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Locked-in: Freddie Freeman, Chris Johnson, Andrelton Simmons, Dan Uggla
Probable: Juan Francisco
Other contenders: Paul Janish, Ernesto Mejia, Tyler Pastornicky, Ramiro Pena
Freeman, Uggla, and Simmons are givens, especially since Simmons was the deal-breaker in so many offseason moves that didn’t happen.
Johnson was added to the Justin Upton trade to help replace Martin Prado, and he is expected to split time with Francisco at the hot corner. Francisco will have to maintain his momentum from winter ball to secure a platooning spot, but is likely to make the roster. That does, however, leave one spot open for the remaining four off the bench.
Pastornicky has been less-than-impressive with his bat, and Janish even retired briefly before re-signing with the Braves, following an injury toward the end of the season. Mejia and Pena have plenty of AAA experience, and have hit well there. Any of these four could take that last spot.