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Atlanta Braves 2018 Opening Day 40-Man Roster

2018 will see many of the Braves young prospects burst through to the Majors.  Most notable is Ronald Acuna, who is expected to be promoted in late April and is the number 2 overall prospect in MLB.  Besides Acuna, Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies will be hoping for big sophomore years to support Freddie Freeman at the top of the lineup.  Power (or lack thereof) remains a problem, but what the team lacks in home runs it expects to make up with solid contact and lots of extra-base hits.

Pitching will be interesting as lots of young faces battle for just five spots.  Teheran, Foltynewicz, Newcomb and McCarthy are the incumbents, but Sims, Fried, Gohara and co will be pushing them hard for a spot in the rotation.  The bullpen has been solidified this year and we can expect a much more competitive Braves team in 2018.

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Players

 

Photo

Name

Position

Number

Bats

Throws

Ozzie AlbiesSecond Base1Switch
Right

Ryan Flaherty

Third Base27LeftRight

Kurt Suzuki

Catcher

24

Right

Right

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher

32

Right

Right

A.J. Minter

Relief Pitcher

40

Left

Left

Ender Inciarte

Center Field

11

Left

Left

Preston Tucker

Left Field

20

Left

Left

Nick Markakis

Right Field

22

Left

Left

Daniel Winkler

Relief Pitcher

58

Right

Right

Charlie Culberson

2nd Base

16

Right

Right

Freddie Freeman
1st Base
5
Left
Right
Dansby SwansonShortstop7RightRight

Lane Adams

Right Field

18

Right

Right

Johan CamargoThird Base
17Switch
Right
 

Chris Stewart

Catcher

Right 

Right 

Rex Brothers

Relief Pitcher 

57

Left

Left

Jose Ramirez

Relief Pitcher 

52

Right

Right

Peter Moylan

Relief Pitcher 

30

Right

Right

Luiz GoharaStarting Pitcher
53Left
Left
Sean NewcombStarting Pitcher
15Left
Left

Mike Foltynewicz

Starting Pitcher

26

Right

Right

Rio Ruiz

Infielder

14

Left

Right

Ryan Schimpf

Infielder

12

Left

Right

Aaron BlairRelief Pitcher36RightRight
Jesse BiddleRelief Pitcher63
Left
Left

Sam Freeman

Relief Pitcher

39

Right

Left

Max FriedRelief Pitcher
54Left
Left
Jason HurshRelief Pitcher
56Right
Right

Shane Carle

Relief Pitcher

51

Right

Right

Tyler FlowersCatcher
25Right
Right
Grant DaytonRelief Pitcher75Left
Left
Julio Teheran
Starting Pitcher
49RightRight

Adam McCreery

Relief Pitcher

66

Left

Left

Jacob LindgrenRelief Pitcher
68
Right
Left
Akeel MorrisRelief Pitcher
61
Right
Right
Ricardo SanchezRelief Pitcher
65
Left
Left
Arodys VizcainoRelief Pitcher
38
Right
Right

Lucas SimsRelief Pitcher50RightRight

Peter Bourjos

Outfielder

12

Right

Right

Matt Wisler

Starting Pitcher

45

Right

Right

Chase WhitleyRelief Pitcher46RightRight