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2015 Braves Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Lucas Sims #2 Starter
2 Max Fried #2 Starter
3 Jose Peraza 1st Div. 2B
4 Ozhaino Albies 1st Div. SS
5 Rio Ruiz 1st Div. 3B
6 Michael Foltynewicz #3 Starter
7 Christian Bethancourt 1st Div. C
8 Ricardo Sanchez #2 Starter
9 Braxton Davidson 1st Div. LF
10 Garrett Fulenchek #2 Starter
11 Manny Banuelos #3 Starter
12 Arodys Vizcaino #4 Starter
13 Jason Hursh #4 Starter
14 Tyrell Jenkins Impact Reliever
15 Carlos Salazar #3 Starter
16 Mauricio Cabrera Impact Reliever
17 Jace Peterson 2nd Div. SS
18 Victor Reyes 2nd Div. LF
19 Chad Sobotka Impact Reliever
20 Johan Camargo 2nd Div. SS
21 Andrew Thurman Impact Reliever
22 Wes Parsons #5 Starter
23 Luis Merejo #5 Starter
24 Alec Grosser #5 Starter
25 Tanner Murphy 2nd Div. C
26 Edward Salcedo 2nd Div. 3B
27 Matt Lipka 2nd Div. LF
28 Josh Elander 2nd Div. LF
29 Juan Jaime Reliever
30 Daniel Winkler Reliever
31 Fernelys Sanchez 2nd Div. LF
32 Philip Gosselin Backup 2B
33 Todd Cunningham 2nd Div. LF
34 Elmer Reyes Backup SS
35 Cody Martin Reliever
36 Joey Terdoslavich Backup LF
37 Shae Simmons Reliever
38 Max Povse Reliever
39 Ian Thomas Reliever
40 Brandon Cunniff Reliever
41 Jean Carlos Gil Reliever
42 Williams Perez Reliever
43 Chris Johnson Backup 3B
44 Alex Wilson Reliever
45 Gus Schlosser Reliever
46 Joseph Daris Backup CF
47 Nate Hyatt Reliever
48 Andry Ubiera Reliever
49 Brady Feigl Reliever
50 Dylan Manwaring Backup 3B
51 Daniel Castro Backup 2B
52 John Cornely Reliever
53 Ryne Harper Reliever
54 Luke Dykstra Backup 2B
55 Tyler Brosius Reliever
56 Jordan Edgerton Backup 3B
57 Connor Oliver Backup LF
58 Kyle Kinman Reliever
59 Matt Marksberry Reliever
60 Michael Flores Reliever
61 Osvaldo Martinez Backup 3B
62 Justin Black Backup LF


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
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11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
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18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
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21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
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24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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