Atlanta Braves Information: 2021 Projections, Bullpen standing and extra
Earlier this week, many Atlanta Braves fans were in their arms over the PECOTA projections of the baseball prospectus for 2021, which brought the Braves to 82 wins and fourth place in the NL East. We understand the fear and PECOTA has been weak during the three year streak of division titles in Atlanta. FanGraphs also recently released their preseason playoff odds which were cheaper for the Braves but still have them behind the Mets in NL East.
MLB.com’s Mike Petriello took a closer look at Braves Thursday to see why the projection systems don’t favor them. It’s good read, and it explains well what projection systems are and how they work.
More good news
In this week’s mailbag, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman explains why Mark Melancon or Shane Greene may not return to Atlanta’s Bullpen and what role Ender Inciarte is likely to play this season.
The Braves have four prospects on Kiley McDaniel’s Top 100 list for ESPN.
With spring practice just around the corner, Cory McCartney makes nine bold predictions for the Braves.
The Minnesota Twins demanded outfielder Kyle Garlick resign on Thursday. The Braves hired Garlick to make room on the 40-man roster for Marcell Ozuna.
The Dodgers and right-handed Walker Buehler avoided arbitration Thursday by agreeing to a $ 8 million two-year deal.
The Chicago Cubs agreed on a one-year contract with free agent outfielder Jake Marisnick.
The Detroit Tigers reportedly hit a deal with free agent outfielder Nomar Mazara. The deal is reportedly a major league contract that grosses Mazara $ 1.75 million.
The New York Mets named aide Brad Bach for Thursday’s duty to make room on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Villar.
The Colorado Rockies bring in first baseman Greg Bird for a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.
Former Braves helper Shane Carle goes to spring training with the Reds after agreeing to a minor league deal on Thursday.