Atlanta Braves: Top Five Players of the 2017 Season

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Second baseman Ozzie Albies
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5. Tyler Flowers 

Flowers more than earned a spot on this list with his combined game calling and impressive offensive performance. In the first two months of the season Flowers hit .391 and .333 sizzling at the plate and coming up with a lot of clutch hits.

Flowers easily put together the best offensive year that he has had in his career. He added in improved defense and an even better ability to work with young pitchers and show patience both at and behind the plate.

The Braves made the easy decision to use their option on Tyler Flowers bringing him back for at least one more season. It would not be at all surprising to see the Braves discuss signing Flowers beyond this next season either considering his game.

He ended the season with a .378 on base percentage easily the best in his career. He added in 12 long balls as well the second highest total of his career. Flowers will likely lose his place on this list considering the long list of young talent the Braves are starting next season.

For now though Flowers was one of the Braves top five players last season and should have another good season in 2018 as the Braves starting catcher.