Across the first half of the 2023 season, the Atlanta Braves saw multiple prospects make their Major League debuts, with the likes of AJ Smith-Shawver and Dylan Dodd among the most notable names. With the second half of the season well underway, let's take a look at three more prospects that could potentially be next to make their MLB debuts in the coming weeks.
3 Atlanta Braves' prospects who are potentially next to make MLB debut
RHP Darius Vines
Beginning with a potential September call-up, Vines is likely the biggest name in Atlanta's system who could potentially make their respective MLB debut later this season. Atlanta's No. 7 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Vines was added to the Braves' 40-man roster after reaching Triple-A last season but has seen limited action so far this year due to spending time on the injured list.
RHP Victor Vodnik
Another prominent name in Atlanta's system, Vodnik, the Braves' No. 10 overall prospect, could also potentially make his MLB debut in the near future. The right-hander is enjoying a strong 2023 season in Double-A Mississippi, owning a 2.79 ERA, four saves, and a 53:21 K: BB ratio across 38.2 IP out of the bullpen, as well as holding opponents to a .167 AVG against.
RHP Allan Winans
As for the final name on this list, Winans is not necessarily someone you might be familiar with at the moment but is likely a pitcher that is quickly becoming well-known in Atlanta's system. A former 17th-round pick by the Mets from the 2018 MLB Draft, the 27-year-old right-hander is currently in his second season with the Braves organization, owning a 7-3 record with a 2.81 ERA and 89:25 K: BB ratio across 102.2 IP in Triple-A Gwinnett, with 13-of-18 appearances having been starts.
These are three prospects that have the potential to be called up next for the Braves this season. The pool of talent in the Atlanta farm system has dwindled in recent years so it's good to see some players doing well and working their way to the bigs.