As the 2021 MLB Draft approaches, the Atlanta Braves will have many different potential options with their first-round pick.
There is no denying that of all the teams in Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves have had one of the best farm systems in the game for the past couple of seasons. Not only does this mean that your team or franchise is loaded with talent from top to bottom, but it also means that the Braves will be very good for years to come.
As the 2021 MLB Draft looms closer and closer, excitement begins to build on just how the Braves will add to their seemingly always talented farm system.
Who will the Atlanta Braves select in the 2021 MLB Draft?
The Braves will start adding to their system as they hold pick No. 24 in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft. While they hold numerous picks in this Draft, the first-rounder will arguably be the most impactful of all, which is why it is so highly anticipated on who they will choose.
Now obviously this draws the million-dollar question, who will they choose? That’s where this article hopefully comes into play.
This article will take a look at ranking the Braves positional needs from least to greatest going into the 2021 MLB Draft. While there are numerous players to account for when making this, I felt it was easiest to factor in only the internal options that are either top prospects making their way up through the minor leagues, as well as current big leaguers that will most likely still be with the team for the next 2-3 years.
So, let’s do it. Here are the Braves’ biggest positional needs going into the 2021 MLB Draft from least to greatest, starting with No. 6….
Ronald Acuna Jr – MLB
Cristian Pache – AAA
Drew Waters – AAA
Trey Harris – AA
Michael Harris – A+
The Braves future outfield has arguably one lone given at the moment with Acuna, but that could very easily change with fast-rising prospect Michael Harris emerging quickly. When looking at the depth for the future outfield as well, Pache and Waters are obviously pieces that stick out most, but prospects such as Trey Harris and Jesse Franklin could factor in as well.
While there will be a few intriguing outfielders available in the first round when Atlanta’s No. 24 pick rolls around, it would make since solely based on the current depth available that the Braves wait till the middle rounds. This group is loaded with talent, and will feature some prominent players for the Braves for years to come.