How do the Atlanta Braves trades from this past offseason look now?

The Atlanta Braves made some impactful trades during the 2023-24 offseason.

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Throughout this past offseason, the Atlanta Braves were no stranger to making trades, as the club made a total of 10 over the span of two months, some of which were more notable than others. So, why not take a look back at this past offseason, and see what those same deals look like now?

How do the Atlanta Braves trades from this past offseason look now?

Trade No. 1

  • Atlanta Braves receive LHP Aaron Bummer
  • Chicago White Sox receive RHP Michael Soroka, LHP Jared Shuster, SS Nicky Lopez, SS Braden Shewmake, RHP Riley Gowens

Atlanta's first trade of the 2023-24 offseason came back on November 16, 2023, where the Braves acquired veteran left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer from the Chicago White Sox for five different players. As for Bummer, the southpaw has made 13 relief appearances for Atlanta so far, where he owns a 1-1 record with a 4.50 ERA and 13:3 K:BB across 12 IP.

As for Chicago's return, Soroka, who was likely the biggest name, has struggled so far this season as a member of the White Sox across eight starts. Over that stretch, the right-hander owns a 0-4 record with a 6.34 ERA and 20:23 K:BB across 38.1 IP.

In addition to Soroka, Chicago also received another MLB veteran in Lopez, who has appeared in 30 games with the White Sox so far this season. Lopez has also struggled, slashing .212/.291/.222 with two SB.

As for Chicago's additional return, the White Sox received a trio of prospects, arguably the biggest of which was left-handed pitcher Jared Shuster. The former first round pick has split time between the major leagues and Triple-A so far this season, owning a 3.00 ERA and a 6:4 K:BB across 12 IP of relief in Chicago, as well as an 0-1 record, 6.39 ERA, and 9:3 K:BB across 12.2 IP (three starts) in Triple-A.

Shewmake, who was also a former first round pick, has appeared in 24 games with the White Sox so far in 2024, but has struggled slashing .138/.150/.224 with one HR, three RBI, and five SB. Rounding out the deal was Gowens, who is currently with High-A Winston-Salem in the White Sox organization, owning a 1-1 record with a 4.81 ERA and 27:11 K:BB across 24.1 IP (five starts).

Trade No. 2

  • Atlanta Braves receive cash
  • Kansas City Royals receive RHP Nick Anderson

The next day, Atlanta would make two different trades with the Kansas City Royals, the first of which was sending Anderson to the AL Central club for cash. Anderson, a veteran right-handed reliever, has made 15 appearances out of Kansas City's bullpen so far this season, owning a 2-1 record, a 3.29 ERA, and an 8:8 K:BB ratio across 13.2 IP.

Trade No. 3

  • Atlanta Braves receive RHP Jackson Kowar
  • Kansas City Royals receive RHP Kyle Wright

The second of those two aformentioned Kansas City deals back on November 17 involved the Braves acquiring Kowar, a right-handed pitcher. However, Kowar's time in the organization would be short, as he never appeared in a game with the Braves (more on that later).

In return, Kansas City received Wright, a former first round by Atlanta who pitched six seasons with the club from 2018-23. Wright has not pitched so far this season, as he is currently recovering from injury.

Trade No. 4

  • Atlanta Braves receive LHP Marco Gonzales, OF Jarred Kelenic, 1B Evan White
  • Seattle Mariners receive RHP Cole Phillips, RHP Jackson Kowar

Speaking of Kowar, the right-hander was part of an Atlanta/Seattle trade in December that sent three different players to the Braves, the biggest of which was current outfielder Jarred Kelenic. Across 28 games with Atlanta so far, Kelenic is slashing .286/.337/.377 with one HR and six RBI.

As for Atlanta's additional return, neither of Gonzales or White would appear in a game with the organization, with both later being traded as well (more on that later also).

In return, Seattle's headline piece of the deal was Phillips, who was among the Braves top prospects at the time of the trade. Phillips is now the Mariners No. 18 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, but has not pitched this season due to injury.

Alongside Phillips, the Mariners also received the aformentioned Kowar as mentioned previously. However, Kowar has also not pitched so far this season due to injury.

Trade No. 5

  • Atlanta Braves receive PTBNL
  • Pittsburgh Pirates receive LHP Marco Gonzales

Atlanta's next trade came only two days later, as the Braves sent the aformentioned Gonzales to the Pirates for cash. The veteran left-hander has made only three starts with Pittsburgh so far in 2024, owning a 2.65 ERA and 11:5 K:BB ratio across 17 IP.

Trade No. 6

  • Atlanta Braves receive C Max Stassi, SS David Fletcher
  • Los Angeles Angels receive 1B Evan White, LHP Tyler Thomas

Atlanta's next multi-player deal came in mid-December, when the club acquired catcher Max Stassi and infielder David Fletcher from the Los Angeles Angels. However, only one of those players has seen action in the Braves organization so far this season in Fletcher, who has slashed .250/.222/.250 with two RBI across five games in Atlanta, as well as .262/.337/.286 with 13 RBI and three SB over 21 games in Triple-A Gwinnett.

In return, Los Angeles received two players, the first of which was the aforementioned White. White has so far appeared in only two games with the Angels so far this season in which he is 0-for-2.

The Angels also received a minor league pitcher in Thomas, who has made 10 relief appearances so far in Triple-A of the Los Angeles organization. Thomas owns a 1.65 ERA and 11:3 K:BB ratio across 16.1 IP during that span.

Trade No. 7

  • Atlanta Braves receive PTBNL
  • Chicago White Sox receive C Max Stassi

As mentioned previously, Stassi never appeared in a game with the Braves organization, as the club went on to trade the catcher to the Chicago White Sox. Stassi has appeared in only five games so far this season with Triple-A Charlotte in Chicago's organization, slashing .091/.375/.091 with one RBI.

Trade No. 8

  • Atlanta Braves receive DH Matt Carpenter, LHP Ray Kerr
  • San Diego Padres receive OF Drew Campbell

The Braves acquired a current piece of their bullpen back on December 15 in Ray Kerr, who was part of a multi-player deal. So far this season, Kerr has one scoreless relief appearance in Atlanta, as well as an 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA, a 22:5 K:BB ratio, and three saves across 14 IP in Triple-A Gwinnett.

In addition to Kerr, the Braves also received veteran slugger Matt Carpenter from the Padres, but he would never appear in a game for Atlanta.

San Diego would in return receive Campbell, a minor league outfielder. Campbell however has not appeared in a game within the San Diego Padres organization.

Trade No. 9

  • Atlanta Braves receive LHP Chris Sale, cash
  • Boston Red Sox receive SS Vaughn Grissom

One of the Braves most notable trades from this past offseason occurred on December 30 when the club acquired Sale, a seven-time All-Star, from the Boston Red Sox. The Sale addition has certainly been an impactful one so far as well, as the left-hander has been one of the top pitchers in baseball owning a 5-1 record, a 2.95 ERA, and a 52:8 K:BB across 42.2 IP (seven starts).

In return, the Red Sox received Grissom, who has split time in between the major leagues and Triple-A so far this season, slashing .118/.118/.177 with two RBI across four games in Boston. In Triple-A, the infielder has slashed .333/.444/.400 with two RBI and two SB.

Trade No. 10

  • Atlanta Braves receive OF J.P. Martinez
  • Texas Rangers receive RHP Tyler Owens

Atlanta's tenth, and final, trade of the 2023-24 offseason came back on January 26 when the Braves acquired Martinez from the Texas Rangers. So far this season, Martinez has impressed across his 32 games in Triple-A Gwinnett, slashing .292/.375/.458 with three HR, nine RBI, and 11 SB.

In return, Texas received a minor league pitcher in Owens, who has so far had nine relief appearances in Double-A so far this season. Across those 13.1 IP, Owens' owns a 3.38 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio. It's still just the early returns thus far, but a lot of these trades look like more examples of an Alex Anthopoulos masterclass.

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