Five low-cost infielders the Braves could consider


The Braves have a lot of holes to fill in their lineup leading up to the season, but they still have plenty of time. They also have a very thin roster in Gwinnett in case disaster strikes, and it’s an area they need to address. The infield is an especially sore spot. While it’s set at the Major League level, there’s almost nothing in Gwinnett. If you want to check out five low-cost pitchers or outfielders Atlanta could consider, it’s linked below:

3B Brian Anderson

I’m going start with Anderson because the Braves need to ink him to a Major League deal. In 2018 and 2019, Anderson was one of the better hitters in the National League — posting back-to-back 200+ total base seasons. He has regressed to a degree and is now a free agent. Anderson can play almost any position, and I think he’d be a good option in left field. The versatility is the main thing I wanted to harp on. Anderson has played 1st, 2nd, 3rd, shortstop, and both corner outfield spots. He can help the Braves out in a pinch if he’s healthy and potentially even start in left field. Anderson had a tough 2022, but I still think he can be an effective player that would cost the Braves next to nothing.

1B/DH Luke Voit

Voit led the National League in home runs in a shortened 2020 season, and although he isn’t very versatile, there’s still some pop in his bat. Voit could get a Major League deal as a DH, but if he doesn’t, I’d love to stash him and give him a shot if the Braves have another revolving door at the position.

1B/DH Jesús Aguilar

We’ve seen Aguilar interact with Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies, and they have great chemistry — even as opponents. Aguilar would be a great clubhouse fit if the Braves ended up needing him, and he’s not far removed from a 22 home run and .798 OPS season in 2021.

3B Evan Longoria

Longo is another guy who will probably get a Major League deal, but he was one of my favorite players as a kid. He has always been a wizard at third base, and if he doesn’t get a Major League deal — he would be at the top of my list. Hell, I’d stick him in left field if it came down to it.

IF Rougned Odor

We talked about Odor as a potential deadline addition, mainly because he can play a lot of positions and hit for some power. He was a big part of a frisky Orioles squad in 2021. If he needs a home on a Minor League deal, he could fill a lot of different needs if disaster were to strike.

Photographer: Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire

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