It’s finally here. The Braves will open their quest for a 6th straight division today with dreams of donning the big trophy at season’s end. Let’s take a look at the Opening Day Roster:

Starting Pitchers

  1. Max Fried
  2. Charlie Morton
  3. Spencer Strider
  4. Jared Shuster

Relief Pitchers

  1. Nick Anderson
  2. Jesse Chavez
  3. Lucas Luetge
  4. Dylan Lee
  5. Collin McHugh
  6. A.J. Minter
  7. Joe Jimenez
  8. Kirby Yates
  9. Michael Tonkin

Breakdown: No real surprises here. Tonkin will likely see some innings early to see if there’s anything there that can stick in the bigs. If he does well, AA will have a tough decision to make when Braves activate Dylan Dodd as only Dylan Lee and Nick Anderson have options.

Position Players

  1. Travis D’Arnaud
  2. Sean Murphy
  3. Matt Olson
  4. Ozzie Albies
  5. Ehire Adrianza
  6. Orlando Arcia
  7. Austin Riley
  8. Ronald Acuna Jr.
  9. Michael Harris II
  10. Eddie Rosario
  11. Sam Hilliard
  12. Kevin Pillar
  13. Marcell Ozuna

Breakdown: As expected, Hilliard, Pillar, and Adrianza make the team as bench players, but my hope is that Hilliard can work his way into the lineup as the Braves really need to see what they have in him.

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