Prospects: Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves – Top 5 Prospects for the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Season. Rankings are based on a Prospects potential to make a fantasy baseball impact during the 2010 season.
#1 – Jason Heyward – OF – Age: 20
Widely considered to be the best hitting prospect in the minors to end the 2009 season, Heyward at just age 20, will be given an opportunity to claim the starting RF job for the Braves during spring training to begin the 2010 season. With Matt Diaz and Eric Hinske the main competition for the starting job, there is little reason to think Heyward will not be in the Atlanta Braves lineup on Opening Day to kick off the 2010 season. However, if for some reason the Braves do elect to send Heyward to the minors to begin the 2010 season, then expecting a June call up should be nearly guaranteed to happen. And after the successful June call up of Tommy Hanson for the Braves last season, you can be sure the Braves will likely give that same opportunity to Heyward during the 2010 season. 20 homeruns and 80 rbi is definitely possible from Heyward as a rookie in 2010.

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