The Braves will have 27 non-roster players coming into big league camp. Here is the list:
Left-handed pitchers Hunter Cervenka, David Holmberg, Sean Newcomb, and Alex Torres; right-handed pitchers Aaron Blair, David Carpenter, Jhoulys Chacin, Chris Ellis, Ryan Kelly, Kyle Kendrick, Alexi Ogando, Lucas Sims, Chris Volstad and Madison Younginer; catchers Willians Astudillo, Matt Kennelly, Ryan Lavarnway, Joe Odom and Braeden Schlehuber; infielders Ozzie Albies, Reid Brignac, Chase d’Arnaud, Nate Freiman, Rio Ruiz and Dansby Swanson; and outfielders Braxton Davidson and Matt Tuiasosopo.
The list includes several top prospects. Most will simply be showing the major league coaches what they can do and hoping it will set the stage for an appearance later in the season.
Blair, Chacin and Kendrick will be battling for a spot in the rotation. Cervenka, Torres, Carpenter and Ogando have the best chance to battle for a spot in the Atlanta bullpen.
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