Braves loaded with minor league talent

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 5, 2019

The Atlanta Braves have been on a tear this season with a solid group of young talent, and there are still more talented players waiting in the minor leagues.

One of the best prospects for the Braves is in Mississippi center fielder Drew Waters.

Waters was a second round pick in the 2017 draft.

Waters is currently hitting for a .326 batting average with 26 doubles, eight triples, five home runs and 29 RBIs.

One that Waters has to improve is going to be his strikeout to walk ratio. Waters currently has struck out 95 times and walked just 19 times.

Another solid prospect waiting in Double-A Mississippi is starting pitcher Tucker Davidson.

Davidson’s record isn’t impressive at 3-5, but he leads the Southern League in ERA with a 2.00 in 76 innings of work.

He has struck out 85 batters and walked 36 batters.

Trey Harris playing with the Florida Fire Frogs in his first professional season has been ripping the cover off of the ball.

While in Rome in Lower-A ball to start the year, Harris hit .366 with 14 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 44 RBIs in 56 games.

Now in Florida in Upper-A ball, Harris continues to swing the bat well as he his hitting .304 with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs in just 22 games.