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Second base lost one of its best this offseason when the Tampa Bay Rays signed Kelly Johnson, shifting Ben Zobrist to the outfield. The top of the rest of the best are injury prone and while their upside is high, I just find them to risky to draft in the early rounds. Keith ranked Aaron Hill just a single slot higher than Dan Uggla, but Average Draft Position is showing them being drafted MUCH further apart.If we were drafting based solely off of the 2012 MLB season than Aaron Hill is your pick here and it's a no brainer. Hill hit a career best .302, with 44 doubles, 6 triples, 26 home runs, 85 RBI and scored 93 runs. Uggla had his worst season at the age of 32, hitting a career low .220, with 29 doubles, 0 triples, career low 19 home runs, 94 RBI and scoring 86 runs. Also if you're in a league where strike outs hurt you then Hill has a huge advantage their as well as he struck out 86 times compared to Uggla's 168.Players are known to have an off season a...
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Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla escaped a scary incident without serious injury.
Uggla says he is fine after getting hit by a pitch in the back of the neck during the sixth inning of the Braves' 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
''There's a little sensation,'' Uggla said. ''I'm good. Luckily, I never went black or anything...
The Braves have arguably the best bullpen in the major leagues but they could be open to trading some of that depth. Jonny Venters, 27, could be available on the trade block.
There is “talk among scouts” that the Braves will listen to all trade offers for the left handed reliever, at-least according to Ken Rosenthal.
Venters had a 3.22 ERA and 69/28 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings...
Will Fredi Gonzalez guide the Braves to the Eastern Division title in 2013
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will be managing his seventh big league season in 2013. He managed the Marlins from 2006-2009, and of course, the Braves in 2011 and 2012.
The 2013 Atlanta Braves season will bring Gonzalez’s biggest expectations ever as a major league manager.
Gonzalez has been good...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. When it comes to MLB 13: The Show, Eric O'Flaherty isnt one to hide his disdain.
It's not just that with a player rating of 83, the video game has the Braves setup man as the lowest-ranked member of the bullpen, trailing Craig Kimbrel (99), Jonny Venters (87) and Jordan Walden (85).
The left-hander's biggest beef lies with what he throws, and...
Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit solo home runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday.
Upton hit a long home run to left field in the first inning and Johnson, who went 3 for 3, connected in the seventh.
Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd had a hit and two RBIs. Ike Davis doubled and scored.
Tim Hudson, who is expected to be the Braves' starter on...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Tim Hudson was pleased with his performance when he was pitching out of jams.
With the bases empty, that's another story.
Hudson allowed six hits and a run while throwing 80 pitches over four innings Monday, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets.
"About 75 of those 80 were stressful pitches," Hudson said.
What’s B.J. Upton‘s normal home run total? Umm, we’ll get back to you on that.In his six mostly full seasons, Upton has hit 24, 9, 11, 18, 23, and 28 homers. His HR/FB rates have been 19.8%, 7.4%, 6.8%, 11.0%, 14.1%, and 16.7%. His fly ball rates used to sit in the 30s, but over the last three years he’s been in the low-40s. But while his power numbers have been inconsistent...
Talk among scouts that #Braves will listen on Venters. Braves, though, say they love depth in their bullpen, including 3 LHs with Avilan.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 6, 2013
I can't. No. Stop talking about this. Jonny Venters is my favorite Brave and we CAN'T lose him.
(I don't want to hear pragmatic statements about the good of the team. Those comments...
ATLANTA SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut "DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story," at 10:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday night.
Narrated by Pete Van Wieren, DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story chronicles Jones rise to fame and lasting legacy through stories told by his parents and other influential members of his life and career, including Bobby Cox, Hank Aaron...