The Atlanta Braves offseason had its ups and downs with the loss of Dansby Swanson being a tough moment to be sure and the trade that brought in Sean Murphy being a highlight. Now that we have a decent sample of games to look at, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the guys who left for different teams after last season and how they are doing with their new teams so far.
Dansby Swanson is obviously the guy that most fans are going to want to know about as his departure sent shockwaves through Braves country. Overall, Dansby has played well for the Cubs with a .299/.413/.338 through 92 plate appearances so far for Chicago. The OBP is obviously very strong, but the power has not been there at all as he has yet to homer this season.
Dansby was actually off to a red-hot start to the season, but has cooled off considerably of late as he is hitting just .228 over his last 15 games. He is also having to be there for his wife who is dealing with a brutal knee injury which has to be hard for him as well. Still hoping he does well for the Cubs and want nothing but the best for him.
Kenley Jansen's somewhat rocky tenure with the Braves came to an end after one season as it was clear that his value to the team was not going to match what he was going to command in free agency. He ended up signing with the Red Sox and he has been quite as he has yet to give up an earned run and has 11 strikeouts in his seven appearances this season.
Somewhat surprisingly, Kenley also does not have a pitch clock violation yet, either. Kenley was one of the slowest guys between pitches in the entire league, so he has definitely worked hard to make sure he wouldn't fall victim to the pitch clock (at least so far).
This one is kind of a bummer as Adam Duvall ended up with the Red Sox and was absolutely torching the ball through his first eight games with Boston as he was among the league leaders in most offensive categories.
Unfortunately, he fractured his wrist on April 10th (the same wrist that he injured with the Braves) and while no surgery is required, he is going to be out until at least the end of May if not longer while that heals up.
While it would have been nice to bring Luke Jackson back to see how he looks after Tommy John surgery, the Giants gave him a two-year deal this offseason and no one should blame him for taking that deal coming off an injury.
Luke still has not made an appearance for San Francisco as he is still rehabbing and the team placed him on the 60-Day IL at the start of the season which means his return isn't going to be anytime soon. Hopefully our Friendly Neighborhood Sliderman gets back to health and shoves for the Giants.