Atlanta Braves: Looking back at the Trades Made during the 2021 Season
Atlanta Braves 2021 Trade Deadline Trades
Atlanta Braves acquire OF Eddie Rosario from the Cleveland Indians for 3B Pablo Sandoval
The Braves made multiple moves on the day of the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline (July 30), with the first being to acquire Rosario from the Indians.
Rosario was on the IL when acquired from Cleveland, and spent some time in Triple-A Gwinnett before joining the big league club. Since Joining the Braves back on August 28, Rosario has been impressive slashing .290/.357/.677 with six home runs and 12 RBI’s across 62 at-bats.
In return, Cleveland acquired Sandoval whom they instantly released. Sandoval has not played since this deal was made back on July 30.
Atlanta Braves acquire OF Adam Duvall from the Miami Marlins for C Alex Jackson
Only a few minutes after acquiring Rosario, the Braves added yet another outfielder acquiring Duvall from the Marlins. After hitting 22 home runs this season with Miami, Duvall has appeared in 47 games so far this season with Atlanta where he has slashed .241/.305/.552 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI’s.
The Marlins received Jackson in return who has slashed .141/.234/.263 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s in 35 games since.
Atlanta Braves acquire OF Jorge Soler from the Kansas City Royals for RP Kasey Kalich
Acquiring their fourth outfielder in two weeks, as well as the third of deadline day, the Braves acquired Soler. After posting a .658 OPS with 13 home runs through 94 games this season with Kansas City, Soler has posted an .845 OPS with 11 home runs and 25 RBI’s in 47 games with Atlanta batting primarily in the two-hole.
In return the Royals received Kalich, Atlanta’s fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M. Working as a reliever in the minor leagues with the Braves throughout his career, Kalich has pitched in a similar role with the Royals currently posting a 4.12 ERA through 14 relief appearances in High-A.
Atlanta Braves acquire RP Richard Rodriguez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for SP Bryse Wilson and SP Ricky DeVito
The Braves’ final trade of the 2020-21 offseason/season was the club acquiring Rodriguez from the Pirates. Pitching in numerous different innings out of the bullpen with Atlanta, Rodriguez has since posted a 2.78 ERA across 22.2 innings so far.
The Pirates in return received Wilson, Atlanta’s fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, as well as DeVito, Atlanta’s eighth-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Wilson has made eight starts with Pittsburgh this season posting a 4.91 ERA, while DeVito has not yet made an appearance yet in the Pirates organization.
It appears that the Braves were on the winning side of almost all of their trades this season, especially at the deadline. Will these moves help carry Atlanta into the postseason?