I like to think of AAA more like a waiting room than a level per se, not every player even stops through AAA these days, and many are there for just a matter of weeks. It’s often rosters cluttered with failed prospects, long shots, and fringe MLB regulars that need a little seasoning. The International League, at least on paper far exceeds those expectations. With Vladimir Guerrero Jr. technically highlighting, there’s a strong crop behind him in Bo Bichette, Nick Senzel, Touki Toussaint, Dylan Cease, Nate Lowe, and others. The first half of the year should be deep with prospect showdowns particularly those games in which Gwinnett is involved. The Braves affiliate boasts the most loaded rotation and staff in the minors with three Top 100 arms on the roster. Should be a fun group to follow as many of these future stars debut on the big stage.
The South Atlantic League (Low A) or The Sally is a 14 team league with prospects from the Yankees, Mets, Rockies, Braves, Phillies, Giants. Orioles, Pirates, Red Sox, Nationals, Rangers, White Sox, Royals, and Mariners. While the league only has six Top 100 Prospects. the Sally is the first real test for prospects after leaving hitter friendly Rookie Leagues. This league is loaded with future Top 100 guys