C – William Contreras, Rome, .300/.370/.625, 5 HR, 21 RBI, SB
After starting the year in extended spring training, Contreras got going slow with the bat, but he’s been tremendous ever since, quite feasibly working his way to one of the system’s home run and RBI leaders by the end of the year at the pace he’s going.
1B – Griffin Benson, Danville, .321/.387/.589, 3 HR, 12 RBI
A 23rd round pick in 2016 out of high school, the big, switch-hitting Texan has taken off this year, struggling initially in Rome, but hitting well in Danville, showing the raw power his frame would suggest.
2B – Alejandro Salazar, Mississippi, .333/.350/.374, 11 RBI, 4 SB
One of the better defenders in the Braves minor league system, Salazar has been playing quite a bit of second base this year, especially as Didder plays next to him in Mississippi, and when they do, that’s one of the rangiest middle infields the organization can put together. In a second base group that didn’t have a great month, Salazar made good contact on the month.
3B – CJ Alexander, Danville, .379/.449/.534, 10 RBI, SB
The Atlanta Braves 20th round pick out of JuCo in Florida, CJ Alexander has been a tremendous performer for the Braves since he’s been drafted. He’s only hit one home run, but he’s knocked out three doubles and three triples.
SS – Luis Marte, Gwinnett, .380/.398/.510, 16 R, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 3 SB
The Braves signed Luis Marte after he was released by the Rangers organization, and he’s done nothing but hit since joining the Braves, playing his way from Mississippi up to Gwinnett. He may not have a long-term big league spot, but he’s a very solid upper minors producer this year at least.
OF – Drew Waters, Rome, .315/.370/.478, 18 R, 2 HR, 9 SB
His first full season has been incredibly productive. In the month, Waters really turned on his speed, stealing 9 bases on the month. Waters will very likely move his way significantly up top 100 prospect lists this offseason.
OF – Trey Harris, GCL, .349/.406/.524, 10 R, 12 RBI
The Braves drafted former Georgia high school outfielder Trey Harris out of the University of Missouri Columbia in the 32nd round. He’s starting to look like the next Jared James, a late round pick that shows out much better than projected.
OF – Justin Dean, Danville, .319/.441/.484, 24 R, HR, 14 RBI, 6 SB
Drafted by the Braves in the 17th round this past June out of Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina. He’s been hitting tremendously well the whole time, playing a solid center field and showing very good top-of-lineup skills. His biggest concern is his stolen base success as he’s currently 7/13 on the season.
Player of the month – He’s really shown his speed this month, but Waters is going to end up losing out to a teammate in William Contreras. He’s been showing big improvements on the defensive side, but he also sported the best OPS this month of any full-time player and drove in 21 runs.