Braves: 5 prospects that could be traded this offseason
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This is the one that is a bit out there, so bear with me as I try to explain myself.
Let me restate again that I’m not giving up on any of these guys or think they’ll be busts, but if the Braves are going to win a championship — not just a division — they’ll have to take some risks.
And I think it could be a worthwhile risk to trade Drew Waters while his value is at an all-time high.
Personally, and from what I hear from those in the know, Cristian Pache is the superstar of the two.
I don’t think there is any way the Braves part with Pache, but I could see them moving Waters in a blockbuster move.
Waters was a second-round pick back in 2017 and has done nothing but hit all throughout the minors.
In 2017 he hit .278 in 198 at-bats. And then in 2018 he hit .293 in 460 at-bats.
This past year he really elevated himself by hitting .309 across Double-A and Triple-A.
The switch-hitter has proven himself to be a very good hitter with speed.
But if I’m being honest, at best he becomes Ender Inciarte.
And that’s no knock, I love Ender Inciarte, but I think that’s the ceiling for Waters.
I could be wrong and maybe he becomes a perennial All-Star player, but I just don’t see that happening.
Instead, I think it could be wise for the Braves to trade from an area of depth while Waters’ value is very high to bring back a very good player.
Which prospects to do you think the Braves could trade this offseason? Let us know in the comments below.