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Seven Braves Prospects Selected for Keith Law's Top 100 Prospect List

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The praise and accolades for the Braves farm system continued this morning as Keith Law recognized several Braves prospects in his Top 100 prospect list

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, we covered the organizational ranks of farm systems that ESPN's Keith Law releases each year in conjunction with his top 100 prospect list. Law spoke at length on how the Braves have completely overhauled their farm system in the last 18 months or so from one of the worst farm systems in baseball to, in his view, the best farm system in the majors.

Today, Keith rolled out his Top 100 prospect list and its clear why he came to the conclusion he did regarding the Braves farm system

This is an Insider article, but the gist of the Braves side of things is that Law really likes the Braves' prospects. He has Dansby Swanson (13), Ozhaino Albies (20), Sean Newcomb (30), Aaron Blair (39), Kolby Allard (43), Touki Toussaint (80), and Max Fried (96) all made the list. That's 5 Braves prospects in the top 50 prospects, which is an impressive feat to say the least.

There are several interesting things with Keith's list with the aggressive rankings of Allard, Touki, and Fried in addition to the omission of third base prospect Austin Riley. However, Keith has talked a bit about how he likes the high upside players the Braves have acquired (in particular with the trades with the Diamondbacks) and he also mentioned that the Braves have a couple other players which could justifiably be put in the top 100, so that explains the methodology in some respects.

Five of the seven prospects on Law's list were acquired in trades in the last year or so with Allard being drafted in 2015 and the still teenage Ozzie Albies being the longest tenured Brave. If this list and others like them are any indication, the Braves have a lot to look forward to in the coming years.