3 Braves free agents who will leave, 2 who will return in 2024

The Atlanta Braves have plenty of tough decisions to make this offseason, and Alex Anthopoulos knows it.

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Braves free agent who will be back: Eddie Rosario

As I hinted in the last slide, Eddie Rosario is valued by the Braves organization. He knows his role and his strengths as a corner outfielder, and is a solid hitter against right-handed pitching. Expect Atlanta to possibly search for another platoon partner for him this winter.

Rosario will cost just $9 million in 2024, and he's on a club option. Anthopoulos would be wise to pick that up, as the value for a player with Rosario's slash line and power (plus his defensive ability) isn't that cheap. Rosario was voted a Gold Glove finalist by his peers this season, further increasing his value. By no means should Rosario be deemed a Gold Glover, as his play in left is often an adventure. However, there are far worse players Atlanta could have at the position.

Left field is one of the only weaknesses in the field for Atlanta. However, Rosario did hit 20-plus home runs and had over a 100 wRC+. For a proposed 'weakness' that's not all that bad. It would be a surprise to see Rosario play elsewhere next season, as he'll be in the final year of his deal.