Sunday was an active day across baseball with many teams finalizing plans before Opening Day. For the Braves, while many questions were answered last week, there were still a few more decisions to make before the start of the season.
The Braves made significant decisions for both their starting rotation and bullpen on Sunday. Both Jared Shuster and Dylan Dodd will make appearances for Atlanta to start the season, as both are projected to get a start within the first five games of the season for the Braves.
The Braves' first turn through the rotation, as of now:— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) March 26, 2023
Max Fried (March 30)
Spencer Strider (April 1)
Jared Shuster (April 2)
Charlie Morton (April 3)
Dylan Dodd (April 4)
For the Bullpen, both Nick Anderson and Michael Tonkin should be apart of the Braves bullpen on Opening Day. Further roster adjustments will need to be made for some of these names to officially be apart of the big league roster. For instance, Tonkin’s time in Atlanta could be short lived, as he could be a sensible name for Dodd to replace on the Braves 40-man roster before he makes his MLB debut.
While time will ultimately determine how the Braves will manage their 40-man roster over the next week, Atlanta will obviously be relying on plenty of new and somewhat unexpected sources of talent to start the season of right on the mound.
- Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario both hit home runs in a Spring Training Sunday Victory.
- Battery Power MiLB staff looks which Braves prospects have most pressure to perform well in 2023.
- The Braves rank second on Fox Sports ranking of the most talented 26 and under cores in baseball.
- MLB.com revealed its first power rankings for 2023, with the Braves coming in second behind the Astros.
- Amed Rosario and the Guardians have discussed a contract extension as he enters his final year before free agency in 2023.
- Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe will open in the season in the big leagues.
- Veteran Cole Hamels is focused on joining the Padres in June.