It’s fun to read about these guys and dream a little. And, from a Ben Badler (Baseball America) story, this is what one scout had to say about Maitan, the most fun of them about which to dream:
“Nobody is a can’t miss,” said one scout, “but it’s hard to see him missing. And he got better as I saw him more and more. It’s tough to bet against the bat. I saw him hit a ton in games. The approach is really sound. He can discern a ball from a strike. He’s going to strike out a bit because of the swing plane, but I think he’s going to hit and hit for power.”
These also aren’t the only guys the Braves will sign and may not even be the only guys on this Top-30 list the Braves will sign. Gonna be interesting to follow.
John Gant was rather impressive tonight, giving the Braves 6.2 innings and allowing only two doubles, two walks, and one run while striking out five against the organization that drafted him and then traded him away last year. Freddie Freeman (2-for-4) continues to be on fire, and Ender Inciarte has played like a major-leaguer for at least a week now. Hunter “Found Money” Cervenka got a huge, bases-loaded K (against a righty!) in the 7th.
IWOTM, of course, but the Braves looked mostly-competent again. If they’re not careful, they’re going to jeopardize their ability to take Jeren Kendall or Kyle Wright at the top of next year’s draft.