Stock Up, Stock Down for Atlanta Braves' Top 10 Prospects for Week 16

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Atlanta Braves' Top 10 Prospects for Week 16
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Former Braves prospect Alex Wood made his second career start on July 25 against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Mets were as eager to see Wood pitch as Braves fans were, jumping all over him for eight hits and four runs and sending him out of the game after one out in the fifth. 

With Tim Hudson out for the year and Paul Maholm on the disabled list, though, both Wood and Brandon Beachy will hold a spot in the rotation for at least a couple more starts. 

With a rotation of Beachy, Wood, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Julio Teheran, the Braves rotation currently has an average age of 24.4 years old.

Depending on how the first three names listed pitch over the next couple weeks, it's very feasible that Atlanta trots out that rotation the rest of the season. The young rotation and the performance of the Braves outfield are easily the most intriguing second-half storylines for Braves country.

What happens when Paul Maholm returns from injury? What will Atlanta's postseason rotation look like? Weigh in below!

*Prospect rankings courtesy of MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. Weekly statistics taken from Baseball-Reference.

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