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We’re 12 days into December, and the Braves have been pretty active in the market. Let’s take a look at the offseason’s moves thus far and gauge the Braves 40-man roster to see who could be the first to go should a spot need to be opened.

Braves Offseason Transactions


Almonte, Tomlin, Smyly, Muller, Mayfield and Morton were all added to the 40-man roster which now sits at 38. With little room left on the 40-man, and additional moves to make, let’s take a look at who could be on the chopping block should Anthopoulos need a spot.

Braves 40-man Roster


  1. Ian Anderson
  2. Tucker Davidson
  3. Grant Dayton
  4. Jasseel De La Cruz
  5. Max Fried
  6. Luke Jackson
  7. Chris Martin
  8. Tyler Matzek
  9. A.J. Minter
  10. Charlie Morton
  11. Kyle Muller
  12. Sean Newcomb
  13. Phil Pfeifer
  14. Will Smith
  15. Drew Smyly
  16. Chad Sobotka
  17. Mike Soroka
  18. Josh Tomlin
  19. Touki Toussaint
  20. Jeremy Walker
  21. Jacob Webb
  22. Patrick Weigel
  23. Bryse Wilson
  24. Kyle Wright
  25. Huascar Ynoa

Breakdown: Chad Sobotka still sticks out like a sore thumb here and is likely the first pitcher dismissed should Braves need a spot. From there, my eyes are on the 2 non-guaranteed contracts: Luke Jackson and Grant Dayton. Barring a trade, the rest of the group seems to be safe.

Position Players

  1. William Contreras
  2. Travis d’Arnaud
  3. Alex Jackson
  4. Ozzie Albies
  5. Johan Camargo
  6. Freddie Freeman
  7. Jack Mayfield
  8. Austin Riley
  9. Dansby Swanson
  10. Ronald Acuna Jr.
  11. Abraham Almonte
  12. Ender Inciarte
  13. Cristian Pache

Breakdown: Jack Mayfield is the type of pickup one sees nearly every year as he’s the guy that when 40-man rosters start to get their stockings stuffed, Anthopoulos will quietly pass through waivers, but promise Mayfield a Spring Training invite, of which he’ll likely take. From there, Ender Inciarte might finally be released should Anthopoulos be unable to find a poor contract swap. However, it’s worth noting that Cristian Pache needs to spend about 3 weeks at AAA for the team to grab an extra year of service from him, so this thought could be pushed back a bit and that’s downright scary. Johan Camargo and Abraham Almonte are worth keeping an eye on, but they’ll likely make it to spring training. Almonte, due to the nature of his contract being split, will likely stick on the 40-man past spring training and into the regular season getting regular playing time at Gwinnett as a *break glass in case of emergency* type option. It could very well be that he’s got a built in opt-out as is so common with these types of contracts.

Thanks for reading on Braves 40-man Roster. If you enjoy this piece and love the roster speculation, check out this piece in which Jeremy and I had a lot of fun speculating on Ender Inciarte Trades.