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Monday, April 6, 2015

ATLANTA BRAVES

2015 PROJECTED STARTERS



As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                    CHRISTIAN BETHANCOURT        R/R  Age 24
First Base:                                 FREDDY FREEMAN                       L/R  Age 25
Second Base:                            JACE PETERSON                             L/R  Age 24
Third Base:                               CHRIS JOHNSON                             R/R Age 30
Shortstop:                                 ANDRELTON SIMMONS                R/R Age 25
Left Field                                  JONNY GOMES                                R/R Age 34
Center Field:                             ERIC YOUNG JR                              S/R Age 29
Right Field:                              NICK MARKAKAIS                          L/L Age 31    

Batter Bench Notable:              CAMERON MAYBIN (OF)              R/R Age 28
                                                 CARLOS QUENTIN (OF/1B)            R/R Age 32

Starting Pitcher 1:                     JULIO TEHRAN                               R/R Age 24
Starting Pitcher 2:                     ALEX WOODS                                 R/L Age 24
Starting Pitcher 3:                     SHELBY MILLER                            R/R Age 24
Starting Pitcher 4:                     TREVOR CAHILL                            R/R Age 27
Starting Pitcher 5:                     ERIC STULTS                                   L/L Age 36

Closer:                                      JASON GRILLI                                 R/R Age 38

Pitcher Bench Notable:            JIM JOHNSON                                  R/R Age 31

NOTABLE INJURIES:            MIKE MINOR on the DL and may be back as early as June.

PROJECTION IN NL WEST:  4TH in NL East, Projected Wins 75

MVP:                                        FREDDY FREEMAN

POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: Top prospects JOSE PERAZA and MATT WISLER (acquired in the CRAIG KIMBRELL trade on 4/5/15) are not expected to be on the big league roster in 2015.

COMMENTS:   Rookie Righty SHAE SIMMONS had Tommy John surgery in February and will miss the entire 2015 season. CARLOS QUENTIN mght be cut from the roster as he was traded from the PADRES in a salary dump exchange for BJ UPTON.