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NL East Notes and News

Check out all the news happening in the National League East.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
Daniel Nava, starting outfielder?
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The Braves earned the envy of the rest of the NL East by having the highest pick amongst the five ballclubs, using their pick to select Vanderbilt righty Kyle Wright. While Wright may not have as high of a ceiling as say, Hunter Greene, he has a very high floor and should get to the majors relatively quickly. Matt Powers at Talking Chop has a great recap on his selection.

Oh, and yeah, they still have Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna, Kevin Maitan, Kolby Allard, Mike Soroka, Ian Anderson and Max Fried, not to mention Dansby Swanson, Sean Newcomb, Ender Inciarte and Freddie Freeman as youngsters already in the majors... they’re going to be very scary in a few short years.

Here’s what else is going down across the National League East:

  • The Mets did a heck of a lot of roster shuffling.
  • Adam Eaton is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.
  • The Phillies have to stick with Maikel Franco, at least as long as Cesar Hernandez is hurt.
  • Daniel Nava needs to play more, opines The Good Phight’s Justin Klugh.
  • Ryan Zimmerman is still out with a back issue.
  • And despite that injury leaving them short a position player, the Nats swapped a bench player for a reliever.
  • And on a more general note, the Nationals bullpen is still bad, this time it was Matt Albers blowing a lead in the ninth.