We take a look at the top performers in the Atlanta Braves farm system from the previous week of the 2021 Minor League Baseball season.
One of the great things about have a Minor League season is that when your team is struggling like the Atlanta Braves are, you can look to the future for hope.
That’s what we’ll try to deliver every week in our farm report as we update you on the brightest up-and-coming prospects in the system.
Braves AAA — Gwinnett Stripers
Travis Demeritte — Not really a prospect anymore, but he could play a role with the Braves at some point this year with all the outfield injuries. Demeritte is off to a great start hitting .370 in 7 games with 4 home runs and 10 RBI.
Orlando Arcia — Again, not a prospect, but if someone on the infield goes down the Braves won’t lose much with Arcia coming up. He’s hitting .333 with a team-high 5 home runs in 9 games.
Tucker Davidson — He’s been brilliant through two starts for the Stripers this year allowing just 1 earned run on 7 hits and 3 walks with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings. I have a feeling we see him return to the big leagues at some point in 2021.
Dylan Lee — Not that the Braves need more lefties right now, but Lee has been good out of the bullpen for Gwinnett pitching 4 scoreless innings (1 unearned run) with 5 strikeouts.
Braves AA — Mississippi Braves
Trey Harris — It should shock no one at this point to know Trey Harris is hitting the ball well — that’s all he really does. Through 8 games he’s hitting .286, but has zero extra-base hits.
Greyson Jenista — He leads the team with a 1.154 OPS thanks to 2 homers, a triple, and 4 walks through 19 at-bats. It’s nice to see the former second-round pick off to a good start.
Shea Langeliers — The future catcher of the Braves has been solid at the plate hitting .263 with 2 home runs and a 1.023 OPS.
Victor Vodnik — The right-handed reliever and 14th round pick by the Braves in 2018 hasn’t allowed a run in 4 innings with 5 strikeouts so far this year.
Braves High-A — Rome Braves
Michael Harris — The best prospect in the system hasn’t disappointed so far hitting .297 with a home run through 9 games to go along with 2 stolen bases. It would be nice to see the strikeout percentage go down some.
Bryce Ball — The other big bat at Rome has 2 homers in 8 games and has drawn 10 walks.
Cody Milligan — A ninth-round pick by Atlanta in 2019, the second baseman is hitting .435 in 7 games with a home run and a team-leading 1.090 OPS.
Ricky DeVito — One of my favorites, he’s been solid to start the year allowing just 2 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks over 9 innings with 10 strikeouts.
Indigo Diaz — A 27th round pick in 2019, he’s struck out 11 batters in 5.1 innings while allowing just 1 hit.
Gabriel Noguera — This 24-year-old left-handed reliever has been lights out so far allowing just 1 hit through 3.2 innings with 8 strikeouts.
Braves A — Augusta GreenJackets
Willie Carter — A 34th round pick in 2019, outfielder Willie Carter is hitting .429 with 1 home run and 7 RI through 21 at-bats.
Javier Valdes and Ricardo Rodriguez — The catching tandem for Augusta has been excellent with Valdes hitting .400 and Rodriguez hitting .333 with a tank.
Alec Barger — A 17th round pick in 2019 out of NC State, the righty starter has a 1.04 ERA in 2 starts with 11 strikeouts in 8.2 innings.
Darius Vines — Drafted in the 7th round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Cal State-Bakersfield, Vines has yet to give up a run in 2021 through 9 innings with 10 strikeouts.
That does it for this week’s farm report. Let us know in the comments below who you’ve been impressed with the most in the early going.