Braves Hitters Having Great Spring So Far

Hello again everyone!  I’m coming to you today from what seems to be the place with the most tempermental weather on the planet: 12 degrees this morning, maybe 50 tomorrow.  The same snow and ice must have melted and refrozen half a dozen times.  And it finally gave me a cold.  Yuck!

But on to more pleasant things.  I was browsing the ‘Net today and came across some great (albiet premature) news: As a group, the projected Braves starting eight for this season are hitting amazingly well.  How well?  Let’s take a look!

Player BA OBP SLG OPS
         
Prado .263 .333 .316 .649
McLouth .462 .650 .615 1.265
Jones .300 .364 .500 .864
Uggla .278 .364 .333 .697
McCann .188 .188 .188 .376
Heyward .417 .533 .500 1.033
Freeman .381 .435 .524 .959
Gonzalez .389 .450 .611 1.061
         
Total .328 .403 .445 .848

All the "question mark" pieces are doing well.  I personally don’t have too many worries about McCann, Prado, and Uggla.  I’d like to see a lot more power, though, as in total the group only has 2 home runs (one each by Prado and Chipper).  I’ll take the good news, even given the limited sample size.  Do you have any thoughts?

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Tags: Alex Gonzalez Atlanta Braves Braves Brian Mccann Chipper Jones Dan Uggla Freddie Freeman Jason Heyward Martin Prado Nate Mclouth

  • Fred Owens

    Well, Nate Homered today they tell me so everything is rosy…or not. Spring homers don’t mean a lot but I too would like to see more. Pitchers pitching, hitters hitting, all good news; why am I waiting for the other kind?

  • Bob Horton

    Just Sing In The Sunshine, man!

    Would you have known who sang that song without looking it up? I started to say “Googling”, but with Bing now being so popular, I tried “Binging” it on for size but it just sounded dorky to me :-).

    Bob

  • Fred Owens

    You expect me to remember the 60s? Heck I don’t remember much about last week. Dolly did a cover for it, can;t forget Dolly…