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Jared Shuster, Ambioris Tavarez headline Braves instructional roster

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The Braves’ instructional league roster is now known and it includes some high profile names.

Atlanta Braves prospect Jared Shuster delivers a pitch
Atlanta Braves 2020 first round pick and top pitching prospect Jared Shuster delivers a pitch for the Rome Braves
Image Credits: Mills Fitzner

With all of the changes both to the structure of minor leagues as well as all of the protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there has been a certain amount of uncertainty regarding what instructs were going to look like this fall. Some organizations are going about things as business as usual while others are going for smaller groups and a higher emphasis on individual work and workouts. Even within the Braves organization, there seemed to be a bit of uncertainty of what things were going to look like even recently.

However, with Arizona Fall League rosters seemingly close to being announced, the minor league season over, and decisions needing to be made soon, we now know who will be at instructs for the Braves.

The Braves’ 2021 instructs roster is a bit smaller than normal, but still has some high quality names on it including 1st round pick Jared Shuster as well as top prospects Freddy Tarnok, Darius Vines, Ambioris Tavarez, AJ Smith-Shawver, Adam Shoemaker, and Tyler Collins. Tavarez is particularly interesting given that the Braves did not have a Dominican Summer League team this year, so this will be his first real experience as a professional after being the first high profile international free agent for the Braves in the post-penalty era. For more information on him, click right here.

Below is a full list of the participants in Braves instructs this year:

Dylan Dodd - LHP
Jake Higginbotham - LHP
Trey Riley - RHP
Adam Shoemaker - LHP
Jared Shuster - LHP
AJ Smith-Shawver - RHP
Freddy Tarnok - RHP
Darius Vines - RHP
Victor Vodnik - RHP
William Woods - RHP
Javier Valdes - C
Tyler Tolve - C
Cal Conley - INF
Justyn-Henry Malloy - INF
Francisco Floyd - INF
Geraldo Quintero - INF
Ambioris Tavarez - INF
Brandol Mezquita - OF
Kadon Morton - OF
Stephen Paolini - OF
Tyler Collins - OF