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Rule 5 Draft Eligibility for the Braves Top 28 Prospects


The WORLD CHAMPION Atlanta Braves have until November 19th to add minor league players to their 40-man roster in order to protect those players from the Rule 5 Draft.

The following table reflects the Rule 5 eligibility for the Braves top prospects as presented by Fangraphs (dot) com. Only six players of the 28 listed prospects are eligible, with an even split of position players and pitchers. The eligible players are identified with red conditional formatting:

Org Rk Name Pos Level FV Risk ETA Age DOB ElgStrtDt Rule 5 Eligible
1 Cristian Pache CF MLB 55 High 2021 22.89 11/19/1998 06/05/2015 2019
2 Shea Langeliers C AAA 50 Med 2022 23.89 11/18/1997 06/05/2019 2022
3 Drew Waters CF AAA 45+ High 2022 22.78 12/30/1998 06/05/2017 2021
4 Michael Harris II CF A+ 45+ High 2024 20.59 3/7/2001 06/05/2019 2023
5 Kyle Muller MIRP AAA 45 Med 2021 24.01 10/7/1997 06/05/2016 2020
6 Jared Shuster SP AA 45 High 2023 23.18 8/3/1998 06/05/2020 2023
7 Ryan Cusick SIRP A 45 High 2025 21.66 11/12/1999 06/05/2021 2024
8 Braden Shewmake SS AA 40+ Low 2022 23.89 11/19/1997 06/05/2019 2022
9 Tucker Davidson MIRP MLB 40+ Med 2021 25.54 3/25/1996 06/05/2016 2019
10 Spencer Schwellenbach SS/MIRP 40+ Med 2026 21.11 5/31/2000 06/05/2021 2024
11 Spencer Strider SP MLB 40+ Med 2024 22.95 10/28/1998 06/05/2020 2023
12 Freddy Tarnok SP AA 40+ High 2022 22.88 11/24/1998 06/05/2017 2021
13 Vaughn Grissom SS A+ 40 High 2024 20.76 1/5/2001 06/05/2019 2023
14 Trey Harris LF AA 40 Low 2021 25.73 1/15/1996 06/05/2018 2021
15 Jasseel De La Cruz SIRP AAA 40 High 2021 24.29 6/26/1997 06/05/2014 2018
16 Victor Vodnik SIRP AA 40 High 2023 22 10/9/1999 06/05/2018 2022
17 Jesse Franklin V CF A+ 40 Med 2024 22.86 12/1/1998 06/05/2020 2023
18 Ambioris Tavarez 3B 40 High 2025 17.91 11/12/2003 06/05/2021 2025
19 William Woods SIRP AA 40 High 2022 22.78 12/29/1998 06/05/2018 2021
20 Cal Conley DH A 40 High 2025 21.98 7/17/1999 06/05/2021 2024
21 Bryce Elder SP AAA 40 Med 2024 22.39 5/19/1999 06/05/2020 2023
22 A.J. Smith-Shawver SP 35+ High 2026 18.64 11/20/2002 06/05/2021 2025
23 Adam Shoemaker SIRP 35+ High 2026 18.64 8/24/2002 06/05/2021 2025
24 Darius Vines SP A+ 35+ Med 2023 23.44 4/30/1998 06/05/2019 2022
25 Jared Johnson SP A 35+ High 2024 20.57 3/15/2001 06/05/2019 2023
26 Stephen Paolini CF A 35+ High 2024 20.88 11/23/2000 06/05/2019 2023
27 CJ Alexander 3B AA 35+ Low 2022 25.23 7/17/1996 06/05/2018 2021
28 Nolan Kingham SP AA 35+ Med 2022 25.14 8/18/1996 06/05/2018 2021

Eligible Pitchers

Org Rank Name FV ETA Age PA BB% K% AVG OBP SLG ISO Spd BABIP wSB wOBA wRC+
3 Drew Waters 45+ 2022 22.78 459 10.20% 30.90% 0.240 0.329 0.381 0.141 6.5 0.341 1.1 0.321 94
14 Trey Harris 40 2021 25.73 405 6.40% 17.80% 0.247 0.317 0.354 0.107 3.1 0.287 -0.6 0.305 89
27 CJ Alexander 35+ 2022 25.23 330 7.30% 31.80% 0.197 0.258 0.378 0.181 7.5 0.263 2.3 0.281 74

Eligible Position Players

Org Rank Name FV ETA Age IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 K% BB% WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP xFIP
12 Freddy Tarnok 40+ 2022 22.88 73.1 13.38 3.44 3.89 0.98 36.50% 9.40% 1.15 0.316 74.90% 3.44 3.21 3.56
19 William Woods 40 2022 22.78 10.2 6.75 3.37 2.00 2.53 17.40% 8.70% 1.41 0.267 93.20% 4.22 7.36 5.20
28 Nolan Kingham 35+ 2022 25.14 94.1 6.01 2.29 2.63 1.14 15.80% 6.00% 1.31 0.295 71.40% 4.58 4.53 5.18

40-Man Roster

As of November 12th, the team has 35 players on the 40-man. This figure includes 13 arbitration-eligible players, of which Mr. Mark Bowman identified the following as potential non-tender candidates: Arcia, Rodriguez, Heredia, Soroka, Camargo, Newcomb. Net of these six speculated non-tender's the team would have 11 open spots on the 40-man. However, that doesn't include any free agents or trade acquisitions this offseason.

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