3 Atlanta Braves prospects who could soon earn next level promotions

Keep an eye on these Atlanta Braves prospects potentially being on the move in the near future.
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While still a limited sample size, there are multiple Atlanta Braves prospects who are enjoying strong starts to the 2024 season so far as we have talked about before. However, could some of those same names also potentially be on the move in the near future?

Let's take a look at some of those prospects, as well as what each has done so far this season.

NOTE: Prospect rankings mentioned are according to MLB Pipeline

3 Atlanta Braves prospects who could soon earn next level promotions

Spencer Schwellenbach, Right-Handed Pitcher, Rome Emperors

Spencer Schwellenbach concluded his stellar 2023 season with three starts in High-A and has continued that run in Rome to begin 2024 by posting a 2-0 record with a 1.62 ERA and 15:4 K/BB ratio across 16.2 IP, while also holding opponents to a combined .155 average against. Atlanta's third-best prospect is likely set to make a few more starts in Rome going forward, but will certainly be promoted to Double-A soon, which will be the former second-round pick's debut at the level.

Owen Murphy, Right-Handed Pitcher, Rome Emperors

Atlanta's first-round pick from the 2022 MLB Draft, Murphy also had three starts in High-A toward the end of last season and has enjoyed a strong start to the 2024 campaign as well owning a 2-1 record with a 1.59 ERA and 27:6 K/BB ratio across 17 IP, as well as holding opponents to a .133 average against.

Murphy, similar to Schwellenbach previously, has never seen the Double-A level. However, that is likely set to change shortly should the former first-round pick and current fifth-best prospect maintain this current level of play.

Drue Hackenberg, Right-Handed Pitcher, Rome Emperors

We conclude with another High-A Rome pitcher, Drue Hackenberg, who made the jump from Low-A to Double-A a year ago after being drafted in the second round. Atlanta's tenth-ranked prospect has started this year with High-A Rome where he owns a 1-1 record, 1.86 ERA, 11:3 K/BB ratio, and a combined .200 average against through 9.2 IP. He is looking at a potential jump to Double-A once again this season and that wouldn't necessarily be that surprising either, especially considering he saw action at the level a year ago.

As you see, the Atlanta Braves have some great pitching prospects sitting at High-A Rome, and the Emperors may boast one of the most talented rotations in the Braves minor league system. Triple-A Gwinnett may be the one organization to rival the budding talent at the pitching position. However, these three arms are standing out the most at the moment.

The future looks extremely bright for the Atlanta Braves and fans will want to keep an eye on these names.

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