Future Watch: Drew Waters Rookie Baseball Cards, BravesFuture Watch: Drew Waters Rookie Baseball Cards, BravesDrew Waters was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. This outfielder has a lot of promise.

He went straight from the draft to Rookie League ball with the GCL Braves. In 49 at-bats he hit three doubles, two homers and 10 RBI with a .347 batting average. He then moved on to the Danville Braves. In 149 at-bats he had 11 doubles, two homers, and 14 RBI.

In 2018, he started with the Rome Braves in A-Ball. When he was there, he smacked nine home runs with 36 RBI while swiping 20 bases. He also had 32 doubles and six triples. He got promoted to A+ ball playing for the Florida Fire Frogs. In 30 games he had seven doubles, and three triples while driving in three and hitting 268 in 30 games.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

In 2019, he started the season with the Mississippi Braves in Double-A. In 420 at-bats he hit 35 doubles, nine triples, five home runs and 41 RBI with a .319 batting average.

The year ended for him with a stint playing for the Gwinnett Stripers. In 107 at-bats he hit five doubles, two homers, 11 RBI with three steals and a .271 batting average.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

Waters has the chance to be an impactful hitter from both sides of the plate. Mechanical adjustments on his swing, particularly his stride, allowed him to be on time with his buggy-whip stroke. He’s better from the left side currently, but has shown the ability to make hard contact and drive the ball both ways, with raw power sure to turn into more consistent in-game pop as he matures. Waters’ plus speed works on the basepaths, where he is a threat to steal, and in the outfield, and he has every chance to stick in center field long-term. ETA 2021

Here’s a look at his swing and his speed:

 

He’s an exciting player to watch. Collect him now before he becomes a star in Atlanta.

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Future Watch: Drew Waters Rookie Baseball Cards, Braves – Stats

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2017 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk ATL 50 224 198 33 55 14 2 4 24 6 3 23 70 .278 .362 .429 .791 85 3 3 0 0 0
2017 18 -2.3 Danville APPY Rk ATL 36 166 149 20 38 11 1 2 14 4 2 16 59 .255 .331 .383 .714 57 2 1 0 0 0
2017 18 -1.5 Braves GULF Rk ATL 14 58 49 13 17 3 1 2 10 2 1 7 11 .347 .448 .571 1.020 28 1 2 0 0 0
2018 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ ATL 114 498 460 72 135 39 9 9 39 23 5 29 105 .293 .343 .476 .819 219 8 7 0 2 0
2018 19 -3.4 Florida FLOR A+ ATL 30 133 123 14 33 7 3 0 3 3 0 8 33 .268 .316 .374 .690 46 2 1 0 1 0
2018 19 -2.4 Rome SALL A ATL 84 365 337 58 102 32 6 9 36 20 5 21 72 .303 .353 .513 .867 173 6 6 0 1 0
2019 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 134 573 527 80 163 40 9 7 52 16 6 39 164 .309 .360 .459 .819 242 6 4 0 3 1
2019 20 -6.9 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 26 119 107 17 29 5 0 2 11 3 0 11 43 .271 .336 .374 .710 40 3 0 0 1 0
2019 20 -3.6 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 108 454 420 63 134 35 9 5 41 13 6 28 121 .319 .366 .481 .847 202 3 4 0 2 1
All Levels (3 Seasons) 298 1295 1185 185 353 93 20 20 115 45 14 91 339 .298 .354 .461 .814 546 17 14 0 5 1
Rk (1 season) Minors 50 224 198 33 55 14 2 4 24 6 3 23 70 .278 .362 .429 .791 85 3 3 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/28/2019.

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