4 Former Braves You Can Watch in the KBO

Atlanta Braves outfielder Predton Tucker
Atlanta Braves outfielder Predton Tucker | Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Atlanta Braves fans are missing the days when they could head out to the ballpark and catch their favorite team in action, as they will have to rely on South Korea's KBO to get their baseball fix. Oddly enough, the KBO is packed full of former Braves, as these four players managed brief stints with the team before crossing the Pacific.

4. Jake Brigham

Jake Brigham struggled with the Braves
Jake Brigham struggled with the Braves | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Brigham had to choke down his cup of coffee in the MLB, as he managed an 8.64 ERA in just 12 games before looking internationally at opportunities to play. The nephew of Chicago White Sox stud Ron Karkovice, Brigham is a reliever for the KBO's Kiwoom Heroes, where he shares a roster spot along with former Seattle Mariners infielder Taylor Motter.

3. Anthony Lerew

Atlanta Braves pitcher Anthony Lerew
Atlanta Braves pitcher Anthony Lerew | Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Lerew didn't have the most illustrious tenure with the Braves, positing an 8.31 ERA in 11 games with the team before moving on to the Kansas City Royals. Lerew has realized that his main talents as it pertains to baseball lie in coaching rather than playing, as he established himself as the pitching coach for the Kia Tigers.

2. Casey Kelly

Atlanta Braves pitcher Casey Kelly
Atlanta Braves pitcher Casey Kelly | Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Kelly was a former top prospect, but injuries and ineffectiveness made him a disappointment for the San Diego Padres. After 10 games and a 5.81 ERA with the Braves, and a brief stint with the Giants in 2018, Kelly went international, as his quality breaking ball is now befuddling hitters in the KBO with the LG Twins.

1. Preston Tucker

Atlanta Braves outfielder Preston Tucker
Atlanta Braves outfielder Preston Tucker | Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The brother of Houston Astros top prospect Kyle Tucker, Preston looked to be another quality Astro outfielder after clouting 13 homers as a rookie. Unfortunately, he struggled with consistency, and Tucker was forced to bounce from team to team between Triple-A and the majors. After four home runs and 22 RBIs with the Braves, Tucker decided to make for Asia, and he is playing next to Lerew on the Kia Tigers.