While the Atlanta Braves have been one of the more active teams so far this offseason, they still have some work left to be done. The team spent the early part of the offseason fortifying its bullpen but still has holes at third base and in the starting rotation that will need to be addressed.
Atlanta remains interested in bringing back free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson but may also consider filling its needs through trade. If Alex Anthopoulos wants to deal then he will have his choice of a variety of prospects that have moved their way through Atlanta’s minor league system.
With the Winter Meetings just a couple of weeks away, MLB Pipeline highlights one prospect from all 30 teams that could be dealt this offseason. Right-handed Bryse Wilson made the list for the Braves. Wilson doesn’t have much left to prove at Triple-A but hasn’t had a lot of success at the major league level yet. Perhaps a consistent role would help unlock his potential and he could be an intriguing candidate for several teams either as a starter or out of the bullpen.
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Speaking of prospects, Baseball Prospectus released its updated prospect list for the Braves earlier this week. Cristian Pache tops the list and is followed by Ian Anderson and Drew Waters.
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is open to being traded to a contending team. Marte is due $11.5 million this upcoming season and has a $12.5 million club option for 2021. The Mets are one team that is reportedly showing interest in Marte.
Former Marlins and Angels first baseman Justin Bour is headed to Japan after reaching an agreement with the Hanshin Tigers. Bour spent last season with the Angels but put up a disappointing .172/.259/.364 line.