Braves News: Braves with the most to prove, Keith Law's prospect rankings, more

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Spring training is at the forefront of Atlanta Braves fans minds at the moment and with good reason. We are mere days away from the mandatory reporting dates for spring training and we actually get to really dig into some baseball again with pre-season games coming just a couple weeks after that.

There are a few Braves players that have more to prove going into the 2023 season than usual. Whether it be replacing key departures, coming off of injuries, or just trying to fight off Father Time, we identified six players in particular with something to prove going into spring training.

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Elsewhere in the world of the Braves, Keith Law put out his Braves prospect rankings. It is safe to say that we don't agree with where he ranked a lot of these guys (you can compare our rankings), but it is still a worthy read to get another perspective on a Braves farm system that is more interesting that folks give it credit for.

Finally, long-time friend and all-around genius Ivan the Great put together a great breakdown of the Braves' pre-season projections along with using the power of math to create his own for our friends over at Battery Power. Seriously, just read anything Ivan will be better for it even if you are like me and don't understand all of it sometimes.

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Bo Bichette has certainly made his presence felt in the league since debuting for the Blue Jays, although a big chunk of his 2022 season was decidedly meh. Toronto is understandably still a big fan of his despite some approach issues and the two sides have reportedly reached a deal on a three year contract extension that avoids arbitration.

The Yankees have some real high-end talent in their farm system and while nothing is guaranteed with prospects, their future does appear to be bright. We should get a glimpse of that in spring training as top prospects Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez were given invites to big league spring training this go around.