Who is the Ace of the Braves pitching staff?

Dukes & Bell
February 20, 2020 - 4:22 pm
Oct 9, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (54) throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning of game five of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sport

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With spring training underway, the Atlanta Braves will rely more on their young pitchers this season after the coming out party last year of Mike Soroka and Max Fried. Dukes & Bell talked about who they think will be the ace of the staff in 2020.

Carl said the Braves rotation will revolve around Fried and Soroka in 2020.

“What you think Max Fried is ultimately going to be, is he the best starting pitcher on this staff,” Dukes asked. “This staff is going to be built around Soroka and Fried, everyone else is going to be an interchangeable piece.”

Mike thinks Fried will be the best pitcher on the staff.

“I thought Fried should have got a start against the Cardinals,” Bell said. "I think Fried and Soroka are even, but I think Fried can be the best guy on this team. I really do.”