Braves Option Years

This information is unofficial and should not be used as fact, but as an educated guess based on what resources I do have. I have removed veterans with at least five years of service time in the majors (they can decline demotions), but have also included several non-roster players who are in the system and of note.

Players whose name appear in italics are out of options and would have to be designated for assignment. A (p) next to the year indicates that the option is pending as an option does not become official until 20 days in the minors have passed. Finally, I’ve added a column that will inform you if a player has been DFA’d and outrighted to the minors. If a player has been, that player can refuse a minor league assignment in the event they are DFA’d again and pass through waivers. Simply put, they can choose free agency over the minors. Players are allowed that option once in their career.

Last Updated: August 18, 2019.

PlayerOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
(if nec.)
Outrighted
Before?
Pitchers
Grant Dayton201420152019No
Mike Foltynewicz201520162019No
Max Fried20172018No
Luke Jackson201520162017Yes
Chris Martin20142015No
A.J. Minter2019No
Sean Newcomb2019No
Chad Sobotka2019No
Mike Soroka2019No
Touki Toussaint2019No
Jeremy Walker2019 (p)No
Jacob Webb2019No
Patrick Weigel2019No
Bryse Wilson2019No
Kyle Wright2019No
Huascar Ynoa2019No
Catcher
Alex Jackson2019No
Infielders
Ozzie AlbiesNo
Johan Camargo20172019 (p)No
Charlie Culberson201220132016Yes
Dansby SwansonNo
Outfielders
Ronald Acuña Jr.No
Adam Duvall201420152019No
Rafael Ortega201320142016Yes
Austin RileyNo
Not on 40-man/Non-Roster Invitees
William Contreras (C)No
Ray-Patrick Didder (IF)No
Josh Graham (P)No
Cristian Pache (OF)No
Wes Parsons (P)20182019No
Phil Pfeifer (P)No

(p) = Option pending. 20 days are needed in the minors for an option to be official.
(R5) = Rule 5 player. Will need to satisfy roster requirements (typically spend a season on major league roster) before eligible for demotion short of a trade.