Atlanta Braves Players to Watch
3B Austin Riley
Displaying a team-leading 4.8 WAR, Riley entered play Thursday slashing .301/.373/.531 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI’s on the season. A potential NL MVP candidate, Riley has posted a .781 OPS across 16 games against the Marlins this season.
1B Freddie Freeman
The 2020 NL MVP leads the NL with 103 runs scored, as well as an impressive .886 OPS. Freeman has destroyed Marlins pitching this season slashing .429/.526/.762 with five home runs and 14 RBI’s across 16 games.
2B Ozzie Albies
Acting as Atlanta’s leadoff hitter over the past one-to-two months, Albies is enjoying a career-year. Slashing .260/.316/.497 for the season, Albies has hit 27 home runs, 93 RBI’s, and 17 stolen bases, all of which are career-highs.
SS Dansby Swanson
Swanson is also enjoying a career-year with 26 home runs and 80 RBI’s, both of which are career-highs. The Braves shortstop has posted an .861 OPS through 16 games so far against Miami this season.
RP Luke Jackson
Arguably Atlanta’s top overall reliever at the moment is Jackson. Enjoying a career-low 2.05 ERA this season, the right-hander sports a 1.23 ERA since August 1.