Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL East

Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL East

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

We're closing in on Opening Day, and the excitement is building. Things will surely change as Spring Training progresses, but we handle those changes on the fly. This is the fifth of six columns briefly reviewing the pitching staffs of all 30 teams. Remember, the Musings are intended to be interactive. Ask questions and share your opinions. That's what we're here for. Let's get to it and look at the:

National League East

Atlanta Braves – Many of the team pitching staff evaluations will focus on the "haves" and "have nots" of MLB. No teams ever really has enough pitching, but the Braves do appear to fall on the positive side of the ledger. Mike Soroka's health has been of some concern following his surgery for a torn Achilles that cost him most of 2020, but everything seems to be going well. He may be eased back into a full workload, but he should be a solid fantasy asset. It's no secret I am a big Soroka fan, and the optimist in me actually expects even better days ahead. The Braves staff is very good, but very young, so adding Charlie Morton should be a big boost, and they'll benefit from the veteran presence of the newly acquired proven hurler who seems to get better as he gets older. Next in line is lefty, Max Fried. He enjoyed a stellar 2019 and 2020, but I still see some things that concern me a bit going forward, so he

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only MLB Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire MLB fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brad Johnson
For more than 30 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Clam Chowder and Boston Baked Beans
Weekly Hitter Rankings: Clam Chowder and Boston Baked Beans
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Just Another Marathon Monday
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Just Another Marathon Monday
MLB Betting: Saturday Best Bets
MLB Betting: Saturday Best Bets
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Targets
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Targets