June 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder Jordan Schafer (17) celebrates after scoring on a center fielder B.J. Upton (2) walk-off single in the tenth inning against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. The Braves won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

If You Could, Who Would You....?

Jun 18, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) hits a single against the New York Mets in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

A lot has been said about the leadoff spot in the Atlanta Braves lineup and who would be batting in that spot.  Now that we are close to half way through the 2013 season, we’ve learned a few things about the guys who were preseason picks to be slated in that spot.

Andrelton Simmons is a guy who could possibly take over this spot and most wanted Simba to run away with it.  He’s proven he still has a few things to learn batting here.  Andrelton has played 42 games leading off for the Braves and has a slash line of .223/.253/.304 and only eight walks.

B.J. Upton was another guy who could of taken the leadoff spot and ran to Mexico but in his 13 games leading off his slash line is .212/.293/.385.  In this spot he’s only had six walks and four runs off 11 hits.

Now Jordan Schafer, his slash line through 18 games in the leadoff spot is .313/.425/.522 with 13 walks, 12 runs and 21 hits.

So if you had to decide, I know there isn’t a fourth outfield spot and Justin Upton may still be injured but why not but YOU in Fredi Gonzalez‘s shoes….

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  • cheadrick

    Don’t think there would be any question in most fans’ minds, that Jordan would be the guy. He seems to step up every time he gets the chance. Some question whether he can day in, day out, but I personally think so. Of course, there is a disconnect between that reality, and the reality of BJ Upton and the $$ he is being paid. Until that issue is somehow, magically solved, poor ole’ Jordan’s playtime will be hit or miss I’m afraid.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well, for today – and the next two days – there ARE four outfield spots….kinda.

    #Braves lineup: Schafer 7, Heyward 9, JUpton DH, Freeman 3, McCann 2, BUpton 8,Uggla 4, CJohnson 5, Simmons 6, Medlen 1

  • fireboss

    Disappointed there wasn’t an option to have Frank Wren pay B J out of his personal bank account

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