They say, “Chicks dig the long ball.” Well, if that’s the case, they are swooning over the Atlanta Braves because the club hits more long home runs than anyone else in the league… and it’s not even close. The Braves have knocked out a staggering 17 homers spanning 450+ feet. Trailing far behind, the Angels and Rockies are the next closest contenders, tied with just six each.”
When the @Braves hit them, they leave no doubt.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 26, 2023
I have said it time and time again, but Braves Country, enjoy this. We will look back in a decade during these seasons as the golden years. We are presently in the good ole days.
The month of June has been good to the Braves; in fact, I can’t remember a more productive month offensively. The club recorded close to a .300 batting average and .900 OPS in that span, now ranking first or second in most offensive metrics.
#Braves lead the Majors in
Atlanta's .271 team average is one point shy of the Rangers for the best in baseball.
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) June 25, 2023
It’s not just the traditional offensive metrics either. The Braves boast an NL-leading 121 wRC+, with an MLB-leading .354 wOBA and .214 ISO.
There are literally no holes in the lineup. The top of the order features the MVP frontrunner in Ronald Acuna Jr., and the home run leader in the NL in Matt Olson. Then, there are guys like Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, and Marcell Ozuna, who are all on pace to eclipse 30 home runs. Moreover, there’s not a more potent catching duo in the league than Sean Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud.
On top of that, we haven’t even touched on Orlando Arcia, the leading NL All-Star vote-getter among shortstops, or Michael Harris, who is echoing his standout performance from 2022 more than ever of late. This lineup is as stacked as we’ve ever seen, and the promising news is that most of these powerful hitters are secured for the coming decade.
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