Three Outside Candidates to Replenish The Atlanta Braves Outfield
When looking at what the outfield currently looks like for the Atlanta Braves, many fans are concerned at what a drastic difference it is from a couple of months ago.
When looking at the Atlanta Braves depth chart and examining the outfield as of right now, the options are slim.
While there is still Ronald Acuña Jr., his return will be delayed to later in the season — perhaps May or June at best.
2021 NL RBI Leader and Gold Glove Award winner Adam Duvall, who played a huge role in getting the Braves to the postseason and winning their first World Series since 1995, was tendered a contract by the Braves for the 2022 season and will be wearing white and red another season.
Along with Duvall, Guillermo Heredia and Orlando Arcia, who played key bench bat roles in 2021, will also be returning to the Braves.
Marcell Ozuna also just came back into the lineup, a player who many think the Braves should part ways with due to his arrest earlier this year.
Despite this, there are multiple options that the Atlanta Braves could pursue. One of these easy options is to simply bring back many familiar faces, such as NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario, World Series MVP Jorge Soler and the one man who can rock pearls and win a World Series ring, Joc Pederson.
However, suppose that all of these players that helped The Atlanta Braves win it all in 2021 left in free agency and found new homes.
Considering there’s a lockout within Major League Baseball, it is obvious that there will not be any free agent signings until the internal chaos is figured out. So, any signings that may be thought about for the Braves or any team will be pushed until the lockout concludes.
With the current status of the outfield on the Braves depth chart, here are three options for players who the Braves could turn to for options of replacing their outfield for the 2022 season.