Atlanta Braves: Revisiting the trades made during the 2022 season

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21: Matt Olson #28 of the Atlanta Braves runs against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Truist Park on August 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Davis/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21: Matt Olson #28 of the Atlanta Braves runs against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Truist Park on August 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Davis/Getty Images) /
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July

Atlanta Braves acquire RHP Silvino Bracho from the Boston Red Sox for cash

The Braves made a total of five trades during July, the first of which came on the first day of the month when Atlanta acquired Bracho from Boston for cash. The 30-year-old reliever made only one scoreless appearance with Atlanta in the major leagues this season, while also owning a 2.25 ERA across 24 IP in Triple-A Gwinnett.

Atlanta Braves trade RHP Touki Toussaint to the Los Angeles Angels

After being DFA’d by the Braves on July 2, Atlanta traded Toussaint two days later to the Angels. The right-hander pitched 25.1 IP in the big leagues with Los Angeles this season where he owned a 4.62 ERA, along with a 3.00 ERA across 12 IP at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Atlanta Braves acquire 1B/C Leonel Callez from the Toronto Blue Jays

A day later, the Braves acquired Callez, a 21-year-old, from the Blue Jays. Callez appeared in only 13 games with the FCL Braves this season where he posted a .382 OPS.

Atlanta Braves acquire 2B Robinson Cano from the San Diego Padres for cash 

Atlanta made a move to acquire Cano, an eight-time All-Star, on July 10 from the Padres, with the veteran second baseman joining the major league club shortly after. Cano, however, appeared in only nine games with the Braves, posting a .377 OPS.

Atlanta Braves acquire the No. 35 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft from the Kansas City Royals for OF Drew Waters, RHP Andrew Hoffmann, and 3B CJ Alexander

The Braves final trade during the month of July came a day later as Atlanta acquired the No. 35 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft from the Kansas City Royals for Waters, Hoffmann, and Alexander.

With that pick, the Braves selected high school right-hander JR Ritchie, Atlanta’s current No. 6 prospect.

Waters, who is currently the Royals No. 7 prospect, was the centerpiece of the deal, and has since made his MLB debut slashing .210/.300/.387 across 22 games in the big leagues. The former second-round pick also held a .940 OPS across 31 games with Triple-A Omaha after joining the Kansas City organization.

Hoffmann, Kansas City’s No. 16 prospect, has since posted a 6.64 ERA across nine starts in Double-A since the trade.  Alexander is also in Double-A with Kansas City, having slashed .272/.313/.495 across 46 games.