Atlanta Braves

The Case for Atlanta


When he came up as a rookie in 2010, at the tail end of the Chipper Jones era in Atlanta, it looked like the talented first baseman would be a fixture on Braves’ playoff runs for years to come.


It only takes a few minutes of watching this duo on the field together to see how much joy they get from the game, and even less time if you follow the banter under teammate Dansby Swanson’s Instagram posts .


Speaking of that success: Anderson, Wright and Wilson are all rookies, as is Cristian Pache , the 21-year-old center fielder who was forced into action this week after the injury to Adam Duvall.


Against the Marlins, Anderson and Wright became the first pair of rookie teammates with back-to-back scoreless starts in franchise history; and in his playoff debut last night, all Wilson did was out-duel Clayton Kershaw through six innings of one-run, one-hit ball.


1 prospect, became the youngest player to start in center field in the LCS or World Series since another Braves import from Curacao, Andruw Jones , back in 1999.


BONUS POINTS: You may have seen closer Mark Melancon gain internet fame for catching Albies’ home runs in the bullpen in back-to-back games this week.






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