Biggest Questions for Atlanta Braves Prospects in the 2024 Season

Greatest Questions for Atlanta Braves Prospects within the 2024 Season

The Atlanta Braves have a cultivate framework on the rise, but there’s still some answers we have to be get from those players

The cultivate framework of the Atlanta Braves is chock full of high-ceiling pitchers, with a few captivating position players scattered throughout the prospect rankings.

With pitchers and catchers detailing this week to urge the street to the 2024 season underway, what improvement steps do we ought to see taken this upcoming season?

Is there a genuine shortstop here?

One of the Braves weakest positions, on paper, is at shortstop, with as it were a number of prospects at the foremost critical cautious position in our cultivate framework rankings.

The three players we’re looking at to conceivably be the shortstop of the long run are Jose Perdomo (#6), Ignacio Alvarez (#7), and Sebin Ceballos (#14), and they’ve all got extraordinary questions.

For Alvarez, the greatest address is additionally the foremost fundamental – can he play the position? Drafted as a third baseman out of Riverside City College in 2022’s 5th circular, Atlanta didn’t begin playing Alvarez at brief until the 2nd half of his post-draft debut, when he moved from rookie ball to Single-A Augusta. Suppositions are partitioned among the prospect device whether or not Alvarez can stick there, with Baseball America noting that he’ll endure from foot speed and run concerns at shortstop and guessing that he’s bound to be a third baseman when it’s all said and done.

Ceballos has comparable questions to Alvarez almost his fit at third base – too a third baseman at college, in Oregon, he doesn’t have the advantage of Alvarez’s 117 professional games at brief to start to supply answers. But with his legacy as a Rawlings Gold Glove victor at third base, there’s going to be an endeavor to attempt him at shortstop in 2024 to see if his arrangement and protective instinctual can deliver Atlanta a future alternative at the position.

(Of specific note in these position changes is that neither guy, as of presently, profiles to have prototypical third base control, requiring their capacity to stay at shortstop.)

For Perdomo, it’s more of a address since he hasn’t played in a proficient amusement to date. Marked in January as the jewel of Atlanta’s universal free office lesson, Perdomo’s a virtual unknown. He’ll make a big appearance within the Dominican Summer Association this season and, on the off chance that everything goes right, we’ll have an opportunity to see him following summer for Florida Complex Alliance action.

Can Hurston Waldrep toss sufficient strikes?

Atlanta’s #1 (or #2 prospect, depending on who you ask), Waldrep led all 2023 MLB draftees in innings and strikeouts last season, wrapping up the year with a begin for AAA Gwinnett.

A non-roster invitee to spring training that’s apparently in the blend for the #5 spot out of spring preparing, there’s a squeezing address behind his advancement:
Can he throw sufficient strikes to stay in a rotation?

Appearing lifted walk rates in his college career, giving out free passes to 4.2 hitters per nine innings, his proficient make a big appearance was right in line with his college exhibitions, strolling 4.9 hitters per nine innings.

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