Sunday evening was the deadline for MLB teams to submit its 60-man roster for the upcoming 2020 season, and the Braves’ list features plenty of exciting names.
The Atlanta Braves announced the club’s 60-man player pool for the 2020 regular season. The club included 56 players in the pool, including 17 non-roster submissions. pic.twitter.com/bcjCxlC3xN
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 28, 2020
We’ll look at the list more closely in the coming days, but of the 56 players on the Braves’ roster (or Player Pool), 17 of them are non-roster submissions, including 2020 draftee Jared Shuster as well as a mixture of top prospects and veteran journeymen. Non-roster players — labeled with an asterisk in the tweet above — are players not part of the team’s 40-man roster, however, they will still be paid during the 2020 season.
During the upcoming Spring Training 2.0, no team may exceed 60 players on its Player Pool, although as you can see the Braves still have 4 spots available. Spring Training is expected to begin shortly after the upcoming July 1 return date for players, followed by an opening day slated for July 23 or 24. Each club will start the season with a 30-man (active) roster for the first 2 weeks, then 28 players for 2 weeks after that, before rosters are then cut down to the original 26 players for the remainder of the season.
Check back for more on the Braves’ recently released roster throughout the week.