Five low-cost outfielders the Braves could consider

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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 outfield at the Major League level isn’t settled, but the Braves need options in Gwinnett as well. If you want to check out five low-cost pitchers Atlanta could consider, it’s linked below:

OF Lewis Brinson

Brinson was arguably the centerpiece of the deal coming back to Miami when they sent Christian Yelich to the Brewers, and he never lived up to the hype. However, he still has some speed and just turned 28 years old. Maybe the Braves can unlock something, and there’s no risk with a Minor League deal.

OF Michael Brantley

Pivoting a bit, Brantley is a guy the Braves should consider on a Major League deal. He has been compared to an NBA wing like PJ Tucker — he’s going to be reliable and age like wine. Injuries have bugged him, but Brantley posted a .785 OPS last year en route to another championship with the Astros. He’s a perfect fit for the Braves.

OF Corey Dickerson

Dickerson is a platoon option against righties — he put up a .744 OPS against them in 2022. I’m not sure if the Braves should give him a Major League deal, but he’s certainly an option to help fill the void in left field.

OF Raimel Tapia

The former Rockie and Blue Jay is a speedster — a contact hitter that can steal a couple of bases. He might get a Major League deal after a very solid 2022, but if not, I’d love to have him waiting in the wings.

OF Jackie Bradley Jr.

JBJ is past his prime, but he’s still a good defender who had a rough 2022. He’s the perfect candidate for a Minor League deal that can help the team out in a pinch, but he shouldn’t be seen as an option to start in left field on Opening Day in 2023.

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