Continuing with the prospect lists this offseason is Keith Law's. Law's is considered one of the best lists in the baseball community. How much you should look into this list compared to Jonathan Mayo's at MLB.com or Kevin Goldstein's at Baseball Prospectus or Baseball America's or John Sickels' at Minor League Ball is based on opinion, but at least it provides another view on the minors.â†µ
The only problem is this one costs money to look at because it's behind the Insider wall. Obviously, I can't provide the list in full, but I feel it worthy of mentioning the Braves on the list.â†µ
First off, Law ranks the Braves as third-best system in MLB behind the Royals and Rays. This is always great to see, and it shows the commitment the Braves have made to re-stocking the system after it was gutted a while back. It is officially back on track.â†µ
If you are an Insider, you can find the beginning of the top 100 here. The Braves on the list are Julio Teheran at #6, Freddie Freeman at #43, Arodys Vizcaino at #47, Randall Delgado at #50 and Mike Minor at #61.â†µ
Teheran is much closer to where he belongs than where Mayo had him. Law apparently does not think as highly of Freeman; No. 43 is very low for his potential impact, in my opinion. Vizcaino should not be ahead of Delgado, but three spots isn't that big of a deal. At least Delgado made the top 50, which is an achievement in itself. Minor is extremely low, and it appears his 2010 had zero impact on Law. Craig Kimbrel failed to make the top 100, which again is not that surprising to me, but it doesn't mean much to a reliever.â†µ
In other news, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has a new podcast up featuring John Coppolella, Director of Baseball Administration for the Braves.