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Atlanta Braves 2016 Opening Day 40-Man Roster

2016 marks the second year of what the Braves management are deeming the reconstruction phase.  With the exception of Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran, there is nothing left from the division-winning team of 2013 or the freefallers of 2014.  Instead it is a roster of inexperience but also promise.  Competing for the division is unlikely in 2016, but anything other than a winning team in 2017 will be considered a failure.  In the meantime, a few familiar faces have returned this year such as the ageless Kelly Johnson, fan favourite Jeff Francoeur and ace reliever Eric O'Flaherty to help transition the young starlets into the stars of tomorrow.

Previous Years' Opening Day Rosters:

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Players

 

Photo

Name

Position

Number

Bats

Throws

Jace PetersonSecond Base8
Left
Right

Adonis Garcia

Third Base13RightRight

A.J. Pierzynski

Catcher

15

Left

Right

Bud Norris

Starting Pitcher

20

Right

Right

Jim Johnson

Relief Pitcher

53

Right

Right

Ender Inciarte

Center Field

11

Left

Left

Jeff Francoeur

Right Field

18

Right

Right

Nick Markakis

Right Field

22

Left

Left

Daniel Winkler

Starting Pitcher

58

Right

Right

Gordon Beckham

3rd Base

7

Right

Right

Freddie Freeman
1st Base
5
Left
Right
Erick AybarShortstop1SwitchRight

 

Kelly Johnson

Right Field

24

Left

Right

Drew StubbsOutfielder
2
Right
Right
 

Hector Olivera

Outfielder

28 

Right 

Right 

 

Alexi Ogando

Relief Pitcher 

40

Right 

Right 

 

John Gant

Relief Pitcher 

52

Right

Right

 

Manny Banuelos

Relief Pitcher 

50

Right

Left

Williams PerezStarting Pitcher
57
Right
Right
Jason GrilliCloser
39
Right
Right

Mike Foltynewicz

Starting Pitcher

26

Right

Right

Daniel Castro

Infielder

14

Right

Right

 

Mallex Smith

Outfielder

63

Left

Right

Shae SimmonsRelief Pitcher65RightRight
Jesse BiddleRelief PitcherNA
Left
Left

 

Eric O'Flaherty

Relief Pitcher

34

Left

Left

Chris WithrowRelief Pitcher
51
Right
Right
Danny BurawaRelief Pitcher
61
Right
Right

 

Mauricio Cabrera

Relief Pitcher

68

Right

Right

Tyler FlowersCatcher
25Right
Right
Ryan WeberRelief Pitcher60Right
Right
Julio Teheran
Starting Pitcher
49RightRight

 

Ian Krol

Relief Pitcher

46

Left

Left

Casey KellyRelief Pitcher
55
Right
Right
Matt MarksberryRelief Pitcher
52
Right
Left
Tyrell JenkinsPitcher
66
Right
Right

Arodys VizcainoCloser
38
Right
Right

Jose RamirezRelief Pitcher36RightRight

 

Andrew McKirahan

Relief Pitcher

52

Right

Left

 

Matt Wisler

Starting Pitcher

37

Right

Right