Full as a tick. That’s a good way to describe the Braves 40-man roster because, yes, it’s 100% full, but it can be squeezed, burst, and emptied out with a quickness. In case you missed it, here are the 40-man roster additions that occurred yesterday.
The #Braves today selected RHP Freddy Tarnok, OF Drew Waters, RHP Brooks Wilson, and RHP William Woods to the major league roster. The 40-man roster is now full.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 18, 2021
I thought this would be the four, and I’m glad to see that, for once, I was right. If I had to make a prediction on who could get grabbed that were not protected, it would be Drew Lugbauer (after an INSANE AFL showing) or Daysbel Hernandez.
Yes, the 40-man is full…but not really. There are soooooo many players that won’t be on the lucky 40 come March and most will likely be wearing another team’s uniform. Here are at least 10 that I think could possibly be replaced between now and March:
Breakdown: If I had to guess, here’s the pecking order of who I think might get the axe first.
Left off: Jasseel De La Cruz, Guillermo Heredia, Alan Rangel: Both De La Cruz and Rangel are young and should have some time to show what they bring to the table after another year of seasoning. Like Demeritte, I think there’s a chance the Braves try to work something out with Heredia until the OF picture becomes clear. The MLB is really doing the Braves a disservice by not resolving the Marcell Ozuna situation.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Let’s hear it in the comments!
The Braves have added a few familiar names to the 40-man roster before the deadline leading up to the Rule 5 Draft. The #Braves today selected RHP Freddy Tarnok, OF Drew Waters, RHP Brooks Wilson, and RHP...