Tomahawk Take’s Atlanta Braves Prospect Rankings: 30-26

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28. Greyson Jenista

Personal Rank: 31

The 2nd round pick for the Braves out of Wichita State in 2018, Greyson Jenista’s prospect status has dropped in recent years.

He did have a solid season in Mississippi in 2021, hitting .216/.343/.465 with 19 HR, 45 R, 42 RBI, 7 SB, and a 124 wRC+. The biggest concern for Jenista is the strikeouts. He struck out in 35.9% of his plate appearances.

He has 60 grade raw power but has trouble making consistent contact. On the flip side, Jenista is very patient, walking 15.5% of the time.

Some have wondered if Jenista is too patient, and this leads to him getting in pitcher’s counts leading to the higher strikeouts. However, if Jenista can consistently get on base by working counts, it may be a worthy trade off for now.

He will need to eventually make consistent contact so the power can play, especially as he advances through the minors.

Jenista is an average fielder and can play either first or corner outfield spot. His strong arm has allowed him to get extended time in right field.

Right now, he projects more as a power bench bat who can fill in at the corner outfield positions if needed. Unfortunately, he does not appear to have a high ceiling, and will probably never be a consistent everyday player.

He is a lefty, and can play multiple defensive positions well, so he could end up in a strong side platoon if his contact skills develop. At the very least, his plus power makes him interesting that he should find an opportunity in the majors at some point.

For Jenista, he could see time in Gwinnett in 2022. If he performs well, there could be an opportunity for him to contribute at the major league level. It might be in a bench or platoon role, but the opportunity could be there.

There is also the possibility that Jenista could be an intriguing trade piece for the Braves. He could be a solid 3rd or 4th piece in a trade.

Jenista also benefits from a universal DH that would open more jobs for sluggers like him.