ATL Boy wrote:Ruzious wrote:MLB.com rates the Braves farm system #1 in baseball. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/217383778/top-10-farm-systems-by-mlb-pipeline/
It'll be harder to stay there once Swanson and Albies are no longer considered prospects. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ronald Acuna jumping up to #1 on the Braves list at some point.
Swanson is gonna graduate on opening day, Albies due to his injury will probably stay a prospect into next year (due to his age and the Phillips signing, with would be smart to limit his ABs to make sure we don't cheaply lose a year of team control on him).
You mentioned Acuna, and along with him Maitan looks poised to shoot up the rankings.
I understand your logic there with Albies, but I'd rather the team not make getting an extra year of team control an issue. I'd like him to go to Atlanta when they think he's ready. Phillips is simply a place-holder that they're paying very little to keep. And Albies' injury shouldn't be that much of a factor - latest report I saw was that he could be ready for game action by the middle of next week.