Two Atlanta Braves SS Prospect Among MLB Pipelines Top Ten
By Fred Owens
Atlanta Braves shortstops Dansby Swanson and Ozhaino Albies were both named among MLB Pipeline’s Top Ten Prospects to Watch this year brining the total to five with the outfield list still to come.
Just a few weeks ago the Braves caught the Diamondbacks drooling over Shelby Miller and got them to reach into their player wallet and fork over Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson.
Inciarte figures to be an important part of the Braves outfield moving forward while Blair slipped into the Braves prospect list at number four and has an outside chance of breaking camp with the Braves but will certainly see time with the big team this year. That said no one expected them Diamondback to give the number one pick from last year’s draft for anyone particularly after they paid him $6.5M to sign.
Ranked the number four shortstop to watch this year, Swanson’s another product of the superb baseball program at Vanderbilt. He was name the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 College World Series and led Vandy back to the championship series this Oh and he was on the Academic Honor Roll at the Vandy in 2013 and 2014.
On the scouting scale future grades on 20-80 scouting scale Swanson grades out like this: