LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. To ring in FOXSportsSouth.com's first day of embedded Braves coverage at the Walt Disney World sports complex, here's an all-encompassing postcard from Day 2 of full-squad workouts:
Four Workout Observations
1. The infield practice portion was an exercise in casual precision. At some point during drill work, the shortstops fielded five consecutive hard-ball grounders from first-base coach Terry Pendleton on the ever-tricky short hop.
2. The JUGS machine that generates fly balls to the outfielders apparently has a "lost in the clouds" setting. I counted at least three balls that momentarily got lost in the blue-gray skies that hovered above Champion Stadium.
3. Catching prospect Christian Bethancourt crushed the first homer during batting practice, launching a ball over the center field wall (immediately to the right of the "400" sign).
The slick-fielding Bethancourt has made improvements in recent years, cutting down the high strikeout rates from 2010 ...