At the start of the season, I handed out some grades for the Atlanta Braves' offseason acquisitions. Although the Braves were less active than many of their competitors, they made a couple of impactful moves, especially to bolster the starting rotation.
Through the season's first month, some of these moves have panned out, while others have yet to get off the ground. Checking back in on the moves and how they have helped or hurt the franchise in the early going, the following grades are based on each player's 2014 performance alone.
I am not attempting to determine the future of each player, nor who will be the best and brightest acquisition come year's end. This April report card is strictly discussing who has had the biggest impact on the team and done the most to help the Braves reach their current record.