2012 Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Atlanta Braves Top Prospects.

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Julio Teheran RHP
Born: 1/27/1991
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 15-3, 2.55ERA, 144.2IP, 48BB, 122K, .232BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 5.03ERA, 19.2IP, 8BB, 10K, .276BAA

#2 Arodys Vizcaino RHP
Born: 11/13/1990
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 5-5, 3.06ERA, 97IP, 28BB, 100K, .225BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 4.67ERA, 17.1IP, 9BB, 17K, .239BAA

#3 Randall Delgado RHP
Born: 2/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: MLB Atlanta Braves
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 7-7, 3.88ERA, 139IP, 57BB, 135K, .255BAA
MAJORS: 1-1, 2.83ERA, 35IP, 14BB, 18K, .220BAA

#4 Brandon Drury 3B
Born: 8/21/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Danville Braves
2011 Combined Stats: .347, 23(2B), 8HR, 54RBI

#5 Andrelton Simmons SS
Born: 9/4/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lynchburg Hillcats
2011 Combined Stats: .311, 35(2B), 6(3B), 1HR, 52RBI, 26SB

#6 Tyler Pastornicky SS
Born: 12/13/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Gwinnett Braves
2011 Combined Stats: .314, 15(2B), 5(3B), 7HR, 45RBI, 27SB

#7 Christian Bethancourt C
Born: 9/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lynchburg Hillcats
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 16(2B), 3(3B), 5HR, 53RBI

#8 Sean Gilmartin LHP
Born: 5/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Rome Braves
2011 Combined Stats: 2-2, 3.09ERA, 23.1IP, 2BB, 31K, .228BAA

#9 J.R. Graham RHP
Born: 1/14/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Danville Braves
2011 Combined Stats: 5-2, 1.72ERA, 57.2IP, 13BB, 52K, .245BAA

#10 Nick Ahmed SS
Born: 3/15/1990
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Danville Braves
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 13(2B), 2(3B), 4HR, 24RBI, 18SB

#11 Zeke Spruill RHP
Born: 9/11/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Mississippi Braves
2011 Combined Stats: 10-11, 3.19ERA, 174.2IP, 40BB, 108K, .238BAA

#12 Navery Moore RHP
Born: 8/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: 14th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#13 Matt Lipka OF
Born: 4/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Rome Braves
2011 Combined Stats: .247, 21(2B), 3(3B), 1HR, 37RBI, 28SB

#14 Carlos Perez LHP
Born: 11/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Rome Braves
2011 Combined Stats: 4-10, 4.82ERA, 125IP, 66BB, 109K, .278BAA

#15 J.J. Hoover RHP
Born: 8/13/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Gwinnett Braves
2011 Combined Stats: 3-6, 2.64ERA, 105.2IP, 40BB, 117K, .200BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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