Next 30 — Pitchers
Pitchers (15): Ian Anderson, Kyle Muller, Tucker Davidson, Bryse Wilson, Jasseel De La Cruz, Patrick Weigel, Thomas Burrows, Victor Vodnik, Chris Rusin, A.J. Minter, Chad Sobotka, Philip Pfeifer, Touki Toussaint, Jacob Webb, and Huascar Ynoa.
I decided to combine both starters and relievers here because I think it’s likely that all of them get used as relievers at some point during this season.
The first five mentioned there — along with Touki — are obviously still possible options to make spot starts if needed.
Davidson is the one who I pegged during spring training 1.0 as the most likely to make his Major League debut this year. But with the depth of healthy starters the Braves currently have, it’s hard to see any of them breaking through as starters unless a couple of guys go down.
Of course, with the virus still spreading around, it’s very possible we have a couple of guys taken out by it, which is why these guys need to stay in shape and do their best to stay away from the virus as well.
Wilson, Weigel, Burrows, Rusin, Minter, Sobotka, and Webb are all guys who I think could be called up as relievers at some point.
Especially Webb if he’s healthy as he was really good in 2019.
I think it’s important that the Braves take all of these pitchers to Gwinnett and get them as many innings as possible — even if it is in simulated games against teammates.
While we may not need them in 2020, and I hope we don’t, it will be huge for their development going forward when we do need them.
Those are the 60 players I think the Braves will carry into spring training 2.0. Let me know if you think I left anyone out in the comments below.