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Braves Making the Team Meter - the Pitchers, Week 2

Rally up for the MTM! Not too much going on early in spring, but there are some who-are-they's getting noticed. I removed Anthony Lerew from the MTM due to injury and added Damian Moss.

As always the below summations reflect an optimistic look at each player's chances of making the team. For the purposes of the list below, we are assuming that John Smoltz, Tim Hudson, Tom Glavine, Rafael Soriano, Peter Moylan, and Will Ohman have already made the team.

The Hitters will be up tomorrow.

Player, Position Chance Notes
Manny Acosta, RHP
Mildly impressive between two spring outings.
Jeff Bennett, RHP
He has not thrown in a big league spring game yet. I would imagine he's gotten some work in at a simulated or intersquad game. Update [2008-3-5 12:44:46 by gondeee]: Bennett is apparently battling a bad sinus infection.
Blaine Boyer, RHP
After two very solid outings of two innings each, Boyer is looking like a strong early candidate to make the bullpen.
Buddy Carlyle, RHP
Good first outing. He may very quietly put together a nice spring.
Jairo Cuevas, RHP
Hasn't pitched in a major league game yet.
Mike Hampton, LHP
Injury-free for at least two innings of spring ball -- that's more than he made it through this winter.
Chuck James, LHP
His first planned start isn't until March 20th, but he's lobbying to get that moved up. If it is late March, that likely won't be enough time for him to get ready. His chances of making the team out of spring training are slipping.
Jair Jurrjens, RHP
As I said last week, I think Jurrjens might need more minor league time. I like his stuff and don't want to see him rushed.
Charlie Morton, RHP
Good first outing. He's got a live arm, but he's also got options left.
Damian Moss, LHP
It looks like he's going to get some solid looks this spring. Are we going to have a bullpen full of Aussies one day?
Chris Resop, RHP
He's been hittable early in spring training. Despite his bad outing several people were impressed with his "arm." Eventually all that "talent" needs to translate into "results," eh?
Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP
A great first start, which impressed Cox. With James still on the mend, Jo-Jo's stock goes up.
Jeff Ridgway, LHP
He's a lefty with a pulse.
Royce Ring, LHP
He's doing good so far.
Zach Schreiber, RHP
He might have had some nerves in his first spring appearance as he got touched up and blew a save, but then he got the win.
Phil Stockman, RHP
Not a peep.
Tyler Yates, RHP
He looked pretty good in his first work of the spring.
Francisley Bueno, LHP
He got banged up in his first spring appearance.
Jorge Campillo, RHP
Good first outing, but boy does he have an uphill battle to make the club.
Matt DeSalvo, RHP
He got blown up in his first outing, but did much better in his second. Apparently he has a big fan in Bobby Cox, who thinks DeSalvo could contribute in the bullpen.
Ryan Drese, RHP
Rather unimpressive his first time out.
Arrow Key:
= Chance of making the team is even.
= Chance of making the team is going down.
= Chance of making the team is going up.

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