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The Best Pitchers In Atlanta Braves History

Updated January 6, 2020 564 votes 34 voters49 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Braves.

The best pitchers in Atlanta Braves history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise in Boston and Milwaukee. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the Braves becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like Kid Nichols and Tim Hudson appear below, as well as Hall of Fame starting pitchers like Greg Maddux and Warren Spahn. Of course, there is John Smoltz, who began his lengthy career as part of the Atlanta Braves roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in Braves history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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  • Warren Spahn1

    Braves career: 1942, 1946–1964

    Wins Above Replacement: 91.8

  • Greg Maddux2

    Braves career: 1993–2003

    Wins Above Replacement: 66.2

  • John Smoltz3

    Braves career: 1988–1999, 2001–2008

    Wins Above Replacement: 66.9

  • Tom Glavine4

    Braves career: 1987–2002, 2008

    Wins Above Replacement: 58.6

  • Lew Burdette5

    Braves career: 1951–1963

    Wins Above Replacement: 26.1

  • Kid Nichols6
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    Kid Nichols

    Braves career: 1890-1901

    Wins over Replacement: 107.4

  • Tim Hudson7

    Braves career: 2005–2013

    Wins Above Replacement: 24.1

  • Vic Willis8

    Braves/Beaneaters career: 1898–1905

    Wins Above Replacement: 45.8

  • Phil Niekro9

    Braves career: 1964–1983, 1987

    Wins Above Replacement: 89.6

  • Jim Whitney10

    Braves/Beaneaters/Red Caps career: 1881–1885

    Wins Above Replacement: 34.2

  • Johnny Sain11

    Braves career: 1942, 1946–1951

    Wins Above Replacement: 21.1

  • Steve Avery12

    Braves career: 1976–1978, 1980–1985

    Wins Above Replacement: 13.5

  • John Clarkson13

    Braves/Beaneaters career: 1888–1892

    Wins Above Replacement: 42.5

  • Rick Mahler14
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    Rick Mahler

    Braves/Beaneaters career: 1979–1988, 1991

    Wins Above Replacement: 16.9

  • Tommy Bond15

    Braves/Red Caps career: 1877–1881

    Wins Above Replacement: 41.2

  • Bob Buhl16
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    Bob Buhl

    Braves career: 1953–1962

    Wins Above Replacement: 19.6

  • Charlie Buffinton17

    Braves/Red Stockings/Beaneaters career: 1882–1886

    Wins Above Replacement: 24.2

  • Craig Kimbrel18

    Braves career: 2010–2014

    Wins Above Replacement: 12.0

  • Julio Teherán19

    Braves career: 2011–2019

    Wins Above Replacement: 19.5

  • Dick Rudolph20
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    Dick Rudolph

    Braves career: 1913–1920, 1922–1923, 1927

    Wins Above Replacement: 21.8

  • Jack Stivetts21

    Braves/Beaneaters career: 1892–1898

    Wins Above Replacement: 21.6

  • Carl Morton22

    Braves career: 1973–1976

    Wins Above Replacement: 15.1
     

  • Ed Brandt23
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    Ed Brandt

    Braves career: 1928–1935

    Wins Above Replacement: 18.6

  • Kevin Millwood24

    Braves career: 1997–2002

    Wins Above Replacement: 13.3

  • Steve Bedrosian25

    Braves career: 1981–1985, 1993–1995

    Wins Above Replacement: 11.3