Braves Quote For The Day II... Jason Heyward and the RBI

ATLANTA - APRIL 07: Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves watches from the dugout against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field on April 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Okay, I'm quoting myself here, but it bears repeating:

Jason Heyward has a higher percentage of RBIs for his team than any other player in baseball.

I re-quote this because neither Mark Bowman, nor David O'Brien mentioned it in their blogs today, and I think it tells us so much about this Braves team... and about Heyward. Not only does it tell us how inept all the other hitters in our order have been in run scoring situations, but it indicates how valuable Heyward has been... maybe even "most valuable." How dare I bring up talk of MVP in May, but if you drive in a higher percentage of runs for your team than anyone else in baseball, that's a pretty darn valuable player. I know, we'll talk in September when small sample sizes are a thing of the past, but this is something to keep an eye on.

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