A Look at the Changes in the 2023 Atlanta Braves Uniform Numbers

Feb 22, 2023; North Port, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy (12) prepares to take batting
Feb 22, 2023; North Port, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy (12) prepares to take batting / Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

The start of Spring Training means that baseball is back! It also means that there are tons of new numbers. From players on the team last year who switched numbers, to newcommers who are wearing a Braves uniform for the first time, let's take a look at the 2023 Atlanta Braves uniform numbers changes.

While the Braves have not completely updated their players' uniform numbers on braves.com, I have been able to find updates from MLB Jersey Numbers on Twitter, CBS Sports Roster, and Twitter posts on the Braves throughout Spring Training. The last player to wear a certain number comes from Baseball Reference.

Same Team, Different Number

These are guys who played for the Braves last season, but have switched numbers for the 2023 season.

Spencer Strider #99 (old number: #65) | Last Brave to wear #99: None

After a phenomenal rookie season, Spencer Strider has changed his number to honor one of his favorite movie characters: Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn.

In changing his number, Strider becomes the first Braves player in franchise history to wear #99, which also means he now is wearing the highest number in franchise history. Previously, the highest number worn by a Braves major leaguer was worn by Bill Voiselle, who donned #96 from 1947-1949.

Chadwick Tromp #48 (old number: #60) | Last Brave to wear #48: Travis Demeritte (2022)

Jesse Chavez wore #60 during his first 2022 stint with the Braves, which lasted from April 20 until August 2. He also wore it when he returned on August 29. The 27 days that Chavez was not in the organization, however, was just enough time for Chadwick Tromp to wear the number.

Tromp was called up on August 6 to backup William Contreras, as Travis d'Arnaud was dealing with a minor leg injury. He only appeared in one game, the first game of a doubleheader in Miami, and he went 3-4, injured his leg, and didn't appear in another game. When Chavez returned, King Jesse took his number back.

Both Chavez and Tromp are back with the Braves this Spring, and Tromp is now wearing #48.

New 2023 Braves Uniform Numbers

Sean Murphy #12 | Last Brave to wear #12: Jake Odorizzi (2022)

The newly acquired catcher will wear the same number he's worn his entire career. Jake Odorizzi, who wore the number in 2022, was traded for Kolby Allard, which conveniently left the number open for Murphy.

Sam Hilliard #14 | Last Brave to wear #14: Adam Duvall

Sam Hilliard wore #43 and #22 with Colorado, but both numbers are taken with the Braves. Instead, the outfielder will wear #14.

Jordan Luplow #24 | Last Brave to wear #24: William Contreras (2022)

The Twitter account MLB Jersey Numbers has him wearing #25, but the Braves site has him wearing #24. CBS Sports, which has the correct number listings for Hilliard and Tromp, lists Luplow as #24. Hopefully, Billy Bomb's old number brings the righty the same luck.

Eli White #38 | Last Brave to wear #38: Guillermo Heredia (2022)

Eli White has some big shoes to fill wearing #38. White has worn #41 the past two seasons with Texas, but that number retired in Atlanta for Eddie Mathews.

Kolby Allard #49 | Last Brave to wear #49: Jesus Cruz (2022)

Kolby Allard has returned to the Atlanta Braves after spending the previous four seasons with the Texas Rangers. During his first stint with the Braves, he wore #36. This number is now taken by Ian Anderson. Allard will wear #49 for 2023.

Michael Tonkin #51 | Last Brave to wear #51: Will Smith

Michael Tonkin hasn't played a major league game since 2017 but had a 3.17 ERA in 48.1 innings with the Gwinnett Stripers last season. Tonkin wore #59 when he pitched with the Minnesota Twins from 2013-2017.

Dennis Santana #59 | Last Brave to wear #59: Shae Simmons (2014) as a player; José Castro (2022) as a coach

Dennis Santana was acquired from Texas in a cash deal. He has previously worn #77, #56, and #19 in his major league career.

Nick Anderson #61 | Last Brave to wear #61: Silvino Bracho (2022)

Nick Anderson missed all of 2022 with a UCL injury (although he didn't have Tommy John). He signed a non-guarantee contract with the Braves back in November. Despite wearing #70 with both the Marlins and the Rays and the number being available with the Braves, the righty has opted for #61.

Seth Elledge #62 | Last Brave to wear #62: Touki Toussaint (2021)

Seth Elledge has pitched a total of 23 games in his career and has a 4.63 ERA. In 2020, he pitched 11.2 innings, allowing six runs, good for a 4.63 ERA. In 2021, he pitched 11.2 innings, allowing six runs, good for a 4.63 ERA.

After wearing #61 with the Cardinals, he'll one-up his number for 2023.

Lucas Luetge #63 | Last Brave to wear #63: Danny Young (2022)

Luetge was acquired this offseason from the New York Yankees. The lefty wore #63 with New York and will continue wearing the number with Atlanta. The last Brave to wear it, Danny Young, is with the team in Spring Training, and wearing a new number.

Joe Jimenez #77 | Last Brave to wear #77: Luke Jackson (2021)

Like Eli White, Joe Jimenez has big shoes to fill, taking the number of another fan favorite, Luke Jackson. The Braves acquired the righty to bolster an already very strong bullpen. Jimenez has worn #77 his entire career.

Don't Get Used to These

There are three prospects new to the 40-man roster: Braden Shewmake, Darius Vines, and Roddery Muñoz. Like most prospects who have yet to debut. they have been assigned high numbers for Spring Training, but will likely not wear the numbers if they make it to the bigs.

Vines is wearing #64, Shewmake is wearing #65, and Muñoz is wearing #69. Vines' current number was last worn by Tucker Davidson in 2022, while Shewmake is taking Strider's old number. Roddery Muñoz would be the first wearer in team history if he makes the roster and keeps the number.