Sickels ranks the Braves system 27th.
27) Atlanta Braves (8): System thinned out very quickly due to graduations, trades, injuries. Strengths: There is still good depth in pitching, though the highest ceiling arm (Julio Teheran) is enigmatic. Weaknesses: hitting. Tools players like Christian Bethancourt and Edward Salcedo are developing poorly with the bat.
Is anyone else really, really concerned with where we are going to be as a franchise in 4 or 5 more years? Freeman and Heyward will command big contracts and we may not be able to afford both of them. If Medlen, Beachy, and Minor all continue to develop we won't be able to afford all of them. J-Up will be gone. McCann will likely be gone. Our farm system has been gutted over the last few years, and the TV contract is going to really start fricking us over in a few years as more and more large market teams sign far more lucrative deals.