Taking a closer look at the Atlanta Braves 2024 starting rotation

The Atlanta Braves take a very talented rotation into the regular season.

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As spring training has reached its conclusion and anticipation builds towards Opening Day on March 28th. The Atlanta Braves have experienced a mix of fortunes during their spring training sessions, with various players showing fluctuating levels of performance. However, the Braves pitching rotation has emerged as a standout area, showcasing exceptional performances that warrant a closer examination of their prowess.

Spencer Strider

Spencer Strider, who was recently designated as the Opening Day starter, has demonstrated remarkable skill throughout spring training. Spencer ended an impressive Spring with a 0.79 ERA through 22.2 innings of work. He walked eight batters and struck out 35.

Notably, Strider has been leveraging a new curveball pitch with significant effectiveness. His projected statistics for the 2024 season include a commendable 3.69 ERA, 226 strikeouts, and a record of 15-6. With Max Fried's future with the Braves currently uncertain, Strider is poised to assume the role of the team's premier starting pitcher.

Charlie Morton

Charlie Morton, a seasoned veteran who has successfully navigated the challenges of time, has also made a strong impression during spring training. He has achieved a 2.87 ERA over 15.2 innings seven walks and 17 strikeouts.

As Morton enters what could be his final season, he is projected to have a slightly higher ERA of 4.16, with an expected 11-9 record. Despite the outcome of Morton's season, the Braves maintain confidence in their experienced pitcher, prepared to exercise patience through any potential difficulties. Last year, Morton had a solid season with a 3.64 ERA, a 14-12 record, and nearly 200 strikeouts.