Spring is officially in the air.
After a busy offseason, Braves pitchers and catchers staged their first workout Tuesday at Disneys Wide World of Sports, with position players set to report Thursday and the full team will hit the field for the first time Friday.
"I'm really excited about the team," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I'm more excited than I've ever been about a team going to spring training."
The teams oft-discussed additions, the Upton Bros. B.J. and Justin figure to be the main attraction, but we know what to expect from a pair of outfielders with 3030 potential.
Here are five players with something to prove this spring, including the key faces at the teams biggest position battles.
Andrelton Simmons, shortstop
Its no secret the Braves are targeting Simmons to be the replacement for Michael Bourn at the top of the order. While he did flash potential last season with a .289.335.416 slash line (averageon-base percentageslugging) and provided an above average strik...