Five free agent outfielders the Braves should target

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The Braves will likely have to add two more outfielders after Cristian Pache was traded to Oakland in the Matt Olson deal. Atlanta has some good outfielders in the fold, and Ronald Acuña Jr. should be back sooner rather than later. But Drew Waters isn’t quite ready, and if 2021 showed us anything, depth matters. Here are a few guys on my radar for the Braves:

Michael Conforto

Out of all of these names, Conforto may make the most sense. He’s a lefty and brings a ton of power to a lineup that’s already stacked with home run threats. Conforto had a down 2021, but he gets on base and slugs at a high clip. For the right price, he would be a quality pickup for a lineup that needs lefties.

Jorge Soler

If there’s anyone I want back, it’s Jorge Soler. The World Series MVP made huge strides in Atlanta with his plate discipline, and it made a world of difference. Soler began hitting to all fields and his raw power was on display almost every time he came up to the plate — most notably, in the clinching game of the World Series. I’d love to have him back on a multi-year deal.

Eddie Rosario

Not to be overlooked, the 2021 NLCS MVP would be another great option for the Braves. On top of being a lefty, Rosario has been insanely consistent for his whole career. He was a huge part of the World Series run, and the Braves got him for next to nothing. He’s 1B on my list behind Soler.

Kyle Schwarber

Schwarber went nuclear last June, smashing 16 home runs for the Nationals. He can also fill in at first base, which isn’t a huge need, but it is nice. This is another option that would provide a ton of pop in the middle of Atlanta’s order.

Nick Castellanos

This would be the great white whale, and while he would be a bit of a wonky fit defensively, you can’t deny that Castellanos can straight up rake. He slashed .309/.362/.576/.939 last year — good for a 136 OPS+. His 34 home runs would be a welcome addition to any lineup.



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