Braves should be excited about their future rotation
The rotation doesn’t stop with them. Kyle Wright, who just turned 25, showed promise down the stretch. He had two postseason starts, one good and one terrible, but he’s made strides to the point the Braves should feel good with him at the back of their rotation.
Bryse Wilson is a wild card. He spent most of the regular season at the alternate training site. In his first career playoff start, which he made out of the team’s desperation, he outdueled Clayton Kershaw and beat the Dodgers in Game 4.
One performance won’t make Wilson’s career, but his recent play is encouraging that he’ll be, at worst, quality pitching depth next season. The same can be said of Huascar Ynoa, who can be used as a starter or reliever.
“The emergence of some of these guys, the maturity they’ve shown, just at the end of all this, the last two or three weeks, has given us a lot of things to feel really good about,” manager Brian Snitker said. “And how they’ve handled these situations and been through all this. Going into next year, you feel really good about the depth we have again and the development of a lot of these young players.”
Because of their depth, the Braves could use their resources (both financial and trade assets) elsewhere. Certainly, it’s fun to think about inserting Trevor Bauer into the mix, but realistically, the Braves might be better served spending on, say, retaining Marcell Ozuna ...
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