The Atlanta Braves parted with three of their top-10 prospects on Thursday when they traded shortstop Nick Ahmed, third baseman Brandon Drury and right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Justin Upton (via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports). Even though the Braves dealt some of the more promising young talent in their system, they also managed to retain all of their top under-the-radar players.
In selecting players for this article, I targeted prospects that are behind the developmental curve relative to their age, have a concerning medical history, lack significant professional experience or are simply under-appreciated.
Here’s a look at the five most underrated prospects in the Atlanta Braves’ farm system.
*All stats courtesy of BaseballReference.com