6 Atlanta Braves prospects with magnificent performances in the month of May

The Atlanta Braves minor league system is flourishing with young talent right now.
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Owen Murphy, Right-Handed Pitcher

May stats: 1-1 record, 2.12 ERA, 23:6 K/BB ratio, .158 AVG against across 17 IP (three starts)

Another of Atlanta's top prospects enjoying a strong May is Owen Murphy, who has made three starts with High-A Rome. Over that span, Atlanta's No. 5 prospect owns a 1-1 record with a 2.12 ERA and 23:6 K/BB ratio over 17 IP, while also holding opponents to a combined .158 average.

The former first-round pick is also enjoying a strong overall season with Rome, owning a 4-2 record with a 1.54 ERA and 60:12 K/BB ratio across 41 IP, along with opponents hitting for a .129 AVG against over his first seven starts. Similar to Waldrep previously as well, don't be surprised if Murphy is on the move very soon.

Drue Hackenberg, Right-Handed Pitcher

May stats: 2-0 record, 0.78 ERA, 22:8 K/BB ratio, .152 AVG against across 23 IP (four starts)

Another prominent member of that High-A rotation alongside Murphy is Drue Hackenberg, the Braves No. 10 prospect. Across his four starts during the month, the right-hander owns a 2-0 record with a 0.78 ERA and 22:8 K/BB ratio across 23 IP, with opponents also owning a combined .152 AVG against across his four starts.

For the season, Hackenberg made eight starts with High-A Rome, owning a 3-2 record with a 2.75 ERA and 41:22 K/BB ratio across 39.1 IP, while also giving up a .189 AVG to opponents. Because of this success, the former second-round pick could also be a name to watch for as potentially being on the move shortly.