May 27, 2024

Two standout players from the Atlanta Braves have found themselves among the top twenty-five free agents for the upcoming offseason, indicating potential significant changes for the team.

The Braves may face notable personnel departures after the 2024 season, with several impending free agents. While more turnover is anticipated in the pitching department, there’s a notable presence from the position player group.

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Bleacher Report’s rankings identify two Braves pitchers among the most sought-after free agents. Charlie Morton, a seasoned starting pitcher, holds the #20 spot. Morton’s consistent performance for the Braves, coupled with his preference for proximity to his family in Florida, narrows down his potential landing spots to the Braves or the two Florida-based franchises.

However, the spotlight shines brighter on Max Fried, who ranks as the 6th overall free agent and the 2nd top pitcher. Fried’s past achievements, including a runner-up finish in the 2022 NL Cy Young voting, underscore his potential for a lucrative contract. Despite a sluggish start to the 2024 season, standout performances like his recent complete game shutout only enhance his market value.

Interestingly, the list overlooks designated hitter Marcell Ozuna, despite his impressive batting statistics and current league-leading status in home runs and RBIs. While Ozuna possesses a club option for the 2025 season, his omission from the top designated hitter options is notable, especially given his consistent offensive prowess over the past year.

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