Week 1: Roster Recap

Written by Jonathan on April 12, 2010 – 5:15 pm

Well week one of the 2010 season is in the books and the Braves have one series win and one series loss for a 3-3 record.  We need to take every series this season to have a chance.  I figured at this point, we should do a quick trip down the roster and see how everyone’s doing so far:

Melky Cabrera – Melky’s struggling a bit at the plate, batting .120.
Brooks Conrad – Has come off the bench for pinch hitting and running roles in 4 games.  Has struck out in both of his at-bats but will be useful down the stretch.
Matt Diaz – While hitting .231, Matty has struck out in 5 of his 13 at bats.  Consistent in the clutch however, he has 2 RBI with his 3 hits.
Yunel Escobar – Started on fire with 5 RBI in the home opener but has only added 1 more since.
Troy Glaus – Troy struck out in 6 of his first 8 at bats, but has started to pick it up.
Jason Heyward – Leads the team with three HRs and 17 total bases.  Also leads with 9 strikeouts.  The kid’s for real, but will have his ups and downs.
Eric Hinske – Leads the team with a .833 slugging percentage in his pinch hitting roles.
Omar Infante – Gaining some playing time due to Chipper’s injury, Omar’s batting .250.
Chipper Jones – Left midway through the team’s third game and has gone -2-for-9 from the plate, one of which was a home run.  Hopefully we’ll see him back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Brian McCann – Mac has homered twice and is batting .294.  Perfectly content if he can keep that up.
Nate McLouth – Nate still hasn’t shaken his spring training woes, though the hamstring looks healthy.  He’s batting .154.
Martin Prado – Martin continues to prove he was the right choice for the starting 2B job.  He’s leading MLB with a .554 batting average after the first week of the season.
David Ross – Has gone 1-for-3 at the plate and provides respectable backup for McCann.

I’ll touch on pitching soon, but we need to focus on getting those series wins against the Padres before heading back to Atlanta for a tough homestand.  So what do you think after the first week?  Concerns?  Optimistic?

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3 Responses to “Week 1: Roster Recap”

  1. By josh on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    All I know is tonight's game vs. Padres was like what the Great Joe West would call "embarrassing and pathetic". We better rebound for the series win against these Padres because they are a horrible team. Tonight really agitated the hell out of me.

  2. By Castrologist on Apr 15, 2010 | Reply

    Still very optimistic about this team. I think at the very worst we win the wildcard. The Phillies lineup plus the addition of the amazing Roy Halladay puts them in the driver's seat. The Braves have the pitching ,and with leaders like McCann and Chipper and some very talented young players, they should be competetive all year long if they stay healthy.

  3. By gtmurff on Apr 15, 2010 | Reply

    Optimistic, yes, concerned, maybe. We need series wins, and we don't get many opportunities to take the season series from these west coast teams. Last night Troy Glaus finally showed what he can do, but all those strikeouts to start the season? Sheesh. I'd take LaRoche at this point.


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