Top 20 Braves PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review
"Salty is a big disappointment, although he's been banged up physically.
It will be very interesting to see how various prospect experts grade
him at the end of the year. I am undecided on that myself. It doesn't
fit with their reputation, but there have been several pitching
disappointments in this organization this year. I still love Chuck
James though, and Startup looks intriguing."
He's right on the money when he says we have had some major pitching disappointments. Jake Stevens, Anthony Lerew, and Joey Devine have endured to most publicized declines. Jairo Cueves, Luis Atilano, and James Parr are guys who have not quite lived up to their ability this year although it is far too early to give up on any of them. Also, the emergence of Jo-Jo Reyes and Matt Harrison give the Braves a few arms to be proud of.