With less than two weeks to go until the Atlanta Braves officially kick off the 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, a true sense of excitement and hope washes over the capital of the South.
Despite coming off of a losing record in 2015, this year’s team is ready to prove that they have what it takes to reignite the fan base and bring home another championship season.
For lifelong die hard fans and casual enthusiasts alike, there’s a lot to look forward to!
The Difference A Year Can Make
This year’s team is packed full of premier talent that can be groomed to become a serious division contender.
There has never been a deeper pocket of up-and-coming professional baseball players as there are now with our Gwinnett and Rome short-season leagues growing in popularity and credibility each year. Young bucks who have something to prove like Sean Newcomb who struck out 10 batters in 6 innings last week, or Dansby Swanson who went 3 for 4 swinging the bat and earned a pair of doubles, both serve as a mere glimpse for what the Braves can become.
Bringing In Hector Olivera
There’s a tremendous amount of buzz and intrigue circling around Hector Olivera, who has been hitting very well throughout spring training. Last Saturday, Olivera hit a double off of Aroldis Champan, bringing up his batting average to .419.
Considering his age and level of raw talent, it’s not unreasonable to believe that he could maintain a .275 average during the regular season, also possibly becoming one of the team’s leading base stealers along the way.
Adding Gold To The Outfield
It’s been a few years since the Braves had a center fielder as talented as Ender Inciarte, but the 25-year-old is sure to make a big impact this season.
Having saved 52 runs over the last two seasons, while also changing positions between left and right field is extremely impressive and only Kevin Keirmaier and Jason Heyward have better DRS averages.
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