The Braves once had the consensus top farm system in baseball, which was flush with high-level prospects that would lead the organization back from their lengthy rebuild. Those aspirations came to fruition in 2018, and since then the Braves have continued to stock their major league roster with homegrown talent. Despite the countless promotions of top prospects over the past three or four seasons, the Braves still place very highly in farm system rankings. Baseball America ranked the Atlanta system fifth overall, while Keith Law ranked them sixth overall. These rankings don’t meet the lofty marks set in year’s past, but they are certainly impressive and speak to the depth that Atlanta possesses throughout the organization.
Projection systems have been highly variable as it pertains to the success of the Braves in 2021. FanGraphs pegs Atlanta for 89 wins and a second-place finish in the NL East.
The Braves have zero questions in one corner and a whole lot of questions in the other.
There are a lot of interesting quotes from Foltynewicz, including insight into the cause of his weight loss, velocity dip, and the lack of patience shown by the Braves. It’s great to see Folty get another shot and hopefully return to his best form.
The Royals traded prospects for Andrew Benintendi. Nobody knows why, considering the desolate state of their major league roster, but they now have a new left fielder.
Brandon Kintzler and Matt Joyce signed minor league deals with the Phillies on Wednesday.
The Red Sox add to their bullpen with the signing of Japanese right-hander Hirokazu Sawamura.