Atlanta Braves: Looking back at the Trades Made during the 2021 Season

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: (L-R) Eddie Rosario #8, Adam Duvall #14 and Jorge Soler #12 of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after their win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 5, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The Braves defeated the Rockies 9-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: (L-R) Eddie Rosario #8, Adam Duvall #14 and Jorge Soler #12 of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after their win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 5, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The Braves defeated the Rockies 9-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Outfielder Joc Pederson of the Atlanta Braves (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

Atlanta Braves 2021 Early-July Trades

Atlanta Braves trade OF Tyler Neslony to the Chicago White Sox

The Braves began the “real” trade season by sending Neslony to the White Sox back on July 11 with the return for Atlanta still TBD. Since joining the Chicago organization, Neslony has slashed .355/.444/.678 with seven home runs and 28 RBI’s across 38 games in Double-A with the Birmingham Barons.

Atlanta Braves acquire OF Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs for 1B Bryce Ball

In what was arguably the biggest trade of the season up to this point, Atlanta acquired Pederson who was the first of many outfielders the Braves would trade for leading up to the MLB Trade Deadline to help fill the hole left by the injured Ronald Acuna Jr.

Since being acquired from Chicago on July 15, Pederson has appeared in 58 games for the Braves so far where he has slashed .234/.311/.386 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s.

In return the Cubs received Ball, one of the Braves Top 30 overall prospects at the time. Having since fallen out of Chicago’s Top 30 prospects, the 22-year-old first baseman has slashed .207/.351/.380 with seven home runs and 21 RBI’s in 53 games in High-A with the South Bend Cubs.

Atlanta Braves acquire C Stephen Vogt from the Arizona Diamondbacks for 1B Mason Berne

Making a move to acquire some catching depth, Atlanta acquired Vogt on July 16, only a day after they traded for Pederson. Serving as the Braves backup catcher since the move, Vogt slashed .171/.247/.250 with two home runs and eight RBI’s across 75 at-bats before recently landing on the IL.

In return, Arizona received Berne, a 25-year-old first baseman who was a former 33rd round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. Since the move, Berne has slashed .210/.288/.343 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s across 29 games in Low-A.