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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Reynaldo Lopez

Reynaldo Lopez, who transitioned from a reliever to a starter after joining from the Cleveland Guardians, has excelled in his new role outside of allowing a few home runs. With other contenders like AJ Smith Shawver and Bryce Elder reassigned to minor leagues. Lopez has thrived, posting a 2.16 ERA over 16.2 innings with six walks and 13 strikeouts.

If Lopez continues in the starting rotation, his projections—currently a 3.74 ERA, 69 strikeouts, and a 4-5 record—might see significant adjustments. However, if he struggles in the fifth starter role, Lopez could find himself relegated to the bullpen.

As the Braves gear up for opening day, their confidence in their pitching staff is very high. Spencer Strider leads things off on the road in Philly, marking a pivotal moment for the team. Fans are highly anticipating how the team's pitchers, especially the newer additions, will perform and remain resilient throughout the season. A robust and healthy Braves rotation is poised to be a formidable force in the upcoming season, offering promising prospects for the team's performance.

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