17. Ambioris Tavarez
Personal Rank: 15
Ambioris Tavarez is currently the biggest mystery in the Braves system. The big grab for the Braves in the international signing period of 2021, the Braves used nearly all their bonus pool to grab Tavarez.
Despite the mystery, the hype is real around Tavarez. People are eager to see the kid in person.
He should finally come state side in 2021 but seeing as he is only 18 may spend most of his time at the complex and in rookie ball. Like a lot of young international prospects, Tavarez is a toolsy prospect, but there are still a lot of question marks.
The kid will need to spend several years in the Braves farm system before working his way towards a potential spot with the Atlanta Braves major league team.
Limited video make him harder to scout, but the current scouting reports love his potential.
The hit tool is considered to be average to above average combined with above average power that should grow as he fills out his frame. He projects to have average speed that could play well on the basepaths.
Maybe the most intriguing tool is Tavarez’s arm, which is considered elite. The strong arm will allow him to make throws from deep in the hole. Tavarez is currently listed as a shortstop but is projected to add bulk to his frame as he ages that might push him over to the hot corner.
The athleticism may allow him to stay at short and make him a more versatile defender.
We know the Braves like him a lot, seeing as they used almost their entire bonus pool in the last year of their international sanctions to grab him. He remains hard to rank due to the lack of video.
If he does indeed come stateside in 2022, Tavarez has potential to see his prospect rankings change drastically as we get more info on him.