Tuesday, April 9, 2019

How they were built: Atlanta Braves



           The Braves are baseball's next good young team, led by Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Mike Foltynewicz. This is how they were built.

           Catchers
Tyler Flowers
Flowers signed with the Braves in December 2015.
Alex Jackson
Jackson was acquired in November 2016 from the Mariners with Tyler Pike for Rob Whalen and Max Povse.

           Infielders
Freddie Freeman
Freeman was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 draft.
Ozzie Albies
Albies signed as an amateur free agent in July 2013.
Dansby Swanson
Swanson was acquired in December 2015 from the Diamondbacks with Ender Inciarte and Aaron Blair for Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier.
Josh Donaldson
Donaldson signed with the Braves in November.
Johan Camargo
Camargo was signed in July 2010 as an amateur free agent.
Charlie Culberson
Culberson was acquired in December 2017 from the Dodgers with Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy, plus cash for Matt Kemp.


             Outfielders
Ender Inciarte
Inciarte was acquired in December 2015 from the Diamondbacks with Dansby Swanson and Aaron Blair for Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier.
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Acuna signed as an amateur free agent in July 2014.
Nick Markakis
Markakis signed a four year deal with Atlanta in December 2014, and re-signed to a one year deal this January.
Matt Joyce
Joyce was purchased from the Giants in March.

            Pitchers
Julio Teheran
Teheran signed as an amateur free agent in July 2007.
Sean Newcomb
Newcomb was acquired in December 2015 from the Angels with Erick Aybar, Chris Ellis and cash for Andrelton Simmons and Jose Briceno.
Kevin Gausman
Gausman was acquired on July 31st from the Orioles with Darren O'Day for Brett Cumberland, Jean Carlos Encarnacion, Bruce Zimmermann, Evan Phillips and international bonus slot money.
Kyle Wright
Wright was drafted 5th overall in the 2017 draft.
Max Fried
Fried was acquired in December 2014 from the Padres with Mallex Smith, Jace Peterson and Dustin Peterson for Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft.
Josh Tomlin
Tomlin signed with the Braves in March.
Luke Jackson
Jackson was acquired in December 2016 from the Rangers for Tyrell Jenkins and Brady Feigl.
Wes Parsons
Parsons signed in July 2012 as an amateur free agent.
Chad Sobotka
Sobotka was drafted in the 4th round of the 2014 draft.
Jesse Biddle
Biddle was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in March 2016.
Jonny Venters
Venters was acquired in July from the Rays for international bonus slot money.
AJ Minter
Minter was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 draft.
Aroyds Vizcaino
Vizcaino was acquired in November 2014 from the Cubs for Tommy La Stella.

              IL
Mike Foltynewicz
Foltynewicz was acquired in January 2015 from the Astros with Rio Ruiz and Andrew Thurman for Evan Gattis and James Hoyt.
Darren O'Day
O'Day was acquired in July with Kevin Gausman from the Orioles for Evan Phillips, Jean Carlos Encarnacion, Brady Zimmermann, Brett Cumberland and international bonus slot money.
Brian McCann
McCann signed a one year deal in November.

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