Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach is Atlanta's high A club. Standouts such as Salty and Chuck James started here last year. It should be noted that Myrtle Beach is a great pitchers park, so pitching stats should be looked at with slight skepticism and guys who still have great offensive numbers, like Salty, should be praised.
- Jose Ascanio got a look in spring training this year and is one of the best arms in the Braves system.
- Luis Atilano, Jake Stevens, and Kelvin Villa are guys with good potential but have yet to live up to it yet.
- Keep an eye on Matt Harrison and James Parr as they could rise through the system quickly.
- Clint Sammons is a relatively good catching prospect. The problem is that he is in the same organization as McCann, Pena, Salty, and Max Ramirez. Defense is Sammon's best attribute so I think he will make a good backup someday.
- Steven Doetsch surprised people with a good year last year and hopes to prove that it was not a fluke.
- Brandon Jones is possibly the best athlete in the system. If he can turn his athleticism into production he will become a top prospect.
- Finally, I don't know much about Ardley Jansen but I think I should note that he played with Andruw Jones for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic in March.