Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves

NL East
Stadium
SunTrust Park
Roster
# Name POS BAT THW HT WT DOB (Age)
RP L L 6' 0" 215 09/02/1993 (26)
RP R R 6' 7" 225 07/10/1993 (26)
RP R R 6' 8" 215 06/02/1986 (33)
RP R R 6' 4" 220 10/22/1982 (37)
RP L L 6' 2" 210 11/25/1987 (32)
RP R R 175 05/28/1998 (21)
RP R R 200 08/15/1993 (26)
RP R R 205 06/12/1995 (24)
RP R R 6' 2" 210 08/24/1991 (28)
RP R R 6' 2" 215 03/28/1985 (34)
RP R R 220 07/08/1994 (25)
RP L L 195 07/15/1992 (27)
RP L L 6' 5" 255 06/12/1993 (26)
RP R R 6' 4" 197 11/17/1988 (31)
RP R R 6' 3" 185 06/20/1996 (23)
RP R L 6' 5" 248 07/10/1989 (30)
SP R R 6' 1" 225 12/20/1997 (21)
SP L L 6' 4" 205 12/27/1983 (35)
SP R R 175 06/26/1997 (22)
SP R R 6' 4" 220 10/02/1995 (24)
SP L L 6' 4" 190 01/18/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 4" 200 10/07/1991 (28)
SP R R 6' 4" 225 08/04/1997 (22)
SP L L 215 03/25/1996 (23)
CF R R 185 11/19/1998 (21)
CF L L 5' 10" 190 10/29/1990 (29)
CF R R 6' 0" 180 12/18/1997 (21)
LF R R 6' 1" 215 09/04/1988 (31)
LF R R 6' 3" 220 04/02/1997 (22)
LF L L 6' 1" 210 11/17/1983 (36)
1B L R 6' 5" 220 09/12/1989 (30)
2B S R 5' 9" 165 01/07/1997 (22)
3B S R 6' 0" 195 12/13/1993 (26)
C R R 6' 2" 215 12/25/1995 (23)
C R R 6' 2" 210 02/10/1989 (30)
C R R 6' 4" 260 01/24/1986 (33)
C R R 180 12/24/1997 (21)
SS R R 6' 1" 190 02/11/1994 (25)
Team News
Blue Jays Interested In Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dallas Keuchel

The Toronto Blue Jays are interested in starting pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel, among other free-agent starters. It's no secret that Toronto is in need of improving their starting rotation, but they won't shop at the top of the market for arms like Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. Ryu was one of the best starters in the game last year, going 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 163 K's in 182 2/3 innings (29 starts) for the Dodgers. Keuchel signed late with Atlanta and was decent with an 8-8 record, 3.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 112 2/3 frames (19 starts). Ryu is the higher-upside arm if he's healthy, but both pitchers would face bigger challenges in the tough American League East and in hitter-friendly Toronto.

6 days ago
Braves, Cole Hamels Agree To One-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves and left-handed starter Cole Hamels agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal on Wednesday, according to sources. The veteran southpaw was looking for a short deal with a contending team, and he gets it with the Braves. Hamels is no longer the dominant pitcher he was earlier in his career, but he can still be plenty effective and should have a shot to pick up plenty of wins with the contending Braves. The 35-year-old went 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 143 K's in 141 2/3 innings (27 starts) with the Cubbies in 2019. Health could be an issue moving forward, but Hamels should have mixed league appeal in his new home.

5 days ago
Nationals Pursuing Josh Donaldson

The Washington Nationals are pursuing third baseman Josh Donaldson heavily. It could mean that the Nationals believe they have no chance of re-signing Anthony Rendon, who is the most coveted position player on the open market this winter. Donaldson, 33, doesn't have the upside that comes with Rendon and he has his own injury concerns to boot, but he had a nice bounce-back season with Atlanta in 2019, slashing .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs, 96 runs and 94 RBI in 549 at-bats. A former American League MVP, Donaldson has plenty of fantasy appeal for his power stick if he stays on the field, and D.C. would be a fine landing spot for a multi-year contract.

5 days ago
Braves Still Planning To Use Mark Melancon As Closer

The Atlanta Braves are still planning on using relief pitcher Mark Melancon as the closer to start next season, even after signing Will Smith on Thursday. Melancon, who also pitched for the Giants last year before coming over to Atlanta, had a 3.86 ERA and 11 saves in his 23 appearances for the Braves. He had his shaky moments in a Braves bullpen that was a weakness, but at least for now he's expected to open next year with the ninth-inning duties. Smith was one of the better closers in baseball in 2019 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 96 K's and 34 saves in 65 1/3 innings. He'll still be attractive late in drafts for holds, but he'll lose a lot of value if he's playing second fiddle to Melancon.

24 days ago
Rangers Making Push For Josh Donaldson

The Texas Rangers are making an aggressive push for third baseman Josh Donaldson. The Los Angeles Times' Jorge Castillo also reported that the Dodgers, Nationals, Phillies and Braves are pursuing the 2015 American League MVP and three-time All-Star. Donaldson will turn 34 in December and is coming off a rebound season with Atlanta in which he hit 37 home runs with a .900 OPS in 155 games. He's expected to decline his one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer, which means a team will have to give up a draft pick to sign him in free agency. Along with Anthony Rendon, Donaldson is the biggest free-agent third baseman on the market. Landing in hitter-friendly Texas wouldn't be the worst spot for Donaldson from a fantasy perspective.

26 days ago