Atlanta Braves Top 3 to Crack MLB’s ‘Top 100 Right Now’ in 2021

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Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Braves have one of the best groups of players in the league. The Braves took four spots on MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now list. We take a look at some players that could make the list for the first time next season.

The Atlanta Braves had a decent showing on MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now list. The three obvious position players and one pitcher cracked the century mark.

This season there will be 26 players on 30 teams across Major League Baseball. That means at any given point there will be 780 players in the Major Leagues. In order to make this list, a player is considered to be one of the top 12.8% in the league.

So, while our first instinct is to maybe feel a little cheated over certain rankings, a lot of this is splitting hairs. Let’s take a look at where the Braves landed this year.

12) Ronald Acuna Jr.
15) Freddie Freeman
55) Ozzie Albies
67) Mike Soroka

Technically, Josh Donaldson also made the list based on his 2019 with the Braves. So, they placed five players…not bad.

Heading into 2020 we have one pitcher and three hitters in the Top 100 Right Now. If the Braves are going to make the type of strides they’d like in 2020 then we’ll be wanting to see some more pitching on this list next year.

For example, the defending World Series Champions have three starting pitchers in the top half of this list.

14) Max Scherzer
20) Stephen Strasburg
48) Patrick Corbin

That’s tough to beat in a three-game set.

And how about their opponents?

7) Gerrit Cole
13) Justin Verlander
66) Zack Greinke

The Braves finished 12th in starter ERA in the majors and 11th in bullpen ERA last season.

Without further ado, let’s take a peek at the top three players that could breakthrough in 2020 and find themselves ranked among the game’s top 12.8% players.