ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel released his annual Top 100 prospect list Thursday and the Atlanta Braves have four prospects among the group. There are no big surprises with both Ian Anderson and Cristian Pache cracking the Top 20. Drew Waters checks in at No. 34 while Shea Langeliers moves into the back of the list at No. 95.
Anderson and Pache are the big names here and both are expected to begin the season in the Majors and will exhaust their prospect eligibility. It will be interesting to see what midseason Top 100 lists look like for the Braves. Waters will get an opportunity to quiet some of the concerns that have risen in regards to his approach if and when the Triple-A season happens. Langeliers reportedly turned heads at the alternate site in 2020 and could also move up. Atlanta also has a number of lower level guys like outfielder Michael Harris that could garner some Top 100 buzz at some point this season.