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4 ATLANTA BRAVES
March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

4 Atlanta Braves

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
CF MICHAEL BOURN
L-R .294 .349 .386 2 50 61
LF MARTIN PRADO
R-R .260 .302 .385 13 57 4
3B CHIPPER JONES
S-R .275 .344 .470 18 70 2
2B DAN UGGLA
R-R .233 .311 .453 36 82 1
C BRIAN MCCANN
L-R .270 .351 .466 24 71 3
1B FREDDIE FREEMAN
L-R .282 .346 .448 21 76 4
RF JASON HEYWARD
L-L .227 .319 .389 14 42 9
SS TYLER PASTORNICKY (R)*
R-R .314 .359 .414 7 45 27
BENCH
OF ERIC HINSKE
L-R .233 .311 .403 10 28 0
OF MATT DIAZ
R-R .263 .302 .323 0 20 5
IF JACK WILSON
R-R .243 .274 .285 0 11 5

ENEMY LINES

A rival scout sizes up the Braves

They've got some thunder in that lineup, but the Braves could struggle too. Brian McCann and Martin Prado were the only ones hitting in the early spring.... Jason Heyward looks a little rough to me. He has a long, upper-body swing that he needs to fix.... McCann has some pop, and he hits the good stuff. He's not an out against lefty pitchers. He's huge. On a club that has trouble scoring runs, if you take him out, you're in deep s---.... Prado is a hitter—he hits the ball where it's pitched.... Freddie Freeman looks fine this spring after that dislocated knee.... Andrelton Simmons could play shortstop in the majors now, but he was only in the [Class A] Carolina League last year. He's a long way off offensively.... Jair Jurrjens's stuff hasn't been real sharp this spring, but he's a veteran guy who has time to get it together.... Julio Teheran's stuff is crisp—better-than-average across the board. When he gave up six homers in a spring start, there was a small tornado blowing out to rightfield. He'll be in the big leagues sometime this year. He, Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy will be at the top of that rotation for years to come.... Righty Kris Medlen is a pleasant surprise. His fastball is average, but his secondary pitches are above average. He throws strikes, and his command is plus.... The Braves' pitching will be good, but they can't lose any offense. That's a tough division. They'll be in the battle.

THE LINEUP

With 2011 Statistics

MANAGER FREDI GONZALEZ

2nd season with Braves

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

(R) ROOKIE *COMBINED MINOR LEAGUE STATS

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