3 Braves Players Least Likely to Still Be on the Roster by the End of 2020

Atlanta Braves players who may no longer be with the team by the end of the 2020 MLB season include Adam Duvall.
Atlanta Braves players who may no longer be with the team by the end of the 2020 MLB season include Adam Duvall. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

When you take a quick glance at their roster, it's quite amazing how deep and talented the Atlanta Braves are heading into the 2020 MLB season. However, while it's good to have a high level of talent up and down the roster, an organization such as the Braves could be better served to use some of that depth to improve in other areas or — if they're feeling really bold — pull off a landscape-changing blockbuster trade for a bona fide star.

With that in mind, here are three Braves players who could be shipped out of Atlanta before the end of the 2020 MLB season.

3. Adam Duvall

Atlanta Braves v Baltimore Orioles
Atlanta Braves v Baltimore Orioles / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

It's hard to picture an All-Star-caliber player not making it through the season with Atlanta, but from the way things look like now, it just might happen to Adam Duvall. The 31-year-old slugger has one of the most potent power bats in baseball (89 homers since 2016) and can still produce at a high level. However, he's simply a victim of circumstance. Blocked by Marcell Ozuna, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Nick Markakis in the outfield (as well as Freddie Freeman and Austin Riley at first base), finding playing time will be hard for Duvall in 2020. If he continues on the trajectory he started on this spring (.808 OPS), don't be surprised if he's wearing another uniform as soon as Opening Day.

2. Bryse Wilson

Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Bryse Wilson has plenty of potential and could develop into an excellent pitcher in the MLB. However, Atlanta's No. 6 prospect's time to shine hasn't come just yet. Wilson struggled during his cup of coffee with the Braves last season (7.20 ERA in 20 innings) and things haven't looked much better this spring. In three spring training appearances so far, the 22-year-old righty sports an 8.44 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. Wilson could definitely use another year of seasoning before he's ready to at least take a spot in Atlanta's bullpen, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's optioned at some point during the season. However, there's also a possibility that he could be out of the Braves organization entirely if he's include in a trade package for a certain Cleveland Indians shortstop.

1. Dansby Swanson

Divisional Series - St Louis Cardinals v Atlanta Braves - Game One
Divisional Series - St Louis Cardinals v Atlanta Braves - Game One / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

I alluded to it above, but if the rumors have any merit, there's a distinct possibility that Atlanta acquires Cleveland's Francisco Lindor at some point this season, if not before it. If the Braves were able to swing such a deal (and they certainly have the talented farm system to do so), Dansby Swanson would likely be the centerpiece of the trade. A highly billed prospect when he made his professional debut in 2016, the 26-year-old shortstop has floundered at the Major League level and currently sports a pedestrian .245/.318/.385 career slash line. Despite his struggles, Swanson still has potential to develop into an above-average ball player and maybe a change of scenery is what he needs to get his career back on track.

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