As we inch closer to the start of the season we will begin to see the finalization of a lot of top 30 prospect list and this afternoon MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo talks about his top 30.
Sitting atop of the throne are Atlanta Braves almost certain starting center-fielder Cristian Pache, and starting pitcher Ian Anderson. Braden Shewmake comes in at number five after an off-season of coaches and scouts raving about the work he’s put in while 2020 top draft pick Jared Shuster comes in at number eight. Michael Harris, fresh off of hitting an opposite-field homer just yesterday, finds himself right outside the top 10 coming in at number 11. Another intriguing ranking is another 2020 draft pick, Bryce Elder, who jumps onto the list at number 14 - a pick that all of the Talking Chop minor league crew were excited about when the Braves nabbed him in the final round and went over slot to sign him.
The list is filled with a lot of draft picks from the 2019 and 2020 draft classes and could see a lot of change, again, by mid-season with another full draft, the Braves having no restrictions on signing international free agents, and the graduation of both Ian Anderson and Cristian Pache from prospect status.