2017 Atlanta Braves

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Top Lineup – Levels
C- Alex Jackson – HiA Florida/AA Mississippi
1B – Drew Lugbauer – L/R – Rookie Danville/LoA Rome
2B – Yunior Severino – DSL/GCL
3B – Austin Riley – R/R – HiA Florida/AA Mississippi
SS – Yenci Pena – R/R – DSL
LF – Jefrey Ramos – R/R – GCL/Rookie Danville
CF – Ronald Acuna – R/R – HiA Florida/AA Mississippi/AA Gwinnett  – (I’m not going to lie. It was insanely impressive what Acuna did last season. However, I’m sure I’ll be in the vast minority here, but I’m tempering bloated enthusiasm until he can do in the majors what he did in the minors last season. And due to the fact that he sits atop the 2018 prospect rankings, I’ll give readers a bonus pick at centerfield.)
*CF – Drew Waters – S/R – GCL/Rookie Danville
RF – Isranel Wilson – L/R – Rookie Danville/LoA Rome
 
 
Top 5 Starting Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. LHP Joey Wentz(19) / LoA Rome
 2. RHP Bryse Wilson (19)  / LoA Rome
 3. RHP Jeremy Walker(13) / LoA Rome
 4. LHP Ricardo Sanchez – (12)  / HiA Florida  “Legit UTR”
 5. LHP Tyler Pike – (12) / AA Mississippi
 
Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. RHP Josh Graham – (12) / AA Mississippi   “Legit UTR”
2. RHP Bladimir Matos – (12) / LoA Rome    
3. LHP Thomas Burrows – (7) / LoA Rome
** Burrows first season within the Braves organization. He came over with Luiz Gohara in the Mallex Smith deal. In 38 appearances, The 22-year old southpaw had an eye-popping 12.4 K/9 rate, along with a 52% roundball rate.