Found November 06, 2012 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Juan Francisco will battle to win the Braves third base job in 2013 Several Atlanta Braves minor league players, who are hoping to make an impact at the major league level next season, are off to great starts in winter league baseball. Left fielder Jose Constanza, is leading the Dominican League in hitting, with a gaudy .385 average.  In 39 at bats Constanza has 15 hits, and stolen 2 bases in 2 attempts.  Constanza hit .281 the past two seasons with Atlanta, in 205 plate appearances. First baseman Ernesto Mejia, the 2012 Gwinnett Braves Player of the Year, is hitting .333, with a .356 on-base-percentage, and .571 slugging percentage, in 84 Venezuelan League at bats.  Mejia has 5 HRs and 17 RBIs. The Braves will most likely have to make a decision on Mejia this season.  He has had two productive minor league seasons in a row, including 2012 at AAA Gwinnett, and is ready to play at the major league level.  With Freddie Freeman  a fixture at first base, it appears Mejia may be a nice t...
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