6 players who won't make the Braves Opening Day roster

Which players will miss out on the honor of making the Opening Day roster? Some of the proven names we listed may shock you.

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Spring Training games are in full swing around the league with Opening Day just over a month away. For the six-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves, the battles for the final spots on the 26-man roster could come down to the wire.

So much can change before Opening Day, thanks to the player injuries and front office transactions that tend to flood in around the league throughout the months of February and March. While the Braves are in a better position than most, don't be shocked to see some recognizable names left off the Opening Day roster for a variety of reasons.

Players who won't make the Opening Day roster

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Dylan Lee

Another LHP who is returning from injury in 2024 is the often overlooked Dylan Lee. When healthy Lee has been one of the more underrated relievers in all of baseball. If he showcases he is back to his old self this spring, we think he is more than talented enough to claim a roster spot. However, given the amount of time he missed last year, Lee might benefit from a little extra work at Gwinnett to start the season.

Tyler Matzek

Some of the decisions won't be determined by player performance in Spring Training. This is the case for Braves postseason hero Tyler Matzek. Being that Matzek is out of minor league options, we originally thought he'd be a lock for Opening Day.

However, a recent report indicated that instead the Braves could do a savvy move and let Matzek begin the season in the minor leagues on a rehab assignment. This would allow Matzek to knock off some of the cobwebs before returning to Atlanta early in the season.

Forrest Wall

This one is a bit of a bold prediction, especially considering I'm a big fan of Mr. Forrest Wall. However, I think Wall will fall victim of having three minor league options still, and begin the season in Triple-A.

Instead I believe the Braves will roll with one of the non-roster invitees like Jordan Luplow, Eli White, or perhaps a guy not even in camp yet to begin the season. Worry not Forrest Wall fans, I do believe we see him in Atlanta at some point this season.