Braves News: Dylan Lee rejoins the team, draft targets, late loss, more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Wednesday

Dylan Lee’s absence from the majors was very short-lived, just as AJ Smith-Shawver’s return was very short. Meanwhile the draft is nearly upon us and the Braves may have some intriguing options available. It may be a bit unlikely, but I have seen it in at least one place, so I would really love to see Seaver King out of Wake Forest join the Atlanta system as a really good athlete with the potential to play shortstop, with some significant offensive upside. The future (and present) of the shortstop position is one I am watching closely, as Orlando Arcia is not a great option and is really struggling right now. Nacho Alvarez is one of Atlanta’s top prospect, but his defense may not be great and he has some very real offensive questions, especially in aligning with Atlanta’s hitting philosophy. I think Nacho may be more likely to be trade bait than the future of the position in Atlanta. Ambioris Tavarez could perhaps be the future, and was seemingly turning an offensive corner this season before injury struck. I would like to see the Braves come out of the draft with a shortstop who has some real upside, even if it isn’t a guy like Seaver King in the first.

Braves News

Our fantastic prospect staff has been pushing out great draft content and Wednesday they came with a preview of potential second base targets for Atlanta in the draft.

The Braves made a flurry of roster moves that revealed a roster rule quirk that many of us did not know and brought Dylan Lee back to the majors, as AJ Smith-Shawver returned to Gwinnett.

Atlanta lost a tough one late in Arizona after a comeback was squandered by a rough showing from the bullpen.

MLB News

The Blue Jays are reportedly open to moving a number of intriguing pieces at the trade deadline, which would add some badly-needed supply of talent to the trade market.

We have our final list of Home Run Derby participants for this year in Arlington, featuring Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna.

The Wander Franco story continues to get worse, as he will now reportedly be charged with human trafficking. He has now been placed on the restricted list.

The Pirates have had some discussions with the Angels about trading for Anaheim’s Taylor Ward.

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Title: Braves News: Dylan Lee rejoins the team, draft targets, late loss, more
Author: Daniel Hutchinson-Kausch

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