Position players to keep an eye on this Spring for Atlanta
While we may not expect any of these players to play significant roles, if any at all, in Atlanta this year due to, well let's just call it what it is, one of the best rosters in the league. There are a few to keep your eye on to get a better understanding of what this farm system has to offer. First up we have my top position prospect - Ignacio Alvarez, nicknamed Nacho Alvarez.
Nacho possesses above-average defense at both short and third base, features a great arm, and fantastic bat-to-ball skills when hitting. He knows the strike zone very well, highlighted by his 13.2 BB% rate, while striking out 17.4% of the time in 2023. Nacho should hit for average, but the biggest question is, will his game power match his raw power? If it does you have a Top 100 prospect and one that will be challenging for that shortstop role in the near future.
While you often carry as many catchers are you can during Spring, there are some intriguing options available for the Braves. Chadwick Tromp saw time in the majors last year and was solid at Triple-A with a .720 OPS and 16% BB/9. However, it's the duo of Drake Baldwin and Tyler Tolve who look to make names for themselves this year. Drake Baldwin saw fantastic success across three levels last year hitting .260/.385/.466 at A+, .321/.390/.396 at Double-A, and .333/.333/.583 (3 games) at Triple-A while Tyler Tolve hit .238/.304/.394 at Double-A.
The Atlanta Braves already have a talented roster so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is plenty more talent within the organization. Being a non-roster invitee is a big deal and gives fans a chance to see players during the Spring that they otherwise would not.