Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Braves.2637321654.72
NL East3rd4th5th3rd
National League 4th10th13th12th

Schedule

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Sat Feb 24
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Sun Feb 25
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Tue Feb 27
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PIT
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Thu Mar 1
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Standings

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Washington0-00-0
Philadelphia0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Atlanta0-00-0
New York0-00-0
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Braves' Lucas Sims: Outside looking in for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims is in the running for the Braves' final rotation spot, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

It seems like Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Brandon McCarthy are locks to make the rotation, with Luis Gohara the favorite to swipe the fourth spot. This leaves just one spot remaining for either Sims, Sean Newcomb, Max Fried or Scott Kazmir (hip). Sims seems to be a bit of a long-shot for the role, mostly given the successes of Newcomb and Fried last season. That said, Sims' struggles in the majors certainly don't help his case. In 57.2 frames, he could only muster a 5.62 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP while striking out just 6.9 batters per nine. Sims would need to put together an outstanding spring to truly have a shot at overtaking the competition for the fifth rotation spot.

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Braves' Brandon McCarthy: Heads into camp with rotation spot secure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCarthy is considered to be a lock for the Braves' rotation this season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

With a number of very young arms in Atlanta, the 34-year-old righty seems poised to be the veteran presence on the pitching staff. McCarthy has proven to be a huge injury risk, but he did produce a decent 3.98 ERA with a mere 0.5 HR/9 in 92.2 innings with the Dodgers last season. He will likely be afforded as many innings as his body can handle this season while acting as the No. 2 or 3 starter for the Braves.

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Braves' Mike Foltynewicz: Expects to open 2018 in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz is considered an "essential lock" to open the season with a rotation spot according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager Brian Snitker, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander showed promise last season, producing a 3.94 ERA and an 8.6 K/9 prior to imploding in his final seven starts of the season. The home runs continue to be an issue (1.2 HR/9) and his hitter-friendly home park hurts him in that regard. That said, Foltynewicz's job in the Braves' rotation seems to be very secure, making him reasonably attractive in deeper formats if he can build upon his successes in 2017.

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Braves' Johan Camargo: Likely to open as starting third baseman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Camargo is expected to be the Braves' primary third baseman to start the regular season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Some reports swirled linking the Braves to various free agent third basemen, but with the market dwindling and spring training in progress, it seems like Camargo is going to be the man at the hot corner. The 24-year-old impressed in his first major-league stint, slashing .299/.331/.452 in 241 at-bats last season. He's also considered the team's best defensive infielder since Andrelton Simmons, so it's certainly reasonable for him to maintain his perch atop the third base depth chart. Rio Ruiz and Austin Riley (to an extent) are also in the mix for the starting gig, but Camargo appears to have the upper hand at this point.

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Braves' Mauricio Cabrera: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday after clearing waivers.

Cabrera was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for new signing Peter Moylan. The 24-year-old flamethrower struggled to a 6.49 ERA in 43 innings split between the three highest levels of the minors last year, walking more batters (45) than he struck out (38). His triple-digit fastball could eventually be a major-league weapon, but he'll need to have some idea where it's going in order to win a roster spot.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGFreddie Freeman , 1B.307
HRFreddie Freeman , 1B28
RBINick Markakis , RF76
OBPFreddie Freeman , 1B.403
SLGFreddie Freeman , 1B.586
REnder Inciarte , CF93
SBEnder Inciarte , CF22
WJulio Teheran , SP11
ERAR.A. Dickey , SP4.26
WHIPR.A. Dickey , SP1.37
KJulio Teheran , SP151
SVJim Johnson , RP22

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