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Atlanta braves depth chart

Atlanta braves depth chart

Atlanta braves depth chart

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In terms of available free agents, I can’t imagine there’s any need or desire for Yadier Molina. Tyler Flowers still projects for a very strong 0.9 WAR in 211 PAs because of his thicc framing skill, and is a fairly ubiquitous option. It’s really just a matter of whether the Braves bother to sign him again. The other options beyond Flowers are mostly pointless; there’s little Tony Wolters, Rene Rivera, or Robinson Chirinos offer that the Braves can’t just replicate internally or by signing Flowers.

The Braves’ inning allocation is fairly stacked at this point, with Kyle Wright and Bryse Wilson still on the outside looking in at a bolstered rotation. Those guys will probably get first dibs on any injury-related opening and may work in longer relief stints depending on what the team needs. Still, there are a ton of pitchers floating around that would be decent as additional depth, should the Braves need them. Names like Collin McHugh, Trevor Cahill, and Mike Montgomery have a wide range of future outcomes, but some are nice, and could be had for not too much. Andrew Cashner was destroyed when he attempted to move to relief but has been an okay backend option otherwise; Zack Godley might benefit from such a move given how terrible he’s been as a starter since 2018. (Source: www.talkingchop.com)

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But that didn't last. Riley spent the back half of 2019 and the entire 2020 season trying to recapture that early flourish. This season, it finally happened. Riley led the Braves in homers (33), RBIs (107) and average (.303). After entering the season with a career total of minus-0.5 WAR (per baseball-reference.com), this year he posted a spectacular 6.1 bWAR and will likely earn significant support when NL MVP balloting comes out. (If it were up to Braves fans, he'd win in a landslide, as they spent much of October chanting "M-V-P" when Riley came to the plate.)

There’s no questioning the level of talent Newcomb possesses and once showed on the mound at Middleboro where the former Enterprise Player of the Year went 9-0 as a senior in 2011 with a 0.46 ERA and recorded 110 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched while leading the Sachems to a Division 3 South final appearance. (Source: www.enterprisenews.com)

 

 

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