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Braves' Tyrell Jenkins among prospects just outside Keith Law's Top 100

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The Atlanta Braves are well-represented in Keith Law's Top 100 prospects list and another Braves pitcher narrowly missed the cut.

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ESPN.com's Keith Law released his ranking of the best minor league systems in baseball along with his annual Top 100 prospects list earlier this week. The Atlanta Braves were well represented in both taking the top spot in his system rankings and landing seven prospects inside his Top 100. Today Law released a list of players who narrowly missed out on the Top 100 and it includes Braves pitcher Tyrell Jenkins.

On Jenkins, Law writes that Jenkins has a power arm and is a good athlete but falls just short of being an elite prospect due to a low strikeout rate and control issues. Shoring up just one of those areas in Law's estimation could lead to Jenkins reaching his ceiling as a mid-rotation starter.

The Braves acquired Jenkins along with Shelby Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals in the Jason Heyward trade. Jenkins began the 2015 season at Double-A before joining the rotation at Gwinnett. He made nine starts at the Triple-A level and allowed 43 hits in 45.1 innings while striking out 29. Jenkins finished with a 3-4 record and a 3.57 ERA in those nine starts.

Jenkins will go to spring training with the Braves next week and is likely to make his major league debut at some point this season.