- Ender Inciarte
Inciarte will be the Braves unquestioned leadoff hitter headed into Opening day and would have to struggle more than a little to lose that role. Inciarte’s defense is his strong point but he also has proven to be a spark plug in the Braves offense the hustle he shows and the way he plays the game is something parents are going to want to point out to every young ballplayer.
While Inciarte may not be elite in any offensive category he does a lot of different things well and seems to always find a way to get on base. Those are two things that will make Inciarte a very good leadoff man as he heads into his second season in Atlanta.
Projected statline: .302 Average-.342 OBP-92 Runs scored-35 RBI- 18 Stolen Bases-4 Homers
Giving Ender Inciarte an extension was one of the best moves that the Braves have made in recent memory. Inciarte will continue what he started last season and make good on his new contract with marginal improvements in his average and stolen bases.
The one area of his game that may take a small step back is on base percentage considering the high mark he set last season.