Three Facts: Atlanta Braves

Gone are the days of the Braves rotation when one knew who the front three would be. Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez, and Jair Jurrijens aren't quite Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz, but that doesn't mean they won't produce. Don't be surprised if those three combine for an average of four-to-five wins. Throw in Kenshin Kawakami, and some combination of Tom Glavine, Jorge Campillo, Jo-Jo Reyes, and top prospect Tommy Hanson, and the Braves have the makings of a fine rotation.

Speaking of nostalgia, the Braves feature two of the best youngsters in the league: shortstop Yunel Escobar and catcher Brian McCann. It's not much of a stretch to say McCann is one of the two best catchers in the league, and that Escobar is perhaps a top five shortstop. Chipper Jones, Casey Kotchman, and Kelly Johnson make up the rest of the solid Braves infield.

Oh, and they have a glutton of young outfielders. Erik broke them down here.

 

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