- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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" Tim Hudson is very much a Braves-type pitcher. He's very cerebral and gets an A plus in the art of pitching. He's going to perform well in the NL, where he'll have no DH to deal with.... John Smoltz is unhittable. His fastball is topping out at 97 mph, and he has so much leverage it's as if he's pitching from a six-foot-high mound.... They need another proven arm in the bullpen. I'm not convinced that Kevin Gryboski's partially torn labrum is healed.... Tom Martin has been disappointing. Gabe White has a finesse style that won't blow anyone away. This team has pulled off some of the best trades of any club, and I can see the Braves making another one to help the pen.... Danny Kolb is a sinker-slider guy who does not strike out hitters. The defense will need to get behind him because he's not a prototypical closer.... Andruw Jones keeps getting better, and he had some great offensive games this spring.... If Brian Jordan or Raul Mondesi plays up to his capabilities, they won't miss J.D. Drew too much. But Jordan has played in only 127 games the last two seasons. He'll have to be watched."
projected roster with 2004 statistics
3B C. Jones