Found February 19, 2012 on BravesWire:
Mlb_jun_01_a591
By Kent Covington Lineup Projections — Pre-spring edition Braves will benefit from a full year of CF Michael Bourn on the basepaths With respect to Christmas lovers everywhere, baseball fans understand that this is in fact the most wonderful time of the year. Pitchers and catchers have officially reported to the Braves spring training complex at Disney’s Wide world of Sports in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista, to be exact). And while position players are not yet due in camp, most have arrived early, anxious to gear up for a promising ’12 season. As we prepare for Grapefruit League action, we thought now would be a good time to post our pre-spring 2012 lineup projections.  We’ll post our official ’12 projections later in the spring, when we’ve had a chance to see how everyone looks and how the batting order is likely to shape up. But as of now, here are our best guesses. NOTE: The following projections assume relatively healthy seasons.   AVG HR RBI 2B/3B OBP SB Bourn .278 2 60 39 .34...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Braves pitcher Tim Hudson’s “Sanford and Son” reference is pure genius

For those of you too young to remember the classic 70s TV show Sanford and Son, you probably won’t get Tim Hudson’s sly reference to how he felt prior to his unavoidable back surgery three months ago.  For those of you who have seen an episode or two of the finest sitcom centered around a father/son duo and their junkyard shenanigans, peppered with some off-color racism, no...

Braves' Kimbrel eager to make up for last outing

Craig Kimbrel had a brilliant debut for Atlanta Braves. Forty-six saves. Unanimous choice for NL Rookie of the Year. Now, it's time to shake off his final outing. Kimbrel is the closer for one of baseball's top bullpens, a unit that also includes All-Star Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty, who had an ERA below 1.00 last season. That said, Kimbrel's rookie year was...

Braves' Hanson wrecks on way to spring training

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is being checked for a possible concussion after blowing a tire on his way to the first workout of spring training. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he got a call from Hanson shortly after 7 a.m. Monday. The right-hander wrecked near the team's Disney World training complex and apparently bumped his head on the steering wheel or windshield. Hanson...

Braves counting on Medlen in the bullpen

I have to admit. I wasn't impressed with Kris Medlen the first time I saw him pitch. To be fair, it was his big league debut, so he deserved to be little nervous. So on May 21, 2009, Medlen walked to the Turner Field mound for the first time. The Colorado Rockies were in the opposing dugout and Medlen had been called on to replace starter Jo-Jo Reyes. Remember him? Reyes...

Braves report for spring with mostly same team

The Atlanta Braves decided to stand pat after blowing it last September. Now, they're eager to prove that was the right call. When pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Monday, the Braves will send out largely the same group that played so well for most of the season - then squandered a commanding playoff lead over the final month. The collapse was particularly hard...

Hanson in car accident to start spring

Braves starter Tommy Hanson, who missed a nice chunk of time last season with shoulder problems, was involved in a single car accident this morning on his way to the Braves complex in Orlando. According to Mark Bowman, Hanson blew out a tire and bumped his head. He showed up at camp, but didn't participate in any workouts, and went to a doctor to be checked for a concussion....

Prado understanding of winter trade rumors

Martin Prado has prepared himself for the likelihood that he will not spend his entire professional career with the Braves. But he admits he still felt some concern as he went through the winter knowing his name was linked to many trade rumors.

Braves' Hanson misses workout after accident

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson missed Monday's workout, and was being evaluated for a possible concussion, after being injured in a one-car accident on the way to the ballpark.

Hudson has sights set on May return to Braves

Veteran starter Tim Hudson, who underwent back surgery in November, is hoping to be back on the mound with the Braves in May.

Spring training preview for Grapefruit League teams

Atlanta Braves
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.