Braves in the 2009 Arizona Fall League

Here are the Braves farm hands who will be representing Atlanta in the 2009 Arizona Fall League:

Jason Heyward, OF:  The top prospect in baseball will be on display in the premier Fall/Winter league for prospects. Coming in as the top prospect, there will be a lot of eyes on him. This will be a good test to see if he can handle the pressure.

Freddie Freeman, 1B:  He was put on the disabled list today with an injured wrist, so his status in the AFL is currently in doubt. The Braves will probably take a wait and see approach, and make a last minute decision as to whether he should participate.

Brandon Hicks, SS:  The once-promising shortstop prospect has struggled this season, succumbing to strikeouts and a lack of power. Can he bounce back in the hitter friendly AFL?

Mike Minor, LHSP:  The Braves top pick in the 2009 draft will get his first big showcase, and face a tough test in the hitters paradise of Arizona. Can he survive that level of competition unscathed?

Craig Kimbrel, RHRP:  The Braves top relief prosepct will get yet another chance to prove he can help the club in the bullpen in 2010.

Jeff Lyman, RHRP:  A real under-the-radar guy who is having a solid year after converting from a starter to a reliever.

Lee Hyde, LHRP:  This 2006 4th-rounder is bouncing back from surgery last season. He has been terrific in relief at Myrtle Beach, and was only recently promoted to double-A. It looks like the Braves want to try and move him fast.

What, no Matt Young this year?

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