Atlanta Braves: 10 Free Agent Starting Pitchers to Consider Signing
By Matt Melton
The Atlanta Braves will make many different moves throughout the offseason. Could signing a starting pitcher be one of those moves?
The Atlanta Braves will enter the 2022 season with what is already a talented starting rotation. Featuring some of the top young arms in the game, as well as an experienced veteran, let’s assume for the purpose of this article that the Braves 2022 rotation looks like this entering the offseason.
- Max Fried
- Charlie Morton
- Ian Anderson
While other names such as Soroka, Ynoa, Wright, Davidson, Touissaint, Muller, and more could factor-in at some point, it makes sense for the Braves to add at-least one veteran starter to this mix in the offseason.
Now there are multiple intriguing starters who could be possibilities for Atlanta available in free agency. However, how many of them are likely to actually happen?
Which starting pitchers will the Atlanta Braves target in free agency?
This will take a look at 10 free agent starting pitchers that the Braves should consider signing if available this offseason. As you likely know however, not all 10 of these starters will be available for the Braves for various reasons.
Because of the question on if these starters will be available for the Braves this offseason (price/year range, Qualifying Offer, etc.), I have decided to break these 10 pitchers into three different categories based on their potential availability:
- Unlikely to Happen, but Should Consider if Available
- It’s Possible, but Don’t Count on It
- Signings Most-Likely to Happen
Before we begin however, there are a few other starters who could also be potential options for the Atlanta Braves this offseason that should be mentioned as well: Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Cobb, Jon Gray, Alex Wood, Steven Matz, Dylan Bundy, Drew Smyly
So, here are 10 free agent starting pitchers the Atlanta Braves should consider signing this offseason, as well as the likelihood of a potential deal even happening.