Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Sunday, April 18

It might have been lost amongst March Madness, but the Braves are starting to hit their stride in Spring Training. Yes, they're still multiple games behind .500, but it's great to see guys hitting and pitching like we're accustomed to. Now onto the links...

Hudson eyes next week to throw batting practice | braves.com: News
Tim Hudson will likely complete two more bullpen sessions before throwing the first of at least three batting-practice sessions. This is great news for the Braves and it appears that Hudson is slightly ahead of schedule at this point. Still think we see him by May 1 or so.

Pastornicky relaxes a bit and has his best game | Atlanta Braves
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It's been a bit of a rough month for Tyler Pastornicky, but the rookie shortstop showed Saturday why some are so high on him within the organization.

Michael Pineda, Matt Holliday top Eric Karabell's fantasy baseball Do Not Draft list - Fantasy Baseball - ESPN
For all you fantasy baseball gurus out there, Michael Bourn and Craig Kimbrel make the "Do Not Draft" list for Eric Karabell. (INsider required)

Jason Heyward, Adam Wainwright, Justin Morneau among those whose spring training stats are worth watching - Fantasy Baseball - ESPN
Another fantasy article from ESPN (this one is free), with Heyward and Hanson highlighted as players to keep an eye on this spring.

My take? Draft Heyward, pass on Hanson, unless he falls a substantial amount.

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