Overcomes Add Five Players To 40- Man Roster
The Braves declared Tuesday that they’ve chosen the agreements of outfielder Cristian Pache, catcher William Contreras, right-hander Jasseel De La Cruz and lefties Tucker Davidson and Phil Pfeifer.
Each of Pache, Contreras, De La Cruz and Davidson rank inside the Braves’ top 15 prospects over at MLB.com, with Pache viewed as among the tip top prospects in the entirety of baseball. Pache, who turns 21 today, is a world class focus field safeguard who is new off a .277/.340/.462 batting line set up together against incomprehensibly more established challenge between Double-An and Triple-A this season. Contreras, likewise 21, is the more youthful sibling of Cubs stopping board Willson Contreras. He hit .255/.314/.354 in 416 plate appearances between Class-An Advanced and Double-An in 2019.
Both Davidson, 24, and Pfeifer, 27, arrived at Triple-A just because this season, however the two pitchers’ time with Atlanta’s Gwinnett partner was brief late in the season. De La Cruz, then, bested out at Double-A. Each of the three worked more as starters than relievers, giving the Braves another rush of close MLB arms from which they could draw during the up and coming 2020 season.
The expansion of each of the five possibilities shields them from being chosen in the current year’s Rule 5 Draft. The cutoff time for all 30 MLB groups to shield players from the Rule 5 Draft is tomorrow night. Atlanta’s 40- man list is presently up to a check of 38 players.