Top Prospects That Can Get the Atlanta Braves over the Hump Next Season

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Top Prospects That Can Get the Atlanta Braves over the Hump Next Season
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Evan Gattis led all rookies with 65 RBI in 2013

The Atlanta Braves' promising season came to a disappointing end on Monday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated them 4-3 in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Unfortunately, losing in the postseason has been a common trend for the franchise over the years. According to Tracy Ringolsby of

Eight consecutive postseason series lost. That's the second-longest streak of postseason failure in history, but while the Chicago Cubs' failure in 10 consecutive postseasons was spread over 88 years (from 1910 through 1998), the Braves have seen eight postseason opportunities go for nothing in the last 13 years.

Though there is no obvious solution to fix the Braves’ ongoing postseason struggles, the team should boast another impressive rookie class in 2014. Despite the lack of more impact talents such as Evan Gattis, Julio Teheran or Alex Wood in their system, the organization still houses several intriguing prospects that should contribute in some capacity at the major league level as early as next season.

Here’s a look at four top prospects that can help the Atlanta Braves get over the hump next season.

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