Where Braves' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 5th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Braves' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Ronald Acuna (MLB No. 2), OF -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)

2. (MLB No. 30), RHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

3. (MLB No. 31), RHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)

4. (MLB No. 49), LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB) -- DL

5. Ian Anderson (MLB No. 51), RHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

6. (MLB No. 58), LHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)

7. (MLB No. 83), LHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

8. (MLB No. 97), 3B -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

9. , OF -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

10. Joey Wentz, LHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

11. Touki Toussaint, RHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

12. Kyle Muller, LHP -- Rome Braves (A)

13. Bryse Wilson, RHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

14. , C -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

15. , LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB)

16. , OF -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)

17. Patrick Weigel, RHP -- Out for season

18. , C -- Extended spring training

19. Drew Waters, OF -- Rome Braves (A)

20. Derian Cruz, SS -- Rome Braves (A)

21. , 2B -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

22. Isranel Wilson, OF -- Rome Braves (A)

23. Tucker Davidson, LHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

24. Brett Cumberland, C -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

25. Anfernee Seymour, OF -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)

26. Freddy Tarnok, RHP -- Rome Braves (A)

27. , LHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)

28. Thomas Burrows, LHP -- Rome Braves (A)

29. Jasseel De La Cruz, RHP -- Rome Braves (A)

30. Drew Lugbauer, C -- Rome Braves (A)

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Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season

Team to watch

The Rome Braves have the most Top 30 prospects, with eight, followed closely by Double-A Mississippi and the High A Florida Fire Frogs, with seven apiece. But the place to be might be Gwinnett. While the Stripers have just four Top 30 prospects on their roster, three of them are among the top six. That, of course, starts with top prospect Acuna, so head there early to see him before his inevitable callup to Atlanta.

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Gwinnett Stripers

Mississippi Braves

Rome Braves

New faces

The Braves' Top 30 Prospects list doesn't include any players who were not with the organization last year.

On the shelf

Gohara was expected to compete for a big league rotation spot, but a left ankle sprain suffered in early March set him back. He should be ready to go in early May.

Weigel had fast-tracked his way to Triple-A in 2017 when he blew out his right elbow in June and needed Tommy John surgery. There's hope he might get back for the end of the '18 season, but it's likely to be '19 before the real Weigel returns.