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So, the Braves are raking this spring. . .

No team in the Grapefruit League has scored more than the Braves' 147 runs. By itself, that doesn't really mean anything. It might not mean anything even when you consider the fact that, last spring, they scored just 125 runs in 33 spring games. But if we are operating on the assumptions that big springs by Domonic Brown and Ryan Howard portend good things, we should also acknowledge the following numbers. . .

So, the Braves are raking this spring. . .

Atlanta Braves outfielders Justin Upton, left, and his brother B.J. Upton, right, listen to a coach during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Atlanta Braves outfielders Justin Upton, left, and his brother B.J. Upton, right, listen to a coach during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (David J. Phillip/AP)

No team in the Grapefruit League has scored more than the Braves' 147 runs. By itself, that doesn't really mean anything. It might not mean anything even when you consider the fact that, last spring, they scored just 125 runs in 33 spring games. But if we are operating on the assumptions that big springs by Domonic Brown and Ryan Howard portend good things, we should also acknowledge the following numbers. . .

Freddie Freeman: .373/.397/.780, seven home runs, 59 ABs

Justin Upton: .286/.344/.589, five home runs, 56 ABs

B.J. Upton: .386/.379/.544, one home run, six doubles, 57 ABs

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Juan Francisco: ..352/.375/.667, five home runs, 54 ABs

Chris Johnson: .368/.362/.561, three home runs, 57 ABs

Again, these numbers might mean diddly. But eight home runs in 111 ABs by the tandem that is supposed to replace Chipper Jones at third base is worth noting.

The Bravos are in town today. Adam Morgan gets a look at a lineup that has a lot of right-handed power. Should be fun. 



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