes 12/3/2016
20 Drew Waters 18.44 12/30/1998 6/5/2017 No 12/3/2021
21 Rio Ruiz 18.05 5/22/1994 6/5/2012 Yes 12/3/2016
22 Bryse Wilson 18.47 12/20/1997 6/5/2016 No 12/3/2020
23 Derian Cruz 16.68 10/3/1998 6/5/2015 No 12/3/2019
24 A.J. Minter 21.77 9/2/1993 6/5/2015 Yes 12/3/2018
25 Anfernee Seymour 18.96 6/24/1995 6/5/2014 No 12/3/2018
26 Ricardo Sanchez 16.19 4/1/1997 6/5/2013 No 12/3/2017
27 Brett Cumberland 20.96 6/25/1995 6/5/2016 No 12/4/2019
28 Akeel Morris 17.57 11/14/1992 6/5/2010 Yes 12/3/2014
29 Freddy Tarnok 18.54 11/24/1998 6/5/2017 No 12/3/2021
30 Drew Harrington 21.2 3/30/1995 6/5/2016 No 12/4/2019

It would be fair to make a case that Sanchez, Demeritte, and Peterson may be too raw to stick on a 25-man roster for an entire year. However, the Braves have plenty of fringe relievers and bench players to jettison off the 40-man roster. They should make room to protect all four top 30 prospects.


FONZGRAPHS:

Eligibility charts are great and all, but wouldn’t it be cool to compare the eligible players to each other?

So, I pulled all the players that recorded an inning pitched or plate appearance. I then ran it against my rule 5 database. Then sorted out all the players that are protected or not eligible. Next, weeded out players eligible for minor league free agency at the end of the year. I then created a custom lists on Fangraphs for rule 5 draft eligible players.

I've linked the custom lists. You can use split seasons and look at other cool numbers on Fangraphs.

Starting Pitchers

Name Team Age IP G GS CG W L SV K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 K% BB% K-BB% AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F xFIP
Luiz Gohara - - - 20 113.2 24 23 0 5 4 0 10.29 3.25 3.17 0.4 27.50% 8.70% 18.80% 0.227 1.21 0.314 77.00% 2.69 2.72 -0.03 2.98
Wes Parsons - - - 24 96.1 27 8 0 3 3 3 8.88 3.18 2.79 0.37 23.40% 8.40% 15.00% 0.236 1.26 0.307 71.00% 3.27 2.89 0.38 3.11
Tyler Pike - - - 23 134.1 25 25 1 5 10 0 9.31 5.69 1.64 0.33 23.90% 14.60% 9.30% 0.223 1.45 0.3 71.70% 3.48 3.62 -0.13 3.97
Ricardo Sanchez Braves (A+) 20 100 22 21 0 4 12 0 9.09 4.14 2.2 0.9 22.00% 10.00% 12.00% 0.285 1.63 0.358 66.50% 4.95 4.06 0.89 3.7

Relief Pitchers

Name Team Age IP W L G GS CG SV K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 K% BB% K-BB% AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F xFIP
Jacob Webb - - - 23 60.1 4 2 35 0 0 2 9.85 5.22 1.89 0.3 26.30% 13.90% 12.40% 0.201 1.29 0.281 81.60% 2.24 3.35 -1.11 3.72
Adam McCreery - - - 24 57.2 3 1 35 0 0 5 12.64 5.15 2.45 0.16 32.50% 13.30% 19.30% 0.201 1.32 0.318 66.60% 2.97 2.67 0.3 2.71
Luis Mora Braves (A) 22 4.2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.86 0 0 0.00% 9.10% -9.10% 0.3 1.71 0.3 62.50% 3.86 4.81 -0.96 6.04
Caleb Dirks Braves (AAA) 24 40.1 2 2 27 0 0 2 10.04 2.9 3.46 1.34 26.30% 7.60% 18.70% 0.226 1.19 0.279 68.10% 4.02 4.24 -0.22 3.87
Bladimir Matos Braves (A) 23 57 3 3 36 0 0 1 10.58 4.89 2.16 0.79 26.50% 12.30% 14.20% 0.226 1.4 0.303 68.00% 4.11 4.21 -0.11 4.02
David Peterson Braves (AAA) 27 57.2 2 3 45 1 0 7 7.18 2.03 3.54 0.47 18.70% 5.30% 13.40% 0.283 1.35 0.343 62.50% 4.21 3.26 0.95 3.47
Michael Mader Braves (AA) 23 57 5 4 31 1 0 4 7.89 6 1.32 0.63 19.50% 14.80% 4.70% 0.22 1.51 0.268 68.40% 4.26 4.31 -0.05 4.23
Bradley Roney - - - 24 26 4 3 18 0 0 2 13.5 7.27 1.86 1.38 32.80% 17.70% 15.10% 0.227 1.65 0.333 62.50% 5.54 4.7 0.83 3.34
Chad Sobotka - - - 23 55.1 4 3 32 0 0 2 7.97 4.55 1.75 0.65 19.90% 11.40% 8.50% 0.279 1.59 0.346 65.60% 5.69 4.07 1.62 3.83
Joe Rogers - - - 26 34.1 2 3 20 3 0 1 10.75 6.03 1.78 0.79 25.30% 14.20% 11.10% 0.317 1.95 0.432 63.70% 6.29 4.16 2.13 3.78

Outfielders

Name Team Age PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP wSB wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+
Leudys Baez - - - 21 198 57 11 6 6 34 8.10% 22.20% 0.36 0.315 0.374 0.541 0.915 0.227 4.7 0.389 -1.5 38 12.8 0.408 149
Dustin Peterson Braves (AAA) 22 321 74 16 1 1 29 8.10% 20.90% 0.39 0.255 0.327 0.328 0.655 0.072 2.8 0.329 -0.7 31 -5.2 0.302 86
Keith Curcio Braves (AA) 24 415 81 12 6 4 18 8.90% 15.20% 0.59 0.221 0.291 0.319 0.61 0.098 5.8 0.253 -0.3 34 -10.9 0.285 76
Connor Lien Braves (AA) 23 384 68 19 2 9 31 6.30% 37.80% 0.17 0.196 0.265 0.34 0.605 0.144 6.7 0.304 1.9 31 -10.9 0.282 74
Stephen Gaylor - - - 25 146 31 4 2 0 5 6.80% 16.40% 0.42 0.235 0.294 0.295 0.589 0.061 7 0.287 0 11 -4.9 0.276 69

Infielders

Name Team Age PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP wSB wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+
Ray-Patrick Didder Braves (A+) 22 454 91 16 5 5 38 9.70% 25.30% 0.38 0.238 0.342 0.345 0.687 0.107 7.2 0.322 0.8 51 2.6 0.327 105
Carlos Castro Braves (A+) 23 347 92 15 1 9 52 2.00% 25.10% 0.08 0.279 0.303 0.412 0.715 0.133 3.2 0.349 -1.9 39 2 0.327 105
Travis Demeritte Braves (AA) 22 459 89 17 4 15 42 10.20% 27.20% 0.38 0.218 0.299 0.39 0.689 0.172 4.6 0.274 -1.7 49 -0.7 0.318 99
Omar Obregon - - - 23 155 37 7 2 0 8 8.40% 17.40% 0.48 0.268 0.329 0.348 0.677 0.08 4.2 0.33 -1.3 16 -0.6 0.314 96
Connor Joe - - - 24 323 65 13 4 5 33 11.10% 15.80% 0.71 0.232 0.323 0.361 0.684 0.129 4.1 0.264 -1.2 33 -4.3 0.31 88
Anthony Concepcion Braves (A) 22 317 61 6 4 5 33 10.10% 23.30% 0.43 0.227 0.324 0.335 0.658 0.108 6.7 0.287 1.1 35 -1.8 0.309 95
Luis Valenzuela - - - 23 277 66 18 4 2 23 4.70% 15.50% 0.3 0.258 0.301 0.383 0.684 0.125 6 0.299 -0.9 28 -2.4 0.309 92
Sal Giardina - - - 25 145 32 6 0 1 13 6.20% 22.80% 0.27 0.248 0.317 0.318 0.635 0.07 3.4 0.32 0.2 13 -2.2 0.3 86
Wigberto Nevarez Braves (A+) 25 50 10 2 0 1 5 6.00% 34.00% 0.18 0.217 0.28 0.326 0.606 0.109 5.6 0.321 0.2 4 -1.2 0.287 78
Andrew Daniel - - - 24 258 45 11 2 3 19 10.50% 23.60% 0.44 0.199 0.292 0.305 0.597 0.106 4.9 0.258 -0.7 21 -6.8 0.284 75
Alejandro Salazar Braves (A+) 20 367 84 16 2 1 27 2.20% 19.90% 0.11 0.241 0.259 0.307 0.566 0.066 3.5 0.301 -1.3 24 -15.3 0.262 61
Kevin Josephina Braves (A) 20 421 93 11 3 1 29 4.50% 19.00% 0.24 0.239 0.274 0.29 0.565 0.051 5.6 0.293 0.2 30 -18.1 0.26 63
Kevin Franklin - - - 22 117 17 3 0 1 6 4.30% 21.40% 0.2 0.155 0.197 0.209 0.406 0.055 1 0.188 0 2 -11.1 0.192 13

Catchers

Name Team Age PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP wSB wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+
Carlos Martinez - - - 22 156 40 2 0 0 11 7.70% 11.50% 0.67 0.288 0.355 0.302 0.657 0.014 1.5 0.328 -0.3 17 -0.5 0.313 98
Joe Odom - - - 25 53 13 2 0 0 4 7.50% 20.80% 0.36 0.277 0.333 0.319 0.652 0.043 0.6 0.361 0 5 -0.6 0.307 91
Tanner Murphy - - - 22 177 32 7 0 1 14 11.90% 19.80% 0.6 0.213 0.314 0.28 0.594 0.067 2.9 0.267 0.3 16 -3.9 0.287 79


Of the players outside of the top 30, who would you protect?

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