The Atlanta Braves pride themselves on being a functional MLB franchise with particular success in identifying young talent, coaching it, and putting it in a position to succeed in the league.
That sounds simple, but it’s really not.
You need to have the right people in place: great scouts and talent evaluators, a cutting-edge, up-to-date analytics department, and the right coaches to get the message to the players and get them to understand what’s required of them.
Add the general manager’s willingness to give these rookies and young players the right opportunities at the right time.
The Braves are, as discussed, very good at getting the best out of their top prospects.
Strider And Harris Are The Latest Young Braves Stars
The two players were the top two rookies of the 2022 season in the National League, with Harris taking home the award after hitting 19 home runs, stealing 20 bases and showing some excellent defense in the outfield at 21 years old.
The Braves had a hilarious way to celebrate their top two first-year stars.
“Which other MLB team had the top two Rookie of the Year nominees?,” they tweeted, with a video of Strider passing by and saying “none of them.”
Which other MLB team had the top two Rookie of the Year nominees? pic.twitter.com/kZrPtlIelK
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 15, 2022
It’s true: none of them had multiple Rookie of the Year finalists: just the Braves.
Strider was equally impressive, with 202 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA (1.83 FIP) in 131.2 frames this year.
The future is bright for the Braves.