3 Reasons Atlanta Braves Have Best Pitching Staff in NL

Did you know the Braves have the best pitching staff in the NL, if not the best in all of baseball? Here are some of the statistics and reasons behind the dominance.
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Atlanta Braves Have Best Bullpen

Kirby Yates
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Kirby Yates, Joe Jimenez, AJ Minter, and Raisel Iglesias are putting Ks on the board at a rapid rate out of the pen. Yates' resurgence has been great for Atlanta. He has become a high-leverage pitcher for Snit with a 2.73 ERA.

All four of those guys have over 10 SO/9 Ip and only Minter is under 11 SO/9 IP. Yates, Jimenez, and Iglesias have ERAs that range from 2.56 to 2.77.

We've covered Yates' magical comeback season before. Joe Jimenez is one of the smoothest acquisitions of the offseason. Jimenez has been lights out. Jimenez has 63 strikeouts in 48.2 innings with a 2.77 ERA in 2023.

Raisel Iglesias has a 2.56 ERA and 28 saves on the season. AJ Minter struggled a bit early but has been dominant ever since. Minter has a 1.84 ERA since June 4th.

With outstanding performances from guys like Nick Anderson, Jesse Chavez, and more, this pen has been a key piece in the Braves' outstanding run differential this season.

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This pitching staff has highlighted Alex Anthopoulos' superiority in the front office. It has also shown the value of pitching depth. You know the old saying? You can NEVER have enough pitching. With the injuries the Braves have not only survived but managed to thrive through, they have proven the old adage true.