7 Free Agent starters the Atlanta Braves should target this offseason

A look at free-agent starting pitchers who could give the Atlanta Braves some much-needed rotation depth in 2024.
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5. Sonny Gray

Sonny Gray
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Sonny Gray will turn 34 soon and is coming off the best season of his career. He's a veteran pitcher with 11 years under his belt. Over those 11 seasons, he has an impressive 3.47 ERA with a 2.79 ERA last season. Gray is the sort of frontline starter the Braves need to add with the loss of Kyle Wright, especially if Morton doesn't return. Since Gray will be entering his age-34 season he might be looking for more money up front to take a short-term deal.

4. Jack Flaherty

Jack Flaherty
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Jack Flaherty has posted a 4.84 ERA over the past two seasons. He has dealt with a myriad of injuries and the effects show up in his performance. However, last year he showed signs of his old self. Between May 9th to June 7th, he had a 2.06 ERA in six starts. Then, in July he posted a 3.03 ERA in five July starts before he was traded to Baltimore.

Flaherty turned 28 on October 15th and was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. In 2019 he finished fourth in Cy Young voting with 196.1 innings and a 2.75 ERA. He struck out 231 hitters with a .097 WHIP that year. Flaherty will be looking for a platform to show he can get back to who he was a few years ago.

He should be affordable and in need of a place to prove himself. Atlanta has studs at the top and needs depth. If he is mid-level this year, that will be okay with the Braves. If he breaks out, that will be a cherry on top. Jack Flaherty seems like a good risk, on the surface.