Found March 30, 2012 on BravesWire:
By Jim Pratt Editor’s note: In part-1 of his evaluation of future Atlanta Braves talent, BravesWire’s Jim Pratt graded the Braves’ young pitching talent. You can see part-1 here and part-2 here.  The weakest link in Atlanta’s pipeline from the minor leagues is undeniably the outfield. With seemingly no immediate help on the way and possible vacancies in both left and center field for the 2013 season, the Braves will be forced to fill those voids through trades or free agency. Most notable is the impending loss of center-fielder Michael Bourn, who will be a free agent at season’s end and will likely price himself out of the Braves’ plans. Potential replacements Matt Lipka and Mychal Jones are both more athlete than baseball player at this point in their development. The following is a look at the top five outfield prospects in the Braves system. Matt Lipka (Grade: B) – This former shortstop shifted to the outfield prior to last season, remaining in one of the premium up-the-middle sp...
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