Which Braves position players should return in 2019?


The Atlanta Braves got younger as the 2018 season progressed. 

The average age of players on the active roster on Opening Day was 29. On the final day of the season the average age was 27. 

On May 1 in New York, the Braves started the three youngest players in the majors: Ozzie Albies (21 years, 114 days); Ronald Acuna, (20 years, 134 days); and Mike Soroka (20 years, 270 days). 

Atlanta used a total of 58 players — two shy of the franchise record set in 2015 — this season. Of those 58 players used, 24 were position players. Two — All-Stars Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman — appeared in all 162 games. 

The Braves used their youth movement to make their first postseason appearance since 2013. 

Who on the 25-man roster would you have return in 2019? Pick yea or nay.

» Evaluate the Braves: Vote on the pitchers, too

» Evaluate the Braves: Vote on the pitchers, too


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Braves

Brian Snitker’s near life-long trek with Braves continues
Brian Snitker’s near life-long trek with Braves continues

Braves manager Brian Snitker embodies the baseball lifer. A long-time minor league coach, the journey seems all worthwhile now. It was being absent from family for weeks, months. Lengthy nights on the bus, sometimes enduring flat tires or breakdowns that’d require spending the night in a stranger’s machine shed. It was receiving a call...
Braves part ways with pitching coach Chuck Hernandez
Braves part ways with pitching coach Chuck Hernandez

Chuck Hernandez won’t be returning as Braves pitching coach in 2019, the organization announced Monday. Hernandez, 57, held the position the past two seasons following Roger McDowell’s departure. He’s the only coach not returning to manager Brian Snitker’s staff. “It’s more of a directional thing,” general...
Brian Snitker agrees to 2-year contract extension with Braves
Brian Snitker agrees to 2-year contract extension with Braves

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms on a two-year contract — with a club option for the 2021 season — with manager Brian Snitker. Snitker has managed the Braves since being named interim manager on May 17, 2016, replacing Fredi Gonzalez. He has been with the Braves organization for 43 seasons.  After three consecutive 90-loss...
Braves confident in Ozzie Albies’ development
Braves confident in Ozzie Albies’ development

As the Braves surged in the second half, their second baseman was a borderline offensive liability. Ozzie Albies was the MVP of April. He mustered a franchise-record 22 extra-base hits that month, eventually knocking 20 homers before the midseason break. He just missed starting the All-Star Game, but made the roster nonetheless. The 21-year-old was...
For Braves, this winter is chance to join MLB’s upper class
For Braves, this winter is chance to join MLB’s upper class

Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies stood over the dugout railing at the conclusion of Game 4, watching the Dodgers celebrate on the SunTrust Park infield. The Braves had a front-row view of the franchise they want to become. The Dodgers were deep, star-studded, stupendously managed top to bottom and blessed with intangibles out the wazoo.  As such...
More Stories