Final Prediction for Winners of Atlanta Braves' Key Spring Position Battles

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Final Prediction for Winners of Atlanta Braves' Key Spring Position Battles
John Bazemore/Associated Press

The Atlanta Braves entered the 2014 spring training with their starting lineup set and the majority of their rotation in place.

Due to injuries, the starting rotation looks almost undoubtedly to be Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, David Hale and Freddy Garcia, with Ervin Santana set to join after the first week.

The key positional battles involve the final bench spot and a couple slots in the bullpen.

Here are the list of positional players who will likely begin on the 25-man roster: B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, Jordan Schafer, Ryan Doumit, Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson, Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird.

Here are the likely players to start in the bullpen on Opening Day: Craig Kimbrel, Luis Avilan, David Carpenter, Jordan Walden and Anthony Varvaro.

I see the Braves filling the final two bullpen spots with one right-hander and one left-hander.

With that in mind, here's one man's prediction on the final three roster spots for Opening Day.

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