With the MLB Draft taking place this weekend there is no better time to talk about the future of the Atlanta Braves and their prospects.
This is a very exciting time of year for prospect evaluators. And you love talking about Atlanta Braves prospects, this is the week for you with the draft and the Future’s Game coming up.
Make sure you check out all our articles on Tomahawk Take covering the 2021 MLB Draft.
But here we’re going to be looking at who had the best week down on the farm for the Atlanta Braves.
Braves AAA — Gwinnett Stripers
Drew Waters: Speaking of the Futures Game, Mr. Waters will be there. And he’s doing it at just the right time with a recent hot streak seeing him hit .320 over his last 6 games with a couple of home runs and 3 stolen bases.
Touki Toussaint: He had his best outing of the year this past week as he continues to work his way back from injury. In 6 shutout innings he allowed just 2 hits and 1 walk with 11 strikeouts.
Kyle Wright: A name I haven’t mentioned enough in these articles, Wright was brilliant on Thursday tossing 7 shutout innings and allowing just a hit and a walk with 6 strikeouts.
Braves AA — Mississippi Braves
Braden Shewmake: The shortstop has played in just four games over the last 7 days but he’s made the most of it going 7-15 in that stretch with a home run. After a very slow start, he hit .264 in June and is hitting .450 in July.
Spencer Strider and Bryce Elder: These 2020 picks continue to impress. Strider struck out 11 in 5.1 in his start allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks. Elder allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings with 5 strikeouts.
Braves High-A — Rome Braves
Kevin Josephina: The 24-year-old infielder out of Curacao has put together a really solid season hitting .293 with a .754 OPS. This past week he .364 with Rome.
Jesse Franklin: Another 2020 pick making noise, Franklin brought the power this past week hitting 3 home runs. Like Shewmake, he got off to a slow start but hit .338 in June with 8 home runs and already has 4 home runs in July.
Coleman Huntley: In 8 innings this past week he allowed just 1 run on 1 hit and a walk with 7 strikeouts.
Braves Single-A — Augusta GreenJackets
Landon Stephens: The Miami (OH) product had another good week batting .438 with a home run and 4 walks for an OBP of .571 in 5 games played.
Bryson Horne: The first baseman has been getting some love so I thought I’d at least mention him here. He hit .286 this past week with a home run in 4 games played. But he’s been really consistent all year hitting .260 with 6 home runs and a .748 OPS.
Tanner Gordon: The righty out of Indiana allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and no walks over 7 innings with 6 strikeouts this week.
That will do it for this week’s minor league report. Which Braves prospect has you the most excited with their recent performances?