Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round (41st overall) of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft…Signed by Dustin Evans.
Played the entire season at Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .240 (97-for-404) with 22 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 RBI...Also stole 28 bases, which were his most in a single professional baseball season...Drew 47 walks over 103 games with the Stripers...Enters 2022 as Atlanta's No. 3 prospect.
Received a non-roster invitation to Atlanta’s Spring Training…Played in a team-most 17 games and went 5-for-28 (.179) with one double, three RBI, two walks and three runs scored...Struck out in 14 of his 30 plate appearances (46.7%)…Drove in two of his three runs with a first-inning single on 2/24 off the Blue Jays’ Shun Yamaguchi...Split his time defensively between all three outfield positions, appearing in eight games in center field, six games in right field and four in left field...Spent the rest of the season at the club’s alternate training site...Ended the season ranked by MLB.com as the Braves’ second-best prospect, behind OF Cristian Pache.
Split the campaign between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .309/.360/.459 (163-for-527) with seven home runs, 52 RBI and 80 runs scored...Led all Atlanta minor leaguers in hits (163), doubles (40), triples (9, tied) and total bases (242)…Also ranked third in extra-base hits (56, tied) and runs (80, tied) and sixth in stolen bases (16)...Began the season with Mississippi and played in 108 games with the M-Braves before being transferred to Gwinnett on 8/5, where he finished the season...Named the Southern League Most Valuable Player…At 20 years old, became the youngest player to win the award since Delmon Young did so in 2005 as a 19-year-old for the Montgomery Biscuits...Tabbed a Southern League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star…Also won the league’s Player of the Week for the period of 6/10-16 (16-for-36, 4 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI in 9 games)…Won the Southern League batting title after hitting .319 (134-for-420), a Mississippi single-season franchise record…The mark was previously held by Ozzie Albies, who hit .315 in 2016...Also paced the Southern League in hits (134), doubles (35), triples (9) and extra-base hits (49), while finishing second in slugging percentage (.481) and OPS (.847)…Had a 30-game on-base streak from 5/23-6/26, the third-longest such streak in M-Braves history…Hit .388 (45-for-116) over the stretch with a .437 on-base percentage...Selected by the organization as the Mississippi’s co-Player of the Year with OF Cristian Pache… Was also named the M-Braves’ Player of the Month for April...With Gwinnett, hit .271 (29-for-107) with seven extra-base hits (5 2B, 2 HR) in 26 games…Also scored 17 runs, the most on the team from the time of his promotion through the end of the season...Finished the campaign ranked by MLB.com as Atlanta’s No. 2 prospect...Named by Baseball America as the “Best Hitter for Average” in the Braves organization...After the season, was selected to USA Baseball's Premier12 roster, marking the first opportunity for Team USA to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games...The roster was comprised of 28 players (15 pitchers, 13 position players) not on Major League 40-man rosters...Waters hit one home run, going 1-for-9 (.111).
Combined to bat .293/.343/.476 in 114 games between Single-A Rome and High-A Florida...Ranked in the Top 10 among Braves prospects in doubles (1st, 39), hits (2nd 135), stolen bases (2nd, 23), OPS (5th, ,819), batting average (6th, .293) and slugging percentage (6th, .476)…Named a South Atlantic League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star with Rome…Ranked fourth in the league in doubles (32, tied) and seventh in extra-base hits (47, tied)…Tabbed by the organization as Rome’s Player of the Year, and also earned Player of the Month honors for May (.325/.379/.675 in 20 games)...Garnered South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star honors.
Appeared in 50 games between the GCL Braves and Rookie-Advanced Danville, combining to bat .278/.362/.429...Ranked 10th among all Atlanta farmhands (min. 175 at-bats) with a .791 OPS.