Braves Making the Team Meter: Hitters Week 3

The Braves made some cuts yesterday, but they were all pitchers, so the kids get to stay around for a few more days. The injury to Garret Anderson should raise the stock of the outfielders trying to make the roster. Here is last week's MTM.

Player, Position Chance Notes
Josh Anderson, OF
Everyone thinks he'll end up the starting center fielder, so that probably means he won't. I hope the Braves don't get fooled into thinking that just because he has speed means he can lead-off -- he walks less than Francoeur.
Gregor Blanco, OF
Still playing for team Venezuela and getting rave reviews from his coach, Andres Galarraga.
Brooks Conrad, INF
He's gotten his chances this spring, but he's not showing anything at the plate.
Freddie Freeman, 1B
After some early fireworks, he's come back down to earth.
Diory Hernandez, INF
The hitting has certainly been there this spring, but his defense has been sub-par.
Jason Heyward, OF
It won't show up in the official stats, but he's been killing the ball in intrasquad games. He'll finish the year at double-A, and I bet we see him in the AFL.
Brandon Hicks, SS
He's been putting in some nice work and helping his stock in the organization's eyes.
Brandon Jones, LF
The dude keeps hitting. Considering he's traditionally a slow starter, he's having a great spring. With the injury to Garret Anderson possibly keeping him out for up to a month, the door is opening for Brandon to get some early season playing time.
Martin Prado, INF
Pray-do is starting to swing a better bat after starting off super-cold at the plate.
Jordan Schafer, OF
He still hasn't gotten back into games after an early spring injury while diving for a ball.
Arrow Key:
= Chance of making the team is even.
= Chance of making the team is going down.
= Chance of making the team is going up.

Next week things should get tighter on the MTM, especially for the pitchers.

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