Over this 11-game win streak, the Braves have had some timely home runs. It feels like everyone is hitting, and even guys who have struggled like Adam Duvall are finding green grass. William Contreras and Michael Harris II have been a big part of the resurgence as well. The ball is flying out of the yard, but can everyone in this lineup sustain this strong stretch?
Now that Duvall is back to being himself and Contreras is set to get regular time behind the plate, is it ridiculous to predict the Braves will join the 2019 Twins as the only teams to every have eight guys hit at least 20 HR?
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 12, 2022
Mark is being a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I don’t think it’s a crazy assumption at this point. In fact, I think the Braves could have NINE players accomplish this feat. Here is where they stack up home run wise:
|Austin Riley 3B||60||60||.259||239||34||62||13||1||16||35||2||0||20||74||.327||.523||.850|
|Marcell Ozuna LF||58||58||.223||229||26||51||8||0||10||23||2||1||13||55||.265||.389||.654|
|William Contreras C||27||25||.292||89||17||26||7||0||9||17||1||0||12||28||.376||.674||1.050|
|Matt Olson 1B||61||61||.251||231||25||58||24||0||8||31||0||0||37||64||.356||.459||.815|
|Ozzie Albies 2B||61||60||.246||240||33||59||15||0||8||33||3||5||14||45||.288||.408||.696|
|Dansby Swanson SS||61||61||.290||221||36||64||12||1||7||32||9||2||21||67||.355||.448||.803|
|Ronald Acuna RF||32||31||.311||119||24||37||8||0||6||16||11||3||17||38||.414||.529||.943|
|Travis d’Arnaud C||40||40||.253||154||21||39||10||0||6||24||0||0||5||35||.299||.435||.734|
|Adam Duvall CF||59||56||.206||204||27||42||10||1||6||24||0||0||14||70||.261||.353||.614|
Right now, I don’t see anyone on this list who isn’t a candidate to hit 20 home runs. Travis d’Arnaud may be the biggest question mark, but the guys at the bottom could easily pass 20, especially Ronald Acuña Jr. If Adam Duvall stays hot and avoids injuries, I think this team could match the 2019 Twins and have eight guys hit 20 dingers, and they could possibly be the first team to have nine players hit 20 home runs.
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