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Atlanta Braves 2017 Opening Day 40-Man Roster

2017 is the year the Braves organisation has been waiting for.  With the brand new ballpark completed and ready for action, the rebuilding process of the past two years has aimed to get a competitive team ready for this year.  The strong way the Braves finished 2016 created a lot of excitement around the Braves Nation and it is hoped that they continue this momentum into 2017.  The late-season addition of Matt Kemp in 2016 provided the spark the team was lacking for much of the year and Kemp returns this year to support lead-man Freddie Freeman.  

The additional clubhouse energy at the back end of last year was amplified by the promotion of top prospect, Dansby Swanson, who was acquired in a preseason trade with Arizona and has Rookie of the Year promise.  Other key roster additions for 2017 include three veteran starters, R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon and Jaime Garcia.  It is hoped these three will take some of the pressure off All-Star Julio Teheran, whilst allowing other pitching prospects such as Max Fried, Sean Newcomb, Aaron Blair and Matt Wisler additional time to develop.  It promises to be an exciting year!

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Players

 

Photo

Name

Position

Number

Bats

Throws

Jace PetersonSecond Base8
Left
Right

Adonis Garcia

Third Base13RightRight

Kurt Suzuki

Catcher

24

Right

Right

Bartolo Colon

Starting Pitcher

40

Right

Right

Jim Johnson

Relief Pitcher

53

Right

Right

Ender Inciarte

Center Field

11

Left

Left

Matt Kemp

Left Field

27

Right

Right

Nick Markakis

Right Field

22

Left

Left

Daniel Winkler

Starting Pitcher

58

Right

Right

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base

4

Right

Right

Freddie Freeman
1st Base
5
Left
Right
Dansby SwansonShortstop7RightRight

 

Emilio Bonifacio

Right Field

64

Switch

Right

Chase dÁrnaudInfielder
23
Right
Right
 

Anthony Recker

Catcher

20 

Right 

Right 

 

Josh Collmenter

Relief Pitcher 

55

Right 

Right 

 

Jose Ramirez

Relief Pitcher 

52

Right

Right

 

Chaz Roe

Relief Pitcher 

50

Right

Right

R.A. DickeyStarting Pitcher
19
Right
Right
Jaime GarciaStarting Pitcher
54
Left
Left

Mike Foltynewicz

Starting Pitcher

26

Right

Right

Johan Camargo

Infielder

67

Switch

Right

 

Micah Johnson

Infielder

2

Left

Right

Aaron BlairRelief Pitcher36RightRight
Jesse BiddleRelief Pitcher63
Left
Left

 

Eric O'Flaherty

Relief Pitcher

34

Left

Left

Max FriedRelief Pitcher
66
Left
Left
Jason HurshRelief Pitcher
61
Right
Right

 

Mauricio Cabrera

Relief Pitcher

62

Right

Right

Tyler FlowersCatcher
25Right
Right
Luke JacksonRelief Pitcher70Right
Right
Julio Teheran
Starting Pitcher
49RightRight

 

Ian Krol

Relief Pitcher

46

Left

Left

Jacob LindgrenRelief Pitcher
68
Left
Left
Akeel MorrisRelief Pitcher
62
Right
Right
Armando RiveroRelief Pitcher
69
Right
Right

Arodys VizcainoRelief Pitcher
38
Right
Right

Lucas SimsRelief Pitcher65RightRight

 

Sean Rodriguez

Infielder

15

Right

Right

 

Matt Wisler

Starting Pitcher

45

Right

Right

Rio RuizInfielder14LeftRight