Atlanta Braves Minor League All Questions Answered, May Edition
This next month will bring the draft, and the beginning of the short-season leagues in the Atlanta Braves system, so it’s as if we’re just on the edge of things getting REALLY hectic around here!
I’ve had a few questions based on my mock drafts about who would be my draft list. If you hadn’t gathered from the posts, I don’t mock who I want to see in each pick or who I believe is the best player for each pick, I mock who I believe will be the choice based on all of the information I’ve received from all the places I can gather.
So here is my personal top 15 list for the upcoming draft, based on all the video I’ve watched, all the scouts I’ve talked to, and all the information I’ve gathered:
1. Mickey Moniak, OF, California HS
2. Jason Groome, LHP, New Jersey HS
3. Riley Pint, RHP, Kansas HS
4. Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer
5. Zack Collins, C, Miami
6. Delvin Perez, SS, Puerto Rico HS
7. A.J. Puk, Florida
8. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Alabama HS
9. Blake Rutherford, OF, California HS
10. Corey Ray, OF, Louisville
11. Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt
12. Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee
13. Connor Jones, RHP, Virginia
14. Joey Wentz, LHP, Kansas HS
15. Will Benson, OF, Georgia HS
Rules?! We don’t need no stinking rules!
Well, okay, a couple of suggested guidelines. This will primarily be answered by Benjamin Chase, the minor league coordinator around these parts, however any member of the Tomahawk Take team or any one of you can feel free to add your answer/comment to a question asked. Any question posted to this thread before Sunday at midnight eastern will be answered, so feel free to ask away, even if you don’t catch this on the exact day that it posted to the site! If the number gets to be too heavy, in the future I may set an earlier cut off time, but for right now, we’ll stick to keeping this open to new questions throughout the weekend.
Some Basic Info
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For those who are curious which players are on which rosters, here are the links to the pages for each of the Braves’ affiliates. There are always great tid bits of news on the team sites along with promotions and ballpark information if you get the opportunity to go to a game.
Let It Rip!
So, feel free to ask anything and everything about prospects that you may want to know! All you need to do is post a question in the comments section below, and as I have time, I’ll answer questions I can get to, and any others reading the post can certainly provide their own insight as well!
We’ll kick off June with another blitz of scouting reports again, starting with 2015 draftee A.J. Minter, and you’ll see some great things coming out as we get ready for the draft. Keep Tomahawk Take bookmarked for all your Braves minor league discussion!