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Where Braves' Top 30 prospects are starting season

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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. Kyle Wright (MLB No. 30), RHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
3. Mike Soroka (MLB No. 31), RHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
4. Luiz Gohara (MLB No. 49), LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB) -- DL
5. Ian Anderson (MLB No. 51), RHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)
6. Kolby Allard (MLB No. 58), LHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
7. Max Fried (MLB No. 83), LHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
8. Austin Riley (MLB No. 97), 3B -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
9. Cristian Pache, 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. Alex Jackson, C -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
15. A.J. Minter, LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB)
16. Dustin Peterson, OF -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
17. Patrick Weigel, RHP -- Out for season
18. William Contreras, C -- Extended spring training
19. Drew Waters, OF -- Rome Braves (A)
20. Derian Cruz, SS -- Rome Braves (A)
21. Travis Demeritte, 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. Ricardo Sanchez, 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)

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. Kyle Wright (MLB No. 30), RHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
3. Mike Soroka (MLB No. 31), RHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
4. Luiz Gohara (MLB No. 49), LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB) -- DL
5. Ian Anderson (MLB No. 51), RHP -- Florida Fire Frogs (A Adv)
6. Kolby Allard (MLB No. 58), LHP -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
7. Max Fried (MLB No. 83), LHP -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
8. Austin Riley (MLB No. 97), 3B -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
9. Cristian Pache, 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. Alex Jackson, C -- Mississippi Braves (AA)
15. A.J. Minter, LHP -- Atlanta Braves (MLB)
16. Dustin Peterson, OF -- Gwinnett Stripers (AAA)
17. Patrick Weigel, RHP -- Out for season
18. William Contreras, C -- Extended spring training
19. Drew Waters, OF -- Rome Braves (A)
20. Derian Cruz, SS -- Rome Braves (A)
21. Travis Demeritte, 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. Ricardo Sanchez, 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.

Teams on MiLB.TV
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.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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