With the minor league season getting started this week, the top farm system in baseball has all of its players and prospects in place.
The Atlanta Braves farm system took shape throughout the day on Tuesday as the team’s minor league affiliates announced their respective opening day rosters.
Atlanta has six minor league teams: Triple-A Gwinnett, double-A Mississippi, high-A Florida Fire Frogs, low-A Rome, rookie Danville and the Gulf Coast team.
Led by new manager Damon Berryhill, the G-Braves feature five of Atlanta’s top-30 prospects, including second baseman Ozzie Albies (No. 1), left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb (No. 5), right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims (No. 18), third baseman Rio Ruiz (No. 22) and right-handed pitcher Luke Jackson (No. 26).
Florida Fire Frogs
In their inaugural season, the Fire Frogs will be the home for seven of Atlanta’s top-30 prospects. Those players include outfielder Ronald Acuna (No. 8), left-handed pitcher Luiz Gohara (No. 11), right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint (No. 12), infielder Austin Riley (No. 13), left-handed pitcher Ricardo Sanchez (No. 20), catcher/outfielder Alex Jackson (No. 24), left-handed pitcher Drew Harrington (No. 26) and outfielder Braxton Davidson (No. 29) round out the eight ranked prospects.
Led again by manager Randy Ingle, the 2016 South Atlantic League Champion Rome squad will also feature several of the franchise top-30 prospects, including Ian Anderson (No. 5), Joey Wentz (No. 8), Anfernee Seymour (No. 20), Lucas Herbert (No. 23), Christian Pache (No. 28), Brett Cumberland (No. 29) and Darian Cruz (No. 30).
Link to the full team rosters by clicking the team names below: