It is difficult to find a weakness in this Atlanta Braves team that is already 20 games above .500. The Braves are top five in MLB in both team ERA and runs scored per game and own a solid 4.5-game cushion at the NL East throne.

The club looks set for the future too, signing most of its big-name stars to long contract extensions over the last year, keeping the Braves' core together until the late 2020s. The only issue for the Braves is the club's lack of trade pieces.

Adding before the trade deadline will be difficult for the Braves as Atlanta has the worst-ranked farm system in Major League Baseball and does not have a top-100 prospect. The strength in the Braves' minor system right now is pitching. Eight of the team's top 10 prospects are pitchers, with six of them being right-handers, and a few of them could be moved before the MLB trade deadline to strengthen this already formidable ballclub.


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Orlando Arcia (SS/2B)

How many experts predicted that at this point in the season, Orlando Arcia would be leading the Atlanta Braves in batting average? Arcia is hitting .341 and his OPS is a career-best .890. The bad news for Orlando is that he is hitting an unsustainable .404 on balls in play while his expected batting average is .273.