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Atlanta Braves 2015 Opening Day 40-Man Roster

The Braves 2015 roster was one of rapid and brutal reconstruction.  Following a late season collapse, wholesale changes were made in the back-office, which translated to wholesale changes on the field.  Concern amongst management was that the farm system had no Major League ready talent and there were a number of highly paid players not contributing enough, or approaching their final year before free agency.  As such, anyone with any discernable value was shipped away for prospects.  First was Jason Heyward, followed by Justin Upton, Evan Gattis, then Melvin Upton and Craig Kimbrel.  Their replacements are expected to compete for a Championship, but not this year.

Previous Years' Opening Day Rosters:

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Players

 

Photo

Name

Position

Number

Bats

Throws

Jace PetersonSecond Base8
Left
Right

Alberto Callaspo

Third Base1SwitchRight

A.J. Pierzynski

Catcher

15

Left

Right

Shelby Miller

Starting Pitcher

17

Right

Right

Jim Johnson

Relief Pitcher

53

Right

Right

Cameron Maybin

Center Field

25

Right

Right

Jonny Gomes

Left Field

7

Right

Right

Nick Markakis

Right Field

22

Left

Left

Alex Wood

Starting Pitcher

40

Right

Left

Chris Johnson

3rd Base

23

Right

Right

Freddie Freeman
1st Base
5
Left
Right
Andrelton SimmonsShortstop19RightRight

 

Kelly Johnson

Right Field

24

Left

Right

Joey Terdoslavich
Outfielder
54
Switch
Right
 

 Elmer Reyes

Infielder 

65 

Right 

Right 

 

Daniel Winkler

Relief Pitcher 

62 

Right 

Right 

 

Josh Outman

Relief Pitcher 

55

Left 

Left 

 

Manny Banuelos

Relief Pitcher 

64

Left

Left

Trevor CahillStarting Pitcher
34
Right
Right
Jason GrilliCloser
39
Right
Right

Mike Foltynewicz

Starting Pitcher

48

Right

Right

Phil Gosselin

Second Base

11

Right

Right

 

Eric Young Jr

Outfielder

4

Switch

Right

Shae SimmonsRelief Pitcher54RightRight
Jose PerazaInfielder70
Right
Right

 

Williams Perez

Starting Pitcher

69

Right

Right

Ian Thomas
Relief Pitcher
60
Right
Left
Luis Avilan
Relief Pitcher
43
Left
Left

 

Eury Perez

Left Field

8

Right

Right

Christian BethancourtCatcher
27Right
Right
Cody MartinRelief Pitcher57Right
Right
Julio Teheran
Starting Pitcher
49RightRight

 

Mauricio Cabrera

Relief Pitcher

66

Right

Right

Brandon CunniffRelief Pitcher
67
Right
Right
Mike Minor
Starting Pitcher
36
Right
Left
Tyrell JenkinsPitcher
63
Right
Right

Todd Cunningham
Outfielder
26
Switch
Right

Yean Carlos GilPitcher68LeftLeft

 

Andrew McKirahan

Relief Pitcher

52

Right

Left

 

Eric Stults

Pitcher

37

Left

Left


Juan Jaime
Pitcher
56
Right
Right

No Picture 

Dian Toscano

Outfielder

13

Left

Left

 

Arodys Vizcaino

Pitcher

38

Right

Right