3 Players Atlanta Braves Could Trade For To Fill Left Field Vacancy

The Atlanta Braves are actively pursuing external options this offseason to address their left field vacancy, and three prominent outfielders have emerged as potential targets: Alex Verdugo, Max Kepler, and Dylan Carlson.

Each of these players possesses unique skills that could significantly enhance the Braves' outfield and overall team performance.

Alex Verdugo, currently with the Boston Red Sox, is renowned for his solid batting and consistent fielding skills.

This past season, Verdugo slashed .264/.324/.421, with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs, five stolen bases, and 81 runs scored across 142 games played.

His ability to hit for average and get on base could provide the Braves with a dependable hitter while bolstering their outfield defense.

Verdugo's experience in high-pressure situations, acquired with the Red Sox, could prove invaluable, particularly during playoff runs.

Max Kepler, hailing from the Minnesota Twins, brings power hitting and versatility to the outfield.

The 30-year-old had his best season since 2019 last year, slashing .260/.332/.484, with 24 home runs, 66 RBIs, and 72 runs scored across 130 games played.

His ability to excel against right-handed pitching could complement the Braves' existing lineup effectively.

Kepler's defensive prowess and the flexibility to play both left and right field would provide the team with a strong arm and range in left field.

Dylan Carlson, a promising young talent with the St. Louis Cardinals, offers an exciting blend of power and speed.

His capacity to play all three outfield positions would offer the Braves added flexibility in their lineup arrangements.

Last season, the 25-year-old slashed .219/.318/.333, with five home runs, 27 RBIs, three stolen bases, and 27 runs scored across 76 games played.

While each of these players presents a unique opportunity, the Braves will need to carefully assess the cost of acquisition and their long-term plans to make the best choice to fill their left field vacancy effectively. Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports