Atlanta Braves Projected 2019 Lineup and Rotation


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Updated: December 20, 2018

The Nitty Gritty … 


2018 Finish: 90-72 (1st in NL East)
2019 Projected Finish: 82-80 (3rd in NL East)
2018 Team War: 40.7
2019 Team Projected War: 35.4
2018 Salary: $130,649,395
2019 Projected Salary: $135,000,000
2019 Current Salary: $78,476,043
2019 Salary Remaining: ($38.5 Arbitration Expected) $18,023,957

Atlanta Braves Projected Lineup

  1. Ronald Acuna – RF – 2.9 WAR
  2. Josh Donaldson – 3B – 4.1 WAR
  3. Freddie Freeman – 1B – 4.3 WAR
  4. Brian McCann/Tyler Flowers – C – 2.4 Total WAR
  5. Ozzie Albies – 2B – 3.5 WAR
  6. Ender Inciarte – CF – 2.4 WAR
  7. Adam Duvall – RF – .7 WAR
  8. Dansby Swanson – SS – 1.8 WAR

Notable Bench Options (with positive WAR):

Johan Camargo – Utility – 1.2 WAR
Austin Riley – 3b – .2 WAR
Rio Riuz – 3B/LF – .1 WAR

Atlanta Braves Projected Rotation

  1. Mike Foltynewicz – 2.7 WAR
  2. Sean Newcomb – 1.7 WAR
  3. Kevin Gausman – 2.1 WAR
  4. Touki Toussaint – .8 WAR
  5. Julio Teheran – .6 WAR
  6. Closer – A.J. Minter – 1.0 WAR

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