Atlanta Braves: Top 5 MLB Debut Seasons of 2019

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Alex Jackson #12 of the Atlanta Braves (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves are full of young, talented players. We take a look at individuals who made their major-league debuts last season for the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves have one of the top farm systems in the league, so it’s always interesting to see when a player gets the call to make their major-league debut for this team.

The Braves had nine players make their major-league debuts in 2019.

Debuting Braves in 2019

  • Huascar Ynoa – Jun 16
  • Jacob Webb – Apr 16
  • Jeremy Walker – Jul 26
  • Austin Riley – May 15
  • Alex Jackson – Apr 7

Next, you will find a breakdown in order of total rWAR for the 2019 season for the Braves who made their major-league debuts.

5. Atlanta Braves Debut 2019 – Alex Jackson

Once upon a time, Alex Jackson was ranked as the 20th best prospect in the game by Baseball America. That was 2015, enter 2020 and he’s debatably the third-best catching prospect in the Braves’ system.

It didn’t take long for the Braves to require his services in 2019 after an early injury to Brian McCann forced the Braves to bring Jackson to the big leagues. Ultimately, he was unable to get one hit in his 13 at-bats and struck out five times.

It was a small sample size for the prospect but it left him with a -0.3 rWAR in his debut season. On the bright side, he did go back down to Gwinnett where he hit 28 homers in just 85  games.

4. Atlanta Braves Debut 2019 – Huascar Ynoa

Mid-way through June to replace the struggling Dan Winkler. Ynoa was only used in 3.0 innings, giving up six earned runs. His limited usage and poor results led to a -0.2 rWAR in his debut season.

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